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Nine Meals Away from Anarchy - Environment - Utne Reader

Nine Meals Away from Anarchy - Environment - Utne Reader | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Aggravated by impending climate chaos and policies like Justice in Time delivery, most of the industrial food system is about “nine meals away from anarchy.”
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If no farmland and no forests and no water and no fish - then what?
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More tigers poached in India so far this year than in 2015

More tigers poached in India so far this year than in 2015 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Conservationists say census figures are ‘worrying’ and cast doubts on the country’s anti-poaching efforts
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These Insane Photos Show How An Abandoned Air Force Base Is Polluting Greenland

These Insane Photos Show How An Abandoned Air Force Base Is Polluting Greenland | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Photographer Ken Bower traveled to the remote island to photograph the damage.

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4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels this century — see if your county is at risk

4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels this century — see if your county is at risk | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
VIDEO: If you live in South Florida, you should start thinking about moving.

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How This Small Town Is Winning the Water War Against Nestle

How This Small Town Is Winning the Water War Against Nestle | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, is spending her time trying to stop the largest food and beverage corporation in the world from taking her community’s water, putting it in bottles and selling it for a massive profit.
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Bill McKibben: It's Time to Turn Up the Heat on Those Who Are Wrecking Planet Earth

Bill McKibben: It's Time to Turn Up the Heat on Those Who Are Wrecking Planet Earth | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
An interesting question is, what are you waiting for?

Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilization—certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been waiting for just the right momen
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World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
With cascading crises – where one event triggers another – set to rise, international disaster risk reduction efforts are woefully underfunded

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, May 3, 9:55 PM
Sometime soon, experts predict global population starts to fall, but not from wise family planning, rather it is from hunger, thirst, and conflict. Population is mentioned by the UN advisor quoted in this article, but the need for family planning is not.
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Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches in recent months.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, May 4, 1:44 PM
This might be becoming a thing.  While mass standings have gone on forever, we only recently have connected marine mammal and jellyfish blooms/dieoffs with declining ocean health.  Is this an El Nino thing or the harbinger of more to come?
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Dominoes fall: Vanishing Arctic ice shifts jet stream, which melts Greenland glaciers

Dominoes fall: Vanishing Arctic ice shifts jet stream, which melts Greenland glaciers | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
The cascade of Arctic changes that’s melting Greenland.

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Colorado just can’t get a grip on its smog problem

Colorado just can’t get a grip on its smog problem | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
State  fails to meet EPA standard set to protect public health; ozone problems to worsen with global warming
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How safe is nuclear power? A statistical study suggests less than expected

How safe is nuclear power? A statistical study suggests less than expected | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
(2016). How safe is nuclear power? A statistical study suggests less than expected. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Vol. 72, Young People and Existential Threat, pp. 112-115. doi: 10.1080/00963402.2016.1145910

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Quaker Oats Accused of Being 'Deceptive and Misleading' After Glyphosate Detected in Oatmeal

Quaker Oats Accused of Being 'Deceptive and Misleading' After Glyphosate Detected in Oatmeal | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
PepsiCo Inc.’s Quaker Oats has been accused of false advertising by a group of consumers in New York, California and Illinois, who have filed a class action lawsuit challenging the company’s claim of being “100 Percent Natural” despite having traces of the weedkiller glyphosate found in its famous oatmeal.
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Environment: Can dams be operated without killing rivers?

Environment: Can dams be operated without killing rivers? | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
New study eyes impacts to aquatic insects Staff Report Using a vast sample of data collected in a citizen science project, researchers say they've been able to discern how hydropeaking affects aquatic insects that form the base of river food chains. The information could help resource managers develop alternative hydropower practices that aren't as harmful…

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The world's children are already suffering from climate change

The world's children are already suffering from climate change | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
People urging more aggressive action on climate change often use children in their rhetoric: “we need to leave a better planet for our children,” “we owe it to the next generation to act,” etc. Earlier this year, two dozen children went so far as to sue the U.S. government for failing to act. “This is an intergenerational issue,” said James Hansen, a former NASA scientist supporting the lawsuit. “Our actions will affect our grandchildren and their children.”
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Pollution risk from over 1,000 old UK landfill sites due to coastal erosion

Pollution risk from over 1,000 old UK landfill sites due to coastal erosion | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Over 1,000 old landfill sites on the coasts of England and Wales are at increasing risk of being breached by erosion, according to a new study, posing a serious pollution danger to wildlife and bathing waters.

Landfill sites before the mid-1990s had few or no restrictions about what rubbish could be dumped in them and little is known about what they contain. But many were on the coast and some were used to raise land levels and even as part of flood defences. Climate change is bringing higher sea levels and stronger storms, putting the old dumps at greater risk of being broken up.
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Scientists find more reasons that Greenland will melt faster

Scientists find more reasons that Greenland will melt faster | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
So much about the planet’s future will depend on processes that humans today cannot directly observe — because they are occurring hundreds of meters below the sea surface where enormous marine glaciers, in Greenland and Antarctica, simultaneously touch the ocean and the seafloor.

The more we learn about this crucial yet inscrutable place, the more worrying it seems.
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Gold-mining in Peru: forests razed, millions lost, virgins auctioned

Gold-mining in Peru: forests razed, millions lost, virgins auctioned | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
David Hill: Reports of mining in the River Santiago basin raise concerns given the devastating social and environmental impacts elsewhere
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60% of Loggerhead Turtles Stranded on Beaches in South Africa Had Ingested Plastic

60% of Loggerhead Turtles Stranded on Beaches in South Africa Had Ingested Plastic | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
We know that ocean plastic can have a devastating impact on aquatic life such as seabirds, fish and whales. Now, researchers have found that 60 percent of post-hatchling loggerhead turtles stranded on southern Cape beaches in South Africa have been impacted by growing quantities of human-caused debris such as plastic fragments, packaging and fibers.
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Healthy Planet = Healthy People

Healthy Planet = Healthy People | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Our health is tied to air, water and food from the soil. That means we should keep them clean and stop dumping toxic wastes into them. Exercise also improve

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BP Drops $1 Billion Seafood Industry Spill Payments Fight

BP Drops $1 Billion Seafood Industry Spill Payments Fight | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
After fighting for more than two years to avoid paying almost $1 billion in oil spill damages to Gulf Coast shrimpers, oystermen and seafood processors it claimed didn’t exist, BP Plc has thrown in the towel.

“We have withdrawn our claims seeking an injunction against payments by the Seafood Program so the program can be concluded,” Geoff Morrell, a BP spokesman, said in an e-mail Tuesday. The company will keep pursuing fraud claims against lawyer Mikal Watts and his firm, Morrell said. Watts was indicted for allegedly making false claims in connection with the BP spill.

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Hunting Wolves Hurts Tourism

Hunting Wolves Hurts Tourism | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Wolf watching generates millions of dollars, but a new study finds that tourist sightings of the predators plummet when hunting is permitted.

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Lawsuit Seeks To Force EPA To Regulate Fracking Waste

Lawsuit Seeks To Force EPA To Regulate Fracking Waste | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Environmental advocates filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, an attempt to force the agency to issue regulations on the disposal of waste from the natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The groups want regulators to issue rules that would govern the disposal of waste from fracking, a process that uses a high-pressure stream of water, chemicals and sand to tap into shale formations and release gas. Right now, the wastewater is injected into underground wells, held in containment ponds or impoundments on site, shipped to regular landfills, or spread on fields and roads.

The Environmental Integrity Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthworks, Responsible Drilling Alliance, San Juan Citizens Alliance, West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization, and the Center for Health, Environment and Justice have filed the suit. The groups initially threatened to sue on this issue last year.
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Brazil files $43.5bn claim over fatal dam disaster - BBC News

Brazil files $43.5bn claim over fatal dam disaster - BBC News | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed a $43.5bn (£30bn) civil lawsuit against iron miner Samarco, and its owners BHP Billiton and Vale.
It follows the collapse of a dam they owned that caused a huge mudslide, polluted a river, and killed 19 people.
Anglo-Australian BHP, and Brazil's Vale, said they had yet to receive formal notice of the claim.
BHP's Australia-listed shares sank 7.62% at the start of trading.
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Yellowstone's Most Famous Grizzly Bear Was Shot And Killed

Yellowstone's Most Famous Grizzly Bear Was Shot And Killed | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
To officials at Yellowstone National Park, the 25-year-old grizzly was known simply as bear #211. 

To tourists, photographers and nature lovers everywhere, he was Scarface — a celebrity grizzly in a park famous for its bears.

But Scarface is dead, shot and killed just outside the park late last year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) said in a news release issued last week. 

As the grizzly is a threatened species protected by both federal and state law, the incident is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency said. 
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A new investigation confirms your worst suspicions about Michigan officials and the Flint water crisis

A new investigation confirms your worst suspicions about Michigan officials and the Flint water crisis | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
And concludes that the Snyder administration is largely to blame

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Bitterness within the sweet 'green Apple' | Environment | DW.COM | 28.04.2016

Bitterness within the sweet 'green Apple' | Environment | DW.COM | 28.04.2016 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
"Suppliers in China have not been included in the Click Clean report," Dowdall said. "Apple still has to work on its supply chain's carbon footprint and renewable energy there."

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EcoVadis's curator insight, May 3, 1:18 PM

Good work, more to do... As with any supply chain, but important to acknowledge progress from, say, 5 yrs ago.