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Sunday, 19 November

19:45

How corporate giants are automating the farm "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

 

10:14

Lunch & Learn: Women Miners as Change Makers in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Earthworks

Join Earthworks and Community Solutions Program International Fellow, Immaculate Javia, for a Lunch and Learn talk on Wednesday, November 29th from 12 1pm.

Immaculate has more than 7 years of experience, training and working with women in the small-scale mining sector in Papa New Guinea.

She will talk about how empowering women through a policy framework can give a voice to women to advocate for change in the ASM industry in Papua New Guinea.

Lunch will be provided, from Taylor Gourmet

LOCATION: Earthworks, 1612 K St. NW, Suite 904, Washington, DC 20006, United States


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00:59

Jane Goodall interview: The most important thing is sharing good news "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This weeks podcast featured a discussion between Mongabays founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler and Jane Goodall, the worlds most recognizable conservationist and one of this media outlets esteemed advisory board members (listen to excerpts of it here). Rhett and Jane check in regularly, but given the recent research vindicating her long (six decade) contention that animals from the chimps she studied to the everyday animals we are all surrounded by are individuals with personalities, just like humans, we decided to record and share the conversation. In this context they discuss the idea that trophy hunting is an important component of funding the conservation of species like lions and rhinos (Dr. Goodall calls that rubbish for multiple reasons, including the loss of accumulated wisdom and experience held by elder animals). Also discussed is Chinas increasing environmental awareness; the importance of conservation groups working with communities on multiple levels like health and education, and not just the environment; the recent disasters like in Puerto Rico and northern California; news that the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)s youth program Roots and Shoots now has perhaps 150,000 chapters worldwide; and an update on JGIs network of village-level volunteers, which in combination with tech tools like remote sensing, is able to provide the latest observations of whats happening all over the world, as in the examples she shares from Tanzania and Burundi. The two spoke just before Dr. Goodall set off on her latest speaking tour: at 83 she travels 300 days a

Saturday, 18 November

13:10

Lack of environmental safeguards highlighted in Cooks legislation Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Radio New Zealand | 17 November 2017 

The Pacific Network on Globalisation says claims environmental costs would stop seabed mining in the Cook Islands would be thwarted by a lack of safeguards in the countrys laws.

PANG co-ordinator Maureen Penjueli says the Cooks Seabed Minerals Act dates back to 2009 when deep-sea mining was believed to be low risk, high return.

She said in 2017 the risks to the environment were still little understood.

The countrys Seabed Minerals Authority Commissioner Paul Lynch said earlier this week that mineral extraction will likely not go ahead if the environmental cost is too high.

Ms Penjueli said there was nothing in the legislation to stop prospecting or mining on environmental grounds.

When you consider that our economies are heavily dependent on the ocean our people are heavily dependent on the ocean for livelihoods, food secu...

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