zoo-logic:

    Today is Earth Overshoot Day.

    In less than nine months, we have now used more natural resources than what it takes the planet 12 months to produce. For the remainder of 2013, we will be living on resources borrowed from future generations.

    This year Earth Overshoot Day—the approximate date human resource demands exceed nature’s budget—fell on August 20. Two days earlier than last year. In fact, since 2001, Overshoot Day has moved ahead by an average of 3 days per year.

    And by 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion—only increasing pressure on Earth’s natural resources. On this finite planet, we need to change the way we think about everything, but especially about where and how we live, work and travel, along with what and how much we consume.

    Overshoot Day is a bold indication that now is the time to make a change. Small actions can make a big difference. We each play an important role in creating a world where we all live within our ecological limits.

        WWF
        
    Image by DonkeyHotey

    • 8 months ago
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    asieybarbie:

    wanashou:

    beatonna:

    If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

    this should be concerning a lot more people than it is

    not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”

    this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

    :((((((((

    • 9 months ago
    • 199142

    actualhumandisaster:

    awayy:

    tank-commander:

    underthevastblueseas:

    Blackfish - Trailer

    Beyond the lies, beneath the deception, the truth will surface.

    Magnolia Pictures has debuted the trailer for the chilling Sundance documentary Blackfish, directed Gabriela Cowperthwaite, about orcas in captivity. 

    Holy shit. 

    • 10 months ago
    • 123025
    guardian:


Astonishing news from Walvis Bay, Namibia, where scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project on Tuesday confirmed the sighting of a grey whale. Not only has this north Pacific species been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century, it has never been seen south of the equator.

Philip Hoare has the full story.
Photograph: Turner Forte/NGS/Corbis

    guardian:

    Astonishing news from Walvis Bay, Namibia, where scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project on Tuesday confirmed the sighting of a grey whale. Not only has this north Pacific species been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century, it has never been seen south of the equator.

    Philip Hoare has the full story.

    Photograph: Turner Forte/NGS/Corbis

    • 11 months ago
    • 248

    navarr:

    Transparent sloth for your dash?

    Yes.  I am having WAY TOO MUCH FUN making things transparent

    • 11 months ago
    • 311

    mothernaturenetwork:

    Al Gore reportedly now worth more than $200 million, called ‘Romney-Rich’ by Bloomberg

    The former vice president has benefited from sustainable investments, Silicon Valley leadership and the sale of Current TV.

    • 11 months ago
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    • 11 months ago
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    mothernaturenetwork:

    Amazing video brings Antarctic to life

    The icebreaker ship eventually met a colony of penguins that are included in the video as well.

    • 11 months ago
    • 58

    climateadaptation:

    itsfullofstars:

    Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

    Tremendous. Surprise ending.

    • 11 months ago
    • 2317

    "Will Travers, CEO of the Born Free Foundation, said: “Horrific and depraved – words cannot describe this brutal foolishness. “The circus should be closed. The animals should go to Sanctuaries. The operators should be arrested for cruelty and neglect."

    Outrage as bear mauls monkey in sick bike race | The Sun |News

    absolutely!

    Despicable behavior on the part of the idiots who call such shows entertainment whether it be in China, the USA or anywhere else.

    Animals are not here to entertain us, they deserve their lives, their dignity.

    (via stopkillingourworld)

    • 11 months ago
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