Fourth Ashes test ends in frustrating draw

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australia captain Steve Smith tormented England with another century as the fourth Ashes test ended in a frustrating draw for Joe Root’s side at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.Smith marched off unbeaten after a 275-ball knock of 102, having nudged Australia to 263 for four and a lead of 99 runs before the captains agreed to end the match midway through the final session. Australia, England, the Ashes, Steve Smith, Alastair Cook RELATED PHOTOScenter_img Australia batsman Mitchell Marsh plays a shot on the final day of the fourth Ashes test on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. | AFP-JIJI No. 6 batsman Mitchell Marsh was as stubborn as his captain, scoring 29 from 166 balls to protect his wicket through the last two sessions, though the unyielding pitch may have been England’s greatest enemy as it declined to offer their bowlers any encouragement.With Alastair Cook finding form with an unbeaten 244, the tourists can perhaps claim a moral victory after their batsmen built a first-innings lead of 164 runs.But they will still head into the fifth and final test 3-0 down in the series and desperate for a face-saving win at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Smith, having scored an unbeaten 141 in Brisbane and 239 in Perth, came to the crease before lunch on day four, his team vulnerable at 65 for two.He had to dig it out of another rough patch when England grabbed two late wickets early on Saturday to leave Australia wobbling at 178 for four. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Fireworks Allowed In Kenai For New Year’s Eve

first_imgFireworks are not allowed on public spaces like the beach, ballparks, etc. Fireworks are forbidden in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, except for planned, professional, permitted displays. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker is asking revelers to be careful and considerate: “General safety is the biggest concern. With the snow on the ground we’re not concerned about wildland fires, but anytime you use fireworks safety precautions need to be taken seriously. Have an extinguisher nearby, and don’t let children use them without parent supervision. If people take the right precautions fireworks can be used safely, and we just encourage people to do that.”  For more information contact the Kenai Fire Department at (907) 283-7666. Fireworks are to be used only for personal and private use on real property owned by the person, or other private property with the consent of the property owner. On the days of December 31st and January 1st only, a 48-hour period, a person over the age of eighteen may use salable fireworks within the City of Kenai. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the fourth year in a row, fireworks will be allowed within Kenai city limits this New Year’s Eve. Chief Tucker: “Outside of the City of Kenai fireworks are not allowed to be used, but within the city limits of Kenai you are allowed to use fireworks.” last_img read more

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State Launches ‘Alaska Responders Relief Line’

first_imgThe crisis call line is also available to immediate family members of first responders who may need help for a variety of behavioral health issues, and hard to label emotions, as a result of their loved one engaging on the front lines. According to the DHSS, the call line functions as a crisis counseling and general support line for healthcare and behavioral professionals impacted by COVID personally and professionally.  Staff supporting the call line recognize callers are often first responders and the service is designed to allows callers to openly express their experiences and feelings serving Alaskans impacted by COVID.Alaska Responders Relief LineThe call line is specifically designed to support first responders experiencing a myriad of behavioral health issues including crisis, anxiety, isolation and depression.  When callers engage the anonymous call line, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they will be greeted by a trained professional providing empathetic and nonjudgmental support. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Department of Health and Social Services announced on Wednesday that they have launched the First responder crisis call line, AK Responders Relief Line, went live on May 5.center_img When requested, staff supporting the call line will provide a warm handoff to a local Alaska behavioral health professional for ongoing support.  All staff supporting the call line are trained in assessing for suicide risk, according to the release from DHSS.last_img read more

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Happy to be back – Sunshine Girl Williams looks forward to Quad Series after trials dispute

first_imgNational senior netballer Khadijah Williams says she is delighted to be back in the Sunshine Girls set-up and is looking forward to their upcoming Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January.Williams, along with nine other members of the Sunshine Girls squad who represented the country at this year’s Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool, England, were recently reinstated in the training squad by Netball Jamaica after a dispute resulting from their failure to show up for mandated trials in September. NJ BOYCOTT With the exception of goalshooter Romelda Aiken, who is now injured, and defender Vangelee Williams, who is taking a one-year break from the sport, the other members were excluded from the training squad after they boycotted NJ’s trials stipulation.The 24-year-old Williams, who plays wing attack and centre, said her omission from the squad affected her mentally but shared that she was now over the incident and is looking forward to representing the country in January.“It’s a good feeling to be back because it is always humbling to represent my country, and so I am glad to be back in the programme,” said Williams.“It did affect me negatively because it is not like I didn’t want to be a part of the programme. We were just taken out of programme, and so it was mentally challenging, but we are back now and so we just have to look how, best we can work going forward,” she added.The Quad Series, which will also involve World champions New Zealand and South Africa, will be the Sunshine Girls’ first international assignment since their disappointing fifth-place finish at the NWC in July.The outspoken Williams pointed out that they are hoping to put on a much better showing for the country during the series.The girls’ reinstatement did not go down well with everybody at Netball Jamaica, with former Sunshine Girl and NJ director Janet Johnson-Haughton announcing recently that she was stepping down from her role as selector, citing a lack of discipline with indications that she had expressed strong opposition to the girls’ reinstatement.last_img read more

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Pleas resolve outstanding criminal court cases

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The following cases were resolved last week with plea agreements:Preston Lee Pierce, 40 ,North Mountain Lane, La Follette- DUI; two days to serve with credit for time served, 11 months, 29 days supervised probation, attend MADD Impact Panel, loss of driver’s license for one year, attend alcohol and drug assessment following all recommendations, submit to periodic drug screens, court costs, $350 fineMichael Woodrow Partin, 18, Abilene Circle, Caryville- theft over $1,000; one day to serve with credit for time served, two years supervised probation, no trespassing at Wal-mart, court costs, $150 fineMatthew Wayne Ayers,  28, Corellie Circle, Jacksboro- attempted tampering with evidence, possession of Meth; 30 days to serve with credit for time served, two years supervised probation, forfeit seized weapon, may receive jail credit for inpatient rehab, court costs, $750 fineKathy Louise Riseden, 55, Bakers Highway, Huntsville- DUI; two days to serve with credit for time served, 11 months, 29 days supervised probation, attend MADD Impact Panel, loss of driver’s license for one year, attend alcohol and drug assessment following all recommendations, submit to periodic drug screens, court costs, $350 fineConnie Lynn Hassler Wyant, 53 , South Highway 25W, La Follette- DUI, possession of Meth with intent to sell; three years to serve with credit for time served, loss of driver’s license for one yearJesse Evan Wallace, 24 , Pleasant Ridge Road, La Follette- DUI, evading arrest; 60 days to serve with credit for time served, three years judicial diversion, three years supervised probation, court costs, $350 fine, $1,822.68 restitutionBrian Matthew Hawkins, 37, Davis Road, La Follette- violation of the sexual offender registration; one year to serve at 30 percent with credit for time servedChristopher Bell, 44, Myrtle Street, Jellico- robbery; eight years to serve at 35 percent with credit for time servedBrandon Lee Leach, 37, Oxford Lane, La Follette- attempted robbery; five years to serve at 35 percent with credit for time servedJoshua Adam Brandenburg,  31, homeless, La Follette- aggravated domestic assault; four years to serve at 30 percent with credit for time servedJames Paul Love, 53 , North 25th Street,  La Follette- possession of oxymorphone with intent to sell, possession of buprenorphine with intent to sell; 47 days to serve with credit for time served, 10 years supervised probation, $2,000 fineTimothy Dewayne Williams, 48 , West Central Avenue,  La Follette- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated burglary; four years to serve at 30 percent with credit for time served, no contact with the victim, agrees to order of protectionMartha Wiley, 41, South 12th Street, La Follette- possession of Meth, introduction of drugs into a penal facility; 30 days to serve with credit for time served, two years supervised probation, court costs, $750Jerry Anthony Lawson, 43 , 35 Granville Lane, Williamsburg- auto burglary, theft under $1,000, criminal trespassing; 17 days to serve with credit for time served, two years supervised probation, court costs, $75 fineRodney Dale South,  49, Anderson Street, Oneida- attempted possession of Meth, more than 26 grams with intent to sell; 102 days to serve with credit for time served, four years probation, court costs, $2,000 fine, $2,000 contribution to the drug task forceEverett Lee Jacob Tyler Smith, 28, Woodvine Street, Jacksboro- 63 counts of sexual exploration of a minor; four years to serve at 30 percent with credit for time served, $200 fine(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/19/2019-8:45AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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My career began when I signed for Chelsea, says Ba

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Demba Ba has claimed his January move from Newcastle to Chelsea effectively marked the beginning of his career.The striker starred for the Magpies and West Ham prior to joining the Blues, but in an interview with The Independent, Ba insisted that his aim was always to secure a move to a top club.He explained: “When they said, ‘You are going to Chelsea’ I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s like the start of my career’.AdChoices广告Ba joined Chelsea for £7.5m“I had always worked to get to a club like Chelsea and start winning some trophies and doing what I have got to do.“It [his past] was serious as well. No disrespect to other clubs, it was serious. But this is another level. Something different.“I started at the bottom, now I am at the top. Not the roof but just the top.”Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Andre Schurrle is set to seal a move to Stamford Bridge from Bayer Leverkusen after Chelsea winger Kevin De Bruyne was given a stark ultimatum by the German club’s sporting director Rudi Voller.It is claimed De Bruyne was stalling over a move before Voller made it clear the Schurrle deal hinged on the 21-year-old Belgian joining Leverkusen on loan next season.And The Guardian believe Chelsea skipper John Terry will be back on the bench for Sunday’s game at Liverpool. YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ==last_img read more

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Youngsters included in Chelsea’s squad for Dublin trip

first_imgSeveral youngsters have travelled with the Chelsea squad to Dublin for the start of the Blues’ pre-season campaign.Frank Lampard’s reign as manager will begin with friendlies in the Irish capital against Bohemians and St Patrick’s.AdChoices广告Ethan Ampadu, Lewis Baker (pictured), Kasey Palmer, Fikayo Tomori and Lucas Piazon are part of the squad, as are Trevoh Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Jamie Cumming, Marc Guehi, Conor Gallagher, Ike Ugbo, Billy Gilmour and Ian Maatsen.The travelling party also includes Kurt Zouma, Michy Batshuayi, Kenedy and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who were out on loan this season.First-team regulars Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta also travelled, while players recently on international duty will join the squad in the coming days.Travelling squad: Willy Caballero, Cesar Azpilicueta, Davide Zappacosta, Kurt Zouma , Ethan Ampadu, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kenedy, Pedro, Michy Batshuayi, Lewis Baker, Kasey Palmer, Trevoh Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Lucas Piazon, Fikayo Tomori, Jamie Cumming , Marc Guehi, Conor Gallagher, Ike Ugbo, Billy Gilmour, Ian Maatsen. See also:’Immensely proud’ Lampard is confirmed as Chelsea bossZola leaves Chelsea as Lampard brings in new backroom teamMorris and Newton to have key roles under LampardMusonda rejoins Vitesse on loan from ChelseaChelsea agree sale of Morata to Atletico Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show Live Streaming

first_imgHome  »  Breeding News  »  Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show Live Streaming Tags: Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show Live Streaming MIDLANDS CONNEMARA PONY BREEDERS SHOWThe Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show takes place on July 26th at Mullingar Equestrian Centre commencing at 9.30 a m. competing will be many of Ireland’s leading Connemara Ponies comprising of 23 in-hand and 10 Performance classes. The Feature is the All Ireland Connemara Broodmare Championship (at approx.  13.15) sponsored by Willows Ingredients which carries the highest prize fund in Europe (€1,900) for a single In-hand class.The show will be live streamed across the world.  Persons wishing to access Live Streaming information please visit the Midlands Website www.midlandsconnemaraponies.com 24 July 2015, 15:32last_img read more

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X-Men and Lions come together as one

first_imgBy Nick Creely The importance of a clear pathway from junior to senior football can’t be understated. For St Francis…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Fears of a dire precedent as Brazil seeks results-based REDD+ payment

first_imgCritics worry that Brazil’s reference level for deforestation and the lack of guarantee that the carbon will stay locked up could set an unsustainable precedent for future payments.The forest reference levels currently used in the proposal are high enough that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon could double and Brazil would still qualify for “results-based” payments. Almost a decade after it was founded, the Green Climate Fund is ready to start paying tropical countries for emission reductions from REDD+. A proposal from Brazil has been submitted to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) board meeting for payments for 2014 and 2015. But advocates and forest policy experts say the way the emissions-reductions savings are being calculated, and the likely possibility that the reductions will not be permanent, might end up setting a poor precedent for future payouts from REDD+.Scientists agree that reducing deforestation and increasing forest areas play a critical role in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Forests could provide almost a quarter of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed by 2030. However they receive less than 3 percent of climate mitigation funding.“In terms of directing climate finance to forests, we are off by at least an order of magnitude,” Frances Seymour, a renowned forest expert and distinguished senior fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI), said about REDD+ projects.REDD+ was initially proposed as climate change mitigation mechanism that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by paying developing countries to keep their forests intact rather than cutting them down. Now the GCF, the multilateral climate fund created under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is considering proposals for a pilot program for REDD+ results-based payments at its 22nd  board meeting in South Korea this week.Unlike past REDD+ projects that received funds from the GCF to implement programs, the pilot program, announced in 2017, will pay countries ex-post for results achieved between December 2013 and 2018. The $500 million pilot program will pay $5 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) and limit each country to 30 percent of the total amount. Proposals are evaluated by a technical board and will be considered on a rolling basis at the GCF board meetings, which are attended by board members and observer NGOs.Choosing the right reference levelSome forest experts have raised concerns about the feasibility based on what they consider clear issues with one of the proposals. In its proposal submitted to the GCF, Brazil says it reduced its emissions in 2014 and 2015 by 1.25 billion tons of CO2e in comparison to the deforestation average from 1996 to 2010. It is requesting payment for 2 percent of that, around 25 million tons of CO2e. The Independent Technical Advisory Panel’s assessment of the proposal recommends paying for 19 million tons. If approved at the GCF rate of $5 per ton of emissions reductions, Brazil would get just over $96 million.But advocates say the 1996-2010 average, the so-called Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL B), represents years in which deforestation in the Amazon was exceptionally high, and doesn’t provide a meaningful comparison.“Under the current reference level, deforestation in Brazil could double and they would still be able to get payments,” said Jutta Kill, a researcher at the World Rainforest Movement and biologist who applies her work to support social movements. “If a different reference level had been chosen that reflects the reality of growing emissions, then Brazil would have had a significantly lower level or no claims at all because emissions are going up.”Not everyone agrees with this assessment.“The FREL of Brazil, recognized by the UNFCCC, is appropriate and scientifically rigorous,” says Daniel Nepstad, president and executive director of the Earth Innovation Institute, who has researched deforestation in Brazil for 30 years. “The risk of claiming otherwise is that it will punish Brazil for its success in lowering deforestation so rapidly through 2012, which created the huge difference between FREL and deforestation today. But this is a measure of Brazil’s success.”Pictorial representation of Brazil’s FREL as submitted to the UNFCCC. FREL (A) refers to the mean annual CO2emissions from the period 1996 to 2005 (1,106,027,616.63tCO2); FR(B) refers to the mean annual CO2emissions from the period 1996 to 2010 (907,959,466.33tCO2). Credit: UNFCCCCurrently, countries can choose their own reference level as long as the technical assessment of the FREL has been finalized by the UNFCCC. Brazil’s case is important in that the FREL for the Amazon biome was the first reference level submitted to the UNFCCC for use in results-based payments.In Brazil, deforestation levels were extremely high from 1996 to 2005, and then dropped substantially. Since 2012, deforestation rates have been creeping up again. Between 2014 and 2015, the years for which Brazil is claiming payments, deforestation in the Amazon increased from 5,012 to 6,207 square kilometers (1,935 to 2,397 square miles), an almost 25 percent increase.“In 2014 and 2015 Brazil had the two worst increases in deforestation since it started to rise again,” said Maria Fernanda Gabara, an anthropologist who works with indigenous communities in Brazil. “It’s really contradictory that they are getting payments for these years.”Keeping the carbon locked upThe Green Climate Fund was set up in 2010 as part of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It has 24 board members, representing an equal number of representatives from developed and developing countries. It seeks to “promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development.” But some experts are concerned that this mission may be at odds with Brazil’s recent shift in government, and question if the emissions reductions that the GCF is paying for will remain locked up forests.“From a climate perspective, REDD+ can only have a benefit if the carbon is kept sequestered,” Kill said. “There is nothing in the proposal that guarantees to keep the carbon in the trees.”Jair Bolsonaro, the recently elected right-wing president of Brazil, ran on a platform of reducing environmental and legal safeguards for forests. He has signaled his intention to develop the Amazon, which experts say has already led to an increase in deforestation.“The annual rate of deforestation is increasing. Whether [it] stays that way we can’t say for sure,” said Peter May, a professor at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, in an interview. “But last year there was a considerable upswing in deforestation after Bolsonaro got elected.”According to Brazil’s official monitoring system, Deforestation in the Amazon has increased from 4,571 square kilometers (1,765 square miles) in 2012 to almost 8,000 square kilometers (3,090 square miles) in 2018 — the highest in almost a decade.Brazilian Amazon deforestation 2002-2018. Image via Mongabay.One of Bolsonaro’s first moves after taking office in January this year was to move control of indigenous lands and the forest service under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, which has been touted as a win for agribusiness.This means there’s a chance that the emissions reductions the GCF would pay for might not be permanent.“Brazil was able to reduce deforestation in the past, but it hasn’t stayed down. Now even though deforestation is on the rise, they will be getting paid,” Thomas Fatheuer, a social scientist with Heinrich Böll Stiftung, a German political foundation focused on green policy, told Mongabay. “It’s like rewarding someone for having quit smoking for a few months, even though they are still smoking today.”Political pressureDespite the problems with the proposal and bad precedent it could set, some believe that political pressures could push the GCF to accept Brazil’s proposal anyway. Bolsonaro has threatened to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and recently withdrew his country’s invitation to host COP25, this year’s UNFCCC climate summit, which will instead be held in Chile. Some believe that failure to follow through on environmental pledges like REDD+ payments could provide further fuel to the Bolsonaro administration’s anti-environmental stance.“If the Green Climate Fund and the UNFCCC refuse the proposal from Brazil, that might give Brazil more of excuse to leave the climate agreements,” Federal Rural University’s May said. “So that might act as a push for them to say yes.”Given the pro-development stance of the current government, not being able to fulfill expectations around environmental agreements and mechanisms like REDD+ may become further weaponized by the government.“If we kill [the] GCF contract today,” Nepstad said, “the chance that the new admin will roll back forest conservation policy will grow.”To add to the external political pressure, the GCF board might be feeling the pressure from inside as well. The board came under fire at its meeting last July for failing to approve any of the projects under consideration and disburse funds from the more than $10 billion in pledges it has attracted from countries. The meeting was described as “very difficult” by the chair of the board, Lennart Båge.“They are in a sort of double bind,” Fatheuer said. “REDD+ unfortunately has the perverse implication that by not paying out emissions reductions now, it gives countries like Brazil the justification to say ‘conservation doesn’t work, let’s develop instead.’”Banner image: The tinctorius poison dart frog inhabits the greater Amazon rainforest in Suriname and Northern Brazil. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.Sarah Sax is a freelance environmental journalist based in New York City, formerly with Vice News. You can find her on Twitter at @Sarah2theSax.Clarification: This article has been updated to include the the full name of Maria Fernanda GebaraFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this article. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Genevieve Belmaker Amazon, Amazon Destruction, Amazon Logging, Carbon Finance, climate finance, Environment, Featured, Finance, Forest Carbon, Forest Destruction, Forests, Governance, Rainforests, Redd, Tropical Forests center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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