What do you get when you collect 27 years’ worth of satellite pictures and turn them into GIFs? The scary realization that we can drastically change the face of the earth in some years and not even realize it.
This is the reality of what our junk does to animals in the ocean. There aren’t always humans dressed as Power Rangers around to cut shit off flippers though, so the reality is actually a bit darker than this. (And honestly, we will never know if this turtle survived with his injured flipper.)
by Ben Adler
Article can be read in Grist here.
Again. and again. and again. and again. This is getting boring.
Tony Abbott (PM Australia) and Stephen Harper (PM Canada) remind me of two little brats. Australia is burning away, and Canada is sinking into a swamp of polluted water, soil and air.
But if I think about the USA and where we are politically, with our total absolute mess on virtually all issues, “There but for the grace of God go I” applies. We could easily find ourselves digging out from an environmental abyss within two or four years if the American voter continues down the path of voting short-term and self-interest.
Article entitled, "Earth’s Annual Resource Allotment Runs Out Today" can be read in EcoWatch here.
That’s the idea behind Earth Overshoot Day, which marks when the globe’s demand for natural resources for the year exceeds the amount it produces annually. And, like digging into retirement savings, that’s when we start spending our reserves.
Article describing the ride can be read in EcoWatch here.
Winona LaDuke, executive director of Native environmental group Honor the Earth, launched the “Love Water Not Oil” horse ride this week to draw attention to the group’s continued opposition to the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline. It would carry fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale oil fields through the Sandy Lake and Rice Lake watersheds in northern Minnesota. The area is not only rich in recreational fishing facilities but it is also home to vast fields of wild rice or manoomim, a Native American staple.