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Good news for the #Environment: From 2023, aircraft engine particle number and mass emissions will be regulated globally. ✈️
—Theo Rindlisbacher (@bazlCH)
#ETHNPC2019 #Nanoparticles #Emissions #ETH


 
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Mapache’s Stare
by Sonny in Cozumel, Mexico

#streetart #art #Sonny #raccoon #nature #environment

"The oceans connect us all and it’s up to ALL of us to protect them. For my @seawalls_ mural, I wanted to focus on some of the environmental issues that face the beautiful island of Cozumel. The pygmy raccoon (also known as the Cozumel raccoon) is one of 36 species endemic to the island; it’s also critically endangered with habitat loss caused by tourism as a major culprit. A landfill reflected in the eye of the raccoon represents how these animals can only watch as their habitat gets destroyed and taken over. The raccoon is painted to break and fade away, and if you look hard you can see a cruise ship in amongst the splatters. This serves as a reminder of the monstrous cruise ships that bring 5 million people to the island every year, severely impacting on its ecosystems. With another port in the pipelines, this number may double to 10 million people a year! For an island that has one of the world’s largest reefs and is home to so many endemic species, we can only hope that regulations and support from the local government will be able to protect it", says the artist

 
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Mapache’s Stare
by Sonny in Cozumel, Mexico

#streetart #art #Sonny #raccoon #nature #environment

"The oceans connect us all and it’s up to ALL of us to protect them. For my @seawalls_ mural, I wanted to focus on some of the environmental issues that face the beautiful island of Cozumel. The pygmy raccoon (also known as the Cozumel raccoon) is one of 36 species endemic to the island; it’s also critically endangered with habitat loss caused by tourism as a major culprit. A landfill reflected in the eye of the raccoon represents how these animals can only watch as their habitat gets destroyed and taken over. The raccoon is painted to break and fade away, and if you look hard you can see a cruise ship in amongst the splatters. This serves as a reminder of the monstrous cruise ships that bring 5 million people to the island every year, severely impacting on its ecosystems. With another port in the pipelines, this number may double to 10 million people a year! For an island that has one of the world’s largest reefs and is home to so many endemic species, we can only hope that regulations and support from the local government will be able to protect it", says the artist

 
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Denmark turns left, racist DF lost 60% of votes


#election #politics #Europe #Tolerance #environment
The years of failed extremist policies of the most racist government in #Denmark came to an end yesterday with the voters giving a clear majority to a red-green coalition.

Congratulations to Denmark to say no to thiose extremists promoting intolerance and hate.

Now it's time to get a new government and focus on rebuilding the country for the future.

 
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Denmark turns left, racist DF lost 60% of votes


#election #politics #Europe #Tolerance #environment
The years of failed extremist policies of the most racist government in #Denmark came to an end yesterday with the voters giving a clear majority to a red-green coalition.

Congratulations to Denmark to say no to thiose extremists promoting intolerance and hate.

Now it's time to get a new government and focus on rebuilding the country for the future.

 
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Denmark turns left, racist DF lost 60% of votes


#election #politics #Europe #Tolerance #environment
The years of failed extremist policies of the most racist government in #Denmark came to an end yesterday with the voters giving a clear majority to a red-green coalition.

Congratulations to Denmark to say no to thiose extremists promoting intolerance and hate.

Now it's time to get a new government and focus on rebuilding the country for the future.

 

More mangroves? Economies recover faster after tropical cyclones | Ars Technica


#environment #disaster

 

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon surges to record high


The Guardian

Environmentalists fear 2019 will be one of worst years for deforestation in recent memory.

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon surged last month to the highest May level since the current monitoring method began, prompting concerns that president Jair Bolsonaro is giving a free pass to illegal logging, farming and mining.

The world’s greatest rainforest – which is a vital provider of oxygen and carbon sequestration – lost 739sq km during the 31 days, equivalent to two football pitches every minute, according to data from the government’s satellite monitoring agency. (...)

“The spike in deforestation is depressing, but hardly surprising: you have a government in Brazil who is dismantling nearly every environmental policy put in place since 1992 and who is harassing federal environmental agents, thus empowering environmental criminals.” (...)

Other factors might have contributed to the increase. The first few months of this year were cloudy and rainy, which made satellite monitoring more difficult, so some areas might have been missed by earlier sweeps. (...)

Another factor is an expansion of infrastructure projects, including roads and hydroelectric plants. The Brazilian state that suffered the greatest deforestation last month was Pará, which is home to the BR163 road through the Amazon and the Belo Monte dam.

Full article



Inspectors walk through an area affected by illegal mining in Pará state in Brazil’s Amazon basin. The rainforest lost 739sq km during the 31 days of May Photograph: Vinicius Mendonca/AP.

Tags: #brazil #brasil #brazilie #amazon #deforestation #mining #illegal mining #environment #logging #illegal logging #land use #agricultural lobby

 

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon surges to record high


The Guardian

Environmentalists fear 2019 will be one of worst years for deforestation in recent memory.

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon surged last month to the highest May level since the current monitoring method began, prompting concerns that president Jair Bolsonaro is giving a free pass to illegal logging, farming and mining.

The world’s greatest rainforest – which is a vital provider of oxygen and carbon sequestration – lost 739sq km during the 31 days, equivalent to two football pitches every minute, according to data from the government’s satellite monitoring agency. (...)

“The spike in deforestation is depressing, but hardly surprising: you have a government in Brazil who is dismantling nearly every environmental policy put in place since 1992 and who is harassing federal environmental agents, thus empowering environmental criminals.” (...)

Other factors might have contributed to the increase. The first few months of this year were cloudy and rainy, which made satellite monitoring more difficult, so some areas might have been missed by earlier sweeps. (...)

Another factor is an expansion of infrastructure projects, including roads and hydroelectric plants. The Brazilian state that suffered the greatest deforestation last month was Pará, which is home to the BR163 road through the Amazon and the Belo Monte dam.

Full article



Inspectors walk through an area affected by illegal mining in Pará state in Brazil’s Amazon basin. The rainforest lost 739sq km during the 31 days of May Photograph: Vinicius Mendonca/AP.

Tags: #brazil #brasil #brazilie #amazon #deforestation #mining #illegal mining #environment #logging #illegal logging #land use #agricultural lobby

 

Oh F*ck!


Methane being released faster than ever, posing new threat to Paris climate goals
Risings emissions from tropical regions possibly due to climate feedback loop

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/methane-paris-climate-change-crisis-atmosphere-noaa-a8928711.html
#PlanetEarth #environment #FridaysForFuture #ScientistsForFuture

 

‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate Video and words by 16-year-old school striker Michael Bäcklund


At a climate march in Jerusalem, students put hatred aside to tell the government that nothing matters more than a safe climate

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/05/24/bigger-palestinian-israeli-teens-strike-together-climate/

#israel #palestine #climate #environment #activism #peace
https://t.co/spFwLF256Q https://t.co/fkope4xoWF

 

‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate Video and words by 16-year-old school striker Michael Bäcklund


At a climate march in Jerusalem, students put hatred aside to tell the government that nothing matters more than a safe climate

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/05/24/bigger-palestinian-israeli-teens-strike-together-climate/

#israel #palestine #climate #environment #activism #peace
https://t.co/spFwLF256Q https://t.co/fkope4xoWF

 
Busted #ozone #science #ozonelayer #environment #uv #radiation

 
Busted #ozone #science #ozonelayer #environment #uv #radiation

 
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

 

Why the #Guardian is changing the #language it uses about the #environment


source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/17/why-the-guardian-is-changing-the-language-it-uses-about-the-environment
The scale of the #climate and wildlife #crises has been laid bare by two landmark reports from the world’s scientists. In October, they said #carbon emissions must halve by 2030 to avoid even greater risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. In May, global scientists said human #society was in jeopardy from the accelerating annihilation of #wildlife and destruction of the ecosystems that support all life on #Earth.
#future #journalism #press #Problem #politics #humanity #emergency

 

Why the #Guardian is changing the #language it uses about the #environment


source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/17/why-the-guardian-is-changing-the-language-it-uses-about-the-environment
The scale of the #climate and wildlife #crises has been laid bare by two landmark reports from the world’s scientists. In October, they said #carbon emissions must halve by 2030 to avoid even greater risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. In May, global scientists said human #society was in jeopardy from the accelerating annihilation of #wildlife and destruction of the ecosystems that support all life on #Earth.
#future #journalism #press #Problem #politics #humanity #emergency

 

#EU clean #water #laws under attack from #industry #lobbyists | #Environment | The Guardian


 
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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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El famoso actor de Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio anunció que su fundación -que lleva como nombre el suyo- donará 15,6 millones de dólares para financiar programas de protección y conservación ambiental que tengan como fin luchar contra el cambio climático. "A día de hoy estamos agrandando notablemente el nivel de nuestras subvenciones y de nuestros colaboraciones con socios estratégicos para resolver alguno de los problemas climáticos más acuciantes", Afirmó el intérprete ganador del Oscar.

Esta publicación implica que, desde 1998, la fundación del actor ha donado 59 millones de dólares a diferentes causas.

En el trayecto de su carrera como actor, Leonardo DiCaprio siempre ha mantenido un fuerte activismo político y social que le llevó incluso a dedicar una parte de su discurso de agradecimiento tras ser el ganador del Óscar a mejor actor por "El renacido" a resaltar la necesidad de inculcar a las nuevas generaciones la importancia de cuidar el planeta. "El Cambio climático es una realidad y está sucediendo en este mismo momento. Es el mayor peligro que amenaza a la humanidad. No dejemos de valorar este planeta, al igual que yo no dejo de valorar esta noche", detalló el actor desde el escenario

#medioambiente #vegan #vegetarian #environment #savetheplanet #EARTH #medioambiente #calentamientoglobal #globalwarming #fridaysforfuture #mercyforanimals

 
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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

 
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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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WAY TO GO IRELAND! 🇮🇪
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Posted @withrepost • @do_you_care_about_earth_ May 9th 2019, the day Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency💚✊🏽 Although this is a huge achievement, there were only 9 TD’s at the Dáil debate today. This shows that our government still isn’t taking this emergency seriously so we must continue to strike and make our government take action🌍🌎🌏 #repost #fridaysforfuturegalway #fridaysforfuture #climateemergency #voteforclimate #voteforfuture#people #togetherforfuture #climateelection #europe #european #europeanelections #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #gretathunberg #nettonull #climatestrike #gretathunberg #nettonull #strike #nocarbon #nature #environment #europe #schoolstrike4climate #politics #innovation #sustainablegoods #act #actionsspeaklouderthanwords