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Sunday, 24 January

00:04

Biological Health Hazard – Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever (LHF) Outbreak: Nigeria, Africa Head Space

Biological Hazard  – Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever (LHF) LASSA FEVER – NIGERIA UPDATE (07) ************************** Published Date: 2016-01-23 05:01:29 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Lassa fever – Nigeria (07) Archive Number: 20160123.3959273 Date: Wed 20 Jan 2016 Source: The Guardian (Nigeria) [edited] Health minister Professor Isaac Adewole has lamented what he described as the culture of silence permeating the […]

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Saturday, 23 January

23:42

Biological Health Hazard – Rabies Outbreak (Public Warning): Animal, Human – Africa, Asia (Update) Head Space

Biological Health Hazard – Rabies Outbreak RABIES, ANIMAL, HUMAN: AFRICA, ASIA, UPDATE ******************************************* Published Date: 2016-01-22 05:04:22 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies, animal, human: Africa, Asia, update Archive Number: 20160122.3952884 In this update: [1] Algeria – Blida – stray dogs [2] Indonesia – Bali – human [3] India – Maharastra – human, fatal [4] Taiwan – Taitung […]

23:21

Technological Hazard/Environment Pollution – PCB contamination (Marine Mammals): Europe Head Space

PCB CONTAMINATION – EUROPE: WHALE ********************************* Published Date: 2016-01-21 12:15:46 Subject: PRO/AH> PCB contamination – Europe: whale Archive Number: 20160121.3954679 Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016 Source: BBC News [edited] A pollutant is present at “dangerously high levels” in Europe’s killer whales and dolphins, scientists say. PCBs [polychlorinated biphenyls] were once used in electrical gear, paints, […]

22:06

Major Disaster Declared for Alabama Fire Earth

Alabama declared Federal Disaster Area Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4251) Incident period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015 Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 21, 2016 The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, […]

13:47

Fundamental Change (Update): Venezuela proves Obamanomics works Head Space

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top 700 percent. Ruling party and opposition lawmakers accused each other of trying to run the country into […]

10:32

Severe thunderstorm batters parts of Australia The Watchers » Latest articles

A severe thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rainfall hit parts of South Australia and New South Wales on the afternoon of January 22, 2016. One person died after being struck by a lightning and residents have been warned on remain on high alert. Severe weather...... Read more »

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09:39

Northwest Tribes Unite Against Giant Coal, Oil Projects Earth First! Newswire

from The Seattle Times

Although accepting a $400,000 check from SSA Marine in 2011 to help with a techincal review of the project proposal, Lummi tribal members burn a symbolic check at Cherry Point in 2012 expressing the tribe’s opposition to coal trains and development at these ancestral grounds. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

Although accepting a $400,000 check from SSA Marine in 2011 to help with a techincal review of the project proposal, Lummi tribal members burn a symbolic check at Cherry Point in 2012 expressing the tribe’s opposition to coal trains and development at these ancestral grounds. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

In a high-stakes power play, tribal nations are taking up the fight against fuel-transport proposals, from the biggest coal-export terminal in North America at Cherry Point to oil-pipeline expansions in British Columbia.

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07:54

Huge Hydropower Plant to Harness Seawater and Solar Power in South America’s Driest Desert EcoWatch

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Lodged between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is the Atacama Desert in Chile—the driest...

07:30

5 Ways to Eat Healthy: What Big Food Doesn’t Want You to Know EcoWatch

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“These guidelines serve the public interest, not the vested interests of...

07:17

Peak stuff: the 'growth' party is over. So what next? The Ecologist

Over in Davos world leaders are desperately trying to find a 'fourth industrial revolution' to keep the 'growth' juggernaut rolling, write Bennet Francis & Rupert Read. But their efforts are doomed: the real challenge we face is to build a healthy, more equal society and a green, sustainable future for us all.

06:32

Belgium: Call for Solidarity with Four Charged for Destroying Prison Model Earth First! Newswire

from Contra Info

maxi-modelIn its mad race for profits, capitalism throws more and more people into precariousness and makes our environment increasingly unlivable. Faced with scolding anger and misery sown into anything that goes, the state invests in maintaining order and builds new prisons.

At a time when the people are constrained to tighten their belts, the government finds billions to strain us even more by building high-tech prisons, where it experiments with new forms of torture (sensory and human contact deprivation).

For the ruling class, the advantage is twofold: the construction contracts provides its juicy profits and security apparatus, thereby ultra-developed, allows it to maintain its privileges and to perpetuate this oppressive and destructive system.

The federal government’s Masterplan foresees the construction of seven new prisons in Belgium. One of them, the maxi-prison, crystallizes opposition in recent years. The government plans to build this mammoth prison on the Keelbeek site, in Haren, located on the northern outskirt...

06:07

California Fish Species Plummet to Record Low Levels EcoWatch

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Fish species ranging from endangered Delta Smelt to Striped Bass continued to...

05:30

90% of China suffers extremely cold conditions The Watchers » Latest articles

An intense spell of cold weather wrapped north and east China over the last week. Temperatures have dropped to the lowest point in the last 30 years, according to media reports. Extremely cold and frosty conditions have hit 90% of China. In Harbin, the northern...... Read more »

Tropical Cyclone "Corentin" forms in the central Indian Ocean The Watchers » Latest articles

Tropical Cyclone "Corentin" formed south of Diego Garcia in the central Indian Ocean on January 21, 2016. The system is currently intensifying and will reach the Category 2 hurricane status over the next two days. It is expected to remain away from the...... Read more »

05:21

15 Best Foods for Detoxing Your Body EcoWatch

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When it comes to cleansing your body of harmful toxins, food really is...

04:38

GJEP Co-Founder Orin Langelle’s Photos Featured in NYC Area & Toronto Events Global Justice Ecology Project

The photography of Global Justice Ecology Project co-founder and photojournalist Orin Langelle is being featured in events in the New York City area and Toronto. Seven photographs from Orin Langelle’s last exhibit, The End of the Game –... Read More

The post GJEP Co-Founder Orin Langelle’s Photos Featured in NYC Area & Toronto Events appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

04:10

03:43

Earth Watch: Dr. Hector Valenzuela Global Justice Ecology Project

KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth radio show host Margaret Prescod interviewed Hector Valenzuela, UH Manoa professor and crop specialist. Valenzuela is an expert on the papaya, including the genetically engineered variety, which was recently touted by the CBS Sunday Morning... Read More

The post Earth Watch: Dr. Hector Valenzuela appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

03:33

Carbon Capture: ‘Only Realistic and Affordable Way to Dramatically Reduce Emissions’ EcoWatch

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The study argues that the world just needs to think harder and spend more to make ...

03:19

Half a million hectares of hope in community forests in Guatemala’s Maya Biodiversity Reserve

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By Chris Lang

Originally published on REDD-Monitor.org

 

In the northeast of Guatemala is the site of one of the largest community forests in the world, covering almost half a million hectares of forest. It is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, established by the Government of Guatemala in 1990.

As well as having extraordinary biodiversity, there are also hundreds of Mayan ruins in the forests.

The community forests of the Maya Biosphere Reserve are the subject of Life Mosaic’s video, “Half a million hectares of hope“, part of the series “Territories of Life“:

The community forest concessions have been running for between 10 and 15 years. While some have faced problems, the majority are successful.

To protect forests, give control to the communities who live there

An article about the Maya Biosphere Reserve in the New York Times last year sums up the idea behind the community forest concessions:

The most effective way to protect forests is to give control of them to the communities who already live there.

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02:33

Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France: February 27, General Mobilization for the Abandonment of the Airport Project Earth First! Newswire

from contra.info

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The mobilisation in recent days has been tremendous: thanks to the strength of the demonstration on Nantes’ outskirts, but also due to the actions and gatherings multiplying in dozens of other French cities. It’s clear that the anti-airport movement is denser and livelier than ever. This is because it’s become emblematic of so many other struggles against social and environmental destruction, the loss of agricultural land, climate change, the commodification of land and our lives. It’s also because it sprouts the discovery of inhabiting the world in other ways.

However the government confines itself in its deafness. The farmers and inhabitants of the zad are still threatened by eviction. The beginning of the airport project work is still announced in the short term.

The movement therefore calls for the continuation of actions for the coming weeks, and to pay particular attention to the judgement handed down on Jan...

02:21

To Change the Heart and Soul: How Elites Contained the Climate Justice Movement Global Justice Ecology Project

By Herbert Docena “The object is to change the heart and soul” — Margaret Thatcher. On the final day of the UN summit (COP21) held in Paris in December 2015, thousands of people defied a ban on public gatherings... Read More

The post To Change the Heart and Soul: How Elites Contained the Climate Justice Movement appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

02:09

Flint drinks lead-laden water; Republicans attack Clean Water Act The Ecologist

To save a small amount of money residents of Flint, Michigan, have been forced to consume hazardous levels of lead in their drinking water, writes Farron Cousins. Just the moment for the Republican House Speaker to attack the Clean Water Act.

01:45

Statement from Eco-Prisoner Marius Mason for the Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity January 22nd 2016 Earth First! Newswire

from 325transdayofaction

This is Marius’ statement for the International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity, taking place this Friday, January 22.

Happy New Year, Family and Friends! Many, many thanks for so much support and care over this year from both long-standing friends and new pen pals. I feel very grateful and am always humbled by the encouragement and resources sent my way by folks who are doing so much already to increase our collective chances for survival. The news has been full of stories about someone winning the big money pool that has accumulated for the US Lotto – but the most important “win” has nothing to do with money. I am betting on the movement to win big this year: in getting more control over their communities and defending against police brutality and racial inequality, in winning more victories for animal and in the defense of wild spaces, in creating social relations based on respect, dignity and compassion for all people… regardless of their race, orientation, creed or gender presentation.

Thank you for coming together today, to hold up those members of our community who struggle so hard be...

01:45

Legalizing Hemp, with Senator Troy Heinert and Farmer Danny Dyck Dakota Rural Action

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What’s the big deal about hemp? Find out with state Senator Troy Heinert and local farmer Danny Dyck as we talk with them about HB 1054, which would legalize the plant in South Dakota.

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01:38

Geoengineered Mass Distraction, “Winter Storm Jonas” Geoengineering Watch

11aDane Wigington geoengineeringwatch.org The total desperation of the the global power structure and the geoengineers is manifesting into ever higher levels. There is no question that global climate engineering is a weapon mass destruction, but it must be considered (and remembered) that weather/modification (AKA weather warfare) is also a weapon of mass distraction. What are those in power

01:30

Armed Ships Embark on Secretive Plutonium Mission From Japan to the U.S. EcoWatch

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So far, there is no commercially viable use for this toxic metal and there is increasing fear that...

01:00

Find Out How Close Your City Is to Going 100% Clean Energy EcoWatch

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All Americans deserve access to good jobs, healthy communities and affordable clean energy choices. We can...

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Friday, 22 January

23:59

Snow-Deprived Ski Industry Wants to Know What Ted Cruz Plans to Do About Climate Change EcoWatch

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While Ted Cruz was campaigning in New Hampshire, he was approached by...

23:55

How Is Climate Change Affecting the Philippines? EcoWatch

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The Philippines has long been particularly vulnerable to extreme weather. But in recent years...

23:23

Why is Cornell University hosting a GMO propaganda campaign? The Ecologist

Cornell, one of the world's leading academic institutions, has abandoned scientific objectivity, writes Stacy Malkan - and instead made itself a global hub for the promotion of GM crops and food. Working with selected journalists and industry-supported academics, Cornell's so-called 'Alliance for Science' is an aggressive propaganda tool for corporate biotech and agribusiness.

22:11

The last time Earth was this hot, Britain was a land of hippos and elephants The Ecologist

Last time the Earth was this warm, 130,000 years ago, England's Thames Valley was home to hippos and elephants, write Emma Stone & Alex Farnsworth. But the closest climate analogue is actually the Miocene Climate Optimum, 11 million years ago, when CO2 levels were similar to today's. As for the ice age that's due, scientists believe it will be postponed for at least 100,000 years.

20:51

LA’s Gritty Sodbusters Latest News

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20:05

Polygonal patterns on Mars The Watchers » Latest articles

The HiRISE Camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured an intriguing image of polygonal patterns within a crater at the Martian north pole. A Space.com report states of these features: “The entire crater is around 5 km (3 miles) across...... Read more »

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01:16

Death Threats and Detention in Paraguay

In 2009, GJEP co-founder Orin Langelle visited and photographed the Ayoreo indigenous community of Campo Lorro (Parrot Field) in the Chaco region of Paraguay. The photos in this essay were taken in early 2009 of a community and people struggling for survival. http://photolangelle.org/2012/10/24/ayoreo-people-of-the-chaco/#sthash.pjPQoscg.dpuf

He returned to Paraguay for a conference addressing the horrendous deforestation crisis occurring in Paraguay and around the world, with a particular focus on its impacts on peasant and Indigenous communities.  His photo essay from this trip is here: http://photolangelle.org/2014/12/23/pillaging-paraguay/

Death Threats and Detention in ParaguayWe don’t care if our struggle involves going to prison or even dying. Our struggle is about justice because the land is ours and our children’s.” –Alejandro Servín

When Alejandro Servin and five others members of the Enxet Sur indigenous community Kelyenmagategma returned home after two days in the woods hunting and collecting honey, little did they expect to be showered with bullets.

“Three of us were walking ahead when we heard the shots, a bullet just missed me. We ran back into the forest to seek refuge but the employees of the estate managed to catch the young...

00:47

Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Roundup Ready Alfalfa Has Gone Wild EcoWatch

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The latest evidence refuting USDA’s co-existence fairytale comes from a ...

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Wednesday, 20 January

23:43

Flood the System Report Back: Still Lots of Work To Do Rising Tide North America

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In May of 2015, Rising Tide North America issued a bold and ambitious invitation to organize a flood of actions “washing over, occupying, blockading, shutting down and flooding the institutions that exploit us and threaten our survival” throughout fall of 2015. The invitation recognized a need begin to organize in a way that would allow us to grow and connect social movements at an unprecedented scale and scope in order to respond to the many crises we face and shift power back to our communities. While much of the climate movement was orienting a focus on the COP21 talks in Paris, we argued that governments and corporations would only address the crisis we are facing with negotiations that propose minor changes and sustain capitalism.

The Flood the System invitation envisioned a small start growing into a massive flood of actions over a period of months. “We will build slowly, like a small trickle of a stream. We’ll reach out to allies, new friends and partners. Our trickle will turn...

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Tuesday, 19 January

02:25

WE’RE 90% OF THE WAY TO OUR FUNDING GOAL. YOU CAN HELP US REACH OUR GOAL AND STOP GE TREES! Global Justice Ecology Project

Dear GJEP friends and supporters, Through the generous support of our donors, we are 90% of the way to our January 31st fundraising goal of $20,000. If you are one of the folks that has helped us get this far, thank... Read More

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Friday, 15 January

06:21

What Is the State of South Dakota? Dakota Rural Action

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On Tuesday, January 12, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard opened the state’s 2016 legislative session with the State of the State Address. Dakota Rural Voices is here with your analysis and your FIRST podcast of the 2016 session! Don’t forget to tune in LIVE to KSDJ 90.7 in Brookings every Thursday at 1pmCT, or stream it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer on the TuneIn app: http://tunein.com/radio/KSDJ-907-s35264/

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