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Monday, 21 March

00:36

Cougars Once More Roaming Appalachian Hills Earth First! Newswire

by Lorelai Goff / Appalachian Voices

cougarA phantom haunts Appalachia. Blurry trail camera pictures and occasional eerie screams in the forest keep the debate about the Eastern cougar’s existence alive among scientists and lay people, even after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the elusive ghost cat extinct in 2011.

The Eastern cougar, Puma concolor cougar — also known as ghost cat, catamount, puma, painter, panther and mountain lion — once roamed Eastern North America from Canada to Florida. All but the Florida Panthers were wiped out by the early 1900s. Hunting by European settlers, loss of habitat and a decline in the white-tailed deer population — the cougar’s favorite meal — all played a part in its demise.

Myths surround these tawny predatory cats, which can grow up to 8 feet long and weigh in at 200 pounds. One is the notion that they are man killers. The truth is, a fatal accident with a white-tailed deer is many times more likely than a fatal cougar attack, according to The Journal of Wildlife Managemen...

00:34

Guatemalan Conservation Group Denounces Activist’s Death Earth First! Newswire

from Global Post

indexA Guatemalan conservation group on Friday lashed out against the killing of one of its leaders, weeks after the murder of a Honduran indigenous activist prompted an international outcry.

Walter Mendez of the Association of Forest Communities of Peten (ACOFOP) — who campaigned against deforestation and hydroelectric projects in Guatemala’s northern Peten region — was found dead at his home on Wednesday, his body riddled with several gunshot wounds, the organization said in a statement.

“He had received death threats from illegal invaders of the land who publicly denounced him because of the causes he championed,” the group said.

Mendez was also a member of the Peten Front against Dams, which opposes hydroelectric projects on the Usumacinta River, the organization added.

ACOFOP joins more than 20 peasant and indigenous groups to help manage forests in Guatemala’s government-run Maya Biosphere Reserve near the border with Mexico and Belize.

Mendez’s death is the latest act of repression against Central American activists following the murder of Berta Caceres, an indigenous leader killed in Honduras earlier this month, and her colleague Nelson Garcia two weeks later, ACOFOP said.

Caceres won international recognition...

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Sunday, 20 March

22:22

Rare natural phenomenon possible cause for the FlyDubai FZ981 crash The Watchers » Latest articles

Evgeny Tishkovets, a leading specialist from the Fobos weather monitoring center, said a rare natural phenomenon might have been the cause of FlyDubai FZ981 crash on March 19, 2016, that killed all 62 people on board. "In the vicinity of the landing field,...... Read more »

14:32

Stating more of the obvious Head Space

Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a new study. ———- One possible explanation is “that a larger proportion of sub-Saharan Africa immigrants will have been exposed to deleterious psychosocial adversities before emigration, irrespective of refugee status,” suggest the authors. […]

03:42

FIRE-EARTH Program – March 19, 2016 Fire Earth

CJ Members Broadcast on FIRE-EARTH Channels… For details of program and the Q & A session, tune in to your local channels. Starting March 19, 2016 at 20:05 UTC Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 19 March 2016, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Program, Members Notice, News Alert, Q & A

03:04

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, March 19, 2016 Geoengineering Watch

6eDane Wigington geoengineeringwatch.org From the endless skies above to the vast ocean expanses, the climate engineers have been busy modifying the natural world with highly toxic elements for a very long time. The vast majority of populations around the globe have been (and still are) completely asleep, unaware, and unconcerned. Carefully crafted power structure programming and

00:48

Congress, Listen to the People, Not the Polluters EcoWatch

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Fossil fuel money is warping our electoral process and now, leaders in Congress are even...

00:46

Lambs Saved from Easter Slaughter Earth First! Newswire

by anonymous / Bite Back

index“Freed 49 lambs from a herd intended for Easter massacre.

On the night of March 7 we returned the joy of living to 49 lambs, with the complicity of the night we arrived in front of the fence that protected the stable where they were locked up those 49 defenseless creatures, alone, cold, hungry, frightened and some wounded.

We opened the network, and each of them brought out, loaded and taken away.

We left not before leaving a reminder to the owner of the place, burn folders, missing documents, pc destroyed and damaged barns and no longer usable perhaps serve to make him understand that it must stop.

If you ruin the lives of others, we will ruin your life.

Now they are in a safe place where they will be cared for and will be able to live their lives as they deserve, free, happy and safe.

The ALF will never leave in peace killers like you, stop profiting on the pain of others and life or come back for you !!

Want to celebrate your God? ok! But not to involve innocent creatures .. or very soon will have a our visit !!!

A.L.F”

00:38

This Country Isn’t Just Carbon Neutral … It’s Carbon Negative EcoWatch

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The country is not merely carbon neutral, it’s also a carbon sink—making it one of the few...

00:35

Cities Across the West Coast are Uniting Against Monsanto Earth First! Newswire

by Alejandro Davila Fragosa / Think Progress

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Monsanto may have stopped developing Polychlorinated Biphenyls — typically known as PCBs — nearly four decades ago, but on the West Coast, lawsuits associated with this toxic group of chemicals keep mounting against the agrochemical giant.

On Wednesday, the Portland City Council voted to sue the Monsanto Company in federal court. Once Portland files the suit, it will become the seventh city to go after Monsanto over the toxic chemicals it produced, Portland City Attorney Tracy Reeve told ThinkProgress.

“Portland’s elected officials are committed to holding Monsanto accountable for its apparent decision to favor profits over ecological and human health,” Reeve said in a statement. “Monsanto profited from sellin...

00:21

5 Health Benefits of Adding Herbs to Your Diet EcoWatch

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These fragrant and delicious plants may be varied in their uses, but one thing is for sure...

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Saturday, 19 March

23:59

Cereal Giant General Mills to Start Labeling GMOs Nationwide as Vermont Law Looms EcoWatch

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General Mills announced it will start labeling products with GMOs, becoming the...

23:45

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Antigua and Barbuda, Eastern Caribbean The Watchers » Latest articles

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Antigua and Barbuda, Eastern Caribbean at 11:26 UTC on March 19, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.5 km (15.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The...... Read more »

21:05

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Andreanof Islands, Alaska The Watchers » Latest articles

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Atka, Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 01:35 UTC on March 19, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.1 miles). The epicenter...... Read more »

Friday, 18 March

06:59

New mega-treaty in the pipeline: what does RCEP mean for farmers’ seeds in Asia? grain.org - english

Signed in February 2016, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will have a major impact on farmers’ access to and control over seeds. The US-led agreement, which covers 12 countries of the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China), opens the door to trade in genetically modified seeds and encourages member countries to apply intellectual property rights to the realm of “traditional knowledge” about plants and animals. While the TPP is certainly cause for concern, another mega trade deal is being negotiated behind closed doors that could threaten farmer seed sovereignty in Asia even further.

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