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#Hawaii's highest peaks get 2 feet of snow — and more is on the way #climate change

#Hawaii's highest peaks get 2 feet of snow — and more is on the way #climate change | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Hawaii's two highest peaks get 2 feet of snow and may get another foot in the coming days
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#FF #Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' #refugee crisis, says military

#FF #Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' #refugee crisis, says military | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be ‘new normal’, say senior military
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#FF Researchers report large-scale changes in insect species inhabiting streams, rivers #environment #pollution

#FF Researchers report large-scale changes in insect species inhabiting streams, rivers #environment #pollution | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists from Utah State University and the US Environmental Protection Agency discovered that the frequencies of occurrence of hundreds of insect species inhabiting streams have been altered relative to the condition...
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#Mayors from the world’s biggest cities gather to plot Trump-era #climate plan #Palermo #Orlando #refugees

#Mayors from the world’s biggest cities gather to plot Trump-era #climate plan #Palermo #Orlando #refugees | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Mayors from scores of the world’s biggest cities gathered in Mexico Wednesday to plot their strategy for fighting climate change in the face of skepticism from US President-elect Donald Trump.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 2016 4:59 PM
An  interesting silver lining is that maybe local leaders will understand their roles are essential.
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#Australia braces for extreme weather as summer gets off to sweltering start #climate

#Australia braces for extreme weather as summer gets off to sweltering start #climate | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
More cyclones and severe fire danger expected over summer as above-average temperatures forecast across eastern and northern Australia
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#Alaska biologists research mystery of declining #caribou herd 50% loss

#Alaska biologists research mystery of declining #caribou herd 50% loss | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The size of a large caribou herd in Alaska's Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent over the last three years, and researchers who have tentatively ruled out hunting and predation as significant factors for the declin...
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Biggest-Ever Coral Die-Off Reported on #Australia's Great #Barrier Reef

Biggest-Ever Coral Die-Off Reported on #Australia's Great #Barrier Reef | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Warm seas have “essentially cooked" hundreds of kilometers of the landmark, a surveyor says
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Random numbers discovery improves #climate simulations #science

Random numbers discovery improves #climate simulations #science | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new method for improving the accuracy of climate simulations, equivalent to a significant advance in supercomputer technology.
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Toxic 'marine snow' can sink quickly, persist at #ocean depths #pollution #extinction

Toxic 'marine snow' can sink quickly, persist at #ocean depths #pollution #extinction | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University found that a specific neurotoxin can persist and accumulate in "marine snow" formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, and that this marine snow can reach significant depths quickly. These findings have implications for food safety policies in areas affected by toxic marine algal blooms.

When algae cells run out of nutrients and start to die, they clump together and sink as marine snow. The algae and its marine snow aggregates can serve as a major food source for other forms of marine life like plankton-eating fish and shellfish. Pseudo-nitzschia is a microscopic algae that occurs naturally in coastal waters, and is of particular concern due to its production of the neurotoxin domoic acid. When domoic acid-containing Pseudo-nitzschia enter the food chain, humans can accidentally consume it via shellfish. This type of shellfish poisoning, known as amnesic shellfish poisoning, can cause neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms ranging from short-term memory loss to - in rare cases - death.

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These Sacred #Sioux Sites Have Been Destroyed for the #Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPL

These Sacred #Sioux Sites Have Been Destroyed for the #Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPL | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not just about keeping their water safe, but also about protecting their sacred sites.
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#Australia Great #Barrier Reef #scientists confirm largest die-off of #corals recorded

#Australia Great #Barrier Reef #scientists confirm largest die-off of #corals recorded | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Higher sea temperatures have led to the worst bleaching event on record, new study finds, with coral predicted to take up to 15 years to recover
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This common #herbicide used in the #US was banned by the #EU - linked to #cancer, birth defects and more

This common #herbicide used in the #US was banned by the #EU - linked to #cancer, birth defects and more | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
This common herbicide used in the US was banned by the EU - linked to cancer, birth defects and more
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#Fukushima aftershock renews public concern about restarting #Kansai's aging #nuclear reactors

#Fukushima aftershock renews public concern about restarting #Kansai's aging #nuclear reactors | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The magnitude-7.4 aftershock that rocked Fukushima Prefecture and its vicinity last week, more than five years after the mega-quake and tsunami of March 20

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#Climate #scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling

#Climate #scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
A Republican-held panel promoted a misleading tabloid story alleging earth may not be warming, relying on data that leaves out important points of context
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#FF Princess #Cruise Lines to pay $40 mn fine for deliberate #pollution Its a start. #tourism

#FF Princess #Cruise Lines to pay $40 mn fine for deliberate #pollution Its a start. #tourism | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million fine for deliberately dumping waste into the seas it sails in and attempting to cover it up, authorities announced Thursday.
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#FF Two-thirds of Australians think reef crisis is 'national emergency' #climate #extinction

#FF Two-thirds of Australians think reef crisis is 'national emergency' #climate #extinction | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Overwhelming majority of people agree the government should legislate to stop chemicals polluting the Great Barrier Reef
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Team combines quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient #solar cells

Team combines quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient #solar cells | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient.
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The #Arctic Is Seriously Weird Right Now #climate

The #Arctic Is Seriously Weird Right Now #climate | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Instead of expanding during this cold, dark time of year, sea ice is shrinking
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#Mercury contamination found in #Everglades #dolphins #POLLUTION

#Mercury contamination found in #Everglades #dolphins #POLLUTION | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Coastal Everglades have higher concentrations of mercury than any other populations in the world.
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Facing Violence, Standing Rock Protesters Hold Thanksgiving Action #Dakota #NoDAPL

Facing Violence, Standing Rock Protesters Hold Thanksgiving Action #Dakota #NoDAPL | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it

29.11.16. - The story many American school children learn about the origins of Thanksgiving is, of course, a lie. And when the history books are full of lies, our entire nation is at risk. But something has happened this year that may change how Americans view the holiday: The movement for indigenous sovereignty, clean water and human rights at Standing Rock is smashing the myth of Thanksgiving and fighting to protect not only our water, but the very soul of this nation.

 

 Standing Rock Protesters React to Life Under Trump

"America deserves Trump," says one protester fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. "America is Trump."

Each day that North Dakota police blast "water protectors" with water cannons, rubber bullets and concussion grenades as the protesters seek to save the Missouri River from potential contamination is a day American democracy is failing. It's as if the last 500 years of history on this continent are playing out in front of us again, today. Many in the mainstream media are ignoring the story while the police and government ignore the very laws they're sworn to uphold.

 

The Dakota Access Pipeline is slated to snake its way through this land – which the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe contends it still owns, per the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 – and under the Missouri River, the only water source for the tribe and for 17 million people downstream.

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Bright and early on Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of water protectors assemble on the bank of the Cannonball River, the north shore of which is across from Turtle Island, a burial grounds for the ancestors of the Standing Rock Tribe. It's a sacred place to the tribe, and it's unclear why the police insist on occupying the top of the ridge, which is akin to trampling through a graveyard with heavy equipment, armored vehicles and instruments of war. There's a line of them about a hundred men long, and they look like they're armed for battle in Fallujah rather than on the scene of a peaceful Thanksgiving protest. They have rifles, grenade launchers, noise cannons, tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullet shotguns with the Orwellian inscription "LESS LETHAL" emblazoned on the stock.

 

On the shore, protectors are franticly hammering a long ladder-like structure covered in styrofoam, plywood and rope: They're building a makeshift footbridge to cross the icy river to the burial grounds to pray. It didn't seem like the bridge could possible hold people, but sure enough, as more than 500 people gather on the banks, brave water protectors mount the bridge and charge it into the water, ferrying hundreds across to the bottom of Turtle Island for a peaceful ceremony.

 

Staring up at the police who are spraying water down at them, they pray, sing, dance and burn sage, knowing that at any minute the police could erupt into violence.

 

Indeed, human-rights groups like Amnesty International have raised serious concerns about the actions of the Morton County Police Department. There have been reports of law enforcement not wearing their name tags so they cannot be identified, and medics at the camp have spoken out to warn that the use of water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures is potentially lethal and could cause hypothermia. In my time at Standing Rock, I have witnessed many incidents of police officers pepper spraying and shooting rubber bullets at unarmed protectors, journalists and medics without provocation of any sort.

 

From the top of the ridge, the police shout down via megaphone: "We do not want to have a confrontation with you today. If you build this bridge, it will be seen as an act of aggression. We do not want to have a confrontation with you today." The officer at the top of the hill seems to be suggesting, Don't you know what day it is? We can't have a fight with Native Americans on Thanksgiving. Think of all the bad press we would get.

For these Native American protectors, this holiday is not a celebration; it is a day of mourning.

 

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isa77_Jouarre's curator insight, November 29, 2016 6:22 PM

Manifestation des Sioux le jour de Thanksgiving: un article écrit par J. Fox, avec une vidéo de 3 minutes 

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Le #Canada impose des règles strictes sur la gestion des eaux usées par le #fracking

Le #Canada impose des règles strictes sur la gestion des eaux usées par le #fracking | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it

24.11.16. - Le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick vient d'interdire le rejet des eaux usées issues de la fracturation hydraulique. Les compagnies spécialisées sur l'exploitation du gaz de schiste devront présenter des solutions alternatives afin de remplir l'une des cinq conditions nécessaires à la levée du moratoire.    

Le Canada apparaît être un très bon exemple à suivre en raison de l'excellente façon dont le pays est en train de gérer la question de l'exploitation du gaz de schiste. Car au lieu d'interdire tout effort de recherche comme c'est encore le cas en France, les gouvernements provinciaux - Nouveau-Brunswick en tête - ont défini des règles strictes pour la levée du moratoire sur l'utilisation de la technique controversée qu'est la fracturation hydraulique. Les compagnies nationales et étrangères désireuses de lancer les opérations dans la province devront se plier aux exigences fixées par le gouvernement local, parmi lesquelles la mise en place de procédés visant à limiter voire à réduire à néant l'impact environnemental de la fracturation hydraulique. Loin d'être excluantes, ces conditions doivent permettre in fine aux acteurs du marché de mettre en place des best pratices qui garantissent un respect des nappes phréatiques et une préservation de l'environnement au sens plus large.

La dernière mesure annoncée par le ministre du développement de l'énergie et des ressources, Rick Doucet, va d'ailleurs dans ce sens. L'homme politique a ainsi fait savoir que les eaux usées issues du fracking ne pourront être traitées par les stations d'épurations municipales : «Les Néo-Brunswickois doivent savoir que nous n’allons pas rejeter dans les usines d’épurations financées avec leurs taxes les eaux usées de la fracturation hydraulique qui pourraient contaminer ou ruiner les systèmes», a déclaré l'homme politique. Rajoutant par ailleurs : «Nous voulons protéger l’environnement. Nous voulons protéger les infrastructures publiques».

Pas d'effet bloquant pour les entreprises du gaz de schiste

Peut-on voir à travers cette nouvelle interdiction une manière déguisée d'empêcher toute future exploitation du gaz de schiste dans la province ? Non, car il s'agit pour le gouvernement local d'édicter des règles strictes et pour les compagnies de travailler à trouver des solutions alternatives :  "L’industrie va devoir présenter d’autres options qui devront aussi respecter les autres règlements provinciaux... C’est bon pour l’industrie de savoir à l’avance exactement ce qui n’est pas sur la table. C’est une clarification". D'autant que l'homme politique a rappelé que la plus grande compagnie énergétique qui attend d'avoir le feu vert pour lancer les opérations d'extraction du gaz de schiste planchait justement sur la mise au point imminente de solutions performantes de traitement des eaux usées. D'ici quelques semaines ou quelques mois, elle devrait ainsi présenter son plan B au gouvernement local.

Les choses semblent ainsi aller dans le bon sens au Canada. Les associations de protection de l'environnement sont satisfaites de voir s'établir des conditions sévères quant à l'exploitation du gaz de schiste, et d'une manière plus générale la profession intègre ce souci du respect de l'environnement dans son cœur de métier. Un exemple à suivre par la plupart des pays dans lesquels la question du gaz de schiste et de la fracturation hydraulique reste très épineuse voire même houleuse. 

 

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isa77_Jouarre's curator insight, November 29, 2016 2:29 PM

Cela faisait quelques semaines que nous n'avions pas de nouvelles en provenance du site "LeGazdeSchiste". 

Pourquoi, si ces méthodes de traitement des eaux et de respect de l'environnement existent, ne sont-elles pas déjà mises en oeuvre au Canada et aux Etats-Unis? Pourquoi???

Sans doute la conséquence d'une simple étourderie…

 

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#America Pilgrim’s Progress: Inside the American #Nuclear-Waste Crisis #pollution #environment

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Gregg Levine and Caroline Preston on Cape Cod’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which will close in 2019 but still hold eight hundred tons of spent fuel.

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Pray with Standing Rock: a Global Call to Action #Dakota #NoDAPL

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Pray with Standing Rock: a Global Call to Action By Jacob Devaney, published on Uplift Connection,  on November 21, 2016     Standing Together in Prayer Many people would agree that prayer alone will not solve all of our problems, but...
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West #Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out #climate #melting #EU #UN #COP22 #Paris

West #Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out #climate #melting #EU #UN #COP22 #Paris | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.

The Pine Island Glacier, part of the ice shelf that bounds the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is one of two glaciers that researchers believe are most likely to undergo rapid retreat, bringing more ice from the interior of the ice sheet to the ocean, where its melting would flood coastlines around the world.

A nearly 225-square-mile iceberg broke off from the glacier in 2015, but it wasn't until Ohio State University researchers were testing some new image-processing software that they noticed something strange in satellite images taken before the event.

In the images, they saw evidence that a rift formed at the very base of the ice shelf nearly 20 miles inland in 2013. The rift propagated upward over two years, until it broke through the ice surface and set the iceberg adrift over 12 days in late July and early August 2015.

They report their discovery in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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#Netherlands #Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak #fear & #stupidity

#Netherlands #Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak #fear & #stupidity | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday.
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