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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. Indian National Rodeo Finals Launches Health Campaign; Declares Diabetes

Awareness Day

INRF
The INFR Diabetes Benefit and Fashion Show is just one of the events that is
part of the campaign to promote diabetes awareness. The model is wearing a
Red Lightning Couture outfit.

2. Are Second-Round Payments for Cobell Coming Soon?

3. Treaties, Ceded Lands, and Recognition

4. Photos: The Akwesasne International Powwow in Cornwall Island, Ontario, Canada

5. Video: People’s Climate March Lays Out the Science, Dovetailing With

Traditional Knowledge

Vimeo/People’s Climate March
Big Blue Marble or Big Doomed Marble? Time is running out to do something
about climate change, and here’s why.

6. Salmon Homecoming Dedicated to Life and Memory of Billy Frank Jr.

AP images/Ted S. Warren
Billy Frank Jr. is seen here in January 2014.

7. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Opening Immigrants’ Eyes to Environmental Health in

American Homes

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ECOSS Staff member Sophorn Sim at an Indoor Air event.

8. Raza-Blue sky


1. Engineering Mosquitoes to Spread Health

The promise of transforming flying vectors of dengue fever into preventive-medicine tools

2. Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir after worst flood in over century

3. Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

4. Monetary hazards… Story of Sapele coal merchants

5. Democrats try to balance environmental and business interests in Virginia

6. When fracking and free speech collide

A defamation case against a man who claimed fracking polluted his water

highlights free-speech issues

fracking Steve Lipsky

7. Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British researchers

8. Changes in America’s Dairyland foul the waters of Green Bay

Wisconsin cities, mills told to cut even more while farms remain largely free

from regulation

An early summer storm flushes loads of sediment off farmlands southwest of Green Bay. Manure-covered farm fields and big rains have proven to be a bad combination for the bay, because the phosphorus-rich runoff is causing massive algae blooms.

9. Dead zones haunt Green Bay as manure fuels algae blooms

Many gains from Clean Water Act are lost due to overloads of phosphorous

entering waters

Postdoctoral student Dirk Koopmans (right) prepares to haul aboard a piece of equipment used to monitor conditions on the bottom of Green Bay, which is suffering from an oxygen deficiency. UW-Milwaukee faculty member Jerry Kaster (left) watches and Geoff Anderson operates the winch.

10. Toxic algae cocktail brews in Lake Erie

Stew of farm runoff, invasive mussels, big rains poisons Toledo’s water, sends

lake back to its dark ages

A fire tug fights flames on the Cuyahoga River near downtown Cleveland, Ohio, where oil and other industrial wastes caught fire June 25, 1952.

11. Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land

Japan’s beetle kingdom tries to recover from the nuclear disaster

Showing Yoshinori Yoshida at Mushi Mushi Land 2014

12. Crews battle out-of-control wildfire as Southern California bakes

 

13. Assassinations in the Amazon: how will Peru respond?

Indigenous leaders killed near Brazil border following logging and land title battle

Jorge Ríos Pérez, one of four Ashéninka leaders recently assassinated in the Peruvian Amazon.

14. GreenSpace: Carpeting presents complex health issues

Stain repellents, backing materials, and volatile organic compounds in carpeting can have health effects, but the industry has been innovative in dealing with issues.

15. The Central Coast and the legacy of the Mother Lode, part 1

16. Churches combat health disparities in minorities through outreach

Pastor George Gaskin (right), whose mother died of colon cancer, greets parishioners at Bethel Baptist Church in Union City. Photo: Peter Earl McCollough, Special To The Chronicle

17. Crude-by-rail: One federal inspector oversees all California’s railroad bridges,

no state oversight

Michael Upton, 13, of Benicia, fishes from underneath the Benicia-Martinez bridge while the Benicia-Martinez Railroad Drawbridge can be seen in the background in Benicia, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)


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


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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

st. john parish welcome sign

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

FOREST CHILDREN

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

Honore pic

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

food labels

27. Growing A Green Desert

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


1. Feather loss hits young Antarctic penguins, putting them at risk in frigid weather

2. Infrastructure cracks as Los Angeles defers repairs.

3. Mining company, allies spent freely to get bill approved

Tim Myers, an engineer with Gogebic Taconite, in May checks core samples, drilled several hundred feet into the iron vein below, at the site of a proposed mine.

4. Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water

5. Delhi’s air pollution levels remain a problem

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6. Drinking or fracking? Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with

scarce water

7. Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

8. Changing Climate Makes City Stormwater Management Harder, Health

Risks Higher

Gowanus

9. Susquehanna Flats show hope for Bay

Dip in pollution and favorable weather sparked rebound of underwater grasses

that have survived catastrophic storms

10. Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems

 

11. Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

Tests by the state government of Saxony show that more than one in three wild

boars gave off such high levels of radiation, thought to be a legacy of Chernobyl,

that they were unfit for human consumption

Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

12. Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

13. Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef: AFR

A tourist swims on the Great Barrier Reef in this undated file picture. Fishing will be banned from about one third of the Australian reef under a draft rescue plan unveiled by the Australian government May 30. REUTERS/HO/Great Barrier Reef National Park Authority

14. Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

15. Mexico baffled by sudden death of thousands of fish in Lake Cajititlán

Nearly 50 tonnes of popoche chub fish are latest incident of dead fish
removed from lagoon in disastrous year for species
Dead fish at Mexican lake

16. Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when

Canada isn’t?

Canadian officials have never admitted to a single case of Minamata disease in

northwestern Ontario

Dr. Akitomo Shimoji, a Japanese doctor who specializes in neurology and psychiatry among victims of mercury poisoning, performs a skin sensitivity test on Grassy Narrows resident Bill Fobister.

17. Toxic gulls: Quebec’s contaminated bird colony offers clues about flame

retardants

18. Kenya: mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump

Mothers of the Dump, Eldoret, Kenya : Sarah Nasimiyu is 45 years old and is pictured with her two-year-old Joshua on Eldoret's dump where she worked, Kenya.