Category Archives: ecology

Biologists say Monsanto’s glyphosate is devastating wildlife; deer populations down 50 percent

In Europe millions have come out against Monsanto’s top selling, cancer causing, herbicide Roundup, forcing the pro-business European Commission  to ban it, only to then slip in a clause giving it 2 years more at least. But several countries and hundreds of Cities and Local Councils have already prohibited glyphosate spraying and now the movement has spread to Canada with the focus that wildlife is also being decimated.

Canada’s New Brunswick province has lately become a center of controversy regarding the use of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and the latest revelations involve the decline of deer populations due to widespread spraying of glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup.stop Glyphosate spraying NOW

Environmentalist groups are calling for a ban on the use of glyphosate for “forest management” purposes, after it was revealed that deer populations in the province have been reduced by half since 2007.

Groups such as Greenpeace and “Stop Spraying New Brunswick” are also demanding a review of “for industry and by industry” provincial forest management strategies, which appear to be largely focused on creating more timber for pulp mills, with little regard for the environment or taxpayers who are footing the bill for the spraying – whether they like it or not. Continue reading Biologists say Monsanto’s glyphosate is devastating wildlife; deer populations down 50 percent

MEKONG MADNESS: STOP DAMS KILLING THE LARGEST INLAND FISHERIES

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Investigative reporter, TOM FAWTHROP has just returned from the site of the Don Sahong – a hydrodam being constructed in the middle of an eco-paradise of wetlands in Southern Laos where over 200 fish species have been recorded.

Increasingly the Mekong has become an arena of unilateral ‘water grabbing’ for the sole purpose of hydro-dam construction by China and Lao, with scant regard for good governance in water sharing or for the protection of the rich biodiversity.

The Four Thousands Islands (Sipangdon) in southern Laos, has long beguiled explorers tourists and locals with its vast number of islets, spectacular waterfalls and 26 major islands. Over a stretch of 50 kms the mighty Mekong River splits into seven major braided channels. This pristine area of precious wetlands screamed out for international protection as provided for under the Ramsar Convention, a protection that has been embraced by Cambodia just two kilometres away across the border.untitled_image_1_452456

But the Lao authoritarian state opted for a hydropower dam, rather than Ramsar protection for endangered dolphins, the abundant fisheries and one of the region’s most cherished waterscapes. Continue reading MEKONG MADNESS: STOP DAMS KILLING THE LARGEST INLAND FISHERIES

Common ancestor of all wildlife, new research

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This video says about itself:

Scientists Reveal LUCA – Common Ancestor Of All Living Things On Earth

26 July 2016

Many scientists believe that all living entities on Earth originated from an ancient organism called Luca which stands for the Last Universal Common Ancestor. Now, a team led by William F. Martin of Heinrich Heine University has released a new study which aims to “reconstruct the microbial ecology of LUCA.”

Many scientists believe that all living entities on Earth originated from an ancient organism called Luca which stands for the Last Universal Common Ancestor. The single-celled being likely lived around 4 billion years ago and is thought to have eventually spawned two distinct groups of uni-celled life–bacteria and archaea.

Now, a team led by William F. Martin of Heinrich Heine University has released a new study which aims to “reconstruct the microbial ecology of LUCA.” For the research…

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El Gas de Fracking de EEUU llega a Galicia: ‘ Mucho peor que el Carbón’..el gasoducto Midcat ‘ha Muerto’..

Llega a España el primer cargamento de gas de fracking USA

LLeno de gas del Fracking de EEUU el buque Sestao Knutsen llego el 22 Juliol 2016 al terminal Mugardos ubicado en el Puerto de Ferrol en Galicia operado y propiedad de la empresa Reganosa.
El buque Sestao Knutsen llegó el 22 Juliol 2016 al terminal Mugardos ubicado en el Puerto de Ferrol en Galicia operado y propiedad de la empresa Reganosa.  foto de archivo

El 22 de Julio llegó al puerto de Ferrol el primer cargamento de gas de fracking procedente de EEUU.  Según denuncian Ecologistas en Acción, Amigos de la Tierra y otras organizaciones, la llegada del metanero Sestao Knutsen, impedirá a buen seguro el cumplimiento de los ya exiguos e insuficientes objetivos climáticos europeos. Las próximas entregas serán a Barcelona y Sagunto (Valencia).

‘Ni aquí Ni en ninguna parte’ es el lema del movimiento anti-fracking, y genera rechazo el engaño de la importación de gas del fracking de EEUU, especialmente ante las noticias que resulta mucho más dañino que el carbón.

Los últimos estudios de Harvard  dan pruebas que ‘La Revolución del Fracking  es letal para el clima debido a las fugas incontrolables de metano y que ha hecho a perder todas las supuestas reducciones de emisiones en EEUU desde 2009.frackin_7138_11

Probado que el Gas de Fracking es ‘Mucho peor que el Carbón’.

El gas de fracking no es un sustituto menos dañino para el clima. Estudios autoritativos de Harvard y Cornell han revelado que es mucho peor que el carbón  debido a las fugas incontrolables de metano. Continue reading El Gas de Fracking de EEUU llega a Galicia: ‘ Mucho peor que el Carbón’..el gasoducto Midcat ‘ha Muerto’..

Union Occupiers take huge Somonte Estate for 3rd Time

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by   Darío Unai, Somonte (Córdoba)
The Andalusian Workers Union /SAT) has occupied the  huge Somonte Estate for the third time dsc_0579
Somonte is a farm of 400 hectares located south of Córdoba in where summer temperatures reach 50C. It houses a handful of labourers, a pen of chickens and several million “wingback” mosquitoes  infesting the few areas of shade.

Among the dry fields that extend beyond the horizon, the only landmark is the tower of the ultraq modern Abengoa photovoltaic plant  projecting in all directions the sunlight of hundreds of reflective  panels concentrated on its tip.

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The anarchist unions in Andalusia campaign together with the communist SAT

It is not the most advisable place  to rest up after a hunger strike of 37 days mixed with more than 70 demonstrations for thr  freedom of ANDRÉS BÓDALO and the electoral campaign that led to Diego Cañamero’s election to Congress. Continue reading Union Occupiers take huge Somonte Estate for 3rd Time

Mega-Corpse Of Loch Ness Monster ‘Found’ In Scotland

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— Photos, Facts, & Thoughts On The Approaching Extinction Of Many Marine Species

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The supposed carcass of the Loch Ness Monster has been found on the shores of the infamous Scottish loch, according to some recent reports. Found in this case refers of course to the recent appearance of a rather interesting new hoax — the photos are quite fetching aren’t they?

While animals that fit the description of the famous Loch Ness Monster most certainly have existed at various points in time, in various parts of the world — and while I’m not of the mind that all “sightings” are hoaxes per se — the chances of finding a physical animal living in Loch Ness that fits the description are pretty much nil.

There are plenty of real life 'monsters', many of them being driven to extinction by human predation
There are plenty of real life ‘monsters’, many of them being driven to extinction by human predation

So, what are we left with? A hoax of some sort — though the motives behind hoaxes often vary quite a bit. In this case, I’d say that those behind it have had quite a bit of fun. I wonder what the exact motive was? Continue reading Mega-Corpse Of Loch Ness Monster ‘Found’ In Scotland

EU dictators Give Green Light to Monsanto: maiming and torturing millions of us to death.

Just days after EU States voted 3 times not to extend Monsanto’s ‘Cancer Herbicide’ license the European Commission went ahead anyway and gave them 18 months more (and that’s for starters). And that despite an unprecedented and  gigantic citizens mobilization.glyphosate-poison-so-why-in-food

Glyphosate poisoning from crop spraying has led to an epidemic of toxicity diseases, cancers and deformities in Argentina


And this was the 1st big EU decision since Brexit, which was itself partly a protest against the undemocratic EU commission. 

So why the hell did they do this?   Because they have suffered a takeover by corporate capitalism, lots of lobbies and big money sloshing around and entering their untraceable offshore accounts?.. Perhaps also by authorizing continued mass poisoning the EU Bureaucrats assert their power, even over the heads of the member states who voted 3 times against it?..

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But there must be another reason, behind this decision overruling national governments.. there must be a more powerful bully…

… of course, because  Monsanto is a top US moneyspinner, because the EU is under direct economic and political threats from their US masters who have ruled Europe by these methods since the 2nd World War. (Another current example could be the crippling trade war with Russia which the EU implements although hardly anyone in Europe believes in it, forced by the US to do this because it supports their military expansionism).

The Companies would have had 6 months to withdraw sales of Roundup, now they have 18 months.. and with no detail of a plan to wind down…no withdrawal timetables, no push to seek alternatives or reorganise.. no no.. THIS IS A STRAIGHT DECISION TO LET MONSANTO CONTINUE.. after the 18 months suitable excuses will be found to continue indefinitely, with some more falsified reports and studies,  if the public haven’t already shut up by then and realised ( as in Greece and Spain) that mass democratic protest is now useless.  I mean, what’s the point? if even 3 votes against by the Heads of States are ignored!!

The above arguments can equally be applied to the ongoing US touted TTIP ‘free trade’ corporate takeover of Europe.

The way to stop Roundup, and to stop TTIP may be by boycotts and ‘Direct Action’, when all else fails, with the current French popular uprising well capable of leading the way. see here 

Continue reading EU dictators Give Green Light to Monsanto: maiming and torturing millions of us to death.