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BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So

BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.


                     BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH

                                          Earth, October 13, 2014

     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. Developed by grassroots social groups and agreed by politicians, the Law of Mother Earth recognises the rights of all living things, giving the natural world equal status to human beings. Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination.

     Bolivia’s government will be legally bound to prioritise the wellbeing of its citizens and the natural world by developing policies that promote sustainability and control industry. The economy must operate within the limits of nature and the country is to work towards energy and food sovereignty while adopting renewable energy technologies and increasing energy efficiency.Preventing climate change is a key objective of the law, which includes protecting the lives of future generations. The government is requesting that rich countries help Bolivia adapt to the effects of climate change in recognition of the environmental debt they owe for their high carbon emissions.

   The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/



                                                    VIDEO

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6c30YD


MANIFESTO: http://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/ proclaimed in 2010 at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, Bolivia)

                  GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF NATURE

                                       http://therightsofnature.org/


The Independent, October 12, 2014
-▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html



Global Exchange, Rights of Nature
-▶  CAN WE PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AS LONG AS WE TREAT IT AS HUMAN PROPERTY? http://www.globalexchange.org/communityrights/campaigns/rightsofnature


                                                    BOLIVIA

                                Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia



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                                                      France 24 TV

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-▶  BOLIVIA'S MORALES WINS THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT IN LANDSLIDE VICTORY. Bolivian President Evo Morales declared a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, hailing it as a triumph for socialist reforms that have cut poverty and vastly expanded the state’s role in the booming economy.  http://www.france24.com/en/20141013-bolivia-morales-wins-third-term-president-landslide-victory/



Guardian Environment, October 14, 2014
-▶  EVO MORALES HAS PROVED THAT SOCIALISM DOESN'T DAMAGE ECONOMIES. Bolivia’s re-elected president has dumbfounded critics in Washington, the World Bank and the IMF. There are lessons for the West and globalization left here http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/evo-morales-reelected-socialism-doesnt-damage-economies-bolivia



New York Times, February 16, 2014
-▶  TURNABOUT IN BOLIVIA AS ECONOMY RISES FROM INSTABILITY.  Morales’s enduring popularity is a result of his extraordinary socio-economic reforms, which have transformed Bolivia from an “economic basket case” into a country that receives praise from such unlikely contenders as the World Bank and the IMF – an irony considering the country’s success is the result of the socialist administration casting off the recommendations of the IMF in the first place. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/world/americas/turnabout-in-bolivia-as-economy-rises-from-instability.html?_r=0


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 24, 2013
BOLIVIA'S INDIGENOUS FUTURE:  A BALANCE OF PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND CONNECTION  http://intercontinentalcry.org/bolivias-indigenous-future-a-balance-of-preservation-protection-and-connection-21527/


 Biodiversity International, May 29, 2014
BOLIVIA LEADS THE WAY IN RECOGNIZING FARMERS AS CUSTODIAN OF BIODIVERSITY http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/bolivia-leads-the-way-in-recognizing-farmers-as-custodians-of-biodiversity/



Natural Health Warriors, February 23, 2014
BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH http://naturalhealthwarriors.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

 


New Ag, January 06, 2012

PROTECTING BOLIVIA'S DELICATE ECOSYSTEMS. In Bolivia's remote Chaco region, poor natural resource management coupled with changes in the climate are making family farming a very risky business... http://www.new-ag.info/en/focus/focusItem.php?a=2362


                                                    REPORT

Center For Economic and Policy Research, December 2009
BOLIVIA:  THE ECONOMY DURING THE MORALES ADMINISTRATION
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/bolivian-economy-during-morales-administration/


                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

       2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE, CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION  sco.lt/6uJuz3


United Nations Development Programme
ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY. UNDP helps more than 140 countries to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity, and to secure ecosystem services that are vital to human welfare and their development efforts in line with their own priorities and needs.  http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/focus_areas/ecosystems_and_biodiversity/


                                                       WATCH
                                       GREEN GOLD (48 min)
                    The Simple Solutions Are Right In Front Of Us
                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/green-gold/


                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



ScienceDaily, January 29, 2012
NEW BIODIVERSITY MAP OF ANDES SHOWS SPECIES IN DIRE NEED OF PROTECTION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126223929.htm


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests



                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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


-▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE AGE OF MAN http://sco.lt/4hz61p




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


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



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



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



-▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN: IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



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


                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT



               DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                   WATCH:

               "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                               http://sco.lt/93dMUz




INDIGENOUS PEOPLES UNITE TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: ANOTHER FORM OF COLONIZATION  http://stopgetrees.org/ge-trees-news/


               Campaign to STOP Genetically Modified Trees/Forests

                                           Trees With No Soul

                                          http://stopgetrees.org/



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


▶  A DISASTER:  LOST OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr


▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTIONNO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: http://sco.lt/8pAoSn



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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                    THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h





pdjmoo's insight:

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 ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/


 ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 ▶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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The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

 

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PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                                 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING


                                        THE BAIT AND SWITCH

Palm Corporations Knew This Law Was Coming Up, Making It Easy to say "No" To Deforestation.  They Can Blame Deforestation on  the Law Now. They Are Not Going To Give Up This Billion Dollar Ecocide Business Easily.  They will do everything they can to find a way around any moratorium.

                                    Mongabay, October 21, 2014
INDONESIAN LAW NOW BARS PALM OIL COMPANIES FROM PROTECTING FORESTS. A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report. This new law requires them to clear all their concession within 6 years.   http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1020-palm-oil-conservation.html


Inter Press Service, October 03, 2014
NEW GLOBAL DECLARATION "INSUFFICIENT" TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION. “The 2030 timeline would allow deforestation to continue for a decade and a half. By then the declaration could be self-fulfilling, as there might not be much forest left to save.” -- Susanne Breitkopf of Greenpeace  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/new-global-declaration-insufficient-to-tackle-deforestation/


Redd Monitor, September 26, 2014
DON'T BE FOOLED: THE UN NEW YORK DECLARATION ON FORESTS:  AN AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE DEFORESTATION UNTIL 2030 http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/26/the-new-york-declaration-on-forests-an-agreement-to-continue-deforestation-until-2030/


Discovery News, September 26, 2014
 -▶ BRAZIL REFUSES TO JOIN UN PACT TO END DEFORESTATION http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/brazil-refuses-to-join-un-pact-to-end-deforestation-140926.htm


Mongabay, September 15, 2013

PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - - Five of the world's largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of potential high carbon stock forests. On Friday, Asian Agri, IOI Corporation Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) Berhad, Musim Mas Group and Sime Darby Plantation said they will suspend forest clearing until they have completed a year-along study that aims to establish a threshold for defining what constitutes high carbon stock (HCS) forest. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0920-palm-oil-deforestation-moratorium.html


GreenBiz, September 26, 2014
TO THE LAST TREE

APP, CARGILL PLANT U.N. DEFORESTATION NON-BINDING PLEDGE FOR 2030 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/26/app-cargill-un-deforestation-pledge


Mongabay, September 24, 2014

FOR THE RECORD....

CARGILL 'COMMITS' TO ZERO DEFORESTATION ACROSS ENTIRE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN:  ALL COMMODITIES

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-cargill-zero-deforestation.html



▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3



▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr


 Mongabay, May 25, 2014
 ▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html


 New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
- ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/


 ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx

 

                                             AUDIO SLIDESHOW
                            Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
     INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow



Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html



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


                                              IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

                               Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/



One Green Planet, September 24, 2014
ARE YOU EATING THE ORANGUTAN INTO EXTINCTION? The orangutan has lost 90 percent of their habitat in the past 20 years.
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-the-orangutan-into-extinction/


                                                   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


                                            PLANET PALM OIL
http://www.grain.org/article/categories/519-planet-palm-oil



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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



                                          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-



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




▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt




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


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


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/5l38Dp




▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641




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


Mongabay, September 22, 2014
EXTINCTION ISLAND?  PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html


▶  DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION - A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  - GLOBAL ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z



                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD



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


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


▶  DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE  http://sco.lt/4ha4y9


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



                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



-▶ TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 -▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

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


                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                     CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 


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


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


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


 

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?  http://sco.lt/630INt


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








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Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature" 2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

 

                                                    WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE" TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

 

-▶ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/7e8Zur



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://sco.lt/5DoTRp


                                             ANOTHER VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

The Activist Motivator, January 25, 2014
-▶ IF NATURE HAD RIGHTS http://activism101.ning.com/profiles/blogs/if-nature-had-rights?xg_source=activity



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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

 Futurity, July 28, 2014
-▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/


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

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


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

 


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

 

 

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


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM

                              

                                 Guardian August 02, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIAN PM, TONY ABBOTT, LAUNCHES GREEN ARMY RECRUITING 15,000 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS. About 15,000 young Australians will be mobilised for the government’s Green Army and get their hands dirty on environmental projects for a weekly wage of up to $500.
The Abbott government’s Green Army initiative will involve 1500 projects implemented over the next three years. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/02/tony-abbott-green-army-recruiting-drive

 

 

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                                                   WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

 

The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 

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

 

 

-▶ ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7

 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

 

                                    BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

               The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 

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

 

                                    UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


 

                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 -▶ UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS  http://sco.lt/4ruX0z

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                       A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

-▶ THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/7pCbOj

 

-▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                       A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

The Ecologist, March 20, 2014
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES AT RISK FROM CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT 'CARBON GRAB' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2325253/forest_peoples_at_risk_from_carbon_grab.html

 

                                                     VIDEO:

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



Earthblog, August 04, 2014
NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/

 

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

 

 

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- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Global Research, July 16, 2014
-▶ FINE PRINT OF THE FOOD WARS:  MONSANTO AND BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH SEED SUPPLY http://www.globalresearch.ca/fine-print-of-the-food-wars-monsanto-and-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply/5393083

 

                                                      WATCH
                                          "SEEDS OF DEATH"

                                  Award Winning Documentary
                      Big Agriculture. Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta
http://www.globalresearch.ca/seeds-of-death-and-big-agriculture-monsanto-dupont-sygenta/5393105

 

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

                                                    WATCH
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

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

 

                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

 

                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS Report

                                         http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

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

World Bank and UN 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 LANDGRABS

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


Mongabay, October 04, 2014
 -▶ REDD+ VERSUS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE?  WHY A TRIBE IN PANAMA REJECTED PAY FOR THEIR CARBON-RICH FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0904-sri-guidi-redd-vs-indigenous-people.html


                                                   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



                             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
#WORLDvsBANK:  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=


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



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/


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


 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


 -▶ 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


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


                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 

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                               CARBON OFFSETS, CARBON CREDITS

                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Redd-Monitor.org

    ▶ BEWARE OF THE CARBON CREDITS RACKET http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+CREDITS

http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+OFFSETS

 

     ▶ 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

 

21 February 2013 Redd-Monitor

     ▶ UN-REDD PLUS GETS AN "F" - BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION

Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent certification ...http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=REDD+Plus+or+REDD+%E2%80%9CLight%E2%80%9D%3F+Biodiversity%2C+communities+and+forest+carbon+certification


July 8, 2013 The Africa Report
     ▶ BIG RED CARD FOR CALIFORNIA 'REDD' CARBON CREDIT CORPORATE FIX http://www.theafricareport.com/Columns/big-red-card-for-california-redd.html


May 21, 2013 redd-monitor.org - Chris Lan

     ▶ DEBATE: SHOULD CALIFORNIA CAP AND TRADE USE FORESTRY OFFSETS? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/21/debate-should-california-cap-and-trade-use-forestry-offsets/#more-13970


July 12, 2013 redd-monitor.org
     ▶ CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: ZERO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND ALMOST WORTHLESS CARBON CREDITS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/12/clean-development-mechanism-7000-projects-zero-emissions-reductions-almost-worthless-carbon-credits-and-zombie-projects-increasing/


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/

 

 

        MORE ON THE "CARBON CREDIT" CORPORATE DEBATE

                   http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=carbon+credits



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

                                          CARBON TRADING

          Does NOT Reduce Carbon Emissions - A Sum Zero Gimmick

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF CAP AND TRADE"

                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM

                                     Annie Leonard of "The Story of Stuff"

 

 September 4, 2013 Redd-Monitor

     ▶ "CARBON CROOKS"  A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CARBON TRADING http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/04/carbon-crooks-a-new-documentary-about-carbon-trading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

Reuters, November 25, 2013

     ▶ CHINA TO LAUNCH TWO NEW CARBON TRADING EXCHANGES http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-china-carbon-idUSBRE9AO07E20131125

 

 August 5, 2013 Reuters
     ▶ 'INTANGIBLE' CARBON MARKETS ARE RIPE FOR CRIME - INTERPOL http://www.trust.org/item/20130805162119-vpely/

 

July 14, 2013 The Conversation
     ▶ EMISSION TRADING SCHEMES ARE FRAUGHT TERRITORY: IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR THE CORPORATE SCAM? http://theconversation.com/emissions-trading-schemes-are-fraught-territory-is-rudd-ready-16062

 

 August 20, 2013 The Energy Collective

     ▶ CARBON TAX AND ECONOMIC CHOICES http://theenergycollective.com/billchameides/262281/carbon-taxes-and-competition

 

 November 8, 2012 Yale Environment 360 - Dieter Helm
     ▶ FORGET THE KYOTO ACCORD AND TAX CARBON CONSUMPTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/forget_kyoto_putting_a_tax_on_carbon_consumption/2590/

 

July 12, 2013 redd-monitor.org
     ▶ CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: ZERO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND ALMOST WORTHLESS CARBON CREDITS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/12/clean-development-mechanism-7000-projects-zero-emissions-reductions-almost-worthless-carbon-credits-and-zombie-projects-increasing/

 

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                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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

 

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

 

                                              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



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/


 

 

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, July 4, 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, 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

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Vultures Dying By The Millions. Live Stock Drug Travels Up The Food Chain

Vultures Dying By The Millions. Live Stock Drug Travels Up The Food Chain | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Ensia, June 04, 2014
THE VALUE OF VULTURES http://ensia.com/voices/the-value-of-vultures/


New Scientist, October 22, 2014
BAN OF VULTURE-KILLING DRUG IN INDIA IS WORKING. Vulture populations in India have plummeted by more than 99 per cent since the 1990s. In 2004, scientists linked these deaths to kidney failure resulting from feeding on the carcasses of animals that had been treated with the drug. Following pressure from conservationists, the Indian government banned veterinary diclofenac in 2006. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26431-ban-of-vulturekilling-drug-in-india-is-working.html


 September 8, 2013 Scientific American
VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference


Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014

EUROPE'S VULTURES UNDER THREAT FROM DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA. After an ecological disaster in India, wildlife groups call for ban on vets using diclofenac in Italy and Spain. Wildlife groups have launched a Europe-wide campaign to outlaw a newly approved veterinary drug that has caused the deaths of tens of millions of vultures in Asia. They say that the decision to allow diclofenac to be used in Spain and Italy not only threatens to wipe out Europe's vultures but could harm other related species, including the golden eagle and the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the world's rarest raptors. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/07/european-vultures-threat-diclofenac-vets-spain-italy


Toronto Star, December 13, 2013

  -▶ WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ALL THE VULTURES? Blame an anti-inflammatory drug. Vultures that ingested animal carcasses containing diclofenac contracted kidney failure and died within weeks, scientists found http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2012/01/15/whats_happening_to_all_the_vultures.html


 

 ScienceInsider, March 28, 2014
WIPING OUT WORLD' S VULTURES: SCIENTISTS CALL ON BAN OF VULTURE=KILLING DRUG http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/03/scientists-call-spain-ban-vulture-killing-drug

 

Guardian Environment, September 06, 2011

BANNED LIVESTOCK DRUG CONTINUE TO THREATEN INDIA'S VULTURES, CONSERVATIONISTS WARN. Diclofenac is still being sold despite causing population crashes in species of vulture that fed on cattle treated with the medication http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/sep/06/diclofenac-india-cattle-vultures


 June 30, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ SAVING THE RAJA OF INDIA'S GRASSLANDS: NEW EFFORTS TO CONSERVE THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0630-szotek-indianbustard.html

 


July 2, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ THE EGYPTIAN VULTURE ON THE BALKANS - A HOPEFUL BUT PERILOUS CONSERVATION STORY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0702-dimitrova-egyptian-vulture.html

 

Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014

  ▶  AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/

 

Mongabay, June 24, 2014
SHOT VULTURE LEADS CONSERVATIONISTS TO BIZARRE BLACK-MARKET FOR BIRD PARTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0624-dimitrova-vulture-bird-market.html


 Guardian Environment, May 17, 2014
   -▶ CALL FOR KILLING OF BIRDS DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD SPLITS CONSERVATIONISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-robin-starling-mallard-splits-conservationists

 

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


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

 

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


 


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

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

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

 

PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEM, POLLINATORS AND AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/6A1VMf


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

 

February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

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


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


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

 

 

EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

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

 

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NO SAFE HAVEN:

MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS

AROUND THE WORLD 

http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

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  November 24, 2012 Care 2

  -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html

 

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

 

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

 

July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

  -▶ THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HAS ISSUED A PERMIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO KILL OVER 90 SPECIES OF BIRDS within New York State this year, ANIMAL has learned. The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely publicized... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dozens-of-bird-species-could-be-slaughtered-in-new-york/

 

 

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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?

http://sco.lt/89su3d

 

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

 


-▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGE 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz


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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                           FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE

                               A World Without Amphibians

                                      http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

  -▶ A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATOR CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr



▶  ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF


 

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


Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding


 


 The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014
-▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html

 

 The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                            WATCH FAB FILM

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                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

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

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WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Razed for Corporate Palm Oil Destroying All Life And Indigenous Communities

WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Razed for Corporate Palm Oil Destroying All Life And Indigenous Communities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 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 against the Papuans, and the racist Indonesian soldiers generally view the Papuan people as little more than animals.


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



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


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


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

 

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/


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


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/


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/


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/


 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


 

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

 

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/

 

MongaBay, May 24, 2014
▶  MALAYSIAN PALM OIL GIANT LOSES PAPUA NEW GUINEA CASE, 40,00 HECTARES DECLARED ILLEGAL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0524-klk-png-conflict.html

 

 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

 

                                     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

 

                               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


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/


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

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 ▶  WEST PAPUA - MASSIVE EXPLOITATION BY MINING CORPORATIONS  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/

 

▶   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

 


                                                          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


 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/


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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

 

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL: 

                             DEFORESTATION AND ECOCIDE

                                          http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 


                                          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

 

 

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▶  ECOCIDE:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


 

                              --------------RESOURCES----------

 

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 

▶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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                              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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Why we don't care for the natural world

Why we don't care for the natural world | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot: May09, 2014

WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD: The richer we are and the more we consume, the more self-centred and careless of the lives of others we appear to become. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/may/09/why-we-couldnt-care-less-about-the-natural-world


                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

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



  September 28, 2006 Yale Global

-▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home


Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 

                            IN NINETY SECONDS - CLIMATE CHANGE

                                    Common Dreams, May 06, 2014

                   HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE 

Data visualization that compresses thousands of years of historic atmospheric data presents frightening prospects for humanity's future... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/06

 

Scientific American, May 25, 2014
- ▶ POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT. In a May 21st speech, Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/pope-pleas-for-environment/


 The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


                                               Awesome !

                              BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                 Vancouver Film School

                                   http://sco.lt/5dcRur


The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


                                                WATCH

      DR. VANDANA SHIVA: RIGHTS OF NATURE TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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


Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Science Daily, May 01, 2014
- ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY REVEALS UNAPPRECIATED IMPACTS ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140501142229.htm

 

The Conversation, May 26, 2013
- ▶  AUSTRALIA:  VICTORIAN LAW CHANGE ABANDONS NATIVE FORESTS TO CORPORATE LOGGERS -- FOR PURE PROFIT http://theconversation.com/victorian-law-change-abandons-native-forests-to-loggers-14113

 

                                                   VIDEO (3:31)
                                       Grassroots International
PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights



 Guardian Sustainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUTTING NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking


▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR



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

 

Scientific American, May 15, 2014

IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSERVE NATURE AS IS, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/impossible-to-conserve-nature-as-is-thanks-to-climate-change/

 

 Mongabay, May 08, 2014
- ▶  NEW HOLISTIC 'ONE HEALTH' CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html

 

 -▶ 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


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

 

 -▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

June 26, 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/corporate-social-responsibility-essential-environmental-sustainability

 

 Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 10, 2012
- ▶  THE FIRST RULE OF CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY IS:  DO NO HARM. What corporations do to society is far more important than what corporations can do for society. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_first_rule_of_corporate_social_responsibility_is_not_what_you_think

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                                "UNWASTED" -

                          THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH

                                 Beyond Recycling - Documentary

                                            http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9

 

 

▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

Earth Blog, May 17, 2014
- ▶ ON OVERPOPULATION AND ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE. It is not possible to go from 1 to 7 billion people in 135 years – while still growing exponentially – without profound impacts upon natural ecosystems that provide air, water, food and livelihoods. Earth is not designed for 7 billion people (and growing), some of them destroying ecosystems globally as they live in opulence, others more locally through their grinding poverty and need to survive. Overpopulated, inequitable, unjust human industrial growth ravages ecosystems; destroying all that is natural, indigenous and good, heralding a brief era of opulence for some and abject misery for many, before collapsing the biosphere and causing the end of being for all. http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/05/17/on-overpopulation-and-ecosystem-collapse/

 

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

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE ALL IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/6HLK77

 

 

 

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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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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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM




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/



▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN ONE SHORT VIDEO http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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


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

 

 Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014
-▶ ASIA PACIFIC RESOURCES INT'L LIMITED'S (APRIL) ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES IN SUMATRA AND NORTH KALIMANTAN http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/05/aprils-ecological-armageddon-continues-in-sumatra-and-north-kalimantan/#more-15221


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




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


▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://sco.lt/5Up3Wz


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/


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



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


▶  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


                           "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/


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




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


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

 

▶  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



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


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



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


 

▶  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


 

 ▶  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



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



                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 


                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                      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 PLATE

                                               http://sco.lt/7ExcmX



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

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

 

                                          FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                 http://sco.lt/8IKitV


New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
▶  THE AMERICAN MINING COMPANY, FREEPORT, AND THEIR ACTIVITY IN INDONESIA/PAPUA:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COSTThe world’s largest company mining gold and copper, U.S. based Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., has been is firmly established in the Indonesian province of Papua since the 1960s. Freeport’s internal security forces are accused of being responsible for carrying out killings, abductions, rape, torture and persecution. And the Indonesian army, using vulnerable local residents, imposed a tax for the so-called protection of Freeport, whose interests it actively served and enriched by access to its resources and allowed it to conduct illegal business, which, in 2005, was estimated at 8 billion dollars. http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/14/rus-e-kologicheskaya-i-sotsial-naya-tsena-deyatel-nosti-amerikanskoj-kompanii-freeport-v-indonezii/



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

 

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


 

                                                       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


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

 

 

 

 

 ▶ 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

 

 

                                                      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/

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

 

 

 ▶  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

 


 

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


 

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

 

 

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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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VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees

VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                            TED TALK VIDEO

                       Carnegie Institution for Science - Greg Asner

                                    ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail -- what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a clear message: To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways... http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_asner_ecology_from_the_air?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&awesm=on.ted.com_Asner&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co


VIDEO (10:00)
OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8


WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/

 

Washington Post, May 26, 2014
THIS SUMMER, NASA WILL BEGIN KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GARDEN. Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence — that is to say, of how plants glow — ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-summer-nasa-will-begin-keeping-an-eye-on-your-garden/2014/05/23/8bc1f4de-df79-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

 

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

 

 

Carnegie Institution For Science, December 17, 2013
FOREST MONITORING:  BRINGING THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE http://carnegiescience.edu/news/forest_monitoring_bringing_power_people

 

Mongabay, May 08, 2014
- ▶  SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NEW HOLISTIC 'ONE HEALTH' CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html

 

Carnegie Institution for Science, March 03, 2014
AMAZON'S CANOPY CHEMISTRY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/amazon%E2%80%99s_canopy_chemistry_patchwork_quilt

 

Independent, April 14, 2014
"LUNGS OF THE WORLD" UNDER THREAT: Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fires-could-turn-amazon-rainforest-into-a-desert-as-human-activity-and-climate-change-threaten-lungs-of-the-world-says-study-9259741.html

 

Huffington Post Green, April 15, 2014
CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER INDUSTRY/DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

 

 ▶ DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6831nN

 

                                                       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

 

 ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF IT AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/5nMisj


- ▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 

- ▶ DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION:  CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO http://sco.lt/4yRATR

 

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                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

 

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- ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh

 

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

 

- ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

 

FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet

 

- ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1

 

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

 

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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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                                                       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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How Nature Makes And Designs Herself : Breathtaking VIDEOS.

                                                 WATCH

                     "WILD LIFE - THE OCEAN'S BORDER" (51:46)

This breathtaking series provides a magical tour of some of the world's most pristine beautiful places - full of biodiversity and lush with life! Natural bridges between continents create extraordinary richness, and unique flora and fauna seen nowhere else. Featuring groundbreaking and gorgeous nature cinematography, Wild Life lets you uncover seldom-seen secrets from the Earth's hidden regions... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOjq__EJMY

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Documentaries On Line http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/oceans-border/


 

                          The Mind Unleashed, October 04, 2014
        30 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRACTALS IN NATURE http://themindunleashed.org/2014/10/30-beautiful-photographs-fractals-nature.html


 

                                                  A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050

 

 

- ▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV



                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                               SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
JULIA ROBERTS PLAYS MOTHER EARTH AND HARRISON FORD STARS AS THE OCEAN.  HOLLYWOOD.  A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature


ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html

 

 

- ▶  URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES:  A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

 

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

 

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

                                         THICH NHAT HANH:
                              Guardian Sustainable Business
BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239



-▶  HOW CLOSELY TIED IS HEALTH OF HUMANS TO HEAL OF TREES? http://sco.lt/69TAm1


▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D


 - ▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://sco.lt/8Q9slV


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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/

 

 

 

 

 

                     -▶  -▶  -▶  SEE MY SCOOP-ITS -▶  -▶  -▶ 

 

  -▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE - A Healthy Biosphere Reflects in A Healthy Humanity  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

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

 -▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: THE CORPORATIZING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014

▶  NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILISATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'? Nafeez Ahmed:

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system...A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists

 

 

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

 

-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx

 

 

Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
▶2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 

 

Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014
- ▶IPCC REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE FELT ON ALL CONTINENTS AND ACROSS THE OCEANS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/28/ipcc-report-climate-change-report-human-natural-systems

 

 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH. Even if current appetites for new things remained stable, the world is headed for more environmental destruction as resources become harder to reach. HAVING PICKED MOST of the 'low hanging fruit', humans are now putting more effort into extracting useful materials, and a new study says the associated environmental impacts are only going to grow. http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

The Independent, March 18, 2014
- ▶ LEAKED UN IPCC REPORT:  GLOBAL WARMING WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD CONFLICT, DISPLACE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND DEVASTATE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/official-prophecy-of-doom-global-warming-will-cause-widespread-conflict-displace-millions-of-people-and-devastate-the-global-economy-9198171.html

 

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶  THE GLOBAL TRANSITION TIPPING POINT HAS ARRIVED: VIVE LA REVOLUTION. What we are seeing, as I've argued in detail before, are escalating, interconnected symptoms of the unsustainability of the global system in its current form. While the available evidence suggests that business-as-usual is likely to guarantee worst-case scenarios, simultaneously humanity faces an unprecedented opportunity to create a civilisational form that is in harmony with our environment, and ourselves. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/18/transition-tipping-point-revolution-doom

 

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUTTING WORLD AT RISK OF IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES, SCIENTIST WARN. The world is at growing risk of “abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes” because of a warming climate, America’s premier scientific society warned on Tuesday.
    In a rare intervention into a policy debate, the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Americans to act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower the risks of leaving a climate catastrophe for future generations... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/18/climate-change-world-risk-irreversible-changes-scientists-aaas

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh:

▶  IN 100 YEARS HUMAN LIFE ON PLANET EARTH MAY HAVE ENDED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_in_100_years_there_may_be_no_more_humans_on_planet_earth.html

 

                           FULL VIDEO OF JOHN KERRY SPEECH

                      POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA

          "Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on climate change from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 16, 2014. A transcript can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-yDzHApXiw&feature=youtu.be

 

 FULL TRANSCIPT http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/221704.htm

 

 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

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

 

 -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

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

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

                                   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               The Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

PICKING UP THE CORPORATE TAB

The Guardian, March 17, 2014
▶ TOXIC TRAIL:  HOW A LANDMARK SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM LEAVES ITS OWN TOXIC LEGACY.

Below some of the world’s most expensive real estate, in the heart of Silicon Valley, pipes and pumps suck thousands of gallons of contaminated water every hour from vast underground toxic pools.

Giant industrial filters trap droplets of dangerous chemicals at the surface, all in the hope of making the water drinkable again and protecting the workers of tech giants such as Google and Symantec from toxic vapors. Often the original mess is almost untreatable. In Silicon Valley’s case, it would take 700 years of continuous treatment to make the groundwater drinkable. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferananda's curator insight, May 13, 5:47 PM

I don't give a lot of energy to speaking about 'the collapse' of our civilization as I try to connect with people not from fear but from creativity.  Yet I post this study as it came out from NASA and its pretty grounded in regards to the state of the environment.  

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Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization

Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


   -▶  BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE CLOSELY LINKED TO SURVIVAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. An unprecedented study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Loss of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state and future of our species. The world’s animal and plant species are disappearing 1,000 times faster than ever in recorded history. Some areas of the world have lost 60 percent of their languages since the mid-1970’s, and 90 percent of the world’s languages are expected to vanish by the year 2099.

Life, in general, has suffered horribly from the runaway spread of European values and the notions of progress that began with the Industrial Revolution. A sharp bit of mathematics finally brings forth the maps that expose the poverty of the world’s major carbon emitters and the wealth that remains in those parts of the world where the indigenous are making their final stand....http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/


Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. , October 14, 2014 VENEZUELA TO CREATE INSTITUTE FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Monday the creation of the Institute for Indigenous Languages in order to rescue the culture of native peoples.  http://venezuela-us.org/2014/10/14/venezuela-to-create-institute-for-indigenous-languages/



Science AAAS, September 02, 2014
-▶ LANGUAGES ARE BEING WIPED OUT BY ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBALIZATION http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2014/09/languages-are-being-wiped-out-economic-growth



Peak Prosperity, October 12, 2014
RICHARD GOULD: LEARNING FROM ANCIENT HUMAN CULTURES: Were they happier than we are? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures



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://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



Mongabay, February 11, 2014
HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html




Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014
 ▶  AS FORESTS FALL AND SPECIES VANISH, THERE'S ONE OTHER LOSS:  A WORLD OF LANGUAGE: A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/why-we-are-losing-a-world-of-languages

VIA... Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience, University of Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/centres/cechr/

  @CECHR_UoD


Guardian, May 02, 2014
 -▶ NEANDERTHALS AREN'T THE GRUNTING, CLUB-WIELDING IDIOTS - WE ARE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/neanderthals-arent-grunting-club-wielding-idiots-stereotype


OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


                                                         VIDEO:

                      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, April 19, 2014
                             RESISTING 'THE FOREIGN TENTACLE'
The story of the last of the Kuna people, and their struggle to maintain its culture in a quickly developing country. http://intercontinentalcry.org/resisting-foreign-tentacle/

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

-▶ THE VANISHING CULTURES PROJECT: The Vanishing Cultures Project is devoted to assisting indigenous, traditional groups preserve their culture by documenting their lifestyle through photography and research, assisting local preservation initiatives, and educating the public

In this era of rapid change, indigenous communities with rich cultural heritages urgently need the world’s attention. Anthropologists estimate that every two weeks a tribal elder dies with the last remaining knowledge of his or her people’s language, and along with them dies many other living expressions—the crafts, skills, beliefs, lore—of a unique heritage... http://www.vcproject.org


National Geographic - Special Report:
BIODIVERSITY AND CULTURAL TRADITION http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110223-biodiversity-moorea-biocode/


 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
▶  NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISHMore 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/


InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

 -▶ MEXICO'S COCOPAH PEOPLE REFUSE TO DISAPPEAR http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/mexicos-cocopah-people-refuse-to-disappear/


The Independent, July 2, 2014
 -▶ "LOST" TRIBE RETURNS TO THE RAINFOREST DESPITE THREAT OF VIOLENCE AND INTRODUCED DISEASES. First-world illness and drug traffickers infiltrate an isolated people  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/lost-tribe-returns-to-the-rainforest-despite-the-threat-of-violence-and-disease-9616935.html


The Independent, October 13, 2014
 ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html

 

                                                     VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 


                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur



Earthblog, August 04, 2014
 -▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


 

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



                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



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

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014

▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

Care2 Causes, July 18, 2014
-▶ 5 REMOTE CULTURES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE http://www.care2.com/causes/5-remote-cultures-from-around-the-globe.html


                                                 PHOTOS

Mother Nature Network, January 28, 2014
-▶ MEET THE WOMAN WHO ELEVATED CONSERVATION/INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL  http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/meet-the-woman-who-elevated-conservation-photography-to-a-whole-new-level


 

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

 

-▶ THE 2013 FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME - ANNUAL REPORT http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2014/07/fppannualreport2013-2.pdf

 

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


                               ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

                Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

                                               http://sco.lt/7Z03Un

 

BBC News, June 05, 2014
-▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552

 

Vanity Fair, December 2013
 -▶  THE AWA INDIANS OF AMAZONIAN BRAZIL:  THE MOST ENDANGERED TRIBE ON EARTH - Photos by  Sebastião Salgado http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/12/awa-indians-endangered-amazon-tribe

 

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/


                                                      VIDEO:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


Mongabay, February 11, 2014
HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html


                                              VIDEO EXPOSE: 

                                             "STEALING AFRICA" 

                  WHY POVERTY? HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                           http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

 

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

 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

 

 The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014

-▶ HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA:  ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/

 

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

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, May 12, 2014

 ▶  MASS TRIAL OF INDIGENOUS LEADERS SET TO BEGIN THIS WEEK IN PERU http://intercontinentalcry.org/mass-trial-indigenous-leaders-set-begin-week-23042/

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                                     ETHOPIA

LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS"  http://sco.lt/7anisL

 


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

   -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

 http://intercontinentalcry.org/category/world-news/

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



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

 

  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


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 24, 2013
BOLIVIA'S INDIGENOUS FUTURE:  A BALANCE OF PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND CONNECTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/bolivias-indigenous-future-a-balance-of-preservation-protection-and-connection-21527/


-▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS:  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/67exkX


 March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

-▶  MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist


The Atlantic, April 30, 2014
 ▶ THE PERUVIAN WOMAN WHO BREAKS MEGA-DAMS http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/the-woman-who-fights-dams/361352/


 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

 -▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS...AND GET'S AWAY WITH IT: http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

Reuters: August 29, 2013

  -▶  COLUMBIA DISPLACEMENT: Thousands die and tens of thousands are displaced every year by a conflict that started in the mid-1960s as a Marxist-inspired uprising about inequality, land redistribution and poverty. It has gradually turned into a seemingly interminable war that has disrupted life in rural villages and remote indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, creating urban slums. http://www.trust.org/spotlight/Colombia-displacement/?tab=background


  -▶  THE NOMADIC HERDERS OF MONGOLIA http://www.vcproject.org/projects/mongolia/

 

 

  -▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FORESTS TO BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

 

 

                                                         WATCH

                                         "REMEMBERING GREEN"

     Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/6VGYML


-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

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

 


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

                                     IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                       http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

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

 

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                      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/

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                     "HOME" -

                                  An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 

                                   ----------RESOURCES-------

 

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 

▶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/

 

more...
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 6:50 AM

"There is room for humans at Earth’s banquet, but only those who have lived in place long enough to have learned the contours of their terrain, the language of their plant and animal neighbors and, more than anything, the needs of non humans. - See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.TpDacQac.dpuf" There is no way that I could have explained the situation better.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 13, 10:19 AM

Take at least moment to start thinking about all this, if you haven't already. Here is a great starting point.


Christian Allié's curator insight, March 13, 2:05 PM

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When a shaman leaves a lock of his hair where he has uprooted a medicinal cactus, it is not a bit of imbecility, but a humble acknowledgement that, for each living thing taken, one must give a bit of oneself, however small. For centuries humans have spilled their most beloved animals’ blood to the earth to acknowledge the cyclical aspects of life in preparation for battle and celebration of life’s milestones. These are not concepts that a pharmaceutical corporation could ever understand.

As for every other scientific report, this one concludes that yet more study will be needed, but what is needed, and urgently so, is more humility, because as the world’s indigenous cultures go, so does all humanity.

- See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.wVC44NDN.dpuf
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What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


ONE SHORT VIDEO

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


Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation


PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM -- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY http://sco.lt/6ylsUj


 Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


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


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


                                                            VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9



 

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

 

                                                     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

 

                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

▶  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

 

 

 -▶ “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/

 

Mongabay, June 12, 2014
DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


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


Guardian Envronment, January 15, 2014

-▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: HOUSING CRISIS DOESN'T HAVE TO INVOLVE BULLDOZING ANCIENT WOODS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jan/15/biodiversity-offsetting-housing-ancient-woods-environmentalism

 

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

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                          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


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

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                               Greenpeace

    -▶ WHAT PROCTER & GAMBLE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE  -▶

                         IS THIS WHAT THEY CALL "SUSTAINABLE"

While Procter & Gamble were advertising about motherhood, companies that produce palm oil for P&G have been making orphans out of orangutans. Everyone needs to know that deforestation to create palm oil plantations means orangutans are senselessly orphaned...http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/PG_video.html

 

 Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2014

PALM OIL:  FROM PLANTATION TO PEANUT BUTTER - INFOGRAPH INVESTIGATION http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/stakeholder_trends_insights/calen_may-tobin/palm_oil_plantation_peanut_butter


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/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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▶  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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EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out: Ecological Armageddon

EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out:  Ecological Armageddon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Summit Voice, October 05, 2014
REPORT:  GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS DROP 50 PERCENT. ‘We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life’. —Neocolonialism under multinational corporations is devastating biodiversity in developing low-income countries, as the wealthy part of the world continues to increase consumption of resources at an unsustainable rate.
As a result, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, according to the annual 2014 Living Planet report released last week by the World Wildlife Fund.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/05/report-global-wildlife-populations-drop-50-percent/



                                        Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                       "RACING EXTINCTION"
For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/



Guardian Environment, George Monbiot October 01, 2014
 ▶IT'S TIME TO SHOUT "STOP" ON THIS WAR ON THE LIVING WORLD.

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing. If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife



    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE HAS GONE EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS. Human activity has been blamed for the drop, as the US reports dwindling populations of bumblebees and polar bears, and one of the world's biggest decreases in sealife.

  • Mankind's need for land and resources, combined with hunting and poaching, are causing our wild animals to die out 
  • Wildlife populations around the globe have declined by 52 per cent on average since 1970, a new report has found
  • The likes of forest elephants, African lions and tigers are under threat, as well as American sharks
  • Lion numbers dropped 90% in 40 years, tigers by 97% in 100 years and elephants 60% since 2002, WWF reported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ 


"Over the past 40 years, human activity has exacted a devastating toll on the planet’s wildlife population. According to a shocking new report from the World Wildlife Fund , 52 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have vanished between 1970 and 2010.

Exploitation and habitat degradation/loss are the primary culprits, accounting for 82 percent of the primary threats to wildlife populations across the globe. Human activity including damming, shipping and pollution has proven particularly disastrous for the planet’s waterways with freshwater species plunging 76 percent.

The biggest wildlife declines have been recorded in low-income and developing nations with various conservation efforts making small gains here and there. Still, the sheer scale of this report makes for very grim reading indeed – humans are cutting down trees faster than they can regrow while fish are being caught before the ocean can restock. It’s time for a wake up call." Forbes, September 30, 2014



     Live Science, February 10, 2014

    - ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS

    http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

                                      


                                 A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                       (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                     HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html


    Yale Environment 360, October 09, 2014
    - ▶  TRUE ALTRUISM:  WILL HUMANS CHANGE TO SAVE OTHER SPECIES? http://e360.yale.edu/feature/true_altruism_can_humans_change_to_save_other_species/2813/



    Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
    - ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


    The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
    - ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


                                                    PHOTO ARK
                          by Award-Winning Photographer Joel Sartore
    For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time.  More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.
    http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/the-photo-ark/1/


    BOLIVIA: FIRST COUNTRY TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                          PBS Newshour, October 02, 2014
    35,000 WALRUSES COME ASHORE IN ALASKA. A SIGN OF 'TREMENDOUS CHANGE'  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/largest-number-walruses-seen-ashore-alaska-sign-tremendous-change/



    Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
    WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


                                                              VIDEO
                                     The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
    RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                              PHOTOS
                                  ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
                http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out



                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv



    ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN



    - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F



    HuffPost Green, October 03, 2014
    -▶ 10 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS REMIND US WHY WE NEED NATURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/nat-geo-photo-contest-nature_n_5906804.html



    ▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


    -▶ NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS- OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY GILLNETS, LONGLINE SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/7qT6kT


    -▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


    HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


    ▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz



    ▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/8B8NWb


                           

                                                WE WERE WARNED

                                        UN Environment Programme

                                                 August 15, 2010 

    -▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

    According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security



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


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



      - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt


      ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

     

                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET



    ▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTIONNO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: http://sco.lt/8pAoSn


                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                    KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/


    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




    ▶  LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/6qoofB



    -▶  KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse


    A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr



    ▶  INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1



    ▶  NO SAFE HAVEN:  MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

      -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html

     

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


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



      -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



    SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


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


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



    -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                                                          VIDEO
            THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health



    EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
    -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


    The Economist, November 18, 2013
    -▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
    http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

    -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html



                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH



    August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
    -▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


     -▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR



    Mongabay, July 31, 2014
     - SELECTIVE LOGGING:  ECOLOGIST UNDERESTIMATING IMPACTS OF BIODIVERSITY DECLINE WITH RAINFOREST LOGGING
    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0731-impact-of-selective-logging-on-rainforests.html



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

     

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

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

    -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



    -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl


                                                        VIDEO:

    ▶  EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5UOyLh

     

                                                              WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     


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



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    The Ecologist, October 1, 2014
     ▶ TO SAVE THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE, FIRST WE MUST LOVE IT

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2576309/to_save_the_worlds_wildlife_first_we_must_love_it.html


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

     ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/8054ev


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


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET



    ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals



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



           "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                           Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                    Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

         http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/



    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html


    ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB


    -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl




    A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L


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


    All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
     -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466




    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

               If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



     - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

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



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


     -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


        

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



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx



                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt



                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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



                                                       WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                                           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                 Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


                                             -- WATCH --

                                THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                             GLYPHOSATES

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx


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                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


      ▶  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

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      CONTACT: Violence, Illegal Logging Drives Uncontacted Indians of Brazil Out of Forest

      CONTACT: Violence, Illegal Logging Drives Uncontacted Indians of Brazil Out of Forest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

                                              SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

      Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. http://www.survivalinternational.org/


                                                             CONTACT

                          UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL EMERGE

                                             ILLEGAL LOGGING BLAMED

                                  http://www.survivalinternational.org/



      Survival International, September 09, 2014
      MISSIONARY CONTACTS RISK HIGHLY VULNERABLE UNCONTACTED AMAZON TRIBE. A highly vulnerable uncontacted tribe in Peru’s southeastern Amazon has been contacted by a missionary, raising fears that the Indians have contracted fatal diseases which could wipe them out. Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, and local Amazon Indian organization FENAMAD, warned of the dangers of “human safaris” and increasing encounters between outsiders and the uncontacted Indians  http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10418


      Survival International, July 2, 2014
       ▶ 'VIOLENT ATTACKS' CAUSED UNCONTACTED INDIANS TO EMERGE. Seven uncontacted Indians made contact with a settled Ashaninka community near the Brazil-Peru border in June. Authorities have treated them after an outbreak of flu. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10361



      Science/AAAS, August 15, 2014
      A NEW WAVE OF CONTACT WITH ISOLATED TRIBE http://news.sciencemag.org/latin-america/2014/08/new-wave-contact-isolated-tribe


       Survival International, July 25, 2014

       ▶ “MASSACRE" REPORTED BY UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL AS RARE VIDEO EMERGES. The uncontacted Indians appeared young and healthy, but reported shocking incidents of a massacre of their older relatives. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10374

                                                         VIDEO

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb7alahD-BE

       

                                                         VIDEO
                                        Science/AAAS, July 31, 2014
       ▶ BRAZIL TRIBE'S FIRST CONTACT SHOW BOTH TENSION AND FRIENDLY OVERTURES http://news.sciencemag.org/latin-america/2014/07/video-tribes-first-contact-shows-both-tension-and-friendly-overtures

       

      Al Jazeera, July 31, 2014

       ▶ UNCONTACTED TRIBE SPEAKS OF VIOLENT ATTACK IN AMAZONAdvocates for tribal peoples say the Amazon tribe is fleeing violence carried out by loggers and drug traffickers http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/31/amazon-uncontactedtribe.html

       

                                                          VIDEO
                                            Survival International

                              "STRANGER IN THE FOREST" (8:48)
      First Contact in the Amazon:  Tribes of Brazil recall their experiences of contact and the dangers and consequences that followed http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/uncontacted-brazil

       

                                      UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF PERU:

                          At Risk of Extinction From Disease and Land Loss             

                     http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/isolatedperu

       

                                                            VIDEO:

                                                Yale Environment 360

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI INDIANS

                                 A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                 http://sco.lt/6LRpjN

       

       

                                             UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

       

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                                             VIDEO

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

       

       

                   ------------------------------RESOURCES-------------------------------

       

      ▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

       ▶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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      When Wall Street Went to Africa

      When Wall Street Went to Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                   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


      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




      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

       

      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

       

      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

       

      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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


      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


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



      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


                                                             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



      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


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



      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/

       

      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


       ▶ 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

       

      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


      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/


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


      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



       

       

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

      SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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



      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


       

      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


        

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

        

                                                  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


       


       ▶ 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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      Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out

      Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                             EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                          "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                           How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                               For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

       

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

       

                                                      Pope Francis:

               We should be stewards of creation—not its masters or owners

       

       

      Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

      ▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth. "By recognising the inter-connectedness of all life, we can move beyond the idea that we are separate selves and expand our compassion and love in such a way that we take action to protect the Earth."

          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

       

      -▶ BUDDHIST ECONOMICS: HOW TO STOP PRIORITIZING GOODS OVER PEOPLE AND CONSUMPTION OVER CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" — a magnificent collection of essays at the intersection of economics, ethics, and environmental awareness http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/07/buddhist-economics-schumacher/

       

       The Ecologist, March 23, 2012 - 

      THICH NHAT HANH

       ▶ MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

       

      Guardian - Living Our Values, 26 August 2010

      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

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business

      THICH NHAT HANH:

       ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH guardian.co.ukhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

       

      THICH NHAT HANH:

      ▶ OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

       

      The Ecologist, March 22, 2014
       THICH NHAT HANH: 

       -▶ WHY YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A BUDDHIST MONK TO GIVE UP AN ADDICTION TO A HIGH CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291785

       

       

                                     Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
           *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

      http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/


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

       

       

       ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN


       

       ▶  JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES:  MAY 02-06, 2014

       Are Humanity's dealings with Nature sustainable? What is the status of the Human Person in a world where science predominates? How should we perceive Nature and what is a good relationship between Humanity and Nature? Should one expect the global economic growth that has been experienced over the past six decades to continue for the foreseeable future? Should we be confident that knowledge and skills will increase in such ways as to lessen Humanity's reliance on Nature despite our increasing economic activity and growing numbers? Is the growing gap between the world's rich and world's poor in their reliance on natural resources a consequence of those growths?
      Contemporary discussions on the questions are now several decades old. If they have remained alive and are frequently shrill, it is because two opposing empirical perspectives shape them. http://www.casinapioiv.va/content/accademia/en/events/2014/sustainable.html



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

       

      ▶  WHY GOOGLE IS TURNING TO ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND MINDFULNESS TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. http://sco.lt/8Q2xQ9

       

       

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

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

      2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

       

      The Guardian, November 1, 2013
      -▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva

      An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life


      National Geographic, August 20, 2014
      -▶  HOW THE CURRENT MASS EXTINCTION OF ANIMALS THREATENS HUMANS. We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140820-extinction-crows-penguins-dinosaurs-asteroid-sydney-booktalk/



       

                                                          WATCH

                                                   Vandana Shiva
                               FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                                     DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

       

       

       ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


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

       

       

       

      YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
      ▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

       

       September 5, 2013 Treehugger
      ▶  UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

      We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

      http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

       

       Guardian, November 27, 2013
      -▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

       

       Tricycle, October 10, 2013

       ▶ PRESERVING THE FECUNDITY OF THE EARTH
      Climate change poses the single greatest threat to the world’s food supply. But we can stop it http://www.tricycle.com/blog/preserving-fecundity-earth


          ▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

       

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


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

       

       

                               THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                  http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

                                                         WATCH

                         ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY

                                                         "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/


      -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT http://sco.lt/76RegD

       

                                                            WATCH

                    CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

      SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                                  http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

       

       

       

                                   ALSO SEE MY CURATED SCOOPIT'S

       

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

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

       -▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

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

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

       

       

      "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein

       

       

       

       


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      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 1, 1:24 PM

      "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from Biodiversity IS Life – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment
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      Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

       WONDERING WHAT THIS BIODIVERSITY STUFF IS ALL ABOUT?


       

                                GREAT 3-MINUTE VIDEO ANIMATION

                            "AWESOME:  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED"

         Vancouver Film School via The TEEB Study: UNEP @TEEB

      Visit http://www.vfs.com/blog/2010/08/13/international-year-of-biodiversity/ to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity!



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


      The Economist, November 18, 2013
      -▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
      http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

       

      HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

      -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


      A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”... ALBERT EINSTEIN


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      EarthBlog, Glen Barry, August 04, 2014
      -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR. New science finds that two-thirds of Earth’s land-based ecosystems must be protected to sustain the biosphere long-term. Yet about one-half of Earth’s natural ecosystems have already been lost. The scientific review article by Dr. Glen Barry – entitled “Terrestrial ecosystem loss and biosphere collapse” – was published today in the international journal “Management of Environmental Quality”. http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/

       

                                                           VIDEOS

                                          WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                              http://sco.lt/6rzPEX


      The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
      THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


       

       The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014
      -▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html

       

                                                    IMPORTANT WATCH
                                       "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS"

                                                    University of Arizona
                                  The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

                                               http://vimeo.com/40615050

                                     

      The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
      “A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics can be used to help save and restore natural ecosystems particularly in view of Climate Change evolutionary impacts. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050



       - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ



       ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D


       - ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx

       

                                                            VIDEO
              THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

       


      Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

      - ▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/



       TerraDaily, March 18, 2014
      UNDERSTANDING HOW MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS MAKE LIFE POSSIBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Understanding_how_mountains_and_rivers_make_life_possible_999.htm

       

      Mother Nature Network, May 23, 2014

      11 ISLANDS WITH AMAZING BIODIVERSITYAround the flobe, islands preserve habitats for a wealth of unique plants and animals on land and in the water http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/11-islands-with-amazing-biodiversityl

       

                                                        A TED VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                             "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
      We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
      http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

       

      -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V



      Guardian Environment, February 14, 2015

      -▶ UP TO HALF THE WORLD'S SPECIES WILL BE GONE BY 2050.  PREPARE TO BE APPALLED http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/14/sixth-extinction-unnatural-history-kolbert-review?CMP=twt_gu


        -▶ INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

       

                                         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

       

      Live Science, February 10, 2014
      - ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html



       

      - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

       


       - ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH


       

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

       

       May 22, 2013 Mongabay

      - ▶  UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: Water and biodiversity pictures http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0522-water-and-biod-un.html

                          

                                                         VIDEO

                              THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS

      Vandana Shiva on Knowledge, Biodiversity & Sustainable Living — End Child Hunger - Gandhi For Children http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/vandana-shiva-knowledge-biodiversity-sustainable/


      The Mind Unleashed, October 04, 2014
      30 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRACTALS IN NATURE http://themindunleashed.org/2014/10/30-beautiful-photographs-fractals-nature.html



       

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

       

                                    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:

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


      ▶  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

      more...
      Rajita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:27 AM

      Very enlightneing! A must watch film for environmentalists and skeptics alike ...

      Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 1, 2:48 AM

      An excellent short documentary on what is biodiversity and what we are doing to it.

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      A WAKE-UP WATCH: "Inside the Great Garbage Patch of the World" - The Plastic Curse

      A WAKE-UP WATCH: "Inside the Great Garbage Patch of the World"  - The Plastic Curse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

                                                            WATCH

                             "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

                                                 The Plastic Curse

      A documentary that will give you an honest idea of how much contamination we are generating and how quickly we have to halt it in order to withstand the future.

       Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic. Civilization is plainly on an irrational course and the situation currently is close to hopeless. If we don't fix what we're doing to the oceans we'll ruin the building blocks of life.

      Everything we share, which is the ocean, belongs not to corporations or any individual. It belongs to the world as a whole and that's getting trashed. When we start losing those resources we'll lose our very quality of life. Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. We'll also lose the ability our future generations to enjoy the quality of life that we were fortunate enough to have.

      ....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

       

      NRDC SWITCHBOARD, May 15, 2014
      ▶   LOS ANGELES KIDS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:  "CLEAN UP OUR OCEAN"  THE URGENT PROBLEM OF PLASTIC & MARINE LITTER. Plastic marine pollution is a daunting crisis for the marine environment, with devastating effects....an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enters the ocean each year.  Plastic forms a large portion of our waste stream and typically does not biodegrade in the marine environment.  And it has a wide range of adverse environmental and economic impacts, from wildlife deaths and degraded coral reefs to billions of dollars in cleanup costs, damage to vessels, and lost tourism and fisheries revenues. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/los_angeles_kids_send_a_messag.html

       

                                                                VIDEO

                    "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                                 http://sco.lt/9KDREf

       

       

      University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

      ▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 -- AND WE THEN EAT THEM http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/

       

      Washington Post, April 29, 2012

      ▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?

      Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat, scientists say. In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn’t been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trace-chemicals-in-everyday-food-packaging-cause-worry-over-cumulative-threat/2012/04/16/gIQAUILvMT_story.html

       

      ▶  FDA’s DECISION ON ( Bisphenol A) EXPOSES CATCH 22  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22

       

       Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014
      ▶   PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

       

                                                MERMAID TEARS:

      MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV

       

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

       

      - ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

       

      Phys.org, January 9, 2013

      ▶   PLASTIC WILL POLLUTE OUR OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS Australia's plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn't matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins... http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html

       

      ▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

       

      Ghent University, May 07, 2014
      ▶   UNDERWATER ROBOT HOWS 'DEPTH' OF MARINE DEBRIS PROBLEM  http://www.ugent.be/en/news/bulletin/underwater-robot-shows-depth-of-marine-debris-problem

       

      Nation of Change, May 14, 2014
      ▶   GARBAGE LAND USA:  590,000,000,000 POUNDS OF WASTE GENERATED ANNUALLY Less than 20% of that is reused or recycled. The elimination of food waste alone could feed an additional 1 billion people a year. With all this detritus piling up, it is time to take a look at what we can do differently, and waste not, the resources, which are quickly dwindling on this planet...http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

       

      Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013
      -▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption

       

      ▶  THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

       

                                                             WATCH

                     "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                              BEYOND RECYCLING

                                              http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9

       

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

       

      ▶   WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L


      Utne, May 2014
      ▶   BLAMING NATURE:  WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS ARE CAUSED BY US http://www.utne.com/environment/natural-disasters-ze0z1405zsau.aspx#axzz31dB2gikB

       

       

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

       

                                                      ENOUGHNESS: 

                      WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

                                                        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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      Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

      Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy? | 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


                                             BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                              "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


      Ensia, August 12, 2014
      -▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


      Common Dreams, October 14, 2012
      ▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


      THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP


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


      Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
       -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests



      -▶ BOLIVIA:  FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/83jybZ



      ScienceDaily, August 18, 2014
      -▶ WORLD'S PRIMARY FORESTS ON THE BRINK, STUDY CONCLUDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818112937.htm


      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


      Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
      ▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation


      Mongabay, September 24, 2014
      ▶  INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html


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



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


      Real News One, June 10, 2014
      -▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


       ▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/8pAoSn


      EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
      -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


      The Conversation, August 12, 2014
      -▶ AN OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL NOT MAKE THE BEST USE OF NATURAL ASSETS http://theconversation.com/an-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-not-make-the-best-use-of-natural-assets-30283


      August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
      -▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


      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 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

      -▶ NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALISATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

       

       Guardian, November 27, 2013
      -▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital


      August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

      -▶ BANKS PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

       It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.

      43 financial institutions have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable.

      The banks are also concerned that some companies are using up natural resources so fast, with no thought for their own future, let alone that of the planet, that they will collapse. They want a way of warning them and ultimately withdrawing their credit unless the companies mend their ways... http://www.eco-business.com/news/banks-put-price-earths-life-support/


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


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


      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 13, 2014
      -▶  SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL COMPANIES ADMIT ENVIRONMENTAL COST. While companies' impact on the environment remains ignored the question of how society deals with the consequence of this damage will remain unanswered  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-companies-environmental-cost


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


      International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
      -▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

       

       Reuters, May 27, 2014
      -▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1


      Mongabay, June 06, 2014
      -▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


      NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - IF WE CAN'T MAKE MONEY OFF IT, IT HAS NO VALUE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value


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


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


      ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


      -▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY, OUR PUBLIC LANDS:  : COAL, OIL, FRACKING DESTROYING FOREST, WATER, ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/9JCs8f


      HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING CHEMICAL CESSPOOL  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov


      Global Possibilities, August 14, 2014
      ARE WOMEN OUR BEST HOPE FOR FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE? 

      The need for women’s voices to be heard becomes most vividly apparent when considering the fact that indigenous women are struggling to protect and retain control of the very natural resources that they depend on — which are directly threatened by climate change.... “We have to change the system, not the climate.. http://www.globalpossibilities.org/are-women-our-best-hope-for-fighting-climate-change/


      -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values


      CSRwire Talkback -
      -▶ OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons


        -▶  THE DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE http://sco.lt/7hix0r


      Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
      -▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/

       

                                                       VIDEO (3.30)
                                              Grassroots International
      PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS
      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


      September 9, 2013 Washington Post

      -▶ HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/


      -▶ WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


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

       

                                                           VIDEO
                                                    Global Alliance
                  RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc


                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


      -▶  THE CRISIS OF CIVILIZATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY.  BUSINESS-AS-USUAL IS NOT SUSTAINABLE  http://sco.lt/8wpytt


      Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
      -▶ SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/

       

      Mongabay, December 10, 2013
      -▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html


                                                AUDIO SLIDESHOW

                                     Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
               INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER ON THE PLANET  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow


       

                                                   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


      SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13



                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                                            WATCH

                                "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                           Full Episode - PBS Nature

      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

       



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



        -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/5GzvTV

       

       - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


      CBC News
      ▶  PRISTINE LAKES ACROSS CANADA QUIETLY BEING "RECLASSIFIED" AS TOXIC DUMP SITES FOR MINES Environmentalists say the process amounts to a "hidden subsidy" to mining companies, allowing them to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/lakes-across-canada-face-being-turned-into-mine-dump-sites-1.733972

       


        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


                                                     ENOUGHNESS 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

      -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

       


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

       

       Alternet, May 23, 2014
      - ▶ NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE TAKING BOLD ACTIONS -- AND IT'S WORKING http://www.alternet.org/activism/new-environmentalists-are-taking-bold-actions-and-its-working

       


      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014

      ▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoysystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014

       

      A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

       


                                                 ANIMATED VIDEO

             THE STORY OF ILLEGAL LOGGING & HOW TO STOP IT
                                     http://www.fern.org/storyofFLEGT


      Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014
      ▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

       

                                       FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

       

                                                WATCH ANIMATION

                                            THE STORY OF 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

       

       

                                                            WATCH
                        "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
                      http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

       

                       IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
      http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

       

       

      -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

       

      -▶ THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/8GZC9x

       



      -▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ



       Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute
      -▶ NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

       

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

       

      -▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL

       


       


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


       -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP

       

       -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

       

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

       

                                                                  WATCH
                                                          VIDEO REPORT
                                                Newshour, March 05, 2014

       -▶ THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
          6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement.

          Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

       


        Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

      -▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

       

      - ▶ UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF

       


       -▶ MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD



      MORE ON DEFORESTATION AND DESTRUCTION OF NATURE

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


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

       

                                          HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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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:


                                         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

      more...
      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 23, 9:10 PM

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


      ▶  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

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL
      Scoop.it!

      THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy And Development In Revised Law

      THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy And Development In Revised Law | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                     ----- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST ---


      Real News One, June 10, 2014
      -▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

       


        -▶ CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT BEIJING, April 15, 2014 (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html


      Mongabay, August 19, 2014
       -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


      Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
       -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests



      The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

      -▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/

       

      The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

      -▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

       Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
      This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


      The Economic Times, August 05, 2014
       -▶
      CHINA TO BAN ALL COAL USE IN BEIJING BY 2020 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/pollution/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/articleshow/39696857.cms


      IB Times, August 20, 2014
       -▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


      Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
       -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html


      The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
      CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


       

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

       

      South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

      -▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts

                             

      NRDC, April 24, 2014

      -▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html

       

      TakePart, June 27, 2014

      -▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china

       

      Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

      ▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

       

      RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
      -▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/

       

      Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

      EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html

       

      Deutche Welle, July 07, 2014
      ▶  U.S. AND CHINA PLEDGES GIVE NEW HOPE TO INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE TALKS  http://www.dw.de/us-china-pledges-give-new-hope-to-international-climate-talks/a-17690495

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
      NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEHING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.htm

      l

       May 22, 2013 Grist

           ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- seriously weakening one of the U.S.’s go-to excuses for climate inaction... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/

       

      -▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1

       

      May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
           ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html

       

           ▶ COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL?  http://sco.lt/7knIW1

       

       Asia Society, June 06, 2014
      ▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china

       

       Reuters, May 26, 2014
      -▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526

       

      Business Green, July 14, 2014
      -▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

       

      Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
      ▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

       

      Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
      ▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


                                       CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                       Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

      This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/



       

       Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014
        -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD

       

      Treehugger, January 24, 2014
      ▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html

       

      The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
      -▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

       

      Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
      SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

       

       The Star Online, May 26, 2014
         ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/

       

      -▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/

       

       ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

      http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/

       

       Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
      ▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


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


       Guardian Environment, April 23, 2014

      ▶  CHINA SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF ITS GROUNDWATER IS POLLUTED  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted

       

       

                               POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                        RT News, January 21, 2014

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                   CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION

                      China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study

                        http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/


       IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO BURN FOSSIL FUELS......

      Treehugger, March 08, 2014
       -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html

       

       Mining.com, July 12, 2014
      -▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/


        Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
      ▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS
      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists


      WorldNews,

      -▶  BEIJING RAISES POLLUTION ALERT ON SMOG LINGERS http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/21/Beijing_raises_pollution_alert_as_smog_lingers/


      Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
      ▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


      Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
      -▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


       

      The Dodo, May 08, 2014
      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

      The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

       

      Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
      WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


      Al Jazeera America

      ▶  INTERACTIVE: CHINA'S AFRICAN SPENDING SPREE - Take a tour of the dams, stadiums, mines and super-highways financed, sometimes controversially, by Beijing http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/03/interactive-china-african-spending-spree-2014320121349799136.html

       

      BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
      ▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

       

      Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
       -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
      The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html

       

       

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


                                                              WATCH
                       63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                        From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
      http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012

       

           WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?

       

      ReNew Economy, April 29, 2014
      ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES COST $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY, ACCORDING TO IMF http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fossil-fuel-subsidies-costing-global-economy-2-trillion-imf-79534

       

       Common Dreams, Naomi Klein, April 22

      ▶  THE CHANGE WITHIN:  THE OBSTACLES WE FACE ARE NOT JUST EXTERNAL. The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3

       

      Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
      -▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html


       

                            COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                             http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

       

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

       

       

       YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

      ▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

       

      Washington Post, November 15, 2014
      ▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

       

                                                            WATCH

                    CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

            SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                                  http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

       

      Grist, April 14, 2014
      ▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE PLANET The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/


      28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
       ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

       

       Salon, March 13, 2014
      HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

       

       -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says

       

      Climate Central, April 23, 2014
      CARBON CAPTURE FACES HURDLES OF WILL, NOT TECHNOLOGY. Concerns about whether the underground storage sites could leak CO2 into the atmosphere, or be somehow breached with catastrophic consequences. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/carbon-capture-faces-hurdles-of-will-not-technology-17321

       

      Climate Central, July 17 2014
      GEOLOGY MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO STORING CARBON http://www.climatecentral.org/news/geology-matters-when-it-comes-to-storing-carbon-16254

       

      Climate Central, Aprl 15, 2014
      HUGE METHANE LEAKS ADD DOUBT ON GAS AS 'BRIDGE' FUEL. Natural gas drilling (Fracking) could emit up to 1,000 times the methane previously thought, possibly significantly increasing the greenhouse gas footprint of the production of natural gas, the study shows. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-leaks-add-doubt-on-natural-gas-as-a-bridge-fuel-17309

       

      Rainforest Action Network
      ▶  EXTREME COAL -- NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL
      http://understory.ran.org/2014/04/17/2014-coal-finance-report-card-extreme-investments-extreme-consequences/

       

      Guardian, November 9, 2013

      ▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet

       

      Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
      ▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

       

      ▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

       

                                                               WATCH:

                                       'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                               Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                                   http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

       

       

       ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

       

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
      - ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

       

      Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
      ▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth

       


       ▶  Associated Pess, April 14, 2014

      MORE THAN 900 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES SLAIN IN A DECADE AS CONCERN FOR THE PLANET GROWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/environmental-advocates-killed_n_5148325.html

       

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
      - ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

       

       ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

       

       ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

       

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

       

       -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

       

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

       

                          OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

                   FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                                  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

       

                              SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                                 http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

       

       

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

       

      ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

       

      ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

       

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

       

       

                                                             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/



       

      ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

       

       

      -▶  >> 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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      Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, April 16, 9:13 AM

      What a wonderful world! Dedicado a todos aquellos quien es creen que la RSC es una utopía o incluso como lo  han descrito en España "un fiasco global". 

      Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 18, 4:33 PM

      While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks.

      "(Upholding) environmental protection as the fundamental principle is a huge change, and emphasises that the environment is a priority," said Cao Mingde, a law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, who was involved in the drafting process.

      Céline's curator insight, April 20, 3:51 AM

      Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

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      Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife

      Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      FRANCE 24, March 17, 2014

      -▶ HUNTERS SWEAR OFF KILLING IN BID TO PRESERVE IRANIAN WILDLIFE Nineteen hunters in Iranian Kurdistan have sworn off killing animals by breaking their rifles and setting fire to their traps in public. They hope that many more will soon join them in in their effort to preserve Iran's fragile wildlife from the ravages of over-hunting ...http://observers.france24.com/content/20140317-iranian-hunters-rifles-protect-species


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                                                             NO SAFE HAVEN

      MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS IN MIDDLE EAST AND AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


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


                                                                   VIDEO

                                               Motherboard, August 15, 2014
       -▶ LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH BIG GAME HUNTING http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting

       

      National Geographic, December 19, 2013
      -▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/


      ▶  A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr



       -▶ SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE:  TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/7629bd

       


       -▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6Xwk1x

       

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                                        ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                          AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                                 http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

       

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                                                            VIDEO

      -▶ HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE  http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

       

       

      -▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

       

      -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

       

                                                             VIDEO:

                                   TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                          Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                                 http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

      -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

       

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

       

       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

       

      -▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF 'CLEAN ENERGY' http://sco.lt/89su3d

       

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

       

       

       -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/5Vd02T

       

                                                             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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      Fracking waste threatens human health, the environment and wildlife

      Fracking waste threatens human health, the environment and wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       Examiner, March 18, 2014

      FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE: The world’s quest for cheaper fuel in the form of natural gas is coming at a much higher price than fossil fuel industry officials want to acknowledge. It’s due to water depletion, polluting chemicals, complacency about contaminated waste and potential hazards that could adversely impact many living things within the scope of the fracking project. http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife



      Mother Jones, July 24, 2014
      HALLIBURTON FRACKING SPILL MYSTERY:  WHAT CHEMICALS POLLUTED AN OHIO WATERWAY? A recent accident highlights how state fracking laws protect corporate trade secrets over public safety.  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/halliburton-ohio-river-spill-fracking


      -▶  CORPORATIONS EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM FEDERAL EPA, FDA REGULATIONS :  BLOCK INVESTIGATIONS WITH 'TRADE SECRET' AND 'PATENT' LAWS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2918961788/a-must-watch-video-corporations-exempt-themselves-from-federal-epa-fda-regulations-block-investigations-with-trade-secrets


      InsideClimate News/Center for Public Integrity, July 22, 2014
       -▶ FAMILIES SICK FROM FRACKING EXPOSURE TURN TO CONCERNED SCIENTISTS http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140722/families-sick-fracking-exposure-turn-concerned-scientists

       

                                                    INVESTIGATION

                      InsideClimateNews/ Center for Public Integrity

                                                  February 18, 2014
      An eight-month investigation into the public health consequences of unmitigated oil and gas industry sprawl in Texas http://insideclimatenews.org/fracking-eagle-ford-shale-big-oil-bad-air-texas-prairie

       

      -▶  AN ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH NIGHTMARE: Marcellus Energy Fracking Development Could Pave Over An Area of 1.3 million acres of land, impacting 1.1 million acres of forests, ecosystems, biodiversity and drinking water for 22 million people http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/natural-gas-marcellus_n_4855927.html

       


      -▶  WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS - David Suzuki http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/

       


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

       

                                 THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                       AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

      http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare

       

                                               FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                                       Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                                     http://sco.lt/6E75Av

       

                                                   FRACKING AMERICA

                                   THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

        -▶  MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT

       

                                        FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY

                                                    http://sco.lt/9FYebx

       

                                                      USA LNG EXPORTS -

                   FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                                     http://sco.lt/6HpjbV

       

       -▶  USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP -  METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr


       DeSmogBlog, April 30, 2014
       -▶ EXPLOSIVE VIRGINIA TRAIN CARRIED FRACKED BAKKEN OIL, HEADED TO POTENTIAL EXPORT FACILITY http://desmogblog.com/2014/04/30/explosive-virginia-train-carried-fracked-bakken-oil-headed-to-potential-export-facility

       

      -▶  EXPORTING NATURAL GAS WILL INCREASE FRACKING, RAISE U.S. PRICES AND POLLUTION FOR TAX PAYERS TO CLEAN UP http://newyork2.sierraclub.org/content/club-report-exporting-gas-will-increase-fracking-raise-us-prices

       

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

       

       -▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS 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

       

      -▶  FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE http://sco.lt/8JGKy9

       

      OnEarth Magazine, January 10, 2014
      FRACKING THE AMISH:  LAND GRABS AND MINERAL RIGHTS http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/01/when-fracking-hits-amish-country

       

                                                           VIDEO

                                                    Alliance Earth
      -▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

      Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
      In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

      http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

       

        -▶  FRACKING THE KALAHARI http://sco.lt/8IKitV

       

       

                                FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                                http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

       

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

       

                                    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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      Brandon Vinh Nguyen's curator insight, October 16, 9:55 AM

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      Carolyn's curator insight, October 20, 9:55 AM

      This proves a lot of points.

      AlaineS's curator insight, October 21, 5:03 PM

      This has some pretty good reasons.

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL
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      Shell Oil Wrecks Nigeria's Ogoniland with Oil Spills ... and Gets Away With it. Who Restores Environment?

      Shell Oil Wrecks Nigeria's Ogoniland with Oil Spills ... and Gets Away With it.  Who Restores Environment? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                            VIDEO (17:49)
                         Guardian Global Development, October 7, 2013
                     NIGER DELTA OIL SPILLS:  THE REAL COST OF CRUDE
      http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2013/oct/07/niger-delta-nigeria-oil-spill-cost-crude-video



                                                             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


       

      ▶  UNEP OGONILAND OIL ASSESSMENT REVEALS EXTENT OF SHELL OIL'S CONTAMINATION. The environmental restoration of Ogoniland in Nigeria could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if contaminated drinking water, land, creeks and important ecosystems such as mangroves are to... ... http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2649&ArticleID=8827

       

      Guardian Environment, John Vidal, May 29, 2014
      ▶  NIGERIA'S AGONY DWARFS THE U.S. GULF OIL SPILL.  THE U.S. AND EUROPE IGNORE IT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell

       

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

       

      Guardian Environment, June 20, 2014
      ▶ SHELL FACES PAYOUTS IN NIGERIAN OIL SPILL CASE IN WHAT COULD BE ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST EVER ENVIRONMENTAL TRIALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/20/shell-faces-payouts-nigerian-oil-spill-case

       

       

       Huffington Post Green, June 20, 2014
      ▶  NIGERIA FISHERMEN REJECT SHELL'S $50 MILLION FOR SOME OF THE LARGEST OIL SPILLS IN HISTORY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/20/nigeria-fishermen-shell_n_5516972.html

       

      Equal Times, 29 Jan 2013

      ▶  WHY SHELL OIL MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT NIGER DELTA ECOCIDE http://www.equaltimes.org/opinion/why-shell-must-be-held-accountable-for-its-niger-delta-ecocide

       

      The Herald, January 30, 2014
      ▶  BONGA OIL SPILL:  SHELL ORDERED TO PAY $11.5 BILLION FINE http://www.theheraldng.com/bonga-oil-spill-shell-ordered-pay-n1-8-trillion-fine/

       

      Jan 30, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
      ▶  SHELL  ACQUITTED OF MASSIVE NIGERIA OIL SPILL POLLUTION CHARGES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/30/shell-acquitted-nigeria-pollution-charges

       

      RTCC, March 13, 2014

      ▶ ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WARNS GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL WILL AFFECT PROFITS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/13/shell-warns-global-climate-deal-will-affect-profits/

       

      Bloomberg, March 13, 2014

      ▶  OIL-FOULED WATERS SPOIL NIGER DELTA AS HOMES ABANDONED 

      Goi is gone, given over to nature. Residents of the former fishing and farming community of 3,000 in the Ogoni region of southeast Nigeria, fed up with the third and largest oil spill in five years, packed up and left the village in 2009-2010..

      “We had to move because if we caught fish and opened it up, we found oil; if we harvested cassava, we found it soaked with crude,” Eric Dooh said under the shade of wild date palms by his abandoned tin-roof home. “Our well where we got water became contaminated with crude and we decided to seal it up.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-12/oil-fouled-waters-spoil-niger-delta-as-homes-abandoned.html

       

      Jan 30, 2013 The Guardian Environment - John Vidal SHELL OIL ▶VERDICT WILL DETERMINE WHETHER OTHER FIRMS COULD BE TRIED FOR OIL SPILLS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/jan/29/shell-oil-spills-niger-delta

       

      Guardian Global Development, September 13, 2013
      ▶  NIGER DELTA OIL SPILL VICTIMS REJECT 'DERISORY' SHELL COMPENSATION OFFER http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/13/niger-delta-oil-shell-compensation

       

      IC Magazine, December 19, 2013
      ▶  NIGER DELTA: OGINI MOVE AHEAD WITH PLANNED NON-VIOLENT MASS ACTIONS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ogoni-move-ahead-with-planned-non-violent-mass-actions-21474/

       

                                                            VIDEO
                             Guardian Global Development, October 5, 2014
      ▶  £1bn A MONTH: THE SPIRALING COST OF OIL THEFT IN NIGERIA: It's a crime with international repercussions, and second only to the drugs trade for the money it earns. And it threatens to destabilise Africa's second-largest economy http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/06/oil-theft-costs-nigeria

       

       

      Amnesty International, November 7, 2013
      ▶  THE LIES SHELL IS TELLING ABOUT OIL SPILLS IN THE NIGER DELTA http://blog.amnestyusa.org/africa/the-lies-shell-is-telling-about-oil-spills-in-the-niger-delta/

       

      Think Africa Press, November 25, 2013
      ▶  'DOWNRIGHT FALSE' : SHELL ACCUSED OF MISREPORTING OIL SPILLS IN THE NIGER DELTA http://www.thinkafricapress.com/nigeria/downright-false-shell-accused-misreporting-oil-spills-niger-delta

       

      The Independent, November 08, 2014
      ▶  HOW SHELL "FIXES" IT'S POLLUTION RECORD IN THE NIGER DELTA: IT AIN'T SABOTAGE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/how-shell-fixes-its-pollution-record-in-the-niger-delta-8928212.html

       

      Al Jazeera America, December 3, 2013
      ▶  OIL SPILL COATS RIVER, SEA IN NIGERIA'S IMPOVERISHED NIGER DELTA http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/3/oil-spill-coats-seaneareninigerianfacility.html

       

                                                                VIDEO

      Guardian Global Development, October 16, 2014

      ▶  NIGERIANS RISK DEATH WORKING AT ILLEGAL OIL REFINERIES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/16/poor-nigerians-risk-refining-stolen-oil

       

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

       

       Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
      ▶  OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigenous people in the Peruvian rainforesthttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                              INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                 http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

       

       

      ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF ITS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/8Q38K1

       

      Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
      ▶  CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

       

                                                              VIDEO

                  THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                                   http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

       

             CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                              http://chevrontoxico.com/

       

       

      The Atlantic Cities, April 18, 2014
      ▶ A GRIM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE BP OIL DISASTER http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/grim-photographic-tribute-bp-oil-disaster/8913/

       

       

      Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014
      ▶ AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html

       

      Salon, March 13, 2014
      ▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

       

      Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
       ▶  ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

       

      LiveScience, June 17, 2014
       ▶  WHY HUMANITY MUST REWILD ITSELF http://news.yahoo.com/why-humanity-must-rewild-op-ed-191930071.html

       

      NPR, March 13, 2014
      ▶  "BIG MEN" Movie Review : Doing Big Business In Africa's Oil Fields
      http://www.npr.org/2014/03/13/289018352/big-men-doing-big-business-in-africas-oil-fields

       

       ▶  GOLD/COAL MINING, DEFORESTATION, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6ZK1mj

       

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

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

       

       

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

       

                                    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/

       

       

       

       


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      Christian Allié's curator insight, March 15, 1:48 PM

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      Next Steps Recommendations

      Through a combination of approaches, individual contaminated land areas in Ogoniland can be cleaned up within five years, while the restoration of heavily-impacted mangrove stands and swamplands will take up to 30 years.

      However, according to the report, all sources of ongoing contamination must be brought to an end before the clean-up of the creeks, sediments and mangroves can begin.

      The report recommends establishing three new institutions in Nigeria to support a comprehensive environmental restoration exercise.

      A proposed Ogoniland Environmental Restoration Authority would oversee implementation of the study's recommendations and should be set up during a Transition Phase which UNEP suggests should begin as soon as possible.

      The Authority's activities should be funded by an Environmental Restoration Fund for Ogoniland, to be set up with an initial capital injection of US$1 billion contributed by the oil industry and the government, to cover the first five years of the clean-up project.

      A recommended Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre, to be built in Ogoniland and supported by potentially hundreds of mini treatment centres, would treat contaminated soil and provide hundreds of job opportunities.

      The report also recommends creating a Centre of Excellence in Environmental Restoration in Ogoniland to promote learning and benefit other communities impacted by oil contamination in the Niger Delta and elsewhere in the world.

      Reforms of environmental government regulation, monitoring and enforcement, and improved practices by the oil industry are also recommended in the report.

      Notes to Editors

      The Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland report is available online at: www.unep.org/nigeria

      Site-specific fact sheets containing detailed information about 67 of the contaminated sites studied in detail are also available at this website.

      This report details how the UNEP team carried out their work, where samples were taken and the findings that they have made.

      The UNEP assessment, alongside options for remediation, was conducted at the request of the Government of Nigeria. If requested, UNEP is willing to remain a committed partner of the Nigerian authorities and of the Ogoni people as they address the environmental challenges ahead.

      For More Information Please Contact:

      Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson / Head of Media +254 733 632 755 or nick.nuttall@unep.org

      Julie Marks UNEP Communications Advisor +41 794 419 937 or +234 816 0944 693 julie.marks@unep.org

      - See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2649&ArticleID=8827#sthash.Fe1RiBJe.dpuf
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      The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant

      The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



       Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

      - ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

      Paula Kahumbu: The world should know the terrible suffering behind the statistics on elephant poaching.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/mar/08/elephant-poaching-passing-of-a-giant


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm


                                                             VIDEO

                                          Care 2 Causes, June 23, 2014.

      - ▶ POACHERS JUST KILLED THE BIGGEST, MOST LOVED WILD ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD. He was enormous, iconic and beloved among elephants. His name was Satao and he was the most famous “tusker” in the world. http://www.care2.com/causes/poachers-just-killed-the-biggest-most-loved-wild-elephant-in-the-world.html

       

       Guardian Environment, June 13, 2014

      - ▶ SATAO IS GONE: KENYA' BIGGEST ELEPHANT BRUTALLY KILLED BY POACHERS: THE PRICE HE PAID FOR HAVING HUGE TUSKS. Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in northern Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, bearers of genes that produce bull elephants with huge tusks reaching down to the ground. This news follows hard on the heels of the slaughter of another legendary tusker, Mountain Bull, deep inside the forests of Mt. Kenya .

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/jun/13/kenyas-biggest-elephant-killed-by-poachers

       

      The New Yorker, July 07, 2014
      - ▶ ELIZABETH KOLBERT:  HOW TERRORISM IS THREATENING AFRICAN ELEPHANTS. Satao, a bull elephant who lived in the arid plains northwest of Mombasa, had tusks so long that when he walked they nearly scraped the ground -- was butchered for his tusks http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/07/07/140707taco_talk_kolbert

       

      HuffingtonPost Green, June 19, 2014

      - ▶  CONSERVATIONIST FEARS 'UNSUSTAINABLE RATE OF KILLING' AFTER LEGENDARY ELEPHANT FALLS TO POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/satao-poached-mike-chase_n_5511964.html


                                               AND YET ANOTHER:

      Huffington Post, July 11, 2014
      50-YEAR OLD ELEPHANT  "KLAO" KILLED FOR TUSKS IN THAI SANCTUARY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/poachers-kill-elephant-thailand_n_5577197.html


       International Fund For Animal Welfare, April 29, 2014
      - ▶ ELEPHANTS NEED US:  SPEAKING OUT AS ONE FOR ELEPHANTS. A full-page open letter to the President signed by some of the most recognizable names and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/speaking-out-one-elephants

       

                                                        CNN VIDEO
                                                        June 15, 2014
                        BLOODY IVORY & CRIME - THE POACHING THREAT
      http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/15/world/africa/kenya-satao-famous-elephant/index.html

       

       Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

      - ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html


          -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNeb

       

       Huffington Post Green, June 13, 2014
      - ▶ 68+ ELEPHANTS MASSACRED IN CONGO'S GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK IN JUST 2 MONTHS. RABAT, Morocco (AP) — At least 68 elephants, some 4 percent of the population of one of Africa's oldest parks, have been slaughtered by poachers over the last two months using chain saws and helicopters, the non-profit group managing the park has warned. A 2012 census found just 2,000 elephants in Garamba Park, down from 20,000 in the 1960s. One particular sophisticated group is shooting the elephants with high powered rifles from a helicopter and then taking off their tusks with a chain saw. They are removing the elephants' brains and genitals as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/elephants-massacred-congo_n_5491566.html

       

                                                            VIDEO

                                                      BBC - Future
      HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners

       

       

      World Wildlife Fund, June 19, 2014
      - ▶ URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED FOLLOWING ELEPHANT POACHING STATISTICS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://wwf.panda.org/index.cfm?uNewsID=223851&

       

      - ▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd


                                                AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
                               "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                         PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
      Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

       

       

      The Dodo, May 07, 2014
      -▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

       

       Conservation Magazine

      - ▶ A WITNESS TO VIOLENCE: Long before the Darfur crisis, Michael Fay foresaw that Sudanese horsemen would not stop at killing elephants http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/a-witness-to-violence/

       

      Treehugger, October 33, 2013

        ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

      In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

      Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

       

      The Dodo, May 08, 2014

      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

       

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


                                           Environmental News Network
                                              EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                          http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

       

      Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

      - ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

       

      Nature, PBS
      UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html

       

       - ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

       

      May 7, 2013 Mongabay

      - ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

       

                                                          VIDEO:
                                           THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
       WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

       

       National Geographic, March 10, 2014
      ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

       

      Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
      ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                             EarthTouch News Network
                      HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
      If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

       

                           MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                          VIDEO
                                    Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                               ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
      http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                             AND

      One Green Planet

      STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

       

      Africa Geographic,

      - ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/

       

      Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
      ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/


                                                   ---- WATCH ----

                                           4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                                'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                             http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       

      - ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE:  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


      VIDEO
      BBC News, September 04, 2014
      THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

      A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


       

                                                 RHINOS IN CRISIS

                                    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                            TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                                   http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


      Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding




      -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

       

      ▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt


      - ▶ INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

       

       

                                                      WATCH

                      "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC version)

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh



                                                        Gr8 VIDEOS:

      - ▶ ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL



      - ▶ FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit FOR ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE


       

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

       

      - ▶ ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997183560/all-about-elephants

       

       - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

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

       

       

       

       

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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

      more...
      Christian Allié's curator insight, March 10, 2:29 PM

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      Those who collaborate in this suffering by buying, wearing and displaying vanity products made from smuggled ivory should know their true cost and feel deeply ashamed.

      The following article was written by Mark Deeble , a film maker living and working among elephant herds in the Tsavo National Park in northern Kenya with his partner Victoria Stone. It is an edited version of a longer article that originally appeared on Mark’s own blog. The content speaks for itself.

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