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Extinction©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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


1. Is nicotine all bad?

2. Study may explain mysterious cancer–day care connection

The image shows an abnormal blood cell from a mouse that developed leukemia after being injected with cells treated to simulate multiple infections. The coloring marks pairs of chromosomes. In this case, the diseased cell has three copies of chromosome 18

3. Study: Americans’ exposure to heat extremes could rise six-fold by mid-century

4. U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

A jug of milk is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

5. Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

6. Pearl River Delta air quality improves but ozone levels rise, report shows

A view of Hong Kong's skyline. Photo: EPA


Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity

air pollution and obesity


Bacteria making meds in wastewater outflows


1. Utah suicides linked to air pollution

2. Civil rights advocates despair after decades of agency inaction

3. BP to stop sending petcoke to Chicago

Petcoke in Chicago

4. Quebec to approve $1.1-billion cement plant without environmental review

Former Quebec Premier Pauline Marois at a news conference in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Que., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 where she announced the go ahead of McInnis Cement's cement plant project.

5. Cyclone slams into northeast Australia

 

6. Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

How polluted is Pittsburgh today? <i>(Image: breatheproject.org)</i>

7. Think of Earth, not just your stomach, panel advises

8. Regulators: Treat, release Fukushima water to sea

9. Chemical in plastics may alter boys’ genitals before birth

10. Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers

Exxon Mobil explosion

11. Idaho Cleanup Project sees cleaner groundwater

12. Now cleared for landing at airports: Bees

13. Another state goes after microbeads

14. Federal judge rejects BP bid to lower $13.7 billion oil spill fine

Oil Spill

15. Battle rises in Florida Keys over fighting mosquitoes with mosquitoes

16. BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach

APphoto_Gulf Oil Spill

17. Governments dither as Delhi chokes on its own air

18. House panel rejects bill to impose buffer zones for pesticides

Kauai pesticides, mana march, protective equipment

19. Toxics from Lake Julian plant too high

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20. Miffed at the fracking ban, these New York towns hope Pennsylvania might adopt them

21. Not easy for strawberry growers to avoid methyl bromide


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)