“This decision solidifies the belief of numerous wildlife advocates and native tribes that protecting grizzly bears should be based upon science and the law and not the whims of special interest groups.”
Andrea Germanos, staff writer for CommonDreams.org
Conservation and tribal groups scored a legal victory Wednesday after a federal appeals court rejected the Trump administration’s bid to remove endangered species protections for Yellowstone-region grizzly bears.
The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upholds a Montana district court’s decision, means grizzlies in the national park and surrounding area won’t be subjected to trophy hunting.
It may be best near-term way to remove CO2, say scientists, but cutting fossil fuel use remains critical
Damian Carrington, Environment editor, The Guardian
Spreading rock dust on farmland could suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air every year, according to the first detailed global analysis of the technique.
The chemical reactions that degrade the rock particles lock the greenhouse gas into carbonates within months, and some scientists say this approach may be the best near-term way of removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
This penguin faithfully returns home every year to spend 8 months with his human “soulmate”
For at least four years, a Magellanic penguin named Dindim has traveled thousands of miles from his natural habitat to spend a good chunk of the year with his best friend — a human.
This courageous pup is being credited for saving an entire flock of sheep from impending bushfires in Australia earlier this month.
On New Year’s Eve, Stephen Hill saw the wildfires approaching his sister’s farm in Corryong, Australia sometime around 4:15AM.
Hill and his 6-year-old pup Patsy then rushed over to the farm, hopped onto a 4-wheeler, and rode out to where the sheep were wandering the fields.
World’s Last Known ‘Dinosaur Trees’ Saved From Australian Bushfires Thanks to Determined Firefighters
Conservationists are celebrating the success of a mission to save the world’s last remaining “dinosaur trees” from the Australian bushfires.
The ancient Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct until a small grouping of the prehistoric trees was discovered in the mountains roughly 124 miles northwest (200 kilometers) of Sydney back in 1996.
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A 12-year-old boy from Pune has joined the fight against ocean pollution. Haaziq Kazi has developed a ship called ‘ERVIS’ which segregates ocean waste from water, and could be a huge step in preserving marine life.
New Zealand has just set a great example to the world by recognizing what animal lovers have known forever- that our furry friends are as sentient as we are, and (obviously, dur) they have feelings just like we do.
It’s a theme we have covered time and again here at True Activist, but this landmark ruling by NZ is the first time this shift in perception and policy has been extended to all animals, not just chimpanzees, orangutans, or dolphins.
Following a unanimous vote at the September meeting of the town council, Glastonbury has become the second town council in the world to be in an Earth Protector town.
It is now part of the programme which will be completed next year on World Earth Day, producing a framework which will then be rolled out globally. Stroud was the first Earth Protector town in the world.
Innovation comes from all ages, and this is further seen in the story of Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz, an eight-year-old girl from Chiapas, Mexico who invented an entirely solar-powered device for heating water. The impact her invention could have on others around the world is immense, and this has inspired the UNAM’s (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Institute of Nuclear Sciences to award her.
To those in developed countries, her invention may not seem all that revolutionary as access to warm or hot water is commonplace, but for those in many other areas of the world, including her town in Mexico, this would be a luxury.
In a race to reforest the desert, Ethiopia just planted 5 times as many trees as India did when it broke the world record two years ago.In an effort to reverse deforestation and desertification (caused primarily by agriculture) African and Asian countries are rapidly planting billions of trees.
In 2017, India broke the Guinness World Record by planting 66 million trees in 12 hours.
Now, Ethiopia has beat that record 5-fold, planting 350 million trees in 12 hours.
With no government funding, the Crazy Horse sculpture will be larger than Mount Rushmore.
About 17 miles from Mount Rushmore, a monument to a Native American hero is finally coming into view.
The mountainside sculpture of Crazy Horse, regarded as one of the most iconic Native Americans of all time, will be even larger than those of the four U.S. presidents at Mount Rushmore.
The monument has been under construction for 70 years and could take another century to complete.
Palm oil consumption — which is already devastating the world’s rainforests — is expected to increase sixfold over the next decade largely because of its newfound-use as a biofuel. Norway’s consumption of palm oil biofuel reached an all-time high last year thanks to laws intended to cut fossil fuel consumption. Read more.
The need for fresh water has pushed humans into exploring new and innovative techniques. For thousands of years, in regions where water is scarce, sometimes using air wells, people have harvested water from the rain, fog or even dew. In Ethiopia, we can witness an upgrade to the age-old technique.Standing 30 ft. tall and 13 ft. wide, the bamboo tower was envisioned by Arturo Vittori and his team, Architecture and Vision. Read more.
Can you imagine seeing a Van Gogh painting sitting right off the freeway on your morning commute or aerial ride? One field in Eagan, Minnesota got exactly this when the 67-year-old artist, Stan Herd, transformed it into Van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees.” Read more.
Brilliant testimony about Trump’s crimes against the States of the Union, our laws, and our international relationships by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, 8th District. THANK YOU Congressman Raskin for speaking out for so many of us and the RULE OF LAW! Read more.
I have always found Mark Twain’s remarks on War powerful, accurate and a cogent plea for people’s hearts to awaken. Please share this with others. ZMH
“It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun…” Read more.
Image by Autumn Skye.
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Atlanta’s City Council just voted in favor of transforming over 7 acres of vacant property into the state of Georgia’s first food forest. The measure, which paves the way for the largest food forest in the country according to Councilwoman Carla Smith, was approved last Monday after a unanimous vote. The Urban Food forest will be available free of charge and will include edible trees, shrubs, and vines in addition to traditional community garden beds as well as walking trails, public gathering spaces and other features. “It’s just like going into a park and picking muscadines from a bush,” Smith said. Read more.
Damon Langlois has been awarded 1st Place for his incredible sand sculpture, “Liberty Crumbling”, at the 2019 Texas SandFest. The 23rd annual Texas SandFest drew 35,000 people to Port Aransas, Texas and is recognized as the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the United States.
Read more (and see pictures) at Twisted Sifter.