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Thanks +Climate Action for sharing my piece!
 
Here's a passionate piece about the love of glaciers. While hiking in the Alps it's difficult not to notice #climatechange . Beautiful pictures and inspiring perspective.
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Check out this trailer that combines many different themes of mankind's place in nature and society. Oh yeah, and this guy is going to #upcycle a boat and kayak down New York's Hudson River.
An Epic Recycled Kayak Ride Down New York's Great Waterway Soundtracked by Mogwai
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It's unbelievable how Monsanto is not just allowed to operate, but thrives in the US legal system. This company is truly frightening. Farmers continue to be pushed around by them, but we can stop them if we all come together.
 
How and why Monsanto has "devastated" agriculture.

Monsanto got approval to sell its soybeans genetically engineered for its Roundup herbicide by selling the USDA that glyphosate (the main poison in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide) by saying that it's a low risk for weed resistance.

In other words, they got approval based on the idea that weeds wouldn't evolve the ability to survive roundup, and thereby become Super Weeds.

Since then, some 20 weed species have evolved resistance to glyphosate and Roundup.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/19/us-monsanto-superweeds-idUSTRE78I4BA20110919

Now, in order to kill these Super Weeds, farmers are using expensive, dangerous and time-consuming weed killing methods.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/03/12/monsanto_and_roundup_resistant_weeds.html

Monsanto's genetically modified corn, which manufactures its own poison, has had the same effect on the bugs it's designed to kill -- forced them to evolve resistance to the poison. Plus, it's probably toxic to humans.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-06/monsanto-corn-may-be-failing-to-kill-bugs-in-4-states-epa-says.html

Monsanto's GMO soy and corn is added to the fast majority of processed foods in the supermarket and junk food at fast food restaurants. You'd never know it, though, as Monsanto's shills in Congress refused to require the labeling of GMO food.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/why-arent-g-m-o-foods-labeled/

Agriculture isn't the only thing Monsanto's Roundup is "devastating." They're also devastating the environment and human health.

http://thetruthpursuit.com/front-page/monsantos-roundup-ravaging-butterfly-populations-study-shows/11100

http://www.dailytech.com/Monsanto+Defeats+Small+Farmers+in+Critical+Bioethics+Class+Action+Suit/article24118.htm

http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/impacts_genetic_engineering/promoting-resistant-pests.html

Pic props: http://www.odinistpressservice.com/2011/12/19/monsanto-defeated-by-super-weeds/
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This is a story of how a Swiss woman unofficially adopts and cares for poor children in #Bolivia . Read more to find out about what can happen to family life in Bolivian culture when faced with poverty.
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Awesome Tom Waits Cover
I beg your pardon - Tom Waits (cover)

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