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White-nose syndrome has killed up to 6.7 million bats - Pesticides Weaken Immune Systems

White-nose syndrome has killed up to  6.7 million bats - Pesticides Weaken Immune Systems | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it

Summit Citizen, January 18, 2013

▶  Outbreak may be the worst wildlife epidemic in North America's recorded history. Federal biologists this week upped their estimates of bat deaths from white-nose syndrome... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/18/white-nose-syndrome-has-killed-up-to-6-7-million-bats/

 

Treehugger, January 18, 2012
▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS: SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS DEAD FROM DISEASE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-estimate-67-million-bats-dead-fast-spreading-disease.html

 

Summit Voice, July 21, 2013
▶  PESTICIDES MAY BE AT THE ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf
                           ▶  SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT ▶ 

           BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                          http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

 

BATS AS EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL
Huffington Post Green, April 13, 2011
▶  BAT DISEASE, WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, MAY INCREASE, NOT DECREASE,  U.S. FARM PESTICIDE USE: STUDY -

A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.

Bats save American farmers at least $3.7 billion a year in pest-control costs by eating insects that feed on crops, a benefit that could be in jeopardy as a disease that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast spreads to the Midwest, the researchers said in a paper published in the April 1 edition of the journal Science. They and others fear the disease could eventually affect fruit- and vegetable-growing areas in the West as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bat-disease-pesticides_n_848556.html

 

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

 

 

 

▶  IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://ow.ly/e5RYJ

 

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

 

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

 

▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

 

▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS - EVEN PESKY ONES: PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

 

 

Science Daily, October 25, 2013
▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

 

 

▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

 

▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BATS AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

New York Times, January 23, 2012
▶  STUDY FINDS MERCURY MOVES UP FOOD CHAIN TO BIRDS AND BATS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/study-finds-mercury-in-more-northeastern-bird-species.html?_r=3&

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH

         ▶    "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH" ▶ 

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

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

 

▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ▶    FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE ▶ 

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/

 

 

▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

 

▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

 

Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2013

▶  BATS AND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=9651

 

 

 

 

 


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A Look Inside The 300-Year-Old Shipwreck Graveyard 20 Miles From NYC

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I had no idea there was a huge shipwreck grave yard so close to New York, but when you consider how much traffic has gone in and out of the city over the last 300 years it starts to make sense. Here's a closer look.

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It's a plastic world

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Why Oceans Are Critical to the Economy

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As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and others gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Our Ocean conference, Enric Sala sits down with Andrea Mitchell to explain why the ocean is more than just pretty fish.

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Japan's Prime Minister Confirms Whale Hunt Will Resume In 2015

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For the love of animals. Pass it on.

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Avli in Rethymno, Crete. A superb restaurant with Cretan Diet fusion.

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Avli Restaurant in Rethymno serves delicious and pure food in a cozy and colourful atmosphere. On the picture you see the Cretan welcoming dish that greeted us upon arrival.

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Avli was founded by its passionate owner, Katerina Xekalou, in 1987. She is a lover of pure food and supports the producers who make real products, because the way she sees it, it’s a matter of soul. Katerina’s inspiration comes from her grandmother, who taught her how to cook and share her food. ‘Whenever you make food with love it will taste great’ is one of Katerina’s favourite quotes.

The chefs at Avli serve the real Cretan cuisine with a modern twist. Like this Greek salad.

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Koufonissia, Greece: Secret Seasides

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Continuing our series on the best unsung beach holiday resorts in Europe, Jane Foster offers a guide to Koufonissia, in the Greek Islands, with information on accommodation and eating out

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The sandy beaches that rim Ano Koufonissi's south coast give onto cerulean blue sea of a hue that seems confined to artists' palettes, seemingly impossible in reality. Hidden away between the larger Cycladic islands of Naxos and Amorgos, Koufonissia (plural) is made up of two tiny islets, Ano Koufonissi (Upper Koufonissi) and Kato Koufonissi (Lower Koufonissi), which are separated by a 200-metre sea channel. While Kato Koufonissi remains uninhabited, Ano Koufonissi, with its whitewashed Cycladic cottages, has a buzzing little community of 366. Locals live mainly from fishing – it is claimed that there are more boats than residents – there are no real roads and hardly any cars, so everyone either walks or cycles. Before 1980, there was no electricity either, and it is only over the last decade that Koufonissi has become a popular escape with Athenians in search of an unpretentious and inexpensive summer holiday. It's much loved by yachters too, who moor up their sailing boats along the seafront, to unwind after visiting the noisier and glitzier islands of Santorini and Mykonos.

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33 WAYS TO DIVE SAFER

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33 tips on how to dive safer

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How much do you know about whales?

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These giants of the sea are fascinating and unique. Test your trivia knowledge about them!

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Jacques Cousteau | 5 Things You Probably Never Knew about the Captain - Book Your Dive

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Do you think you knew everything about Jacques Cousteau? In this article we share 5 facts you probably never knew about Jacques Cousteau.

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Refloating Costa Concordia to be largest maritime salvage in history | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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Refloating Costa Concordia to be largest maritime salvage in history - Italian authorities gave the green light to refloating the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship on Saturday, setting the stage for the next step in the largest maritime salvage in history to begin on Monday morning.
The operation to raise the 290-metre hulk from underwater platforms next to the Italian island of Giglio where it sank, killing 32 people, should take six or seven days, the group organising the removal said.

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

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                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

 

 ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

                                         ▶      AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
- ▶ "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

                                                        VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

 

                              THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   sco.lt/8fNIET

 

 ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

-▶ 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

                                       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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Seafood guide says five of top 11 species 'unsustainably managed'

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Guardian Australia: Snapper, shark (flake), blue grenadier and imported prawns, squid and octopus 'should be avoided'

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Effect lighting design models

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Effect lighting design models

What is produced from proper lighting design? The answer, everything. Reforming the proper lighting (designed from the outset as part of the home design), raises the effect of dramatic as you want at home, in apartments

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Effect lighting design models

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Touzac (16) : Invitation au voyage sensoriel

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Au cœur des vignes, les Jardins du Chaigne appellent à la quiétude et au recueillement. Un joli coin de paradis. Une perle dans un écrin. Il faut la mériter. Les Jardins du Chaigne à...

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6 shocking facts about seafood production

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Tortured lives, prolonged deaths, excessive waste, and even human slavery confirm that the seafood industry is a brutal one.

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Fabien Cousteau on Fate of Oceans: ‘I’m a Realist, But a Hopeful Realist’

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Fabien Cousteau was still getting his land legs back on Monday after “Mission 31,” which wrapped up on July 2 after the 46-year-old adventurer spent 31 days at the Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea research station, located a few miles south of the Florida Keys and 60 feet below the surface.The experience gave [...]

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How to Calculate a Scuba Weight Belt

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Proper weighting depends on many variables such as exposure suit type and thickness, tank composition and diver experience, in addition to body weight. For a streamlined profile, weight can and sh...

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Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

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For the love of animals. Pass it on.

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Download the free Athens- Attica Travel Guide

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CONTENTS

-Introduction
-Tour of Athens: Antiquities in Athens
-Tour of Athens: Byzantine Monuments in Athens
-Tour of Athens: Ottoman Monuments in Athens
-The Architecture of Modern Ahtens
-Tour of Athens: Historic Centre
-Tour of Athens: Kolonaki, the Rigillis area, Metz
-Tour of Athens: From Lycabettus Hill to Strefi Hill
-Tour of Athens: From Syntagma sq. to Omonia sq.
-Tour of Athens: From Omonia sq. to Kypseli
-Tour of Athens: Historical walk
-Suburbs
-Museums
-Day Trips in Attica
-Night Life
-Shopping in Athens
-Greek Cuisine and Wine
-Information
-Maps

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CAN WE SAVE THE TUNA?

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CAN WE SAVE THE TUNA?
The fight to save tuna has been a long one and, although there have been some big successes, it isn’t over yet. Whether you are a rhino, an elephant, a tiger or a tuna, if bits of you become extremely valuable then morality flies out of the window and the utterly unethical move in to make their money. 


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Atlit Yam, A 9,000-Year-Old Neolithic Settlement Beneath the Waves

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(Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority) Off the Mediterranean Coast of Israel sit the ruins of a 9,000-year-old Megalithic settlement Atlit Yam, between 25 and 35 feet beneath sea level. Discovered i...

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Shark in Lake Ontario? | (CKWF FM) The Wolf

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I am very skeptical of videos like this, HOWEVER, it is ...

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Hmmmmmm Interesting!!!

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Archive Masterclass: Making “Let the Fire Burn”

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University professor-turned-filmmaker Jason Osder (pictured) discusses the legal and technical challenges that arose during the more than 10 years he spent making his all-archival doc debut Let the Fire Burn.

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A WHALE OF A VIEW

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A WHALE OF A VIEW
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Maidentrip (2013) Movie Review

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Maidentrip is a documentary about Laura Dekker, who holds the record for youngest person to sail solo around the word.

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From the article: 

 

"Maidentrip is, along with recent films Only the Young, 12 O’Clock Boys and Medora, part of a new breed of nonfiction teen movies that acutely tap into the true heart and soul of that age better than any fiction filmmakers are doing right now. Specifically here, that time is an exploration, paralleled with a physical analogy of both triumph and inconclusiveness in the spirit of not only growing up but also growing outward."