Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products —Rain Forest Rescue org

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. It’s a source of huge profits for multinational corporations, while at the same time destroying the livelihoods of smallholders. Displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are all consequences of our palm oil consumption. How could it come to…

New study: ‘Super heat waves’ of 131°F coming if global warming continues unchecked — By Joe Romm on Global Possibilities org

In Europe, the recent heat wave was so extreme — with temperatures reaching 111°F (44°C), fueling wildfires and wasp attacks — it was nicknamed “Lucifer.” In the Middle East, as temperatures soared to 121°F (50°C), “birds in Kuwait have reportedly been dropping from the sky,” the International Business Times reported Friday. But, new research says, we…

Gilgit-Baltistan: Ground Breaking: Safe drinking water scheme to benefit around 50,000 people in Danyore — Pamir Times Net

Gilgit, 13th August: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan led the ground breaking ceremony of the safe drinking water supply scheme in Danyore, Gilgit in the presence of Mr. Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan. The ceremony marks the beginning of a critical development project for which AKAH has received…

Environmental protection in Islam Patterning nature — Interview with Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn

What indicators of environmental protection and species conservation can be found in Islamic theology, the Koran and other Islamic lore? Answers from Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn Interview conducted by Ulrike Hummel When did nature and animal conservation first become an issue for Muslims? Muna Tatari:…

The First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB-A) opens branch for women only, first in country

Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 July 2017 – The First MicroFinance Bank, Afghanistan (FMFB-A), a leading commercial and microfinance bank, announced the opening of the country’s first women-only branch in Kabul today. This initiative will allow Afghan women to manage their finances in a safe and facilitating environment thus overcoming social and cultural hurdles to their economic…

TIME: Physical Time & Spiritual Time

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
IsmailiGnosis.com Exclusive. There are two levels of time: Physical Time called Zaman and Spiritual Time called ‘Asr. This is why Mawlana Hazar Imam is Sahib al-Zaman wa’l-‘Asr, meaning, “Master of Physical Time and Spiritual Time.” Spiritual Time is the desire, experience, and spiritual motion of the Universal Soul and its particular souls towards attaining self-perfection at the rank…

Sustainable Energy: This Scientist Is Taking the Next Step in Geoengineering — By by James Templeon MIT Technology Review com

Harvard’s David Keith explains why it’s time to move forward with outdoor experiments and broader research programs. Harvard professor David Keith Harvard professor David Keith has done as much as any single researcher to push the touchy topic of geoengineering toward the scientific mainstream (see “A Cheap and Easy Plan to Stop Global Warming”). He…

TIME: The Origin of Time In Conscious Agents

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Continuing from above. Time is an enigma. On the one hand, nothing is more familiar to us than time. We feel its passing, we measure it precisely with clocks, and we know one day we shall run out of it. On the other hand, if we are pressed to say what…