DVIDS – News – 17 wings team up for AFE chemical response training

DVIDS – News – 17 wings team up for AFE chemical response training

Twenty Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen from 17 U.S. Air Force wings, representing four major commands, received training on the standardized procedures for an Aircrew Contamination Control Area at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, July 9-13, 2018. The five-day course began with classroom instruction and then hands-on training to gain first-hand knowledge of how to stand up and effectively operate a 9-stage ACCA during a chemical incident. The exercise tested Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capabilities in…

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Farm Bill can help end world hunger

Farm Bill can help end world hunger

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WATCH: Suspected poacher’s alleged death responsible for Hout Bay protests?

WATCH: Suspected poacher’s alleged death responsible for Hout Bay protests?

Cape Town – Angry Hangberg residents clashed with police and torched buildings and a vehicle after two days of searching for a young fisher, presumed lost at sea, following an altercation with authorities on Friday. He was alleged to be fishing illegally. Police say two suspects were arrested while a fishing boat with crayfish and fishing nets was seized. A missing person docket was under investigation. Residents had gathered at the slipway at the Hout…

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Hundreds Of Acres Being Harvested Locally To Combat World Hunger

Hundreds Of Acres Being Harvested Locally To Combat World Hunger

Some crops ripening on fields the Pembina Valley will be instrumental in the fight against hunger. A number of local farmers have responded to world hunger by offering up their fields, time and equipment for Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB) harvests. Supporters plant, tend and sell the crop, donating all proceeds to the organization. Local projects are taking place near Winkler, Morden and Carman. “It’s amazing, they do this alongside their own work during the busiest…

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Poachers expose baby elephants to harsh life

Poachers expose baby elephants to harsh life

By JANE WYNYARDMore by this Author Young female orphan elephants have a tougher social life than non-orphans, a new study suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence of how the impacts of poaching cascade through elephant societies. The research, part of a wider study by Save The Elephants and Colorado State University into the social impact of adult mortality on orphaned female elephants, shows orphans receive more aggression from other elephants — whether overt…

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million to cancer patient

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million to cancer patient

Roundup weed killer causes cancer. Chemical giant Monsanto was was ordered to pay $289 million in damages in the first trial over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.           Lee Johnson, a former school groundskeeper whose doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to learn the verdict, prevailed Friday in San Francisco state court after jurors deliberated for three days. The trial was an important test of the evidence against Monsanto…

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How much can the private sector do to end world hunger?

How much can the private sector do to end world hunger?

The private sector is ready, willing, and able to work with governments and non-profits to solve global poverty and hunger.  At least that is the impression created by Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and the recently created International Assistance Innovation Program. That’s good news. But is the optimism well founded? Ottawa believes it is. It recognizes that the challenges of global development, which are articulated in 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, demand enormous resources. Since…

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State watching tick and mosquito diseases closely – News – seacoastonline.com

State watching tick and mosquito diseases closely – News – seacoastonline.com

Karen Dandurant news@seacoastonline.com @kdandurant PORTSMOUTH The state has reported the first positive batch of mosquitoes, found in Manchester, to test positive for West Nile Virus this season. WNV is an arbovirus transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito. WNV was first identified in New Hampshire in August of 2000. The DHHS Public Health Lab has tested 526 mosquito batches, four animals, and seven people so far this season for arboviruses. Last year, nine mosquito…

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How Amazon Forest Degradation Hurts The Environments

How Amazon Forest Degradation Hurts The Environments

  Forest Degradation Forest degradation has historically been overlooked in accounting and monitoring carbon stocks. A recent study combined ground-based inventory, satellite and LiDAR data to record the loss of carbon due to forest degradation in areas exposed to logging, fire damage, or both, in the arc of deforestation of the southeastern Amazon. The study revealed that fire damage causes greater losses than logging, and fire-damaged forests recovered more slowly than logged forests. Accurate depictions…

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Indigenous Territory: Between Consultations & Conservationists

Indigenous Territory: Between Consultations & Conservationists

According to the United Nations, there are about 370 million indigenous peoples in the world, occupying 20 percent of the Earth’s territory. Other reports estimate they hold tenure rights or other kinds of administration to up to a quarter of the whole inhabitable territory. Taking into account there are about 7.4 billion people on Earth, aboriginal people own a considerable amount of territory in one way or another, at least on paper.In reality, modern Nation-States…

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Kerala Forest Police Bust Poachers Gang

Kerala Forest Police Bust Poachers Gang

Inside the Kerala Forest Inside information helped Kerala Forest enforcers on Sunday bust a gang of poachers who operated with apparent impunity in the Kulathupuzha and Palode forest ranges for long. The case has piqued immense public curiosity as the suspects included three police officers who are accused of using their uniform and patrol van as a cover for hunting game, mostly deer and wild buffalo, in Ponmudi. Wildlife crime investigators said the gang was…

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Florida National Guard trains three SKN defence, emergency, fire agencies

Florida National Guard trains three SKN defence, emergency, fire agencies

Members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire Rescue Services are directed in a rescue operation and training exercise by Sgt. 1st Class Robby E. Creech. BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Emergency response training, exercises and classes were recently completed by the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force, National Emergency Management Agency, and St. Kitts and Nevis Fire Rescue Services (SKNFRS). The activities were conducted by four members of Florida National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear…

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Regent honeyeater ‘one step from extinction’ sighted in Queensland

Regent honeyeater ‘one step from extinction’ sighted in Queensland

Updated August 08, 2018 12:44:43 Photo: A pair of regent honeyeaters which Birdlife Australia says are at risk of disappearing. (Supplied: Dean Ingwersen) Wildlife watchers are in a flap after one of Australia’s rarest species of bird, the regent honeyeater, was spotted three times in Queensland in recent weeks. Urban development and drought have destroyed the habitat of the critically-endangered bird and its population is believed to be as low as 400 in the wild…

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23 suspected rhino poachers arrested in Kruger National Park

23 suspected rhino poachers arrested in Kruger National Park

They were found in possession of 10 unlicensed high calibre rifles and ammunition. The arrests have been made since ranger, Respect Mathebula was killed in an encounter with poachers inside the park last month. PHOTOS: Six rhinos dehorned at northern KZN reserve South African National Parks says Mathebula became the second ranger since 1958 to be killed in a poacher contact incident in the Kruger National Park. SANParks spokesperson, Isaac Phaahla says they need the…

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With 10 percent conviction rate poachers roam at large – The New Indian Express

With 10 percent conviction rate poachers roam at large – The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: Despite all efforts by forest departments across the country, poachers continue to be a huge threat to wild elephants, tigers, and rhinoceroses as official data reveal that over 50 people are arrested each month on charges of wildlife poaching. However, what is even more worrying is that though one case of poaching was registered daily in the last three-and-a-half years, convictions happened in only 10 per cent of the registered poaching cases.  Data…

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