manfred Reicher : " ?.......toooo bad we don't have the intelligence to realize this. In every civilization mankind has destroyed his habitat and himself, we are in that process now. We are destroying the earth , poisoning the air, the food we eat, but as stated here we have become the most dangerous of all mankind enemies, ourselves,..............who really want to listen to this truth and ....."
International Day For Biological Diversity:
Friends the life & prosperity of the human beings lie in the indirect services of the Ecosystem & its rich biodiversity but we only give prior importance to those direct ecosystem services what we extract maximum monetary exponent...We fail to assess the economic values of major ecosystem & its respective rich biodiversity...Our reliance over conventional natural resources develop our major consciousness towards direct economic component of the ecosystem services...We have been denying to accept that our life & prosperity vest in the unexplored & hidden element of our ecosystem & its biodiversity...We have never given prior importance to solar rays, air, land, water before the paid value added services the electricity, air-conditioner,high priced residential land, package drinking water respectively...So friends if we start giving attention towards developing the economic trust to the indirect ecosystem services, we will make a healthy & happy planet for all the flora & fauna...
Protecting our rich biodiversity is an essence for the existence of an economically prosperous earth....
Go Green! Kumar Deepak - NDTI
Mr. Sourav Mukherhjee is a professional turned social entrepreneur, he left his job in a US base software firm and went on to launch Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage to promote culture for development. He is also becoming a Peace Ambassador of WCA in a very short time. His project “Craft for Development” is already nominated as global project in World Craft Association.
In this project he narrates, “As we all know the Global Warming is a threatening issue nowadays.
Day by day we are getting affected by different environmental pollutions. Most importantly Global Warming is not only effecting our environment, it is also affecting our culture.
But yes we can control the situation by developing the awareness about different environmental pollutions and their aspects by using culture as a tool. We are promoting a folk art form of India, West Bengal called Pata Chitra. In this art form our artists are basically using the bio-disposable products and the products from garbage for art. The colors for their painting they use are extracted from the nature, like they prepare colors from flowers, grasses, rotten woods and etcetera. From generations the artists are practicing the folk art form.
We are ready for national and international workshops to train the art form to all to reduce the usage of chemical products.
By doing this we can encourage others as well to use bio-disposable products to avoid pollution and save nature. It could be a recycling method to save the nature.
So we are trying to create a new sustainable project for the rural folk artists by keeping the responsibility for nature in mind. We are doing frequent workshops campaigns to create the awareness form grass root level of our society.”
We should celebrate the Earth Day with this project.
Article by Mr Tyson Burke, Ph.D.
Chairman of World Craft Association
♥ Free app for Earth Day! ♥
Earth Day Carol is a green retelling of Charles Dickens'
classic A Christmas Carol.
In the free app version, Plastic Bottle Scrooge is visited by the ghosts Plastic Past, Plastic Present, and Plastic Future.
The app was developed by a diverse group of volunteers all interested in the message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
The app is now available on iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Nook Color tablets.
Please help us get the word out about Scrooge's Earth Day adventure.
Illustrated Story: http://earthdaycarol.org/?page_id=293
- mr ULI SHARBINIE
BALLOONS BLOW. . . DON'T LET THEM GO!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION :
Shocking news from Paradip at
the Coastal belt of Odisha ( Bay of Bengal ):
Since last week thousands of Turtles
were found dead on the shoreline.
Nature Drive NDTI is planning to bury the dead tortoises on Wednesday in the sand at the beaches. We will send two of these tortoises to the laboratory for further investigation to find the cause of their death. On first sight it seems to be caused by unhealthy water condition like increased acid levels rather than fishing activities. Whatever the reason for this massive death might be, it is very sad news for animal lovers.
by: Krushna Chandra Bhoi
People throw gum on the ground & to birds, it looks like pieces of bread & when they eat the gum, it gets stuck in their throats. so, they are unable to drink and eat so they slowly die.
*** Peacebuilding at Taiji dolphins issue is an action plan of
UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador.
Its aim is supporting effort to end the dolphins drive hunt through peaceful, respectful and based-alternative approach.
*The action plan is implemented through building communication among disputants, raising of awareness, and educating the people.
*** Ending the hunt means to save dolphins from endanger and save people from mercury toxin.
The action plan was proposed in 3rd UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador Workshops, Penang, Malaysia, 2011 and its progress was reported on 4th of the same event in Hiroshima Japan.
~ Uli Sharbinie
The implementations of the plan is documented on
Tags: I Love Dolphins and Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins
Short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo)
Voiced by Werner Herzog
This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it.
Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world.
In the end, the wayward plastic bag wafts its way to the ocean, into the tides, and out into the Pacific Ocean trash vortex — a promised nirvana where it will settle among its own kind and gradually let the memories of its maker slip away.
* Effects of CO2-driven ocean acidification
on the early developmental stages of invertebrates.
Corals are damaged just by touching them, standing on them is a killer.
Image from, Maine Photobank and Ziggy Livnat.
Image from, Maine Photobank and Ziggy Livnat.
If you’re working toward a Masters Degree in a nutritional sciences or public health-related field, chances are that you’re probably aware of the fact that sometimes, people don’t eat what’s best for them.
Consuming unhealthy or non-nutritious food is usually a choice, but sometimes, the things people eat are much worse for them than they know.
When it comes to seafood, the average person is consuming well over 30 pounds of it each year. From those who are serious seafood aficionados to those who eat it for its numerous health benefits, people all over the world indulge in popular fish options like tuna, salmon, and more every day.
But while the whole globe is enjoying its fishy favorites, very few are taking into account that there’s something else lurking in the water: Garbage.
With 70% of our Earth’s surface covered in water, and the other 30% of land being inhabited by 7 billion people, it comes as no surprise that some of the waste we generate is ending up in the water.
But realistically, far more trash is flooding our oceans, rivers, and lakes than people think, and this has begun to result in murkier waters, warmer oceans, and bits of trash in the bellies of fish we eat.
In a one-day clean-up of shores the whole world over, people have been shocked by the sheer volume of refuse one can collect in a day.
It has become clear that continual clean-up of our world’s water is absolutely necessary—or else we’ll be eating our own trash, now and for years to come.
I would be very extremely concerned about captive dolphins holding objects in their mouths, for they could ingest them!
Remember the volleyball being removed from the dolphin's stomach Received: in China? Well, here are the links!”
* www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l6LZ9Oq_0k video
* tv.ibtimes.com/doctor-s-remove-rubber-volleyball-from-dolphin-s-stomach-in-china/3147.html video
* www.5min.com/Video/Doctors-Remove-Rubber-Volleyball-from-Dolphins-Stomach-in-China-517252925 video
Duncan Kennedy reports.
Sydney's secret undersea scrapheap
Sydney's seafront and harbour is well known for its pristine tidiness, but delve under the water and it is a different picture.
Now divers are attempting to clean up the rubbish that accumulates from the city's waste water & Dylan Stableford, Yahoo!
News | The Sideshow – Thu, Jun 21, 2012
‘Carpet of garbage’ covers sea floor in Sydney
Environmental Factor: February 2011
Environmental toxicants transfer from mother to baby
“Among their results, the researchers report that the concentration of organohalogen compounds used in solvents, refrigerants, and pesticides in a mother's blood is highly correlated to levels in her developing baby.
The team also examined correlations for the trace elements mercury, cadmium, lead, and selenium, as well several common congeners, or forms, of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), PCBs, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and other compounds.”
MERCURY ON THE BRAIN
“His results confirm that children appear most at risk in the womb, where mercury seems to deform the brain’s fragile architecture and upset the maturation and migration of brain cells.
But Grandjean also found that mercury could threaten children’s nervous systems well into adolescence.
"What we are finding out is that mercury is very parallel to lead," Grandjean says. "Such pollutants are particularly worrisome because, once they’ve done the damage to the developing brain, the child will have to live with that for the rest of his life.”
"NO" SEA&EARTH POLLUTION
5 GYRES CONTAINING PLASTIC POLLUTION
More info go to Plastlantis
According to estimations, millions of tons of that plastic trash are out there, also in totally unknown areas!
An oceanic problem on that scale deserves the global name "PLASTLANTIS".
Our fellow humans still don`t want to face this truth about dangerous plastic pollution.
Fact is, at this very moment you can find plastic everywhere in our oceans, as well on our shores as on the high seas !
The vast expanse of all these smaller and bigger particles is held stationary by swirling underwater currents, the Gyres.
A "plastic soup" of floating waste in the Pacific Ocean now covers an area twice the size of the continental U.S.
The plastic trash is still growing, day by day at an alarming rate.
Millions of fish, birds like "Albatross", sea turtles and other forms of life die every year as a result from eating this plastic.
Since the problem exists in international waters you could say this is nobody’s and everybody’s issue !
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Read text from Mr Tilo Materna, Ph.D.
Austria biologist by training (molecular genetics):
Mr Moore said that because the sea of rubbish is translucent and lies just below the water's surface, it is not detectable in satellite photographs. "You only see it from the bows of ships," he said.