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The nazis are coming? journalists and scientists across the globe are targeted after discovering the hazards of chemicals in the air and in our food due to chemtrails from war (bombs) and dirty fuel.
We ask for our human right to live together peacefully with a New World Organization.
Recycling is important to protect our environment from becoming polluted and filled with toxic waste.
Recycling is key to keeping our air clean, and reducing greenhouse gases.
Hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, is the very unethical practice of pumping chemicals into the group in order to mine for natural gasses.
The main issue with hydrofracking is that the chemicals contaminate the water supply, and can potentially poison the tap water of families and individuals all over New Jersey and many other states across the country.
Hydraulic fracturing companies are not required to disclose all chemicals that they are pumping into the ground water, making the process unsafe.
Pressmud or filter cake, a waste by-product from sugar factories, is a soft, spongy, amorphous and dark brown to brownish material which contains sugar, fiber, coagulated colloids, including cane wax, albuminoids, inorganic salts and soil particles.
By virtue of the chemical composition and high content of organic carbon, the usefulness of pressmud as a valuable organic manure has been reported by several workers. They also reported in their research work that the sugar press residue ( SPR) or pressmud is a potential source of major minerals (Ca-2.40%, P-1.27%, K-1.81%, Mg-1.28%, S-2.62%) as well as of trace elements (Cu-22.6ppm, Fe-2042.0ppm, Zn-36.5ppm, Mn-228.0ppm). Razzaq (2001) also reported in his research work that substituting chemical fertilizers with sugarcane filter cake in crop production will add sulfur and boost up O. M. status of soil to satisfactory level within 5-6 years and improve and maintain soil health.
The soil application of pressmud as organic fertilizer is widely practiced in Pakistan and India. It may be due to the fact that it has got sufficient amount of crop nutrient improves soil physico-chemical properties.
Pressmud is a good source of organic matter, NPK and important micro-nutrients and has established its importance in improving fertility, productivity and other physical properties of agricultural soils. Ash is another waste product that can also be used as fertilizer to supply micro-nutrients to soil and crops and also used in landfills and construction industry. Therefore, land application/other use of this industrial waste for crop production/construction provides a feasible and cost effective disposal alternative.
A planning proposal has been put forward to subdivide Teversal Manor into 8 apartments with another 7 houses being built in the grounds. It was the former home of Lord Carnarvon when he funding the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb.
This proposal will degrade the conservation status and architectural character of the village, the architectural importance of the interior design will be lost and ruined, along with its links with D.H.Lawrence's book 'Lady Chatterley's lover. The proposal shows a lack of conservation expertise - there is no reference to using reclaimed materials, a complete disregard for the maintenance and enhancement of the conservation area in particular the preservation of protected trees, the design is poor and inappropriate - not in keeping or complementary with the current housing stock which is a range of historical and listed buildings.
The proposal would create deterioration in the current condition of the village roads due to heavy construction traffic on narrow lanes and there would be both noise pollution and a very high risk of non-completion and non-compliance. This is a beautiful and historical village that needs to be preserved.
Mothers are the primary carers everywhere in the world. Caring for children, sick, disabled and elderly people is work vital to society.
Carers are impoverished. Income Support is being abolished. Child Benefit, society’s commitment to children, is no longer universal. Carer’s Allowance is insultingly low and most carers don’t even qualify. 200,000 care workers are denied the minimum wage.
When mothers are impoverished, children suffer: hunger, ill-health, and more often taken into care.
Mothers are told they are ‘workless’ and that earning is more important than caring. They are pushed into jobs regardless of hours, pay or childcare provision. The right to have children is being challenged.
Mothers are forced into unpaid work to ‘earn’ their benefits (‘workfare’). ‘Workfare’ bypasses the minimum wage, driving down all wages, especially women’s, and undermining pay equity.
Having to fit caring around jobs results in overwork, exhaustion and ill-health. Grandparents must often leave retirement to help.
Employed mothers (or fathers) who take time off to care for children or relatives, lose pay, promotion and future pension.
When caring work is devalued, people, relationships and life itself are devalued. The result is inequity and social neglect, but also environmental destruction and war.
Demanding time and resources for caring aims to redirect economic and social policies towards people and the planet, and away from the uncaring market.
For Petition background: http://globalwomenstrike.net/content/background-petition-invest-a-caring-society-a-living-wage-mothers-and-other-carers
New Jersey produces 48% of its electricity from coal, natural gas, and petroleum, but only 1% from renewable sources of energy.
By switching from environmentally harmful sources to more environmentally friendly sources, the state can help reduce dependence on foreign oil, reduce pollution, and stimulate the economy by creating jobs and stimulate outside investment into the state.
Millions of plastic bottles and cans get wasted every year. What is plastic?
A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural.
Remember, plastic doesn't fade over the years. It's forever stuck on Earth unless it's recycled.
Australia offers only one 10c deposit location in Australia and that's in South Australia. I am creating this petition to change this, to change the world and most importantly CHANGE AUSTRALIA.
We need to create more deposit centres to save our world.
Stop the approval of a permit for the proposed Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant
• Poseidon plans to use open ocean intakes, which Sierra Club National Policy specifically calls out as unacceptable for use in ocean desalination projects. Open ocean intakes suck in and kill billions of fish eggs, adult fish and other marine life. Also the outfall from the plan will discharge a hyper-saline brine as part of the desalination process. This will severely impact marine life in the area where it is discharged. Together the impacts if the intake and outfall will be devastating to marine life.
• Ocean Desalination is the most energy intensive (and costly) way to produce water and will increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This directly opposes the efforts of the Sierra Club to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
• There are other viable, more environmentally sound, reliable and cost effective alternatives to open ocean desalination.
• This is a step in privatizing our water supply by out-of-state corporate interests.
• Because of these reasons, we, the undersigned request that the California Coastal Commission should notgrant a Coastal Development Permit to Poseidon Resources for the Huntington Beach Desalination Plant.
For more info see: coastkeeper.org/desal-hb.
Karuah East Quarry propose the mining of up to 1.5m tonne/annum of Andecite road base from an environmentally sensitive location just north of Newcastle.
The proposed quarry will affect local farm residences with dust, noise,visual impact and decreased land values. The proposed site is the habitat of a number of vulnerable flora and fauna species.
April 10, 2013
Dear Concerned Supporters,
At our membership meeting on March 2nd, 2013, our members mandated the Saint Lucia National Trust to open a petition to Government on the Freedom Bay Project for signature. This was done on April 5th 2013. However, at a recently concluded meeting of the Trust’s Council we were informed that Government has commissioned the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) Study.
In light of the fact that the LAC study has now been commissioned, we have decided to withhold the said petition until after the completion of the LAC. The petition also called on Government to:
1) not approve any major developments within the World Heritage Site until the LAC study is complete; and
2) ensure that the conditions of approval of the proposed Freedom Bay development are to be informed by the recommendations of the LAC study.
Once the LAC has been completed we will engage Government to determine how the recommendations will be implemented. At that time we will also revert to our membership for guidance on how we move forward with the suspended Petition.
Your understanding in the matter is very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who signed the petition and shared their passionate views about the protection of our Pitons. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions.
Vasantha Chase, Ph.D., PMP, CMC
Chairman of Council
LAKE action group is a community of local people who are committed to creating an accessible and enriching Lake environment for now and the future.
Where as Dr. Mark Jacobson of Stanford University and Dr. Mark Delucchi of the University of California at Davis have conducted several studies now reported in the Nov 2009 issue of Scientific American, the March 2011 issue of Energy Policy and now in the Feb 2013 issue of Energy Policy on powering the world, the United States and the State of New York 100% with renewable energy, with existing technology, without fossil fuel or nuclear power by 2030.
The US Department of Energy should conduct a feasibility study and implement such a plan in the US, with all deliberate speed to save the country and the planet from global warming and further environmental destruction from the impact of fossil fuel and nuclear power.
Hunting of game species (deer, duck and quail), in season is currently permitted within Victorian State Game Reserves. However, pest species may not be hunted, even with a Registration of Interest to Hunt Pest Animals on Crown Land, except when specifically authorised by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
Hunters of game species are keenly aware of the impact of introduced pests such as the European Red Fox, Feral Cat and European Rabbit on native ecosystems. The vast majority also hunt species designated as feral on private and Crown land, in addition to game species in season.
Organisations such as Field and Game Australia undertake significant efforts to preserve and restore wetlands and funds from the purchase of Victorian Game Licences is used to finance activities such as research, construction of nest boxes, revegetation and waterfowl surveys. The removal of introduced pests that threaten both target and non-target native and game secies should be a logical and holistic part of these conservation efforts.
Several State Game Reserves (eg. Lake Goldsmith) are wetlands that dry up before duck season commences on years of decreased rainfall. The ducks leave. Hunters have currently little incentive to visit these places in the absence of legal game, and feral species that move in threaten the establishment of waterfowl when the water returns.
As firearms use is already permitted within these reserves, allowing hunters to also take pest species does not pose an additional risk to public safety.
Lastly, most State Game Reserves are bordered by private agricultural land upon which their landowners perform their own pest control. As long as feral species can find sanctuary within the Reserves, they will always be able to recolonise adjacent private land and render these efforts futile.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking”, is a technique to extract gas or oil by drilling vertically and often horizontally deep under the earth’s surface.
Fracking injects a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the wells at high pressure. Fracking uses large amounts of chemicals that contaminate the water supply and can cause cancer, creates wastewater that brings deep-earth contaminants to the surface, releases methane gas into the air that exacerbates climate change and pollutes the air with asthma-causing smog and may cause earthquakes.
Fracking is currently exempt from federal regulation under an exception in The Safe Drinking Water Act and is not regulated and, as a result, the chemicals used are treated as secret corporate property and are not tested and the locations of all the wells are not made public.
16. Save Penns Mount
Penns Mount, most of which is currently used to pasture sheep, is a prominent landscape feature at the head of the River Teign Estuary. Hitherto it has been protected from building.
It is highly visible from:
. the A380, especially southbound as you approach the Ware Barton turnoff,
. the Ware Barton roundabout,
. the A383 into Kingsteignton.
. the new footbridge at Newton Abbot,
. the new cycle path beside Newton Abbot racecourse,
. the historic Templar Way footpath along the river (in an Area of Great Landscape Value)
. Shaldon Road at Milber (in an Area of Great Landscape Value).
Locally, the proposed development of up to 250 houses and a park will alter the nature of Kingsteignton from a charming rural town to a characterless expanse of housing estates and business parks.
Overall, it will damage the amenity value of the Teign Estuary, a beautiful area much loved by both locals and visitors. Future generations will rue this mistake!
The Teignbridge Local Plan 2013-2033, which includes area KS6 (Penns Mount) for consideration as housing land, has not yet been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate - in fact the outline approval for 250 houses was granted on 10 December, 9 days before the deadline for Representations regarding the Proposed Submission version of the Plan.
80-100 years. That's how long Hulme Street allotment has been here and loved by many. Now the Local council wants to dispose of it. Crewe is an area of built up houses and there aren't many places left which are green.
Sustaining your own fruit and vegetables is very important too people in this area, especially elderly people who use the allotments for leisure as they don't have much of a garden themselves. They deserve this after a lifetime of work; not too be scared that the council are going to dispose of their passion.
The council have set plans to dispose of most allotments in Crewe. This affects many people in the Hulme Street area.
Firstly, the older generation that are retired, their allotments are their life and take a lot of pride in growing their own vegetables and meeting new people, it is their own community.
Secondly, I am writing this on behalf of my older brother who is special needs. His allotment is part of his routine in life, without structure and something to do his behaviour becomes very difficult. He was born a gardener and as we don't have a garden, the allotment became his own space.
Thirdly, the government say the environment is very important to them, yet the local council have been allowed to make plans to dispose of all the allotments in Crewe.
Since November 2012 approximately 2.34 million litres of local sewage and waste water a day has been flooding Mill End near Hambleden in Buckinghamshire, RG9 3BG in the midst of the Chilterns making life miserable for the local community with little sign of abating or longterm solutions being offered.
Travelers between Marlow and Henley on the A4155 cannot have helped but notice the 2 x 4000 gallon (18,000 litres) tankers working at the pumping station for up to 16 hours a day without which, the fields, brook and Mill End properties flood with sewage and waste water from the Hambleden Valley, leaving the drains almost constantly full and preventing normal use of basic amenities.
As reported in the Henley Standard recently a number of Hambleden residents have been directly affected with sewage backing up into their houses and the source of the problem may lie with the Thames Water controlled pipe works, laid in 1953.
Various locals have spent hours speaking with Thames Water with only tankers and no longterm solutions being provided to date and calls not returned. The tankers have been essential and locals extremely grateful for the help the tanker companies and specifically the drivers have provided but it is neither an environmentally friendly solution or tenable longterm.
The result of the flooding problems can be seen first hand and local residents have plenty of photographs of flooding and sewage the community has been exposed to over the past months and copies are available on request at local community venues.
It is not only an environmental hazard, dreadful for those directly affected and obviously a horribly high health risk to local children who play in the area and around the brook, fields and weir but this beautiful valley is a popular tourist destination and the sewage and paper products in the fields and main footpaths around Hambleden will surely start impacting local businesses - the lovely pubs, B&B’s and hotels in particular, if improvements are not made soon.
The residents at Mill End have flooded basements and regularly endure having to drive and walk through several inches of sewage and waste water to access their homes; one resident 20 yards from the pumping station also has to contend with regualrly having his garden submerged.
At another Mill End home - the last property on the pumping circuit, the sewage and waste water backs up in the drain in the garden if it cannot go anywhere else, regularly rendering it impossible for the tenant to use water in the bathroom and kitchen when they want to, at risk of the already full drain overflowing into the local environment. This resident hasn't put any paper in the loo since November 2012 and only uses environmentally friendly products but if the tankers don’t pump almost all day, their sewage and other people's sewage, toilet paper and chemicals overflow from the man hole onto the massively busy Chiltern Walk public footpath, into the car park, often merges with the high water in the brook and from there joins all the other waste water flooding into Mill End not captured by the tankers or the pumping station flooding straight into the River Thames and all that entails...
In 1935, the Australian government introduced the cane toad to eradicate the cane beetle in the sugar cane plantations. This turned out to be an environmental disaster!
They are now eating vast native species, are highly poisonous, are killing all animals that eat them, are breeding out of control and spreading across Australia at an alarming rate.
I want the Environment Minister to introduce a bounty of 10 cents for every cane toad caught.
Incommunities are aware of an infestation of rats, and have failed to provide any response. They have tried covering the matter up.
Why should we as paying tenants have to put up with this?
Campaign to have the Federal Government fund the Great Ocean Road for $50m over the next 5 years..
الحكومة العراقية توافق على أن يكون العراق مكبا للنفايات النووية الأوروبية
With incredible advances in science and technology and growing numbers of people connected to the internet it has become feasible to create an individual user based emergency warning system.
This system would provide fast and accurate detailed information on natural disasters that are difficult to predict including:
Earthquakes, Tsunami's, Tornadoes, Volcanoes, Floods, Hurricanes etc.
ΟΧΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΡΟΦΗ ΤΗΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΒΙΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΕΣ ΑΠΕ - ΑΝΤΙΣΤΕΚΟΜΑΣΤΕ ΣΤΙΣ ΝΕΟΦΙΛΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΕΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΕΣ ΠΟΥ ΟΔΗΓΟΥΝ ΣΕ ΜΙΑ ΑΚΟΜΑ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΑ ΠΤΩΧΕΥΣΗΣ ΤΟΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟ ΝΟΤΟ.
Η Ελλάδα βρίσκεται στο μάτι ενός ενεργειακού “κυκλώνα” που έχει ενταθεί τα τελευταία χρόνια από τις γεωπολιτικές ανακατατάξεις στην περιοχή (απειλή πολέμου προς Ιράν, διαταραχή των ενεργειακών σχέσεων Ρωσίας – Ευρώπης) και ιδιαίτερα μετά την είσοδο της χώρας σε καθεστώς επιτήρησης από την Τρόικα (EE, ΕΚΤ, ΔΝΤ).
Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, οι τελευταίες Ελληνικές κυβερνήσεις και η τωρινή προώθησαν την εκποίηση όλων ανεξαιρέτως των φυσικών πόρων (ορυκτά, υδρογονάνθρακες, υδάτινοι πόροι, αιολικό και ηλιακό δυναμικό) με διαδικασίες-εξπρές που θέτουν θέμα συνταγματικής νομιμότητας αλλά και πολιτικής νομιμοποίησης.
Στην Κρήτη και αλλού, με δούρειο ίππο την «πράσινη ανάπτυξη», οι πολυεθνικές και οι ντόπιοι ιδιώτες και θεσμικοί συνεργάτες τους, προχωρούν στη μεγαλύτερη λεηλασία γης και περιβαλλοντική καταστροφή που έγινε ποτέ με την εγκατάσταση έργων βιομηχανικής κλίμακας Ανανεώσιμων Πηγών Ενέργειας (βΑΠΕ).
Τον περασμένο Ιούνιο η Διυπουργική Επιτροπή Στρατηγικών Επενδύσεων ενέταξε τρία έργα βΑΠΕ εγκατεστημένης ισχύος 2.151 MW στον αντισυνταγματικό νόμο «Fast Track», για την επιτάχυνση των επενδύσεων, τα οποία αφορούν στην εγκατάσταση 800 περίπου ανεμογεννητριών ύψους έως 140μ. σε 69 βουνοκορφές του νησιού και ενός ηλιοθερμικού εργοστασίου 180 εκταρίων στα ανατολικά του νησιού. Αυτά τα έργα είναι το πρώτο στάδιο του σχεδιασμού τους για εγκατάσταση βΑΠΕ, με συνολική ισχύ 6.500 MW την στιγμή που οι ενεργειακές ανάγκες του νησιού δεν ξεπερνούν τα 750 MW.
Τα έργα αυτά, ακόμα και μέσα σε περιοχές του Δικτύου Natura 2000, θα αλλοιώσουν ανεπανόρθωτα το φυσικό περιβάλλον, θα πλήξουν βαρύτατα τον τουρισμό και θα αναστείλουν οποιαδήποτε προσπάθεια για ανασυγκρότηση του πρωτογενή τομέα.
Κατασκευασμένα με μηχανήματα των μεγαλύτερων Ευρωπαϊκών πολυεθνικών (SIEMENS, VESTAS κτλ), θα προσφέρουν απειροελάχιστες θέσεις εργασίας στον τόπο, ενώ θα παράγουν και θα εξάγουν πανάκριβη για τους καταναλωτές- ενέργεια μέσω του ηπειρωτικού δικτύου.
Το Παγκρήτιο Δίκτυο Αγώνα κατά των Βιομηχανικών ΑΠΕ, αντιστεκόμενο σε αυτό τον παραλογισμό, κατέθεσε στις 14 Οκτωβρίου 2012 προσφυγή στο Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας (ΣτΕ) για την ακύρωση αυτών των αποφάσεων. Την προσφυγή υπόγραψαν μέσα σε ελάχιστο χρονικό διάστημα 1275 πολίτες, 11 δημοτικά συμβούλια και 84 φορείς από όλη την Κρήτη σε μια πρωτοφανή κινητοποίηση για τα νομικά χρονικά της χώρας.
Η ώρα της εκδίκασης στο ΣτΕ πλησιάζει και η φωνή μας ενάντια σε αυτό το σχεδιαζόμενο έγκλημα πρέπει να ακουστεί ακόμα πιο δυνατά από όλες της γωνιές της Ελλάδας της Ευρώπης και του κόσμου.
Πρώτο Ψήφισμα Πανόρμου
Δελτίο Τύπου για τις Προσφυγές στο ΣΤΕ
Βίντεο "Πως να σωπάσω"
NO TO THE DESTRUCTION OF CRETE FROM INDUSTRIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES - WE RESIST THE NEOLIBERAL POLICIES LEADING TO ANOTHER BANKRUPTCY FOR THE EUROPEAN SOUTH
Greece is in the eye of an energy “hurricane” which has intensified in recent years by due to the geopolitical upheavals in the region (threats of war towards Iran, disruption of energy relations between Russia and Europe) and especially since the country has been placed under the supervision of the Troika (EU, ECB, IMF).
In this context recent Greek governments and the current one have prioritized the unconditional sale of every single natural resource (minerals, hydrocarbons, water resources, wind and solar potential) through express procedures, raising questions of constitutionality and political legitimacy.
In Crete and elsewhere in Greece, using “green development” as a Trojan horse, multinational companies and their local, private and institutional, partners, have been advancing in the biggest land grabbing and environmental destruction ever documented, with the installation of industrial scale Renewable Energy Sources projects (iRES).
Last June, the Interministerial Committee of Strategic Investments introduced three iRES projects of 2.151 MW installed capacity in the unconstitutional law “Fast Track” for investments acceleration, foreseeing the installation of about 800 wind turbines up to 140m tall on 69 mountaintops of the island and one solar thermal plant of 180 hectares east of the island. These projects are the first stage of their planning for the installation of 6.500 MW of iRES projects, while the energy needs of the island do not exceed 750 MW.
These installations, projected even inside Natura 2000 protected areas, will irreversibly alter the natural landscape, will have serious impacts on tourism and will suspend any effort to restructure the primary production sector. iRES complexes made with machines of major European multinationals (SIEMENS, VESTAS etc) will create very few jobs for the locals and will produce and export expensive energy for consumers through the continental network.
The Pan-Cretan Network against Industrial RES, resisting this absurdity, filed on October 14, 2012 an appeal to the Greek Council of State to cancel these projects. The action was signed, within a very short period, by 1275 people, 11 municipal councils and 84 institutions and associations from across the island in an unprecedented mobilization in the legal history of the country.
The time for the hearing in the Council of State is approaching and our voice against this planned crime has to be heard even louder from all corners of Greece, Europe and the world.
First resolution of Panormo
Press release for the annulment actions against three Ind-RES projects
Video "How to silence myself"
December 5, 2012,
The Harper Government passed bill C-45.
2.5 MILLION protected Canadian lakes and rivers, were instantly, reduced to just 82.
Only 62 rivers and 93 lakes are now protected by Federal law.
A law created over 130 years ago, by our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald.
34 Mindanawons, including 26 Lumads, have been killed since June 2010 for their defense of the land, environment, and people’s livelihood. This includes pregnant women, human rights defenders, environment defenders, missionaries, priests...
More than 159 environment and human rights defenders have been slapped with legal harassment cases, vilification, and intimidation from the military.
An estimated 1,106 families with 6,066 individuals have been forcibly evacuated in the course of intense military operations carried out by the Philippine Army most notably in the Caraga, Northern Mindanao, and Southern Mindanao regions. There were also 30,000 Moro civilians who were displaced due to militarization.
Help raise awareness of plastic and how it effects our environment!
Los Angeles County has been the first county in California to ban plastic bags, so why can't San Diego or specifically La Jolla?
We live in such a BEAUTIFUL beach community and it's sad to see our local markets using plastic bags!
Help the oceans and ban plastic bags!
28. Save Danau Toba
Menyadari bahwa Danau Toba merupakan merupakan aset alam, ciptaan Tuhan yang tidak ternilai harganya bagi bangsa Indonesia dan khususnya bagi masyarakat Sumatera Utara. Danau Toba memiliki nilai ekologi, sosial budaya dan ekonomi bagi kehidupan masyarakat terutama di daerah sekitar Danau Toba.
Saat ini Danau Toba mengalami berbagai kemerosotan, baik disebabkan olah faktor alamiah maupun akibat aktifitas yang kurang mengindahkan prinsip pelestarian ekosistem, sehingga pada saat ini terjadi degradasi daya dukung perairan maupun daratan di sekitar kawasan Danau Toba. Hal ini dapat kita lihat antara lain : lahan kritis yang sudah semakin luas; Keramba yang sangat mengganggu dan limbah domestik yang sudah tidak terkendali mencemari air Danau Toba, serta pertumbuhan eceng gondok dan gulma lainnya yang merusak estetika danau.
Berbagai masalah tersebut telah terjadi terhadap kelestarian kawasan Danau Toba, yang semakin hari mengalami penurunan kualitas yakni : kondisi fisik, kualitas air. Kondisi fisik mengalami berbagai permasalahan seperti : perambahan hutan yang tidak terkendali, pola pertanian yang tidak ramah lingkungan. Masyarakat secara sembarangan melakukan galian-galian (Galian – C) untuk mendapat keuntungan sesaat, kurang memikirkan dampak yang ditimbulkan.
Kualitas air Danau Toba yang semula jernih dan bening, kini terganggu akibat pembuangan limbah dari berbagai sumber rumah tangga, limbah pertanian, limbah keramba, termasuk pencemaran dari transportasi air kapal di Danau Toba. Dampak pencemaran ini juga telah menimbulkan permasalahan yang lebih besar dengan munculnya gulma eceng gondok sehingga mengakibatkan rusaknya keindahan alam perairan Danau Toba. Munculnya keramba diberbagai tempat secara umum telah mengakibatkan penurunan nilai estetika perairan kawasan Danau Toba dan penurunan kualitas air perairan Danau Toba.
Perusahaan keramba di Danau Toba khususnya di kawasan perairan Danau Toba, nyata sudah merugikan perekonomian, baik terhadap penerimaan usaha-usaha kepariwisataan maupun perekonomian masyarakat. Sebaliknya apabila kondisi itu dapat dipulihkan maka diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kunjungan wisatawan ke kawasan Danau Toba, yang dampaknya tentu akan berpengaruh terhadap perekonomian setempat.
29. Yes to Recycling
I have promoted Recycling by giving out posters and leaflets about it.
I have started a petition in my school community and hopefully i can start online.
I have been round to local estates and have done sessions with young adults who I believe need to take care of the environment.
30. Save Crane Lake
Birchwood Resources Inc. is planning a substantial oil development within 300 metres of the lakeshore of Crane Lake in Alberta, Canada.
Crane Lake is one of the cleanest bodies of water in Alberta and since it takes over 100 years for the water to replace itself, it is a very vulnerable water source that needs to be protected.
It also is home to a number of full year and summer residents who would be affected b the noise and light pollution of this Stream Assisted Gravity Development plant. Our blue heron and loon populations will also likely be affected.