Será nueva regulación de las especies invasoras

Será nueva regulación de las especies invasoras de la UE ’s se pierda la oportunidad de salvar miles de millones de euros

especies exóticas invasoras (IAS, los animales y las plantas que se introducen accidentalmente o deliberadamente en un entorno natural en el que no se encuentran normalmente) son la mayor causa de extinción a nivel mundial de aves desde el año 1500 las desapariciones de 71 de 134 especies están asociadas con la NIC. Ningún país puede resolver este problema por sí solo; la lucha contra las especies invasoras requiere la cooperación entre países y un conjunto común de reglas.

Una amplia respuesta de la UE fue hace mucho tiempo, canada goose jacka herr y en 2014 la comunidad de conservación celebró la aprobación del Reglamento de la UE 1143/2014 sobre la prevención y la gestión de la introducción y propagación de especies exóticas invasoras (EEI). Esto podría decirse que sería la medida política más importante adoptada por la Unión Europea para cumplir con la estrategia de biodiversidad de la UE objetivo de 2020 5 sobre especies exóticas invasoras y el CDB (Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica) Aichi meta 9.

Sin embargo, esto es poco probable que sea el caso, debido a la longitud de la lista propuesta por la UE de la NIC un inaceptables 37 especies que incluyen la malvasía canela, Ibis sagrado, América del Norte Bullfrog, mapache y cinco especies de cangrejo de río pero excluyen periquitos, ganso de Canadá y muchas especies de plantas terrestres y acuáticos.

En Europa, las especies invasoras han reducido significativamente las poblaciones de aves marinas en las islas y han alterado los ecosistemas de agua dulce, entre otros impactos. BirdLife Europa participó en el proceso que condujo a la adopción del Reglamento, que influye en el texto y gestionar con éxito con la ayuda de otras organizaciones no gubernamentales y la comunidad científica para eliminar las 50 especies casquillo en la lista, así como para establecer un foro científico para obtener más la toma de decisiones basada en la evidencia.

Sería ahora parece que esos esfuerzos resultaron intrascendente, ya que se han propuesto a menos de 50 especies.

La lista propuesta no se centra en la prevención (especies que son o bien ausente de Europa o en las primeras etapas representan sólo 3 de las 37 especies propuestas), no se ocupa de algunas de las principales vías para que las especies se extienden (no hay especies marinas en la lista) y que no se abordan las especies más ampliamente distribuidas sobre la base de argumentos económicos. Las estimaciones económicas no incluyen el costo de la inacción y la enorme carga financiera (que ascienden a miles de millones de euros) de ser transferido a las futuras generaciones de la humanidad.

Recientemente, un ejercicio del Consejo Europeo horizonte financiado barrido (un examen del potencial de futuras especies problemáticas) por un grupo de científicos identificó 95 especies marinas, terrestres y de agua dulce, ausentes o en las primeras etapas de la invasión, pero considerados como muy alta o alta prioridad para Evaluación de riesgos. Van desde los invertebrados acuáticos a pez león, y desde Mynas a coatíes. Estas especies representan las nuevas NIC más amenazantes y deben ser propuestos para la lista por la Comisión o los Estados miembros tan pronto como sea posible.

Una iniciativa similar dirigida por BirdLife Europa utiliza un enfoque sistemático para priorizar especies para la evaluación del riesgo en función de su potencial impacto sobre la biodiversidad, los servicios ambientales relacionados y la historia de su presencia en Europa. Se identificaron 200 especies de muy alta prioridad para la evaluación de riesgos urgente y 326 que exige la evaluación de riesgos para ser completado antes de la revisión de la regulación en junio de 2021. Nuestra lista incluye especies como el visón americano, varios mangostas, serpientes y otros reptiles, el australiano urraca, varios periquitos, hormigas y una larga lista de plantas terrestres y acuáticos. taxones marinos constituyen aproximadamente uno de cada 10 especies de nuestra lista.

Los resultados de este trabajo se han presentado para su publicación en una revista científica, que será una herramienta de trabajo útil cuando está disponible.

Hay suficientes razones científicas para que la Comisión sea más proactivo y centrarse en la prevención. El impacto positivo de la regulación de la NIC dependerá de la longitud, la amplitud y el carácter preventivo de la lista de especies exóticas invasoras.

Si esto no sucede, esto no sólo será una oportunidad perdida para hacer una diferencia y salvar a los miles de millones de euros de la economía, pero también resultará efectiva en la UE se desvía de sus objetivos para 2020 y la estrategia de biodiversidad de Aichi. Ellos son los ojos y los oídos de BirdLife en el suelo, organismos de control del estado de las IBA, y defensores apasionados para su protección.

BirdLife demostró el vínculo íntimo entre la conservación de la biodiversidad y la reducción de la pobreza a través de proyectos centrados en la comunidad en las zonas importantes para las aves

BirdLife ’s iniciativa de educación global’ Guardar los pájaros, ahorre los árboles, ahorre la tierra ‘involucrado 2.000 escuelas y 15.000 niños de 29 países

1.200 voluntarios y una red de coordinadores de voluntarios invirtieron 30.000 horas de trabajo de campo para Atlas SEO / BirdLife ’s de las aves invernantes en España

Debido al desarrollo de la capacidad BirdLife, cuatro de los seis socios de BirdLife en el Pacífico tropical ahora tienen el conocimiento, experiencia y redes de apoyo técnico para llevar a cabo la restauración de islas importantes

Monday, October 21st, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Wings’ move to East a good plan

And maybe the best part of this plan overall: the Wings will now be able to again play Original Six members Boston, Montreal and Toronto on a regular basis.

Longtime supporters remember the club’s rivalries with those three teams, particularly with the Leafs and Canadiens. Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night with either of those teams was a special event for Detroit area residents.

Playing in Nashville, Dallas, Edmonton and Calgary the last several seasons just hasn’t had the same oompf, even though you’d see almost as many spectators in Wings jerseys as the home team’s.

Let’s face it: for a long time,wholesale jerseys from china the Wings helped attendance for the West Coast teams tremendously.

It was like the Miami Heat or Los Angeles Lakers coming to town for an NBA game. Everyone wants to see one of the best teams in a sport, regardless of whether it’s the home team or not.

The new realignment plan will mean the Wings’ rivalry with Chicago and to some extent, Minnesota will be snuffed out. But such is the price for a better idea.

And the Wings will still play all the Western Conference teams twice during the regular season, so there will still be some variety.

The playoff picture, meanwhile, calls for the top three finishers in each division qualifying for postseason play. The other two spots in each conference will go to the seventh and eighth highest placed teams as wild cards based on regular season points.

In theory, that would mean five teams from one division could make postseason play and only three from another. It’s still in the best interests of the NHL, however.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Wind power critics upset by scale of newly proposed Maine projects

Maine figured prominently this week in a multibillion dollar competition to provide power to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with companies submitting bids to build giant wind farms in Aroostook County and the western mountains. Together the projects would more than triple the state turbine capacity, but the power would not be sold in Maine.

O said southern New England states were shuttering nuclear, oil and coal plants in their quest for cleaner power, but not taking responsibility for replacing the lost generation.

been trying to get the public prepared for this and not think that all of these projects will be developed, said Patrick Woodcock, Gov.wholesale nfl jerseys Paul LePage energy director. fact, under the request for proposals, it not even possible for all of them to be chosen. LIST INCLUDES POWER LINES

Woodcock was reacting to the release Monday of the names of 51 separate projects throughout the region from 23 different development groups that responded to a joint request from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The three states last year asked for proposals for clean energy generation that would contribute roughly 600 megawatts of new capacity to southern New England. That nearly the output of the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which serves a half million homes and is set to close in 2019. The states are trying to diversify their energy supply, cut emissions associated with climate change and lower energy costs for residents.

The project list includes a wide range of wind, hydroelectric and solar projects in New England and Canada, as well as transmission lines to link them to the regional grid.

Proposals in Maine include bids to unlock a large reserve of wind power potential in Aroostook County, which lacks a transmission connection to the rest of New England. One plan from SunEdison is a massive, 600 megawatt wind farm called King Pine. Another involves two projects from EDP Renewables, Number Nine Wind Farm and Horse Mountain, that together would add up to 650 megawatts.

These projects could get to market via a new transmission line that would jointly be built by Central Maine Power and Emera Maine, called the Maine Renewable Energy Interconnect. It would require 150 miles of new wires and new substations.

In the western mountains, NextEra Energy is proposing two wind farms near Eustis that total 461 megawatts. Near Moosehead Lake, SunEdison has proposed an 85 megawatt farm called Somerset Wind.

Those wind farms would be connected to the grid by a 66 mile transmission line built by CMP, called the Maine Clean Power Connection.

Another SunEdison project called Weaver Wind could have a capacity of 72 megawatts in Hancock County. EverPower wants to build a 250 megawatt wind farm in Washington County, near Cherryfield.

Also on the list are a couple of solar electric projects, in Sanford and Farmington, from Ranger Solar. They add up to 130 megawatts.

Richard McDonald, president of the Saving Maine anti wind group, said the regional clean energy plan is happening at a time when Maine already is facing a stepped up pace of new wind projects. A bill currently in the Legislature would allow CMP and Emera to get back in the generation business, which he said would mean more wind farms.

McDonald also drew a connection between the recent appointment of former Gov. John Baldacci as vice chairman of Avangrid, the new parent company of CMP. Baldacci was instrumental in supporting a law that paved the way for wind power development in 2008.

the same old ballgame we had in 2008, McDonald said. political landscape in Maine is teed up to make this happen. And it going to permanently change the character of western and northern Maine. John Carroll, a spokesman for Avangrid, said the projects reflect an evolution of Maine energy resources. The existing transmission system was laid out in the 1960s to connect areas where nuclear and fossil fuel plants were built. New technology has made it possible to tap wind power for the region, he said, so transmission is being extended to areas with the greatest potential.

Key details of each bid proposal, including the cost of the projects and price of the electricity, are confidential for competitive reasons. Utilities and state officials now will begin a process of culling through the details. They are due to make selections in July.

Rate impact seems to be the top consideration, Woodcock said, because the full cost of developing the projects and building the transmission lines will be borne by southern New England electric customers. It less clear, he said, whether potential delays caused by local opposition would be a factor in choosing proposals.

this stage, he said, states are going to look at pricing. But it hard for the evaluation teams to know what likely to get a permit. Maine projects are competing with some heavy hitters in the energy field.

They include a plan called Wind and Energy Response, which is a 400 megawatt wind farm in New York state from Invenergy Wind LLC, supplemented with Canadian water power from Hydro Quebec. The combination would produce clean energy all day, not just when the wind blows, the developers say. Power would move through the Vermont Green Line, a transmission project running under Lake Champlain.

Also on the table is Northern Pass, a 192 mile transmission line that will bring 1,090 megawatts of energy from Hydro Quebec through New Hampshire. That project has faced opposition for running through the White Mountain National Forest, but developers have since redesigned it to bury the cable underground.

These competing projects highlight the fact that southern New England also is going to be looking for a diversity of generation that, unlike wind, can run at predictable times, said Jeremy Payne, executive director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association. That why being able to get public support and regulatory permits for the transmission lines is just as important as the actual generators, he said.

makes this request for proposals unique is that transmission is part of the discussion for the first time, he said. been a missing component. said he considered Northern Pass and the other major projects to be proposals that compete with those contemplated in Maine. He said his office would decide at some point whether to offer an opinion that might help guide the decision making process in southern New England.

continue to evaluate the proposals, he said. The state may provide comments to Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island on what development would be in the best interest of the state of Maine.

David, I made a similar point above, and I repeat it. Officially, legally, wind farms are not or They are blight, they have a negative impact on property prices and they have a net impact in the Environmental Impact Assessments used to gain planning approval. The turbines are constructed of steel, paint and neodymium on cubic tonnes of concrete foundations, in massive holes gouged out of the earth.

In Britain a lot of commercial wind farm operators are actually based in offshore tax havens, ensuring that any moneys made from subsidy payments normally end up bypassing the tax system altogether. Hence our government decision to cut off these unfair, uneconomically viable subsidies for wind farms.

Again, I respect your personal opinion to like what you like, but your opinion of wind farms as attractive would not stand up in court; in the same way that I might personally find sewage works interesting and architecturally pleasant, but I never presume that the rest of society should share my weird tastes! I ask that you remind yourself your tastes are not shared by society, and you respect the wishes of the public, who as a whole find wind farms deeply unattractive and horrible.

Adam, I respect your opinion on the negative attributes of wind energy, your comments about investors in another country, and personal feelings about the aesthetics of turbines. However as you pointed out your tastes are not necessarily those of society in general. You might be surprised to learn how many people quietly support wind and solar, since we only hear from those out to make their point. As stated above in traveling I often talk to people who live in and around wind farms and most of them are very enthusiastic about the technology. Its not keeping them up at night, killing flocks of birds or hurting their property values. While far from perfect wind farms are not quite the bogeyman many make them out to be!

Thanks for the great reply Bob. I disagreeing with you but still respect your opinion and your well expressed posts. I think as with any kind of technology there are better and worse companies; unfortunately in my area there are a lot of unscrupulous, wind farm operators who are no different in mentality to the worst kind of eco polluting fossil fuel merchants. A lot of my passion goes into exposing these wrongdoers, but yes it fair to say that not every single wind power operator is as unethical as the ones I come into contact with. The trouble is, we given them all the benefit of the doubt, we trusted them and left them to get on with it, without ever stopping to monitor the actual state of the work carried out (in the same way that we would micro manage frackers to within an inch of their lives); whereas, for some reason, wind energy corporations have been given a free pass to obliterate previously unspoilt upland areas. So whilst I agree they are not always the bogeyman they made out to be, it also true they not all fluffy bunnies frolicking through fields of daisies in some green utopia, the way the salespeople crack them up to be!

Monday, June 10th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Plenty to smile about at Habitat’s Brew HaHa event

Rain and cold did not dampen the spirits of about 1,800 people gathered at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village for Habitat for Humanity Omaha’s eighth annual Brew HaHa fundraiser Sept. 11.

The attendance was a record for this event, as was the amount of money raised, $118,000, with proceeds slated to build or renovate 50 homes in the community this year to help end the cycle of poverty. Cheap Jerseys free shipping Habitat Omaha’s Young Professionals Group sponsored the festivities.

The rain let up in time for guests to stroll through the grounds and sample food and beverages from food trucks and local restaurants. As guests entered the venue, they were given an etched beer glass to take home after they enjoyed their fill of finely crafted brews. Lemon Fresh Day provided live music under the pavilion as guests enjoyed games and prize activities.

Honorary chairmen were Jodie and Bill Mackintosh, Regan and Mike Mackintosh, and Ashley and Clark Horgan.

Honorary brew master was Randy Wiese. Patron party chairmen were Jessica and Ron Duce and Nancy and Bob Edick. Event chairmen were Melissa and Robb Steffes and Holly and Tom Worthington. Amanda Brewer is Omaha Habitat’s executive director.

The 2014 board members are Nate Lindley, president; Rebekah Clausing, vice president; Heidi Voelker, treasurer; and Jared Rohrer, secretary.

The Children’s Respite Care Center annual gala raised more than $88,000 Sept. 12 at the Harper Center Ballroom at Creighton University.

Children and staff at the event, “Noteworthy Night,” serenaded the crowd of more than 215 with The Beatles’ “I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends,” in a musical nod to the center’s community partners and volunteers. The singers had been practicing for weeks leading up to the event.

Cocktail hour featured piano music by Susan Steinke, with dinner of Cape Cod salad, halibut with cranberry maple vinaigrette and grilled fillet with roasted garlic demi glace, roasted fingerling potatoes, sweet braised red cabbage, roasted carrots and French green beans. Dessert was a selection of chocolates or traditional cheesecake with berry coulis. Tables were covered in black linens with gold napkins. Centerpieces were of contemporary styling with amber vases filled with mambo roses, orange spray roses and hydrangea created by Hy Vee Floral Linden Market.

Monty Eich and Kayla Thomas Haire served as emcees. In lieu of an oral auction, guests were invited to “Raise the Paddle” by auctioneer Trish Brauer. Tonic Sol Fa, a Minneapolis area a cappella group, provided the entertainment.

Honorary chairmen were Mike McCarthy and Dawn and Kevin Nokels. Event chairwoman was Judi Finkle. Children’s Respite Exceptional Workforce volunteer organization president is Nancy Wackerhagen; vice president of fundraising is Dawn Buchanan.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King delighted the crowd at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Sept. 24 by hitting more than 100 autographed tennis balls into the audience.

King helped kick off the Omaha Town Hall 50th anniversary year. Her presentation included a video and commentary on her tennis career as well as her works in the area of human rights. Following the lecture, more than 300 members attended a birthday themed luncheon at Regency Marriot with a question answer session with King.

At a dinner the night before, a historical perspective video was shown to board members and invited guests. It featured interviews with Town Hall founder Dick Walters and early leaders of the organization. Chairwomen Jodie Mackintosh and Kathy Wells were assisted by Cathy Bonnesen, Mary Lee Coco and Connie Pera.

The next featured speaker is Timothy Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, on Oct. 22. Omaha Town Hall president is Betsy Strain.

The Omaha Home for Boys welcomed more than 300 guests on Sept. 25 to the organization’s Restoring Hearts with Bike Parts celebration at Hilton Omaha. http://www.cheapjerseys4.com/ At the Omaha Home for Boys, he said, the brothers discovered what it was like to be cared for and loved.

Rudy Reyes went on to serve terms in Afghanistan and Iraq, and his battalion’s invasion of Baghdad in 2003 was chronicled in the Rolling Stone story and subsequent book “Generation Kill.” That book was made into an HBO Films miniseries, and Reyes played himself, jump starting his acting career.

Rudy and younger brother Ceasar, who drove up from Kansas City for the event, were reunited with former house parents and staff who were at the Home during their short stays.

At the conclusion of the evening, which raised $80,000 Beverly VanArsdel of Omaha heard her name called as the winner of Ole Black Rose, a 1987 Harley Davidson FXR motorcycle rebuilt and customized by Home youth for the evening’s raffle.

Woodmen of the World was the event’s Premiere Event sponsor. Mary Nelson, co host of KMTV Channel 3’s The Morning Blend, served as emcee.

Monday, April 1st, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

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