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Marian farrell's Blog – November 2009 Archive (5)

Vanishing of the Bees

Wednesday 25th November


The Nerve Centre

This film is a remarkable inside look into the world of the honeybee, a creature upon whom our whole agricultural system depends and yet one that is also in crisis - reports have come in from across the planet of a third of the bees of America, Italy, France, Germany and the UK, dying or more mysteriously,vanishing. Scientists and beekeepers struggle to understand what is happening to the bee population and their role in our… Continue

Added by marian farrell on November 24, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

Inishowen Environment Group Tree Sale


As the Inishowen Environment Group prepare to host their 21st annual tree sale in Carndonagh this Saturday November 28th, the group estimates that close to 40,000 trees have been sold or given away since 1988, the year the IEG came into being.

“I remember our first tree sale well” says one of the founding members, Bev Doherty. “We had won a £3000 cash prize for coming third in a nationwide environmental competition where almost the entire… Continue

Added by marian farrell on November 24, 2009 at 10:28 — No Comments

Farmed Salmon Exposed

MEDIA ADVISORY – 5th November 2009

The End of the Line for Open Net Cage Salmon Farming?

- New film premieres around the world during next week’s Global Week of Action

A new short documentary produced by Canadian film-maker Damien Gillis lifts the lid on the problems caused by open net cage salmon farms worldwide. “Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry” reveals the pervasive nature of the issues plaguing salmon… Continue

Added by marian farrell on November 18, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

FOE Copenhagan E-alerts

Copenhagen E-alerts: Daily Campaigning Made Easy

If you can't make it to The Wave, or if you'd like to do more, we've developed an exciting new way for you to help us to keep the pressure on the negotiators as the talks are happening.

Sign up for our up to the minute action alert list, and during the week… Continue

Added by marian farrell on November 16, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

Feasta Lecture - Keeping Cattle, Cause or Cure for Climate Crisis?

This year's lecture will be given by Allan Savory, a Zimbabwean biologist and farmer who was the 2003 winner of the Australian Banksia Environmental Foundation prize. He will argue that while livestock may contribute to climate change, they can also be an important part of the solution. He has demonstrated time and again in Africa, Australia and North and South America that, properly managed, they are essential to land restoration. With the right techniques, plant growth is lusher, the water… Continue

Added by marian farrell on November 3, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

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