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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 2012?

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.



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Be part of the solution:
1. Learn what's going on
2. Join a mailing list
3. Tell/Spread the word
4. Write the officials
5. Recycle all you can
6. Volunteer where you can
7. More you can do
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     CURRENT NEWS RESOURCES:
Africa News - Environment
Capitol Reports / Daily Environment News
Discovery.com News - Daily
Earth Times: Online News - Daily
EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
Environmental News Network - Daily
OurEarth.org
Indigenous Environmental Network
Fox News: Natural Science - Daily
Planet Ark: Reuters Daily World Environment News
Yahoo Environment News - Daily
Yellowstone Country


    INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:

Earth 911: recycling centers, water pollution & conservation
Everyday Tips from Ed Bagley, Jr; Ever-Green Ideas
Habitat Conservation
The World Conservation Union
Internet Directory for Botany
Vegetation & Plant Distribution Maps
Landscape Plants - Images, Identification & Information
Virtual Foliage - Univ of Wisconsin
Plants & Our Environment
Environmental Education Resources
Teaching 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

WWW Virtual Library: Forestry

American Forests

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

Native Forest Network - an international coalition of forest activists with offices and contacts in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Sweden, the U.K., Germany, Australia, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Argentina, and elsewhere. We are collaborating with and supporting the struggles of First Nations such as the Innu, Cree, Abenaki, Apache and others. NFN's Northern Hemisphere Office is located in Bozeman, Montana, and Southern in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia. It is the goal of NFN to support grassroots activists working to save temperate forests around the globe.

Ecology Education Resources -- includes directories and search

The Fated Forest - steady onslaught of clearing in North America's largest rain forest likely will lead to its demise.

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

Clean Cleaner Cover-up - Global Concerns - Mojo Wire

Friends of the Earth - "Friends of the Earth is a national, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity; and empowering citizens to have an influential voice in decisions affecting the quality of their environment -- and their lives."

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.

For Mother Earth - main campaign is anti-nuclear... gives concrete examples of alternatives with special attention to and emphasis on non-violence, sustainable ways of life and renewable energy technologies.

Poison Fire, Sacred Earth - World Uranium Hearing excerpts, Salzburg.

Rainforest Information - about rainforests, lungs of the planet

The Wild Rockies Slate - The Slate 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?

Cutting Trees to Save the Forest

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.

USDA Forest Serviecs Databases, Graphics and Software

***US Environmental Protection Agency - ...to 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.

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