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“With the images of the rescued animals, we have tried to use the powerful tools of our profession as photographers to foster empathy for our beloved wildlife. We wanted to capture more than just the physical features of the animals—to show their penetrating looks, sometimes grateful, sometimes accusing. We also wanted to show that the same human beings who have the power to destroy wildlife also have the power to rescue and care for them.” – Daniel Alarcón, a photographer helping show the animals rescued in the course of Bolivia’s wildfires. @global_wildlife_conservation @museodorbigny @nativabolivia @pantheracats @oxygenseven (Photos by Daniel Alarcón @danielalarconparquesnacionales and David Grumbaun)
Our leaders are not listening.
It’s time to demand climate action. It’s time to build a diverse global mobilization to defend the environment and our future.
Next year marks 50 years of Earth Day amid a pivotal moment for the planet.
The urgency has never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher – we face mass extinction of species, catastrophic pollution of oceans, destruction of communities and displacement of millions.
In short, we are in a climate breakdown.
Exactly half a century after the first Earth Day, millions will rise up to demand climate action.
On April 22, we #EARTHRISE: Visit earthrise2020.org
#Regram #RG @earthalliance: Thanks in part to your incredible generosity to the Amazon Forest Fund, Instituto Araguaia was able to put out a fire threatening one of the most unique and special places on Earth, Brazil’s Cantão State Park, where the Amazon Rainforest meets the wooded grasslands and savannas of the Cerrado biome and the wetland marshes of the Pantanal.
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Video by @justinhofman // Alaska. This particular glacier is beautiful, but it's also receding and thinning at a noticeable rate. Although it's not a scientific measurement, all of us guides are noticing dramatic changes in the glaciers of Southeast Alaska over the past few years. In many cases there literally is no science being done to measure the recession because funding is simply not available. What makes it extra difficult is that the people we are taking to these wild places are often seeing this for the first time and are in awe of the raw beauty and power of a glacier. That is the normal and appropriate reaction. But the guides, the ones who have spent years and decades learning and observing these places, see a completely different, alarming scene.
#turningthetide #glacier #alaska
#Regram #RG @guardian: Today, with help from leading scientists and NGOs, we can expose the fossil fuel companies most responsible for perpetuating the climate crisis.
It's an investigation that's involved more than 20 Guardian journalists working across the world for the past six months. We hope it moves the focus of the debate from individual responsibilities to power structures and presses governments and corporations to close the gap between ambitious long-term promises and lacklustre short-term action.
The UN says the coming decade is crucial if the world is going to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of global heating. Reining in our dependence on fossil fuels and dramatically accelerating the transition to renewable energy has never been more urgent.
Follow the link in The @guardian’s bio to uncover the investigation and help us spread the word by sharing this post around the 🌎
#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360: Nearly 30 percent of Peru’s glaciers have melted away since 2000, threatening a critical source of drinking water and irrigation for millions of people downstream, according to a new study. Overall, the country lost nearly 8 gigatons of ice from 2000 to 2016, with 170 glaciers — covering an area equivalent to 80,000 soccer fields — disappearing entirely. To learn more, visit their website. Link in @yaleenvironment360 bio. Photo credit: Edubucher/Wikimedia Commons
#Regram #RG @bbcnews: Typhoon Hagibis is the worst storm to hit Japan in decades. More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after the typhoon struck on Saturday. It has left at least 40 dead, with 16 missing and also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches. (📷Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP, Kim Kyung-Hoon/REUTERS, Jiji Press/ AFP, Kyodo/REUTERS) #storm #typhoon #Japan #weather #bbcnews
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate: A group representing tribal governments and commercial fishing organizations is suing the US Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska backed by the Trump administration, which overturned an Obama-era decision to stop the project over environmental concerns. Bristol Bay, the proposed site of the controversial mine, is a sensitive and pristine watershed that is home to one of the world’s last and largest wild salmon spawning areas. (📸: Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360: Scientists are reporting that more than 2.3 million animals have been killed by wildfires in Bolivia in recent months, including jaguars, pumas, and ocelots. The fires have burned more than 10 million acres of forest and grassland since August, devastating ecosystems including the Chiquitania tropical savanna and an old-growth forest reserve in the state of Santa Cruz. More than 36,000 fires have burned in Bolivia so far this year, driven largely by farmers clearing land for agricultural purposes.
To learn more, visit their website. Link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Photo courtesy of Dircom Gob via Panthera.
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A garbage truck's-worth of plastic ends up in the ocean every minute. That's an estimated 17.6 BILLION pounds of plastic leaking into the marine environment from land-based sources each year. . How do you reduce your use of plastics? From straws to bags to disposable razors, there are many single-use plastic products we can skip. But we need more plastic-free alternatives. .
Let us know what plastic products you've given up in the comments below and learn more about how you can #BreakFreeFromPlastic by visiting OCEANA.ORG/PLASTICS . 📸: Fedorova Nataliia
In 2017, this beautiful animal—the Tapanuli Orangutan—became the first great ape species identified since the Bonobo in 1929.
Now, a mere two years later, the orangutan has joined a list of the world’s most imperiled primates, just published in a report, “Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates: 2018-2020.”
With 43 percent of the world’s primates classified as Critically Endangered or Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the report is not just a warning, but a clear call for action, meant to spur conservation action and unlock support for the orangutan and 24 other species that made the list. @global_wildlife_conservation @bristolzoo
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate: Fall is here! Time for sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking heat across the eastern half of the US. This past week, temperatures held above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in cities from New Orleans to Washington to New York. Some places felt the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the month of October. (📸:Tom Brenner/Getty Images)