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digitalmartyrs:

This is the Citarum River, in Indonesia, possibly the most polluted river in the world, due to mankind’s greed and insensibility regarding environment. Once one of the most beautiful waters in Asia, now the Citarumis a graveyard of debris, where locals, who can no longer fish, risk their lives scavenging for bottles and anything else they might sell for a small profit.

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letslook4treasure:

Striped Icebergs

Icebergs sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of ice deposited on different conditions. Blue stripes are created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melted water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. Green stripes form when an iceberg falls into the sea and a layer of water rich in algae freezes onto the bottom.  Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea. 

(Photos: Antarctica Series by Steve Nicol)

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marxmaterialized:

thepeoplesrecord:

Indigenous peoples from five countries told the UN Rio+20 summit that the green economy is a “crime against humanity” that ‘dollarises’ Mother Nature and strips communities of their rights. Native peoples gathered in Rio for a counter-summit issued a declaration blasting the goals pursued by world leaders attending the official UN Rio+20 summit on sustainable development.

But the gathering came under fire from the leftist presidents of Bolivia and Ecuador, along with indigenous peoples, who said capitalist greed lurked beneath its promotion of the green economy.

Bolivian President Evo Morales described the green economy as “a new colonialism” that rich nations sought to impose on developing countries.

“Countries of the north are getting rich through a predatory orgy and are forcing countries of the south to be their poor rangers,” he said.

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Don’t forget when things like carbon credits basically are just a nice-sounding pretext for imperialism.

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thescienceofreality:

Discarded Plastic Bottles Turned to Giant Fish Sculptures.

Think how many large fish sculptures could be created out of one days worth of world consumption of plastic water bottles, it would be much larger than a school of fish.  In conjunction with the UN Conference of Sustainable Development (Rio+20) a number of illuminated fish sculptures were created from discarded plastic bottles in Rio De Janeiro.”


See more photos at the Huffington Post article - Artist At UNCED Creates Fish Sculptures Out Of Plastic Bottles, Draws Attention To Plastic Debris In Ocean.

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climateadaptation:

“A Climate Change Acceleration” by Liam Young, 2012.

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mothernaturenetwork:

What it really costs when Wal-Mart comes to townA new study shows that communities lose money in sales and especially in wages whenever a new Walmart opens.

sweet sweet super-capitalism ftw >.>

mothernaturenetwork:

What it really costs when Wal-Mart comes to town
A new study shows that communities lose money in sales and especially in wages whenever a new Walmart opens.

sweet sweet super-capitalism ftw >.>

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Green Cities: Self-reliant communities essential with climate change

By Lynne Blundell

21 March 2012 ­– Communities must build resilience to natural disasters and can no longer expect governments to step in and save them. This was the standout message in a session on climate change adaptation and resilience at Green Cities this year.

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Not from this world: Extreme weather events increased over past decade, study says

www-outerspacepi:

Planet hit by more storms, heatwaves and floods than ever before as evidence points to human-induced climate change

Extreme weather : Drought in  Spain's Canary island of Gran Canaria

A dead fish lies on the cracked earth of the drought-stricken La Sorrueda…

kqedscience:

Today is World Water Day

“The day to recognize the importance of earth’s most precious natural resource was proposed 20 years ago at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. While we often take water for granted, many cannot. And water plays a role in almost everything we do.”

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best ad I’ve seen in a long time.
get ‘back to the start’ with sustainable farming practices 

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obon:

The Nissan Leaf is New York City’s newest taxi

Starting in Spring 2012, six Nissan Leaf electric cars will begin service as regular cabs in New York City, bringing all-electric driving to the busy metered masses of Manhattan. It’s part of a test program to see how all-electric vehicles fare as taxis with further electrification of the New York City taxi fleet to follow.

[photo credit & article source: Jalopnik]

O nice

obon:

The Nissan Leaf is New York City’s newest taxi

Starting in Spring 2012, six Nissan Leaf electric cars will begin service as regular cabs in New York City, bringing all-electric driving to the busy metered masses of Manhattan. It’s part of a test program to see how all-electric vehicles fare as taxis with further electrification of the New York City taxi fleet to follow.

[photo credit & article source: Jalopnik]

O nice

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