January 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm (agriculture, ancient water and lands, saving oceans/waterways, saving the environment, water/ice, working together)
Tags: save our water supply, save the planet, saving our environment
Help save our waterways.
*** Please use the above link to access the list of the Conference Committee members responsible for finalizing the FARRM bill. Please contact as many members as possible before the end of January.
The current FARRM Bill does not make any attempt to conserve water. It does virtually nothing to address water conservation issues. We are seeking to add two sentences, which will enable US agriculture processing facilities to save over 20 Billion Gallons of Water a Year at NO COST TO GOVERNMENT. This would be the most water savings in any industry in the US. In the past 10 years.
Please ADD These 2 Sentences:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Agriculture shall require the use of water saving devices for hand washing stations and bathroom faucets at animal processing facilities inspected by USDA. Such devices shall automatically shut-off the water flow when hands are moved out of the water stream and shall be proven to reduce cross-contamination caused by touching faucet handles.
Our position is that the water that is wasted by the processing plants wastes belongs to the community. The water came directly from community owned source and drought threatens their water supply. We demand that processing plants take immediate action to reduce the amount of water they waste.
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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.
February 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm (agriculture, atmospheric/weather, Environmental crisis, global warming, saving the environment, saving water/waterways, working together)
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
Image courtesy of 3.bp.blogspot.com
February 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm (ancient animals, reptiles, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving oceans/waterways, saving the environment, sea life, turtles, working together)
Tags: California, Leatherback sea turtle, Oregon, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, United States, Washington, West Coast of the United States
2 Thumbs Up Award goes to SeaTurtles.org and One World One Ocean
These two organizations and their dedicated volunteers have saved the habitat off our western coast for the leatherbacks at last!
-Mother Nature and all of us mere mortals are very grateful.
The news about new protections for Pacific leatherbacks along the U.S. West Coast made major headlines and is gaining momentum! Nearly 42,000 square miles of ocean along the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington will be permanently protected for these ancient ocean dwellers. The new protections take effect Feb. 27, 2012.
Check out the video.
Excerpts courtesy of Sea Turtle Restoration Project @seaturtles.org
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.
Image courtesy of http://goo.gl/JoKHp
August 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm (ancient water and lands, earth, Helping Mother /earth, saving oceans/waterways, saving the environment)
Nature’s Crusaders would like to invite its readers and friends to submit ways they are helping the planet every day. The quiet ways each of us are helping make the earth a safer, healthier place to raise our families and protect our environment and all living things are unseen acts of heroism.
“I removed three shopping carts from historic Bread and Cheese Creek before coming to work. Every day I work on cleaning, promoting, educating, and recruiting volunteers to assist with the restoration of this historic stream. Not only should this creek be treated with respect for the role it played in the War of 1812, but it is also one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most polluted tributaries. Submitted by J L
How have you loved our Mother Earth today? Please let us know.
July 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm (good news, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving the environment, working together)
Tags: animals, animals in crisis, ecosystems in crisis, saving endangered animals & plants, saving our environment, saving the biodiversity of planet, wildlife, working together
House Votes Down ‘Extinction Rider’ That Would Have Halted Spending to
Protect New Species Under the Endangered Species Act
TWO THUMBS UP AWARD Center for Biological Diversity
In a victory for imperiled species, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted not to include the “extinction rider” in an appropriations bill that would have stopped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from spending any money to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act or to designate “critical habitat” for their survival. The House voted 224-202 in favor of an amendment from Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) to strip the “extinction rider” from the Interior department’s appropriation bill.
“The extinction rider would have been a disaster for hundreds of animals and plants across the country that desperately need the help of the Endangered Species Act to survive,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species program director for the Center for Biological Diversity. “Today’s vote is a promising sign for wolverines, walruses and species in all 50 states that, without help, face the very real prospect of extinction.”
Plants and animals across the country are at heightened risk of extinction due to habitat destruction, global climate change, extreme weather events and other factors. Earlier this month the Center and the Fish and Wildlife Service reached a landmark agreement to speed protection for 757 imperiled U.S. species, including the wolverine, Pacific walrus, Rio Grand cutthroat trout and Mexican gray wolf.
For more information Center for Biodiversity
TWO THUMBS UP AWARD goes to the Center for Biodiversity and everyone that has helped save our threatened and endangered species.-“Thanks” from Mother Nature
Grey wolf pups Natures Crusaders library
July 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm (ancient animals, animals, global warming, good news, Nature's wonders, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving the environment, working together)
Tags: animals in crisis, beauty of nature, ecosystems in crisis, good news, Helping out, saving endangered animals & plants, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan (Bless you!) has officially rejected Alaska’s arguments
and given the polar bears continued protection under the Endangered Species Act.
This ruling is a huge win for our long-running work to protect these mighty Arctic bears who are struggling to survive while facing rapidly melting sea ice
We win a big one!
and oil companies that want to drill in the heart of their habitat.
The Center for Biological Diversity and others, including Nature’s Crusaders members worked together tirelessly over the years achieved this critical victory. Without the tens of thousands of actions you’ve taken and the support you’ve given us over the years to keep fighting in court for the majestic white bear — We and Mother Nature thank you.
In 2005, the Center for Biological Diversity filed the federal petition to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, we’ve led the fight to keep the bears from extinction.
In 2008 the first victory for the bear was won when it was officially listed as a “threatened” species.
Then the State of Alaska, big-game hunters and others went to court this year to try to strip Endangered Species Act protections from polar bears. Center for Biological Diversity spearheaded the legal battle to defend the polar bears right to full protection under the Endangered Species Act in court, outlining the urgent protections needed to save them from the terrible effects of global warming.
This Thursday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected Alaska’s arguments and said the decision to protect bears because of melting Arctic sea ice was well supported. He also noted the plight of the polar bear was “troubling.”
Even as we take a moment with you to celebrate the court decision, we know our work is far from over. Scientists tell us that, left unchecked, warming could melt so much sea ice that two-thirds of the world’s polar bears, including all those in Alaska, will probably be gone in 40 years.
Thank you again for the part you played in helping secure this win for polar bears. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Center for Biological Diversity and Nature’s Crusaders working for Mother Nature
Image Nature’s Crusaders Library
June 28, 2011 at 6:37 am (saving native fish, saving oceans/waterways, saving the environment, sea life, working together)
Tags: animals and their food, beauty of nature, ecosystems in crisis, good news, saving endangered animals & plants, saving the biodiversity of planet, working together
Carbon dating for tree rings has been a well developed tool to study the age of a tree, but just recently scientists found that this same technique can be used to figure out where salmon go and what they have been eating when they travel out to sea to feed.
The University of Southampton researchers Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie and Dr Clive Trueman shows that the chemistry of fish scales will unlock the mystery of what the British salmon are eating. All British salmon do not migrate from their home rivers and end up in the same feeding grounds. Different salmon may respond differently to environmental change. Know one knows just yet.
Research shows that fish carry natural records of feeding location hidden in the chemistry of their scales.
The chemistry of animal tissues reflects the composition of food and water in the area where they live and feed, and can act as a natural tag. Using this idea, the Southampton team, working with scientists from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), looked at the isotopes of carbon contained in historical records of scales of Atlantic salmon.
The scales grew while the salmon were feeding at sea, so the carbon isotope values of the scales reflect the values of their diet in the feeding grounds. The team compared the scale values through time with satellite records of sea surface temperature across the North Atlantic. The locations of sea where the time series match best are most likely to be the areas where the fish have been feeding.
“As every single salmon contains the natural chemical tag, we can now see where fish from individual rivers go to feed in the Atlantic,” lead author Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie said.
This may be the first step into unlocking the mystery of why the salmon population has been in a steady decline for years. It could help us conserve the species.
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