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  1. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee
    Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted
    www.businessinsider.com It doesn't look good for...
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  2. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    22/04/2017
    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.
    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/04/2017 #31 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Will greed win again in Indonesia?
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/04/2017 #30 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    We'll turn you into an environmentalist yet @Paul Walters. The remaining mangroves in Florida are protected. One of the wild creatures that Florida is known for: the manatee, is dependent on the mangrove for food and when their numbers began dropping because of excessive coastal development the destruciton of the mangrove forests were tied directly to the manatee's demise. Not to mention the birds and the myriad of fish that live, breed and feed amongst the roots. Indonesia is inviting catastrophie. The first typhoon/hurricane to hit post forest destruction will show them exactly how important these forests are. With any luck the resort will be destroyed with the first storm :-)...oops did I say that?
    Rox Castaneda
    23/04/2017 #29 Rox Castaneda
    We have them in Peru, in Tumbes, near the equator. People don't appreciate them because they look dirty, but all the creatures who live in that area are amazing, resilient and I loved the area when I visited.
    Randall Burns
    22/04/2017 #28 Randall Burns
    Great article @Paul Walters, Mangroves are prevalent throughout the Caribbean, are a cornerstone in the ecosystem and are fairly well protected. Many marine species, (literally thousands), begin their lives in the mangroves and would not survive without the them.
    They are also one of the best "hurricane holes" to stash your boat in for protection during severe storms and full blown hurricanes, (Our 32' sloop survived many storms and several majors in our mangrove hurricane hole), very strong, hardy, resilient, but also flexible.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/04/2017 #27 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you Paul. I've never been around a mangrove long enough to form an opinion about them. Now, I want to go hug one. I, personally. would like to visit a Bali that has not been "reclaimed." Thank you for opening my eyes.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    22/04/2017 #26 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Paul, this post is such an interesting read. It's one of the topics that makes us think about the world we live in.
    It reminds me on the Amazon deforestation. Rain forests are being cut mainly for cattle pasture and for the cultivation of soybeans for feeding cows, turning the forests into the beef factories.
    Something similar happens with mangrove forests. Despite their benefits, the forests have experienced extensive deforestation. As you pointed, loss of mangrove trees also causes soil erosion and multiplies the risk of tidal waves and floods.
    I only hope that corporations' and politicians' interests will not cause our collective end, as Ian β€˜predicted’in his comment.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters At least no trees were used in "putting this to paper" :) I hope the article goes out wider to increase awareness of these destructive developments. Very good read Paul - thank you.
    Ian Weinberg
    22/04/2017 #24 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters Sadly the scourge of Mankind carries on. Like a Shakespearean Tragedy in slo-mo, we're witnessing the relentless destruction of our 'aqua-lung', our Gaia. The evils of self-interest driven behavior will surely be our collective end. Even a parasite spares the life of the host. The current self-interest behavior of Mankind is more akin to a spreading malignant tumor which invariably destroys its host. Wow you really got me going here. And its still a bit too early for a single malt ...
    Pascal Derrien
    22/04/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    Now that's a tree and a half and I keep learning stuff with your articles :-)
    debasish majumder
    22/04/2017 #22 debasish majumder
    absolutely phenomenal and enriching post @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and share. thank you very much for such extremely relevant post.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/04/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 @Gerald Hecht Loyola has released the "Finding Common Ground" video on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFj2vhehgzk

    That is a 87 minute video in a 8 Second world. The video shows plenty of intelligent folk in Louisana and what I take from it is that restoration is more akin to the Louisana dredges used by folk in Dubai to build land that Dubai use to create maps of the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCDYYjBiywg Apparently those folk in Dubai have lots of cash from this thing called oil. Louisana oil companies, but I also see in the video that dredging is a quick fix and not a holistic solution.

    Moreover I don't understand the logic of freshwater diversion that kills salt water marshes, and salt water later kills vegetation - so here I can see salt water marshes act in a similiar way to Bali's Mangroves - but Louisiana has constituencies Bali does not have like farmer and fisherman interests a.k.a. short-terms wins vs long-term value. I also took a look at Mangroves in Louisana featured in the PDF below - the more I look, the more questions I find and the greater the conflicts in any solution.

    http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/document/32868-coastal-mangrove-marsh-shrubland/coastal_mangrove-marsh_shrubland.pdf

    I could only watch half of the video because my local time is getting closer to 3am. It is a very informative video and I agree with the woman who called Louisana a "holistic puzzle". This video articulates that puzzle but it needs more than 8 seconds.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Thanks for tagging me and posting this vital buzz @Paul Walters. I'm not very familiar with Mangroves so I appreciated reading about the consequences if they keep ridding areas of the Mangroves. Dean, don't you feel that money always wins? It's sad that the people/Corporations that can afford to build seem to have little to no concern for our environment either short term or long term. It's so defeating that people at large can protest, sign petitions etc... to try and stop big money from destroying our planet and in the end it seems they always win. Look at the Dakota pipeline, another example of big money/OIL Moguls winning out without giving two craps if they contaminate the water and soil of so many Indians (and others) who live off of the land. Hey even birds depend on mosquitos for their feeding.
    Donna Wood
    22/04/2017 #18 Donna Wood
    #17 Away with you, sir! The hour has grown late and the rays dim. Time to lift a pint and toast good cheer to the friends and foe we hold dear!
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #16 @Gerald Hecht every little bit counts...now away to finish that single malt and 'then to sleep and per chance to dream"
    Gerald Hecht
    22/04/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Paul Walters it hasn't even been a year since I described the events unfolding https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/september-9-2016-postscript-on-swimming-in-poison-with-horses
    Its ...getting worse and people are talking about (I'm as guilty as any --trying to distract myself --pretend I'm somewhere else...with mahogany furniture...smoking a pipe)...its getting too late for those flights of fancy...maybe I can't make a difference at this point...what's that old saying. --"if you start thinking you're too small to make a difference...remember what it feels like to sleep in a tent with a Mosquito."
    I gotta stop escaping to SM...I can feel it all going; I bet many of us can and do...the hour is really getting late http://calendar.loyno.edu/dept/centers/2017-04-21
    Gerald Hecht
    22/04/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    Louisiana is but a canary in a coal mine...so is this; I can't do the "marketing thingie...lately everything on SM really makes me feel like SM (as in Sodom and Gomorrah...swirling some expensive single malt and acting like this all is a virtual royal salon...it's all dying
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #6 @Tani Paxton And to you . I would hang around a bit and chat but given the significance of today I must away and hug a mangrove
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #10 @Gerald Hecht Thanks I knew I could rely on you !!
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    #9 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for your extremely enlightened response ( I did say I was on Thin ice !!) However next time you do happen to breeze through Bali, please get in touch I would be delighted to meet you !
  3. ProducerPat 🐝 Bagano
    Earth Day Rant Composed On My Phone
    Earth Day Rant Composed On My PhoneWhat I find funny about earth day is that it teaches celebrating the very planet that sustains our reality and made every strand of existence possible to be celebrated for only 1 day among the many days of the year or lifetime.Instead, for just a...
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  4. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Captain Planet LOL
    Don Cheadle is Captain Planet
    Don Cheadle is Captain Planet Become a fan on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/funnyordie Don Cheadle is obviously the best person to play Captain Planet in the movie version of the...
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  5. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    6 years and 720,000 photos to capture this award-winning photos of a bird Photos by: Alan McFayden 1/3 Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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    Earth Day? No, Seasons ... Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  7. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    22/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    If you live inland, don’t think sea level rise won’t affect you
    arstechnica.com Climate migrants will flock inland. What does that mean for landlocked...
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  8. Lynne Black

    Lynne Black

    22/04/2017
    Lynne Black
    Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2017
    lrbandassociates.com Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2017! In the first place, Earth Day is important as it is a way to protect our planet. In view of today, plant a tree, ride a bicycle or walk to work today. Celebrate Earth Day Although we have all heard of Earth Day,...
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  9. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    22/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappears
    www.yahoo.com Joe McCarthy of Global Citizen talks about his recent journey to the remote village of Kivalina where climate change is threatening the community's very...
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  10. George Touryliov
    Happy Earth Day 2017! Today is Earth Day 2017 , so it's the perfect time to start thinking about the planet we live on - and how to save it.
    More at - http://bit.ly/2p23TGX
    George Touryliov
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  11. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    22/04/2017
    Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Disaster...Master Plan Discussion
    University Calendar | Loyola University New Orleans
    calendar.loyno.edu Calendar of events for Loyola University New...
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    Gerald Hecht
    22/04/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2017/04/state_of_emergency_louisiana_coast.html
  12. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    22/04/2017
    Just happens here first
    Gerald Hecht
    Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
    coastal.louisiana.gov
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  13. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    21/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Arctic thaw may dramatically alter environment
    www.upi.com Half of the Arctic region's frozen soils are expected to disappear even if international climate change targets are...
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  14. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    21/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Huge 130m-wide waterfall is largest ever discovered in Antarctica
    www.yahoo.com A large network of streams, lakes and waterfalls on the ice shelves that cover Antarctica has been discovered by piecing together historic satellite and aerial imagery. Streams and lakes were thought to be a very rare occurrence on the Antarctic...
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  15. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    20/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    NOAA's Interactive Maps Show How Your Climate Is Changing
    www.ecowatch.com New interactive maps from NOAA show you how your region's vegetation has...
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  16. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    20/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    11 Reasons to Celebrate Wind Energy's Record Year
    www.ecowatch.com The American wind power industry added jobs at a rate nine times faster than the overall job market, as wind employment grew to a record...
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  17. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    20/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Mountaintop Removal Site Could Become Kentucky's Largest Solar Farm
    www.ecowatch.com "Bringing together major players in both coal and renewable energy to build a solar farm on a mountaintop removal site, creating opportunity for out-of-work miners, is a once-in-a-lifetime...
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  18. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    20/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study
    abcnews.go.com Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers...
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  19. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Meanwhile in the parallel universe .... Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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    Landscapes Painted On Fallen Tree Logs Tell Us Not To Take Nature For Granted Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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    19/04/2017 #1 Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  21. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    19/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    The Best And Worst Cans Of Tuna, Based On Sustainability | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com Not every can is created...
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  22. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    movie poster cliches and what they tell 2/2 - Blue - movies revolving around animals are most likely with blue posters and white letters, add a big moon for drama Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  23. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    18/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    World's Biggest Oil Exporter Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal
    www.ecowatch.com The "Saudi Vision 2030" plan seeks to reduce the kingdom's reliance on...
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  24. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    18/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Greenland's Coastal Glaciers in Terminal Decline
    www.ecowatch.com "New research shows that Greenland's coastal glaciers and ice caps are melting faster than ever before and may have already reached the point of no return two decades...
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  25. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    18/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Sea level rise could send U.S. 'climate migrants' fleeing to Austin, Atlanta
    www.yahoo.com Sea level rise is typically thought of as a coastal problem, with cities from New York to San Francisco pondering new coastal defenses such as sea walls and sturdier buildings.Β  However, by making large swaths of the U.S. shoreline uninhabitable by...
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