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Nature Has The Answers: We Are Surrounded by Genius - Whole Systems Design by Nature

 

                                                    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/

 

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, July 29, 2014
-▶ SEVEN FABRICS INSPIRED BY NATURE:  FROM THE LOTUS LEAF TO BUTTERFLIES AND SHARKS. Biomimicry brings nature and technology together to create exciting new fabrics that are smarter and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/nature-fabrics-fashion-industry-biomimicry

 

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, June 20, 2014
-▶ THE STRANGE SCIENCE BEHIND DESIGN: MATERIALS FROM UNUSUAL SOURCES. From clothing made from crab compounds to recycled blue jeans worked into your Ford Fusion, innovation in textile manufacture and design is getting weirder – and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/20/science-design-materials-sources-sustainable

 

                                                       TED IDEAS
                   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/

 

 ▶ 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/

 

  Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy

 

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

 

 -▶  BIOMIMICRY: NATURE AS DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE' MOST ELEGANT DESIGN MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT EFO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY  http://sco.lt/9IokZF

 

                                                        VIDEO

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

  http://www.ted.com Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU

 

                                                    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

 

                                                      VIDEO

                    LEARNING FROM NATURE (BBC) Part 1/4 HD

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQUhPPtQL0

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                   Nova PBS
                  FRACTALS: THE ARCHITECTURE USED IN NATURE
Discovered by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, they are the architecture used by nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmxJ1KDR_s0

 

September 19, 2013 OurWorld2.0
-▶  BIOMIMICRY: EMULATING NATURE'S GENIUS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/biomimicry-emulating-nature%E2%80%99s-genius/

 

-▶  WANT WATER SOLUTIONS?  NATURE HAS ALREADY FIGURED THEM OUT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3336681505/want-water-solutions-nature-has-already-figured-them-out

 

YES Magazine

-▶  FROM SOAP TO CITIES, DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/the-solutions-to-our-biggest-challenges-are-all-around-us2014in-nature

 

 

-▶ Live Science, April 01, 2014
FLYING SNAKES MAY INSPIRE FUTURE GLIDING SUITS http://www.livescience.com/44521-flying-snakes-may-inspire-gliding-suits.html

 

PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

 

The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
-▶ ARE YOUR SHAVING RAZORS INSPIRED BY FROG AND CRICKET LEGS? http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47191

 

 

 

 The Biomimicry Manual:

▶  WHAT CAN CROWS TEACH US ABOUT THE SHARING ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-crows-teach-us-about-the-sharing-economy/

 

                               THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL

             http://inhabitat.com/tag/the-biomimicry-manual/

 

Wildlife Extra News, February 2014

-▶ THE STICKY TOES OF A GECKO INSPIRE NEW ADHESIVE TAPE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/gecko-toes.html#cr

 

Wildlife Extra News - February 2013
-▶ THE WAY BATS FLY MAY INSPIRE A NEW SMALL FLYING VEHICLE OF THE FUTURE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/bat-flight-inspires-vehicle.html#cr

 

 TreeHugger, February 20, 2014
-▶  TERMITES INSPIRE ROBOT SWARMS THAT BUILD WITHOUT BLUE PRINTS http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/termites-inspire-robot-swarms-build-without-blueprints.html

 

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                                  PBS Nova - 4-part series

                                    NATURE'S TOOLBOX 

                MAKING STUFF SMARTER, FASTER, COLDER, SAFER" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-more-stuff.html#making-stuff-wilder

 

 

 My Modern Metropolis, November 13, 2013
-▶  ENTIRE ALPHABET FOUND ON THE WING PATTERNS OF BUTTERFLIES http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/kjell-bloch-sandved-butterfly-alphabet

 

February 25, 2013 Treehugger

-▶  FISH GILL-INSPIRED WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WINS STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html

 

Gizmag
-▶  BUTTERFLY vs SHARK: NATURE'S CLUES TO ANTI-DUST MATERIALS http://www.gizmag.com/butterfly-wing-dirt-resistance/24930/

 

Treehugger
-▶  WHAT DOES AN OCTOPUS HAVE IN COMMON WITH A KINDLE? SURPRISINGLY, A LOT http://www.treehugger.com/biomimicry/what-does-octopus-have-common-kindle-surprisingly-lot.html

 

-▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

 

Green Prophet
-▶  CURVY DESERT HOME MIMICS THE SNAIL:  DESIGNED BY IRANIAN STUDENTS  http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/03/iran-desert-mimics-snail/

 

ABC Science, Jnuary 15, 2013
-▶  THE "OMITHOPTER" JELLYFISH-INSPIRED FLYING MACHINE KEEPS UPRIGHT. Scientists have built the first ever flying machine that is capable of stable hovering simply by flapping its wings, using a movement similar to that of a swimming jellyfish. The new form of "ornithopter" is reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/15/3925459.htm

 

National Geographic
-▶  CHEETAH-CUB ROBOT CREATED: SEE OTHER NATURE-INSPIRED MACHINES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/120618-robot-animals-cheetah-science-technology/

 

 Inhabitat, March 02, 2014
The Biomimicry Manual:

▶  WHAT CAN A LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388

 

                                                      WATCH

               *** BIO-INSPIRATION: NATURE AS MUSE  - KQED QUEST -  

For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBkbaFsZOY

 

 Treehugger, December 26, 2013
-▶  9 WAYS OF GETTING AROUND:  INSPIRED BY BIOMIMICRY: TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS PULLED FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/biomimicry/9-ways-getting-around-inspired-biomimicry/

 

 June 20, 2012 Global Possibilities
-▶  THE URBAN GREEN PRINT: BIOMIMICRY APPLIED TO A CITY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-urban-greenprint-biomimicry-applied-to-a-city/

 

New Scientist, March 16, 2014
-▶ IRON MAN PLANTS ARE SUPERCHARGED BY NANOTECH POWER. Applications remain far off, but could include self-powering and self-repairing phones or even buildings; trees that double as cellphone towers; and a new type of fuel cell. "The vision is to use plants as a platform for technology," says team leader Michael Strano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25231-iron-man-plants-are-supercharged-by-nanotech-power.html#.UydxBF5kJK4

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS - LORD OF THE ANTS:  THE ANT WHISPERER

                                         http://sco.lt/5w6fk9

 

June 22, 2013 Treehugger

-▶  BE MORE LIKE NATURE: MUTUALISM (SYMBOSIS), NOT COMPETITION IS THE DRIVING FORCE IN NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/generous-cities-biomimicry-and-urban-design.html

 

 New York Times

-▶  BIOMIMICRY: We must draw our standards from the natural world. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/benyus-biomimicry.html

 

Awaken.Org

-▶  LIVING LESSONS OF BIOMIMICRY  by Janine Benyus | Awakin.org Unlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her... http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=790

 

 

-▶  YOU CAN'T BEAT MOTHER NATURE  - Human contrivances pale in comparison with the technologically superior feats of the natural world  http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/970831.31saga01.html

 

-▶  TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW NATURE'S LEAD by Sarah van Gelder — YES! Magazine Letter From The Editor http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/natures-original-idea?icl=email_november12&ica=ChangeDirectionFollowNature

 

 

-▶  HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

 

 

Biomimicry 3.8

-▶  WHAT COULD NATURE TEACH US? A CLOSER LOOK AT NATURE'S GENIUS  http://biomimicry.net/

 

 -▶  THE BIOMIMICRY DESIGN PORTAL - HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES?  http://www.asknature.org/article/view/nuggets

 

Conservation Magazine

-▶  DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE http://conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

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

 

-▶  DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3433042208/designing-from-nature-could-solve-our-biggest-challenges

 

-▶  HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES http://www.asknature.org/

 

 

                                          A GIANT LEAP

                                                  VIDEO
RETHINKING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE WITH 3D PRINTING
▶ BUILDING HOUSES DESIGNED/INFORMED BY NATURE WITH 3D-PRINTING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9XH210U4g

 

 

-▶  CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: THE ROLE OF ART AND IMAGINATION IN ADVERTISING TO CREATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/72LxOj

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

      BIOMIMICRY ABOUNDS IN THE SAN FRANCICO BAY AREA | KQED QUEST http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/04/20/biomimicry-abounds-in-the-bay-area/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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TED Bio: "A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Janine Benyus' concept of biomimicry has galvanized scientists, architects, designers and engineers into exploring new ways in which nature's successes can inspire humanity." ...Find out more about Janine Benyus' philosophy and work at Biomimicry 3.8, the Institute which she owns and co-founded. Biomimicry 3.8's mission is "to train, equip, and connect scientists, engineers, architects, educators, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies." Now that's creative in more ways than one!

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Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin - The Benefits of Biodiversity in Our Homes

Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin - The Benefits of Biodiversity in Our Homes | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March/April 2013 - UTNE READER

Contrary to conventional wisdom, an overemphasis on cleanliness may be hindering the benefits of biodiversity in our homes.

We live at the crossroads of three global megatrends, three barreling and intertwined juggernauts of modernity. The first is the massive migration of humanity to the world’s cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humans on Earth will live in urban areas....

The second is the loss of biodiversity. Species are disappearing, both from the places where we live and from the earth as a whole...

And then there’s the third trend—the one that, at first glance, seems not to belong with the others. The prevalence of allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases among urban populations in developed countries has skyrocketed in recent years....


Read more: http://www.utne.com/mind-body/benefits-of-biodiversity-zm0z13mazwil.aspx#ixzz2MSNcSYZb

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Endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival - WILDLIFE

Endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival - WILDLIFE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 22, 2013 - Guardian Environment

The endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival against the invading grey squirrel, research has established. Reds are prospering and greys disappearing in areas where there is a strong population of pine martens, which were almost extinct 50 years ago... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/22/red-squirrel-pine-marten-survival

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Nature has her own way of balancing out herself...in it's own timeframe...until man tries to impose his idea of how it should be for his advantage.

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Dead Wrong - Poisoning streams and rivers in the name of native fish restoration

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Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity

Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity preservation can provide critical services to the poor.

The sixth great mass extinction is underway, and because of the threat it poses to global biodiversity, it is as great a threat to human well-being as climate change. The causes of this extinction event are quite clear: humans are out-competing all other species for scarce resources on a finite planet.

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People and the Forest - SlideShow

People and the Forest - SlideShow | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

While conservation has long been science driven, success will ultimately come down to changing the way people relate to nature.

Guinness World Records declared in 2008 that Indonesia had the world’s fastest deforestation rate. Borneo alone has lost more than 50 percent of its original forest cover; half of that loss occurred in the past 20 years due to logging, mining, fire, development of palm oil plantations and other habitat-destroying human activities.

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The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life

The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



 

May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

 -▶ Are we in the first act of a mass extinction that will end in the death of millions of plant and animal species across the planet, including us? Proponents of the “sixth extinction” theory believe the answer is yes.

Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/the-sixth-mass-extinction-is-upon-us-can-humans-survive.html


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


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

 

                                                  IN PHOTOS
HERE'S EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL THAT BECAME EXTINCT IN THE LAST 100 YEARS
  http://www.pixable.com/article/heres-every-single-animal-that-became-extinct-in-the-last-100-years-photos-67674/


Truthout, July 21, 2014
 -▶ THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION:  AN INDEPTH LOOK AT THE CAUSES AND WHAT WE'VE DONE TO PLANET EARTH http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction


July 11, 2013 Care2

 -▶ GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: SPECIES WE'VE LOST IN THE LAST TEN YEARS http://ow.ly/n9T7n


 Live Science, February 10, 2014

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

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


National Geographic, December 15, 2013

-▶ 20,000 SPECIES ARE NEAR EXTINCTION:  IT IS TIME TO RETHINK HOW WE DECIDE WHAT TO SAVE. Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not ... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131216-conservation-environment-animals-science-endangered-species/


Live Science, September 09, 2014
HUMANS KILL SPECIES FASTER THAN THEY'RE CREATED  http://www.livescience.com/47733-humans-destroy-earth-biodiversity.html


 Care2, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ENDANGERED SPECIES THAT MIGHT NOT EXIST NEXT YEAR http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-10-endangered-species.html


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

 

 

                                     WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING

              HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE

                                               http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

 

HuffingtonPost Green, August 26, 2014
A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html

 

Phys.org, September 02, 2014
EXTINCTIONS DURING HUMAN ERA WORSE THAN THOUGHT http://phys.org/news/2014-09-extinctions-human-era-worse-thought.html#nwlt

 

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                             Democracy Now, February 11, 2014
                                            THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON HOW HUMANS ARE CAUSING LARGEST DIE-OFF SINCE DINOSAUR AGE http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/11/the_sixth_extinction_elizabeth_kolbert_on

 

 

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

 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

 

 

                                            WE WERE WARNED

                                    UN Environment Programme

                                             August 15, 2010 

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

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

 

 Wired Science, May 08, 2014

- ▶ ONE OF THE BIGGEST ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS IN THE LAST 4.5 BILLION YEARS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW http://www.wired.com/2014/05/one-of-the-6-biggest-ecological-disasters-in-the-last-4-5-billion-years-is-happening-right-now/

 

 Grist, February 28, 2014

IN "THE SIXTH EXTINCTION", ELIZABETH KOLBERT REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF A DYING WORLD http://grist.org/climate-energy/in-the-sixth-extinction-elizabeth-kolbert-reports-from-the-frontlines-of-a-dying-world/

 ▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION:  AN UNNATURAL HISTORY BY ELIZABETH KOLBERT: INTERVIEWS AND EXCERPT http://sco.lt/6kP4kL

http://elizabethkolbert.com/

 

 Yale Environment 360, February 17, 2014
FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON FACING UP TO THE SIXTH EXTINCTION http://e360.yale.edu/digest/five_questions_for_elizabeth_kolbert__on_biodiversity_and_the_sixth_extinction/4078/


 - ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE: BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                                   PBS Newshour

                                               EXTINCTION WEEK

                           SERIES OF REPORTS ON EXTINCTIONS

               http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/extinction-week/

 

 Mongabay, June 16, 2014

- ▶ OVER 800 MORE SPECIES ADDED TO IUCN THREATENED LIST, INCLUDING 44 LEMURS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0616-hance-iucn-redlist-2014.html

 

Mongabay, November 26, 2013

 -▶ OVER 350 SPECIES ADDED IN LAST SIX MONTHS TO THE IUCN RED LIST OF 21,286 THREATENED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1125-hance-iucn-red-list-update.html?n3ws1ttr

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature , June 12, 2014
- ▶ IUCN RED LIST RAISES MORE RED FLAGS FOR THREATENED SPECIES http://www.iucn.org/?14964/IUCN-Red-List-raises-more-red-flags-for-threatened-species

 

 ▶ SAVING THE WORLD'S SPECIES FROM OBLIVION WILL COST AROUND $80 BILLION A YEAR -- A WISE INVESTMENT http://sco.lt/60tUZt

 

 

FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

                                              http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

 HuffPost Green, March 29, 2014

- ▶ WORLD ON BRINK OF SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION, SPECIES DISAPPEARING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/sixth-great-extinction-species-disappearing_n_5412571.html

 


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


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

 

 Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

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

 

LiveScience, June 17, 2014
 ▶  WHY HUMANITY MUST REWILD ITSELF http://news.yahoo.com/why-humanity-must-rewild-op-ed-191930071.html

 

- THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

 

  -▶ WHAT MAKES AN ECOSYSTEM ENDANGERED? IUCN'S "RED LIST" CRITERIA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/iucn-red-list-criteria-endangered-ecosystem_n_3244326.html

 

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                                         VIDEO:

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

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EXCELLENT READS

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

 

 The Ecologist

 -▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7fkZ3B

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 

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

 

 

       "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                       Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

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

 

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

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

 

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/

 

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


  Forbes, December 30, 2013

 -▶ THE BIODIVERSITY BUBBLE: HOW WHAT WE DON'T KNOW COULD GET US KILLED http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/12/30/the-biodiversity-bubble-how-what-we-dont-know-could-get-us-killed/

 

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

                              

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

CLIMATE CHANGE

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

 

Endangered Species Coalition:

 -▶ FUELING EXTINCTION : HOW DIRTY ENERGY DRIVES WILDLIFE TO THE BRINK PDF Download http://fuelingextinction.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=70

 

 -▶ MASS EXTINCTION FORECAST WITH 6C TEMPERATURE RISE - RAPID WARMING LEAVES FEW CHOICES  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/01/mass-extinction-forecast-with-6c-temperature-rise/

 

 International Business Times, February 25, 2014

-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

July 26, 2013 Climate Progress

 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

   -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-specieshttp://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species

 

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

 

 TriplePundit, January 27, 2012

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

 

SF Gate, January 26, 2014
 -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

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

 

-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

Summit Voice, June 06, 2014
- ▶ STUDY SHOWS FLURRY OF THREATS TO RAINFORESTS. The 35-year study focused on how diverse communities of trees and vines respond when the Amazonian rainforest is fragmented by cattle ranching. And the new threat of climate change could be the knockout punch. “Humans continue to dump billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, and it’s evidently affecting even the remotest forests on Earth,” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/06/06/study-shows-flurry-of-threats-to-rainforests/

 

                                                      WATCH

                       300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

 

 

MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

                                   

                                                  -- 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/

 

 

 

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EXTINCTIONS

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

 

Nature, April 08, 2014
  -▶ TIME RUNNING OUT FOR RAREST PRIMATE: Rescue bid launched to save Hainan gibbon from becoming first ape driven to extinction by humans http://www.nature.com/news/time-running-out-for-rarest-primate-1.15009

 

Guardian Environment, June 11, 2014
 -
MORE THAN 90% OF LEMURS FACE EXTINCTION, IUCN WARNS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/12/more-than-90-of-lemurs-face-extinction-iucn-warns

 

  - PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf

 

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

 

Mongabay, September 27, 2013

 - FORGOTTEN SPECIES:  THE NEARLY EXTINCT PRIMATE THAT CAN BE SHOT ON SIGHT - According to the IUCN Red List, a staggering 48 percent of the world's primates are threatened with extinction http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0927-hance-forgotten-niger-delta-red-colobus.html#kZ4cqYPp9fQzKI3c.99

 

-▶ 'LITTLE DODO' FACES EXTINCTION: RACING TO SAVE THE LITTLE DODO FROM IT'S COUSIN'S FATE http://sco.lt/4tF68n

 

Animal Planet, April 01, 2014
  -▶ WHAT'S SCARIER THAN LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS?  LIFE WITHOUT THEM http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2014/04/remember-that-kruger-park-tourist-video-of-a-lion-pride-and-a-crocodile-playing-a-deadly-game-of-tug-of-war-with-a-buffalo-ca.html

 

TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE - IMPACTING BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

 

 

-▶ SUMATRAN TIGER'S LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/8B8NWb

 

-▶ LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA http://sco.lt/5fRl3Z

 

  -▶ AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS  http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v

 

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

 

Mongabay, December 03, 2013
 -▶ 86% OF BIG ANIMALS IN THE SAHARA DESERT ARE EXTINCT OR ENDANGERED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-hance-sahara-big-animal-crisis.html

 

Salon, December 04, 2013

 -▶ THE SAHARA'S EXPERIENCING A 'CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE' OF ITS WILDLIFE http://www.salon.com/2013/12/04/the_saharas_experiencing_a_catastrophic_collapse_of_its_wildlife/

 

 

Bee Strawbridge Blog

 -▶ MASS INSECT EXTINCTION; THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? http://www.beestrawbridge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/mass-insect-extinction.html

 

All About Wildlife, March 2, 2011

 -▶ U.S. DECLARED EASTERN COUGAR TO BE EXTINCT

http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/american-wildlife/eastern-cougar-declared-extinct/5740http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/american-wildlife/eastern-cougar-declared-extinct/5740

 

Mongabay, December 02, 2013
 -▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

 -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNebhttp://sco.lt/80mNeb

 

-▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

  -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

 

 -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR  http://sco.lt/6q74M5

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                                    CNN VIDEO

                   WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS

                                           http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

Guardian Environment, November 9, 2013
 -▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/09/conservation-wildlife

 

New York Times, February 01, 2014
 ▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS IN THE COLD RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, TAJIKISTAN AND CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

 

 Wildlife Extra News -
 -▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html


 

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DEFORESTATION

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

 

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

 

  -▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

                                                    WATCH

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                               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

 

- ▶ 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

 

Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012

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

 

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

 

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

                                                      OCEANS

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

IUCN February 19, 2012
▶  LARGEST SALMON IN THE WORLD EDGES TOWARD EXTINCTION http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=11289

 

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

 

ATLANTIC STURGEON IN DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED NEARING EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6dUwGf

 

 

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

 

Summit Voice, February 16, 2014

▶  GOP TWISTING FACTS, DISTORTING SCIENCE IN EFFORTS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/17/gop-attack-on-endangered-species-fueled-by-tea-party-fantasies/

 

eNews Park Forest, April 06, 2014

  -▶ U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY AIMS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WITH PIECEMEAL APPROACH.Proposals would undermine protections for wildlife on the brink of extinction http://enewspf.com/opinion/commentary/51812-house-majority-aims-to-dismantle-endangered-species-act-with-piecemeal-approach.html

 

 Summit Voice, March 31, 2013
 ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

 

 

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


Smart Planet, April 16, 2014
- ▶  WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DE-EXTINCT ANIMALS.  SHOULD WE? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/the-report/we-have-the-ability-to-de-extinct-animals-should-we/?tag=nl.e662&s_cid=e662&ttag=e662&ftag=TRE383a915

 

All things are no longer equal.  Loss of habitat, poaching, ecosystem health are major issues.  We need first, to restore the planetary ecosystems to health before launching on this myopic approach. Science does not yet know enough about the myriad of symibotic relationships of our planetary biosphere and could create even further problems with the interrelationships of natural species.

 

 Mongabay, February 10, 2014

 ▶  ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION, COULD DRONES AND TECHNOLOGY SAVE THE LITTLE DODO? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0210-hance-little-dodo-drones.html

 

▶  PERSISTENCE OR EXTINCTION: THROUGH A MATHEMATICAL LENS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444812951/persistence-or-extinction-through-a-mathematical-lens

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                       PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
SOME LITTLE-KNOWN AND A FEW AT-RISK SPECIES THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART ON EARTH DAY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/11-endangered-species-will-break-heart-earth-day/

 

 

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

 

                                     GO TO WEBSITE "ARKive" -

                 Discover the world's most endangered species

                                       http://www.arkive.org/

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                                            EARTHRACE

REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5fjbcn

 

 

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

THE MASSIVE DECLINES ALREADY IN MOTION

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

 

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

 

 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNO-SUPPRESSION http://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                  FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                              http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

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

 

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

 

 Chicago Tribune, December 08, 2013
 -▶ANCIENT FARMING SEEN CURBING EXTINCTIONS OF ANIMALS, PLANTS http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-traditions-20131208,0,6654862.story

 

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

LIST OF EXTINCTIONS - SHOCKING

http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/lists/mostrecent.htm#

 

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

 

 Excellent Read: Bee Strawbridge Blog June 5, 2013

 -▶ SPEAKING UP FOR WILDLIFE
Have we perhaps been afflicted with some kind of madness? Surely it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that life on Earth cannot be sustained if we continue to systematically wipe out the plants and animals that the planet's food chains and eco-systems depend upon for their very existence? http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/speaking-up-for-wildlife.html

 

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

 

-▶ CANNED TROPHY HUNTING - ANIMALS BRED IN CAPTIVITY FOR TROPHY HUNTING  http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

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

 

The Nature Of Business

'SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/


Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

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

 

  -▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL COMPANIES OWNED UP: COMMON PESTICIDES COULD CAUSE AN ECOLOGICAL CASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/4vbYjx

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                       http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 

                           THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

      DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                          http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

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

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

Psych.Org, December 09, 2013
 -▶ FOLLOWING TRADITION: TOP EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-tradition-examples-indigenous-knowledge-biodiversity.html

 

 

                                       --- WORTHY WATCH--

                                                 AWHAR

          RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                           FULL EPISODE

                                      http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

-▶ BUILDING THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/building-the-new-architecture-of-the-ecological-commons/

 

 August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service

 -▶ RIO DE JANIERO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

 

                                                    WATCH

                         Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                         A SILENT FOREST

      THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                               Full Movie

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

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

 

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

 

  -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/8vsZP7

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Takepart, May 16, 2014

- ▶ TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (THIS MEANS YOU) . One-fourth of Earth’s species could be driven to extinction by 2050, just as a result of climate change. That’s not even counting the ones threatened by habitat eradication, toxins, and other plagues we have wrought on those with whom we share our home.
Solving these problems will take a global village. Every sector has some role to play, including the private sector, which has until recently been cast primarily as the problem, not part of the solution. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/endangered-species-day-everyone-has-role-play

 


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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/

 

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

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

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

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

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Stephanie Hong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 11:28 AM

MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 14, 2013 3:53 AM

we have warned for years, but we expect the government and corporate fools not to listen.

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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 25, 2013

The biomimetic design could increase water delivery efficiency, decrease water-borne illness, and lower wastewater operating costs.... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29

 

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

 

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Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.,, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/vandana-shiva-everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-in-the-forest

 

WATCH: The Future of Food-Part 2 Vandana Shiva http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:B8xKrZ_sr-UJ:www.foxnews.com/health/2012/12/06/genetically-modified-foods-what-need-to-know/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

WATCH: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

Vandana Shiva: Corporate monopoly of seeds must end http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2920670940/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-of-seeds-must-end

 

 

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NATURE | Behind the Scenes of "Hummingbirds" | PBS

See the entire documentary at http://to.pbs.org/cUinl9 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/hummingbirds-magic-in-the-air/introduction/5424/?utm_source=yo...
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BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology

BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

BIOMIMICRY: Bionic Handling; Better Spin cycle; Chemical-Free De-Icing; Extreme Shock Absorber; Paint Without Pigments; Traffic Decongestant; efficient ceiling fans; fog harvesting;

 

IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP, Jan 28, 2013 | Sustainable Brands http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

 


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People and the Forest - SlideShow

People and the Forest - SlideShow | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

While conservation has long been science driven, success will ultimately come down to changing the way people relate to nature.

Guinness World Records declared in 2008 that Indonesia had the world’s fastest deforestation rate. Borneo alone has lost more than 50 percent of its original forest cover; half of that loss occurred in the past 20 years due to logging, mining, fire, development of palm oil plantations and other habitat-destroying human activities.

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