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Is privatization key to improving conservation management?

Is privatization key to improving conservation management? | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
Is it possible to equitably divide the planet’s resources between human and non-human societies? Can we ensure prosperity and rights both to people and to the ecosystems on which they rely? In the island archipelago of Indonesia, these questions become more pressing as the unique ecosystems of this global biodiversity hotspot continue to rapidly vanish in the wake of land conversion (mostly due to palm oil, poor forest management and corruption. For 22 years, Dr. Erik Meijaard has worked in Indonesia. Now, from his home office in the capitol city, Jakarta, he runs the terrestrial branch of an independent conservation consultancy, People and Nature Consulting International (PNCI).
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Schwarzenegger rapped for his investments in forest-destroying companies

Schwarzenegger rapped for his investments in forest-destroying companies | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
Former movie star and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing criticism after Global Witness produced evidence that his investment company is profiting off rainforest destruction in Southeast Asia. The findings are significant because Schwarzenegger championed rainforest conservation while serving as governor of California.
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So, after the IPCC report, which bit of the world are you prepared to lose?

So, after the IPCC report, which bit of the world are you prepared to lose? | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
When people say we should adjust to climate change, do they understand what that actually means?
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Illegal, Remote Pot Farms In California Poisoning Rare Wildlife

Illegal, Remote Pot Farms In California Poisoning Rare Wildlife | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
Weasel-like fishers, spotted owls and other small predators have become collateral damage as illegal marijuana growers push deep into remote forests of Northern California. Biologists warn that the heavy use of insecticide and rat poison to protect crops is pushing some wildlife species to the edge.
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IPCC model global warming projections have done much better than you think - The Guardian

IPCC model global warming projections have done much better than you think - The Guardian | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
The Guardian IPCC model global warming projections have done much better than you think The Guardian The figure below from the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report compares the global surface warming projections made in the...

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Oil and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry vs. Sustainable Planet - EcoWatch

Oil and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry vs. Sustainable Planet - EcoWatch | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
I’ve read most of Bill McKibben’s books and this one is the best. This book gives you an inside scoop on
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Will zero deforestation commitments save Indonesia's forests?

Will zero deforestation commitments save Indonesia's forests? | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
Skirting the Malacca Strait near the Indonesian city of Dumai the air is thick with haze from peat fires burning below. As the sky clears, a landscape of sharply-cut geometric shapes becomes apparent. What was once carbon-dense peat forests and rainforests are today massive oil palm and wood pulp plantations.
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What good is a park, if it doesn’t protect the land?

What good is a park, if it doesn’t protect the land? | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it

With the passing of Bill 4, the BC government has sent a message that it only considers parks to be protected until somebody wants them to not be protected, at which point the government should be able to issue them a permit to explore the possibility of removing land from the park so that industrial activity can occur.

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Quickest way to understand Aquaponics is to look at this infographic. | See more about 5 gallon buckets, buckets and hydroponics. (Quickest way to understand Aquaponics is to look at this infographic.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:59 PM

Aquaponics: This machine will allow us to survive under emergency circumstances (as long as there is a source of electricity).

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Announcing the Free Online Joel Salatin Teleclass

Announcing the Free Online Joel Salatin Teleclass | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it
Learn 'how to make a living as a farmer' and more from the famous self-styled 'Lunatic Farmer', Joel Salatin, in this free online class.

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P3 Permaculture's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:38 AM

This is a great opportunity to learn tips and tricks to maka an abundant employment and life with small permaculture farming. 

 

I will be screening this webinar at my place tomorrow night so please let me know if you wish to join. 

 

There will be popcorn.

 

Cheers

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Seed Savers Webinar Archive

Seed Savers Webinar Archive | Environmental Concern | Scoop.it

http://www.seedsavers.org/Education/Webinar-Archive/


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P3 Permaculture's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:30 AM

This is an awesome resource for seed saving over a dozen good webinars and tonns of articles on seed savig techniques. 

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Seed saving webinar