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  • Lost…and found! The Silver-backed #Chevrotain, a miniature fanged ‘deer’ from Vietnam, has been lost to science for over 25 years, but thanks to @global_wildlife_conservation, the Southern Institute of Ecology and @leibnizizw, we now have camera trap photos of the Chevrotain from Vietnam’s coastal forests. This is the critical first step in preventing the extinction of the species, which is about the size of a soccer ball and is one of a number of fascinating species that live in the diverse tropical forests of Southeast Asia—a region ravaged by poaching from snares.
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  • #Regram @worldeconomicforum: Australian bushfires are creating a terrifying weather phenomenon.
    3 people have already died. #environment #fires #wildlife #sydney #australia
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  • #Regram #RG @aussieark: Officials have issued a warning of "catastrophic fire danger" as firefighters battle over 60 blazes raging across the Australian state of New South Wales, which has caused the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods. There have already been significant harmful impacts to wildlife, with entire ecosystems up in smoke and individual species affected, including around 350 Koalas presumed dead – all before the fires reach their peak.
    Our hearts go out to the victims of the current fires, which we know have been exacerbated by the decline of native biodiversity. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on Earth, and the country is amongst the worst 7 countries worldwide for biodiversity loss. Australian conservation efforts need a radical overhaul. Mitigating the intensity of these fires, mostly set by humans and their activities, can be achieved by restoring our native ecosystem engineers, such as bandicoots, bettongs and potoroos. These species help to maintain healthy forests by continually turning over and breaking down forest leaf litter, thereby drastically reducing fuel load. In their absence, fires are more intense, often reaching the treetops, which can affect populations of species already on the brink, like the Koala. Slow growing and ancient Australian East coast temperate forests are of global significance, as these forests have some of the highest carbon storage on the planet. Fires of this intensity threaten their very existence but managing wildlife to reduce fire intensity and protect forests is underappreciated for its importance in reducing the release of carbon into the atmosphere.
    Aussie Ark works with Australia’s most threatened and imperiled wildlife, several of which are extinct on the mainland. Native wildlife conservation sanctuaries provide refuge, as well as source populations for rewilding and restoring Australia’s native ecosystems.
    Our sincere well wishes go out to all those affected by these devastating fires. If you encounter any injured wildlife, please contact your local animal authorities for rescue and rehabilitation.
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  • Ghana’s #Atewa Forest Reserve provides drinking water to 5 million+ people & harbors 100+ wildlife species at risk of extinction. We must prioritize the protection of these irreplaceable places for a healthy planet. Read more @washingtonpost: wapo.st/2oDUBFi @arochaghana #SaveAtewaForestNow

    Photo courtesy of A Rocha
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  • #Regram #RG @washingtonpost:
    Rising seas will be much worse and more expensive to deal with than previously thought, new research finds. Even under a scenario of very modest climate change, 150 million people worldwide will live below the high-tide level by 2050 and 190 million will by 2100. If climate change and sea level rise follow a worse path, as many as 340 million people living below the high-tide level could be in peril, to say nothing of how many could be affected by floods and extreme events. Such figures are three times — or more — higher than earlier estimates. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost’s bio.
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  • #Regram #RG @cnnclimate:
    October 2019 was the warmest October ever, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, an organization that tracks global temperatures. This year has seen several hottest-month records, including July, which Copernicus said was the warmest month of all on record, replacing the record set in July 2016. Copernicus has been tracking temperatures the planet’s temperatures since 1979. (📸:Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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  • #Regram #RG @apnews: How do you help endangered gorillas? With lots of human help.
    The Associated Press traveled deep into Rwanda’s rainforest where mountain gorillas are making a rare comeback. It wouldn’t have happened without an intervention known as “extreme conservation” that includes monitoring every single gorilla, occasionally intervening with veterinary care and funding forest protection by sending money into communities.
    Read the full story at apnews.com
    Video by Bram Janssen and Marshall Ritzel
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  • Actor and activist Jane Fonda tells CNN’s Don Lemon that civil disobedience is the “new normal” in order to enact change and address the climate crisis. Fonda has said she wants to get arrested every Friday to raise awareness about the devastating challenges that are facing the Earth, calling these protests “Fire Drill Fridays.” Repost from @cnnclimate
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  • Today 8/7c #Regram #RG @motherjonesmag: To understand the stakes in the next year’s election, The Weather Channel and the Climate Desk are bringing the climate crisis to your living room in a one-hour special, “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” which airs next Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Climate change is quickly becoming the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. How the next U.S. world leader confronts that threat will define where we live, what we eat, how nations will survive. Despite the urgency of the issue, there hasn’t been a true forum for presidential candidates of both parties to thoughtfully discuss their plans to face the current climate challenge. That changes on Thursday night.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ With a year until we select our next president, The Weather Channel has teamed up with the Climate Desk, a partnership of 18 media organizations working together on covering climate change, to deliver an hour of climate conversations with nine candidates— five Democrats and three Republicans. Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb will host “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” which features interview segments where meteorologists and science journalists meet the candidates in communities from Paradise, California, to Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss how they came to understand the threat of climate change and their visions for how to address this crisis as president.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @berniesanders, @elizabethwarren, @pete.buttigieg, @kamalaharris, @corybooker, former Governors William Weld and @marksanford, and former Congressman @joewalshofficial will all appear in the special.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Following the special, Climate Desk reporter @jamilahking will join Dr. Knabb for an hour-long audience Q/A. Viewers can keep in the loop on social media with #RaceToSaveThePlanet.
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  • #Regram #RG @greenpeace:
    More than 4000 people marched last night on the streets of Bucharest, demanding the Romanian Ministry of Forest to put an end to illegal logging and real protection for Europe's last virgin forests. Similar protests took place in several cities across the country.
    Each year, 38 million cubic meters of wood disappear from Romania’s forests. Most of the trees are cut down illegally. .
    There have also been hundreds of attacks on forest rangers, including two who have been brutally murdered, for protecting these forests.
    From the Amazon to Romania, attacks against forest defenders are increasing. We need to protect the forests and the people who protect them. 🌲🌲🌲 . .
    #StopIllegalLogging . 📸 Cătălin Georgescu / @greenpeace_romania . . #greenpeace #forests #forestsarelife #amazon #nature #conservation #trees #treesofinstagram🎄#romania
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  • #Regram #RG @vice: More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have declared a climate emergency in a new report that calls for six urgent actions to confront the climate crisis. ⁠

    Read more via @motherboard at the link in the @vice bio. ⁠

    📸: Texas Military Department
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  • #Regram #RG @cnnclimate: The Trump administration announced that it will begin formally withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, the first step in a year-long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet-warming gases. After President Trump said in 2017 that he intended to pull the US out of the agreement, the latest move is a procedural step that would lead to a complete withdrawal just after the 2020 presidential election.
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  • #Regram #RG @nowthisfuture:
    This mysterious spill has coated 1,300 miles of Brazil’s beaches in more than 600 tons of oil waste — after a slow response from President Jair Bolsonaro, civilians are leading cleanup efforts.
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  • There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture
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  • #Regram #RG @euronews.tv:
    Uluru Rock, Australia has been given back to Aboriginal people after a decades-long fight. ⛰️
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  • #Regram #RG @apnews:
    This is one of Europe’s last wild rivers. But for how long?⁠ ⁠
    The Vjosa river runs through the forest-covered slopes of Greece’s Pindus mountains to Albania’s Adriatic coast.⁠ ⁠
    Albania’s government has set in motion plans to dam the Vjosa to generate much-needed electricity for one of Europe’s poorest countries, with the intent to build eight dams along the main river.⁠ ⁠
    It’s part of a world hydropower boom, mainly in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and less developed parts of Europe. Some tout hydropower as a reliable, cheap and renewable energy source that helps curb dependence on planet-warming fossil fuels. But some recent studies question hydropower’s value in the fight against global warming. Critics say the benefits of hydropower are overstated — and outweighed by the harm dams can do.⁠ ⁠
    Dams block the natural flow of water and sediment. They also can change the chemistry of the water and cause toxic algae to grow. Rivers are a crucial part of the global water cycle. They act as nature’s arteries, carrying energy and nutrients across vast landscapes, providing water for drinking, food production and industry.⁠ ⁠
    For more, visit the AP news story.⁠ ⁠
    #APVideo Felipe Dana @felipedana ⁠
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  • #Regram #RG @greenpeace: Wonderful news! Thousands of Belgians have been campaigning for clean air in Brussels, and now they've done it 🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿 Together, we really can make our cities better.
    We want pollution free cities by 2030.
    Are you with us?
    #CleanAirNow . .
    #EndOil #cars #cities #travel #transport #buses #trains #trams #Brussels #Belgium #publictransport #driving #cleanair #airpollution #resist #environment #climateemergency #climatebreakdown #win #winning #victory #hooray
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  • #Regram #RG @cnnclimate: Spurred by historic winds, firefighters in California are battling more than a dozen blazes across the state, including the Tick and Getty Fires in Southern California and the Kincade Fire in Northern California. The fires have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused power outages in parts of the state. Scientists say climate change is a factor in the increasing size of California’s wildfires over the past 50 years. “If you don’t believe climate change is happening, talk to a firefighter,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN on Monday. (📸: John Edelson/AFP/Getty Images, Philip Pacheco/AFP/Getty Images, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Neal Waters/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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  • #Regram #RG @unfoundation:
    The impacts of the climate crisis are likely to dramatically change the patterns of human settlement. And, it's already happening: according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 17.2 million people had to leave their homes last year because of disasters that negatively affected their lives. See how climate is affecting people everyday by clicking the link in the @unfoundation bio.
    .⠀ Photo: UNICEF/Rasmussen⠀ .⠀ #ActOnClimate #ClimateAction #GlobalGoals⠀
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  • #Regram #RG @climatesavegambia:
    Climate action is a collective responsibility! The younger generation have started taking matters into their own hands, since their government has done little to confront the ever emerging climate crisis. Today, School going children chanted and demanded for climate justice. They called upon their government to take drastic measures to put a stop to the menace and trauma they face on a daily basis. It was incredible!

    #tellthetruth #extinctionrebellion #extinctionorrebellion #climateaction #Change #students #rebelforlife
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  • #Regram #RG @cnn:
    A new study suggests the climate crisis is increasing the risk of Ebola spreading beyond current outbreak areas in West Africa, and potentially hitting China, Russia, India, Europe and the United States by 2070. The study cited several factors contributing to the risk, including changes to animal habitats that increase the rate of animal-to-human communication of the deadly disease. (📸: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • #Regram #RG @theeconomist:
    The Congo basin rainforest is the second biggest tropical forest in the world, after the Amazon. ⁠It stretches across six central African countries (though more than half its trees are in Congo).⁠ ⁠
    Its absorbent peatlands hold the equivalent of three years' worth of global carbon emissions, mitigating global warming. But it is shrinking fast. ⁠ ⁠Click the link in @theeconomist’s bio to find out what is to blame for the shrinking of this enormous space.
    ⁠ ⁠Credit: Olivia Acland #deforestation #forest #forests #forestry #tree #trees #environment #climate #climatechange
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  • “With the images of the rescued animals, we have tried to use the powerful tools of our profession as photographers to foster empathy for our beloved wildlife. We wanted to capture more than just the physical features of the animals—to show their penetrating looks, sometimes grateful, sometimes accusing. We also wanted to show that the same human beings who have the power to destroy wildlife also have the power to rescue and care for them.” – Daniel Alarcón, a photographer helping show the animals rescued in the course of Bolivia’s wildfires. @global_wildlife_conservation @museodorbigny @nativabolivia @pantheracats @oxygenseven (Photos by Daniel Alarcón @danielalarconparquesnacionales and David Grumbaun)
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  • Our leaders are not listening.
    It’s time to demand climate action. It’s time to build a diverse global mobilization to defend the environment and our future.

    Next year marks 50 years of Earth Day amid a pivotal moment for the planet.

    The urgency has never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher – we face mass extinction of species, catastrophic pollution of oceans, destruction of communities and displacement of millions.
    In short, we are in a climate breakdown.
    Exactly half a century after the first Earth Day, millions will rise up to demand climate action.
    On April 22, we #EARTHRISE: Visit earthrise2020.org
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  • #Regram #RG @earthalliance: Thanks in part to your incredible generosity to the Amazon Forest Fund, Instituto Araguaia was able to put out a fire threatening one of the most unique and special places on Earth, Brazil’s Cantão State Park, where the Amazon Rainforest meets the wooded grasslands and savannas of the Cerrado biome and the wetland marshes of the Pantanal.
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  • #Regram #RG @sealegacy:
    Video by @justinhofman // Alaska. This particular glacier is beautiful, but it's also receding and thinning at a noticeable rate. Although it's not a scientific measurement, all of us guides are noticing dramatic changes in the glaciers of Southeast Alaska over the past few years. In many cases there literally is no science being done to measure the recession because funding is simply not available. What makes it extra difficult is that the people we are taking to these wild places are often seeing this for the first time and are in awe of the raw beauty and power of a glacier. That is the normal and appropriate reaction. But the guides, the ones who have spent years and decades learning and observing these places, see a completely different, alarming scene.
    #turningthetide #glacier #alaska
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  • #Regram #RG @guardian: Today, with help from leading scientists and NGOs, we can expose the fossil fuel companies most responsible for perpetuating the climate crisis.
    It's an investigation that's involved more than 20 Guardian journalists working across the world for the past six months. We hope it moves the focus of the debate from individual responsibilities to power structures and presses governments and corporations to close the gap between ambitious long-term promises and lacklustre short-term action.
    The UN says the coming decade is crucial if the world is going to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of global heating. Reining in our dependence on fossil fuels and dramatically accelerating the transition to renewable energy has never been more urgent.
    Follow the link in The @guardian’s bio to uncover the investigation and help us spread the word by sharing this post around the 🌎
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  • #Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360: Nearly 30 percent of Peru’s glaciers have melted away since 2000, threatening a critical source of drinking water and irrigation for millions of people downstream, according to a new study.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Overall, the country lost nearly 8 gigatons of ice from 2000 to 2016, with 170 glaciers — covering an area equivalent to 80,000 soccer fields — disappearing entirely.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣To learn more, visit their website. Link in @yaleenvironment360 bio.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Photo credit: Edubucher/Wikimedia Commons
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  • #Regram #RG @bbcnews: Typhoon Hagibis is the worst storm to hit Japan in decades. More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after the typhoon struck on Saturday. It has left at least 40 dead, with 16 missing and also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches. (📷Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP, Kim Kyung-Hoon/REUTERS, Jiji Press/ AFP, Kyodo/REUTERS) #storm #typhoon #Japan #weather #bbcnews
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  • #Regram #RG @cnnclimate: A group representing tribal governments and commercial fishing organizations is suing the US Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska backed by the Trump administration, which overturned an Obama-era decision to stop the project over environmental concerns. Bristol Bay, the proposed site of the controversial mine, is a sensitive and pristine watershed that is home to one of the world’s last and largest wild salmon spawning areas. (📸: Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
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  • #Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360: Scientists are reporting that more than 2.3 million animals have been killed by wildfires in Bolivia in recent months, including jaguars, pumas, and ocelots. The fires have burned more than 10 million acres of forest and grassland since August, devastating ecosystems including the Chiquitania tropical savanna and an old-growth forest reserve in the state of Santa Cruz. More than 36,000 fires have burned in Bolivia so far this year, driven largely by farmers clearing land for agricultural purposes.

    To learn more, visit their website. Link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Photo courtesy of Dircom Gob via Panthera.
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