“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”... ALBERT EINSTEIN
EarthBlog, Glen Barry, August 04, 2014 -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR. New science finds that two-thirds of Earth’s land-based ecosystems must be protected to sustain the biosphere long-term. Yet about one-half of Earth’s natural ecosystems have already been lost. The scientific review article by Dr. Glen Barry – entitled “Terrestrial ecosystem loss and biosphere collapse” – was published today in the international journal “Management of Environmental Quality”. http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/
The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014 THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html
The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption. Everything is Interconnected and interdependent. Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms “A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics can be used to help save and restore natural ecosystems particularly in view of Climate Change evolutionary impacts. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.” http://vimeo.com/40615050
- ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ
A TED VIDEO Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD" We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world
-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V
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.
The Independent Owen Paterson: UK must become global leader on GM crops The Guardian Environment minister Owen Paterson will on Thursday urge the UK to lead a European farming revolution using genetically modified crops, which he will say will...
4 Elephant Seal Pups Released Back Into Ocean After Weeks Of Rehabilitation CBS Local MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — Four elephant seal pups were released back into the Pacific Ocean Thursday after they were beached about two months ago.
Iowa View: Conservation makes sense for farmers, shrimp DesMoinesRegister.com Conservation compliance, as it is called, saves money and is critical for reducing soil erosion, reducing flooding and pollution risk downstream, and protecting the land...
Scientists urge world leaders to take action on climate change after carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere broke through a symbolic threshold. (Instead of calling for action why not do something yourself?
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, March 7, 2013 - The Havasupai tribe and three conservation groups today sued the U.S. Forest Service over its decision to allow Energy Fuels Resources, Inc. to begin operating a ...
The Guardian North Circular air pollution worst in London, emissions figures show The Guardian Parliament's environmental audit committee estimates that outdoor air pollution causes 29,000 deaths a year in the UK, compared with fewer than 2,000 a...
Attack on wind power a lot of hot air Baltimore Sun Charles Campbell, a retired executive with Gulf Oil, once again gets the facts wrong in his latest attempt to attack wind energy ("Nuclear power is good for the environment," May 28).
Dal News Oceans need time to adapt to fast nitrogen cycle Futurity: Research News Phytoplankton (microscopic organisms at the base of the food chain) "fix" nitrogen in the shallow, sunlit waters of the ocean, and then as they die and sink, nitrogen...
Questions rise about seeding for ocean C02 sequestration Space Daily A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels.
Wild Futures is a unique charity dedicated to the protection of primates and their habitats worldwide. Wild Futures manages and owns the Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall, a refuge for primate victims of the UK pet trade.
89.3 KPCC Calif. bill on plastic ocean trash squashed Arizona Republic The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup.
Times of India UP govt hikes environment and forest department's allocation by 60% this year Times of India A state environment and forest department official said that UP is keen to protect it flora and fauna, forests, greenery and and also wild...
Press-Enterprise (blog) ECOLOGY: Expert to speak on ecosystem challenges Press-Enterprise (blog) His talk, “The Once and Future Forest: Drivers of Long-term Ecological Change,” begins at 4:10 p.m. in the genomics building auditorium.
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