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earthhour:

Did you know that a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the Virunga National Park? Let’s help protect their home. #SOSvirunga
http://panda.org/draw_the_line

earthhour:

Did you know that a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the Virunga National Park? Let’s help protect their home. #SOSvirunga

http://panda.org/draw_the_line

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#virunga   #national park   #wwf   #nature   #oil   #exploitation   #resources   #natural resources   #wildlife   #congo   #africa  
mothernaturenetwork:

Obama needs to face climate change, reject Keystone pipelineClimate activist Bill McKibben says now is the time for the administration to stand up to the richest industry on Earth.

yes he does. I wish Canada had a prime minister who wasn’t an asshole and wasn’t going along with it. 

mothernaturenetwork:

Obama needs to face climate change, reject Keystone pipeline
Climate activist Bill McKibben says now is the time for the administration to stand up to the richest industry on Earth.

yes he does. I wish Canada had a prime minister who wasn’t an asshole and wasn’t going along with it. 

Oil-affected wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico – in pictures

Scientists are still assessing the effects of the estimated 170m gallons of oil that flooded into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010. The long-term damage caused by the oil and the nearly 2m gallons of chemical dispersants used on the spill may not be known for years

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#oil   #animals   #fauna   #wildlife   #nature   #gulf of mexico   #ocean   #Deepwater Horizon rig   #pollution   #bp  
stopkillingourworld:

Wildlife, Gulf Coast area once again at risk due to BP oil leak
BP is once again making headlines in the Gulf of Mexico, this time due to oil seeping from the abandoned containment dome used to help stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
For those of us living on the Gulf coast, the disaster isn’t over! It’s just not making headlines much anymore!

stopkillingourworld:

Wildlife, Gulf Coast area once again at risk due to BP oil leak

BP is once again making headlines in the Gulf of Mexico, this time due to oil seeping from the abandoned containment dome used to help stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

For those of us living on the Gulf coast, the disaster isn’t over! It’s just not making headlines much anymore!

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nativevoice:

Wildlife at risk as Amazon tribes come under threat from oil exploration
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“The biggest conservation issue in the Amazon is the indigenous people in protected areas, but no one wants to talk about it.”
“The Tagaeri and the Taromenane – who have fought off illegal loggers and Catholic missionaries with spears and blowpipes to maintain their isolated, nomadic existence – are now at risk from the construction of roads and drilling wells as petroleum firms carve up the Yasuni national park.”
photo: Yasuni National Park, EcuadorSome rights reserved © 2011 Francesco Pizitutti

nativevoice:

Wildlife at risk as Amazon tribes come under threat from oil exploration

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“The biggest conservation issue in the Amazon is the indigenous people in protected areas, but no one wants to talk about it.”

“The Tagaeri and the Taromenane – who have fought off illegal loggers and Catholic missionaries with spears and blowpipes to maintain their isolated, nomadic existence – are now at risk from the construction of roads and drilling wells as petroleum firms carve up the Yasuni national park.”

photo: Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Some rights reserved © 2011 Francesco Pizitutti

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#wildlife   #amazon   #nature   #indigenous   #oil   #resources   #sustainability   #queue  

The End of Oil van Edward Burtynsky

(Source: catrinastewart, via onearth)

The Obama administration today gave Shell Oil the initial approval to begin controversial and dangerous oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska, despite the fact that a critical oil-spill containment vessel is still awaiting certification in Bellingham, Wash. Until now, the Arctic Ocean has largely been off limits to offshore drilling. Shell Oil is expected to begin the initial phases of exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as it can get its drillship in place, in the heart of habitat critical to the survival of polar bears.

“By opening the Arctic to offshore oil drilling, President Obama has made a monumental mistake that puts human life, wildlife and the environment in terrible danger. The harsh and frozen conditions of the Arctic make drilling risky, and an oil spill would be impossible to clean up,” said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Scariest of all, the Obama administration is allowing Shell to go forward without even having the promised oil-spill containment equipment in place.”

Obama gives away American resources to foreign company with record of human rights violations and appalling record of oil spills and pollution. Via CBD (via climateadaptation)

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#obama   #oil   #natural resources   #america   #heritage   #inheritance   #climate change   #shell   #arctic   #polar bears   #drilling   #alaska   #pollution   #economics  

climateadaptation:

Oil spill originally reported by fishermen.

ExxonMobil’s Nigeria unit said it was investigating an oil spill near its facility off the country’s southeast coast, which local fishermen said had covered the waters where they fish with a toxic film.

Mobil Producing Nigeria, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and the state oil firm, said on Wednesday that relevant government agencies had been notified of the spill.

“Mobil Producing Nigeria … confirms that oiling from an unknown source has been sighted along the shoreline near Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State,” spokesman Nigel Cookey-Gam said.

“An emergency response team was immediately dispatched to the shoreline, and samples of the substance were collected for fingerprinting to determine its source, which remains unknown.”

Sam Ayadi, a fisherman in Ibeno, said by telephone that no one had been able to go fishing since the spill was first noticed on Sunday.

“The fishermen are still off the waters due to the spill. We cannot return yet. We are waiting for Mobil to open to discussions with us about what happened,” he said.

Oil spills are common in Africa’s top energy producer. Stretches of the Niger Delta, a fragile wetlands environment, are coated in crude. Thousands of barrels are spilled every year, and lax enforcement means there are few penalties.

The companies say the majority of spills are from armed oil thieves hacking into or blowing up pipelines to steal crude, an activity they estimate saps nearly a fifth of Nigeria’s output.

A landmark U.N. report in August last year slammed the government and multinational oil companies, particularly leading operator Royal Dutch Shell for 50 years of oil pollution that has devastated the Ogoniland region.

The government and oil majors have pledged to clean up the region and other parts of the delta, but residents say they have seen very little action.

More at Reuters

#oil   #nigeria   #africa   #exxon   #energy   #news   #delta   #rivers   #ocean   #oil spill   #environment  
climateadaptation:

The North Pole is doomed. And there is nothing you can do about it.
By the end of August, the Obama administration will allow Shell, a foreign oil company, to begin drilling in the Chucki Sea. Most oil will not flow to America.
1/4 of the Earth’s oil and gas reserves contained in the Arctic
Ice is melting far faster than climate scientists expected
Once the ice melts enough, Russia, Canada, US, Norway, etc., ready to pounce to develop oil, gas, mineral (gold and diamonds), commercial fishing, and tourism industries
Fisheries to be depleted within a few years
Norway’s Statoil, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Russia’s Rosneft have all revealed plans to drill in the Arctic
Ice reflects sunlight. When the ice melts, less sun will be reflected causing rapid warming of the oceans.
The Guardian: Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants targets riches

climateadaptation:

The North Pole is doomed. And there is nothing you can do about it.

  • By the end of August, the Obama administration will allow Shell, a foreign oil company, to begin drilling in the Chucki Sea. Most oil will not flow to America.
  • 1/4 of the Earth’s oil and gas reserves contained in the Arctic
  • Ice is melting far faster than climate scientists expected
  • Once the ice melts enough, Russia, Canada, US, Norway, etc., ready to pounce to develop oil, gas, mineral (gold and diamonds), commercial fishing, and tourism industries
  • Fisheries to be depleted within a few years
  • Norway’s Statoil, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Russia’s Rosneft have all revealed plans to drill in the Arctic
  • Ice reflects sunlight. When the ice melts, less sun will be reflected causing rapid warming of the oceans.

The Guardian: Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants targets riches

#oil   #gas   #shell   #exxon   #pollution   #energy   #tourism   #economic development   #environment   #climate change   #adaptation   #north pole   #queue  

climateadaptation:

A young humpback whale died of starvation while entangled in a ghost fishing net. It washed ashore near Vancouver, Canada a few days ago and locals held a funeral for the animal. Officials are trying to identify who owned the lost fishing net. You can see the tail ripped up by the net. Full story and video.

Meanwhile, Canada’s ultra-conservative government is destroying endangered species act and dozens of environmental laws nearly every week with sneaky, backdoor amendments and secret legislation.

How? Regulatory capture. Canadian officials have successfully been bought by oil companies. In exchange, politicians are gutting environmental laws to help oil companies drill more pollutive wells faster and deeper with little to no regulatory oversight.

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#humpback whale   #ghost net   #fisheries   #starvation   #oceans   #endangered species   #canada   #vancouver   #regulatory capture   #oil   #gas   #environment   #law   #policy   #democracy   #harper   #conservatives   #animals   #queue  
motherjones:

There’s been a dramatic decline in microscopic life on BP’s oiled beaches. “It went from a very diverse mix of species to being dominated by a few predators and opportunists,” says lead author Holly Bik, a postdoc at the University of California Davis.

motherjones:

There’s been a dramatic decline in microscopic life on BP’s oiled beaches. “It went from a very diverse mix of species to being dominated by a few predators and opportunists,” says lead author Holly Bik, a postdoc at the University of California Davis.

#bp   #oil   #environment   #oil spill   #queue  
climateadaptation:

Oil pipeline in Alberta Canada busts a nut. Company not even aware of the leak until locals called to complain. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada river watershed polluted.
Dirty details from Canadian Press. Photo: Common Ground Magazine.
Update: Story broke yesterday. Seems the photo is older.
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climateadaptation:

Oil pipeline in Alberta Canada busts a nut. Company not even aware of the leak until locals called to complain. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada river watershed polluted.

Dirty details from Canadian Press. Photo: Common Ground Magazine.

Update: Story broke yesterday. Seems the photo is older.

Follow Climate Adaptation.

#oil   #pipeline   #alberta   #canada   #safety   #deer river   #watershed   #pollution   #environment  

bannockandbutter:

 Indigenous Resistance to the enbridge northern gateway pipeline. Pictured:

  • “No Pipeline: Enbridge Dirty Oil Burned the Last Bridge”- Art by Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw). From Hill’s Warrior Publications site. 
  • Nuxalk House of Smayusta banner at Bella Coola, central coast of BC. 
  • Yinka Dene protest proposed Enbridge pipeline, April 2011.
  • Hundreds rally in Comox against proposed Enbridge pipeline and increased tanker traffic on the coast, March 31, 2012.  
  • Heiltsuk hereditary chiefs greet government officials conducting Enbridge hearings in Bella Bella, April 1, 2012.  

Take action! Upcoming events:

May 1-9

Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Train. The Yinka Dene Alliance is taking a Freedom Train across Canada to enforce their legal ban on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipelines and tankers project, and to stand up for their freedom to choose their own future. They are travelling from their territories in northern BC all the way to Enbridge’s annual shareholders meeting in Toronto.

May 5, 2012

International Stop the Tar Sands Day. Worldwide events listed here.

Climate Impacts Day.  Find an event happening near your community with 350.org’s map tool. 

Global Indigenous Conference 2012 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. I am on the planning committee, check it out!

More resources:

http://www.ienearth.org/tarsands.html

http://pipeupagainstenbridge.ca/

http://dogwoodinitiative.org/no-tankers/petition

http://www.pacificwild.org/site/our-work/no-tankers-no-pipeline.html

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#pipeline   #oil   #economy   #politics   #first nations   #indigenous peoples   #protest