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Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let's Start by Ditching "It"

Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let's Start by Ditching "It" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Calling the natural world “it” absolves us of moral responsibility and opens the door to exploitation. Here's what we can say instead.http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/housing-first-solution-to-homelessness-utah
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Against Ecocide: Legal Protection for the Earth

Against Ecocide: Legal Protection for the Earth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The current legal regime allows states and corporations to despoil the environment with impunity. This injustice has inspired a new movement of legal experts and citizens calling for the codification of ecocide as a fifth crime against peace, joining genocide, crimes of aggression, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
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What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

America's pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more?

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The Global Solution to Extinction

The Global Solution to Extinction | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It is not too late to halt the alarming loss of species and biodiversity threatening the planet.
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'Without Doubt,' a Sixth Mass Extinction Event is Here

'Without Doubt,' a Sixth Mass Extinction Event is Here | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
No, it isn't the End of Days, but we are likely living during what experts will later refer to as one of the largest extinction events in Earth's history - an unexpected addition to prehistory's "Big Five" mass extinctions.
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Nature Wants Her Carbon Back

Nature Wants Her Carbon Back | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to a steadily increasing number of studies, it turns out we can blow by the goal of slowing climate change and actually reverse it.
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Half of all tree species in Amazon 'face extinction' - BBC News

Half of all tree species in Amazon 'face extinction' - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.
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Oceans of Acid, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

Oceans of Acid, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Alice Roberts asks how ocean acidification will alter sea life.
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Earth's trees number 'three trillion' - BBC News

Earth's trees number 'three trillion' - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new report says there are three trillion trees on Earth, eight times as many as the previous best estimate.
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To save the Earth, first we must love her

To save the Earth, first we must love her | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis's vision of mankind living in joyful harmony with God's creation has challenged the great powers of the modern world, writes Hugh Warwick - and made the Catholic Church a revolutionary force of love and compassion, empowering movements for social and environmental justice everywhere.
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The Centuries-Old Buffalo Recipe Transforming a Troubled Community

The Centuries-Old Buffalo Recipe Transforming a Troubled Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The buffalo was once everything to Native Americans. On a reservation in South Dakota, a healthy-snack company believes it can be again.
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This amazing interactive map is actually saving trees

This amazing interactive map is actually saving trees | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You might not be able to snoop on your exes in Google maps like you’d like to, but one badass organization has figured out how to use satellite imaging technology to fight deforestation — and it’s actually working.
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'By separating nature from economics, we have walked blindly into tragedy' - The Guardian

'By separating nature from economics, we have walked blindly into tragedy' - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic policy must be combined with climate and technology if we are to stand any chance of saving ourselves, argues prominent American economist Jeffrey Sachs
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In New Zealand, Lands and Rivers Can Be People (Legally Speaking)

In New Zealand, Lands and Rivers Can Be People (Legally Speaking) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a deal with Maori groups, Parliament has agreed on a way to protect natural features without them being owned by anyone, including the state.
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India plans to spend $6 billion on creating new forests

India plans to spend $6 billion on creating new forests | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Narendra Modi government plans to spend a staggering $6.2 billion (Rs41,000 crore) to increase India's green cover. The bill—called the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015—has already been passed by lawmakers in India's lower house this week. The aim of this project is to increase India's forest cover from 21.34% of the total land to 33%. The bill i
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The 15-year-old activist who's suing the US government for destroying his and your future

Environmentalist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is just 15 and leading a collective of millennial activists determined to save the planet before it's too late.
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Juliette of the Herbs | Watch Documentaries Online | Promote Documentary Film

Documentary on Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: herbalist, author, breeder of Afg...
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Bolivia passes "Law of Mother Earth" which gives rights to our planet as a living system

Bolivia passes "Law of Mother Earth" which gives rights to our planet as a living system | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Law of Mother Earth ("Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra") holds the land as sacred and holds it as a living system with rights to be protected from exploitation, and creates 11 distinguished rights for the environment. It was passed by Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly. This 10 article law is derived from the first part of a longer draft bill, drafted and released by the Pact of Unity by November 2010. Can we please spread this law? There has to be a way for the free market to interoperate with reverence for this planet. Period.

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Last Hours

The climate is becoming dangerously imbalanced due to human interference, and the choices we make in the next two years will determine our future. Now is our moment, before climate disruption becomes irreversible, to stand up for the safety and wellbeing of people – at home and around the world.
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Paying For Our Parks, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

Paying For Our Parks, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The National Parks are exploring new commercial opportunities. How far should they go?
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Norway rewards Brazil with $1 billion for keeping the Amazon full of trees

Norway rewards Brazil with $1 billion for keeping the Amazon full of trees | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the deal an "outstanding example" of international collaboration on sustainability
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The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ife on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon, indeed, before the Earth’s biological treasures are trashed, in what will be the sixth great mass extinction event? This is what Gerardo Caballos of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and his colleagues have assessed, in a paper that came out on Friday.

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US$24 Trillion ‘Asset’ Value of World’s Oceans may be a Gross Underestimation

US$24 Trillion ‘Asset’ Value of World’s Oceans may be a Gross Underestimation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans cover about 71 percent of the earth’s surface and their value is incalculable for both the planet and mankind.

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What kind of price tag can we put on the planet's oceans?

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Lessons for modern living from nature-based cultures

Lessons for modern living from nature-based cultures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Jules Pretty has travelled the world to explore how and why people live close to nature.
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None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A sobering new study finds that the world's biggest industries burn through $7.3 trillion worth of free natural capital a year. And it's the only reason they turn a profit.
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