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Monthly Archives: May 2014


The Cause Is Us: World on Verge of Sixth Extinction | Common Dreams

Not ‘on the verge”: we are there.. A new study showing that the human activity has driven current rates of species extinction to 1,000 times faster than the natural rate is “alarming” and “should be a clarion call” to work…

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Videos from the World Economic Forum on the water-energy-food nexus

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
The videos from the conference in Bonn this May are here. And I’ve put the overview/intro below. ?

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Government’s weather forecasters shouldn’t discuss climate change, says Environment Canada

Originally posted on Mike De Souza:
Weather forecasters at Environment Canada aren’t supposed to discuss climate change in public, says a Canadian government spokesman. Environment Canada made the comments in response to emailed questions about its communications policy. The department…

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Ecuador’s tribes declare ‘national mobilization’ against oil and mining – News – The Ecologist

Ecuador is facing an unprecedented confrontation between a ‘progressive’ left-leaning government and a national coalition of indigenous peoples determined to stop vast oil and mining projects taking place on their community land and villages. This is without precedent. This is…

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New Environmentalists Taking Bold Actions, and They’re Working – Truthdig

No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate change bearing down on the world,…

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▶ Dedicated to all freedom fighters/Nesian Mystik Lost Visionz – YouTube

▶ Dedicated to all freedom fighters/Nesian Mystik Lost Visionz – YouTube. Some defining moments in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand

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Koch Brothers Get Ready To Drill In The Oilsands

The uber right-wing billionaire Koch brothers, owners of the U.S.’s largest private company, are some of the country’s most influential Tea Party supporters, climate change deniers and anti-union activists. Now Canadian oil is on the cusp of adding to their…

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Muckleshoot Tribe urges rejection of genetically engineered salmon application

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Dedicated to the Elements of Our Earth | Spiritual Ecology

For us modern people, you are merely the ‘chemical elements’. We consider you inanimate, dead, not worthy of a point of view. We’ve never given you thanks. Who cares about lifeless rock and air? But an ancient awareness stirs and…

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Statement Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2014 – Statements – UNSR James Anaya

With respect to my analysis of the situations of indigenous peoples in specific countries, I would like to provide some comments on my final three country reports, which were developed over the past year in connection with visits to Canada,…

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