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Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ that keep humanity in a “safe operating space.”

Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ that keep humanity in a “safe operating space.” | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


"We cannot continue to place our environment in danger. As long as we continue to put corporate profits ahead of the health and well-being of people and the environment, we have learned nothing."..Karen Graham, Digital Journal


University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 15, 2015
-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES,' ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS. An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.”  http://www.news.wisc.edu/23409


                                                        VIDEO
                                      EcoWatch, April 10, 2015
     9 PLANETARY BOUNDARIES TO ENSURE A HEALTHY PLANET http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/10/randy-hayes-foundation-earth/


Stockholm Resilience Centre
-▶ THE NINE PLANETARY BOUNDARIES  http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-programmes/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html


Stockholm Environment Institute, January 16, 2015
-▶ PLANETARY BOUNDARIES ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BETTER POLICIES ON CHEMICALS http://www.sei-international.org/news-and-media/3006


-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries


The Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


WILL HUMANS SURVIVE THE SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150623-sixth-extinction-kolbert-animals-conservation-science-world/?sf10367378=1


HuffPost Green, March 05, 2015
 -▶ THIS IS WHAT HUMANITY'S IMPACT ON THE PLANET LOOKS LIKEA new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution. Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot includes photos and essays exploring man's complicated relationship with the planet. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/05/human-impact-on-planet-photos_n_6784080.html


Climate News Network, March 21, 2105
-▶ EARTH AT RISK IN NEW EPOCH RULED BY DESTRUCTIVE HUMANS http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/earth-at-risk-in-new-epoch-ruled-by-destructive-humans/


-▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET", ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


University of Cambridge, March 04, 2015
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION 'THRESHOLD' CAUSES SPECIES LOSS TO ACCELERATE http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/amazon-deforestation-threshold-causes-species-loss-to-accelerate


One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/


Mother Jones, January 16, 2016
-▶ WE'RE DESTROYING THE PLANET IN WAYS THAT ARE EVEN WORSE THAN GLOBAL WARMING. Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/humans-destorying-planet-earth


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HuffPost Green, July 25, 2014
-▶ EARTH IS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF A NEW MASS EXTINCTION EVENT, RESEARCHERS WARN  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sixth-mass-biological-extinction-event_n_5621215.html


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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The Guardian, April 08, 2012
-▶ THE BIOSPHERE:  NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_gu


Common Dreams, January 16, 2015
▶ THAT WAS EASY:  IN JUST 60 YEARS, NEOLIBERAL GDP CAPITALISM HAS NEARLY BROKEN PLANET EARTH. Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Caelus Green Room, January 14, 2015
-▶ IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?

http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2015/01/20/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth/


One Green Planet, February 13, 2015
-▶ 8 REASONS WE NEED TO SHOW THE PLANET A LITTLE LOVE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/show-the-planet-a-little-love/


GreenBiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK  http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


                                                  GreenBiz
                  STATE OF GREEN BUSINESS REPORT 2015
        http://www.greenbiz.com/topics/state-green-business-report


-▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


IUCN International -

-▶  WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                 http://sco.lt/8fNIET


TakePart, March 02, 2015
-▶ THE FORCE BEHIND SHRINKING SALMON, KILLER MICE, AND SILENT SONGBIRDS. Well-documented shifts in animal traits in response to urbanization: Pacific salmon in rivers are getting smaller, for instance, and some songbirds are changing their mating songs to find each other amid a city’s noise. That could mean that animals like endangered Southern Resident killer whales that depend on salmon for food will have to hunt harder and longer to get the same amount of calories, hurting their chances for survival. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/02/urbanization-speeding-evolution-ecosystem-services-risks


                                 RECLAIM ENVIRONMENTALISM

                                The Ecologist, February 13, 2015

True environmentalism is not about making our rapacious and destructive industrialism a little more sustainable, writes Derrick Jensen, but transforming humankind's relationship with Earth and the life she sustains - for us to take our true place within, and as part of, the living biosphere... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2751996/reclaim_environmentalism.html


-▶ HEALING THE EARTH:  INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/9HQq37



▶   AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz



▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life


          THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                      http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


-▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society



▶   POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT,  CLIMATE ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE http://sco.lt/5kGnYH



                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/7uGWKv



-▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE : HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET  http://sco.lt/6wGoQj


                          NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING 

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


                             LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                            WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MAN

                                        http://sco.lt/4hz61p


                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                        The Global Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/5odgG1


                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx



-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE : ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT



                                                   VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH


-▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv


- ▶ MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp


 - ▶ ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7


 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



 -▶  BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE - FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO  http://sco.lt/5DoTRp


-▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT





-▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION : AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE  http://sco.lt/8VentB


-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf


 

PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT


                              CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                                 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶   OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR


▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


- ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/599jsH



-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3


-▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER  http://sco.lt/81D2Sv


 -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv




pdjmoo's insight:

                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


                                           "PLANET OCEAN"

                        WHO OWNS THE OCEANS? (1:29:00)

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

      http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean




  YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES  @pdjmoo


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Daniel Moura's curator insight, January 25, 2015 6:46 AM

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LA HUMANIDAD HA REBASADO 4 DE 9 "LÍMITES PLANETARIOS", SEGÚN LOS INVESTIGADORES

Rasmus Vincentz's curator insight, March 5, 2015 6:33 AM

Important updates about the Planetary Boundaries

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Syngenta - Another Silent Spring: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Human Health

Syngenta - Another Silent Spring: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Human Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Summit County Citizens Voice, November 24, 2014
   -▶ ENVIRONMENT:  MORE THAN 100 SCIENTISTS CALL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PROTECT BEES FROM PESTICIDE THREATS. The 108 scientists — whose areas of expertise include entomology, agronomy, ecology, ecotoxicology — called on Task Force co-chairs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Secretary Tom Vilsack to place a moratorium on use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the United States, and increase investment, research and funding for growers to adopt alternatives. EPA has refused to finish its review for clothianidin and thiamethoxam, as well as other neonicotinoids, before 2018.
Almost a year after Europe successfully implemented a moratorium on neonicotinoids, federal policymakers in the U.S. have yet to take any substantive action
 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/24/environment-more-than-100-scientists-call-on-president-obama-to-protect-bees-from-pesticide-threats/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
   -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotinoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


The Conversation, July 30, 2014
   -▶ PESTICIDE SAFETY RESEARCH SHOULDN'T BE LEFT TO THE CHEMICAL COMPANIES THAT MAKE THEM http://theconversation.com/pesticide-safety-research-shouldnt-be-left-to-the-chemical-companies-that-make-them-29853


 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                    -▶ SILENCING SCIENCE

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.... http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 New Yorker, February 10, 2014

-▶ DESTROYING A GOOD REPUTATION:  THE SCIENTIST WHO TOOK ON A POWERFUL, GLOBAL HERBICIDE MANUFACTURER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all


 Mother Jones, January/February 2014 Issue

 -▶ THE FROG OF WAR. When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                         RT New, May 15, 2014
 -▶ SYNGENTA'S METHODS OF SILENCING GMO OPPOSITION ARE UNBELIEVABLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
  ▶  SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

  ▶  SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine


Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

- ▶ ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 

  ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU BEE PESTICIDE BAN :  AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/4nspjV

 

 

                         A CRIMINAL ATTACK ON OUR PLANET

                          Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014

-▶ TOXIC INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes. The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.
    The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.
    Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet. As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014 - George Monbiot
 -▶ BAN NEONICOTINOIDS NOW -- TO AVERT ANOTHER SILENT SPRING. This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium

 

Mongabay, July 15, 2014
 -▶ 'STOP USING THE BLOODY THINGS' : PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE COLLAPSE NOW BLAMED FOR BIRD DECLINES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0715-hance-neonicotinoids-birds.html

 

Summit Voice, July 10, 2014
 -▶ BUMBLEBEES LOSE FORAGING SKILLS AFTER EXPOSURE TO SYSTEMIC NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Bumblebees carrying tiny transmitters have helped show how long-term exposure to systemic neonicotinoid pesticides prevents the insects from learning all the skills they need to forage for pollen. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/environment-bumblebees-lose-foraging-skills-after-exposure-to-systemic-neonicotinoid-pesticides/


Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE". Atrazine, one of the most widely used farm pesticides in the United States, has feminized male frogs and other animals in some scientific studies. But research examining potential effects in people is relatively sparse.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

 Guardian Environment, July 09, 2014
    -▶ CRIMINAL: NEONICOTINOID AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND YOUR HEALTH -  LINKED TO RECENT FALL IN FARMLAND BIRD NUMBERS. Peer-Reviewed Research, published in the leading journal Nature has revealed pervasive pollution by these nerve agents now threatening all food production. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/09/neonicotinoids-farmland-birds


Organic View, September 19, 2012
- ▶ NEW NEONICOTINOID RESEARCH:  IMMUNE SUPPRESSION BY NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES AT ROOT OF GLOBAL WILDLIFE DECLINE http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/dr-sanchez-bayo-discusses-new-neonicotinoid-research/

 

 - ▶ U.S. FEDS TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES IN WILDLIFE REFUGES (WHAT WERE THEY DOING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thus becomes the first federal agency to restrict the use of GE crops and neonicotinoids in farming in the U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/31/environment-feds-to-ban-genetically-engineered-crops-neonicotinoid-pesticides-in-wildlife-refuges/

 

Mother Jones, November 07, 2011

 -▶ INDEPENDENT PANEL: EPA UNDERESTIMATES ALTRAZINE'S CANCER RISK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/11/atrazine-cancer-epa

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY': UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

 

 ▶ REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx


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DEADLY PESTICIDE PRETREATED PLANTS/SEEDS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/93qJaj


Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants


                               Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014

                                     LANDMARK LEGISLATION

-▶ NEONICOTINOIDS: MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORSUnder the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312


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 July 21, 2013 - Summit County

PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html



 

Telegraph, June 14, 2013

 -▶ BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html


The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISHA group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html


-▶ TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl



 Grist, June 25, 2014
 -▶ EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NEONIC PESTICIDES IS AWFUL http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/


October 3, 2012
▶  HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 



 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF



 

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                                                    BEES

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37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech


The Post, Canada, June 19, 2013

▶  BEES DYING BY THE MILLIONS AS GMO CORN WITH THEIR PESTICIDES ARE PLANTED http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions

 

MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php


 Treehugger, May 12, 2014

 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html



Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014

 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html



 Huffington Post Green, June 21, 2014

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO 'SAVE THE BEES' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/obama-white-house-task-force-bees-pesticides_n_5518049.html

 

Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO NEONICOTIONOID INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

  IUCN, June 24, 2014
 ▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES POSE GLOBAL THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. The conclusions of a new meta-analysis (800 Scientists) of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?16025/Systemic-Pesticides-Pose-Global-Threat-to-Biodiversity-And-Ecosystem-Services


                                                      PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/


Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html


May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL - REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 


 USA Today, March 28, 2013
 ▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES (AND WE EAT THIS FOOD?) http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS" ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air


 

100 Reporters, February 15, 2012
 ▶ THE BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS OF THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  FDA OVERSIGHT? WEIGHING THE PARTS, IGNORING THE WHOLE. The chemicals the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers for use have little connection with the frequently more toxic substances sold by the millions of pounds to unsuspecting American consumers.
     In the EPA’s process for registering chemicals...pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.  “Virtually no pesticide is registered by the EPA. The EPA only registers the active ingredient.”
http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/


                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php




Digital Journal , July 02, 2014

 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904


January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs


EurActive, February 04, 2014

 -▶ EUROPEAN UNION: BAYER, SYNGENTA PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, RESEARCH SHOWS. A two-year EU ban of three neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, began in December, following research that showed harm to honey and bumblebees. The neonicotinoids are "systemic" pesticides, being applied to seeds so that the chemical spreads within the plants. Over three-quarters of the world's food crops require insect pollination, but bees have declined in recent decades due to loss of flower-rich habitat, disease and pesticide use. http://www.euractiv.com/cap/pesticides-halve-bees-pollen-gat-news-533220




THE POWERFUL US GOVT SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN
Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/


                             THE FULL  SCOOP ON BEE CRISIS HERE

                                 -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv




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                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

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May 22, 2013 Natural New
OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html


 May 22, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

 ▶ PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

 

 Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO WEED CONTROLAs the USDA considers the biotech industry's "next silver bullet solution" for herbicide-resistant weeds, Vilsack should think hard about the risks, "rather than just believing people who have some shiny new product to sell" Vilsack's record raises doubts about whether he is up to this task. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion, based on an economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html


 

  -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1


Grist, March 03, 2014
 ▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 


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SYNGENTA

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Pesticide Action Network, April 15, 2014

SYNGENTA'S NEXT TARGET: JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon. Sound familiar? It should. Still reeling from their recent defeat in Kaua'i, Syngenta and the rest of the "Big 6" don’t want to lose any more fights around pesticides and GMOs. http://www.panna.org/blog/syngenta-GE-jackson-county-oregon

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013


Guardian Environment, July 04, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION TO USE KILLER BANNED PESTICIDE LINKED TO BEE HARM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees

 

Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA SEEKS 'EMERGENCY' EXEMPTION TO USE BANNED INSECTICIDE ON UK CROPS. If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape


 Mother Jones, February 10, 2014

-▶ WHY THE EPA CAN'T MANAGE TO BLOCK THIS GNARLY HERBICIDE

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/02/why-epa-cant-ban-atrazine

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#


 Bloomberg, June 24, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO SAID TO HAVE WEIGHED $40 BILLION SYNGENTA DEAL, THUS AVOIDING U.S.A. TAXES (AND LITIGATION?) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/monsanto-said-to-have-weighed-40-billion-syngenta-deal.html

 



                                                       WATCH

                            INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS

THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video


Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3


 The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.htm


  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

  ▶  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

  ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz


 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health



 

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, July 24, 2014 4:47 AM

This is a very, very grave issue…boycott Syngenta and their peers, pressure your government, and don't use pesticides.

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Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar

Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The World Post, January 26, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEY BEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY : THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR.

    Australia's hottest spring on record has spawn droughts and intense heatwaves; it has been disastrous for honeybees as their hives are melting whilst temperatures soar.

    Plants have responded to the stifling heatwaves this summer (2014) across the Australian continent by substantially lowering nectar production. Bees require nectar to make honey -- their only food source.

Aussie honeybees are also contending with another crisis this summer as climate disruption has their colonies operating in an emergency mode. Bees store their honey in honeycomb cells made of beeswax, which is now melting because daytime temperatures regularly exceed 95 degrees F.

    It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."  There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods.

    Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

 

CGIAR, January 28, 2014
 -▶ IPBES PUTS BIODIVERSITY AND POLLINATION FRONT AND CENTER WATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMS http://wle.cgiar.org/blog/2014/01/28/ipbes-puts-biodiversity-pollination-front-centre/

 

  -▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN  1,000 YEARS  http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

The Sacramento Bee, February 01, 2014
 -▶ PROLONGED DROUGHT FORCES BIRDS FROM CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY FIELDS http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/31/6117139/prolonged-drought-forces-birds.html

 

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite  Bloomberg

 

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

TriplePundit, January 27, 2012
 -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/

 

 -▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

  ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

                               Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00

                  THE  EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                   http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

-▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

                                            BATTLE FOR THE BEES

Millions of Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                http://sco.lt/8uA025

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014
  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

 

                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE  http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

▶  AUSTRALIA BURNING: Australia bushfires rage out of control - VIDEO http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

                                                    WATCH

                        -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl


                           --- MORE OF MY FAVORITES VIDEOS --

 

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                                      November 30, 2011 NOVA
                    "THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES"

Follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

 Program Description
Orange-and-black wings fill the sky as NOVA charts one of nature's most remarkable phenomena: the epic migration of monarch butterflies across North America. To capture a butterfly's point of view, NOVA’s filmmakers used a helicopter, ultralight, and hot-air balloon for aerial views along the transcontinental route. This wondrous annual migration,
... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                            April 10, 2013 NOVA - Four Part Series
-                         ▶  AUSTRALIA: FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS:

One of the strangest landscapes on Earth reveals our planet’s complex history .. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html

Program Description
Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of our planet's origins than Australia. NOVA's four-part "Australia's First 4 Billion Years" takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the land "down under," the one island continent that has got it all. Join NOVA on the ultimate Outback road trip, an exploration of the history of the planet as seen through the window of the Australian continent... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html

 


 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, January 28, 2014 3:35 AM

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China is the world's biggest honey producer and it will supply Australia with honey. China, however, uses many banned chemicals and faux honey syrups so Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be faced with additional costs of thoroughly examining and testing thousands of tons of imported honey. India and Malaysia are other honey exporting nations vying to supply Australia. This much we know about climate disruption: The price of Australian food is set to rise, again.

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."

There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods. Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops.

 

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Earth Dr Reese Halter is a broadcaster, biologist, educator and author of The Incomparable Honeybee and The Economics of Pollination.

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health

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  allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶ OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY AGAINST ANIMAL WELFARE VIOLATIONS AND GMO WOES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/right-to-farm_n_5574943.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE FARMING A RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
 -▶ FORGET AG-GAG LAWS.  THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG'S RIGHT TO FARM: State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

                                                     WATCH
                             Anna Lappé Food MythBusters
DO WE REALLY NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

  Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014

▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

 

                                           INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

▶  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

 - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

 

 

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014
  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

                                                        BIG FOOD:

Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

 

Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
▶ THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

 

                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

 

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

                                                        WATCH:
                                                   Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574

 

The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: GOLDMINE PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

 

▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

 ▶ WALL STREET BANKS, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN/FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

 

 

 

 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

 

- ▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RIKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 Geneva Patch, February 17, 2014
 - ▶ EATING FROM THE GROUND UP:  GMO's MAY CAUSE THYROID ISSUES http://geneva.patch.com/groups/momentum-/p/gmos-may-cause-thyroid-issues

 

 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

 

 THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

 

 

 -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

 The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

 

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

 

 

QuestScience, February 14, 2014
-▶ LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL GARDEN:  GROWING MORE FOOD WITH LESS - BIOINTENSIVE FARMING. Teaching people around the globe how to grow food in a sustainable way. http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/18/lessons-from-a-global-garden-growing-more-food-with-less/

 

Independent, February 27, 2014
-▶ THIRD OF THE WORLD'S FOOD IS NEVER EATEN - AND IT'S INCREASING THE COST OF YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/damning-world-bank-report-record-wheat-and-maize-harvests-bring-food-prices-down--but-a-third-of-all-produce-is-binned-9158044.html

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014
  - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

 

  -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

 ▶  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

 

 -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE:  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION http://sco.lt/6JSMuf

 

 -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 

 -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT: - JUNK FOOD - PROCESSED GMO FOOD CONSUMPTION RAMPANT http://sco.lt/6sIjzN

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

 

▶ THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 ▶  MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

 

  -▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATE A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

pdjmoo's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:34 PM

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

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                                              LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B



BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


                                                    WATCH

                                      ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


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6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression

6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Summit Citizen, January 18, 2013

▶  WHITE-NOSE-SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6-7 MILLION BATS

Outbreak may be the worst wildlife epidemic in North America's recorded history. Federal biologists this week upped their estimates of bat deaths from white-nose syndrome... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/18/white-nose-syndrome-has-killed-up-to-6-7-million-bats/


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 17, 2015
▶  BAT-KILLING DISEASE SPREAD INTO IOWA http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/17/environment-bat-killing-disease-spread-into-iowa/


Treehugger, January 18, 2012
▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS: SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS DEAD FROM DISEASE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-estimate-67-million-bats-dead-fast-spreading-disease.html


EcoNews, October 31, 2013
▶  BATS DYING IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS: RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDES TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/bats-dying-in-unprecedented-numbers/


July 21, 2013 - Summit County
-▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


ScienceDaily, November 06, 2014
SMART BATS: HUNGRY BATS COMPETE FOR PREY BY JAMMING SONAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106143721.htm


The Seattle Times, April 10, 2014
▶  WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, FATAL TO BATS, HAS SPREAD TO HALF OF U.S. : NO KNOWN CURE http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023349902_sickbatsxml.html

 

Wisconsin State Journal, April 11, 2014
▶  DISEASE THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF INSECT-EATING BATS HAS NOW HIT WISCONSIN http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/disease-that-killed-millions-of-insect-eating-bats-has-now/article_a85f506b-2b90-565e-a56a-899413bb0699.html


Huffington Post Green, October 31, 2014
WHY SCAPEGOATING BATS IS A BIG MISTAKE FOR HUMAN HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/bats-ebola-virus_n_6082180.html


                                                   PHOTOS
                                        National Geographic
                              NATIONAL BAT WEEK PICTURES
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/pictures/141030-bats-halloween-vampires-blood/


Environmental News Network, October 29, 2014
▶ INSTEAD OF FEARING BATS WE SHOULD BE SCARED OF A WORLD WITHOUT THEM:  CANADIAN BATS FACING BLEAK FUTURE http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47969


                                                      VIDEO (8:41)
              THE BATTLE FOR THE BATS:  WHITE- NOSE SYNDROME
https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/resource/battle-bats-white-nose-syndrome


The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !!  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


EBOLA: HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


SummitVoice, October 26, 2014
COLORADO BIOLOGISTS STILL ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BAT=KILLING WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME Reports from the public can help inform monitoring, response. “Bats are an important yet under-appreciated part of our world. This threat is something we all should be worried about” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/26/environment-colorado-biologists-still-on-the-lookout-for-bat-killing-white-nose-sydrome/


Summit Voice, September 28, 2014
GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK CLOSES BAT CAVES DURING WINTER HIBERNATION TO PROTECT 80% BAT DECLINES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-seeks-to-protect-bat-populations-by-limiting-seasonal-access-to-hibernation-area/


                                                            VIDEO
                                             Smithsonian Channel
                                            KILLER IN THE CAVES

There's a killer stalking the caves of North America, from New York, to Vermont and into Canada. Seemingly overnight, a disease known as white-nose syndrome is wiping out bats by the millions.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3374278/killer-in-the-caves


 Science News, June 10, 2014
▶  DEADLY BAT DISEASE GETS EASIER TO DIAGNOSE. In less than a decade, the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome has taken hold across the eastern half of the United States and up into Canada. With the disease confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin in April, WNS has now been documented in 25 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Millions of hibernating bats from six species have been infected with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/deadly-bat-disease-gets-easier-diagnose


The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
▶  WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/


Summit County, November 16, 2013
▶  NEW  ESTIMATES 600,00 BATS KILLED BY WIND TURBINES  By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/


'Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2013

▶  BATS AND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=9651

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
▶  EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMPHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/

 

 Digital Journal, February 03, 2014
DEADLY BAT DISEASE SET TO SPREAD. North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million due to a fungus called white nose syndrome. As part of the campaign to help eliminate the killer disease, scientists have obtained a new insight into how the fungus spreads. The news is not good. http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/deadly-bat-disease-set-to-spread/article/368746

 

▶  Guardian Environment, January 19, 2014
AMAZING, TINY, THUMB-SIZED BAT CROSSES ENGLISH CHANNEL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/20/thumb-sized-bat-crosses-english-channel


 ▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

 

Summit Voice, January 30, 2014
▶  MORE BAD NEWS FOR BATS. A new study by University of Akron scientists forecasts a gloomy future for North American bats, showing that the fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome can likely survive in caves with or without the presence of bats.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/30/biodiversity-more-bad-news-for-bats/

 

BATS AS EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL

Huffington Post Green, April 13, 2011
▶  BAT DISEASE, WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, MAY INCREASE, NOT DECREASE,  U.S. FARM PESTICIDE USE: STUDY -

A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.

Bats save American farmers at least $3.7 billion a year in pest-control costs by eating insects that feed on crops, a benefit that could be in jeopardy as a disease that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast spreads to the Midwest, the researchers said in a paper published in the April 1 edition of the journal Science. They and others fear the disease could eventually affect fruit- and vegetable-growing areas in the West as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bat-disease-pesticides_n_848556.html



 ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BATS AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/666xPN


Mother Nature Network, March 11, 2014
▶  25 OF THE CUTEST BAT SPECIES. Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/25-of-the-cutest-bat-species

 

Popular Science, April 03, 2014
▶  HOW ONE LITTLE YELLOW-SHOULDERED BAT BECAME SEVEN DIFFERENT SPECIES http://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-one-little-yellow-shouldered-bat-became-seven-different-species

 

New Scientists, December 11, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BATS MAY STRUGGLE TO HUNT IN WARMER WORLD: Some bats will find it harder to hunt in a warmer world, says the first study of how echolocation will be affected by climate change... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24737-bats-may-struggle-to-hunt-in-warmer-world.html#.Uqk3D_ZQ1K4

 
                                SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT 

     The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf

           BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                          http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

 

 Science Daily, October 25, 2013
▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

 

▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

 


 ▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

 


 ▶  IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://ow.ly/e5RYJ

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

New York Times, January 23, 2012
▶  STUDY FINDS MERCURY MOVES UP FOOD CHAIN TO BIRDS AND BATS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/study-finds-mercury-in-more-northeastern-bird-species.html?_r=3&

 

                                                        WATCH

         ▶    "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH" ▶ 

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD


 

 June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
▶  NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS PESTICIDE THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                                                      WATCH

                                FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML


-▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/74hXkX


-▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L


-▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


 


 

 

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Plants Sold To Consumers As 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides

Plants Sold To Consumers As 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Stream Organic
▶ BEES DYING BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4943-news-canada-bees-dying-by-the-millions.html

 

▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN 'BEE-FRIENDLY' PLANTS SOLD AT U.S. GARDEN CENTERS NATIONWIDE ... http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

▶ THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

August 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth
▶ GARDENERS BEWARE:  "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS MAY BE POISONING YOUR GARDEN http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

August 15, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
GARDEN CENTERS SELL BEE-ATTRACTANT PLANTS WITH PESTICIDE RESIDUES TOXIC TO BEES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11566

 

August 14, 2013 Common Dreams

▶ ARE THE PLANTS YOU'RE BUYING TO HELP BEES ACTUALLY KILLING THEM? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/14-9

 

August 14, 2013 Friends of The Earth
▶ PILOT STUDY FINDS PLANTS SOLD AS "BEE FRIENDLY" PRETREATED WITH PESTICIDES WITHOUT WARNING LABELS http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

August 15, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶ GARDENERS BEWARE: "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS MAY BE POISONING BEES (AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS/BIRDS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/gardeners-beware-beefrien_b_3757020.html

 

June 24, 2013 EcoWatch
▶ 50,000 BUMBLEBEES, 300 COLONIES DEAD AFTER NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE IN OREGON, USA  http://ecowatch.com/2013/50000-bumblebees-dead-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

 

July 3, 2013 Nature World News

▶ GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

August 14, 2013 Treehugger
▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE BEES? TIME MAGAZINE EXPLAINS THE CRISIS
http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/whats-killing-bees-time-magazine-examines-crisis.html

 

 

                                         GARDENERS BEWARE

August 12, 2013 Ecowatch
▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS SOLD AT GARDEN CENTER NATIONWIDE http://ecowatch.com/2013/plants-sold-bee-friendly-pretreated-with-pesticides/

                                                FULL REPORT:

http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

 

 

 

▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

August 27, 2013 Greenpeace EU Unit
▶ SYNGENTA TAKES EU COMMISSION TO COURT OVER BAN OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2013/Syngenta-challenges-EU-ban-of-bee-killing-pesticide/

 

▶ AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids (neonics), which are used in agriculture and also for cosmetic purposes on garden plants, as a key factor in recent global bee die-offs. Beekeepers across the country reported losses of 40-90 percent of their bees last winter. The European Union is set to suspend the use of three neonic pesticides later this year, after a scientific review by European Food Safety Authority found that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees.

 

France24 News, December 24, 2013
▶ BENEFIT OF BEES EVEN BIGGER THAN THOUGHT  http://www.france24.com/en/20131204-benefit-bees-even-bigger-thought

 

 

August 19, 2013 Natural News
▶ FAILURE OF GMO CROP TECHNOLOGIES LEADS TO HUGE INCREASE IN HERBICIDE AND PESTICIDE USE http://www.naturalnews.com/041684_GM_crops_failure_pesticide_use.html

 

▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

August 15, 2014 NBC

▶ EPA ISSUES NEW PESTICIDE LABELS TO WARN ABOUT HAZARDS TO BEES - BUT WHAT ELSE ARE THEY KILLING? http://www.nbcnews.com/science/epa-issues-new-pesticide-labels-warn-about-hazards-bees-6C10931490

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
▶ WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

May 17, 2013 Natural News
▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 

                                THE FULL SCOOP ON BEES HERE....

                          ▶ ****  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES ****▶

                     Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

     

May 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth Blog

▶ BEE AND POLLINATOR DIE-OFF WORSENING: NEONICOTINOID-TREATED SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2013-03-worst-bee-die-off-in-40-years

 

 

                        -------------MASSIVE BEE DEATHS ------------

 

▶ PESTICIDES: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD BUMBLEBEES, HONEYBEES, LADYBUG AND OTHER INSECTS FOUND IN OREGON PARKING LOT http://ow.ly/mfdsC

 

June 26, 2013 Owensound SunTimes
▶ CANADA: ALMOST 40 MILLION BEES LOST FROM ELMWOOD FARM http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

 

March 28, 2013 - New York Times
▶ SOARING BEE DEATHS IN 2012 SOUND ALARM ON PESTICIDE INDUSTRY MALADY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

uly 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

 

                                             -- NEONICOTINOIDS --

 

                                                      VIDEO

▶ NEONICOTINOIDS BANNED IN EU: HOW THEY HARM BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsCOcvWIOk

 

August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment - George Monbiot
▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE THE NEW DDT KILLING THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/aug/05/neonicotinoids-ddt-pesticides-nature

 

April 10, 2013 - The Organic View - June Stoyer
▶ ARE NEONICOTINOIDS TOO BIG TO BAN? http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/are-neonicotinoids-too-big-to-ban/

 

▶ HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.htm

 

March 21, 2013 The Organic View

▶ THE NEONICOTINOID VIEW:  Peter Jenkins Discusses EPA Lawsuit filed by Beekeepers & Env Groups LISTEN via YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmHcN6w

 

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

        ▶ "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

                                    -- THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY ---

 

▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html

 

▶ BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2012 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/990749270/bayer-raked-in-1-billion-in-2010-with-bee-killing-pesticides

 

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
▶ PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

▶ PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

▶ THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

                                                WATCH

 VIDEO:

▶ **** POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
▶ THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

 August 19, 2013 Time Magazine
▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE - Mass Deaths of bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers -- and your favorite foods
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall

 

▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BOTH POISONING AND BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:31 PM

Man cannot ultimately outsmart Mother Nature.

Candy Copeland's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Don't add to the current loss of our Bees by buying these products, our food chain depends on them.

pdjmoo's curator insight, January 30, 2015 5:22 PM

 

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▶  MODERN, INDUSTRIAL, MONOCROP FARMING IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET. A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet. How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
 ▶ BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY FROM ANIMAL WELFARE VIOLATIONS AND GMO WOES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/right-to-farm_n_5574943.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG INTERESTS SEEKS TO MAKE BIG FARMING LAW. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
 -▶ FORGET AG-GAG LAWS.  THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE CORPORATE "RIGHT" TO FARM State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

 Independent Science News, October 30, 2013

 ▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

 

 

EcoWatch, March 26, 2014
-▶ PROFITS AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES: U.S. FARMERS INCREASE PLANTING OF GMO CORN EVEN AS GLOBAL DEMAND FALLS AND BANNED FROM CHINA MARKETS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/26/u-s-farmers-planting-gmo-corn-banned-china-markets/

 

 August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE GUARANTEED INCOME RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:  U.S. GOVERNMENT PAID OUT $17 BILLION FOR "OVER-PLANTED WEATHER-WITHERED CROPS" LAST YEAR — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 ▶  INSECTICIDE PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way
 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

Guardian Development, March 10, 2014

▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

                                  =========================

 

 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

                                  =========================

 

                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES: LOWEST ON RECORD:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/

 

Worldwatch Institute, May 08, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1

 

Guardian, September 18, 2013
▶  FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT UN WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

 The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

  Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 


                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting....http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/rape-in-the-fields/


OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

 ▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

 

FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH . The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

▶  PESTICIDES FOR BIG AG ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                    PHOTOS

                                                FastCo Exist

▶  THESE HORRIFYING PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013

▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶  RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

 

▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE, OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/5ev5Yf

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

 ▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel  http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                         WATCH

                                                        'FED UP!"

                                            Free Documentary Online
In the harvest of 1999, 60% of Canada's canola crop, 90% of Argentina's soybean crop, 50% of the US' soybean crop, and 33% of the US' corn crop was genetically engineered. Industrial agriculture is damaging the basis for future production. We've got soil erosion, soil compaction, salinisation, water logging, destruction of beneficial biodiversity, loss of natural enemies of pest... and all that is occurring in an alarming rate.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fed-up/

 

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                                                    -- POLLUTION --

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
▶  REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

 May 27, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶

                                     A COMPELLING CASE
                   REVAMPING OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies,  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

  Treehugger, October 9, 2013

▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

▶  BIOFUELS: FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶  FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO:
               THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

                                          -- CLIMATE CHANGE --

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

▶  CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

New Scientist, January 16, 2014
▶ VERTICAL FARMS SPROUTING UP ALL OVER THE WORLD - Vertical farms aim to avoid the problems inherent in growing food crops in drought-and-disease-prone fields many hundreds of kilometres from the population centres in which they will be consumed. Instead, Dickson Despommier – an ecologist at Columbia University in New York City who has championed vertical farms since 1999 – suggests that food should be grown year-round in high-rise urban buildings, reducing the need for the carbon-emitting transport of fruit and vegetables. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129524.100-vertical-farms-sprouting-all-over-the-world.html#.Utrb8PbTlcw

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013

▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

  ETC Group, September 06, 2013
▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

▶  WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

                                            The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

 Post Growth, November 1, 2013
▶  UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, In 2012 5,000.  The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013
▶  YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

▶  HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 ▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

September 13, 2013 Treehugger
▶  WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.
The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

 

                            WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

▶  FOOD WASTAGE FOOTPRINT:  IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES - FAO REPORT

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/food-wastage-footprint-impacts-natural-resources

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

 

 

September 4, 2013 NPR
▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA IS EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA September 23, 2013
▶  FED-UP FARMERS UNITE TO FIGHT BIG FOOD AND SUPERMARKET PRICE WAR WITH CODE OF CONDUCT THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/farmers-code-of-conduct-to-fight-supermarket-price-war/4976664

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

 

August 26, 2013 Guardian Professionals: Farming and Food Security Hub
▶  NEW IDEAS PUT AGRICULTURE CO-OPERATIVES AT THE HEART OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/aug/26/agriculture-co-operatives-markets-credit

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

 

 January 13, 2012 Grist

▶  LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

 

 

▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

August 6, 2013 Resilience

▶  FIXING FOOD AND FARMING WITH A TRUE-COST ECONOMY
 A paradigm shift is underway in our nation’s approach to food and agriculture. Movements are gaining steam that support organic food, local food, farmers markets, local food security, and food safety. On the food safety front, outrage is growing over the inability to inspect more than two percent of imported food, especially in the wake of food scandals abroad (e.g., melamine in pet food, pork treated with chemicals to taste like beef, deaths of children from school lunches prepared in used pesticide containers)... http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-08-06/fixing-food-and-farming-with-a-true-cost-economy

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones
▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

 

 

▶  THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES  http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

 

▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 

 

 


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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:40 PM

This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:31 PM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

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WATCH: Frogs: The Thin Green Line - A World Without Amphibians

WATCH: Frogs: The Thin Green Line - A World Without Amphibians | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                WATCH

                                           PBS Nature

                            FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

Amphibians are linchpins in their ecosystems and important in medical research. What would the world be like without them? .. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/frogs-the-thin-green-line/a-world-without-amphibians/4852/



Inhabitat, March 18,2015
- ▶ SCIENTISTS BRING EXTINCT MOUTH-BROODING FROG BACK TO LIFE AFTER 30 YEARS http://inhabitat.com/scientists-bring-extinct-mouth-brooding-frog-back-to-life-after-30-years/


Center for Biological Diversity
- ▶ THE AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE EXTINCTION CRISIS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/amphibian_conservation/index.html


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


Summit County Citizens Voice, September 2, 2014
EXTINCTION CRISIS: REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FROG SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION. Among them, the mountain yellow-legged frog, with 90 percent of remaining populations supporting fewer than 10 frogs.
“Frogs have successfully thrived on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs, but now the mountain yellow legged frog and 30 percent of all amphibian species are facing extinction due to human actions,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological Diversity, .. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/report-highlights-species-on-brink-of-extinction/


Washington Post, December 30, 2012

- ▶ TIME RUNNING OUT FOR FROGS - SCIENTISTS http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/scientists-try-to-save-the-frogs-as-time-runs-out/2012/12/30/3ac5ffec-48c3-11e2-8af9-9b50cb4605a7_story.html?hpid=z4


Highlight Press September 12, 2013
- ▶ FROGS TO BE WIPED OUT BY 2033? STUDY PREDICTS IMMINENT END OF AMPHIBIANS http://www.highlightpress.com/frog-extinction-by-2033-new-study-suggests-the-end-of-amphibians/1894/mhoster


BBC, October 16, 2014
- ▶ DEADLY VIRUS IS KILLING FROGS, AMPHABIANS THROUGHOUT SPAIN  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29649273


Mongabay, October 30, 2014
- ▶ PET TRADE LIKELY RESPONSIBLE FOR NEW KILLER SALAMANDER FUNGUS. Scientists say that a second fungal disease could spell disaster for dozens, perhaps hundreds, of species. A new paper published today in Science finds that this new disease has the potential to wipe out salamanders and newts across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Americas. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1030-hance-salamander-fungus.html


Science/AAAS, October 16, 2014
- ▶ DEADLY VIRUS STRIKING EUROPEAN AMPHIBIANS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/10/deadly-virus-striking-european-amphibians


Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
- ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS. The viral outbreak could have wider significance, as emerging diseases threaten all animal groups, including humans. Viruses sometimes cross species barriers , for instance Ebola, which jumped from bats and other wild animals to humans, according to the research paper published in Current Biology. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                        VIDEO
                                                   KQED Quest
                             CALIFORNIA'S DISAPPEARING FROGS
Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. Meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world. http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/disappearing-frogs/


                               SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES

          THE INCREDIBLE ROLE OF FROGS IN OUR BIOSYSTEMS  http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0904-frog_editorial.html?fbfnpg


The Sunday Times, October 20, 2013
- ▶ PONDS FALL SILENT AS TOXIC COCKTAIL DESTROYS FROGS AND TOADS http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1329922.ece


June 18, 2013 ABC Science
'SAFE LEVELS' OF PESTICIDES SLASH POND LIFE http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/06/18/3783633.htm#.UcFj0eswOic

 

National Geographic, July 25, 2014
- ▶ THE FALL AND RISE OF THE AMPHIBIAN EMPIRE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/25/the-fall-and-rise-of-the-amphibian-empire/

 

 Summit Voice, July 10, 2013
- ▶ CAN AMPHIBIANS BOUNCE BACK FROM THE BRINK? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/can-amphibians-bounce-back-from-the-brink/


 Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
- ▶ EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMPHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/


The Dodo, October 07, 2014
MAINE PROFESSOR FINDS OUT WHY 200,000 FROGS DIES IN HIS BACKYARD POND. Postmortem analysis revealed evidence of deadly ranavirus, a disease responsible for mass deaths of amphibians around the globe https://www.thedodo.com/frog-deaths-massive-200000-753710138.html


Environmental Health News, May 13, 2014
- ▶ FROGS' IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED BY CHEMICALS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/may/frog-immunity


 Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2013

- ▶ EXPOSURE TO COMMONLY USED HERBICIDE MAKES FROG MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FUNGAL DISEASE, STUDY FINDS http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-frog-herbicide-20131025,0,3823014.story#axzz2iz9DWIsX


                                                 -- WATCH --

                                   August 23, 2013 Quest TV
- ▶ CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAM MAY ENSURE SURVIVAL FOR AFRICAN FROGS http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/08/23/captive-breeding-program-may-ensure-survival-for-african-frogs/


Frogs Are Green, September 02, 2014
HAWAII'S INHUMANE FROG POLICY. The Hawaiian government has passed laws to vilify coqui frogs as a noisy environmental menace. According to the law, coquis frogs are pests by definition, and anyone enjoying them does so at his own peril.
For many people in Hawaii, as in Puerto Rico, the coqui frog is considered an adorable creature, singing at night and improving the environment by eating insect pests. They can get loud in large numbers, but for those who enjoy the sounds of wildlife, the coqui chirp is soothing and creates a white noise that aids sleep. http://frogsaregreen.org/hawaiis-inhumane-frog-policy/


 August 14, 2012 Science Daily
- ▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29


National Wildlife Federation, January 05, 2015
- ▶ FOR THE FROGS:  SALMON HABITAT RESTORATION AS A BOON TO THREATENED FROG POPULATIONS http://blog.nwf.org/2015/01/for-the-frogs-salmon-habitat-restoration-as-a-boon-to-threatened-frog-populations/


Guardian Environment, February 27, 2015
- ▶ MADAGASCAR'S FROGS AT RISK AS KILLER FUNGUS FOUND ON ISLAND FOR FIRST TIME http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/madagascars-frogs-at-risk-killer-fungus-found-island-first-time


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                                                   PESTICIDES

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                                                    -- WATCH --

                                                      Quest TV

 ON A SUICIDE TRAJECTORY: DISAPPEARING FROGS AND PESTICIDES http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/disappearing-frogs/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                             Frogs Are Green, August 02, 2014
- ▶ TADPOLES (200,000) DIE OFF IN MAINE POND:  PESTICIDES INDUCED OR OVERCROWDING? http://frogsaregreen.org/tadpoles-in-maine-pond-die-from-ranavirus/

 

SummitVoice, July 21, 2013
- ▶ PESTICIDES  AT THE ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT INSECTS BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


August 25, 2013 Care2

- ▶ PESTICIDES TRAVEL 100 MILES TO POISON MOUNTAIN FROGS http://www.care2.com/causes/pesticides-travel-100-miles-to-poison-mountain-frogs.html


Summit County, November 5, 2013
- ▶ BIODIVERSITY:  FEDS TO STUDY PESTICIDE IMPACTS ON RARE FROGS IN CALIFORNIA http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/05/biodiversity-feds-agree-to-study-pesticide-impacts-to-rare-frogs-in-california/


 

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 - ▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET, DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS, AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx


Mongabay, October 4, 2013

- ▶ AMPHIBIANS EVOLVE RESISTANCE TO POPULAR PESTICIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1001-fessenden-amphibans-resistant-to-pesticide.html

July 23, 2013 RT News
- ▶ FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF PESTICIDE IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

July 26, 2013 Nature World News

- ▶ FARM CHEMICALS ACCUMULATING IN WILD FROGS IN CALIFORNIA http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/3173/20130726/farm-chemicals-accumulating-wild-frogs-california.htm

 

July 31, 2013 High Country News
- ▶ NEW PESTICIDES FROM CENTRAL VALLEY FOUND IN REMOTE SIERRA NEVADA FROGS https://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/new-pesticides-discovered-in-sierra-nevada-frogs?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email


August 14, 2012 Grist
- ▶ PESTICIDE-RESISTANT INSECTS ADD INSULT TO DROUGHT INJURY http://grist.org/food/gmo-resistant-insects-add-insult-to-drought-injury/

 

MAY 13, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

- ▶ WIDELY USED INSECTICIDE CONTAMINATING WATER SUPPLIES, TRIGGERING WILDLIFE DIE-OFF IN EUROPE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/widely-used-insecticide-contaminating-water-supplies-triggering-wildlife-die-off-in-europe/

 

 - ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt


- ▶ BATS: WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES WEAKEN IMMUNE SYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/7xPkeH


Anchorage Daily News, December 24, 2013

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ALASKA HOTSPOTS OF ABNORMAL FROGS. Scientists consider frogs to be barometers for the health of wetlands because they absorb liquid and gas through their skin, so they literally breath their environment. Deformities are related to a combination of now-banned pesticides still in the atmosphere seeping into the frogs, along with metals in the water where frogs live... http://www.adn.com/2013/12/24/3245721/scientists-find-that-alaska-has.html


Mongabay, April 04, 2014
- ▶ THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SALAMANDER:  RESEARCHERS FIND ANOTHER CASUALTY OF CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, HABITAT LOSS. Many amphibian populations around the world are currently experiencing precipitous declines, estimated to be at least 211 times normal extinction rates. Scientists believe these declines are due to a multitude of factors such as habitat loss, agricultural contamination, and the accidental introduction of a killer fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisi), among others. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0404-morgan-shrinking-salamanders.html



- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1

 


 - ▶ FROGS SINGING IN MALAYSIAN SWAMP AT DUSK JUDGED TO BE 'MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUND IN THE WORLD' http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/frogs-singing-malaysian-swamp-dusk-judged-be-most-beautiful-sound-world.html

 

 Reuters, November 20, 2013

- ▶ FROG NAMES AFTER DARWIN CROAKS IT LAST - NOW EXTINCT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-science-darwin-frog-idUSBRE9AJ1B220131120?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

 Treehugger, September 19, 2013

NATURE BLOWS MY MIND!
- ▶ ARCTIC FROGS COME BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING FROZEN http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/nature-blows-mind-arctic-frogs-come-back-life-after-being-frozen-video.html

 

Mongabay, January 10, 2014-

NOT SEEN IN OVER 130 YEARS, 'EXTINCT' FROG REDISCOVERED IN SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0110-hance-hypomelas.html

 

 Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/african-frog-uses-chemicals-to-hide-from-killer-ants/article/364778

 


 

January 30, 2013 Frogs Are Green

- ▶ TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FROGS:

Nearly thirty percent of all the amphibians in the world are facing extinction. While it may sound surprising, the greatest threat to any animal on the planet is mankind. Humans are perched solidly at the top of the food chain, and our nation's youth must understand the incredible responsibility that comes with that power.... http://frogsaregreen.org/guest-post-teaching-kids-about-frogs/


Animalearn, Animals, Ethics and Education
- ▶ THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF DISSECTION http://www.animalearn.org/green/#.Ui_9bLzc-RQ

 

 - ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 


- ▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 


  - ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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 YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides



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Uproar in the USA: Do glowing house plants, glowing animals take gene tinkering too far?

Uproar in the USA: Do glowing house plants, glowing animals take gene tinkering too far? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                      VIDEOS

                              HuffingtonPost Green, July 17, 2014

-▶  COULD AUTOLUMINESCENT TREES (GENETICALLY ALTERED) BE THE STREETLIGHTS OF THE FUTURE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/bioglow-glowing-plants-autoluminescent_n_5572796.html

 

 -▶ THE UNKNOWN ECOLOGY IMPACTS OF THE UNINFORMED MESSING WITH NATURE Friends of the Earth and the ETC Group told the New York Times they expect this to create a “widespread, random and uncontrolled release of bioengineered seeds and plants produced through the controversial and risky techniques of synthetic biology.” Glowing Plants want to publicize a do-it-yourself approach to synthetic biology to “inspire others to create new living things.” VERY DANGEROUS

 

June 7, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  DO GLOWING PLANTS TAKE GENE-TINKERING TOO FAR?

People backing a crowd-funded project to genetically engineer a glowing plant will receive its seeds. Is it setting a dangerous precedent or harmless fun?.... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23668-do-glowing-house-plants-take-gene-tinkering-too-far.html#.Ucvi8OvpiRR

 

                                                 WATCH:

                                      Video ETC GROUP:

*** "KICKSTOPPER" - STOPPING UNREGULATED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY POLLUTION http://vimeo.com/67314737#

 ETC GROUP:

http://www.etcgroup.org/kickstopper

 

 May 7, 2014 New York Times
-▶  A DREAM OF GLOWING TREES IS ASSAILED FOR GENE-TINKERING

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/energy-environment/a-dream-of-glowing-trees-is-assailed-for-gene-tinkering.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0

 

 

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pdjmoo comment: Nature is not a toy, nor a piggybank for we humans to experiment upon her at will for profit.  She is an intricate system of symbiotic relationships that has evolved over the Millennium.  Science does not know enough to begin tinkering with its genes and the impact this will have on both environmental and human health.  In this case Cross-pollination, human allergies, impacts on birds, bee and other insects interacting with these bioengineered ecosystems. It just amazes me that we don't even ask the basic question" What is Synthetic Biology?"  To sing the praises of such an untested, unregulated manipulation of nature without asking some serious questions of how it may impact the greater biosphere, which we humans depend upon for survival, is not just folly, but ignorant, irresponsible and dangerous. EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  A GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY: THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS  http://sco.lt/6fApV3

 

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 -▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

June 4, 2013 Biosafety Information Centre
-▶ USDA (US DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE) URGED TO REJECT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=976

 

  ****MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

-▶  STAND UP FOR NATIVE TREES, NOT BIOTECHNOLOGY FORESTS  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?ID=638&tabs=2

 

 

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                                     -- THE GLOWING PLANT DEBATE --

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June 11, 2013 Scientific American
-▶  GLOWING PLANTS: CROWDSOURCED GENETIC ENGINEERING PROJECT IGNITES CONTROVERSY http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=glowing-plants-controversy-questions-and-answers

 

 August 2, 2013 The Verge

-▶  KICKSTARTER BANS PROJECT CREATORS FROM GIVING AWAY GENETICALLY-MODIFIED ORGANISM http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/2/4583562/kickstarter-bans-project-creators-from-giving-GMO-rewards

 

June 4, 2013 Nature

-▶  GLOWING PLANTS SPARK DEBATE http://www.nature.com/news/glowing-plants-spark-debate-1.13131

 

June 6, 2013 The Guardian

-▶  KICKSTARTER MUST NOT FUND BIOHACKERS' GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLANTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/true-north/2013/jun/06/kickstarter-money-glow-in-the-dark-plants?CMP=twt_gu

 

June 6, 2013 Mother Earth News
-▶  CROWDFUNDING SITE 'KICKSTARTER' RAKES IN PROFITS FROM IRRESPONSIBLE, UNREGULATED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY CAMPAIGN http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/synthetic-biology-kickstarter-campaign-zwfz1306zkin.aspx#axzz2Vhhdp8uK

 

Indiegogo

VIDEO:

-▶  KICKSTOPPER:  STOPPING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL POLLUTION BY CROWDFUNDER "KICKSTARTER"  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kickstopper-stopping-syn-bio-pollution

ETC GROUP:

http://www.etcgroup.org/kickstopper

 

 -▶  GLOWING PLANTS: NATURAL LIGHTING WITH NO ELECTRICITY?  (Sounds Great And What Happens When This Pollen pollutes natural plants, pollen for bees and other insects -- and let's not forget our human allergies? ) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antonyevans/glowing-plants-natural-lighting-with-no-electricit

 

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-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

HOW SMART ARE PLANTS/  THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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                                 ***AND GLOWING ANIMALS TOO***

                                             http://ow.ly/lTTYG

 

This Has Major Implications if interbreeding takes place (accidentally) with natural animals and systems (eg throwing the plant outside into garbage or planting it). Just Because We Can, Does Not Give us the Moral or Ethical Right to let these loose into our biosphere or consumer markets.

 

May 7, 2014 New York Times
-▶  A DREAM OF GLOWING TREES IS ASSAILED FOR GENE-TINKERING

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/energy-environment/a-dream-of-glowing-trees-is-assailed-for-gene-tinkering.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0

 

August 13, 2013 CS Monitor

-▶  BUNNIES GLOW GREEN IN THE DARK, JOIN LOTS OF OTHER GLOWING ANIMALS Bunnies http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0813/Bunnies-glow-green-in-the-dark-join-lots-of-other-glowing-animals

 

TechDirt
-▶  GENES FROM JELLYFISH HAVE CREATED A BUNCH OF GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ANIMALS -- SUCH AS CATS, DOGS, FISH, SHEEP, PIGS, MONKEYS AND RABBITS  http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110702/01481114951/dailydirt-animal-research.shtml

 

-▶  GLOWING SHEEP: SCIENTISTS IN URUGUAY GENETICALLY ENGINEER SHEEP TO GLOW UNDER UV LIGHT http://inhabitat.com/scientists-in-uruguay-genetically-engineer-sheep-to-glow-under-uv-light/

 

August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUG? http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html

 

-▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD -  CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/6k3Urx

 

 March 28, 2013 VIDEO REPORT RT News

-▶  ' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

   

 

 

>>> THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria

 

-▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

-▶   THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS. THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/78TtOT

 

June 9, 2013
-▶  INSANE NEW TECHNOLOGY WORSE THAN GMOs? http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/85438-insane-new-technology-worse-than-gmos#.UbTIYWbinDo.twitter

 

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State of the World's Birds Report - Indicates a planet in peril

State of the World's Birds Report -  Indicates a planet in peril | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



From www.birdlife.org - June 21, 2013 3:11 AM

The Independent, November 03, 2014
  - HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS HAVE DISAPPEARED IN 30 YEARS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/hundreds-of-millions-of-birds-have-disappeared-in-30-years-9834342.html

 

June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT 2013 INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL - INVESTING IN CONSERVATION MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE. Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future. These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world by the world’s largest Partnership of conservation organisations...   http://www.birdlife.org/community/2013/06/birds-indicate-a-planet-in-peril-but-investing-in-conservation-makes-economic-sense/

 

                                                         NEW

                             STATE OF THE BIRDS REPORT 2014

                                        United States of America

                                    http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

 

July 11, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS IS BLEAK BUT NOT HOPELESS http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/state-of-the-worlds-birds-is-bleak-but-not-hopeless/

 

Environmental Health News, September 02, 2014

- TOXIC GULLS:  QUEBEC'S CONTAMINATED BIRD COLONY OFFERS CLUE ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS Flame retardants are the 21st century’s PCBs, and Great Lakes birds still are the victims. These chemicals in the gulls of Deslauriers Island off Montreal are altering their hormones. In kestrels, they are causing aggressive behavior. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings5flame-retardants


Environmental Health News, February 09, 2015
  - MICHIGAN'S BALD EAGLES FULL OF PHASED-OUT FLAME RETARDANTS. Starting in the early 2000s, phase-outs of PBDE's began. After four decades, PBDEs have been found in air, dirt and people in virtually every corner of the globe, including the Great Lakes region.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/michigan2019s-bald-eagles-full-of-flame-retardants

 

- A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F

 

                                 SONG BIRD SOS (TRAILER)

                  Can You Imagine A World Without Bird Song?
                                   http://songbirdsos.com/

 

-▶ 1 IN 8 BIRD SPECIES IS IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING FOREVER, SAYS DAVID SUZUKI  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/world-bird-population_b_3569377.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

Climate Progress, June 13, 2014
   -▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS DEVELOPMENT HAS KILLED 58,000 to 402,000 MIGRATING BIRDS OF 22 PROTECTED SPECIES UNDER THREAT 58,000 to 402,000 birds.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/13/3448874/tar-sands-development-killing-birds/

 

National Wildlife Federation, February 28, 2014
  -▶ 30 MILLION BIRDS WILL BE LOST OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS: 4 ANIMALS EXPLAIN WHY THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WOULD BE TERRIBLE  http://blog.nwf.org/2014/02/%EF%BB%BF4-animals-explain-why-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-be-terrible/


September 11, 2013 About My Planet

-▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS ENDANGER TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/daily-green-tips/sands-endanger-millions/

 

Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
  -▶ MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

 

Focusing On Wildlife, October 7, 2012
  -▶ CANADIAN SCIENTISTS: HUMAN-RELATED ACTIVITIES DESTROY ROUGHLY 269 MILLION BIRDS AND 2 MILLION BIRD NESTS IN CANADA EACH YEAR http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/canadian-scientists-publish-human-related-bird-mortality-estimates/

 

Summit Voice, September 21, 2014
  -▶ U.S. SOUTHWESTERN BIRD POPULATIONS IN STEEP DECLINE. Bird populations are dwindling all over North America, especially in the Southwest, where some species have declined by as much as 48 percent since the late 1960s, according to the 2014 State of the Birds Report released last week.
In Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, habitat loss and fragmentation due to development are the largest threats. These are also significant threats in the nation’s grasslands, where breeding birds like the eastern meadowlark and the bobolink have declined by 40 percent since 1968, with the steepest declines coming before 1990, when stakeholders started investing in grassland bird conservation.
And experts say it’s not just rare birds that are vanishing. The report includes a list of 33 common species in steep decline, losing ore than half their global populations over the past four decades — a clear warning sign that birds can undergo a massive population collapse with surprising rapidity. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/21/southwestern-bird-populations-in-steep-decline/

 

Focusing on Wildlife, October 25, 2014
  - BRITAIN'S MIGRATING BIRDS ARE DRASTICALLY DECLINING.
Bird populations that make the great journey between northern Europe and Africa – including the nightingale and turtle dove – are drastically declining, conservationists have warned.Nearly half of the 29 summer migrants, who appear in the UK in spring to breed before returning in the autumn, show long-term population declines. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/britains-migrating-birds-are-drastically-declining-rspb-says/

 

October 21, 2012 The Sunday Times

  -▶ A LICENSE TO KILL BRITAIN'S SONGBIRDS: Hunters and pest controllers have been granted “licences to kill” thousands of birds, including robins, wrens, song-thrushes, skylarks and even house sparrows. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1153428

 

The Guardian, ctober 30, 2014
  - THE MINDLESS SLAUGHTER OF U.K. BIRDS OF PREY: Birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK... as the killing goes on and on. We’re losing hundreds of our most magnificent birds each year because of the mindless and senseless slaughter by a minority group, and it needs to stop. Shooters pay around £2,000 to £3,000 a day for shooting, the fines and other punishments being handed out for persecution did not form a meaningful deterrent.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/30/hundreds-of-birds-of-prey-being-shot-or-poisoned-in-uk-rspb

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                 "EARTHFLIGHT"

                                                     PBS Nature

                             Magnificent six-part series of Migrating Birds:

EARTHFLIGHT invites us to see the world from a bird’s perspective with state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques that take viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. It took series producer John Downer and his team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries, capturing amazing viewpoints that have never been seen before.

NORTH AMERICA:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-north-america/8417/

AFRICA: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-africa/8420/

 

Focusing on Wildlife, September 14, 2014
  - UK BARN OWLS 'THREATENED' BY NEW LEGISLATION ALLOWING FARMERS TO KILL THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE CLASSIFIED AS "NON-NATIVE' SPECIES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/barn-owls-threatened-by-new-legislation/

 

Guardian Environment, May 17, 2014

-▶ CALL FOR KILLING OF BIRDS THAT ARE DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD SPLITS CONSERVATIONISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-robin-starling-mallard-splits-conservationists

 

                                      EXCELLENT ARTICLE SERIES

                                           "WINGED WARNINGS"

Produced by Environmental Health News, an independent, nonprofit news organization, and published in conjunction with National Geographic. Read additional stories in the series at EHN's website. Follow EHN on Twitter.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings1summary/

                                              WINGED WARNINGS

                                 National Geographic, August 25, 2014 

THE 1,300 BIRD SPECIES FACING IMMINENT EXTINCTION SIGNAL THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140825-bird-environment-chemical-contaminant-climate-change-science-winged-warning/

 

                                               VIDEO (2:18)
                               ARE SONGBIRDS DISAPPEARING?

                                      The Nature of Things CBC

We depend on songbirds to keep the Earth’s plant life flourishing. Like the bees, it is the birds who pollinate the flowers and disperse the seeds. They keep insects under control, protecting leaves and seeds and human crops. “By some estimates, we may have lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies almost forty years ago” says respected ornithologist Bridget Stutchbury. http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/blog/are-songbirds-disappearing

 

Reuters, March 19, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO TO KILL/POISON THOUSANDS OF RAVENS TO "BENEFIT" IMPERILED BIRD SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/usa-idaho-raven-idUSL2N0MG12V20140319

 

July 10, 2013
  -▶ USDA "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" PROGRAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MASS KILLINGS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds

PDF LISTING http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

 

August 22, 2013 High Country News

  -▶ THE LATEST: US FISH AND WILDLIFE TO SHOOT THOUSANDS OF BARRED OWLS http://www.hcn.org/issues/45.14/the-latest-fish-wildlife-to-shoot-thousands-of-barred-owls

 

 August 23, 2013 Care2Causes

  -▶ U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa

 

                                                 WATCH

                                       "NO SAFE HAVEN"

         MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS

                                    AROUND THE WORLD

                                           http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

                                      Birdlife, December 16, 2013
                  -▶ STATE OF JORDAN'S BIRD'S REPORT LAUNCHED http://www.birdlife.org/middle-east/news/state-jordan%E2%80%99s-birds-report-launched

 

AllVoices, February 05, 2014
  -▶ WHY HUMANS NEED BIRDS MORE THAN THEY REALIZE http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16462560-amazing-things-you-may-not-know-about-birds?utm_campaign=Outbrain&utm_source=Outbrain1.5Cents

 

Living on Earth: March 14, 2014

-▶ PASSENGER PIGEONS FLIGHT TO EXTINCTION: HOW HUMANS WIPED HUNTED DOWN AND WIPED OUT AN ENTIRE SPECIES http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=14-P13-00011#feature6

 

BBC News, September 23, 2013

  -▶ RSPB SCOTLAND 'EXTINCTION' WARNING OVER FALLING SEABIRD NUMBERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24211321

 

Science/AAAS, June 12, 2014
-▶ LEAVE IT TO NATURE: PLANTS HITCHHIKE ON THE WINGS OF BIRDS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/06/plants-hitchhike-wings-birds

 

Smithsonian, October 8, 2013
  -▶ THIS LITTLE BIRD CAN STAY IN FLIGHT FOR SIX MONTHS STRAIGHT - THE ALPINE SWIFT http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/10/this-bird-can-stay-in-flight-for-six-months-straight/


 

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                          NEW YORK STATE'S WAR ON BIRDS

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HuffingtonPost Green, May 02, 2014
-▶ 26,000 BIRDS KILLED BY JFK AIRPORT CONTRACTORS IN FIVE YEARS, RECORDS SHOW Wildlife control contractors have shot almost 26,000 birds at John F. Kennedy International Airport over the past five years to stop them interfering with passenger flights — including more than 1,600 protected birds the airport did not have express permission to kill, internal records show http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/01/jfk-birds-shot-protected-airport-port-authority_n_5246071.html

 

 July 28, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
  -▶ NEW YORK: HUNDREDS OF MIGRATING CANADA GEESE SLAUGHTERED IN NEW YORK JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/hundreds-of-canada-geese-slaughtered-in-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge/

 

 New York Times, January 30, 2014
NEW YORK WANTS TO GET RID OF (KILL) THEIR 2,200 MUTE SWANS BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE WAY OF MAN http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/nyregion/a-winged-symbol-of-love-that-new-york-state-wants-banished.html?ref=earth&_r=0

 

Digital Journal, March 05, 2014

-▶  PROTESTERS FLOCK TOGETHER TO STOP SWAN KILLINGS IN NEW YORK http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/protesters-flock-together-to-stop-swan-killing-in-new-york/article/374288

 

July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
-▶ THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HAS ISSUED A PERMIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO KILL OVER 90 SPECIES OF BIRDS WITHIN NEW YORK STATE  The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely publicized... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dozens-of-bird-species-could-be-slaughtered-in-new-york/

 

 NY Daily News, December 09, 2013
  -▶ 'WILDLIFE SPECIALISTS'  SHOOTING SNOWY OWLS AT NEW YORK CITY'S AIRPORTS http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/snowy-owls-added-port-authority-kill-list-article-1.1541823

 

10,000 Birds, December 09, 2013
  -▶ SNOWY OWLS BEING SHOT AT JFK AIRPORT http://10000birds.com/snowy-owls-being-shot-at-jfk-airport.htm

 

                                                         VIDEO
  - THOUSANDS OF SNOWY OWLS MIGRATE SOUTH IN UNBELIEVABLE WILDLIFE EVENT http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/12/arctic-snowy-owls-migrate-south.aspx

 

                                                   WATCH

                      SHOOTING ONE OWL TO SAVE ANOTHER

                        July 26, 2013 NewsHour PBS Report

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/07/shooting-one-owl-to-save-another.html

 

                                     ========================

 

                         WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE VULTURES? 

THE VETERINARY DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA  http://sco.lt/6TVrer

 

                                    =========================

                                              -- WETLANDS --

                                    =========================

 

                                             BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                 Award-Winning "DUCKumentary"

                                      Inside The World of Ducks
                                         PBS Nature Full Episode
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/an-original-duckumentary/preview/7957/

 

 ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE, BIODIVERSITY, MIGRATING BIRDS AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

Pew Environmental Initiatives, November 20, 2013
  -▶ FINS AND FEATHERS:  WHY LITTLE FISH ARE A BIG DEAL TO FLORIDA'S COASTAL WATERBIRDS.. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/fins-and-feathers-why-little-fish-are-a-big-deal-to-floridas-coastal-waterbirds-85899521601

 

June 26, 2013 Toronto Star
  -▶ CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP LETTING BIRDS DOWN: : Editorial: A new report says some domestic bird populations have declined by 80 to 90 per cent over the past 20 years. The federal and Ontario governments seem unwilling to help. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/06/24/canadian_governments_must_stop_letting_birds_down_editorial.htm

 

 

                                           ==================

                                                  BRITAIN, UK

                                           ==================

 

                             THE STATE OF UK'S BIRDS REPORT 2013
http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SUKB_2013.pdf

 

November 23, 2012 Care 2

  -▶ 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1968 To put that number in perspective, that’s about a fifth of the total population of Britain’s birds, or a fall of one nesting pair per minute http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.

 

  -▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

August 12, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
-▶ IN THE UK AND SCOTLAND, SHOULD THE SLAUGHTER OF GROUSE BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE?  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-slaughter-of-grouse-be-allowed-to-continue/

 

Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

  -▶ UK'S WILD BIRD POPULATION CONTINUES TO DECLINE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/wild-birds-uk-decline

 

                                       ===================

                                            CLIMATE CHANGE

                                        ===================

 

 Guardian Environment, December 14, 2013

  -▶ BATTLE TO SAVE UK BARN OWL AFTER FREAK WEATHER KILLS THOUSANDS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/14/barn-owls-threatened-freak-weather

 

August 22, 2013 Guardian Environment

  -▶ FEARS FOR SEABIRDS AS GLOBAL WARMING AFFECTS COASTLINE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/23/fears-seabirds-global-warming-affects-coastline


  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/5CEe1Z


  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8IiixN


January 12, 2012 Science Codex

  -▶ *****  LARGEST BIRD, THE ALBATROSS, ALTERS ITS FORAGING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/largest_bird_alters_its_foraging_due_to_climate_change-84297

June 3, 2013 Science Daily
  -▶ ******  NO EARLY BIRDS GETTING THE WORMS: SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm

 May 10, 2013 BBC News -

  -▶ *******  CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

May 13, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ ******* July 22, 2013 BBC News -
SCOTTISH SEABIRD COLONIES DECIMATED BY COLDEST SPRING IN 50 YEARS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23404883

 

 

                                =======================

                   ENVIRONMENTAL, POLLUTION CHALLENGES

                                =======================

 

  -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


  -▶--  MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON WORLD'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/

EarthJustice, April 29, 2014
FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
  -▶ -- MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

 June 25, 2013 Environmental News Network
  -▶ -- THE LEAD POISONING IN OUR SONG BIRDS http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46142

-- August 9, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, DEFORESTATION DRIVING INCREASED PARASITISM OF YOUNG NESTING BIRDS IN ARGENTINA http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/climate-change-deforestation-driving-increased-parasitism-of-young-nesting-birds-in-argentina/

 March 18, 2012 The Guardian Environment

  -▶ --SEABIRD SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION AS INVADERS STORM EMPIRES LAST OUTCROPS, WARNS UK RSPB http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/18/seabirds-british-overseas-territories-extinction?CMP=twt_gu&nbsp

 January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

  -▶ --HAWAIIAN FOREST BIRDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TROUBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Native_forest_birds_in_unprecedented_trouble_999.html

  -▶ --WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BIRDS DISAPPEAR? GUAM IS ENTIRELY INFESTED WITH SPIDERS http://grist.org/list/guam-is-entirely-infested-with-spiders-and-its-all-the-fault-of-invasive-snakes/

 

 

                                            ===================

                                                     PESTICIDES

                                            ===================

 

August 12, 2013 Guardian
  -▶ CONDORS FOUND 'POISONED' IN CHILE AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES USED FOR AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/condors-poisoned-chile-andes-insecticides

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

  -▶ WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

April 8, 2012 Worldtruth TV
-▶ USDA ADMITS EXTERMINATING BIRDS, CROPS, AND BEES http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds-crops-and-bees/

 

  -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS  http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3

 

 February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

   -▶  BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/

 

October 5, 2012 The Hindu

  -▶ THE LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS VERY LIKELY TO HAVE IMPACTS ON HIGHER-LEVEL SPECIES SUCH AS BIRDS  http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/longterm-impacts-of-genetically-modified-organisms-need-close-study/article3965818.ece

 

 -▶ OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
  -▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES : Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out
   http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water


EarthJustice, April 29, 2014
FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

 

  -▶ -- PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

  - PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING BIRDS, ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/5Ma5Fh

 

NunatsiaqOnline, November 14, 2013
  -▶ POISONOUS CHEMICAL COCKTAILS STILL THREATEN ARCTIC BIRD POPULATIONS. Glaucous gull population cut in half since the 1980's http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674poisonous_chemical_cocktails_still_threaten_arctic_bird_populations/

 

 -▶ HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS LETHAL TO WILDLIFE (AND YOU?)  “A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird. Even a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the oldest neonicotinoid -- called imidacloprid -- can fatally poison a bird. And as little as 1/10th of a neonicotinoid-coated corn seed per day during egg-laying season is all that is needed to affect reproduction.”  http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

 

 -▶ AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS http://sco.lt/62g2IT

                                                 WATCH
                 POISONING PARADISE - ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/Poisoning-Paradise---Ecocide-New-Zealand/Vkd0Rk9WQlJQVDA9K0k=

 


                                                       WATCH
                                           "OUTBACK PELICANS"
                                                     PBS Nature

When rare weather systems bring heavy rains, huge numbers of Australian pelicans abandon the sea and coastal waters and embark on a mass pilgrimage to a place a thousand miles inland. It’s the last place you would look for one of their kind – the Australian Outback, one of the driest, hottest places on the planet. But what exactly triggers their journey? How do they find their way? How do they know what is waiting for them? And where do they go when they leave? NATURE looks for answers to questions researchers are only now beginning to unravel.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/outback-pelicans/introduction/6438/

 

Smithsonian Magazine March 2014

  -▶ 500,000 CRANES ARE HEADED FOR NEBRASKA IN ONE OF EARTH'S GREATEST MIGRATIONS http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/500000-cranes-are-headed-nebraska-one-earths-greatest-migrations-180949816/

 

Summit Voice, April 22, 2014

  -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES GONE? Populations of blue-footed boobies, one of the Galápagos Islands iconic species, have dwindled by a third since the 1960s, mainly because the birds don’t seem to be finding the food they need to breed and raise chicks.. The population decline is so steep that the birds are in danger of dying out, http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/22/where-have-all-the-blue-footed-boobies-gone/

 

Treehugger, February 03, 2014

-▶ BIRD SMUGGLERS CAUGHT WITH INVASIVE SPECIES USED FOR FINCH FIGHTING http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/bird-smugglers-caught-invasive-species-used-finch-fighting.html

 

-▶ IN CAMBODIA, FORMER POACHERS NOW SAVE BIRDS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/hunters-birds/

 

Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014
  -▶ WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawkshttp://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

 

                                                           PHOTOS
                                      NATURE'S SANITATION CREW
                                       Show Me Nature Photography
http://blog.showmenaturephotography.com/14706/blog/natures-sanitation-crew/

  

                BREATHTAKING IN-FLIGHT BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY      http://abduzeedo.com/breathtaking-flight-birds-photography


November 16, 2012 Terra Daily

  -▶ EXHAUSTIVE FAMILY TREE FOR BIRDS SHOWS RAPID DIVERSIFICATION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Exhaustive_family_tree_for_birds_shows_recent_rapid_diversification_999.htm

 

 January 5, 2012 Grist

  -▶ THE BIRDS AND THE WEEDS: A FARM CONSERVATION LOVE STORY http://grist.org/sustainable-farming/2012-01-05-the-birds-and-the-weeds-a-farm-conservation-love-story/

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                 TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

      THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                             PBS Nature Full Episode
                                "AMERICAN EAGLE" - Bald Eagles

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-eagle/introduction/4201/

 

 June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
  -▶ CALL OF THE WILD: BIRDNOTE  © Willow Ptarmigan. A bird whose voice is more likely to give you a fit of the giggles http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=5

 

 

   -▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN

 

June 20, 2013 BBC Nature -
  -▶ BIRDS 'SHOW VALUE OF CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS' http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22940947

 

                                              WIND TURBINES

IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?

http://sco.lt/89su3d


 

   - ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE  - WildEarth Guardians http://sco.lt/5lXpIX

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                            WATCH FAB FILM

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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Jamie Gibson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:10 AM

The story is quite short but there are lots of good links...

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:49 AM

Here are many links all in one place so you can start looking over the bird situation from one site. I think we all love birds when they don't leave us too many "presents" in the wrong places or wake us up too early. I certainly will lovingly accept unwanted presents if the price is to loose my feathered friends.

 

I personally share my yard and often my porch or deck with a peacock that decided to live at my house.  I clean-up a bit after him and he loudy lets me know when someone strange is in the yard.....And then we just walk, fly, sit and stand around watching each other do things.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 11, 2015 7:42 AM

Birds can tell even in the Bible days  check Noah he sent out a bird to check for dry land after the flood and when the bird did not return it meant the land was safe for Noah and his family to come out of the Ark onto dry land !

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Pesticides/Chemicals are killing our planet: decimating wildlife, ecosystems, pollinators, and aquatic species

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 June 18, 2013 Mongabay
PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html


BBC - Earth -
  -▶  POLLINATORS IN DECLINE AROUND THE WORLD  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150304-global-pollinators-in-decline


June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS PESTICIDE THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/


May 15, 2013 Science Daily
NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES LEAD TO STARVATION OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS :  New Study reveals honeybees aren't the only organisms suffering from the adverse effects of neonicotinoid insecticide use: the toxic chemicals are also killing freshwater invertebrates http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130515203015.htm


Summit Voice, September 17, 2014
 -▶ PESTICIDE POLLUTION RISING IN URBAN STREAMS AND RIVERS. Streams in agricultural areas are polluted at about the same level as they were 1990s, but pesticide pollution is increasing in urban streams, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study spanning about 20 years.  A huge number of rivers and streams around the country are still polluted with pesticides that can kill bugs and other aquatic organisms at the base of the food chain http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/17/environment-pesticide-pollution-rising-in-urban-streams/


Greener Ideal, June 06, 2014
 -▶ THE SILENT DEATH OF BATS, BEES AND FROGS:  A CLEAR WARNING WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR http://www.greenerideal.com/science/0606-silent-death-bats-bees-frogs/


July 21, 2013 - Summit County

PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


Telegraph, June 14, 2013
▶  BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html


                                                  VIDEO 1:48
                            Michigan Radio, December 16, 2014

     THE LINGERING LEGACY OF PESTICIDES IN OUR ENVIRONMENT
  BIRDS ARE DYING IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN FROM DECADES-OLD DDT POLLUTION  http://michiganradio.org/post/birds-are-dying-central-michigan-decades-old-ddt-pollution



▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


Environmental Health News, May 13, 2014
- ▶ FROGS' IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED BY CHEMICALS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/may/frog-immunity


                                                   WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                               A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                             http://sco.lt/5U62ML


SummitVoice, August 09, 2014
 -▶ HOW DO PESTICIDES AFFECT WILDLIFE?  WE'LL KNOW MORE AFTER A COURT-ORDERED ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/09/epa-to-study-pesticide-impacts-to-endangered-species/


PESTICIDE CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1


PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS NOW SO WIDESPREAD IN ENVIRONMENT DISRUPTING BRAIN FUNCTION IN BEES (AND US) http://sco.lt/7PcIeP


May 1, 2013 - The Guardian

THESE 'BEE' KILLING PESTICIDES TERMINATE MORE THAN JUST BEES: STUDY LINKS INSECTICIDE USE TO INVERTEBRATE DIE OFFS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/01/study-links-insecticide-invertebrate-die-off



August 16, 2012 CBS Dallas
WEST NILE SPRAYING KILLS BEES AND OTHER BIOSYSTEM INSECTS   http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/08/16/west-nile-spraying-could-affect-north-texas-bees/


PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATH AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT



STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL  http://sco.lt/4yq6z3



January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶ BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs


TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD BUMBLEBEES, HONEYBEES, LADYBUG AND OTHER INSECTS FOUND DEAD IN OREGON PARKING LOT http://ow.ly/mfdsC


Mother Jones, Tom Philpott, July 29, 2014
 -▶ MIDWESTERN WATERS ARE FULL OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/07/federal-agency-finds-neonic-pesticides-midwestern-water


SummitVoice, July 26, 2014
 -▶ USGS STUDY SHOW DEADLY BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE POLLUTION COMMON IN MIDWEST WATER STREAMS. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey studying streams in the Midwest have found levels of neonicotinoid insecticides at up to 20 times the concentrations deemed toxic to aquatic organisms. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/26/environment-usgs-study-shows-neonicotinoid-pesticide-pollution-common-in-midwest-streams/


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT INSECTS BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY: UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE: WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY' Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344


The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISH. A group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html


                                                    BATS

        WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS

                           PESTICIDES WEAKEN IMMUNE SYSTEMS

                                           http://sco.lt/7xPkeH


July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-wate


National Geographic May 08, 2014
   -▶ AFRICA'S SILENT SPRING IS UPON US. POISONING OUR WILDLIFE WITH PESTICIDES - AN EPIDEMIC The use of highly toxic pesticides to poison wildlife can be best described as silent, cheap, easy, and effective. It is so effective that a number of species of African wildlife are in decline due to poisoning. These include lions, hyenas, eagles, and especially vultures. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/08/africas-silent-spring-is-upon-us/


WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE VULTURES?  THE VETERINARY DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA - THE WEB OF LIFE http://sco.lt/7BzRdB


                                    ======================

                     MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES

   THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER

                                              http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                                           ======================


June 17, 2013 Nature -

Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences

PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS

Agricultural chemicals affect invertebrates in streams and soil, even at 'safe' levels. Agricultural pesticides have been linked to widespread invertebrate biodiversity loss in two new research papers.

Pesticide use has sharply reduced the regional biodiversity of stream invertebrates, such as mayflies and dragonflies, in Europe and Australia, finds a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1..... http://www.nature.com/news/pesticides-spark-broad-biodiversity-loss-1.13214


                                     GARDENERS BEWARE

Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled, Unregulated http://sco.lt/6oDPd3


Organic Authority, April 11, 2012
FROM LAWN TO FISHING LINE:  PESTICIDES POISONING WEST COAST SALMON http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/from-lawn-to-line-home-pesticides-poisoning-west-coast-salmon/


Nation of Change, May 25, 2014

GMO GRASS/PESTICIDES: COMING TO A LAWN NEAR YOU - UNLABELED Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic. And you won’t know it. http://www.nationofchange.org/gmo-grass-coming-lawn-near-you-1401027434


REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx


                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

SCIENTISTS TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM, SYNGENTA. BEE-KILLING  "ALTRAZINE"  http://sco.lt/8VIcAz


                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                         A Special Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt


Environmental Health New, January 30, 2014

BANNED SCOTCHGARD CHEMICAL STILL CONTAMINATING SAN FRANCISCO SEALS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/jan/bay-seals-and-pfos


April 12, 2013 - Honey Colony - Mark Bittman

PESTICIDES:  THE THREAT IS MORE ACUTE THAN EVER http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/


DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMAL GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH


EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons


July 8, 2013 sgvtribune.com
▶  BOBCATS FACE DEADLY DISEASES, WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS FROM EXPOSURE TO HOUSEHOLD RAT POISON http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_23622867/bobcats-face-deadly-diseases-weakened-immune-systems-from


                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp


                                             TOXIC AMERICA

WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR?

                                           http://sco.lt/77eC4f


Summit County, November 18, 2013

EPA TO BOOST REVIEWS FOR PESTICIDE IMPACTS TO ENDANGERED SPECIES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/environment-epa-to-boost-reviews-for-pesticide-impacts-to-endangered-species/


NPR, September 24, 2013

HIGHLY TOXIC, HIGHLY PERSISTENT PESTICIDE AND GLOBAL LOVE OF BANANAS POISONING COSTA RICA'S CROCODILES AND OTHER AQUATIC ANIMALS. Paul Grant, a wildlife biologist at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, analyzed the blood samples of caiman for 70 different pesticides. The results concerned him.

The samples contained nine pesticides, of which only two are currently in use. The remaining seven are "historic organic pollutants," says Grant.

These are pesticides like DDT, dieldrin, and endosulfan — chemicals that have been banned, some of them for nearly a decade. But they persist in the environment and build up in the bodies of animals.

These chemicals are also found in significant levels in all sorts of aquatic mammals, including and and in different parts of the world.

 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/24/225793450/global-love-of-bananas-may-be-hurting-costa-ricas-crocodiles


August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ


August 21, 2013 Mongabay

PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html


                                                  ROUNDUP

                                   THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

       NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                    (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS) 

                                             http://sco.lt/5bdPhx


                                                      WATCH

                                      DANGERS OF DICAMBA

                                                Michael Pollan

The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


May 11, 2013 UNEP

UN CONFERENCE TAKES HISTORIC STRIDES TO STRENGTHEN CHEMICAL PESTICIDE SAFETY GLOBALLY
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that in many countries intensive crop production has depleted agriculture's natural resource base, jeopardizing future productivity. "To fight hunger and eradicate poverty, we will need to find more sustainable ways to produce 60 percent more food by 2050," he said. However, he recognized that chemical pesticides would continue to be part of farming in many parts of the world in future. ... http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9501&l=en


CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN


Wake Up World, November 20, 2013
MORE GMO NIGHTMARES: AUSTRALIA TO TRIAL FORCIBLE VACCINATION THROUGH THE RELEASE OF GMO AEROSOL VACCINES http://wakeup-world.com/2013/11/20/australia-to-trial-forcible-vaccination-through-release-of-aerosol-gmo-vaccine/


September 6, 2012 SciDevNet

NATURE'S NATURAL BALANCE: SMALL BIRDS SAVE BIG MONEY FOR COSTA RICA'S FARMERS http://www.scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/small-birds-save-big-money-for-costa-rica-s-farmers.html


HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE  http://sco.lt/90Sr2n


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                         PESTICIDE INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK

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June 17, 2013 100Reporters
PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/


Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL POLICY HAVE INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict


Blue and Green Tomorrow, November 28th, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY HAS NEVER BEEN DONE FOR PESTICIDE DAMAGE TO ECOSYSTEMS, WILDLIFE http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2013/11/28/ban-on-pesticides-may-harm-wildlife-beekeepers-say/


                                         BEYOND PESTICIDES

           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php


▶  MONSANTO RIDER" IN FARM BILL EXEMPTS AGRIBUSINESS FROM LIABILITY FOR BIOCROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND ELIMINATES GOVERNMENT POWER TO REGULATE THEM ... http://grist.org/article/frankenfoods-hitch-a-ride-through-congress-but-you-can-help-stop-them/


                                                  WATCH

                     A Must see VIDEO for all by David Suzuki:

 PESTICIDE CROPS, BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL   

                                        http://sco.lt/4lxOIj


                                               FULL LENGTH:

                      THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO

                        The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                    http://sco.lt/7CoHSb


THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUEL AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/8P74wD

 


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TruthOut, September 06, 2015

-▶ CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN COLONIALISM, CAPITALISM AND RACISM http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/32667-eduardo-galeano-connected-the-dots-between-colonialism-capitalism-and-racism


EcoInternet, Dr. Glen Barry   July 13, 2015

▶ HUMANITY OVERRUNS NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS.  THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT COLLAPSE IN THE PURSUIT OF SHORT TERM GROWTH

-- BIOSPHERE COLLAPSE:  THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC BUBBLE EVER. ...“Horrendous inequity whereby a few hundred people possess half of Earth’s wealth as more than one billion live on less than $1.50/day....

http://www.ecointernet.org/2015/07/18/biosphere_collapse_the_biggest-economic-bubble-ever/


June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
-▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

'"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625


June 3, 2013 Forest News

-▶ Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD'S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic


                      PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com


                               VIDEO - Narrated By Robert Redford

                           THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS (26:50)

                                     2014 Emmy Award Recipient

            From Chicago to The Amazon and The Karoo - PBS Version-

                                    https://vimeo.com/69587098


May 25, 2013 The Guardian

-▶ INDONESIA:  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

Multinational companies have been encouraged by the Indonesian Government to seize and deforest land owned by the indigenous peoples.. "The presence of palm oil plantations has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger. Human rights violations keep occurring around natural resources in the country and intimidation, forced evictions and torture are common," said Sarigih. "There are thousands of cases that have not surfaced. Many remain hidden, especially by local authorities," he says....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism


-▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

Yale Global, July 09, 2014
  ▶ CHINA'S CHALLENGE IN AFRICA:  AVOID BLAME OF NEO-COLONIALISM http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china%E2%80%99s-challenge-africa-avoid-blame-neo-colonialism


The Observer 16 May 2015
CHINA'S AMAZONIAN RAILWAY THREATENS UNCONTACTED TRIBES AND THE RAINFOREST  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/amazon-china-railway-plan


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/


 January 27, 2013 Economy Watch
-▶ LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.html



                                 UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ


                                             LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv


                                             WATCH (56:27)

                        STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                              HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

Pambazuka, April 08, 2014
▶  BRICS: THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. The BRICS are united in their drive for foreign direct investment, a thirst for natural resources and poor environmental regulation. A closer examination of the predatory capitalist penetration of each BRIC nation reveals multi-national companies carving up Africa in a similar way the countries of the 1884 Berlin conference did to Africa http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91298


                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


                                                    VIDEO:

ETHIOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT


▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


-▶ DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE AND INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS  http://sco.lt/4ha4y9

 

                                    ERADICATING ECOCIDE

  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                      http://sco.lt/56vkOH


-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

                                                     VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9


                                          WHO'S IN CONTROL 

                    NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? 

                                           http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


                                                  WATCH
                Investigation, Frontline PBS November 18, 2014
    CORPORATIONS, US GOVERNMENT, TERRORISM AND PROFITS
                   FIRESTONE AND CHARLES TAYLOR IN LIBERIA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/firestone-and-the-warlord/


Truthout, November 29, 2012

-▶  THE PRIVATIZATION OF US FOREIGN POLICY:
Lobbying for foreign interests is a half billion dollar industry in the U.S. http://truth-out.org/news/item/13031-the-privatization-of-us-foreign-policy-an-interview-with-the-author-of-the-foreign-policy-auction

 

                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                         THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC "PARTNERSHIP"

                                            http://sco.lt/6Nmvy5


                                   ===========================


HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/51dYjh


                                               BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R


LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                               =========================


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3


Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3


                              OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS

                                  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

          MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS

             CSR AND SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY

                                              http://sco.lt/6JnpS5


                                  =========================


-▶ OUR OCEAN ARE DYING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


-▶ OVERFISHING - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn


GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU



                                            THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17


                                                    WATCH

                        SHORT VIDEO: RESOURCE RIGHTS

                                    Grassroots International

Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights



WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN AND FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P


▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5rAELZ



                                          VIDEO REPORT

        TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

                                 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour
IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY OF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html



 June 3, 2013 Africa Review
-▶ MULTINATIONALS REAPING BIG FROM ABUSIVE FORESTRY PRACTICES IN DRC (CONGO) http://www.africareview.com/Analysis/Multinational-companies-reaping-big-from-DRC-foreste/-/979190/1870906/-/hxc1jf/-/index.html?goback=.gde_125462_member_246771094


                                                  FEATURED VIDEO
                                           Mongabay, March 19, 2014
INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
▶  NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISH. More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/


                                                       -- WATCH --
                                                     VIDEO REPORT

                       "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"
                                    September 15, 2013 The Real News

-▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

June 2, 2013 The Guardian
-▶ HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - Hundreds of Thousands said to have been Displaced http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land


Mongabay, March 14, 2014
-▶ INDONESIAN SUGAR CORPORATION POISED TO DESTROY HALF OF ISLAND NATURAL FORESTS ON INDONESIA'S REMOTE ARU ISLANDS The impacts on Aru's legendary biodiversity — on land and in the surrounding marine ecosystems — would be devastating. "The concessions in question takes away the rights of indigenous communities over their territories," Abdon said. "The livelihoods of local communities depend closely on existing natural resources and tenure security, and both will be destroyed. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-aru-sugar-plantations.html

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations


-▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                              http://sco.lt/7sR3eT



                                                   ENOUGHNESS

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


                     -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -

                                 BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

               Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                             http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

                                     =======================

 

                                    RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION


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                                                   WATCH:

                                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'"

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                          http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

Mongabay, November 7, 2013
-▶ PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 -▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF


 -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 24, 2014
-▶ NOT JUST GOOD ON PAPER:  HOW BUSINESSES AND NGOs CAN PROTECT VITAL RAINFORESTS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-power-ngo-protect-rainforests-paper

 

                                                      VIDEO:

-▶ SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

 

                                                      VIDEO:

-▶ TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 17, 2013
-▶ SOLOMON ISLANDERS BATTLE ILLEGAL LOGGING http://www.trust.org/item/20131017092907-ypt9m/?source=tw

 

 June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project


Al Jazeera America, January 15, 2014
-▶ U.S. LOUISIANA FORESTS BEING SACRIFICED TO FUEL EUROPE'S BIOMASS BOOM http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/green-energy-demandineuropemaybethreateningamericanforests.html

 

August 23, 2013 Care2Causes

-▶ BIG CORPORATE MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION:

U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa


Phys.org, January 27, 2014
-▶ BRAZIL SCIENTISTS WARN ON DWINDLING JAGUAR POPULATION http://phys.org/news/2014-01-brazil-scientists-dwindling-jaguar-population.html

 

-▶ INDONESIA:THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h


Mongabay, August 11, 2014
-▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


                               FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

        MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

                                           http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

                                                  SEA CHANGE:

                    THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                        THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                              http://sco.lt/7y1XHt



 

 August 7, 2013 Pambazuka -=▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED Bt COTTON IN GHANA: THE HIDDEN CORPORATE AGENDA EXPOSED http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88550

 

 -▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt


 

pdjmoo's insight:

INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE UN IPCC REPORT / NASA FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn


-▶ "TERRACIDE" DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/7gxiG9


 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd



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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:19 AM

this says it all.

Investors Europe Stock Brokers's curator insight, March 4, 8:27 AM

INDONESIA:  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

Multinational companies have been encouraged by the Indonesian Government to seize and deforest land owned by the indigenous peoples.. "The presence of palm oil plantations has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger. Human rights violations keep occurring around natural resources in the country and intimidation, forced evictions and torture are common," said Sarigih. "There are thousands of cases that have not surfaced. Many remain hidden, especially by local authorities," he says....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism

pdeppisch's curator insight, March 4, 1:49 PM

INDONESIA:  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

Multinational companies have been encouraged by the Indonesian Government to seize and deforest land owned by the indigenous peoples.. "The presence of palm oil plantations has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger. Human rights violations keep occurring around natural resources in the country and intimidation, forced evictions and torture are common," said Sarigih. "There are thousands of cases that have not surfaced. Many remain hidden, especially by local authorities," he says....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism

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The Power Of The Seed. The Global Corporate Monopoly in Seed Patents and Control of Agriculture

The Power Of The Seed. The Global Corporate Monopoly in Seed Patents and Control of Agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

April 25, 2013

THE SEED OLIGARCHS http://gmo-journal.com/2013/04/25/seed-oligarchs/

 

 ++++HOW US STATE DEPARTMENT 'TWISTS ARMS' ON MONSANTO'S BEHALF http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/14-2

 

May 14, 2013 Food & Water Watch PDF download Full Report
++++BIOTECH AMBASSADORS: HOW THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PROMOTES THE GLOBAL SEED INDUSTRIES AGENDA http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/14-2

 

THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

May 8, 2013 Nation Of Change
ALL ABOUT THE NEW STRANGEHOLD GMO EU SEED LAW http://www.nationofchange.org/all-about-new-eu-seed-law-1368022078

 

May 14, 2013 Common Dreams

WHY IS THE BIOTECH GMO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SO POWERFUL & UNTOUCHABLE?

 

May 15, 2013 IPS News
MEXICO: GROUND ZERO IN THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF MAIZE http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/mexico-ground-zero-in-the-fight-for-the-future-of-maize/

 

PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 

 

WATCH:

May 13, 2013 NewsHourPBS
+++VIDEO : SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY RULE TO UPHOLD MONSANTO'S SOYBEAN PATENT http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june13/scotus_05-13.html

 

May 13, 2013 Intellectual Property Watch
U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF MONSANTO IN PATENT EXHAUSTION CASE  http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/05/13/us-supreme-court-rules-in-favour-of-monsanto-in-patent-exhaustion-case/

 

May 13, 2013 ScienceInsider
U.S. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS MONSANTO SOYBEAN PATENTS http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/05/us-supreme-court-upholds-monsant.html?ref=em

 

 

ON THE SEED AND SEED PATENT GLOBAL MONOPOLY

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=seeds

 

GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

Open Seeds:

INDUSTRIAL (GM) SEED CARTEL EXTEND THEIR DOMINANCE - NO SEED CAN BE SOLD WITHOUT PERMISSION http://open-seeds.org/bad-seed-law/

 

THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996057818/the-gmo-seed-cartel-how-biotechnology-companies-monopolize-global-seed-markets

 

BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY - THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://sco.lt/7696k

 

OUR PATENTED LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF-- IS BIOTECH OUT ... | http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

GLOBAL SEED GIANTS PATENT SEEDS REDUCING FARMERS' SEED OPTIONS http://sco.lt/8027ZB

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

+++++OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

 

 

--  THE GMO SEED PATENT GAME: How Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? - Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american


--  SEED MONOPOLIES and GMOs... The Biotech Cartel End Game ... Reaching the point of no return http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2606416839/seed-monopolies-and-gmos-the-biotech-cartel-end-game-the-point-of-no-return

 

 

 

 WATCH:

+++++"SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY" - VIDEO - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT - BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY - GMO SEED MONOPOLY   http://sco.lt/661TMX

 

GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p

 

THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS: THE IMPLICATIONS. THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

 

 

WATCH:

+++++"SEEDS OF FREEDOM" (10 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyh9-K3n4Kg&sns=em #Navdanya, Dr. Vandana Shiva

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND  FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

May 13, 2013 IPS
MEXICO: GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOODS http://sco.lt/7TN70z

 

Seattle Times:
THE POLITICS OF ALTERED FOODS http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19991107&slug=2993667

 

May 10, 2013

GMO PATENTS TURN FARMERS SAVING SEEDS INTO "THIEVES" ~ Vandana Shiva http://southweb.org/lifewise/gmo-patents-turn-farmers-saving-seeds-into-thieves-vandana-shiva/

 

April 25, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
OPEN LETTER ON THE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WITH THE SEED INDUSTRY OF A NATIONAL EXPERT SECONDED TO DG SANCO http://corporateeurope.org/open-letter-conflicts-interest-seed-industry-national-expert-seconded-dg-sanco

 

NO PATENTS ON SEEDS: Open letter To Members of the European Parliament and European Commission http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/recent-activities/open-letter-members-european-parliament-and-european-commission

 

April 26, 2012 Pesticide Action Network

MONSANTO & BIOTECH CARTEL MOVE TO CONSOLIDATE AND MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED PATENTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/corporations-win-farmers-lose-ge-seed-deals/

 

 

 

April 6, 2013 WorldTruthTV
++++MONSANTO-FREE SEED COMPANIES http://worldtruth.tv/monsanto-free-seed-companies/

 

++++MONSANTO'S SEED COMPANY SUBSIDIARIES - LIST

http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/MonsantoSeedsFS.pdf

 

 

 

MONSANTO AND GATES FOUNDATION HAVE MAJOR CONTROL OVER LARGE SEED BANK IN NORWAY - CURRENT TV http://current.com/technology/93147558_monsanto-and-gates-foundation-have-major-control-over-large-seed-bank-in-norway.htm

 

“DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT" IN THE ARCTIC - WHO OWNS THESE ORIGINAL SEEDS?  | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic/23503

 

WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

WHY DOES MONSANTO SUE FARMERS WHO SAVE SEEDS? OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE  http://sco.lt/7xzzFJ

 

 

 

April 23, 2013 - The South African Civil Society Information Service

IS AFRICA ABOUT TO LOSE THE RIGHT TO HER SEED? Seed and the control of seed lies at the heart of agriculture. In Africa around 80% of seed comes from local and community saved seed resources. This seed is adapted to local conditions. It forms an integral part of community food security and agricultural integrity. This entire traditional system is now under threat.

A broad front of commercial interests, aided and abetted by the World Bank, the American Seed Association and government agencies, along with front groups, academics and so-called philanthropists, are endeavouring to alienate this crucial resource. The international seed industry, owned by massive multinational pesticide companies involved in promoting hybrid and genetically modified (GM) seed, is both a primary beneficiary and protagonist of this thrust. While the motivation is ostensibly to assist the development of African agriculture, the impacts will be widespread and dire. http://www.sacsis.org.za/site/article/1638

 

ANOTHER OPTION:

February 12, 2013 Share The World' Resources
ON SEED FREEDOM AND SHARING http://www.stwr.org/food-security-agriculture/on-seed-freedom-and-sharing.html

 

PURSUING THE PROMISE OF PERENNIAL GRAINS http://ensia.com/articles/pursuing-the-promise-of-perennial-grains/April 4, 2013 - Yes Magazine

When the dwindling number of farmers who stayed on the land gave up on saving seeds and embraced hybridization, genetically modified organisms, and seed patents in order to make money, we became slaves to multinational corporations like Monsanto and Syngenta, which now control our food supply.... http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/why-the-most-powerful-thing-in-the-world-is-a-seed?utm_source=apr13yn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=titleMostPowerfulThingSeed

 

 

 

 

--------------------------------WATCH-----------------------------------

 

WATCH:

Vandana Shiva: CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF SEEDS MUST END  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2920670940/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-of-seeds-must-end

 

WATCH:

Vandana Shiva

"THE FUTURE OF FOOD" Part 1, 2, 3

http://southweb.org/lifewise/gmo-patents-turn-farmers-saving-seeds-into-thieves-vandana-shiva/

 

WATCH:

"MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

WATCH:

MONSANTO AND THE SEEDS OF SUICIDE http://sco.lt/84jT17

 

WATCH:

-▶  +++"GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES" 1:24:59         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

 

WATCH:

MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS  - YouTube http://ow.ly/jeIKu

 

WATCH:

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Cartel http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

WATCH:

A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

 WATCH:

+++THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)  THE LEADER OF THE CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

                                  -----MORE ON SEED PATENTS -----

 

OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE PATENTS: HOW MONSANTO OUTFOXED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://sco.lt/8OMWHZ

 

--  FOOD SAFETY GROUP CALLS FOR COURT TO LIMIT GMO SEED PATENTS http://sco.lt/6BGF7p

--  RECLAIMING THE SEED: THE FIRST LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/76218j

--  "BITTER SEEDS" Film Trailer: MONSANTO, GMO SEEDS AND INDIAN FARMER SUICIDES http://sco.lt/5F90Mr

-- GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

-- CANCER OF CORRUPTION, SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: THE MONSANTO GMO WHITEWASH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3826752991/cancer-of-corruption-seeds-of-destruction-the-monsanto-gmo-whitewash

March 27, 2013 TruthOut
MONSANTO'S DEATH PATENTS  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/15267-monsantos-death-patents

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/92n6KP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, October 23, 2014 12:28 AM

                                                      Video:

              THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                             The Leader of the GLOBAL Biotech Cartel

                                       http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ


 

 -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


 ▶   KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH -- GROWING CONCERNS AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/8EPLjl


▶   OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIhttp://sco.lt/74uPth

 

▶   OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b



  April 6, 2013 WorldTruthTV

▶   ++++MONSANTO-FREE SEED COMPANIES http://worldtruth.tv/monsanto-free-seed-companies/

 

▶   ++++MONSANTO'S SEED COMPANY SUBSIDIARIES - LIST

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EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out: Ecological Armageddon

EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out:  Ecological Armageddon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


 -▶ WHY WILD ANIMALS NEED WILDLIFE CORRIDORS  Species are disappearing at thousands of times the historical extinction rate, mainly due to habitat loss. But as the recent success of wildlife corridors suggests, a little connectivity can go a long way. http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/blogs/why-wild-animals-need-wildlife-corridors


Mongabay, September 26, 2013
 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

 ▶ HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE HAS GONE EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS. Human activity has been blamed for the drop, as the US reports dwindling populations of bumblebees and polar bears, and one of the world's biggest decreases in sealife.

  • Mankind's need for land and resources, combined with hunting and poaching, are causing our wild animals to die out 
  • Wildlife populations around the globe have declined by 52 per cent on average since 1970, a new report has found
  • The likes of forest elephants, African lions and tigers are under threat, as well as American sharks
  • Lion numbers dropped 90% in 40 years, tigers by 97% in 100 years and elephants 60% since 2002, WWF reported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ 


"Over the past 40 years, human activity has exacted a devastating toll on the planet’s wildlife population. According to a shocking new report from the World Wildlife Fund , 52 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have vanished between 1970 and 2010.

Exploitation and habitat degradation/loss are the primary culprits, accounting for 82 percent of the primary threats to wildlife populations across the globe. Human activity including damming, shipping and pollution has proven particularly disastrous for the planet’s waterways with freshwater species plunging 76 percent.

The biggest wildlife declines have been recorded in low-income and developing nations with various conservation efforts making small gains here and there. Still, the sheer scale of this report makes for very grim reading indeed – humans are cutting down trees faster than they can regrow while fish are being caught before the ocean can restock. It’s time for a wake up call." Forbes, September 30, 2014


- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS

http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html


Vox, April 18, 2015
 ▶ THE WORLD'S ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION.  HERE'S HOW TO AVOID THAT
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/11/5797636/the-world-is-facing-a-major-extinction-crisis-here-are-ways-to-avoid



-▶ A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F


August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29


IUCN Red List, November 17, 2014
 ▶ GLOBAL APPETITE FOR RESOURCES PUSHING NEW SPECIES TO THE BRINK. “Each update of the IUCN Red List makes us realize that our planet is constantly losing its incredible diversity of life, largely due to our destructive actions to satisfy our growing appetite for resources,” says IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. http://www.iucnredlist.org/news/global-appetite-for-resources-pushing-new-species-to-the-brink


HuffPost Green, July 25, 2014
-▶ EARTH IS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF A NEW MASS EXTINCTION EVENT, RESEARCHERS WARN  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sixth-mass-biological-extinction-event_n_5621215.html


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot October 01, 2014
 ▶ IT'S TIME TO SHOUT "STOP" ON THIS WAR ON THE LIVING WORLD.

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing. If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife

                                 
                             A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                   (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                 HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 UTSanDiego, January 13, 2015
 -▶ MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFFS ON THE RISE http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/13/environment-dieoff-extinction-wildlife/


 ▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


RYOT News, December 12, 2014
 ▶ AS MANY AS 690 SPECIES WENT EXTINCT THIS WEEK

  http://www.ryot.org/somewhere-10-690-species-went-extinct-week/888981


The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
- ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


Summit Voice, October 05, 2014
 ▶ REPORT:  GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS DROP 50 PERCENT. ‘We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life’. —Neocolonialism under multinational corporations is devastating biodiversity in developing low-income countries, as the wealthy part of the world continues to increase consumption of resources at an unsustainable rate.
As a result, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, according to the annual 2014 Living Planet report released last week by the World Wildlife Fund.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/05/report-global-wildlife-populations-drop-50-percent/


Truthout, December 08, 2014
 ▶ EXTINCTION RATE RIVALS THAT OF DINOSAURS, 2014 LIKELY HOTTEST YEAR EVER http://truth-out.org/news/item/27869-extinction-rate-rivals-that-of-dinosaurs-2014-likely-hottest-year-ever


  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


Salon, November 30, 2014
 ▶ 'NATURE IS DISAPPEARING': ON EARTH'S LOOMING MASS EXTINCTION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/30/things_are_disappearing_on_earths_looming_mass_extinction_and_what_to_do_about_it/


                                        Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                       "RACING EXTINCTION"
For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/



    -▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


    HuffingtonPost UK, January 26, 2015
     ▶ FORESTS FOR THE FUTURE.   http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tony-juniper/rainforest-preservation_b_6542618.html


    -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET


    -▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR


    DailyMail Online, November 01, 2014
    - ▶ LESSER-KNOWN WILDLIFE SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION IN INDIA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2817162/Lesser-known-wildlife-species-brink-extinction-India.html


    EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
    -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


    The Economist, November 18, 2013
    -▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
    http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

    -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH


    August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
    -▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


    Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
    - ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                    PHOTO ARK
                          by Award-Winning Photographer Joel Sartore
    For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time.  More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.
    http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/the-photo-ark/1/


    BOLIVIA: FIRST COUNTRY TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                          PBS Newshour, October 02, 2014
    35,000 WALRUSES COME ASHORE IN ALASKA. A SIGN OF 'TREMENDOUS CHANGE'  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/largest-number-walruses-seen-ashore-alaska-sign-tremendous-change/


                                                              VIDEO
                                     The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
    RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                              PHOTOS
                                  ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
                http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


                                                              VIDEO:

    ▶  EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5UOyLh


                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


    ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/8GNLvN


    - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F


    HuffPost Green, October 03, 2014
    -▶ 10 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS REMIND US WHY WE NEED NATURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/nat-geo-photo-contest-nature_n_5906804.html


    ▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



    -▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


    HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


    ▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


    SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


    ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

                          

                                                WE WERE WARNED

                                        UN Environment Programme

                                                 August 15, 2010 

    -▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

    According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security


    ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

     

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                    KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/


    ▶  LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/6qoofB


    A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr



    ▶  INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1



    ▶  NO SAFE HAVEN:  MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

      -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html


    -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv



      -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



                                                          VIDEO
            THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health


    Mongabay, July 31, 2014
     - SELECTIVE LOGGING:  ECOLOGIST UNDERESTIMATING IMPACTS OF BIODIVERSITY DECLINE WITH RAINFOREST LOGGING
    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0731-impact-of-selective-logging-on-rainforests.html



     -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

     

    -▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER  http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

     

      -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU !!  http://sco.lt/5XzNlx



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

    -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



    -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl


                                                               WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     

      -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


                                           ========================


    The Ecologist, October 1, 2014
     ▶ TO SAVE THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE, FIRST WE MUST LOVE IT

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2576309/to_save_the_worlds_wildlife_first_we_must_love_it.html


           "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                           Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                    Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

         http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

     ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/8054ev


                                          ========================


    -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx

         

    ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals


    ▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX


    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html


    ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB


    -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl



    A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L


    UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


    All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
     -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466



    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

               If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



     - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

     -▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


    RT USA, February 05, 2015
    MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/



                       THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

                  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                             http://sco.lt/63470L


    -▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


     -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


        

    OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt


                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

    http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

                                                       WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                                           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                 Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

    http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

     


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      Permaculture: In The Middle East It's The Silver-Green Bullet

      Permaculture: In The  Middle East It's The Silver-Green Bullet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

      Green Prophet, January 16, 2012

      ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST “Permaculture made total common sense to me,” insists Nadia Lawton, “it also fitted with my life ethics a a Muslim.” While the first part of Nadia’s statement may not be considered unique, her remark about Islam is. Permaculture is defined as the design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems that have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It basically looks at growing in a holistic framework which promotes sustainability, the conservation of resources and biodiversity.... http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/01/interview-nadia-lawton-talks-about-permaculture-in-the-middle-east/


      Green Prophet, August 21, 2014
      OAXIS: SOLAR-POWERED HYDROPONIC FOOD BELT PROPOSED FOR THE ARABIAN PENINSULAMost Gulf countries import up to 90 percent of their food, which neither bodes well for food security no climate change – since the food that is brought in from Europe and elsewhere has a lot of what are called “food miles.” True to their name, Forward Thinking Architecture proposes a solar-powered hydroponic food belt as a solution. http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/08/oaxis-solar-powered-hydroponic-food-belt-proposed-for-the-arabian-peninsula/


       United Nations Environmental Programme, March 05, 2014

      -▶  UNEP AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) AGREE TO COOPERATE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. United Nations Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, signed a wide-ranging agreement to cooperate on urgent environmental issues. -

       http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2764&ArticleID=10734&l=en

       

       Middle East Institute, March 06, 2014
      EGYPT'S QUIET REVOLUTION:  SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE http://www.mei.edu/content/egypts-quiet-revolution-sustainable-agriculture

       

       Green Prophet, December 12, 2013
      ▶  WADI RUM BEDOUINS DEFY NATURE BY GROWING ORGANIC VEGGIES IN THE DESERT http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/12/wadi-rum-bedouins-defy-nature-by-growing-organic-veggies/


      The National UAE, September 16, 2013

      - ▶  MIDDLE EAST:  WATER SCARCITY WILL BE AT 'ALARMING LEVELS' BY 2024, GCC WARNED

      DUBAI // A grim scenario of water shortages, desertification and extreme soil salinity has been forecast for the Arabian Gulf, possibly within the next 12 years...   http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/20130916/water-scarcity-will-be-at-alarming-levels-by-2025-gcc-warned


                                                          WATCH

                                    "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE"

                                           Keeping Our Soils Healthy

                                                 Documentary (1:28:04)

      People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. All around the world, whether you're in South America, in North America, in Europe, in Asia, people are experiencing weather patterns that are out of the norm.  The planet needs permaculture. 

      http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

       

      Common Dreams, May 23, 2014
      ▶  PERMACULTURE POISED TO CONQUER THE CARIBBEAN. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23


      Sustainable Brands, October 21, 2014
      ▶  GROW FOOD FASTER AND WITH 90% LESS WATER AT MIT CITY FARM http://www.sustainablebrands.com/press/grow_food_faster_90_less_water_mit_cityfarm


       

      The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
      ▶  GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/


      Global Possibilities, February 24, 2014
      ▶  VERTICAL AEROPONIC (HYDROPONIC) FARMS: 90% LESS WATER, 90% LESS LAND: AMISH FARM LEADS THE WAY TO LOCAL FOOD SECURITY IN INDIANA http://www.globalpossibilities.org/amish-farm-leads-the-way-to-local-food-security-in-indiana/

       

      Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
      THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/


       

                                                       SHORT VIDEO
                           Food Forest Gardening Education, March 07, 2014
                                   THE FOOD FOREST GARDEN SUBURB
      http://www.forestgardening.net/forest-garden-suburb-geoff-lawton/ http://ow.ly/uprLD


                                                        WATCH

                        300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM 

      Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL


                FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE". 

                                BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER

                                                 http://sco.lt/8q2M41

       

      July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

      ▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

       

      Treehugger, March 11, 2014
      ▶  WHO KNEW VEGETABLE GARDENS COULD BE SO REVOLUTIONARY? http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/who-knew-vegetable-gardens-could-be-so-revolutionary.html

       

      Eat Drink Better
      ▶  HOW FAMILY FARMS CAN FEED THE WORLD AND SAVE THE EARTH http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/03/10/family-farms-feed-the-world/

       

      The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

      -▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


      Gizmag, February 18, 2014
      -▶ SRI LANKAN APARTMENT BLOCK TO BE WORLD'S TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN http://www.gizmag.com/clearpoint-residencies-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden/30864/

       

      The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
        - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN. Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food. http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

       

      The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
      - ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme



      Inhabitat, February 28, 2014
      -▶  THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING?  http://sco.lt/6uwPcP http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388


      September 9, 2013 Mother Jones

      ▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

       

       ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


       February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
      ▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


                                                            WATCH

                                                 "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                     The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                             http://sco.lt/8NiH0j


      ▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM-BASED CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdazl


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                                                          BIG FOOD                                           
      MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence


       Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
      FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
      ▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system


       Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

      March 10, 2014
      -▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

      -▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf


      One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
      HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

       

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      ▶  ORGANIC FOOD - WHAT IS AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/7HDYLR

       

        ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


       PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
      ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND IT'S LOSS MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC : REPORT http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032

       

      - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

       

       

      ▶  HOW SMART ARE PLANTS?  THE INCREDIBLE LANT "BRAIN COMMUNICATION" http://sco.lt/6uwPcP



      ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

       

      ▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

       

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

       


       

      -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

      ▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

       

       

      ▶  PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

       

       

      WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

       

      EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

        -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/


       

      ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1

       


       

       -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/87YwxV

       

                                                   FARM-AGEDDON:

      No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

       


       

                                 AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

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      Nadia Lawton is also the founder of the Jordan Valley Permaculture project in Jordan which was completed in 2011. Located in a harsh desert environment, it demonstrates how permaculture principles can work even in the harshest Middle Eastern climate. “We always wanted to have a demonstration site and education centre to help local people… It has become part of my life work to set this project up so people can live in peace with the environment and each other.”

      Nadia is optimistic about the future. Over the years, she states she has seen big changes with more people – from locals to royal families- taking permaculture seriously. In fact, Nadia says she is certain that Permaculture “holds all the answers for food, water and sustainable development [problems in the Middle East] and it fits perfectly with the culture.” So when I ask her what is holding the development of permaculture in the region, she replies that it is limited funding. “This means we have to work with what we have and show people what they can do with minimum funding, which is good. But we always want to do more, so we can help more people.”

      - See more at: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/01/interview-nadia-lawton-talks-about-permaculture-in-the-middle-east/#sthash.eIHPSGNv.dpuf
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      Farming for A Living Landscape

      Farming for A Living Landscape | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      The Wildlife Trusts

      Farmers and landowners can play a leading role in achieving A Living Landscape by managing their land to protect and enhance wildlife.

      Across the UK, The Wildlife Trusts are working closely with farmers and landowners to secure nature’s recovery. A healthy natural environment underpins sustainable farming systems, and likewise farming and land management are critical to creating A Living Landscape, where farmland is producing food but also bursting with wildlife.... http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/living-landscape/campaigns/cap-reform/farming-living-landscape

       

      BUT FARMLAND WILDLIFE IS IN TROUBLE: 

      -    Many species are dependent on farmland, particularly birds like the tree sparrow, corn bunting, skylark and yellowhammer, but populations of farmland birds have fallen by 48% since 1970.

      -    Bumblebees, butterflies and mammals like the brown hare have also seen major declines.

      -    We have lost 97% of our wildflower grasslands due to intensification or conversion to arable land.More than 100,000 km of hedgerows were destroyed between 1984 and 1990.

       

      - ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

       

       - ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/5OxU8n

       

       - ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

       


      ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

       

      ▶ THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES - Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide - http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

       

      ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

       

       Truthout, January 08, 2014
       ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

       

                              ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                       New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                                  http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

       

       ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

       

       

      ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

       

      ▶ HOW SMART ARE PLANTS?  THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN " COMMUNICATION http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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      For example:

      Creating new wetlands in the farmed landscape can reduce nutrient runoff into rivers and streams, so protecting drinking water supplies and also providing valuable wildlife habitat.

      Hedgerows provide shelter for livestock, protect soils from wind erosion, provide ‘wild food’, provide shelter and nesting habitats for birds, small mammals and insects and act as highways that link bat roosting sites to their feeding areas.

      Flower-rich grassy margins along arable fields provide habitats for bees and other crop pollinators, as well as ladybirds and other predatory species which play an important role in controlling crop pests and can reduce the need for pesticides.

      Sustainably managed farmland can provide a vital link between protected wildlife sites, helping species to move freely through the landscape and forming a giant patchwork of natural spaces.

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      VIDEO: The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants: Organize Like Ants To Move Mountains

                                               WATCH (Full Episode)

                                                       PBS Nature

                         LORD OF THE ANTS - THE ANT WHISPERER

      See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/980049632 World-renowned naturalist Edward O. Wilson explains amazing discoveries in ant communication and... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKl8Luuotw


      The Guardian, April 11, 2014
      THE REMARKABLE SELF-ORGANIZATION OF ANTS http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/11/ants-self-organization-quanta


                                                MIMICKING NATURE

                          ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

      Just as social insects (like ants) divide tasks, so too can we humans. Emulating and imitating nature’s best and time-tested patterns and strategies, biomimicry, as a design discipline, can be applied to our businesses and communities. Be it following the leadership that came before us, adopting a flat versus hierarchical leadership style, or being responsive and adaptable to change – natural systems and processes provide cues and inspiration if we stop long enough to take notice.... http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/mimicking-nature-organize-like-ants-move-mountains/


      Discovery News, February 02, 2015
      -▶ LONELY ANTS DIE OF MALNUTRITION  http://news.discovery.com/animals/insects/lonely-ants-die-young-and-hungry-150202.htm


      -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm


      The Washington Post, December 02, 2014
      ▶ CITY ANTS ARE GARBAGE EATING, RAT-FIGHTING MACHINES, Urban ants might be more helpful thank you'd think. According to a study published Tuesday in Global Change Biology, tiny arthropods in New York City do massive amounts of garbage clean-up -- and by chowing down on your trash, they may help keep rats and other (bigger) pests at bay. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/12/02/city-ants-are-garbage-eating-rat-fighting-machines/


      Smithsonian Science, May 30, 2012
      SOME ANTS HAVE BEEN EATING THE SAME MEAL FOR 5 MILLION YEARS !! http://smithsonianscience.org/2012/05/fungal-fidelity-some-ants-have-been-raising-and-enjoying-the-same-meal-for-5-million-years/


      Ars Technica, September 03, 2014
      25 YEAR EXPERIMENT SHOWS ANTS CAN SEQUESTER CO2 AND BREAK DOWN MINERALS http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/25-year-experiment-shows-ants-can-break-down-minerals-sequester-co2/


      Justmeans, August 22, 2014
      CAN ANTS REALLY HELP EARTH AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? Ants are changing the environment and could be one of the Earth's most powerful biological climate brokershttp://www.justmeans.com/blogs/can-ants-really-help-earth-against-climate-change


      VIDEO

      SCIENTIST CAN'T EXPLAIN THIS CRAZY ANT BEHAVIOR, BUT THEY LOVE IT - Forget swarms of nanobots taking over the world—if something is going to band together to rise against humans, my money is on ants. Look at this video of them forming a chain to move something way bigger than any individual ant. Humans, faced with the same task, would probably devolve into trying to invent some kind of drone to do this for them. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/scientists-cannot-explain-this-crazy-ant-behavior-but-they-love-it/379390/


      Modern Farmer, April 22, 2014
      ANT FARM:  THESE INSECT COWBOYS HARVEST, HERD AND MILK:  Learning to farm is considered the beginning of modern civilization. We praise ourselves as very intelligent creatures capable of learning to grow crops and keep cattle, but we are hardly the first species to acquire the skill. Ants — ants! — mastered husbandry way before us — about 50 million years ago, and they still continue farming today. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/meet-earths-oldest-farmers-ants/


      Inhabitat, March 02, 2014
      THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN A LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388



      -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. Researchers build a 1000-strong swarm, which could lay the groundwork for robot construction crews or robot search-and-rescue parties. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm


      Science Daily, October 23, 2014
      -▶ EARTHWORMS, ANTS, TERMITES:  THE REAL ENGINEERS OF THE ECOSYSTEM  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141023154945.htm


      Mongabay, April 14, 2014
      ANTS PLANT RAINFORESTS, ONE SEED AT A TIME. Deforestation is destroying forests around the world, but its effects are especially obvious in the Amazon Basin. Due to cattle ranching, soybean farming, logging, and slash-and-burn agriculture, the rainforest is disappearing at a rapid pace. In 2011, mongabay.com reported that a whopping 52.7 percent of Bolivia’s trees have been cut down, one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. But a recent study published in the Journal of Ecology offers a unique solution to replanting the deforested landscapes: ants. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0414-dulaney-ants-rainforests.html


      Science Daily, January 14, 2014
      PLANTS COMPETE FOR FRIENDLY ANTS. ANT ARE POLLINATORS TOO. Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. New research has recently demonstrated that ant-dispersed plants (myrmecochores) compete for ant dispersers by staggering seed release. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140114114138.htm


      Phys.org, January 30, 2014
      -▶ HOW TO GET ANTS TO SOLVE A CHESS PROBLEM http://phys.org/news/2014-01-ants-chess-problem.html


                                                          VIDEO
                                        Treehugger, June 13, 2014
      RESEARCHERS REVEAL THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF AMAZING ANT RAFTS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/researchers-reveal-hidden-secrets-ant-rafts.html



                                                      VIDEO (1:19)
                               THE INCREDIBLE PHYSICS OF ANTS
                       Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid
                                                The New York Times
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opHsaJ1hxuc

                                                      STORY HERE:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1387393239-3tHNPX1lMSJYGQvEvl5EGg&_r=0

       


       

       ▶ SOME AMAZING ANT FACTS: Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost http://sco.lt/8KBnOr


       

      Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2014
      ANTS BUILD RAFTS -- OUT OF THEIR BABIES. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR QUEEN. Ants navigating through floods link with each other to build rafts, placing their buoyant offspring at the bottom of the raft, finds a new study....http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/Apparently-ants-build-rafts.-Out-of-their-babies.

       

      Inside Science, February 20, 2014
      ANTS ARE EVEN STRONGER THAN YOU IMAGINE . One ant species' neck joint can support 5,000 times an ant's entire body weight, new research finds http://www.insidescience.org/content/ants-are-even-stronger-you-imagine/1567

       

                                                            VIDEO

                             WHAT SCIENCE IS LEARNING FROM ANTS
                                    New York Times, December 17, 2013
      -▶ ANTS THAT CAN FLOW LIKE A FLUID, OR MOVE LIKE A SOLID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?_r=0


       

      -▶ INSECTS: THE SUPERIOR CIVILIZATION by Tim Flannery | The New York Review of Books: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, with line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson
      Norton http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/feb/26/the-superior-civilization/?pagination=false


      Science/AAAS, November 03, 2014
      ▶ WHY FEMALE ANTS BATTLE FOR FOREIGN SPERM
      http://news.sciencemag.org/evolution/2014/11/why-female-ants-battle-foreign-sperm



      DW.DE November 10, 2014
      -▶ BIG DATA:  REDRAWING THE INSECT TREE OF LIFE http://www.dw.de/big-data-redrawing-the-insect-tree-of-life/a-18051824


       

                                                           WATCH
                          Smithsonian Magazine, November 27, 2013
      -▶ FIRE ANTS USE THEIR OWN BODIES TO FORM LIVING ARCHITECTURE http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/watch-fire-ants-use-their-bodies-to-form-living-architecture/

       

       August 31, 2013 John Innes Center
      -▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

       

      SciDev.Net, December 17, 2013
      -▶ PEST ANTS HELP TO IMPROVE INDONESIAN COCOA YIELDS http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/native-ants-help-indonesian-cocoa-yields-1.html

       

      SciDev.Net, October 07, 2013
      -▶ ANTS EMPLOYED TO DEFEND AFRICAN MANGOES FROM FRUIT FLIES http://www.scidev.net/global/food-security/news/ants-employed-to-defend-african-mangoes.html

       

                                                          WATCH
                                                BBC Documentary
                            "PLANET ANT - LIFE INSIDE THE COLONY"

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n0SkIGARuo

                           LEARN MORE - AntARK http://www.antark.net/

       

       

      PsychOrg, December 23, 2013
      -▶ MEET THE ENEMY OF KILLER FUNGUS THAT TURNS ANTS INTO ZOMBIES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-enemy-killer-fungus-ants-zombies.html

       

      Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

      AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

      http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/african-frog-uses-chemicals-to-hide-from-killer-ants/article/364778

       

       

                                                   WATCH (5:53)
                              WHAT'S INSIDE THE TERMITE NEST?
                           Differentiating Between Ants and Termites
                                         INCREDIBLE ARCHITECTURE

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4RbMbU74E&feature=youtu.be



                                          ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                         LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                               http://sco.lt/6TcKh7



      WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS: WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8S26ef


                                                              VIDEO
      E.O. WILSON: THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO NATURE THAN WHAT HUMANS KNOW  http://bigthink.com/think-tank/eo-wilson-we-humans-are-awful-at-taste-and-smell


       

                                                          A TED VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                             "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
      We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
      http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world



      - ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1

       

       

       -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


       

       -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH:  THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7sy3CT


      ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB

       

       

       

       

       

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      Contamination Danger: GMO MOSQUITOES/ INSECTS Mass Released into Environment with Unknown Dangers

      Contamination Danger: GMO MOSQUITOES/ INSECTS Mass Released into Environment with Unknown Dangers | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      ...HAS ANYONE ASKED THE QUESTION...WHAT HAPPENS TO HUMANS AND OTHER SPECIES SUCH AS AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH THAT GET BITTEN BY, OR INGEST THESE, GENETICALLY MODIFIED INSECTS? DO THEY, LIKE PIGS AND RATS, TAKE ON DNA DEFORMITIES AND STERILITY?


      RT NEWS, January 31, 2016

      GMO MOSQUITOES COULD BE CAUSE OF ZIKA OUTBREAK, CRITICS SAY

      The latest contagious virus freaking out the globe, particularly women worried about birth defects, may have been caused by the presence of genetically-modified mosquitoes (GMMs) in Brazil.

      With international health experts convening in Geneva to discuss possible cures for the Zika virus, questions are being raised as to whether they are actually to blame.

      In mid-2012, British biotech company Oxitec released the super bugs with the aim of reducing the overall mosquito population that spreads dengue fever, the Zika virus, and chikungunya in northeast Brazil...

      https://www.rt.com/news/330728-gmo-mosquitoes-zika-virus/



      Daily Mail January 31, 2016

      -▶  WAS ZIKA OUTBREAK CAUSED BY RELEASE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES IN BRAZIL?

      The Zika virus outbreak currently gripping the Americas could have been sparked by the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2012, critics say.

      The insects were engineered by biotechnology experts to combat the spread of dengue fever and other diseases and released into the general population of Brazil in 2012.... http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/zika-outbreak-caused-release-genetically-7281671


      -▶  ZIKA OUTBREAK EPICENTER IN SAME AREA GENETICALLY-MODIFIED MOSQUITOES RELEASED IN 2015

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-29/zika-outbreak-epicenter-same-area-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-released-2015


      LATEST UPDATED ON ZIKA VIRUS AT http://www.dw.com/en/zika-virus/t-19006926


      New Scientist, July 23, 2014

      -▶  BRAZIL TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITO SWARMS TO FIGHT DENGUE The CTNBio set a dangerous precedent by approving the commercial release of the mosquitoes before full epidemiological studies had been completed, says agronomist Leonardo Melgarejo,  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25936-brazil-to-unleash-gmmosquito-swarms-to-fight-dengue.html


       Biosafety Information Centre, April 10, 2014
      -▶  BRAZIL WARNED WORLD'S FIRST COMMERCIAL RELEASE OF GM MOSQUITOES REQUIRES FULL PUBLIC CONSULTATION http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1060


      Common Dreams, February 12, 2015

      -▶  PLAN TO RELEASE GMO MOSQUITOES -  'A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT RUN AMOK' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/12/plan-release-gmo-mosquitoes-science-experiment-run-amok


                                                           VIDEO
                                    RT News, January 26, 2015
      CONCERNS OVER RELEASE OF MILLIONS OF GMO MOSQUITOES RELEASE IN FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD  http://rt.com/usa/226203-florida-mosquitoes-gmo-insects/


      Al Jazeera America, November 9, 2013
      -▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES SETS OFF UPROAR IN FLORIDA KEYS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/9/genetically-modifiedmosquitoessetoffuproarinfloridakeys.html


      Nature News world, February 16, 2015
      -▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES MAY MARCH ON FLORIDA THIS SPRING, BUT ARE THEY WELCOME?
      http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12758/20150216/modified-mosquitoes-march-florida-spring-welcome-exclusive.htm


      Reuters, June 04, 2014
      -▶  FLORIDA FACING THREAT FROM TWO MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES http://www.trust.org/item/20140604215914-my2x6/?source=spotlight


      -▶  BEWARE THE NEW 'BREAKTHROUGH' TRANSGENIC MOSQUITOES

      Institute of Science in Society, June 24, 2014

      http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_New_Breakthrough_Transgenic_Mosquitoes.php

      The Creation of Transgene Mosquitoes with Heritable Sex Distortion....Female offspring of transgenic male mosquitoes showed evidence of misrepair and copy number variation in the ribosomal gene cluster in their genome, suggesting chromosomal damage. There was also a significant female-biased sex ratio in the progeny of female survivors crossed to wild type males suggesting that loss of vitality occurred in individuals that had inherited only a damaged X chromosome from the transgenic female....

      http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_New_Breakthrough_Transgenic_Mosquitoes.php


      Institute of Science in Society, February 09, 2015
      WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES INCREASE DISEASE SPREAD BY OTHER SPECIES?  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Will_GM_mosquitos_Increase_Risk_of_Disease.php


                                           Scientific Paper PDF

                       TWN Biotechnology & Biosafety Series                                            
      GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES:  ONGOING CONCERN

                       http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/pdf/bio15.pdf


        - ▶ BILL GATES FUNDS APPROVAL OF GM MOSQUITOES TO COMBAT DENGUE - WITH NO PEER REVIEW OR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES http://www.activistpost.com/2010/11/bill-gates-funds-approval-of-gm.html

       

      February 01, 2012
       - ▶ BILL GATES' FOUNDATION FUNDED APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES http://drleonardcoldwell.com/2012/02/01/bill-gates%E2%80%99-foundation-funded-approval-of-genetically-modified-mosquitoes/

       

      March 21, 2013 Humanosphere

       - ▶ GATES-BACKED EXPERIMENTAL MALARIA VACCINE CONTINUES TO DISAPPOINT (Are We Experimenting on Human Being?) http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/gates-backed-experimental-malaria-vaccine-continues-


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      GeneWatch UK -

      -▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED INSECTS http://www.genewatch.org/sub-566989


      GeneWatch_September 2014
      -▶  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE FIELD RELEASE OF GENETICALLY DIAMONDBACK MOTH AND MOSQUITO  http://www.genewatch.org/uploads/f03c6d66a9b354535738483c1c3d49e4/GeneWatch_APHIS_2014_0056_GE_DBM.pdf



      Mother Jones, November 21, 2014
      -▶  SCIENTISTS WANT TO MAKE A MALARIA-RESISTANT MOSQUITO VIA SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/inquiring-minds-malaria-george-church


       Reuters, December 03, 2014

      -▶  MOSQUITO-BORNE CHIKUNGUNYA NOW SPREADING RAPIDLY THROUGH SOUTH PACIFIC  http://www.trust.org/item/20141203022219-zzg5z/?source=spotlight


      Reuters, November 15, 2014
      -▶  MEXICO DETECT FIRST CASE OF MOSQUITO-BORNE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS http://www.trust.org/item/20141115182048-3i3xd/?source=spotlight


      Reuters, January 26, 2015
      -▶  DEADLY JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS SURGES IN NORTHEAST INDIA, Cases of deadly mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis have risen nearly five-fold in five years in India's northeast Assam state as a result of warming weather and changing rainfall, health experts say  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/26/us-india-encephalitis-idUSKBN0KZ10L20150126



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         WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?

                                                     http://sco.lt/8fi9xJ


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        -▶  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://sco.lt/9GaF2v



                             SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY - A PRIMER  - ETC Group
                            http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/synthetic-biology


      Nature Journal, September 25, 2013
      -▶  GENE TWEAKING FOR CONSERVATION?  OR BILLION DOLLAR BONANZA FOR BIOTECH INDUSTRY PATENTING LIFE? 

      Note:  The issue is posed as climate change, when in fact the issue is habitat loss, pollution, poaching and creating imbalance within our natural ecosystems...all man-made.  Artificially altering our wildlife and nature will not change these basic essential facts that all life depends upon to survive... and the question arises "Who Will Own These Gene-Altered Animal Patents?"  The patenting of seed to control global food and agriculture has shown us that we should not rush into this believing the biotech industry has the well-being of the planet at heart.  http://www.nature.com/news/ecology-gene-tweaking-for-conservation-1.13790



      BBC Environment, February 25, 2015
      -▶ IS THE WORLD READY FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS? The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise (for better or worse) whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon? http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31604233

       

      Biosafety Information Centre, October 13,2014

      -▶  GAPS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED DIAMOND BACK MOTHS  http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1098


      September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
      -▶  CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZILGeneWatch UK today called for a moratorium on proposed releases of genetically modified (GM) fruit flies and other agricultural pests into the environment, until the issue of GM insects in fruit and vegetable supplies has been properly addressed.. http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ


      Sustainable Pulse, June 04, 2014

      -▶  GM MAGGOTS EXPECTED IN FRUIT IMPORTS AFTER GO-AHEAD WITH BRAZIL GM FRUIT FLY EXPERIMENTS http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/06/04/gm-maggots-expected-fruit-imports-go-ahead-brazil-gm-fruit-fly-experiments/#.U5fe1S_1_OQ


      Science NOW, October 7, 2013
      -▶  CYBORG COCKROACH SPARKS ETHICS DEBATE http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2013/10/cyborg-cockroach-sparks-ethics-debate


      TWN Biotechnology & Bioafety Series
      -▶  BUZZ OR BUST FOR GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PATENTED INSECTS http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/bio16.htm


      Care2, October 01, 2013
      -▶  WILDLIFE: THE NEXT BIG THING IN GENETIC MODIFICATION?

      http://www.care2.com/causes/wildlife-the-next-big-thing-in-genetic-modification.html

       

                             WHY WE NEED INSECTS:  EVEN PESKY ONES 

                                               http://sco.lt/5m8LoX


      -▶ COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV


                              DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                                   http://sco.lt/6jmb1l



        -▶   THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteri


                                                  ======================


       

       -▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN



      -▶  THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS.  THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/78TtOT

       

      -▶  GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt

       

      -▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v


      -▶  GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - PATENTING LIFE - FOLLOW THE MONEY  http://sco.lt/5YZ8vx

       

                                         =========================


                                 THE NEVER ENDING ASSAULT

                        ON OUR BIODIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENT

                                      AND HUMAN HEALTH



      -▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS - AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx


      CBS Dallas / Fort Worth, August 16, 2012

      -▶  WEST NILE SPRAYING KILLING BEES (AND OTHER BIOSYSTEM INSECTS)  http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/08/16/west-nile-spraying-could-affect-north-texas-bees/

       

                                             BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                 http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


      The Age, August 16, 2013
      DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html


       August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

      THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

      -▶  -----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ



      - ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


       

                                              BAN GMOs NOW -

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

       

       

       

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      Living in the Anthropocene: Welcome To The Age of Man

      Living in the Anthropocene: Welcome To The Age of Man | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                              ANTHROPOCENE -Wikipedia

                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene


      -▶ WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE - AN INTRODUCTION http://www.anthropocene.info/en/anthropocene


                                                        --- WATCH----

                               "WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE" (3:38)

                                     http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm



      HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 OF 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


       THE ANTHROPOCENE: OUR PLANET'S THRESHOLDS AND BOUNDARIES. As scientists learn more about how our planet works, both now and in the past, they are increasingly aware of the existence of environmental ‘tipping points’ – points of no return. These are thresholds beyond which environmental change becomes hard to stop....http://www.anthropocene.info/en/thresholds-boundaries

       

      THE ANTROPOCENE: THE EARTH SYSTEM

      We aren’t an outside force disturbing the natural order of things – we’re an integral part of the Earth system ourselves. But as our societies have grown, the impact of our actions has increased too; we’re now among the main  causes of environmental  change.... http://www.anthropocene.info/en/earth-system


      Guardian, January 15, 2015

       ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


      Patterns In Nature Blog, October 26, 2014
      -▶THE ANTHROPOCENE - NATURE'S BROKEN LINKS. The impact of humanity is so huge that much of our planet is undergoing large changes in many ways. The momentum of unstoppable exponential human population growth, coupled with a political and social will that ignores Nature, has produced an uninformed and irresponsible worldview about Nature. With time and despite our technology, this worldview could result in the destruction of our race.

      http://www.patternsinnature.org/blog/2014/the-anthropocene-natures-broken-links/


      March 26, 2013 TerraDaily

      -▶ SHADOW OF THE 'ANTHROPOCENE' - THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET IS IN OUR HANDS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Shadow_of_Anthropocene_falls_over_Rio_Summit_999.html


       January 24, 2011 Yale Environment 360

      -▶LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

       A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth....http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos/2363/


       

      May 17, 2013 Yale Environment 360 - Elizabeth Kolbert
      -▶ THE ANTHROPOCENE DEBATE: MARKING HUMANITY'S IMPACT http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_anthropocene_debate__marking_humanitys_impact_/2274/


      January 25, 2012 Climate Himalaya
      -▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND http://chimalaya.org/2012/01/25/global-warming-welcome-to-the-age-of-mankind/

       

                                                              WATCH
                    CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 1:06:30
                            The Human Impact on The Planet Explained
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bjn2RGAIo0

       


      August 5, 2013 - Seed Magazine  
      -▶ EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE - The Earth has entered a new geological period in which human influence dominates the state of the planet, compounding uncertainty about the future.... http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/embracing_the_anthropocene/


      Globaia
      -▶ A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE ANTHROPOCENEnew human-dominated period of the Earth's history. - See more at: http://globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps

       


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



      New York Times, September 05, 2014
      -▶ 'THE HUMAN AGE' - FUTURE FOOTPRINTS. Since the late-18th-century industrialization that marks the Anthropocene’s beginnings, humans have ­shaken Earth’s life systems with a profundity that the paleontologist Anthony Barnosky has likened to an asteroid strike. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/books/review/the-human-age-by-diane-ackerman.html?_r=0


                  THE AGE OF HUMANS:  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                  Smithsonian Magazine

      http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/age-humans-living-anthropocene-180952866/?no-ist


      Guardian, October 16, 2014
      -▶ ANTHROPOCENE:  IS THIS THE NEW EPOCH OF HUMANS? Humanity’s terrifying impact on Earth justifies new Anthropocene epoch.  Geologists, climate scientists, ecologists – and a lawyer – gather in Berlin for talks on whether to rename age of human life http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/16/-sp-scientists-gather-talks-rename-human-age-anthropocene-holocene


                                                              VIDEO (3:48)
      A WORLD WITHOUT HUMANS, THE AFTERMATH OF HUMANS LEAVING THIS PLANET  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vizevcJWmcE


      Truthout, December 01, 2014
      -▶ ARE HUMANS GOING EXTINCT?. We've never been here as a species, and the implications are truly dire and profound for our species and the rest of the living planet... there is nothing to indicate, in the political or corporate world, that there will be anything like a major shift in policy aimed at dramatically mitigating runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD).  http://truth-out.org/news/item/27714-are-humans-going-extinct


                                                          WATCH
                                         National Geographic (1:25:50)
                      LAST DAYS OF MAN:  TOP TEN WAYS TO EXTINCTION
                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcY7Z7PvCJk



                                                              VIDEO
                        WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF HUMANS BECAME EXTINCT?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxCd2-7-aJA&feature=player_embedded


      The New York Times, September 27, 2014
      -▶ WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


                                                 VERY IMPORTANT

                                  NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                             Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

      ▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

      "We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid



                                            UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION  http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



      In These Times, April 14, 2014
      -▶ THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF ANTHROPOCENE. By altering the earth, have humans ushered in a new epoch? http://inthesetimes.com/article/16544/the_dawning_of_the_age_of_anthropocene


      Smithsonian, October 02, 2014
      -▶THE AGE OF MAN: THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ANNOUNCES AN OFFICIAL CLIMATE CHANGE STATEMENT http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-institution-announces-official-climate-change-statement-180952822/?no-ist


      August 06, 2013 All Things Considered

      -▶ EARTH SCIENTISTS PIN CLIMATE CHANGE SQUARELY ON 'HUMANITY' http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209462713/earth-scientists-pin-climate-change-squarely-on-humanity


       August 7, 2013 Stanford Climate Scientists

      -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OCCURRING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN AT ANY TIME IN PAST 65 MILLION YEARS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_occurring_10_times_faster_than_at_any_time_in_past_65_million_years_999.html

       

      August 9, 2013 Climate Progress

      -▶ NEW IPPC REPORT: CLIMATOLOGISTS MORE CERTAIN GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSED BY HUMANS, IMPACTS ARE SPEEDING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/18/2484711/ipcc-report-more-certain-global-warming-is-caused-by-humans-impacts-speeding-up/


       5 May 2013 Guardian Environment

      -▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes


      Click Green, April 12, 2014
      -▶ STUDY FINDS ODDS THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS NATURAL ARE SLIM TO NONE http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124473-study-finds-odds-that-global-warming-is-natural-are-%5Cslim-to-none%5C.html


      -▶ NEW STUDY SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE NOW INCLUDES EARTHQUAKE-TSUNAMI-VOLCANO CHANGE +BIO/CLIM8 FEEDBACK

      Journal of Earth Science and Engineering 01/2014; 4:1-53. Anthropogenic Earth-Change: We are on a Slippery Slope, Breaking New Ground and It’s Our Fault—A Multi-Disciplinary Review and New Unified Earth-System Hypothesis  http://www.researchgate.net/publication/260518297_Anthropogenic_Earth-Change_We_are_on_a_Slippery_Slope_Breaking_New_Ground_and_Its_Our_FaultA_Multi-Disciplinary_Review_and_New_Unified_Earth-System_Hypothesis

       

      Global Possibilities, April 10, 2014
      -▶ EVIDENCE OF ACCELERATION OF ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE DiSRUPTION ON ALL FRONTS : “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” http://www.globalpossibilities.org/evidence-of-acceleration-of-anthropogenic-climate-disruption-on-all-fronts/


      Daily Mail, October 6, 2013
      -▶ APOCALYPSE NOW: UNSTOPPABLE MAN=MADE CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BECOME REALITY BY END OF DECADE http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451604/Apocalypse-Now-Unstoppable-man-climate-change-reality-end-decade-make-New-York-London-Paris-uninhabitable-45-years-says-new-study.html


       

                                                           --- WATCH ---

                         300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                               http://sco.lt/724dSD


      Discovery Magazine, December 7, 2012

      -▶ HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE. Humans drive trillions of miles in cars, clear-cut forests for agriculture and create vast landfills teeming with tin cans, soda bottles and other detritus of industrialization. There's no doubt that humans have radically reshaped the planet, and those changes leave traces in the Earth's geological record... http://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htmlhttp://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.html


        Book Review: Vaclav Smil
      -▶ HARVESTING THE BIOSPHERE: WHAT WE HAVE TAKEN FROM NATURE http://www.vaclavsmil.com/harvesting-the-biosphere-what-we-have-taken-from-nature



      -▶ BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE - FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO http://sco.lt/5DoTRp


      -▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


      -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb


      -▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

       

      -▶ GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ



      Guardian, December 29, 2013
      -▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING: IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case


       


       October 19, 2006 Yale Global

      -▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal..http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

      -▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii

       

      April 1, 2013 Huffington Post

      -▶ NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535

       

      August 21, 2013 Grist

      -▶ HURRICANE ENABLE: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS MIXING UP BIGGER, BADDER STORMS http://grist.org/basics/shaken-and-stirred-how-climate-change-is-mixing-up-bigger-badder-hurricanes/


      -▶ 16 OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS TOTALLY SCREWING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/09/1900191/climate-change-ruins-everything/


      Ensia, July 30, 2013
      -▶ TEN THINGS THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEED TO KNOW TO THRIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://ensia.com/features/teach-your-children/?utm_content=bufferaecb8&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer



      -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE - VIDEO http://sco.lt/856DXl

       

       - ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF


       

                                             A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                                 "EXTREME ICE"

                      JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                             http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


       April 13, 2013 Counter Currents
      -▶ ARCTIC WILL BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ICE-FREE BY 2020 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc130413.htm


      -▶ POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/7JCUk5


      -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


       -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH


      May 16, 2013 Common Ground

      -▶ 'CANARY IN THE OCEAN' - MASSIVE FISH FLIGHT SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-2



                                    HOW IS THIS IMPACTING

                         THE NATURAL BALANCE OF NATURE?



       ▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN

       

      July 9, 2013 Science Daily
      -▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


      -▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


      -▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


       -▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb


                                                      --- WATCH --

                                           REMEMBERING "GREEN" -

                        AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                              http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


      HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


      One Green Planet, April 25, 2014
      FROM THE DIRECTOR WHO BROUGHT US THE OSCAR-WINNING "THE COVER" COMES "6" . The documentary explores the role humans play in exasperating the mass extinction of endangered species, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/from-the-director-who-brought-us-the-oscar-winning-the-cove-comes-6/



       ▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

       


      -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5



      ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


                                    ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkOH




      -▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY  400 PPM CO2 MILETONE -  MARCH TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/8pMIe9


       -▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

       

       -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

       

       -▶ FOOD OR FUEL?  RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/9E2tjF

       

       

      -▶ FRYING ON PLANET EARTH http://sco.lt/5GIf4L

       

      -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3



      August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
      -▶ THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/


      -▶ DOMESTICATED AN WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE http://sco.lt/95yplJ

       

       

                                                     --- WATCH ---

                      "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

       

       

      -▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

       

      -▶ TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

       

      May 10, 2013

      -▶ WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

       

       -▶ RICH COUNTRIES DRAG FEET AT CLIMATE TALKS - REMAIN LOYAL TO FOSSIL FUELS  http://sco.lt/4oU3iT

       

       

       

                                         --- GRASPING FOR ANSWERS --

       

      -▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/5M23mr

       

      -▶ RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - IS BIOTECHNOLOGY OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/8GKWi9

       

      -▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

       

                                      CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

      -▶ THE ANTHROPOCENE - ATMOSPHERIC GOVERNANCE: WEIGHING THE RISKS OF GEOENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE  via The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/12/anthropocene

      ALSO SEE: Raining Chemical From The Sky https://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2636&action=edit

       

       

      -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

       

      -▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

       

      -▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/7T2vmT


                                                          WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


                                                          WATCH

                                                "PLANET OCEAN'

                         A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                                 http://sco.lt/9FB89B



      -▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

       

       

                                     AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                                 http://ow.ly/mo4Zm



      -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


       ▶  WARSAW U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE - NOVEMBER 11-22, 2013 - COP19, UNFCCC http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

       

      -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT: UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGEST ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6Or0QT



      pdjmoo's insight:

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      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

      ▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

      ▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      more...
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      -▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

       

       -▶ AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

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      Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE

      Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Mongabay, August 13, 2014
      '▶  'NATURAL RESERVES' NO MORE:  ILLEGAL COLONISTS DEFOREST HUGE PORTIONS OF NICARAGUAN PROTECTED FORESTS -- ALL BUT DECIMATED. For centuries the forest survived as the sole home of the Rama and Kriol communities, supporting a wealth of fauna, from the mighty jaguar to the shy agouti. Today, both the fauna and people face a real and ever-present risk of being evicted from the only land they know. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0813-gfrn-watsa-silva-gorda.html?n3ws1ttr


      The Dodo, April 08, 2015
      -▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


      July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
      ▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


      ▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html


      HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

      -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


                                                     VIDEO (2:00)
                       World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                                     THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
      http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


      August 10, 2013 Euractive
      ▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850


      ▶  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL http://sco.lt/61yvZ3


                                            Ecowatch, January 28, 2015
      6 STRIKING NASA SPACE IMAGES SHOW HOW DEFORESTATION HAS ALTERED THE EARTH  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/deforestation-altered-earth/


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


      ▶  Mongabay, August 16, 2014
      INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATE PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28M Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html


      Mongabay, December 10, 2014
      - ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html


      Mongabay, August 15, 2014
      '▶  NOTHING LEFT TO LOG:  ARE ECO-CERTIFIED TIMBER COMPANIES STRIPPING RUSSIA OF ITS LAST OLD GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0815-gfrn-dasgupta-russia-greenpeace-fsc.html


      Mongabay, September 23, 2014
      ▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


      ▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR


      WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS - NGOs http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


                                           ===================

                                                        AUSTRALIA

                                           ===================


      Yahoo News, March 02, 2015
      ▶  HUNDREDS OF STARVING KOALAS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA - MORE TO COME  http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-koalas-killed-australia-023426917.html


      Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
      ▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html

       

       April 17, 2013 Treehugger

      ▶  AUSTRALIAN DEFORESTATION:

      Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala's confused expression in this photo, not everyone got the memo.... http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

       

       Mongabay, June 23, 2014
      ▶  WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE TAKES TEN MINUTES TO REJECT AUSTRALIA'S BID TO STRIP FORESTS OF PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-hance-australia-world-heritage-rejected.html

       

       The Guardian, June 23, 2014
      -▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term

       

       July 24, 2013 Mongabay

      ▶  AUSTRALIAN LOGGER: FINDING DEAD KOALAS ' A DAILY THING' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0724-gen-koalas-logging.html

       

      May 21, 2011 Independent
      ▶  UP A GUM TREE: ARE KOALAS 'SLIPPING TO EXTINCTION? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/up-a-gum-tree-are-koalas-slipping-to-extinction-2288575.html

       

      Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013
      ▶  AUSTRALIA UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THREATENED ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/26/australia-under-fire-for-failing-to-protect-threatened-animals

       

                                                            VIDEO

                                        ABC Australia, October 28, 2013

      WOODCHIP GIANT, AUSTRALIAN BLUE GUM  PLANTATIONS STRIPPED OF ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OVER KOALA DEATHS http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-28/koala-deaths-trigger-apology-from-timber-giant/5050784

       

       Rainforest Rescue
      ▶  AUSTRALIA: KOALAS CRY FOR HELP - PROTEST. PETITION
      The cry of a koala on one of the last trees. The Australian timber industry is cutting down thousands of hectares of former habitat of the koalas. Now journalists and activists present alarming evidence. Many koalas are killed or severely injured by automatic harvesters. Please sign our letter of protest to the Australian government.... https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/925/australia-koalas-cry-for-help


      Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
      ▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia


                                                 =================


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


                                                 =================


      August 13, 2013 Mongabay
      ▶  FOREST FRAGMENTATION LEADING TO HIGHER EXTINCTION RATES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0813-hance-fragmentation-extinction.html


                                                             WATCH

                            "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN"  ~ Full Episode

                                                   http://sco.lt/5oUaVV


      ▶  SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ

       

      July 30, 2013 Mongabay
      ▶  POPULATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED LEMUR IN MADAGASCAR DOWN TO LAST 50 INDIVIDUALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-cheirogaleus-lavasoensis.html?n3ws1ttr

       

      Mongabay, May 25, 2014
      ▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html


      New York Times, October 11, 2013
      ▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


      ▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5

       

      ▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN http://sco.lt/6F54E5


                                                          WATCH

                                                          "ALMA"

                                     A journey into the soul of humanity

      A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the Global Industrial Economy http://sco.lt/7RqffF


      Mongabay, June 13, 2014
        'BORNE BY THE REST OF THE WORLD' DEFORESTATION HAS GLOBAL IMPACT, REDUCES FOOD SECURITY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0613-satriastanti-deforestation.html


      ▶  WEST PAPUA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE & COMMUNITIES WITHIN IT http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

       


      Mongabay, June 12, 2014
      DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


      ▶  ASIA PULP AND PAPER STILL DESTROYING FORESTS IN INDONESIA, DESPITE NEW 'SUSTAINABILITY' POLICY http://sco.lt/6GD4W9


      ▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641

       

                                                            WATCH

                                   AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


      ▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA -- INDONESIA IS THE WORST http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


      ▶  PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM -- EFFECTIVE 2030 !! http://sco.lt/6ylsUj



      Mongabay, August 11, 2014
      ▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


      Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

      ▶  WANT A REASON TO SAVE INDONESIA FROM DEFORESTATION?  HERE'S FOURTEEN OF THEM  http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/22/the-environmentalist-14-reasons-we-need-to-save-indonesia-from-deforestation/?utm_source=gpusatwitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=forests

       

      August 14, 2013 Mongabay
       ▶  DEFORESTATION: CHINA'S GROWING WINE INDUSTRY THREATENING PANDAS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-gen-pandas-wine.html


       Mongabay, July 10, 2014
      A DEADLY GAME: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEFORESTATION ESCALATES DESPITE RESOURCE SHORTAGE, PROTEST, RAPE, HOMOCIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0710-cannon-gfrn-drc-congo.html

       


      ▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED (EUCALYPTUS) TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING A POISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/7vJIwL


                                                           VIDEO:

      FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

             2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



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                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                              http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

                                            BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                         DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS

                                             http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

       

                         THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING 

                                                http://sco.lt/599jsH

       

                               THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

       

       

       

      ▶  STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

       

      ▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/7vnuMb


      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


      -▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


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      ▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

       

       The Ecologist

      ▶  THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7fkZ3B

       

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

       ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


       

                                                          WATCH

      VIDEO

       EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

       

      VIDEO

      ▶  **** CNN: WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

      VIDEO

      ▶  **** MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS MASSACRED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN  http://sco.lt/5VlsJt

       

      GR8 VIDEO

      ▶  AWHAR - RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ http://sco.lt/5T7sNV


       

                                                             WATCH

                                    "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                       A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

       

                                                             WATCH

                                        PBS Nature - Full Episode

                           "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY'

                                               http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

       

                                                            WATCH

                                          July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                                       LIQUID IVORY

                      HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

       

       

       

      ▶  MORE ON EXTINCTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=EXTINCTION

       

      ▶  MORE ON DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

       

       

       

       

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      Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                     BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                       "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


      The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


      FastCoExist, April 28, 2014
       -▶ AMERICA'S ODDLY BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN SPRAWL, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE SKYhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/3029637/americas-oddly-beautiful-suburban-sprawl-photographed-from-the-sky#1


      One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
      THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/


      DW Eco, February 03, 2015
      SAVING KENYA'S ANTI-CANCER TREE. The Prunus Africana tree contains ingredients that help fight illnesses like prostate cancer. But the tree is now under threat. Two Kenyan women have taken up the fight to protect this valuable tree.  http://www.dw.de/saving-kenyas-anti-cancer-tree/a-18284972


      Living on Earth, January 24, 2014
      -▶ MOTHER OF MEDICINE TREE. A story of a dangerous collision between two worlds. On the Pacific island of Palau, the modern world rubs shoulders with the traditional, and as the inhabitants eat a more Western diet, they often develop diabetes. But a traditional tree that grows there, known as the mother of medicine tree, promises a treatment http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00004&segmentID=7


      The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
      -▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


      One Green Planet, February 13, 2015
      -▶ 8 REASONS WE NEED TO SHOW THE PLANET A LITTLE LOVE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/show-the-planet-a-little-love/


                                       RECLAIM ENVIRONMENTALISM

                                      The Ecologist, February 13, 2015

      True environmentalism is not about making our rapacious and destructive industrialism a little more sustainable, writes Derrick Jensen, but transforming humankind's relationship with Earth and the life she sustains - for us to take our true place within, and as part of, the living biosphere... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2751996/reclaim_environmentalism.html


      George Monbiot, December 0, 2014
       -▶ WE ARE PRE-TUNED TO THE NATURAL WORLD; WIRED TO RESPOND TO NATURE   http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/09/civilisation-is-boring/


      Guardian, January 15, 2015

       ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


       -▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND DANGEROUS PLANET' ECOLOGIST WARNS  http://sco.lt/4xff17


       -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT : RESTORING VALUES  http://sco.lt/5K4M89



                                              NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                                 NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                              Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
                         HOLLYWOOD'S  A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE:

      On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself.

      Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides. Great Watch http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature

      ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

      http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



      -▶ BOLIVIA:  FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/83jybZ


      RSPB UK, October 16, 2014
      -▶ MIGRATING BIRDS IN DRAMATIC DECLINE http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=384019&


      Mongabay,
       -▶ IT'S NOT JUST EXTINCTION:  MEET DEFAUNATION Experts say defaunation is already having large-scale impacts across ecosystems, undercutting everything from pollination to pest control to water and soil quality. For example, a flood of recent research has found that the world's pollinators may be in crisis—including bees and butterflies—threatening global agriculture and potentially costing billions. But the impacts of defaunation could even lead to worsening outbreaks of disease in humans.
      Defaunation can also result in co-extinctions. For example, many animals are ecologically connected to plant species, who may depend on them for pollination or seed dispersal. But if you lose the animal species—or if its population drops below a certain threshold—plants are likely to vanish as well. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0724-hance-defaunation.html


      July 03, 2013 TerraDaily
      MAPPING THE BENEFITS OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS

      -▶ We rely on our physical environment for many things - clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others... http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Mapping_the_benefits_of_our_ecosystems_999.html


       

                                                            WATCH
              THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

       

       

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


      EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
      -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


       

                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


       

      Just Means, March 11, 2014

       -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty

       

       -▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n



       -▶ FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8fNIET


       

      International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
      -▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

       

                                             BREATHTAKING VIDEO

                          HOW NATURE MADE & DESIGNED HERSELF

                                             http://sco.lt/5mGHuT

       

      The Guardian, June 23, 2014
      -▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term


      BBC News, June 23, 2014
      -▶ UN:  WORLD'S FORESTS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN WELL-BEING - WORLD'S FOREST REPORT http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27963330

       

       International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
      -▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

       

                                                          WATCH

      DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE" TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw


                                   BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                                 THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                       http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

       

       Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
      -▶ THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

       

       

                                               UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ

       

      -▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

       

       -▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS: HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

       

                                     ==========================

       

       THICH NHAT HANH:

      -▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

       

      ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH

      ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

       

                                     ==========================

       

      August 16, 2013 Guardian Environment

      -▶ PROTECT NATURE FOR WORLD ECONOMIC SECURITY, WARNS UN BIODIVERSITY CHIEF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

       

       

        -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

       


       

       -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

       

      - ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

       

        -▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

       

       

                                                                   VIDEO:

                                                      ELWHA RIVER DAM

          FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY - A GRAND EXPERIMENT

                                                          http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

       

       

      The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

      -▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

       Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era focuses on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
      This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf

       

        -▶ CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

       http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

       

       

        -▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE AND SCHOOLS http://sco.lt/8JxfJB

       

       

                                                        A TED VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                             "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
      We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
      http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

       

      Summit Voice, March 31, 2013

       ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

       

       

                                                     REWILD THE CHILD

                    If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                                     http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

       

       

       August 14, 2012 Science Daily
      -▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

       

      Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
      -▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

       

      ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals


      -▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER   http://sco.lt/81D2Sv


       -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/9McNs1

       

       Stockholm Resilience Center
      -▶ REGIME SHIFTS IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
      Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is. Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is.
      http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-news/8-23-2013-human-nature.html

       

      August 15, 2013 Terra Daily
      -▶ COMMUNITIES IN NATURE A LOT MORE SENSITIVE TO CHANGE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ecosystems_change_long_before_species_are_lost_999.html

       

      July 3, 2013 IUCN International -

      -▶ INTEGRATING BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES INTO MODELED SCENARIOS OF THE FUTURE  https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2013/07/04/integrating-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-into-modelled-scenarios-of-the-future/

       

       -▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

       

       

      -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

       

       August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

      -▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

       

       

       -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

       

       

      -▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

       

      -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATE A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

       

       

                                                      TED TALK VIDEO
                                                   Louie Schwartzberg:
                                     "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
      http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

       

      -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BORN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

       

       -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

       

      -▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

       

      -▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

       

       -▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

       

      -▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

       

      -▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd

       

      -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

       

       -▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUEL AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8P74wD

       

       

                                                        -- WATCH --

                                             CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                 27 March, 2013 -

                             OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE
                                     Overfished and Under Protected

      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

       

       

                                                            WATCH

                SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                                http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

       

       

                                                    -- WATCH GR8 VIDEO -

                                                              "AWHAR"

                      RESTORING THE MESPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                       http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

       

      May 20, 2013 Science 2.0
      -▶ ECOLOGICAL GARDENING: BEAUTIFUL AND GOOD FOR BIODIVERSITY -- AND YOU http://www.science20.com/anthrophysis/ecological_gardening_beautiful_and_good_biodiversity-112577

       

      July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
      -▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
      Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

       

      -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

      -▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/7a28sT

       

       -▶ BIG BUSINESS CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

       

      -▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

       

       ▶  PALM OIL BONANZA AND DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

       

      -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl

       

       -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

       

      -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

       

       

        - ▶ TOMATOES WATERED BY THE SEA:  SPROUTING A NEW WAY OF FARMING? Isn’t it remarkable that we recognise the fact that the world faces huge problems in terms of water, energy and food security – and yet we tend to tackle these as separate problems, as if they have no interconnections. So here’s a radical idea. What if the world’s food, water and energy problems were tackled together, in a way that lowered costs and made the whole greater than the sum of the parts?
      A project is taking shape in Australia that promises to take just such an approach. http://theconversation.com/tomatoes-watered-by-the-sea-sprouting-a-new-way-of-farming-23119

       

                                                            WATCH
                                                          Quest TV
                                                         "HOG WILD"
      In 1924 a hunter purposely released a handful of wild boar in Monterey County. Now the pigs number in the hundreds of thousands and reside in all but two of California's 58 counties. Big, fast, smart and hungry, these animals often out-compete native species and damage fragile native ecosystems. Now hunters are stepping up to be part of the solution.
      http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/hog-wild/

       

                                                   IMPORTANT  WATCH

                     February 16, 2014 - Secretary of State, John Kerry in Indonesia

                    CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

                                POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

                                                     http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z


       

      pdjmoo's insight:

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

      ▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

      ▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      more...
      Garry Rogers's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:40 PM

      GR:  Great set of links.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
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      Pollination: A Love Story That Feeds The Earth

      Pollination: A Love Story That Feeds The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

                                                          WATCH

                                                   POLLINATION:

                             A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

      I've been sharing these beautiful vidoes on twitter for some time - since last year. They are absolutely stunning, and help to remind us about the wonder of creation and the marvel of pollination - a gift provided freely by nature, and one that feeds us. I thought it was high time I shared them a little further. Here they are: http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/pollination.html

       

      (And Just Imagine if All this Pollen was from genetically modified plants and had been Sprayed with Pesticides and Insecticides. What would happen to the bees immune systems and to the honey?)


      IUCN, March 13, 2015
        -▶ POLLINATING BIRDS AND MAMMALS DECLINING, REVEALS FIRST GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF TRENDS IN THE STATUS OF POLLINATORS

       http://www.iucn.org/?19038/Pollinating-birds-and-mammals-declining-reveals-first-global-assessment-of-trends-in-the-status-of-pollinators


      BBCEarth

      -▶  POLLINATOR ANIMALS IN DECLINE AROUND THE WORLD  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150304-global-pollinators-in-decline


      BBCEarth -
        -▶ BEES AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141011-bees-as-youve-never-seen-them-before


      August 19, 2013 Time Magazine
      -▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE - Mass Deaths of bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers -- and your favorite foods
      http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall


      MailTribune, March 13, 2015
      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BLOOMS COMING TOO EARLY FOR ROGUE VALLEY'S BEES http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150313/News/150319831


      The World Post, January 26, 2014

      ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEY BEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY : THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

      July 27, 2013 Digital Journal
      -▶ DECLINE IN BEES IS AFFECTING PLANTS ABILITY TO POLLINATE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/355300


       August 14, 2012 Science Daily
      -▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29


       June 5, 2013 Fractured Paradigm
      -▶ ARE BEES CAUGHT IN A GENETICALLY MODIFIED DOWNWARD SPIRAL? http://fracturedparadigm.com/2013/06/05/are-bees-caught-in-a-genetically-modified-downward-spiral/



                                               WHY WE NEED INSECTS

                     EVEN PESKY ONES: PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL

                                                  http://sco.lt/94UwhF



      July 21, 2013 - Summit County
      -▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


      RT USA, February 05, 2015
      MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/


       -▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES - THE PERFECT STORM - GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

       

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