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World Bank and UN REDD carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs

World Bank and UN REDD carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

PHOTO: Father of five Joseph Kilimo Chebet stands next to the burned remains of his homestead, destroyed only hours prior by Kenya Forest Service officers.

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The Guardian environment, July 03, 2014

WORLD BANK, UN REDD COMPLICIT IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS

UN's REDD scheme promises carbon offsetting will empower local communities in the developing world while conserving forests - but critics say the scheme is fuelling genocidal evictions of indigenous people from their lands.  Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 500 million acres of land in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean was acquired or negotiated under deals brokered on behalf of foreign governments or transnational corporations.

     Many such deals are geared toward growing crops or biofuels for export to richer, developed countries – with the consequence that small-holder farmers are displaced from their land and lose their livelihood while local communities go hungry. The concentration of ownership of the world's farmland in the hands of powerful investors and corporations is rapidly accelerating, driven by resource scarcity and, thus, rising prices. According to a new report by the US land rights organisation Grain: "The powerful demands of food and energy industries are shifting farmland and water away from direct local food production to the production of commodities for industrial processing." Less known factors, however, include 'conservation' and 'carbon offsetting.'   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/03/world-bank-un-redd-genocide-land-carbon-grab-sengwer-kenya


                                                INVESTIGATION
                          Center for Public Integrity, April 16 2015
HOW THE WORLD BANK BREAKS ITS PROMISE TO PROTECT THE POOR Since 2004 an estimated 3,350,449 people were forced from their homes, deprived of their land or had their livelihoods damaged because they lived in the path of a World Bank project http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/04/16/17147/how-world-bank-breaks-its-promise-protect-poor


Huffington Post, April16, 2015
NEW EVIDENCE TIES WORLD BANK TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN ETHOPIA ICIJ and The Huffington Post estimate that 3.4 million people have been physically or economically displaced by World Bank-backed projects since 2004. http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/worldbank-evicted-abandoned/new-evidence-ties-worldbank-to-human-rights-abuses-ethiopia


Oxfam GB, April 02, 2015
RISKY INVESTMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES: "DOES THE WORLD BANK THINK THIS IS DEVELOPMENT? http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/2015/04/risky-investment-and-human-rights-abuses

                                                    EXPOSE

               Corporate Accountability International, December 05, 2014
                             BEHIND THE WORLD BANK'S SPIN 

                              PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

How the World Bank uses Ponzi-style marketing to promote PPPs around the globe. https://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/blog/behind-world-banks-spin


The Ecologist, September 16, 2014
- WORLD BANK TO ROLL BACK SAFEGUARDS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2556646/world_bank_to_roll_back_safeguards_for_indigenous_people.html


HuffPost Impact, July 16, 2014

-▶ WORLD BANK POISED TO DENY AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THEIR RIGHTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nezir-sinani/world-bank-poised-to-deny_b_5592475.html


TakePart, October 10, 2014
 -▶ IS THE WORLD BANK HELPING THE POOR -- OR THE WORLD'S BANKS? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/10/world-bank-protest-land-grabs?cmpid=organic-share-twitter-influence


Oakland Institute, March 16, 2015
▶ CIVIL SOCIETY DENOUNCES WORLD BANK'S CONFERENCE ON LAND & POVERTY http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/civil-society-denounces-world-banks-conference-land-poverty


Guardian, March 09. 2015
WORLD BANK PRESIDENT ADMITS RESETTLEMENT FAILURES: "WHAT WE FOUND CAUSES ME DEEP CONCERN" The World Bank last week admitted publicly it had no idea how many people may have been forced off their land or lost their jobs due to its projects. The Bank also did not know whether these people were compensated fairly, on time or at all. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/09/world-bank-president-jim-yong-kim-resettlement-land-rights

                                              Oakland Institute
                                           UNFOLDING TRUTH
Dismantling the World Bank's Myths on Agriculture and Development http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/OurBiz_Brief_UnfoldingTruth.pdf


IT IS TIME TO QUESTION THE ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK, UN-REDD AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY WITH PRIVATE CORPORATIONS IN DEFORESTATION -- PURELY FOR PROFIT

http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/05/alarm-bells-ringing-olam-international-and-redd-in-the-republic-of-congo/#more-13004


                                                   WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014

 -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/


The Ecologist, December 07, 2014
▶  KENYA:  A FOREST PEOPLE ILLEGALLY EVICTED, BEATEN IMPRISONED: PAID FOR BY THE WORLD BANK. Financed by the World Bank, the Kenya Forest Service has intensified its illegal campaign of evictions, arson, beatings and arrests of the Sengwer forest people of the Embobut forest. And behind the violence lies the lure of hard cash - from the prospect of selling the forest's carbon to international financiers http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2664793/kenya_a_forest_people_illegally_evicted_beaten_imprisoned_paid_for_by_the_world_bank.html


Redd Monitor, September 30, 2014
 -▶ EVICTIONS OF SENGWER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE:  WORLD BANK VIOLATES SAFEGUARDS IN KENYA. The World Bank’s inspection panel has found that the Bank violated its safeguards in a conservation project in the Cherangany Hills in Kenya. Thousands of Sengwer indigenous people have been evicted and their homes burned down. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/30/evictions-of-sengwer-indigenous-people-world-bank-violates-safeguards-in-kenya/


Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
- ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/


 Environment News Service, January 22, 2014

- ▶ KENYA BURNS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUT OF ANCESTRAL LANDS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/01/22/kenya-burns-indigenous-people-out-of-ancestral-lands/


Nafeez Ahmed: Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate re-colonisation of the South


21 February 2013 Redd-Monitor

UN-REDD PLUS GETS AN "F" - BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION. Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent certification ...http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=REDD+Plus+or+REDD+%E2%80%9CLight%E2%80%9D%3F+Biodiversity%2C+communities+and+forest+carbon+certificatio

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May 23, 3013 redd-monitor.org
 ▶ WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DOES THE WORLD BANK NEED THAT CARBON MARKETS ARE NOT WORKING? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/23/what-more-evidence-does-the-world-bank-need-that-carbon-markets-are-not-working/#more-13964


COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESSURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry


RT Climate News, December 08, 2014
▶  WORLD BANK CHIEF CALLS FOR "ZERO NET EMISSIONS" CLIMATE GOAL http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/09/world-bank-chief-calls-for-zero-net-emissions-climate-goal/


Common Dreams, October 10, 2014
WORLD vs BANK:  SMALL FARMERS, GLOBAL SOUTH DEMAND END TO WORLD BANK'S 'MORAL BANKRUPTCY' - In actions in cities across the globe, critics of neoliberal development and corporate domination of agriculture say this is 'Our Land' and 'Our Business' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/10/worldvsbank-small-farmers-global-south-demand-end-world-banks-moral-bankruptcy


                                             WORLD vs BANK:

                          JOIN THE #WorldvsBank Twitter Storm

                             Oakland Institute, October 06, 2014
FARMERS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, AND NGOs TAKE TO STREETS IN TEN CITIES DEMANDING AN END TO WORLD BANK'S MORALLY BANKRUPT DEVELOPMENT  http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/worldvsbank-press-release#overlay-context=


Oakland Institute, July 28, 2014
 -▶ THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF, US AID OPEN UP UKRAINE TO WESTERN INTERESTS. A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict, exposes how the international financial institutions swooped in on the heels of the political upheaval and are vying to deregulate and throw open Ukraine’s vast agricultural sector to foreign investors, in return for aid

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/press-release-world-bank-and-imf-open-ukraine-western-interests


REPORT: International Rivers: September 2013

-▶ WORLD BANK, WITH CHINA AND BRAZIL RETURNS TO FUNDING MEGA DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/world-bank-returns-to-big-dams-8077

 

Inter Press Service, March 21, 2014
-▶ WORLD BANK CLEAR $73 BILLION DOLLAR GRANT FOR CONTROVERSIAL MEGA-DAM IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) As currently envisioned, the Inga III dam would be the first in a series of hydroelectric installations along the Congo River, collectively referred to as the Grand Inga project. This would include a single 145-metre dam, which would flood an area known as the BundiValley, home to around 30,000 people... “The project is being presented as if it will help the population...but these big mega-dam projects end up serving mines and related industry at the expense of local communities bein displaced once Inga 3 is fully developed.”  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/03/world-bank-clears-congos-controversial-dam-project/


                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
 -▶ INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


IC Magazine, December 11, 2014

▶ PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

  https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
   -▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


                             NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING 

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                            LAND GRABS:

HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv


                                                   VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH


-▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv



                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


   -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P


                                              INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING. THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                       http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

                 IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3


 

 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l


- ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION  http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

       

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:26 AM

800 MILLION ACRES SEQUESTERED IN ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA. PEOPLE ARE BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR LANDS.

 

This is the true nature of Agenda 21, privatised UN system, and corporatism.

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:00 AM

         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa

Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, December 10, 2014
- ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html

- ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


▶  PLANET PALM OIL: THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF PALM OIL GIANTS http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html

The Guardian, October 03, 2014
 ▶ HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://linkis.com/www.theguardian.com/ripPk

Mongabay, October 09, 2014
 ▶ FOREST FRAGMENTATION'S CARBON BOMB: 736 MILLION TONS C02 ANNUALLY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1009-hance-forest-fragments-crbon.html

Mongabay, September 26, 2013
 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

Mongabay, September 23, 2014
▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


                                                    WATCH

                                            ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest


                                 ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

Mongabay, August 25, 2014
 -▶ CAN IT BE STOPPED? GHANA'S FORESTS COULD COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN 25 YEARS - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0825-gfrn-ogutu-ghana.html

▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641

Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/


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                                   ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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Mongabay, October 07, 2014
   ▶  MAROONED IN SHRINKING FORESTS, BORNEAN ORANGUTAN HANG ON AS DISASTER LOOMS (PART I)  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html


Mongabay, October 08, 2014
   ▶  HELPING ORANGUTANS SURVIVE:  NEW PROJECT AIM TO CONNECT HABITAT FRAGMENTS IN KALIMANTAN  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-gfrn-joshi-orangutans-2.html


                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                http://ow.ly/u2pSR

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter

The Guardian March 28, 2012

RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING, BURNT ALIVE, AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST - The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

                                                        FILM

                                          REMEMBERING "GREEN"

An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

Red Orbit, July 18, 2014
▶  ORANGUTAN FOREST PROTECTION STRATEGIES REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT -- BEFORE THEY GO EXTINCT http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113194224/orangutan-forest-conservation-strategies-071814/

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                                          INDONESIA

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                                                     WATCH

       TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

Mongabay, August 16, 2014
▶  INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATE PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28M Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html

Mongabay, August 21, 2014
▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html

Mongabay, August 11, 2014
▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


                                               IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
         KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

October 10, 2012 - redd-monitor.org

▶  OIL PALM PLANTATIONS REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA. A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has come largely at the expense of the country’s forests. Between 1990 and 2010, 90% of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan were established on forested land (47% intact, 22% logged, 21% agroforests).... http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

Mongabay, August 11, 2014
INDONESIA:  ACEH'S LARGEST PEAT SWAMP AT RISK FROM PALM OIL. Oil palm plantations and other developments are threatening Rawa Singkil Wildlife Preserve—Aceh's largest peat swamp, and home to the densest population of Sumatran orangutan in the Leuser Ecosystem http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0810-lbell-singkil-peat-swamp.html


                                         SHORT VIDEO:
                                   SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA

                                      A film by Carlos Quiles

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr

Mongabay, May 25, 2014
 ▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html

New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
- ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/

▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx


                                           AUDIO SLIDESHOW

                            Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
     INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt

▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia


Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
▶  THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF PALM OIL:  INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.html

Mongabay, November 7, 2013

-▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr


                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                  Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                                  WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

▶   INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

▶  WANT A REASON TO SAVE INDONESIA FROM DEFORESTATION?  HERE'S FOURTEEN OF THEM  http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/22/the-environmentalist-14-reasons-we-need-to-save-indonesia-from-deforestation/?utm_source=gpusatwitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=forests


                                                      VIDEO

                  SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

May 25, 2013 The Observer

▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION = It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/


                                            SPECIAL REPORT

                                     June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
                                PALM OIL'S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

      SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS SUFFER IN RUSH FOR 'LIQUID IVORY' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1984027/palm_oils_forgotten_victims_sumatran_elephants_suffer_in_rush_for_liquid_ivory.html

VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil

Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

▶  INDONESIA'S RATE OF DEFORESTATION HAS DOUBLED UNDER THE MORATORIUM http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/12/11/indonesias-rate-of-deforestation-has-doubled-under-the-moratorium/

Mongabay, December 14, 2013
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

December 2, 2012 - Mongabay

INDONESIA LOST 8.8M HA OF FOREST IN THE 2000s, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON OF CO2. Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation could have been reduced by hundreds of millions of tons had a moratorium on new concessions in high carbon forest areas and peatlands been implemented earlier, reported a researcher presenting... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1202-indonesia-ghg-emissions.html#0hG6kD3B6XQl5wRf.02

Forest Peoples Programme

▶  CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/pulp-paper/news/2012/11/civil-society-organisations-call-financial-institutions-stop-funding-

Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

Mongabay, November 22, 2013

▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html

                                         =====================


                                      OTHER COUNTRIES

                                          

AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/5peu1J

CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906

West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014
 ▶ PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL BE “CLEARED” FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/4nrVYn

Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

 ▶ BRAZILRESEARCHER WARNS AGAINST HIGH EMISSIONS FROM OIL PALM EXPANSION IN BRAZIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Researchers_warn_against_high_emissions_from_oil_palm_expansion_in_Brazil_999.html


                                                  -- WATCH --
                                               VIDEO REPORT

                  "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

                               September 15, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENT DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:

LANGUAGE AND CULTUE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

The Guardian, December 13, 2013
▶  INTERACTIVE: THE WORLD'S REMAINING GREAT FORESTS - The Earth was once covered in ancient forests, 80% of which have been either destroyed or degraded, according to conservationists. Half of that has been in the last 30 years  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2007/dec/13/forests

                                             =====================

Mongabay, February 27, 2014

-▶  PALM OIL'S CLIMATE IMPACT WORSE THAN THOUGHT DUE TO METHANE EMISSION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0227-methane-emissions-palm-oil.html

Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014

▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

Mongabay, March 27, 2014
  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr


                                               LAND GRABS:

HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

Rainforest Alliance RAINFOREST FACTS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303


                                                     WATCH

              THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH

                    Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

- ▶ NO LAND, NO FOOD, NO LIFE http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE?If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
-▶   IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

June 2, 2013 The Guardian

HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR


                                                        VIDEO:

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEM, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHT, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B


                               DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH


▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR

▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3


                                              ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
 ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

'                   "We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625



                    THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt



                                                 WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

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▶ VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

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Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

 

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 December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL

The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does...http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil


The Dodo, April 08, 2015
-▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


                                                 FEATURED VIDEO
                                      Mongabay, January 05, 2015
                         "SUMATRA BURNING" The Heart of Palm Oil
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0105-hance-sumatra-burning-video.html?n3ws1ttr


June 26, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN. As Indonesia’s peatlands are drained and burned, one of the world’s greatest long-term carbon sinks is being transformed into a rapid carbon source . Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html


The Guardian

▶  RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire


▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation


             --- WATCH ---                        

        AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz


June 20, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BURNING DOWN FORESTS CREATING TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3


June 28, 2014 Mongabay

▶  --  INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html


July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  INDONESIA COMES UNDER FIRE FOR PALM OIL SCORCHED EARTH POLICY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/indonesia-comes-under-fire-for-fires-2/


May 25, 2013 The Observer

▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                              WATCH

                      TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


Climate Central, November 26, 2014
▶  PALM OIL PRODUCTION POSES MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR THE CLIMATE. Peatlands hold up to 28 times as much carbon as rainforests growing on mineral soil. The peat is so carbon rich that if it is buried long enough, say for a million years or so, pressure, time and heat will turn it into coal. A single hectare of peatland rainforest can release 6,000 metric tons of planet-warming carbon dioxide when it’s converted into a plantation. Researchers estimated that in 2012 nearly 70 percent of the carbon released during the transformation of Sumatran rainforests into palm plantations came from peatlands, a 75 percent increase over their portion of emissions in the 1990s and an indication that palm is increasingly expanding into peat. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/palm-oil-production-climate-18338


▶  INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING SEVEN BILLION TONS OF CO2 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2


▶  CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

Mongabay, August 21, 2014
▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


HuffPost Green, May 21, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE BRACES FOR WORST 'HAZE' SEASON AS INDONESIA FAILS TO HALT SLASH-AND-BURN OF FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/singapore-haze_n_5363611.html?utm_hp_ref=green


September 11, 2013 CNN Going Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html


 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


                                               PLANET PALM OIL

                           The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                              http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil


▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

▶  EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445


Mongabay, March 06, 2014

 ▶  PEATLANDS BIOSPHERE RESERVE FACING SEVERE ENCROACHMENT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0306-gsk-encroachment.html

 

December 8, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                              Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶   GREENPEACE, "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL BODY, RSPO, SPAR OVER INDONESIA PALM OIL FIRES BLAME http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-rspo-vs-greenpeace-haze-fires.html

 

▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

                                            ---- WATCH ----

                               July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                              LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be


 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL


 ▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

World Watch Institute
▶  INDONESIA'S PALM OIL PUZZLE  3-PART SERIES http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6099

 

▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

 ▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


▶  DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

▶  "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA" an eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

▶  TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

                                                ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay
▶  80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

▶  PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

▶  HOW THE MAFIA IS DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22321-how-the-mafia-is-destroying-the-rainforests.html#.UeXdsFPpiRQ

 

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                                --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

                                  =======================

 

▶  RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/


  Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

RTCC News, March 06, 2014
▶  PALM OIL CORPORATIONS BLAMES AS SMOG CHOKES INDONESIA http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/06/palm-oil-producers-blamed-as-smog-chokes-indonesia/

 

Mongabay, March 15, 2014
-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In a company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

August 29, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  INDONESIA BURNING:  FOREST FIRES  FLARING TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS 

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

 

 June 25, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  UPDATED DATA ON THE PALM OIL FIRES IN INDONESIA http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/wri-releases-updated-data-fires-indonesia

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  --  SINGAPORE TELLS INDONESIA TO SHARE FOREST FIRE MAPS: Ministers call for publically holding plantation firms accountable for setting fires that caused record level of pollution (and annihilation of wildlife) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/indonesia-forest-fire-maps-singapore?CMP=twt_gu

July 9, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  PALM OIL LOBBY GROUP MISLEADS ON ORIGIN OF HAZE, FIRES IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-world-growth-haze.html

June 21, 2013 Guardian
▶  --  SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

▶  --  INDONESIA RAINFORESTS BURNING: HAZE RISK WILL REMAIN HIGH UNLESS MINISTERS KEEP PROMISES http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/07/indonesia-haze-risk-will-remain-high-unless-ministers-keep-promises?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

June 27, 2013 Reuters Sustainability
▶  --  INDONESIA (SUPPOSEDLY) BUILDING CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST 8 FIRMS BURNING RAGING PALM OIL FOREST FIRES http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/27/indonesia-says-building-criminal-cases-against-8-firms-over-fires/

▶  --  WILMAR, WORLD'S LARGEST PALM OIL TRADER, TO CUT OFF SUPPLIERS FOUND TO BE SETTING FOREST FIRES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0701-wilmar-fires-indonesia.html

 


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                                                 BIOFUELS

                                     =================

 

▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence"  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  108 MILLION ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

 

 

                                                WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

EuroActive:

▶  HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY 'COMES FROM WOOD'  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

▶  ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" 

http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02



MORE ON:

▶  ***** THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

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▶  ******* LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=INDONESIA

 

 

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Jonathan Geothermal's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:20 AM

Palm oil is increasingly getting attention for being just as destructive to Indonesia's environment and international reputation as the country's coal industry. One more reason to hope Jero Wacik is serious about finally unlocking some of the country's clean energy potential during his time as Energy Minister.

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TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 23, 2013 Tom Engelhardt - Common Dreams

▶ TERRACIDE AND THE TERRARISTS

Call it irony, if you will, or call it a nightmare, but Big Oil evidently has no qualms about making its next set of profits directly off melting the planet.  Its top executives continue to plan their futures (and so ours), knowing that their extremely profitable acts are destroying the very habitat, the very temperature range that for so long made life comfortable for humanity.

Their prior knowledge of the damage they are doing is what should make this a criminal activity.  And there are corporate precedents for this, even if on a smaller scale.  The lead industry, the asbestos industry, and the tobacco companies all knew the dangers of their products, made efforts to suppress the information or instill doubt about it even as they promoted the glories of what they made, and went right on producing and selling while others suffered and died.... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

The Atlantic Cities, April 18, 2014
▶ A GRIM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE BP OIL DISASTER http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/grim-photographic-tribute-bp-oil-disaster/8913/

 

▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS...AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT?  http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
▶ CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

June 1, 2013 Common Dreams
▶ ECOCIDE AND THE SOUL OF THE NATION https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/01

 

March 7, 2013 - Smart Planet
▶ MEET THE COMPANIES LOOKING TO PROFIT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/meet-the-companies-looking-to-profit-from-climate-change/14398

 

 ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                      PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

 

▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

 ▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? Will http://sco.lt/6fkVAv

 

 ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING A POISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/84F6mn

 

 ▶ CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

 ▶ GOLD/COAL MINING, DEFORESTATION, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6ZK1mj

 

 ▶ PHARMACEUTICALS, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAM, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz

 

 

September 15, 2013 The Real News
                                                  VIDEO REPORT
 ▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS
Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post
 ▶ NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535.html?

 

 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

 ▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 ▶ DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - BIG MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 ▶ AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD  | The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

 ▶ HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH  http://sco.lt/9157lx

 

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB - THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/9MK5eT

 

 ▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

May 23, 3013 Smart Planet
 ▶ OBAMA'S COAL COMEBACK http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/coals-us-comeback/20453?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660

 

 ▶ May 23, 2013 Fuel Fix
HIGHER EMISSIONS LINKED TO COAL-FIRED PLANTS IN TEXAS AND OTHER STATES http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/05/23/higher-emissions-linked-to-coal-fired-power-plants-in-texas-and-other-states/

 

 ▶ TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/5iNZyL

 

New Scientist

 ▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://sco.lt/8pss0v

 

 ▶ THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

 

 March 7, 2013 CBC -The Nature of Things with David Suzuki - -
 ▶ TIPPING POINT: AGE OF THE OIL SANDS http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/tipping-point.html

 

                                             WATCH

                             TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                      "THE DIRTY TRUTH"

                                       http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

March 6, 2013 - Inside Climate News

 ▶ CRITICAL PART OF US STATE DEPT KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE REPORT DONE BY FIRMS WITH DEEP OIL INDUSTRY TIES http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130306/keystone-xl-eis-state-department-transcanada-oil-tar-sands-industry-ensys-energy-koch-brothers-exxonmobil-bp-obama

 

30 March 2013 The Tyee –
 ▶ KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE COMPANY BULLIES http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/03/30/Pipeline-Company-Bullies/

 

 

 ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

 ▶ HOW A NEW STUDY SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL - METHANE GREENHOUSE GAS RISES http://sco.lt/7Ftflp

 

 ▶ USA NATURAL GAS (FRACKING) IS FOR EXPORT, LEAVING A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEANUP - METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

 ▶ FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

 ▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

                                         VIDEO REPORT

                           Democracy Now May 13, 2013
              "The Hockey Stick & the Climate Wars", Prof. Michael Mann

CLIMATE TIPPING POINT? CONCENTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TOPS 400 PPM FOR FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/13/climate_tipping_point_concentration_of_carbon

 

SGI Quarterly - An Interview With Polly Higgins
 ▶ THE EARTH'S LEGAL TEAM http://www.sgiquarterly.org/feature2013jan-10.html

 

                                               --- WATCH --

 

ENDING THE SILENCE - POLITICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE - Moyers and Company http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 ▶ THE UPRISING:  GLOBAL BIOTECH/ GMO ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/7wlInJ

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: Ecosystems, Wildlife, Rivers, Water, Forests http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-lifeGLOBAL

 

OUR OCEANS ARE DYING  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR ENVIRONMENT: Latest on BiotechAg, GMOs, Pesticides, Chemicals, CAFOs, BigAg  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticideshttp://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, CSR, Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Community http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:34 AM

Its called the Forbes 500.

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:06 PM

We will have enough trouble repairing the centuries of accumulated damage to the environment (to the extent we can) without simultaneously creating more.  No matter what, we need to shut down the entire fossil fuel industry as soon as possible, as fast as feasible.

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The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE

The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land..- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

May 11, 2013 New York Times

- ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET. Scientists are working hard to understand the life that teems within our soil and that is threatened by farming and development... Forget the term “dumb as dirt.” The complex soil ecosystem is highly evolved and sophisticated. It processes organic waste into soil. It filters and cleans much of the water we drink and the air we breathe by retaining dust and pathogens. It plays a large role in how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere. Soil, with all of its organic matter, is second to the oceans as the largest carbon repository on the planet. Annual plowing, erosion and other mismanagement releases carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, and exacerbates climate change... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/the-hidden-world-of-soil-under-our-feet.html?ref=opinion&_r=0


Guardian, March 25, 2015 George Monbiot
- ▶  WE'RE TREATING SOIL LIKE DIRT.  IT'S A FATAL MISTAKE, BECAUSE ALL HUMAN LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life


                                                 INFOGRAPH
UN Food and Agriculture Organization, March 26, 2015
HEALTHY SOILS ARE THE BASIS FOR HEALTHY FOOD PRODUCTION
http://www.fao.org/resources/infographics/infographics-details/en/c/281883/


                                                   SHORT VIDEO

                                     Conservation International

                                       SOIL IS FOOD FOR OUR FOOD

                               If Our Food Doesn't Eat, Neither Do We

                             http://natureisspeaking.org/thesoil.html


UN Food and Agriculture Organization, January 08, 2015
IT'S TIME WE TALK ABOUT SOIL - THERE CAN BE NO LIFE WITHOUT IT http://www.fao.org/zhc/detail-events/en/c/272981/


HuffPostGreen, December 05, 2014
- ▶  TOP SOIL COULD BE GONE IN 60 YEARS IF DEGRADATION CONTINUES, UN OFFICIAL WARN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/05/soil-degradation-un_n_6276508.html


                                                        WATCH
                                             "WHY SOIL MATTERS"
                                                       QUEST TV
                             http://video.pbs.org/video/2365206619/


Ecowatch, December 15, 2014
- ▶  7 REASONS HEALTHY SOIL IS VITAL TO HUMAN LIFE ON EARTH : WHERE FOOD BEGINS. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, paying tribute to the life-giving ground beneath our feet. http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/15/healthy-soil-vital-to-life-on-earth/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 16, 2015
- ▶  CAN ADAPTIVE GRAZING TECHNIQUES HELP REBUILD SOILS AND SEQUESTER CARBON? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/16/environment-can-adaptive-grazing-techniques-help-rebuild-soils-and-sequester-carbon/


The Center for Investigative Reporting, December 11, 2014
- ▶ STERILIZING SOIL Pumping fumigants into soil to eradicate the pests and diseases for nursery plants  https://beta.cironline.org/reports/even-organic-strawberries-are-grown-with-dangerous-pesticides/


June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html


The Week, October 8, 2013

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD - THE SECRET TO GOOD HEALTH MAY START WITH DIRT http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food


The Independent, October 22, 2014
-▶ BRITAIN HAS ONLY 100 HARVESTS LEFT IN ITS FARM SOIL AS SCIENTISTS WARN OF GROWING 'AGRICULTURAL CRISIS' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-facing-agricultural-crisis-as-scientists-warn-there-are-only-100-harvests-left-in-our-farm-soil-9806353.html


  Kevin's Rain Garden, December 12, 2013

- ▶  A PAVED NEW WORLD:  HOW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IS CREATING AN IMPERVIOUS PLANET http://www.kevinsraingardens.com/paved/


- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5


Scientific American, May 12, 2014

▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO U.S. SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/


May 25, 2013 About My Planet
- ▶  BIOSOLIDS: What Happens to Our Sewage: Recycling toxic matter back into our soil and food supply http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/happens-sewage/


April 24, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶  NANOTECH: NOW BEING SERVED IN A SOIL FOOD CHAIN NEAR YOU  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/now-being-served-in-a-soil-food-chain-near-you-nanotech


May 21, 2013 CommonDreams
- ▶  SOIL AS A LIFELINE: FOR CLIMATE SOLUTION, LOOK TO THE GROUND  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/21


                                                  -- WATCH --

                      SOIL: OUR CLIMATE ALLY UNDERFOOT(4:26)

One of our biggest potential climate allies is directly under our feet: soil. Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon. In fact, carbon stored in soil accounts for roughly three times the amount stored in the atmosphere! Improving the health of degraded soil holds tremendous potential to mitigate climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamMRhlu9dA


May 31, 2013 Inter Press Service
- ▶  PEAK WATER, PEAK OIL...NOW, PEAK SOIL? http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/peak-water-peak-oilnow-peak-soil/


June 7, 2013 The Guardian

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION IS ON THE VERGE OF EATING ITSELF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/07/peak-soil-industrial-civilisation-eating-itself


            LAUNCH OF 2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS - FAO

                              http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/


National Geographic, December 05, 2014
- ▶  THE DIRT ON DIRT:  5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOIL. We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141205-world-soil-day-soil-agriculture-environment-ngfood/


                                   GREAT FAMILY WATCH 1:04:09
                        "DIRT: SECRETS IN THE SOIL" Entire Movie
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5S88OKrEQU


ScienceDaily, December 12, 2014
- ▶  WILLOW TREES ARE COST-EFFICIENT CLEANER OF CONTAMINATED SOIL  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141212084952.htm


ScienceDaily, November 18, 2014
- ▶ 'PROBIOTICS' FOR PLANTS BOOST DETOX ABILITIES; UNTREATED PLANTS OVERDOSE AND DIE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118091345.htm


Davis CA (SPX) Nov 12, 2012 -

- ▶  CARBON BURIED IN THE SOIL RISES AGAIN: CARBON CAPTURE WAS A GOOD IDEA While earlier studies have found that erosion can bury carbon in the soil, acting as a carbon sink, or storage, the new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that part of that sink is only temporary.
The researchers estimated that roughly half of the carbon buried in soil by erosion will be re-released into the atmosphere within about 500 years, and possibly faster due to climate change. Climate change can speed the rate of decomposition, aiding the release of the buried carbon.... http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Carbon_buried_in_the_soil_rises_again_999.html


Science Daily, November 27, 2014
-▶ IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SOIL ECOSYSTEM  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141127082319.htm


 July 15, 2013 Yale Global

- ▶  CLIMATE WILL ALTER THE SOIL THAT FEEDS US http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/climate-will-alter-soil-feeds-us


July 21, 2013 New York Times
OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Organic Consumers Association, September 11, 2014
- ▶ HOW INDUSTRIAL AG IS MAKING THE SOIL -- AND US -- UNHEALTHY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30899.cfm


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil


                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

                         ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED

                           EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN

                                          http://sco.lt/6przzF


 Civil Eats, June 05, 2014

- ▶ 'THE SOIL WILL SAVE US': A MANIFESTO FOR RESTORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND http://civileats.com/2014/06/05/the-soil-will-save-us-a-manifesto-for-restoring-our-relationship-with-the-land/

 

Smithsonian, October 28, 2014
-▶ EARTH'S SOIL IS GETTING TOO SALTY FOR CROPS TO GROW http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/earths-soil-getting-too-salty-crops-grow-180953163/?no-ist


Science Daily, October 23, 2014
-▶ EARTHWORMS, ANTS, TERMITES:  THE REAL ENGINEERS OF THE ECOSYSTEM  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141023154945.htm


                                            WE ARE THE SOIL

                                           By Vandana Shiva

                      http://www.countercurrents.org/shiva270514.htm


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


allAfrica.com, August 22, 2014
- ▶ AFRICA: AMBITIOUS EFFORT TO CONFRONT AFRICA'S SOIL CRISIS http://allafrica.com/stories/201408221104.html


 May 22, 2013 Environmental News Network

- ▶  AFRICAN SOIL DIVERSITY MAPPED FOR FIRST TIME http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46009


BBC News, December 03, 2014
-▶ AFRICAN SOIL CRISIS THREATENS FOOD SECURITY, SAYS STUDY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30277514


The Ecologist, October 14, 2014
- ▶ FARMERS LEAD COMPOSTING REVOLUTION TO HEAL AFRICAN SOILS: DITCHING CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS

http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2559683/farmers_lead_composting_revolution_to_heal_african_soils.html


 ScienceDaily, April 14, 2014
- ▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON. The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers. "This paper produces the first evidence that to really understand the carbon cycle, you have to look into issues of nutrient cycling within the soil," said one of the researchers. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414101158.htm


May 25, 2013 Transitions Network
- ▶  THE IMPORTANCE OF RESTORING GLOBAL SOIL CARBON. SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING AND LIVING http://mweanpl.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-importance-of-restoring-global-soil.html

 

 June 11, 2013 The Atlantic

- ▶  HEALTHY SOIL MICROBES, HEALTHY PEOPLE http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/healthy-soil-microbes-healthy-people/276710/

 

August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

- ▶  ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

- ▶  FUNGI: Fungi break down and destroy dead plants and trees. And in the process, they release nutrients, so plants and trees can grow http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00032&segmentID=6

 

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2014

DEADLY CHEMICAL WEAPONS, BURIED AND LOST, LURK UNDER U.S. SOIL http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-chemical-weapons-20140322,0,2033901.story#axzz2wfKzg0Gy

 

The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013
A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture


EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

▶  HOW ORGANIC FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE. The soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/22/organic-farming-reverse-climate-

change/


                                     ==========================

WHAT CHINA DIDN'T LEARN FROM USA'S

ERRANT INDUSTRIAL ERA

                                     ==========================

 

Yale Environment 360, July 14, 2014
- ▶ THE SOIL POLLUTION CRISIS IN CHINA:  A CLEANUP PRESENTS DAUNTING CHALLENGE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_soil_pollution_crisis_in_china_a_cleanup_presents_daunting_challenge/2786/


Sydney Morning Herald, January 26, 2015
- ▶  CHINESE PAYING HIGH PRICES FOR FOREIGN RICE AFTER CONTAMINATION FEARS IN SOIL http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-paying-high-prices-for-foreign-rice-after-contamination-fears-20150126-12y2fe.html

 

Yale Environment 360, July 07, 2014
- ▶ IN CHINA'S HEARTLAND A TOXIC TRAIL LEADS FROM FACTORIES TO FIELDS TO FOOD http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_toxic_trail_leads_from_factories_to_food/2784/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

Yale Environment 360, June 30, 2014
- ▶ CHINA'S DIRTY POLLUTION SECRET:  THE BOOM POISONED ITS SOIL AND CROPS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_dirty_pollution_secret_the_boom_poisoned_its_soil_and_crops/2782/

 

Huffington Post, December 30, 2013

CHINESE OFFICIAL:  SOIL POLLUTION HURTS FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20131230/as--china-soil-pollution/?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=travel


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-- ▶  GLOBAL SOIL BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE http://www.globalsoilbiodiversity.org/

 

 ▶ U.N. GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP : 2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/en/


August 12, 2013 Science Daily

- ▶  SOIL BIODIVERSITY WILL BE CRUCIAL TO FUTURE LAND MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130812154228.htm

 

 Organic Lifestyle, July 30, 2013

- ▶  SOIL 101: HEALTHY SOIL FOR GROWING FOOD http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/healthy-soil-for-growing-food/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013

- ▶  HEALTHY SOILS, HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

ADDING CALCIUM TO SOIL CAN HEAL FORESTS DAMAGED BY ACID RAIN, HELP INCREASE MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/adding-calcium-soil-can-heal-forests-damaged-acid-rain.html

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

August 30, 2013 Modern Farming
- ▶  NO-TILL FARMING: WHAT'S THE DEAL? Like clean water and fresh air, fertile soil ensures our continued survival — and we're destroying it in mass quantities...  http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/7-facts-till-farming/


August 6, 2012 Civil Eats
- ▶  COVER CROP COMEBACK MIGHT BE BEST BIG AG NEWS IN MONTHS http://civileats.com/2013/08/06/cover-crop-comeback-might-be-best-big-ag-news-in-months/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

August 30, 2013 National Environment Research Council

- ▶  THE LAND BENEATH THE LAKES: There's more carbon in soil and vegetation worldwide than in the whole atmosphere, so even marginal changes can make a big difference. The Lake District itself is estimated to hold the equivalent of 84 million tonnes of CO2 in peat, which underlies some 40 per cent of the park, and some 13 million more in woodlands... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1515


August 23, 2013 Natural Environment Research Council

- ▶  FEELING THE HEAT FROM PEATLAND VEGETATION BURNING http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1514



                                 =======================

                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP


                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

                               ===========================


                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

- ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

PARTNERS FOR THE LAND & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS OF TRADITION PEOPLES - AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

                                                    WATCH:

                                          LinkTV World News
               HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH

                                 RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA

                                             http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

 - ▶  PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1


                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

 - ▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

 http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 


- ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

- ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

 

FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet

 

- ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1

 

ENOUGHNESS: 

WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

pdjmoo's insight:

                                         THICH NHAT HANH:
                              Guardian Sustainable Business
BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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Monsanto GMO trees devastate forest ecosystems creating a poisoned, biological desert

Monsanto GMO trees devastate forest ecosystems creating a poisoned, biological desert | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                  WATCH

                          Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

        THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c


▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE BAN URGED AT UN CONVENTION ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/genetically-modified-tree-ban-called-for.html


August 31, 2012 Living on Earth:
▶  GMO TREES: DESTROYING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES DESTROYING NATURAL ECO SYSTEMS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00035&segmentID=1


April 30, 2013 Global Justice Ecology Project:

▶  NEXT GMO ONSLAUGHT:  STERILIZING OUR FORESTS FOR FAST-GROWING GMO TREES DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php


                                               VIDEO (2:00)
                 World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                               THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850


▶  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL http://sco.lt/61yvZ3


▶  LAW SUIT AGAINST USA GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PLANTING OF MONSANTO'S GMOs in WILDLIFE REFUGES  http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/28/lawsuit-against-government-sponsored-planting-of-monsantos-gmos-in-wildlife-refuges/


Organic Connections, November 5, 2013
▶  FACTORY FORESTS? USDA CONSIDERS APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://organicconnectmag.com/factory-forests-usda-considers-approval-genetically-engineered-trees/#.Uo2vhY3piRR


▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT - MONSANTO -  GETS FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5jzwp7


September 4, 2013 Grist

▶  WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/


CREDO Action:
TELL THE USDA:  NO GMO TREES WITH PUBLIC APPROVAL http://act.credoaction.com/sign/GMO_trees


Center for Food Safety, January 26, 2015
PATENTING TREES: NEW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE TO AVOID FEDERAL OVERSIGHT COMPLETELY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3713/new-genetically-engineered-tree-to-avoid-federal-oversight-completely#


Global Research, February 04, 2015
NEW GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREE APPROVED BY US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) WITH NO ASSESSMENTS

http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-genetically-modified-tree-approved-by-us-department-of-agriculture-usda-with-no-assessments/5429467


                                                      WATCH

                                                  Short Video

                 HOW MOTHER TREES CONNECT THE FOREST (4:40)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8SORM4dYG8


                                                      VIDEO

DO TREES COMMUNICATE? FORESTS SIMILAR TO NEURAL NETWORKS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1776410823/video-do-trees-communicate-forests-similar-to-neural-networks


REDD-Monitor, March 11, 2015
PROTEST IN BRAZIL PREVENTS APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED EUCALYPTUS TREES  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/03/11/protest-in-brazil-prevents-approval-of-genetically-engineered-eucalytpus/


Scientific American, March 11, 2014
ANCIENT TREES SPROUT NEW LIFE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-trees-sprout-new-life


CIFOR Forests

▶  EXPERTS: FORESTS' GENETIC DIVERSITY, CRUCIAL FOR ADAPTABILITY, FACING GREATER RISKS  “Genetic diversity is the thing that provides the necessary material for natural selection,” http://blog.cifor.org/22930/experts-forests-genetic-diversity-crucial-for-adaptability-facing-greater-risks#.U54RZ98RgfA


                                                     WATCH

                       URBAN TREES ACT AS BIOLOGICAL FILTERS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1791835636/urban-trees-act-as-biological-filters


▶  NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ


TerraDaily, April 17, 2014

▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON THAN THOSE WITH DEPLETED SOILS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nutrient_rich_forests_absorb_more_carbon_999.html


▶  TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v


                                                       VIDEO

A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM


Global Justice Ecology Project:

-▶ STAND UP FOR NATIVE TREES, NOT BIOTECHNOLOGY FORESTS  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?ID=638&tabs=2


                                                      WATCH

USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/52TLAf


                                         TREES WITH NO SOUL

                                    Campaign to STOP GE Trees

                                         http://stopgetrees.org/


Global Justice Ecology Project:

▶  STOP TREE MONOCULTURES AND GE TREES:  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php


▶  PROTECTING CARBON TO DESTROY FORESTS: LAND ENCLOSURE AND REDD+ http://sco.lt/7DYN17


                                                   WATCH

A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM


▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


New York Times, January 01, 2015
-▶ BY 'EDITING' PLANT GENES, COMPANIES AVOID REGULATION... They are using a technical loophole so that what are clearly genetically engineered crops and organisms are escaping regulation,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union ... “can have all sorts of ecological impact and no one is required to look at it.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/business/energy-environment/a-gray-area-in-regulation-of-genetically-modified-crops.html


Living On Earth, August 31, 2012

▶  GMO TREES

“Some trees are being genetically engineered to contain the Bt toxin,” notes Anne Peterman of Stop GE Trees.  “This could be a tremendous threat to forest ecosystem soils, in which beneficial fungi are a key component of the forest ecosystem.”
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00035&segmentID=1


July 5, 2013 Living Maxwell
▶  THE FRIGHTENING REALITY OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED TREES http://livingmaxwell.com/genetically-engineered-trees-risks

 

May 29, 2013 Forest News

▶  THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES: CAN TREES SURVIVE? http://blog.cifor.org/16587/the-invisible-extinction-of-forest-genetic-resources-can-trees-survive/#.Ub7D4uswOic


Natural Society, March 16, 2014

▶  WHY GMO TREES WILL DESTROY FOREST BIODIVERSITY http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-trees-will-destroy-forest-biodiversity-life-earth/


May 20, 2013 Truthout

▶  HUNDREDS PROTEST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED EUCALYPTUS TREES IN NORTH CAROLINA http://truth-out.org/news/item/16663-hundreds-protest-genetically-engineered-eucalyptus-trees-in-north-carolina


EcoWatch, April 08, 2014

▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERING TREES FOR BIO FUEL UNDERMINES REAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/09/genetically-engineering-trees-for-biofuel-not-solution/

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

 ▶  FACT SHEET ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES:  http://www.globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?tabs=3&ID=634

 

▶  A BRIEF HISTORY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/brief-history-genetically-engineered-trees


June 4, 2013 Biosafety Information Centre

-▶ USDA (US DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE) URGED TO REJECT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=976

 

Center for Food Safety, November 4, 2013

▶  REPORT: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: THE NEW FRONTIER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/310/ge-trees


May 4, 2013 The Economist

▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES: INTO THE WILDWOOD 

Once again, no mention of how this would impact the regional ecosystem or biodiversity, or how the resulting chestnuts would affect the squirrels.  Never enough disclosure or peer reviewed independent studies before forcing these genetically modified organisms on nature.  Always the heart-tugging aspect of "saving the planet", not restoring it's original health. http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21577033-gm-species-may-soon-be-liberated-deliberately-wildwood


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES UNITE TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: ANOTHER FORM OF COLONIZATION  http://stopgetrees.org/ge-trees-news/


                     NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING

Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/5Bg6Wv


Mongabay, August 18, 2014
▶  WHEN FORESTS AREN'T REALLY FORESTS:  THE HIGH COST OF CHILE'S MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0818-gfrn-moll-rocek-chile-plantations.html


▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  :  FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://sco.lt/5uCx8b



 

▶  ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1


 ▶ CONTAMINATION DANGER:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INSECTS MASS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT WITH UNKNOWN DANGERS http://sco.lt/5zGb2H


▶  OUR GMO FIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE BIOLOGICAL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED  http://sco.lt/6przzF



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 ▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR


▶  FOOD OR FUEL?  RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIO FUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET


                                                    WATCH

                   "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                               DAVID SUZUKI:

                                           http://sco.lt/8NeC9Z


 ▶  BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIO FUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr


 

 May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact



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                                              GMO CROPS

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                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                  A Special Institute of Science in Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt


▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS  - And YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

▶  PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT


 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

 ▶  GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

▶  THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS. THE IMPLICATIONS AND ETHICS  http://sco.lt/6wiNhx

 

▶  PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE: RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING  - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/7mNce


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 ▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l


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▶  UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/5Xi3QP


▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6MYz0j

   

                        THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY

                                      PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES

                  Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops, Oil and Gas Drilling

                                             http://sco.lt/5YvsXZ



            JUST BECAUSE WE CAN, DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD

 

 May 7, 2013 New York Times
▶  GLOWING TREES ASSAILED FOR GENE-TINKERING (What happens when pollen escapes into natural trees and pollinating insects such as bees and birds ingest the pollen? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/energy-environment/a-dream-of-glowing-trees-is-assailed-for-gene-tinkering.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0

 

▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry



 SEE: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

▶  THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

▶  CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"? Carbon and Forest Ecocide http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 


 ▶   FOLLOW "FORESTS" On ScoopIt http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders



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CineversityTV's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:12 AM

Evil Monsanto is related to the Bush family.

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:22 AM

it will infect and destroy the ecosystem. MSM always posts "could" "Suggests" for journalists they have great difficulty telling the truth.

Eric Larson's curator insight, February 9, 11:59 AM
Bt engineered into trees?
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The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff Creating Devastating Web of Pollution

The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff Creating Devastating Web of Pollution | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 2013 National Geographic

▶  OUR FERTILIZED WORLD

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world.

Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and force it into a chemical union with the hydrogen in natural gas, creating the reactive compounds that plants crave. That nitrogen fertilizer—more than a hundred million tons applied worldwide every year—fuels bountiful harvests.

Yet this modern miracle exacts a price. Runaway nitrogen is suffocating wildlife in lakes and estuaries, contaminating groundwater, and even warming the globe’s climate. As a hungry world looks ahead to billions more mouths needing nitrogen-rich protein, how much clean water and air will survive our demand for fertile fields?... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text


UN Food and Agricultural Organization, February 16, 2014
FERTILIZER USE TO SURPASS 200 MILLION TONS IN 2018

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/277488/icode/


February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


Grist, February 04, 2010
▶  THE DARK SIDE OF NITROGEN:  IS AMERICA FERTILIZING DISASTER? https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/dark-side-nitrogen-america-fertilizing-disaster


Summit County Citizens Voice, March, 06, 2015
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL NUTRIENT POLLUTION DISRUPTING CARBON CYCLE IN STREAMS AND RIVERS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/06/environment-nutrient-pollution-disrupts-stream-carbon-cycle/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 26, 2015
INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS LITERALLY CHOCKING SOME LAKES TO DEATH RISKING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS TOXINS The immoderate use of fertilizers in the last half century is literally choking some lakes to death and raises the risk of human exposure to dangerous toxins, scientists said after studying the proliferation of blue-green algae.   http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/26/scientists-document-the-rise-of-blue-green-algae-in-lakes-around-the-world/


 June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  BIGGEST DEAD ZONE EVER FORECAST IN GULF OF MEXICO http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130621-dead-zone-biggest-gulf-of-mexico-science-environment/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 15, 2015
GULF OF MEXICO DEAD ZONE CLEANUP TARGET PUSHED BACK -- BY 20 YEARS !!  -- THE POWER OF BIG AG. In a classic example of government double-speak, the EPA announced this week that Mississippi River Basin states want to speed the reduction of nutrients that cause a huge Gulf of Mexico dead zone, but that they’re pushing back their target date for a cleanup by 20 years. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/15/gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-cleanup-target-pushed-back/


Common Dreams, February 07, 2015
WHO SHOULD CLEAN UP BIG AG's MESS?

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/07/who-should-clean-big-ags-mess


Mongabay, July 14, 2014
▶  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING:  INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER 'ONE OF THE THREE MAJOR DRIVERS OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS THIS CENTURY' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0714-sutherland-fertilizer-grasslands.html


Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html


Nature, March 02, 2015
▶  EUROPE SOUNDS ALARM OVER FRESH WATER POLLUTION http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sounds-alarm-over-freshwater-pollution-1.17021


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green

▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


CircleofBlue
- ▶ NEW THREAT TO GREAT LAKES COMES FROM AN OLD SOURCE - AGRICULTURAL, FACTORY FARM RUNOFF http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/CPX/cpx_great_lakes.shtml


July 5, 2013 NPR

▶  WHAT IS FARM RUNOFF DOING TO THE WATER? http://www.kccu.org/post/what-farm-runoff-doing-water-scientists-wade


EarthJustice, August 06, 2014
▶  IN FLORIDA, TOXIC ALGAE IS A YEAR-ROUND FIGHT In Florida, Toxic Algae is a Year-Round Fight.  Recently, people in Toledo, Ohio, got a taste of the water problems that regularly plague Florida after a toxic algae outbreak left about a half a million Ohioans without a municipal drinking water supply. The likely culprit: agricultural pollution. http://earthjustice.org/blog/2014-august/toledo-s-algae-is-old-toxic-florida?utm_source=crm&utm_content=button


Reuters, August 03, 2014
- ▶ SOME 400,000 IN OHIO WITHOUT DRINKING WATER DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS FROM AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-usa-water-ohio-idUSKBN0G30L620140803


NPR, January 12, 2015
▶  IOWA'S LARGEST CITY SUES OVER FARM FERTILIZER RUNOFF IN RIVERS  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/01/12/376139473/iowas-largest-city-sues-over-farm-fertilizer-runoff-in-rivers

 

Bloomberg View, August 05, 2014
- ▶  OHIO, TOLEDO' WATER, AMERICA'S DEAD SEA http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-05/toledo-s-water-america-s-dead-sea?alcmpid=view


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/


SummitVoice, March 18, 2014
▶ OCEAN 'DEAD ZONES' CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING. The dead zones are caused by a variety of factors, including rising global temperatures and pollution from industry and agriculture  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2010/03/18/environment-ocean-dead-zones-contribute-to-global-warming/


Summit Voice, November 28, 2014
▶  STUDY: HUMAN ACTIVITIES HAVING A BIG IMPACT ON PACIFIC OCEAN NITROGEN CYCLE http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/28/study-human-activities-having-a-big-impact-on-pacific-ocean-nitrogen-cycle/


April 2, 2013 Science Daily

▶  INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER USE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASE IN NITROUS OXIDE IN ATMOSPHERE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402144930.htm



                                            INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


Voice of America, May 22, 2014

STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html


On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again


 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212


 CircleofBlue, Augut 01, 2014
- ▶ HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM EXPANDS IN LAKE ERIE http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/commentary/editorial-in-the-circle-fresh-focus/harmful-algal-bloom-expands-lake-erie/


WoscpmsomWatcj. August 19, 2014
- ▶ IN WISCONSIN, EVEN GOOD FARMING POLLUTES GROUNDWATER http://wisconsinwatch.org/2014/08/in-states-karst-area-even-good-farming-may-pollute-groundwater/


 

▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz


▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/


StarNews Online, October 8, 2013

▶  MASSIVE FISH KILL CONTINUES ON NEUSE RIVER, CAROLINA http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718?p=2&tc=pg

 

BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209


                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j


NJToday.Net, November 24, 2013

▶  NEW JERSEY, USA: NO-FERTILIZER LAW GOES 'GREENER' FOR WINTER LAWNS http://njtoday.net/2013/11/24/the-state-were-in-new-fertilizer-law-goes-greener/

 

▶  U.S. OHIO SENATE BILL SEEKS TO CURB SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER RUN OFF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/


cleveland.com, November 19, 2014
▶  CONGRESS HOLDS HEARING ON ALGAE CONTAMINATION OF LAKE ERIE DRINKING WATER  http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/11/congress_holds_hearing_on_alga.html


Great Lakes Echo, November 1, 2014
▶  LAKE ERIE ISN'T ONLY LAKE WITH ALGAE HEADACHES:  LAKE ONTARIO ALSO ON THE HOOK: AG FERTILIZER RUNOFF

http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/11/03/lake-erie-isnt-only-lake-with-algae-headaches-lake-ontario-also-on-the-hook/



MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED http://sco.lt/6tnLLF



Phys.org, January 13, 2015
▶  WASTEWATER DISCHARGES INTO THE PACIFIC IMPACTING FISH, MARINE MAMMALS AND HUMANS  http://phys.org/news/2015-01-wastewater-discharges-pacific-affecting-fish.html


▶  HUMAN ACTIVITY IS LINKED TO MASS DOLPHIN DEATHS. "The immune systems of many marine mammals, especially coastal species like bottlenose dolphins, can be negatively affected by factors such as agricultural runoff, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs, DDT) and other contaminants," http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359799


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/


Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 


  -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


Earth Policy Institute, January 08, 2014
▶  MANY COUNTRIES REACHING DIMINISHING RETURNS IN INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER USE. Despite this U.S. advantage in fertilizer use efficiency over China, over-application poses serious pollution problems in both countries. Fertilizer runoff from the U.S. Corn Belt, for example, contributes heavily to an annual oxygen-starved “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico—an area where sea life cannot exist, which in some years grows to the size of New Jersey. http://www.earthpolicy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights43


                                                         VIDEO

                           July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
CHINA'S LARGEST ALGAE BLOOM TURNS THE YELLOW SEA GREEN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/04/china-algal-bloom-yellow-sea-green


June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/


▶  DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NITROGEN-REDUCTION BILL FOR NATURE AREAS  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dutch_government_introduces_nitrogen-reduction_bill_for_nature_areas_999.html

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE?If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html


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WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY

                                             http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn


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Terra Daily, October 28, 2013
▶  INCREASING TOXICITY OF ALGAL BLOOMS TIED TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Increasing_toxicity_of_algal_blooms_tied_to_nutrient_enrichment_and_climate_change_999.html


The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013

A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

                                                         VIDEO
                              MSNBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (22:36)

                                                  July 07, 2014
-▶ KOCH-BACKED AG HIDES TRUTH OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZER PLANT DANGERS - AG-GAG LAWS http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/koch-backed-ag-helps-hide-chemical-dangers-298973251858

 

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 -▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx



 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
WORLDWIDE STUDY FINDS THAT FERTILIZER DESTABILIZES GRASSLANDS http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/worldwide-study-finds-that-fertilizer-destabilizes-grasslands/

 

August 8, 2013 QUESTScience
▶  FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS FROM FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/farmers-fight-back-against-toxic-algal-blooms/

 

                                                    VIDEO
                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html


 

The Guardian Science, November 2, 2013
▶  FROM FERTILIZER TO ZYKLONB: 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT BROUGHT LIFE AND DEATH http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/03/fritz-haber-fertiliser-ammonia-centenary


▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

                                   THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS.

               RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                         http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


 

   - ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 


Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/


 PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

                                               SOIL AS A LIFELINE:

                   THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET

                                                http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


Feb 6, 2012 = YES Magazine

▶  GOING BEYOND ORGANIC, A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS http://sco.lt/7uZHJR

 


 Transition Network
HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH



 July 16, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  THE SCIENTIST AND STARTUPS CONVERTING WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN ENERGY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/waste-water-convert-clean-energy



                                 FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK'

INDUSTRIAL FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS http://sco.lt/5kCdfd

 


 

 ▶  +++THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

▶  +++ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

 


 

 

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Benny Haoxiang Liang's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:47 PM

The econimic contrast between Africa, the United States, and China is staggering.  From using by far excessive amounts of fertilizer in China, measured in hundreds of pounds per acre, to Africa, where the amount used is measured in handfuls.  Overuse of fertilizer is an issue that definitely needs to be addressed.  Algal blooms flowing down rivers have the potential to cripple the economies of sea-driven towns.

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LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe

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Mongabay,  April 18, 2013

HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTING LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

"Land grabbing" involves capital-rich countries investing in land and subsequent agricultural operations in poorer foreign countries. ..

...there are an estimated 62 'grabbed countries' and 41 'grabbers,' with the Middle East, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia acting as the biggest grabbers. Estimates of the total amount of grabbed land are variable, but it is clear that numbers are steadily on the rise...

Land deals are negotiated in the upper tiers of society and government with little or no input from the communities who are impacted by the sale and conversion of land....http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0418-santana-land-grabbing.html


First Peoples Worldwide, March 2015
CORPORATIONS AND THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES; ADVANCING THE STRUGGLE FOR PROTECTION, RECOGNITION, AND REDRESS AT THE THIRD UN FORUM ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS http://firstpeoples.org/wp/corporations-and-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-advancing-the-struggle-for-protection-recognition-and-redress-at-the-third-un-forum-on-business-and-human-rights/


Vox, February 23, 2015
THE US's CENTURY-LONG DESTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN LAND, IN ONE ANIMATED MAP  http://www.vox.com/2015/2/23/8090157/native-american-theft


The Ecologist, February 06, 2015
▶ 'CONSERVATION' IS DESTROYING THOSE WHO'VE NURTURED THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR TIMELESS GENERATIONS

 http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741220/wildlife_conservation_must_support_not_destroy_indigenous_peoples.html


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014

THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

 Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

 

  Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

June 2, 2013 The Guardian
HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land


Phnom Penh Post, February 21, 2015
CAMBODIA: LIVELIHOODS DESTROYED AS LOGGERS MOVE IN. In Cambodia’s forests, families face a stark choice: sell their resin trees for a paltry amount to local officials or have them stolen by loggers. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/livelihoods-destroyed-loggers-move


Truthout, November 09, 2014
▶ MILITARY PERSONNEL TRAINED BY THE CIA USED NAPALM AGAINST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR LAND GRABS IN BRAZIL http://ow.ly/E2D4r


Phys.Org, November 06, 2014

BRAZIL INDIANS IN RACE TO SAVE ANCESTRAL LANDS BEFORE THEY'RE WIPED OUT BY PLANNED HYDROELECTRIC COMPLEX http://phys.org/news/2014-11-brazil-indians-ancestral.html


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


 September 3, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS (LAND GRABS) AND SOCIAL CONFLICT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22519


The Ecologist, October 03, 2014
UVINJE, TANZANIA: LAND GRABS: AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ERASED IN THE NAME OF "CONSERVATION" http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2579479/uvinje_tanzania_an_indigenous_community_erased_in_the_name_of_conservation.html

 

The Citizen, October 29, 2014
OVER 135 MILLION ACRES HAVE BEEN "GRABBED" IN AFRICA BETWEEN 2000 AND 2012 -- MORE THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED http://citizen.co.za/266006/millions-hectares-african-land-grabbed/


April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952


                                                      WATCH

                                       Yale Environment 360

                           " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                           http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

 Mining.com, September26, 2014
MINING CORPORATIONS ORDERED TO HAND BACK LAND TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN COLUMBIA http://www.mining.com/miners-ordered-to-hand-back-land-to-natives-in-colombia-75530/

 


                                THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN

                           Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                 THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

           AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

              The Case of Green Resources Forestry Based Carbon Markets http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                         FULL REPORT PDF

     PLANTATION FORESTRY AND CARBON VIOLENCE IN UGANDA. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Report_DarkerSideofGreen_hirez.pdf

 

 Agrarian Justice
- ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - A PRIMER (Downloadable PDF) http://www.tni.org/primer/global-land-grab

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

 

 farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? Food, fuel and the global land grab -  Lester Brown http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474

 

                                                    VIDEO: 

                             "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY?

                                           http://sco.lt/7WPptB

 

 Guardian Environment, June 27, 2014
  ▶ LAND TAKEN OVER BY FOREIGN INVESTORS COULD FEED 550 MILLION PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS. Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/27/land-grabbing-food-biofuels-crops

 

VIDEO

LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI  http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

VIDEO:

- ▶ ETHOPIA -LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

VIDEO:

- ▶ *** EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

 


 April 15, 2013 farmlandgrab.org - Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab
- ▶ "SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE EARTH": INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND LAND GRABS IN GUATEMALA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21932


 January 27, 2013 Economy Watch
- ▶ LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.html

 

 June 3, 2013 CGIAR WLE

- ▶ WHEN LAND GETS GRABBED, DO WOMEN GET SIDELINED? http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/03/when-land-gets-grabbed-do-women-get-sidelined/

 

                                                   WATCH:
                              "SEEDS OF DISCONTENT" 22:32
        Powerful New Documentary Shows Reality of Worldwide Land Grabs

                               http://www.seedsofdiscontent.net/

 

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News

- ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

 

                                                     WATCH:

                "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY? http://sco.lt/7WPptB

 

                                                       VIDEO

EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

 

 

- ▶ LAND GRABS AROUND THE WORLD http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

 

                                      - ▶ LAND MATRIX -

                         Online Public Database on Land Deals.

The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment http://landmatrix.org/


WEST PAPUA : 558,000 ACRES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL: INDONESIAN OCCUPATION, GENOCIDE AND LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/4o9GD3


-▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
- ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

“More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


Focus On The Global South, October 24, 2014
KEEPING LAND LOCAL:  RECLAIMING GOVERNANCE FROM THE MARKET http://focusweb.org/landstruggles

 

Environmental Health New, February 12, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
- ▶ Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

Earth Policy Institute, September 17, 2013

- ▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY | Chapter 10. The Global Land Rush http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch10

 

VICE United Kingdom
- ▶ THE COL0MBIAN GOVERNMENT IS KILLING ITS PEASANT FARMERS FOR THEIR LAND http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-colombian-government-is-slaughtering-its-peasant-farmers-for-their-land

 

 Farm Land Grab, November 1, 2013
- ▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS AS USUAL: THE DEATH OF PEASANT FARMING IN ARGENTINA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22759-agribusiness-as-usual-the-death-of-peasant-farming

 

Intercontinental Cry,
- ▶ ARGENTINA: THE MAPUCHE'S STRUGGLE FOR LAND http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=522&wysijap=subscriptions

 

 News Junkie Post, March 01, 2014
- ▶ LAND GRAB AT ILE A VACHE: HAITI'S PEASANTS FIGHT BACK http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/03/01/land-grab-at-ile-a-vache-haitis-peasants-fight-back/

 

March 11, 2013 GRAIN —

- ▶ THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa

 

 February 20, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶ LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS - THE ROLE OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.iatp.org/documents/land-grabs-and-fragile-food-systems

 

June 3, 2013 Africa Review
- ▶ MULTINATIONALS REAPING BIG FROM ABUSIVE FORESTRY PRACTICES IN DRC (CONGO) http://www.africareview.com/Analysis/Multinational-companies-reaping-big-from-DRC-foreste/-/979190/1870906/-/hxc1jf/-/index.html?goback=.gde_125462_member_246771094

 

- ▶ PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410


Oxfam International, GROW
- ▶ THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL

  http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

                                                   -- WATCH --

                A FARMER IN AFRICA - PROPERTY RIGHTS (1:58)

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6nra7SYPNM

 

farmlandgrab.org, May 07, 2014
-▶ WHEN OUR LAND IS FREE, WE'RE ALL FREE. Communities are resisting this corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is one such community and here is their story. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23469

 

farmlandgrab.org, May 14, 2014
-▶ SMALL COMMUNITY IN LIBERIA STANDS STRONG AGAINST LAND GRABBING http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23503

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

 farmlandgrab.org, May 05, 2014
-▶ RESISTANCE TO LIBERIA LAND GRABS A WARNING TO AFRICA INVESTMENT Friends of the Earth Liberia are warning governments and investors that any investment must respect communities’ rights and ownership of land http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23462


June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

 

                                                      VIDEOS

July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
- ▶ THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 

                                     ======================

               TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

                                     ======================

 

 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia. Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

                                                --- WATCH--

                                         A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                   July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

                                             VIDEO REPORT:
IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY OF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html

 

 April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

- ▶ AFRICA - LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears


June 26, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ GUATEMALA: CAMPESINOS FORCED OFF THE LAND TO MAKE WAY FOR SUGAR AND PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://bit.ly/16zteI5http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/26/guatemala-sugar-land-corn

 

                                            ****SLIDESHOW:

- THE COST OF BIOFUEL LANDGRABS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html

 

 

July 17, 2013 UnEarth News
- ▶ AFRICA: CLIMATE CHANGE, LAND GRABS AND RAPID URBAN EXPANSION IN AFRICA THREATEN CHILDREN'S LIVES http://unearthnews.org/climate-change-and-rapid-urban-expansion-in-africa-threaten-childrens-lives/

 

July 26, 2013 Quartz
- ▶ A TINY TRIBE IN INDIA STANDS IN THE WAY OF A $1.7 BILLION PROJECT AND A MOUNTAIN OF ALUMINIUM QUARTZ http://qz.com/108066/a-small-tribe-in-india-stands-between-1-7-billion-and-a-mountain-full-of-aluminum-ore/

 

June 22, 2013 Spring Returning

- ▶ PANAMA: "They lied to us" Pristine #indigenous coastal land in #Panama sold to foreign developers http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

June 3, 2013 GRAIN —
- ▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

 

May 3, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ VIOLENCE HITS NICARAGUAN RAINFOREST AS LAND INVASIONS MOUNT http://www.trust.org/item/20130503143717-fz36w/?source=tw

 

May 3, 2013 BBC Science and Environment
- ▶ NICARAGUA CLOUD FOREST 'UNDER SIEGE' BY COLONIALIST ILLEGAL LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22379788

 

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News
- ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

 

March 15, 2013 DW Asia
- ▶ LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

 

April 28, 2013 - The Guardian
- ▶ AUSTRALIA'S BOOM IS ANYTHING BUT FOR ITS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE - Their land yields the world's biggest resources boom http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/28/australia-boom-aboriginal-story-despair

 

EIA International

- ▶ VILLAGERS FACE OFF AGAINST PALM OIL FIRM'S BULLDOZERS —  http://ow.ly/kcP3y

 

April 8, 2013 Rights and Resources - Mongabay:

- ▶ BRAZIL USING MILITARY TO FORCE AMAZON DAMS CONSTRUCTION ON INDIGENOUS LANDS http://www.rightsandresources.org/blog.php?id=1757

 

April 18, 2013 BBC New
- ▶ BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT FAILING TO PROTECT ONE OF WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED TRIBES AGAINST LAND GRABBING LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22203476

 

March 15, 2013 DW Asia

LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

 

June 14, 2013 Humanosphere

- ▶ A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

 

April 25, 2013 - IPS News
- ▶ CAMEROON: COME GRAB OUR LAND http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/african-governments-recognise-land-rights-but-promote-landgrabbing/

 

June 7, 2013 Climate Justice
- ▶ INDIGENOUS PERUVIAN PROTEST STATE OIL COMPANY TAKING OVER THEIR LANDS  http://climate-connections.org/2013/06/07/indigenous-peruvians-protest-state-oil-company-taking-over-their-land/

 

June 10, 2013 IPS –
- ▶ KENYA'S FLOWER FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

 

April 18, 2013 Institute for Ag

- ▶ REPORTS OF THE GLOBAL LAND RUSH COME TO WASHINGTON http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/reports-of-the-global-land-rush-come-to-washington

 

                                                      WATCH

                               SHORT VIDEO: Resource Rights

                                       Grassroots International

- ▶ Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights.

http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                    "We have no choice but to change the system"
- ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

              

 

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT



 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt

 

 

- ▶ MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

- ▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                          "PLANET FOR SALE"

                     BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

Mongabay, March 27, 2014

  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Food Crisis and the Global Landgrab, December 10, 2013
- ▶ AFRICAN LAND RUSH BY CORPORATIONS 'MAY PUT LIVES OF MILLIONS AT RISK' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22911-african-land-rush-by-firms-may-put-lives-of-millions-at-risk

 

Oakland Institute - Report

- ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

 25 March 25, 2013 - PolicyMic
- ▶ LAND GRABS IN AFRICA ARE ALSO FOREIGN WATER GRABS  http://www.policymic.com/articles/30774/land-grabs-in-africa-are-also-water-grabs/416504

 

 ▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

          BIOFUEL, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS 

                                         http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

 

 June 18, 2013 CNN Marketplace Africa
- ▶ LAND RIGHTS, NOT LAND GRABS, CAN HELP AFRICA FEED ITSELF http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/opinion/land-grabs-africa-mark-bowman

 

 Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

- ▶ A SHOCKING SCANDAL: THE GREAT, SECRETIVE AFRICA LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303

 

  June 13, 2013 Inter Press Service

- ▶ U.S. AND MALAYSIA LEAD WORLDWIDE "LAND GRABS" IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING NATIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/u-s-malaysia-lead-worldwide-land-grabs/

 

                                                    WATCH
                       NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE - TRAILER

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THKV8hKjExA#t=28

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA RELOCATES DISPLACED FAMILIES TO BUILD RESORTS http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/indonesia-relocates-families-build-resorts-201412941833390.html

 

GRAIN, December 7, 2013

- ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4844-stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-their-land-back-from-wilmar

 

                                                       VIDEO

- ▶ UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

  

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LANDRUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

100 Reporters, November 21, 2013

- ▶ GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

Mongabay, November 7, 2013

- ▶ PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

- ▶ WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶ CHINESE BUY UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

 

April 17, 2013 - The Guardian
- ▶ LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming

  

 

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                 THE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND "INVESTMENTS

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Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

  ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN AND FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6B5AvJ


Oakland Institute - Report

THE GREAT LAND GRAB: CORPORATE RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

Oxfam Australia:
  ▶ BANKS AND LAND GRABS https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/

 

Mongabay, September 24, 2014

INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html

 

Guardian Global Development, Pascal Liu -  September 20, 2013

- ▶ INVESTORS SHOULD WORK WITH FARMERS, NOT GRAB THEIR LAND. Displacement of small farmers, loss of incomes and livelihoods for rural people and depletion of productive resources are all reported, with consequences including increased poverty and food insecurity, social fragmentation and conflicts.... http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/sep/20/investors-work-with-farmers

 

                                                        WATCH:
                                                   Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574


May 27, 2013 EurActiv
- ▶ EUROPEAN BANKS ACCUSED OF FUELING LAND GRABS IN UGANDA http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/european-banks-accused-fuelling-news-520022

 

May 12, 2013 The Guardian UK
- ▶ DEUTSCHE BANK AND IFC ACCUSED OF BANKROLLING VIETNAM FIRMS' LAND GRABS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/13/deutsche-bank-ifc-bankroll-vietnam-cambodia-laos

 

May 13, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ POLICY BRIEF: THE ROLE OF EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN LAND GRABS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22067

 

June 6, 2013 Al Jazeera

- ▶ MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE GREED: WINNER TAKES ALL

LOCAL GOLD PROSPECTORS LEFT OUT BY MULTI-NATIONAL GOLD RUSH http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/2013515161130258616.html

 

August 8, 2013 The Independent

- ▶ GROWTH OF SPECULATIVE FARMING BUBBLE THREATENS £5 TRILLION CATASTROPHE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/growth-of-farming-bubble-threatens-5trn-catastrophe-8753153.html

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/


Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

 
The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: GOLDMINE PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

 

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 -▶  MAJOR PALM OIL CORPORATIONS ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

- ▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/

 

                                        ERADICATING ECOCIDE

    WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                                                    WATCH

                                         April 24, 2013 Truthout
                                  VIDEO REPORT - The Real News

- ▶ INDIGENOUS TOWN IN MEXICO CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF AUTONOMY AND DEFENSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY FOREST http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15962-indigenous-town-in-mexico-celebrates-two-years-of-autonomy-and-defense-of-their-community-forest

 

National Geographic:
- ▶ AMAZON RAIN FOREST: LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION, FOREST CONSERVATION http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/

 

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                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                  "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                            http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 


- ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

 

                                                AFRICA - SOLD:

- OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


 

 ▶ THE FOREIGN CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

- ▶ THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES?  http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

 

TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 

                           FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY 

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS?  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:50 AM
This is what President Obama came to do in Africa,we are damned as a continent being auctioned right under our noses.
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VIDEO: "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

VIDEO:  "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.

 

Watch this film now! - Running Time 53:22

GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH" VIDEO http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

 

How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized  farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves.  As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960.  In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847

 

MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

 

LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS - VIDEO REPORT http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

 

29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/

 

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN —

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

 

April 15, 2013 - CGIAR
RISKS, RIGHTS, KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/risks-rights-knowledge-and-empowerment-connecting-dots

 

 

MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 PM

When profits overide local culture, destroy ecosystems and environment for the western ideal of monoculture agriculture, owned by multi-nationals, displacing local indigenous peoples, it is time to draw a line.

In this instance, in Mali, the sugar cane is for export, not for local food supply and the indigenous peoples will be doomed to working laborers in an environment of big agriculture for little money.  Creating dependency on foreign aid and hand-outs for food for survival while foreign entities profit greatly is NOT where we should be going for the future.

Money is not the currency for many cultures, it is producing food locally for themselves and their community and we have no right to impose our outside mega gmo agriculture on anyone, destroying their connection to their lands and livelihoods.

James C's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:43 AM

This is just horrible..no words..

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Biofuels boom threatens to disrupt global biodiversity

Biofuels boom threatens to disrupt global biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk.... http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry



Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/

 

 

 

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The BIOFUEL belt keeps creeping across the US – and it's wildlife that we're losing, fast.

The BIOFUEL belt keeps creeping across the US – and it's wildlife that we're losing, fast. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment Blog

Emma Bryce: Conservationists warn that biofuels pose huge problems for habitats already severely marginalised by agricultural change.

A collection of satellite-imaged maps now confirm what were once only rumours: between 2006 and 2011, farmers in the United States' corn belt - an amber swath of land encompassing North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa – converted 1.3m acres of temperate grassland and wetland into soybean and corn crops for biofuel.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

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BIOFUELS Converting U.S. Prairielands at Dust Bowl Rates

BIOFUELS Converting U.S. Prairielands at Dust Bowl Rates | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 23, 2013 Inter Press Service

BIOFUELS CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRIELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES The rush for biofuels in the United States has seen farmers converting the United States’ prairie lands to farms at rates comparable with deforestation levels in Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/biofuels-converting-u-s-prairielands-at-dust-bowl-rates/


                                             FOOD OR FUEL?

                               THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS:

           RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

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DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7j2i8n


 

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this summer we expect a disaster in the USA.

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Biofuel company caught clearing elephant habitat in Sri Lanka

Biofuel company caught clearing elephant habitat in Sri Lanka | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

February 20, 2013 A biofuel plantation near Yala National Park has landed Lanka Orex Leasing Company PLC (LOLC) in Sri Lanka's highest court... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0220-hance-yala-biofuel.html

 

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN —

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

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                                              The Ecologist

 "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/palm-oil-ecocide-the-deforestation-holocaust-fast-tracking-our-own-extinction

 

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Richard Moriarty's curator insight, February 25, 2013 7:24 AM

When Going Green just isnT!

 

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What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

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ONE SHORT VIDEO

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html



 ▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


Ensia, November 03, 2014
▶ HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?  http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/


Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014

CLEANING UP DEFORESTATION FROM PALM OIL NEEDS MORE THAN GREENWASH http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/deforestation-palm-oil-more-greenwash-greenpeace


                                             PLANET PALM OIL:

                            The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                               http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


- ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014

  -▶ WHO'S WHO IN "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SOURCING? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/ucs-listing-sustainable-palm-oil/


Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
  -▶ OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


Mongabay, May 09, 2014

OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR


                                                       VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9


                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


  ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7


   -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T



 Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/


 

PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 


                                          INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

 

Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html


IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
 ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

 

                                         PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014

▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

 ▶  PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:

-▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

 -▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
-▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


                                                  WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

                                               LAND GRABS:

HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 



▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

 

-▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report

 

 ▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

 Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 


 -▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

Mongabay, September 26, 2013

 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

                                                  -- WATCH--

                                                 Documentary
           -CALL OF LIFE:  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

                            ===============================

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

 

 

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:57 PM

Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

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VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale


 Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html



DW.DE April 14, 2014
▶  HOW NEPAL'S COMMUNITY FORESTS FIGHT POVERTY AND DEFORESTATION  http://www.dw.de/global-ideas-tourism-wildlife-conservation-biodiversity/a-18379931


                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                              "WE ARE LIKE THE WALKING DEAD"

 Latin American Indigenous Groups Decry Corporate Destruction of Land http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27977-we-are-like-the-walking-dead-latin-american-indigenous-groups-decry-corporate-destruction-of-land


First Peoples Worldwide 
▶  NEW STUDY FINDS 94% OF U.S. EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IMPACTSINDIGENOUS RIGHTS RISK REPORT  Recent community backlash against the Keystone XL pipeline, Indigenous protests against oil and gas concession auctions in Ecuador and Peru, and violent resource conflicts in Indonesia have all exposed extractive companies’ poor community engagement practices – and companies are doing nothing about it.  http://firstpeoples.org/wp/new-study-finds-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


REDD-Monitor, April 14, 2015
▶  NORWAY HANDS OVER US$80 MILLION TO INCREASE DEFORESTATION IN GUYANA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/04/14/norway-hands-over-us80-million-to-increase-deforestation-in-guyana/

 

                            CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                   Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                              VIDEO (5:21)

                       LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA

In Kalangala, Uganda, John Muniishya woke up one day to find bulldozers clearing his land to plant oil palms. Land Grabs in Uganda
                                 https://vimeo.com/40766520



 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION. For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761


 

                                                  FEATURED VIDEO
                                           Mongabay, March 19, 2014
INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr


June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


-▶ VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED DRIVES OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST http://sco.lt/56ArZJ


 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


The Ecologist, October 05, 2014
▶  AN AUSTRALIAN MINING COMPANY'S $300 MILLION ATTACK ON EL SALVADOR'S WATER. "This lawsuit is a direct attack against the sovereignty and legitimate right of the Salvadoran population to reject an industry that is a threat to our lives." http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2562735/a_mining_companys_300_million_attack_on_el_salvadors_water.html


                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


            June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                     '"We have no choice but to change the system"
-▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶  UPDATE: CANADA COURT RULES AGAINST ABORIGINAL GROUP ON GRANTING CORPORATE FORESTRY LICENSES ON TRADITIONAL NATIVE LAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/canada-forestry-idUSL2N0PM0R920140711

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
 -▶ NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISH.  More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/

 

InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

 -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/


 -▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


                                                    LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS : ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
    CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

National Post, March 21, 2014
 -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/

 

PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


 -▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR


June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
-▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248



-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P


 -▶   “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


                                     ======================

 

                                                    VIDEOS

 

-▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

-▶  **** LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

-▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

-▶  **** PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

-▶  **** MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF




 June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
-▶  PANAMA: "THEY LIED TO US" PRISTINE INDIGENOUS COASTAL LAND IN PANAMA SOLD TO FOREIGN DEVELOPERS  http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

-▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

-▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                              VIDEO REPORT

                      "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS. Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia... http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013

▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

 

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

 Published on May 22, 2013

-▶  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

Many local indigenous people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

  

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                             Africa, Colonialism and The Environment
                     TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

 

 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  *****COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS, MINERS SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEED CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK  'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html


 -▶  LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


 

                                                     VIDEO

                                          THE TRUE STORY

                CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

                                         http://sco.lt/63ewyH


September 10, 2012 CSRWire News Release

-▶  BOMBSHELL RETREAT -- CHEVRON SEEKS TO DROP $60 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL CASE 
In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory “fraud” and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer. The company also said it was even prepared to drop a $60 billion damages claim if the judge agrees to deny the defendants a jury trial. Chevron's $60 billion figure is based on three times the $19 billion Ecuadorian judgement, plus costs. http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36091-Bombshell-Retreat-Chevron-Seeks-to-Drop-60-Billion-in-Damages-In-Ecuador-Case


Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
CHEVRON AGAIN

- ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

“More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/

 


August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
-▶  THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 

                            ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                             http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

                                         VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

                                                "DAMOCRACY"

Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html


 

                           DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT



August 29, 2013 Devex

-▶  SECURE LAND TENURE INCREASES FOOD SECURITY BY DECREASING VULNERABILITY TO LARGE SCALE LAND GRABS Secure land tenure increases #foodsecurity by decreasing vulnerability to large scale land grabs. The use of modern agricultural techniques tells only part of the story of why much of Ethiopia is better fed than before. Another part lies in a solution to food security that is gaining ground with governments and the international development community: securing land tenure.

      In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.  https://www.devex.com/en/news/how-smarter-land-use-can-curb-global-hunger/81710

 

-▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' - BIG CORPORATE BIOTECH AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 Intercontinental Cry, January 2, 2013

-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE CHAGOSSIANS

http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

Diaspora communities living in the Seychelles and Mauritius have experienced marginalization, discrimination, and grinding poverty. Testimonies from evictees describe families forced to eat out of bins, hunger strikes and the suicide of a desperate woman facing destitution and mounting debt..... http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

 

 -▶  HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD' http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

-▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

 

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State of the World's Birds Report - Indicates a planet in peril

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From www.birdlife.org - June 21, 2013 3:11 AM

The Independent, November 03, 2014
  - HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS HAVE DISAPPEARED IN 30 YEARS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/hundreds-of-millions-of-birds-have-disappeared-in-30-years-9834342.html

 

June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT 2013 INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL - INVESTING IN CONSERVATION MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE. Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future. These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world by the world’s largest Partnership of conservation organisations...   http://www.birdlife.org/community/2013/06/birds-indicate-a-planet-in-peril-but-investing-in-conservation-makes-economic-sense/

 

                                                         NEW

                             STATE OF THE BIRDS REPORT 2014

                                        United States of America

                                    http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

 

July 11, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS IS BLEAK BUT NOT HOPELESS http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/state-of-the-worlds-birds-is-bleak-but-not-hopeless/

 

Environmental Health News, September 02, 2014

- TOXIC GULLS:  QUEBEC'S CONTAMINATED BIRD COLONY OFFERS CLUE ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS Flame retardants are the 21st century’s PCBs, and Great Lakes birds still are the victims. These chemicals in the gulls of Deslauriers Island off Montreal are altering their hormones. In kestrels, they are causing aggressive behavior. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings5flame-retardants


Environmental Health News, February 09, 2015
  - MICHIGAN'S BALD EAGLES FULL OF PHASED-OUT FLAME RETARDANTS. Starting in the early 2000s, phase-outs of PBDE's began. After four decades, PBDEs have been found in air, dirt and people in virtually every corner of the globe, including the Great Lakes region.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/michigan2019s-bald-eagles-full-of-flame-retardants

 

- A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F

 

                                 SONG BIRD SOS (TRAILER)

                  Can You Imagine A World Without Bird Song?
                                   http://songbirdsos.com/

 

-▶ 1 IN 8 BIRD SPECIES IS IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING FOREVER, SAYS DAVID SUZUKI  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/world-bird-population_b_3569377.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

Climate Progress, June 13, 2014
   -▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS DEVELOPMENT HAS KILLED 58,000 to 402,000 MIGRATING BIRDS OF 22 PROTECTED SPECIES UNDER THREAT 58,000 to 402,000 birds.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/13/3448874/tar-sands-development-killing-birds/

 

National Wildlife Federation, February 28, 2014
  -▶ 30 MILLION BIRDS WILL BE LOST OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS: 4 ANIMALS EXPLAIN WHY THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WOULD BE TERRIBLE  http://blog.nwf.org/2014/02/%EF%BB%BF4-animals-explain-why-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-be-terrible/


September 11, 2013 About My Planet

-▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS ENDANGER TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/daily-green-tips/sands-endanger-millions/

 

Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
  -▶ MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

 

Focusing On Wildlife, October 7, 2012
  -▶ CANADIAN SCIENTISTS: HUMAN-RELATED ACTIVITIES DESTROY ROUGHLY 269 MILLION BIRDS AND 2 MILLION BIRD NESTS IN CANADA EACH YEAR http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/canadian-scientists-publish-human-related-bird-mortality-estimates/

 

Summit Voice, September 21, 2014
  -▶ U.S. SOUTHWESTERN BIRD POPULATIONS IN STEEP DECLINE. Bird populations are dwindling all over North America, especially in the Southwest, where some species have declined by as much as 48 percent since the late 1960s, according to the 2014 State of the Birds Report released last week.
In Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, habitat loss and fragmentation due to development are the largest threats. These are also significant threats in the nation’s grasslands, where breeding birds like the eastern meadowlark and the bobolink have declined by 40 percent since 1968, with the steepest declines coming before 1990, when stakeholders started investing in grassland bird conservation.
And experts say it’s not just rare birds that are vanishing. The report includes a list of 33 common species in steep decline, losing ore than half their global populations over the past four decades — a clear warning sign that birds can undergo a massive population collapse with surprising rapidity. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/21/southwestern-bird-populations-in-steep-decline/

 

Focusing on Wildlife, October 25, 2014
  - BRITAIN'S MIGRATING BIRDS ARE DRASTICALLY DECLINING.
Bird populations that make the great journey between northern Europe and Africa – including the nightingale and turtle dove – are drastically declining, conservationists have warned.Nearly half of the 29 summer migrants, who appear in the UK in spring to breed before returning in the autumn, show long-term population declines. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/britains-migrating-birds-are-drastically-declining-rspb-says/

 

October 21, 2012 The Sunday Times

  -▶ A LICENSE TO KILL BRITAIN'S SONGBIRDS: Hunters and pest controllers have been granted “licences to kill” thousands of birds, including robins, wrens, song-thrushes, skylarks and even house sparrows. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1153428

 

The Guardian, ctober 30, 2014
  - THE MINDLESS SLAUGHTER OF U.K. BIRDS OF PREY: Birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK... as the killing goes on and on. We’re losing hundreds of our most magnificent birds each year because of the mindless and senseless slaughter by a minority group, and it needs to stop. Shooters pay around £2,000 to £3,000 a day for shooting, the fines and other punishments being handed out for persecution did not form a meaningful deterrent.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/30/hundreds-of-birds-of-prey-being-shot-or-poisoned-in-uk-rspb

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                 "EARTHFLIGHT"

                                                     PBS Nature

                             Magnificent six-part series of Migrating Birds:

EARTHFLIGHT invites us to see the world from a bird’s perspective with state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques that take viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. It took series producer John Downer and his team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries, capturing amazing viewpoints that have never been seen before.

NORTH AMERICA:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-north-america/8417/

AFRICA: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-africa/8420/

 

Focusing on Wildlife, September 14, 2014
  - UK BARN OWLS 'THREATENED' BY NEW LEGISLATION ALLOWING FARMERS TO KILL THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE CLASSIFIED AS "NON-NATIVE' SPECIES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/barn-owls-threatened-by-new-legislation/

 

Guardian Environment, May 17, 2014

-▶ CALL FOR KILLING OF BIRDS THAT ARE DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD SPLITS CONSERVATIONISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-robin-starling-mallard-splits-conservationists

 

                                      EXCELLENT ARTICLE SERIES

                                           "WINGED WARNINGS"

Produced by Environmental Health News, an independent, nonprofit news organization, and published in conjunction with National Geographic. Read additional stories in the series at EHN's website. Follow EHN on Twitter.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings1summary/

                                              WINGED WARNINGS

                                 National Geographic, August 25, 2014 

THE 1,300 BIRD SPECIES FACING IMMINENT EXTINCTION SIGNAL THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140825-bird-environment-chemical-contaminant-climate-change-science-winged-warning/

 

                                               VIDEO (2:18)
                               ARE SONGBIRDS DISAPPEARING?

                                      The Nature of Things CBC

We depend on songbirds to keep the Earth’s plant life flourishing. Like the bees, it is the birds who pollinate the flowers and disperse the seeds. They keep insects under control, protecting leaves and seeds and human crops. “By some estimates, we may have lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies almost forty years ago” says respected ornithologist Bridget Stutchbury. http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/blog/are-songbirds-disappearing

 

Reuters, March 19, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO TO KILL/POISON THOUSANDS OF RAVENS TO "BENEFIT" IMPERILED BIRD SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/usa-idaho-raven-idUSL2N0MG12V20140319

 

July 10, 2013
  -▶ USDA "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" PROGRAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MASS KILLINGS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds

PDF LISTING http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

 

August 22, 2013 High Country News

  -▶ THE LATEST: US FISH AND WILDLIFE TO SHOOT THOUSANDS OF BARRED OWLS http://www.hcn.org/issues/45.14/the-latest-fish-wildlife-to-shoot-thousands-of-barred-owls

 

 August 23, 2013 Care2Causes

  -▶ U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa

 

                                                 WATCH

                                       "NO SAFE HAVEN"

         MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS

                                    AROUND THE WORLD

                                           http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

                                      Birdlife, December 16, 2013
                  -▶ STATE OF JORDAN'S BIRD'S REPORT LAUNCHED http://www.birdlife.org/middle-east/news/state-jordan%E2%80%99s-birds-report-launched

 

AllVoices, February 05, 2014
  -▶ WHY HUMANS NEED BIRDS MORE THAN THEY REALIZE http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16462560-amazing-things-you-may-not-know-about-birds?utm_campaign=Outbrain&utm_source=Outbrain1.5Cents

 

Living on Earth: March 14, 2014

-▶ PASSENGER PIGEONS FLIGHT TO EXTINCTION: HOW HUMANS WIPED HUNTED DOWN AND WIPED OUT AN ENTIRE SPECIES http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=14-P13-00011#feature6

 

BBC News, September 23, 2013

  -▶ RSPB SCOTLAND 'EXTINCTION' WARNING OVER FALLING SEABIRD NUMBERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24211321

 

Science/AAAS, June 12, 2014
-▶ LEAVE IT TO NATURE: PLANTS HITCHHIKE ON THE WINGS OF BIRDS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/06/plants-hitchhike-wings-birds

 

Smithsonian, October 8, 2013
  -▶ THIS LITTLE BIRD CAN STAY IN FLIGHT FOR SIX MONTHS STRAIGHT - THE ALPINE SWIFT http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/10/this-bird-can-stay-in-flight-for-six-months-straight/


 

                              ========================

                          NEW YORK STATE'S WAR ON BIRDS

                              ========================

 

HuffingtonPost Green, May 02, 2014
-▶ 26,000 BIRDS KILLED BY JFK AIRPORT CONTRACTORS IN FIVE YEARS, RECORDS SHOW Wildlife control contractors have shot almost 26,000 birds at John F. Kennedy International Airport over the past five years to stop them interfering with passenger flights — including more than 1,600 protected birds the airport did not have express permission to kill, internal records show http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/01/jfk-birds-shot-protected-airport-port-authority_n_5246071.html

 

 July 28, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
  -▶ NEW YORK: HUNDREDS OF MIGRATING CANADA GEESE SLAUGHTERED IN NEW YORK JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/hundreds-of-canada-geese-slaughtered-in-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge/

 

 New York Times, January 30, 2014
NEW YORK WANTS TO GET RID OF (KILL) THEIR 2,200 MUTE SWANS BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE WAY OF MAN http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/nyregion/a-winged-symbol-of-love-that-new-york-state-wants-banished.html?ref=earth&_r=0

 

Digital Journal, March 05, 2014

-▶  PROTESTERS FLOCK TOGETHER TO STOP SWAN KILLINGS IN NEW YORK http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/protesters-flock-together-to-stop-swan-killing-in-new-york/article/374288

 

July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
-▶ THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HAS ISSUED A PERMIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO KILL OVER 90 SPECIES OF BIRDS WITHIN NEW YORK STATE  The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely publicized... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dozens-of-bird-species-could-be-slaughtered-in-new-york/

 

 NY Daily News, December 09, 2013
  -▶ 'WILDLIFE SPECIALISTS'  SHOOTING SNOWY OWLS AT NEW YORK CITY'S AIRPORTS http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/snowy-owls-added-port-authority-kill-list-article-1.1541823

 

10,000 Birds, December 09, 2013
  -▶ SNOWY OWLS BEING SHOT AT JFK AIRPORT http://10000birds.com/snowy-owls-being-shot-at-jfk-airport.htm

 

                                                         VIDEO
  - THOUSANDS OF SNOWY OWLS MIGRATE SOUTH IN UNBELIEVABLE WILDLIFE EVENT http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/12/arctic-snowy-owls-migrate-south.aspx

 

                                                   WATCH

                      SHOOTING ONE OWL TO SAVE ANOTHER

                        July 26, 2013 NewsHour PBS Report

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/07/shooting-one-owl-to-save-another.html

 

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                         WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE VULTURES? 

THE VETERINARY DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA  http://sco.lt/6TVrer

 

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                                              -- WETLANDS --

                                    =========================

 

                                             BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                 Award-Winning "DUCKumentary"

                                      Inside The World of Ducks
                                         PBS Nature Full Episode
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/an-original-duckumentary/preview/7957/

 

 ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE, BIODIVERSITY, MIGRATING BIRDS AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

Pew Environmental Initiatives, November 20, 2013
  -▶ FINS AND FEATHERS:  WHY LITTLE FISH ARE A BIG DEAL TO FLORIDA'S COASTAL WATERBIRDS.. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/fins-and-feathers-why-little-fish-are-a-big-deal-to-floridas-coastal-waterbirds-85899521601

 

June 26, 2013 Toronto Star
  -▶ CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP LETTING BIRDS DOWN: : Editorial: A new report says some domestic bird populations have declined by 80 to 90 per cent over the past 20 years. The federal and Ontario governments seem unwilling to help. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/06/24/canadian_governments_must_stop_letting_birds_down_editorial.htm

 

 

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                                                  BRITAIN, UK

                                           ==================

 

                             THE STATE OF UK'S BIRDS REPORT 2013
http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SUKB_2013.pdf

 

November 23, 2012 Care 2

  -▶ 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1968 To put that number in perspective, that’s about a fifth of the total population of Britain’s birds, or a fall of one nesting pair per minute http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.

 

  -▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

August 12, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
-▶ IN THE UK AND SCOTLAND, SHOULD THE SLAUGHTER OF GROUSE BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE?  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-slaughter-of-grouse-be-allowed-to-continue/

 

Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

  -▶ UK'S WILD BIRD POPULATION CONTINUES TO DECLINE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/wild-birds-uk-decline

 

                                       ===================

                                            CLIMATE CHANGE

                                        ===================

 

 Guardian Environment, December 14, 2013

  -▶ BATTLE TO SAVE UK BARN OWL AFTER FREAK WEATHER KILLS THOUSANDS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/14/barn-owls-threatened-freak-weather

 

August 22, 2013 Guardian Environment

  -▶ FEARS FOR SEABIRDS AS GLOBAL WARMING AFFECTS COASTLINE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/23/fears-seabirds-global-warming-affects-coastline


  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/5CEe1Z


  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8IiixN


January 12, 2012 Science Codex

  -▶ *****  LARGEST BIRD, THE ALBATROSS, ALTERS ITS FORAGING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/largest_bird_alters_its_foraging_due_to_climate_change-84297

June 3, 2013 Science Daily
  -▶ ******  NO EARLY BIRDS GETTING THE WORMS: SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm

 May 10, 2013 BBC News -

  -▶ *******  CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

May 13, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ ******* July 22, 2013 BBC News -
SCOTTISH SEABIRD COLONIES DECIMATED BY COLDEST SPRING IN 50 YEARS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23404883

 

 

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                   ENVIRONMENTAL, POLLUTION CHALLENGES

                                =======================

 

  -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


  -▶--  MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON WORLD'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/

EarthJustice, April 29, 2014
FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
  -▶ -- MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

 June 25, 2013 Environmental News Network
  -▶ -- THE LEAD POISONING IN OUR SONG BIRDS http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46142

-- August 9, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, DEFORESTATION DRIVING INCREASED PARASITISM OF YOUNG NESTING BIRDS IN ARGENTINA http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/climate-change-deforestation-driving-increased-parasitism-of-young-nesting-birds-in-argentina/

 March 18, 2012 The Guardian Environment

  -▶ --SEABIRD SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION AS INVADERS STORM EMPIRES LAST OUTCROPS, WARNS UK RSPB http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/18/seabirds-british-overseas-territories-extinction?CMP=twt_gu&nbsp

 January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

  -▶ --HAWAIIAN FOREST BIRDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TROUBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Native_forest_birds_in_unprecedented_trouble_999.html

  -▶ --WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BIRDS DISAPPEAR? GUAM IS ENTIRELY INFESTED WITH SPIDERS http://grist.org/list/guam-is-entirely-infested-with-spiders-and-its-all-the-fault-of-invasive-snakes/

 

 

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                                                     PESTICIDES

                                            ===================

 

August 12, 2013 Guardian
  -▶ CONDORS FOUND 'POISONED' IN CHILE AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES USED FOR AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/condors-poisoned-chile-andes-insecticides

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

  -▶ WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

April 8, 2012 Worldtruth TV
-▶ USDA ADMITS EXTERMINATING BIRDS, CROPS, AND BEES http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds-crops-and-bees/

 

  -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS  http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3

 

 February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

   -▶  BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/

 

October 5, 2012 The Hindu

  -▶ THE LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS VERY LIKELY TO HAVE IMPACTS ON HIGHER-LEVEL SPECIES SUCH AS BIRDS  http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/longterm-impacts-of-genetically-modified-organisms-need-close-study/article3965818.ece

 

 -▶ OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
  -▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES : Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out
   http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water


EarthJustice, April 29, 2014
FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

 

  -▶ -- PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

  - PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING BIRDS, ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/5Ma5Fh

 

NunatsiaqOnline, November 14, 2013
  -▶ POISONOUS CHEMICAL COCKTAILS STILL THREATEN ARCTIC BIRD POPULATIONS. Glaucous gull population cut in half since the 1980's http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674poisonous_chemical_cocktails_still_threaten_arctic_bird_populations/

 

 -▶ HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS LETHAL TO WILDLIFE (AND YOU?)  “A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird. Even a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the oldest neonicotinoid -- called imidacloprid -- can fatally poison a bird. And as little as 1/10th of a neonicotinoid-coated corn seed per day during egg-laying season is all that is needed to affect reproduction.”  http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

 

 -▶ AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS http://sco.lt/62g2IT

                                                 WATCH
                 POISONING PARADISE - ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/Poisoning-Paradise---Ecocide-New-Zealand/Vkd0Rk9WQlJQVDA9K0k=

 


                                                       WATCH
                                           "OUTBACK PELICANS"
                                                     PBS Nature

When rare weather systems bring heavy rains, huge numbers of Australian pelicans abandon the sea and coastal waters and embark on a mass pilgrimage to a place a thousand miles inland. It’s the last place you would look for one of their kind – the Australian Outback, one of the driest, hottest places on the planet. But what exactly triggers their journey? How do they find their way? How do they know what is waiting for them? And where do they go when they leave? NATURE looks for answers to questions researchers are only now beginning to unravel.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/outback-pelicans/introduction/6438/

 

Smithsonian Magazine March 2014

  -▶ 500,000 CRANES ARE HEADED FOR NEBRASKA IN ONE OF EARTH'S GREATEST MIGRATIONS http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/500000-cranes-are-headed-nebraska-one-earths-greatest-migrations-180949816/

 

Summit Voice, April 22, 2014

  -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES GONE? Populations of blue-footed boobies, one of the Galápagos Islands iconic species, have dwindled by a third since the 1960s, mainly because the birds don’t seem to be finding the food they need to breed and raise chicks.. The population decline is so steep that the birds are in danger of dying out, http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/22/where-have-all-the-blue-footed-boobies-gone/

 

Treehugger, February 03, 2014

-▶ BIRD SMUGGLERS CAUGHT WITH INVASIVE SPECIES USED FOR FINCH FIGHTING http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/bird-smugglers-caught-invasive-species-used-finch-fighting.html

 

-▶ IN CAMBODIA, FORMER POACHERS NOW SAVE BIRDS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/hunters-birds/

 

Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014
  -▶ WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawkshttp://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

 

                                                           PHOTOS
                                      NATURE'S SANITATION CREW
                                       Show Me Nature Photography
http://blog.showmenaturephotography.com/14706/blog/natures-sanitation-crew/

  

                BREATHTAKING IN-FLIGHT BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY      http://abduzeedo.com/breathtaking-flight-birds-photography


November 16, 2012 Terra Daily

  -▶ EXHAUSTIVE FAMILY TREE FOR BIRDS SHOWS RAPID DIVERSIFICATION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Exhaustive_family_tree_for_birds_shows_recent_rapid_diversification_999.htm

 

 January 5, 2012 Grist

  -▶ THE BIRDS AND THE WEEDS: A FARM CONSERVATION LOVE STORY http://grist.org/sustainable-farming/2012-01-05-the-birds-and-the-weeds-a-farm-conservation-love-story/

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                 TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

      THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                             PBS Nature Full Episode
                                "AMERICAN EAGLE" - Bald Eagles

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-eagle/introduction/4201/

 

 June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
  -▶ CALL OF THE WILD: BIRDNOTE  © Willow Ptarmigan. A bird whose voice is more likely to give you a fit of the giggles http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=5

 

 

   -▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN

 

June 20, 2013 BBC Nature -
  -▶ BIRDS 'SHOW VALUE OF CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS' http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22940947

 

                                              WIND TURBINES

IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?

http://sco.lt/89su3d


 

   - ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE  - WildEarth Guardians http://sco.lt/5lXpIX

pdjmoo's insight:

                         

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                            WATCH FAB FILM

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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                       Ecosystems fail when loss of biodiversity !

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The story is quite short but there are lots of good links...

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:49 AM

Here are many links all in one place so you can start looking over the bird situation from one site. I think we all love birds when they don't leave us too many "presents" in the wrong places or wake us up too early. I certainly will lovingly accept unwanted presents if the price is to loose my feathered friends.

 

I personally share my yard and often my porch or deck with a peacock that decided to live at my house.  I clean-up a bit after him and he loudy lets me know when someone strange is in the yard.....And then we just walk, fly, sit and stand around watching each other do things.

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Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer

Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 13, 2013 Forests News

-▶ FOREST PRODUCE CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE: A GLOBAL FOOD STRATEGY. Recent news headlines, a plethora of scientific publications and the creation of new academic think tanks all reflect growing concerns over how to achieve global food security -- a centerpiece of donor commitments and the focus of many research and..

Forests not only contribute to diverse and nutritious diets, particularly for the poorest members of society, but also sustain agriculture through the provision of critical ecosystem services such as pollination, soil stabilization and watershed protection.

   The intensification of agriculture experienced through the green revolution of the 1940s to 1970s, which led to the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, expansion of irrigation and greater use of hybridized seeds, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, resulted in temporary increase in yields, but it also came at the expense of the wider environment. http://www.humanitariannews.org/20130513/forest-produce-can-mitigate-risks-feast-or-famine-global-food-strategy

 

                                                  WATCH

                  300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM 

Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL


DW.DE April 14, 2014
▶  HOW NEPAL'S COMMUNITY FORESTS FIGHT POVERTY AND DEFORESTATION  http://www.dw.de/global-ideas-tourism-wildlife-conservation-biodiversity/a-18379931


Sydney Environment Institute, March 24, 2015
-▶ SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL IN FOOD SYSTEMS WHERE PEOPLE MATTER 

http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/blog/small-is-beautiful-in-food-systems-where-people-matter/


World Resources Institute, July 24, 2014
-▶ COMMUNITY FORESTS:  AN UNDERVALUED APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION. — Strengthening the rights of forest communities. Governments around the world legally recognize at least 513 million hectares of community forests, land held collectively by either rural populations or Indigenous Peoples. http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/07/community-forests-undervalued-approach-climate-change-mitigation


AgriCultures Network, December 2014
-▶ THE RICH DIVERSITY OF FOREST FOODS Our living planet is on the cusp of a critical transition. An era of relentless exploitation of non-renewable fossil resources must soon yield to an age of regenerating our living biological wealth and to a culture of nurture.

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/india/nutrition/rich-diversity-of-forest-foods


April 9, 2012 Science Codex
-▶ 800-YEAR OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com


June 11, 2013 La Via Campesina
-▶ YOUNG PEOPLE OF LA VIA CAMPESINA CLOSE THEIR ASSEMBLY WITH COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PEASANT AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/our-conferences-mainmenu-28/6-jakarta-2013/1423-young-people-of-la-via-campesina-close-their-assembly-with-a-commitment-to-ensure-the-future-of-sustainable-peasant-agriculture

 

                                                       WATCH

        WHY FORESTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR FOOD SECURITY -  FAO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly3oZqNdzY4&feature=youtu.be


May 15, 2012 Forest News
-▶ Q+A: REVITALIZING FOREST FOODS TO FEED COMMUNITY: Committee on World Food Security chair urges use of forest foods in diets: Imported Foods "Junk"  http://blog.cifor.org/15824/qa-committee-on-world-food-security-chair-urges-use-of-forest-foods-in-diets/#.UZSKL4Lyeic

 

                                                        WATCH

                           Permaculture TV Free Video Co-operative
       EDIBLE FOREST GARDENING - MANY RIVERS PERMACULTURE
http://permaculture.tv/edible-forest-gardening-many-rivers-permaculture/

 

-▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d



 June 12, 2013 Forest News
-▶ Q&A: ‘TRADITIONAL FOREST KNOWLEDGE IS NOT FOLKLORE, BUT A RESOURCE FOR CHANGE' http://blog.cifor.org/17174/qa-traditional-forest-knowledge-is-not-folklore-but-a-resource-for-change/#.UbmW6-swOic


June 30, 2013 Tanzania Daily News
-▶ AGRO FORESTRY GREATLY IMPROVES FOOD SECURITY http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/popular-features/19268-agro-forestry-greatly-improves-food-security


The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


-▶  NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THEN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES http://sco.lt/8p51lZ



                        AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL FARMING
▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf


June 14, 2013 Humanosphere
-▶ BBC: A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/


                                                    VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

June 27, 2013 Huffington Post Impact
-▶ HUNGER IN AFRICA COMBATED WITH AGE-OLD FARMING PRACTICE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/conservation-farming-africa_n_3510088.html

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

ETC Group:
 -▶ WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs


Mongabay, June 30, 2014

-▶ OIL PALM PLANTATIONS DEGRADE LOCAL WATER QUALITY RELATIVE TO COMMUNITY FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0630-oil-palm-plantation-water-quality.html

 

YES Magazine, July 30, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS SEED SAVERS GATHER IN THE ANDES, AGREE TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BIODIVERSITY. “Small-scale and indigenous farmers rarely get access to seeds in corporate gene banks. So seed exchange between farmers is important to enable them to [experiment with] new seed varieties” Working with scientists has been an emotional, challenging process, Mamani said. “Scientists would just take seeds from us, not recognizing our knowledge.” http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/indigenous-seed-savers

 

Care2 Healthy Living September 20, 2013
 -▶ AN EXPERIMENT IN SHARING:  SEATTLE, USA FOOD FOREST

Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate people about the environmental impact of food production?... http://www.care2.com/greenliving/an-experiment-in-sharing-seattle-food-forest.html


The Independent, October 22, 2014
-▶ BRITAIN HAS ONLY 100 HARVESTS LEFT IN ITS FARM SOIL AS SCIENTISTS WARN OF GROWING 'AGRICULTURAL CRISIS' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-facing-agricultural-crisis-as-scientists-warn-there-are-only-100-harvests-left-in-our-farm-soil-9806353.html

 

                                                WATCH (49:20)
                 GROWING BANANAS IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
           INDIGENOUS BANANA COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN INDIA
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gya6yu3zKuo


 June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
-▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

                  '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

 July 31, 2012 UNEARTH News

 -▶ EXPERTS URGE GREATER LOCAL CONTROL OF AFRICA'S AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY http://unearthnews.org/experts-urge-greater-local-control-of-africas-agricultural-biodiversity/


-▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 

-▶ TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

-▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

                                                      WATCH

                  July 9, 2013 Guardian, Farming and Food Security
CLIMATE-SMART, SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/video/2013/jul/09/climate-smart-coffee-farming-uganda-video

 

September 5, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ NATURE'S ANSWER:  PEST-EATING BIRDS MEAN MONEY FOR COFFEE GROWERS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905101952.htm

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                        UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD



 The Ecologist
-▶ CANADIAN OIL COMPANY THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF PERU'S 'JAGUAR PEOPLE'  www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1922474/canadian_oil_company_threatens_the_survival_of_perus_jaguar_people.html

 

                              HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD'

                                         http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

                                      THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5wKm1Z

 

 

May 23, 2013 Independent Science News
-▶ HOW AGRICULTURE CAN PROVIDE FOOD SECURITY WITHOUT DESTROYING BIODIVERSITY WITH GMO AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://independentsciencenews.org/news/agriculture-can-provide-food-security-with-biodiversity/

 

THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7vsgzp

 

 

                                                        VIDEO

▶  KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS: Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 24, 2013 CIFOR Forest

-▶ SEARCHING FOR NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN THE FORESTS OF CENTRAL AFRICA http://blog.cifor.org/16438/searching-for-nutritional-security-in-the-forests-of-central-africa/#.UaBp4uvyeic


                                                   BOLIVIA 

FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH
                                          http://sco.lt/83jybZ



May 10, 2013 Environmental Research Web
-▶ EXPANDING AGRICULTURE IN AMAZON IS NO-WIN SCENARIO http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53368

 

May 16, 2013

-▶ AMAZON DEFORESTATION 80% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR (2012)  http://sco.lt/5HPAVl

 

-▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

TriplePundit, October 11, 2013

 -▶ THE RISE OF INDOOR CROPPING http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/rise-indoor-cropping/



July 17, 2013 UnEarth News

-▶ AFRICA: CLIMATE CHANGE, LAND GRABS AND RAPID URBAN EXPANSION IN AFRICA THREATEN CHILDREN'S LIVES http://unearthnews.org/climate-change-and-rapid-urban-expansion-in-africa-threaten-childrens-lives/


April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

                                               LAND GRABS:

-▶  HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

                                            DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


 -▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

May 14, 2013 Global Post
-▶ HOW THE WORLD BANK FUNDS ILLEGAL LOGGING IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/130513/world-bank-deutsche-illegal-logging-laos-vietnam

 

June 24, 2013
-▶ FEMALE LAND OWNERSHIP: Promoting equitable land ownership in Ethiopia and Rwanda http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/24/from-policy-to-action-promoting-equitable-land-ownership-in-ethiopia-and-rwanda/

 

                                    =====================

                                                -BIOFUELS

                                    =====================

 

                                                   VIDEO:

-▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

-▶ GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶ AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

 

                          ------------------ REDD--------------

 

                                             WATCH:

                     CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                          CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

May 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ INDIGENOUS ASSOCIATION TO SUE TO SHUT DOWN PANAMA'S REDD+ PROGRAM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0517-panama-coonapip-redd-suit.html

 

May 1, 2013 ReddMonitor
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME ON REDD AND SAFEGUARDS : : "Concerns Grow Over Weak Safeguard Implementation" http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/01/concerns-grow-over-weak-safeguard-implementation-forest-peoples-programme-on-redd-and-safeguards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

May 10, 2013

-▶ THERE IS NO SAFE "REDD" - The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+ and for Life via redd-monitor.org http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/10/there-is-no-safe-redd-global-alliance-of-indigenous-peoples-and-local-communities-on-climate-change-against-redd-and-for-life/

 

 

                                     ======================

                                    CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

                                     ======================

 

-▶  AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF SOME 75 PERCENT OF GLOBAL DEFORESTATION http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/deforestation-emissions/... ccafs­.cgiar.org


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


 -▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

-▶ THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

May 7, 2013 SciDev.Net
-▶ WILL MORE SCIENCE EXPERTISE FIX THE SUSTAINABILITY CRISIS? http://www.scidev.net/en/science-and-innovation-policy/science-policy/opinions/will-more-science-expertise-fix-the-sustainability-crisis-.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_opinions

 

                              -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

         Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                                                   BIG FOOD:

MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STEET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

 

                     -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                   http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 -▶ PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/6c3dcf

 

 

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?  http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

                                   -----------WATCH---------

 

                              REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                         AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                      Winner of Best Short Documentary

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

pdjmoo's insight:

   

               ----------------------RESOURCES-----------------------


A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE:
AgriCultures Network (@agriculturesnet)  http://ow.ly/JscXx

                              http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/


 

-----FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME: Supporting forest peoples’ rights http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 ---- SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL - The movement for tribal peoples http://www.survivalinternational.org/

 Eldis -
---  AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/resource-guides/climate-change/agriculture-and-food-security#.UZC_ooLyeic

 ---- REDD-MONITOR

http://www.redd-monitor.org/

 

MORE ON FORESTS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=forests  




YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

more...
Danielle and Maddie's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:02 AM

Danielle and Maddie's insight:

 

 The poorest members of society only can fine things from the forests which contribute to the members that are very poor. By the title of saying feast or feminine in some African countries women are treated as less then men like her that woman is getting food for the family she has. I think this goes under economic because the poorest people out there still have to figure out a way to live and don't complain.

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THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


  1. GENERAL
  2. CORN ETHANOL
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  4. GMO BIOFUELS & BIOLOGICAL DESERTS
  5. BIOFUEL LANDGRABBING
  6. GLOBAL
  7. DEFORESTATION


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                                              1. GENERAL

                                          ===============


                                  THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS

                   Guardian Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/campaign-drax-biofuels-effects-replacing-fossil-fuels?CMP=new_1194


TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
NATURAL PRAIRIES DESTROYED FOR CORN AND SOY FOLLOWING BIOFUEL LAW. If the goal of biofuels is to create a greener way to power transportation, converting prairies to do so is counterproductive. Grasslands are not only home to threatened plant and animal species, but they are also carbon sinks. Tilling natural grassland releases considerable carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, spurring on climate change. http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/natural-prairies-replaced-corn-and-soy-following-renewable-fuel-standard.html


Mongabay, February 27, 2015
BIOFUELS ARE BAD NEWS FOR FORESTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, FOOD SECURITY SAYS REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0227-gfrn-gaworecki-biofuel-bad-news-for-forests-climate-food-security.html


New York Times, February 10, 2015
-▶ THE BIOFUEL DEBATE:  WILL CUTTING TREES HELP OR HARM THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT?  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/business/economy/a-biofuel-debate-will-cutting-trees-cut-carbon.html


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/


-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES WOULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


February 2, 2012 EurActive

-▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528


May 2, 2013 RTCC Climate Change News -
-▶  WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT A SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/why-biofuels-are-not-a-sensible-solution-to-climate-change/

 

Science Daily, September 24, 2013
-▶  TIME TO RETHINK MISGUIDED POLICIES THAT PROMOTE BIOFUELS TO "PROTECT" CLIMATE, EXPERTS SAY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924122455.htm


Telegraph, March 23, 2014
-▶  BIOFUELS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD, UN WARNS. Growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, admits the United Nations  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10716756/Biofuels-do-more-harm-than-good-UN-warns.html


 June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

-▶  FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-


July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

-▶  A POWERFUL LOBBY: ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH (GMO) AG GROUPS AND AUTO INDUSTRY TO ENSURE IT'S FUTURE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/07/24/ethanol-industry-partners-with-ag-groups-and-auto-industry/


The Columbus Dispatch, October 21, 2014
-▶ IS BIOFUEL INDUSTRY TOO SUCCESSFUL? FOOD OR FUEL? http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/10/20/biofuel-industrytoo-successful.html


-▶  CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

 ▶ DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7j2i8n


July 25, 2013 Climate Progress
-▶  UNTANGLING THE U.S. POLITICAL AND POLICY KNOT AROUND AMERICA'S BIOFUEL MANDATE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2357181/untangling-the-political-and-policy-knot-around-americas-biofuel-mandate/

 

July 24, 2013 MediaGlobal News
-▶  FOOD vs. FUEL DEBATE TO AGGRAVATE HUNGER FOR WORLD'S POOREST http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/07/24/food-vs-fuel-debate-to-aggravate-hunger-among-the-worlds-poorest/


July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH


ClickGreen, July 24, 2014
-▶  BIOENERGY CAN BE WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN FOSSIL FUELS, GOVERNMENT STUDY SHOWS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124978-bioenergy-can-be-worse-for-the-climate-than-fossil-fuels%2C-government-study-shows.html


July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
-▶  WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/


Rainforest Rescue, February 20, 2015
PROTEST - STOP A BILLION-DOLLAR GIFT TO THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY. Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/986/stop-a-billion-dollar-gift-to-the-palm-oil-industry


The Hockey Schtick, May 2011

-▶  US TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZE ETHANOL EXPORTED TO BRAZIL - SIX BILLION IN ETHANOL SUBSIDIES PAID BY US TAXPAYERS TO ETHANOL PRODUCERS http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-taxpayers-subsidize-ethanol-shipped.html

 

Huffington Post Green, February 11, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS TAKE ON EPA's BURNING OF WOOD FOR POWER. Burning biomass, including plants, trees, and other wood products known as sources of biogenic carbon dioxide could devastate biodiversity, increase impact on climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/epa-biomass-climate-carbon_n_6664784.html


July 19, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  THIRSTY "CLEAN" ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ


 July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
-▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up


        WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                            http://sco.lt/74mbHF


-▶  UK'S BIOFUEL DRIVE WILL COST MOTORISTS £13bn BY 2020, report claims http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/analysis/general-analysis/123863-uk%5Cs-biofuel-drive-will-cost-motorists-13bn-by-2020%2C-report-claims.html


Wired, August 07, 2014
-▶  BOEING'S FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE JET BIOFUEL FROM TOBACCO http://www.wired.com/2014/08/boeing-tobacco-jet-biofuel/?mbid=social_twitter


March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

-▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk...http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

                     BIOFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
                THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

 July 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  BIOFUEL CROP MIX 'NOT FAVOURABLE FOR ENVIRONMENT' - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FINDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/biofuel-crop-mix-environment


Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

 

 Scientific American, April 23, 2014

-▶  U.S. BIOFUELS MANDATE IS CUT DRASTICALLY. EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biofuels-mandate-is-cut-drastically/

 

May 13, 2013 Business Green
-▶  BIOMASS DEVELOPMENT CAP TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM SUMMER http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2267660/biomass-development-cap-to-come-into-effect-from-summer

 

 May 08, 2013 EurActive *EXCLUSIVE* /

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES. Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583


                                          ===============

 

              GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) BIOFUELS

                          AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

                                                ===============


Global Justice Ecology Project, March 11, 2015
-▶  TELL THE US DEPT OF ENERGY 'NO' GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES FOR BIOENERGY  http://globaljusticeecology.org/doe-petition/


 -▶  USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                                                      WATCH

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

                               David Suzuki: Documentary

   THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/8bQgdN

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet

-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

Scientific American - Archived Articles on BIOFUELS http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Biofuels+Mandate+is+Cut+Drastically+&x=9&y=7&display=search


-▶  THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


  -▶  BIG MONEY AND INVESTED-INTEREST GMO BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL SAYS: "BIOFUELS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENERGY SECURITY" (No Mention of environmental, biodiversity, biological deserts) http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/06/24/biofuels-are-essential-to-energy-security-bio-tells-house-energy-and-commerce-committee/

 

-▶  EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html



-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

t/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 


                                           ================

                                               CORN ETHANOL

                                           ================

 

                                                     AP Investigation

                                   THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL

                                  http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol


ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push


ABC News, November 12, 2013
-▶  LOBBYISTS AND INDUSTRY GO INTO HIGH PR GEAR - TAKES AIM AT AP INVESTIGATION REPORT http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/industry-takes-aim-ap-ethanol-investigation-20858940


Delawareonline, August 03, 2014
-▶  THE REAL COST OF ETHANOL. There's now corn planted on 1.3 million acres that until recently was reserved for conservation – an area larger than all of Delaware. Last year, American farmers planted 95 million acres of corn, 10 million acres more than in 2008. This phenomenon is being driven by increased demand for corn-based ethanol, which now consumes more than 40-percent of corn grown nationwide. But the growth of ethanol, an alcohol-based additive that makes up 10-percent of each gallon of gas, has had unintended consequences... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/08/02/real-cost-ethanol/13534077/


Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming


The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol

 

 Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS & PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

 TakePart, November 15, 2013
▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

July 29, 2013 EarthTechling
-▶  THOUGHTS ON CORN ETHANOL IN BIOFUELS DEVELOPMENT http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-corn-ethanol-in-biofuels-development/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

                                

 

                                         =====================

                                     ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

                                          =====================


July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

 -▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO AWARDED FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS BY DOE  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


 August 28, 2013 Take Part

-▶  KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA' WILDLIFE RESERVES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/28/keep-pesticides-and-gmo-crops-out-americas-wildlife-reserves

 

 July 5, 2013 Grist
-▶  BIOFUEL PROGRAM COULD INVITE GIANT GRASS INVASION http://grist.org/news/biofuel-program-could-invite-giant-grass-invasion/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed


                                            PLANET PALM OIL

                        The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

 


                                                   FEATURED VIDEO

                                        Mongabay, December 12, 2013
▶  U.S. FORESTS DECIMATED FOR 'GREEN' BIO-ENERGY IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1212-hance-bioenergy-video.html


 -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212


 Treehugger, October 9, 2013

▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
-▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance


    

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                                        BIOFUEL LAND GRABS

                                        ==================


                   LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

                                          http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

 


▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: BIOFUELS, GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://sco.lt/99bwx7


  100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶  AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

-▶  A FORESEEABLE DISASTER - THE EUROPEAN UNION'S AGROENERGY POLICIES AND THE GLOBAL LAND AND WATER GRAB http://www.tni.org/briefing/foreseeable-disasteragrofuels-industry-0

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶  LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONShttp://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

 December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER -

Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

 

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                                                     GLOBAL

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Science Direct

-▶  BIOFUELS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN WELL BEING:  Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911001423


 -▶  October 21, 2012 About My Planet
EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environmen

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ----

                                  July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE BIOFUEL SUGARCANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 -▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav

 

January 5, 2013 New York Times
-▶  AS BIOFUEL DEMAND GROWS SO DO GUATEMALA'S HUNGER PANGS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feel-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?ref=biofuels

 

                                                    SLIDESHOW:

-▶  THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?ref=biofuels

 

 

                                             ++++WATCH++++

                      VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

-▶ BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y/7LE5cv

 


-▶  TANZANIA FARMERS ACCUSE BIOFUEL INVESTORS OF LAND GRAB http://www.trust.org/item/20130718134927-q50zx/?source=tw

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent

-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html

 

 

 June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times

-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

-▶  BRAZIL: EFFORTS TO REINVIGORATE GMO SUGAR ETHANOL FOR CARS IN BRAZIL: SUGAR GENERATES TWICE AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

 

Earth Techling
-▶  WHEAT EATER: GIANT UK BIOFUEL PLANT OPENS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wheat-eater-giant-uk-biofuel-plant-opens/

 

 

 -▶  -▶  -▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy

-▶  AVOIDING NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM A BIOMASS ENERGY STRATEGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/avoiding-negative-impacts-from-a-biomass-energy-strategy?cmpid=rss


                                            ===============

                                              DEFORESTATION

                                             ===============

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html


 -▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

-▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISK OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

-▶  FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 :

Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

-▶  THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

                                                WATCH

                                REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                            AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

      Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

 

-▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

-▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

   allAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1


 -▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

 -▶  DOE - USDA FUND PLANT GMO FEEDSTOCKS GENOMICS FOR BIOENERGY AWARDS http://genomicscience.energy.gov/research/DOEUSDA/index.shtml

 

July 17, 2014 Depts of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects
-▶  RESEARCH PROJECTS IN 10 STATES FUNDED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BIOENGINEER (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED) FEEDSTOCKS  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/c4c617

 

 

                                         BATTLE FOR THE BEES

             Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                   http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 


pdjmoo's insight:

Common sense tells us that growing biofuels on arable land for fuel can, at the most, only provide us with a small percentage of so-called renewable fuel.   It takes up huge acreage of good land for food; often from deforestation; it is constantly being harvested, not allowing natural biodiversity to re-establish itself; it requires water; pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers; it is energy intensive to process and transport; and it carries nice, hefty subsidies (as does wind) for investment and bottom-line.   But it is not cost-effective when all is taken into account and t is dependent upon the weather and climate change is coming in fast. So let's stop with the public relations spin and tell it like it is.  It is a boondoggle that will fade as the subsidies are withdrawn.

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Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

-▶ LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

Zainab Kamara is one of several thousand farmers in Sierra Leone whose lands have been taken over by the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy for a 10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation to produce ethanol for export to Europe. "Now I don’t have a farm. Starvation is killing people. We have to buy rice to survive because we don't grow our own now," she says.1
In neighbouring Guinea, peasants are trying to understand how their government could have possibly signed off 700,000 ha of their lands to an Italian company to grow jatropha for biodiesel.2... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop



Mongabay, February 17, 2015
-▶ INDONESIA TO SQUANDER FUEL SAVING ON SUBSIDIES WILL DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-biofuels-subsidy-indonesia.html



Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

                                                           WATCH

                                        Jan 18,2013  - The Real News

                   BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

 

▶  LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service
▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

                                               SLIDE SHOW :

Scientific American

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

February 02, 2012 - EurActive
▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

October 21, 2012 About My Planet
▶  EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 

April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

                   '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

                                                  WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

▶  BIODIESEL'S BIG COMEBACK http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2013/04/biodiesels_big_comeback.html

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
▶  LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

                                             LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv


 

▶   LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

▶   FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AT FARMLAND GRAB.ORG  http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=95165055de-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-95165055de-245661818

 

 Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

▶   “SUSTAINABLE” BIOFUELS AND PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

▶  REPLACING NATURAL FOREST SYSTEM WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES LEAVES BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 


 

 ▶  PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

                                                WATCH

                            CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

Union Of Concerned Scientists
▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS: OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                         http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


                                        PLANET PALM OIL

                        The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB



                                                   WATCH

                                    REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

      Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biofuel

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

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FOOD OR FUEL? THE PROBLEM WITH BIOFUELS, AGROFUELS, BIODIESEL:

No Matter which way you cut the case the idea of biofuels, although glowing, is not "sustainable" and is tied to big profits in commodity trading, agriculture and the devastating global landgrabbing.

Nature requires a balanced, biodiverse ecosystem in order to maintain her balance and support for all life on this planet.

Monoculture crops destroy biodiversity with it's genetically engineered gene-altering technology that requires lashings and lashings of pesticides and chemicals to produce, creating a sterile environment where no life but the crop can survive.

The land grab issue is of deep concern, for once you own the land you can do what you want with it, including redirecting water rights and poisoning the soil (and water).  The end result: the local environment, biodiversity and ecosystems (including animal life) is disappeared, leaving a barren rotating, monoculture crop designed for export.

This type of thinking destroys cultures, local communities and our biosphere contributing to climate change, more poverty, higher food prices and fueling the commodity markets for profit and quarterly bottom lines.

So let's rethink what we are doing with the rush for more biofuels.

 

 

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Greening The World With Palm Oil? Sustainable? Corporate Social Responsibility?

Greening The World With Palm Oil?  Sustainable?  Corporate Social Responsibility? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding papers and watching minutes tick by on the clock. When his break comes, he takes out a Nestle KitKat bar.... 

                                            "HAVE A BREAK?"

                                   http://vimeo.com/10236827

AD GreenPeace Ad on Nestle's Use of Palm Oil In Their Products Have a break?


                                                     WATCH

                   TEN NEWS "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"  TV AUSTRALIA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


                                            VIDEO (2:00)
                 World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                               THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850


▶  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL http://sco.lt/61yvZ3


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
▶  SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS -- LOSING THEIR FOREST HOME -- PHOTO http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2014/08/19/sumatran-orangutans-losing-their-forest-home/


DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

WATCH:

               "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                               http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 


                                                    WATCH:

                                                 VIDEO 4:20

                                           "SAVING SUMATRA"

                                  The Scale of Destruction - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EJt3LbccdC0#!

 

MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l


                                 “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL

                    SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION

                                    http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

June 21, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3

 

ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL - WHAT'S IN A NAME? http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php

 

June 3, 2013 GRAIN —
AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project


April 17, 2014 TreeHugger
CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HIS FOREST HOME HAS BEEN CUT DOWN (PHOTOS) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html


PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-


THIS MUST COME TO AN END - IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE, ANTI-LIFE AND SUICIDAL

Palm oil, usually produced from a species of palm tree originally from West Africa, has emerged over the past 30 years as one of the world’s most widely used—and controversial—crops. Palm oil goes into a range of products available in virtually every supermarket, pharmacy, and department store. It is used in roughly half of processed foods, ranging from crackers to peanut butter to ice cream; beauty products like shampoo, cosmetics, shaving cream, and soap (which account for nearly 10 percent of global consumption of palm oil); industrial lubricants; and even for biofuel production. Its versatility, combined with a yield far in excess of any other oilseed, has fueled its rapid expansion across southeast Asia: today, Indonesia and Malaysia—which account for 85 percent of global palm oil production—have more than 50,000 square miles of palm plantations, up from fewer than 580 square miles in 1984. But the crop’s success has come at a great environmental cost: more than half of the expansion since 1980 has come at the expense of natural forests. As such, palm oil has been targeted by environmentalists and scientists concerned about biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution. Furthermore, the palm oil industry has been challenged by land rights issues and social abuses, since expansion is occurring in areas where communities may traditionally use forests but lack title to land. New development in these areas spurs charges of land-grabbing and can exacerbate social conflict

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0126-palm_oil.html

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

April 12 2013 Forest News

NORWAY'S GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM PALM OIL PRODUCERS http://blog.cifor.org/15021/norways-government-pension-fund-divests-from-palm-oil-producers/?utm_source=April+2013&utm_campaign=NEWS+UPDATE+English&utm_medium=email#.UX-JS4Lyeic

 

 

April 19, 2013 Redd-Monitor.org - Three For The Price Of One
CANADIAN MINING CORPORATION, EAST ASIA MINERALS. IS "WORKING CLOSELY" WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DESTROY ACEH'S FORESTS FOR LOGGING, PALM OIL, MINING http://ow.ly/kfs44

 

This week, East Asia Minerals put out a press release announcing that the Ministry of Forestry is “close to accepting a proposal to open 1.2 million hectares of forest in Aceh province for mining, logging, and palm oil production”. This is, incidentally, the same Ministry of Forestry that told the UN Forum on Forests last week that the country was committed to extending the two-year moratorium on conversion of primary forests and peatlands... Here... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0419-gapki-interview.html

 

                                                             VIDEO

CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE:

CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 

AND MUCH MORE ON THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

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The commodifying of life has become the mantra for major multinationals who all depend on nature's natural resources for their products.  We all have to wake up to some simple facts:  that without Nature We Do Not Exist.  Every species is equal in its own right.  And to the degree we are destroying our natural ecosystems, we are destroying ourselves.  The drive to ever increase the quarterly bottom-line without thought or care for where we are deriving these profits from and their impact on the greater biosphere and lifeforms on planet earth, is very disturbing and ultimately suicidal.

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AFRICA: PALM OIL Developers Threaten Africa's Rainforests

AFRICA: PALM OIL Developers Threaten Africa's Rainforests | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Rainforest Foundation UK

PALM OIL REPORT. New investigation reveals impacts on forests and local people of biggest palm oil plantations in Congo Basin. Half a million hectares of industrial oil palm expansion projects are getting underway in the Congo Basin rainforest, which will result in a fivefold increase in the area of active large-scale palm plantations in the region, according to Seeds of Destruction, a new report issued today by The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK).... http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/palmoilreport



The Ecologist, February 24, 2015
PALM OIL WIPING OUT AFRICA'S GREAT APE RAINFORESTS

 http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2768642/palm_oil_wiping_out_africas_great_ape_rainforests.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 15, 2015
 ▶ PALM OIL RISK TO AFRICA AS PROSPECTORS EYE SWATHS OF LAND http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/15/palm-oil-risk-to-africa-forest


                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R



Mongabay, August 25, 2014
 ▶ CAN IT BE STOPPED? GHANA'S FORESTS COULD COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN 25 YEARS - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0825-gfrn-ogutu-ghana.html

 

                            An Image Says A Thousand Words

                      Google IMAGE Search DEFORESTATION 

                                      http://ow.ly/jgUDB

 

June 23, 2013 Seed Daily:
 ▶ AFRICAN PALM OIL MAKERS HIT BACK AT GLOBAL 'SMEAR CAMPAIGN'  (Throwing ridiculous low-end job numbers) http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/African_palm_oil_makers_hit_back_at_global_smear_campaign_999.htm


On Earth, December 06, 2013

 ▶  AFRICA'S VANISHING FORESTS. That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away...  http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/palm-oil-land-grab-africa


Mongabay, July 17, 2014
 ▶ SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0717-dasgupta-gfrn-crgorilla.html


 PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf


VIRUNGA: GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA UNDER THREAT BY BIG OIL AND DEFORESTATION  http://sco.lt/4rOaH3


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD : VIRUNGA  http://sco.lt/81plq5


 ▶LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

                                              INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html


 GRAIN, December 7, 2013
- ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa..http://intercontinentalcry.org/stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-land-back-wilmar-21559/


- ▶ORIGINAL REPORT FROM GRAIN

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4844-stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-their-land-back-from-wilmar


                                                  WATCH

                                              Short Video

                           LIFE, LAND, AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA

                                      http://sco.lt/8dJ637


Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014
 -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/


                                                WATCH

                                   THE STORY OF REDD

         A real solution or accelerator for deforestation? ANIMATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


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MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh



▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR



 ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

  ▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"?

http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

                           CLIMATE CHANGE & DEFORESTATION:

 ▶ BIG FACTS: DEFORESTATION, AGRICULTURAL, BIOFUEL EMISSIONS IMPACTS http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/deforestation-emissions/

 

 

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   WINNER OF BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY - DON'T MISS THIS ONE

                                        "REMEMBERING 'GREEN' -

                                     AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY"

                                             http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

Mongabay

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INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WITNESSES END OF FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html

 

 

                                                          VIDEO:

                       TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION

               Ten News Australia Investigation PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video



MORE ON DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

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Bio Re-engineering Nature: Peach genome and Poplars, Willow Trees for Patented Biofuels crops

Bio Re-engineering Nature: Peach genome and Poplars, Willow Trees for Patented Biofuels crops | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 26, 2013 -
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate biofuel crops from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted.... http://www.biofueldaily.com/reports/Peach_genome_offers_insights_into_breeding_strategies_for_biofuels_crops_999.html

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 

GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES - CROSSING ROSES WITH PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS - NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE: RE-ENGINEERING, PRORAMMING  - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

-----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

------  GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

------  PATENT FOR A PIG:  SCIENTIST "IMPROVE' TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

------  FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

------  UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

-----    GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

 

MONSANTO BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM   http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

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Dispelling the Myth of Clean, Green Biomass Power Driven By the Biotech Industry

Dispelling the Myth of Clean, Green Biomass Power Driven By the Biotech Industry | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Telegraph, December 16, 2013
- ▶  THE GREAT BIOFUELS SCANDAL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/biofuels/10520736/The-great-biofuels-scandal.html



Global Justice Ecology Project, March 11, 2015
 - ▶  TELL THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) "NO" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES FOR BIOENERGY  http://globaljusticeecology.org/doe-petition/



ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push


TruthOut, 15 March, 2013

- ▶  HOW DID SOMETHING THAT EMITS MORE GREENHOUSE GASES THAN COAL COME TO BE INCENTIVIZED AS 'GREEN' ENERGY?... http://truth-out.org/news/item/15011-dispelling-the-myth-of-clean-green-biomass-power


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


IPS News, February 23, 2013
- ▶  BIOFUELS CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRIELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/biofuels-converting-u-s-prairielands-at-dust-bowl-rates/



 - ▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES WOULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN



Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/


- ▶  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                                             FOOD OR FUEL?

                               THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS:

           RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


▶  GRAIN —LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/8MPR6v


Guardian Environment, March 01, 2013
- ▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUTConservationists warn of an impending disaster for habitats already severely marginalised by agricultural change

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa


 February 2013 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott
- ▶  ETHANOL: KING CORN MOWED DOWN TWO MILLION ACRES OF GRASSLAND IN FIVE YEARS FLAT http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/king-corn-gobbles-climate-stabilizing-grassland-midwest


- ▶  CORN ETHANOL:  BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMER AND THE ENVIRONMENT - FARM SUBSIDIES  http://sco.lt/7CNFgX


 

              THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY

                              PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES

       Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops, Biofuels and Oil, Gas Drilling

                                        http://sco.lt/5YvsXZ


 

▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

Deutche Welles, March 12, 2013

- ▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS TO DISRUPT GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY. The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk. http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847


BIOFUELS - FOOD OR FUEL

- ▶  CALIFORNIA FARMERS TEAM UP TO CONVERT GMO BEETS TO ETHANOL, BUT HAVE TO DEAL WITH WATER PUMPING RESTRICTIONS AND OVERLY SALTY SOILS  http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld


Mongabay, February 20, 2013
- ▶ BIOFUEL COMPANY CAUGHT CLEARING ELEPHANT HABITAT IN SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0220-hance-yala-biofuel.html


-▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995595515/what-does-biofuel-have-to-do-with-the-price-of-tortillas-in-guatemala


                                                SLIDE SHOW:

                        THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

                                    ARTICLE - New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feels-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;


Scientific American, January 14, 2012

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: THE DISPOSSESSED Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show]  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=biofuels-land-grab-guatemala


Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

17 September, 2012 - EURACTIV

▶  STUDY: BIOFUELS MANDATE COULD INCREASE EU CO2 EMISSIONS http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-increase-net-co2-emissi-news-514812

 


-▶  BIOFUEL BOOM COULD LEAD TO LIFE-THREATENING OZONE POLLUTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994848120/biofuel-boom-could-lead-to-life-threatening-ozone-pollution


-▶   G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES http://sco.lt/7SrhEv

 

- ▶  PATENTING BIOFUELS: BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIOFUELS CROP http://sco.lt/5FBiOv


 Yale Global

- ▶  TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/5iNZyL

 


 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

- ▶  OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY LAUNCH "BLACKMAIL" AD CAMPAIGN  'Give us tax breaks or everybody gets hurt' - See the ads http://sco.lt/5xnPyT



 

- ▶  MORE ON BIOFUELS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 

 

 

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Can saving forests help feed the world?

Can saving forests help feed the world? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 28, 2013 Mongabay

CAN SAVING FORESTS HELP FEED THE WORLD?

As world population climbs from 7 to a projected 9 billion people and emerging and developing economies demand ever more of the food and fiber that drive deforestation, many environmentalists ask with increasing urgency whether and how tropical forests can survive. But the question may actually be whether and how the world’s increasing, and increasingly rich, population can be fed unless tropical forests survive.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-swf2013-schwartzman.html#wJLZX6OV82fltE8q.99

 

 

La Via Campesina, March 26, 2014

- ▶ INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DEFINE FORESTS BY THEIR TRUE MEANING. 

“FAO’s forest definition needs to reflect the cultural wealth that forests represent. The present definition only helps to hide this diversity, rather strengthening a set of false solutions and privatization trends, as well as activities that create negative impacts in the communities that depend on forests”.

For these people who depend on forests, non-timber forest products like fruits, seeds and medicinal plants have a huge importance, as well as fishing, hunting and also agriculture.

“Peasants in forest areas traditionally practice agriculture based on knowledge transmitted over many generations, conserving, not destroying forests. Forests are fundamental for peasants to guarantee their food sovereignty. We oppose the increasing commodification of natural resources like forests, pushed by TNCs and mechanisms like REDD. Forests are crucial to maintain the ecosystem and therefore the farmers' livelihoods”, explains Henry Saragih from the largest global peasant organization La Via Campesina.

One of the most perverse aspects of the present FAO forest definition is the fact that it includes industrial tree monocultures. According to Teresa Perez of the World Rainforest Movement, “these large-scale industrial tree plantations have expanded four times in the past 20 years in the global South and now account for tens of millions of hectares. The result has been deforestation and many other negative impacts for indigenous, other traditional and peasant populations like loss of territory, water and biodiversity”... (more)  http://www.viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/biodiversity-and-genetic-resources-mainmenu-37/1574-international-campaign-to-define-forests-by-their-true-meaning

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

-▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

▶ ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

 

                                                     VIDEO:

         -▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

-▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

Mongabay, September 26, 2013
 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

 

                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

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GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop

GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

Zainab Kamara is one of several thousand farmers in Sierra Leone whose lands have been taken over by the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy for a 10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation to produce ethanol for export to Europe.
"Now I don’t have a farm. Starvation is killing people. We have to buy rice to survive because we don't grow our own now," she says.1
In neighbouring Guinea, peasants are trying to understand how their government could have possibly signed off 700,000 ha of their lands to an Italian company to grow jatropha for biodiesel.2... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

Oxfam International, GROW
THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 

 

                                                   WATCH:

VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

+++BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

February 02, 2012 - EurActive
EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Feb 1, 2013

CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

 April 27, 2012

EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 

                                             WATCH:

+++BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL  http://sco.lt/9ChyxF

 

THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

Union Of Concerned Scientists
TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS: OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service
AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report | Global development | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' = SLIDE SHOW : Scientific American  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biofuel

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

FOOD OR FUEL? THE PROBLEM WITH BIOFUELS, AGROFUELS, BIODIESEL:

No Matter which way you cut the case the idea of biofuels, although glowing, is not "sustainable" and is tied to big profits in commodity trading, agriculture and the devastating global landgrabbing.

Nature requires a balanced, biodiverse ecosystem in order to maintain her balance and support for all life on this planet.

Monoculture crops destroy biodiversity with it's genetically engineered gene-altering technology that requires lashings and lashings of pesticides and chemicals to produce, creating a sterile environment where no life but the crop can survive.

The land grab issue is of deep concern, for once you own the land you can do what you want with it, including redirecting water rights and poisoning the soil (and water).  The end result: the local environment, biodiversity and ecosystems (including animal life) is disappeared, leaving a barren rotating, monoculture crop designed for export.

This type of thinking destroys cultures, local communities and our biosphere contributing to climate change, more poverty, higher food prices and fueling the commodity markets for profit and quarterly bottom lines.

So let's rethink what we are doing with the rush for more biofuels.

 

 

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