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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

Copyright 2014 Extinction© Felina Silver Robinson

1. One man’s home is another man’s uranium dump

Even for those who don't understand the concept of radiation, Robinson Lake is clearly not safe to drink from. (Madelene Cronjé, M&G)

2. Coal Fuels Brewpubs in Wyoming as Kentucky Mines Misery

3. EPA proposes limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

Commercial fishing boats in Bristol Bay near Naknek. July 6, 2007 (flickr / echoforsberg)

4. In Dayton, Ohio an economic comeback is in the water

What if water was worth the price of gold? One Midwest city is betting on it.

In Dayton, Ohio, an economic comeback is in the water

5. Thousands Of Containers Fall Off Ships Every Year. What Happens To Them?


6. Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat

7. Climate Confidential

Illuminating the crossroads of environment and technology

8. Better use of world’s existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study

Research reveals large increases in population expected in the next three decades
need not result in widespread hunger
Food crisis and population  : farmer carries wheat crop bundles in Egypt

9. Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: U.N.

10. ‘Empty and lonely’ Fukushima towns struggle in catastrophe’s wake

Atsushi Fuda

11. Report warns of diesel fumes’ risks

12. Chikungunya fever finally makes it to the United States – two cases in South Florida

13. A call to fight malaria one mosquito at a time by altering DNA.

14. Genetic Engineering to the Rescue Against Invasive Species?

Scientists call for a public discussion on development of emerging “gene drive” technology.

A photo of a female Asian Tiger Mosquito feeding on human blood.

15. Bald eagles expand territory in California islands

Channel Island Eagles

1. Coral reefs face heightened risk of fatal disease from dredging, says research

Study finds sediment exposure can double risk of disease, raising questions over

Abbot Point expansion impact on Great Barrier Reef

White syndrome coral

2. Is organic food healthier? Many scientists are still skeptical

3. Intersex fish indicate chemical problems in Pa. rivers

Vicki Blazer, a fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, studied Pennsylvania´s rivers. She said estrogenic chemicals in the water "are likely complex mixtures" from agricultural and human sources.

4. What chemicals are lurking in your loaf? Nearly two thirds of bread products

found to contain pesticide residues

The study found that the percentage of bread products containing pesticide residues has more than doubled over the last 12 years - rising from 28 per cent in 2001 to 63 per cent in 2013

5. Australia Becomes First Developed Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Tony Abbott Pledged to Get Rid of the Tax Last Year

6. Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

7. The curious case of the massive crater that just appeared at ‘the end of the Earth’

8. In North Dakota’s oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

North Dakota gas flare

9. Top 5 Environmental Issues in America

1. Our Original Free and Independent Nations

2. Wisconsin Tribes Urge EPA to Use Clean Water Act to Stop Gogebic Taconite Mine

Mary Annette Pember

3. Critics Are Digging Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma, and You Can Too

Courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment
Robert Homer Mollohan, left, and Jason Momoa in ‘Road to Paloma.’ Image
courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment.

4. Shoni Schimmel’s Dream Jersey Is No. 1 Seller in WNBA

Schimmel holds up her Atlanta Dream jersey on draft day in April 2014.

5. Grand Theft Auto… Not! Washington Senator Gets His Car Back

Tech-savvy Washington State Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, used an app to assist
law enforcement in the apprehension of a suspect who allegedly stole his car.

6. 10 Traditional Foods You Might Enjoy During a Canoe Journey

Richard Walker
Blue huckleberries, picked on Kulshan (aka Mount Baker) in Nooksack territory.

7. Native Health News Alliance Ramping Up in Second Year

Mark Fogarty
Rebecca Blatt (left), Shannon Shaw Duty and Teresa Lamsam (right) talk about the
Native Health News Alliance at the Native American Journalists Association’s annual
convention in Santa Clara, Calif. Blatt is the Public Interest Network bureau chief at
the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. Duty is the editor of Osage News,
Pawhuska, Okla. Lamsen is the president and executive editor of NHNA and an associate
professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

8. Wab Kinew Among Those Considering Run for New AFN Chief

Wab Kinew, a journalist, educator and musician, is one of at least two people
known to be considering a run for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

9. Tribe Recoups $29.5 Million in Unpaid Contract Support Costs

10.  Adoptive Parents in Indian Country Get Help From Sen. Johnson

11. Federal Judge Bans Use of Redskins in Court Documents

Associated Press

12. Oklahoma Receives Nearly $2 Million for Earthquake-Fracking Study

U.S. Geological Survey
Data show a huge spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past few years;
side effects of fracking wastewater-injection wells feared as culprit.

13. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Vaughn Harris

14. Classic ’70s Poster Art: Akwesasne Notes x Edward S. Curtis

Library of Congress

15. Obama Allocates copy0 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation

Newtok Planning Group
The Alaska Native village of Newtok is one example of an indigenous community
at the forefront of climate change. Erosion due to rising sea levels has required
the relocation of the entire village.

1. Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker

2. Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help

They didn’t drop Agent Orange, but they flew those contaminated planes on hundreds of domestic missions.

At left, a plane dropping Agent Orange over Vietnam. Richard Matte flew such planes on domestic missions and believes he was exposed to the deadly herbicide.

3. Creeping Up on Unsuspecting Shores: The Great Lakes, in a Welcomed Turnaround

4. Could the ‘healthy’ part of red wine be dangerous for unborn babies?

The 'healthy' compound in red wine may damage the pancreas of an unborn child, say researchers

5. Polluted city air stunts babies’ lungs in womb

Children born in areas of high air pollution have smaller heads – and grow up with reduced lung function, say scientists

6. Concern over banned antibiotic superbug found in Australian chicken meat

The strong antibiotics have never been approved for such uses in Australia.

7. Framingham residents press for closer look at cancer patterns

8. LANL faces penalties in cleanup delays

9. Chinese drones keep eye on polluters

10. Hot Zone

Iraqi Shiite men.


1. Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

2. A year of agonized, unanswered questions

How did a well-trained crew of professional hotshots come to abandon their designated safety zone and walk into a wall of fire?

3. Duke scientists report air pollution controls linked to lower NC death rates

4. Triclosan Under The Microscope


5. A 1,000-pound BP tar mat found on Fort Pickens beach

Tar mat cleanup 1.jpg

6. How Rupert Murdoch created the world’s newest climate change villain

Australia was once a leader on climate action. Thanks to American conservative powerhouses, that’s no longer true

How Rupert Murdoch created the world's newest climate change villain

7. New York’s Silent But Deadly Fracking Problem

8. Personal Health: Too Hot To Handle

9. There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells. Here’s Where They Are.

The government is failing to conduct key safety inspections on new oil and gas wells on federal and Native American land.

10. Ebola Outbreak ‘Tip of the Iceberg,’ Experts Say

Image: Doctors Without Borders staff carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus.

11. Polio vaccine effort in Syria reaches 1.4 million children as volunteers brave violence

12. Jenny McCarthy e-cigs ads disappear

Jenny McCarthy is pictured in this composite image. | Screengrabs

13. ‘Superweeds’ choke farms

A Palmer amaranth grown in an experiment in 2011 at Iowa State University.

14. River of no return

Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?

15. Man-made chemicals are hidden health hazards

1. Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

2. Bill Nye Debates Climate Change With Economist – CNN 5-6-14

3. Climate Realist Marc Morano Debates Bill Nye the Science Guy on Global Warming

4. Why “Global Warming” Failed & Why Climate Change is Real

5. Geoengineering And The Collapse Of Earth 2014 – THIS MUST BE SHARED!

6. Megacities of Asia Part II: Perils of the concrete jungle

 Unprecedented levels of migration from rural areas have led to a host of logistical and environmental problems, writes Vanessa Collingridge.

7. Cloud looms over a life spent hiding from chemicals.

For decades, Dorene Dougherty’s chemical sensitivity made her a prisoner in her own home. Now she and her doctor fear not even her prison is safe.

8. Danger on the plate

9. Fears of EPA ‘land grab’ create groundswell against water rule

10. ‘Ecodistricts’ discussed for new Baltimore developments

The projects could share resources to lessen impact on the environment

11. Chemical board under fire amid investigation backlog

12. Water Woes: Battling over the Brazos

Dwindling river and reservoirs spark disputes over dam construction

slideshow of drought photos

13. ‘Second punch’ of ocean acidification threatens Lowcountry

Creatures that are the base of the marine food chain are threatened by the effects of ocean acidification.

14. Democrats use climate change as wedge issue on Republicans

Democrats are hoping the climate fight will help get voters to the polls in an off-year election. Photo: Jason Wachter, Associated Press

1. Who Would Win the World Cup of Climate Change?

We set World Cup competitors against each other based on who can get the farthest on the least carbon emissions.

2. Greening the World Cup


Soccer fans in Brazil show the national team colors. Protests over social injustice have trumped environmental concerns and may be the 2014 World Cup’s legacy. Photo courtesy Laura Corritzo and Gabriel Fialho/Portal da Copa

  3. Disease-causing chemicals in everyday products cost EU billions

4. Big Tobacco squares up as EU rules aim to track every cigarette

Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, in this April 30, 2014 file photograph. REUTERS-Michaela Rehle -Files

5. Audit faults EPA in delays probing lead factory dangers

Northwestern Smelting_via Minnesota Historical Society

6. Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead

Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.

7. Texas Gas Town Considers Banning Fracking

Gas Town Revolt

8. Scientists find Achilles’ heel of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Scientists at the University of East Anglia demonstrate how the bug responsible for E. coli and salmonella builds an impenetrable wall to keep out drugs

Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells

9. Dr. Éric Dewailly, Arctic expert, among 2 dead in rockslide on Réunion Island

Laval University professor dies, wife and family members injured, when cliff collapses

Dr. Éric Dewailly died on Réunion Island on June 17 when a rockslide occurred while he was picnicking with family members at the foot of Biberon Falls.

10. Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. Montana officials intend to release details next week on oil trains passing through the state despite efforts by railroads to keep the information from the public. Photo: Matt Brown, AP / AP

11. Cancer risk from bottled water: Experts


12. Best of VICE News: Environment

13. RFI Khmer News on 04 Mar 2014, Natural world to criticize environmental report

14. China Maoming environmental protest violence condemned | BREAKING NEWS – 2 APRIL 2014

15. World Environment day : Asianet News Prime Time Discussion 5th June 2014

1. How Environmental Disaster Is Making Boko Haram Violence Worse

Drought, population explosion, and poverty are aggravating conflict in Nigeria. Climate change will likely add fuel to the fire.

2. Of Fish, Monsoons and the Future

A Push to Save Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

3. Genes in the Cloud: Google Steps Into Autism Research

A Deal with Autism Speaks to House Research Data From 10,000 Complete Genomes

4. Solutions – Episode 1: The Climate Solutions Road Tour

5. Solutions – Episode 2: The ALT Fuel Fleet

6. Solutions – Episode 3: Garden of Peace

7. R.E.A.C.T.

8. Urban, rural runoff remains pollution problem for rivers today

John Mulhern of Glendale paddles through duckweed into the main channel of the Milwaukee River after launching his canoe in Kletzsch Park on one of his 237 outings last year. Mulhern, who has been canoeing for decades, says the river is cleaner these days.

Rivers still don’t meet water quality standards, despite improvements

9. Will Vermont Be Able To Defend Its GMO Labeling Law On Donations Alone?

10. Banned in Europe, Safe in The U.S.

Child eating macaroni and cheese

Who determines whether chemicals are safe — and why do different governments come up with such different answers?

11. Road salt makes male butterflies brawnier, females brainier

Butterflies and salt intake

12. Infants exposed to ‘potentially harmful’ chemicals in vinyl


1. Warning on bulldozing hills for Chinese cities

China Moving Mountains

2. Where has global warming baked the most in US since 1984? Maine, Vermont, New Mexico, Texas

US hottest spots of warming: Northeast, Southwest

FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, tourists walk close to misters to keep cool as they walk along The Strip during a heat wave in Las Vegas. An Associated Press analysis of federal temperature records shows Nevada's capital city, Carson City, has warmed the most in the...

3. Keystone XL pipeline opponent cites terrorism concerns

Tom Steyer

4. Mercury forms ‘bull’s-eye’ around Alberta oilsands: study

5. Hundreds of scientists to Canada PM: Pipeline report ‘deeply flawed’

Climate change wasn’t mentioned as a factor in the federal review of the Northern Gateway pipeline

6. Canada’s 500,000 Leaky Energy Wells: ‘Threat to Public’

Badly sealed oil and gas wellbores leak emissions barely monitored, experts find.

Wellbore diagram

  7. Lead shot threatens eagles, study says

Eagles in snow

8. Monarch butterfly decline linked to spread of GM crops

Milkweed essential to monarchs in decline because of herbicides used with genetically modified crops

Tyler Flockhart, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Guelph, led the analysis, which combined all the known data about monarch populations and the factors that influence them.

9. When Food Isn’t Enough: Gut Bugs Affect Malnutrition, Too, Study Finds

Image: A father feeds his child with oral saline at the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research Bangladesh in Dhaka

10. Health risks of e-cigarettes emerge

Vaping pollutes lungs with toxic chemicals and may even make antibiotic-resistant bacteria harder to kill