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4 days ago

113) New!! Pet.: SAVE BEES FROM BIG AG’S CHEMICAL ATTACK! https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3511&autologin=true&s_src=EM0BEEPETMEM0714DMLOA&utm_source=link&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=email Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to heed the rising tide of evidence linking Neonics to the collapse of Bee colonies & impose an immediate moratorium on their use. Call on her to put the public interest ahead of the profits of a handful of Chemical Giants. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3790712
Video: Like to Eat? You'll Need Bees for That  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpyeRZ7Ugcw#t=11

1 week ago

112) New!! Pet.: Tell President Obama the seismic fight isn't over http://act.oceana.org/sign/stop_seismicletter/?source=slider The Obama Admin. released a "record of decision" to allow seismic blasting on the East Coast. This threaten to injure or kill up to 138,200 marine mammals, incl. endangered RightWhales & devastate coastal communities who depend on tourism, fishing, coastal recreation. Source: Linda T.; Desanka http://www.care2.com/news/member/293338294/3789544
Seismic Airgun Blasting: Overview
Video: The Real Story on Seismic Blasting in Our Oceans

1 week ago

112) New!! Pet.: Tell President Obama the seismic fight isn't over http://act.oceana.org/sign/stop_seismicletter/?source=slider The Obama Admin. released a "record of decision" to allow seismic blasting on the East Coast. This threaten to injure or kill up to 138,200 marine mammals, incl. endangered RightWhales & devastate coastal communities who depend on tourism, fishing, coastal recreation. Source: Linda T.; Desanka http://www.care2.com/news/member/293338294/3789544
Seismic Airgun Blasting: Overview
Video: The Real Story on Seismic Blasting in Our Oceans

1 month ago

111) New!! Give it a like to ALL LIFE MATTERS https://www.facebook.com/EActivists?ref=hl%20Description%20E-Activists Sarah G. new facebook page specifically made for online campaigners with the intention of helping to make this beautiful planet a better place. This page shares online petitions, videos & pictures for members of the E-Activism community. Causes included: Animal Rights, Welfare, Environmental Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Ocean Conservancy & Restoration, Global Warming, Deforestation, Womens Rights, Human Rights, Child Abuse, LGBTH.

1 month ago

110) New!! Pet.: President Obama: Keep Standing Up for Honeybees! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/813/169/048/  author: Center for Biological Diversity; target: President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum on June 20 acknowledging the plight of Bees & other pollinators & ordering the creation of a federal strategy to protect these critical Species. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3782688

1 month ago

109) New!! Pet.: This Pollinator Week, tell President Obama to stand up for Bees! http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15928 Tell President Obama he needs to take strong & immediate action to save Bees! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3781959

1 month ago

108) New!! Pet.: Tell Hawaii County to ban Styrofoam!!! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/149/373/666/tell-hawaii-county-to-ban-styrofoam/ Why ban Styrofoam? Styrofoam contains polystyrene, which if leached into the ocean can have hazardous effects to oceanic health. It is consumed by marine and land animals, causing major hazards to animals such as the Hawaiian green sea turtles. Ask the Hawaii County to ban Styrofoam containers, used in restaurants & stores for takeaway meals. Styrofoam contains polystyrene, which if leached into the ocean can have the same hazardous effects as loose plastic bags once decomposed. Like plastic bags, it is light & subject to being blown about in landfills & garbage trucks, where it can be directly deposited by wind into the ocean. Styrofoam is consumed by marine & land animals, causing major hazards to animals such as the Threatened Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Leached polysystrene sinks to the ocean bottom, where it will act as a contaminant of not only the ocean surface but the entire sea floor. Legislation to ban Styrofoam in Hawaii is not new. Bill 40 aimed to ban Styrofoam food containers. The town of Kilauea in Kauai banned Styrofoam from its restaurants. The County of Hawaii's Dept. of Environmental Management website promotes the concept of zero waste. Author: Jessica Kuzmier http://www.care2.com/news/member/795359643/3780590

1 month ago

Video: What a wonderful World with David Attenborough https://www.youtube.com/embed/auSo1MyWf8g?rel=0 Source P N.

2 months ago

107) New!! Pet.: Help Us Save the Bees!! http://sos-bees.org/#petition?GPIOpenSpace  Add your voice to thousands of people around the world who want to protect the bees by banning bee-killing pesticides & chemical-intensive industrial agriculture & promoting ecological farming. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3771203

2 months ago

106) New!! Pet.: Stop Amazon Selling Bee-Killing Poisons https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Amazon_Selling_Beekilling_Poisons/?fbss Neonicotinoid insecticides have killed more than 10 million bee colonies worldwide since 1994. They have killed billions of bumblebees, butterflies, ladybirds, hoverflies & earthworms. They are the prime suspect in the death of millions of birds in Europe & the USA - by direct poisoning or by the eradication of almost all insects & worms that birds feed their chicks with. No insects = no skylarks. No worms - no blackbirds. Many garden centres in the UK have already withdrawn neonics from sale: Wickes, Homebase & Wyevale; but Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com are selling MILLIONS of litres of neonic-based garden pesticides which kill bees & pollinators. Source Gabriela B.

2 months ago

105) New!! Pet.: Ban the use of Neonicotinoids on all crops grown in Canada http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/gerry-ritz-ban-neonicotinoids-save-the-bees?share_id=xybKBWMlGd&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition American beekeepers reported that about 30 to 90% of their colonies disappeared. Since then, in 35 American States, 5 Canadian provinces, & several European countries, bee colonies have been disappearing. Source Gabriela B.

2 months ago

104) New!! Pet.: Amend The Honeybee bylaw http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/nelson-city-council-and-mayor-john-dooley-amend-the-honeybee-bylaw  The City of Nelson B.C. currently restricts any form of beekeeping in its city limits. This is an outdated bylaw that needs to be amended to allow proper regulations for beekeeping within the city limits. Pollinators are declining & we need to do everything we can to contribute to their survival. Source Gabriela B.
2 months ago

103) New!! Pet.: E.P.A repeal permission for use of Bee killing pesticide Cyantranilliprole http://www.thepetitionsite.com/828/829/973/epa-repeal-permission-for-use-of-bee-killing-pesticide-cyantranilliprole/ The E.P.A (Environmental protection Authority) have authorised the use of a Bee killing pesticide. We ask them to immediately rescind this decision. Patricia R. http://www.care2.com/news/member/245799266/3771655

2 months ago

102) New!! Pet.: List Bees as an Endangered Species worldwide http://www.thepetitionsite.com/749/651/132/list-bees-as-an-endangered-species-worldwide/  We need to list Bees as an Endangered Species immediately! Patricia R. http://www.care2.com/news/member/245799266/3771443

2 months ago

101) New!! Pet.: Protect Bumble Bees as an Endangered Species; they are in Danger of Extinction http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/501/598/045/#next_action  Pls sign & share worldwide in an effort to save the endangered bumble bee from extinction. In recent years, their numbers have declined drastically, causing concern among environmentalists. We need to encourage the US Department of the Interior to do more to protect the Bumble Bees.

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2 months ago

100) New!! Pet.: Help Save Bees from Toxic Pesticides! https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=E1C01F4365FD744928308817E11CED4A.app337a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3467&autologin=true&s_src=EMOBEEPETBGD0514BGB&utm_source=link&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=email Chemical Giants Dow and Syngenta have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to authorize the expanded use of 2 highly toxic pesticides that could have deadly consequences for Bees. Tell the EPA to just say NO! Krista S. http://www.care2.com/news/member/504132205/3772383
2 months ago

The Collapse of the Bees... And How To Save Them Two new reports—one alarming & the focused on solutions—take focus on the deep crisis facing the world's best, but most threatened, pollinators. Victoria O. http://www.care2.com/news/member/271353204/3770514

Video: Greenbees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaE7XIlZ2Ao

2 months ago

99) New!! Pet.: Save Bees from a highly toxic pesticide https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1591&s_src=MoveOn.org_BeesAction#start  Bee populations are plummeting! Yet the Environmental Protection Agency recently sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new, highly toxic Bee-killing pesticide called Sulfoxaflor. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3768389

3 months ago

98) New!! Pet.: Expose Cover-Up by Companies Linked to Bee Deaths http://animalpetitions.org/4411/expose-cover-up-by-companies-linked-to-bee-deaths/ Demand that Bayer, a leading pesticide company, stop misinforming the public about its dangerous pesticides while lobbying against bans on chemicals linked to Bee die-offs! Although the European Commission voted to temporarily ban pesticides linked to massive Bee die-offs, similar efforts have stalled in the USA. The largest producers of pesticides, incl. Bayer, have engaged in a campaign of disinformation & industry-funded science, claiming to care for the welfare of Bees while simultaneously working to kill any legislation that would ban use of their chemicals!! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3767070

3 months ago

97) New!! Pet.: Save Our Bees and Food From Toxic Pesticides! https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/save-our-bees-and-food-from-toxic-pesticides A quarter of everything we eat, from apples to watermelon, depends on Bee pollination. But toxic pesticides, known as Neonicotinoids, have been linked to the mass die-off of Bees & other pollinators. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3765671

3 months ago

This New Finding Explains Why Bees Are Disappearing Bees have been disappearing for almost a decade now. Some sources relay that the colonies all across the world are vanishing due to pesticides, electromagnetic frequencies, mites, & even GMO crops, but researches have recently found the cause of the bee catastrophe: large numbers of Bees are dying due to cross-contamination of pollen & various pesticides. Marjolein S. http://www.care2.com/news/member/452328616/3759789

4 months ago

Quarter of Europe's Bumblebee Species Risk Extinction: Study Almost a quarter of European Bumblebee Species are threatened with extinction, largely because of Climate Change & intensive farming, the Int.l Union for Conservation of Nature warned! Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3758186

4 months ago

15 Plants to Help Save Bees In the last 5 years alone 30 % of the national Bee population has disappeared & nearly a third of all Bee colonies in the U.S. have perished. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3758178
Video: Vanishing Of The Bees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3giFDIRZIgE


4 months ago

96) New!! Pet.: Protect Canada's Bees and pollinators https://wildernesscommittee.org/write_wild_protect_canadas_bees_and_pollinators_0 A deadly class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neo-nicoteen-oids) is putting Bees & pollinators at risk. These pesticides have already been banned in the European Union, & the state of Oregon has also placed restrictions on the use of the substances after a massive die-off in 2013. It's time for Canada to stop dragging its feet & take real action to protect pollinators. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3757871

4 months ago

95) New!! Pet.: Tell Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s: Stop Selling Bee-Killing Plants and Pesticides! http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13510  A recent study co-authored by the Friends of the Earth & Pesticide Research Inst. found that 7 out of 13 samples of garden plants purchased at top retailers in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area & Minneapolis contain neurotoxic pesticides known as Neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids, made by Bayer CropScience & Syngenta, are the fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides. They’re also linked to the mass die-off of honeybees. Source: Patricia L.

4 months ago

94) New!! Pet..: END ECOCIDE IN EUROPE https://www.endecocide.eu/votes/vote.php?lang=en  is a global initiative, the whole world can now support the initiative & sign Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative. Pls SIGN & SHARE. Extensive damage or destruction of Ecosystems is called Ecocide. All life on earth, our peaceful co-existence & our own well-being depends on intact ecosystems. Nature provides the necessary resources & our natural Environment. We should value & protect this generous gift. We request that crimes against nature be recognised as crime. We request direct liability for decision-makers in politics & business, as well as companies responsible for ecocide. Crimes against Nature are Crimes against Peace and Humanity. Vote to protect our natural home!  Annamaria R. http://www.care2.com/news/member/118608005/3753769

5 months ago

93) New!! Pet.: Urge the EPA to Save Bees https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2703 Bees play an essential role in the environment & are an indispensable part of our agricultural system. Many foods that we eat depend on crops pollinated by Honeybees & 90% of all flowering plants require pollinators to reproduce. But in recent years, Bees & other pollinators have been disappearing at alarming rates, causing widespread concern that these important species could be wiped out altogether. Widely used insecticides neonicotinoids affects pollinators incl. Honeybees. Since neonicotinoids first became widely used in the mid-2000s, roughly 1/3 of America’s Honeybee colonies have collapsed each year. Allowing these insecticides to be used on farms & orchards will only make the situation worse. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a new insecticide called sulfoxaflor even though their own scientists considered the product to be similar to neonicotinoids & “very highly toxic” to Honeybees. We need to ensure that this insecticide, & others like it, does not get out into the environment. We cannot afford a collapse in pollinator populations! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3747217

5 months ago

92) New!! Pet.: Save Bees from Deadly Pesticides http://forcechange.com/108897/save-bees-from-deadly-pesticides/#.UxHkK3_2Xnw.care2  Prevent use of insecticides which severely threaten the survival of Honeybees & other pollinating insects. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3747423

5 months ago

World Wildlife Day!!

5 months ago

91) New!! Pet.: Urge the EPA to Save Bees http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/731/622/274/  Author: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund; Target: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Urge the EPA to refuse to approve any insecticides unless scientists confirm they present no threat to Bees and other pollinators. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3740637

6 months ago

News: Save the Earth, One Step at a Time  Air Dry Your Clothes If you use your dryer after every wash cycle, you are probably aware of how convenient it is to put your items into the machine. You can simply grab your clothes & toss them in, without worrying too much about them. However, it does not take much more time to air dry the clothing instead. You will even save money in the long run, because your clothes will hold up much better if they are not exposed to the heat inside the dryer. Take a look at the weather forecast at the beginning of each week, & plan to wash your clothes on the warmest, sunniest day possible. Avoid Bottled Water Many people purchase bottled water because they believe it is healthier for them than drinking from the tap. That isn’t really true. You can get very clean water by simply purchasing a filter for your faucet. While you do have to pay some money up front, think of how much you will save over the course of a year. Plus, the less plastic you use, the better. Stay Away from Harmful Chemicals Unfortunately, many cleaning materials have a lot of chemicals in them. Whenever possible, simply pull out a good cleaning pad, use water & apply pressure to the area that needs attention. If something more is needed, try baking soda; it will not hurt the environment, & it should get the job done. Don’t Waste Water Most people brush their teeth at least twice per day. A startling number of those leave the water running while they do so. Each min. 3 gallons of water go to waste. Turning it off while you clean your teeth is very easy & adds up to big savings for the environment. By becoming a little “greener” in your daily life, you may actually save money in the long run. It is a win-win situation. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3717158 

6 months ago

News: 5 Great Infographics That Highlight Key Environmental Issues With more information available to us than ever before, the rise of the infographic has never been more important in making things clear, especially when it comes to environmental issues. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3717160

6 months ago

90) New!! Pet.: Don't let Bayer overturn the ban on Bee-killing pesticides http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees-lawsuit/13/2/?akid=3712.3487865.4YvGPz&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=3 Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of Bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago -- & we can't sit back & let Big Pesticide overturn it while the Bees vanish. Bayer & Syngenta, 2 of the world's largest Chemical Corporations, claim that the ban is "unjustified" & "disproportionate." But clear scientific evidence shows their products are behind the massive Bee die-off that puts our entire food chain in peril. Source: Artur B.

6 months ago

Video: The Most Important Topic of Our Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2x6TEeknfo#t=1566 Climate is manipulated by Raytheon, Monsanto, the Rothschilds, & the Gov.t. Formerly blue skies are covered with clouds, released by particulates dropped by commercial airliners. It is polluting the soil & water. Our health is at risk. Must see! Azaima A. http://www.care2.com/news/member/162667233/3705413

7 months ago

89) New!! Pet.: Congress: Protect Our Bees by Suspending the Use of Harmful Pesticides http://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/congress-protect-our-bees-by-suspending-the-use-of-harmful-pesticides "Neonics," or neonicotinoid pesticides, are the most widely used insecticides in the world & are known to have lethal effects on pollinators. They have caused disruptions in Bee reproduction, navigation, & foraging & even led to death. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3688969

7 months ago

88) New!! Pet.: Ban Plastic Grocery Bags in San Diego, California! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/172/488/695/ban-plastic-grocery-bags-in-san-diego-california/ Author: Jasmine Summers-Evans - Plastic bags are everywhere: landfills, oceans, lakes, parks, & they are suffocating our wildlife. Their material comes from crude oil & natural gas. "Every time we use a plastic bag they go & get more petroleum from the Middle East & bring it over in tankers; we are extracting & destroying the Earth to use a plastic bag for 10min" Moreover, they harm wildlife & marine life. Animals both on land & in water are being strangled, choked & killed by them. They are now the 5th most common debris item found on beaches. Over 100,000 whales, seals, turtles & other marine animals are killed by them annually. Over 20 Countries have banned them already. Americans use close to 100 billion bags/year!!

7 months ago

87) New!! Pet.: Home Depot and Lowe's: You must stop selling Bee-killing pesticides! http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/home-depot-and-lowe-s-you-must-stop-selling-bee-killing-pesticides?akid=9567.2097000.0vPrZ6&rd=1&suppress_one_click=true&t=3 Please join me in signing this petition to demand that Home Depot and Lowe's stop selling all neonicotinoid pesticides and pre-treated potted plants that are harming our bees and pledge to not buy those products responsible for this damage. Robert T. http://www.care2.com/news/member/631213065/3684617

8 months ago

Barbara V.  Be responsible with your trash !

8 months ago

86) New!! Pet.: Navy to deafen 15,900 Whales and Dolphins and kill 1,800 more http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/navy-under-water-sound/?source=search Stop the killing of 1,800 Whales & Dolphins & the deafening of 15,900 more by ceasing the operation of the Navy's underwater sound system in the Hawaiian Islands, the California & Atlantic Coasts, & the Gulf of Mexico. Cal M.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3676425

9 months ago

85) New!! Pet.: Demand Rigorous Conservation of Indonesian Coral Reefs http://forcechange.com/85399/demand-rigorous-conservation-of-indonesian-coral-reefs/ Indonesia's efforts to protect its coral reefs have been abysmal thus far. In over ten years, it has failed to accomplish even half of what it originally intended to do. This could be turned around with a little time, effort, & funding. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3665953

10 months ago

84) New!! Pet.: Demand Rigorous Conservation of Indonesian Coral Reefs http://forcechange.com/85399/demand-rigorous-conservation-of-indonesian-coral-reefs/#gf_1  Destructive fishing practices, such as blast & cyanide fishing, are threatening the coral reefs of Indonesia, which are among the most biologically diverse in the world. Despite the importance of protecting the reefs, there is very little governance regarding the conservation of marine life in the Republic of Indonesia. Steadily, the health of the reefs has declined due to global warming & human activities. The plants & animals contained in the coral reefs need to be preserved with rigorous regulation. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3656524

10 months ago

News: Pesticides killed Bees http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2013/10/07/pesticides-killed-bees-analysis-shows An investigation revealed pesticides are to blame for local bee deaths. An investigation has revealed that pesticides killed thousands of Bees across Minneapolis last month. About half of all food is pollinated by Bees, so humans are highly dependent on them. In addition to fruits & vegetables, Honey Bees also pollinate wild flowers. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3655810

10 months ago

83) New!! Pet.: Don't let Bayer overturn the ban on Bee-killing pesticides http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees-lawsuit/13/2/?akid=2384.1753598.1TlMlF&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=3 223,057 Signatures - I SIGNED with all my & my family mails!! Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago -- and we can't sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the bees vanish. Bayer & Syngenta, 2 of the world's largest Chemical Corporations, claim that the ban is "unjustified" & "disproportionate." But clear scientific evidence shows their products are behind the massive bee die-off that puts our entire food chain in peril. 37 million bees were discovered dead on a single Canadian farm. Unless we act now, the bees will keep dying. We have to show Bayer now that we won't tolerate it putting its profits ahead of our planet's health. If this giant Corporation manages to bully Europe into submission, it would spell disaster for the bees.Source: Ronda R.

11 months ago

Video: Taiji - The horror behind the curtain http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xgDkcXljh4c   We have obtained shocking footage of the Dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan. The film shows a brutal method used to kill Dolphins. Independent experts have confirmed it is a long, slow death & doesn't meet even the lowest standards applied to slaughterhouses.

11 months ago

82) New!! Pet.: Save Bees & Other Pollinators http://www.thepetitionsite.com/619/234/054/save-bees-and-other-pollinators/  Honey Bees & other pollinators, e.g. Butterflies, Hummingbirds, are vanishing across the world at alarming rates. We can help save them by: stopping the use of pesticides, planting pollinator-friendly gardensCal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3642834 

11 months ago

Video: Humpback Whales near St. Andrews by-the-sea New Brunswick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ6WJaJMmmA&feature=player_embedded

Source: Munro T.

A Whale flashes a killer smile as he homes in on his lunch, off Kona, Hawaii.The photograph shows what appears to be a big grin plastered across the face of a False Killer Whale as he patrols the sea looking for food

11 months ago

Video: Seychelles Islands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhtBt7CCc3U&feature=player_embedded

Source: Terry V.

 

I went there in 2001. In this video: La Digue, an astonishing beach, & Anse Lazio beach. Beautiful but Seychelles are really expensive.. just to give an idea: a Video of Seychelles 60US$, 1 packet of Malboro cigarettes 14 US$....

 

Some pics are in: http://picasaweb.google.com/michela.messineo

11 months ago

Watch Video: Saving Valentina, the Humpback Whale

 

I would have done the same thing, even if it’s dangerous!!! Beautiful not animals but "INDIVIDUALS"!!! I went twice to Bar Harbor, Maine, from Rome, Italy, just to make Whale Watching!!! The ones I saw there were Humpback Whales. My first time was more lucky: a Mother & her Baby approached the boat (they stopped at only 4 - 5 metres from us) & remained there still for 10 minutes...with their heads out of the water: they were "watching us curiously" & "commenting"… about us.... The mother was undoubtedly explaining something to her baby... It was a very touching experience....some tears were on my face. Also the Captain of the boat confessed that he had never happened to attend such an event in his 30 years’ experience!!! Some years later, I went back to Bar Harbor but nothing like that happened. Whales were only very far from the boat & didn't approach...

Actually this was one of the most touching experiences in my life!!!!! what annoys me is that no trace remained from that astonishing experience: no pics (made by Jasmine) nor film (made by me) came out from that experience!!!!!! what a pity!!!!

11 months ago

Jasmine & I were in Maui in 1997 & in Kauaii in 1999. We made snorkeling there. We were not PADI Advanced Underwater Divers yet, but it was a beautiful experience anyway!! Schooling raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) beneath the coastline of West Maui, Hawaii

11 months ago

Dianne C.: Some pics from a Humpback whale watch in Maui, just for you Michela. It was a fabulous whale watch on a sail boat and we lucked into seeing many humpbacks. At one point, I looked right into the eye of one which came very close to the boat. I'll never forget that. Hard to get photos as you never know where they are going to surface

1 year ago

81) New!! Pet.: Save Ontario's Bees: ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/save-ontario-s-bees-ban-the-use-of-neonicotinoid-pesticides Ontario's bees are dying in massive numbers due to the pervasive use of neonicotinoid pesticides on our agricultural field crops. A 3rd of our food relies on pollinators: without bees, Ontario's food supply could be in serious trouble. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3623015


1 year ago

News: Bill Seeks to Halt Bee-Killing Pesticides in U.S. http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/bill-seeks-to-halt-bee-killing-pesticides-in-u-s/  Two Congressional Democrats have co-sponsored new legislation called the Save America's Pollinators Act of 2013 to take emergency action to save the remaining bees in the U.S., & in turn, the U.S. food supply. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3620172


1 year ago

80) New!! Pet.: Ban the Pesticide Killing Honeybees http://www.thepetitionsite.com/235/669/082/ban-the-pesticide-killing-honeybees/ A pesticide approved by the Environmental Protection Agency is contributing to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3616017


1 year ago

79) New!! Pet.: Demand Protection for Threatened Honeybees http://forcechange.com/70018/demand-protection-for-threatened-honeybees/ Tell the UK to join other European Nations in adopting measures to protect fragile Honeybee populations! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3618560


1 year ago

78) New!! Pet.: Tell Congress: Stop the pesticide that is killing Bees http://org.credoaction.com/petitions/tell-congress-stop-the-pesticide-that-is-killing-bees?akid=8420.2097000.y0rZMO&rd=1&t=2 With Bee populations declining across the country at an alarming rate, I urge you to support the "Save America's Pollinators Act" to restrict the use of these chemicals until we can be assured that they are safe & being used properly. Robert T. http://www.care2.com/news/member/631213065/3612788


1 year ago

77) New!! Pet.: USA: Save the Bees https://secure.avaaz.org/en/usa_save_the_bees/?bxAMcab&v=27215 Quietly, across the USA, millions of Bees are dying, threatening our crops & food. A new bill this week could ban one group of deadly pesticides & save bees from annihilation, but only if Congress feels the sting of public opinion. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3612404


1 year ago

76) New!! Pet.: Encourage Permanent Pesticide Ban to Save Bees http://forcechange.com/69071/encourage-permanent-pesticide-ban-to-save-bees/ As the Honeybee population faces further strife from companies such as Monsanto & their use of pesticides, state agencies are working to rid commercial & private use of such chemicals to save bee populations. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3611508



1 year ago

75) New!! Pet.: Ask the UK for Stricter Controls Over Bumblebee Imports! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/519/357/889/ask-the-uk-for-stricter-controls-over-bumblebee-imports/ Regulatory authorities need to change their practices to prevent the importation of infected bees into the UK. Pls sign the petition to convince authorities to develop stronger screening procedures for bumblebee imports! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3613667



1 year ago

74) New!! Pet.: Tell Congress to Suspend Bee-Toxic Pesticides http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11547 Neonics are the most widely used insecticides in the world, & exposure to neonics has become a key culprit in bee population losses. In June, 50,000 bumblebees were killed in a parking lot in Oregon by these very chemicals. This past spring, the European Union placed a 2-year ban on most neonics. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3611614


1 year ago

73) New!! Pet.: Help End Iceland's Illegal Whale Hunt! https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3097  Iceland has resumed its slaughter of endangered fin whales after a 2-year hiatus — & is set to kill up to 184 of them this season alone. Call on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to recommend tough economic sanctions on Icelandic companies tied to whaling & compel that nation to end its illegal hunt! Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3597395

1 year ago

72) New!! Pet.: Canada, Ban Honey Bee Killing Pesticides Now! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/115/209/838/ban-honeybee-killing-pesticides-now/ 37 million bees have died at just one Ontario honey farm this year. Demand that Health Canada take action & ban toxic pesticides. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3609989



1 year ago

News: 5 ways to help our disappearing Bees http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/5-ways-to-help-our-disappearing-bees  Colony collapse disorder is claiming many of North America & Europe's Bees. But there are simple things you can do to help keep them buzzing. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3606208

1 year ago

News: President Obama, Act Now to Save the Bees http://ecowatch.com/2013/obama-save-the-bees/ In light of recent action in Europe to suspend the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides, Beyond Pesticides joined 12 other environmental & advocacy organizations in urging the Obama Administration to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the European Union’s lead in recognizing that risks posed by these pesticides are unacceptably high, & to suspend the use of these chemicals in the U.S. to protect pollinators & the nation’s agricultural economy.Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3605197

1 year ago

71) New!! Pet.: Tell Home Depot and Lowes To Stop Selling Bee-Killing Pesticides  http://www.takepart.com/actions/tell-home-depot-and-lowes-stop-killing-bees?cmpid=tpfood-eml-2013-06-29-monsanto
ELMWOOD - Local beekeepers are finding millions of their bees dead just after corn was planted here in the last few weeks. A honey operation in Elmwood, lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees.Toxic neonic pesticides are devastating honey bees. Demand that Home Depot, Lowe's & other retailers stop selling these bee-killing poisons.
News: http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions and http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm
Roshani S. http://www.care2.com/news/member/496022789/3605569


1 year ago

69) New!! Pet.: Stop Feeding Honeybees Genetically Modified Foods http://www.thepetitionsite.com/888/623/774/stop-feeding-bees-genetically-modified-foods/
While corn syrup itself is not a genetically modified food- the corn coming from Monsanto is, and there is a very real possibility that the genetically modified food source is killing honey bees.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3590483

1 year ago

68) New!! Pet.: Cousteau Petition for Whales - Wanted Alive! http://www.cousteau.org/petitions/whaling-petition-cousteau
25 years ago, under strong int.l pressure, in which Jacques Cousteau was a key leader, the Int.l Whaling Commission enacted a moratorium on int.l commercial whaling. But using the justification of local traditions or supposed scientific goals, Japan, Norway & Iceland bypassed the rule & just slaughtered 25,000 giants of the sea!!!
We, the Cousteau Society, can attest that none of these countries, who are among the richest countries in the world, need 25,000 whales to feed their people or do research for science! Japan reportedly has a stockpile of 4,000 TONS of whale meat, & scientist after scientist has demonstrated that there are no data needed for cetacean management that cannot be collected by non-lethal means. In the meantime whales keep disappearing from our oceans. Whales have no voice in world politics. They just suffer & die while nations play power games!
WE NEED YOU, your children & grandchildren, your neighbors & all your friends. Sign our petition now! In 2010, the centenary of Jacques Cousteau’s birth, we want his wish to be respected, supported & fulfilled: “let “us” protect nature, stick to the moratorium & extend it to 50 years!” Please, sign the Cousteau petition: a drop of ink for an ocean of life! “ WE DEMAND THAT ALL NATIONS IMMEDIATELY CEASE KILLING WHALES, STICK TO THE MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL WHALING & MAKE IT PERMANENT.”
James Howie
http://www.care2.com/news/member/618286890/3589565


1 year ago

67) New!! Pledge For Cleaner Oceans & To Protect All Marine Life http://www.thepetitionsite.com/616/122/830/pledge-for-cleaner-oceans-and-to-protect-all-marine-life/
Sponsored by: James Howie
We are the help that is needed, We are the voice, So please always do the right things & educate others to do the right things the oceans need us all to stand as one.

James Howie http://www.care2.com/news/member/618286890/3588652

1 year ago

66) New!! Pledge: Blue Ocean Green Earth Pledge http://blueoceangreenearth.org/pledge/
By taking the pledge you are making a commitment to yourself, your community, & the environment to bring about positive change. A cleaner, greener, planet starts with you. Are you ready? Take the pledge!
Beverly M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/904222254/3582611

1 year ago

Video: Dance of the Honey Bee http://truth-out.org/news/item/15896-dance-of-the-honey-bee

A short documentary that takes a look at the determined, beautiful & vital role Honey Bees play in preserving life, as well as the threats Bees face from a rapidly changing landscape. "Not only are we dependent on the honey bee for much of what we eat, there is, of course, a grace & elegance they bring to the natural world that would diminish us all were they to disappear."
Tamara H.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/827502242/3568950

Video: EU bans pesticides over Bee fears http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/04/29/eu-bans-pesticides-over-bee-fears?videoId=242537247

April 29 - Europe has voted to ban 3 of the world's most widely used chemicals for 2 years after EU scientists said there were links to the decline in Bee populations, crucial to the pollination of crops.
Tamara H.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/827502242/3573577

1 year ago

65) New!! Pet.: Stop the Sale of Bee-Killing Pesticides http://forcechange.com/64794/stop-the-sale-of-bee-killing-pesticides/
Goal: Prevent the sale of bee-killing pesticides at America’s top two home and garden supply stores.- Across the USA, Bee populations are dying off, threatening dozens of food crops that rely on bees to pollinate them. Though many factors have contributed to the decline, a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids have been linked by researchers to bee deaths. In addition to killing bees and other pollinators directly, research suggests neonicotinoids make bees more susceptible to parasites. U.S. bee populations have declined by 800,000 colonies since 2006, & the use of neonicotinoids in agriculture & home gardens is threatening to make the collapse worse.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3578279

 

1 year ago

Thanks for this awesome site and all the clicking and sharing inspired by it.

1 year ago

Sooner or later I should go to bed, as it's 6:10 a.m. here in Rome, but I'm still here working at my computer for Endangered Species... otherwise I become ENDANGERED too!!!........

Hugs to everybody!!! michela

1 year ago

64) New!! Pet.: Ban the use of Neonicotinoids in Canada http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/

Pollinators, including Honey Bees, are a central element of our food system & a critical pillar of our ecology. While the impact of Honey bees extends far beyond the pollination of commercial agricultural crops, the monetary value of just this service is estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of $ globally each year. In the past decade, extreme declines in Bee populations have been measured across North America & throughout Europe, prompting widespread concern from citizens, scientists, & many Gov.ts.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3576841

 

1 year ago

63) New!! Pet.: Help Stop the Navy’s Attack on Whales! https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3053&autologin=true&s_src=sonarbg&utm_source=link&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=email
The Navy is prepared to kill more than 1,000 Whales & other marine mammals during the next 5 years of testing & training with dangerous sonar & explosives. Tell Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to direct the Navy to adopt common-sense safeguards right away that will protect marine mammals during routine training without sacrificing our national security!
Watch Video!! Lethal Sound: Deadly Sonar Harms Whales https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQi8nqNTF5Y&feature=player_embedded#!

narrated by Pierce Brosnan

 

The use of military sonar poses a deadly threat to whales & other marine mammals - Whales & other marine mammals rely on their hearing for life's most basic functions, such as orientation & communication. Sound is how they find food, find friends, find a mate, & find their way through the world every day. So when a sound thousands of times more powerful than a jet engine fills their ears, the results can be devastating -- & even deadly. This is the reality that whales & other marine mammals face because of human-caused noise in the ocean, whether it's the sound of airguns used in oil exploration or subs & ships emitting sonar. Manmade sound waves can drown out the noises that marine mammals rely on for their very survival, causing serious injury & even death.
Source: Dianne C.
I think this is worse than what Japan is doing to Whales & Dolphins!!!!! michela

1 year ago

62) New!! Pet.: The EPA must stop ignoring science & act to protect Honey Bees http://act.credoaction.com/sign/eu_ban?referring_akid=a113345031.813288.g9AeMy&source=conf_email
Honey bees are dying at an alarming rate, & this winter marked the worst losses by far. U.S. beekeepers reported that as many as 50% of their Bees disappeared or died.
Source: Dianne C.

1 year ago

61) New!! Pet.: Campaign to Save Earth's Honey Bees! http://theveteranssite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/SaveEarthsHoneybees Urge the EPA to outlaw Neonicotinoid Pesticides that are killing off honey bees.

04/30/13: Despite the intense, secret lobbying by the chemical companies making billions through the sales of the neonicotinoid pesticides, the European Union sits poised to protect its vulnerable honey Bees, starting with a 2-year ban on the use of these pesticides. This moratorium provides a model for the EPA to follow in protecting the pollinators of the North American continent. Sign below to support this endeavor!!

Beverly M.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/904222254/3575166

Tamara H.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/827502242/3573912

 

1 year ago

60) New!! Pet.: The EU has stepped up to protect bees. EPA, let's do this!! http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=13289&utm_source=alert&utm_medium=action&utm_content=food&utm_campaign=bees

Great news for bees! In a historic vote, the European Union (EU) passed a continent-wide restriction on the use of Bee-harming pesticides. Despite immense pressure from the pesticide industry, a majority of EU countries sided with Bees. In the U.S., policymakers have yet to step up. And with beekeepers in this country reporting record-breaking bee losses this yearup to 40% or moreaction to protect Honey Bees is more urgent than ever. Bees have been dying off in droves in the U.S. since 2006. And a growing body of scientific evidence points to neonicotinoid pesticides as a key contributing factoralong with pathogens & habitat loss. Tell EPA it's time to follow the science and protect bees!

Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3572899

 

1 year ago

57) New!! Pet.: Applaud European Union for Banning Bee-Killing Pesticide http://forcechange.com/64475/applaud-european-union-for-banning-bee-killing-pesticide/

Target: EU Commission - Goal: Commend the European Commission for approving a continental ban on Bee-killing pesticides.

The EU Union voted in favor of a European ban on pesticides. These products are blamed for the deaths of millions of bees & caused a drastic decline in global bee populations. These pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, have been linked to serious harm in bees. Bees play an important role in global food production and environmental ecosystems. The imposed ban will help protect bee populations & restore environmental and agricultural balance.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3573846

 

1 year ago

56) New!! Pet.: Ban Insecticides That Destroy Wild Bee Populations http://forcechange.com/64024/ban-insecticides-that-destroy-wild-bee-populations/

Target: EPA

Goal: Ban the sale of a nicotine-based insecticide that is decimating Bee populations in the United States.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3568054

 

1 year ago

News: EU overrules Britain to ban pesticides linked to Bee deaths http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10025667/EU-overrules-Britain-to-ban-pesticides-linked-to-bee-deaths.html

The European Union has overruled British opposition to impose a total 2-year ban for gardeners on the use of pesticides linked to the death of Bees, with new rules setting out tight restrictions for farmers.

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3572662

 

News: Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture http://e360.yale.edu/feature/declining_bee_populations_pose_a_threat_to_global_agriculture/2645/

The danger that the decline of Bees & other pollinators represents to the world's food supply was highlighted this week when the European Commission decided to ban a class of pesticides suspected of playing a role in so-called "colony collapse disorder”.

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3573150

Honeybees are brought in to pollinate onion crops at a California farm

 

1 year ago

News: Majority of EU Countries support partial ban of Bee-killing pesticides http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/toxics/majority-eu-countries-support-partial-ban-bee-killing-pesticides-20130429

A clear majority of EU countries have supported the European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides that are scientifically shown to be harmful to bees: imidacloprid & clothianidin, produced by chemical company Bayer, & thiamethoxam…

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3572749

 

1 year ago

RE: The Third Rock From the Sun - 7million. That's the number of Earthlings added to our lovely planet each month, give or take. This staggering growth rate shines a very large, very bright spotlight on our spinning blue marble's very limited resources, namely food, water, & energy. Will there be enough to go around come 2100? Maybe, but only if we go all in right now on the renewable principles that will ensure a sustainable future. More solar panels & wind turbines, fewer oil derricks & coal plants. More rooftop gardens, less XL pipelines. More politicians willing to actually make an honest-to-goodness push for meaningful Climate Change legislation, fewer lawmakers who say they will, but probably don't really mean it. That includes the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Ask yourself one question: What are you doing—or, more aptly, what should you be doing—to ensure that the only planet we're ever likely to call home will be inhabitable for your children & their children?

 

1 year ago

Signed and shared petition to Facebook (all caught up as of today May 3rd)

1 year ago

Signed petition. Thanks for the info on penguins. I'm so sorry to know that 13 of the 17 species are in trouble!

1 year ago

55) New!! Pet.: Protecting Antarctica's Marine Environment http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/getinvolved/Celebrate-World-Penguin-Day-by-protecting-their-homes/?utm_source=supporters&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=042313_0904&utm_content=worldpenguinday&utm_campaign=Oceans#text

World Penguin Day is April 25 - Right now there is an opportunity to protect these amazing animals by helping establish the world's 2 largest sanctuaries at sea around Antarctica. Adding your voice will help protect countless Penguins, Whales, Seals...

Fun Facts About Penguins http://www.livescience.com/27434-penguin-facts.html?cmpid=514645

Lynn P. http://www.care2.com/news/member/521141541/3570289

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1 year ago

I've heard from experts that if all bees are gone forever,then we humans have just 4 years til we're dying.
Signed now almost all 54 petitions,the Care2 I've done last year.
Very wonderful and awesome videos Michela,thank you

1 year ago

Noted and signed,you do a big work for animals thanks too much Michela

1 year ago

I signed some already. I did get one more. Thanks, Michela. What a sight, I love these big babies. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Dianne, Thanks.

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1 year ago

What a blessing to have this once in a lifetime experience with the Humpbacks! Thank you for sharing with us.

1 year ago

Signed all I could (to this point) and shared to Facebook

1 year ago

54) New!! Pet.: Urge Amazon to Discontinue the Sale of Bee-Killing Poisons http://forcechange.com/63827/urge-amazon-to-discontinue-the-sale-of-bee-killing-poisons/

A popular series of garden pesticides – sold through Amazon.com & other retailers in both the U.S. & Europe – are responsible for the deaths of over 10 million bee colonies worldwide. Called neonicotinoid-based insecticides, they have also killed billions of butterflies, ladybirds, hoverflies & earthworms, the last of which serves as a primary food source for many kinds of birds.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3566073

 

1 year ago

53) New!! Pet.: Stop Amazon Selling Bee-Killing Poisons http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Amazon_Selling_Beekilling_Poisons/

Neonicotinoid insecticides have killed more than 10 million bee colonies worldwide since 1994. They have killed billions of bumblebees, butterflies, ladybirds, hoverflies and earthworms.
They are the prime suspect in the death of millions of birds in Europe and the USA - by direct poisoning or by the eradication of almost all insects & worms that birds feed their chicks with. No insects = no skylarks. No worms - no blackbirds.
Many garden centres in the UK have already withdrawn neonics from sale: Wickes, Homebase & Wyevale; but Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com are selling MILLIONS of litres of neonic-based garden pesticides which kill bees & pollinators.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3564792

 

1 year ago

For the first 2 months of its life, a Lion cub stays with its mother in a den, which can range from a rock crevasse to a grassy area "If you watch Tigers or sometimes even Cheetahs, as the cubs get a little older, they get less snuggly because they're solitary cats. But with lions, they just stay snuggly forever because they're pride animals & that physical contact is really important for reinforcing the pride bond." Once it's old enough, the cub will be introduced to the pride. If the male lion is the biological father, he'll welcome the cub— If not, the cub most likely won't live for long.

 

1 year ago
52) New!! Pet.: Ban Pesticides Killing Birds, Bees and Butterflies http://www.thepetitionsite.com/530/362/666/ban-pesticides-killing-birds-bees-and-butterflies/

The Congressional staff recently met to discuss the the toxic effects of neonicotinoid pesticides (NNI) on our pollinators- birds, bees, & butterflies. EPA plans to complete their review of these pesticides by 2018, & many specialists feel it will be too late to recover from the current adverse effects being documented.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3558967

 

1 year ago

                                                                   Albatross, Falkland Islands

1 year ago

Someone wants to talk to you. Everybody should see that video.

1 year ago

Man's relationship with the natural world:everyone should see that video.

1 year ago
Video:  If Life is a Game, These are the Rules http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSTN9XLBvIs&feature=player_embedded#!

 

Source: Terry V.

 

1 year ago

Up to date Michela and many thanks for all you do

Here's a story I posted that I had to share - enjoy! 


As Many as 100,000 Dolphins in One Vast Pod Spotted Off San Diego

http://www.care2.com/news/member/192875446/3552315

1 year ago
51) New!! Pet.: Save Polar Bears! http://www.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Arreter_la_chasse_sportive_touristique_de_lours_polaire_au_Canada/
We call on the Canadian Gov.t to abandon the International Trade of Polar Bear: its parts or its derivatives; & to prohibit the Tourist Hunting of this animal.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3548819

1 year ago

This Seal known as Sammy or Sally regularly visits Billingsgate Market at Canary Wharf, London, to be fed by the fish market porters

1 year ago

Beautiful. Dare I say, it's higher than nature. It's the God who created nature and us and the universe. And the questions are so right on and striking. Wonderful photos, very well designed. Wow!

1 year ago

Thanks a million for posting the link here Michela, I looked for the appropriate thread to post it in and couldn't find one.  I am sick and not thinking too clearly right now.  It is the most powerful thing I think I have ever seen and really hits home about all the disgusting things humans are doing to our planet and fellow creatures.

Thank you Sue H.
1 year ago

Sue, you have shared this and I appreciate it so very much!!! This tells the story perfectly----I only pray EVERYONE WILL LISTEN AND RESPOND!~ THIS HAS TO BE FIXED. "GOD BLESS," Many Thanks again!!~ As Always , Many Thanks Michela!!!~

1 year ago

News: Someone Wants to Talk to You http://www.baba-mail.com/content.aspx?emailid=2374&source=share&sourcemember=762877#.UUEcRldIjwd

Lets stop for a moment what we're doing. There's someone here who wants to talk to all of us. Someone important.

From Sue H.: Here is a link to something that came to me this morning.  I want to share with everyone I know.  It first made me so sad, then so happy that I found Care2 and can do a little to help make life on planet earth a little better each day.

1 year ago

The Arctic is one of my greatest treasures when it comes to activism. Thanks, Michela! Gladly signed and I'll note it on care2. The video, "Man" has got to be the best I've EVER seen. I'm going to make a point to contact its creator. So much said in over 3 minutes. I'll come back to watch the Cousteau video, thanks again, Michela!

1 year ago
49) New!! Pet.: Protect the Arctic! https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=8709

America's Arctic, in Northern Alaska, is one of the Earth's last great untouched wilderness areas. It's home to 20% of the Earth's Polar Bears, the Arctic's greatest concentration of both Grizzly Bears & Wolverines, & one of the largest Caribou herds.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3543272

1 year ago

Video: Ocean Wonderland – With Jean-Michel Cousteau http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/02/28/video/ocean-wonderland-with-jean-michel-cousteau/

 

Ocean wonderland is the first 3D Large Format underwater movie entirely shot using digital technology. Thanks to this technology, the film was shot almost entirely with natural light, thus showing for the 1st time the underwater world as it exactly is...

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3539195

 

1 year ago

Video: MAN http://vimeo.com/56093731

Man’s relationship with the natural world.


Source: Franco D.

1 year ago

Well, I signed and posted it on my Facebook wall. I actually expected the petition to be closed; however, it is still very open and actively being signed!!!

1 year ago

Video: This film should be seen by the entire world!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN8JYhByVYg&feature=player_embedded


A trailer for a film on plastics in our Oceans.

Source: Susan Allen

 

1 year ago

What are we doing to Wildlife…?! Midway Islands, N Pacific Ocean

Watch Video!! http://www.midwayfilm.com/

 

Until my ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Source: Gabriela C.

1 year ago

48) New!! Pet.: Help protect the Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale http://secure2.wdcs.org/protect/critical_habitat/right_petition.php

With fewer than 500 individuals remaining, the North Atlantic Right Whale {NARW} is on the brink of extinction. The biggest threat to these animals was - & still is - man. Historically, Right Whale populations were depleted to near extinction. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3535911
Protest Tasmanian Old-Growth Logging
1 year ago

An important new report finds that while the Australian government has made pledges to protect Tasmania's priceless temperate rainforests, yet shockingly industrial clearcut logging of old-growth continues in what is to be a World Heritage Area. Important forest wildernesses covering some 170,000 hectares  and including Butlers Gorge; and the Florentine, Weld and Styx valleys, have been nominated to be added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area  and could finally be given protection after decades of protests. Alarmingly, however, industrial scale clear felling is still continuing within those forests, with timbers being sold as "eco ply" by the Malaysian timber industry. From the top of the "Observer Tree" in the middle of this ancient forest, conservationist Miranda Gibson is calling for your help to protect these globally significant forests. Miranda's action is part of long running grassroots campaigns to protect Tasmania's forests, which Ecological Internet has successfully participated in for nearly 20 years, including leading international protests which helped get notorious Gunns logging to stop logging old-growth forests. We need your help again to call on the Australian government to honor their international obligations and protect these World Heritage nominated old-growth temperate rainforests from industrial destruction.

 

http://forests.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=tasmania_forests

 

Please sign and send the message

 

Thank you all.

PLANET OCEAN WATER URGENT
1 year ago

SIGNED & TWEETED AND SHARE ON FACEBOOK THANKS FOR THE INFO!

1 year ago
Video: Power of Nature http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/02/13/video/power-of-nature/

  Source: Christeen Anderson  

1 year ago

47) New!! Pet.: List Axolote as Endangered Species  http://www.change.org/petitions/declarar-al-axolote-ambystoma-mexicanum-como-especie-en-peligro-critico?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_true The Axolote (Ambystoma mexicanum)  is endemic to a small zone in Mexico. Due to the destruction of habitat which now is only 10 m2 they are critically endangered. We ask it to be listed as critically endangered so it can be rightfully protected.


Cristina M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/943809475/3531741

1 year ago
46) New!! Pet.: Help Protect our Oceans! http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2463/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12279
With the longest coastline of any country in the world, but less than 1% of our oceans under any form of meaningful protection, Canada’s rich marine ecosystems are at growing peril.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3529401  

1 year ago
45) New!! Petition: The Cove: Sign the Petition to Help Save Japan's Dolphins http://www.takepart.com/actions/cove-help-save-japans-dolphins?cmpid=tp-ptnr-tab-d84909c52edcceb20c7bba62052b1b01

We've Reached 500,000!!! However, when we send off this petition, we want to do so with as many signatures as possible, so please continue to spread the word! The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins & porpoises off the coast of Japan every year. Yet, the majority of the world is not aware this is happening. Be a part of the solution by signing & sharing this petition.

To: Pres. Obama, V.Pres. Biden & Japanese Ambassador to the USA.

1 year ago
Video: The Living Planet - The Open Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7WtduFycDY&feature=player_embedded#!
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” ― Jacques Cousteau
Source: Terry V.

1 year ago
44) New!! Pet.: Stop U.S. Navy plans to kill, permanently injure, or otherwise seriously harm, whales and dolphins http://signon.org/sign/stop-us-navy-plans-to-1?mailing_id=8845&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=135896 The U.S. Navy is seeking permission to kill, permanently injure, or otherwise seriously harm whales and dolphins more than 31 million times over the next five years throughout Southern California, Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Atlantic Coast, using sonar and other equipment. This staggering and unprecedented amount of harm is the Navy’s own estimate of impacts from its training and testing activities to more than 40 marine mammal species, which can include loss of hearing, maiming or bleeding to death. The Navy is seeking permission to increase the use of this devastating sound and to use it intensively throughout an area the size of the country of Mexico. This is our last opportunity to comment on this proposal. The Navy should not be allowed to inflict harm to marine wildlife!
Nancy C.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/830372471/3527419 

1 year ago

Thank you Michela. It is very beautiful and very true.

Random Acts of Kindess
1 year ago

that is so beautiful! thanks Michela!

1 year ago
Video: Random Acts of Kindness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLfPtLp3u3Y&feature=player_embedded
Source: Terry V.
1 year ago
Video: Plastics in Oceans: More Damaging Than Climate Change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd_QlauNmcw&feature=player_embedded#!
Source: Munro T.

1 year ago
42) New!! Pet.: Bayer: Withdraw Neonicotinoids from the Market. http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees/117/268/?akid=1264.736184.TTK75t&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=2

Bayer, the global chemical company, is manufacturing a chemical that new evidence shows is killing off bees. The global die-off of bees represents an enormous danger to the planet. 30% of our crops -- and 90% of wild plants -- rely on bees to thrive. Without bees, our entire global food supply is in serious trouble. Bayer has paid for biased research that &ldquoroves” its chemical isn’t a problem. But now independent scientists in Europe has discovered that Bayer’s chemical is a high risk to bees. The chances are high that most of us reading this email have bought a Bayer product at least once. It makes everything from Alka-Seltzer to Berocca to flea treatments for pets. Bayer knows that it needs to keep its customers happy. If it realizes that its customers are up in the arms about the European research findings that show their chemical is killing bees, it will have to put its chemical from the market. Tell Bayer it needs to pull its bee-poisoning pesticide off the market now. The dangerous chemical Bayer makes is a neonicotinoid. Neonicotonoids are soaked into seeds, spreading through the plant and killing insects stopping for a snack. These pesticides can easily be replaced by different chemicals which don’t soak so deeply into our crops. But companies like Bayer make a fortune from selling neonicotinoids - so they’ll do everything they can to protect their profit.

Jill V.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/478413351/3524881  

1 year ago
40) New!! Pet.: Time to Ban Colony Collapse-Causing Chlothianidin! http://soe.salsalabs.com/o/1/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=284&track=2013_0131_Honey_Bee_Update_Reminder A new study released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has labeled the pesticide chlothianidin an "unacceptable" risk to honey bees.
Nancy C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/830372471/3523788  

1 year ago

from Federico B.

1 year ago
39) New!! Pet.: 24 hours to ban bee killers http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?cypjmcb 1,866,686 have signed the petition. Help us get to 2,000,000 - Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops & food. But in 24 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, & pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction. Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, & some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts & European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But, Bayer & other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health & our environment before the profit of a few.
Source: Helen P., Sravya B., Frans B.
1 year ago

38) New!! Pet.: BAN the Pesticide Killing Honey Bees http://www.thepetitionsite.com/526/272/615/ban-the-pesticide-killing-honey-bees/

A pesticide approved by the Environmental Protection Agency is contributing to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

Read more: Bayer Pesticide Chemicals Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations http://www.manataka.org/page1397.html

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified Clothianidin as "highly toxic" to honeybees. Clothianidin is marketed as "Poncho" by Bayer Crop Science. The chemical was approved for U.S. use in 2003 & German use in 2004.

German Gov.t researchers have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country. In response, the Gov.t has banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be responsible for the current worldwide epidemic of honeybee die-offs. Two million honeybee colonies have been lost in the USA in recent years, with massive dieoffs also reported across Europe & in Taiwan, where 10 million bees recently disappeared over the course of only 2 weeks. Around the world, honeybee stocks are in decline, which scientists have warned could have devastating impacts on global food supplies. A total of 80% of world food crops are primarily or exclusively pollinated by honeybees, amounting to 130 crops & $15 billion worth of food each year in the USA alone.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3517783

I see so many of my friends here.
1 year ago

So sad to see the poor Poler bears drifting on little pieces of ice. Happy to see those kids rescue that poor dog and that guy rescueing those lucky little kittys. Always yummy to see Leonardo and have Signed some of these in my Hotmail already. Am going to Post one of the Ocean ones to  "Watersheds" Group where I'm co-host to help spread the word. o.k Michela ?

1 year ago

Thank you for the videos. What kind of world are we going to leave to our children?

1 year ago

Signed & shared all petitions I hadn't already. Love the photos

Sloth orphanage
1 year ago

Thank you, Michela. Those little ones are so clumsy and cute at the same time! But where was the film made? Were the parents killed? If so, why? The babies look well taken care of, though.

Sloth Orphanage
1 year ago

These beautiful animals made me laugh out loud! Thank you so much for sharing them.

1 year ago

What a Darling Family Michela ... Love The Polar Bears

1 year ago

Sad thoug cute picture. To me, it shows how the polar bear's universe is disappearing.

1 year ago
A Polar Bear swims with its cubs in Bernard Spit, Alaska

1 year ago

Thank you Michela. I love your quotes. I totally agree with J-Y Cousteau but the Apache blessing is also so true and romantic!
I wish you a happy New Yeazr. May your wished come true - I think of orang utans, tigers, gorillas, ...

1 year ago
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. ~Jacques-Yves Cousteau

1 year ago

Thank you for your pictures of the Plazza Duomo square and of the Colosseum! They look like a dream. I could have painted the first one (Piazza Duomo square) for the atmosphere that pervades it.

1 year ago
Even the historic Colosseum in Rome, Italy, a world-renowned tourist attraction, gets a touch of the Holiday spirit

1 year ago
Snow covers the Piazza Duomo square in Milan, Italy

1 year ago

A mischievous Marmot has a taste of life on the other side of the lens. The cute creature took the opportunity to take some pictures itself after spotting an unattended camera. The notoriously shy creature approached this camera, stood on its hind legs & looked through the lens. Other marmots later joined in the fun 

1 year ago

A school of dolphins become fascinated by a penguin at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, in CA. Fozzie, the African penguin, was busy minding his own business when his antics suddenly proved mesmerising to one of the dolphins. Before long he was joined by a friend, & then another, & then another. Little Fozzie seems oblivious to all the attention 

1 year ago

This incredible photo shows an Otter appearing to seek guidance by praying

 

1 year ago

Thank you so much for the video, Michela. It was just beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work. Love you.

1 year ago

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"

- Robert Redford, actor

1 year ago
Thank You from World Wildlife Fund Video https://worldwildlife.org/videos/thank-you-from-world-wildlife-fund?btn&enews=ecard1211c&utm_source=ecard-wwf&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wwf-marketing&utm_content=november2012


Thank you for supporting our global conservation efforts. Together, we are helping to protect threatened species, conserve our world's most ecologically important places and support local communities.

Share the joy of Thanksgiving and the holiday season with your friends and family. View our new Thanksgiving and Holiday e-card collections.

Source: Sheila S.

1 year ago

Video: 'Creating the Spectacle!' Online - Part 1 - Finding Freedom  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPh533ht5AU&feature=player_embedded
A woman in a wheelchair snorkeling at a coral reef

Source: Sheila S..

1 year ago
Video: Life on the Coral Reefs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG9DaYAh9po&feature=player_embedded
The Ocean. From above, a simple blanket of water. But below, a complex world full of color, life, & wonder. This is the coral reef, a timeless thing of beauty for all to enjoy. And yet, mankind's actions have destroyed over one quarter of the world's reefs.~ Jean-Michel Cousteau

Source: Terry V.

1 year ago
Video: Flowering 2009 HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvI90EKY8lg&feature=player_embedded
Source: Helmut H.  
Video: Planet Earth: Amazing nature scenery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2L2UGZJAM&feature=player_embedded
Source: Helmut H.  
Video: Beautiful Commercial  http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ThFCg0tBDck
Source: Giana P.

1 year ago

beautiful, sorry, Michela  I can't send you another green star yet!

1 year ago
Video: Deep Blue - Love for our Oceans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8BXIMth7aw&feature=player_embedded

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” ~Jacques-Yves Cousteau


 
Deep Blue Oceans, Animals of the deep blue sea, inspirational Music

 

Source: Terry V.

 

1 year ago
Video: The weekend is here... just relax! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKGEN-76iAk&feature=player_embedded
Source: Terry W.

From Chris
1 year ago

Ha ha! Who says animals can't smile?

1 year ago

From Chris W.

 

1 year ago
Video:  The Chita race  http://flix.tapuz.co.il/v/watch-4189282-.html
Thought you would find this fascinating as well.
Source: Giana P. & Sara P.

1 year ago
Video:   Kettcar - Balu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9LuNfDNWiA&feature=player_embedded Text in German. Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must BEAR the fatigue of supporting it. - Thomas Paine
Source: Terry V.
Cheetah and dog are raised as brothers and best friends.
1 year ago

Apparently, man is the only one who loves killing for the fun of it. He would have an awful lot to learn from animals.

2 children collaborating to rescuer a dog ...
1 year ago

A villager carrying stranded kittens ..., a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl...
Chidren and poor people are apparently much more compassionate. I guess they would never shoot at wolves from a helicopter!

2 best friends on a swing
1 year ago

Cute! A cat can also be man's best friend. There is really no need to toss cats like that Flemish 'artist'!

1 year ago
A man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro  
1 year ago
A villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India

1 year ago
2 children collaborating to rescue a dog who had fallen into a ravine  

1 year ago
2 best friends on a swing  

1 year ago

Video: Cheetah & Dog are Raised as Brothers - & Best Friends

http://www.godvine.com/Cheetah-and-Dog-are-Raised-as-Brothers-and-Best-Friends-2333.html#.UJSsUeJl1mo.email

 

Source: Jaya S.

Signed them ALL Dear Michela and an ad-on if you might want to post it somewhere, its a good one fo
1 year ago
Sign Great Old Broads for Wilderness Petition


Environment  (tags: environmentconservationhabitathumansnatureprotectionwildlifeworld,Sustainabililtypoliticsdestructionendangeredforestsanimals ) 
 Michael - 13 hours ago - greatoldbroads.org 

Great Old Broads is intent on sending the message to Sen. Hatch that we do NOT want roads tracking across our pristine public lands, that we will fight for the designation of more Wilderness
1 year ago
Video: MUSICAL RAPTURE A Healing Gift for Humanity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtMUuP2tfyU&feature=player_embedded#!

Source: Terry V.

 

Picture of a parrot
1 year ago

Thank you, Michela, for that beautiful message which corresponds to what you're doing your best to achieve.

1 year ago

Video: Earth Cry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jppmMcjgWS0


The Earth is not only an Environment. "She" is "Us". Her trees are our lungs, & her waterways are our circulatory system.

Her cry reflects the cry of our own species as we disrespect, destroy & exploit one another.

"We" are the generation that has perpetuated the practices that have created the deterioration of our Holy Mother Earth, & we stand accused. In this song, the voices of our children plead & demand for restoration of the planet. There is only one force that is capable of achieving what they now ask of us...Heal the Earth with the power of Love….

Source: Linda R.
Pesticides killing bumblebees.
1 year ago

It's high time producers of pesticides took their responsibilities
1. to stop producing pesticides.
2. to restore all that their pesticides have destroyed in nature.

1 year ago

37) New!! Pet.: Prevent Further Acidification of Oceans http://forcechange.com/37781/prevent-further-acidification-of-oceans/

Target: Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Create stricter standards and enforcement of water pollution laws, specifically in regard to ocean acidity level

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3474114  
1 year ago

News: Pesticides Killing Bumblebees http://www.greenerideal.com/science/1023-pesticides-killing-bumblebees/  A new report in Nature proclaims that exposure to neonicotinoid & pyrethroid pesticides “impairs natural foraging behavior and increases worker mortality” in bumblebees, “leading to significant reductions in brood development and colony success.” The exposure levels cited in the report are similar to those found in fields. Exposure to pesticides resulted in the deaths of roughly two-thirds of the bees.

There’s no denying that bees are important for our environment, and bumblebees have an important role. “Bumblebees are just as important in providing the pollination that creates much of the food we eat. Tomatoes, for example, rely on bumblebees. Furthermore, bumblebees are very different, bigger in size individually, but living in colonies of just dozens, compared to the tens of thousands in honey bee colonies.”
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3474572  
1 year ago

36) URGENT!!! New!! Pet.: Days to save the Antarctic Ocean http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_southern_ocean_5/?bGjdqcb 909,343 Signatures I signed with all my family Mails, michela. Within days, Gov.ts could begin turning wide stretches of the Antarctic ocean into the world's largest marine sanctuary, saving the Habitat of Whales, Penguins, & thousands of other Polar Species from Industrial Fishing fleets. But they won’t act unless we speak out now.
Most countries support the sanctuary, but Russia, South Korea & a few others are threatening to vote it down so they can plunder these seas now that others have been fished to death. This week, a small group of negotiators will meet behind closed doors to make a decision. A massive people-powered surge could break open the talks, isolate those attempting to block the sanctuary, & secure a deal to protect over 6 million square kilometers of the precious Antarctic ocean.
The whales & penguins can't speak for themselves, so it's up to us to defend them. Let's change negotiators' minds with a massive wave of public pressure - Avaaz will surround the meeting with hard-hitting ads, & together we'll deliver our message to delegates via a deafening cry on social networks. Sign & share this urgent petition!!!

Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3473252


1 year ago

A Spotted Eagle Ray with offspring cruise over the wreck of the Yongala, on the Great Barrier Reef  
1 year ago

Hi Michela Thanx for posting this Fantastic Poster Thanx Krystal for submitting it to Share ...... Huggggs ) ) ) Barb E.

1 year ago

Thanks Michela! For the Lovely Honor of posting the Video here! I feel blessed and went through and signed this very LONG line of petitions gladly ... As an animal activist and wildlife biologist raised with my mother ( Roxie) who if your not aware has been involved with 30 years of animal activism. Me and my family were raised running with her on rescues and ocean biology, Then of course in the Arctic. Before we came back to the lower 48 following the caribou and the travels of the wolf packs. Which started the family on the Wolf Army and saving them from the execution. blah blah blah...but here we are now..many miles later and enough chit chat.... BUT Thanks.... and stay strong..power with the warriors, our jobs are never done.

Wolves: remember theior existence.
1 year ago

I do remember their existence! I love wolves. I find them magnificent, intelligent, etc. etc. I find it horrible that their predicament has been decided by one person. Some people are so egoistical that they just don't care about animals. I really wish wolves would be left alone.

1 year ago
Wolves: Watch Video: Remember their Existence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p724gJJc98&feature=player_embedded   Source: Krystal R.  
1 year ago

News: How Do We Value Birds, Bees & Trees: World Environment Day Calls for Action http://www.care2.com/causes/how-do-we-value-birds-bees-and-trees-world-environment-day-calls-for-action.html (June2010) UNEP: “..bringing 2 messages to Gov.ts & citizens: Namely that mismanagement of natural & nature-based assets is undercutting development on a scale that dwarfs the recent economic crisis, & that well-planned investments & re-investments in the restoration of these vast, natural & nature-based utilities not only has a high rate of return but will be central, if not fundamental, to sustainability in a world of rising aspirations, populations, incomes & demands on the Earth’s natural resources.” From simple observances to mindful actions at the individual, local & Int.l levels, we will preserve our planet only if every day becomes World Environment.”  

The 10 Commandments of Mother Earth
1 year ago

A lot of people should read the commandments and apply them. It would do good to the earth.

1 year ago
Video: The 10 Commandments of Mother Earth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5CVigWZLVc&feature=player_embedded#!

I. Thou shall love & honor the Earth for it blesses thy life & governs thy survival.

II. Thou shall keep each day sacred to the Earth & celebrate the turning of its seasons.

III. Thou shall not hold thyself above other living things nor drive them to extinction.

IV. Thou shall give thanks for thy food, to the creatures & plants that nourish thee.

V. Thou shall educate thy offspring for multitudes of people are a blessing unto the Earth when we live in harmony.

VI. Thou shall not kill, nor waste Earth's riches upon weapons of war.

VII. Thou shall not pursue profit at the Earth's expense but strive to restore its damaged majesty.

VIII. Thou shall not hide from thyself or others the consequences of thy actions upon the Earth.

IX. Thou shall not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth.

X. Thou shall consume material goods in moderation so all may share the Earth's bounty.

Source: Terry V.  
1 year ago

Great Graphic Michela Thank-You so much !!! Hugggs and a couple of xx's too !

1 year ago

Heartwarming videos, thank you

1 year ago

Video: Where the Hell is Matt? 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk&feature=player_embedded#!

 

By Kit B.: I thought only, "We are one..." watch and enjoy. Wake up and fall in love with being human

1 year ago

Video: Robert Mirabal - Medicine Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dlRG8_XYU&feature=colike Native American music

Roxy H.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/123562948/3467689

First one got trolled and removed, sigh, reported as inappropriate  

 

I love, respect & admire Native American Music, Ancient Wisdom & Culture!!! michela  

been signing
1 year ago

not always posting...still in my heart

just on alloted tether time

Big Hugs for all you do, Michela

1 year ago

Both of these videos are excellent. Thank you.

1 year ago

Video: You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvfqmo0V_4w&feature=player_embedded  

 

Source: Terry V.

1 year ago

35) New!! Pet.: Help Save Polar Bears http://www.thepetitionsite.com/857/752/986/help-save-polar-bears/ Polar Bears are being forced to swim long distances to find ice as Global Warming melts their Habitats. And more & more, these long swims are leaving polar bears & their cubs too exhausted & hungry to survive. Stop overfishing in Alaska & killing Seals in Canada. This depletes the Polar Bears food source & endangers their survival. It's bad enough the sea ice is melting right under their paws; to be without a stable, continuous food supply guarantees the Polar Bears extinction.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3463386

1 year ago

34) New!! Pet. Tell the EPA to Outlaw Deadly Insecticide http://forcechange.com/35265/tell-the-epa-to-outlaw-deadly-insecticide/

Target: Environmental Protection Agency

Albert Einstein once theorized that if the honeybee were to disappear from the face of the Earth then humans would soon follow. It is imperative that the U.S. ceases using clothianidin immediately. As an insecticide it has proven to be too good at its job. The lives of humans are inextricably bound to the lives of bees & we must do whatever we can to save them. Humans & the Earth cannot afford to lose bees. Tell the EPA that clothianidin must be removed from the market will all haste: human lives depend on it.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3461453

1 year ago

Signed - love the photos!

1 year ago

Thank you for finding 'The healing Power of Nature' well written and so true and
the buck licking the cat is awesome.

1 year ago


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P4ieVM0aAo4/TwnjctdMSKI/AAAAAAAA9fU/4tyDjuDaVSI/Baby-deer-mothers-baby-kitten.gif
THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A FRIEND IS TO BE ONE..LUV LINDA

1 year ago

33) New!! Pet.: Tell EPA: Honey Bees Can't Wait – Ban Clothianidin NOW http://soe.salsalabs.com/o/1/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=276&track=2012_0924_Oceana_Honey_Bee_Alert

The pesticide Clothianidin may be killing our honey bees off by the billions, destroying a key species & endangering our food supply in the process. The EPA wants to wait until 2018 to review the safety of this suspiciously approved pesticide but our honey bees can't wait 6 more years. And every bee colony that collapses threatens the future of our food supply... France, Italy, Slovenia, & Germany have already banned Clothianidin over concerns of its role in Colony Collapse Disorder.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3459677

1 year ago

Signed thank you Michela and thank you for the beautiful pictures, love the tiger cub.

1 year ago

32) New!! Pet.: Ban Pesticide Killing Honey Bees http://www.thepetitionsite.com/216/519/615/ban-pesicide-killing-honey-bees/  Bayer Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations http://www.manataka.org/page1397.html The U.S. EPA classified clothianidin as "highly toxic" to honeybees, marketed as "Poncho" by Bayer Crop Science. The chemical was approved for U.S. use in 2003 & German use in 2004. German Gov.t researchers concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country. That Gov.t banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be responsible for the current worldwide epidemic of honeybee die-offs. 2 Million honeybee colonies lost in the USA in recent years, with massive die-offs also across Europe & Taiwan, where 10million bees recently disappeared in only 2weeks. Around the world, honeybees are in decline: Scientists warned it could have devastating impacts on global food supplies. As 80% of world food crops are primarily/exclusively pollinated by honeybees, amounting to 130 crops & $15 billion worth of food each year in the USA alone.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3457869

The N. Mozambique Channel
2 years ago

Thank you for this beautiful picture. We now have to keep the diversity of corals In the N. Mozmbique Channel... and develop it elsewhere in the Indian Ocean, if possible.