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Are women the secret weapon in the battle for food security? – Utne Altwire

Are women the secret weapon in the battle for food security? – Utne Altwire | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The notion that gender equality can play an important role in reducing hunger and malnutrition has gained increasing traction in development circles.
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If no farmland and no forests and no water and no fish - then what?
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A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary)

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Environmental and labour organizations call on Island Timberlands to stop logging old-growth forest

Environmental and labour organizations call on Island Timberlands to stop logging old-growth forest | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The Council of Canadians, Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) union and various environmental organizations have signed a joint statement calling on Island Timberlands to halt logging the endangered old-growth forests of McLaughlin Ridge near Port Alberni, BC.
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The Hospital Disinfectant That's Being Used In Fracking

The Hospital Disinfectant That's Being Used In Fracking | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
An EPA-approved disinfectant could subside major environmental and health concerns in fracking.
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Trout restoration pays off in Oxford's Barber's Hollow Brook - Worcester Telegram

Trout restoration pays off in Oxford's Barber's Hollow Brook - Worcester Telegram | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Trout restoration pays off in Oxford's Barber's Hollow Brook
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Forests Are Creating Momentum for Climate Negotiations

Forests Are Creating Momentum for Climate Negotiations | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Representatives from 44 forested countries, all involved in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, shared success stories showing how innovative climate finance can help protect forests and mitigate climate change.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, Today, 1:42 AM

I can't think of a better way to really solve problems then getting round the table with each other and taking a look at how the actions each of us engage in affect each other.

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On track to 'go beyond the critical point': Sri Lanka still losing forests at rapid clip

On track to 'go beyond the critical point': Sri Lanka still losing forests at rapid clip | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
During the latter half of Sri Lanka's civl war, between 1990 and 2005, Sri Lanka suffered one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, losing about 35 percent of its old growth forest and almost 18 percent of its total forest cover. The conflict ended in 2009, and while deforestation has slowed somewhat, Sri Lanka is still losing forest cover at a fast pace.

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Through the Eyes of a Goose | Farm Wars

Through the Eyes of a Goose | Farm Wars | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
All life is precious and there is a wealth of knowledge to be had just from the simple task of learning to see through the eyes of a goose.
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Germany most energy efficient nation

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Germany is the world's most energy efficient nation with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts, an environmental group said Thursday.

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New research found rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's upper crust

New research found rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's upper crust | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Researchers at University of Southampton have found that rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's fractured upper crust. Researchers have now found fluids derived from rainwater at the ductile crust - where temperatures of more than 300 C a...

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Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show

Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Traces found in two in every three loaves as experts call for more research into impact on health

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To conserve and protect MacDill's natural resources - DVIDS

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Jason Kirkpatrick, 6th Civil Engineer Squadron natural resources program manager, poses for a photo along MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., shoreline July 10, 2014.

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Radical hope for saving ocean fisheries – Megan Molteni – Aeon

Radical hope for saving ocean fisheries – Megan Molteni – Aeon | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Hope for the world's devastated oceans rests on a change in the hearts of the fishermen that know them best

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Christian Allié's curator insight, July 15, 5:26 AM

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......... It’s just before midnight when Seitz and his crew arrive at the pier after a long day of preparations. They cross the silent landing to where the South Baybobs in the dark water. Seitz clambers up to the wheelhouse and flips on blinding lights mounted high above the deck. The engine rumbles to life. If all goes well, they’ll return early Wednesday morning, the hold heavy with sole, thornyheads and buckets of live dragonfish. This trip will be Seitz’s 36th of the year, and his last of 2012. Most of his trips last three to four days, putting him on the water about a third of the year: less time on the boat than he’s ever spent in three decades of fishing. Now, there’s more time at home with his family, going to his kids’ school events, and watching them race around the nearby skatepark.

He also uses the extra time to think up ways to expand the fishery project. He wants to see his fish on school lunch trays as part of a lean, locally sourced diet. He reads books such as Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006) and worries about childhood obesity. He wants to recruit high‑school kids to the life of a sustainable fisherman, but only because they’re interested in it, not because it’s their fallback. The way to do that, he says with a smile both sincere and wry, is twofold: education, and driving a nice pickup truck — that’s how the kids judge success.

Seitz hopes that one day one of his sons will captain the South Bay. After a few more years, Seitz will have local knowledge to bequeath, as well as the quota, permits and boat. ‘If I can pass that on to him, it will be a lot more business than it will be an adventure,’ Seitz said. That is what the Morro Bay experiment is all about — redefining the fisherman of the 21st century. No longer a lone hunter braced at the helm, but rather a businessman, an educator and a steward of the sea. If the next generation of fishermen see that when they look in the mirror, there might be hope for our oceans after all.

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Belize's lobster, conch, and fish populations rebuild in no-take zones

Belize's lobster, conch, and fish populations rebuild in no-take zones | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in Belize can not only help economically valuable species such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from overfishing, but may also help re-colonize nearby reef areas.

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State, feds unveil Central Valley salmon restoration plans - Modesto Bee

State, feds unveil Central Valley salmon restoration plans - Modesto Bee | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Modesto Bee State, feds unveil Central Valley salmon restoration plans Modesto Bee The National Marine Fisheries Service released a formal recovery plan for the three species, which describes actions proposed over a number of years to restore...

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New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing

New study reveals vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species, with bigeye thresher, dusky, and scalloped hammerhead being the most vulnerable. ...

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The Great Barrier Reef Won't Look Like This For Long

The Great Barrier Reef Won't Look Like This For Long | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef's days may be numbered.

Researchers appeared before an Australian Senate committee this week to review how federal and local governments have managed the reef. What they discovered is that the world's largest coral reef syst...
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, Today, 1:40 AM

Let's hope we turn this around before it is gone.

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Tracking salmon to their birth streams - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tracking salmon to their birth streams - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
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FAIRBANKS - Strontium is a trace element and mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

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New proposal could have people plating more fish

New proposal could have people plating more fish | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

WaGov. Jay Inslee wants you to be able to eat a fish fillet every day without having to worry about getting cancer.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 20, 8:17 AM

Washington State's governor is trying to make industry responsible for their impact on water quality - may he succeed!

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Killing Big Animals Allows Rodents (and Their Fleas) to Flourish

Killing Big Animals Allows Rodents (and Their Fleas) to Flourish | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Biologists have long thought that when large mammals, such as elephants and gazelles, are driven to extinction, small critters will inherit the earth. As those critters (think rodents) multiply, so will the number of disease-carrying fleas. Scientists have now experimentally confirmed this scenario, which is troubling because it could lead to a rise in human infection by diseases that can be transferred between animals and people.


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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

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New surveillance system to document honey bee health

New surveillance system to document honey bee health | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A four-year-nation-wide surveillance project to document the health profile of honey bee colonies in Canada has been initiated.
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The Man Who Planted a Forest Bigger Than Central Park

The Man Who Planted a Forest Bigger Than Central Park | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The Molai Forest in Assam, India is unusual for several reasons. The 1,360 acre forest is on a sandbar, for starters. The sandbar is the world's largest river island, Majuli. And, oh yeah, it was planted entirely by one hyper-dedicated, beautiful maniac named Jadav Payeng.

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Paradise Lost: Aerial Images of Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest - Photo Journal

Paradise Lost: Aerial Images of Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest - Photo Journal | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Photographer Rodrigo Baleia first set out to make photographs of the Amazon rainforest in 2000- and after twelve years and about 218,000 miles of flight documentation, he is still not satisfied with his mission in chronicling the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon.

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How Scientists Uncovered Arctic Clues to a Past Where a Tiny Fern Changed the Planet

How Scientists Uncovered Arctic Clues to a Past Where a Tiny Fern Changed the Planet | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Researchers attempt to puzzle out how Earth got its ice caps
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Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says

Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Rising demand for luxury pets in the Gulf states taking gruesome toll as two-thirds of snatched cubs are dying en route

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Decline in birds, not just bees, linked to neonicotinoid pesticides

Decline in birds, not just bees, linked to neonicotinoid pesticides | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
It's not just the bees that are being harmed by controversial neonicotinoid pesticides - the birds are also disappearing, a new study suggests.
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