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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 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

 

BREATHTAKING IN-FLIGHT BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY http://abduzeedo.com/breathtaking-flight-birds-photography

 

June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

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/

 

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.html

 

 

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Video: "SAVING SONGBIRDS" - Full Episode 56:54 Watch NHPTV Special Productions Online http://video.nhptv.org/video/2148904255/

 

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

 

January 31, 2013 Yale Environment 360
MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON WORLD'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/

 

June 25, 2013 Environmental News Network
THE LEAD POISONING IN OUR SONG BIRDS http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46142

 

 

A GREAT WEBSITE;

LISTENING EARTH - Soundscapes of a Living Planet http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/index.php

 

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

 

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/

 

June 20, 2013 BBC Nature -
BIRDS 'SHOW VALUE OF CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS' http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22940947

 

 

THE LEBANON  BIRD MASSACRE - UNFETTERED HUNTING TAKES TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRATING BIRDS - EVERY YEAR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3452407352/the-lebanon-bird-massacre-unfettered-hunting-a-disgrace

 

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/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

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

 

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

 

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

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.

 

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

 

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

 

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 ;

 

January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

HAWAIIAN FOREST BIRDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TROUBLOE 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/

 

 

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**** POISONING PARADISE - ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/Poisoning-Paradise---Ecocide-New-Zealand/Vkd0Rk9WQlJQVDA9K0k=

 

 

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.html

 

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

 

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE MAY HARM BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

 

WATCH:

Lovely Video

**** TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST - THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

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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                       Ecosystems fail when loss of biodiversity !

Jamie Gibson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:10 AM

The story is quite short but there are lots of good links...

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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 FAB FILM

                                                   "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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Gabe Brown: Keys To Building a Healthy Soil - YouTube

This video features Gabe Brown and his Keys To Building a Healthy Soil, filmed on Nov. 18th 2014 at the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture's annual sym...
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This man tells you how to make ground healthier and how to get it to hold water and moisture! Wow! He is amazing!

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Antarctic Ice Shelf Is A Few Years From Disintegration: NASA

Antarctic Ice Shelf Is A Few Years From Disintegration: NASA | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to...
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Here's the Texas pipeline controversy you've never heard of

Here's the Texas pipeline controversy you've never heard of | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The industrialization of one of Texas' last holdouts against the oil and gas industry is beginning.
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Courts ‘can’t cope’ with water cases | Fliuch Off™© Irish Water Ltd

Courts ‘can’t cope’ with water cases | Fliuch Off™© Irish Water Ltd | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Matt Taylor The courts service has warned the Department of the Environment that pursuing householders who do not pay their water charges through the courts would place an “excessive burden” on the system which is already “overstretched”.
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Job market cools for former lawmakers

Job market cools for former lawmakers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The current job market in the influence industry is the toughest in years.
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Gee, could be a sad day for revolving doors in DC........

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Jane Goodall on New Gardens for a Changing World | BillMoyers.com

Jane Goodall on New Gardens for a Changing World | BillMoyers.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In her new book, Seeds of Hope, anthropologist Jane Goodall writes about a new movement in gardening that transforms the “typical ridiculous American lawn” into a native plant habitat for bees, birds and insects.
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What BP and TEPCO Don't Want You to Know

What BP and TEPCO Don't Want You to Know | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Jacqueline Marcus breaks down the impact of the DeepWater Horizon spill, the Fukushima meltdown, and more.
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Image He Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World!

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Wow this is amazing.....Take a look at what could save the world!

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Center for a Livable Future

Center for a Livable Future | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
As the world's population and consumer demand continue to grow, there is urgent need to improve human health, prevent disease, and meet basic needs for
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DuPont Poisons Water for 50 Years | Interview with Mike Papantonio - YouTube

Abby Martin interviews with co-host of Ring of Fire radio, Mike Papantonio, about a federal lawsuit filed against the Dupont Corporation over the company’s p...
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This Is What Happens When You Give A Pig Her Own Pet

This Is What Happens When You Give A Pig Her Own Pet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
When farm owner and filmmaker John Chester first met Emma the pig, she was near the brink of death. Pregnant, sick and underweight, Emma nearly died while giving birth to 13 piglets.
In the end, it was Emma's own piglets who saved her.
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Keep running this till you get to Chris in a later video!

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Watercress Organic 0.5 gm approx 2300 seeds

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DSN06KU?tag=online03f-21.
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Benefits of Lemon Honey Water [Scientific view]

Benefits of Lemon Honey Water [Scientific view] | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The benefits of lemon multiply when it's consumed with lukewarm water and honey. So start your day by drinking a glass of fresh lemon honey water
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Ocean energy: EU leads in technology development and deployment - Phys.Org

Ocean energy: EU leads in technology development and deployment - Phys.Org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
New technologies in the last decade have shown slow but steady progress of ocean and sea energy power: about 30 tidal and 45 wave energy companies are currently at an advanced stage of technological development worldwide, many of them nearing...
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GOP rep introduces bill to gut EPA

GOP rep introduces bill to gut EPA | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A House Republican wants to cut 13 programs at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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nOK,  does anyone really want this to happen? The GOP "Act to create a even dirtier world"...literally! Sometimes you really have to wonder if the people that think a healthy environment is a bad thing have already inhaled to many mind altering chemicals.


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The measure would force the EPA to close all of its field offices, sell or lease certain properties, cut various climate change programs and stop its environmental justice activities.

It would also stop the EPA from regulating ground-level ozone and from limiting the greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and power plants, the subject of the most controversial EPA programs recently.

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Earth is on the edge of a Sixth Extinction

Earth is on the edge of a Sixth Extinction | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause. This is the Sixth Mass Extinction — a loss of life that could rival the die-out...
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Wild Edible Weeds

Wild Edible Weeds | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Compiled by Yolanda Bertaud Just a small list of wild edible weeds that we may encounter in our everyday environment without ever knowing the benefits and nutrition these wonderful plants provide. ...
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Obama and Elizabeth Warren Trade Blows on TPP - YouTube

Larry Cohen, President, Communication Workers of America talks with Bill Press about Obama and Elizabeth Warren sharing their disagreement on the TPP. Click ...
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Not Good for the earth!

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World-Renowned Scientist Dr. Theo Colborn on the Health Effects of Water Contamination from Fracking

World-Renowned Scientist Dr. Theo Colborn on the Health Effects of Water Contamination from Fracking | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun a review of how the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," can affect drinking water quality. We speak to Dr. Theo Colborn, the president of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange and one of the foremost experts on the health and environmental effects of the toxic chemicals used in fracking. [includes rush transcript]
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CLF Week in Links: Cromnibus, Cod, Theo Colborn | Center for a Livable Future

CLF Week in Links: Cromnibus, Cod, Theo Colborn | Center for a Livable Future | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Bob Lawrence opines on CRomnibus, Wholesome Wave, cod, chicken, antimicrobial resistance, our Dodge Lecture with Ricardo Salvador, and brings sad news about
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Propyl Paraben

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The pastry you’re thinking about buying may contain the preservative propyl paraben, linked to disruptions in hormone signaling.
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