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

 

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

 

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

 

▶ 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

 

                                            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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                               CARBON OFFSETS, CARBON CREDITS

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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 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/

 

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 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

 

 

           SEE MORE ON THE "CARBON CREDIT" CORPORATE DEBATE

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

 

 

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                                          CARBON TRADING

          Does NOT Reduce Carbon Emissions - A Sum Total Gimmick

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                                                      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

 

 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

 

 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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              PRICING CARBON CARBON OFFSET, CARBON STORAGE

 FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OF THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

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                                                     VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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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.

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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

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

 

 

 

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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

 

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

 

New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
▶  THE AMERICAN MINING COMPANY, FREEPORT, AND THEIR ACTIVITY IN INDONESIA/PAPUA:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COST. The 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/

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                          FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                 http://sco.lt/8IKitV

 

▶  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

 

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

 

 

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

 

▶  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

 

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/

 

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

 

                                                      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/

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

 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

 

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

 

▶  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

 

                          ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

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

 

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

 

  ▶  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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 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

 

 ▶  CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY:  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG CHEMICAL CARTEL http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  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

 

 

 ▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ

 

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

 

 

▶  DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

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

 

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

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

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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

 

 Greenpeace

▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO

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

 

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

 

 ▶ 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

 

 

  -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T

 

Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

▶ GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/

 

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

 

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

 

Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
▶ STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html

 

IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
 ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

 

                                         PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                               Greenpeac

    -▶ 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 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

 

June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

 

May 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/

 

Mongabay, May 09, 2014

▶ OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.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

 

 ▶  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

 

                                            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

 

 

 

-▶ 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

 

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

 

▶ 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

 

                                                     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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 3:57 PM

Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Biodiversity IS Life – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment
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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 

THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

 

                                                       TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶ LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Amani TV (3:31)
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0

 

 Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014
  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le

 

January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

▶ COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB

 

InHabitat, June 29, 2014
▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

Conservation - University of Washington

▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

 -▶  MIMICKING NATURE: ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS http://sco.lt/5DcYXh

 

 June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/

 

Smithsonian Magazine
▶ HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

 The Tyee, February 18, 2012
▶ HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

                              ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
                               Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse
   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bio-inspiration-nature-as-muse/

 

 

                                        THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

                  A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS

                                            http://sco.lt/7LEPtR

 

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

                                                    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

 

▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

                                                     VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
DOWN TO EARTH: Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/

 

 Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
-▶  INNOVATION IS LIKE A TROPICAL RAINFOREST http://paul4innovating.com/2014/01/19/innovation-is-like-a-tropical-rainforest/

 

 Conservation - University of Washington

▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

 

                                                    WATCH:
      "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 

The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013
  -▶  WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

 

  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/

 

 -▶  A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES A Green, Commons-Based Governance: The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for all species http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, January 4, 8:29 PM

A great resource in the Decision Intelligence for Sustainability space.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 18, 5:57 PM

A look at how to go organic with business models in a tech age...

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 6:01 AM

Learning from Nature’s Networks

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Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa - Indonesia Is The Worst

Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa - Indonesia Is The Worst | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Guardian Environment, November 6, 2013

 PALM OIL COMPANIES: ETHICAL REPORT

▶  In a damning 400-page investigation, palm oil corporations are charged with destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/06/palm-oil-companies-ethical-report

 

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

 

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

 

Mongabay, July 04, 2014
 ▶  RSPO PALM OIL PLANTATIONS PUBLICLY MAPPED FOR THE FIRST TIME. The maps cover an area that accounted for 12 percent of global palm oil production in 2012... and cover more than 1.6 million hectares of concessions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Brazil. According to WRI, the areas account for some 6 million tons of palm oil production annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0604-rspo-plantation-map-gfw.html

 

 

                                          AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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

 

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/

 

                                                 WATCH

       TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

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

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

 

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

 

 

 May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

The Guardian, December 13, 2013
▶  INTERACTIVE: THE WORLD'S REMAINING GREAT FORESTS - The Earth was once covered in ancient forests, 80% of which have been either destroyed or degraded, according to conservationists. Half of that has been in the last 30 years  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2007/dec/13/forests

 

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

 

Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

 

 West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014
 ▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE “CLEARED” FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/4nrVYn

 

                                                         WATCH

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                            FILM

                           ▶  ****REMEMBERING "GREEN"

An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

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

 

Mongabay, March 27, 2014
  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr

 

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

 

Mongabay, November 22, 2013

▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html

 

                                                         PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
▶ A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

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

 

 

Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

▶  INDONESIA'S RATE OF DEFORESTATION HAS DOUBLED UNDER THE MORATORIUM http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/12/11/indonesias-rate-of-deforestation-has-doubled-under-the-moratorium/

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

 

 Mongabay, February 27, 2014
-▶  PALM OIL'S CLIMATE IMPACT WORSE THAN THOUGHT DUE TO METHANE EMISSION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0227-methane-emissions-palm-oil.html

 

June 2, 2013 The Guardian
▶HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

                                                              VIDEO:

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

 

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

 

GRAIN, December 7, 2013
- ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa... http://intercontinentalcry.org/stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-land-back-wilmar-21559/

- ▶ORIGINAL REPORT FROM GRAIN

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              Short Video

                           LIFE, LAND, AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA

                                      http://sco.lt/8dJ637

 

- ▶NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

 

 Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

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

 

 

                                             LAND GRABS:

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

 

 

On Earth, December 06, 2013

▶ AFRICA'S VANISHING FORESTS. That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away...  http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/palm-oil-land-grab-africa

 

CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

▶ POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906

 

 

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

 

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
-▶   IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

 

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

 

 Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

 ▶ RESEARCHER WARNS AGAINST HIGH EMISSIONS FROM OIL PALM EXPANSION IN BRAZIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Researchers_warn_against_high_emissions_from_oil_palm_expansion_in_Brazil_999.html

 

 

                                                      WATCH

              THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH

                    Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

 

 

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

 

 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

 

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                  Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014
 -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/

 

 

 

 ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                               VIDEO REPORT

                  "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

                               September 15, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

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

 

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

 

                                            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

 

 

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

 

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

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

'"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

 

 

-▶   +++ MUCH MORE ON 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-

 

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

 

 

             ------------------------------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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"We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight" - UN IPCC New Climate Report

"We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight" - UN IPCC New Climate Report | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

From thinkprogress.org - September 3, 11:26 PM

June 23, 2013 Climate Capitalism - Simon Butler:

 ▶   "We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidise dirty energy firms.

....carbon pricing – the notion that we can best reduce pollution by extending private property rights to pollution – had a fatal flaw at its core. Prices can never reflect true ecological values because those values simply cannot be expressed in dollar terms....http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/23/pricing-carbon-a-failed-strategy-that-wont-save-the-climate/

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                      300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS 

                                                http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 

Guardian Environment, Damian Carrington and John Vidal
 ▶   ***  IPCC CLIMATE REPORT:  THE DIGESTED READ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-report-digested-read

RealClimate, September 27, 2013

Climate Science from Climate Scientists
 ▶   THE NEW IPCC CLIMATE REPORT http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/09/the-new-ipcc-climate-report/

 

                                                            VIDEO: 

             CLIMATE CHANGE - A "WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"

                                                     Senator Kerry:

                      Obama Admin Steps Out On Climate Change (Finally)

                                                 http://sco.lt/5aFO4X

 

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013
 CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

 

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

 

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

                                    

                                                     WATCH

                 To Change The Broken System, Change The Game

▶ "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS" - YouTube http://sco.lt/73jF9l

                             From 'Story of Stuff' Annie Leonard

 

 

                                 -- MORE ON IPCC REPORT --

 

                                                       VIDEO

Guardian Environment, September 27, 2013

 ▶   UNITED NATIONS IPCC CLIMATE REPORT IS OUT:  HUMAN IMPACT IS 'UNEQUIVOCAL' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-report-un-secretary-general

 

 Nature, September 27, 2013

International Weekly Journal of Science
 ▶   IPCC: DESPITE HIATUS, CLIMATE CHANGE HERE TO STAY:
Global warming will be irreverible for centuries, latest report warns http://www.nature.com/news/ipcc-despite-hiatus-climate-change-here-to-stay-1.13832

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

 ▶   IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2013

 ▶   IT IS VITAL THAT BUSINESS ACTS ON THE IPCC'S WARNINGS http://sco.lt/7w9ZIX

 

Washington Post, September 27, 2013
 ▶   IPCC REPORT SAYS HUMANS ALMOST CERTAINLY CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ipcc-says-humans-cause-global-warming/2013/09/27/aae32880-275d-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html

 

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

 

The Age Environment, September 22, 2013
 ▶   THE EARTH IS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.  CLIMATE REPORT HERALDS GRAVE FEARS FOR STATE OF THE PLANET http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-report-heralds-grave-fears-for-state-of-the-planet-20130921-2u6fk.html

 

Treehugger, September 27, 2013
 ▶   HUMANS ARE WARMING ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS IRREVERSIBLE UNLESS WE ACT  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/ipcc-report-scientists-95-certain.html

 

 

 Nature, Special Issue, September 18, 2013

International Weekly Journal of Science
 ▶   GLOBAL WARMING: OUTLOOK FOR EARTH http://www.nature.com/news/global-warming-outlook-for-earth-1.13756

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 ▶   GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

 ▶   THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

Guardian, September 27
▶  IPCC: 30 YEARS TO CLIMATE CALAMITY IF WE CARRY ON BLOWING THE CARBON BUDGET http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-world-dangerous-climate-change

            

 

                ▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS: 

                 FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                              http://sco.lt/7d7RmT

 

 

 ▶  CARBON STORAGE, SEQUESTRATION ' AS BAD AS NUCLEAR WASTE'
The Register, June 28, 2010

;http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/28/sequestration_no_no_shaffer/

 

▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

Climate Proress, September 28, 2013
 ▶   GIANT HORNETS ARE BECOMING KILLERS IN HISTORIC HEAT-WAVES HITTING CHINA
Over the last few weeks, giant, deadly hornets have killed more than two dozen people in China, the result of bizarre weather patterns there that have allowed the bugs to proliferate.
This summer, China suffered through massive heat waves, breaking records in places like Shanghai, Changsha, and Hangzhou in July, and affecting 700 million people through August. This has lead to dozens of heatstroke deaths, and, now, increasingly aggressive giant insects... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/28/2696221/thumb-sized-hornets-attack-warming-2/


 

 

  ▶▶▶ OTHER PRIME FACTORS PRESSING DOWN ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECT .....

 

▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

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

 ▶   BIOFUELS: RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/4oTTov

 ▶   CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 

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

 

   ▶    "TERRACIDE: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

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

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

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

 

▶  WHY ARE GOOGLE AND SONY TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS? http://sco.lt/5msbc9

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

 ▶   THICH NHAT HAHN:  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

 ▶   THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

Leading spiritual teacher Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

 

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

 

▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8CQiaf

 

 

 

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

 

May 10, 2013

▶  WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 

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

 

 ▶AND ON "CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY"

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

 

 

▶FOR MORE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

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

 

   ▶  BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

 

                                                    -- WATCH--


             ▶  CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

 

 

 

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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

 

 Independent Science News, October 30, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 


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


OnEarth, January 6, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

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

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

 

                                                    PHOTOS

                                                FastCo Exist

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

 

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

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

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

 

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

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

 

                                                         WATCH

                                                        'FED UP!"

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

 

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

                                                    -- POLLUTION --

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶

                                     A COMPELLING CASE
                   REVAMPING OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

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

 

  Treehugger, October 9, 2013

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

 

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

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

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

 

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶  FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

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

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO:
               THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

                                          -- CLIMATE CHANGE --

 

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

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013

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

 

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

 

Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

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

 

                                            The Report—

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                            WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

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

 

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

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

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

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 January 13, 2012 Grist

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

August 6, 2013 Resilience

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:40 PM

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

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:31 AM

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

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:33 AM

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

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

 

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

 

 

December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALMOIL

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mongabay, March 06, 2014
 ▶  PEATLANDS BIOSPHERE RESERVE FACING SEVERE ENCROACHMENT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0306-gsk-encroachment.html

 

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

 

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

 

May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

The Guardian

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

 

July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

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

 

June 28, 2014 Mongabay

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

 

                                     (More on Fires Below)

 

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

 

                                              WATCH

                      TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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

 

 

December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

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

 

December 8, 2012

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

 

 

 

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                              Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

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

 

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

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

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

 

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

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 

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                               July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                --- WATCH ---                         

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

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

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

 

 

 ▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

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

 

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay

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

 

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 ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                                  --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS  http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

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

 

 

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

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

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

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

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

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

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

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

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

 

 

 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

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

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

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

 

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                                                 BIOFUELS

 

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

 

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

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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

 

 

                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 EuroActive:

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

 

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

 

 

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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

 

 

MORE ON:

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

 

MORE ON:

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

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

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

 

 

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Jonathan Geothermal's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:20 AM

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

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Biodiversity Is Vital to Maintaining Ecosystem and Human Health

Biodiversity Is Vital to Maintaining Ecosystem and Human Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Mongabay, May 08, 2014

 NEW HOLISTIC  'ONE HEALTH'  CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  Recently, 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

 

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

 

 

                                                       REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
-▶ COULD DECLINING BIODIVERSITY BE LINKED TO THE RISING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES AND ECOSYSTEM VIRUSES? http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

 Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
-▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/

 

OSLO (Reuters) - May 27, 2013

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE. A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday... 

   Zakri said there were 30,000 edible plants but that just 30 crops accounted for 95 percent of the energy in human food that is dominated by rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum....

   He said it was "more important than ever to have a large genetic pool to enable organisms to withstand and adapt to new conditions." That would help to ensure food for a global population set to reach 9 billion by 2050 from 7 billion now.... http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/environment-food-idUSL5N0E80Q420130527

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty

 

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT

 

Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
-▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

 

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

 

 March 03, 2013 Global Issues

-▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

-▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

 eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
▶ SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change

 

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

 

Conservation Magazine
 ▶ THE MUSHROOM MESSIAH. The Agarikon is the Holy Grail in his crusade to prove that fungi can be used to treat health problems ranging from high blood pressure to cancer. And his vision doesn’t end there. Fungi can clean up fuel spills, provide a nontoxic (and more effective) alternative to insecticides, and be the source of a powerful new biofuel.  http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/01/the-mushroom-messiah/?utm_source=Conservation+Magazine&utm_campaign=92d0bbd6c6-This_Week_s_Good_Read_Nov+30_2013_10_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d0cc46f2ab-92d0bbd6c6-266527037

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 10, 2013 United Nations Environmental Programme

▶ LOSS AND DEGRADATION OF NATURAL HABITAT THREATEN MIGRATORY BIRDS, PUSHING SPECIES TOWARD EXTINCTION

http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9498

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 27, 2013 Science Daily

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶ FACTORY FARMS - AND YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/7ZewEr

 

                  A Must see VIDEO for all - Geneticist David Suzuki:

                "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                          http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

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

 

 May 11, 2013 UNEP
▶ UN CONFERENCE TAKES HISTORIC STRIDES TO STRENGTHEN CHEMICAL SAFETY GLOBALLY
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that in many countries intensive crop production has depleted agriculture's natural resource base, jeopardizing future productivity. "To fight hunger and eradicate poverty, we will need to find more sustainable ways to produce 60 percent more food by 2050," he said. However, he recognized that chemical pesticides would continue to be part of farming in many parts of the world in future. ... http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9501&l=en

 

 

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Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer

Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 13, 2013 Forests News

FOREST PRODUCE CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE: A GLOBAL FOOD STRATEGY. Recent news headlines, a plethora of scientific publications and the creation of new academic think tanks all reflect growing concerns over how to achieve global food security -- a centerpiece of donor commitments and the focus of many research and..

Forests not only contribute to diverse and nutritious diets, particularly for the poorest members of society, but also sustain agriculture through the provision of critical ecosystem services such as pollination, soil stabilization and watershed protection.

   The intensification of agriculture experienced through the green revolution of the 1940s to 1970s, which led to the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, expansion of irrigation and greater use of hybridized seeds, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, certainly resulted in increased yields, but it also came at the expense of the wider environment. http://www.humanitariannews.org/20130513/forest-produce-can-mitigate-risks-feast-or-famine-global-food-strategy

 

April 9, 2012 Science Codex
-▶ 800-YEAR OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com

 

                                                  WATCH

                  300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM 

Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL

 

June 27, 2013 Huffington Post Impact
-▶ HUNGER IN AFRICA COMBATED WITH AGE-OLD FARMING PRACTICE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/conservation-farming-africa_n_3510088.html

 

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

 

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

 

June 12, 2013 Forest News
-▶ Q&A: ‘TRADITIONAL FOREST KNOWLEDGE IS NOT FOLKLORE, BUT A RESOURCE FOR CHANGE' http://blog.cifor.org/17174/qa-traditional-forest-knowledge-is-not-folklore-but-a-resource-for-change/#.UbmW6-swOic

 

 July 31, 2012 UNEARTH News
 -▶ EXPERTS URGE GREATER LOCAL CONTROL OF AFRICA'S AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY http://unearthnews.org/experts-urge-greater-local-control-of-africas-agricultural-biodiversity/

 

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

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
-▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

                  '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

June 11, 2013 La Via Campesina
-▶ YOUNG PEOPLE OF LA VIA CAMPESINA CLOSE THEIR ASSEMBLY WITH COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PEASANT AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/our-conferences-mainmenu-28/6-jakarta-2013/1423-young-people-of-la-via-campesina-close-their-assembly-with-a-commitment-to-ensure-the-future-of-sustainable-peasant-agriculture

 

 

                                                       WATCH

        WHY FORESTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR FOOD SECURITY -  FAO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly3oZqNdzY4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

June 30, 2013 Tanzania Daily News
-▶ AGRO FORESTRY GREATLY IMPROVES FOOD SECURITY http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/popular-features/19268-agro-forestry-greatly-improves-food-security

 

May 23, 2013 Independent Science News
-▶ HOW AGRICULTURE CAN PROVIDE FOOD SECURITY WITHOUT DESTROYING BIODIVERSITY WITH GMO AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://independentsciencenews.org/news/agriculture-can-provide-food-security-with-biodiversity/

 

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

 

                                                WATCH (49:20)
                 GROWING BANANAS IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
           INDIGENOUS BANANA COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN INDIA
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gya6yu3zKuo

 

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

 

 

May 15, 2012 Forest News
-▶ Q+A: REVITALIZING FOREST FOODS TO FEED COMMUNITY: Committee on World Food Security chair urges use of forest foods in diets: Imported Foods "Junk"  http://blog.cifor.org/15824/qa-committee-on-world-food-security-chair-urges-use-of-forest-foods-in-diets/#.UZSKL4Lyeic

 

May 24, 2013 CIFOR Forest
-▶ SEARCHING FOR NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN THE FORESTS OF CENTRAL AFRICA http://blog.cifor.org/16438/searching-for-nutritional-security-in-the-forests-of-central-africa/#.UaBp4uvyeic

 

                                                      WATCH

                  July 9, 2013 Guardian, Farming and Food Security
CLIMATE-SMART, SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/video/2013/jul/09/climate-smart-coffee-farming-uganda-video

 

September 5, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ NATURE'S ANSWER:  PEST-EATING BIRDS MEAN MONEY FOR COFFEE GROWERS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905101952.htm

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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

 

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

 

 

July 17, 2013 UnEarth News

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

 

May 10, 2013 Environmental Research Web
-▶ EXPANDING AGRICULTURE IN AMAZON IS NO-WIN SCENARIO http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53368

 

May 16, 2013

-▶ AMAZON DEFORESTATION 80% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR (2012)  http://sco.lt/5HPAVl

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

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

 

Care2 Healthy Living September 20, 2013
 -▶ AN EXPERIMENT IN SHARING:  SEATTLE, USA FOOD FOREST

Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate people about the environmental impact of food production?... http://www.care2.com/greenliving/an-experiment-in-sharing-seattle-food-forest.html

 

TriplePundit, October 11, 2013

 -▶ THE RISE OF INDOOR CROPPING http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/rise-indoor-cropping/

 

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

 

 

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

 

LAND GRABS:

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

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

 

The Ecologist
-▶ CANADIAN OIL COMPANY THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF PERU'S 'JAGUAR PEOPLE'  www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1922474/canadian_oil_company_threatens_the_survival_of_perus_jaguar_people.html

 

May 14, 2013 Global Post
-▶ HOW THE WORLD BANK FUNDS ILLEGAL LOGGING IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/130513/world-bank-deutsche-illegal-logging-laos-vietnam

 

June 14, 2013 Humanosphere
-▶ BBC: A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

 

June 24, 2013
-▶ FEMALE LAND OWNERSHIP: Promoting equitable land ownership in Ethiopia and Rwanda http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/24/from-policy-to-action-promoting-equitable-land-ownership-in-ethiopia-and-rwanda/

 

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                                                -BIOFUELS

 

                                                   VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

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

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

 

           ------------------------------ REDD------------------------------

 

                                             WATCH:

                     CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                          CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

May 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ INDIGENOUS ASSOCIATION TO SUE TO SHUT DOWN PANAMA'S REDD+ PROGRAM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0517-panama-coonapip-redd-suit.html

 

May 1, 2013 ReddMonitor
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME ON REDD AND SAFEGUARDS : : "Concerns Grow Over Weak Safeguard Implementation" http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/01/concerns-grow-over-weak-safeguard-implementation-forest-peoples-programme-on-redd-and-safeguards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

May 10, 2013

-▶ THERE IS NO SAFE "REDD" - The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+ and for Life via redd-monitor.org http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/10/there-is-no-safe-redd-global-alliance-of-indigenous-peoples-and-local-communities-on-climate-change-against-redd-and-for-life/

 

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

 

                                    CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

 

-▶  AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF SOME 75 PERCENT OF GLOBAL DEFORESTATION http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/deforestation-emissions/... ccafs­.cgiar.org

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

May 7, 2013 SciDev.Net
-▶ WILL MORE SCIENCE EXPERTISE FIX THE SUSTAINABILITY CRISIS? http://www.scidev.net/en/science-and-innovation-policy/science-policy/opinions/will-more-science-expertise-fix-the-sustainability-crisis-.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_opinions

 

                              -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                     -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                   http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 -▶ PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/6c3dcf

 

 

 +++++++HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD' http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

+++++++THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5wKm1Z

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

-----FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME: Supporting forest peoples’ rights http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 

---- SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL - The movement for tribal peoples http://www.survivalinternational.org/

 

Eldis -
---  AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/resource-guides/climate-change/agriculture-and-food-security#.UZC_ooLyeic

 

----http://www.redd-monitor.org/

 

MORE ON FORESTS

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

 

 

                                   -----------WATCH---------

 

                              REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                         AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                      Winner of Best Short Documentary

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

 

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THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

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


                                  THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS

                   Guardian Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014

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

 

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

 

Scientific American, April 23, 2014
-▶  U.S. BIOFUELS MANDATE IS CUT DRASTICALLY. EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biofuels-mandate-is-cut-drastically/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+energy-and-sustainability+%28Topic%3A+Energy+%26+Sustainability%29

 

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

 

 May 08, 2013 EurActive

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES

*EXCLUSIVE* / Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583

 

Click Green Research, January 09, 2014
▶ EU BIOFUEL POLICY IS DRIVING UP DEMAND FASTER THAN NATURE CAN KEEP UP - RUNNING OUT POLLINATING BEES http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124095-eu-biofuel-policy-is-driving-up-demand-faster-than-nature-can-keep-up.html

 

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

 

July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

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

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

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

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

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

 

 -▶  DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                   FEATURED VIDEO

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

 

 

AP Investigation

-▶  THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

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

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

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

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

 

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

 

June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
-▶  FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

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

 

Science Direct

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

 

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ----

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    SLIDESHOW:

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

 

 

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

 

 Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
-▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

 Treehugger, October 9, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

February 2, 2012 EurActive
-▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

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

 

 August 28, 2013 Take Part

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 19, 2013 New Scientist
-▶  THIRSTY CLEAN ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ

 

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

 

-▶  DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

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

 

 

 

 -▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/8MPR6v


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

 

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

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

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

 

 

                                             ++++WATCH++++

                      VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

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

 

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

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

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

 

 July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

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

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

-▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy

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

 

 

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

 

 April 17, 2013 Mongabay

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

                                                      WATCH

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

                               David Suzuki: Documentary

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

 

-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

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

 

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

 

 

 SEE:

Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                            AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                         BATTLE FOR THE BEES

             Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                   http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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

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GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop

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Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                           WATCH

                                        Jan 18,2013  - The Real News

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

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

 

Feb 1, 2013

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

 

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

 

April 27, 2012

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

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

'"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

 

                                                  WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

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

 

 Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

                                                WATCH

                            CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

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

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

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

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:21 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Greening The World With Palm Oil? Sustainable? Corporate Social Responsibility?

Greening The World With Palm Oil?  Sustainable?  Corporate Social Responsibility? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding papers and watching minutes tick by on the clock. When his break comes, he takes out a Nestle KitKat bar.... 

"HAVE A BREAK?" AD GreenPeace Ad on Nestle's Use of Palm Oil In Their Products Have a break? on VIMEO http://vimeo.com/10236827

 

July 28, 2012 Rainforest Action Network
CARGILL'S SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECTIONS TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TRIPA RAINFOREST IN SUMATRA http://understory.ran.org/2012/07/20/cargill-admits-buying-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-orangutan-habitat/

 

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VIDEO 4:20

"SAVING SUMATRA" The Scale of Destruction - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EJt3LbccdC0#!

 

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

 

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

 

June 21, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3

 

ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL - WHAT'S IN A NAME? http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php

 

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

 

 

 

April 17, 2014 TreeHugger
CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HIS FOREST HOME HAS BEEN CUT DOWN (PHOTOS) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

 

THIS MUST COME TO AN END - IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE, ANTI-LIFE AND SUICIDAL

Palm oil, usually produced from a species of palm tree originally from West Africa, has emerged over the past 30 years as one of the world’s most widely used—and controversial—crops. Palm oil goes into a range of products available in virtually every supermarket, pharmacy, and department store. It is used in roughly half of processed foods, ranging from crackers to peanut butter to ice cream; beauty products like shampoo, cosmetics, shaving cream, and soap (which account for nearly 10 percent of global consumption of palm oil); industrial lubricants; and even for biofuel production. Its versatility, combined with a yield far in excess of any other oilseed, has fueled its rapid expansion across southeast Asia: today, Indonesia and Malaysia—which account for 85 percent of global palm oil production—have more than 50,000 square miles of palm plantations, up from fewer than 580 square miles in 1984. But the crop’s success has come at a great environmental cost: more than half of the expansion since 1980 has come at the expense of natural forests. As such, palm oil has been targeted by environmentalists and scientists concerned about biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution. Furthermore, the palm oil industry has been challenged by land rights issues and social abuses, since expansion is occurring in areas where communities may traditionally use forests but lack title to land. New development in these areas spurs charges of land-grabbing and can exacerbate social conflict

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0126-palm_oil.html

 

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

 

April 12 2013 Forest News

NORWAY'S GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM PALM OIL PRODUCERS http://blog.cifor.org/15021/norways-government-pension-fund-divests-from-palm-oil-producers/?utm_source=April+2013&utm_campaign=NEWS+UPDATE+English&utm_medium=email#.UX-JS4Lyeic

 

 

April 19, 2013 Redd-Monitor.org - Three For The Price Of One
CANADIAN MINING CORPORATION, EAST ASIA MINERALS. IS "WORKING CLOSELY" WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DESTROY ACEH'S FORESTS FOR LOGGING, PALM OIL, MINING http://ow.ly/kfs44

 

This week, East Asia Minerals put out a press release announcing that the Ministry of Forestry is “close to accepting a proposal to open 1.2 million hectares of forest in Aceh province for mining, logging, and palm oil production”. This is, incidentally, the same Ministry of Forestry that told the UN Forum on Forests last week that the country was committed to extending the two-year moratorium on conversion of primary forests and peatlands... Here... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0419-gapki-interview.html

 

 

 

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*** "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

 

Video

**** CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE: CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

AND MUCH MORE ON THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

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The commodifying of life has become the mantra for major multinationals who all depend on nature's natural resources for their products.  We all have to wake up to some simple facts:  that without Nature We Do Not Exist.  Every species is equal in its own right.  And to the degree we are destroying our natural ecosystems, we are destroying ourselves.  The drive to ever increase the quarterly bottom-line without thought or care for where we are deriving these profits from and their impact on the greater biosphere and lifeforms on planet earth, is very disturbing and ultimately suicidal.

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

WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Cleared 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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

April 22, 2013 Survival International
-▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173

 

 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

 

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/

 

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

 

 Survival International, December 19, 2013

 ▶   MASSACRE INVESTIGATION EXPOSES INDONESIAN ARMY ATROCITIES http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9852

 

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/

 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html

 

 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/

 

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

 

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

 

 The Global Mail, December 17, 2012
 ▶   UP THE FLY WITHOUT A PADDLE. The Global Mail investigates rumours of a mysterious plague down-river from a giant gold mine in remote Papua New Guinea, and uncovers disturbing questions about the flow of benefits from the resources boom. http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/up-the-fly-without-a-paddle/523/

 

                                                          VIDEO:

              Narrated by Robert Redford, Winner of the Goldman Prize
THE INDIGENOUS MOLLO PEOPLE IN TIMOR STRUGGLE TO PROTECT THEIR SACRED NATURAL WORLD FROM FOREIGN MINING CORPORATIONS http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/aleta-baun

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/

 

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                          INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

            A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

                                          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

 

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  ▶ 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

 

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

 

▶   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

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                      http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

 

             ------------------------------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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This is Your Wilderness on Drugs: The Environmental Reality of Pot Farming

This is Your Wilderness on Drugs: The Environmental Reality of Pot Farming | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Huffington Post UK, June 23, 2014
▶ CANNABIS ADDICTION:  RECORD NUMBER OF CHILDREN RECEIVE TREATMENT, UP 50% IN SEVEN YEARS http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/23/cannabis-addiction-record-high-children_n_5520799.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

 

HuffingtonPost, UK, January 06, 2014
▶ HOW DANGEROUS SYNTHETIC CANNABIS BECAME BRITAIN'S MOST POPULAR NEW LEGAL HIGH http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/28/synthetic-cannabis-more-potent-increasing_n_5404453.html

 

▶ WITH MORE U.S. STATES LEGALIZING MARIJUANA, WEED IS EXPECTED TO FLOURISH INTO A $10.2 BILLION MARKET BY 2018 http://www.fastcompany.com/3021155/fast-feed/a-budding-business-the-marijuana-market-is-expected-to-top-10-billion-by-2018

 

 Mother jones, March/April 2014
▶ THIS IS YOUR WILDERNESS ON DRUGS:  THE LANDSCAPE-SCARRING, ENERGY-SUCKING, WILDLIFE-KILLING REALITY OF POT FARMING http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/marijuana-weed-pot-farming-environmental-impacts

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                                      LinkTV World News
GOOGLE EARTH EXPOSES POT-GROWING'S ENVIRONMENTAL TOLL http://news.linktv.org/videos/google-earth-exposes-pot-growings-environmental-toll

 

 The Nation, October 31, 2013
▶  POT-GROWING PESTICIDES PLAYING HAVOC WITH ENVIRONMENT
Marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife http://www.thenation.com/article/176955/pot-growing-bad-environment#

 

NPR Radio, February 14, 2014
 ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife

 

HuffPost Green, March 19, 2014

▶THE ENVIRONMENTAL REALITY OF POT FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/marijuana-environment_n_4995248.html

 

 

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                                       SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                 Newshour PBS, April 09, 2014
IS POT GETTING MORE POTENT? THE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF MARIJUANA. The average potency of pot has more than tripled in the past two decades, according to testing done for the federal government. The two main species of the Cannabis plant, Cannabis indica and Cannibas sativa, produce different kinds of highs.Indica is described as having a calming, relaxing, and narcotic effect, while sativa is said to have a more uplifting, stimulating, or “cerebral” effect. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/pot-getting-potent/

 

▶ THE DANGERS OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA: WHAT IS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL MARIJUANA? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/synthetic-marijuana_n_3908171.html

 

 HuffPost, April 14, 2014
▶ MORE PETS ARE SHOWING UP HIGH ON MARIJUANA, VETS SAY -- BEWARE OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/pets-high-marijuana-arizona_n_5146574.html

 

Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013
▶ PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

Al Jazeera America, January 14, 2014

▶ EDIBLE MARIJUANA AND THE NEW LEGAL FRONTIER:  THESE AREN'T YOUR GRANDFATHER'S POT BROWNIES - A CORPORATE BIG FOOD BONANZA http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/edible-marijuanathesearentyourgrandfatherspotbrownies.html

 

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                                                         VIDEO
                                 INSIDE THE CANNABIS FACTORY
                                                   New York Times
New federal regulations in Canada make way for the large-scale legal production of marijuana.
http://www.nytimes.com/video/business/100000002900148/inside-the-cannabis-factory.html

 

 Reuters, April 28, 2014
▶ HOW URUGUAY DOES IT: URUGUAY TO ALLOW POT USERS TO BUY UP TO 20 JOINTS A WEEK http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/us-uruguay-marijuana-regulations-idUSKBN0DE0K220140428

 

FastCompany, April 20, 2014
▶ IN SEARCH OF GREENER PASTURES, TECHIES LAND IN THE GROWING MARIJUNA FIELDS. As cannabis goes mainstream, the industry is attracting a wide range of techie migrants, from recent grads starting out to senior-level executives looking to reboot their careers. Risky? Yes. But the chance to strike gold is too good to pass up. http://www.fastcompany.com/3029689/world-changing-ideas/in-search-of-greener-pastures-techies-land-in-the-growing-marijuana-fie?partner

 

 

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MONSANTO, PHARMACEUTICALS AND PATENTED MARIJUANA SEEDS

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August 14, 2013 Chicago Now
- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

▶ THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA:  BIGPHARMA, MONSANTO GMO, LEGALIZATION http://sco.lt/5LKpFZ

 

Medical Daily, August 14, 2013

▶ COULD MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE MONSANTO'S NEXT TARGET?  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WEED ISN'T SO FAR FETCHED http://www.medicaldaily.com/could-medical-marijuana-be-monsantos-next-target-genetically-engineered-weed-isnt-so-far-fetched

 

 ▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

Reuters, February 05, 2014
CVS PHARMACIES BECOME FIRST BIG U.S. DRUGSTORE CHAIN TO DROP TOBACCO (COULD IT BE IN PREPARATION FOR DISPENSING LUCRATIVE LEGALIZED MARIJUNA?)  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/05/us-cvscaremark-cigarettes-idUSBREA140RP20140205

 

 Mint Press News, November 12, 2013
▶ BIG PHARMA EYES MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA MARKET http://www.mintpressnews.com/big-pharma-eyes-michigan-medical-marijuana-market/172459/=

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

                                                         WATCH
                                   PBS Newshour, March 19, 2014
        WHAT CAN THE DUTCH TEACH THE U.S. ABOUT SELLING POT?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-dutch-teach-u-s-selling-pot-2/

 

 

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                        DRUGGED UP, DUMBED DOWN NATION

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Alternet, February 18, 2014
▶ WILL WE SEE THE STARBUCKS OF POT AS CORPORATIONS EYE THE LUCRATIVE LEGAL POT BUSINESS? http://www.alternet.org/drugs/will-we-see-starbucks-pot-corporations-eye-lucrative-legal-pot-business

 

 Alternet, February 20, 2014
▶ COLORADO'S LEGAL POT MARKET FAR EXCEEDS TAX REVENUE EXPECTATIONS: $185 MILLION  http://www.alternet.org/drugs/colorados-legal-pot-market-far-exceeds-tax-revenue-expectations

 

 Smart Planet, November 8, 2013

▶ IS MARIJUANA THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN AND GLOBAL INDUSTRY? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/is-marijuana-the-next-great-american-industry/33745?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

 

Bloomberg, February 14, 2014
▶ POT BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO OPEN ACCOUNTS WITH U.S. BANKS. The U.S. government took a step toward legitimizing the marijuana industry, allowing U.S. banks to offer accounts and other services to businesses in states where medical or recreational pot sales are legal.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/treasury-lets-banks-offer-accounts-to-pot-businesses.html?alcmpid=markets

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                            LinkTV World News, January 10, 2014
             COLORADO SELLERS HIGH ON MARIJUANA PROFITS http://news.linktv.org/videos/colorado-sellers-high-on-marijuana-profits

 

RT News, January 04, 2014

▶ STOCK IN MARIJUNA COMPANIES SKYROCKETS  http://rt.com/usa/marijuana-stock-soars-colorado-million-162/

 

 Reuters, January 20, 2014
▶ THE MARIJUANA GOLDMINE AND THE POLITICAL/CORPORATE REVOLVING DOOR: U.S. ex-DEA agent in unlikely new role with pot investment firm http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-usa-dea-marijuana-idUSBREA0J0PM20140120

 

Smell the Truth, December 31, 2013

▶ STONED PLANET: TEN STORIES THAT MADE 2013 THE YEAR OF LEGAL POT http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2013/12/31/ten-stories-that-made-2013-the-year-of-legal-pot/

 

Inhabitat, April 18, 2014
▶ FORGET JUNK FOOD:  COLORADO'S FIRST POT VENDING MACHINE SERVES UP RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA http://inhabitat.com/marijuana-vending-machine-pops-up-in-colorado/

 

 

Mother Nature Network, April 09, 2014

▶ THE FUTURE OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION BELONGS TO THE CAPITALIST http://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/blogs/the-future-of-marijuana-legalization-belongs-to-the

 

Grist, March 18, 2014

▶ CAN THE POT INDUSTRY MAKE BUDS WITH SUSTAINABILITY? http://grist.org/article/looking-for-sustainable-marijuana-in-washington/

 

 Truthout, December 6, 2013

▶ THE CORPORATIZATION OF CANNABIS: THINKING BEYOND BIG MARIJUANA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20464-thinking-beyond-big-marijuana

 

AlterNet, March 16, 2014

▶ MICHELLE ALEXANDER:  WHITE MEN GET RICH FROM LEGAL POT, BLACK MEN STAY IN PRISON http://www.alternet.org/drugs/michelle-alexander-white-men-get-rich-legal-pot-black-men-stay-prison

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                     LinkTV World News, January 17, 2014
▶ SWAZILAND:  AFRICA'S GOLD MINE OF MARIJUANA - PART TWO http://news.linktv.org/videos/swaziland-africas-gold-mine-of-marijuana-part-two

 

RT News, January 15, 2014

▶ ITALIAN CITY OF TURIN VOTES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING CANNABIS http://rt.com/news/turin-cannabis-legalize-italy-613/

 

Albany Tribune, January 4, 2014
▶ PERU CALLS FOR DEBATE ON THE LEGALIZATON OF MARIJUANA http://www.albanytribune.com/04012014-peru-calls-debate-legalization-marijuana/

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT
                            LinkTV World News, MAY 2, 2013
                                INSIDE CANADA'S WAR ON WEED'

http://news.linktv.org/videos/inside-canadas-war-on-weedhttp://ow.ly/sMigd

 

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                    --- USA STATES & MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION--

 

RT News, December 10, 2013
▶ DENVER LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR USE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY http://rt.com/usa/denver-legalizes-marijuana-private-property-025/

 

RT News, November 22, 2013
▶ MAINE FAILS TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA http://rt.com/usa/maine-marijuana-legalize-fail-160/

 

RT News, October 18, 2013
▶ CALIFORNIA MOVES TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN 2016 http://rt.com/usa/california-legalize-marijuana-2016-386/

 

RT News, November 0, 2013
▶ WEEKS-OLD TRACES OF MARIJUANA CAN LAND YOU A DUI IN ARIZONA http://rt.com/usa/arizona-dui-marijuana-court-391/

 

                                                       WATCH
                               CANNABIS RESEARCH STUDIES

                                           Documentary 70 min
          http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/cannabis-research-studies/

 

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                          WATCH FOR THE CREEP TO BIOFUELS, BIOTECH

 

Wave3.com, January 15, 2014

▶ US REPUBLICAN SENATOR TELLS MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTS TO FOCUS ON CANNABIS OIL http://www.wave3.com/story/24463785/republican-senator-tells-medical-marijuana-supporters-to-focus-on-cannabis-oil

 

-▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY -- OUR PUBLIC LANDS  http://sco.lt/9JCs8f

 

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

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

 

 ▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

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

 

     ▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Wonder Why Marijuana Laws Are Passing So Quickly Across the USA and the World. It's Not For Your Health.  And It's Not About the Drug Wars. It's about the repeat of ending "prohibition" and restructuring wealth. Big politics and "Legal" Money is involved here to capture, control and profit from this new market. The Cartels and Multi-National Corporations Have Control of a global agricultural Industry,  already in place: from owning the land, to growing the crops, patenting new genetically engineered seeds, owning the pesticides and marketing systems

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 19, 5:29 PM

"Wonder Why Marijuana Laws Are Passing So Quickly Across the USA and the World. It's Not For Your Health. And It's Not About the Drug Wars. It's about the repeat of ending "prohibition" and restructuring wealth. Big politics and "Legal" Money is involved here to capture, control and profit from this new market. The Cartels and Multi-National Corporations Have Control of a global agricultural Industry, already in place: from owning the land, to growing the crops, patenting new genetically engineered seeds, owning the pesticides and marketing .. and we're right back to toxic smoking and ill-health. Nothing new here."

Christina Bryant's curator insight, April 7, 2:03 AM

This article speaks about how Colorado, particularly Denver, believes that there will be a marijuana shortage now that marijuana has been legalized. This article goes into depth about how there will be a shortage in the short run, but eventually the supply and demand should come to an equilibrium.

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

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

  allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

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

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 

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

 

 

                                   INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

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

 

 September 4, 2013 NPR

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

 

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

 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

                                                        BIG FOOD:

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

 

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

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

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

 

 

                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH:
                                                   Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

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

 

 Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

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

 

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

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

                                                  The Report—

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

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

 

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

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

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

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

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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 5:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 12:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 7:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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Wetlands Vital in Supporting Human Life and Biodiversity

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 UN Report - 16 October 2012 –

-▶ Governments must recognize the vital economic and environmental role that wetlands play in supporting human life and biodiversity, according to a United Nations-backed report released today, which also stresses that their protection is essential for countries to transition into resource-efficient and sustainable economies.... http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43300&Cr=sustainable+development&Cr1=#.UJWR5IXZ03Y

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again

 

EcoMENA , February 06, 2014
 -▶ THE UNENDING BENEFITS OF WETLANDS: VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://www.ecomena.org/benefits-wetlands/

 

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

 

Summit Voice, September 22, 2013
-▶ RATE OF COASTAL WETLANDS LOSSES SPEEDS: THREATENING MIGRATING BIRDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/22/rate-of-coastal-wetlands-losses-speeds-up/

 

October 16, 2012 UNEP News Center

  -▶ VITAL ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ROLE OF WETLANDS MUST BE RECOGNIZED TO AVOID FURTHER DEGRADATION AND LOSSES http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9305&l=en

 

 HuffPost Green, April 04, 2014
 -▶ CLEAN WATER ACT EXPANSION DRAWS IRE FROM GOP AS WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO REGULATE WATERWAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/clean-water-act-expansion_n_5088723.html

 

Voice of America, May 22, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html

 

CBC New, January 6, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES 'CONTAMINATING SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE WETLANDS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pesticide-contaminating-prairie-wetlands-scientist-1.2482082

 

Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014
-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

 

                                         QUEST SCIENCE TV
                                           December 23, 2014
                     RECONSTRUCTING A RIVER FOR WILDLIFE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/reconstructing-a-river-for-wildlife/

 

 

Truthout, Aprl 16, 2014
▶ FOUR YEARS AFTER BP: OIL SPILLS CONTINUE IN LOUISIANA RIVER AND WETLANDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23126-four-years-after-bp-hunting-for-oil-spills-in-louisiana

 

Summit Voice, April 15, 2014
-▶ COLORADO WETLANDS TO REGAIN FEDERAL PROTECTION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/15/colorado-wetlands-to-regain-federal-protection/

 

 

                                VIDEO - CRANE COURTSHIP
                               Wetlands For Life, April 17, 2014
HISTORIC EASTER EGG LAID AT WWT SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTER WWT. A pair of four-foot high Eurasian cranes has nested at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, raising hopes they could rear the first successful chick hatched in the wild in the west of Britain since the 1600s http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/news/2014/04/wwt-news/historic-easter-egg-laid-at-wwt-slimbridge-wetland-centre/

 

Treehugger, April 10, 2014

-▶ POP-UP WETLANDS HELP CALIFORNIA FARMERS AND SAVE MIGRATORY BIRDS.  Millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, traveling along an aerial highway that stretches from Mexico up to the Arctic. Although birds cover impressive distances along the way, they still need places to rest. California was once home to an estimated 4 million acres of wetlands in the pre-settlement 1800s. But today, 90 to 95 percent of that habitat has disappeared.

In seasons of drought, like the one we’ve experienced in the past year, the lack of wetlands can be devastating to bird populations. However a new program in California’s Central Valley is temporarily using farmland to create “pop-up” wetlands, which serve as rest stops for traveling birds.

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/pop-wetlands-help-california-farmers-and-migratory-birds/

 

                                                        WATCH
                                                    QuestScience
                                      WETLANDS TIME MACHINE
More than 100,000 acres of wetlands are being restored in the Bay Area, but how exactly do we know what to restore them to? QUEST discovers how historical ecologists are recreating San Francisco Bay wetlands that existed decades ago. http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/wetlands-time-machine/

 

  Nature Magazine, February 19, 2014

-▶ CHINESE CONTRACTED FOR NICARAGUA "PANAMA" SIZE CANAL WOULD WREAK ENVIRONMENTAL RUIN.

   The excavation of hundreds of kilometres from coast to coast, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the largest drinking-water reservoir in the region, will destroy around 400,000 hectares of rainforests and wetlands.

   The accompanying development could imperil surrounding ecosystems. Some 240 kilometres north of the most likely route of the canal lies the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve — 2 million hectares of tropical forest that is the last refuge of many disappearing species (see 'Nicaragua carve-up'). Less than 115 kilometres to the south is the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve, with more than 318,000 hectares of tropical dry forest. Worse still, the probable canal route cuts through the northern sector of the Cerro Silva Natural Reserve.... http://www.nature.com/news/conservation-nicaragua-canal-could-wreak-environmental-ruin-1.14721

 

Phys.Org, February 12, 2012

-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATEN BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html

 

Deep Green Resistance News Service

-▶ REPORT FINDS HALF OF EARTH'S WETLANDS DESTROYED SINCE 1900  http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/10/18/report-finds-half-of-earths-wetlands-destroyed-since-1900/

 

 The Washington Post, December 08, 2013

-▶ STUDY SAYS U.S. CAN'T KEEP UP WITH LOSS OF WETLANDS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-says-us-cant-keep-up-with-loss-of-wetlands/2013/12/08/c4801be8-5d2e-11e3-95c2-13623eb2b0e1_story.html

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                   BBC Future, March 13, 2013
                  "PANTANAL:  LIQUID HEART OF SOUTH AMERICA"

In this film Rob Shore, head of WETLAND CONSERVATION at the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust, Michael Becker, conservation director at WWF-Brazil, environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, and lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy Dr M Sanjayan reveal the richness of life supported by the Pantanal but also the contribution this great wetland makes to the life of people living far beyond its limits... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130312-liquid-heart-of-south-america

 

  -▶ FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK - UN http://sco.lt/9FQw3F

 

 

Mongabay, January 17, 2014
-▶ COURT ORDERS LOGGING COMPANY TO CLEAN UP POLLUTION DISASTER IN CHILE WETLANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0117-green-chile-wetlands-pollution.html

 

NOAA Fisheries

-▶ WHY WETLANDS MATTER:

Status and Trends of Wetlands in Coastal Watersheds INFOGRAPHIC  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11

 

March 13, 2012 Terra Daily
-▶ 15-YEAR STUDY: WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING WETLANDS, MOTHER NATURE IS IN CHARGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/15_year_study_When_it_comes_to_creating_wetlands_Mother_Nature_is_in_charge_999.html

 

 Huffington Post Miami, January 10, 2014
-▶ FLORIDA EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECT PRODUCES QUICK SUCCESS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/c-111-canal_n_4578337.html

 

                                                LOVELY VIDEO

                                                     AWHAR:

              RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                  Full Episode

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

 

Press of Atlantic City, December 23, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA THREATENS WETLANDS AND SEAFOOD SPECIES, STUDY SAYS http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/rising-sea-threatens-wetlands-and-seafood-species-study-says/article_f2107e94-6eaa-11e3-bfa3-0019bb2963f4.html

 

 

-▶ MORE ON WETLANDS FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Louisiana+Wetlands+Tattered+by+Industrial+Canals%2C+Not+Just+River+Levees+&x=12&y=6

 

Scientific American, December 14, 2013
-▶ LOUISIANA WETLANDS TATTERED BY INDUSTRIAL CANAL, NOT JUST RIVER LEVEES http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carey-louisiana-wetlands-tattered-by-industrial-canals

 

Bloomberg BNA, December 13, 2013
-▶ EPA, CORPS SAY BENEFITS OF PROTECTING WETLANDS, STREAMS FAR OUTWEIGH COSTS http://www.bna.com/epa-corps-say-n17179880702/

 

Huffington Post Green, January 5, 2014
-▶ GREAT LAKES ONLY REGION IN U.S. TO GAIN WETLANDS, REPORT FINDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/great-lakes-wetlands_n_4545059.html

 

 

  -▶ KILLING OFF BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE DOESN'T PAY:  DRAINED WETLANDS GIVE OFF SAME AMOUNT OF GREENHOUSE GASES AS INDUSTRY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Drained_wetlands_give_off_same_amount_of_greenhouse_gases_as_industry_999.html

 

Environmental Protection, February 03, 2014

 -▶ REPRIORITIZING WETLAND PROTECTION THROUGH SEQUENCING. Wetlands serve to protect, enhance, and maintain the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the aquatic ecosystem. They are crucial to the maintenance of safety and welfare for human health and all associated environmental components  http://eponline.com/articles/2014/02/03/reprioritizing-wetland-protection-through-sequencing.aspx

 

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

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

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

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

 

-▶ MANGROVES, REEFS, FOREST AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

 

 January 26, 2012 Mongabay
-▶ PROTECTING ORIGINAL WETLANDS FAR PREFERABLE TO RESTORATION http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-hance_wetlands_restoration.html

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶RICE PADDIES PROVIDING RESPITE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS IN DROUGHT-RAVAGED CALIFORNIA - WETLANDS ALMOST DISAPPEARED http://grist.org/news/rice-paddies-providing-respite-for-birds-in-drought-ravaged-california/

 

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

 

September 5, 2013 Natural England
-▶ RECORD BREAKING SUMMER FOR SOMERSET'S WETLAND BIRDS http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/avalonmarshesegretsfeature.aspx

 

September 5, 2013 Red Orbit
-▶ WETLANDS SERVE AS NATURAL SOURCE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF STREAM POLLUTED BY ACID RAIN http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112940260/wetlands-key-in-revitalizing-acid-streams-090513/

  

                                                    --- WATCH --

               EDGE OF THE EVERGLADES - THE BIG CYPRUS SWAMP

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

 

 

July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

-▶ WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS - RESTORING WETLANDS: The business case for maintaining and restoring nature's ecosystems is stronger than ever... http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

July 16, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ PROTECTING NATURE IS THE BEST WAY OF PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM RISING TIDES AND STORMS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/heres-an-easy-way-to-protect-coastal-communities-from-rising-seas-and-storms/

 

January 18, 2013 Guardian

-▶ RIVERS, LAKES AND WETLANDS; COULD WATER BECOME THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MARKET? http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jan/18/rivers-lakes-wetlands-water-market

 

-▶ RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

 

November 9, 2012 Living on Earth

-▶ WETLAND DESTRUCTION THREATENING RUSSIA'S SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00045&segmentID=5

 

 March 11, 2012 The Globe and Mail
-▶ REBUILDING WETLANDS DESTROYED BY OIL SANDS MAY NOT RESTORE IT, RESEARCHERS SAY http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rebuilding-land-destroyed-by-oil-sands-may-not-restore-it-researchers-say/article2365858/

 

Great Lakes Echo, January 06, 2014
-▶ RESTORING LAKE ERIE'S LARGEST WETLAND http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/01/06/restoring-lake-eries-largest-wetland/

 

 

August 22, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶ NEW DELHI: ANGRY BIRDS SKIP POLLUTED DELHI - WETLANDS DISAPPEARING http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/angry-birds-skip-polluted-delhi/

 

February 3, 2012 Phys.Org
-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATENS BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html

 

 

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

 

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

 

Grist, December 20, 2013
-▶ WATER & OIL: ONE BATTLE TO SAVE THE SACRED HEADWATERS END, ANOTHER BEGINS http://grist.org/climate-energy/shell-game-one-battle-to-save-the-sacred-headwaters-ends-another-begins/

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
-▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

▶  WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.wetlands.org/

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands

 

 

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

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

 May 14, 2013 Grist

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS

Wind turbines killed an estimated 83,000 birds of prey last year, yet the administration has never prosecuted a wind farm for killing a protected bird... http://grist.org/news/obama-administration-loves-wind-energy-hates-birds/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=thenaturaleye%40gmail.com

 

Seattle Times, December 06, 2013
-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ALLOW EAGLE DEATHS - TO AID WIND POWER. Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

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

 

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

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

 

Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

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

 

 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

 

Summit County, November 16, 2013

-▶ 600,000 BATS KILLED IN 2012 BY ENERGY PRODUCING WIND TURBINES: NEW STUDY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

  

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

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

 

 

 EarthTechling

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                        March 18, 2013 CFact

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

 

 

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

 

Living on Earth, December 13, 2013
-▶ CAPE WIND IN DOUBT - TAX CREDITS AND THE MONEY GAME http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=3

 

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

 

January 26, 2012 CS Monitor

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

 

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

 

-▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WIND FARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS -  http://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 AND NOW SOLAR TOO:

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

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

 

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

 

Treehugger, September 25, 2013
-▶ DUTCH WIND TURBINE CROWDFUNDED IN JUST 13 HOURS http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/dutch-wind-turbine-crowdfunded-just-13-hours.html

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 June 28, 2013 Mirror News
                                                     VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 


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Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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

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

        

             FRACKING, OIL AND GAS, BIO MASS ALL LISTED BELOW

 

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

 

The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

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

 

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

 

▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

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                                               FRACKING AMERICA:

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3506892077/fracking-america-making-deals-for-private-for-profit-gas-drilling-on-our-pristine-public-land

 

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

 

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

 

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 October 18, 2012 - Daily Kos:

-▶ SEVEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OIL PRODUCTION AND DRILLING ON YOUR PUBLIC LANDS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/18/1146528/-Seven-things-you-need-to-know-about-oil-production-and-drilling-on-your-public-lands

 

 Grist, February 04, 2014
▶  STEP RIGHT UP, BIG COAL, FOR AMERICA'S BIG COAL GIVEAWAY. It’s bad enough that the federal government leases out public lands to private companies to be torn up and mined for coal. Even worse is that the feds are ripping off taxpayers in the process, leasing the coal tracts at way-below-market prices, through a totally inept program, according to a new federal study. http://grist.org/news/step-right-up-big-coal-for-americas-big-coal-giveaway/

 

SodaHead, April 22, 2014
▶  ALEC WORKING TO SEIZE FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND FOR MASSIVE MINING AND DRILLING OPERATIONS http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/alec-working-to-seize-federal-public-land-for-massive-mining-and-drilling-operations/question-4289423/

 

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

 

June 20, 2013 Climate Progress
▶ FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHARGES LOWER ROYALTIES THAN MANY STATES FOR OIL AND GAS DRILLING ON PUBLIC LANDS -- TAXPAYERS LOSE OUT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/06/20/2187071/federal-government-charges-lower-royalties-than-many-states-for-oil-and-gas-drilling-taxpayers-lose-out/

 

 Reuters, November 22, 2013
▶  WHY PRIVATELY-FINANCED PUBLIC PARKS ARE A BAD IDEA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/11/21/why-privately-financed-public-parks-are-a-bad-idea/

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                                     ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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 September 4, 2013 Grist

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

 

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

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                        VIDEO

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

 

Summit Voice, November 11, 2013

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

 

 

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

 

                           DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO AMERICA

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

 

                                              FOOD OR FUEL?

               RESEARCH SUGGEST BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

                                     MORE ON BIOFUELS:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=biofuel

 

 

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

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

HOW MONSANTO OUTFOXED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION -- OWNING THE SEED OF LIFE PATENTS http://sco.lt/8OMWHZ

 

Jan 18, 2013

THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO' GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

Corporate Ethics Watch International

MONSANTO''s  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED -  http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

 

 

 

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

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

Monopoly?  Food or Fuel?

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VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale

 

 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

 

June 18, 2013 Business Insider

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

 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

 

                                                  FEATURED VIDEO
                                           Mongabay, March 19, 2014
INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
 -▶ NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISH.  More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/

 

 

  InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

 -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
    CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

National Post, March 21, 2014
 -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/

 

▶ PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD

 

Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014

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

 

-▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR

 

                            CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                   Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

                                                            VIDEO
                              "LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA"
                                         http://vimeo.com/40766520

 

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

 

June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
-▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEOS

 

-▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

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

 

-▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
-▶  PANAMA: "THEY LIED TO US" PRISTINE INDIGENOUS COASTAL LAND IN PANAMA SOLD TO FOREIGN DEVELOPERS  http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

-▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

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

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                              VIDEO REPORT

                      "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS. Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia... http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013

▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

 

 

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

 

 Published on May 22, 2013

-▶  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

Many local indigenous people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

            June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

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

  

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                             Africa, Colonialism and The Environment
                     TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

 

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

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  *****COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS, MINERS SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEED CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722

 

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

 

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

 

 September 10, 2012 CSRWire News Release

-▶  BOMBSHELL RETREAT -- CHEVRON SEEKS TO DROP $60 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL CASE  –
In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory “fraud” and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer. The company also said it was even prepared to drop a $60 billion damages claim if the judge agrees to deny the defendants a jury trial. Chevron's $60 billion figure is based on three times the $19 billion Ecuadorian judgement, plus costs. http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36091-Bombshell-Retreat-Chevron-Seeks-to-Drop-60-Billion-in-Damages-In-Ecuador-Case

 

                                                            VIDEO

THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH

 

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/

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
▶  CHEVRON SUES RAINFOREST COMMUNITIES IT CONTAMINATED IN ECUADOR http://www.nationofchange.org/chevron-sues-rainforest-communities-it-contaminated-1382276125

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                         VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

                                                "DAMOCRACY"

Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

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

 

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

 

 August 29, 2013 Devex

-▶  SECURE LAND TENURE INCREASES FOOD SECURITY BY DECREASING VULNERABILITY TO LARGE SCALE LAND GRABS Secure land tenure increases #foodsecurity by decreasing vulnerability to large scale land grabs. The use of modern agricultural techniques tells only part of the story of why much of Ethiopia is better fed than before. Another part lies in a solution to food security that is gaining ground with governments and the international development community: securing land tenure.

      In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.  https://www.devex.com/en/news/how-smarter-land-use-can-curb-global-hunger/81710

 

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

 

 Intercontinental Cry, January 2, 2013

-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE CHAGOSSIANS

http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

The Chagos Archipelago had been under the administration of Mauritius. During the Cold War, in 1965, the British bought them for £3 million, declaring them part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). In 1966, the UK and the US implemented a joint military strategy and the archipelago was leased to the US for 50 years, until 2016. The purpose was to build a US military base on Diego Garcia. Although no money was ever received by the UK government, documents reveal that the US gave the UK a $14 million discount on the purchase of missiles.

 

In 1966, Sir Paul Gore-Booth, the then under-secretary at the Foreign Office wrote: "We must surely be very tough about this. The object of the exercise was to get some rocks that will remain ours. There will be no indigenous population except seagulls." And Denis Greenhill, a senior Foreign Office official added: "Unfortunately, along with the Birds go some few Tarzans or Men Fridays who origins are obscure and who are hopefully being wished onto Mauritius etc. When this has been done, I agree we must very tough.”

The Chagos people were removed and forced to live in Mauritius and the Seychelles. Speaking about the British Government, Dugassee said: “They treat us like animals... When they expelled us they promised that when we arrive in Seychelles or Mauritius there will be land and a few things to start anew but when we got there, there was nothing. They even said we would have a pension for life but we have nothing.”

Diaspora communities living in the Seychelles and Mauritius have experienced marginalization, discrimination, and grinding poverty. Testimonies from evictees describe families forced to eat out of bins, hunger strikes and the suicide of a desperate woman facing destitution and mounting debt..... http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

  -▶ STATE OF THE BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL - INVESTING IN CONSERVATION MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE

Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future.

These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world by the world’s largest Partnership of conservation organisations...  “Birds provide an accurate and easy to read environmental barometer that allows us to see clearly the pressures our current way of life are putting on the world’s biodiversity”, said Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife’s Director of Science, Information and Policy.. http://www.birdlife.org/community/2013/06/birds-indicate-a-planet-in-peril-but-investing-in-conservation-makes-economic-sense/

 

Climate Progress, June 13, 2014
   -▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS DEVELOPMENT HAS KILLED 58,000 to 402,000 MIGRATING BIRDS OF 22 PROTECTED SPECIES UNDER THREAT 58,000 to 402,000 birds. Canada’s boreal forest is a key nursery for migratory birds, but tar sands development is destroying habitat and killing the birds that depend on it, according to a new report.

The report, published by the National Wildlife Federation and Natural Resources Council of Maine, outlines the risks Canadian tar sands development poses to migratory birds. More than 292 species of protected birds rely on the boreal forest for breeding habitat, including the endangered whooping crane, and at least 130 of those are threatened by tar sands development.

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

 

                                                   VIDEO (2:18)
                               ARE SONGBIRDS DISAPPEARING?

                                      The Nature of Things CBC

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

 

                                    SONG BIRD SOS (TRAILER)
                   Can You Imagine A World Without Bird Song?
                                   http://songbirdsos.com/

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

  July 11, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation

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

 

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

 

                                                         WATCH
                                           "OUTBACK PELICANS"
                                                     PBS Nature

The Australian pelican is built for long-distance travel. One of the largest pelicans in the pelican family, with a light skeleton and a wingspan of over eight feet, it can be airborne all day and deep into the night, riding far and high on rising thermals. When rare weather systems bring heavy rains, huge numbers of Australian pelicans abandon the sea and coastal waters and embark on a mass pilgrimage to a place a thousand miles inland. It’s the last place you would look for one of their kind – the Australian Outback, one of the driest, hottest places on the planet. But what exactly triggers their journey? How do they find their way? How do they know what is waiting for them? And where do they go when they leave? NATURE looks for answers to questions researchers are only now beginning to unravel.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/outback-pelicans/introduction/6438/

 

August 23, 2013 Care2Causes
  -▶ U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa

 

  -▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?http://sco.lt/6PBEO1

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

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

 

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                                                       WATCH

                                            "NO SAFE HAVEN"

MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

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

 

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

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

 

August 22, 2013 High Country News

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

 

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

 

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

 

Summit Voice, April 22, 2014

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

 

Planet Earth Online, November 16, 2011
-▶ MIGRATORY BIRDS DON'T TRAIN FOR MIGRATIONS http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1107&cookieConsent=A

 

August 30, 2013 National Geographic
  -▶ WISE OLD WHOOPING CRANES TEACH YOUNG HOW TO MIGRATE TO FLORIDA AND BACK  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130830-whooping-crane-migration-genetic-conservation-learn-bird-animal/

 

Nature Blows My Mind! January 17, 2013
  -▶ THE 6 LONGEST BIRD MIGRATIONS http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-6-longest-bird-migrations/

 

 

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                               NEW YORK STATE'S WAR ON BIRDS

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

 

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

 

                                                  LOVELY WATCH
                                "THE MAGIC OF THE SNOWY OWL"
                                                    PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/magic-of-the-snowy-owl/preview/7833/

 

New York built their airports on nature's wetlands.  The birds are returning as they fly through.  Do men really expect to change a path that has been inbred for generations of bird families by killing them?

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

News Daily, December 20, 2013
  -▶ U.S. FEDS BEGIN KILLING BARRED OWLS TO HELP SPOTTED OWL  http://www.newsdaily.com/article/db7bafed5a5ad63f8383d8c0c296f7b8/feds-begin-killing-barred-owls-to-help-spotted-owl\

 

                                                   WATCH

                  SHOOTING ONE OWL TO SAVE ANOTHER

                        July 26, 2013 NewsHour PBS Report

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

 

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/

 

 

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

 

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

 
                                                        WATCH

                                                 "EARTHFLIGHT"

                                                     PBS Nature

                             Magnificent six-part series of Migrating Birds:

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

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

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

 

Smithsonian Magazine March 2014

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

 

 Guardian, March 07, 2014
  -▶ MORE THAN HALF A MILLION SANDHILL CRANES DESCEND ON THE US MIDWEST PLAINS ON MIGRATION TO MEXICO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/07/sandhill-cranes-plains-nebraska-platte-breeding-migration

 

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

 

                                             BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                 Award-Winning "DUCKumentary"

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

 

 

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

 

 Guardian Environment, December 14, 2013

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

 

Toronto Star, December 13, 2013

  -▶ WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ALL THE VULTURES? http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2012/01/15/whats_happening_to_all_the_vultures.html

 

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

 

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, December 09, 2013

  -▶SHOCKING DECLINE OF UK COUNTRYSIDE BIRDS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/09/decline-uk-countryside-birds

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BBC News, September 23, 2013

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

August 22, 2013 Guardian Environment

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

 

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

                                               -- WETLANDS --

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group

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

 

January 31, 2013 Yale Environment 360

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

 

June 14, 2010 United Nations News Centre -

  -▶ --FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK http://www.un.org/apps/news

/story.asp?NewsID=35017&Cr=biodiversity&Cr1=#.UcQHv-swOic

 

 

 

 June 26, 2013 Toronto Star
  -▶ CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP LETTING BIRDS DOWN: : Editorial

A new report says some domestic bird populations have declined by 80 to 90 per cent over the past 20 years. The federal and Ontario governments seem unwilling to help. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/06/24/canadian_governments_must_stop_letting_birds_down_editorial.htm

 

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

 

 

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

         - SLAUGHTER OF MIGRATING BIRDS AROUND THE WORLD

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

 

                                                   VIDEO:

                                        National Geographic

                          "LAST SONG FOR MIGRATING BIRDS"

SLAUGHTERED AS THEY MIGRATE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN
From glue-covered sticks in Egypt hang two lives, and a question: How can we stop the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/songbird-migration/franzen-text

 

  -▶ MORE ON:   MASSIVE ANNUAL BIRD MASSACRE AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN - MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS SLAUGHTERED  http://sco.lt/7gNdr7

 

                                                     VIDEO

                              August 1, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

       MIGRATING BIRDS SLAUGHTERED BY AFGHAN HUNTERS - http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/migrating-birds-slaughtered-by-afghan-hunters-shocking-video/

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                             --- BRITAIN, UK ---

 

November 23, 2012 Care 2

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

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
  -▶ BID TO SOLVE MYSTERY OF 50,000 RED-BREASTED GEESE LOST IN MIGRATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/20/red-breasted-geese-lost-migration

 

October 21, 2012 The Sunday Times

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

 

  -▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

                                                  NICE WATCH

                                                      VIDEO

                                      PBS Nature - Full Epidode

                                       "OUTBACK PELICANS"

                       http://video.pbs.org/video/1848571615/

When rare weather systems bring heavy rains, huge numbers of Australian pelicans abandon the sea and coastal waters and embark on a mass pilgrimage to a place a thousand miles inland. It’s the last place you would look for one of their kind – the Australian Outback, one of the driest, hottest places on the planet.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/outback-pelicans/full-episode/6465/

 

January 31, 2013 TreeHugger
  -▶ PLACES BIRDS SLEEP - EVEN IF THEY'RE MAN-MADE http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/places-birds-sleep.html

 

September 5, 2013 Science Daily
  -▶ NATURE'S ANSWER:  PEST-EATING BIRDS MEAN MONEY FOR COFFEE GROWERS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905101952.htm

 

July 1, 2013 PRI's The World

  -▶ JAPANESE PIGEON MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN CANADA
Imagine going more than 4,000 miles in the wrong direction. You’d end up in the wrong town. On the wrong island. And in the wrong country. That’s what happened to a racing pigeon from Japan who took off in Sapporo, Japan, and came in for landing way off course — in a Canadian town in British Columbia http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/japanese-pigeon-makes-emergency-landing-in-canada/

 

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

 

 

               ---------------------------CLIMATE CHANGE-------------------------

 

January 12, 2012 Science Codex
  -▶ *****  LARGEST BIRD, THE ALBATROSS, ALTERS ITS FORAGING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/largest_bird_alters_its_foraging_due_to_climate_change-84297

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

 May 10, 2013 BBC News -

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

May 13, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ *******  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html

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

 

 

          -----ENVIRONMENTAL, POLLUTION CHALLENGES----

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

March 18, 2012 The Guardian Environment

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

 January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

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

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

 

 

                 ------------------------------PESTICIDES=----------------------------

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

 

THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE - MONSANTO's "ROUNDUP" INSECTICIDE http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

 

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

 

 

  -▶ -- NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE HARMING BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 

  -▶ -- MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER  http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

  -▶ -- DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

  -▶ -- SAVE THE BEES, SAVE THE BERRIES, SAVE ME | The Natural Eye Project http://ow.ly/mx2Gq

 

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

 

 

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

 

November 16, 2012 Terra Daily

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

 

 January 5, 2012 Grist

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

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                 TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

      THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

  -▶ WILDLIFE GARDENING http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/w/wildlife_gardening.htm

 

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

 

June 18, 2013 Guardian Environment
  -▶ TOP TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR GARDEN WILDLIFE FRIENDLY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jun/20/top-tips-garden-wildlife-friendly

 

October 5, 2012 The Hindu

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

  -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/5Vd02T

 

 

 

 

more...
Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:19 AM

 

 

                       Ecosystems fail when loss of biodiversity !

Jamie Gibson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:10 AM

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

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 18, 2013 11:49 PM

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

 

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

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TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 23, 2013 Tom Engelhardt - Common Dreams

▶ TERRACIDE AND THE TERRARISTS

Call it irony, if you will, or call it a nightmare, but Big Oil evidently has no qualms about making its next set of profits directly off melting the planet.  Its top executives continue to plan their futures (and so ours), knowing that their extremely profitable acts are destroying the very habitat, the very temperature range that for so long made life comfortable for humanity.

Their prior knowledge of the damage they are doing is what should make this a criminal activity.  And there are corporate precedents for this, even if on a smaller scale.  The lead industry, the asbestos industry, and the tobacco companies all knew the dangers of their products, made efforts to suppress the information or instill doubt about it even as they promoted the glories of what they made, and went right on producing and selling while others suffered and died.... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

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/

 

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

 

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/

 

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

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

 

June 1, 2013 Common Dreams
▶ ECOCIDE AND THE SOUL OF THE NATION https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/01

 

March 7, 2013 - Smart Planet
▶ MEET THE COMPANIES LOOKING TO PROFIT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/meet-the-companies-looking-to-profit-from-climate-change/14398

 

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

 

                      PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

 

▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

 ▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? Will http://sco.lt/6fkVAv

 

 ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING A POISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/84F6mn

 

 ▶ CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

 ▶ GOLD/COAL MINING, DEFORESTATION, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6ZK1mj

 

 ▶ PHARMACEUTICALS, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAM, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz

 

 

September 15, 2013 The Real News
                                                  VIDEO REPORT
 ▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS
Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post
 ▶ NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535.html?

 

 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

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

 

 ▶ DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - BIG MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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

 

 ▶ 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-

 

 ▶ HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH  http://sco.lt/9157lx

 

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB - THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/9MK5eT

 

 ▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

May 23, 3013 Smart Planet
 ▶ OBAMA'S COAL COMEBACK http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/coals-us-comeback/20453?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660

 

 ▶ May 23, 2013 Fuel Fix
HIGHER EMISSIONS LINKED TO COAL-FIRED PLANTS IN TEXAS AND OTHER STATES http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/05/23/higher-emissions-linked-to-coal-fired-power-plants-in-texas-and-other-states/

 

 ▶ TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/5iNZyL

 

New Scientist

 ▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://sco.lt/8pss0v

 

 ▶ THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

 

 March 7, 2013 CBC -The Nature of Things with David Suzuki - -
 ▶ TIPPING POINT: AGE OF THE OIL SANDS http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/tipping-point.html

 

                                             WATCH

                             TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                      "THE DIRTY TRUTH"

                                       http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

March 6, 2013 - Inside Climate News

 ▶ CRITICAL PART OF US STATE DEPT KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE REPORT DONE BY FIRMS WITH DEEP OIL INDUSTRY TIES http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130306/keystone-xl-eis-state-department-transcanada-oil-tar-sands-industry-ensys-energy-koch-brothers-exxonmobil-bp-obama

 

30 March 2013 The Tyee –
 ▶ KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE COMPANY BULLIES http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/03/30/Pipeline-Company-Bullies/

 

 

 ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

 ▶ HOW A NEW STUDY SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL - METHANE GREENHOUSE GAS RISES http://sco.lt/7Ftflp

 

 ▶ USA NATURAL GAS (FRACKING) IS FOR EXPORT, LEAVING A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEANUP - METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                         VIDEO REPORT

                           Democracy Now May 13, 2013
              "The Hockey Stick & the Climate Wars", Prof. Michael Mann

CLIMATE TIPPING POINT? CONCENTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TOPS 400 PPM FOR FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/13/climate_tipping_point_concentration_of_carbon

 

SGI Quarterly - An Interview With Polly Higgins
 ▶ THE EARTH'S LEGAL TEAM http://www.sgiquarterly.org/feature2013jan-10.html

 

                                               --- WATCH --

 

ENDING THE SILENCE - POLITICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE - Moyers and Company http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 ▶ THE UPRISING:  GLOBAL BIOTECH/ GMO ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/7wlInJ

 

                      MUCH MORE ON MY SCOOPITS

 

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

 

BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: Ecosystems, Wildlife, Rivers, Water, Forests http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-lifeGLOBAL

 

OUR OCEANS ARE DYING  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR ENVIRONMENT: Latest on BiotechAg, GMOs, Pesticides, Chemicals, CAFOs, BigAg  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticideshttp://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, CSR, Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Community http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 25, 2013 3:34 AM

Its called the Forbes 500.

Homage to the Seed's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:42 PM

TERRACIDE: the stuff you dont want to read on a monday morning, or any other day of the week. Ever!

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 27, 2013 12:06 PM

We will have enough trouble repairing the centuries of accumulated damage to the environment (to the extent we can) without simultaneously creating more.  No matter what, we need to shut down the entire fossil fuel industry as soon as possible, as fast as feasible.

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The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE

The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land..- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

May 11, 2013 New York Times

- ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET. Scientists are working hard to understand the life that teems within our soil and that is threatened by farming and development... Forget the term “dumb as dirt.” The complex soil ecosystem is highly evolved and sophisticated. It processes organic waste into soil. It filters and cleans much of the water we drink and the air we breathe by retaining dust and pathogens. It plays a large role in how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere. Soil, with all of its organic matter, is second to the oceans as the largest carbon repository on the planet. Annual plowing, erosion and other mismanagement releases carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, and exacerbates climate change... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/the-hidden-world-of-soil-under-our-feet.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

 

Yale Environment 360, June 30, 2014
- ▶ CHINA'S DIRTY POLLUTION SECRET:  THE BOOM POISONED ITS SOIL AND CROPS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_dirty_pollution_secret_the_boom_poisoned_its_soil_and_crops/2782/

 

Yale Environment 360, July 07, 2014
- ▶ IN CHINA'S HEARTLAND A TOXIC TRAIL LEADS FROM FACTORIES TO FIELDS TO FOOD http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_toxic_trail_leads_from_factories_to_food/2784/

 

 

May 21, 2013 CommonDreams
- ▶  SOIL AS A LIFELINE: FOR CLIMATE SOLUTION, LOOK TO THE GROUND  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/21

 

Civil Eats, June 05, 2014

- ▶ 'THE SOIL WILL SAVE US': A MANIFESTO FOR RESTORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND http://civileats.com/2014/06/05/the-soil-will-save-us-a-manifesto-for-restoring-our-relationship-with-the-land/

 

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

 

July 15, 2013 Yale Global

- ▶  CLIMATE WILL ALTER THE SOIL THAT FEEDS US http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/climate-will-alter-soil-feeds-us

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                      SOIL: OUR CLIMATE ALLY UNDERFOOT(4:26)

One of our biggest potential climate allies is directly under our feet: soil. Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon. In fact, carbon stored in soil accounts for roughly three times the amount stored in the atmosphere! Improving the health of degraded soil holds tremendous potential to mitigate climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamMRhlu9dA

 

The Week, October 8, 2013

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD - THE SECRET TO GOOD HEALTH MAY START WITH DIRT http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food

 

May 31, 2013 Inter Press Service
- ▶  PEAK WATER, PEAK OIL...NOW, PEAK SOIL? http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/peak-water-peak-oilnow-peak-soil/

 

  June 7, 2013 The Guardian

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION IS ON THE VERGE OF EATING ITSELF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/07/peak-soil-industrial-civilisation-eating-itself

 

 Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO U.S. SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. he researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

   WHAT CHINA DIDN'T LEARN FROM USA ERRANT INDUSTRIAL ERA

 

Yale Environment 360, June 30, 2014
CHINA'S DIRTY POLLUTION SECRET:  THE INDUSTRIAL BOOM POISONED ITS SOIL AND CROPS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_dirty_pollution_secret_the_boom_poisoned_its_soil_and_crops/2782/

 

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

 

Huffington Post, December 30, 2013
▶ CHINESE OFFICIAL:  SOIL POLLUTION HURTS FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20131230/as--china-soil-pollution/?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=travel

 

 

 

 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil

 

June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 

 July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶ OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH
                                             "WHY SOIL MATTERS"
                                                       QUEST TV
                             http://video.pbs.org/video/2365206619/

 

                                           WE ARE THE SOIL

                                           By Vandana Shiva

                      http://www.countercurrents.org/shiva270514.htm

 

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

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

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

 

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

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

 

 - ▶  GMO TREES DEVASTATE ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS REPORT

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

▶  HOW ORGANIC FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE. The soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/22/organic-farming-reverse-climate-change/

 

ScienceDaily, April 14, 2014
- ▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON. The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers. "This paper produces the first evidence that to really understand the carbon cycle, you have to look into issues of nutrient cycling within the soil," said one of the researchers. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414101158.htm

 

 June 11, 2013 The Atlantic

- ▶  HEALTHY SOIL MICROBES, HEALTHY PEOPLE http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/healthy-soil-microbes-healthy-people/276710/

 

Kevin's Rain Garden, December 12, 2013
- ▶  A PAVED NEW WORLD:  HOW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IS CREATING AN IMPERVIOUS PLANET http://www.kevinsraingardens.com/paved/

 

 

-- ▶  GLOBAL SOIL BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE http://www.globalsoilbiodiversity.org/

 

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2014

▶ DEADLY CHEMICAL WEAPONS, BURIED AND LOST, LURK UNDER U.S. SOIL http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-chemical-weapons-20140322,0,2033901.story#axzz2wfKzg0Gy

 

April 24, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶  NANOTECH: NOW BEING SERVED IN A SOIL FOOD CHAIN NEAR YOU  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/now-being-served-in-a-soil-food-chain-near-you-nanotech

 

The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013
▶ A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

 

 ▶ U.N. GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP : 2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/en/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

August 12, 2013 Science Daily

- ▶  SOIL BIODIVERSITY WILL BE CRUCIAL TO FUTURE LAND MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130812154228.htm

 

 

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

 

 

Organic Lifestyle, July 30, 2013
- ▶  SOIL 101: HEALTHY SOIL FOR GROWING FOOD http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/healthy-soil-for-growing-food/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013

- ▶  HEALTHY SOILS, HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

ADDING CALCIUM TO SOIL CAN HEAL FORESTS DAMAGED BY ACID RAIN, HELP INCREASE MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/adding-calcium-soil-can-heal-forests-damaged-acid-rain.html

 

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

 

August 30, 2013 Modern Farming
- ▶  NO-TILL FARMING: WHAT'S THE DEAL? Like clean water and fresh air, fertile soil ensures our continued survival — and we're destroying it in mass quantities...  http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/7-facts-till-farming/

 

August 30, 2013 National Environment Research Council

- ▶  THE LAND BENEATH THE LAKES: There's more carbon in soil and vegetation worldwide than in the whole atmosphere, so even marginal changes can make a big difference. The Lake District itself is estimated to hold the equivalent of 84 million tonnes of CO2 in peat, which underlies some 40 per cent of the park, and some 13 million more in woodlands... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1515

 

August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

- ▶  ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

- ▶  FUNGI: Fungi break down and destroy dead plants and trees. And in the process, they release nutrients, so plants and trees can grow http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00032&segmentID=6

 

August 6, 2012 Civil Eats
- ▶  COVER CROP COMEBACK MIGHT BE BEST BIG AG NEWS IN MONTHS http://civileats.com/2013/08/06/cover-crop-comeback-might-be-best-big-ag-news-in-months/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

                                                    WATCH:

                                          LinkTV World News
               HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH

                                 RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA

                                             http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

 August 23, 2013 Natural Environment Research Council

- ▶  FEELING THE HEAT FROM PEATLAND VEGETATION BURNING Feeling the heat from peatland vegetation burning http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1514

 

May 25, 2013 Transitions Network
- ▶  THE IMPORTANCE OF RESTORING GLOBAL SOIL CARBON. SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING AND LIVING http://mweanpl.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-importance-of-restoring-global-soil.html

 

 

May 22, 2013 Environmental News Network
- ▶  AFRICAN SOIL DIVERSITY MAPPED FOR FIRST TIME http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46009

 

May 25, 2013 About My Planet
- ▶  BIOSOLIDS: What Happens to Our Sewage: Recycling toxic matter back into our soil and food supply http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/happens-sewage/

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    BBC David Attenborough

        THE INCREDIBLE BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE

THE CORPSE FLOWER: THE LARGEST, SMELLIEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/nb6Yb

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 25, 2013 3:39 AM

is there research where fracking is used? We can do a show again, spot the difference...ahum...

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Monsanto GMO trees devastate forest ecosystems creating a poisoned, biological desert

Monsanto GMO trees devastate forest ecosystems creating a poisoned, biological desert | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Living On Earth, August 31, 2012

▶  GMO TREES

“Some trees are being genetically engineered to contain the Bt toxin,” notes Anne Peterman of Stop GE Trees.  “This could be a tremendous threat to forest ecosystem soils, in which beneficial fungi are a key component of the forest ecosystem.”
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00035&segmentID=1

 

Natural Society, March 16, 2014
▶  WHY GMO TREES WILL DESTROY FOREST BIODIVERSITY http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-trees-will-destroy-forest-biodiversity-life-earth/

 

CIFOR Forests

EXPERTS: FORESTS' GENETIC DIVERSITY, CRUCIAL FOR ADAPTABILITY, FACING GREATER RISKS  “Genetic diversity is the thing that provides the necessary material for natural selection,” http://blog.cifor.org/22930/experts-forests-genetic-diversity-crucial-for-adaptability-facing-greater-risks#.U54RZ98RgfA

 

                                                 WATCH

                                        "A SILENT FOREST"

         THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                 Documentary David Suzuki

Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

 

April 30, 2013 Global Justice Ecology Project:

▶  NEXT GMO ONSLAUGHT:  STERILIZING OUR FORESTS FOR FAST-GROWING GMO TREES DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php

 

 ▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE BAN URGED AT UN CONVENTION ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/genetically-modified-tree-ban-called-for.html

 

EcoWatch, April 08, 2014

▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERING TREES FOR BIO FUEL UNDERMINES REAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/09/genetically-engineering-trees-for-biofuel-not-solution/

 

August 31, 2012 Living on Earth:
▶  GMO TREES: DESTROYING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES DESTROYING NATURAL ECO SYSTEMS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00035&segmentID=1

 

                                                      WATCH

▶  USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/52TLAf

 

Organic Connections, November 5, 2013
▶  FACTORY FORESTS? USDA CONSIDERS APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://organicconnectmag.com/factory-forests-usda-considers-approval-genetically-engineered-

trees/#.Uo2vhY3piRR

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

 ▶  FACT SHEET ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES:  http://www.globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?tabs=3&ID=634

 

▶  A BRIEF HISTORY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1474627620/a-brief-history-of-genetically-engineered-trees

 

                                                       WATCH

▶  KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOILS WITH CHEMICALS FOR GMO FORESTS: POISONING USA MAJESTIC FORESTS IN OREGON  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3570818841/video-killing-our-forests-and-soils-with-chemicals-poisoning-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon

 

▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT - MONSANTO -  GETS FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5jzwp7

 

September 4, 2013 Grist

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

 

  June 4, 2013 Biosafety Information Centre

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

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

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

 

July 5, 2013 Living Maxwell
▶  THE FRIGHTENING REALITY OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED TREES http://livingmaxwell.com/genetically-engineered-trees-risks

 

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

 

May 29, 2013 Forest News

▶  THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES: CAN TREES SURVIVE? http://blog.cifor.org/16587/the-invisible-extinction-of-forest-genetic-resources-can-trees-survive/#.Ub7D4uswOic

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                Short Video 

                   HOW MOTHER TREES CONNECT THE FOREST

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1236958267/how-mother-trees-connect-the-forest-short-video

 

 Center for Food Safety, November 4, 2013

▶  REPORT: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: THE NEW FRONTIER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/310/ge-trees

 

                                                   WATCH

▶   A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

 

 May 20, 2013 Truthout

▶  HUNDREDS PROTEST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED EUCALYPTUS TREES IN NORTH CAROLINA http://truth-out.org/news/item/16663-hundreds-protest-genetically-engineered-eucalyptus-trees-in-north-carolina

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

▶  STOP TREE MONOCULTURES AND GE TREES:  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php

 

May 4, 2013 The Economist

▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES: INTO THE WILDWOOD http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21577033-gm-species-may-soon-be-liberated-deliberately-wildwood

Once again, no mention of how this would impact the regional ecosystem or biodiversity, or how the resulting chestnuts would affect the squirrels.  Never enough disclosure or peer reviewed independent studies before forcing these genetically modified organisms on nature.  Always the heart-tugging aspect of "saving the planet", not restoring it's original health.

 

                                                     WATCH

                   "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                               DAVID SUZUKI:

                                             http://sco.lt/8NeC9Z

 

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

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

 

 

▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 ▶  BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIO FUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

TerraDaily, April 17, 2014
▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON THAN THOSE WITH DEPLETED SOILS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nutrient_rich_forests_absorb_more_carbon_999.html

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS  - And YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

 ▶  NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

 

▶  TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

▶  ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1

 

OSU Research, December 17, 2013

▶  SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE REPORTED WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED POPLAR TREES FOR OUR FORESTS http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2013/dec/significant-advance-reported-genetically-modified-poplar-trees

 

 ▶  OUR GMO FIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE BIOLOGICAL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED  http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 

 May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

▶  FOOD OR FUEL?  RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIO FUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES http://sco.lt/7Lr2aP

 

GMO CROPS USE LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES TO DESTROY ECOSYSTEMS;

 

▶  PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

                                                    WATCH

                   URBAN TREES ACT AS BIOLOGICAL FILTERS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1791835636/urban-trees-act-as-biological-filters

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6MYz0j

 

 

 ▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY : PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops, Oil and Gas Drilling http://sco.lt/5YvsXZ

 

 

▶  UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/5Xi3QP

 

 

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

 ▶  GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

▶  THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS. THE IMPLICATIONS AND ETHICS  http://sco.lt/6wiNhx

 

▶  PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE: RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING  - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/7mNce1

 

 ▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

 

▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/8mGIO9

 

▶ CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://sco.lt/6OJrVJ

 

 

 

            JUST BECAUSE WE CAN, DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD

 

 May 7, 2013 New York Times
▶  GLOWING TREES ASSAILED FOR GENE-TINKERING (What happens when pollen escapes into natural trees and pollinating insects such as bees and birds ingest the pollen? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/energy-environment/a-dream-of-glowing-trees-is-assailed-for-gene-tinkering.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0

 

LiveScience, December 31, 2013
▶ SCIENTISTS MAKE "GLOW IN THE DARK" PIGLETS FOR YOU TO EAT
Scientists say they've created ten genetically engineered piglets this year that glow green under a black light... http://www.livescience.com/42258-piglets-glow-in-dark-video.html

 

▶   PATENT FOR A PIG:  Biotech Scientists Push to Patent, "improve" transgenic GMO 'Enviropigs'  http://sco.lt/6nOLuz

 

 

 ▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

▶  PROTECTING CARBON TO DESTROY FORESTS: LAND ENCLOSURE AND REDD+ http://sco.lt/7DYN17

 

 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 

                                                    WATCH

             THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                   THE LEADER OF THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL

                                          http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

SEE: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

▶  THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

▶  CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"? Carbon and Forest Ecocide http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

 

▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

▶  MONSANTO BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

 

 May 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE THREATENED AS PESTICIDES CONTAMINATE FOOD CHAIN

Chemical once used on banana crops threatening livelihoods and public health by polluting soil and sea.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/07/guadeloupe-economy-theatened-pesticides-pollution

 

 

 

▶   FOLLOW "FORESTS" On ScoopIt http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

 

 

 

 

 

 


Via pdjmoo
pdjmoo's insight:

This is already happening.  Bear in mind that these trees can be patented and therefore owned by Monsanto.   A backdoor to owning our forests while lashing the soils, waterways and ecosystems with tons of pesticide and chemicals, leaving biological lifeless deserts -- where will our wildlife go and how will they fare under this assault of destroyed environment?

more...
CineversityTV's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:12 AM

Evil Monsanto is related to the Bush family.

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:22 AM

it will infect and destroy the ecosystem. MSM always posts "could" "Suggests" for journalists they have great difficulty telling the truth.

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The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff

The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 MAY 2013 National Geographic

▶  OUR FERTILIZED WORLD

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world.

Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and force it into a chemical union with the hydrogen in natural gas, creating the reactive compounds that plants crave. That nitrogen fertilizer—more than a hundred million tons applied worldwide every year—fuels bountiful harvests.

Yet this modern miracle exacts a price. Runaway nitrogen is suffocating wildlife in lakes and estuaries, contaminating groundwater, and even warming the globe’s climate. As a hungry world looks ahead to billions more mouths needing nitrogen-rich protein, how much clean water and air will survive our demand for fertile fields?... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

 

                                                         VIDEO
                              MSNBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (22:36)

                                                  July 07, 2014
-▶ KOCH-BACKED AG HIDES TRUTH OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZER PLANT DANGERS - AG-GAG LAWS http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/koch-backed-ag-helps-hide-chemical-dangers-298973251858

 

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again

 

Voice of America, May 22, 2014
▶ STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html

 

July 5,2013 NPR

▶  WHAT IS FARM RUNOFF DOING TO THE WATER? http://www.kccu.org/post/what-farm-runoff-doing-water-scientists-wade

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
▶ WORLDWIDE STUDY FINDS THAT FERTILIZER DESTABILIZES GRASSLANDS http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/worldwide-study-finds-that-fertilizer-destabilizes-grasslands/

 

                                                         VIDEO

                           July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶ CHINA'S LARGEST ALGE BLOOM TURNS THE YELLOW SEA GREEN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/04/china-algal-bloom-yellow-sea-green

 

June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/

 

August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/

 

 

Earth Policy Institute, January 08, 2014
▶  MANY COUNTRIES REACHING DIMINISHING RETURNS IN INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER USE. Despite this U.S. advantage in fertilizer use efficiency over China, over-application poses serious pollution problems in both countries. Fertilizer runoff from the U.S. Corn Belt, for example, contributes heavily to an annual oxygen-starved “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico—an area where sea life cannot exist, which in some years grows to the size of New Jersey... http://www.earthpolicy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights43

 

April 2, 2013 Science Daily

▶  INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER USE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASE IN NITROUS OXIDE IN ATMOSPHERE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402144930.htm

 

Terra Daily, October 28, 2013
▶  INCREASING TOXICITY OF ALGAL BLOOMS TIED TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Increasing_toxicity_of_algal_blooms_tied_to_nutrient_enrichment_and_climate_change_999.html

 

NJToday.Net, November 24, 2013

▶  NEW JERSEY, USA: NO-FERTILIZER LAW GOES 'GREENER' FOR WINTER LAWNS http://njtoday.net/2013/11/24/the-state-were-in-new-fertilizer-law-goes-greener/

 

▶  U.S. OHIO SENATE BILL SEEKS TO CURB SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER RUN OFF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/

 

▶  DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NITROGEN-REDUCTION BILL FOR NATURE AREAS  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dutch_government_introduces_nitrogen-reduction_bill_for_nature_areas_999.html

 

 August 8, 2013 QUESTScience
▶  FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS FROM FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/farmers-fight-back-against-toxic-algal-blooms/

 

                                                    VIDEO
                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html

 

June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  BIGGEST DEAD ZONE EVER FORECAST IN GULF OF MEXICO http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130621-dead-zone-biggest-gulf-of-mexico-science-environment/

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 

StarNews Online, October 8, 2013

▶  MASSIVE FISH KILL CONTINUES ON NEUSE RIVER, CAROLINA http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718?p=2&tc=pg

 

 - ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

  - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html

 

The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013
▶ A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': INDUSTRIAL FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS http://sco.lt/5kCdfd

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j

 

BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

 Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. he researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

-▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

 PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

The Guardian Science, November 2, 2013
▶  FROM FERTILIZER TO ZYKLONB: 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT BROUGHT LIFE AND DEATH http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/03/fritz-haber-fertiliser-ammonia-centenary

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS: DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 ▶  HUMAN ACTIVITY IS LINKED TO MASS DOLPHIN DEATHS. "The immune systems of many marine mammals, especially coastal species like bottlenose dolphins, can be negatively affected by factors such as agricultural runoff, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs, DDT) and other contaminants," http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359799

 

  - ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 ▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

June 23, 2013 Climate & Capitalism

▶  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/24/biggest-dead-zone-ever-coming-to-the-gulf-of-mexico/

 

July 16, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
▶  THE SCIENTIST AND STARTUPS CONVERTING WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN ENERGY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/waste-water-convert-clean-energy

 

 

▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz

 

 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH

 

 

 

 ▶  +++THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

▶  +++ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

 

Feb 6, 2012 = YES Magazine

▶  GOING BEYOND ORGANIC, A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS http://sco.lt/7uZHJR

 

 

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Benny Haoxiang Liang's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:47 PM

The econimic contrast between Africa, the United States, and China is staggering.  From using by far excessive amounts of fertilizer in China, measured in hundreds of pounds per acre, to Africa, where the amount used is measured in handfuls.  Overuse of fertilizer is an issue that definitely needs to be addressed.  Algal blooms flowing down rivers have the potential to cripple the economies of sea-driven towns.