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Three quakes within 15 minutes as seismic activity continues off Barbados

Three quakes within 15 minutes as seismic activity continues off Barbados

July 21, 2015 12:14 pm mon-night-quake

[Caribbean 360] – Three more earthquakes with strengths of between 4.0 and 4.5 magnitude, were recorded within a 15-minute span late yesterday evening, as heightened seismic activity continued to the northeast of Barbados.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre reported that a 4.3 magnitude tremor occurred at 6:59 p.m., 116 km northeast of Bridgetown, 236 km east of Castries, St. Lucia and 260 km east southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique.  Continue reading

Seven Climate Records Broken in 2014 Indicates Earth is ‘Gravely Ill’

Seven Climate Records Broken in 2014 Indicates Earth is ‘Gravely Ill’

Global sea level each year since 1993 compared to the 1993* average (dashed line). Graph adapted from Plate 1.1x in State of the Climate in 2014. Image credit: NOAA's State of the Climate report

Global sea level each year since 1993

Anastasia Pantsios, News Report
The 25th annual environmental report is out and there is proof of climate change everywhere. With more than 400 scientists contributing to this report, it is hard for climate deniers to oppose at all.

“Most of the dozens of essential climate variables monitored each year in this report continued to follow their long-term trends in 2014, with several setting new records,” the report said. Continue reading

July 2015 – Five Extreme Weather Events Impacting the Planet

Five Extreme Weather Events Impacting the Planet

2015.9.7 BF Pantsios

Melting glaciers

Anastacia Pantsios  of ECOWATCH for BUZZFLASH at TRUTHOUT  – Thursday, 09 July 2015 07:55

Deniers will keep on denying apparently, but the signs of climate change are everywhere. As the planet has warmed up, severe weather events are happening in every corner of the globe, alerting us to the need for strong, immediate action.

1. Many parts of the world are suffering from extended heat waves. We’ve heard a lot about the heat waves blanketing India and Pakistan, which have claimed a high body count. Thousands of people in the region have died as a result. Continue reading

Father’s Day – Father, where are you? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Syrian Children outside UNHCR Tent - Jordan Refugee Camp

Syrian Children outside their UNHCR Tent – Refugee Camp in Jordan
Photo Credit: UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) /M. Abu Asaker

We live in a patriarchal world. With relatively few exceptions, our fathers, our men, determine the direction and evolution of our societies. This Father’s Day—with persistent inequality, a permanent state of violence and war, climate mayhem, and escalating destruction of human habitats—I ask: Father, where are you?

Father, where are you when a son goes on a shooting rampage, killing other human beings because he believes he has the right to do so?

Father, where are you when the leaders of our governments send our sons and daughters to fight in illegitimate wars of domination?

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Why Tribal Peoples Are the Best Conservationists

Why Tribal Peoples Are the Best Conservationists

Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00By Staff, Survival | Report  – Truthout

Awá man making arrows, Brazil. The Awá have an intimate knowledge of their rainforest and are extremely skilled hunters. (Photo: Survival International) Photo: Awá man making arrows, Brazil. The Awá have an intimate knowledge of their rainforest and are extremely skilled hunters. (Photo: Survival International)

Awá Indians in Brazil’s north-eastern Amazon rainforest know at least 275 useful plants, and at least 31 species of honey-producing bee. Each bee type is associated with another rainforest animal like the tortoise or the tapir.  Continue reading

Former Guyana Government – Willful waste of money – commentary

Willful waste of money

June 4, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Disclosures that the previous government was dispensing money like a tap dispensing water has indeed come as a shock to the many taxpayers who each day must struggle to make ends meet. 

One glaring case involves the government recruiting an individual who left these shores for whatever reason to reside in Canada. There is no shortage or reportorial skills in Guyana so for the government to reach out to Canada and recruit an individual who is at best mediocre to perform duties at the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry and to pay that person US$7,333 per month ($1.5M) per month can only be a case of cronyism.  Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Thawing Permafrost

Robert Spencer of Florida State University
& Paul Mann of Northumbria University
sample permafrost thaw in Siberia
Photo Credit: Aron Stubbins

Thawing Permafrost Feeds Climate Change

New research finds that single-cell organisms called microbes are rapidly devouring the ancient carbon being released from thawing permafrost soil and ultimately releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.
~ Press Release of the American Geophysical Union: “Detecting the signature of permafrost thaw in Arctic Rivers,” Research Letter by Robert G.M. Spencer and others, Geophysical Research Letters, 27 April 2015.

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Canadian company to begin gold production in Guyana mid-year

Canadian company on track to begin gold production in Guyana mid-year

aurora gold project

Guyana Goldfields Inc. (GGI) – production facility almost complete

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday May 28, 2015 – Guyana Goldfields Inc. (GGI), a Canadian based company focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in Guyana, says it’s on track to begin production mid-year.

The company expects to produce between 30,000 ounces to 50,000 ounces of gold this year and approximately 120,000 ounces to 140,000 ounces of gold in 2016.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 May 2015

  • Granger appoints Prime Minister, 15 ministers
  • Exxon Mobil announces “significant” oil discovery
  • Nagamootoo to oversee information sector, and lead constitutional reform
  • New Finance Minister gets down to budget preparation
  • Georgetown clean up continues
  • Granger aims to create bribe-free public sector
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:   Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Dutch government sued for climate action failure

Dutch government sued for climate action failure
Photo Credit: Urgenda, Netherlands

Landmark Dutch Lawsuit: The Urgenda Climate Case

The Urgenda Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch Government for not taking sufficient measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause dangerous climate change. The Urgenda Climate Case is the first case in Europe in which citizens attempt to hold a state responsible for its potentially devastating inaction.
~ The Urgenda Foundation, Netherlands

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