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If no farmland and no forests and no water and no fish - then what?
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EU told ExxonMobil that TTIP would aid global expansion, documents reveal

EU told ExxonMobil that TTIP would aid global expansion, documents reveal | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Trade chief told oil giant in secret talks that free trade deal could address its concerns over regulations restricting activities in developing countries
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Feds outline plan to curb invasive species

Feds outline plan to curb invasive species | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Early detection and response, partnerships across jurisdictions seen as critical measures
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The spread of invasive species has been identified as the second-leading cause of extinctions among all plants and animals worldwide — and the problem is getting worse in the era of global trade. Just a few months ago, scientists warned that North American amphibians are at risk from an invasive fungus. White-nose syndrome, which has wiped out millions of bats, may have also spread to the U.S. from Europe.
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Prensa Latina News Agency - Bears and Leopards Face Extinction in Northern Pakistan

Prensa Latina News Agency - Bears and Leopards Face Extinction in Northern Pakistan | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it

Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Bears and leopards classify today as endangered species in Northern Pakistan due to poaching and other human-associated factors, wildlife authorities have said.


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Valuing Biodiversity as a Key Driver of Sustainable Development

Valuing Biodiversity as a Key Driver of Sustainable Development | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Animal, plant and marine biodiversity comprise the "natural capital" that keeps our ecosystems functional and economies productive. But the world is experiencing a dramatic loss of biodiversity. Although the pace of deforestation has slowed globally since the 1990s, it remains high with annual deforestation of about 13 million hectares, affecting critical animal and plant habitats. The world has also lost about 40% of warm water coral reefs since the 1980s. The Living Planet Index (LPI), which measures trends in selected species populations, shows an overall decline of 52% over the last 40 years, with particularly dramatic losses in tropical developing countries, mainly as a result of habitat loss, degradation, and overexploitation.

The loss of biodiversity has negative effects on livelihoods, water supply, food security and resilience to extreme events. It has consequences for 78% of the world’s extreme poor who live in rural areas, many of which rely on ecosystems and the goods they produce to make a living. The World Bank estimates that crimes affecting natural resources and the environment inflict damage on developing countries worth more than $70 billion a year. The loss of coral reefs has significant physical and economic consequences for 350 million people living in coastal areas by reducing coastal protection and habitat for fish. Deforestation and land conversion contribute about 30% of global greenhouse emissions, and the loss of diversity reduces the resilience of ecosystems to climate change and other disturbances.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, February 22, 6:29 PM

GR:  Whooping it up about small contributions. Nice try World Bank, but everyone knows that "sustainable development" is an oxymoron.

 

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Going Rogue

Going Rogue | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of cobia that escaped from an aquaculture farm off the coast of Ecuador may be Southern California bound

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Coastal Water management: Coast Indonesia protected by 'building with nature'

Coastal Water management: Coast Indonesia protected by 'building with nature' | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Erosion of the Javanese coast costs 100 meters a year! Over 6,000 villages along the Java Sea, are in danger of being washed away by the ocean. But now - using dams for coastal mangrove forests - residents will be protected against waves arise. Not alone the forests will protect the coast. They also purify water, provide wood and are a breeding ground for tropical fish.

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U.S. added 7,200 megawatts of solar power in 2015

U.S. added 7,200 megawatts of solar power in 2015 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
The U.S. solar power market grew by 17 percent in 2015, adding more than 7,200 megawatts of photovoltaics and outpacing the growth of the natural gas capacity additions for the first time ever. In all, solar supplied 29.5 percent of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2015.
The solar sector grew fastest in California, North Carolina, Nevada, Massachusetts and New York, but the market continues to diversify geographically, with 13 states installing more than 100 megawatts of capacity in 2015.
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MP’s animal welfare bill the latest attempt to ban import of shark fin

MP’s animal welfare bill the latest attempt to ban import of shark fin | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
At the back of a second-floor bookshop, past the shelves of Chinese novels and magazines, is a cluttered office from which Patrick Ip has spent the past 42 years running his shark-fin business in Vancouver. Displayed on the wall behind him are dozens of shark fins of all shapes, sizes and colours, hanging from the bulletin board on hooks.

From here, the 75-year-old imports thousands of pounds from Hong Kong and Singapore each year, supplying, by his own estimate, about 90 per cent of the city’s Chinese restaurants. It’s also where he’s quietly weathered the shark-fin controversies of recent years, including attempted bans and protests by local activists.

To him, those days – when he saw a 30-per-cent drop in sales – have passed. “Five years ago, it was a little bit down,” he said. “Right now, it’s up.” He talks about wanting to pass the business on to his children.

He might not get the chance.
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Slow Money and the State of Soil

Slow Money and the State of Soil | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
“Beetniks Against Global Warming.”There’s a placard you never saw in Paris.
Because to a Beetnik—someone who has participated in a Slow Money Beetcoin campaign or anyone whose occasionally countercultural tendencies are temp

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Cape Verde group answers turtle SOS | Environment | DW.COM | 06.11.2014

Cape Verde group answers turtle SOS | Environment | DW.COM | 06.11.2014 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
The Cape Verde Islands are a key nesting area for loggerhead turtles. But the species is endangered as a result of hunting and mass tourism. On the island of Sal, SOS Tartarugas takes care of turtles - big and small.
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Opinion: Wildlife tourism, a multi-billion dollar industry at risk   | Africa | DW.COM | 07.03.2014

Opinion: Wildlife tourism, a multi-billion dollar industry at risk   | Africa | DW.COM | 07.03.2014 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
As the global travel industry convenes in Berlin to attend the International Tourism Board (ITB) this week, a group of African tourism ministers and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are using the fair to send out a clear message against poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife.
Wildlife is a major draw for tourists. Safaris in Kenya earn the country much needed revenue and foreign exchange. The shark diving industry in Fiji is worth 42,2 million dollars (30,4 million euros) per year, 18 million dollars per year in Palau and 38,6 million dollars per year in the Maldives.
Whale watching globally is worth about 2 billion dollars a year. A study conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service found that birdwatchers contributed about 32 billion dollars annually to the US economy.
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UK’s last resident killer whales 'doomed to extinction'

UK’s last resident killer whales 'doomed to extinction' | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Western European waters are a global hotspot for lingering toxic PCB pollution, research reveals, damaging the reproduction of orcas and dolphins
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Australian wine under threat from climate change, as grapes ripen early

Australian wine under threat from climate change, as grapes ripen early | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Wine grapes ripening up to two days earlier each year, as viticultural experts warn some traditional varieties may be abandoned in warmer areas
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Damaged Peru pipeline leaks 3,000 barrels of oil into Amazon region

Damaged Peru pipeline leaks 3,000 barrels of oil into Amazon region | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Jungle covered in black sludge after a landslide caused the country’s main oil pipeline to rupture, polluting rivers relied on by eight native communities
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Iconic Białowieża Forest to be logged - European Wilderness Society

Iconic Białowieża Forest to be logged - European Wilderness Society | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it

 

Iconic Białowieża Forest to be logged

The Białowieża Forest (ca. 1,500 sqkm) is the famous lowland forest in Europe! It is a last large piece of low land forest in Europe! The Białowieża National Park is protected since  1932  and inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979 and extended to include the Belarusian part in 1992. In 2014, as a result of the request of local communities, the Białowieża National Park, scientists and foresters, UNESCO accepted a large extension of the property of 1418.85 km2 with a buffer zone of 1667,08 km2. According to UNESCO description: The area has an exceptionally conservation significance due to the scale of its old growth forests, which include extensive undisturbed areas where natural processes are on-going.


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According to the scientists  Grzegorz Mikusinski & Malgorzata Blicharska: ” This decision is an outcome of a long-term conflict about the fate of this Forest, focused around the debate if it may maintain its value without human intervention. Foresters with support of a large part of local population believe that the Forest requires continuous care in form of silviculture measures that “protect” the forest from unwanted changes like accumulation of dead-wood, lack of regeneration of desired species and presence of dying trees perceived synonymously with dying forest.

On the other hand, environmentalists and scientists focus on the value of the Białowieża Forest’s biodiversity linked to natural processes. For a long time, they have been proposing to cover the whole Polish part of Białowieża Forest with National Park (It’s presently only 16 % of the area). The conflict seemed to be solved three years ago. The Park was not enlarged then, but instead new management plans drastically lowering logging levels in the managed part of the Forest were introduced.”

The European Wilderness Society fully supports the opinion of scientists conducting studies in this unique forest, nature conservation organizations and environmentalist , that the “anti-bark beetle battle” is nothing more than a pretext to retreat from the previously accepted conservation strategy, and start to gain a substantial income from the forest management in the Białowieża Forest.

 

More information can be found here 

http://www.polishwolf.org.pl/bialowieza-forest

 

and here.

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Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch

 

Tags: Anthropocene, development,  land use, environment, environment modify.  


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Sally Egan's curator insight, February 21, 4:30 PM

Good discussion for syllabus dotpoint Human impacts on ecosystems within the HSC topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Andrea J Galan's curator insight, February 22, 6:58 PM

I chose to add this article into my folder because it talks about earth entering a new geological epoch. This is exciting yet scary news because it's mostly pollution that justifies /proves the new epoch. The news is exciting because it's something that we are currently experiencing. The evidence that proves the geological epoch on the other hand is terrifying. It just goes to show how awful we have been treating our planet like if the next generation is going to be finding fossils in plastic bags that is a problem.

nukem777's curator insight, June 2, 7:21 AM
Thought we were still officially in the Holocene...did I miss a memo?
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How satellite technology is helping to fight illegal fishing

How satellite technology is helping to fight illegal fishing | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
A new initiative is arming coastguards with satellite intelligence that allows them to target their search for pirate fishing vessels in remote marine areas

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 13, 12:06 PM

Another nice blurb on the increasing use of technology to assist with monitoring the "unmonitorable" high seas.

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Logistics firm owner jailed for dumping hazardous waters to Pudong public green spaces

Logistics firm owner jailed for dumping hazardous waters to Pudong public green spaces | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
A private logistics company owner who provided unlicensed industrial wastewater processing service and dumped the waste water in greeneries in city's outskirts was sentenced to five months in jail for

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Those Bubbles in Your Coke May Someday Help Save the Planet

Those Bubbles in Your Coke May Someday Help Save the Planet | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Climeworks AG is not the first company to figure out how to suck carbon dioxide out of the air. It may become the first to make money from it at an industrial scale.
The Swiss company plans to remove 1,000 metric tons a year of the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere when its first commercial plant starts working this summer near its headquarters in Zurich. That’s about the same as the carbon footprint of 200 British residents.
“Our units are actually pretty low tech,” Christoph Gebald, co-founder at Climeworks, said in an interview. “They are steel boxes with two openings and a fan that pulls air through a filter. The CO2 stays on the surface of the filter material.”
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Drink up that soda for the planet?!?

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Study suggests Antarctic ice sheets could crumble rapidly in response to global warming

Study suggests Antarctic ice sheets could crumble rapidly in response to global warming | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
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An Antarctic ice sheet about the size of Colorado disintegrated suddenly and quickly at the end of the last global ice age, scientists concluded in a new study, showing what might happen in other parts of the cryosphere as Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm.
Analyzing detailed data from a 2015 research expedition, U.S. and Japanese oceanographers  showed that a 100,000-square-mile section of the Ross Ice Shelf broke apart within 1,500 years during a warming period after the last ice age.
The Ross Ice Shelf is the world’s largest ice shelf, a vast floating extension of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet that is about the size of France. But at the end of the last ice age, it extended much farther north and covered the entire Ross Sea.
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Battle Lines Are Drawn as Congress Reforms the 40-Year-Old Toxic Substances Control Act

Battle Lines Are Drawn as Congress Reforms the 40-Year-Old Toxic Substances Control Act | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Protect public health and the environment from the tens of thousands of chemicals that saturate the marketplace and the hundreds of new ones that are introduced every year.

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Starlings on Prozac: How pharmaceuticals may affect wildlife — Medium

Starlings on Prozac: How pharmaceuticals may affect wildlife — Medium | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
SUMMARY: Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds
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Open borders make way for pollution in Myanmar | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 22.12.2015

Open borders make way for pollution in Myanmar | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 22.12.2015 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Researchers warn that Myanmar's Mergui archipelago should be made a protected area before the signs of human-caused pollution reach its unspoiled waters.
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Alarming rise in mass animal deaths | All media content | DW.COM | 19.02.2016

Alarming rise in mass animal deaths | All media content | DW.COM | 19.02.2016 | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
Warning: graphic images! Tens of thousands of wild animals have been dramatically dying around the world. Although the hows and whys often remain unexplained, climate change and pollution form part of the reason.
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Whale CSI: why sperm whales are washing up dead on British shores

Whale CSI: why sperm whales are washing up dead on British shores | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it

"Slicing cleanly through two inches of skin and blubber, Rob Deaville considers the possible causes of death of the sea mammal on his dissecting table. “It’s a female, juvenile, stranded in north Devon,” he says. “No signs of parasite infestation. It looks healthy. It may have just come too close to shore.”

This porpoise, in the process of being dismembered with small parts of its vital organs tested for disease and pollutants, is one of hundreds that come to the labs in the Zoological Society of London each year, awaiting a post-mortem – a necropsy, in the scientific term – that will help to establish how the animal lived and why it died."

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