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Species Starve as Plants Bloom Out of Sync
Apr 22nd, 2018 by Bill Floyd

Common Dreams

Species Threatened as Climate Crisis Pushes Mother Nature ‘Out of Sync’

In a new study showing that the timing of species’ natural events is failing to synchronize, “everything is consistent with the fact it’s getting warmer”

By Julia Conley, staff writerHUMMINGBIRDS are among the 88 SPECIES included in a new study which shows that the warming of the planet has thrown off the TIMING of RELATIONSHIPS between predators and prey as well as plant-eaters and pollinators. (Photo: Jen Goellnitz/Flickr/cc)

The warming of the Earth over the past several decades is throwing Mother Nature’s food chain out of whack and leaving many species struggling to survive, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The study offers the latest evidence that the climate crisis that human activity has contributed to has had far-reaching effects throughout the planet.

A paper by ecologists at the University of Ottawa examined 88 SPECIES on FOUR CONTINENTS, and more than 50 relationships between predator and pray as well as herbivores and the plants they eat, and found that food chain events are taking place earlier in the year than they have in the past, because of the warming climate.

“Most of the examples were about food,” Heather Kharouba, lead author of the paper, told the National Observer. “Is it available or is it not?”

In the study’s findings, Kharouba added, “everything is consistent with the fact it’s getting warmer…All the changes we see are exactly what we would predict with warmer temperatures and how we would expect biology to respond.”

“It demonstrates that many species interactions from around the world are in a state of rapid flux,” Boston University biology professor Richard Primack told the Associated Press. “Prior to this study, studies of changing species interactions focused on one place or one group of species.”

The scientists looked at research going back to 1951, which showed that in previous decades, birds would migrate, animals would mate and give birth, and plants would bloom later in the year, allowing the animals to find the food they needed at specific times.

These events have been occurring about four days earlier per decade since the 1980s, according to the National Observer. On average, the timing is now OFF by a FULL 21 DAYS for the 88 species the researchers examined.

In Washington state’s Lake Washington, the very bottom of the food chain has been affected, according to the research, as plant plankton is now blooming 34  than the organisms that feed on them.

Even smaller changes can have a major impact on animal populations: plants in Greenland are now blossoming just three days earlier than baby caribou are born, throwing off the species that has survived on them and causing more of the animals to starve.

“It leads to a mismatch,” Kharouba said. “These events are out of sync.”

The “mismatch” could begin contributing to the endangerment of species that are unable to find food they’ve relied on, the researchers said.

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WAR on the E.P.A. 1 & 2

 

Monsanto Roundup Found in Beer & Wine
Apr 22nd, 2018 by Bill Floyd

MONSANTO ROUNDUP FOUND in BEER & WINE

MONSANTO GLYPHOSATE PROVED CANCEROUS

MONSANTO PRODUCTS are ALL ILLEGAL in EURO MARKET

CANCER – MONSANTO KNEW PRODUCTS CAUSED CANCER and HID FACTS

Permanently Temporary Workers
Apr 17th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

PERMANENTLY TEMPORARY WORKERS – VICE NEWS

CAN’T PLAN WEEK, or HOURS, or CHILDCARE

LOW PAY, NEED 2nd JOB – FLEX SCHEDULES KILL

Anti-Syrian Bombing Protesters in Cities Across America
Apr 15th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

WASHINGTON D.C. & NEW YORK CITY PROTESTS AGAINST UNJUSTIFIED ATTACK

DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING – LOS ANGELES WORKERS PROTEST SYRIA BOMBING

BERLIN, GERMANY – ANGRY PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP MISSILE ATTACKS

LOS ANGELES PROTEST AGAINST FALSE FLAG CAUSED TOMAHAWK MISSILE ATTACK

STOP BOMBING SYRIA

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA PROTESTERS

3 Teacher Strikes in Red Republican States
Apr 14th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

RED STATE UNIONS REBEL

REPUBLICAN OKLAHOMA, KENTUCKY & ARIZONA (W. Virginia Teachers Already Won!)

 TEACHERS’ STRIKE for PENCILS & ERASERS

CUTS to SCHOOLS HURTS OUR CHILDREN

RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS SANCTIONED – BUT, NOT OUR “OLIGARCHS”

THEY OWN FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT, et al.

43 GOP Republicans to Resign Plus Speaker Paul Ryan
Apr 12th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

43 CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS RETIRE, RESIGN, and QUIT.

INCLUDING SPEAKER of the HOUSE, PAUL RYAN – HE JUST QUITS…

REPUBLICANS CONTROL PRESIDENT, SENATE and the CONGRESS

REPUBLICANS HAVE FOX NEWS, SINCLAIR BROADCASTING, COMCAST

(MSNBC, CNN ARE OBSESSED with RUSSIA-RUSSIA. SPY vs SPY)

Ben Jealous, Progressive Candidate for Governor – Nation Magazine Pick
Apr 9th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

BEN JEALOUS, ex-NAACP NATIONAL PRESIDENT

PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR, MARYLAND

NATION MAGAZINE “PICK” for 2018

Corporations Cheat Poor Workers
Apr 7th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

BUILDING MATERIALS CONTRACTOR CHEATED WORKERS OUT OF OVERTIME PAY

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN COURT ORDERING TENNESSEE MASONRY CONTRACTOR TO PAY $493,987 IN BACK WAGES AND DAMAGES

WHITES CREEK, TN – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has ordered Music City Masonry Contractors LLC and its owners, Brandy George and Robin “Bubba” Waller, to pay $493,987 in back wages and liquidated damages to 247 employees for violating the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The order comes as part of a settlement with the Wage and Hour Division, which assessed a $10,012 civil money penalty for the willful and repeat violations.

Division investigators found the contracting company paid employees straight-time rates for their overtime hours instead of the time-and-one-half required by law. The employer falsified time and payroll records to make it appear that they were paying the proper overtime. The company also failed to maintain accurate records of the hours employees worked, resulting in recordkeeping violations.

“The resolution of this investigation ensures these employees receive their rightfully earned wages,” said Nettie Lewis, Wage and Hour Division District Director in Nashville. “No employer should gain a competitive advantage by failing to pay its employees in compliance with the law. We urge all employers to make use of the tools the Department of Labor offers to explain their obligations and help them avoid violations.”

For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, contact the toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at http://www.dol.gov/whd including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the Division.

Michael D’Aquino

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Eric R. Lucero

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100s of CORPORATIONS CHEAT THEIR WORKERS of RIGHTFUL PAY

DEPARTMENT of LABOR SUING 100s of CHEATERS

In Case You Missed It
Hurricane Wages $5 Million Recovered
Hurricane Wages

Eleven Florida roofing companies will pay $239,893 in back wages to 259 employees following Hurricane Irma rebuilding efforts.

Pay Restored

An Atlanta-based staffing and consulting contractor will pay $354,978 in back wages to 14 employees for violating wage and hour laws.

$5 Million Recovered

The Department has recovered $5 million in back wages and damages for 1,471 employees at Houlihan‘s franchises in New Jersey and New York.

Construction Fatality Concrete Workers Paid Fraud Conviction
Construction Fatality

OSHA has cited a New Jersey construction company for safety violations after an employee was fatally injured while working on a Camden waterfront construction project.

Concrete Workers Paid

A Wage and Hour Division investigation led to a New York court ordering a concrete company to pay employees $412,000 in back wages and damages.

Fraud Conviction

general foreman at Port Elizabeth was sentenced to prison and must pay $749,000 in restitution for salary fraud after a Department investigation.

Martin Luther King for Economic Justice
Apr 7th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

MLK’S CRITICISM of VIETNAM WAR

“AMERICA is the PURVEYOR of  MOST VIOLENCE in the WORLD”

THEY SHOT HIM SO TO PREVENT HIS LEADING the “POOR PEOPLES’ CAMPAIGN”

Pruitt’s War on the Environmental Protection Agency)
Apr 6th, 2018 by Bill Floyd

WAR on the EPA 1

GOP SCOTT PRUITT’S CAMPAIGN to

GUT the CLEAN POWER PLAN & CLEAN WATER RULE

WAR on the EPA 2

WAR on the CLEAN WATER by OKLAHOMA FRACKING LOVER SCOTT PRUITT

PRUITT COULD BE KNOWN in HISTORY as “EARTHQUAKE PRUITT”

SCOTT PRUITT GIVES HUGE $$$ RAISES to OKLAHOMA STAFFERS

BUT PRUITT CANNOT FIND CLEAN WATER for

LEAD-POISONED PEOPLE of FLINT, MICHIGAN

 

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