UN Investigates Native Americans 9 y
UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time. The UN human rights inquiry will focus on the living conditions of the 2.7 million Native Americans living in the US.
Ewen MacAskill in Washington
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 22 April 2012 12.20 EDT
Many US Native Americans live in federally recognised tribal areas plagued with poverty, alcoholism other social problems. Photograph: Jennifer Brown/Corbis
The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history.
The human rights inquiry led by James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples , is schedu ... read more
Save Great Bear Rainforest 9 y
"The Great Bear Rainforest is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range on the west coast of British Columbia. The ancient Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest tracts of temperate rainforest left in the world (2 million hectares), and is home to thousands of species of plants, birds and animals. In this lush rainforest stand 1,000-year-old cedar trees and 90-metre tall Sitka spruce trees. Rich salmon streams weave through valley bottoms that provide food for magnificent creatures such as orcas (killer whales), eagles, wolves, black bears, grizzlies, and the rare and mysterious white Kermode (Spirit) bear." Help Save The Great Bear Rainforest!
Photo Credit: Greenpeace Canada
"Close to sixty percent of the world’s original coastal temperate rainforests have been destroyed as a result of logging and development. North America’s ancient temperate rainforest once stretched the Pacific coast from southeast Alaska to northern California. Today, more than half of this rainforest is gone and not a single undeveloped, unlogged coastal watershed 5,000 hectares or larger remains south of the Canadian border. One of the largest contiguous tract ... read more
Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary 9 y
Two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a deep-sea biodiversity study suggests residual oil from the BP blowout threatens the stability of the entire Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
BP Gulf Oil Spill Destabilizing Marine Ecosystem, Researcher Says
By Pierre Bertrand: Subscribe to Pierre’s RSS feed
April 19, 2012 7:13 PM EDT
Paul Montagna, Harte Research Institute chair and professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, is leading a environmental impact study looking at how oil has affected marine life far below the Gulf’s surface in sea mud.
The study is being conducted as part of the federal government’s case against BP as Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans determine ... read more
Environmental Heros 9 y
The Goldman Prize is the world's largest prize honoring grassroots environmentalists. Here are profiles of the six 2012 winners from all over the world, environmental heroes all.
Africa/Kenya: Ikal Angelei
Risking her life, Ikal Angelei is fighting the construction of the massive Gibe 3 Dam that would block access to water for indigenous communities around Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake.
Outraged at the fact that plans were moving forward without any consultation from local communities, Angelei founded the group Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) in 2008. Angelei brought together Lake Turkana’s indigenous communities and informed them about the project and its implications. Tribes issued a “Lake Turkana People’s Declarati ... read more
Dolphin Deaths Due to BP Oil Spill 9 y
April 20 marks the second anniversary of the BP oil spill. The numbers of whales and dolphins killed in BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster could be 50 times higher than the number of carcasses found.
Did BP Spill Kill Hundreds More Dolphins?
—By Julia Whitty
| Tue Mar. 29, 2011 10:32 PM PDT
Killer whales. Photo by Pittman, courtesy NOAA, via Wikimedia Commons.
A new paper in Conservation Letters calculates that the numbers of whales and dolphins killed in BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster could be 50 times higher than the number of carcasses found.
The authors—a high-powered list of renowned cetacean researchers from Canada, the US, Australi ... read more
Peru Bans GMO's! 9 y
Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods
Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods
By Occupy Monsanto | March 10, 2012 - 1:38 pm | GMO, Monsanto and Government, Sustainability
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In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto , Bayer, and Dow,
Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the
country for a full decade before coming up for another review. Peru ... read more
Millions Against Monsanto 9 y
"Finally, public opinion around the biotech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back."
Eco MaG by mayah (c)2012 Photo by L. Goldman (c)2012
Millions Against Monsanto: The Food Fight of Our Lives
April 11, 2012 By Ronnie Cummins
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." -- Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food ... read more
Fukushima Remembered 9 y
Sunday March 11 2012 marked the first year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. I attended a rally at San Onofre nuclear generating station in Southern California; activists call this complex the most dangerous nuclear facility in the United States.
Fukushima Remembered in San Clemente
The government sent radioactive milk
for their children to drink.
This weekend we stood united in truth with our brothers and sisters from Japan. A year ago the entire world watched in horror as Fukushima experienced a devastating earthquake & tsunami. A seaside village, a surfing town, with a nuclear plant, ... read more
SAVE CHILDREN! Kony 2012 9 y
Joseph Kony is #1 on the International Most Wanted Criminal list. Why? He is the leader of a paramilitary group in Central Africa and over the past 20 years has abducted over 30,000 children from their homes, forcing them to become sex slaves or child soldiers. Help stop Kony in 2012. View the video to find out how.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. http://vimeo.com/37119711
Who Is Joseph Kony?
”Joseph Kony (born 1961 in Odek, Uganda) is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a group engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government... throughout Uganda.
Directed by Kony, the LRA has earned a reputation for its acti ... read more
Earth Is Alive! 9 y
Heartbreaking, beautiful video. "This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporations and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today."
”The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network http://www.sanctuaryasia.com
The principal source for the footage was Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s incredible film HOME http://www.homethemovie.org/. The music was by Armand Amar. Thank you too Greenpeace and http://timescapes.org/
”For those who know holistic science or are familiar, the breathing earth at the beginning reflecting nature’s rhythms and referring to nature’s inheren ... read more
ShutDown Nuke Power! 9 y
CALIFORNIANS!!! Ballot initiative for November 2012 elections! Put it on the ballot to SHUT DOWN California nuclear power plants!
“Let me tell you what happens when people lose confidence in the NRC and the nuclear industry. Right now, there is a petition being circulated for a ballot initiative that would effectively shut down the two nuclear power plants in California. I believe we will see more of that across the country if America doesn’t have confidence in the NRC.
“If the NRC does not do its job, the American people will demand the ultimate protection – the shutdown of old nuclear power plants that have similar characteristics as the Fukushima plant.”
— Senator ... read more
Wild Farming! 9 y
Farmers Go Wild: Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops.
Jack Gray of Winter Green Farm outside of Eugene, Ore., is committed to farming without harming surrounding wildlife and natural ecosystems.
Photo by Paul Dunn.
“Frogs are an indicator species,” Jack Gray explains, leaning over a small, muddy pond to look for tadpoles.
Here on the 170-acre Winter Green Farm, 20 miles west of Eugene, Ore., Gray has raised cattle and grown vegetables and berries for 30 years.
It’s a sunny April day, but water pools in the pastures, evidence of ... read more
Bottles Houses! 9 y
80% of the more than 160 BILLION plastic water bottles produced every year are not recycled. One engineer has a vision to use the bottles in building low-cost housing, schools, etc from the bottles! FANTASTIC!!
See more on the website http://www.eco-tecnologia.com/
Truth About Nuclear Power 9 y
This is a very long article but well worth reading! Discusses nuclear power from the standpoint
1)how the industry "sells" it to the public via media
2)radiation from Fukushima nuclear disaster is far worse than reported and risk to children of radiation-induced cancer is extremely high
3)the cost of nuclear powered electricity is subsidized by the government
4)the cost of clean-up after an power plant accident is passed off to the public
5)there is still no safe way to store nuclear waste
6) nuclear power is NOT "Green" despite Pres. Obama's reassurances,
7)the likelihood that a catastrophic nuclear accident happens in the U.S. is a "near certainty"
8)that nuclear power will not offset global warming
9) and other information WE THE PUBLIC need to know!
What if you were promoting an industry that had the potential to kill and injure enormous numbers of people as well as contaminate large areas of land for tens of thousands of years? What if this industry created vast stockpiles of deadly waste but nevertheless required massive amounts of public funding to keep it going? My guess is that you might want to hide that information.
From the heyday of the environmental movement in the late 1960s through the late 1970s, many people were openly skeptical about the dest ... read more
Poisoned Eagle Released 9 y
In Harbor Springs Michigan a large female bald eagle is rescued after eating tainted meat and released back into the wild.
Thunder rolls as eagle is released!
http://wingsofwonder.org/ Wings of Wonder: Raptor Education, Rehabilitation, and Research
”Wings of Wonder is a non-profit raptor sanctuary located in Empire, Michigan. Active since 1990, our primary mission is education. Wings of Wonder presents almost 150 educational programs annually throughout Michigan, reaching almost 10,000 people each year. Our presentations are designed to foster appreciation, understanding, honor and respect for rapt ... read more
S.Cal Nuke Plant Leaks 9 y
S.Cal San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant leaks "small" amount of radiation. Tubing carrying radiaoactive water show extensive wear.
A week of problems at the San Onofre nuclear power plant has raised new safety concerns among some activists.
Officials of Southern California Edison, which operates the facility and is a majority owner, insist that the plant is perfectly safe, but others say the mishaps are one more sign of problems.
The situation is "further evidence that California should move beyond nuclear power. California should plan for the orderly phase out of ... aging nuclear power plants, ... read more
For Nature Lovers 9 y
Uplifting Song by Brandi Carlile "Have You Ever"
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Music video by Brandi Carlile performing Have You Ever. (c) 2007 MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc.
Have you ever wandered lonely through the woods?
And everything there feels just as it should
You’re part of the life there
You’re part of something good
If you’ve ever wandered lonely through the woods
... If you’ve ever wandered lonely through the woods
Have you ever stared into a starry sky?
Lying on your back you’re asking why
What’s the purpose I wonder who am I
If you’ve ever stare ... read more