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Poppy Ayla

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Member since May 03, 2013


  • Diigo | The Rare Group Inspiring Change

    Well-being, Environmental Design

    https://groups.diigo.com/group/the-rare-group/content/the-rare-group-inspiring-change-11389728

    Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Conservation ultimately comes down to people – their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. And so, conservationists must become as skilled in social change as in science; as committed to community-based solutions as national and international policymaking. Nowhere are community-based solutions needed more than in the world’s areas of highest biodiversity – from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and India to Asia and the Pacific islands. These areas may be rich in natural resources, but poverty is also high, making social and environmental change a challenge for hundreds of thousands of communities. Rare and its partners in 50+ countries throughout these regions are committed to designing conservation programs that benefit both people and nature – ensuring that change is embraced and sustained. Learn more about Rare's mission and brand. The Rare approach includes: 1) Determining human behaviors causing threats to biodiversity, such as overfishing, illegal logging, or unsustainable agriculture 2) Conducting an ongoing search for the most innovative community-based solutions proven to change these behaviors – what Rare calls conservation “bright spots” 3) Launching social marketing campaigns to increase adoption of these alternative behavi...

  • Diigo | The Rare Group Inspiring Change

    Community, Environmental Design

    https://groups.diigo.com/group/C-R-O-W-N/content/the-rare-group-inspiring-change-11373554

    Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive.

    Conservation ultimately comes down to people – their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. And so, conservationists must become as skilled in social change as in science; as committed to community-based solutions as national and international policymaking.

    Nowhere are community-based solutions needed more than in the world’s areas of highest biodiversity – from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and India to Asia and the Pacific islands. These areas may be rich in natural resources, but poverty is also high, making social and environmental change a challenge for hundreds of thousands of communities.

    Rare and its partners in 50+ countries throughout these regions are committed to designing conservation programs that benefit both people and nature – ensuring that change is embraced and sustained.

    Learn more about Rare's mission and brand.

    The Rare approach includes:

    1) Determining human behaviors causing threats to biodiversity, such as overfishing, illegal logging, or unsustainable agriculture

    2) Conducting an ongoing search for the most innovative community-based solutions proven to change these behaviors – what Rare calls conservation “bright spots”

    3) Launching social marketing campaigns to increase adoption of these al...

  • Three dozen Malaysian NGOs on Tuesday denounced the world hydroelectric industry’s decision to hold a conference in a Borneo state where dam projects have uprooted forests and native peoples.

    The groups, including the Malaysian chapters of Amnesty International and Transparency International, said in a statement the choice of Sarawak state “makes a mockery” of the industry’s calls for sustainable development.

    The International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) four-day biennial congress got under way Tuesday in Kuching, capital of Sarawak. The state’s chief minister of 42 years, Taib Mahmud, has faced mounting accusations of enriching himself, family and cronies through a corrupt stranglehold on the state’s economy.

    “We call upon the IHA to stop this green-washing attempt on behalf of Taib Mahmud’s regime,” the statement said.

    Taib, 77, has come under fire over rapid timber harvesting and a campaign of dam-building blamed for destroying huge swathes of rainforest and driving native tribes from their ancestral lands.

    The groups’ statement called these “humanitarian and environmental crimes”.

    Save Sarawak Rivers, a coalition of local NGOs and tribal groups, earlier announced plans for a “parallel congress” in Kuching and other protests this week.

    IHA director Richard Taylor has defended the congress as an opportunity to share sustainable practices. “The IHA is happy to have the opportunity to interact in this way, and we feel that the current w...

  • http://www.visordown.com/forum/articles/jakarta-crown-eco-management-on-world-environment-day-and-every-day-the-stress/432142.html

    Being surrounded by ginseng--a low-growing green-leafed herb of North American forests--may have been common in 1751, but today? Ginseng is under siege.

    Biologist James McGraw of West Virginia University should know. Today on World Environment Day, and indeed every day, McGraw says that we can learn much about the environment around us from one small plant.

    Funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) grant, McGraw and colleagues peer into the lives of more than 4,000 individual ginseng plants each year to see how they're faring.

    "These understory plants are subject to all manner of [environmental] stresses," says McGraw. "After a while, you begin to wonder why there are any left."

    Facing a panoply of threats

    First, he says, there's harvesting for medicinal uses, "which is widespread and often illegally or at least unethically done. Then we have our four-footed friends--white-tailed deer--which eat a significant number of plants every year."

    The plants' next challenge is the growth of invasive species such as multiflora rose and garlic mustard, which compete with ginseng.

    The effects of global warming, including summers with heat waves and droughts, add to the burden for these plants of cooler climes. "Ginseng is also affected by ice storms, late frosts...

  • http://altheabelmiro.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/e-p-a-issues-standards-on-air-pollution-for-boilers-crown-jakarta-management/

    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued long-delayed new air pollution standards for industrial boilers, incinerators and cement kilns. The rules provide significant concessions to industry and allow several additional years for full compliance in an effort to minimize job and economic impacts, officials said.

    The new standards for the first time set numerical limits on emissions of mercury, acid gas and small-particle pollution for a small subset of the nation’s 1.5 million industrial boilers. The agency, which has come under withering criticism from Congressional Republicans for what they contend is regulatory overreach, emphasized that the standards were drafted after extensive consultation with industry groups and local officials.

    The agency said that the rules would affect fewer than 1 percent of industrial boilers, and that the others either would not be covered by the regulations or can meet the standards by performing routine maintenance.

    The agency said that the rules would prevent as many as 8,100 premature deaths and 52,000 asthma attacks a year by limiting emissions of lung-scarring particles and toxic pollutants. The agency is giving boiler operators at least three years to meet the standards.

    The boilers are generally small-scale power and heat plants found at refineries, chemical plants, manufacturing ...

  • http://chirpstory.com/li/74257

    Process Barron and Jansen will co-host the first Jansen boiler workshop of the year at the in Boston, Mass., May 9–10, 2013. An annual event for representatives from the pulp and paper, independent power, utility, and energy-from-waste industries, the Jansen seminar seeks to educate attendees about new technologies capable of improving biomass boiler burning capacity, efficiency, emissions, and overall performance. These working sessions are free for all participants.

    Representatives from Process Barron will conduct three technical sessions at the event. One will give an overview of material handling and fuel feed equipment, another will talk about design and performance considerations for multiclone dust collectors. In addition, President Ken Nolen will discuss fan design, efficiency, and horsepower requirements.

    Process Barron’s biomass division specializes in retrofitting draft systems and general techniques for reducing emissions and optimizing performance, working in ways that minimize downtime and loss of productivity. http://crowncapitalmngt.com/ http://pinterest.com/alysiapower27/crown-capital-management-jakarta-indonesia/

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