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WATCH: "BOTTLED LIFE"  The Business with Water - Nestles

WATCH:  "BOTTLED LIFE"  The Business with Water - Nestles | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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NESTLE'S WATER-BOTTLING ACTIVITIES AMID CALIFORNIA DROUGHT UNDERSCORE A LACK OF POLICY OPTIONS  Due to crippling drought in California, there’s been a crackdown on watering lawns and washing cars. Yet Nestle has continued its bottling operations, adding to the national debate over corporate right and common good http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestles-water-bottling-activities-amid-california-drought-underscore-lack-policy-options/196101/



                                              FILM (Documentary):
                                                  "BOTTLED LIFE"

                               NESTLES BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                       http://en.bottledlife.tv/#/intro


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 01, 2014
- ▶ ETHICAL BOTTLED WATER COMPANIES FIND IT HARD TO COMPETE WITH NESTLE AND COKE's BOTTLED WATER http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/01/ethical-bottled-water-companies-nestle-coke


EcoWatch, August 13, 2014

- ▶ PRECIOUS WATER BOTTLED AND SHIPPED OUT OF DROUGHT-RIDDEN CALIFORNIA http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/13/california-drought-bottled-water/


 Al Jazeera America, July 22, 2014
- ▶ WHILE CALIFORNIA SIPS ITS SCARCE WATER, NESTLE GULPS FREE FOR-PROFIT BOTTLED WATER http://america.aljazeera.com/blogs/scrutineer/2014/7/21/while-californiasipsitsscarcewaternestlesucks.html


TriplePundit, July 18, 2014
- ▶ NESTLE HIDES BEHIND 'SOVEREIGN NATION' IN DESERT BOTTLED WATER CONTROVERSY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/07/nestle-bottled-water-controversy/


Mother Jones, August 11, 2014
- ▶ BOTTLED WATER COMES FROM THE MOST DROUGHT-RIDDEN PLACES IN THE COUNTRY. Popular brands like Aquafina and Dasani source from catastrophically dry parts of the West. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/bottled-water-california-drought


                                                      WATCH:

                                                Annie Leonard's

                            "THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"

                                       The Story of Stuff Project

http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/



Occupy.com, July 31, 2014
- ▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CREATING A LIFE-THREATENING WATER SHORTAGE http://www.occupy.com/article/how-corporations-are-creating-life-threatening-water-shortage


- ▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


National Geographic

IF YOU THINK THE WATER CRISIS CAN'T GET WORSE, WAIT UNTIL THE AQUIFERS ARE DRAINED. We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/



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                                      NESTLE'S BOTTLED WATER

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                                                  THE STORY

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

To be able to sell and make money from water, you first have to own it. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70% of the world's bottled water brands  http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/the-story.html AND  http://en.bottledlife.tv/

 

The Desert Sun, July 14, 2014

- ▶ NESTLE, ARROWHEAD TAPPING WATER FREE FROM CALIFORNIA'S MORONGO RESERVATION. The Companies are exporting a seriously limited resource with no oversight http://ow.ly/zd4DX

 

 June 3, 2013 CBC News
- ▶ GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html


SumOfUs PETITION
STOP NESTLE FROM EXTRACTING 265 MILLION LITERS OF BC FRESH WATER FOR FREE

http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-freeloading-off-BC/

- ▶ NESTLE BOTTLES FREE CALIFORNIA WATER FOR PROFIT -- WHILE STATE FACES DROUGHT OF THE CENTURY http://inhabitat.com/nestle-bottles-water-while-californians-face-drought-of-the-century/

 Story of Stuff

- ▶ NESTLE POLAND SPRING BOTTLED WATER. The people who live in Fryeburg, Maine can only access their local spring water by buying it in a plastic bottle. That’s because this small town’s spring water is currently controlled by Nestlé, and Nestlé wants to lock up its control over the town’s water with a massive 45-year contract -- children in the town will be grandparents before they are able to challenge it. http://act.storyofstuff.org/page/s/nestle-poland-spring-bottled-water

 

                           PETITION: Nestlé: Stop draining Pakistan!

                   http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-pakistan/

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
- ▶ NESTLE'S MASSIVE MARK UP OF WATER WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/

 

- ▶ NESTLE'S WATER PRIVATIZATION PUSH http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/nestle_water_privatization_push


 

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            COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA/WATER BUSINESS

                                          http://sco.lt/6UWizB


 Civil Eats, November 13, 2013
 - ▶ COCA-COLA'S ASSAULT ON TAP WATER: How They Convert Your Restaurant Requests for Water into Revenue-Generating Beverages
http://civileats.com/2013/11/13/coca-colas-assault-on-tap-water/


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                                               BOTTLED WATER:

FOOD & WATER WATCH DESTROYS THE MYTHS AND GETS YOU THE FACTS http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/


July 12, 2013 Slate

-▶ YOU ARE PAYING 300 TIMES MORE FOR BOTTLED WATER THAN TAP WATER http://ow.ly/mX2oR

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                    "TAPPED"

                                          Documentary 1:15:09
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tapped/

 

 Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

- ▶ *10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/infographic-ten-things-you-should-know-about-water/

 

Food & Water Watch, June 24, 2013
- ▶ TAKE BACK THE TAP:  BOTTLED WATER WASTES RESOURCES AND MONEY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/take-back-the-tap-2013/

 

NRDC Investigation

  - ▶ *BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE  http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 - ▶ *NRDC Update: BOTTLED WATER http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 

The Green Diva, June 27, 2014

- ▶ 10 REASONS TO AVOID BOTTLED WATER http://thegreendivas.com/2014/06/27/10-reasons-avoid-bottled-water/

 

 

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                          THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE

                                          A JOURNEY BEGINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5BTtMv


EurActive, December 06, 2012
- ▶ PLANT-BASED PLASTIC BOTTLE NO PANACEA. Food and drinks companies are engaged in a global race for leadership on plant-based renewable plastics.
SPECIAL REPORT

The world's largest drinks companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have laid down ambitious plans to roll out 100% plant-based plastic bottles across the globe, triggering warnings from environmentalists who see a parallel with the ongoing controversy over biofuels. http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-plastics-pvc/plant-based-plastics-panacea-gre-news-516469

Prevention News
- ▶ HOW YOUR BOTTLED WATER SCREWS UP YOUR HORMONES. Paying $2 for a bottle of water may be more convenient than lugging around your reusable one, but that seemingly small price may have a big impact on your health... http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/your-bottled-water-has-24500-chemicals


 Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


EcoWatch, July 14, 2014
▶  SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE SALES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/14/san-francisco-bans-plastic-water-bottle-sales-on-public-property/


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm


 ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER, BPA AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9EiHKr


                                              INFOGRAPHIC

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET  - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic

 


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                         

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                                      -- CORPORATE WATER --

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                                                        WATCH
                         "FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER" 93 min
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
     Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/flow-for-love-of-water/

 

July 3, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  THE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER

Throughout the meeting, a misleading notion was continually raised that using private capital to fund water systems somehow constitutes an innovative approach to financing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.... http://ecowatch.com/2013/will-public-water-be-privatized/

 

                                

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER:

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

 Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440

 

                                          THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz

 

Water Justice

- ▶ *THE GLOBAL WATER GRAB: A PRIMER http://www.tni.org/primer/global-water-grab-primer

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ *THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

 

- ▶ *GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: UN's WATER AGENDA AT RISK OF BEING HIJACKED BY BIG BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4vQUin

 

Common Dreams, June 26, 2014
- ▶ U.N. TO DETROIT:  DENIAL OF WATER TO THOUSANDS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/26

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013

- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

 June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025

 

  September 2, 2013 IPS News

- ▶ *WATER SCARCITY COULD DRIVE CONFLICT OR COOPERATION - UN http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/water-scarcity-could-drive-conflict-or-cooperation/

 

March 20, 1023 - Save Greek Water

-▶ WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT – A TEST CASE FOR DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE http://www.savegreekwater.org/?p=1974

 

 Project Syndicate, August 7, 2013

- ▶ *THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

Forest News, June 3, 2013
- ▶ *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

 

 Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

LIQUID ASSETS:  FROM WATER RISK TO STEWARDSHIP http://www.globalsherpa.org/cdp-water-business-risk-stewardship

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 

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


 

 

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            CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS IN YOUR WATER

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Environmental Working Group

- ▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011


The Daily Green:

- ▶ WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112


 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour
                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION

**** POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/


 

Reuters, August 03, 2014
- ▶ SOME 400,000 IN OHIO WITHOUT DRINKING WATER DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS FROM AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-usa-water-ohio-idUSKBN0G30L620140803


July 4, 2013 EurActive

- ▶ EU: NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 

- ▶ * BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour

 

The Associated Press Investigation:
- ▶ *PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal

- ▶ NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

 

- ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt


 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                     PBS Newshour Video

                                          March 15, 2013

          HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html


 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER  AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

 June 5, 2013 Washington Post

- ▶ *IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIME BOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

 Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

- ▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD, WATER AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html


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                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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                                  FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av

 

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Efren Gallardo's curator insight, March 4, 2014 2:03 PM

in order to sell and make money off from water, you have to own water. since the population is growing water is becoming scarce. the nestle corporation owns more than 70% of bottled water brand.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:40 PM

AWESOME RESOURCE ON WHAT TPTBs ARE DOING WITH OUR WATER. THE EXAMPLE HERE IS JUST ONE COMPANY ---NESTLE. Thank you PJD.

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World Bank and UN REDD carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs

World Bank and UN REDD carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Guardian environment, July 03, 2014

WORLD BANK, UN REDD COMPLICIT IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS

UN's REDD scheme promises carbon offsetting will empower local communities in the developing world while conserving forests - but critics say the scheme is fuelling genocidal evictions of indigenous people from their lands.  Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 500 million acres of land in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean was acquired or negotiated under deals brokered on behalf of foreign governments or transnational corporations.

     Many such deals are geared toward growing crops or biofuels for export to richer, developed countries – with the consequence that small-holder farmers are displaced from their land and lose their livelihood while local communities go hungry. The concentration of ownership of the world's farmland in the hands of powerful investors and corporations is rapidly accelerating, driven by resource scarcity and, thus, rising prices. According to a new report by the US land rights organisation Grain: "The powerful demands of food and energy industries are shifting farmland and water away from direct local food production to the production of commodities for industrial processing." Less known factors, however, include 'conservation' and 'carbon offsetting.'   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/03/world-bank-un-redd-genocide-land-carbon-grab-sengwer-kenya


Oakland Institute, March 16, 2015
▶ CIVIL SOCIETY DENOUNCES WORLD BANK'S CONFERENCEON LAND & POVERTY http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/civil-society-denounces-world-banks-conference-land-poverty


Guardian, March 09. 2015
WORLD BANK PRESIDENT ADMITS RESETTLEMENT FAILURES: "WHAT WE FOUND CAUSES ME DEEP CONCERN" The World Bank last week admitted publicly it had no idea how many people may have been forced off their land or lost their jobs due to its projects. The Bank also did not know whether these people were compensated fairly, on time or at all. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/09/world-bank-president-jim-yong-kim-resettlement-land-rights


IC Magazine, December 11, 2014

▶ PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

  https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


IT IS TIME TO QUESTION THE ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK, UN-REDD AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY WITH PRIVATE CORPORATIONS IN DEFORESTATION -- PURELY FOR PROFIT

http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/05/alarm-bells-ringing-olam-international-and-redd-in-the-republic-of-congo/#more-13004


                                                   WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation



The Ecologist, December 07, 2014
▶  KENYA:  A FOREST PEOPLE ILLEGALLY EVICTED, BEATEN IMPRISONED: PAID FOR BY THE WORLD BANK. Financed by the World Bank, the Kenya Forest Service has intensified its illegal campaign of evictions, arson, beatings and arrests of the Sengwer forest people of the Embobut forest. And behind the violence lies the lure of hard cash - from the prospect of selling the forest's carbon to international financiers http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2664793/kenya_a_forest_people_illegally_evicted_beaten_imprisoned_paid_for_by_the_world_bank.html


Redd Monitor, September 30, 2014
 -▶ EVICTIONS OF SENGWER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE:  WORLD BANK VIOLATES SAFEGUARDS IN KENYA. The World Bank’s inspection panel has found that the Bank violated its safeguards in a conservation project in the Cherangany Hills in Kenya. Thousands of Sengwer indigenous people have been evicted and their homes burned down. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/30/evictions-of-sengwer-indigenous-people-world-bank-violates-safeguards-in-kenya/


Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014

 -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/


Nafeez Ahmed: Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate re-colonisation of the South


Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
- ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/


 Environment News Service, January 22, 2014

- ▶ KENYA BURNS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUT OF ANCESTRAL LANDS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/01/22/kenya-burns-indigenous-people-out-of-ancestral-lands/


May 23, 3013 redd-monitor.org
 ▶ WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DOES THE WORLD BANK NEED THAT CARBON MARKETS ARE NOT WORKING? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/23/what-more-evidence-does-the-world-bank-need-that-carbon-markets-are-not-working/#more-13964


COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESSURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry


                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


RT Climate News, December 08, 2014
▶  WORLD BANK CHIEF CALLS FOR "ZERO NET EMISSIONS" CLIMATE GOAL http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/09/world-bank-chief-calls-for-zero-net-emissions-climate-goal/


                             NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING 

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


                                              Oakland Institute
                                           UNFOLDING TRUTH
Dismantling the World Bank's Myths on Agriculture and Development http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/OurBiz_Brief_UnfoldingTruth.pdf


Common Dreams, October 10, 2014
WORLD vs BANK:  SMALL FARMERS, GLOBAL SOUTH DEMAND END TO WORLD BANK'S 'MORAL BANKRUPTCY' - In actions in cities across the globe, critics of neoliberal development and corporate domination of agriculture say this is 'Our Land' and 'Our Business' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/10/worldvsbank-small-farmers-global-south-demand-end-world-banks-moral-bankruptcy


                                             WORLD vs BANK:

                          JOIN THE #WorldvsBank Twitter Storm

                             Oakland Institute, October 06, 2014
FARMERS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, AND NGOs TAKE TO STREETS IN TEN CITIES DEMANDING AN END TO WORLD BANK'S MORALLY BANKRUPT DEVELOPMENT  http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/worldvsbank-press-release#overlay-context=


 The Ecologist, September 16, 2014
- WORLD BANK TO ROLL BACK SAFEGUARDS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2556646/world_bank_to_roll_back_safeguards_for_indigenous_people.html


  HuffPost Impact, July 16, 2014

-▶ WORLD BANK POISED TO DENY AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THEIR RIGHTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nezir-sinani/world-bank-poised-to-deny_b_5592475.html


TakePart, October 10, 2014
 -▶ IS THE WORLD BANK HELPING THE POOR -- OR THE WORLD'S BANKS? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/10/world-bank-protest-land-grabs?cmpid=organic-share-twitter-influence


Oakland Institute, July 28, 2014
 -▶ THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF, US AID OPEN UP UKRAINE TO WESTERN INTERESTS. A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict, exposes how the international financial institutions swooped in on the heels of the political upheaval and are vying to deregulate and throw open Ukraine’s vast agricultural sector to foreign investors, in return for aid

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/press-release-world-bank-and-imf-open-ukraine-western-interests



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


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


REPORT: International Rivers: September 2013

-▶ WORLD BANK, WITH CHINA AND BRAZIL RETURNS TO FUNDING MEGA DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/world-bank-returns-to-big-dams-8077

 

Inter Press Service, March 21, 2014
-▶ WORLD BANK CLEAR $73 BILLION DOLLAR GRANT FOR CONTROVERSIAL MEGA-DAM IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) As currently envisioned, the Inga III dam would be the first in a series of hydroelectric installations along the Congo River, collectively referred to as the Grand Inga project. This would include a single 145-metre dam, which would flood an area known as the BundiValley, home to around 30,000 people... “The project is being presented as if it will help the population...but these big mega-dam projects end up serving mines and related industry at the expense of local communities bein displaced once Inga 3 is fully developed.”  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/03/world-bank-clears-congos-controversial-dam-project/


                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
 -▶ INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


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


                                                   VIDEO:

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



  -▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


                                              INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

 

                 IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
   -▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3


 

 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l



 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

   -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P



THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION  http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

 

                              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"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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


 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

       

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

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

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

▶  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...
Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:26 AM

800 MILLION ACRES SEQUESTERED IN ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA. PEOPLE ARE BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR LANDS.

 

This is the true nature of Agenda 21, privatised UN system, and corporatism.

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:00 AM

         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

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


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


▶  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

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment
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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

"Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
-▶ ROLE OF BUSINESS IN DISAPPEARANCE OF 50% OF WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/2014/oct/09/role-business-disappearance-50-worlds-wildlife-wwf-report


Green Left Weekly, March 01, 2015
-▶ ECUADOR: CHEVRON-TEXACO PROFITS FROM ECOCIDE  https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58412


                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb


RT News, December 04, 2014
BIG OIL MUST PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE HARM TO WORLD'S POOREST: WE NEED A LEVY ON FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/04/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-harm-to-worlds-poorest/


▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/accountability-for-companies--environmental-damage-by-jeffrey-d--sachs


Earth Justice, August 11, 2014
▶  THE CLEANUP BUCK SHOULD STOP WITH POLLUTERS: Earthjustice is challenging the EPA’s 30-year-long failure to require that polluters pay for the cleanup of their own messes, rather than stick taxpayers with the often-hefty bill... https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox/147e3f44615e9d70


Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238


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


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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

-▶ HOG WILD:  CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


September 11, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶ CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL It doesn’t take much to envisage what the world would look like if activists such as those in Romania who are systematically opposing this pillage of the earth are silenced: it would be barren, grey and empty, bereft of birds and butterflies, of the clear streams and biodiversity that once bejeweled the landscape...Indigenous people, first nations people, farm laborers and peasants who, all over the world, have to pick up the pieces after such corporate ransacking; who pay the price in terms of debilitating illness and unrelenting poverty as their crops fail and animals succumb to the poisoned land. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/11-7


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


 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l


 ▶  MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


▶  WHO OWNS NATURE?  CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/8Bx5er



                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                           "WALLS AND THE TIGER" - Documentary
Rampant consumerism divides the world.  People in the West get cheap fashion and cutting-edge electronics at a fraction of the real cost. People in developing countries pay the hidden price.  Farmers and fishermen in sustainable communities are relocated to slums.  Fertile farmland is turned into industrial parks.  Oceans are poisoned by chemical waste.  All of this will be illustrated through stunning images in the film. By understanding the interdependency of our consumption and the rest of the world, we hope to inspire change in our audience. http://www.ejolt.org/2014/10/walls-and-the-tiger/


▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:  THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ


OnEarthMagazine, February04, 2015
CLOTHES HAVE AN ECOLOGICAL PRICE TAG, TOO:  OUR TOXIC SUPPLY CHAIN. The companies that make and sell most of the world’s clothing insist they want to operate without endangering workers, polluting waterways, or using toxic chemicals. But clean practices can be a hard sell. http://www.onearth.org/magazine/trying-sustainability


Quartz, December 06, 2014
-▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243219562/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime-eradicating-ecocide


                                                        VIDEO

COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/


                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkO


PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts


 ▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl

 

▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5


WATCH

4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295


▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9


Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


▶   WHY ARE WE HAVING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO HAVE A HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY FOOD? http://ow.ly/xKhjx



                                       IN ONE SHORT VIDEO:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                         http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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



 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


                                  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ


DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                              http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


                                                  VIDEO REPORT
                               Democracy Now, December 08, 2014
AT COP 20 LIMA CLIMATE TALKS, NATIONS WORST HIT BY GLOBAL WARMING SAY CLIMATE AID ISN'T CHARITY, ITS' REPARATION  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/8/at_lima_talks_nations_worst_hit


                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                                 STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                        HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND: LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

The Ecologist, August 08, 2014
COMMUNITY SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST MINING MEGA-PROJECTS. If the state does not defend citizens against the violence and destruction of mining, people and communities must defend themselves, writes Raul Zibechi. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2500598/community_selfdefense_against_mining_megaprojects.html


May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html


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


                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/



▶  LARGE CORPORATE SUBSIDIZED FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


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


▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of


-▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/768Gsz



                                WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl


April 29, 2013 Mongabay

▶  THE ENVIRONMENT IS A PUBLIC GOOD  We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html


Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                          FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                 http://sco.lt/8IKitV


                                                       REPORT

                                March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                   WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012



Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014

 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

 

                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb



BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 

                                   UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH


 April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

Earth, October 10, 2014
BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot 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://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

 

 

 ▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

 

 

▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

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


▶  BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

 

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

 

 

 ▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 


 ▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 


 

 ▶  TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/8poZIf

 

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

▶  UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR "IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE? http://sco.lt/8lOuIr


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

 

 

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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's insight:

                @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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▶  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 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

Samantha Groen's curator insight, February 17, 4:44 PM

It is crazy to see the costs of the pollution and impacts of big companies that are having an impact on the environment around them put into a dollar value. It really gives a better view ti the picture. Hearing that in 2009 alone the damages exceeded the worth of $7 trillion. That is a giant amount of damage that is being done to the world we live in. The article states that a great deal of companies would not be able to continue making a profit if they stopped making the damages. This is very sad. 

 

This article gives insight about what kind of trouble our generations have gotten us into throughout the years and some of the damage done is irreversible. It emphasizes the importance yet struggle to improve how we do things that impact around us. With the discussion we had in class regarding the increase in population and what will happen in 2050; this will have a huge influence in the future. Becoming more sustainable should be a top priority for the world to approach together. 

 

Just my thoughts.

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

Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:39 PM

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

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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/



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


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

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

WIND POWER ONLY WORKS WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING:  NO WIND, NO POWER


Johnson City Press, December 01, 2014
-▶ WIND POWER PROMISES ARE JUST A LOT OF HOT AIR http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/122471/wind-power-promises-are-just-a-lot-of-hot-air


EarthTechling

-▶ WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/


May 14, 2013 Associated Press

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? Is it OK for a luxury home developer to kill California condors in its quest for profits? http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-impact-wind-farms-get-pass-eagle-deaths


                                                     WATCH
                                                   QUEST TV
      BIRDS, BLADES AND THE BRUTAL BUSINESS OF CLEAN ENERGY

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/01/09/birds-blades-and-the-brutal-business-of-clean-energy/


Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶ CAPE WIND IN DOUBT - TAX CREDITS AND THE MONEY GAME http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=3


 New York Times, December 25, 2013
-▶ WIND POWER DEVELOPERS RACE CLOCK TO SECURE U.S. GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/business/energy-environment/wind-power-developers-race-clock-to-secure-subsidy.html?ref=us&_r=0


January 26, 2012 CS Monitor

-▶ WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business


Daily Mail Online, October 26, 2014
-▶ WIND FARMS 'WILL NEVER KEEP THE LIGHTS ON': STUDY CLAIMS WIND TURBINES ARE 'EXPENSIVE AND DEEPLY INEFFICIENT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2808868/Wind-farms-never-lights-Study-claims-turbines-expensive-deeply-inefficient.html


                                                   WATCH:

                                Video March 18, 2013 CFact

BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/



Conservation Magazine, October 03, 2014
-▶ WIND TURBINES ARE KILLING THE TINY FLYING BATS IN RECORD NUMBERS  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/10/bats-get-confused-by-wind-turbines-pretending-to-be-trees/


Summit Voice, February 16, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY UPS ESTIMATE OF WIND TURBINE BAT DEATHS TO 600,000 By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012, with the highest fatality rates in areas near the Appalachian Mountains.

The bats are killed when they fly into the towering turbines which spin at up to 179 mph with blades that can stretch 130 feet. Previous estimates of bat deaths ranged from 33,000 to 880,000. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/


Summit Voice, November 09, 2014
-▶ WHY DO BATS FLY INTO WIND TURBINES? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/09/why-do-bats-fly-into-wind-turbines/


Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

-▶ WIND TURBINES STILL KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wind-turbines-still-killing-hundreds-of-thousands-of-birds/


Bloomberg BNA, June 09, 2014
-▶ THE APPLICATION OF MIGRATORY BIRD PROTECTION STATUTES TO WIND POWER PROJECTS http://www.bna.com/application-migratory-bird-p17179891163/


May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html


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                                                   EAGLES

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Seattle Times, December 06, 2013

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ALLOW EAGLE DEATHS - TO AID WIND POWER. Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2022408924_apxwindenergyeagledeaths.html?syndication=rss


May 14, 2013 Deseret News
-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html


Reuters, June 2, 2014
-▶ BIRD CONSERVANCY GROUP SUES U.S. OVER 30-YEAR PERMITS TO LEGALLY KILL EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-usa-eagles-idINKBN0EV01120140620


September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶ WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green


August 8, 2013 The Hill
-▶ OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths


 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html


 -▶ Focusing on Wildlife, December 12, 2013
POLL: SHOULD THE REGULATION ON THE KILLING OF BALD EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES BE LOOSENED? New law relies exclusively on the for-profit wind industry to self-report bird fatalities, even when such information may prove detrimental to the industry’s bottom line. ... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-regulations-on-the-killing-of-bald-eagles-be-loosened/


REWIRE, September 26, 2013
-▶ FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WIND FARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html


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HuffingtonPost, November 22, 2013
-▶ DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES GUILTY PLEA NETS BIG FINE FOR BIRD-KILLING WIND TURBINES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/duke-energy-bird-fine_n_4326596.html


Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html


 Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html

 

 New York Times, December 16, 2013
-▶ A STRUGGLE TO BALANCE WIND ENERGY WITH WILDLIFE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/earth/a-struggle-to-balance-wind-energy-with-wildlife.html?hp&_r=1&;


                                                     WATCH
                                                  KQED Quest
                  FATAL ATTRACTION: BIRDS AND WIND TURBINES
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtgBWNKwBkE

 


Smithsonian, December 16, 2013
-▶ HOW MANY BIRDS DO WIND TURBINES REALLY KILL? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/?no-ist


Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html


 Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html

 

Reuters, October 17, 2013
-▶ BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WIND FARM THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 

August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
-▶ TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 
                                                     VIDEO

                                 June 28, 2013 Mirror News

 BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724



 Canada.com, November 14, 2012
▶  BRITISH COLUMBIA SCIENTIST SAY WAVE TURBINES WOULD PUT KILLER WHALES AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://www.canada.com/technology/scientists+turbines+would+killer+whales+risk/7547671/story.html



                                     AND NOW THERMAL SOLAR TOO:

The Independent, November 15, 2013
-▶ BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY THERMAL SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html


Inhabitat, February 19, 2014
▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST THERMAL SOLAR THERMAL PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS - SHOULD WE WORRY? http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-solar-plant-is-frying-birds-should-we-worry/


                                                    VIDEO 56:44
                                          "THE NEXT FRONTIER:  
                      ENGINEERING THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEN"
This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  It features interviews with some of the top energy and economic experts along with educators and high-level government officials, all striving to develop clean energy solutions and alternatives to burning fossil fuels.
                                http://www.thenextfrontiermovie.com/


 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---



-▶ ****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

-▶ ****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT


 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WINDFARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATShttp://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

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

 

 

-▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFETS: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

 

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

 

 

-▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 



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▶  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

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pdjmoo's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:44 PM

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions. We must begin to think differently from our conditioned military industrial mindset, top-down GDP mindset where big business controls our energy and food.

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The Great American Corporate Giveaway: Our Public Lands : GMO Forests, Coal, Oil, Mining, Fracking Destroying Forests, Water, Environment

The Great American Corporate Giveaway: Our Public Lands : GMO Forests, Coal, Oil, Mining, Fracking Destroying Forests, Water, Environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Wilderness Society, March 02, 2015
PRIVATIZATION THREATENS YOUR PUBLIC LANDS http://wilderness.org/blog/privatization-threatens-your-public-lands


ClimateProgress, March 16, 2015
THE QUIET PLAN TO SELL OFF AMERICA'S NATIONAL FORESTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/16/3633814/gop-budget-public-lands/


HuffingtonPost Green, August 14, 2014
FORMER INTERIOR SECRETARY SLAMS GOP EFFORT TO SEIZE AND SELL OFF AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS FOR PRIVATE EXPLOITATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/14/3471491/republican-sell-public-lands/


Think Progress, June 18, 2014
▶  HOW POLITICIANS ARE USING TAXPAYER MONEY TO FUND THEIR CAMPAIGN TO SELL OFF AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/18/3450397/politicians-taxpayer-money-seize-public-lands/


SummitVoice, October 27, 2014
WILL THERE BE A 'HOSTILE TAKEOVER' OF WESTERN PUBLIC LANDS?  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/27/will-there-be-a-hostile-takeover-of-western-public-lands/


Los Angeles Times, February 03, 2015
▶ TRANSFER OF ARIZONA NATIONAL FOREST TO FOREIGN MINING FIRM IS OUTRAGEOUS http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-arizona-copper-mine-20150203-story.html#page=1


ThinkProgress, December 02,2014
UTAH'S INSANELY EXPENSIVE PLAN TO SEIZE PUBLIC LANDS : SELL OFF TO OIL GAS AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/02/3598113/utah-plan-seize-public-lands/


The Wilderness Society

-▶ 90 PERCENT OF OUR PUBLIC LANDS ARE AVAILABLE TO OIL AND GAS DRILLERSAccording to data analyzed by the Wilderness Society, 90 percent of our public lands are available to oil and gas drillers while only 10 percent are preserved for conservation and other values including recreation and wilderness...  http://wilderness.org/open-business-and-not-much-else-analysis-shows-oil-and-gas-leasing-out-whack-blm-lands


Global Research, May 01, 2014
▶  BIG OIL EYES FLORIDA'S PUBLIC LANDS, PLANS TO DRILL IN THE EVERGLADES http://www.globalresearch.ca/big-oil-eyes-floridas-public-lands-plans-to-drill-in-the-everglades/5380019


ClimateProgress, February 09, 2015
-▶ COAL COMPANIES DON'T PAY ENOUGH TO MINE FOR COAL ON FEDERAL LAND, REPORT SAYS. Coal companies that mine on federal lands have been exploiting loopholes that serve to make their coal inexpensive for years...  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/09/3620789/coal-company-loopholes-cap-report/


Climate Progress, January 28, 2015
-▶ GETTING OFF CHEAP:  FEDERAL COAL PROGRAM COSTING TAXPAYERS AND STATES BILLIONS IN LOST ROYALTIES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/28/3616461/federal-coal-program-costing-billion/


ThinkProgress, January 16, 2014
NEW GOP 2015 CONGRESS BEGINS ANTI-ENVIRONMENT ATTACK WITH 'NO MORE NATIONAL PARKS' BILL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/16/3612702/new-congress-no-more-national-parks-bill/


High Country, December 11, 2014
▶ FOR PUBLIC LANDS, A MIXED BAG IN 2014 DEFENSE BILL. Here’s a listing of some of the major public-lands proposals in the defense bill.

  http://www.hcn.org/articles/good-news-bad-news-for-public-lands-in-defense-bill


EcoWatch, January 09, 2013
▶  DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: REPORT SHOWS CONSEQUENCES OF DEFUNDING NATIONAL PARKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/09/consequences-of-defunding-national-parks/


 Reuters, November 22, 2013

▶  WHY PRIVATELY-FINANCED PUBLIC PARKS ARE A BAD IDEA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/11/21/why-privately-financed-public-parks-are-a-bad-idea/


Summit Tweets, November 29, 2014
▶ PUBLIC LANDS:  INDUSTRY GROUPS ONCE AGAIN CHALLENGE 20-YEAR URANIUM MINING BAN ON ONE MILLION ACRES AROUND THE GRAND CANYON. The the National Mining Association and the American Exploration & Mining Association went back to court to try and overturn a 20-year moratorium on uranium mining .http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/29/public-lands-industry-groups-once-again-challenge-20-year-uranium-mining-ban-around-the-grand-canyon/


 -▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


 HuffingtonPost Politics, November 02, 2014
▶ VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON BILLIONS FOR LAND CONSERVATION

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/vote-land-conservation_n_6075346.html


Al Jazeera America, January 15, 2014
▶  'GREEN' ENERGY?? LOUISIANA PUBLIC FORESTS BEING SACRIFICED TO FUEL EUROPE'S BIOMASS BOOM http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/green-energy-demandineuropemaybethreateningamericanforests.html


The Seattle Times, November 26, 2014
-▶ PAUL ALLEN FINANCES LAWSUIT TARGETING COAL LEASING ON FEDERAL LANDS  http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025110662_allencoallawsuitxml.html


IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
 -▶ ARIZONA DEFENDERS FACE IMMINENT LAND GRAB OF SACRED LANDS BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANIES. Congress is set to approve the giveaway of 2,400 acres of National Forest lands, including the burial, ceremonial and medicinal lands of the San Carlos Apaches, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Mining Corp., a company with a long history of environmental and human rights abuses in developing countries.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/arizona-defenders-face-imminent-land-grab-26496/


August 04, 2014
- ▶ WILL SECRETARY JEWELL PROTECT NATIONAL PARKS OR THE COAL INDUSTRY? http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/08/04/will-secretary-jewell-protect-national-parks-coal-industry/


Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html


FOSSIL-FUEL EXTRACTION ON YOUR PUBLIC LAND YIELD MASSIVE ECONOMIC BOON, WELL - SORT OF... http://ow.ly/fXmYN


CommonDreams, August 29, 2014
 ▶ FEDS SET TO OPEN FRACKING FLOODGATES IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC LANDS, BASED ON ONE FLAWED STUDY. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has put the ecosystems, water resources, and residents of California at urgent risk, expert critics are warning, by accepting a failed scientific review of the dangers of fracking in the state as a basis to begin issuing permits on public lands for the controversial gas drilling technique as soon as next year.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/29/feds-set-open-fracking-floodgates-california-based-one-flawed-study


 FRACKING AMERICA

THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS

                                               http://sco.lt/991RWT


-▶ USA OIL AND GAS DRILLER HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN 10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH - LEGALLY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2759435291/usa-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-toxic-water-into-the-earth-legally



-▶  USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                       GMO TREES IN OUR PUBLIC LANDS

                       DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

                          CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

                                      http://sco.lt/52lFDN


August 28, 2013 Take Part

-▶ KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA'S WILDLIFE RESERVES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/28/keep-pesticides-and-gmo-crops-out-americas-wildlife-reserves

 

 SummitVoice, July 31, 2014

- ▶ 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/


Ecowatch, July 31, 2014
FEEDING GMOs TO WILDLIFE AND SPRAYING BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN NATIONAL REFUGES? http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/feeding-gmos-to-wildlife-and-spraying-bee-killing-pesticides-at-national-refuges/

 

September 4, 2013 Grist

▶  WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

 

▶  LAW SUIT AGAINST USA GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PLANTING OF MONSANTO'S GMOs IN WILDLIFE REFUGES  http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/28/lawsuit-against-government-sponsored-planting-of-monsantos-gmos-in-wildlife-refuges/

 

              SELLING OFF OUR PUBLIC LAND FOR GM BIOFUELS

          RESEARCH SUGGEST BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


HeraldNet, October 12, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA DAIRY RANCHERS ASK FOR HELP WITH HUNGRY ELK. “The public doesn’t want these elk relocated, fenced into an exhibit, shot, sterilized or any of the other absurd proposals from ranchers who enjoy subsidized grazing privileges in our national seashore,” said Jeff Miller, a conservation advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20141012/NEWS02/141019656/California-dairy-ranchers-ask-for-help-with-hungry-elk


 The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  AMERICAN WEST AND WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

 ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm

 

Grist, February 04, 2014

▶  STEP RIGHT UP, BIG COAL, FOR AMERICA'S BIG COAL GIVEAWAY. It’s bad enough that the federal government leases out public lands to private companies to be torn up and mined for coal. Even worse is that the feds are ripping off taxpayers in the process, leasing the coal tracts at way-below-market prices, through a totally inept program, according to a new federal study. http://grist.org/news/step-right-up-big-coal-for-americas-big-coal-giveaway/

 

Summit Voice, June 12, 2013
▶  ARE THE FEDS (ON YOUR BEHALF) GETTING SHORT-CHANGED ON WYOMING COAL LEASES? A  report by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General found that U.S. taxpayers are likely losing tens of millions of dollars on bids from mining corporations as a result of a federal leasing program that undervalues the price of coal...http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/06/12/are-feds-getting-short-changed-on-wyoming-coal-leases/


                           COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                              http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


 

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                                       ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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                                                        VIDEO

              KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS:

Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying


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

 

Summit Voice, November 11, 2013

▶  SCIENTISTS CAUTION AGAINST TOO MUCH POST-FIRE LOGGING http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/11/scientists-caution-against-too-much-post-fire-logging/

 

 - ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                           DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO AMERICA

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU



THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://sco.lt/8TIRX7



-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


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


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

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT ECOSYSTEMS, FOOD CHAIN AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/7ZL8yn

 

 ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, February 5, 2013 8:50 PM

We have to stop subsidizing these multi-billion profit multi-nationals.  Who says Monsanto and crew don't run our government?   The generically engineered and biotechnology cartels have tied the slick pr for biofuels (heavily subsidized by US Government) to their generically engineered seed and crops, chemicals and pesticides.   Now they want our prestine public federal lands, free of charge, to destroy our ecosystems and all life within them for the hyped need for biofuels that increasingly are showing up to destroy our environment, create heightened CO2 when burned exacerbating climate change; while taking millions from our taxes and cornering the biomass markets worldwide. 

Monopoly?  Food or Fuel?

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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

▶  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/

 

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

                                                    -- 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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 December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL

The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does...http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil


                                                 FEATURED VIDEO
                                      Mongabay, January 05, 2015
                         "SUMATRA BURNING" The Heart of Palm Oil
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0105-hance-sumatra-burning-video.html?n3ws1ttr


June 26, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN. As Indonesia’s peatlands are drained and burned, one of the world’s greatest long-term carbon sinks is being transformed into a rapid carbon source . Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html


The Guardian

▶  RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire


▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation


             --- WATCH ---                        

        AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz


June 20, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BURNING DOWN FORESTS CREATING TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3


June 28, 2014 Mongabay

▶  --  INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html


July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  INDONESIA COMES UNDER FIRE FOR PALM OIL SCORCHED EARTH POLICY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/indonesia-comes-under-fire-for-fires-2/


May 25, 2013 The Observer

▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                              WATCH

                      TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video



Climate Central, November 26, 2014
▶  PALM OIL PRODUCTION POSES MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR THE CLIMATE. Peatlands hold up to 28 times as much carbon as rainforests growing on mineral soil. The peat is so carbon rich that if it is buried long enough, say for a million years or so, pressure, time and heat will turn it into coal. A single hectare of peatland rainforest can release 6,000 metric tons of planet-warming carbon dioxide when it’s converted into a plantation. Researchers estimated that in 2012 nearly 70 percent of the carbon released during the transformation of Sumatran rainforests into palm plantations came from peatlands, a 75 percent increase over their portion of emissions in the 1990s and an indication that palm is increasingly expanding into peat. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/palm-oil-production-climate-18338


▶  INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING SEVEN BILLION TONS OF CO2 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2


▶  CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

Mongabay, August 21, 2014
▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


HuffPost Green, May 21, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE BRACES FOR WORST 'HAZE' SEASON AS INDONESIA FAILS TO HALT SLASH-AND-BURN OF FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/singapore-haze_n_5363611.html?utm_hp_ref=green


September 11, 2013 CNN Going Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html

 


                                     (More on Fires Below)


                                              PLANET PALM OIL

                           The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                              http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil



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



December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

▶  EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445



Mongabay, March 06, 2014

 ▶  PEATLANDS BIOSPHERE RESERVE FACING SEVERE ENCROACHMENT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0306-gsk-encroachment.html

 

December 8, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

 

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                              Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶   GREENPEACE, "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL BODY, RSPO, SPAR OVER INDONESIA PALM OIL FIRES BLAME http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-rspo-vs-greenpeace-haze-fires.html

 

▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html

 

 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

 

                                            ---- 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


 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL


 ▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

World Watch Institute
▶  INDONESIA'S PALM OIL PUZZLE  3-PART SERIES http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6099

 

▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

 ▶  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

 

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/

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

▶  "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA" an eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

▶  TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

 

                                                ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay
▶  80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

▶  PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

▶  HOW THE MAFIA IS DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22321-how-the-mafia-is-destroying-the-rainforests.html#.UeXdsFPpiRQ

 



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

                                --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

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

 

▶  RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/


  Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

RTCC News, March 06, 2014
▶  PALM OIL CORPORATIONS BLAMES AS SMOG CHOKES INDONESIA http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/06/palm-oil-producers-blamed-as-smog-chokes-indonesia/

 

Mongabay, March 15, 2014
-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In a company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

August 29, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  INDONESIA BURNING:  FOREST FIRES  FLARING TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS 

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

 

 June 25, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  UPDATED DATA ON THE PALM OIL FIRES IN INDONESIA http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/wri-releases-updated-data-fires-indonesia

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  --  SINGAPORE TELLS INDONESIA TO SHARE FOREST FIRE MAPS: Ministers call for publically holding plantation firms accountable for setting fires that caused record level of pollution (and annihilation of wildlife) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/indonesia-forest-fire-maps-singapore?CMP=twt_gu

July 9, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  PALM OIL LOBBY GROUP MISLEADS ON ORIGIN OF HAZE, FIRES IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-world-growth-haze.html

June 21, 2013 Guardian
▶  --  SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

▶  --  INDONESIA RAINFORESTS BURNING: HAZE RISK WILL REMAIN HIGH UNLESS MINISTERS KEEP PROMISES http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/07/indonesia-haze-risk-will-remain-high-unless-ministers-keep-promises?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

June 27, 2013 Reuters Sustainability
▶  --  INDONESIA (SUPPOSEDLY) BUILDING CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST 8 FIRMS BURNING RAGING PALM OIL FOREST FIRES http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/27/indonesia-says-building-criminal-cases-against-8-firms-over-fires/

▶  --  WILMAR, WORLD'S LARGEST PALM OIL TRADER, TO CUT OFF SUPPLIERS FOUND TO BE SETTING FOREST FIRES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0701-wilmar-fires-indonesia.html

 

 


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

                                                 BIOFUELS

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

 

▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

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

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence"  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  108 MILLION ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

 

 

                                                WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

EuroActive:

▶  HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY 'COMES FROM WOOD'  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic 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

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

▶  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

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" 

http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02



MORE ON:

▶  ***** THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

MORE ON:

▶  ******* LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=INDONESIA

 

 

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Palm oil is increasingly getting attention for being just as destructive to Indonesia's environment and international reputation as the country's coal industry. One more reason to hope Jero Wacik is serious about finally unlocking some of the country's clean energy potential during his time as Energy Minister.

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THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


  1. GENERAL
  2. CORN ETHANOL
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  4. GMO BIOFUELS & BIOLOGICAL DESERTS
  5. BIOFUEL LANDGRABBING
  6. GLOBAL
  7. DEFORESTATION


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

                                              1. GENERAL

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


                                  THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS

                   Guardian Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/campaign-drax-biofuels-effects-replacing-fossil-fuels?CMP=new_1194


Mongabay, February 27, 2015
BIOFUELS ARE BAD NEWS FOR FORESTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, FOOD SECURITY SAYS REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0227-gfrn-gaworecki-biofuel-bad-news-for-forests-climate-food-security.html


New York Times, February 10, 2015
-▶ THE BIOFUEL DEBATE:  WILL CUTTING TREES HELP OR HARM THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT?  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/business/economy/a-biofuel-debate-will-cutting-trees-cut-carbon.html


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/


-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES WOULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


February 2, 2012 EurActive

-▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528


May 2, 2013 RTCC Climate Change News -
-▶  WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT A SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/why-biofuels-are-not-a-sensible-solution-to-climate-change/

 

Science Daily, September 24, 2013
-▶  TIME TO RETHINK MISGUIDED POLICIES THAT PROMOTE BIOFUELS TO "PROTECT" CLIMATE, EXPERTS SAY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924122455.htm


Telegraph, March 23, 2014
-▶  BIOFUELS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD, UN WARNS. Growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, admits the United Nations  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10716756/Biofuels-do-more-harm-than-good-UN-warns.html


 June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

-▶  FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-


July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

-▶  A POWERFUL LOBBY: ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH (GMO) AG GROUPS AND AUTO INDUSTRY TO ENSURE IT'S FUTURE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/07/24/ethanol-industry-partners-with-ag-groups-and-auto-industry/


The Columbus Dispatch, October 21, 2014
-▶ IS BIOFUEL INDUSTRY TOO SUCCESSFUL? FOOD OR FUEL? http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/10/20/biofuel-industrytoo-successful.html


-▶  CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

 ▶ DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7j2i8n


July 25, 2013 Climate Progress
-▶  UNTANGLING THE U.S. POLITICAL AND POLICY KNOT AROUND AMERICA'S BIOFUEL MANDATE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2357181/untangling-the-political-and-policy-knot-around-americas-biofuel-mandate/

 

July 24, 2013 MediaGlobal News
-▶  FOOD vs. FUEL DEBATE TO AGGRAVATE HUNGER FOR WORLD'S POOREST http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/07/24/food-vs-fuel-debate-to-aggravate-hunger-among-the-worlds-poorest/


July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH


ClickGreen, July 24, 2014
-▶  BIOENERGY CAN BE WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN FOSSIL FUELS, GOVERNMENT STUDY SHOWS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124978-bioenergy-can-be-worse-for-the-climate-than-fossil-fuels%2C-government-study-shows.html


July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
-▶  WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/


Rainforest Rescue, February 20, 2015
PROTEST - STOP A BILLION-DOLLAR GIFT TO THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY. Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/986/stop-a-billion-dollar-gift-to-the-palm-oil-industry


The Hockey Schtick, May 2011

-▶  US TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZE ETHANOL EXPORTED TO BRAZIL - SIX BILLION IN ETHANOL SUBSIDIES PAID BY US TAXPAYERS TO ETHANOL PRODUCERS http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-taxpayers-subsidize-ethanol-shipped.html

 

Huffington Post Green, February 11, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS TAKE ON EPA's BURNING OF WOOD FOR POWER. Burning biomass, including plants, trees, and other wood products known as sources of biogenic carbon dioxide could devastate biodiversity, increase impact on climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/epa-biomass-climate-carbon_n_6664784.html


July 19, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  THIRSTY "CLEAN" ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ


 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


 WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                            http://sco.lt/74mbHF


-▶  UK'S BIOFUEL DRIVE WILL COST MOTORISTS £13bn BY 2020, report claims http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/analysis/general-analysis/123863-uk%5Cs-biofuel-drive-will-cost-motorists-13bn-by-2020%2C-report-claims.html


Wired, August 07, 2014
-▶  BOEING'S FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE JET BIOFUEL FROM TOBACCO http://www.wired.com/2014/08/boeing-tobacco-jet-biofuel/?mbid=social_twitter


March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

-▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk...http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

                     BIOFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
                THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

 July 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  BIOFUEL CROP MIX 'NOT FAVOURABLE FOR ENVIRONMENT' - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FINDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/biofuel-crop-mix-environment


Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

 

 Scientific American, April 23, 2014

-▶  U.S. BIOFUELS MANDATE IS CUT DRASTICALLY. EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biofuels-mandate-is-cut-drastically/

 

May 13, 2013 Business Green
-▶  BIOMASS DEVELOPMENT CAP TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM SUMMER http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2267660/biomass-development-cap-to-come-into-effect-from-summer

 

 May 08, 2013 EurActive *EXCLUSIVE* /

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES. Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583


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

 

              GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) BIOFUELS

                          AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

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


Global Justice Ecology Project, March 11, 2015
-▶  TELL THE US DEPT OF ENERGY 'NO' GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES FOR BIOENERGY  http://globaljusticeecology.org/doe-petition/


 -▶  USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                                                      WATCH

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

                               David Suzuki: Documentary

   THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/8bQgdN

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet

-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

Scientific American - Archived Articles on BIOFUELS http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Biofuels+Mandate+is+Cut+Drastically+&x=9&y=7&display=search


-▶  THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


  -▶  BIG MONEY AND INVESTED-INTEREST GMO BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL SAYS: "BIOFUELS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENERGY SECURITY" (No Mention of environmental, biodiversity, biological deserts) http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/06/24/biofuels-are-essential-to-energy-security-bio-tells-house-energy-and-commerce-committee/

 

-▶  EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9


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



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

t/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 


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

                                               CORN ETHANOL

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

 

                                                     AP Investigation

                                   THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL

                                  http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol


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


ABC News, November 12, 2013
-▶  LOBBYISTS AND INDUSTRY GO INTO HIGH PR GEAR - TAKES AIM AT AP INVESTIGATION REPORT http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/industry-takes-aim-ap-ethanol-investigation-20858940


Delawareonline, August 03, 2014
-▶  THE REAL COST OF ETHANOL. There's now corn planted on 1.3 million acres that until recently was reserved for conservation – an area larger than all of Delaware. Last year, American farmers planted 95 million acres of corn, 10 million acres more than in 2008. This phenomenon is being driven by increased demand for corn-based ethanol, which now consumes more than 40-percent of corn grown nationwide. But the growth of ethanol, an alcohol-based additive that makes up 10-percent of each gallon of gas, has had unintended consequences... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/08/02/real-cost-ethanol/13534077/


Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming


The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol

 

 Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

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

 

 

                                                 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/

 

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

 

July 29, 2013 EarthTechling
-▶  THOUGHTS ON CORN ETHANOL IN BIOFUELS DEVELOPMENT http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-corn-ethanol-in-biofuels-development/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

                                

 

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

                                     ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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


July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

 -▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO AWARDED FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS BY DOE  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


 August 28, 2013 Take Part

-▶  KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA' WILDLIFE RESERVES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/28/keep-pesticides-and-gmo-crops-out-americas-wildlife-reserves

 

 July 5, 2013 Grist
-▶  BIOFUEL PROGRAM COULD INVITE GIANT GRASS INVASION http://grist.org/news/biofuel-program-could-invite-giant-grass-invasion/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed


                                        PLANET PALM OIL

                        The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

 


                                                   FEATURED VIDEO

                                        Mongabay, December 12, 2013
▶  U.S. FORESTS DECIMATED FOR 'GREEN' BIO-ENERGY IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1212-hance-bioenergy-video.html


 -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
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, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  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

 

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

 

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


    

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

                                        BIOFUEL LAND GRABS

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


                   LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

                                          http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

 


▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: BIOFUELS, GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://sco.lt/99bwx7


  100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶  AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

-▶  A FORESEEABLE DISASTER - THE EUROPEAN UNION'S AGROENERGY POLICIES AND THE GLOBAL LAND AND WATER GRAB http://www.tni.org/briefing/foreseeable-disasteragrofuels-industry-0

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶  LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONShttp://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

 December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER -

Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

 

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

                                                     GLOBAL

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

 

Science Direct

-▶  BIOFUELS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN WELL BEING:  Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911001423


 -▶  October 21, 2012 About My Planet
EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environmen

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ----

                                  July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE BIOFUEL SUGARCANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 -▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav

 

January 5, 2013 New York Times
-▶  AS BIOFUEL DEMAND GROWS SO DO GUATEMALA'S HUNGER PANGS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feel-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?ref=biofuels

 

                                                    SLIDESHOW:

-▶  THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?ref=biofuels

 

 

                                             ++++WATCH++++

                      VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

-▶ BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y/7LE5cv

 


-▶  TANZANIA FARMERS ACCUSE BIOFUEL INVESTORS OF LAND GRAB http://www.trust.org/item/20130718134927-q50zx/?source=tw

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent

-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html

 

 

 June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times

-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

-▶  BRAZIL: EFFORTS TO REINVIGORATE GMO SUGAR ETHANOL FOR CARS IN BRAZIL: SUGAR GENERATES TWICE AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

 

Earth Techling
-▶  WHEAT EATER: GIANT UK BIOFUEL PLANT OPENS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wheat-eater-giant-uk-biofuel-plant-opens/

 

 

 -▶  -▶  -▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy

-▶  AVOIDING NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM A BIOMASS ENERGY STRATEGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/avoiding-negative-impacts-from-a-biomass-energy-strategy?cmpid=rss



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

                                              DEFORESTATION

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

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html


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

 

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

 

-▶  FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 :

Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

-▶  THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

                                                WATCH

                                REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                            AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

      Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

 

-▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

-▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

   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


 -▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

 

 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/75KXLd


-▶  DOE - USDA FUND PLANT GMO FEEDSTOCKS GENOMICS FOR BIOENERGY AWARDS http://genomicscience.energy.gov/research/DOEUSDA/index.shtml

 

July 17, 2014 Depts of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects
-▶  RESEARCH PROJECTS IN 10 STATES FUNDED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BIOENGINEER (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED) FEEDSTOCKS  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/c4c617

 

 

                                         BATTLE FOR THE BEES

             Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                   http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

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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"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 


pdjmoo's insight:

Common sense tells us that growing biofuels on arable land for fuel can, at the most, only provide us with a small percentage of so-called renewable fuel.   It takes up huge acreage of good land for food; often from deforestation; it is constantly being harvested, not allowing natural biodiversity to re-establish itself; it requires water; pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers; it is energy intensive to process and transport; and it carries nice, hefty subsidies (as does wind) for investment and bottom-line.   But it is not cost-effective when all is taken into account and t is dependent upon the weather and climate change is coming in fast. So let's stop with the public relations spin and tell it like it is.  It is a boondoggle that will fade as the subsidies are withdrawn.

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Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

-▶ LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

Zainab Kamara is one of several thousand farmers in Sierra Leone whose lands have been taken over by the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy for a 10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation to produce ethanol for export to Europe. "Now I don’t have a farm. Starvation is killing people. We have to buy rice to survive because we don't grow our own now," she says.1
In neighbouring Guinea, peasants are trying to understand how their government could have possibly signed off 700,000 ha of their lands to an Italian company to grow jatropha for biodiesel.2... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop



Mongabay, February 17, 2015
-▶ INDONESIA TO SQUANDER FUEL SAVING ON SUBSIDIES WILL DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-biofuels-subsidy-indonesia.html



Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

                                                           WATCH

                                        Jan 18,2013  - The Real News

                   BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

 

▶  LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service
▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

                                               SLIDE SHOW :

Scientific American

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

February 02, 2012 - EurActive
▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

October 21, 2012 About My Planet
▶  EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 

April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

▶  BIODIESEL'S BIG COMEBACK http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2013/04/biodiesels_big_comeback.html

 

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

 

                                             LAND GRABS

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


 

▶   LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

▶   FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AT FARMLAND GRAB.ORG  http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=95165055de-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-95165055de-245661818

 

 Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

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

 

▶  REPLACING NATURAL FOREST SYSTEM WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES LEAVES BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 


 

 ▶  PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

                                                WATCH

                            CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

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

 

                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                         http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


                                        PLANET PALM OIL

                        The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB



                                                   WATCH

                                    REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

      Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biofuel

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:21 PM

FOOD OR FUEL? THE PROBLEM WITH BIOFUELS, AGROFUELS, BIODIESEL:

No Matter which way you cut the case the idea of biofuels, although glowing, is not "sustainable" and is tied to big profits in commodity trading, agriculture and the devastating global landgrabbing.

Nature requires a balanced, biodiverse ecosystem in order to maintain her balance and support for all life on this planet.

Monoculture crops destroy biodiversity with it's genetically engineered gene-altering technology that requires lashings and lashings of pesticides and chemicals to produce, creating a sterile environment where no life but the crop can survive.

The land grab issue is of deep concern, for once you own the land you can do what you want with it, including redirecting water rights and poisoning the soil (and water).  The end result: the local environment, biodiversity and ecosystems (including animal life) is disappeared, leaving a barren rotating, monoculture crop designed for export.

This type of thinking destroys cultures, local communities and our biosphere contributing to climate change, more poverty, higher food prices and fueling the commodity markets for profit and quarterly bottom lines.

So let's rethink what we are doing with the rush for more biofuels.

 

 

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LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe

LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay,  April 18, 2013

HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTING LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

"Land grabbing" involves capital-rich countries investing in land and subsequent agricultural operations in poorer foreign countries. ..

...there are an estimated 62 'grabbed countries' and 41 'grabbers,' with the Middle East, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia acting as the biggest grabbers. Estimates of the total amount of grabbed land are variable, but it is clear that numbers are steadily on the rise...

Land deals are negotiated in the upper tiers of society and government with little or no input from the communities who are impacted by the sale and conversion of land....http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0418-santana-land-grabbing.html


Vox, February 23, 2015
THE US's CENTURY-LONG DESTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN LAND, IN ONE ANIMATED MAP  http://www.vox.com/2015/2/23/8090157/native-american-theft


The Ecologist, February 06, 2015
▶ 'CONSERVATION' IS DESTROYING THOSE WHO'VE NURTURED THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR TIMELESS GENERATIONS

 http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741220/wildlife_conservation_must_support_not_destroy_indigenous_peoples.html


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014

THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

 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/

 

  Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

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


Phnom Penh Post, February 21, 2015
CAMBODIA: LIVELIHOODS DESTROYED AS LOGGERS MOVE IN. In Cambodia’s forests, families face a stark choice: sell their resin trees for a paltry amount to local officials or have them stolen by loggers. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/livelihoods-destroyed-loggers-move


Truthout, November 09, 2014
▶ MILITARY PERSONNEL TRAINED BY THE CIA USED NAPALM AGAINST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR LAND GRABS IN BRAZIL http://ow.ly/E2D4r


Phys.Org, November 06, 2014

BRAZIL INDIANS IN RACE TO SAVE ANCESTRAL LANDS BEFORE THEY'RE WIPED OUT BY PLANNED HYDROELECTRIC COMPLEX http://phys.org/news/2014-11-brazil-indians-ancestral.html


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


 September 3, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS (LAND GRABS) AND SOCIAL CONFLICT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22519


The Ecologist, October 03, 2014
UVINJE, TANZANIA: LAND GRABS: AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ERASED IN THE NAME OF "CONSERVATION" http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2579479/uvinje_tanzania_an_indigenous_community_erased_in_the_name_of_conservation.html

 

The Citizen, October 29, 2014
OVER 135 MILLION ACRES HAVE BEEN "GRABBED" IN AFRICA BETWEEN 2000 AND 2012 -- MORE THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED http://citizen.co.za/266006/millions-hectares-african-land-grabbed/


April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952


                                                      WATCH

                                       Yale Environment 360

                           " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                           http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

 Mining.com, September26, 2014
MINING CORPORATIONS ORDERED TO HAND BACK LAND TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN COLUMBIA http://www.mining.com/miners-ordered-to-hand-back-land-to-natives-in-colombia-75530/

 


                                THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN

                           Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                 THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

           AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

              The Case of Green Resources Forestry Based Carbon Markets http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                         FULL REPORT PDF

     PLANTATION FORESTRY AND CARBON VIOLENCE IN UGANDA. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Report_DarkerSideofGreen_hirez.pdf

 

 Agrarian Justice
- ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - A PRIMER (Downloadable PDF) http://www.tni.org/primer/global-land-grab

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

 

 farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? Food, fuel and the global land grab -  Lester Brown http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474

 

                                                    VIDEO: 

                             "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY?

                                           http://sco.lt/7WPptB

 

 Guardian Environment, June 27, 2014
  ▶ LAND TAKEN OVER BY FOREIGN INVESTORS COULD FEED 550 MILLION PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS. Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/27/land-grabbing-food-biofuels-crops

 

VIDEO

LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI  http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

VIDEO:

- ▶ ETHOPIA -LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

VIDEO:

- ▶ *** EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

 


 April 15, 2013 farmlandgrab.org - Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab
- ▶ "SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE EARTH": INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND LAND GRABS IN GUATEMALA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21932


 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

 

 June 3, 2013 CGIAR WLE

- ▶ WHEN LAND GETS GRABBED, DO WOMEN GET SIDELINED? http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/03/when-land-gets-grabbed-do-women-get-sidelined/

 

                                                   WATCH:
                              "SEEDS OF DISCONTENT" 22:32
        Powerful New Documentary Shows Reality of Worldwide Land Grabs

                               http://www.seedsofdiscontent.net/

 

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News

- ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

 

                                                     WATCH:

                "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY? http://sco.lt/7WPptB

 

                                                       VIDEO

EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

 

 

- ▶ LAND GRABS AROUND THE WORLD http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

 

                                      - ▶ LAND MATRIX -

                         Online Public Database on Land Deals.

The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment http://landmatrix.org/


WEST PAPUA : 558,000 ACRES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL: INDONESIAN OCCUPATION, GENOCIDE AND LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/4o9GD3


-▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
- ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

“More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


Focus On The Global South, October 24, 2014
KEEPING LAND LOCAL:  RECLAIMING GOVERNANCE FROM THE MARKET http://focusweb.org/landstruggles

 

Environmental Health New, February 12, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing

 

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

 

Earth Policy Institute, September 17, 2013

- ▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY | Chapter 10. The Global Land Rush http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch10

 

VICE United Kingdom
- ▶ THE COL0MBIAN GOVERNMENT IS KILLING ITS PEASANT FARMERS FOR THEIR LAND http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-colombian-government-is-slaughtering-its-peasant-farmers-for-their-land

 

 Farm Land Grab, November 1, 2013
- ▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS AS USUAL: THE DEATH OF PEASANT FARMING IN ARGENTINA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22759-agribusiness-as-usual-the-death-of-peasant-farming

 

Intercontinental Cry,
- ▶ ARGENTINA: THE MAPUCHE'S STRUGGLE FOR LAND http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=522&wysijap=subscriptions

 

 News Junkie Post, March 01, 2014
- ▶ LAND GRAB AT ILE A VACHE: HAITI'S PEASANTS FIGHT BACK http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/03/01/land-grab-at-ile-a-vache-haitis-peasants-fight-back/

 

March 11, 2013 GRAIN —

- ▶ THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa

 

 February 20, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶ LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS - THE ROLE OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.iatp.org/documents/land-grabs-and-fragile-food-systems

 

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

 

- ▶ PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410


Oxfam International, GROW
- ▶ THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL

  http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

                                                   -- WATCH --

                A FARMER IN AFRICA - PROPERTY RIGHTS (1:58)

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6nra7SYPNM

 

farmlandgrab.org, May 07, 2014
-▶ WHEN OUR LAND IS FREE, WE'RE ALL FREE. Communities are resisting this corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is one such community and here is their story. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23469

 

farmlandgrab.org, May 14, 2014
-▶ SMALL COMMUNITY IN LIBERIA STANDS STRONG AGAINST LAND GRABBING http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23503

 

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

 

 farmlandgrab.org, May 05, 2014
-▶ RESISTANCE TO LIBERIA LAND GRABS A WARNING TO AFRICA INVESTMENT Friends of the Earth Liberia are warning governments and investors that any investment must respect communities’ rights and ownership of land http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23462


June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

 

                                                      VIDEOS

July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
- ▶ THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 

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

               TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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

 

 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia. Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

                                                --- WATCH--

                                         A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                   July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

                                             VIDEO REPORT:
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

 

 April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

- ▶ AFRICA - LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears


June 26, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ GUATEMALA: CAMPESINOS FORCED OFF THE LAND TO MAKE WAY FOR SUGAR AND PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://bit.ly/16zteI5http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/26/guatemala-sugar-land-corn

 

                                            ****SLIDESHOW:

- THE COST OF BIOFUEL LANDGRABS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html

 

 

July 17, 2013 UnEarth News
- ▶ AFRICA: CLIMATE CHANGE, LAND GRABS AND RAPID URBAN EXPANSION IN AFRICA THREATEN CHILDREN'S LIVES http://unearthnews.org/climate-change-and-rapid-urban-expansion-in-africa-threaten-childrens-lives/

 

July 26, 2013 Quartz
- ▶ A TINY TRIBE IN INDIA STANDS IN THE WAY OF A $1.7 BILLION PROJECT AND A MOUNTAIN OF ALUMINIUM QUARTZ http://qz.com/108066/a-small-tribe-in-india-stands-between-1-7-billion-and-a-mountain-full-of-aluminum-ore/

 

June 22, 2013 Spring Returning

- ▶ PANAMA: "They lied to us" Pristine #indigenous coastal land in #Panama sold to foreign developers http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

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

 

May 3, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ VIOLENCE HITS NICARAGUAN RAINFOREST AS LAND INVASIONS MOUNT http://www.trust.org/item/20130503143717-fz36w/?source=tw

 

May 3, 2013 BBC Science and Environment
- ▶ NICARAGUA CLOUD FOREST 'UNDER SIEGE' BY COLONIALIST ILLEGAL LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22379788

 

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News
- ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

 

March 15, 2013 DW Asia
- ▶ LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

 

April 28, 2013 - The Guardian
- ▶ AUSTRALIA'S BOOM IS ANYTHING BUT FOR ITS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE - Their land yields the world's biggest resources boom http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/28/australia-boom-aboriginal-story-despair

 

EIA International

- ▶ VILLAGERS FACE OFF AGAINST PALM OIL FIRM'S BULLDOZERS —  http://ow.ly/kcP3y

 

April 8, 2013 Rights and Resources - Mongabay:

- ▶ BRAZIL USING MILITARY TO FORCE AMAZON DAMS CONSTRUCTION ON INDIGENOUS LANDS http://www.rightsandresources.org/blog.php?id=1757

 

April 18, 2013 BBC New
- ▶ BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT FAILING TO PROTECT ONE OF WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED TRIBES AGAINST LAND GRABBING LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22203476

 

March 15, 2013 DW Asia

LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

 

June 14, 2013 Humanosphere

- ▶ A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

 

April 25, 2013 - IPS News
- ▶ CAMEROON: COME GRAB OUR LAND http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/african-governments-recognise-land-rights-but-promote-landgrabbing/

 

June 7, 2013 Climate Justice
- ▶ INDIGENOUS PERUVIAN PROTEST STATE OIL COMPANY TAKING OVER THEIR LANDS  http://climate-connections.org/2013/06/07/indigenous-peruvians-protest-state-oil-company-taking-over-their-land/

 

June 10, 2013 IPS –
- ▶ KENYA'S FLOWER FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

 

April 18, 2013 Institute for Ag

- ▶ REPORTS OF THE GLOBAL LAND RUSH COME TO WASHINGTON http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/reports-of-the-global-land-rush-come-to-washington

 

                                                      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


June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                    "We have no choice but to change the system"
- ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

              

 

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT



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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                          "PLANET FOR SALE"

                     BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

 

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

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

Mongabay, March 27, 2014

  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Food Crisis and the Global Landgrab, December 10, 2013
- ▶ AFRICAN LAND RUSH BY CORPORATIONS 'MAY PUT LIVES OF MILLIONS AT RISK' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22911-african-land-rush-by-firms-may-put-lives-of-millions-at-risk

 

Oakland Institute - Report

- ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

 25 March 25, 2013 - PolicyMic
- ▶ LAND GRABS IN AFRICA ARE ALSO FOREIGN WATER GRABS  http://www.policymic.com/articles/30774/land-grabs-in-africa-are-also-water-grabs/416504

 

 ▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

          BIOFUEL, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS 

                                         http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

 

 June 18, 2013 CNN Marketplace Africa
- ▶ LAND RIGHTS, NOT LAND GRABS, CAN HELP AFRICA FEED ITSELF http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/opinion/land-grabs-africa-mark-bowman

 

 Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

- ▶ A SHOCKING SCANDAL: THE GREAT, SECRETIVE AFRICA LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303

 

  June 13, 2013 Inter Press Service

- ▶ U.S. AND MALAYSIA LEAD WORLDWIDE "LAND GRABS" IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING NATIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/u-s-malaysia-lead-worldwide-land-grabs/

 

                                                    WATCH
                       NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE - TRAILER

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THKV8hKjExA#t=28

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA RELOCATES DISPLACED FAMILIES TO BUILD RESORTS http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/indonesia-relocates-families-build-resorts-201412941833390.html

 

GRAIN, December 7, 2013

- ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4844-stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-their-land-back-from-wilmar

 

                                                       VIDEO

- ▶ UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

  

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LANDRUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

100 Reporters, November 21, 2013

- ▶ GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

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

 

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

 

June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶ CHINESE BUY UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

 

April 17, 2013 - The Guardian
- ▶ LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming

  

 

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                 THE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND "INVESTMENTS

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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

 

  ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN AND FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6B5AvJ


Oakland Institute - Report

THE GREAT LAND GRAB: CORPORATE RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

Oxfam Australia:
  ▶ BANKS AND LAND GRABS https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/

 

Mongabay, September 24, 2014

INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html

 

Guardian Global Development, Pascal Liu -  September 20, 2013

- ▶ INVESTORS SHOULD WORK WITH FARMERS, NOT GRAB THEIR LAND. Displacement of small farmers, loss of incomes and livelihoods for rural people and depletion of productive resources are all reported, with consequences including increased poverty and food insecurity, social fragmentation and conflicts.... http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/sep/20/investors-work-with-farmers

 

                                                        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


May 27, 2013 EurActiv
- ▶ EUROPEAN BANKS ACCUSED OF FUELING LAND GRABS IN UGANDA http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/european-banks-accused-fuelling-news-520022

 

May 12, 2013 The Guardian UK
- ▶ DEUTSCHE BANK AND IFC ACCUSED OF BANKROLLING VIETNAM FIRMS' LAND GRABS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/13/deutsche-bank-ifc-bankroll-vietnam-cambodia-laos

 

May 13, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ POLICY BRIEF: THE ROLE OF EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN LAND GRABS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22067

 

June 6, 2013 Al Jazeera

- ▶ MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE GREED: WINNER TAKES ALL

LOCAL GOLD PROSPECTORS LEFT OUT BY MULTI-NATIONAL GOLD RUSH http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/2013515161130258616.html

 

August 8, 2013 The Independent

- ▶ GROWTH OF SPECULATIVE FARMING BUBBLE THREATENS £5 TRILLION CATASTROPHE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/growth-of-farming-bubble-threatens-5trn-catastrophe-8753153.html

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/


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/

 
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

 

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 -▶  MAJOR PALM OIL CORPORATIONS ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

- ▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/

 

                                        ERADICATING ECOCIDE

    WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                                                    WATCH

                                         April 24, 2013 Truthout
                                  VIDEO REPORT - The Real News

- ▶ INDIGENOUS TOWN IN MEXICO CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF AUTONOMY AND DEFENSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY FOREST http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15962-indigenous-town-in-mexico-celebrates-two-years-of-autonomy-and-defense-of-their-community-forest

 

National Geographic:
- ▶ AMAZON RAIN FOREST: LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION, FOREST CONSERVATION http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/

 

                                         ++++++WATCH+++++

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                  "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                            http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 


- ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

 

                                                AFRICA - SOLD:

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


 

 ▶ THE FOREIGN CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

- ▶ THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES?  http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

 

TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 

                           FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY 

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS?  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


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This is what President Obama came to do in Africa,we are damned as a continent being auctioned right under our noses.
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Land Grab Could Spell the End of the Massai and the Serengeti - VIDEO

Land Grab Could Spell the End of the Massai and the Serengeti - VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 William Ole Seki Laitayock, a pastoralist from the Ngorongoro area of Tanzania, explained that the Maasai culture, which revolves around cattle, is under threat due to competing commercial interests (mining, agriculture, tourism) that drive them off land or prevent them from moving freely. Climate change only aggravates this. Laitayock explained that policies and interests that constrain the mobility and movement of pastoralists undermine their main tactic for staying resilient.


                                    PHOTOGRAPHIC UPDATE

                                     First Peoples Worldwide

             THOUSANDS OF MAASAI MADE HOMELESS IN TANZANIA
More than 3,000 Maasai people in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro District were displaced from their homes, when Serengeti National Park security rangers burned 114 Maasai bomas. As of February 15, boma burnings reportedly happened in the villages of Arash, Loosoito and Maaaloni, although there have been reports of burnings in other Maasai villages as well. Below are photographs from the ongoing displacement of Maasai in Tanzania.
http://firstpeoples.org/wp/photographic-update-thousands-of-maasai-made-homeless-in-tanzania/



IPP Media, February 16, 2015

WARDENS RAZE 114 BOMAS, THOUSANDS STRANDED. More than three thousand residents of Arash, Loosoito and Maaaloni   villages in Ngorongoro District have been left homeless after the Serengeti National Park security rangers burned 114 Maasai bomas leaving them without necessary supplies. Journalists visiting the area yesterday witnessed groups of women and children moaning and showing fear as fully armed park rangers continued burning other bomas in nearby villages.
Narrating the ordeal to the press, traditional elders said burning of their homes is outrageous, irreparable losses in their lives, and the government should intervene immediately to save the situation. “This is our homeland. Our fathers were placed here after they were evicted from Serengeti in an agreement way back in 1959 between the colonial government and the community during the establishment of the Serengeti National Park. We have lost almost everything, ’’said Peter Meleton.
http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=77398


May 6, 2013 International Cry Magazine

  ▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF THE MAASAI PEOPLE OF TANZANIA http://intercontinentalcry.org/corporate-colonialism-the-ethnic-cleansing-of-the-maasai-people-of-tanzania/


The Ecologist, February 27, 2015
  ▶ TANZANIA BREAKS PROMISE: THOUSANDS OF MAASAI EVICTED TO MAKE WAY FOR LION HUNT. Despite Tanzania's President Kikwete tweeted his promise that the evictions of indigenous Maasai people and their villages near Serengeti National Park would stop. But now another round of evictions is under way: thousands of Maasai have been evicted at gunpoint and their homes burnt to ashes. The Maasai say: 'We need your help!' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2771261/tanzania_breaks_promise_thousands_of_maasai_evicted_to_make_way_for_lion_hunt.html


April 17, 2013 Global Post
  ▶ TANZANIA TO EVICT MAASAI PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF FEE-PAYING TROPHY HUNTERS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130416/tanzania-maasai-evicted-land-dubai-ortello-business


                                        TROPHY HUNTING

                      FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY

                                         http://sco.lt/9KcV5F


    July 26, 2013 Intercontinental Cry Magazine
  ▶ FORCEFUL EVICTIONS OF MAASAI LEAVE HOMES BURNED AND THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN KENYA http://intercontinentalcry.org/forceful-evictions-of-maasai-leave-homes-burned-and-thousands-homeless-in-naivasha-kenya/


 March 28, 2013 Survival International
  ▶ TANZANIA: LAND GRAB COULD SPELL 'THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI'  http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9091

 

April 17, 2013 Intercontinental Cry Magazine
  ▶ MAASAI WOMEN TAKING BOLD STANCE TO PROTECT LAND RIGHTS  http://intercontinentalcry.org/maasai-women-taking-bold-stance-to-protect-land-rights/

 

                                            --- WATCH ---

                                             VIDEO - CNN
MAASAI ICONIC CULTURE FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/06/03/inside-africa-tanzania-ancestors-c.cnn.html


March 27, 2013 AVAAZ
  ▶ STAND WITH THE MAASAI

We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards. The evictions are to begin immediately.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_the_maasai_loc/?boadFab&v=23744


April 4, 2013 Daily Climate

MAASAI AND CLIMATE DECLINE

Pastoral Maasai have thrived for centuries in East Africa's Savannah. But western pressures, land grabs are undermining that semi-nomadic lifestyle, and increasingly erratic weather – droughts one year, downpours the next – threaten to erode their culture.... http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/04/maasai-climate-decline


                                         GLOBAL LAND GRABS

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


 

                                               ENOUGHNESS 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



                                                        VIDEO

                                   TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

        Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting

                                           http://sco.lt/6aXUSP

 

 

   ▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth"  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

  ▶ HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN —

  ▶ LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

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



                                      ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                         http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 

 

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VIDEO: "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

VIDEO:  "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.

 

Watch this film now! - Running Time 53:22

GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH" VIDEO http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

 

How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized  farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves.  As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960.  In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847

 

MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

 

LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS - VIDEO REPORT http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

 

29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/

 

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN —

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

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

 

▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

 

April 15, 2013 - CGIAR
RISKS, RIGHTS, KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/risks-rights-knowledge-and-empowerment-connecting-dots

 

 

MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 PM

When profits overide local culture, destroy ecosystems and environment for the western ideal of monoculture agriculture, owned by multi-nationals, displacing local indigenous peoples, it is time to draw a line.

In this instance, in Mali, the sugar cane is for export, not for local food supply and the indigenous peoples will be doomed to working laborers in an environment of big agriculture for little money.  Creating dependency on foreign aid and hand-outs for food for survival while foreign entities profit greatly is NOT where we should be going for the future.

Money is not the currency for many cultures, it is producing food locally for themselves and their community and we have no right to impose our outside mega gmo agriculture on anyone, destroying their connection to their lands and livelihoods.

James C's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:43 AM

This is just horrible..no words..

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

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                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa



Mint Press News, December 23, 2014
▶ ATTACK OF THE LAND-GRABBERS:  THE RACE FOR LAND IN AFRICA http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/attack-land-grabbers-race-land-africa/


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

                                              LAND GRABS

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


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php


HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html



World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food


                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


 -▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others

 

                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688



GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


 Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


 -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R



                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


Mongabay, August 20, 2014
LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                http://sco.lt/7ENN8D



 ▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


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


BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers



                                            THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17



  ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl


 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


 Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/



BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


 

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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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The Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh



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


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


  

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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 

AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R


 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              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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WEST PAPUA : Land Grabs, Genocide. Massive Deforestation and Annihilation of Indigenous Peoples

WEST PAPUA : Land Grabs, Genocide. Massive Deforestation and Annihilation of Indigenous Peoples | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL: 

                             DEFORESTATION AND ECOCIDE

                                          http://sco.lt/5moIAT


West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014

▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES (558,458 ACRES) OF FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR PALM OIL PLANTATIONS BY CORPORATIONS. This condition is very worrying as it not only could it damage the forest ecosystems, flora and fauna but also threaten the existence of communities, http://tabloidjubi.com/en/?p=2254


 All the Papuan peoples have suffered greatly under the Indonesian occupation which began in 1963. The Indonesian army has a long history of human rights violations and genocide against the Papuans, and the racist Indonesian soldiers generally view the Papuan people as little more than animals.



Mongabay, February 23, 2015
▶  24% OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S RAINFOREST DESTROYED OR DEGRADED BY LOGGING IN 30 YEARS

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0222-png.html


AL Jazeerah, October 13, 2011
WEST PAPUA:  A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA: A HISTORY OF OUTSIDE EXPLOITATION NATURAL RESOURCES AND DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS SOCIETY.  West Papua was illegally taken over by Indonesia in 1969, and a legacy of oppression and environmental devastation has followed http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182814172453998.html


Survival International, January 15, 2015
▶  PAPUANS FLEE BRUTAL MILITARY INDONESIAN CRACKDOWN

 http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10639


August 14, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html


Revolution News, January 10, 2014
▶  WEST PAPUA:  100 ARRESTED AND TORTURED AND DOZENS OF HOUSES BURNED BY INDONESIAN MILITARY AND POLICE: The occupation and genocide in West Papua  https://revolution-news.com/west-papua-100-arrested-dozens-houses-burned/


                                          Survival International
                      URGENT ACTION:  STOP KILLING PAPUANS
“Civilians have been shot and killed without reason. These actions show that security personnel have treated residents not as citizens but as enemies who must be eliminated,” Rev. Neles Tebay, Papuan leader  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b14580b05b832fb959c4ee444&id=38d15dc9e0&e=[UNIQID

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April 22, 2013 Survival International
- ▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA  http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173


Cultural Survival:
- ▶ THE DENIAL OF TRADITIONAL LAND RIGHTS IN WEST PAPUA

 http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/the-denial-traditional-land-rights-west-papua


September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor

-▶  MIFEE'S MASSIVE SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/


                                     ABOUT PAPUAN TRIBES

                                        Survival International

Papua’s natural resources are being exploited at great profit for the Indonesian government and foreign businesses, but at the expense of the Papuan peoples and their homelands.

When international companies come to Papua, the Indonesian military accompanies them to ‘protect’ the ‘vital projects’. The military presence is almost always associated with human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture.

http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/papuan


The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014
▶  HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA: ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/


Jakarta Post, December 01,2014
-▶  THE FUTURE OF PAPUA'S BIODIVERSITY IS ALARMING : THE PUSH FOR GDP GROWTH DESTROYS FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/01/the-future-papua-s-biodiversity-alarming.html


Mongabay, November 19, 2014
PALM OIL INTEREST SURGES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA DESTROYING MILLIONS OF ACRES OF PRISTINE FORESTS, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES. As the lands of traditional palm oil powerhouses like Indonesia and Malaysia have become saturated with plantations, companies looking to profit have turned to vast areas of seemingly untouched tropical forest in other parts of the world – places like Papua New Guinea. But, in fact, say advocates of local communities, those forests often support the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who must have their rights taken into account.

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1119-gfrn-cannon-palm-oil-surges-in-png.html


Mongabay, August 14, 2014
▶  PALM OIL LICENSES PROVIDE COVER FOR EXTREME LOGGING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html


Mongabay, July 29, 2014
PALM OIL COMPANY CLEARS RAINFOREST IN NEW GUINEA, DEVASTATING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-anjt-palm-oil-new-guinea.html


September 3, 2013 Redd-Monito
MASSIVE LAND SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/


August 12, 2013 International Cry Magazine

WEST PAPUA: INDIGENOUS LEADERS FORCED TO SIGN AWAY LAND TO MAJOR FOOD COMPANY http://intercontinentalcry.org/west-papua-elders-forced-to-sign-away-land-to-pt-mayora-one-of-indonesias-leading-food-brands/


New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
 -▶ WEST PAPUA, NEW GUINEA: THE AMERICAN COMPANY, FREEPORT, DESTROYING FORESTS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COST http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/14/rus-e-kologicheskaya-i-sotsial-naya-tsena-deyatel-nosti-amerikanskoj-kompanii-freeport-v-indonezii/


100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA LANDGRAB:  RAINFOREST  VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report.
http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

Alert, October 22, 2014
CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND SERIOUS PERIL TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S RAINFORESTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES http://alert-conservation.org/issues-research-highlights/2014/10/22/alerts-campaign-to-save-papua-new-guineas-rainforests


Mongabay, September 22, 2014
EXTINCTION ISLAND? PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY. Little-explored island off the coast of Papua New Guinea could soon face industrial logging  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html


The Nation, April 20, 2014
EXXONMOBIL'S NEW GUINEA NIGHTMARE -- FUNDED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT - WITH THE PROMISE OF JOBS (OF COURSE) THAT NEVER MANIFESTED  http://www.thenation.com/article/179618/exxonmobils-new-guinea-nightmare


April 22, 2013 Survival International

 ▶   INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173

 

Mongabay, August 22, 2014
 -▶ INDONESIA TO HEAR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' GRIEVANCES ON LAND DISPUTES. "the government's refusal to acknowledge the rights of indigenous people continues to create conflicts throughout the country. He likens the situation to colonial era rule, and hopes this national inquiry will expose all prolonged conflicts that have arisen from the governments failure to protect indigenous peoples' claim to forest lands"  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0822-lbell-indonesia-land-disputes.html

 

ACTION ALERT: May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal -

-▶ PROTECT PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDIGENOUS FROM CORPORATE RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION - PETITION http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=PNG_indigenous


Redd Monitor, August 07, 2014
DEFORESTATION IN WEST PAPUA FOR OIL PALM PLANTATION: THE COMPLICITY AND ROLE OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, REDD, RPO, AND WILMAR http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/08/07/deforestation-in-west-papua-the-role-of-pt-austindo-nusantara-jaya-the-nature-conservancy-redd-rspo-and-wilmar/

 

UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

                                               http://sco.lt/64XtcP



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      WEST PAPUA - A HISTORY OF BRUTAL EXPLOITATION

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

 

 Al Jazeera, October 1, 2011
WEST PAPUA:  A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION - RIO TINTO - COLONIALISM LIVES  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182814172453998.html

 

MongaBay, May 24, 2014
▶  MALAYSIAN PALM OIL GIANT LOSES PAPUA NEW GUINEA CASE, 40,000 HECTARES DECLARED ILLEGAL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0524-klk-png-conflict.html


ReddMonitor, July 22, 2014
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY'S ONGOING WEST PAPUA FOREST DESTRUCTION MAKING WAY FOR A FURTHER  40,500 HECTARES FOR  PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/22/pt-austindo-nusantara-jayas-ongoing-forest-destruction-for-palm-oil-in-west-papua/

 

 Mongabay, April 16, 2012

▶  POLICE HIRED BY LOGGERS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA LOCK LOCALS IN SHIPPING CONTAINERS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0416-hance_pomio_conflict.html

 

                               WEST PAPUA INFORMATION KIT
                http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/core.htm


 Cultural Survival:
-▶ THE DENIAL OF TRADITIONAL LAND RIGHTS IN WEST PAPUA http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/the-denial-traditional-land-rights-west-papua


April 22, 2013 Survival International

-▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173


 Survival International, December 19, 2013

 ▶   MASSACRE INVESTIGATION EXPOSES INDONESIAN ARMY ATROCITIES http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9852

 

 

                                         DESPOTIC INDONESIA:
                                                       VIDEO
                                               DemocracyNow
"Indonesia is on a Different Path": U.S.-Trained General Defeated After Alleged Plot to Rig Vote http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/10/indonesia_is_on_a_different_path

 

 

 Survival International March 03, 2014

 ▶   PAPUAN ACTIVISTS' WEBCAST SILENCED:  WAS INDONESIA BEHIND IT? The Papuans are members of the Amungme tribe, whose land is home to Grasberg, the world’s biggest corporate copper and gold mine. They were highlighting the problems facing the tribe in the face of massive environmental damage and human rights violations. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10043

 

Forest Peoples Programme, October 16, 2013

-▶  NEW REPORT: INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT LAND GRABBING IN MERAUKE, PAPUA PUTTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AT RISK http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/other-private-sector/publication/2013/sweetness-unto-death-voices-indigenous-malind-merauke-p

                                              

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/

 


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                                         EXPLOITIVE MINING

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


▶   WEST PAPUA - WORLD'S LARGEST MINING CORPORATIONS RAVAGE ENVIRONMENT. Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm


 Papua New Guinea Mine Watch , July 03, 2011

-▶ AUSTRALIAN NICKEL MINING DESTROYING WEST PAPUA PARADISE http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/australian-nickel-mining-destroying-west-papua-paradise/


 The Global Mail, December 17, 2012
 ▶   UP THE FLY WITHOUT A PADDLE. The Global Mail investigates rumours of a mysterious plague down-river from a giant gold mine in remote Papua New Guinea, and uncovers disturbing questions about the flow of benefits from the resources boom. http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/up-the-fly-without-a-paddle/523/


 

                                                          VIDEO:

              Narrated by Robert Redford, Winner of the Goldman Prize
THE INDIGENOUS MOLLO PEOPLE IN TIMOR STRUGGLE TO PROTECT THEIR SACRED NATURAL WORLD FROM FOREIGN MINING CORPORATIONS http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/aleta-baun



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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                      http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 


 Papua New Guinea Perspective, May 02, 2012
 ▶   PAPUA NEW GUINEA GOVERNMENT SHOULD OFFER INCENTIVES FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION http://www.pngperspective.com/news/time-for-png-government-to-consider-offering-incentives-for-conservation/

 

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

 

                                          RAINFOREST PEOPLE
                http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.html

 

 

 Rainforest Alliance

 ▶ WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L



                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkOH



                                                         VIDEO:

                          INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                               http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

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


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


FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn


▶   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

 


                                                   ECOCIDE:

A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

 

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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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▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 

▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 

▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 

▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 

▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 

▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

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What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

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Greenpeace

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html



 ▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


Ensia, November 03, 2014
▶ HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?  http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/


Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014

CLEANING UP DEFORESTATION FROM PALM OIL NEEDS MORE THAN GREENWASH http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/deforestation-palm-oil-more-greenwash-greenpeace


                                             PLANET PALM OIL:

                            The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                               http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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


Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014

  -▶ WHO'S WHO IN "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SOURCING? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/ucs-listing-sustainable-palm-oil/


Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
  -▶ OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


Mongabay, May 09, 2014

OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR


                                                       VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9


                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


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


   -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T



 Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/


 

PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 


                                          INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


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

 

Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html


IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
 ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

 

                                         PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014

▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

 ▶  PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

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

 

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

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
-▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


                                                  WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


                                                     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

 



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

 

 

-▶ 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

 

 ▶  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

 

 Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 


 -▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

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

 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

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

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

                                                  -- WATCH--

                                                 Documentary
           -CALL OF LIFE:  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

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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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Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 06, 2014
-▶ WORLD HAS LOST NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF ITS WETLANDS IN LAST CENTURY- STUDY "The evidence that comes out is the twentieth century we were destroying wetlands almost four times as fast as beforehand with the conversion to agriculture and crop production." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-06/nrn-world-wetland-loss/5793302


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 26, 2015
-▶STUDY SHOW THAT EVEN "ISOLATED" WETLANDS ARE CRUCIAL TO PROTECTING WATER QUALITY  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/26/environment-study-shows-that-even-isolated-wetlands-are-crucial-to-protecting-water-quality/


Thomson Reuters, February 04, 2015
-▶ EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: HOW WETLANDS MANAGE RISK

 http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2015/01/30/executive-perspective-wetlands-manage-risk/


  -▶ KILLING OFF BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE DOESN'T PAY:  DRAINED WETLANDS GIVE OFF SAME AMOUNT OF GREENHOUSE GASES AS INDUSTRY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Drained_wetlands_give_off_same_amount_of_greenhouse_gases_as_industry_999.html


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 26, 2015
INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS LITERALLY CHOCKING SOME LAKES TO DEATH RISKING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS TOXINS The immoderate use of fertilizers in the last half century is literally choking some lakes to death and raises the risk of human exposure to dangerous toxins, scientists said after studying the proliferation of blue-green algae.   http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/26/scientists-document-the-rise-of-blue-green-algae-in-lakes-around-the-world/



-▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

CREATING DEVASTATING WEB OF POLLUTION http://sco.lt/90Xobx



January 26, 2012 Mongabay
-▶ PROTECTING ORIGINAL WETLANDS FAR PREFERABLE TO RESTORATION http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-hance_wetlands_restoration.html


IUCN, July 16, 2014
-▶ PROTECTING WETLANDS TO SUSTAIN HUMAN LIFE http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/focus/supporting_human_life/?17117/Protecting-wetlands-to-sustain-human-life

 

Summit Voice, September 22, 2013
-▶ RATE OF COASTAL WETLANDS LOSSES SPEEDS: THREATENING MIGRATING BIRDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/22/rate-of-coastal-wetlands-losses-speeds-up/


July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group

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


The Washington Post, December 08, 2013

-▶ STUDY SAYS U.S. CAN'T KEEP UP WITH LOSS OF WETLANDS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-says-us-cant-keep-up-with-loss-of-wetlands/2013/12/08/c4801be8-5d2e-11e3-95c2-13623eb2b0e1_story.html


 Treehugger, April 10, 2014

-▶ POP-UP WETLANDS HELP CALIFORNIA FARMERS AND SAVE MIGRATORY BIRDS.  Millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, traveling along an aerial highway that stretches from Mexico up to the Arctic. Although birds cover impressive distances along the way, they still need places to rest. California was once home to an estimated 4 million acres of wetlands in the pre-settlement 1800s. But today, 90 to 95 percent of that habitat has disappeared.

In seasons of drought, like the one we’ve experienced in the past year, the lack of wetlands can be devastating to bird populations. However a new program in California’s Central Valley is temporarily using farmland to create “pop-up” wetlands, which serve as rest stops for traveling birds.

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/pop-wetlands-help-california-farmers-and-migratory-birds/

 

September 5, 2013 Red Orbit
-▶ WETLANDS SERVE AS NATURAL SOURCE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF STREAM POLLUTED BY ACID RAIN http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112940260/wetlands-key-in-revitalizing-acid-streams-090513/


Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014
-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665


                      NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING:

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



Wildlife Promise, February 02, 2015
-▶ 6 WILDLIFE FACTS FOR WORLD WETLANDS DAY http://blog.nwf.org/2015/02/6-wildlife-facts-for-world-wetlands-day/


United Nations Environment Programme, February 02, 2015
-▶ WETLANDS FOR OUR FUTURE.  Latest research shows that 64% of wetlands worldwide have been lost since 1900, and that 76% of populations of freshwater plants and animals have disappeared in the last 40 years alone (according to the WWF's Living Planet report), which is worse than any other ecosystem. To combat the downward global trends in loss and degradation of wetlands, Ramsar works with governments and conservation organisations as well as bringing in private sector and scientific expertise.   http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2818&ArticleID=11129&l=en#sthash.ZtYYMade.dpuf


WantChinaTimes, October 27, 2014
-▶ OVER 50% OF CHINA'S COASTAL WETLANDS GONE DUE TO LAND RECLAMATION- WALKING IN USA FOOTSTEPS http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141027000048&cid=1105



                                               NOAA Fisheries
                                      WHY WETLANDS MATTER:

                                               INFOGRAPHIC

                Status and Trends of Wetlands in Coastal Watersheds

                         http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11


IUCN  February 02, 2015
International Union for Conservation of Nature
-▶ CELEBRATING THE WEALTH OF WETLANDS

http://www.iucn.org/?18865


EcoMENA , February 06, 2014

 -▶ THE UNENDING BENEFITS OF WETLANDS: VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://www.ecomena.org/benefits-wetlands/


Yale Environment 360, July 28, 2014
-▶ WHY RESTORING WETLANDS IS MORE CRITICAL THAN EVER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/why_restoring_wetlands_is_more_critical_than_ever/2789/


                                                     WATCH

                                   BBC Future, March 13, 2013
                  "PANTANAL:  LIQUID HEART OF SOUTH AMERICA"

In this film Rob Shore, head of WETLAND CONSERVATION at the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust, Michael Becker, conservation director at WWF-Brazil, environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, and lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy Dr M Sanjayan reveal the richness of life supported by the Pantanal but also the contribution this great wetland makes to the life of people living far beyond its limits... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130312-liquid-heart-of-south-america


UN Report - 16 October 2012 –

-▶ WETLANDS VITAL TO SUSTAINABILITY

Governments must recognize the vital economic and environmental role that wetlands play in supporting human life and biodiversity, according to a United Nations-backed report released today, which also stresses that their protection is essential for countries to transition into resource-efficient and sustainable economies.... http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43300&Cr=sustainable+development&Cr1=#.UJWR5IXZ03Y


 -▶ UN: FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK http://sco.lt/9FQw3F


Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶ RICE PADDIES PROVIDING RESPITE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS IN DROUGHT-RAVAGED CALIFORNIA - WETLANDS ALMOST DISAPPEARED http://grist.org/news/rice-paddies-providing-respite-for-birds-in-drought-ravaged-california/

 

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


Nature Conservancy, August 06, 2014
“POP-UP" WETLANDS: Each fall and winter, California’s Central Valley supports millions of birds stopping to rest and feed during their long migration from Canada and Alaska to Mexico and back again. With 95% of the valley’s historic wetlands converted to cities as well as rice, corn, alfalfa and other forms of agriculture, migratory birds traveling along this Pacific Flyway face a major habitat deficit each winter. Enter 'Pop-Up' Wetlands http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/08/06/birds-birdreturns-innovative-lands-conservation-science/

 

October 16, 2012 UNEP News Center

  -▶ VITAL ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ROLE OF WETLANDS MUST BE RECOGNIZED TO AVOID FURTHER DEGRADATION AND LOSSES http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9305&l=en

 

                                                        WATCH
                                                    QuestScience
                                      WETLANDS TIME MACHINE
More than 100,000 acres of wetlands are being restored in the San Francisco Bay Area, but how exactly do we know what to restore them to? QUEST discovers how historical ecologists are recreating San Francisco Bay wetlands that existed decades ago. http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/wetlands-time-machine/


 March 11, 2012 The Globe and Mail
-▶ REBUILDING WETLANDS DESTROYED BY ALBERTA TARSANDS (OIL SANDS) MAY NOT RESTORE IT, RESEARCHERS SAY http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rebuilding-land-destroyed-by-oil-sands-may-not-restore-it-researchers-say/article2365858/

 

 HuffPost Green, April 04, 2014
 -▶ CLEAN WATER ACT EXPANSION DRAWS IRE FROM GOP AS WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO REGULATE WATERWAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/clean-water-act-expansion_n_5088723.html

 

CBC New, January 6, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES 'CONTAMINATING SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE WETLANDS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pesticide-contaminating-prairie-wetlands-scientist-1.2482082

 

SummitVoice, December 15, 2014
▶ STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING LIKELY TO HELP INVASIVE SPECIES GAIN THE UPPER HAND IN WETLANDS RESULTING IN LONG-TERM THREATS TO KEY NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/15/study-global-warming-likely-to-help-invasive-species-gain-the-upper-hand-in-wetlands/

 

                                         QUEST SCIENCE TV
                                           December 23, 2014
                     RECONSTRUCTING A RIVER FOR WILDLIFE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/reconstructing-a-river-for-wildlife/


ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450


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MANGROVES, REEFS, FOREST AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

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Truthout, Aprl 16, 2014
FOUR YEARS AFTER BP: OIL SPILLS CONTINUE IN LOUISIANA RIVER AND WETLANDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23126-four-years-after-bp-hunting-for-oil-spills-in-louisiana

 

Summit Voice, April 15, 2014
-▶ COLORADO WETLANDS TO REGAIN FEDERAL PROTECTION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/15/colorado-wetlands-to-regain-federal-protection/

 

FastCoExist, July 11, 2014

-▶ THESE ISLANDS ARE SUCKING UP POLLUTION FROM THE WATER

Floating islands that double as water treatment plants keep water clean. Its biomimicry approach shows that natural processes can be as efficient as anything human engineering can devise. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032357/these-islands-are-sucking-up-pollution-from-the-water-theyre-floating-in

 

  Nature Magazine, February 19, 2014

-▶ CHINESE CONTRACTED FOR NICARAGUA "PANAMA" SIZE CANAL WOULD WREAK ENVIRONMENTAL RUIN.

   The excavation of hundreds of kilometres from coast to coast, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the largest drinking-water reservoir in the region, will destroy around 400,000 hectares of rainforests and wetlands.

   The accompanying development could imperil surrounding ecosystems. Some 240 kilometres north of the most likely route of the canal lies the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve — 2 million hectares of tropical forest that is the last refuge of many disappearing species (see 'Nicaragua carve-up'). Less than 115 kilometres to the south is the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve, with more than 318,000 hectares of tropical dry forest. Worse still, the probable canal route cuts through the northern sector of the Cerro Silva Natural Reserve.... http://www.nature.com/news/conservation-nicaragua-canal-could-wreak-environmental-ruin-1.14721

 

Phys.Org, February 12, 2012

-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATEN BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html


 August 22, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶ NEW DELHI: ANGRY BIRDS SKIP POLLUTED DELHI - WETLANDS DISAPPEARING http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/angry-birds-skip-polluted-delhi/

 

Mongabay, January 17, 2014
-▶ COURT ORDERS LOGGING COMPANY TO CLEAN UP POLLUTION DISASTER IN CHILE WETLANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0117-green-chile-wetlands-pollution.html


November 9, 2012 Living on Earth

-▶ WETLAND DESTRUCTION THREATENING RUSSIA'S SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00045&segmentID=5

 

Deep Green Resistance News Service

-▶ REPORT FINDS HALF OF EARTH'S WETLANDS DESTROYED SINCE 1900  http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/10/18/report-finds-half-of-earths-wetlands-destroyed-since-1900/


 July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

-▶ WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS - RESTORING WETLANDS: The business case for maintaining and restoring nature's ecosystems is stronger than ever... http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

July 16, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ PROTECTING NATURE IS THE BEST WAY OF PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM RISING TIDES AND STORMS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/heres-an-easy-way-to-protect-coastal-communities-from-rising-seas-and-storms/

 

January 18, 2013 Guardian

-▶ RIVERS, LAKES AND WETLANDS; COULD WATER BECOME THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MARKET? http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jan/18/rivers-lakes-wetlands-water-market

 

March 13, 2012 Terra Daily
-▶ 15-YEAR STUDY: WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING WETLANDS, MOTHER NATURE IS IN CHARGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/15_year_study_When_it_comes_to_creating_wetlands_Mother_Nature_is_in_charge_999.html


  

                                                    --- WATCH --

               EDGE OF THE EVERGLADES - THE BIG CYPRUS SWAMP

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDHbzQPJcA

 

 Huffington Post Miami, January 10, 2014
-▶ FLORIDA EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECT PRODUCES QUICK SUCCESS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/c-111-canal_n_4578337.html

 

                                                LOVELY VIDEO

                                                     AWHAR:

              RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                  Full Episode

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

Deseret News, August 03, 2014
-▶ MAN-MADE WETLANDS TURN WASTE WATER INTO TAP WATER http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657761/Man-made-wetlands-turn-wastewater-into-tap-water.html

 

 Press of Atlantic City, December 23, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA THREATENS WETLANDS AND SEAFOOD SPECIES, STUDY SAYS http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/rising-sea-threatens-wetlands-and-seafood-species-study-says/article_f2107e94-6eaa-11e3-bfa3-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Scientific American, December 14, 2013

-▶ LOUISIANA WETLANDS TATTERED BY INDUSTRIAL CANAL, NOT JUST RIVER LEVEES http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carey-louisiana-wetlands-tattered-by-industrial-canals

 

Bloomberg BNA, December 13, 2013
-▶ EPA, CORPS SAY BENEFITS OF PROTECTING WETLANDS, STREAMS FAR OUTWEIGH COSTS http://www.bna.com/epa-corps-say-n17179880702/

 

Huffington Post Green, January 5, 2014
-▶ GREAT LAKES ONLY REGION IN U.S. TO GAIN WETLANDS, REPORT FINDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/great-lakes-wetlands_n_4545059.html



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

 

Environmental Protection, February 03, 2014

 -▶ REPRIORITIZING WETLAND PROTECTION THROUGH SEQUENCING. Wetlands serve to protect, enhance, and maintain the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the aquatic ecosystem. They are crucial to the maintenance of safety and welfare for human health and all associated environmental components  http://eponline.com/articles/2014/02/03/reprioritizing-wetland-protection-through-sequencing.aspx

 

Great Lakes Echo, January 06, 2014
-▶ RESTORING LAKE ERIE'S LARGEST WETLAND http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/01/06/restoring-lake-eries-largest-wetland/


September 5, 2013 Natural England

-▶ RECORD BREAKING SUMMER FOR SOMERSET'S WETLAND BIRDS http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/avalonmarshesegretsfeature.aspx


Guardian, September08, 2014
-▶ £20m SALT MARSH TO CREATE WILDLIFE HABITAT AND FIGHT EROSION FROM SEA. Somerset scheme set to absorb high tides and waves but critics say money should have gone on flood defenCes for residents. (Note:  Wetlands ARE Flood Defenses) http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/08/20m-pound-salt-marsh-somerset-wildlife-habitat-fights-sea-erosion


 

                                                   VIDEO -

                                      "CRANE COURTSHIP"
                               Wetlands For Life, April 17, 2014
HISTORIC EASTER EGG LAID AT WWT SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTER WWT. A pair of four-foot high Eurasian cranes has nested at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, raising hopes they could rear the first successful chick hatched in the wild in the west of Britain since the 1600s http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/news/2014/04/wwt-news/historic-easter-egg-laid-at-wwt-slimbridge-wetland-centre/

 


 -▶ RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

 

 -▶ WHY IS BIODIVERSITY IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx

 

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

 

Grist, December 20, 2013
-▶ WATER & OIL: ONE BATTLE TO SAVE THE SACRED HEADWATERS END, ANOTHER BEGINS http://grist.org/climate-energy/shell-game-one-battle-to-save-the-sacred-headwaters-ends-another-begins/


Voice of America, May 22, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014

-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again


 

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

 

 

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

-▶ MASSIVE ANNUAL BIRD MASSACRE AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN - MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS SLAUGHTERED  http://sco.lt/7gNdr7

 

-▶ RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z



Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
-▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  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

 

 

 

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


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

 

 

-▶ MORE ON WETLANDS FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Louisiana+Wetlands+Tattered+by+Industrial+Canals%2C+Not+Just+River+Levees+&x=12&y=6

 

▶  WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.wetlands.org/

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands

 

 

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                @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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"We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight" - UN IPCC New Climate Report

"We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight" - UN IPCC New Climate Report | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

From thinkprogress.org - September 3, 11:26 PM

June 23, 2013 Climate Capitalism - Simon Butler:

 ▶   "We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidise dirty energy firms.

....carbon pricing – the notion that we can best reduce pollution by extending private property rights to pollution – had a fatal flaw at its core. Prices can never reflect true ecological values because those values simply cannot be expressed in dollar terms....http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/23/pricing-carbon-a-failed-strategy-that-wont-save-the-climate/

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                      300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS 

                                                http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 

Guardian Environment, Damian Carrington and John Vidal
 ▶   ***  IPCC CLIMATE REPORT:  THE DIGESTED READ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-report-digested-read

RealClimate, September 27, 2013

Climate Science from Climate Scientists
 ▶   THE NEW IPCC CLIMATE REPORT http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/09/the-new-ipcc-climate-report/

 

                                                            VIDEO: 

             CLIMATE CHANGE - A "WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"

                                                     Senator Kerry:

                      Obama Admin Steps Out On Climate Change (Finally)

                                                 http://sco.lt/5aFO4X

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 ▶   THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

                                    

                                                     WATCH

                 To Change The Broken System, Change The Game

▶ "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS" - YouTube http://sco.lt/73jF9l

                             From 'Story of Stuff' Annie Leonard

 

 

                                 -- MORE ON IPCC REPORT --

 

                                                       VIDEO

Guardian Environment, September 27, 2013

 ▶   UNITED NATIONS IPCC CLIMATE REPORT IS OUT:  HUMAN IMPACT IS 'UNEQUIVOCAL' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-report-un-secretary-general

 

 Nature, September 27, 2013

International Weekly Journal of Science
 ▶   IPCC: DESPITE HIATUS, CLIMATE CHANGE HERE TO STAY:
Global warming will be irreverible for centuries, latest report warns http://www.nature.com/news/ipcc-despite-hiatus-climate-change-here-to-stay-1.13832

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

 ▶   IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2013

 ▶   IT IS VITAL THAT BUSINESS ACTS ON THE IPCC'S WARNINGS http://sco.lt/7w9ZIX

 

Washington Post, September 27, 2013
 ▶   IPCC REPORT SAYS HUMANS ALMOST CERTAINLY CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ipcc-says-humans-cause-global-warming/2013/09/27/aae32880-275d-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html

 

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The Age Environment, September 22, 2013
 ▶   THE EARTH IS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.  CLIMATE REPORT HERALDS GRAVE FEARS FOR STATE OF THE PLANET http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-report-heralds-grave-fears-for-state-of-the-planet-20130921-2u6fk.html

 

Treehugger, September 27, 2013
 ▶   HUMANS ARE WARMING ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS IRREVERSIBLE UNLESS WE ACT  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/ipcc-report-scientists-95-certain.html

 

 

 Nature, Special Issue, September 18, 2013

International Weekly Journal of Science
 ▶   GLOBAL WARMING: OUTLOOK FOR EARTH http://www.nature.com/news/global-warming-outlook-for-earth-1.13756

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 ▶   GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

 ▶   THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

Guardian, September 27
▶  IPCC: 30 YEARS TO CLIMATE CALAMITY IF WE CARRY ON BLOWING THE CARBON BUDGET http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-world-dangerous-climate-change

            

 

                ▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS: 

                 FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                              http://sco.lt/7d7RmT

 

 

 ▶  CARBON STORAGE, SEQUESTRATION ' AS BAD AS NUCLEAR WASTE'
The Register, June 28, 2010

;http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/28/sequestration_no_no_shaffer/

 

▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

Climate Proress, September 28, 2013
 ▶   GIANT HORNETS ARE BECOMING KILLERS IN HISTORIC HEAT-WAVES HITTING CHINA
Over the last few weeks, giant, deadly hornets have killed more than two dozen people in China, the result of bizarre weather patterns there that have allowed the bugs to proliferate.
This summer, China suffered through massive heat waves, breaking records in places like Shanghai, Changsha, and Hangzhou in July, and affecting 700 million people through August. This has lead to dozens of heatstroke deaths, and, now, increasingly aggressive giant insects... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/28/2696221/thumb-sized-hornets-attack-warming-2/


 

 

  ▶▶▶ OTHER PRIME FACTORS PRESSING DOWN ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECT .....

 

▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

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

 ▶   BIOFUELS: RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/4oTTov

 ▶   CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 

 ▶   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

   ▶    "TERRACIDE: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

                           -------------------------------------------------------------

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

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

 

▶  WHY ARE GOOGLE AND SONY TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS? http://sco.lt/5msbc9

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

 ▶   THICH NHAT HAHN:  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

 ▶   THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

Leading spiritual teacher Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

 

▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
▶  WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

 

▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE | @scoopit http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

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

 

▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8CQiaf

 

 

 

▶  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

 

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

 

 ▶AND ON "CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY"

http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

▶FOR MORE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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

 

 

                                                     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/

 

   ▶ENOUGHNESS : WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

   ▶  BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

 

                                                    -- WATCH--


             ▶  CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

 

 

 

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князь истоков's comment, September 29, 2013 7:54 AM
Климат планеты зависит от её альбедо,альбедо зависит от формы.Антропогенный фактор является ускорителем глобального изменения климата.Рост внутреннего ядра Земли bit.ly/LW2KOJ деформирует земную кору изнутри http://earth-chronicles.com and http://www.earthiles.com/news.php?
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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



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▶  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

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 -▶ AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

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VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale


 Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html



                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                              "WE ARE LIKE THE WALKING DEAD"

 Latin American Indigenous Groups Decry Corporate Destruction of Land http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27977-we-are-like-the-walking-dead-latin-american-indigenous-groups-decry-corporate-destruction-of-land


First Peoples Worldwide 
▶  NEW STUDY FINDS 94% OF U.S. EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IMPACTSINDIGENOUS RIGHTS RISK REPORT  Recent community backlash against the Keystone XL pipeline, Indigenous protests against oil and gas concession auctions in Ecuador and Peru, and violent resource conflicts in Indonesia have all exposed extractive companies’ poor community engagement practices – and companies are doing nothing about it.  http://firstpeoples.org/wp/new-study-finds-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION. For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761


 

                                                  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


June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


-▶ CONTACT: VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED DRIVES OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST http://sco.lt/56ArZJ


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


The Ecologist, October 05, 2014
▶  AN AUSTRALIAN MINING COMPANY'S $300 MILLION ATTACK ON EL SALVADOR'S WATER. "This lawsuit is a direct attack against the sovereignty and legitimate right of the Salvadoran population to reject an industry that is a threat to our lives." http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2562735/a_mining_companys_300_million_attack_on_el_salvadors_water.html


                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


            June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                     '"We have no choice but to change the system"
-▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶  UPDATE: CANADA COURT RULES AGAINST ABORIGINAL GROUP ON GRANTING CORPORATE FORESTRY LICENSES ON TRADITIONAL NATIVE LAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/canada-forestry-idUSL2N0PM0R920140711

 

 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/

 

InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

 -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/


 -▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH

 

                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS : ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
    CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

National Post, March 21, 2014
 -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/

 

PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


 -▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR

 

                            CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                   Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                                        VIDEO
                              "LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA"
                                         http://vimeo.com/40766520

 


June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
-▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248



                                                    LAND GRABS

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



-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


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

 

  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P


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


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                                                    VIDEOS

 

-▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

-▶  **** LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

-▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

-▶  **** PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

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




 June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
-▶  PANAMA: "THEY LIED TO US" PRISTINE INDIGENOUS COASTAL LAND IN PANAMA SOLD TO FOREIGN DEVELOPERS  http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

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

 

 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

 

-▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

 

                                                -- 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. Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia... http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013

▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

 

 

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

 

 Published on May 22, 2013

-▶  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

Many local indigenous people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

  

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                             Africa, Colonialism and The Environment
                     TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

 

 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  *****COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS, MINERS SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEED CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK  'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html


 -▶  LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


 

                                                     VIDEO

                                          THE TRUE STORY

                CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

                                         http://sco.lt/63ewyH


September 10, 2012 CSRWire News Release

-▶  BOMBSHELL RETREAT -- CHEVRON SEEKS TO DROP $60 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL CASE 
In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory “fraud” and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer. The company also said it was even prepared to drop a $60 billion damages claim if the judge agrees to deny the defendants a jury trial. Chevron's $60 billion figure is based on three times the $19 billion Ecuadorian judgement, plus costs. http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36091-Bombshell-Retreat-Chevron-Seeks-to-Drop-60-Billion-in-Damages-In-Ecuador-Case


Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
CHEVRON AGAIN

- ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

“More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/

 


August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
-▶  THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

                            ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                             http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

                                         VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

                                                "DAMOCRACY"

Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html


 

                           DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT



August 29, 2013 Devex

-▶  SECURE LAND TENURE INCREASES FOOD SECURITY BY DECREASING VULNERABILITY TO LARGE SCALE LAND GRABS Secure land tenure increases #foodsecurity by decreasing vulnerability to large scale land grabs. The use of modern agricultural techniques tells only part of the story of why much of Ethiopia is better fed than before. Another part lies in a solution to food security that is gaining ground with governments and the international development community: securing land tenure.

      In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.  https://www.devex.com/en/news/how-smarter-land-use-can-curb-global-hunger/81710

 

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

 

 Intercontinental Cry, January 2, 2013

-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE CHAGOSSIANS

http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

Diaspora communities living in the Seychelles and Mauritius have experienced marginalization, discrimination, and grinding poverty. Testimonies from evictees describe families forced to eat out of bins, hunger strikes and the suicide of a desperate woman facing destitution and mounting debt..... http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

 

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

 

-▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

 

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Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer

Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 13, 2013 Forests News

-▶ FOREST PRODUCE CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE: A GLOBAL FOOD STRATEGY. Recent news headlines, a plethora of scientific publications and the creation of new academic think tanks all reflect growing concerns over how to achieve global food security -- a centerpiece of donor commitments and the focus of many research and..

Forests not only contribute to diverse and nutritious diets, particularly for the poorest members of society, but also sustain agriculture through the provision of critical ecosystem services such as pollination, soil stabilization and watershed protection.

   The intensification of agriculture experienced through the green revolution of the 1940s to 1970s, which led to the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, expansion of irrigation and greater use of hybridized seeds, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, resulted in temporary increase in yields, but it also came at the expense of the wider environment. http://www.humanitariannews.org/20130513/forest-produce-can-mitigate-risks-feast-or-famine-global-food-strategy

 

                                                  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



Sydney Environment Institute, March 24, 2015
-▶ SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL IN FOOD SYSTEMS WHERE PEOPLE MATTER 

http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/blog/small-is-beautiful-in-food-systems-where-people-matter/


World Resources Institute, July 24, 2014
-▶ COMMUNITY FORESTS:  AN UNDERVALUED APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION. — Strengthening the rights of forest communities. Governments around the world legally recognize at least 513 million hectares of community forests, land held collectively by either rural populations or Indigenous Peoples. http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/07/community-forests-undervalued-approach-climate-change-mitigation


AgriCultures Network, December 2014
-▶ THE RICH DIVERSITY OF FOREST FOODS Our living planet is on the cusp of a critical transition. An era of relentless exploitation of non-renewable fossil resources must soon yield to an age of regenerating our living biological wealth and to a culture of nurture.

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/india/nutrition/rich-diversity-of-forest-foods


April 9, 2012 Science Codex
-▶ 800-YEAR OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com


June 11, 2013 La Via Campesina
-▶ YOUNG PEOPLE OF LA VIA CAMPESINA CLOSE THEIR ASSEMBLY WITH COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PEASANT AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/our-conferences-mainmenu-28/6-jakarta-2013/1423-young-people-of-la-via-campesina-close-their-assembly-with-a-commitment-to-ensure-the-future-of-sustainable-peasant-agriculture

 

                                                       WATCH

        WHY FORESTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR FOOD SECURITY -  FAO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly3oZqNdzY4&feature=youtu.be


May 15, 2012 Forest News
-▶ Q+A: REVITALIZING FOREST FOODS TO FEED COMMUNITY: Committee on World Food Security chair urges use of forest foods in diets: Imported Foods "Junk"  http://blog.cifor.org/15824/qa-committee-on-world-food-security-chair-urges-use-of-forest-foods-in-diets/#.UZSKL4Lyeic

 

                                                        WATCH

                           Permaculture TV Free Video Co-operative
       EDIBLE FOREST GARDENING - MANY RIVERS PERMACULTURE
http://permaculture.tv/edible-forest-gardening-many-rivers-permaculture/

 

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



 June 12, 2013 Forest News
-▶ Q&A: ‘TRADITIONAL FOREST KNOWLEDGE IS NOT FOLKLORE, BUT A RESOURCE FOR CHANGE' http://blog.cifor.org/17174/qa-traditional-forest-knowledge-is-not-folklore-but-a-resource-for-change/#.UbmW6-swOic


June 30, 2013 Tanzania Daily News
-▶ AGRO FORESTRY GREATLY IMPROVES FOOD SECURITY http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/popular-features/19268-agro-forestry-greatly-improves-food-security


The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


-▶  NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THEN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES http://sco.lt/8p51lZ



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

 

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


June 14, 2013 Humanosphere
-▶ BBC: A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/


                                                    VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

June 27, 2013 Huffington Post Impact
-▶ HUNGER IN AFRICA COMBATED WITH AGE-OLD FARMING PRACTICE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/conservation-farming-africa_n_3510088.html

 

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

 

ETC Group:
 -▶ 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


Mongabay, June 30, 2014

-▶ OIL PALM PLANTATIONS DEGRADE LOCAL WATER QUALITY RELATIVE TO COMMUNITY FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0630-oil-palm-plantation-water-quality.html

 

YES Magazine, July 30, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS SEED SAVERS GATHER IN THE ANDES, AGREE TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BIODIVERSITY. “Small-scale and indigenous farmers rarely get access to seeds in corporate gene banks. So seed exchange between farmers is important to enable them to [experiment with] new seed varieties” Working with scientists has been an emotional, challenging process, Mamani said. “Scientists would just take seeds from us, not recognizing our knowledge.” http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/indigenous-seed-savers

 

Care2 Healthy Living September 20, 2013
 -▶ AN EXPERIMENT IN SHARING:  SEATTLE, USA FOOD FOREST

Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate people about the environmental impact of food production?... http://www.care2.com/greenliving/an-experiment-in-sharing-seattle-food-forest.html


The Independent, October 22, 2014
-▶ BRITAIN HAS ONLY 100 HARVESTS LEFT IN ITS FARM SOIL AS SCIENTISTS WARN OF GROWING 'AGRICULTURAL CRISIS' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-facing-agricultural-crisis-as-scientists-warn-there-are-only-100-harvests-left-in-our-farm-soil-9806353.html

 

                                                WATCH (49:20)
                 GROWING BANANAS IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
           INDIGENOUS BANANA COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN INDIA
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gya6yu3zKuo


 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

 

 July 31, 2012 UNEARTH News

 -▶ EXPERTS URGE GREATER LOCAL CONTROL OF AFRICA'S AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY http://unearthnews.org/experts-urge-greater-local-control-of-africas-agricultural-biodiversity/


-▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

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

 

 

-▶ TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

-▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

                                                      WATCH

                  July 9, 2013 Guardian, Farming and Food Security
CLIMATE-SMART, SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/video/2013/jul/09/climate-smart-coffee-farming-uganda-video

 

September 5, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ NATURE'S ANSWER:  PEST-EATING BIRDS MEAN MONEY FOR COFFEE GROWERS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905101952.htm

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                        UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD



 The Ecologist
-▶ CANADIAN OIL COMPANY THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF PERU'S 'JAGUAR PEOPLE'  www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1922474/canadian_oil_company_threatens_the_survival_of_perus_jaguar_people.html

 

                              HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD'

                                         http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

                                      THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5wKm1Z

 

 

May 23, 2013 Independent Science News
-▶ HOW AGRICULTURE CAN PROVIDE FOOD SECURITY WITHOUT DESTROYING BIODIVERSITY WITH GMO AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://independentsciencenews.org/news/agriculture-can-provide-food-security-with-biodiversity/

 

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

 

 

                                                        VIDEO

▶  KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS: Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 24, 2013 CIFOR Forest

-▶ SEARCHING FOR NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN THE FORESTS OF CENTRAL AFRICA http://blog.cifor.org/16438/searching-for-nutritional-security-in-the-forests-of-central-africa/#.UaBp4uvyeic


                                                   BOLIVIA 

FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH
                                          http://sco.lt/83jybZ



May 10, 2013 Environmental Research Web
-▶ EXPANDING AGRICULTURE IN AMAZON IS NO-WIN SCENARIO http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53368

 

May 16, 2013

-▶ AMAZON DEFORESTATION 80% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR (2012)  http://sco.lt/5HPAVl

 

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

 

-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

TriplePundit, October 11, 2013

 -▶ THE RISE OF INDOOR CROPPING http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/rise-indoor-cropping/



July 17, 2013 UnEarth News

-▶ AFRICA: CLIMATE CHANGE, LAND GRABS AND RAPID URBAN EXPANSION IN AFRICA THREATEN CHILDREN'S LIVES http://unearthnews.org/climate-change-and-rapid-urban-expansion-in-africa-threaten-childrens-lives/


April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

                                               LAND GRABS:

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

 

                                            DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


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

 

May 14, 2013 Global Post
-▶ HOW THE WORLD BANK FUNDS ILLEGAL LOGGING IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/130513/world-bank-deutsche-illegal-logging-laos-vietnam

 

June 24, 2013
-▶ FEMALE LAND OWNERSHIP: Promoting equitable land ownership in Ethiopia and Rwanda http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/24/from-policy-to-action-promoting-equitable-land-ownership-in-ethiopia-and-rwanda/

 

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

                                                -BIOFUELS

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

 

                                                   VIDEO:

-▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

-▶ GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶ AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

 

                          ------------------ REDD--------------

 

                                             WATCH:

                     CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                          CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

May 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ INDIGENOUS ASSOCIATION TO SUE TO SHUT DOWN PANAMA'S REDD+ PROGRAM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0517-panama-coonapip-redd-suit.html

 

May 1, 2013 ReddMonitor
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME ON REDD AND SAFEGUARDS : : "Concerns Grow Over Weak Safeguard Implementation" http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/01/concerns-grow-over-weak-safeguard-implementation-forest-peoples-programme-on-redd-and-safeguards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

May 10, 2013

-▶ THERE IS NO SAFE "REDD" - The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+ and for Life via redd-monitor.org http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/10/there-is-no-safe-redd-global-alliance-of-indigenous-peoples-and-local-communities-on-climate-change-against-redd-and-for-life/

 

 

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                                    CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

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

 

-▶  AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF SOME 75 PERCENT OF GLOBAL DEFORESTATION http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/deforestation-emissions/... ccafs­.cgiar.org


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


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

 

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

 

May 7, 2013 SciDev.Net
-▶ WILL MORE SCIENCE EXPERTISE FIX THE SUSTAINABILITY CRISIS? http://www.scidev.net/en/science-and-innovation-policy/science-policy/opinions/will-more-science-expertise-fix-the-sustainability-crisis-.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_opinions

 

                              -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

         Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                                                   BIG FOOD:

MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STEET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT