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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


Students were working on school project when stung

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 Move over, T. rex: The biggest, baddest carnivore to ever walk the Earth is SPINOSAURUS.

Picture of a model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus


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
Dustin Hoffman in the pool in The Graduate

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.


Women were taking seal pictures off White Horse Beach


Woman attacked by bobcat in separate incident