Yesterday, in light of President Trump's #skinnybudget, Oceana said severe funding cuts could cripple key agencies. We call on Congress to reject President Trump's proposed budget.
Jacqueline Savitz, Oceana's Senior Vice President for U.S. Oceans and Global Fishing Watch, said "Funding cuts of this magnitude could cripple key agencies like NOAA and the Coast Guard, which would be devastating to decades of ocean conservation." Visit OCEANA.org to read our full statement. 📷: Shutterstock / Dudarev Mikhail
21 Mar 2017
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Nevada Solar One | Photograph by Jassen T. (@jassensf)
“Spread over 400 acres, Nevada Solar One is a massive project built in the hot, dry desert just south of Las Vegas. The plant uses 760 parabolic trough concentrators with more than 182,000 mirrors that concentrate the sun’s rays onto more than 18,240 receiver tubes. Every year, the projected amount of CO2 emissions this plant avoids putting into the atmosphere is equivalent to taking approximately 20,000 cars off the road,” writes Your Shot photographer Jassen T. “It is a refreshing site to look at — I can’t wait to fly a solar-powered aircraft one day.”
Join @natgeo in our The People vs. Climate Change initiative and use #MyClimateAction to share a first-person perspective on how we as humans are taking the positive steps we’re taking to protect the Earth.
17 Mar 2017
Sea ice helps maintain Earth's temperature, so predicting how the ice extent (a measurement of the area of ocean where there is at least some sea ice) might change helps us understand our warming climate. NASA scientists have developed a new model for better predicting the Arctic’s annual changes. Full story: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2557/nasa-study-improves-forecasts-of-summer-arctic-sea-ice-coverage/.
Image: A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker travels through the Beaufort Sea ice pack in September 2016. Credit: Alek Petty/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
16 Mar 2017
#Regram#RG@johanernst: "For 25 years I've been exploring the world's forests and wildlife. Destruction of forests is the second largest contributor to climate change. Every year it produces more green house gas then all of the worlds airplanes, cars, trucks, trains and ships combined. The world's experts agree that stopping illegal logging is the fastest and cheapest way to fight climate change and to stop massive global extinction of endangered species. It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests left on the planet. One and a half acres of forest is cut down every second.
Even the national parks in Africa are threatened. I'm right now in the Amazon jungle and the forests are disappearing faster then ever.
During the last 40 years over 20% of the Amazon is being cut down. Help us to support the organizations that are fighting for the worlds forests and jungles.
#johanernst#explorerjen#adventureactivist@leonardodicaprio#wildaid@wildaid#wwf#peru🇵🇪 Photo by #filipcederholm"
14 Mar 2017
#Regram#RG@mic: Trump's team may reportedly cut as much as $800 million in EPA funding, which is terrifying.
12 Mar 2017
The 1.35 million acres that make up #BearsEars National Monument are sacred to Tribal Nations with ancestral and spiritual ties to these lands. We cannot allow this protection to be undone by new Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke or the Trump administration. Photo is of the Department of the Interior building, home to newly-confirmed Sec. Zinke, was recently lit with messages urging Sec. Zinke to #StandwithBearsEars and protect our public lands. Show your support and go to sc.org/standwithbearsears to take action! #MonumentsForAll