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Let the river run: Dam removal accelerates in Michigan - Bridge Michigan

Let the river run: Dam removal accelerates in Michigan - Bridge Michigan | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Bridge Michigan Let the river run: Dam removal accelerates in Michigan Bridge Michigan “There has been more interest in river restoration and dam removals in the past five years than there was in the previous 10 to 15 years,” said Jim Hegarty, a...

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Hi Robert - why no headlines in any of your scoops?
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Not sure why you can't see them. I can see the headlines

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This Giant Oil Rig Could Usher in a Radically Altered Arctic

This Giant Oil Rig Could Usher in a Radically Altered Arctic | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
What's orange, white, and big all over—and a potential harbinger of big changes in the Arctic if not the whole planet?


The answer is Goliat, a mammoth, beer-glass-shaped, floating oil platform that’s set to become the northernmost in the world. Last week the 65,000-ton rig arrived for commissioning near the remote Norwegian town of Hammerfest.
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WWF makes the economic and business case for sustainable timber

WWF makes the economic and business case for sustainable timber | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As global demand for better forest management grows, regulatory and reputational risks strengthen the case for responsibly sourcing timber.

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Scientists Zero In on Only Solution to Climate Crisis | Alex Kirby | Climate New Network

Scientists Zero In on Only Solution to Climate Crisis | Alex Kirby | Climate New Network | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

If you want to know what we have to do to avoid catastrophic climate change, 17 of the world’s leading climate scientists have worked out a simple but challenging solution: the world, they say, must turn by mid-century into a zero-carbon society.

 

The signatories to today’s “Earth Statement” say: “This trajectory is not one of economic pain, but of economic opportunity, progress and inclusiveness. It is a chance too good to be missed.

 

“The latest science indicates that there are critical thresholds in the Earth system. Transgressing them may lead to dramatic and irreversible environmental changes.

 

 

“We are probably edging very close to such thresholds, and may already have crossed one with regard to melting of parts of Antarctica. Sea-level rise of more than one metre due to this event alone may be inevitable.”

 

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The downside of “Drill, baby, drill!”—degraded North American ecosystems

The downside of “Drill, baby, drill!”—degraded North American ecosystems | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As wells go in, vegetation loss and water use skyrocket.

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Ethical Impact L3C's curator insight, April 26, 4:45 PM

We are trading water for oil - try drinking oil.....

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North America’s Oil And Gas Industry Has Taken Over 7 Million Acres Of Land Since 2000

North America’s Oil And Gas Industry Has Taken Over 7 Million Acres Of Land Since 2000 | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The chunks of land turned over to oil and gas development, if combined, would equal three Yellowstone National Parks.

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Cutting Down Trees May Save a Sprawling Forest

Cutting Down Trees May Save a Sprawling Forest | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The nation's biggest forest thinning project moves ahead in Arizona

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Ethical Impact L3C's curator insight, April 26, 4:48 PM

With miles and miles of dead trees in Montana and Colorado I'm amazed we have not had astonishing forest fires in these areas.

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Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses

Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A program that helps low-income families and local farmers.

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Animal rights: Think outside the cage

Animal rights: Think outside the cage | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Experts are telling us what anyone with common sense already knew in their hearts: animals have empathy; they are social and loyal; they grieve and mourn their dead; and they feel pain and suffer.


Is it possible for Reno residents to look through the eyes of an animal, show empathy and compassion, and think out of the cage? If so, we can begin to address several animal rights issues here in our own backyard.


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Bumblebee extinct in Britain to be reintroduced from New Zealand

Bumblebee extinct in Britain to be reintroduced from New Zealand | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A bumblebee which died out in the UK, but survived in New Zealand after being shipped there more than 100 years ago, is to be reintroduced here under plans announced today.

Small populations of the short-haired bumblebee were established on the South Island of New Zealand after being transported there on the first refrigerated lamb boats in the late 19th century to pollinate crops of red clover.

The bees will not suffer from jet lag as they will be in hibernation when they are transported on planes in cool boxes, according to Natural England.The short-haired bumblebee became extinct in this country in 2000, but the populations on the other side of the world have clung on — although conservationists say they are unprotected and under threat.

Now Natural England, along with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT), the RSPB and bee research charity Hymettus, have launched a scheme to bring the species home.
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Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds

Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides in the same way humans get hooked on cigarettes, according to a new study, which was released as a landmark field trial provided further evidence that such neonicotinoids harm bee populations.

In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists from Newcastle Univeristy showed that bees have a preference for sugar solutions that are laced with the pesticides imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, possibly indicating they can become hooked on the chemicals.
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Bishopville Dam Removal and Fish Passage Almost Complete - WBOC TV 16

Bishopville Dam Removal and Fish Passage Almost Complete - WBOC TV 16 | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The 1.4-million-dollar Bishopville Dam Removal project is almost complete after ten years.

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The Bestseller That Warned Us About California's Water Problem

The Bestseller That Warned Us About California's Water Problem | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
When most of us think of California’s irrigated acres, we visualize lush fields growing tomatoes, artichokes, strawberries, and grapes. But in California, the biggest user of underground water, mor...

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Big Oil uses toxic chemicals to clean up spills. Will the feds finally make them stop?

Big Oil uses toxic chemicals to clean up spills. Will the feds finally make them stop? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. The images are unforgettable: The Gulf of Mexico on fire. Pelicans emerging from the water entirely covered in thick, black oil. Planes flying overhead, spraying more than a million gallons of an oil-dispersing chemical called Corexit in an attempt to control the spill.

Fast forward five years, and dispersants like Corexit are at the center of a growing political battle, as scientists and policymakers raise questions about their potential to harm the environment, wildlife, and human health. Right now in Washington, DC, the Environmental Protection Agency is developing new rules governing dispersant use—rules many experts worry won't go nearly far enough to protect the public and natural resources. On Tuesday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), introduced legislation to temporarily ban dispersants until more tests are done to guarantee their safety.
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La richesse économique des océans dépend de leur bonne santé

La richesse économique des océans dépend de leur bonne santé | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Si, selon le WWF, leur richesse place aujourd'hui les océans au 7e rang des économies mondiales, l'ONG alerte des impacts socio-économiques de l'effondrement des stocks de poissons et des coraux, ainsi que du changement climatique.

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One Way To Force The Government To Act On Climate Change: Take It To Court

One Way To Force The Government To Act On Climate Change: Take It To Court | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A landmark case in the Netherlands will decide whether or not the government is violating human rights by not stopping emissions.

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FORESTS: Who has planted the most carbon-storing trees? China's 'Green Great Wall' takes the prize

FORESTS: Who has planted the most carbon-storing trees? China's 'Green Great Wall' takes the prize | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
HONG KONG -- After improving energy efficiency, piloting emissions trading and ramping up renewable energy expansion, China has also been moving on another frontier needed to help ease global warming.

According to a study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, the total amount of carbon stored in all living biomass above the soil has increased globally by almost 4 billion tons since 2003, with China contributing in a notable way to the increase.

"The increase in vegetation primarily came from a lucky combination of environmental and economic factors and massive tree-planting projects in China," said Liu Yi, the study's lead author, in a press release. Liu is a remote sensing scientist from the Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
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In a New Video, Las Vegas' 'Water Empress' Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics

In a New Video, Las Vegas' 'Water Empress' Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Patricia Mulroy lays out your moral obligation to save water.

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U.S. Takes Lead in Bid to Cope with Arctic Meltdown

U.S. Takes Lead in Bid to Cope with Arctic Meltdown | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Canada to take on challenges of a changing Arctic

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"The United States will begin its leadership of the Arctic Council at an international meeting in Iqaluit, Canada, on Friday, beginning a two-year term in which the State Department has signaled it will focus heavily on climate change."

(Published April 20, 2015)

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Revisiting Ethics in Sustainable Agriculture

Revisiting Ethics in Sustainable Agriculture | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Sustainable agriculture is by nature, an ethical industry. By definition it is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystem

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Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness - Georgian Bay News

Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness - Georgian Bay News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
How much are whiter teeth and smoother skin worth to you? Are they worth the oceans that give us half the oxygen we breathe, or the myriad other creatures the seas support?

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Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater

Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Even in an area that was becoming accustomed to earthquakes, a 5.6 temblor near Prague, Okla., in 2011 stood out. The shaking was strong enough to destroy 14 homes, cause a highway to buckle and slightly injure two people.

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Oil May Have Killed Gulf Dolphins

Oil May Have Killed Gulf Dolphins | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
In spring 2011 stillborn and newborn bottlenose dolphins washed up dead on Gulf coast beaches from Louisiana to Alabama in unusually high numbers. These tiny dolphins, less than 115 centimeters long, died either before birth or soon after, perhaps from their mother's exposure to cold temperatures or to the oil released from the Macondo well for 87 days in the spring of 2010 when these babies were conceived. Yet there was no uptick in baby bottlenose dolphin deaths in Florida or Texas, areas that saw relatively little oil from BP's spill. In fact, living bottlenose dolphins from those areas got a relatively clean bill of health when examined by researchers a year after the spill whereas dolphins from Barataria Bay in Louisiana—the oiliest place in the wake of the Gulf oil spill—had a series of health issues, and one pregnant female was carrying a dead fetus.
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Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over Taiji dolphin hunts

Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over Taiji dolphin hunts | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The world’s leading zoo organisation has suspended its Japanese member over its involvement in the controversial dolphin hunts in Taiji.

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza) has suspended the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Jaza) following a unanimous vote by its council.

As revealed by the Guardian last month, Waza has been targeted in a court action launched by conservationists who accuse it of effectively approving the dolphin hunts, where animals are forced into shallow waters and some slaughtered or picked for public display in aquariums.

The Taiji dolphin hunts gained notoriety through the documentary The Cove. Jaza, which represents Japanese aquariums that have taken dolphins from the hunt, rejected a Waza proposal for a two-year moratorium on the practice.
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With dam gone, fish return to Maryland's fresh waters - USA TODAY

With dam gone, fish return to Maryland's fresh waters - USA TODAY | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A new fish passage in Bishopville will allow overfished species to reach spawning grounds.

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On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster -- Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil

On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster -- Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only planet.

The Gulf -- and its economy -- is still recovering from the BP catastrophe that shot over 200 million gallons of oil into this critical and fragile eco-system. It caused unfathomable damage to wildlife, fisheries, the coast-line, and tourist driven economy of the region.

BP Chairman Jack Gerard declared the event a "rare incident", even though, as Americans United for Change explained in a TV spot earlier this week, there are a reported 14,000 oil spills reported each year in the United States.
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