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My Poem of the Day

(09/24/14)

My Final Say©

I stand high on the tallest mountain

With my arms flying high

People gathered from all around

I’ve waited so long

To stand proud

And have my final say

They plan to take from me,

My friends and my neighbors

The land mother nature has nurtured since the beginning of time

They intend to build, build and build

Until the land is empty no more

It matters none that the animals have lost their way

They come into our homes

They live in our back yards and our attics

Because man has taken the only home they’ve ever known

When they are caught they are euthanized for trespassing

On land that use to be their own

We must take a stand for us the people

And for them

The animals

The air is slowing leaving

Soon we won’t even breathing

The hunger that will come as all starts to die off

All so the man could continue with his building

To fill each square foot with machines that devour all our resources

When the lights turn off and we sit in the dark

With no food

And no place to lay our bed

Then and only then

Will man see the problem he created

And what will he do then

Stand here on this mountain

Stand tall and speak with me

And tell the story of what you see

And hope that it’s not too late to be heard

And to see what man can do to fix the mess he made

Copyright 2014

My Final Say©

Felina Silver Robinson


1. Planet Earth 100 Million Years In The Future – What will happen to our world?

2. Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode

3. Beyond GMOs: What happens when synthetic DNA comes to the farm and table?

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4. Harper government tracking hundreds of peaceful protests

“Don’t be fearful of us—we just want to become a part of larger Canada,” said Chief Joe Alphonse of Tsilhqot’in Nation

Tsilhqot’in - Supreme Court - November 8, 2013

5. The Pacific Starfish Die-Off Continues, but There Is New Hope

6. Fair-Trade Condoms: Latex That Lets You Love The World

A rubber tapper makes an incision in a tree on a plantation in Indonesia.

7. Sitting on danger? Duke University study shows evidence of exposure to furniture flame retardant in moms, toddlers

8. With Ebola crippling the health system, Liberians die of routine medical problems

9. China’s polluted air may be affecting Fresno

10. Thirsty wells: Fracking consumes billions of gallons of water

This file photo from March shows a freshwater impoundment to be used in Utica Shale drilling in southeastern Ohio.

11. UK weather: Britain must be prepared for ‘worst droughts in modern times’

12. Arctic ice cap in ‘death spiral’

13. Push for new pact on climate change is plagued by old divide of wealth.

14. De Blasio orders a greener city, setting goals for energy efficiency of buildings.

15. California town faces life without water.

16. King Fire Update: Massive Force Battles Blaze; Smoke Spreads Over Wide Area

A truck and home destroyed as the King Fire burned near the El Dorado County community of Pollock Pines. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

17. In Maine, scientists see signs of climate change

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19. Losing Ground in Louisiana

20. Work goes on to improve water quality of Wabash River as algae rob some parts of much life

21. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission not sold on Housatonic River cleanup strategy

22. Moment of truth: Study to impact farm phosphorus rules

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23. Chemical giants want stronger federal law

24. Ford dump site in St. Paul draws attention from state, river advocates

Automaker has been asked to study the prospect of removing a riverside mound of waste

25. EPA proposes changing standards on pesticides and farm workers

Opinions divided on impact

26. With unhealthy stream pollution, Jones Falls targeted for restoration and maintenance projects

Two action plans for area watershed have been approved, and third could be coming soon

27. Tossed cigarettes new pollution target of Coastal Cleanup Day

Hamilton Hitchings, left, of Palo Alto, and Peter Drekmeier, of Palo Alto, haul trash bags as volunteers gather to conduct a cleanup of the shores along San Francisquito Creek in Menlo Park, Calif., Sept. 20, 2014.  (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)

28. Shellfish farmers: Willapa Bay herbicides ‘work tremendously’

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1. Portman hopes for fast action on water bill

Senator discusses Great Lakes legislation

2. New coal plant pollution controls eyed

Companies worry about economic impact of new state regulation; advocates

say action needed to protect people sensitive to smog

3. Delaware testing 12 hospitalized children for rare virus

4. W.Va. hospitals send suspected enterovirus cases to CDC

5. Rotten Food ‘Wikipedia’ Fights China’s Fake Meat

6. Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

A child stops to look at a man who is suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus on a main street in Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday, September 12. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever. More than 4,700 cases have been reported since December, with more than 2,400 of them ending in fatalities, according to the World Health Organization.

7. Water agencies are learning pools aren’t a big factor during drought

Backyard swimming pool

8. REGIONS: Lake Tahoe’s clarity improves, but fires, invasive species, erosion remain severe threats

South Lake Tahoe

9. Planting trees could be a weapon in the battle against smog

10. Brazil’s Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

11. Cargill sues Syngenta Seed over China shipments

The company said it lost $90 million after corn grown from genetically

modified Syngenta seed was refused by China.

12. Declining Monarch butterflies begin 3,000-mile trek to Mexico, N.J.

legislator’s bills plan to welcome them

Monarch monitoring project

13. Obama’s Mountaintop Coal Mining Legacy Still to Be Determined

14. Scottish kestrel numbers in rapid decline

An RSPB survey showed kestrel numbers have dropped by two thirds in under 20 years. Picture: Getty

15. Ebola Virus Outbreak

Image: Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

16. Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water?

Image: Gladys Colunga, mother of 6, with her children at her home in Monson, Ca where her well has run dry.

17. Syngenta Stands Firm On Neonicotinoids

Pesticides: Manufacturer seeks to expand uses of thiamethoxam as
pressure against chemical mounts
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18. Environmental Issues of the Philippines


1. Environmental Good News Stories By Dr. Norman D Yan

2. Phragmites: A fluffy path to global rule.

3. Playing God: With so many creatures under threat of extinction, and so

little money to fund conservation efforts, some say it’s time to pick who

will survive.

Devil in the detail: Zoos Victoria CEO Jenny Gray watches as keeper Monika Zabinskas holds Milana, a one-year-old - and healthy - Tasmanian devil.

4. Fracking hearing Friday could draw big crowd

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5. State backs off plans to test for WNC natural gas potential

Green groups say fracking still threat to region

6. Water testing cannot explain dirty well water for Susquehanna County woman

Gerri Kane holds a magnet to a jar of unfiltered well water to show how suspended particles react. Kane, of Auburn Township in Susquehanna County, believes hydraulic fracturing and natural gas production near her home has contaminated her water supply.

7. Neighbors: Report shows threat Pascagoula residents face from nearby industry

8. China may be ready to kick coal habit

A coal-fired power station at Yangzhou in China's central Jiangsu province Image: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons

9. Canada’s oil sands: The steam from below

New technologies are being used to extract bitumen from oil sands

10. Freeing the Arteries of the Planet

11. Wildfires threaten Yosemite, other western communities

12. ‘Haboob’ in Coachella Valley highlights dust trend

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13. Is this the end of the ‘war on trees’? UN members pledge to restore woodland

and safeguard rainforests

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14. More than 40 percent of Pittsburgh residents in danger zone for crude oil train derailment.

15. Iowa’s pipeline safety record spotty

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16. Valley’s summer without water: ‘How can they let this happen?’

17. They were the last word in glamour, but has the sun set on LA’s swimming pools?

As the state tackles a three-year water crisis, artists and academics
condemn ‘backyard oases’ as selfish and wasteful
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18. Brazil drought crisis leads to rationing and tensions

Water rationed in 19 cities in southeast and central regions after usually
abundant supplies run dry
Cracked ground Jaguari dam Braziil

19. Sarawak rivers drying up

20. See the world’s biggest island, now

Changing times: icebergs near Ilulissa.

21. Deadly Cocktail: Investigation finds people exposed to toxic chemicals after

Petrotrin leak on Eid holiday

22. Pesticide drift from conventional farms is a persistent problem for organic and

small farms

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23. Just 13, And Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts In The Tobacco Fields

24. Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules

In this picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, a poster in a field of lavender reads "Lavender is not a chemical produce; No to the REACH rules" in Sederon, near Carpentras, southern France. The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins. Photo: Claude Paris, AP / AP

25. Britain’s nuclear clean-up bill to soar by billions ‘because of Government incompetence’

26. Water Shortages Lead To ‘Tanker Mafia’ In India

India Water Mafia

27. Difference engine: Where gadgets go to die

A growing mountain of electronic waste needs to be disposed of responsibly

by rich nations rather than shipped to poorer countries to do the dirty work

28. See the world’s biggest island, now

Changing times: icebergs near Ilulissa.


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1. Animal Traffic

<strong>EVIDENCE ROOM</strong> The mammal reference collection at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Service Laboratory is filled with deer, rams and antelopes.

2. Ebola: How bad can it get?

Dead body removed from home

3. Many In West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus

4. Chlorine burn to kill brain-eating amoeba continues in St. John Parish

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5. Home: Green pest control methods gaining popularity at Beaches

Ron P. Whittington for Shorelines  Nature's Way technician Bill Small points out an ant infestation on the corner of a home's exterior wall that was exposed during a backyard renovation. Instead of chemicals, the green pest control company relies on a mix of mineral dust and powders used in combination with natural baits, along with modern insect growth regulators and plant essential oils, to target and destroy insects, fungi and bacteria.

6. PESTICIDES: Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for ‘bee-killing’ chemical

7. NC says Duke Energy coal ash dams are high hazard risk

8. In path of pollution, residents react to $26 million cleanup pact

A playground next Carrie Gosch Elementary School is included Superfund site clean up for arsenic lead East Chicago September 4

9. Report alleges link between fly ash, health problems at SCI-Fayette

10. Gillibrand seeks federal ban on plastic microbeads in personal care products

11. Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling’s Future

A judge’s ruling in the 2010 Gulf oil spill could have widespread consequences.

Photo of smoke rising from BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

12. Nelson Wolff wants better regulation of flaring in the Eagle Ford

13. Collins pressed to back EPA’s proposal for stricter power plant emissions limits

 Ted Reiner, a former lobster fisherman from Cliff Island, said climate change poses a threat to that fishery and others in urging Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to support the plan.

14. EPA chief McCarthy seeks support for ‘Clean Power Plan’ at R.I. gathering

15. Melting permafrost could worsen water quality in the Rockies

Melting permafrost could worsen water quality in the Rockies

16. Environment: In shadow of oil boom, North Dakota farmers fight contamination

One county’s infertile lands offers a test case of the long-term effects of wastewater spills

Photo taken near Williston, North Dakota.

17. Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

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18. Oil Spill Penalty Will Hurt, But Not Cripple, BP

19. Baby foods, cereals and crisps found to contain raised levels of cancer risk chemicals

Three baby foods as well as crisps, cereals and chips contain raised levels of a chemical linked to cancer according to research from the FSA (file picture used above)

20. Diesel-Exposure Claims Find a Legal Path

Ruling in Favor of Plaintiff in Workers’ Compensation Court Could Spur Similar Cases

21. Polluters are “hijacking our democracy,” according to retired military

general who took control of Hurricane Katrina emergency relief efforts in 2005

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22. How the USDA’s new ‘chicken rule’ could change what you eat, and how it’s inspected

Biggest change in meat inspection in 50 years

23. In Myanmar, China’s Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island

A photo of a boatman steering through a mangrove swamp near the start of a 1,500 mile oil pipeline from the Bay of Bengal to China's Yunan province.

24. Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state

25. GMO lobbying is a booming business as labeling laws increase

26. EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada

Large businesses lobbying intensely to undermine safety regime in new trade deal, campaigners warn

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27. Growing A Green Desert

28. If You Read Only One Story On Health And Fracking, Read This One


1. The Eagle Feather Law and State-Recognized Tribes

2. Investing for Natives: Travel Can Fatten the Pocketbook

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3. National Indian Relay Championship With $37,400 Purse Is Underway

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4. My Peace Corps Experience as a Native American

Courtesy Peace Corps
Shawn Albeita recalls volunteering as a Native American with the Peace Corps.

5. Lummi Totem Pole Journey Rallies Voices Against Environmental Destruction

Courtesy of ‘Kwel Hoy: A Totem Pole Journey’
A 19-foot pole carved by Lummi master carver Jewell James and the House of
Tears Carvers is being taken on a journey to 21 Native and non-Native
communities in four Northwest states and British Columbia. James carved the
pole to compel people to speak out against coal and oil transport projects that
could have a devastating impact on the environment. The pole will be raised at
Beaver Lake Cree First Nation on September 6.

6. A Tall Tale for Charity
: Mohegans To Do Good by Rappelling Down Skyscraper

Mohegan Sun
Kevin Brown, tribal chairman of the Mohegan Nation, rappelling down the
skyscraper last year

7. Portal to Provide Training, Education For American Indian Entrepreneurs

8. Native Sports Legends Talk About Native Role Models

9. One Less Racist Mascot! High School Retires 83-year-old ‘Beloved Arab’

Fox News

10. Why Not? Alaska’s Fusion Candidacy –Walker and Mallott Put Alaska First

Byron Mallott, left, and Bill Walker have fused their candidacy into the Alaska
First team.

11. Hip Hop Angels Watching Over Indigenous Kids (Borders Be Damned!)

Image source: facebook.com/TeamLightningCloud
MC Redcloud and Crystle Lightning of LightningCloud. ‘These kids didn’t cross
no ocean: they’re indigenous to Turtle Island,’ says Redcloud of the children
showing up at the U.S. border. ‘If you don’t have a heart to help them, you’re a
damn racist.” Image source: facebook.com/TeamLightningCloud

12. Swinomish Study Social and Physical Impacts of Climate Change With

EPA Grant

Swinomish Climate Change Initiative
About 95 percent of the Swinomish Tribe’s territory is along the water, and
rising sea levels are causing concern.