Can somebody tell me why we keep spending more money in useless wars while we can't even get decent health care for everyone? Is this what 'making America great' means? More wars? I thought it meant we were finally taking care of the country's domestic problems. We have spent 2.4 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan. Can you just imagine if we had spent it in better education, infrastructure, health care...
High tide in the mangroves of southern China brings with it pollution washed ashore from the South China Sea --- Mangroves lie in coastal regions and consist of trees found in salty brackish waters. They are one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth but often receive little attention. According to WWF, "More than 35% of the world’s mangroves are already gone. The figure is as high as 50% in countries such as India, the Philippines, and Vietnam, while in the Americas they are being cleared at a rate faster than tropical rainforests." This is because of human clearance for agriculture, development and fishing. These unique ecosystems are valued not just for their biodiversity but also for their ability to protect coastlines from rising sea levels, storm surges and for filtering pollution. Their global decline is alarming scientists across the world. Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing images from my story on China's mangrove forests and the threats they face. #asia#china#guangdong#mangroves#environment#climatechange#forests#pollution @pulitzercenter
😉💅🏻Why do Nail Spas have this white wash look? 💅🏽
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For many years, #Nebraska#farmers and #ranchers , along with #environmentalists and #tribes , have been opposing the proposed #KeystoneXL#oilpipeline that delivers Canadian oil to U.S. refineries. Since the proposed route would cross the Ogallala Aquifer that supplies irrigation #water , if any leak occurs, oil can easily seep through the region’s fragile and highly permeable porous soil into the #groundwater that lies near the surface, and hurt agricultural practice.
Meanwhile, TransCanada, along with other pipeline supporters, say that building a pipeline creates thousands of jobs and also promotes North American energy security by decreasing dependency on oil supplies from the Middle East or Venezuela.
To begin the construction, TransCanada must secure a route permit from Nebraska where the pipeline runs through. Nebraska has until November to decide whether to approve the plan. The farmers are now giving views that are convincing to people of the conservative state, and already pledged to fight against the pipeline if the state gives approval. Read more at http://glideas.tumblr.com/post/164450881453/
"Let's preserve our drinking water." The main idea from a new exhibit at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum.
As you can imagine, for different reasons, in some places and for some residents in Ethiopia, there isn't access to potable water nearby.
Pollution, lack of rain due to location in a valley, overuse for irrigation in agriculture, heat waves from global warming that dry lakes, and change in the flow of water due to global warming can cause scarcity in potable water.
Let's stop pollution into rivers and lakes, control use of water in agriculture, stop global warming, and support projects like: Warka Tower, the transportation of water, Lifestraw, water pumps and the strategic building of wells in places where potable water is needed most like Ethiopia, and wherever else may be to have the lack of potable water not be a scare in this generation.
Water is the main element of life. No blue, no green. 😊👍🏼
By 2050 our oceans could contain more plastic than fish 😦
"If we keep producing (and failing to properly dispose of) plastics at predicted rates, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound in 2050.
Worldwide use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years, and it is expected to double again in the next 20 years. By 2050, we’ll be making more than three times as much plastic stuff as we did in 2014"
Source: World Economic Forum @worldeconomicforum
"Once a large ball of mussels that cleaned the water by filtering it all along the shore, this cluster has now become a phragmites root ball. This invasive plant burdens the water body with nutrients from the plant wrack that drops into the sea from the dead phragmites stalks called wrack. The mussels are gone so there is no cleansing mechanism. This is a major component of global warming as the excess plant pollution causes hydrogen sulfide and methane to be released as it decays which are more potent gases than carbon dioxide. You can see here the bubbly froth in the water. That is algae forming on the surface which releases neurotoxins into the water when the nutrient levels reach a certain amount. This is a killing mechanism of the sea to kill aquatic wildlife that overpopulates from the excess plankton growing in the nutrient rich water. Algal blooms make the water toxic to humans and terrestrial animals as well."
By June Kessler c 2017