#Regram #RG @guardian: Teachers staged a protest in front of the Department for Education in London to demand that the climate crisis is made part of the curriculum. Organisers @extinctionrebellion say students will only hear climate change mentioned in fewer than 10 lessons out of approximately 10,000, and believe that it should be made an ‘educational priority’. Students also joined the protest. The demonstration comes as young people across the world participate in school strikes to urge politicians to take action. Photos: Jonathan Watts/Guardian + Extinction Rebellion
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions can recover with sufficient investments to protect them, their prey species, and habitats. This is why we are proud to announce the latest round of projects we are funding to support the impressive conservation work of our partners in the field. Over the next week, we’ll be sharing more information about each of these six new projects and how they are working to protect lion populations in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Gabon. Click the link in our bio to learn more. Photo credit: Steve Mandel
#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: The Arctic Refuge is one of the world’s most important protected areas, providing vast, intact habitat for wildlife to roam freely. In 2017, Congress approved opening up parts of this national treasure to allow for oil and gas drilling. This move, which is now being fast-tracked, would disturb the species we cherish and destroy tundra and wetland habitat. We have very limited time to make our voices heard! Sign our letter and oppose oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: follow the link in our bio!
#Regram #RG @bbcearth: #EarthCapture by @georgetheexplorer Meerkats are the ultimate survivors. They thrive in some of the world’s most hostile environments, where daytime temperatures can reach 50c by day and freeze overnight. Incredibly, they don’t even drink water and instead absorb it from their prey – primarily insects – an amazing desert adaptation. This particular colony is one of two groups habituated on the edge of the Nwetwe Pan in Botswana, right outside Jack’s Camp. Researchers and film crews from all over the world have visited these babies’ ancestors, making them a very famous family! Sadly, recent reports have stated that the global meerkat population hangs in the balance, with a new scientific model giving them about 50 years before the species faces complete extinction in the wild due to the impacts of climate change. . . . . .#africa #meerkat #animals #wildlife#wildlifephotography #nature #bbcearth#earth #planetearth #earthwonder#nature_briiliance #amazingplaces#wonderfulplaces #amazinganimals#climatechange #extinction #conservation#animallovers #cute #baby #babyanimals#naturephotography #liveauthentic#savetheplanet
#Regram #RG @350org: A historic gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people coming together from every state and territory in Australia to take action to protect water and songlines from greedy corporations and #climatechange. Follow @SeedMob for more #WATERISLIFE action info [Photos from @seedmob]
#Regram #RG @theeconomist: Our cover this week focuses on the oil industry. In a year blighted by wildfires and polar freezes, climate change is becoming hard to ignore. Yet demand for oil is rising and the energy industry is planning multi-trillion-dollar investments to satisfy it. No firm embodies this strategy better than ExxonMobil, the giant that rivals admire and green activists love to hate. It plans to pump 25% more oil and gas in 2025 than in 2017. If the rest of the industry pursues even modest growth, the consequences for the climate could be grave. #TheEconomist
#Regram #RG @mongabay: Illegal traffickers want animals by any means necessary, even if they are endangered or if they suffer in transit. More than 380 wildlife species (211 birds, 101 mammals, 47 reptiles, seven amphibians and 17 invertebrates) were illegally traded from across Peru to meet worldwide demand between year 2000 and 2015. The drivers of this trade vary: people want these animals for companionship, for their beauty or for scientific or ornamental purposes, among other reasons. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #animals #wildlife#wildlifetrafficking #endangeredspecies#conservation #biodiversity #environment#nature
@youthvgov continues to break new ground. Link in bio to learn more. #JoinJuliana#youthvgov . #Regram #RG @nowthisnews: ‘They said we could never win. And then we started winning.’ — These young people from all around the U.S. are taking legal action in the fight against climate change. To learn more, click the link in our bio ?
#Regram #RG @gretathunberg: This picture is from Brighton. This week well over 100 000 school children were on strike for the climate!! British PM says that the children on school strike are “wasting lesson time”. That may well be the case. But then again, political leaders have wasted 30 yrs of inaction. And that is slightly worse….#schoolstrike4climate #FridaysForFuture#ClimateStrike
#Regram #RG @wmo_omm: In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change associated with record atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been confirmed as the four warmest years on record. A consolidated analysis by WMO of five leading international datasets showed that the global average surface temperature in 2018 was approximately 1.0° Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline (1850-1900). It ranks as the fourth warmest year on record. The year 2016, which was influenced by a strong El-Niño event, remains the warmest year on record, followed by 2017 and 2015. “The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one, “ said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. “The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years. The degree of warming during the past four years has been exceptional, both on land and in the ocean.” “Temperatures are only part of the story. Extreme and high impact weather affected many countries and millions of people, with devastating repercussions for economies and ecosystems in 2018,” he said. “Greenhouse gas emission reduction and climate adaptation measures should be a top global priority,” said Mr Taalas. #climatechange#climatechangeisreal #climateaction#parisagreement #greenhousegases
#Regram #RG @elephantcrisisfund: Good news from China where Beijing has agreed to ban all auctions of ivory cultural relics this year. China’s third largest city has developed an ivory policy stronger than that of national government by completely eliminating the cultural relics loophole left behind following China’s 2017 ivory trade ban. ECF partner, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has been working tirelessly to ensure effective implementation of China’s ivory trade ban and says the move by Beijing is a ‘notable development’ and shows other large Chinese cities that such a decision is possible. #ivoryban #China#NaturalResourcesDefenseCouncil#ElephantCrisisFund.
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: Ensuring clean water for future generations of the Amazon is an ongoing dream we share with our indigenous partner Alianza Ceibo. . Working towards this dream, we’ve already installed 1164 rainwater harvesting systems in over 80 communities – achieving to provide a reliable and safe water supply for families affected by the impacts of nearly half a century of oil exploitation on their ancestral territories. This year, our efforts will be focused on providing maintenance workshops in the communities to ensure the sustainability of this solution and families’ autonomy in caring for and repairing their systems over time. Find out more: www.amazonfrontlines.org . #water#amazon #ecuador #colombia #peru#waterislife #indigenous#indigenousresistance #tribes #secoya#waorani #kofan #siona #amazonia
#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: The salmon that got away. I sat in this blind for two weeks, waiting for one decisive moment to happen. I could hear the wolves back in the forest but I rarely got a glimpse of them. I would enter the blind in the dark at 5am and sit there everyday until dark. To move my hands in the blind was too much movement. I literally could not move a muscle. My goal was to get a shot of a wolf catching a large salmon. If we want to protect coastal wolves then we need to protect salmon which in turn feed on herring. In the coming weeks, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are encouraging and “mismanaging” the removal of 40 million pounds of herring out of the Strait of Georgia. Most of this herring ends up as chicken feed, fish farm feed and feed for captive marine mammals. We are devastated by the loss of our salmon on this coast, we are devastated by the fact that our orca populations are starving and yet, we allow the removal of the last of the foundation fish that fuels this entire ecosystem. When are we going to stand up and call DFO out? They managed the Atlantic Cod fishery to a complete collapse. They have mismanaged our salmon populations and now they literally driving our herring populations to complete collapse. Please follow along all week as @cristinamittermeier @sealegacy@pacificwild and myself post on this incredibly pressing issue. #biglittlefish#foundationfish #wolf #speakout
#Regram #RG @cnnbusiness: Morocco is home to the world’s largest concentrated solar farm. Built on an area the size of more than 3,500 soccer fields, the Noor-Ouarzazate complex produces enough electricity to power a city the size of Prague, or twice the size of Marrakesh, and saves the planet from more than 760,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Morocco aims to have 42% of its power come from renewable sources by 2020.
#Regram #RG @oceana: Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the shark fin trade. Shark finning is a gruesome practice that involves chopping off a shark’s fins and dumping the body back into the ocean to slowly drown or bleed to death. Many are plucked from the ocean, maimed for their fins and tossed back to sea to die. While shark finning is illegal in the U.S., the demand for fins drives this horrible practice, and the U.S. participates in this demand by allowing the buying and selling of shark fins. DO YOUR PART! Tell your representative in Congress to ban the sale of shark fin products in the U.S. to help protect sharks by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow.?: OCEANA / LX
#Regram #RG @unenvironment: When we learn from nature ? we can make a difference for the planet! @studio.ant in India?? has created a biomimicry cooling system inspired by the structure of a beehive. The innovation saves energy⚡️& helps protect the ozone layer. Together, we can #SolveDifferent. Copy https://www.unenvironment.org/ into your browser to learn more. ? Monish Siripurapu/Ant Studio #ClimateAction#MondayMotivation #climatechange#innovation
#Regram #RG @cnn: A massive hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan has been discovered growing in an Antarctic glacier, signaling rapid ice decay that has shocked scientists. The cavity — measuring almost 1,000 feet tall — is big enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice, and “most of that ice melted over the last three years,” NASA said. (?: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck)
#Regram #RG @nytimes: On one side of a barricade in remote British Columbia, the Wet’suwet’en people hoped to stop a pipeline that would cross their traditional land. On the other side were heavily armed police looking to enforce its pre-construction. The 416-mile pipeline would carry gas extracted from the Dawson Creek area of the province to the liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. The company behind the pipeline, Coastal GasLink, has signed agreements with all 20 of the elected councils representing First Nations people along the route. It also awarded 620 million in Canadian dollars in contract work to Indigenous businesses as part of the pipeline project. But the protests highlight a dual leadership structure among the Wet’suwet’en people. Most of the hereditary chiefs — who collectively claim title to a New Jersey-sized section of British Columbia and represent the traditional governance of the Wet’suwet’en — were opposed. “Money means nothing to us,” said Chief Madeek, one of the hereditary leaders, who also goes by Jeff Brown. By asserting their sovereignty over the land, Indigenous groups have tried to stall, with varying degrees of success, oil and gas projects across the country. The Unist’ot’en camp of the Wet’suwet’en people has become an important part of a broader movement of Indigenous resistance to Canada’s fossil fuel ambitions. Visit the link in our profile to read more. @photobracken shot these photos of protestors; the Unist’ot’en camp; the Unist’ot’en camp spokeswoman Freda Huson speaking with police; and camp supporters standing behind a fire, set to cover a retreat from police.
The vessels working to protect the last remaining vaquitas are under constant threat of attack by poachers. We must continue to support organizations like @seashepherdsscs that are fighting to keep this incredible species alive. Click the link in bio to learn how you can support their conservation efforts.
Congratulations to the @seaofshadows team on their @sundanceorg win, and thank you to everyone for bringing the plight of the vaquita to the forefront.
#Regram #RG @guardian: Thousands of teenagers in Belgium took part in another student strike action for climate change on Thursday, following similar protests in recent weeks. A reported 30,000 people skipped classes for the marches held in Brussels, Liege and Leuven, which included primary school pupils. A number of children also demonstrated outside the home of Belgium’s environment minister ahead of the event. 3,000 academics and scientists have backed up the protests, saying “the activists were absolutely right.” Photos: Paul-Henri Verlooy/Belga via ZUMA Press/REX/Shutterstock
#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum: The Orkneys generate 140% of the electricity they need. #wef19 #davos #scotland#renewables #environment
#Regram #RG @unenvironment: Mountains ? are spectacular landscapes which are often called nature’s water towers. They cover 24% of the Earth’s landmass and support a wide variety of ecosystems. Human activities can tip the delicate balance of mountain ecosystems, so the challenge is to sustainably manage them. #mountains#ecosystems
#Regram #RG @greenpeace: Last Friday, a mining dam collapsed in a small town in Brazil, releasing almost 13 million cubic meters of toxic mud and leaving behind a trace of death and sorrow. This comes only 3 years after the biggest environmental disaster in the country, when another dam broke off. Enough is enough. Governments and corporations MUST stop putting profits over the lives of people and nature. Aerial shots: Fernanda Ligabue Land shots: Nilmar Lage . . . . #Brumadinho #forçabrumadinho#brumadinhomg #SOSBrumadinnho #Brazil#brasil #Mariana #Vale#semlicençaparadestruir #environment#greenpeace #nature#environmentaldisaster
Proud to have @seaofshadows, a Terra Mater production in association with Appian Way, showing at #Sundance. Congratulations to the whole team for the incredible work they’re doing to save the vaquita.
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The link between deforestation and climate change is clear: when we lose forests we lose a crucial ally in keeping excess carbon out of the atmosphere. ? Plus, even more emissions are created when felled trees release the carbon they’d been storing, and what most often replaces the now-vanished forest, livestock and crops, generate massive amounts of even more greenhouse gases. ? Taken together, this emissions triple-whammy accounts for a quarter of all emissions worldwide. That’s why our alliance is working around the world to change farming, transform communities, and protect forests. Join us!
#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: Unprecedented heat waves, coral bleaching, and more frequent and extreme storms: the impacts of climate change are all around us. By reducing emissions and helping communities prepare, we can prevent the worst impacts. Click the link in our bio to find out what’s at stake if we don’t take action to fight climate change.
#Regram #RG @nature_org: A family of chimpanzees wanders in the forest at Mahale National Park on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Rising eastward from the shoreline, the Greater Mahale Ecosystem encompasses 4.8 million acres of mostly forested landscape. This ecosystem is home to approximately 93 percent of Tanzania’s 2,800 endangered chimpanzees, only some of which live within Mahale Mountains National Park. The Tuungane (pronounced TOO-un-gah-nee, Kiswahili for “Let’s Unite”) project is a collaboration between TNC and Pathfinder International, a global reproductive health organization. TNC and Pathfinder are also engaging other stakeholders to achieve holistic, large-scale impact, including Frankfurt Zoological Society, Jane Goodall Institute, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Tongwe Trust, and the Government of Tanzania. Since it’s implementation in 2012, eight new Village Land Use Plans earmark 228,000 acres as village forest reserves to protect key chimp habitat, and 37 forest scouts have been trained and deployed. ? Photo by: @amivitale
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: After two years supporting a consortium of 17 scientists led by UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, we are proud to announce the release of the @OneEarthclimate model published by @SpringerNature, which gives the world a pathway to solving the #climatechange crisis by limiting temperature rise to 1.5C. Follow the link in bio to learn more.
#Regram #RG @cristinamittermeier: When I slipped into warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean, I was greeted by a massive whale shark plowing toward me – its gaping mouth scooping invisible tunny fish eggs and plankton just below the water’s surface. Despite the overwhelming urge to stroke the gentle giant as it passed, I kept both hands on my camera, cognizant of observing new and much-needed regulations in place to protect these sharks. This area in Mexico is a feeding ground for hundreds of whale sharks, which draws tourists who want to swim alongside these gentle giants. Recently, new regulations have been implemented in the area to protect whale sharks and educate both tourists and tour operators. Tip #13 for 2019 is to seek out and support local ecotourism practices and companies when traveling.
#Regram #RG @franslanting: Photo by @FransLanting For as long as anyone can remember, Monarch butterflies have fluttered from all over the American West to coastal California every fall to overwinter in a few sheltered places. In communities like Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz (my hometown for many years) their annual return has been as predictable as autumn colors are to people on the East Coast. I remember my amazement when I first saw them covering single trees by the thousands. But their wintering sites have become eerily quiet. A recent census by the Xerces Society confirms that the western Monarch population is in the midst of a catastrophic collapse. Their numbers have declined by more than 95% from more than ten million in the 1980s to a mere 20,000 today. The unthinkable is becoming a real possibility. Western Monarchs may go extinct if this trend continues. Researchers have not identified a single cause for this demise, but point to pesticides, habitat loss and drought as factors. Butterflies are barometers for an ecosystem’s health. When they go, we have reasons to worry, not just for them, but about ourselves too. It breaks my heart that a phenomenon that has been synonymous for generations with nature’s enduring cycles may turn into a new symbol for how seriously the balance of nature is being upset in our lifetime. What are your thoughts about this? Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom as we bear witness to our changing planet. @LeonardodiCapriofdn@Xercessociety @Thephotosociety#Monarchs #Endangered #Extinction#Nature #Butterfly #Santacruz#MontereyBay #California