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UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘aggressive, unethical marketing tactics’

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Do you really need pesticides?
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Food for thought: In praise of quinoa | The Economist

Food for thought: In praise of quinoa | The Economist | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
PEOPLE are funny about food. Throughout history they have mocked others for eating strange things. In 1755 Samuel Johnson’s dictionary defined oats as “a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people”.
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How bad is air pollution in the UK? - BBC News

How bad is air pollution in the UK? - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The government must devise a new plan to clean the air after losing two court cases. As part of the So I Can Breathe series, we examine air pollution in the UK. Who is most to blame and what should be done?
How bad is UK air pollution?
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Arrests 'big step' in chimp trade battle - BBC News

Arrests 'big step' in chimp trade battle - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
A series of dramatic arrests of notorious wildlife traffickers is being hailed as "one big step" against the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees.
Last weekend one of the most prolific animal dealers in West Africa was found and detained in Guinea.
Prior to the arrest, he had been on the run for four years.
This followed the arrest last month of the dealer's father who was regarded as the key figure in a vast smuggling network spanning the region.
And only a few months ago a year-long BBC News investigation led to the arrests of two traffickers, Ibrahima Traore and his uncle Mohamed, in neighbouring Ivory Coast.
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Why artificial turf may truly be bad for kids

Why artificial turf may truly be bad for kids | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
If you want to get a soccer mom’s attention, bring up the subject of artificial turf, the preferred playing surface for children from pre-K to college – or at least preferred by school boards and parks and recreation departments.

From concerns about concussions to cancer, parents have become alarmed by reports in the media of increased injuries and illnesses.
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Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?

Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish? | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island — and why they suddenly disappeared
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UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs an
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Small scale organics?
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Only way to feed  the world?
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Great Barrier Reef dead at 25 million

Great Barrier Reef dead at 25 million | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef has been declared dead by scientists at 25 million years old — bringing an end to the colorful life of the world’s largest single structure of living organisms.

The incredible Coral Sea wilderness, which stretches for roughly 1,400 miles over an area of roughly 133,00 square miles, has finally succumbed to bleaching.

The icon of the natural world is bigger than the whole of the United Kingdom and is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

It is home to 1,625 species of fish, 3,000 mollusks, and 30 different types of whales and dolphins.

The reef lies off the coast of Queensland in Australia and can be seen from outer space.

Leading environmentalist writer Rowan Jacobsen declared the incredible structure dead, and wrote: “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness.

“It was 25 million years old.”





The reef is commonly referred to as the world’s largest living thing but it is actually made up of billions of tiny organisms.

The world’s largest living thing is a 2.4-mile-wide honey fungus stretching across the Blue Mountains in Oregon.

The Great Barrier Reef has been declared dead by scientists investigating coral bleaching, which is caused by environment stress impacts.

The warming of the oceans because of climate change causes corals to expel their algae and become bare.

Without the algae, the coral can’t get any nutrients.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has started the second phase of its survey to assess the impact of 2016’s bleaching.

The research showed that “22 percent of the coral on the reef died due to the worst mass bleaching event on record.”

Eighty-five percent of the mortality occurred in a 370-mile stretch of reef between the tip of Cape York and just north of Lizard Island.

The death of the Great Barrier Reef follows years of anxiety in the scientific community about how long it had left.

In 2009, the chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Charles Veron, held a talk called “Is the Great Barrier Reef on Death Row?”

Jacobsen wrote an obituary for the reef in Outside, in which he quoted Veron as saying:”The whole northern section is trashed.

“It looks like a war zone."

“It’s heartbreaking."

“I used to have the best job in the world."

“Now it’s turned sour.”


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Transformers Modern Technology of Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

COMPILATION about: - Amazing new modern technology agriculture and farm equipment - all modern farming equipment - new technology inventions - most .

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Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables, says report

Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables, says report | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
ANZ, NAB, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac provided three times more for non-renewable than clean energy projects in 2016, says Market Forces

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We don't know for sure that pesticides are killing the bees. But we know ... - Washington Post

We don't know for sure that pesticides are killing the bees. But we know ... - Washington Post | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Why are honeybees dying? A look at the big gaps in science.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 22, 2016 8:32 AM
Dying honeybees?
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Pesticides killing bees?
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What is killing the bees?
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Why farmers and ranchers think the EPA Clean Water Rule goes too far

Why farmers and ranchers think the EPA Clean Water Rule goes too far | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Some farmers and ranchers fear the Clean Water Rule could expand federal regulations that impact their private property rights.

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Solar-Powered Water Wheels Prevented 1 Million Pounds of Trash From Entering Baltimore Harbor

Solar-Powered Water Wheels Prevented 1 Million Pounds of Trash From Entering Baltimore Harbor | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Meet Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel—a pair of floating, solar and hydro-powered trash interceptors keeping Baltimore's waters clean. These frankly adorable trash wheels can collect as much as 38,000 pounds of debris in a single day.
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This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn’t want it going to trial

This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn’t want it going to trial | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The children's climate law suit could spawn a whole new universe of climate litigation. Which is why Trump wants to shut it down
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U.N. report estimates pesticides kill 200,000 people per year

U.N. report estimates pesticides kill 200,000 people per year | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
March 9 (UPI) -- Seeking to draft a global treaty banning the use of dangerous pesticides, a United Nations report presented Wednesday estimated 200,000 people globally die each year as a result of chronic exposure to agricultural chemicals.
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malek's comment, March 10, 5:23 PM
how cereals kicked eggs from breakfast table with the claim that cereal would improve Americans’ health and keep them from masturbating and desiring sex.!?
Eric Larson's curator insight, March 11, 8:10 AM
200,000 die each year from pesticides?
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Hi Malek - re: Breakfast and Cereal and advertising and corporations. Interesting - see my tweets - LOL Thank you
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Tomorrow's cities: Stockholm turns green - BBC News

Tomorrow's cities: Stockholm turns green - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Smart is a word that has long prefaced a whole range of technology, from watches to fridges to homes.
It might sound cool to marketers, but consumers are increasingly questioning just how clever these devices really are.
Now, cities are jumping on the bandwagon and giving themselves the same title whenever they implement technology solutions.
For some, that involves flashy and expensive command-and-control centres from which they view traffic flow and data collected from sensors around the city.
Sweden's capital, Stockholm, has taken a different, quieter approach, but, along the way, has garnered over seven million euros (£5.9m) of EU money and become a leading example of how to do "smart".
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Stuttgart builds moss-covered wall to fight air pollution | DW Environment

Stuttgart builds moss-covered wall to fight air pollution | DW Environment | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The German city of Stuttgart is struggling to overcome its huge air pollution problem. There are options to reduce the environmental risks. Amongst them - a wall covered with moss.
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Why Trump is an Existential Threat #auspol #climatechange #science

Why Trump is an Existential Threat #auspol #climatechange #science | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
One of the Most Famous Scientists in the World Just Explained Why Trump Is an Existential Threat SochAnam/Getty Images This story was originally published by New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Earlier this month, thousands of scientists from around the world came together for their favorite nerd fest:…

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The Return of the Bees

In Adjingré, a rural village in the center of Togo, new apiculture techniques are protecting the environment and increasing the harvest of beekeepers. Beekeeping has become more lucrative than other forms of agriculture, which has fueled the determination of farmers. This was made possible through the support of the Agricultural Sector Support Project (PASA).

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It seems that Mandeville's "The Fable of the Bees" has returned albeit with a Togolese influence. In this World Bank clip, the impact of the Agricultural Sector Support Project (PASA) examines how the return of the bees enhanced villagers' standard living.
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Oil firms could be sued over climate change

Oil firms could be sued over climate change | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
In an industry first, one of the world’s biggest oil companies has warned it could face legal action over climate change. Chevron, the California-based multinational, admitted it could be the subject of “governmental investigations and, potentially, private litigation” because of its role in causing global warming. And the firm added that regulations designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions might also render the “extraction of the company’s oil and gas resources economically infeasible”.

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Sea of Japan Becoming a Dumping Ground for Trash From China and South Korea

Sea of Japan Becoming a Dumping Ground for Trash From China and South Korea | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Ever since the discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch about 25 years ago, there have been ever-increasing efforts to prevent trash - especially plastics - from entering the oceans and the waterways that feed them. So when Japanese officials recently reported that over 15,000 plastic containers had washed ashore, mostly from neighboring South Korea and China, since January of this year, there was some obvious call for alarm. To make matters worse, some containers were labeled “hazardous” or “oxidizing agent,” and bore chemical symbols for hydrogen peroxide solution and nitric acid. On top of that, beach cleanup crews discovered almost 1,000 butane cigarette lighters in the debris.
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Pipe dream? China faces daunting task to suck in gas and wean itself off coal

Pipe dream? China faces daunting task to suck in gas and wean itself off coal | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
China has set itself a staggering task to cure its smothering pollution: switching coal-fired boilers and heating systems in at least 1.2 million households in 28 of its smoggiest northern cities to run on gas or electricity. By October.

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The cost of a polluted #environment: 1.7 million #child deaths a year, says #WHO #pollution

The cost of a polluted #environment: 1.7 million #child deaths a year, says #WHO #pollution | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO reports.

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5 ways to help save the bees - CNN

5 ways to help save the bees - CNN | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The bee population around the world is declining, but you don't have to be a beekeeper to get involved and help.

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Save the bees?
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What U.S. Cities Looked Like Before the EPA

What U.S. Cities Looked Like Before the EPA | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities.
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