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Water security threatens China climate change and stupidity of communist party.

Water security threatens China climate change and stupidity of communist party. | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
China’s water resources are running scarce. Farming and other human activities are turning large parts of the country into deserts and forcing residents to migrate. The FT's Leslie Hook reports from Gansu province.
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turning China into desert with 1.4 billion, disaster looms.

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Before the Flood The #oil #gas #coal #car from #Forbes 500 industry & #Koch are the #evil of our #Earth #SaveEarth take action

Before the Flood The #oil #gas #coal #car from #Forbes 500 industry & #Koch are the #evil of our #Earth #SaveEarth take action | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The science is clear, the future is not
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Thawing #permafrost releases old greenhouse gas #methane #science #Greenpeace

Thawing #permafrost releases old greenhouse gas #methane #science #Greenpeace | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The thawing permafrost soils in the Arctic regions might contribute to the greenhouse effect in two respects: On the one hand, rising temperatures lead to higher microbial methane production close to the surface. On the othe
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It's not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot so far #climate

It's not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot so far #climate | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The first months of 2017 are the second hottest ever recorded. Read on.
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#California's #cities are being choked to death by #POLLUTION, so liberals of course blame global warming instead of themselves

#California's #cities are being choked to death by #POLLUTION, so liberals of course blame global warming instead of themselves | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Though conditions have improved in some areas of the Golden State, California once again tops the list as being the most air-polluted state in the country. But rather than focus on addressing the problem at the local and state level, Governor Jerry Brown has set his sights on tackling the global age
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French firefighters battle raging blazes near #SaintTrop- #France 24 #Corsica #AixenProvence I was there! #climate

French firefighters battle raging blazes near #SaintTrop- #France 24 #Corsica #AixenProvence I was there! #climate | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Thousands of firefighters battled forest fires in large areas of southeast France Tuesday, with one "extremely virulent" inferno raging near the jetset resort of Saint-Tropez, emergency services said.
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In #Chile, Many Regard #Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat

In #Chile, Many Regard #Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Drought, floods and wildfires are signs that climate change has become a harsh reality for the 17 million people of Chile. Laguna de Aculeo used to be a booming summer playground, but not anymore.
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Small head size and delayed body weight growth in wild Japanese #monkey fetuses after the #Fukushima Daiichi #nuclear disaster

Small head size and delayed body weight growth in wild Japanese #monkey fetuses after the #Fukushima Daiichi #nuclear disaster | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
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Recession of Himalayan #glaciers alarming: #ISRO #scientists | Vishvatimes

Recession of Himalayan #glaciers alarming: #ISRO #scientists | Vishvatimes | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Analysis of satellite images have revealed an "alarming recession" of glaciers in the Bhilangna basin of the Garhwal Himalayas from 1965, scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have said.Home to 9,575 glaciers (as per a
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Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass #extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass #extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
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Praying #Mantises Hunt Down #Birds Worldwide #ecosystems #pest control Really?

Praying #Mantises Hunt Down #Birds Worldwide #ecosystems #pest control Really? | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
A study by zoologists from Switzerland and the US shows: praying mantises all over the globe also include birds in their diet. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology has just published the results.

 

Praying mantises are carnivorous insects with powerful raptorial front legs that usually depend on arthropods such as insects or spiders as their primary prey. Rather infrequently, they have also been witnessed eating small vertebrates such as frogs, lizards, salamanders or snakes. A new study by the zoologists Martin Nyffeler (University of Basel), Mike Maxwell (National University, La Jolla, California), and James Van Remsen (Louisiana State University) now shows that praying mantises all over the world also kill and eat small birds.

 

The researchers gathered and documented numerous examples of bird-eating mantises. In a systematic review, they were able to show that praying mantises from twelve species and nine genera have been observed preying on small birds in the wild. This remarkable feeding behavior has been documented in 13 different countries, on all continents except Antarctica. There is also great diversity in the victims: birds from 24 different species and 14 families were found to be the prey of mantises. "The fact that eating of birds is so widespread in praying mantises, both taxonomically as well as geographically speaking, is a spectacular discovery," comments Martin Nyffeler from the University of Basel and lead author of the study.

 

The researchers assembled 147 documented cases of this feeding behavior from all over the world. However, more than 70 percent were reported in the US, where praying mantises often capture birds at hummingbird feeders or plants pollinated by hummingbirds in house gardens. Consequently, hummingbirds make up the vast majority of birds killed by praying mantises, with the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) being a particularly frequent victim.

 

Decades ago, several alien species of large mantises (e.g., Mantis religiosa and Tenodera sinensis) were released across North America as biological pest control agents. These imported species now constitute a new potential threat to hummingbirds and small passerine birds. However, there are also large native mantises that prey on birds. "Our study shows the threat mantises pose to some bird populations. Thus, great caution is advised when releasing mantises for pest control," says Nyffeler.


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#DuPont’s Latest #Poison Has Ravaged Cape Fear Residents #America #TYT #Greenpeace #greed & #people

For decades, DuPont was using a chemical called C8 to produce their blockbuster product Teflon. DuPont was well aware of the toxicity of C8, according t

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Predicting key hydrological conditions such as river flow for different #climate change scenarios


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Despite #Paris deal, #G20 countries continue ‘sweetheart deals’ for fossil fuels: #Greenpeace #UN #COP21

Despite #Paris deal, #G20 countries continue ‘sweetheart deals’ for fossil fuels: #Greenpeace #UN #COP21 | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The biggest critics of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord are also the world's biggest hypocrites on energy policy, top environmental groups charged Wednesday in a report that found many top nations' rhetoric on cutting emissions doesn't line up with how and where they spend their money.
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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Found to Contain Traces of #Glyphosate #Monsanto #Bayer #health #cancer

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Found to Contain Traces of #Glyphosate #Monsanto #Bayer #health #cancer | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The Organic Consumers Association says out of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry's ice cream have tested positive for low level traces of the herbicide glyphosate.
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5,000 Firefighters Deployed to Fight #Wildfires in #Portugal

5,000 Firefighters Deployed to Fight #Wildfires in #Portugal | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Crews are deployed across central and northern areas.
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#Renewables could end the reign of petrol stations soon, says #Kachikwu - Offgrid #Nigeria

#Renewables could end the reign of petrol stations soon, says #Kachikwu - Offgrid #Nigeria | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s oil minister, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said the incursion of renewable energy sources into the global energy mix could lead to the extinction of petr
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Burning petroleum has got to be one of the stupidest things humans have ever done.

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#UK Großbritannien will Diesel und Benziner ab 2040 komplett verbieten! Far too late!

#UK Großbritannien will Diesel und Benziner ab 2040 komplett verbieten! Far too late! | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Großbritannien bereitet offenbar die radikale Durchsetzung von Elektroautos vor.
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French Minister Sticking to Planned Nuclear Power Cuts #France #environment #radioactive waste

French Minister Sticking to Planned Nuclear Power Cuts #France #environment #radioactive waste | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
France should define a clear roadmap to fulfill its pledge to cut the share o

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#Coral reef expert Charlie #Veron Great #Barrier Reef #Australia dead within 15 years #sixth mass #extinction

#Coral reef expert Charlie #Veron Great #Barrier Reef #Australia dead within 15 years #sixth mass #extinction | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Our top coral expert says the demise of the Great Barrier Reef is far from our biggest problem.
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#Japan #Tepco says 'decision has already been made' to release #radioactive, low-toxic tritium into sea; fishermen irate #pollution #FF

#Japan #Tepco says 'decision has already been made' to release #radioactive, low-toxic tritium into sea; fishermen irate #pollution #FF | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Radioactive tritium, said to pose little risk to human health, will be released from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power complex into the sea, accor

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87 Percent of Americans Unaware There's Scientific Consensus on #Climate Change

87 Percent of Americans Unaware There's Scientific Consensus on #Climate Change | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The majority of Americans don't know there is a 97 percent consensus among scientist that climate change is real.
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Who checks corporate claims of #climate leadership? #Apple filthy supply chain? #deception & smart #lies

Who checks corporate claims of #climate leadership? #Apple filthy supply chain? #deception & smart #lies | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them
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Deadly #floods in #Japan #landslides

Deadly #floods in #Japan #landslides | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Rescue crews are racing against time to find more than 20 people who are still missing after torrential rain caused flooding and landslides in south-western Japan.
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It's not just antibacterial resistance; now FUNGAL resistance labeled a huge threat to #medicine #antibiotics

It's not just antibacterial resistance; now FUNGAL resistance labeled a huge threat to #medicine #antibiotics | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The current microbial resistance crisis has given way to yet another potential medical crisis by way of fungal drug resistance, said Ambalika Batra, a post-doctoral scientist at Royal Holloway University in London. According to Batra, patients were dying as physicians were finding it increasingly ch
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#FF #Marine expert warns of #climate emergency as #fish abandon tropical waters

#FF #Marine expert warns of #climate emergency as #fish abandon tropical waters | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Daniel Pauly is calling for a new plan to manage fishing levels as the industry’s expansion combines with global warming

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Stephen #Hawking said #Trump's #Paris #climate decision will make Earth as hot as Venus #science #EU

Stephen #Hawking said #Trump's #Paris #climate decision will make Earth as hot as Venus #science #EU | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The world-famous physicist questioned the president's pullout from the Paris climate accord last month.
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