Up to 85% of Historical Salmon Habitat Lost in Lower Fraser Region – Here’s What’s Needed To Reverse Salmon Declines

In order to reverse salmon declines, researchers say, more than 1,200 barriers blocking off streams and habitats need to be removed. For perhaps the first time ever, researchers have mapped out the true extent of habitat loss for salmon in the Lower Fraser River, one of the most important spawnin

Source: Up to 85% of Historical Salmon Habitat Lost in Lower Fraser Region – Here’s What’s Needed To Reverse Salmon Declines

Climate Change: China Plans 43 New Coal-Fired Power Plants | Time (Me: Reforestation and being “green” Just PR)

China is leading the world in new coal power plants, building more than three times as much new coal power capacity as all other countries in the world combined in 2020. It isn’t alone in its reliance on coal, however. China and four other countries, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, account for more than 80% of the coal power stations planned across the world, according to a June report by the think-tank Carbon Tracker.

Source: Climate Change: China Plans 43 New Coal-Fired Power Plants | Time

Now COVID-19 vaccines are here in Jamaica, some of us would still prefer to party but – just get vaccinated

“We have had more than enough deaths now – a total of 1,371 since the pandemic began. In case you missed the key message of this post it is this: get vaccinated, and get others vaccinated – including your teenage children.”

Petchary's Blog

The Delta variant has “officially” arrived, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced. Twenty-two out of forty samples were returned from the Caribbean Public Health Agency. We are in the early stages of the dreaded Third Wave. Already, it is terrible. As all this is happening, we are also struggling with a wave of anti-vaccination propaganda (politely called “vaccine hesitancy”) dissemination by an unknown person or persons on Facebook or “forwarded many times” on WhatsApp. Did we want the vaccine doses, after all? We have plenty, for now.

Many of us, it seems, would prefer to believe a stranger on the Internet than our own doctors, who are working so hard, at this moment. And if the “hesitants” fall sick, they will trust the same doctors whom they ignore to make them better.

The Prime Minister announced new measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act in a…

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A Plan to Slow the Creep of the Sahara—by Planting Gardens | WIRED (Me: Wisdom!)

Aly Ndiaye, a Senegal-born agricultural engineer who helped design the tolou keur, told Reuters that the Great Green Wall ought to be made up of smaller, productive gardens that are “permanent, useful, and sequential,” a series of practical plots rather than an unbroken line of trees. Okolie agrees that the project can’t be about shoving any seedling in the ground. He says it must entail “trying to locate the best species that can thrive” in the given soil conditions and climate, while also appealing to the people who will nourish them. Researchers have found that agroforestry projects often fail when the focus is solely on tree-planting and locals are left out of the process. “When the government plants trees, it’s the community people who will sustain them” Okolie says. “The community has to take ownership.”

Source: A Plan to Slow the Creep of the Sahara—by Planting Gardens | WIRED

Vietnam to deploy troops, issues stay-home order as COVID-19 deaths spiral | Reuters

Vietnam will deploy troops in Ho Chi Minh City and prohibit residents from leaving their homes, authorities said on Friday, as the country’s biggest city turns to drastic measures to slow a spiralling rate of coronavirus deaths. Vietnam’s toughest order yet comes amid a spike in fatalities and infections, despite weeks of lockdown measures in the business hub of 9 million people, the epicentre of the country’s deadliest outbreak. “We are asking people to stay where you are, not to go outside. Each home, company, factory should be an anti-virus fort,” Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the city’s coronavirus authority, said on Friday. The government said it was preparing to mobilise police and military to enforce the lockdown and deliver food supplies to citizens.

Source: Vietnam to deploy troops, issues stay-home order as COVID-19 deaths spiral | Reuters

Maria da Penha

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” A vida começa quando a violência acab”.

Maria da Penha.

Eu confesso que admiro a consciência, força e coragem dessa mulher. A Maria é uma pessoa que você olha para ela, e contempla o significado da palavra esperança. Espera que a mulher possa despertar para essa realidade comprometedora que é a violência.

Todas vez que olho para a Maria da Penha, como mulher me sinto fortalecida, e ao mesmo tempo tento, dizer as outras mulheres que são vítimas da violência que: ” O amor não é capaz de fazer isso com ninguém”. Portanto, “se ame, se cuide…”Não se deixe viver essa situação. Na verdade , o alerta aqui é muito claro – não deixe que, o que aconteceu com ela, se repita com voce. Muitas têm coragem para denunciar, outras morrem sem essa possibilidade. Então tenha coragem de denunciar.

É importante que a mulher se conscientize do perigo que…

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On Women’s Rights And The ERA

Filosofa's Word

Women’s rights … it has taken us centuries to have the right to own property, to marry who we choose, to divorce him if it doesn’t work out, to VOTE, to earn equal pay for equal work, to have the right to make our own decisions in matters pertaining to our bodies.  What may have taken centuries to build, has taken very little time to destroy.  Two cases caught my eye in the news yesterday.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas may prohibit a common second-trimester abortion procedure.  Isn’t it funny that people claim they have control over their body when it comes to getting vaccinated or wearing masks, but when it comes to we women having control over our body for something as life-changing as pregnancy, the Courts will decide what we can or cannot do?  I think, in order to…

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