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Holy crap.

The U.S. put nuclear waste under a dome on a Pacific island. Now it’s cracking open.

"Enewetak Atoll was subjected to repeated blasts during the testing, and inhabitants were forced to relocate before the explosions began. Beginning in 1977, 4,000 U.S. service members began collecting an estimated 73,000 cubic meters (2.58 million cubic feet) of tainted surface soil across the islands, according to the Marshall Islands’ government."

"The material was then transported to Runit Island, where a 328-foot crater remained from a May 1958 test explosion. For three years, the American military dumped the material into the crater. Six men reportedly died during the work. Locals took to calling it 'The Tomb', the Guardian reported."

"In 1980, a massive concrete dome — 18 inches thick and shaped like a flying saucer — was placed over the fallout debris, sealing off the material on Runit. But the $218 million project was only supposed to be temporary until a more permanent site was developed, according to the Guardian. However, no further plans were ever hatched."

"In 1983, the Marshall Islands signed a compact of free association with the United States, granting the island nation the right to govern itself. But the deal also settled 'all claims, past, present and future' tied to the nuclear testing and left the dome in the care of the island government."

#NuclearWaste #ClimateChange #contamination #environment

 
Holy crap.

The U.S. put nuclear waste under a dome on a Pacific island. Now it’s cracking open.

"Enewetak Atoll was subjected to repeated blasts during the testing, and inhabitants were forced to relocate before the explosions began. Beginning in 1977, 4,000 U.S. service members began collecting an estimated 73,000 cubic meters (2.58 million cubic feet) of tainted surface soil across the islands, according to the Marshall Islands’ government."

"The material was then transported to Runit Island, where a 328-foot crater remained from a May 1958 test explosion. For three years, the American military dumped the material into the crater. Six men reportedly died during the work. Locals took to calling it 'The Tomb', the Guardian reported."

"In 1980, a massive concrete dome — 18 inches thick and shaped like a flying saucer — was placed over the fallout debris, sealing off the material on Runit. But the $218 million project was only supposed to be temporary until a more permanent site was developed, according to the Guardian. However, no further plans were ever hatched."

"In 1983, the Marshall Islands signed a compact of free association with the United States, granting the island nation the right to govern itself. But the deal also settled 'all claims, past, present and future' tied to the nuclear testing and left the dome in the care of the island government."

#NuclearWaste #ClimateChange #contamination #environment

 
#carbonfarming #CO2 #emissions #climatechange

"Soil health improvement, a technique known as carbon farming, could cut the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere by more than one-sixth, a US business group says.
It says a concerted effort by the world’s farmers to restore and protect soil health could reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide by as much as 65 parts per million (ppm) from its current level of more than 415 ppm.
It made the announcement at a webinar on carbon farming which it hosted here in April. A full report of the webinar appears on the website of the The Energy Mix.
The group, the US-based Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), describes itself as “a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate … smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment”
World leaders … said that regenerative agriculture to naturally conserve and protect topsoil and support its fertility and resilience were “a huge carbon capture opportunity”
The total saving of 65 ppm represents the estimated amount of carbon that human activity has removed from the soil since the dawn of industrial agriculture.
But, E2 says, even if its eventual contribution to climate stabilisation falls well short of this figure, drawing attention to soil carbon sequestration could still concentrate minds on a climate solution often neglected in comparison with more complex and often riskier options for emission cuts.
E2 says a critical step in advancing climate-friendly soil health in the US is the ground-breaking Soil Health Demonstration Trial, a carbon farming pilot project that a coalition of farmers, agricultural technology entrepreneurs and environmentalists managed to persuade a deeply divided US Congress to accept in the December 2018 farm bill, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018.
The idea for the carbon farming pilot emerged in the wake of the UN’s 2016 annual climate conference, known as COP23, held in the German city of Bonn. World leaders there said that regenerative agriculture to naturally conserve and protect topsoil and support its fertility and resilience were (a huge carbon capture opportunity)”.

Carbon farming can slash CO2 emissions | Climate News Network #ViaDiasporaNativeWebApp
Carbon farming can slash CO2 emissions

 
#carbonfarming #CO2 #emissions #climatechange

"Soil health improvement, a technique known as carbon farming, could cut the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere by more than one-sixth, a US business group says.
It says a concerted effort by the world’s farmers to restore and protect soil health could reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide by as much as 65 parts per million (ppm) from its current level of more than 415 ppm.
It made the announcement at a webinar on carbon farming which it hosted here in April. A full report of the webinar appears on the website of the The Energy Mix.
The group, the US-based Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), describes itself as “a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate … smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment”
World leaders … said that regenerative agriculture to naturally conserve and protect topsoil and support its fertility and resilience were “a huge carbon capture opportunity”
The total saving of 65 ppm represents the estimated amount of carbon that human activity has removed from the soil since the dawn of industrial agriculture.
But, E2 says, even if its eventual contribution to climate stabilisation falls well short of this figure, drawing attention to soil carbon sequestration could still concentrate minds on a climate solution often neglected in comparison with more complex and often riskier options for emission cuts.
E2 says a critical step in advancing climate-friendly soil health in the US is the ground-breaking Soil Health Demonstration Trial, a carbon farming pilot project that a coalition of farmers, agricultural technology entrepreneurs and environmentalists managed to persuade a deeply divided US Congress to accept in the December 2018 farm bill, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018.
The idea for the carbon farming pilot emerged in the wake of the UN’s 2016 annual climate conference, known as COP23, held in the German city of Bonn. World leaders there said that regenerative agriculture to naturally conserve and protect topsoil and support its fertility and resilience were (a huge carbon capture opportunity)”.

Carbon farming can slash CO2 emissions | Climate News Network #ViaDiasporaNativeWebApp
Carbon farming can slash CO2 emissions

 
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The fast, fair and effective solution to #climatechange.

Unterstützen!

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En hurtig, retfærdig og effektiv løsning på #klimaændringerne

 
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Stop using single use plastics!
Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion plastic bags a year. That's a 150 bags a year for every person on earth. Over 100,000 marine creatures and over 1 million sea birds die because of plastic yearly. If you conscioulsy use plastic without trying to switch to eco-friendly resources you are responsible for marine life deaths.
#marinelife #plastic #plasticbag #seabird #environment #environmentalist #earthday #earth #ecosia #sustainable #zerowaste #climatechange #globalwarming #extinctionrebellion #fridaysforfuture #plasticfree #saveourplanet #vegan #renewable

 
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yes people ! can we do this with every beach ! we can heal ! we need to take action NOW

#stopclimatechange #fridaysforfuture #extinctionrebellion #climatechange #ourplanet #plasticfree #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #climatechange #gretathunberg #stopclimatechange @edinburghuniyounggreens @mothersriseup @ecopandas @lushlivingston @lushspaedinburgh @lothianbuses @7eleven @zerowasteedinburgh @ecoedinburgh @gretathunberg @greenpeace @edinburgh_council

 
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yes people ! can we do this with every beach ! we can heal ! we need to take action NOW

#stopclimatechange #fridaysforfuture #extinctionrebellion #climatechange #ourplanet #plasticfree #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #climatechange #gretathunberg #stopclimatechange @edinburghuniyounggreens @mothersriseup @ecopandas @lushlivingston @lushspaedinburgh @lothianbuses @7eleven @zerowasteedinburgh @ecoedinburgh @gretathunberg @greenpeace @edinburgh_council

 
Die grüne Kurve ist die Greta-Kurve. Sie steht für ökologisches Siehmalachneguckmalda-Bewusstsein in Deutschland in den letzten drei Jahren. Bis diesen Winter wurde nur über Flüchtlinge geredet. Bei 4°C Global Warming kommen davon übrigens schnell noch zehn mal mehr ...

 
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🇩🇪 Germany on #friday! 💪🏼 Where did you take part?

#whyisitnotonthenews ❔❓❔ #fridaysforfuture #extinctionrebellion #savetheplanet #frio #takeaction #climatebreakdown #climatechange #climatecrisis #ecologicalbreakdown #environment
#Repost @fridaysforfuture.de
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We are unstoppable, another world is possible!🌍 Das haben auch heute wieder tausende Menschen in ganz Deutschland gezeigt.
Wir haben erneut die Schule und Uni bestreikt und auf den Straßen und Plätzen mehr Klimaschutz eingefordert.

Während wir jede Woche konsequent beweisen, wie ernst wir es mit unserem Anliegen meinen, beweist die Politik Woche für Woche, dass sie offenbar den Trend der Zeit noch immer nicht verstanden hat.

Wir werden auch weiterhin jeden Freitag überall in Deutschland zu finden sein, um die Politik an diesen Trend zu erinnern. Denn wir dürfen keine Zeit mehr verschwenden!
Unsere Streiks sind inzwischen zu einem Wettlauf gegen die Zeit geworden, den wir unbedingt gewinnen müssen!🌳😊🌍✊
#fridaysforfuture
#voteclimate
#actnow

 
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Lithuania 🇱🇹 joins @gretathunberg & #fridaysforfuture 🌱💚
Join @fridaysforfuturevilnius on 24.05.2019 in Vilnius, V.Kudirkos square 🙌🌿
We can do more if we do it all together 🌳🐝🦍 **************************
Prisijunk ir TU prie pasaulinio streiko už Klimato Kaitą 🌱Gegužės 24 d. V.Kudirkos a., Vilnius!
Visgi ne žodžiais, o darbais mes mūsų Žemę mylime.... 💚

Žmonės panorėjo - Žmonės padarė.... 🙌🐢 #vilnius #kaunas #klaipeda #lietuva #lithuania #london #uk #climatechange #stopclimatechange #gretathunberg #klimatokaita #environment #penktadienis #streikas #bukaktyvus

 

▶ Repost from @wwf_uk: Yesterday, @gretathunberg, the 16 year old activist from Sweden spoke at UK parliament, calling...


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Repost from @wwf_uk: Yesterday, @gretathunberg, the 16 year old activist from Sweden spoke at UK parliament, calling out our government on their climate inaction.
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The science is clear. There is no more time for climate ignorance if we are to tackle the #ClimateCrisis. We need to act now.
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Watch our story to find out how you can use your voice in the #FightForYourWorld.
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#GretaThunberg #ClimateChange #YouthStrike4Climate #ClimateEmergency #NoPlanetB #FridaysForFuture

 
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Recently in the New Zealand parliament, the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill was introduced. This Bill sets out a plan for the improvement of New Zealand’s sustainability for the next 30 years. It plans to safeguard the future for the next generations. The government aims for all green house gases, except methane to net zero by 2050. And plans to reduce 10% of methane emissions by 2030. This all happened because Bill Shaw (the climate change minister in New Zealand) took notice of the world climate strike that occurred on March 15 2019.
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This just shows how much these climate strikes matter! 🌎 The government would have delayed taking action but they saw the young people of this world unite and it made them open their eyes. Thank you @gretathunberg for showing the world that if we stand together we can make a difference. Please join the next climate strike on May 24 or any strike near you to help push for further change!! ⠀⠀
#globalclimatestrike #happyearthclub #fridaysforfuture #makechange #climatechange #newzealand #saveplanetearth #noplanetb #sustainablefuture #nogreenhousegas #gretathunberg

 
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El 3 de mayo reunimos voluntades para caminar por nuestro medio ambiente y exigir un freno a esta crisis climática.
Fuimos al senado para que escuchar a nuestras consignas y respetarán los acuerdos internacionales en materia ambiental.
Nos vemos a la siguiente, compañeros.

#FridaysForFuture #FridaysForFutureMx
#ClimateStrike #FFFMx #globalwarming #Climatechange #globalstrikeforfuture #globalstrike #gretathunberg #comic #protest #strikeforclimate #stopclimatechange #youthstrike4climate #Youthforclimate

 
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Skolestreik for miljøet! Så viktig og så flott å se engasjementet de yngste i samfunnet viser for å ta vare på kloden vår. #fridaysforfuture #climatechange #gretathunberg #demonstration #kristiansand

 
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On the 1st of May 2019 the UK Parliament became the first country in the world to officially declare a 'Climate Emergency' this was a bold, yet needed act that the Parliament had done. The climate emergency means that carbon emissions must be reduced by 80% by 2050 (in comparison to 1990 levels) Ireland though took this a step further, declaring their set date at 2045. This move was a well necessary act and the Parliament is to be congratulated on this. It was a move in the right direction although this doesn't mean that Climate Change is under control yet. Every single other country out there in the world needs to declare some form of a climate emergency and needs to take action NOW! So what can you do about it? Well you can make your voice heard! Do things like tell others about this, go to protests issuing for action towards stopping climate change and share this post on your story or send it to a group chat! We can do this!
#climatechange #theclimatecase #gretathunberg #leonardodicaprio #globalwarming #climateemergency #earth #world #environment #uk #parliment #ukparliment #timesup #now #fridaysforfuture #share #sharethis

 
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Little steps you can take on a personal level to help save the planet:
* Reduce how much animal produce is in your diet (Try meatless Monday’s, going vegan or eating a plant-based diet)
* Invest in reusable products (metal water bottles, though they can be initially expensive they save money long term!, metal straws help reduce plastic going into the ocean, cloth tote bags)
* Conscious consumption,Shop second hand (charity shopping, depop etc), fast fashion not only exploits workers but many cheap garments are not recycled or given another life(often ending up in landfill) - try expand your clothing’s life
* Reduce your plastic use, try find other packaging options where possible, bamboo toothbrushes ] plastic toothbrushes, refuse plastic bags for fruit&veg (bring cloths and totes to wrap your loose produce) - look at how much plastic you use and see where you can make some changes!
* Repair rather than replace! More often than not it’s so much easier to replace broken items that could be easily fixed and used by you or someone else! 🌱🌍🌱🌍🌱🌍🌱🌍🌱🌍🌱 #climatechange #climatestrike #ukscn #hertfordshire #youthstrike4climate #earthday #greta #fridaysforfuture #ourplanet

 
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𝙎𝙖𝙞 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙤 24, 𝙩𝙞 𝙖𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙖𝙫𝙤 𝙙𝙖 𝙪𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙤, 𝙣𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙞 𝙨𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙞 𝙢𝙖𝙞 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙣 𝙥𝙞𝙖𝙯𝙯𝙖, 𝙩𝙞 𝙜𝙞𝙪𝙧𝙤, 𝙢𝙞 𝙝𝙖 𝙖𝙡𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙤 𝙡'𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙖 𝙖 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞... 𝙍𝙞𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙖 𝙖𝙙 𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙖 𝙙𝙞 𝙣𝙤𝙞 𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙯𝙯𝙞, 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙞, 𝙨𝙞𝙖𝙢𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙞 𝙘𝙤𝙣 𝙡'𝙖𝙞𝙪𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞 @gretathunberg 𝙖 𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙧𝙘𝙞 𝙙𝙞 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤 𝙚 𝙪𝙧𝙡𝙖, 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤 𝙞𝙡 #climatechange 𝙘𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙞 𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙖 𝙞𝙡 𝙛𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙤. #climatestrike #pollution #saveourseas #savetheplanet #fridaysforfuture @fridaysforfutureitalia