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Extinction©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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My bones

My skin

My face

My head

My heart

My inner self

My outer self

My body

My Mind

It all belongs to me

It’s all a part of me

It all makes me whole

It all makes me empty

It all makes me happy

It all makes me sad

It all makes me think

It all helps me decide

My thoughts are mixed

My thoughts are uncertain

Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning

So I then can become certain

Certain of my beginning

Certain of my task

Certain of my foes

Certain of my allies

With all in place I’m ready, set, go…

Out into the world

With all that I have

All that I know

And all I intend to do

Look out world because I’ve begun

To turn to you and set you straight

The time has come to change this place

This place we call our home

Times are changing

Just like we do through the years

But now we must give this place

we call home a facelift

We must clean …

our air so we can breathe

We must clean ….

our water so we can drink

We must preserve …

what is good,

what is healthy

what is in danger

In danger of extinction

our birds

all of our food sources

our bodies

our selves

Give back to mother nature

All you have taken

Now she needs you as she has helped you

Help her before it becomes too late

We’re on a path

A path to extinction

Things can end faster than they began

Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam

No matter the name

No matter the forbidden fruit

Where there’s a beginning

There’s always and ending

We can only extend the time before our extinction

So make your choices

Choices control us

Choices change us

Choices lead us

Choices need us

Choices believe in us


Rolling Stone recently sat down with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez after his powerful speech at the United Nations

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez


1. Message in a Blanket: Dakota Artist Stealth-Embroiders ‘NOKXL’ Into Obama Quilt

via Indigenous Environmental Network
Dakota artist DeVon Burshiem, a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, stuck a secret protest message onto the back of the star quilt given in gratitude.

2. 12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly

3. Solar-powered ATMs to deliver clean drinking water in Pakistan – TRFN

4. Young girl from Haifa suffering from cancer sues state for allowing air pollution

Family claims pollution is the cause of her disease, and government has not acted to clean it up.

A polluting  plant in Haifa Bay: insufficient Environmental Protection Ministry inspections?

5. Spectacular Filament Eruption | S0 News May 16, 2015

6. Duke to provide water to NC residents with tainted wells

Bob Griggs, right, and Harry Marx are on their way to perch fishing leaving from Belanger Park in River Rouge on Friday. 'I am totally opposed to this,' says Marx about Detroit Bulk Storage wanting to store petroleum coke nearby.


Global sea levels rising faster than previously thought

An iceberg floats through the water in Ilulissat, Greenland. As Greenlanders adapt to the changing climate and go on with their lives, researchers from the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the phenomena of the melting glaciers and its long-term ramifications for the rest of the world. JOE RAEDLE, GETTY IMAGES


1. Hong Kong woman critically ill with bird flu, raising concerns of epidemic.Health officials outside a poultry market in Hong Kong after and earlier case of H7N0 bird flu

2. In West Virginia, fear about safety of drinking water persists.

3. Race to build on river could block Pacific oil route.

4. U.S. Forest Service set to allow oil, gas drilling in – not on – Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.

5. Nicaragua defies canal protests.

6. Chemicals’ phaseout a ‘success story’ for S.F. Bay wildlife

USGS biologist Jarred Barr comes ashore to the island where the birds nest to inspect tern and American avocet nests and eggs. Photo: Katy Raddatz / Special To The Chronicle / ONLINE_YES

7. Mary Nichols has ‘rock star’ influence as top air quality regulator.

Mary Nichols

8. Vietnamese farmers’ overuse of pesticide harms fertile soil.

overuse of pesticide

9. Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches.

Pope

10. Water source for almonds in California may run dry.

11. Study: All-electric car may not be so green.

US-DETROIT-AUTO-SHOW

12. Dengue app allows Costa Rica to report mosquito hatcheries.

Tarcoles river, Costa Rica

13. Doubts as China project’s water reaches capital.

Xi Jinping praises Hong Kong authorities for not giving in to protesters

14. Thieves fry Kenya’s power grid to cook fast food.

15. Study: Sundarbans food chain broken by oil spill.


1. Waste from Ebola poses challenge to hospitals.

2. Overwhelmed U.S. port inspectors unable to keep up with illegal wildlife trade.

3. Measure 92: Labeling genetically engineered foods in Oregon.

4. Bloomberg to back soda tax in Berkeley.

5. BLM prejudged merits of seasonal drilling in petroleum reserve — greens.

6. EPA announces proposed settlement with Niagara Mohawk.

7. EPA starts MCHM air testing, but lacks adequate data.

8. Frack check.

DRC

9. ‘We are trying to prepare for the worst’: president of the Haida Nation.

10. Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype).

A highly scientific poll featured on Fox News (Nick Martin)

11. Steyer deploys ark to show menace of climate change in Florida.

12. These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble.

13. Climate campaigners ramp up pressure on fossil fuel industry.

14. Florida politicians battle rhetoric as rising seas drive worries over climate change.

15. Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty.

16. Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast.

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17. Asbestos toll rises from factory of death as fallout continues.

Peter Bird suits up for asbestos inspection in Sunshine North. Picture: Tony Gough

18. China tests outright logging ban in state forests.

Forestry workers lifting logs early in the morning, Heilongjiang Province, China.

19. Health scare in Texas also sends political ripples.

20. Amid assurances on Ebola, Obama is said to seethe.

21. In conspicuous success, Senegal is declared Ebola-free.

22. Here’s what you need to know about the deep-sea gold rush.

Sully hydrothermal vent

23. The Dutch boy mopping up a sea of plastic.

Boyan Slat in front of rough seas

24. Loaded with lead: How gun ranges poison workers and shooters.


New England has fewer unhealthy air quality days