A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and ice has been issued by The National Weather Service for The WRBI Listening Area.It is in effect for Decatur County 7 PM Saturday Night through 7 AM Monday Morning and for Ripley, Franklin, and Dearborn Counties 1 AM Sunday through 1 PM Monday.Look for heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain to occur. Snow accumulations of up to 5-8 inches along with around a tenth of an inch of ice.A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected for Saturday Night into Sunday before changing to all snow on Sunday Night.Significant amounts of snow and ice along with a layer of ice will result in hazardous roads and reduced visibilities. Travel for Saturday Night through Monday will be impacted.A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather conditions are imminent or highly likely. Be sure to listen to Country 103.9 WRBI and log onto www.wrbiradio.com for severe weather updates and for Closings, Cancellations, and Delays.Courtesy of The National Weather Service/NOAA.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPurdue (15-14, 8-10) vs. No. 18 Iowa (20-9, 11-7)Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa; Tuesday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 18 Iowa presents a tough challenge for Purdue. Purdue has won four of its 10 games against ranked teams this season. Iowa is coming off a 77-68 win over Penn State on Saturday. Associated Press Purdue faces tough test vs No. 18 Iowa March 2, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Iowa’s Luka Garza, Joe Wieskamp and Ryan Kriener have combined to account for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 64 percent of all Hawkeyes points over the last five games.GIFTED GARZA: Garza has connected on 35.6 percent of the 101 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 64.1 percent of his free throws this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Hawkeyes are 18-0 when holding opponents to 43.1 percent or worse from the field, and 2-9 when opponents shoot better than that. The Boilermakers are 5-0 when they make 11 or more 3-pointers and 10-14 when the team hits fewer than 11 from long range.THREAT FROM DEEP: Purdue’s Eric Hunter Jr. has attempted 110 3-pointers and connected on 37.3 percent of them, and is 4 for 17 over his last five games.DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Purdue defense has held opponents to just 62.2 points per game, the 15th-lowest in Division I. Iowa has given up an average of 71.9 points through 29 games (ranked 218th, nationally).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 24-Aug. 9, and the Paralympics Aug. 25-Sept. 6.Abe says the virus outbreak has not reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe.___1:40 p.m.Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games because of the coronavirus pandemic. 12:45 p.m.The Edinburgh Marathon has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The race was due to take place on May 24, but organizers have announced it will be postponed.Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday, ___ The Latest: Triathlon circuit suspended Associated Press Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.“World Triathlon will continue working during this time to try to reallocate the events after the 30th of April when possible, and will work with all stakeholders to undertake further actions if needed regarding the Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings,” the ITU said.___3:50 pm.The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):5 p.m.The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April. 10:45 a.m.Two more Fiorentina players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club physiotherapist.The top-tier Italian league soccer team tweets that defender and club captain Germán Pezzella, forward Patrick Cutrone and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli “are in good health at their homes in Florence.” They were tested after “showing some symptoms.”The club had already announced on Friday that 20-year-old striker Dušan Vlahović tested positive.With Cutrone and Pezzella added to the list with Vlahović, there are now nine Serie A players who have tested positive. The others are Daniele Rugani of Juventus plus five Sampdoria players: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. ___3 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned.Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling the games during talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, who suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics because of the spread of the coronavirus. Abe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee, adding: “We have to overcome the spread of the infection and want to hold the Olympics and Paralympics as planned.” SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, says Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday.That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June. ___ In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.”Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement.The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.The players’ association says that forcing players to leave their homes “is a shamefully irresponsible act,” adding that if it’s being done just to receive a refusal by the players in order to cut salary payments “it means that we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of dignity.”The players’ association has been at odds with clubs over the virus for weeks, first arguing for the games to be stopped before the government-issued suspension on Monday. March 14, 2020 Serie A is suspended until at least April 3 as part of a nationwide lockdown in Italy intended to contain the virus.Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Andre Villas-Boas has dismissed suggestions his position as Chelsea manager is being undermined by members of his squad exchanging text messages with Jose Mourinho.Ex-Blues boss Mourinho, who was recently linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, keeps in touch with several of his former players.“I think it’s pretty normal for managers to have relationships with players they have managed before. I have no problem with it,” Villas-Boas insisted.AdChoices广告“I have an emotional attachment to people I managed at Academica and Porto. I text them and they text me back.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Blake Sorenson and the Badgers will hope to shore up mistakes against Austin Peay Saturday.[/media-credit]The last time Austin Peay (2-1) played an FBS program, the Governors scored 33 points – and still lost by 23. That was Sept. 11 against Middle Tennessee, and this Saturday, Austin Peay will see if it can fare better against its first ever Big Ten opponent, the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0).After escaping by virtue of a late blocked extra point against Arizona State last weekend, Wisconsin is looking for a far more impressive performance Saturday at Camp Randall. The Badgers took better care of the ball against the Sun Devils after turning the ball over four times in their first two games, but several huge special teams plays – including a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown – by ASU dampened the effect of the win.“[We’re looking for] no mental mistakes,” strong safety Jay Valai said. “Just playing strong football, playing together as a team, going out there and giving a dominating performance. That’s what we really want to do.”Against Austin Peay, Wisconsin should be looking for a dominant performance on the ground. The Badgers’ starting offensive line averages 6-foot-6, 320 pounds, while the Governors’ defensive front comes in at only 6-foot-3, 281 pounds. Additionally, Austin Peay has given up an average of 219 yards per game so far this season, third worst in the Ohio Valley conference.“I know our guys can see on film that [Austin Peay plays] very, very hard,” head coach Bret Bielema said at his Monday press conference. “The game that they just won this past weekend was a four-quarter game that they won in the end, and it’s fun to watch teams compete and do that.”On offense, the Governors rely heavily on their top two running backs, senior Terrence Holt and junior Ryan White. Holt is Austin Peay’s first preseason Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year after rushing for 793 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009, and also returns kicks and punts. White, meanwhile, led the conference in rushing last year with 1,081 yards and 4 touchdowns, and is currently third in the conference with 290 yards and two touchdowns.At quarterback, Jake Ryan has struggled in the first three games, completing only 45 percent of his passes for 428 yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions. The Governors run a fairly traditional offensive system, but Ryan does check a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage.“You look around the country, a lot of FCS teams have upset some quality opponents,” linebacker Blake Sorensen said. “At the same time, we’ve got to get better every week, as a team, if we want to accomplish what we want at the end of the year. So we’re looking at it as a chance to get better and I think we did that this week.”Sorenson especially will be a player to watch this weekend, as he replaces linebacker Chris Borland in the starting lineup. Borland, the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was ruled out for the year by Bielema Tuesday after reinjuring his surgically repaired left shoulder against ASU.“He was a great pass rusher,” linebacker Culmer St. Jean said. “He was just a great teammate, he just made plays when they needed to be made. Just his presence on the field, is going to be missed, probably greatly, because we knew he was very accountable and you knew he was going to do something.”On offense, Wisconsin is looking to continue the offensive prowess displayed against ASU. Quarterback Scott Tolzien completed 19 of 25 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown, and the Badgers totaled 440 total yards. Perhaps the star of the game, though, was tight end Lance Kendricks. The 6-foot-4, 241 pound redshirt senior caught a career-high seven passes for 131 yards and a touchdown on a nice redzone play-action pass from Tolzien.“This is a real game,” St. Jean said. “This is the best team we’re going to face, because it’s the team we’re going to face this week. …They’re a great team, they run a traditional offense and they run a spread, so you get a little bit of both. It’s going to be a great game, we’re going to bring everything in our mentality and we hope they do the same.”
“The basketball gods smiled down on the Lakers, giving us the #2 pick in the draft!” said Johnson, who added that L.A. could be a contender again with the right moves. “With the #2 pick we can get a great big man, add some good free agents this summer & we will be right back as a contender next season!” In the moments immediately after the Lakers landed the second overall pick in NBA Draft, Laker legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson was so excited he screamed like he hadn’t screamed before in a long time.“I’m so excited!” wrote Johnson, who could not contain his emotions, on his twitter feed. “I’m so happy for Kobe and Lakers fans around the world!”The Lakers’ odds of landing in the top 3 were not high. Heading into the NBA Draft Lottery, L.A. had a 37.8-percent chance of moving up into the top three picks.Johnson, who won five NBA championships with the Lakers, said divine intervention played a role in the franchise’ good fortunes. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Keemstar and UMG have brought back Friday Fortnite in 2019 and the first three weeks have been successful, so it’s continuing for Week 4 on July 5.MrSavage and benjyfishy won Week 1, FaZe Tilt & FaZe Jarvis won Week 2 and Mongraal and Mitr0 won Week 3. There’s a $20,000 overall prize pool with the winners taking half ($10,000) and a random viewer on Twitch winning the other half. Without further ado, below is everything you need to know for Week 4 of Friday Fortnite. What time does Friday Fortnite start?Date: Friday, July 5Time: 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PTFriday Fortnite Bracket: Week 4 live resultsHere’s how the above bracket works.Pairs of competitors will join a squad match, but will not be playing as a true squad. The two pairs of teams will instead be battling for a higher amount of eliminations. The duo with the higher amount of elims after two matches advances. The higher seeded team hosts the first match, and then the lower-seeded team hosts the second match on their server. Duos are not allowed to sabotage the other Duos. Examples of sabotage:Breaking or weakening opponent’s built or non built structures or cover by any means.Causing opponents to miss shots or miss opportunities for advancing their scores in any way shape or form.Building in front of your opponent.Boogie Bombing your opponent.The use of a boogie bomb on your opponent at any point in the game are subject to disqualificationWatch the Friday Fortnite Week 4 live streamFriday Fortnite Week 4 teamsNinja & FaZe SwayMrSavage & benjyfishylazarbeam & mrfreshasianGhost Kamo & Ghost IssaFaZe Rain and FaZe TeeqoSypherPK & HighDistortionSecret Mongraal & Mitr0Typical Gamer & FaZe ThiefsFaZe Dubs & FaZe MeggaTBD & FunkbombMako & FrosteTSM Chica & DellorDolan Dark & NopeifyFaZe H1ghSky & TSM SlappieFaZe Nickmercs & NioFaZe Replays & Nick Eh 30LosPollos & MopiGhost Aydan & Ghost InnocentsTSM Myth & Liquid PoachTBD & NepentheZGotaga & AirwaksAkademiks & Liquid Fiber
AMES — An Iowa State University study finds farm equity across the state is on the decline. The study of more than 200 mid-size Iowa farms found 44-percent could be classified as having vulnerable liquidity in December of 2018. That percentage was just 31-percent in December of 2014.ISU Extension economist Alejandro Plastina says several factors have led to the fall. “There’s been trade issues as of recently, there’s been uncertainly about crop prices,” Plastina says. “In 2019, pushing liquidity even further down, weather issues prevented planting and delayed planting.”Those factors combined put a lot of stress on farm operations, he says. The average loss of working capital on Iowa farms and ranches between 2015 and 2017 is about 189-dollars per acre. Plastina says, “Mostly all farms lost substantial amounts of working capital and the slight increase in working capital over 2018 was not enough to compensate the loss in working capital since 2014.”Without government assistance last year, including 646-million dollars in Market Facilitation Program — or M-F-P — payments, he says economic conditions on Iowa farms would have been even worse. “In 2019, we saw a small increase in liquidity from 2017 levels but still, liquidity levels are low compared to the last ten years,” Plastina says. “Most of that increase in liquidity, unfortunately, is not coming from crop revenue or livestock revenue, but from government payments.”Plastina expects the numbers for 2019 to be poor as well. He’s advising producers to secure their operating loans for the next year or two and to do as much as they can to protect their working capital.
Session three started this morning, with the women’s 84kg and +84kg competing.The final session will see men’s 93kg, 105kg, 120kg and +120kg do the squat, bench press and deadlift.PNG is represented by Meteng Wak in the +84kg division.Meanwhile, the gold medal presentation session three yesterday will be held at 1pm today.PNG flag bearer Linda Pulsan will be lifting the country’s flag again when she will be awarded her gold medal.And Livingstone SIkoli will be officially presented with his silver medal won yesterday.File Picture: Anderson Mangela
Acoustic, Agriculture, algae, Artificial Intelligence, cameras, Conservation Technology, Drones, early warning, Frogs, Insects, Invasive Species, Monitoring, Oceans, Sensors, surveys, Technology, Turtles And Tortoises, Wildtech The Con X Tech Prize announced its second round will fund 20 finalists, selected from 150 applications, each with $3,500 to create their first prototypes of designs that use technology to address a conservation challenge.Seven of the 20 teams focused their designs on reducing impacts from invasive species, while the others addressed a range of conservation issues, from wildlife trafficking to acoustic monitoring to capturing freshwater plastic waste in locally-built bamboo traps.Conservation X Labs (CXL), which offers the prize, says the process provides winners with very early-stage funding, a rare commodity, and recognition of external approval, each of which has potential to motivate finalists and translate into further funding.Finalists can also compete for a grand prize of $20,000 and product support from CXL. The Con X Tech Prize just announced its second round will be funding 20 finalists each with $3,500 to create their first prototypes. Some 150 teams submitted ideas that use technology to address a conservation challenge. The 20 winners of this first stage of the competition will also compete for a grand prize of $20,000, plus support from CXL on product development and attracting investment.The prize accepts ideas for any conservation problem, with a particular focus on addressing threats from a specific theme. This second round of the prize focused on reducing impacts from invasive species to native species and ecosystems. The first round, sponsored in 2018, focused on ocean conservation.Biotech Steve Orwig removes an invasive Mexican weeping pine (Pinus patula) from the crater of Hawai’i’s Haleakalā National Park. Pines like these grow rapidly, are spread by wind from nearby forest plantings, and disrupt native ecosystems by shading out native shrubs and taking up water and nutrients. Image courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.“We have a range of hardware and software solutions we are funding, including tools in aquatic invasive species, camera traps, ag-tech, human-wildlife conflict, marine acoustics, and many more,” said Tom Quigley, who manages the digital makerspace community at Conservation X Labs, which offers the prize. “It’s a really exciting cohort.”Seven of the 20 finalists focused specifically on designs to address invasive species, while the remaining 13 teams sought to address a range of conservation issues, from wildlife trafficking to acoustic monitoring to capturing freshwater plastic waste in locally-built bamboo traps.The projects specifically addressing invasive species proposed a wide range of ideas to address an equally wide range of associated problems. They include:1. Pig-finding drone-based thermal cameras to conserve critically endangered giant tortoises on Santa Cruz island in the Galápagos by finding feral pigs that dig up tortoise nests and eat their eggs, which has prevented hatching of new generations of tortoises. The camera, equipped with machine learning algorithms, would also detect tortoise nests to help Galápagos National Park rangers find and protect them on the ground.Santa Cruz giant tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) in Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos National Park, Ecuador. Invasive pigs and dogs destroy nests of giant tortoises, hindering recovery of tortoise populations from prior hunting and habitat loss. Image by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons, CC 4.0.2. A mobile machine unit to remove invasive plants that have taken over grasslands in India’s protected areas, facilitated by local wood harvest, leaving elephants in parks without food and thus more likely to approach adjacent human crop fields, causing conflict. The repurposed commercially available charcoal producer would pick invasive plants, crush them into sawdust, and form usable charcoal briquettes from the dust to reduce the demand for fuelwood.3. Helping reduce the lionfish population off the Florida coast by connecting divers with fish processors through an online platform to facilitate processing of the small volumes of this highly invasive predatory fish caught by divers. Demand for the fish beyond Florida exceeds production, so the platform would also encourage more local processors.4. Remote amphibian refuges in Guatemala to attract frogs, using call playbacks, to a small tube-shaped container with a tiny pool and an Arduino computing unit inside. The unit has sensors that notify nearby researchers they’ve caught a frog, so they can identify it and determine if it carries invasive chytrid fungus.A Guatemalan spikethumb frog (Plectrohyla guatemalensis). Finding frogs at night when they are active is difficult, so researchers are seeking to attract them to tiny refuges where they can be identified and checked for invasive chytrid fungus. Image by Josiah H. Townsend, http://calphotos.berkeley.edu, CC 3.0.5. Find that plant, a machine-learning algorithm to detect individual invasive plants from drone-based images and produce geographic coordinates of the locations of plants identified as invasives to inform management decisions.6. Early insect pest detection system integrates low-cost sensors that record images, sounds, and environmental conditions, pheromone and light lures, and species identification algorithms to monitor invasive insect pests of agriculture and forests.7. Floating robots detect invasive marine algae species using image classification algorithms that identify the species and record its location while navigating. The automated identification from images would facilitate monitoring and help researchers detect and eradicate invasive plants before they become well-established.Why focus on invasive species?Humans transport non-native plants and animals from their homes on one continent to new places that often lack the predators or other mechanisms keeping populations of the species under control. Some of these non-native species become invasive, meaning they spread and outcompete or harm native plants and animals or destroy native habitat.The caterpillar of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), which has invaded Africa and Asia from the Americas, destroying maize, sorghum, millet, rice, and other crops. Image by Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org, CC 3.0.The accelerated spread of invasive species over the past few decades has led to severe reductions, and even extinctions, of some native species, especially on islands.“Over 30 percent of the IUCN Red List species extinctions were caused or impacted by invasives,” Quigley said. “As the world’s population grows and globalization increases, the risk of invasive species introductions increases dramatically. Innovation and new technology solutions are needed to prevent the spread of invasive species and novel emerging pathogens.”Role of tech prizes in conservationQuigley told Mongabay that the early funding and recognition that they have received a prize have been “transformative” for some first-round finalists.“The process provides winners with very early-stage funding, a rare commodity, and recognition of external approval,” Quigley said, “each of which has potential to motivate finalists and translate into further funding.”He added that the opportunity to compete for the prize with a submission deadline can motivate groups who’ve perhaps been considering an idea or design to address a conservation problem to actually develop it into a prototype.A common lionfish (Pterois miles) from the Red Sea. These carnivorous fish native to the western Indo-Pacific region and the related P. volitans invaded the western Atlantic in the 1980s. There, their populations have exploded as they reproduce rapidly, consume more than 50 native fish species, and have no predators in their new home. Image by Magnus Kjaergaard via Wikimedia Commons, CC 3.0.Quigley identified three features that he thought help teams advance their prototype development most effectively: keeping a strong focus on a discrete problem; partnering with a group that actually faces the problem; and including team members from different disciplines, such as an oceanographer partnering with a camera tech expert and a fundraiser or an engineer with a web developer and a project manager.The Con X Prize strives to bring people from a variety of disciplines to apply their skills to solving conservation challenges and broadening the conservation community.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Sue Palminteri Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored