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Planet/Oceans/Water/Ant-Arctic/Bees: 96Pet. New!!
2 years ago
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New!! URGENT!!! Pet.: 3 days to save our dying planet! http://www.avaaz.org/en/the_planet_is_dying/?cl=1430895557&v=11424 99,654 Signatures The UN treaty on Climate Change -- our best hope for action -- expires next year. But a greedy US-led coalition of oil-captured countries is trying to kill it forever. It's staggeringly difficult to believe: they are trading short term profits for the survival of our natural world. The EU, Brazil and China are all on the fence - they are not slaves to oil companies the way the US is, but they need to hear a massive call to action from people before they really lead financially and politically to save the UN treaty. The world is gathered at the Climate Summit for the next 3 days to make the big decision.

Our planet is dying and big oil companies have key nations in their pockets, blocking any chance of a climate treaty. We have 4 days till UN talks end - let's call on the EU, Brazil and China to lead us towards a deal to save the planet!

I SIGNED it with all my family Emails!!!!!


3 days to save our dying planet!
2 years ago

I signed with my family Emails : 3 signatures
I asked the others to sign directly.
Thanks a lot
Good night Michela.

2 years ago

signed and posted to fb, thanks Michela

2 years ago

I´ve signed twice.

2 years ago

I had signed. Now also signed with my family's e-mails, 3 signatures.

2 years ago

Signed twice hope that helps..thanks Michela!

2 years ago

Bruce and Wendy Forster signed.

2 years ago

Had signed. Signed again with family's e-mails, 3 signatures.

petition to save the world
2 years ago

signed....thanks......while I understand the wants of these nations to have "cheap energy" to build their economies to have a better life now, their lack of foresight are potentially going to eventually offset any benefits they will reap....just as our lack of foresight in "the west" put us in this situation....the devestations of global warming, ongoing pollution, deforestations, etc are only going to destroy life.....can't eat money, can't eat rocks, can't eat sand, can't eat oil/gas.......

there is no planet b for life, lets save the home we have...

2 years ago

Signed and shared..Thanks Michela!

signed
2 years ago

under two different emails.

hope it's  not too late.

how did I miss this?

Same as above
2 years ago

I have been apologizing for my country (USA) for far too long. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that the US gov't does speak for the American masses (myself excluded).

signed
2 years ago

again using different email.

this is our last chance, and we have no one to save us, but ourselves.

forget government, this is the planet,we need to save.

2 years ago

I think that it's really great that people are so fired up about this and I think that it's wonderful to see people getting everyone in their house to sign... However, I think it is important to point out that if you sign more than once that can invalidate the impact of a petition. Sometimes you may not do it on purpose because you think it's different... but in general it's not a good idea to do it on purpose...

2 years ago

Emily, when I say that I SIGNED more than ONCE,

I mean that I didn't sign more than once with my name (i.e.: DUPLICATE!!!)

I use my family Names & E-Mails!

me too
2 years ago

use different,names and even different computers,for different IP address

2 years ago

two signatures previously, but shared again

2 years ago

Wow, that's a lot of signatures! I signed as well now!

Save our dying planet!
2 years ago

Signed and my heart is broken!

2 years ago

Signed

signed
2 years ago

as a diver,the coral living and growing underwater is my real home...

spend lots of time in caves of painted walls,and underwater tunnells filled with all kinds of sea life...WE CANNOT LET THIS CHANGE.....

THANKS MIC...FOR HELP IN SAVING MY HOME.

MY nickname is Lifeunderwater.(70% of the earth is covered in water)



This post was modified from its original form on 24 Feb, 8:37
2 years ago

Tasunka, I'm a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, too, All Together we must do whatever is possible to SAVE the miracle that the underwater living world contains....

2 years ago

Signed "save oceans and dying planet" Thanks Michela.

And this is officially my first post here, so i say HELOO to the good people who care about our planet. I love you all
all
2 years ago

caught up. Been talking about diving all day with friends.

Need to keep this momentum alive.

welcome Leszek, thanks for joining us.

We all love the Earth like family....as you are now.

2 years ago

Signed coral and fisheries petitions. Michela, ti voglio tante bene for posting all these petitions.

Our planet, oceans, seas and coral gardens
2 years ago

So happy to sign the petitions. The coral seas are so very important, and have been dying at an alarming rate. Over fishing has gone on long enough and I am happy that steps are being taken to allow fish stocks to replenish. The Time To Act is Now!!I agree with Dianne, that our Conservative Govt. of Canada is not acting on behalf of the people who voted them in. More petitions regarding Canada's inaction are needed.
Michela, many thanks for being such a wonderful gal!!

2 years ago

Signed. Thank you so much Michela for all you do!

Protect the ocean food supply
2 years ago

Something must be done to protect the ocean food supply from industrial fishing. It may work now but if nothing is done, the food supply won't last long and we'll only have our tears to weep.

2 years ago

I'm walking with water. (signed)

2 years ago

Hi Michela,

Signed & tweeted the petitions I hadn't yet signed .
Thanks for all your hard work. Tried to send you
a green star but apologies, a week hasn't yet gone
by. Will send one as soon as possible. Take care!

2 years ago

Petition signed,and posted on facebook and twitter.Hope this helps.

planet, oceans, seas, water, Arctic
2 years ago

When I see all the disasters man is responsible for, I find it heartbreaking. If things go on like that, life on earth will soon become less and less possible or, why not?, impossible. God gave man a paradise and man is turning it into hell.

2 years ago

Noted and signed some more Also used my Hubbies email :-0 Thanx Michela

2 years ago

Thank you, Michela, for all the hard work you do. I know you must get discouraged,but you are one of the few people in this world who makes a HUGE difference in our environment and WILDLIFE. Can't tell you enough how important you are to your causes. Noted, signed, tweeted, and shared all the petitions that I hadn't previously. Thanks again!

2 years ago

Awesome Pic !!!! updated noted and signed

2 years ago

All signed..thank-you Michaela for your awesome dedication and work!

Anonymous
2 years ago

3 missing signed - thx so much Michela "our LADY ROCKET"

2 years ago

I've been bee-zy signing several more petitions.

Bayer Bees, Planet, Oceans, Seas, Water, Arctic, Drilling...
2 years ago

Updated noted, signed, and sent messages :-0 Thanx to Cher, Cal, and anyone else who offered articles Huggs Michela ) ) )

Anonymous
2 years ago

All done. Thanks Michelle and other for your work and hugs to you

2 years ago

Signed and cross posted over to facebook and twitter.Hope this helps.We need desperately to save Mother Earth,because if she dies,we all will too.

Plastic Seas Altering Marine Ecology :-0
2 years ago

Noted Article and Cal's Link Michela :-0 This is just awful and shameful!!! Thanx for post I noticed we have a couple of new people, and I am only mentioning it because I don't usually see anyone post that they Joined The Group.....Soooo after all that Welcome to Dan and Tii My name is Barbara E This is an Awesome and obviously busy and caring group) ) Michela is The Tops in Hosting Hope to see you around ( Barb E, The Matrix Cat, One of the Voices For The Voiceless)!!!

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
2 years ago

1) Save our dying planet!   http://www.avaaz.org/en/the_planet_is_dying/?cl=1430895557&v=11424   852,527 Sign. (500,000 in 3 days!). Let's reach 1,000,000! The UN treaty on Climate Change expires next year. But a greedy US-led coalition of Oil-captured Countries is trying to kill it forever. It's staggeringly difficult to believe: they are trading short term profits for the survival of our natural world. The EU, Brazil & China are all on the fence, they are not slaves to Oil Companies the way the US is, but they need to hear a massive call to action before they really lead financially & politically to save the UN Treaty.

Our planet is dying & big Oil Companies have key nations in their pockets, blocking any chance of a Climate Treaty. Let's call on the EU, Brazil & China to lead us towards a deal to save the planet!

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
2 years ago

2) URGENT! Save our Oceans http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_coral_sea_4/?cl=1615946065&v=12841 601,081 Sign. - When the Oceans are poisoned there is an indirect impact on all live. In 24 hours Australia could save 1 Million square kms of Ocean. I Signed both with all my family Emails!!!

 

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
2 years ago

6) JOIN the Virtual Walk!! New!! The World Walks for Water and Sanitation 373,594 Sign I signed with all my family Emails!!  It’s a global event demanding action to address the world’s largest crisis – water and sanitation.


From 17 to 25 March 2012, thousands of people will walk together to demand political change.Thousands, all over the world, we can make Governments take the actions needed to ensure Clean Water&Sanitation for all.

 

Jim: http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3150738

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
2 years ago

10) Oil Drilling Threatens Our Giant Ancestors, the Bowhead Whales

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1339141

 


Target: Obama Administration & Shell Oil - The most pressing threat right now is the proposed Oil Drilling for Shell that could be detrimental to the ancient Whales’ survival. The Obama administration plans to carry out this harmful plan this summer in the Beaufort Sea but must be stopped.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3150999

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
2 years ago

11) BAYER: Save the Bees!

http://avaaz.org/en/bayer_save_the_bees/?fp

1,043,424 Signatures - Quietly, globally, billions of Bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But if Bayer stops selling one group of pesticides, we could save Bees from extinction. Despite our massive Petition delivery directly into the Bayer meeting, major shareholders voted to keep their bee-killing poisons.

 

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3293384

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
2 years ago

13)  48 hours to save our Oceans http://www.avaaz.org/en/72_hours_to_save_our_oceans/?cl=1777048658&v=14007 287,945 Signatures - To EU leaders: As concerned citizens from across the world, we call on you to champion a rescue plan for the world's Oceans that will protect 20% of our oceans as marine reserves by 2020; end overfishing & ban harmful subsidies; & establish an international binding treaty to protect life on the high seas. The oceans are dying, & this is our greatest opportunity to ensure their protection for future generations.

 

Source: Juan Carlos S.

2 years ago

News: World Environment Day Around The World June 5 was World Environment Day, and indeed around the Globe celebrations helped to mark the day we reflect on all ways the Earth sustains us.  

 

Watch this inspirational Video: TEDxSF - Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gXDMoiEkyuQ#!  

 

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3385363

 

 

1 year ago


Dear alicia,

Speak up for whales ... before they are silenced forever
Whale

The Navy estimates that its five-year plan for training with sonar and explosives will harass, injure or kill marine mammals more than 33 million times! Urge the Navy to put safeguards in place before unleashing this deadly barrage.

Take action


The Navy is moving full speed ahead with plans for sonar and explosives training that threaten to deafen, injure -- and even kill -- countless whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Starting in 2014, the Navy will harass, injure, or kill marine mammals more than 33 million times in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during five years of testing and training with sonar and explosives. Those alarming numbers come from the Navy itself!

They include more than five million instances of temporary hearing loss, 16,000 instances of permanent hearing loss, almost 9,000 lung injuries, and more than 1,800 deaths.

Please send a message right away, telling the Navy that inflicting such far-reaching harm on marine mammals is simply unacceptable.

The sheer scope of the Navy’s proposed training and testing activities is staggering, potentially assaulting entire populations of marine wildlife off the East Coast, Southern California, Hawaii and the Gulf states.

Navy ships will flood millions of square miles of ocean with high-intensity sonar, which is known to cause disorientation, hearing loss, stranding and death in whales. In addition, the Navy will be detonating high-powered explosives with the potential to fatally injure the lungs and other organs of marine mammals.

The waters around Hawaii and Southern California -- including critical habitat for endangered blue and humpback whales -- would be among the hardest hit. The Navy predicts that more than 1,000 marine mammals would be killed in this area alone.

And the threat to even one North Atlantic right whale may be one too many, as fewer than 400 of these survivors now hover on the brink of extinction.

The Navy should and must take common sense precautions -- like keeping training out of key whale habitat -- before launching this sonic assault. Such precautions will NOT compromise the nation’s military readiness.

Send a message right now, urging the Navy to enact tough safeguards for marine mammals before it conducts the next five years of training exercises.

Thank you for coming to the defense of whales!

Sincerely,
Frances
Frances Beinecke
President

Planet/Oceans,Seas/Water/Arctic/Bees 13Petitions
1 year ago

8) Sign up to save the Arctic http://www.savethearctic.org/

 

The pristine and beautiful Arctic: Shell wants to exploit it for Oil. We want it protected. Drilling in this fragile ecosystem – home to the PolarBear, Narwhal, ArcticFox  &  other iconic Species – is unacceptable. A spill or accident in these waters would be disastrous & the harsh conditions would make responding to such a disaster almost impossible. Demand Shell stop their plans to put the fragile Arctic & its biodiversity at risk.

  Video:  Save the Arctic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpF04nximI&feature=player_embedded


 

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3404084

1 year ago

signed to date..love the prayer of the woods ) thanks michela

1 year ago

Video: The Secret - Planet Earth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jP8CC2rKj4&feature=player_embedded

 

                                       

 

Mm M.:  http://www.care2.com/news/member/301527819/3421239

1 year ago

Noted and watched the Video ( The Secret - Planet Earth ) very Beautiful and calming Thanx Michela and Thanx for your post Mm

1 year ago

Video: Celestial Lights  http://vimeo.com/40555466

 

A lot of us have seen the Northern lights...some of us never have.... but none of us have seen them like this... makes you feel very small in the Universe.

Video is about the Northern lights, shot in the Northern parts of Norway, Finland & Sweden during Autumn 2011, Winter & Spring 2012.

 

Source: Colette N.

Video: history of the world in 2 minutes
1 year ago

It makes you feel dizzy! Beautiful anyway.

1 year ago

Of course In Germany we cannot see it cause Gema is a Bit$$$$........

 

caught up
1 year ago

thanks,some great pics

that leafy sea dragon was stupendous

let's keep our diving waters full of life !!!!!!

What are WE doing to wildlife ...
1 year ago

The video is horrendous. We are really destroying wildlife as fast as we can.

1 year ago

All above petitions are noted and signed.Watched the I'm Alive video, The You Raise Me Up and the Planet Earth. Thanks for the relaxing videos/music. Really beautiful. I'ts past 1a.m now so I bookmarked a few more videos to watch tomorrow. Thanks once again.

1 year ago

Signed all that I can but no one gets my phone number on demand in exchange for my support! Something wrong there I afraid

1 year ago
News: 5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply


 

World Water Day is a chance to stop & realize that humanity is facing a frightening water crisis.

If you brushed your teeth this morning or flushed the toilet or had a cup of coffee, consider yourself lucky, if you turned on your tap & potable water freely came out, consider yourself truly blessed. Nearly 900 Million other people aren't so lucky: the people living in the world today without access to clean drinking water would equal all the people living in the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia & Norway.

 

Video: Get Involved this Water Day

 

- Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness;

- 3,575 MILLION PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR from a water related disease,

that is = to the entire City of Los Angeles

- Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3150899

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1 year ago

save link on my preferred

ty so much lovely Michela

Plastic bags altering marine ecology
1 year ago

Noted & signed. I am flabbergasted. I would never have imagined the situation was that bad.

1 year ago

Thanks so much Michela, most already signed, Bruce and I caught up on others.

Planet/Oceans/Seas/Water/Ant-Arctic/Bees18P.New!!!
1 year ago

18) New!! Pet. Ask President Obama to Stop Shell’s Rush to Drill in the Arctic! https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2874&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=ezvn3mfn04.app341a
Shell is supposed to start drilling in the Polar Bear Seas this summer—but they’re still nowhere near ready. The Coast Guard has found safety problems on Shell’s spill response barge, & the company still lacks proper equipment to limit air pollution or clean up a potential spill. Ask President Obama to stop Shell’s rash effort to drill in the Beaufort & Chukchi Seas without meeting the administration’s safety standards for this fragile Environment!

Source: Martina Z.

1 year ago

19) New!! Pet. Save the Arctic - Stop Shell http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_arctic?slideshow

120,153 Sig.- I signed with all my family Emails!! The biggest Company in the world is days away from drilling for Oil in the Arctic, a breeding ground for Whales & Polar Bears. The US Environmental Protection Agency can stop them, but it’s up to us to demand they do & save the Arctic now. Shell has violated the terms of its Arctic permit by failing to meet the air quality requirements specified for ships. This means that Shell should be refused permission to drill in the Arctic right now. As a citizen concerned about the demise of the Arctic & the threat of Climate Change, I urge you to fully revoke Shell's Arctic drilling permit. The Arctic is one of the world's last untouched environments, it is a global treasure that should be protected for future generations to enjoy not opened up for oil companies to make more profits & further destroy our planet. People around the world are looking to the US to stop the charge for Arctic drilling. If you revoke Shell's permit it will send a clear message that the US is serious about preservation & the future of the planet. If you fail to revoke Shell's permit it will state clearly that the US puts polluters profits before people and our planet.

 

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3438442

 


1 year ago

All signed with personal comment and noted thank you!

1 year ago

Funny Video: Nellie the Sea Otter stacks cups  http://www.youtube.com/embed/wavh47RpLz4?feature=player_embedded

 

Source: Giana P.

Sea Otter
1 year ago

Aww that is a cute video

1 year ago

Watch Video: Circle of Life lebo m  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbUj45-u3W8&feature=player_embedded#!

 

 

   

 

Lebo M the heart & soul of The Lion King peforms Circle Of Life on top of The Tree Of Life for the opening of Disneys Animal Kingdom

 

Source: Terry V.

Circle of life lebo m :-)
1 year ago

Wonderful Video Michela Thanx for posting..

1 year ago

Beautiful video. I have the one Elton John did on my page. Thank you.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Petition signed and shared and lovely video enjoyed. Thank you.

1 year ago
News: List: Top 20 Extinction Hotspots 6 March 2006 http://www.livescience.com/7085-list-top-20-extinction-hotspots.html
 

Animal conservation efforts generally focus on the areas richest in species diversity or where many species are believed to face increased risk of extinction. But a study suggests these efforts should be redirected to spots where animals possess specific traits that will be most threatened by future human activity. Using the newest geographic, biological, & phylogenetic databases for nearly 4,000 mammal species, researchers have identified 20 regions around the globe as potential extinction hotspots.

1 year ago

Signed petition! Thanks for the video. So sad that there are even places called extinction hotspots

8) Sign up to save the Arctic
1 year ago

Signed. What a sad - but true - video.
What do we need to do to stop Shell?

1 year ago

News: Plastic Seas Altering Marine Ecology Plastic trash: altering the Ecology of the world's Oceans. Insects "sea skaters" now laying their eggs on the abundant fingernail-sized pieces of plastic floating in the middle of the NPacific Ocean instead of relying on a passing seabird feather or bit of driftwood. Average of 10 bits of plastic/cubic m. of seawater, now plenty of places for sea skaters to lay eggs in a remote region known as the NPacificSubtropical Gyre, 1,500Kms W.ofNAmerica.The 1st proof: plastics in the open Ocean affecting marine invertebrates, with consequences for the entire marine food web. "We don't know what those consequences will be. It is a very remote region of the ocean, expensive to conduct research" NPacific Gyre: 1of5 large systems of world's Oceans currents, the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch": 100 times more plastic today than in 1972. From Turtles to Seabirds&Fish mistake as food. Fish: 9% plastic waste in their stomachs; ingest plastic at a rate of roughly 12,000to24,000Tonnes/yr. Seabirds: at least 95% of NFulmars, in the millions: 1 to several dozen bits of plastic in their stomachs; Wilson's StormPetrels, transport an estim. 35Tonnes of plastic in their stomachs in their migrations bet.NAtlantic & Antarctic. Waters: bet. 5&30 m. deep contained at least 250% more, 27 times more plastic than the top 3or4 m. No one knows how much plastic is in the Oceans, far more in world's Oceans than anyone realized. Ab.260MT of new plastic made/year, not biodegrading: breaking into microplastic particles, remain in the Environ. for hundreds yrs

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3340555

1 year ago

Watch this beautiful Video!!

What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough  http://www.youtube.com/embed/auSo1MyWf8g?rel=0

 

 

Source: Pogle S.

1 year ago

Signed two petitons and watched Circle of Life fondly remembering watching Elton John perform it.

The 10 Rights for Dolphins as ‘Non-Human Persons’
1 year ago

Signed Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans.  Video, (What a wonderful World) was excellent..thanks Michela!

 

1 year ago

Watch Video: Giant Alien Like Fish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGrNHNN0zOs&feature=player_embedded

 

Source: Adam Van Wildest

1 year ago

Video: Flying over America http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=KcuDdPo0WZk

 

 

Tour different parts of America from the air in 5 mins & 44 secs...

I doubt you have ever seen anything like this one! Full screen & sound up

Source: Giana P.

 

Michela: It reminds me: N.Y., my Liberty Tour by Helicopter (the same one that exactly 1 week after had that terrible accident… Niagara Falls; Washington; Yosemite; Grand Canyon; Arizona; Las Vegas, the MGM the biggest Hotel in the world; St Francisco…

 

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

1 year ago

Signed. If you have a garden use plants that attract bees. 

1 year ago

Video: Our Story in 2 minutes  http://www.youtube.com/v/MrqqD_Tsy4Q?hd=1&rel=0&autoplay=1%20%20%20..  

 

Source: Colette N.

Source: Giana P.

 

 

Whales die in mass stranding
1 year ago

Whales get stranded everywhere in the world. Why? We may wonder if man is responsible for that: global warming and other changes due to it. Wherever man interferes, catastrophes follow.
The Japanese may cry: soon, they won't have whales to hunt.

1 year ago

I am so saddened with the whales.  My heart hurts for them.

Our story in 2 minutes.
1 year ago

Amazing.

1 year ago

22) New!! Pet. Thank the Obama administration for protecting Arctic wild lands! https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=9441&autologin=true&s_src=212RHAN03&JServSessionIdr004=j1pgmc8xe2.app224a

The Nat.l Petroleum Reserve in Western Alaska is the largest undisturbed area of wild lands in the United States. Its 23 million acres are home to a dizzying array of wildlife - half a million Caribou, countless migratory Birds, thousands of Walrus, & many Polar Bears.

The Obama administration recently released its recommended plan for managing this diverse & important wild place. Send the Obama administration a message & let them know you support them in their efforts to protect the special places of Alaska's Western Arctic - & that they should keep up the good work

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3445452


1 year ago

23) New!! Pet. Hold BP Responsible for Mass Dolphin Deaths  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/343/321/366/hold-bp-responsible-for-mass-dolphin-deaths/ Target: Nat.l Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration - Immediately following the BP oil spill, 67 bottlenose dolphins washed up on the Gulf of Mexico beaches. More than half, 35, were babies. That was the first calving season following the spill, & normally just one or two are found. That is 10 times the normal rate.
And health problems continue.
Dolphin strandings remain abnormally high in Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama. About 1,000 dolphins live in Barataria Baywhich which received heavy & prolonged exposure to oil. Typically, 20 strandings a year is normal; but 180 strandings were reported 6 months following the spill. Out of 32 dolphins tested by NOAA, they found problems like drastically low weight, abnormally low hormone levels, low blood sugar &, in some cases, cancer of the liver & lungs.


Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3444429 

1 year ago

24) New!! Pet. Protect Wildlife in war zones! http://www.wildlifeinwarzones.com/default.aspx

 

Watch Video: Wildlife_in_warzones.avi   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouUsZb9-A4&feature=player_embedded#!

 

The recognition of certain deliberate & irreversible acts of Environmental or Animal life Destruction as war crimes. Zoos, Wildlife Reserves & Animal Sanctuaries are fast becoming Noah's Arks for critically Endangered Species. The Earth Organization has presented the United Nations with a resolution that will protect captive wildlife in times of war. This requires the protection of facilities where wild animals are kept temporarily or permanently, including facilities used for the preservation, research, breeding, treatment or study of wild animals, as well as the protection of people working at these facilities, local organizations and aid organizations. The resolution also includes the reclassification of certain forms of damage to protected geographical areas during armed conflict as War Crimes in order to safeguard such areas as Wildlife & Marine Reserves.

Source: Danuta W.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3445891

1 year ago

Signed 23 and 24 and shared 24 on Facebook. Thanks Michela.

1 year ago




LOVE YOU MIC!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!! YOU  ARE AN ANGEL! TONS OF LOVE, HUGS, KISSES AND MANY, MANY BLESSINGS ~ NOW, ALWAYS, FOREVER AND EVER!! CINDY XOXOX

1 year ago

Video: Waiting on the World to Change  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SBTPWS4E-s&feature=player_embedded Source: Terry V.
1 year ago

News: The 10 Rights for Dolphins as ‘Non-Human Persons’  http://www.takepart.com/photos/declaration-rights-cetaceans?goback=.mid_I241979116*4130_*1

 


Dolphins are so intelligent, say scientists, they deserve their own Cetacean Bill of Rights.

A coalition of scientists, animal-rights activists, & philosophers are in agreement: Dolphins, second only to humans in terms of mammalian intelligence, should be considered “non-human persons” & granted due protection under law.

Source: Martina Z.

1 year ago

Hi Michela Watched the Bubble Blowing Video which was very coool...Thanx for the post my friend Hugggs!! too ) )

1 year ago

26) New!! Urgent!! Pet.: 3 Days to Stop the Corporate Death Star http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_corporate_death_star/?bcEmKab&v=17866 256,971 Sign. We have just 3 days to stop it!!signed with all my family mails!! Details are leaking of a top-secret, Global Corporate power grab of breathtaking scope -- attacking everything from a Free Internet to Health & Environmental regulations. Big business has a new plan to fatten their pockets: a Giant Global pact, with an Int.l Tribunal to enforce it, that is kept top secret for yrs (even from our lawmakers!) & then brought down like a DeathStar on our democracies. Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Big Pharma, Walmart & almost 600 other Corporate Lobbyists are all in, incl. limits on smoking laws, affordable medicines & free speech on the Net. The latest round of negotiations ends in just 3 days -- but outcries in each of our Countries could shake the confidence of negotiators & scuttle the talks forever. Let's get to a million against the Global Corporate Takeover. Carrie B.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/827551733/3451258

1 year ago

Mauyak, a Beluga Whale at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, swims with her newly born calf

Polar Bears Liya & Nelson interact at Sea World, Brisbane, Australia

2 young Brown Bears fight while playing in Lake Clark Nat.l Park, Alaska

Two Hummingbirds - a velvet-purple coronet & a buff-tailed coronet - fight over a colourful banana flower in Mindo, Ecuador


 

Mauyak, a beluga whale ... and other pictures.
1 year ago

The world is so incredibly beautiful and moving, we are really stupid to destroy such a masterpiece;

1 year ago

Watch this beautiful & touching

Video: True Friendship Dolphin & Dog -Song of the Seas by Vangelis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4WEkEAV1os

 

Dolphins are my preferred creatures, michela

Anonymous
1 year ago

25 and 26 signed. Thank you for posting such beautiful pictures and my profile picture also Thank you for all the wonderful work you do too and have a lovely weekend

1 year ago

Video: Our Wonderful Earth & Creatures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thuViaxRd_w&feature=player_embedded#!

 

Mm M.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/301527819/3452521

 

Video: Breathtaking Earth Scenes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUwYeGc7F7E&feature=player_embedded

 

Mm M.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/301527819/3452517

 

Video: Our Mother Earth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP-WctoP5uE

 

We have no planet B for life we must save the one we have... Nature & Wildlife respect Balance…except Men that probably did not deserve such Beauty, as Men are destroying everything!!! Michela

 

1 year ago

28) New!! Pet. Save BC's Great Bear Region from Enbridge's Tar Sands Pipeline! http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Enbridges_Northern_Gateway_pipeline/?whtizcb  12,191Sign. BC's Great Bear Rainforest (the world's largest remaining coastal temperate Rainforest) is under siege! Plans by Canada's Gov.t are underway to build the 1170Km long NGateway pipeline.   Source: Martina Z.

1 year ago

29) New!! Pet.: Tell President Obama to protect America's Arctic & it's coastlines  http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6014/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11606

 


That was what President Obama said in his speech. He can live up to that promise right now. Ask President Obama to deny Royal Dutch Shell Oil its final permit to drill in America’s Arctic Ocean.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3450454  
1 year ago

Thank you for your 2 pictures of polar bears, Michela. The bears are magnificent but their plight doesn't seem to get any better.

Our wonderful and creatures ...
1 year ago

Breathtaking views! Venus used to be like our planet. We'd better take good care of the earth: we only have one and it can disappear more rapidly than we imagine

1 year ago

Video: Earth Cry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jppmMcjgWS0&feature=player_embedded#!

 

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...

Source: Terry V.

Earth cry
1 year ago

TY for this beautiful video. But we already know what it says, don't we?

1 year ago

News: 10 Endangered Animals You Never Even Knew Existed  http://www.takepart.com/photos/ten-endangered-animals-youve-never-seen?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2012-09-20-endangered Priceless or worthless? We have the power to decide the fate of these threatened creatures.

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3455522


Wooly Spider Monkey-Brazil & Vaquita -Gulf of California:


1 year ago

A Polar Bear & her cub on the ice, taken from the ship Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace vessel that has travelled to the Arctic to document the lowest sea ice level on record
A Polar Bear family swim in formation after the cubs caught the eye of a hungry male bear, at Spitsbergen in Norway
Polar Bear mum with cubs

1 year ago

An alpine Marmot looks through a photographer's unattended camera, Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain


 

1 year ago

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."- Albert Einstein


“Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal."- Ecclesiastes 3:19

1 year ago

beautiful beautiful pictures throughout this group post!

 

save earth, its our home....the only one for life.....

1 year ago

Thanks Michela, signed, and yes really beautiful pictures.

1 year ago

News: The Healing Power of Nature http://livinggreenmag.com/2012/09/17/mother-nature/the-healing-power-of-nature-excerpt-of-diane-ackermans-essay-from-hope-beneath-our-feet-restoring-our-place-in-the-natural-world/

 

The vanishing Rainforests contain pharmaceuticals we might need to survive; the Antarctic icecap holds a vast store of fresh drinking water; thick Forests ensure that we’ll have oxygen to breathe. But another reason is older & less tangible, a matter of ecopsychology. We need a healthy, thriving, bustling natural world so that we can be healthy, so that we can feel whole. Our word “whole” comes from the same ancient root as “holy.” It was one of the first concepts that human beings needed to express, & it meant the healthy interrelatedness of all things (& the miracle of it all). “Mother Earth” we often call the planet. If earth is our mother, then we have many siblings among the other animals, many rooms in our home. Most of the time we forget that simple truth, & even pretend that we could live outside nature, that nature doesn’t include us.  

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3456297

1 year ago

Signed petition and watched Peace video.

 

You know of course that Jane Goodall has been a Peace ambassador for ten years now

 

http://www.janegoodall.org/node/12399

 

Peace for all living creatures and may we still have our beautiful planet to experience that peace.

1 year ago

The N. Mozambique Channel has the highest Diversity of Corals in the Central, Northern & Western Indian Ocean

1 year ago

Just Beautiful My Dear friend Thnx for sharing ) ) ) Barb E. Hugggs too ) ) )

The N. Mozambique Channel
1 year 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.

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

1 year ago

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

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


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THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A FRIEND IS TO BE ONE..LUV LINDA

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

Signed - love the photos!

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

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

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

 

Source: Terry V.

1 year ago

Both of these videos are excellent. Thank you.

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

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  

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

Heartwarming videos, thank you

1 year ago

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

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.  
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

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.”  

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

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.

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

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

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  
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

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.
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: MUSICAL RAPTURE A Healing Gift for Humanity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtMUuP2tfyU&feature=player_embedded#!

Source: Terry V.

 

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: 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.

1 year ago
2 best friends on a swing  

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

1 year ago
A villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India

1 year ago
A man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro  
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'!

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!

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.

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.
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

From Chris W.

 

From Chris
1 year ago

Ha ha! Who says animals can't smile?

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

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

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

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
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: '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
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

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

1 year ago

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

 

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

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
Snow covers the Piazza Duomo square in Milan, Italy

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

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

Sloth Orphanage
1 year ago

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

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.

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

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

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

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

from Federico B.

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
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
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
Video: Random Acts of Kindness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLfPtLp3u3Y&feature=player_embedded
Source: Terry V.
Random Acts of Kindess
1 year ago

that is so beautiful! thanks Michela!

1 year ago

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

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
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
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
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

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

  Source: Christeen Anderson  

PLANET OCEAN WATER URGENT
1 year ago

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

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.

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
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

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

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: MAN http://vimeo.com/56093731

Man’s relationship with the natural world.


Source: Franco D.

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
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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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
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

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
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

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

                                                                   Albatross, Falkland Islands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

This post was modified from its original form on 27 Apr, 0:09

1 year ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 p