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Resistance Radio – Gerardo Ceballos – 04.10.16

Dr Gerardo Ceballos is one of the world’s leading ecologists, and is a professor at the Institute of Ecology at National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is the author of numerous books, including The Skin of the Rainforest, Mammals of Mexico, and The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. He is also known for his fieldwork on prairie dogs, jaguars, and others. He proposed the first Mexican endangered species act, that includes roughly 4000 species of plants and animals in the country. He has seen through to establishment more than 20 protected areas that cover almost 2% of the Mexican land territory and protect thousands of plants and animals, including around 15% of all endangered species. No other Mexican scientist – perhaps no other individual scientist in the world — has accomplished so much in hands-on conservation. Today we talk about biodiversity and the book The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals.

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Dan Bacher – California Fish Species Plummet To Record Lows

Fish species ranging from endangered Delta Smelt to Striped Bass continued to plummet to record low population levels in 2015 in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, according to the annual fall survey report released on December 18by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Only 6 Delta Smelt, an endangered species that once numbered in the millions and was …

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Resistance Radio – Gerardo Ceballos – 11.08.15

Dr Gerardo Ceballos is one of the world’s leading ecologists, and is a professor at the Institute of Ecology at National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is the author of numerous books, including The Skin of the Rainforest, Mammals of Mexico, and The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. He is also known for his fieldwork on prairie dogs, jaguars, and others. He proposed the first Mexican endangered species act, that includes roughly 4000 species of plants and animals in the country. He has seen through to establishment more than 20 protected areas that cover almost 2% of the Mexican land territory and protect thousands of plants and animals, including around 15% of all endangered species. No other Mexican scientist – perhaps no other individual scientist in the world — has accomplished so much in hands-on conservation. Today we talk about prairie dogs as a keystone species.

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Derrick Broze – Bombshell: Documents Show Witness Lied to Get Chevron out of Billions in Fines

A witness who was instrumental in overturning a $9.5 billion (USD) environmental fine levied against Chevron in Ecuador has admitted to lying, according to newly released transcripts. Nearly two years ago, Alberto Guerra testified in a New York federal court that he bribed judge Nicolas Zambrano to write the multibillion dollar judgement against Chevron for oil damage in the Amazon …

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Resistance Radio – Diana Beresford-Kroeger – 09.13.15

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined “renegade scientist,” brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. Diana’s latest book is called The Sweetness of a Simple Life (Random House Canada). Recently, Diana has been working on a film based on her book, The Global Forest, which has taken her around the globe. The film will be released in 2015. Diana lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, Christian H. Kroeger, surrounded by her research garden filled with rare and endangered species.

Monsanto in Deep Trouble: Another Possible Lawsuit Pending – Christina Sarich

Thanks to the admitted link between Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide known as Roundup and the development of cancer,another major lawsuit could be coming up against the biotech titan. This would be the second major lawsuit over Monsanto’s Roundup health risk, following awareness campaigns launched by groups like March Against Monsanto and individuals like Anthony Gucciardi. It was last May when we told …

New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014

New data from the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Agriculture Department known as Wildlife Services reveals it killed more than 2.7 million animals during fiscal year 2014, including wolves, coyotes, bears, mountain lions, beavers, foxes, eagles and other animals deemed pests by powerful agricultural, livestock and other special interests. Despite increasing calls for reform after the program killed more than 4 million …

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These 15 animal species have the lowest chance for survival: Researchers urge to act

Climbing rats, seabirds and tropical gophers are among the 15 animal species that are at the absolute greatest risk of becoming extinct very soon. Expertise and money is needed to save them and other highly threatened species. A new study shows that a subset of highly threatened species – in this case 841 – can be saved from extinction for …