#Regram #RG @oceana: 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. @globalwildlifeconservation @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)
#Regram #RG @guardian: Today marks the start of a wave of protests led by environmental activist group @ExtinctionRebellion. Their goal is to “shut down” the heart of UK government with two weeks of disruptive protests. Activists have been instructed to refuse bail when arrested, in the hope they can fill up all of the holding cells and prevent police from making more arrests. In less than 12 months, Extinction Rebellion has become the fastest-growing environmental organisation in the world. “We have seen protest movements on climate change before, but they haven’t attracted anywhere near as many people or had as much impact,” said Clare Saunders, professor in environmental politics at Exeter University. “For the first time, you have ordinary people engaging with radical action. It’s unique – I can’t think of any [protest movement] historically happening in that way.” . . . . #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateEmergency #ActNow #London #protests #climate #TrafalgarSquare #Whitehall #Westminster
Over the last month, more than 5.3 million hectares of Bolivian lands have gone up in flames, including some of the country’s most important places for biodiversity. These fires directly threaten the ability of Bolivia’s protected areas and other wild lands to provide clean drinking water, store carbon, harbor wildlife and preserve the culture and livelihoods of indigenous people. Around the world we need to implement economic policies that recognize and safeguard the value of biodiversity and that do not incentivize destructive agricultural practices, the driving force behind the fires across South America this year. Photos from @iamnickrose mission for aid in Bolivia @oxygenseven @wanderlustshot
#Regram #RG @greenmatters: Norway has taken a big step to help Gabon, a small nation in Central Africa, fight back against deforestation: Over the next 10 years, the country will spend $150 million to make sure the rainforest — which makes up much of Gabon — doesn’t need to succumb to economical pressures to either sell timber or clear the forest for development. Instead, Norway will spend $10 for every ton of carbon captured by the rainforest; though it’s likely less profitable than deforestation would be for the country, it helps protect the land that Gabon values. Norway has introduced similar programs of “performance-based forest payments” in countries like Indonesia and Brazil, but Gabon is unique in that the program can help save forests that are still standing — rather than just slowing down the process of deforestation. #livegreen #learngreen #norway #gabon #protecttherainforests #greenmatters
#Regram #RG @unfoundation: Science tells us the ocean has taken the heat for the planet on climate change. It's time for a wake up call on action for including the ocean in national and international climate plans. - Jane Lubchenco, American environmental scientist The world’s leading group of climate scientists, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released a new report finding that unique and vital environments on Earth, like oceans and ice, are being threatened by climate change — from the highest mountains to the deepest depths of the ocean and to both the north and south poles. These threats aren't only to ecosystems alone. They have far reaching consequences to people in communities everywhere. Click the link in the @unfoundation bio to get the facts and learn what we need to do to protect the world's oceans. . . . #ClimateAction #ActOnClimate #SDGs #GlobalGoals
#Regram #RG @afpphoto: AFP Photo 📷 @lacostacastro - Garbage, including plastic waste, is seen at the beach in Costa del Este (1) and at the Matias Hernandez River in Costa del Este (2) in Panama City, on September 23, 2019. Countries as diverse as Chile and Panama are searching creative solutions to give the plastic a second use or prevent it to end up in the sea.
#Regram #RG @nytimes: Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major new U.N. report warns, threatening everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts. Rising temperatures are contributing to a drop in fish populations in many regions. Oxygen levels in the ocean are declining while acidity levels are on the rise. And warmer ocean waters — when combined with rising sea levels — threaten to fuel ever more powerful tropical cyclones and floods. Tap the link in the @nytimes bio to read more. @scottymacphoto took this photo.
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate: A major marine heat wave in the Pacific could spell disaster for the coral reefs along the coastline of Papa Bay near Hawaii's Big Island. Researchers fear warming ocean waters could cause coral bleaching and lead to widespread loss of coral. Bleaching happens when corals are stressed by changing ocean conditions and expel the algae living in their tissues, which causes them to turn white and eventually die. (📸: VW Pics/Getty)
Last Friday, young people led the world in striking. An estimated six million individuals did more than just walk out of their schools and places of employment. They took a stand and said enough is enough. The time for inaction is over. Today, I had the distinct and real honor of introducing Alexandria Villaseñor (@alexandriav2005), Xiye Bastida (@xiyebeara), and Selina Neirok Leem, true global citizens who are powering the climate change movement from the front lines — young people who give us hope that change is possible. These three young women are proving that you don’t have to be a politician, or an actor, to have your voice heard and to make a difference. Join the movement — take action with @glblctzn and call on cities across the world to take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis: Link in bio. #GlobalCitizenFestival #ClimateStrike #PowerTheMovement Photo: @pipcowley @glblctzn