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Tuesday, 23 February

01:02

Strongest Ever Southern Cyclone Crashes Into Fiji EcoWatch

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Cyclone Winston struck Fiji Saturday, leaving a trail of...

00:59

Petition demanding Moratorium on approval of any and all genetically engineered product patents Global Justice Ecology Project

Petition by Catie Faryl To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama We, the People, demand the Federal Government (including the White House, the U.S. Congress, the U.S.... Read More

The post Petition demanding Moratorium on approval of any and all genetically engineered product patents appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

00:12

Deadly Unrest in India Leaves 10 Million Without Water Fire Earth

Caste Riots in India Paralyzes a Northern State Kills at Least 19 People The Indian Army has intervened to regain control of New Delhi’s water supply following days of deadly rioting and looting by Jats, a rural caste, which is demanding better access to government jobs. Delhi government has announced closure of schools on Monday […]

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Monday, 22 February

23:48

Australia: Werris Creek Occupation Grinds Coal Railments to a Halt Earth First! Newswire

from Front Line Actions on Coal

zoomed-150x150Two women have peacefully occupied a fully-laden coal train in Werris Creek Sunday morning to call for a moratorium on further coal and gas production in Australia as the world moves to restrict fossil fuels and move to renewable energy.

The action has halted all railments of coal to the Port of Newcastle, the world’s busiest coal port, and comes in the wake of moves by Indonesia, the United States, France and Vietnam to leave more fossil fuels in the ground.

“While the world is accepting that coal and gas are dying industries, my community is bearing the brunt of our government’s addiction to mining” said Roselyn Druce, a resident of Maules Creek, where Whitehaven Coal is poised to begin another round of forest clearing for open-cut coal mine expansion.

“Malcolm Turnbull told Townsville residents last week that the end of the mining construction boom ‘always had to happen’, but our communities are being left out in the lurch”.

“Coal and gas companies are devastating our health, our communities, our water and our wildlife,” said Elise Chatterton, 23, one of the two women participating in the action.

“With coal and gas prices collapsing globally, we urgently need a transition to clean energy in Australia as well,” said Monica Haynes, 30, who was also...

23:25

TTIP talks resume today - but the wheels are wobbling! The Ecologist

As the twelfth round of negotiations over the EU-US TTIP mega-trade deal begins in Brussels today, the chances of a treaty being concluded are looking weaker than ever, writes Guy Taylor. Time is running out, complex legal issues are crowding in, and most important of all, public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic is turning against the massive 'bill of corporate rights' that TTIP represents.

22:28

Woodburn Forest Day 8 (Mon 22nd Feb) Frack Off

Fracking company Infrastrata are trying to fell trees at the Woodburn Forest site. Dozens of police, security guards, and workers with chainsaws. They sneaked in through a small access track at the back of the site. More support needed.

22:06

Queensland's land clearance is costing Australia and its wildlife dear The Ecologist

Australia's rainforest state, Queensland, is destroying well over 100,000 hectares of native vegetation a year, and rising, write Martine Maron, Bill Laurance & colleagues, including 'at risk' habitats and Koala bear forests. This is more than reversing the entire nation's eco-restoration programs and pushing endangered species ever closer to extinction.

14:26

VEGAN MONDAY: CHERRY ALMOND QUINOA SMOOTHIE Speak Up For The Voiceless – International Animal Rescue Foundation – Environmental News and Media

VEGANMONDAY

CHERRY ALMOND QUINOA SMOOTHIE

Written by Dr Jose C. Depre | A great breakfast for all those on the go, healthy and nutritious, not forgetting packed with tons of energy, fiber, antioxidants and finally Mother Natures healing remedies.. Please follow our main vegan and vegetarian site hereto on > Facebook <

VEGAN MONDAY | VEGAN SOUTH AMERICA.

Keeping in line with our month long South American vegan and vegetarian delights we bring to you again #veganmonday. Every Monday and Friday we host a vegan or veggie recipe as we have done for over two years from around the world. This week we continue with our South American recipe guide.

We kind of laid off the vegan and veggie smoothies and focused more on main dinners, and where to locate them foods, and/or recipes. However today we have chosen a more South American smoothie breakfast recipe, and why not? EVERYONE needs a smoothie vegan or veggie of some-sort every day.

So, what we got for ya? Check this baby out.

CHERRY ALMOND QUINOA SMOOTHIE.

The recipe is quite simple, and the ingredients are very easy to obtain from your local hypermarket. Frozen or fresh cherries can be purchased in just about every good hyper-stall, and almonds are literally obtainable everywhere. You can mix this smoothie with any type of [non-dairy milk] you jolly well wish. Or if your not a vegan, I do ‘advise...

13:04

Endangered Species Monday: Papilio homerus |Extinction Imminent. Speak Up For The Voiceless – International Animal Rescue Foundation – Environmental News and Media

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Endangered Species Monday: Papilio homerus

This Mondays (Endangered Species Post) E.S.P, I document again on this stunning species of swallowtail butterfly. I last documented on this amazing species of butterfly two years back, unfortunately conservation actions that were ongoing back then still don’t seem to really be improving the current status of the largest swallow tail butterfly in the Western Hemisphere. Image credited to Dr Matthew S. Lehnert.

Despite the species nearing (complete extinction) within the wild, with a possible extinction likely to occur soon, biologists and conservationists are doing all they can to improve the current status of this beautiful insect, we can only hope for the best, or that the Jamaican Government increases further protection for the species, thus earmarking funding for conservation teams on the ground to preserve our largest Western Hemisphere species of swallowtail.

Endemic to Jamaica, the species was first discovered by Professor Johan Christian Fabricius (7 January 1745 – 3 March 1808) who was a Danish zoologist, specializing in “Insecta”, which at that time included all arthropods: insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others. He was a student of Professor Carl von Linnaeus, and is considered one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century, having named nearly 10,000 species of animals, and established the basis for the modern insect classification.

Professor Johan Christian Fabricius first identified and documented on P. homerus back in 1793. The...

09:28

Woodburn Forest Day 7 (Sun 21st Feb) Frack Off

Blockade of fracking company Infrastrata planned exploration drilling site the Woodburn Forest in County Antrim to the north of Carrickfergus continuing, with the community blocking the access to the site. Come down and support the blockade.

09:02

Religious Psychosis – Mass delusion Head Space

Papa Francisco in Mexico: A visit to hell “It smells of sulfur.”  This is probably what crossed the Pope’s mind when he stepped off the plane in Mexico City. Almost in unison, dozens, perhaps hundreds of angels and archangels flew silently above him fleeing the ceremonies and protocols turned into a spectacle. If there was […]

08:20

Colombian Court Bans Oil, Gas, and Mining Operations in Paramos Earth First! Newswire

from the guardian

The Sumapaz paramo in Colombia - one of numerous paramos declared off-limits to oil, gas and mining operations by the country’s Constitutional Court. Photograph: Fernando Vergara/AP

The Sumapaz paramo in Colombia – one of numerous paramos declared off-limits to oil, gas and mining operations by the country’s Constitutional Court. Photograph: Fernando Vergara/AP

Major environmental victory after loophole permitting operations in rare ecosystems is declared “unconstitutional.”

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a controversial legal loophole permitting oil, gas and mining operations in the country’s paramos – high altitude eco-systems. Colombia’s paramos are the most extensive on earth and supply more than 70% of the country’s population with water, according to the Bogota-based Alexander von Humboldt Institute.

The loophole is in a June 2015 law implementing Colombia’s “National Development Plan 2014-2018.” The...

08:13

Brazil: Doctors Warn Monsanto Larvicide Is Behind Birth Defects Earth First! Newswire

from Popular Resistance

 Elielson tries to calm down his baby brother Jose Wesley, who suffers from microcephaly, in Bonito, Pernambuco state, Brazil. New evidence suggests that a larvicide manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical maybe behind the spike in Microcephaly in South America. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Elielson tries to calm down his baby brother Jose Wesley, who suffers from microcephaly, in Bonito, Pernambuco state, Brazil. New evidence suggests that a larvicide manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical maybe behind the spike in Microcephaly in South America. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Larvicide, Not Zika Virus, Behind Spike In Microcephaly, Doctors Groups Warn

One Brazilian state halted use of the chemical which kills mosquitoes in drinking water, and agribusiness giant Monsanto distanced itself from rumors of ties to maker of the larvicide.

RIO GRANDE DO SUL, Brazil — Doctors’ groups from Brazil and Argentina warn that it may be a larvicide used to kill mosquitos — not the Zika virus — that’s behind a sudden spike i...

06:47

Tropical Cyclone "Winston", the strongest storm of the Southern Hemisphere, devastates Fiji The Watchers » Latest articles

Tropical Cyclone "Winston", the strongest storm in the history of Southern Hemisphere, made several landfalls in Fiji group of islands on February 19 and 20, 2016 (UTC). The system wreaked havoc across the islands with winds of hurricane force and...... Read more »

02:20

Artist Turns Old Skateboards Into Beautiful New Guitars EcoWatch

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Nick Pourfard started Prisma Guitars based on his love for...

02:08

6 Stunning Images Show Sense of Urgency to Act on Climate EcoWatch

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This mashup of painted scenes and statistics amplifies the impact of...

01:59

Drought, Rat Infestations to Plague 85% of Philippines Fire Earth

Worst drought in memory spreading across southern Philippines As of 31 January, about a quarter of the Philippines was experiencing drought, and the authorities forecast that drought would soon plague 85 percent of the country. State of Calamity Mindanao, the second largest and southernmost major island in the Philippines, which supplies more than 40 percent of […]

01:53

6 Island Hikes to Add to Your Bucket List EcoWatch

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If you're looking to add some physical activity to your next...

01:50

Chile: Claim for Arson of Andrés Bello University in Santiago Earth First! Newswire

from Insurrection News

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This is a complete English translation of the communique claiming responsibility for the arson attack against the science faculty of Andrés Bello University that we previously reported on and provided some brief translated excerpts of the claim of responsibility.
This communique was translated into English by Palmer Amaranth.

“Civilization is the war that some humans have unleashed against nature a few thousand years ago in order to increase their own power. This war continues today. A system of domination increasingly powerful and invasive, thanks to the support of its technological control devices, but which has failed to eliminate from the face of the earth the resistance of certain individuals, of some not yet civilized communities, of the wild which is reborn in every place abandoned by humans. All is not yet domesticated, wrought, alienated. Tangible signs of this are the countless...

01:36

WINSTON Devastates Fiji Fire Earth

TC WINSTON, strongest ever storm to hit Fiji, wreaks destruction across the island nation Authorities in Fiji say the most powerful storm on record to hit the country has killed at least five people, razing  entire villages and destroying hundreds of homes. TC WINSTON slammed the tiny nation with 330-km winds, torrential rain and tsunami-like […]

01:26

11 Ways You Could Be Exposed to Lead in Your Everyday Life EcoWatch

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This toxic metal lurks in a wide variety of products that we’d otherwise think were...

01:09

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Keynote SXSW Eco EcoWatch

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will keynote the sixth annual SXSW Eco in...

01:02

Corporate power and the moulding of truth The Ecologist

The corporate dominance of 'free' media in western democracies imposes deep structural constraints on what may be reported, and how, writes Jonathan Cook. Syria is now the latest example of skewed reportage - and even journalists seeking to analyse the problem must carefully avoid the real reasons for it.

00:31

4 Reasons Ted Cruz Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump EcoWatch

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According to Robert Reich, Ted Cruz is more dangerous than Donald Trump. In this video...

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Sunday, 21 February

22:10

Another Nuclear Reactor in Japan Leaking Radioactive Water Fire Earth

Takahama nuclear power plant west of Tokyo leaks radioactive water A pressurized water reactor (PWR) at Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant, located in Fukui Prefecture, about 120km northwest of Osaka metropolitan area (pop: ~ 19 million) and 380km west of Tokyo, is leaking radioactive water. The reactor would have been the fourth resume operation after […]

21:27

50 m (164 feet) deep sinkhole opens up in Nordhausen destroying two buildings, Germany The Watchers » Latest articles

A huge sinkhole opened up between two buildings in the city of Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany on February 19, 2016. Nobody was injured, and the cause is still unknown. According to Jessica Piper, the spokesperson of the Nordhausen district, the crater is 30 meters...... Read more »

07:38

Nuclear zombie? Hinkley C build won't start until 2019 - if at all! The Ecologist

Nuclear giant EDF can't afford to write off the £2 billion sunk into the Hinkley C nuclear plant, write Paul Brown & Oliver Tickell. So its cunning plan is to turn it into a 'nuclear zombie' - officially a live project, but actually stone cold dead - until EDF can find a way out of the hole it has dug itself into.

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Saturday, 20 February

05:24

Woodburn Forest Day 5 (Fri 19th Feb) Frack Off

Blockade of fracking company Infrastrata planned exploration drilling site the Woodburn Forest in County Antrim to the north of Carrickfergus continuing, with the community blocking the access to the site. Come down and support the blockade.

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Friday, 19 February

05:10

Woodburn Forest Day 4 (Thurs 18th Feb) Frack Off

Blockade of fracking company Infrastrata planned exploration drilling site the Woodburn Forest in County Antrim to the north of Carrickfergus continuing, with the community blocking the access to the site. Come down and support the blockade.

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Wednesday, 17 February

01:03

In search of the unseen: an investigation into plastics in our oceans The Ecologist

One of the biggest threats facing marine life is the 'microplastic' particles found in ocean ecosystems from bottom to top of food chains. Just back from a voyage of environmental exploration in the tropical Atlantic sampling the waters to build up a global picture of this ubiquitous pollutant, Ana Stanič writes of the joys and trials of life on the waves, and the need to keep our oceans clean.

Tuesday, 16 February

05:02

Woodburn Forest Day 1 (Mon 15th Feb) Frack Off

Fracking company Infrastrata are trying to construct the pad for an exploration drilling site the Woodburn Forest in County Antrim to the north of Carrickfergus. As with a number of other supposedly conventional exploration wells in recent years the well […]

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