Aug 22, 2017

Salish Sea: Solar eclipse’s high tides break net, dumping up to 305,000 Atlantic salmon into water | The Seattle Times

Tribal fishers out for #Chinook were shocked to find Atlantic salmon in their nets Sunday and Monday after an escape of an unknown number of Atlantic salmon from a Cooke #Aquaculture net pen operation off Cypress Island. A pen holding more than 300,000 salmon imploded Saturday. (Courtesy Ellie Kinley)

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Solar eclipse’s high tides break net, dumping up to 305,000 Atlantic salmon into waters near San Juan Islands | The Seattle Times

Aug 3, 2017

Texas: Humans Attacking Feral Hogs is "Enriching"

"Recreational hunters" helped kickstart a huge invasive species problem. Lack of compassion abounds, the feral pig industry flourishes, reckless means of destruction are legislated, and satisfactory solutions are nowhere in view. This is a mind-boggling article:

Earth: Overshoot Day Aug. 2, 2017 We’ve just exhausted a Year’s Worth of the Planet's Resources

Humans are the only species that doesn't know what to do. 

Jul 29, 2017

Earth: It's World Tiger Day

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Why tigers are important to us all 

Today is World Tiger Day, it's also known as Global Tiger Day and International Tiger Day. It's a day that provides us with a global platform to celebrate, support and reflect on the importance of wild tigers to us all.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that tigers are awesome. They are one of nature's most beautiful and powerful creations, but did you know that wild tigers are more - much more - than a thing of beauty? As an 'umbrella' species, by protecting wild tigers and their habitats we also protect 1000s of living organisms including ourselves!

Here's why they are so important:

  • As apex predators, tigers shape the ecosystems in which they live.
  • They prevent over-grazing by limiting herbivore numbers and maintain ecological integrity.
  • Tigers are solitary and have large home ranges making them excellent 'umbrella' species providing space for a variety of other species to flourish.
  • In India, more than 350 rivers originate from tiger reserves. These reserves also sequester carbon, provide oxygen and slowly release ground water to regulate floods. Protecting the tiger will in turn protect these vital habitats.
  • Protecting existing tiger habitats and the reforestation of degraded habitat may help buffer the poorest communities in Asia against the impacts of river siltation and flooding, while providing global benefits.
  • Saving the tiger will help communities and local populations benefit from habitat resources like wood, food, grazing and tourism.
  • Healthy forest habitats help moderate extreme weather events such as cyclone storms and flash floods.
Analysis, carried out by an Indo-Australian team of scientists entitled 'Making the hidden visible: Economic valuation of tiger reserves in India' was recently published in the journal Ecosystem Services. The scientists estimated that conserving each wild tiger had a flow value of  USD 2.19 million a year.

But, like us, we doubt that you needed to be told how important these fabulous big cats are. Really, what's not to like!

Thank you again for supporting our work and for helping to champion the plight of wild tigers. Despite being so brilliant these big cats still need us.

You can help keep tigers brilliant by:
  • Donating to support our tiger conservation work here
  • Signing up to ban the trade in tiger parts that is killing wild tigers 
  • Telling your friends and family about the importance of tigers by sharing our TigerTime website or this email with them
Spread the word and help us tell the Tiger's Tale - help us #KillTheComplacency so that everyone realises exactly what is at stake if the last few thousand tigers on Earth are lost. It is only through our collective actions that the plight of the tiger can be changed.

Happy World Tiger Day.

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Jul 22, 2017

NYC NY: City Expands Services as More Become #Homeless, Even With a Job | The New York Times

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Article in New York Times dated July 19, 2017:

'He said opening more shelters and safe havens was noble of the city. “But I don’t think more shelters would work,” he said. “More permanent housing is the solution.”'
City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job - The New York Times

World's Plastic Waste Amounts to Equivalent of Burying Manhattan 2 Miles Deep | Associated Press

AP photo by Sergei Grist

Check out this article by Seth Borenstein the Science Writer:'s-plastic-waste-could-bury-Manhattan-2-miles-deep

USA: Guess who is one of the biggest polluters in the US? The Pentagon

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Jul 14, 2017

World: Your Beach Trip Checklist For Being Green On Shores

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Your Beach Trip Checklist For Being A Sustainable Green Goddess On The Shores 

Summer is just around the corner, and for most people (including me), that means it’s time for a beach trip! Working as a part-time Divemaster, I get plenty of time in the water all year round, and I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it. Still, like most other people, I do enjoy a lazy beach trip every now and then, lounging on some soft sand and listening to the sound of the waves lapping against the shore.[...]

Jun 30, 2017

#Fireworks scared this dog but luckily Hope For Paws of Los Angeles rescued him and reunited him with his family

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