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Over half of the world's life forms (plants and animals) are living in the rainforests which are being destroyed. "Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down. That's 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year. More than 56,000 square miles of natural forest are lost each year." (Rainforest Action Network)

Yes, our world, the planet, our Mother Earth is unbalanced. We humans are the ones responsible for the resolutions to the destruction we have caused. We are in danger. Along side global warming and the pollution of everything, are the nuclear waste problems and issues... all of which can be irreparable. (As I have heard it said, "If we do not change our direction soon, we will end up where we are headed.")

What I don't understand is why... aren't the major corporations' heads and stockholders, who are behind all the "progress" - destruction of rainforests, also human? Don't they have children and grandchildren also? How is it that they do not worry for even their own decendants? ... Is money's power actually that strong?... Or could it be that they took a vote and most agree that the world as we know it really is going to cease in a few years?

If you aren't currently involved in nature, or environmental issues, at least check on some of this information from the following resources. Don't miss the forest because of a tree.

Cultures/Geography/Maps - wild moss roses photo copyright by E.C.Gruhler
Be part of the solution:
1. Learn what's going on

2. Join a mailing list

3. Tell all/Spread the word

4. Write the officials

5. Recycle all you can

6. Get Involved / Volunteer

7. Securing Water

8. 10 Ways You Can Help - pdf

9. More...
KidSurfers' Stuff - bluebells photo copyright by E.C.Gruhler

      Tiger Tiger

Eco Tech
Africa News - Environment
Earth Times: Online News - Daily
Environmental News Network - Daily
Indigenous Environmental Network
Fox News: Planet Earth - Daily
Planet Ark: Reuters Daily World Environment News
Yahoo Environment News - Daily


Earth 911: recycling centers, water pollution & conservation
5 Tips to Help the Environment-Ed Bagley, Jr
The World Conservation Union
Internet Directory for Botany
Vegetation & Plant Distribution Maps
Landscape Plants - Images, Identification & Information
Virtual Foliage - Univ of Wisconsin
Environmental Education Resources

Plants for a future - seeks to gather together and disseminate information on the many useful properties of plants.

Stein's Virtual Herbarium - Some herbs from the Appalachians; Most of these are widely-distributed east of the Mississippi River.

Desert Plants & Wildflowers

Virtual Library: Botany/Plant Biology

American Forests

National Parks Conservation Association - private nonprofit organization dedicated solely to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the National Park System.

Ecological Society of America - largest organization of professional ecologists

Ecology Education Resources -- includes directories and search

Arctic Circle - scientists have become increasingly concerned over damage to the arctic environment caused by petroleum, hydroelectric, mining, and other large-scale development projects. (nuclear waste)

The Ecosystem Fights Back

The Environment Directory - directory and search engine

Environment - Mojo (Mother Jones)

Friends of the Earth - "Friends of the Earth is a bold and fearless voice for justice and the planet. We believe all people deserve to live in a healthy enrironment."

Environmental Defense Fund - dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy, nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem.

The Wild Rockies Journal - supports the work of grassroots environmental organizations and activists as they strive to protect the resources that make the Wild Rockies so unique.

Water Environment Federation - WEF develops outreach tools for members, teachers, and community leaders to educate the public, the public officials, and students on important water quality issues.

Dark Response or Evolution - new species?

Greenpeace - uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Sierra Club - promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. (Site includes hot issues, current news, and The Planet, a monthly Sierra Club activist resource.)

US Dept of Energy Office of Environmental Management - Improving efficiency and effectiveness of cleanup and protection of the environment by providing high quality training. Helping the public understand low-level and mixed low-level waste management issues and providing DOE and industry with solutions to their challenges.

***US Environmental Protection Agency - protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment...

***United Nations Environment Program - To provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

(***DIRECT QUOTES!... Makes me wonder if these EPA and UN folks have read their mission statements.)

Snowhawk's Oklahoma - wild flowering bush photo copyright by E.C. Gruhler

:::Note::: Most politicians do not read their e-mail. I print out a copy of my e-mail to them and snail-mail (post office mail) it to them for backup.

Snowhawk's Art resources - pond sunset photo copyright by E.C. Gruhler
Special Collections of the Nat'l Agricultrual Library

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