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Alaskan Concerns Escalate As British Columbia Government Gives Red Chris Mine Final Operating Permit PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 22:38

By   Jun 17, 2015.JUNEAU, ALASKA

Red Chris mining claims at the head waters of the Stikine River. Image-Google maps/Imperial mining

l ast week’s ill-conceived decision by the British Columbia government to issue a final operating permit for Red Chris mine disregards concerns from Alaskans whose clean water, fisheries, tourism, jobs, and traditional ways of life are threatened. Red Chris is owned by Imperial Metals, the same company responsible for the Mount Polley mine disaster last summer, one of Canada’s worst environmental catastrophes. Red Chris is one of several B.C. mines proposed for the transboundary region straddling Alaska that have raised the public’s ire.

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More Scientists Expose Government Fraud over GMOs PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 22:23
Have the facts been systematically misrepresented?
BY CHRISTINA SARICH
POSTED ON MARCH 7, 2015
 

“The US government and leading scientific institutions have systematically misrepresented the facts about GMO.”

The famous zoologist Jane Goodall, who worked with monkeys in their native habitat at the Gombe Stream Reserve at Lake Tanganyika in the 1970’s, is joining a prominent activist lawyer, Steven Druker, to reveal the mockery of truth Big Biotech and the US government have made over genetically modified foods.



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Steven Druker has written a book detailing it all titled “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth” which features Dame Jane Goodall, who has called it one of the most important books in the last 50 years.

The book is being published at an opportune time, when the EU Parliament is working on the decision that states can ban GMOs. Based on evidence that Druker and Goodall provide in the book, they should ban the cultivation of genetically modified seeds from Poland to Greece; the UK, to France.

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Fallout from WHO Classification of Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 June 2015 17:04

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Fallout from WHO Classification of Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen

Campaigns to ban and phase out the chemical across the world intensify with major successes Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji

Could it be that the World Health Organisation’s classification of glyphosate as a ‘probable carcinogen’ (see [1] Glyphosate ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ Latest WHO AssessmentSiS 66) will be the final nail in the coffin for the world’s most popular herbicide and Monsanto’s flagship product.

Recent weeks have seen the intensification of campaigns to ban or remove the product as well as lawsuits being filed against Monsanto; in the US for false safety claims of glyphosate, and in China, for hiding toxicity studies from the public. (El Salvador has already banned the chemical though yet to be signed into law [2], while the Netherlands last year banned private sales [3]. Sri Lanka had a partial ban in place in regions most afflicted by chronic kidney disease that has been linked to glyphosate use (see later)).

People have known the truth for years. Industry and government regulators have conspired to bury copious evidence of toxicity for decades, and they feel to some extent vindicated by the latest WHO assessment (see [4]Glyphosate and CancerSiS 62) and [5] EU Regulators and Monsanto Exposed for Hiding Glyphosate ToxicitySiS 51). More importantly, governments are finally beginning to take action. 

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Peru a Shining Example for South America’s Climate Action Plans PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 15 June 2015 07:22

 

A villager from Combayo, Peru. Citizen engagement is critical for the country to achieve its ambitious climate action plans. Photo courtesy of La República /IPS

BONN, Jun 12 2015 (IPS) - This week, Peru became the first South American nation to publicly announce its Climate Action Plan, or INDC. In doing so, it may have set the scene for a new wave of highly transparent and ambitious INDC submissions from the continent.

This most recent plan comes after 12 years of collective planning, as Peru developed a suite of regional and national strategies to address climate change. As a result, the government of Peru has come out with an ambitious proposal to cut business as usual emissions by 31 per cent.

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1999GREEN PARTY CALLS FOR BAN ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS AND SETS UP GE-FREE FUND PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 17:56

GREEN PARTY CALLS FOR BAN ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS AND SETS UP GE-FREE FUND

APRIL 1999

Dr. Joan Russow, the National leader of the Green Party of Canada has just returned from an international conference in Delhi where the participants called for a global ban on genetically engineered foods and crops. While deep concern is expressed throughout the world with GE foods and crops, the Canadian government is funding proponents traveling across the country promoting GE foods and crops., and  is boasting that Canada has more trial sites of genetically engineered foods and crops than the whole of the European Union.

 

For too long the dialogue around genetically engineered foods and crops has been about the “right to know” not about the right to have genetically engineered-free food, and the right to have crops that do not destroy the environment.   Given the unattended consequences of  genetically engineered foods and crops, and the global commitment to the precautionary principle it becomes an imperative to institute a complete ban on genetically engineered foods. and crops because there is sufficient scientific evidence emerging to justify the banning and the immediate removal of the food off the shelves.

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Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 15:10

 

The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?
Pope Francis on a visit to the Philippines in January.  
Pope Francis on a visit to the Philippines in January. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images 

John Vidal

Saturday 13 June 2015 12.44 BST Last modified on Saturday 13 June 2015 19.55 BST 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/13/pope-francis-intervention-transforms-climate-change-debate

Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday.
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International Oceans Day; Time to Heed Warnings, Discharge Obligations and act on Commitments PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 June 2015 13:27
 
by Joan russow
 
Global Compliance research Project
 
 
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For years, there have been significant international conventions, and conferences related to protecting the marine environment.  And  this year there will be the finalizing of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is  the following:
 
GOAL 14: CONSERVE AND SUSTAINABLY USE THE OCEANS, SEAS AND MARINE RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
 
There have been obligations incurred under various Conventions addressing the oceans and marine Biodiversity  such as the 1982  UN Convention on the Law of the Seas, (UNCLOS, the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In addition, there have been warnings and commitments related to Oceans, in UN Conferences, such as the UN Conference on Environmental and Development (UNCED) and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).
Enclosed are various excerpts from the Conventions and Conference with articles related to International Oceans Day. 
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Senator Kirk Urges President to Halt Canadian Proposal to Store Nuclear Waste Near Great Lakes PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 08 June 2015 13:06

Proposal Would Store 7 Million Cubic Feet of Nuclear Waste Less Than a Mile From Great Lakes

Media Release May 22, 2015

http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1421

 
CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) sent a letter to President Obama expressing serious concern with a proposed nuclear waste repository in Canada, which would be located less than a mile away from the Great Lakes and is currently under review by the Canadian government. The Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposal would store 7 million cubic feet of nuclear waste for thousands of years at their Bruce Nuclear Station on Lake Huron. Senator Kirk urged the President to work with the Canadian government to delay final approval of the project while calling for an environmental review by the International Joint Commission (IJC), an independent organization established by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 for cooperative management of our shared Great Lakes. In May, Canada’s Environmental Review Panel recommended the project be approved. Now, under Canadian law, Canada’s Environmental Minister has until September 4, 2015, to determine whether or not to authorize the facility’s construction.
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G7 summit on 7 and 8 June 2015: Time to be Bold on Climate Change PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 13:06

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

Flaggs der G7-Staaten The G7 summit will take place on 7 and 8 June 2015Source: Photothek.net

 
*KEY MESSAGE
 
 THE G7 MUST TAKE BOLD  ACTION IN PARIS  IF NOT LEGAL ACTION THEREAFTER SHOULD BE TAKEN,  THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL cOURT OF »jUSTICE. AGAINST THE G7  FOR VILATION OF ARTICLE 2 OF THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVNTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
 
The time for procrastination about climate change has long since passed; the world is in a state of emergency and further inaction is gross or even criminal negligence.
 
Targets and Timeframes
Because of the global urgency, there must be the political will to return earth’s temperature to its natural pre-industrial level, and strict time frames must be imposed, so that overall global emissions of greenhouse gases will begin to be reversed as of 2015 There must be a global target for greenhouse gas emission reductions of at least 30% below 1990 levels by 2015, at least 50% below 1990 levels by 2020, at least 75% below 1990 levels by 2030, at least 85% below 1990 levels by 2040 and 100% below 1990 emissions by 2050  while adhering to the precautionary principle, the differentiated responsibility principle *, and the fair and just transition principle. The required reductions in emissions cannot be achieved without an immediate end to the destruction of carbon sinks. Under the UNFCCC, every state signatory incurred the obligation to conserve carbon sinks; thus the destruction of sinks, including deforestation and elimination of bogs must end immediately.
The goal of COP 21 must be to return temperatures to pre-industrial levels and return atmospheric CO2 back to 278ppm at the latest by 2050.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: COP 21 PARIS - TIME TO BE BOLD PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 05 June 2015 16:04

See Also

 A Content Analysis of the Dutch Court Decision: could this be a Precedent to be used in a case before the Supreme Court of Canada?

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10281:a-content-analysis-of-the-dutch-court-decision-could-this-be-a-precedent-to-be-used-in-a-case-before-the-supreme-court-of-canada&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

By Joan Russow (PhD) Canada, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Global Compliance Research ProjectClimateChange

COP 21 opens in Paris on November 30 2015

 
 

If you don’t leave crude oil in the soil Coal in the hole and tar sands in the land I will confront and denounce  you (Nnimmo Bassey, presentation at Peoples conference on Climate Change, Bolivia)

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9539:if-you-dont-leave-crude-oil-in-the-soil-coal-in-the-hole-and-tar-sands-in-the-land-i-will-confront-and-denounce-you-&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210 

 In other words "Freeze fossil fuel extraction" and seek decarbonization before 2050

 

A PROPOSAL FOR COP 21:

 
Background Original: created by Joan Russow and Richard Levicki  in   2007, expanded in 2009 into a Statement to COP 15 Copenhagen; submitted to  Cancun and revised for Durban and updated  for COP 20 and in COP 21 in Paris  ...

 

 In Paris, states must agree to base the COP 21 on the UNFCCC and on credible emerging and current science and the precautionary principle and thus because of the global urgency, there must be the political will to return earth’s temperature to its natural pre-industrial level, and strict time frames must be imposed to return the CO2 in the atmosphere to 278ppm by 2050.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015 11:59
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