Tagged: EarthCare

WOW!

BREAKING: We are winning the moral argument! The World Council of Churches, which represents 590 million Christians worldwide, has agreed to divest. Fossil fuels are now on its list of excluded, unethical investments alongside pornography, tobacco and arms. SHARE to help their divestment commitment resonate far and wide, with religious and other institutions alike! http://350.org/press-release/world-council-of-churches-endorses-fossil-fuel-divestment/

UNITY

… If you never see another video… see this one… More Than a Moving Story: A True Life Lesson… This story has an incredibly powerful message. #WhatMakesUsHUMAN Credit: HUMAN Posted by Uplift Connect Born in 1933, Francine Christophe was deported with her mother at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Released the following year, she continues to share her experience and memories, particularly with the younger generations. ..::”Your vision will...

A Gold Mine

* A single gold ring leaves in its wake at least 20 tons of mine waste. * Open-pit gold mines essentially obliterate the landscape, opening up vast craters, flattening or even inverting mountaintops, and producing 8 to 10 times more waste than underground mining. * Cyanide is used by large mining operations to separate gold from ore. Cyanide pollution is a major concern. A rice-grain sized dose of cyanide can...

A Mighty Girl

17-year-old Mighty Girl Cynthia Lam of Melbourne, Australia wants to help people living without access to clean water and electricity — and this ingenious young inventor has developed a device that can purify water and generate electricity using only the power of the sun! Cynthia is now bringing her potentially life-changing invention, which she calls H2Pro, to a global stage as one of the 2014 Google Science Fair’s 15 global...

Only 4.2% of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Remain…

Japan sounds bluefin warning calls for 50 percent catch cut It’s nothing short of catastrophic: All but 4.2% of Pacific Bluefin tuna are gone. And now as much as 98% of catches are juveniles – who are killed before having the chance to reproduce. But Japanese fishers, who see the decline first-hand, are speaking out. They will soon demand a far-reaching plan to halve (from 2002-2004 average) catches of under...

68 consumer products with PCBs

Tests of 68 consumer products confirmed that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are present in commonly used items. Forty-nine, or 72 percent, of the products contained at least one of four PCB types. PCBs have toxic effects to the immune, reproductive, nervous, and hormone-regulation systems in humans and other living things. PCBs also cause cancer in animals and are considered likely to cause cancer in humans. PCB contamination is widespread throughout Washington and found...

GE: Rivers of PCB

“Basically, when the plant was open many years ago, oils that contained PCBs leaked into the creeks and surrounding land,” Taylor added. “We are now working to remove the PCB contamination that was deposited (along the creek).” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified PCBs as a potential carcinogen. They were used in the manufacturing of electrical transformers until the late 1970s. GE, which produced medium transformers at the West...

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charlotte, Spartanburg, Greenville and Lyman. Earlier this year it was discovered that polychlorinated biphenyls (or PCBs) – commonly used in coolant products – had been dumped into Charlotte’s wastewater system.  Similar cases of PCB dumping and contamination in South Carolina have been uncovered. Last year, a Lyman, S.C. police sergeant was arrested and charged with destroying evidence related to illegal PCB dumping. http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/08/28/lyman-local-scandal/ Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak said he plans...

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Goodall met with Dr. Vandana Shiva and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, with special emphasis on the IPCC’s recent report on the impact of human activity on it. Among her other remarks, Dr. Goodall specifically discussed her passion for empowering young people, and the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Click on the play button in the link below...

Methane – East Coast

NOAA In this visualization, the Gulf Stream is seen as the dark red current coming into the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico. By Miguel Llanos, NBC News A changing Gulf Stream off the East Coast has destabilized frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of seafloor, scientists reported.  And since methane is even more potent than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas, the researchers said,...

H2O

Water Is Life http://EcoDelMar.org/ocean/ Getting the Ocean’s mass in perspective  As scientist Jim Lovelock observed, “Although the weight of the Oceans is 250 times that of the atmosphere, it is only one part in 4,000 of the weight of the Earth.” 1/4000 = 0.00025 Therefore, only 0.025% of Earth’s mass is Water. Yet we tend to think of our Oceans as a vast and endless resource, free to everyone. Scientists...

Fracking waste

www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/02/dangerous-radioactivity-fracking-waste-pennsylvania ..::” Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. ..::” Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no...

People’s Climate

via Kumi Naidoo The People’s Climate March. http://peoplesclimate.org/ People’s Climate March :: International Day of Peace Many streams converging into a giant river of change People’s Climate March International Day of Peace and a globally synchronized meditation: http://on.fb.me/1tA3YjD     via Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo ..::” What will it take to turn climate change into a social movement? Would love to hear your thoughts of the Climate Summit in New York. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/climate-change-has-an-outrage-problem   via 350.org...

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Renewables Get $7.7 trillion

Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels. About half of the investment will be in Asia, the region where power capacity will grow the most, according to the forecasts in a report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance today. That will help global carbon dioxide emissions peak...

Ocean Acidification

In 2014… Scientists AND The White House said… Ocean Acidification is well under way… David Kramer   The scale of effort required to buffer the OCEAN’S ACIDITY is mind-boggling.   The annual mass of the compounds required is about an order of magnitude more than the 2 GIGATONS OF CARBON absorbed by oceans each YEAR, says Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.   That works out to about...

Teaching.Kids.Eco

How to teach about climate without making your students feel hopeless.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/20/how-to-teach-about-climate-without-making-your-students-feel-hopeless/ People’s Climate March :: International Day of Peace Many streams converging into a giant river of change People’s Climate March International Day of Peace and a globally synchronized meditation: http://on.fb.me/1tA3YjD   via Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo ..::” What will it take to turn climate change into a social movement? Would love to hear your thoughts of the Climate Summit in New...

LastHours.org

The film “Last Hours”… Last Hours describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra, and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane pools. Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally...

Maya

  Original post 2009: http://EcoDelMar.org/maya When dolphins play… miracles come alive… water moves in ways diluted by words… fluid grace in a dance…. gliding in the present timeless moment of Now… never ending… never late… Life everlasting… no need to be on time… when Now is the only time that Is… join us to unfold Peace on Planet Blue… At the ripe old age of 13… my scuba diving instructor...

Eco.Citizen

One Planet, One Ocean, One Chance…   The unfolding global environmental catastrophe is the result of decades of over-paid inept ‘american’ politicians with only a sufficient education to understand “WALL STREET”… while living in mansions on “DENIAL” street… and ignoring 98 % of the worlds top SCIENTISTS…  https://www.facebook.com/Eco.Citizen.Network

EarthCare

EarthCare  ::  “Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipping.” ~ Hubert Reeves “Nature is surely the glorified face of God. See the beauty about you and … see the manifestation of the infinite Mind.” ~Myrtle Fillmore  www.facebook.com/Earth.Care.Network  

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