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Save Our Butterflies!

Posted by smeddum on February 22, 2009


More than 50 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion tabled by the MP Bob Russell, who represents Colchester and is a long-time Butterfly Conservation member.

It states that:

this House registers its deep concern at the decline in the butterfly population, with numbers reported by the charity Butterfly Conservation to be at their lowest for 25 years, with the small tortoiseshell showing the biggest decline of 81 per cent; congratulates the thousands of volunteers who each year provide information for the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme operated by Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; welcomes the comments of Sir David Attenborough, President of Butterfly Conservation, who is promoting an appeal to raise funds for the charity’s Stop Extinction Appeal; and calls on the Government to promote cross-departmental policies to assist in safeguarding Britain’s butterflies



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Environmentalists of every shade have an answer: throw money at research. That is not exactly an answer. It dismisses everything
of substance that has been said previously, out of hand.
For example; will any of this money be earmarked to look at the effects of electromagnetic radiation on our environment? Read the rest of this entry »

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While Some of Us Are Hoping for Change, Others Are Literally Starving for It

Posted by smeddum on November 27, 2008

While Some of Us Are Hoping for Change, Others Are Literally Starving for It

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. Alternet

Posted November 27, 2008.

Elba Figueroa worked as a nurse’s aide until she got Parkinson’s disease. She lost her job. She lost her health care. She receives $703 a month in government assistance. Her rent alone costs $750. And so she borrows money from friends and neighbors every month to stay in her apartment. She laboriously negotiates her wheelchair up and down steps and along the frigid sidewalks of Trenton, N.J., to get to soup kitchens and food pantries to eat. Read the rest of this entry »

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