1. Drew Hutton speaks at Pilliga Protectors concert, 26 Jan 2014


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    This was a very special event held in the Protectors Camp at Pilliga Forest, northwestern NSW, on Australia Day 2014. The forest is a threatened eco-system and a recharge zone for the Great Artesian Basin. It is being invaded by gasfields which are being foisted on the area by companies including Santos and Halliburton, with the blessings of all levels of government. Surrounding farmers, traditional Gomeroi owners, the Wilderness Society, Lock the Gate, and a broad group of allies are opposing this. In this clip, Lock the Gate Alliance President Drew Hutton speaks movingly and off the cuff about the wider significance of the protest camp. Accompanying footage shows other events in and around the forest on Australia Day. This was also the first official gig of The Protectors, comprising Paul Robert Burton, Luke Vassella and Davey Bob Ramsey, all fresh from performing in their own shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival. Music clips to follow! Still photographs at http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidlowe1970/sets/72157640237951173/ Clip shot, directed and edited by David Lowe: davidlowe@wwwires.com

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    • Some Basal Cell Skin Cancers Aggressive


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      Basal cell carcinoma is the most common of all skin cancers, and for most people, it is little more than a nuisance. “They have found different spots, mostly on my arms and on my back, from being out in the sun when I was younger,” says Bob Davies. Davies has had several close encounters with basal cell. But he’s always come away with a clean bill of health. Although it rarely metastasizes, the cancerous lesions can spread. “Although they have a very small risk of metastasizing, which means moving to another part of the body, they can get invasive. And they can get deeper and bigger,” says Dr. Lowell Hart, oncologist and hematologist on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. The standard in care is to have a skin cancer treated by a dermatologist. Someone with an aggressive basal cell likely faces additional treatments; a more traditional protocol used to destroy cancerous tumors. “Sometimes radiation therapy can be of help because they tend to be sensitive to radiation. So the main stage of treatment for the early ones is surgical removal and sometimes the radiation therapy,” says Dr. Hart. Basal cell also tends to be more disfiguring and problematic if it’s left untreated for many years. Basal cell often appears as a waxy bump and is most common on the face, neck and arms. “People are living longer and the longer you live, you’ve had more time for these mutations and cancers to develop,” says Dr. Hart. The take away Davies learned is by dealing with skin abnormalities when they are a small inconvenience, they’re less likely to turn into a real pain. “It hurts a little tiny bit, like getting a needle. But it’s very quick and very fast and it’s the safe thing to do,” says Davies. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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      • Invasive [Trailer]


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        The Northern Snakehead is a monster and it has invaded the Potomac River, but Maryland and Virginia have very different ways of dealing with this invasive species. Do we leave them be or eat them until they are all gone? **Winner TIVA-DC Silver Peer Award** Official Selection Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, 2014 Official Selection American Conservation Film Festival, 2014 Official Selection Colorado Environmental Film Festival, 2015 Official Selection AUBG International Student Film Festival, 2015 A film by Ethan Oser, Gabe Felder and Paul Blake

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        • Waterways Episode 262 - Invasive Exotics in South Florida (Tegus and Lionfish)


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          When people release INVASIVE EXOTIC plants and animals into the wild they are breaking state law. But wanting to follow the rules may not be enough of an incentive. Perhaps a better incentive for not releasing exotic plants and animals into the wild is the simple desire to have wading birds; ornate reef fish, tasty reef fish; and vibrant ecosystems in the places that surround us for years to come. Directed by Erik Hutchins. Presented by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Everglades National Park and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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          • REDFIN // a conservation story


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            Redfin minnows (genus Pseudobarbus) are a unique and threatened group of freshwater fish found in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) at the south-western tip of Africa. As the name implies, their fins glow bright red, particularly at breeding time, and males develop strange white conical growths on their noses (called tubercles) to help attract a mate. Incredibly, these fish also produce clicking sounds that echo through their silent watery worlds, presumably to warn other fish to keep clear of their territories. Redfin sound production - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.2989/AJAS.2008. In the CFR alone, there are at least 12 species of redfin (all endemics), of which nine face a serious threat of extinction in the near future. Predatory fish, such as trout and bass, have been introduced to most rivers in South Africa, and have eaten their way through nearly all of our indigenous fish populations in a mere 100 years. These introduced species now pose arguably the single greatest threat to our remaining freshwater fish populations. Jeremy Shelton (based at the University of Cape Town) is passionate about conserving freshwater fish and ecosystems in South Africa. He recently completed his PhD focussing on the impact of rainbow trout on stream communities in the CFR and is now determined to increase awareness about the dire state of South Africa’s river systems. He believes that cleverly-directed, small-scale conservation efforts can go a long way towards improving the perilous state of the indigenous freshwater fishes of the CFR. “There is an urgent need to improve awareness and education about our freshwater fishes if we are to convince funders and managers that these fishes desperately need our help” says Jeremy. Indeed, a recent project conducted in a river flowing through the Cedarberg Mountains has demonstrated that realistic, achievable management interventions can be extremely effective in reeling our threatened fish species back from the edge of extinction. For more details - http://www.sajs.co.za/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/Impson_News%20and%20Views.pdf In just one lifetime our freshwater fishes have disappeared from nearly all of their natural habitat, and it is now time for us to stand up and speak out on behalf of these silent creatures of the stream. For more information about freshwater fish conservation initiatives in the Cape Floristic Region: Save Our Species - http://www.sospecies.org/sos_projects/fish/ewt_freshwater_fish/ Endangered Wildlife Trust - http://www.ewt.org.za/programmes/RRP/river.html Water Research Commission - http://www.wrc.org.za/Knowledge%20Hub%20Documents/Water%20Wheel/Articles/Archive/WW_03_sep-oct_CFK_fish_p_8-11.pdf ___ The Cave Singers - Swim Club Ffion Atkins, Jacenta Potts & Jembe Jem - Fireside Jam La Liberte - Asleep With the Stars La Liberte - Ghostlight M83 - Too Late

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            • Invasive Alien Species


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              It is explained what invasive alien species or invasive exotics are and what they mean to us, respectively what is done about them in Switzerland. My matura paper consisted in the production of this film.

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              • Counteracting inappropriate and invasive media


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                In this Q&A Session, Sanjeev Kalra talks about counteracting invasive pornographic content and offers practical guidance. About Sanjeev Kalra Sanjeev Kalra also known as Sanj Kalra is a Medical Sales Representative. He had a significant spiritual encounter which led him to Jesus Christ and he openly shares excerpts from the story of his life before and after he met Jesus. Sanjeev Kalra is a regular contributor to the Red Like Blood Blog which discusses faith and daily living. More on Sanjeev Kalra http://redlikeblood.com/author/sanj-kalra/ About the Q&A Series There is no doubt that India is one of the most culturally diverse places on earth if not the most! India is also spiritually diverse as it is culturally diverse. It is home to many religions and also the birthplace of some of the world's major religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Christianity is India's third largest religion according the census of 2001 and according to Historical accounts it was introduced to India by the Apostle Thomas in 52 A.D. However, though the origins of Christianity in India remain unclear, there is a scholarly consensus that Christianity was rooted in India as early as 6th Century A.D. and could possibly even date as far back as the 1st Century. Christianity was as such established in India even before some nations of Europe had been Christianized. (Wikipedia) Over the years there has been much controversy over conversions and the proselytizing of the masses in India. According to the constitution of India, every Indian citizen has the right to practice and promote their respective religion peacefully. However, there have been several instances of religious intolerance leading to riots, violence, rapes and even death. Such incidents have been condemned and criticized by national and international governments, judicial systems and the media. One way of bridging the great spiritual divide and also developing tolerance towards others is to have healthy discussion that will lead to an understanding at least if not necessarily an agreement. 'In Conversation' features the thoughts and opinions of well-known social critics, businessmen, theologians and other professionals towards understanding Christianity and some of the perceptions, assumptions and deductions of the world at large.

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                • Pensacola Lionfish Being Eaten by Snapper and Triggerfish on Pyramids 10-19-2013 Gulf of Mexico


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                  This is an area off of Pensacola, FL with 21 pyramids in close proximity to each other. Unfortunately, the pyramids have slowly sunk into the sand over time and there isn't much left. The lionfish remained undisturbed when alive and uninjured but when they were injured, the snapper and triggerfish demolished them. Gulf of Mexico

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                  • Iguana Attacking Zoom Frog Bait


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                    We tossed a hookless Zoom frog bait in front of a hungry iguana and he grabbed it! They are supposed to be vegetarians. Shot on an Iphone 4s

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                    • Elizabete Marchante talks on Invasive Plants of Portugal, with reference to other mediterranean climate zones.


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                      Dr Marchante is from the Centre for Functional Ecology/Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Department of Life Sciences/Departamento de Ciências da Vida, University of Coimbra/Universidade de Coimbra. This talk was given at the Algarve Mediterranean Garden Society Spring Conference in March 2013. Web site www.invasoras.pt http://cfe.uc.pt/ Facebook page Espécies Invasoras em Portugal

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