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a.k.a yard foul

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ceruleansunshine:

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Asia loses its taste for shark fin
SINGAPORE: As Asia’s ethnic Chinese sit down for lavish banquets to usher in the Lunar New Year, a delicacy long considered a must at celebratory meals is fast disappearing from menus and dinner tables. A growing number of shops, restaurants and hotels have in the past few months given up selling shark fin, which in Asia is usually eaten in soup, throwing a lifeline to the marine predator that activists say is long overdue. “Yes, we do see an increasing number of locals and international businesses saying no to shark’s fin,” said Elaine Tan, chief executive for environmental group WWF in Singapore.
“This change in attitude could be due to an increasing awareness of the plight of sharks as well as the result of many shark campaigns worldwide,” she told AFP. About 73 million sharks are killed every year, according to WWF, and more than 180 shark species were considered threatened in 2010, compared to only 15 in 1996. Many are slain for their fins, considered by the Chinese to be a delicacy and costing hundreds of dollars per kilo.
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And people say awareness doesn’t change the world. This is living proof that it does. 

ceruleansunshine:

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Asia loses its taste for shark fin

SINGAPORE: As Asia’s ethnic Chinese sit down for lavish banquets to usher in the Lunar New Year, a delicacy long considered a must at celebratory meals is fast disappearing from menus and dinner tables. A growing number of shops, restaurants and hotels have in the past few months given up selling shark fin, which in Asia is usually eaten in soup, throwing a lifeline to the marine predator that activists say is long overdue. “Yes, we do see an increasing number of locals and international businesses saying no to shark’s fin,” said Elaine Tan, chief executive for environmental group WWF in Singapore.

“This change in attitude could be due to an increasing awareness of the plight of sharks as well as the result of many shark campaigns worldwide,” she told AFP. About 73 million sharks are killed every year, according to WWF, and more than 180 shark species were considered threatened in 2010, compared to only 15 in 1996. Many are slain for their fins, considered by the Chinese to be a delicacy and costing hundreds of dollars per kilo.

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And people say awareness doesn’t change the world. This is living proof that it does. 

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Chris Jordan, Running the Numbers

“…2.4 million plastic bottles, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour

All of the plastic used to compose this work was collected from the Pacific Ocean.”

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via obon-deactivated20120627)

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*GASP* growth!

Throw in some eco-efficiency and more loyalty to local products (closing the loop) and we will do ok (source Caribbean360.com)

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Could we save the whales by hunting them?

onearth:

A radical proposal for whale conservation: cap and trade of the seas.

This week, in an effort to breathe new life into the IWC’s bogged-down process, three American scientists floated a provacative plan in the January 12, 2012, issue of Nature (“A Market Approach To Saving Whales”). They propose establishing a cap-and-trade style market in commercial whaling quotas. It’s an old idea, but this time there’s a twist: conservationists could purchase quotas, too, then pocket them, in essence saving as many whales as money could buy.

“In most managed fisheries, people who want a quota to be reduced can’t just buy a share and not fish it,” says Steven Gaines, one of the co-creators of the plan. “But that seemed to be an interesting fit for this problem.” Read more.

obon:

A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.

The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books - the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space - and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.

Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.

Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.

why not just go to the library? >.>

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fuckyeahenvironmentalism:

“Would you care more if I was a panda?”

not really, no

fuckyeahenvironmentalism:

“Would you care more if I was a panda?”

not really, no

(Source: danielevin)

obon:


First Hybrid Shark Found

The first-ever observed hybrid may be a sign the predators are adapting to climate change.The mating of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global   counterpart, the common black-tip, was an unprecedented discovery with   implications for the entire shark world.
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obon:

First Hybrid Shark Found

The first-ever observed hybrid may be a sign the predators are adapting to climate change.
The mating of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global counterpart, the common black-tip, was an unprecedented discovery with implications for the entire shark world.

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ideasat:

1,000 ice sculptures, created by brazilian artist Nele Azevedo in Berlin, highlighting the impact of climate change for WWF. A very clever powerful way in which to get the message across…

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Just a little theme change…

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Not from this world: How Tar Sands Will Devastate Agriculture, Increase Hunger in Africa

www-outerspacepi:

Center for Global Development/Screen capture

An eye-opening study released in October and spotted last week by 350.orgshows the effects that full development of Canada’s tar sands would have on global food production, and the forecast isn’t good particularly for regions already…

(Source: treehugger.com)

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unicef:

In a special video message discussing the earthquake in Haiti, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim thanks donors who have supported a cause she herself holds dear: UNICEF’s relief efforts for Haitian children and families.

Ms. Kim is deeply committed to improving the lives of children. After the earthquake struck in Haiti, she made a generous donation to UNICEF’s emergency operations for children there.

In her video message, Ms. Kim addresses fellow donors directly.

“When the earthquake in Haiti shook the nation to the core, like you, I decided to help. And together, we did help by providing children with food, protection, clean water, medicine and school books,” she says. “What has already been achieved in Haiti brings hope. But rebuilding homes, schools and lives will take time, and it needs our continued support. Let us not forget the people of Haiti — or the millions of children around the world who need our help the most.” (by unicef)

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Aquarium Sink

Aquarium Sink

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Hawaii Train Line Is Likely to Rise on Oahu

A $5.3 billion rail project is scheduled to begin this spring, offering powerful evidence of how much the island, a symbol of Pacific tranquillity, is changing.