A Night Atop Yosemite Falls
Hiking to Yosemite Falls in the cold heart of winter.
January 22, 2013 at 6:32 am (Environmental crisis)
A Night Atop Yosemite Falls
Hiking to Yosemite Falls in the cold heart of winter.
July 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm (endangered animals and plants, Environmental crisis, Helping Mother /earth, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving oceans/waterways, saving the environment, saving water/waterways, working together)
Tags: beauty of nature, ecosystems in crisis, endangered/threatened animals, Helping out, saving endangered animals & plants, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
To win this battle for peace and health on this planet we must all stand and deliver our best even if the price is high.
Do not support world leaders, irresponsible corporations and mindless reckless consumerism. The reckless and irresponsible greedy behavior are destroying life on earth.
This film is a poignant reminder to save ourselves and the planet we must stand up and be counted even if it costs us the ultimate sacrifice. This docudrama is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today.
The clip was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/). Thank you from Nature’s Crusaders and Mother Nature.
Thanks to UTUBE and Sanctuary Asia Networks for this powerful film clip.
Recent rains have put a dent in the Texas drought, a day of reckoning looms for the state’s long-grain rice growers, who pump millions into the
economy in Southeast Texas each year and account for about 5 percent of America’s rice production. Come March 1, if there is less than 850,000 acre-feet of water in reservoirs along the Lower Colorado River, water managers will be forced to take the unprecedented step of withholding water from agricultural users, which will mean severe cuts to Texas rice production this year.
Now it is your turn to help.
We need to help rain come to lower Texas. Visualize steady rains that will raise the water table. Coming at intervals so the ground can absorb it.
Excerpts courtesy of Andrew Freedman and climatecentral.org
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January 27, 2012 at 7:08 am (Environmental crisis, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving oceans/waterways, saving water/waterways, sea life, working together)
Tags: Africa, Antarctica, Black pepper, Business, Faroe Islands, fish, Mackerel, Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999
A school of jack mackerel in the Southern Pacific. Stocks of the fish, rich in oily protein, have declined from 30 million due to a feeding frenzy in the last two decades.
Jack mackerel, feeds a hungry Africa. People eat it unaware of the shortage of this staple fish; much of it is reduced to feed for aquaculture and pigs. It can take more than five kilograms, more than 11 pounds, of jack mackerel to raise a single kilogram of farmed salmon.
The world’s largest trawlers, after depleting other oceans, now head south toward the edge of Antarctica to compete for what is left.
Industrial fleets bound only by voluntary restraints compete in what amounts to a free-for-all in no man’s water at the bottom of the world. From 2006 through 2011, scientists estimate, jack mackerel stocks declined 63 percent.
Greed knows no bounds until the ocean balance is totally reduced and thousands of species disappear and people starve.
Excerpts courtesy of nytimes.com http://tinyurl.com/8yfea6u
August 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm (Environmental crisis, Nature's wonders, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving the environment, saving water/waterways)
Tags: beauty of nature, ecosystems in crisis, saving endangered animals & plants, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
The Amazon is in serious danger: Click here to help
Brazil is on the verge of gutting its forest protection laws —
unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be opened up to clear-cutting devastation. Click here to help
This threat to the Amazon has sparked widespread anger and protests across the country and tensions are rising. In an effort to stifle criticism, armed thugs, allegedly hired by loggers, have murdered environmental advocates. But the movement is fighting back — in three days, brave indigenous people are leading massive marches across Brazil to demand action and inside sources say President Dilma is considering vetoing the changes.
79% of Brazilians support a veto of the forest law changes and this internal pressure is leading some in Dilma’s administration to back a veto. But we need a global cry of solidarity with the Brazilian people to really force Dilma’s hand. Our global petition will be boldly displayed on banners at the front of the massive marches for Amazon protection. Let’s reach one million to SAVE THE AMAZON! Sign the urgent petition and send this on to everyone.
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Three small primitive mammals walk over a Triceratops skeleton, one of the last dinosaurs to exist before the mass extinction that gave way to the age of mammals.
A genus of these ceratopsid dinosaur lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, around 68 to 65 million years ago (Mya) in what is now North America. This is the last dinosaur of the last genera to appear before the great meteor extinction.
Bearing a large bony frill and three horns on its large four-legged body, and looking similar to the modern rhinoceros, Triceratops genus is one of the most well known ceratopsid dinosaurs. It lived amongst and was preyed upon by the feared Tyrannosaurus Rex
Scientists think they have has found the last dinosaur to die and be preserved in the fossil record before the catastrophic meteor impact 65 million years ago.
The finding suggest that dinosaurs did not go extinct prior to the impact and lending support to the theory that is was the impact that cause their extinction.
Researchers from Yale University discovered the fossilized horn of a ceratopsian – likely a Triceratops, which are common to the area – in the Hell Creek formation in Montana last year. The fossil buried just five inches below the K-T boundary, the geological layer that marks the transition from the Cretaceous period to the Tertiary period at the time of the mass extinction that took place 65 million years ago.
Since the impact hypothesis for the demise of the dinosaurs was first proposed more than 30 years ago, many scientists have come to believe the meteor caused the mass extinction and wiped out the dinosaurs, but a sticking point has been an apparent lack of fossils buried within the 10 feet of rock below the K-T boundary. The seeming anomaly has come to be known as the “three-meter gap.” This specimen was so close to the boundary indicates that at least some dinosaurs were doing fine right up until the meteor’s impact.
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June 27, 2011 at 1:41 am (endangered animals and plants, Environmental crisis, saving the environment, working together)
Tags: beauty of nature, save the planet, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
A 30-year-old agronomist who worked for two years with Silva who remains anonymous for fear of retribution, said the murdered ecologist had received death threats. “He was told things like ‘Your days are numbered’, ‘You are going to die’ and ‘Get ready to be silenced forever’”.
They had denounced illegal logging. To date five environmentalists murders are linked to powerful corporate interests in the vast South American jungle.
May they rest in peace.
Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, 52, and his wife Maria do Espirito Santo da Silva, 51, were shot dead in an ambush in late May close to their home in Nova Ipixuna, a small town of 15,000 people in the state of Para.
Since their deaths, another three activists have been killed in the state, which is the epicenter of deadly land disputes. A fourth was killed in the state of Rondonia, also in the vast Amazon jungle.
It was founded by an ecologist, Chico Mendes, who was murdered in 1988.
The Para prosecutor’s office said the Silvas’ murder “had a detail suggesting it was a typical hit: the killers cut off one of Jose Claudio’s ears.”
“In the Amazon region, hired killers do exist,” said Jose Battista, a lawyer for the local branch of the Pastoral Land Commission, a group linked to Brazil’s Catholic Church that defends poor rural workers.
Last year, the Commission printed a list of 125 people it said had contracts on their heads. Thirty of them were in the state of Para, and the Silvas were among them.
“Since the start of the year, we already have 20 names” to add to the list of those under threat of murder, Battista said.
To date, the police have made no progress in these cases. The Godfather knows.
We are entering into a challenging possible dangerous time as we push the mega corparations and ultra wealthy to the task of helping Mother Nature.
“Thanks for all your heart and service to save our earth”-Mother Nature
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Oh! it has been coming for 10 years. The total dismantling of the common person’s belief that the UN-WAter (United Nations Waterwas founded to
protect the little guys and were really good people. If the vetoing of protection for many endangered fish and animal life didn’t convince you well the lasted power grab by the UN Council on water rights should open your eyes.
The powers’ that be are now demanding regulation of the private sector’s products — from water and natural resource to inscrutable financial powers… and are using “the greening banner to convince the public of their high morals. With the climate crisis and its potential to permanently disrupted modern commerce and our very existence, as we know it. Mother Earth is poised to dry out and force us into a global water rights battle.
So what are the mega corporation like MERCK DOING? They are joining forces behind a pseudo-green banner at the UN to gain control over water rights worldwide.
UN-Water is a mechanism of the United Nations, endorsed in 2003 for the follow-up process of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Its purpose is to support states in their water-related efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.
UN-Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN agencies that work on all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters. UN-Water aims at improving the cooperation between relevant governing bodies and development organizations. It is responsible for the annual World Water Day as well as for the UN Water decade.
The powers that be see water rights, climate issues or endangered species preservation as a means to an end it is all seen as a giant political and financial game, rather than the best and only chance to head off a catastrophe like we have never before imagined. Climate change is upon us, if the world governments continue to represent corporate interests above all others, then we must challenge our states, stay active, speak up and be aware. I guess its all in its name UN-Water probably there to encourage “UN-People”.
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June 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm (Environmental crisis, good news, pollutants, saving the environment, working together)
Tags: ecosystems in crisis, save the planet, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
After reading the USA Today article about the massive use of energy the Cable TV set top boxes use, I am unplugging the boxes not in use. It might make sense to put our main box on a timer since it’s only used a few hours a day? (Anyone know?) It is time for US cable companies to step up and create equipment that supports the environment and the health of all living things.
The study found that today’s average new cable high-definition digital video recorders (HD-DVR) use more than half the energy of an average new refrigerator and more than an average new flat panel TV. Two-thirds of their total energy consumption – the equivalent annual energy output of six coal-burning power plants – occurs when they’re not in use.
In contrast, the study says cellphones are able to use extremely low levels of power when not in use, primarily to preserve battery life. It says similar innovations are beginning to appear in Sky Broadcasting’s set-top boxes in Europe and it urges pay-TV service providers in the U.S. such as Comcast, Time Warner, DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon and AT&T to do the same. It also encourages consumers to ask providers to supply them with boxes that meet ENERGY STAR Version 4.0.
Excerpts courtesy of NRDC http://usat.ly/m2GTq0
June 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm (Environmental crisis, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving native fish, saving oceans/waterways, saving the environment, working together)
Tags: animals in crisis, beauty of nature, save the planet, saving endangered animals & plants, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
The Sacred Headwaters are the shared birthplace of three of North America’s greatest wild salmon rivers and home to many
threatened species, including grizzly bears, wild salmon and stone sheep.
And it’s this beautiful wilderness in British Columbia that oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has their eye on for coalbed methane drilling.
Coal bed methane drilling is an environmentally dangerous process that requires a maze of gas wells and pipelines and a huge amount of toxic wastewater. Examples of this kind of drilling in Wyoming, Montana and Alberta have caused serious damage.
The vulnerable wildlife of the Sacred Headwaters can’t stand up to Shell by themselves. It’s up to us to protect the wild salmon, caribou, moose, and grizzlies from Shell.
Fill out a postcard to Shell telling them to get out of the Sacred Headwaters, and our partner Fores tEthics will deliver it on your behalf.
Thanks for taking action!
Urgent action needed link: http://bit.ly/inFCDp