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Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity released new video today of the only known wild jaguar currently in the United States. Captured on remote sensor cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tucson, the dramatic footage provides a glimpse of the secretive life of one of nature’s most majestic and charismatic creatures. This is the first ever publicly released video of the jaguar, and it comes at a critical point in this cat’s conservation.
The camera project is part of ongoing efforts to monitor mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona for endangered jaguar and ocelot. Chris Bugbee, a biologist with Conservation CATalyst, has been collecting data on the Santa Rita jaguar for the past three years (formerly through the University of Arizona).
“Studying these elusive cats anywhere is extremely difficult, but following the only known individual in the U.S. is especially challenging,” said Bugbee. “We use our specially trained scat detection dog and spent three years tracking in rugged mountains, collecting data and refining camera sites; these videos represent the peak of our efforts.”
“These glimpses into his behavior offer the keys to unlocking the mysteries of these cryptic cats” said Aletris...
Schools all across the country have been switching to solar to save money and...
For those of you who were following the HSA Seal Guardian Campaign, which spanned 2014 and 2015, and was the HSA’s longest running full-time campaign being a daily operation covering six months last summer, we have an amazing update to share:
The Scottish Government have finally formally announced a THREE YEAR BAN on coastal wild salmon netting!
This is a major victory because with no nets in the water, Usan Salmon Fisheries aka the Scottish Wild Salmon Company can’t claim to need to shoot seals in order to protect those salmon nets! Usan have been shooting seals for four decades, so this truly is a landmark victory! History has been made! And there’s more!
The coastal netting ban means that wild salmon can now travel up the east coast without running the gauntlet of 14 nets in a ten mile stretch of coast to get to their home rivers for breeding. Tens of thousands of salmon will be saved! Also, as was well documented by us, protected sea birds using their traditional breeding and nesting grounds in and around the Montrose Basin were routinely drowning in the salmon nets, as a result...
The growing Exxon inquiry has been compared to the lawsuits that...
FBI spokeswoman says agency’s role is ‘investigating the matter to determine if there have been any federal violations’ in lead contamination of drinking water
from Conflictos Mineros
translated by Earth First! Journal
David Morales, Attorney for the Defense of Human Rights, sued the state [of El Salvador] seeking a total ban of industrial mining within the country, based on an environmental impact report from the county of San Sebastián, Santa Rosa de Lima, La Union.
“SoCalGas’s decision to operate its inherently dangerous gas storage operation next to 30,000 residents of...
Federal Disaster Declared in Washington Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, and a Tornado (DR-4253) Incident period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015 Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 02, 2016 The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington in the areas affected by a severe […]
"With that kind of coin-flipping prowess, forget the Democrats. The Broncos should...
EcoWatch recently published an article by Osprey Orielle Lake, highlighting the alternative events that took place during the COP21 climate meetings in Paris. As Lake points out, these alternative events may be the most important proceedings to take place in December,... Read More
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Germany's association of judges and magistrates has condemned the EU's plan to create a special court for investors and corporations to sue national governments, writes Nick Dearden. The proposed new court would: have no legal basis; supplant the sovereignty of member states; and usurp the role of national courts. The chances of TTIP and CETA ever being agreed just took a big step back.
EcoWatch recently published an article by Osprey Orielle Lake, highlighting the alternative events that took place during the COP21 climate meetings in Paris. As Lake points out, these alternative events may be the most important proceedings to take place in December, despite their relative lack of mainstream media attention.
Like inconspicuous stones cast into a deep pond, the ripples from these alternative proceedings are reaching outward and broadening into ever widening circles, connecting one to another and spreading worldwide.
So it was that two significant ripples that demonstrate respect for Nature and the natural laws of the Earth, topics stunningly absent from the UN negotiations, radiated out into the corridors of COP21, to civil society gatherings and onto the streets of Paris. One ripple was the growing global movement for the Rights of Nature, the other, going hand-in-hand, the potent voice of the Indigenous Kichwa People of Sarayaku, Ecuador and their Living Forest Proposal.
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This release from late 2015 comes from GE Free NZ and Rage Inc. The release illustrates how widespread the threat of genetically engineered trees has become around the world. An update by the Ministry of Primary Industries evaluation of... Read More
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from Contra Info
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At dawn on February 2nd, we decided to ‘paint’ with 4 paint bulbs a branch of Banco Provincia in the province of Monte Grande in the city of Monte Grande in the province of Buenos Aires. We then threw leaflets that discuss the installation of a Monsanto plant (and all that it entails) and the resistance of some individuals who locked on to the plant grounds two years ago. While we do not share in total some of the practical ideas of the blockade we still felt it similar to many practices that bring us together as rebels against the vast machinery of state-Capital.
We see this small action as a boost towards direct actions and forms of dissemination of all types and sizes. We wish to destroy this civilization and leave it in ashes, but we want to start something new and move towards the free and wild.
Solidarity and action to those blocking Monsanto in Malvinas Argentinas, Córdoba.
Fire to Monsanto and its supporters!...
|This release from late 2015 comes from GE Free NZ and Rage Inc. The release illustrates how widespread the threat of genetically engineered trees has become around the world.|
An update by the Ministry of Primary Industries evaluation of 18,000 + submissions, received on the National Environmental Standards of Plantation Forestry (NES-PF), is a whitewash and is forcing acceptance of GE trees on communities.
The Ministry says the NES-PF was developed to limit costs and avoid complexity associated with councils’ local environmental conditions and community priorities. A major concern raised by the thousands of submitters on the NES-PF, is that it would automatically allow the growing of genetically engineered (GE) trees anywhere in New Zealand if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved them.
The legal situation today is that councils under the Resource Management Act (RMA) are allowed to place policies on the management and protection of valued flora and fauna in their plans. The NES-PF if implemented, will remove Councils ability to place precautionary policies on GE in their district and regional plans, and would preclude any such policies in future.
“The Ministry’s assessment of submissions are a farce. They have ignored and obliterated the thousands of submissions that called for the re instatement of Council responsibility to rule on GE in their regions,” said Claire Bleakley, president of GE-Free NZ.”
The new NES-PF proposal wi...
On January 13, the first hearing of the proceedings against Billy, Silvia and Costa accused of possessing, transporting and receiving stolen explosives and for attempting to sabotage the IBM international nanotechnology research centre in Zurich was held in Turin. Comrades from various parts of Italy were present in court in solidarity.
To support their thesis the prosecution presented two witnesses: Digos inspectors [political police] from Turin who had followed the investigations that began immediately after the comrades arrest in Switzerland. Only one of the two witnesses was cross examined by the prosecution and the defence. Apparently it seems that the trial will be quicker than was said at the beginning, the next hearing was set for March 2 where the prosecutor and lawyers will speak.
For a complete hearing report refer to www.tgmaddalena.it
From the solidarity meetings in view of the trial there was a strong desire to continue a radical critical path and struggle against the technosciences.
From 22 to 28 February there will be a...
Southern California Gas Company & Belgian energy company Electrabel sued for criminal negligence California Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against SoCal Gas Co, the company responsible for a massive gas leak near Los Angeles. There are now 11 local, state and federal agencies that are either suing or investigating the company, owned by Sempra […]
Erdogan's horrific 'war on terror' in the Kurdish cities of Eastern Turkey may have a silver lining, writes Defne Kadıoğlu Polat - at least for property developers and ruling party insiders. Plans are already under way for 'urban renewal' projects that will see the valuable real estate cleansed of buildings and people by the war developed into luxury apartments and shopping malls.
David Friedberg is a lifelong vegetarian. He was president of his high school’s “Healing Our Planet Earth” club. He’s a major investor in a restaurant chain that serves only bowls of quinoa. The 35-year-old software designer is also an unapologetic advocate of Monsanto, which bought his start-up, The Climate Corporation, in 2013 for a cool $1 billion.
In Search of Defenses against Mental Torture, Brainwashing and Thought Control Corresponding inner defenses develop automatically the moment we become aware that special political phenomena are a threat to our existence. Building up a country’s military and civilian morale becomes more compelling because of the tremendous mental pressures modern civilization imposes on humans. However, depending […]
Proactive Investors | 02.02.2016
Axiom Mining is edging
closer to a milestone first shipment of nickel ore form the Isabel
project in the Solomon Islands during Q1 2016 as a A$10 million
financing facility and long-term offtake deal unfold.
Planning, design and development work at the project with an eye on this near-term export scenario has paralleled a due diligence process with global independent trading house Gunvor Singapore for financing and offtake continues.
This follows from an initial offtake agreement for 500,000 tonnes of nickel ore and A$5 million ore pre-payment facility executed with Gunvor in December 2015.
Other recent activities at Isabel have included several ecological surveys, environmental fieldwork and the completion of both a development strategy for a life-of-mine pit and a field component of social impact assessment.
Negotiations with key suppliers of marine services, vessels and heavy machinery are completed and they are on standby to move into production.
Ongoing infrastructure development includes camp upgrade, laboratory, roads, barge ramp and stockpile areas.
Preliminary work on San Jorge Island includes survey and en...
Mining Technology | 2 February 2016
Nautilus Minerals has received three seafloor production tools (SPTs) from Soil Machine Dynamics’s (SMD) facility in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, for its underwater Solwara 1 mining project in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The Solwara 1 joint venture consists of Nautilus with 85% and Eda Kopa (Solwara) with 15%.
The SPTs are set to undergo wet testing at Duqm Port in Oman and will be stored at United Engineering Services’ (UES) facilities in Duqm for preservation and maintenance.
Later on, they will be integrated on UES’s production support vessel (PSV), which is expected to occur in 2017.
Nautilus plans to use the SPTs to cut and extract copper and gold from the seafloor at the Solwara 1 JV’s project site in the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea.
Seafloor production operations are planned to begin in the first quarter of 2018.
Nautilus Minerals CEO Mike Johnston said: “The Solwara 1 JV partners are delighted to have achieved this major milestone and we are looking forward to undertaking the extensive wet testing programme that we have planned.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with SMD during the wet testing programme and into the production phase of the Solwara 1 project.”
Three generations of women attended Monsanto's shareholder meeting and presented multiple reasons why...
The National aka The Loggers Times | 2.02.2016
HIGHLANDS Pacific Ltd says the
completion date of the Frieda River project feasibility study has
been extended to next month.
Highlands Pacific, which owns 20 per cent interest in the project, said this was to allow for additional operating parameters and design options to be investigated to maximise project returns, given the depressed commodity prices and challenging funding conditions.
It said in its 2015 December quarter report that the current work programme was scheduled for completion at the end of March.
It will be followed by an independent peer review to be conducted in April, providing the opportunity for an application to be submitted for a special mining lease by June 30 this year.
The majority 80 per cent stake is held by Chinese company Guangdong Rising Assets Management following its acquisition of PanAust last year
GRAM has left the PanAust team in place completing the feasibility study.
The costs of the feasibility study and associated work are being funded by PanAust (GRAM).
Meanwhile Highlands Pacific managing director John Gooding said the company continued to advance its projects during the December quarter, with strong production results...
ZIKA VIRUS (04): WHO DECLARES WORLDWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OF INTERNATIONAL CONCERN (PHEIC) ******************** Published Date: 2016-02-01 20:24:23 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Zika virus (04): WHO declares worldwide PHEIC Archive Number: 20160201.3985366 Date: Mon 1 Feb 2016 Source: Source: WHO Media centre [edited] WHO Director-General summarizes the outcome of the Emergency Committee on Zika ———————————————————————- WHO statement […]
This issue of Earth First! News includes updates and actions in defense of Mother Earth from October through December 2015, as well as a feature on the direct-actionistas in Canada shutting down pipelines, updated prisoner pages (including arrestees facing charges), and our current eco-action group directory.
Earth First! News is a great way to keep those without internet access—like prisoners and treesitters—in the loop of eco-resistance. Print copies for your local infoshop, school library, coffee spot; wherever would-be radicals might be seeking spiritual guidance.
Rights of Nature is a revolutionary and evolutionary concept, at the heart of which lies a key to...
By Susan Eastwood
Last week, our small town of Ashford, Connecticut held a Town Meeting to decide whether to sell a parcel of land to a developer who wanted to put up a Dollar General store. This old New England form of government, which lives on in some rural towns in CT, requires that the townspeople vote at a Town Meeting to approve the sale of Town owned land. The meeting was packed, instead of the usual 10-15 who show up at these meetings, there were over 100. Townspeople have their say at a Public Hearing and then a vote is taken.
Many viewpoints were expressed, with reasons pro and con, but it struck me that many people mentioned the cheap and toxic products sold by such a retailer. This is backed up by a recent report from the Campaign for Healthier Solutions and Healthy Stuff.org. They tested 164 products from the four major dollar type retailers, Dollar General, 99 Cents Only, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar and found that 133 or 81% of those items contained at least one hazardous chemical above levels of concern. These included PVC (vinyl), phthalates and heavy metals like lead and cadmium. Just under half (49%) of the items tested had two or more hazardous toxins at concerning levels. Children’s toys were an area of particular concern. They also found that 38%...
Through his work on the front lines of the climate change movement, he is assembling a teen army to...
Air pollution from vehicles is killing tens of thousands of people every year in the UK alone, write Jean Lambert, Molly Scott Cato & Keith Taylor, an outrage set into stark focus by VW's 'test cheating'. The EU's response? To relax tests and allow cars to be more polluting - with the full support of the UK government.
We were told that traditional fats like butter, lard and coconut oil caused ...
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, this was an occasion in which some of the top U.S. leaders recognized the voice and importance of inclusivity of indigenous peoples. We fight for the seventh generation. #LoveWaterNotOil #IndigenousRising
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Chris Ketcham and Stephany Seay are seeking access to the controversial bison slaughter to...
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Monsanto’s flagship product Roundup, is now...
A Sumatran orangutan who was kept for more than a decade in a tiny cage, then was rescued, only to end up back behind bars in a zoo, is now at a rehabilitation centre and there is every chance he will be released into the wild.
Pongky, who is now about 14 years old, was kept in captivity by a high-ranking police officer in Sumatra’s Aceh province until he was discovered by a team from the Medan-based Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) in July 2013.
Pongky was locked in a small cage with no access to open space, very limited room to move, and only a single rope, on which he swung back and forth obsessively.
The OIC reported the case to the authorities, and the Department of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (BKSDA) intervened and confiscated the primate from the police commissioner, but, instead of being taken to a rehabilitation centre, the primate was sent to Medan zoo.
Helen Buckland, the director of the UK-based charity, the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS), which co-founded the OIC, said: “When Pongky was confiscated, but then transferred to Medan zoo, he simply swapped one life behind bars for another. He should never have been sent to the zoo; he should have been given a second chance at a life in the wild.”
Set in 2049, the book chronicles Earth at a breaking point due to...
Honor the Earth is pleased to announce a step towards the future and expansion of our organization. In our goal to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues while developing resources for indigenous communities, Honor the Earth would like to welcome three new additions to our staff:
Scientists say interstate energy 'highways' offer a simple approach to delivering low-cost electricity to where it’s needed throughout the US, writes Tim Radford. The best part? It's using clean, renewable energy sources, and it can be achieved in the near future using only existing, mature technologies.
Why open these irreplaceable areas for dirty oil production if renewable energy is ...
A team of student engineers from MIT won Best Overall Design in SpaceX's...
"I am celebrating the Iowa spirit tonight by eating foods only made by...
Bridgeport, CT—PSEG expected to celebrate on Monday night as Bridgeport’s city council voted to endorse the company’s plan to replace its Bridgeport Harbor coal-fired power plant with a new fracked gas plant in 2021. Some environmentalists had even signed onto the agreement. To PSEG, it looked like local criticism would finally be silenced, that the company could maintain a “green” image while continuing to pollute one of Connecticut’s most vulnerable communities.
The corporate polluters must have been disappointed, then, when a group of Bridgeport residents and teachers, some of them members of Capitalism vs. the Climate, flooded a short public hearing preceding the city council session with a barrage of comments opposing the proposed fracked gas plant. As 10 year-old Jaysa Mellers spoke out against the proposal, with the words “no coal, no gas, go green!”, a Bridgeport-based member of Capitalism vs. the Climate released a banner tied to a bundle of balloons. The banner floated to t...
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made history in Iowa on Monday night as...
Time is running out to influence the most important decision that Governor Terry McAuliffe—and he alone—will make on climate change.
Which is why, right now, I want to ask you to watch this amazing new video—and take action. If you love our fragile planet: watch the video. If you love your neighbors in Virginia: watch the video.
The truth is, despite rising seas and extreme weather, mega-polluter Dominion Virginia Power is asking Governor McAuliffe to double down on harmful emissions—and let the company INCREASE total climate pollution in Virginia for decades to come. It’s outrageous.
So what can you do? You can do three things right now: Watch the video, sign the petition to Governor McAuliffe, and share it with your friends:
I think the good folks in this video—a student from the Shenandoah Valley, a teacher from Northern Virginia, a retiree from Hampton Roads, and others—explain what’s at stake better than anything I can write.
And their call is one I hope you’ll add your voice to: “Please do the right thing, Governor!” Stop Dominion from making climate change worse.
By this spring, Governor McAuliffe has to decide: Will he let Dominion increase total carbon pollution from power plants, despite the intent of new federal regulations to reduce such pollution? Or will he do the clear-cut RIGHT THING—and implement the Clean Power Plan with real solutions like solar, wind and greater efficiency?
Governor McAuliffe needs to hear — right now — from every Virginian who cares about clean air and a healthy...
Note: See this follow up from NoNewAnimalLab.com, BREAKING: No New Animal Lab Fights Back Against Skanska SLAPP Injunction HUNTINGTON, NY – On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 16 animal rights defenders launched a march from Heckscher Park and immediately took... Read More
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Why is BP sponsoring the Science Museum's 'Late' event? It's all part of creating 'scientific consent' for fossil fuels, writes Drew Pearce, in the face of scientific certainty about climate change and the need for drastic cuts in carbon emissions. That's why we gatecrashed their latest show last week.
The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency as...
Biotech corporations have invested billions in a range of new 'GM 2.0' technologies designed to redesign the world's germplasm and create new generations of super-GMOs, writes Nina Holland. And powerful investors have no intention of letting tedious EU regulations get in the way of the profits they are now poised to reap - no matter what the laws actually say.
Colin Tudge reports on The College of Real Farming and Food Culture; a project designed to tackle the current issues in global food production. The current system is not fit for purpose but through a holistic approach and an overhaul of current mainstream agriculture, achieving a balance between feeding the world and conserving the environment is within grasp.
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