TAG: Biodiversity

An Untamed Wilderness: 22-Year Old Produces Documentary on the Peruvian Amazon

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times Spending a year on the Tambopata River in Peru’s deep Amazon, allowed 22-year-old Tristan Thompson, to record stunning video of the much the region’s little seen, and little known, wildlife. Thompson, a student at the University of the West of England, has turned his footage into a new documentary An Untamed

Losing Just One Pollinator Species Leads to Big Plant Declines

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times A shocking new study finds that losing just one pollinator species could lead to major declines in plant productivity, a finding that has broad implications for biodiversity conservation. Looking at ten bumblebee species in Colorado alpine meadows, two scientists found that removing a single bee species cut flower seed production

Mexico Protests Monsanto With a Carnival of Corn

Alex Mensing, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times On May 25, an estimated two million people across 50 countries participated in the global March Against Monsanto. Organizers estimate that these protests against the U.S.-based transnational biotech corporation were one of the largest days of coordinated action in history. Yet, despite the high level of coordination, the local

Accelerating Disappearance of Earth’s Species, Plants and Animals Is Threatening Survival of Humankind

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times The accelerating disappearance of Earth’s species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the founding Chair of a new global organization created to narrow the gulf between leading international biodiversity scientists and national policy-makers.

From Mexico to India: Monsanto is Killing More Than Just Biodiversity

Jen Wilton & Liam Barrington-Bush, Guests Waking Times In late April, world renowned Indian ‘seed activist’ Vandana Shiva travelled to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca to join a gathering of Mexican farmers, indigenous leaders and environmentalists, fighting to protect Mexico’s native corn crops against the imposition of genetically modified alternatives. The group gathered for the ‘Pre-audiencia

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