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  • The Beauty of Nature is good for us. (A Personal Post.)

    04/23/2021 9:11:07 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies ^ | 24th April 2021 | Ozguy1945
    I was very lucky to be able to make this little film.
  • Pope to World Bank: We Need to Calculate Our 'Ecological Debt,' so 'Developed Countries Can Pay It'

    04/11/2021 12:02:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2021 | 4:53pm EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    In a letter to the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Pope Francis called for the creation of new institutions of “global governance” to help advance the “integral human development of all peoples.” He also said the “financial industry” should calculate the “ecological debt” of countries “so that developed countries can pay it.…” We cannot “overlook another kind of debt: the ‘ecological debt’ that exists, especially between the global north and south,” said the Pope in his April 8 letter. “We are, in fact, in debt to nature itself, as well as the people and...
  • Vatican observes 'Earth Hour'

    03/28/2021 7:55:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Vatican News ^ | March 29, 2021 | Vatican News staff writer
    Vatican observes 'Earth Hour'On Saturday, along with the Vatican, symbolic monuments of cities all across the globe turn off their lights, to demonstrate the serious global climate crisis.By Vatican News staff writerVatican City State took part in the traditional international initiative Earth Hour 2021, promoted annually by the environmental organization, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).On Saturday, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Rome time), the lights of the dome and the facade of St. Peter's Basilica, as well as the colonnade, were turned off. Only a few lights remained on for safety reasons.Earth hourEarth Hour is billed as...
  • We've only got 10 years to save the planet, warns Prince Charles on the 50th anniversary of landmark speech he gave on plastic pollution and other threats to the environment

    02/19/2020 12:23:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:15 EST, 19 February 2020 | Colin Fernandez, Environmental Correspondent
    The Prince of Wales has issued a stark warning that humans have just ten years left to save the planet. “We really do have to pull our fingers out now because the theory is we have got this decade left,” he declared. Prince Charles was marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark speech he made on the environment by calling for nature to be put back at the center of modern life. In 1970, he had warned about the problems of plastic waste, chemicals being discharged into rivers and air pollution caused by factories, cars and planes. This was regarded...
  • Should nature be given rights enshrined in law?

    02/05/2020 8:19:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.05.2020 | Ruby Russell
    “We see ourselves not as an owner of wild rice but a symbiotic partner and a parallel entity from the Creator,” says Frank Bibeau, a lawyer from the Anishinaabe indigenous group in the United States and Canada. Harvesters use flailing sticks to beat the wild rice — or manoomin, by its Anishinaabe name — and release grain into the air. “A good portion of the rice gets sent out in all directions to reseed the rice. Maybe half of it or a little more falls into the canoe for food,” Bibeau explains. “So we are part of the natural reseeding...
  • Russian Military Colonel Publishes An Article Claiming Human & Animal Telepathy Is 100 Percent Real

    06/08/2019 5:29:05 AM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies
    Collective Evolution ^ | 7jun19 | By Arjun Walia
    In Brief The Facts: The Russian Ministry of Defense published an article about the existence of military parapsychology in Russian military techniques, which allows one to penetrate into the thoughts of another, hack computer programs, and communicate telepathically. Reflect On: Why is this type of science studied at the highest levels of various governments, yet ridiculed and not studied at all within the mainstream? Is telepathy real? It’s hard to argue against it; in fact, I would say that it’s not really up for debate. That being said, when it comes to topics like these, the field is polluted with...
  • Pelosi Quotes Bible Verse; Theology Professors Says Verse 'Does Not Exist'

    02/05/2019 8:23:45 AM PST · by McQ444 · 49 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-02-05 21:00 | Pippa Monroe
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recited a verse from the Bible at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities conference Wednesday, but verse she shared doesn't even exist, according to theology professors. “And I can’t find it in the Bible, but I quote it all the time, and I keep reading and reading the Bible,” Pelosi said.“I know it’s there someplace. It’s supposed to be in Isaiah. But I heard a bishop say, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship.
  • Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

    09/29/2017 12:45:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Karla Lant
    Branson along with Bill Gates, Cargill, and Kimball Musk, backed the Memphis Meats clean-meat startup in its $17 million Series A round, which went on to raise in excess of $22 million. Memphis Meats will join a cadre of sustainable food businesses such as the three Israeli companies — Meat the Future, Future Meat Technologies, and SuperMeat — which will supply food to China as part of a $300 million deal. Branson, who gave up meat in 2014, appears to be investing in alignment with his beliefs and predictions about the future, all while trying to act against the deforestation...
  • United Church of Canada Sells Fossil Fuel Holdings, Commits $6 Million to Alternative Energy

    08/20/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    The United Church of Canada plans to invest nearly $6 million into alternative energy sources that it acquired from selling all of its assets in fossil fuels. The denomination views the move as a bold step toward stewarding the gift of creation. "Care for creation and concern for the way that climate is impacting the most marginalized populations made this move an act of justice, of faith, and of solidarity with First Nations and other impacted communities," said Christine Boyle, General Council commissioner of the United Church and a veteran climate advocate, according to the National Advocate. The church will...
  • The Silicon Valley Race to Build a Fake-Meat Burger That Just Might Save the World

    06/02/2015 6:50:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/2 | Daniel Fromson
    In Romania, they have a saying: “The best vegetable is meat.” Actually, it might be an “old Alsatian saying,” or from some other primeval region, depending on how you Google. But joke like that at a dinner in Brooklyn — or anyplace, really, where identifying with the progressive vanguard has made eating a serious form of self-definition — and someone just might denounce you between forkfuls of heirloom greens. Mealtime, in these rooftop-gardened corners of the world, has become a theater for a kind of culture war. And that evangelist with the fork is hungry for combat, no matter which...
  • Interior Secretary: I don't want any climate-change deniers in my department

    08/12/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-12-13 | Sean Higgens
    Buried in a lengthy Washington Post article about President Obama’s environmental policy is an illuminating anecdote about just how debatable the administration views climate change — namely, not at all: In an agency-wide address to employees Aug. 1, (Interior Secretary Sally) Jewell took the unusual step of suggesting that no one working for her should challenge the idea that human activity is driving recent warming. “I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said. The address does not appear to be posted on the department’s website, so the Washington Examiner can only go by the...
  • Will elephants still roam earth in 20 years?

    04/30/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 74 replies
    (CNN) -- At the start of the 1980s there were more than a million elephants in Africa. During that decade, 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across the continent, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. If this level of killing continues, if elephants continue to be slaughtered for trinkets and statuettes, in 10 years' time most of Africa's elephants will be gone and an ineffable symbol of majesty and wonder -- and the linchpin in the ecology of an entire...
  • Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

    06/22/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bridgette Meinhold
    As part of a redevelopment of the port in Sète, Southern France, a new housing and office project by Colboc Franzen & Associates has become the cornerstone and model for sustainability in future construction. A group of metal-screened residential and commercial towers has all the right moves when it comes to energy efficiency and appropriate architecture for the region. The apartments enjoy views, natural ventilation, private screen patios along with a close connection to its surrounding neighborhoods. Completed in 2011, the project has been certified as a Habitat et Environnement.
  • Bacteria Bite Back After Hospital Installs Innovative Faucets

    05/08/2011 11:31:41 PM PDT · by LucyT · 31 replies
    MicrobeWorld ^ | May 08, 2011 | Garth Hogan
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is replacing its new high-tech, electric-eye faucets with the old-fashioned kind after discovering that the new hands-free designs actually allowed more contamination from Legionella and other bacteria than the old style. Although the high-tech faucets cut daily water consumption by well over half, Johns Hopkins researchers identified Legionella growing in 50 percent of cultured water samples from 20 electronic-eye faucets in or near patient rooms on three different inpatient units, but in only 15 percent of water cultures from. . . . ."
  • Earth Day retrospective

    04/22/2011 1:06:29 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 2 replies
    Remember when the Gaia worship got under way when we were young? The first Earth Day in 1970 came at a time the green radicals were feeling their oats, which hadn’t yet been considered as subsidized crops for ethanol. There’s a snarky book on the shelves these days that we don’t necessarily endorse. (We don’t care for snarky comments much, unless we’re making them.) This book, 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy, actually has a delightful entry for Earth Day. . .
  • British Court Deifies Gaia for Earth Day

    04/22/2010 11:36:05 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 8 replies · 255+ views
    It’s appropriate that for Earth Day a British court has essentially confirmed Gaia’s status as a goddess who is worshiped by eco-acolyte. What so many have observed—that beliefs about the environment have morphed into a new cult—is now being openly acknowledged by its members. And like all cults, this one rots human brains and endangers the human species. First, the case: Tim Nicholson was an environmental sustainability expert working for Grainger, the UK’s largest residential landlord. He was fired, he maintained, because of his views on global warming and a list of environmental issues about which he harangued his bosses....
  • Liberal Editor Suggests Making the Recession ‘Worse’

    10/16/2009 8:14:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 668+ views
    Liberal Editor Suggests Making the Recession ‘Worse’ Thursday, October 15, 2009 By Edwin Mora ( - Emily Douglas, Web editor for The Nation magazine, said Wednesday that making the “recession worse” and making goods “more expensive” for Americans are means to reduce consumerism and preserve the environment. Douglas was one of three journalists participating in a panel discussion, “Covering Climate: What’s Population Got to Do With It,” which was held at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The other two panelists were Dennis Dimick, executive editor of National Geographic, and Andrew Revkin, environmental reporter for The New York Times...
  • The Origin and Extinction of Species

    07/25/2008 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Soliton · 63 replies · 114+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | July 25, 2008 | Darrell Williams
    Understanding the origin and extinction of species is of paramount importance to our own existence and survival. Unfortunately, the vast majority of humans understand neither. About 90% of humankind professes to adhere to a religious philosophy that has absolutely no interest or concern in understanding the most fundamental ecological relationships that exist in nature. Human failure to respect this relationship has resulted in human failure in our own stewardship of our own planet.
  • Global ocean temperatures continue to fall.

    01/16/2008 9:59:15 AM PST · by dangus · 143 replies · 511+ views
    In 2000, when scientists declared that the Earth's temperature was rising, much anxiety ensued, even though the increase was only half of a degree over sixty years. In just the past year, however, the Earth's temperature has reversed, yielding back one-half of that increase. Last month, I wrote that the past month's (November's) global oceanic data from the National Climatic Data Center was .2548 degrees warmer than the 1880-2007 average. That was down from .5250 last year and .5597 roughly a decade ago. Well, they have dropped even further. This past month's average reading, .2493 degrees above average, is the...
  • g8 protester/media ratio 35/25 (crawl away Hippie Scum!)

    06/10/2004 5:00:47 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 23 replies · 3,043+ views
    The Times Union ^ | June 10, 2004 | Jim Schoettler
    PROTESTER Q&A: 'I don't feel as helpless' Name: Bodhi Age: 52 Home: New York City and various forests around the country with the Rainbow Family Occupation: Activist Education: Associate's degree in graphic arts Q. What is the Rainbow family? "They're a group of very spiritually minded individuals who gather out in the forests. All kinds of forests. We're everywhere." Q. How long have you been protesting? "Since [Richard] Nixon beat George McGovern [in 1972]. After that, I realized mainstream politics was not the place to go. I was severely disappointed that somebody like Nixon could get a landslide." Q. Why...