Archive for January, 2010
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on January 27th, 2010
TAKE ACTION! Delmas shipping, a subsidiary of French shipping giant CMA-CGM, is being pressured by the transitional Madagascar government to ship hundreds of containers of illegally logged ancient rainforest logs from Madagascar to China anytime soon. Post-coup illegal log and wildlife trade continue to threaten Madagacar's biodiversity rich rainforest remnants, ecological sustainability and future potential for national advancement. TAKE ACTION!
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on January 19th, 2010
By Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk Yet another paradise lost? Prime Minister Michael Somare of Papua New Guinea is ruling as a Mugabe like thug bent upon becoming a tin-pot dictator. Once a great man that led his country to independence, Mr. Somare is now using his Grand Chief status for corrupt personal, family and tribal gains illegally and immorally allocating huge swathes of his great nations forest and marine resources without landowners prior and informed consent. On the bidding of Somares increasingly despotic and erratic leadership, Papua New Guineas (PNG) natural assets are being sold off to invading Asian business interests destroying rainforest, ocean, water and land as well as the resource and ecosystem rich nations future development potential. Will one man big man Sana or not single-handedly destroy Earths third largest remaining contiguous old rainforest expanses for personal gain? Nowhere is this more evident than in Madang Province, PNG, which contains some of Earths last remaining mostly intact tropical and marine ecosystems in the world. The Jewel of the South Pacific includes large ancient rainforest tracts, huge tuna and other fisheries, and barely explored mineral deposits; as well as beautiful, ...
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on January 5th, 2010
By Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk Shared survival requires powering down, going back to the land, and ecological resistance. The human family faces imminent and (Copenhagen would suggest) inevitable collapse of the biosphere the thin layer of life upon an otherwise lifeless planet that makes Earth habitable. Marshes and rivers and forests and fish are far more than resources they and all natural ecosystems are a necessity for humanitys existence upon Earth. A few centuries of historically unprecedented explosion in human numbers and surging, albeit inequitable, consumption and resultant resource use, ecosystem destruction and pollution; is needlessly destroying being for all living things. Revolutionary action such as ending coal use, reforming industrial agriculture and protecting and restoring old forests and other natural ecosystems, is a requirement for the continuation of shared human being. Earth is threatened by far more than a changing atmosphere causing climate change. Cumulative ecosystem destruction not only in climate, but also water, forests, oceans, farmland, soils and toxics -- in the name of progress and development -- threatens each of us, our families and communities, as well as the Earth System in total and all her creatures. Any chance of ...