Peace Park to be created between Sierra Leone and Liberia

Green (Living) Review

Trans-boundary Rainforest Park will be a symbol of peace and stability The Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia recently met in Gola Forest, Sierra Leone, to announce the establishment of a new Trans-boundary Peace Park, to protect one of the largest remaining blocks of intact forest in the Upper Guinea Area of West Africa.

Liberia Looks to save its rainforest by Barcoding trees

Celsias

Nearly two-thirds of West Africa’s remaining rainforests are in the small but troubled nation of Liberia. That is a small miracle. A decade ago, Liberia’s forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead. In 2003, the United Nations belatedly imposed an embargo on Liberian “logs of war.” ” Revenues crashed and, coincidentally or not, the war swiftly came to an end.

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At least no one said 'Canada'

Environmental Economics

Liberia. I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points).    Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active military engagements--that is, fighting.    A few random (cherry-picked) responses: South Africa. Denmark. North Korea. Japan. China. Vietnam. Africa. Middle East. Lebanon.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Inputs and outputs

Environmental Economics

Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins.

Eat It, Drink It, Wear It–Fair Trade

Wend Magazine

For its Soul T, prAna has partnered with the Liberian Women’s Sewing Project, a Fair Trade organization that gives women in Liberia the opportunity to receive fair pay and provide for themselves and their families. Click here to view the embedded video. Can a T-shirt initiate global change? This is a question asked by prAna, one of the world’s first companies to actively support Fair Trade apparel.

Ebola out of control makes chocolate more expensive

Green Prophet

In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, quarantine zones and restrictions on people’s movement aimed at combating the spread of the virus, although necessary, have seriously curtailed the movement and marketing of food. But now food production – the areas most affected by the outbreak are among the most productive in Sierra Leone and Liberia – stands to be seriously scaled back.

Learning to Befriend Grief.

Elephant Journal

Four years ago, I remember standing in the red dirt path in front of the place I called home for those two months in Zwedru, Liberia. Motorcycles and small cars bumped along the unpaved and pothole-filled road, amidst children kicking soccer balls, women washing dishes and others singing and dancing in the schoolyard behind me. […].

Ebola virus, out of control in Africa, may be in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

Originally confined to three West African countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon, the virus, found to be as much as 90% fatal in some rural areas, has now spread to neighboring Nigeria with 7 cases reported resulting in 2 deaths. We are definitely seeing the whole health care system (of Liberia) is falling apart “ The only good news is that the American physician Dr. Kent Brantly, brought to the US for treatment, is showing improvement in his condition.

Middle East expands renewable energy to the world

Green Prophet

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today announced the selection of renewable energy projects in Guyana, Liberia and Togo for funding by ADFD, as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. In Liberia , the loan of US$8 million will contribute to the construction of a 2.1

How fast can Africa’s Ebola outbreak move to the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The virus, which originated in West Africa and has a 64% death rate, could be spreading from the three African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon where it has until now been “confined” to. The possibility of an international Ebola pandemic became even more likely when a Liberian American man, Patrick Sawyer, became ill while on a flight from Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria , where he had been scheduled to attend a conference.

How to Start and End a Birding Trip to Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Liberia: This northern town gets a mention because it has its own airport. March is birding madness in Costa Rica. People with binos roam the forests in lightweight khaki clothes. They hold up traffic to stare into a flowering tree, take over hotels, and DEMAND easy access to bird feeders from the hot sunny coast to the high reaches of the misty paramo. Hell yeah!

With killer virus Ebola out of control, Israel’s Protalix shares surge

Green Prophet

ZMapp produced in America gained worldwide attention this year as it appeared to have “cured” two Americans who contracted Ebola in Liberia this summer. Ebola was suspected to have spread to countries like Saudi Arabia and even by plane to the United Arab Emirates. Wishful thinkers believe it could kill 20,000 people before it’s contained. Pessimists believe that this killer virus could be a worldwide problem if it’s not stopped in its tracks.

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

Seeds on Loan, Solar Windows & At-Risk (and Way Cool) Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Survivors: survey reveals large population of chimpanzees surviving in Liberia. The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s rarest and certainly among its most critical endangered vertebrate species. Photo credit: © Voltaire Malazarte /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

The True Size of Africa

Celsias

For other great stories ( and pictures) on aspects of climate change check out Celsias: Liberia Looks to Save its Rainforest by Barcoding Trees. Because we can sometimes forget the size of Africa, Kai Kruse has created this gorgeous infographic that is so worth a good look. You'll see why China and Saudi Arabia are turning to Africa as their future of food.

Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

Countries impacted by Monsanto include India, Mexico, Liberia and Paraguay.” According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “ companies that develop and patent GMO seeds are the same companies that develop and patent the pesticides and herbicides to which the unique seeds are resistant. Monsanto is the largest seed company in the world and owns about 86% of GMO seeds sown globally. It is also the parent of Roundup.”

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Sustainability Between the Sheets

Sightline Daily

In Liberia, which is a major rubber exporter, up to 60 percent of school-age children are employed in the trade instead of attending classes. Sustain Condoms 3-pack varieties. by Ken Burris (Used with permission.) When Meika Hollender’s dad, superstar green entrepreneur Jeffrey Hollender, first brought up the idea of founding a condom company together, Meika wasn’t quite sure what to think. But she was in business school at the time, so she did what MBAs are trained to do.

Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

10,000 Birds

They also occur in Liberia, Ivory Coast and Guinea. The family Picathartidae consists of two very unusual birds; White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes , endemic to the Upper Guinea forests of West Africa; and Gray-necked or Red-headed , restricted to Lower Guinea forests of Central Africa.

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The State of The Middle East’s Oceans – A Report

Green Prophet

Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had the least healthiest oceans with them all score less than 40 out a 100. Find out how Middle Eastern and North African nations fared in the recent global Ocean Health Index (I’ll give you a clue – not very well). With a recent Greenpeace report urging action to tackle the toxicity of Lebanon’s water s due to trash, now seems the perfect time to look into the health of the region’s oceans.

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Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

For example, the Embassy of Israel to Cote d’Ivoire is also responsible for relations with Liberia, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin. Investing in African Agriculture. This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The memorandum is aimed at addressing food security through partnerships with farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Protecting rainforests shown to reduce poverty Ecologist

The Green Changemakers

Study findings go against conventional wisdom that says biodiversity conservation is not compatible with development goals THEECOLOGIST.ORG Introduction of measures to protect rainforests and ecosystems in Costa Rica and Thailand over the past 40 years have improved the livelihoods of the local population Conserving rainforests may help to reduce poverty as well as protect biodversity, according to analyses undertaken in Costa Rica and Thailand.

The ESPN Women + Sports Summit and the Global Ascendancy of Females

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women + Sports Summit at the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton in Tucson, Arizona this past October. The Summit brought together influencers and leaders in the world of women and sports, and it was an unforgettable experience. I met so many inspirational women, heard so many powerful stories, had the opportunity to test drive the new Lexus ES (in “eco drive”) and took away so much in a matter of three days.

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COP 18: This Is Why We're All Here - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

As you reach out to them, you begin talking to a few: New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Argentina, Maldives, Colombia, Algeria, Liberia, China, Bangladesh, etc. Compass. « COP 18: First Steps | Main. | The Power of an Example: New Net-Zero Energy Office an Inspiration » COP 18: This Is Why Were All Here. Four days after – COP18 By Ashley Perez Four days, it's only been four days and I already feel like a whole other person.

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The role of natural resources and the environment

The Green Changemakers

Civil wars such as those in Liberia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have centred on "high-value" resources like timber, diamonds, gold, minerals and oil. Get the Paper Download (PDF - 1.2 MB) » Richard Matthew , Oli Brown , David Jensen, UNEP, 2009. Paper, 50 pages, copyright: UNEP Since 1990 at least eighteen violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources.

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An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach

The Green Changemakers

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities?

The Green Changemakers

If you want to see what happens when large numbers of urban people encounter situational collapse, look at what happened in Liberia. by Alex Steffen , 27 Oct 09 What can any of us do in the face of planetary catastrophe? Staring into the ecological abyss, it's easy to feel small and unimportant. Edward Abbey wrote truly, "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul."

YES! JAMS THE HEALING POWER OF COMMUNITY

The Green Changemakers

When the Liberian government attempted to assassinate him for a report he had issued on its involvement in the training of child soldiers, Kimmie was forced to flee Liberia at the age of seventeen. “In [link] Today's leading organisation for Youth Leadership was born in a time when the Nancy Reagan called to the young generation to “Just Say No”, a 16 year old Californian youth found there’s something fundamentally wrong in this, and thought the much better way is “Just say Yes!”.

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