Posts Tagged ‘forests’

Images from space show California’s forests and lakes drying out in a record mega-drought

Images from space show California’s forests and lakes drying out in a record mega-drought Posted on July 3, 2021 https://www.businessinsider.com/satellite-images-show-california-mega-drought-drying-up-lakes-forest-2021-7Morgan McFall-Johnsen An artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape in Indio, California on June 29, 2021.  California‘s drought is so severe right now, you can see it from satellites. Heat waves make drought even worse. Two of them struck the western […]

‘Monumental Steps’ On Protecting Old Growth Forests

By Andrew MacLeod, The Tyee. June 12, 2021 Above photo: Premier John Horgan announced a pause in old-growth logging on southern Vancouver Island Wednesday. BC government. Critics Aren’t Convinced. BC defers logging of southern Vancouver Island old growth after months of protests and blockades. The British Columbia cabinet has agreed to defer the logging of […]

Forests are crucial to combating climate change—will Biden rise to the challenge?

Image Credit: crustmania/Flickr This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Covering a third of the planet’s land surface, forests are massive carbon sinks, absorbing and storing carbon dioxide and keeping it out of the atmosphere where it would contribute to global warming. Only the world’s […]

‘Our forests are sick’: German woodland hit by record damage due to fires and pests, says damning new report

Fires, storms, droughts and bark beetle infestations have damaged German forests so badly that they are now in their worst condition in four decades, the country’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Wednesday. The country’s 2020 Forest Condition Report of 10,000 trees has revealed that a record 1.7 percent of trees died between 2019 and […]

From Saving Forests and Seeds to Communal Harmony and Equality, Kunwar Prasun’s Quest for A Better World Never Stopped

People know him mainly as an activist of the famous Chipko movement, but the reality of the  life of Kunwar Prasun was that his yearnings for creating a better world were constantly taking him from one struggle and constructive engagement to another. A deeply committed Gandhian all his life, Prasun was guided only by his […]

Displacement of  rural communities , diversion of fertile land and forests likely to prove very costly

Several countries including India have embarked on a development strategy which emphasizes very rapid and large-scale extraction of minerals, construction of large dams and super-highways, huge urbanization and industrial projects. This is equated to development and progress by ruling regimes and hence they do not give adequate and proper attention to the huge social and […]

Protection of Tribal Land and Forests Rights is Important Not Just for Livelihoods but Also for Invaluable Traditional Wisdom

                    Many commentators on land and forest rights, including former senior government officials, have expressed serious concern at the land alienation suffered by tribal farmers and the dilution of their forest rights. While this has led to a serious livelihood crisis among a large number of tribal households, in addition this has led to […]

Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone: For Free

Next Story Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. It is a form of low-maintenance plant-based food production which replicates natural ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the […]

Earthjustice Wins 16-Year-Long Battle To Protect 50 Million Acres Of Forests

Above Photo: Earthjustice attorney Ted Zukoski (left) stands in Colorado’s Sunset Roadless Area. Zukoski is one of the Earthjustice attorneys who worked to save the Roadless Rule. WILD EARTH GUARDIANS / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A decades-long fight over a landmark rule protecting wild forests nationwide took another successful–and possibly final–turn last week after a U.S. district […]

The World Protests As Amazon Forests Are Opened To Mining

Above Photo: This polluted lake is what remains of the open mine pit of Serra Pelada (‘Naked Mountain’), hand-excavated by tens of thousands of miners in the Amazon Basin. REUTERS/Paulo Santos The Amazon, often described as the “lungs of the Earth”, is the largest rainforest in the world. Its extraordinary biodiversity and sheer scale has made it […]

Arrests: Forests Are For Picnics Not For Pipelines

Massachusetts – It was a beautiful day for picnics in Otis State Forest on Saturday, as the non-violent direct action group Sugar Shack Alliance hosted a large public rally at Lower Spectacle Pond in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. As the rally was happening, an entirely different kind of picnic, a well-coordinated act of civil disobedience was unfolding along […]

The Paris Climate Accord is GENOCIDE Against Plants, Forests and All Life on Our Planet

The primary goal of the Paris Climate Accord — the reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide — is nothing less than genocide against all plant life across our planet. That’s because all plants depend on CO2 for their very survival. It’s the “oxygen” for plants, and right now trees, grasses and food crops are starving for […]

Anti-fracking activists fighting to protect Ohio’s Wayne National Forest as oil and gas industry targets reserves in untouched wilderness

(NaturalNews) The Wayne National Forest (WNF) is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. It is home to many unique and endangered species including bobcats, Indiana bats, timber rattlesnakes and cerulean warblers. It features over 300 miles of stunning trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Soon, all this splendor may come […]

Seven reasons pushing US to capture Raqqa from ISIS terrorists

Alwaght- The Syrian forces have set to launch assault on the ISIS-held city of Raqqa from points like Atharia and Aleppo’s eastern outskirts. Some evidences suggest the Americans already had full information about the Syrian army’s plan to attack and recapture the ISIS-held city. A stronghold of ISIS for being home to a large number […]

Crazed Radioactive Wild Boars Terrorize Near Fukushima Site

We recently reported on mutations and DNA damage being caused to animals who live near the site of the Fukushima disaster. Now, new reports are surfacing about radioactive wild boars that are terrorizing locals who live near the nuclear site. According to the IB Times: Locals living near the now-defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant still have a […]

Ignorance Is Not Bliss – The Truth About the Diamond Industry

12th March 2016 By Irwin Ozborne Contributing Writer for Wake Up World “For every hand in marriage, another hand is taken away. For every finger to receive a ring, another finger must pull a trigger.” We all know the story. It is the classic love story. The man gets down on one knee, grabs hold of the girl’s hand […]

The human price of the Valentine’s Day diamond

     For every finger to receive a ring, another finger must pull a trigger.” We all know the story. The man gets down on one knee, grabs hold of the girl’s hand and she covers her mouth as she is overtaken by emotions. The man pulls out a tiny box and opens it up to […]

The human price of the Valentine’s Day diamond

     For every finger to receive a ring, another finger must pull a trigger.” We all know the story. The man gets down on one knee, grabs hold of the girl’s hand and she covers her mouth as she is overtaken by emotions. The man pulls out a tiny box and opens it up to […]

Baking Soda and Honey Homemade Remedy That Destroys Even the Most Dangerous Diseases

Cancer cells love sugar – and mixing and heating alkaline bicarbonate of soda (BS) with sugar-rich maple syrup or honey, binds the two together such that the maple syrup targets the “sugar hungry” cancer cells (which consume 15x more glucose than normal cells), and thus “sneakily” also carries the baking soda into the cells, as if […]

NEW STUDIES SHOW THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT AGING IMPACTS HOW YOU GROW OLD

So much of our society’s efforts, the products we buy and the ideologies we adopt are directly related to our obsession with youth and fear of our own mortality. But according to two brand new studies in the journal Psychology and Aging, this fear of aging and the common negative stereotypes one may believe regarding […]

NASA plans twin sounding rocket launches over Norway this winter

An aurora is seen over Greenland on April 2, 2011. Two NASA sounding rockets will launch into a particular type of aurora called a cusp aurora this winter to study different processes related to the particle acceleration that causes cusp auroras. The cusp is a region near the North Pole where Earth’s magnetic field is […]

Using experts ‘inexpertly’ leads to policy failure, warn researchers

The accuracy and reliability of expert advice is often compromised by “cognitive frailties”, and needs to be interrogated with the same tenacity as research data to avoid weak and ill-informed policy, warn two leading risk analysis and conservation researchers in the journal Nature today. While many governments aspire to evidence-based policy, the researchers say the […]

Increase forest logging? Tell Minister Marmion NO WAY!

Our beautiful SouthWest forests are under threat from shocking new plans to increase karri logging! UPDATE: WA Minister for the Environment Hon. Bill Marmion will shortly make a decision on whether to increase Karri logging in Western Australia by an extra 50,000 cubic metres per year! Send a message to the Minster telling him NO […]

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes