Yesterday, in light of President Trump's #skinnybudget, Oceana said severe funding cuts could cripple key agencies. We call on Congress to reject President Trump's proposed budget.
Jacqueline Savitz, Oceana's Senior Vice President for U.S. Oceans and Global Fishing Watch, said "Funding cuts of this magnitude could cripple key agencies like NOAA and the Coast Guard, which would be devastating to decades of ocean conservation." Visit OCEANA.org to read our full statement. : Shutterstock / Dudarev Mikhail
#Regram#RG@rainforestalliance: Scott Pruitt’s remarks today are dangerous. Drought. Flood. Economic insecurity. Famine. For farming and forest communities around the world, the impacts of climate change are already very real. Forests capture greenhouse gases, preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere and warming our planet. Deforestation on its own causes about 10 percent of worldwide emissions. Now more than ever, it is important to protect forests and join us in the fight against climate change. Someone’s got to do their job.
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Nevada Solar One | Photograph by Jassen T. (@jassensf)
“Spread over 400 acres, Nevada Solar One is a massive project built in the hot, dry desert just south of Las Vegas. The plant uses 760 parabolic trough concentrators with more than 182,000 mirrors that concentrate the sun’s rays onto more than 18,240 receiver tubes. Every year, the projected amount of CO2 emissions this plant avoids putting into the atmosphere is equivalent to taking approximately 20,000 cars off the road,” writes Your Shot photographer Jassen T. “It is a refreshing site to look at — I can’t wait to fly a solar-powered aircraft one day.”
Join @natgeo in our The People vs. Climate Change initiative and use #MyClimateAction to share a first-person perspective on how we as humans are taking the positive steps we’re taking to protect the Earth.
Sea ice helps maintain Earth's temperature, so predicting how the ice extent (a measurement of the area of ocean where there is at least some sea ice) might change helps us understand our warming climate. NASA scientists have developed a new model for better predicting the Arctic’s annual changes. Full story: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2557/nasa-study-improves-forecasts-of-summer-arctic-sea-ice-coverage/.
Image: A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker travels through the Beaufort Sea ice pack in September 2016. Credit: Alek Petty/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
#Regram#RG@johanernst: "For 25 years I've been exploring the world's forests and wildlife. Destruction of forests is the second largest contributor to climate change. Every year it produces more green house gas then all of the worlds airplanes, cars, trucks, trains and ships combined. The world's experts agree that stopping illegal logging is the fastest and cheapest way to fight climate change and to stop massive global extinction of endangered species. It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests left on the planet. One and a half acres of forest is cut down every second.
Even the national parks in Africa are threatened. I'm right now in the Amazon jungle and the forests are disappearing faster then ever.
During the last 40 years over 20% of the Amazon is being cut down. Help us to support the organizations that are fighting for the worlds forests and jungles. #johanernst#explorerjen#adventureactivist@leonardodicaprio#wildaid@wildaid#wwf#peru Photo by #filipcederholm"
#Regram#RG@mic: Trump's team may reportedly cut as much as $800 million in EPA funding, which is terrifying.
The 1.35 million acres that make up #BearsEars National Monument are sacred to Tribal Nations with ancestral and spiritual ties to these lands. We cannot allow this protection to be undone by new Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke or the Trump administration. Photo is of the Department of the Interior building, home to newly-confirmed Sec. Zinke, was recently lit with messages urging Sec. Zinke to #StandwithBearsEars and protect our public lands. Show your support and go to sc.org/standwithbearsears to take action! #MonumentsForAll
At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants. Today, less than 500,000 remain. Elephants are killed every day for their tusks. LDF is proud to partner with @wildnetorg to end the ivory crisis through the @elephantcrisisfund. To date, together we’ve driven $9M to 130 projects to protect elephants. Join us today on #WorldWildlifeDay. Link in bio. Photo Credit: Tom Stahl
Each day is an opportunity to act on behalf of a healthy planet. Today, on #WorldWildlifeDay, join me and @world_wildlife in asking US representatives to again support the Save Vanishing Species stamp which helps raise important funding to help protect endangered species: http://wwf.to/2mj3p0e #WildlifeNeedsUS
City by a Rising Sea: I’ve witnessed a lot of changes visiting Cuba for nearly two decades — from Fidel passing to American cruise ships now steaming into Havana’s harbor. While many of these changes — some small, some large — revolve around politics, there is one change that surprised me recently which has less to do with Cuba’s politics, but all to do with global impact. Climate change has brought a new challenge to Cuba’s shores and particularly Havana’s famed Malecon which sits behind an ever eroding sea wall. Larger swells and tides now flood the Malecon more frequently carrying the sea much further into the city. Swimming is now prohibited in spots along the famed historic hangout due to dangerous higher seas. During one calm morning, I took a plunge with a Cuban kid who says he “loves the sea when it is calm, but fears it often now”. #climatechange#cuba#malecon#sonyactioncam#petemcbride
Image by @sean_gallagher_photo A young Tibetan man embraces his yak on the shore of Qinghai Lake. The lake is China's largest inland body of water, lying at over 3000m on the Tibetan Plateau. The region contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong, and Yellow Rivers which feed water to millions downstream. As a result of climate change, temperatures are rising on the Tibetan Plateau faster than anywhere on earth outside the polar regions. As glaciers melt, grasslands degrade and an ancient way of life changes, climate change is all too real on the roof of the world. #asia#china#tibet#climatechange
With Pruitt confirmed as the administrator of the EPA, it’s more important than ever that we work together to ensure our planet and people are protected. Pay attention and take action. #Regram#RG@nrdc_org: #BREAKING: The Senate has voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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More senators voted against a president’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency today than in the agency’s 46-year history. It’s no wonder, because Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is unfit for the job as EPA administrator.
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“Scott Pruitt is the worst pick ever confirmed to lead the EPA. He’s being sent there to hobble the agency we depend on to protect our health and environment. All the worse, Senate Republicans forced the confirmation vote before the public can know the truth about Pruitt’s ties to industrial polluters,” said NRDC President @rheasuh.
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“We’ll use every tool in the kit to stop him from harming our air and water, endangering our communities and surrendering our kids to climate catastrophe.”
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Link in bio for NRDC's statement.
[Dirksen Senate Office Building, Public Domain] #environment#climate#pollutingpruitt#news
#LDFoundation is proud to have hosted the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, to meet with ocean advocates in preparation for the upcoming Ocean Conference: https://oceanconference.un.org
A great way to pay tribute to the late Rob Stewart. #Regram#RG@shawnheinrichs: @unep is gearing up for #WorldWildlifeDay on March 3rd by launching 5 new species for their #WildForLife campaign. Rob Stewart @teamsharkwater dedicated his life to saving sharks and ultimately sacrificed his life while filming one of the most endangered of all shark/ray species, the SAWFISH. Rob was so excited to have the chance to film Sawfish, as these distinctive sharks have all but disappeared from our oceans. This is our chance to pay tribute to all that Rob did in service to the cause, and to help carry his work forward. Vote for sawfish and add your voice in support of Rob’s legacy!
Please VOTE by CLICKING THE LINK IN MY BIO and 'liking' the SAWFISH photo that pops up!
#Regram#RG@sierraclub: The Trump administration just issued the final approval for the Dakota Access Pipeline (#DAPL). By casting people aside for corporate polluter profits, Donald Trump is continuing to show the culture his White House stands for: one built on corruption, bigotry, and greed. More than 300 tribes and millions of Americans will continue to stand united in opposition to this dangerous and unneeded project, and we are not backing down. This blatant disregard for the rights of the #StandingRock Sioux, the need for an environmental review, and for the democratic process of considering public feedback is unacceptable. We will continue to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux.
Take action: go to sc.org/approvalletter and send a message to the Army Corps of Engineers to hold them accountable for putting Big Oil first by stopping the environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline! #NoDAPL
This is just the first step in our fight to hold the administration and the Army Corps of Engineers accountable and we will continue to let you know how you can fight back. We will not back down.
Photo by Katharina Hesse /@hessekatharina
A hazy view of Hebei province near Shijiazhuang in the morning. Two of the most toxic components of smog saw their readings exceed 1,000 on the air quality index in Shijiazhuang in China’s northern Hebei province late last year, state media reported.
One resident said her lungs felt “extremely uncomfortable” after she went walking outside for just a few minutes.
The amount of PM2.5 and PM10 recorded in Shijiazhuang was greater than 1,000 micrograms per cubic metre at around 1pm, according to Xinhua. Both are types of suspended respirable particles that pose a risk to human health.
The World Health Organisation recommends exposure to PM2.5 be limited to 25 micrograms per cubic metre over 24 hours, and 50 micrograms per cubic metre for PM10.
Air pollution usually worsens in northern China during the winter, as coal is used to heat homes. Beijing issued a red alert for smog in mid December 2016, its first of the year, and 10 cities in Hebei have followed suit.
Under China’s four-tiered warning system, a red alert will force suspension of factory production and school classes, as well as traffic reduction measures.
In China alone, more than 1.6 million people die annually from air pollution. Heavy coal use has resulted in high carbon emissions. Although China has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 250,000 tons, the nation continues to emit 25 million tons of greenhouse gases, according to Environment Minister Chen Jining. Enforcement of environmental laws has improved, but slowly, and air pollution continues to be a fact of life in most cities.
This has contributed to an accelerated pace of climate change, which has been noticed in the past few years. According to scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, temperatures are rising at a faster rate than they have in the past 1,000 years, about 2.5 times as rapidly according to Forbes magazine. #climatechange#Katharinahesse#china. #airpollution#smog#everydayclimatechange
#Regram#RG@fisherstevens: Please ALL reach out to your senators and tell them to vote NO on #PollutingPruitt. If you are from or have friends in ME, NV, AZ or IN please tell them to call their senators and encourage their friends and family to do the same. These senators could swing on this but need to hear your voices. @sensusancollins from Maine voted NO yesterday for Betsy Devos, let's please make sure she knows that our children need clean drinking water and a healthy planet as well. https://youtu.be/86dzRQHUv2Y. Senator's number are below, please share: Senator Heller (NV) 202-224-6244 or 702-388-6605 (Vegas) or 775-686-5770 (Reno)
Senator Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521 or 602-840-1891 (Phoenix) or 520-575-8633 (Tuscon)
Senator Collins (ME) (202)224-2523 or (207) 622-8414 (Augusta) or (207) 780-3575 (Portland)
Senator Donnelly (IN) (202) 224-4814 or (317) 226-5555 (Indianapolis) or (812)425-5813 (Evansville)
Incredibly saddened by the passing of activist and marine biologist Rob Stewart. The world has lost a man who dedicated his life to protecting our oceans and sharks. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his loved ones and family. (Photo credit: @TeamSharkWater)
Thank you @BarackObama for the incredible work you’ve done to protect our planet during your presidency. I look forward to your continued work with the #ObamaFoundation.
Find out how you can get involved by visiting Obama.org.
Do you know where your seafood comes from? The answer might surprise you.
Seafood is consumed more than any other animal protein on Earth — more than pork, chicken, beef or eggs. And half of the world’s wild-caught seafood comes from coastal community fisheries — smaller scale, artisanal operations that support the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. Discover 4 things you might not know about these coastal fisheries by visiting http://ci-intl.org/2jws4Jr #fisheries#fish#indonesia#westpapua#sustainable#seafood#conservation
The arid landscape of Israel’s Negev Desert will look like a futuristic movie in the near future. The country is building the tallest solar thermal tower in the world above its dusty sands.
Surrounded by 50,000 mirrors, the 250 meters high tower should be able to produce enough power for about 5% of Israel’s population when it’s concluded.
The sunlight will be reflected by the mirrors to a boiler at the top of the tower. The boiler will then be able to convert them and heat water to steam to turn the turbine in a conventional power plant.
Picture: Megalim Solar Power
Thank you President @BarackObama for continuing to protect our planet and preserving #nationalmonuments that recognize America’s civil rights history. #Regram#RG@sierraclub:
President Obama has designated new national monuments recognizing the country’s civil rights history -- The Reconstruction Era, Freedom Riders, and Birmingham Civil Rights National Monuments. He also further protected the existing Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and the California Coastal National Monument, celebrating our country's beautiful places.
The designations accompany a presidential memorandum to increase diversity and community outreach across land management agencies to help ensure our parks and public lands are more inclusive and welcoming to people from all walks of life.
Learn more at sc.org/5monuments
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