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Coral reefs are vitally important for the progression of our society into the future, and for the betterment of all peoples who live near, or is affected by, the sea.
Coral reefs provide us with protection from natural disasters, an abundant and diverse amount of food, and an untold amount of new, life saving drugs unknown to science. And that is only scratching the surface of the beneficial uses of coral reefs to humans. Not only are coral reefs beneficial to humans, but also to the abundant amount of life that this precious ecosystem maintains.
Coral reef ecosystems have the highest biodiversity of all ecosystems in the world; even rainforests do not contain the vast amounts of species that coral reefs house.
Hundreds of thousands of species call this ecosystem home, and many have yet to be discovered. However, this ecosystem is being threatened by climate change and ocean acidification. About 60% of coral reefs are being threatened today, and by 2050 that number is set to increase to 100% of all reefs worldwide.
We are writing as concerned citizens regarding the proposed development of the Carmichael coalmines in the Mackay region, and the risks posed by the Adani mining company in their mission to build the coalmine in the middle of this beautiful Natural Heritage Area.
The development of these mines will have many horrific impacts on the fauna and flora in Australia, our precious water usage, the pollution of our environment, precious indigenous culture and the tourism industry.
These mines will endanger 60 species in the Great Barrier Reef, use 12 billion litres of precious water every year, have an overwhelming contribution to the "carbon" bomb, produce four times the fossil fuels of New Zealand and have countless other negative impacts if Adani mining company goes through with their plans.
More can be read about here:
AUTOFEST: Stop polluting the capital cities in Australia with smoke from burnouts from tyres.
These burnouts done from showgrounds is pollution.
Motards enfreignent le code de la route chaque week-end quand en course - ils conduisent sur cette route départementale D558, les panneaux de limitation de vitesse ne sont pas très visibles et sont ignorés.
Vies innocentes seront perdus si rien n'est fait, cette route est bien connu pour les courses de ce week-end, sans contrôle de police.
Motorbikers violate traffic regulations every weekend when racing on the main road D558, the speed limit signs are not very visible and are ignored.
Innocent lives will be lost if nothing is done, this route is well know for racing at the weekend with no police control.
Ray Thompson has been allowed by the HBRC, WDC and Ruawharo Marae Trust board to spray Metsulfuron and Round Up to kill Kaunka forest on his farm.
Ray Thompson intends to cut a drain from the base of the hills where the forest are, behind the Opoutama school to the Opoutama (Waipiata) river to allow for the run off of the toxic waste to flood the Opoutama river and wash out to the ocean, thus causing potentially an environmental disaster, as local Maori and Iwi rely on the ocean there to gather pipi's and kaimoana.
The Waipiata River is a historical river and site to the local hapu and Iwi and should be protected from such abuse. This was not hi lighted by the Ruawharo Marae trust Board members at the time or the Kaumatua of the marae.
During drafting of the resource consent by Ray Thompson correct Iwi consultation did not take place with the local landowners that boarder his farm.
We do not oppose Ray Thompson cutting and burning the bush.
WE DO however oppose the use of Metsulfuron and Round Up to kill the Kaunka forest! We do oppose the flooding of the Waipiata River with toxic waste and the affluence from his intensive farming practices!
We want the HBRC and WDC to stop Ray Thompson from allowing the flooding of toxic waste into the Waipiata river.
We want an independent Govt inquiry to review the processes used during the drafting of the resource consent for Ray Thompson, to see if in fact the policies and procedures were followed in accordance with the Resource Management Act, Te Ture Whenua Act, the Treaty of Waitangi, the HBRC and the WDC.
If you build it, they will come! "They" are drug dealers, illegal body shops, chemical dumpers and squatters. Our neighborhood has been blighted with all of these as a result of the 5000sq ft building located at 20155 Thompson Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033.
For years now, the building has played host to a range of criminals - from murky companies hiding assets from the IRS, to crank and meth producers, illegal body shops, people dumping sewage and chemicals into the watershed, to the latest: a large scale illegal growing operation that was dangerously tapped into PGE power lines, and capable of generating millions of dollars per year in drug money.
The legal nightmares associated with the building, and extricating the criminals have proven to be long and drawn out.
The Thompson Road community, and bordering neighborhoods of Gist Road and Skyline Blvd are together in telling the Santa Clara County - SHUT THIS BUILDING DOWN PERMANENTLY! It is a nuisance and danger to our community as a whole, and needs to be condemned to stop this cycle.
I was just doing good on the Internet (signing petitions, using Goodsearch, etc) when I had a brilliant idea; a new school subject that would be about teaching kids and, possibly, other youngsters as well about helping others.
I have decided to refer to it as "Compassionate Education" or "C.E" and I would like it to include lessons about the following;
1. Animals and being kind to them and how and why we should all help to fight animal cruelty.
2. Poverty and how and why we should help solve it and help ensure that as many poor people as possible have access to enough good water, good food, good education, etc.
3. The environment and why and how we should all work to protect and care for Earth.
4. Prejudice and bullying and why we should all work to help stop (or at least reduce) these things.
5. Genocide and other human rights abuses and why and how we should all work to help prevent this sort of thing from happening and fight against any human rights abuses that may be going on in the world at any one time.
6. Illnesses, such as cancer, and how and why we should all help to prevent them, without the use of animal testing.
Education helped beat bull-baiting. Education helped ban slavery, and education WILL help us to beat other things such as poverty, animal cruelty, human rights abuses, the damage that humans are doing to the planet and serious illnesses.
Haze which caused by open burning in the illegal rubbish dumpsite near Sepang Taman Mas is hazardous to health. The strong chemical/plastic smell and smog fill the air around the neighbourhood almost every evening and it has become worst at night.
Haze is an acute problem since we already suffered from forest burning in Indonesia yearly. The open burning in the illegal dumpsite will surely burden the health of the residents. With the boom of young populations around Puchong area, the haze caused by the open burning will cause long-term health issue.
Besides blaming and signing agreement to our neighbour country on stopping forest burning, we should put an end to open burning in our own countries as well.
We should concerned about this because:
1. It is danger to everyone especially to asthma patient.
2. It post long-term health effects of recurrent exposures to haze.
Our planet's oceans have become a very noisy place. Places like New York and LA no longer compare to the noise pollution of our oceans. This increase in noise has caused many hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals to die from stranding themselves on beaches to dieing from organ failure and bleeding in the brain.
Links for research:
John Stacey & Son Ltd have applied to construct and operate the disused Kingsclere Lime Quarry on the A339 at Wolverton as an Industrial Waste Recycling Facility & Transfer Loading Station.
If the application is successful, the roads through the local villages could be used as ‘rat runs’ by contractors and their heavy lorries coming to and from Stacey’s site at Tadley. There could be 50 lorries or more coming past houses on these routes every day. The country lanes will not only have to deal with this excessive traffic but will become more dangerous for car users, cyclists, joggers, walkers, horse riders and other road users
Further, there will be movements of 126 lorries or more per day on the A339. This road is already busy and dangerous, and this increased heavy and slow traffic can only add to this danger with lorries turning right across the A339 coming out of the site in order to travel towards Newbury, or right across the A339 going into the site travelling from Basingstoke. Fully laden trucks will also exit the site in the direction of Basingstoke from a standing start up the hill and join the crawler lane forcing other HGVs into the second lane again increasing danger on this section of road.
This quarry site is within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which confirms that the landscape and scenic beauty of the area has the highlest level of protection from the Government. The statutory purpose of AONBs is to "conserve and enhance" the natural beauty of an environment, which the development of an industrial site will clearly not achieve.
The operation of the site will involve 100,000 tons per year of waste materials from urban and industrial areas being transported into the AONB from outside its boundaries, for the material to be processed within the AONB, and then to be transported out again back to urban and industrial areas. This cannot either enhance or preserve the AONB and whilst the need for recycling is clear, this should be done within an existing industrial environment and not within a protected AONB.
Other major concerns resulting from the application are increased noise from machinery and lorries, dust and other air pollution, light pollution from security and operational lighting and the potential danger to the local water courses from pollution.
Details of the planning application are on The Hampshire County Council website: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/mineralsandwaste/applications-open.htm
The planning application reference is BDB 75928.
Final objections to the application need to be lodged by 16 June 2013.
Plastic has become an increasing problem in the US over the past decade. Since 2007, Americans have been using 5 pounds of plastic everyday. All of this plastic waste is overwhelming our earth. In fact, 90% of the ocean floor is covered with plastic.
The Great Garbage Patch, (a floating mass of trash in the Pacific Ocean) is 25% plastic - that's 46,000 pounds of debris. There is so much plastic in the ocean that it outweighs the amount of plankton by 6:1.
Plastic pollution needs to be stopped before it does any more damage to the environment.
Traffic and parking is a growing concern for drivers. Drivers are impeded by delays in their routine commutes and spend an uncomfortably long period of time searching for parking spaces at stores and workplaces.
The main cause is solo driving, the act of driving with no accompanying passengers. Solo drivers take up passenger seats and whole parking spaces, amenities that could easily accommodate four or more people at a time.
Also, it is unfair to motorists for one motorcycle to occupy an entire parking space when two can easily fit into one.
13. We All Are ONE!
When you look at all of the problems facing the world today--environmental exploitation, animal cruelty, hunger, poverty, greed, war, and many more--the fundamental problem can be seen as a fragmented mindset, one which perceives everything else as something separate from the self.
In the words of noted quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami:
"The ultimate disease--the root disease--is the illusory thinking that we are separate from the Whole. To heal the disease is to realize that we are Whole, that the separation is but an illusion."
Thus, the goal of this petition is to heal the fragmented mentality through promoting an ethical system based on the most fundamental, universal, unifying belief in the world: that everything emanates from One, Supremely Good and Beautiful Source, and, therefore, everything is essentially One.
This simple, universal belief has resounding ethical implications (e.g. we should treat all things with love, compassion, and respect), healing the world on a fundamental level.
This belief is so universal and so powerful, it is high time it receives its due honor and support.
So, please, take a stand with us and declare: We all are One!
We need to preserve the Loma Alta Creek area and protect it from excessive noise and pollution. Waste Management Inc. (WMI) already has truck services and equipment delivery and offloading at their site next to the creek.
WMI has proposed to expand it to a 24-hour Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pumping station. The existing operation is already too loud and disturbs the endangered Gnatcatcher habitat and the sensitive Loma Alta Creek area.
It also affects the sleep, health, and quiet enjoyment of residents and negatively impacts home property values, too. With the added, constant operation of massive CNG compressors, the noise will be unbearable!
The hearing is scheduled for March 27th at 5pm at Oceanside City Council, 92054.
Single-use bags, both paper and plastic, represent a huge threat to the environment. This threat is not only related to the sheer volume of them ending up in landfill, but also to the resources needed to produce, transport and (occasionally) recycle them, and the emissions resulting from these processes.
Single-use plastic bags are also well known for their interference in ecosystems and the part they play in flood events, where they clog pipes and drains.
Envirosax presents a fashionable and practical solution to the problem of disposable plastic bags (each Envirosax potentially replaces the use of 6,000 bags during its lifetime), so please make a move in the right direction and help to reduce the impact of plastic bag waste worldwide by buying a reusable bag today!
Plastic bag facts
Approx. 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. That’s more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year.
Approx. 100 billion of the 380 billion are plastic shopping bags.
An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.
Only 1 to 2% of plastic bags in the USA end up getting recycled.
Thousands of marine animals and more than 1 million birds die each year as a result of plastic pollution.
The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.
Plastic bags are often mistakenly ingested by animals, clogging their intestines which results in death by starvation. Other animals or birds become entangled in plastic bags and drown or can’t fly as a result.
Even when they photo-degrade in landfill, the plastic from single-use bags never goes away, and toxic particles can enter the food chain when they are ingested by unsuspecting animals.
Greenpeace says that at least 267 marine species are known to have suffered from getting entangled in or ingesting marine debris. Nearly 90% of that debris is plastic.
Americans consume more than 10 billion paper bags per year. Approximately 14 million trees are cut down every year for paper bag production.
Most of the pulp used for paper shopping bags is virgin pulp, as it is considered stronger.
Paper production requires hundreds of thousands of gallons of water as well as toxic chemicals like sulphurous acid, which can lead to acid rain and water pollution.
LB Sutton currently taking "evidence" on a commercial bid to build an incinerator in Beddington Lane.
From recent reports of ‘Enbridge pipeline spills’ and in consideration of the high level and probability of extreme environmental damage resulting from any crude oil pipeline rupture, it would only make good sense to install a continual monitoring system to guard against any ‘rupture’ condition.
Whereby on ‘system failure’ as an audible alarm sounds the product flow is also stopped immediately from upstream of the protected/monitored portion of the pipeline by the closing of the effected sections’ ‘inlet shut-off valve’, which safely stops all product flow into the ‘protected and monitored’ portion of the line.
See here for more; http://sdrv.ms/Mg56U1
The Save our Seafront Campaign together with Protect Our Coast and a number of local business owners, political representatives and individuals in the Dublin area have come together to oppose the application and possible granting of a foreshore license to drill for oil and gas just 6 km of the coast of Dublin Bay.
The application has gone to Phil Hogan, Minister for Environment who will make a decision in the coming weeks and months. In excess of 350 submissions were made following a well attended public meeting, most of which were opposing the application and calling for a public enquiry. Shockingly, Minister Hogan has not called a Public Enquiry, nor has an Environmental Impact Assessment been undertaken.
The group are deeply concerned about the potential impact to the environment should there be an oil spill or a gas leak. The bay would be contaminated for decades; marine life would be seriously affected including a number of rare species in this special conservation area. In the case of a gas leak, evacuation of homes along the coast would be necessary. Pollution and mess would be an unavoidable consequence of the extraction process itself.
Aside from the environmental and safety issues, the group is opposed to the potential industrialization of Dublin Bay in one of the most beautiful and historic sections of our coastline.
The lack of Public consultation on the issue and the absence of any real benefit to the Irish people is also a major concern for the group. Ireland’s current licensing agreements allows Providence to write off 100% of costs going back 25 years against an already very low tax rate of 25% in the event of a find.
Specialist staff will be brought in from abroad and any resources found will most likely be shipped abroad for refining meaning there will be no guarantee of any jobs for Irish people.
A WA company, Mantle Mining, is currently undertaking test drilling in Bacchus Marsh as part of a plan to dig a huge, open-cut coal mine, then dry and export the coal to India. They currently have an Exploration License (EL) which includes Bacchus Marsh and 386 km2 of the surrounding area.
In order for the brown coal to be exported, it must first be dewatered, and Mantle are planning to team up with Melbourne-based coal technology company Exergen to carry out this process.
The exploration phase is also being underwritten by WA micro-finance company Cygnet Capital. Bacchus Marsh locals are mobilising against the project, with the Moorabool Environment Group (MEG) leading the local campaign.
More info about the project is available at Coal Watch.
British Columbia Residents are paying $7.5 million in annual loses incurred yearly in diesel generated electricity on Haida Gwaii since this 2006 study was done ($7.5 x 5 years = $37.5 million+
While the 'h2o4us-DWI' system could save us $1.5 -$1.7 million in generating losses per year.
A business case can be made for an aggressive Demand Side Management program for residential buildings in Haida Gwaii, accompanied by an education and information program.
Based on calculations of return on investment and advice from the Working Group, Technical Committee Members and the public, a Demand Side Management program was designed that includes (for approximately $18 million):
1. Energy efficiency audits;
2. Training and capacity building – providing training
to construction tradespersons, on-island retailers
and building inspectors;
3. Education and Awareness – providing energy effi
4. Bulk Purchasing and Product Incentives such as:
a) Lighting Incentives,
b) Appliance Trade-Ins,
c) Hot Water Effi ciency Upgrades,
d) Solar Hot Water System,
e) Programmable Thermostats, and
f) Financial support of existing on-island recycling
program (for appliance replacement).
Reducing dependence on diesel generators was clearly identified by residents as a priority. Local renewable resources were highlighted as the preferable technologies. In particular,
• Small hydro,
• Wind, and
were identified as having significant resource potential, sufficient capacity factor and acceptable costs.
A public meeting is being held at John Bentley School at 7pm on Thursday 3rd November to discuss the Hills planning application to increase the site at Lower Compton so that it becomes three times as large as it is now and thus triple the sheer amount of lorries on the A4 through Calne and the villages.
It is intended that all recyclables from Wiltshire will be taken there for sorting – then taken away to other parts of the country.
Wiltshire Council’s planning policies have already allocated land at Stanton St Quinton to use for a ‘waste transfer facility’ and not at Lower Compton.
10,000 signatures need to be gathered to show local opinion doesn’t want any further HGV movements.
We need your support to attend the meeting and get as many other people there as possible.
Halte à la vulgarité !
Dans de nombreux pays, la loi exige désormais que les fumeurs fument à l'extérieur afin de ne pas polluer ceux qui ne fument pas ! Dont acte!
Mais les nuisances qui nous polluent sont nombreuses ! Parmi elles : la vulgarité!
Elle est partout ! Dans notre environnement professionnel, à l'école, dans la publicité, l'art, les médias, le show-business. La vulgarité est présente dans toutes les strates de nos sociétés !
Elle est tellement ancrée dans notre société qu’elle en devient banale pour l’ensemble des gens. Si banale quelle est tolérée, acceptée, absorbée et même digérée sans que personne ne s’en offusque.
Ses immondices pénètrent notre conscience, nos coeurs et nos âmes. En grandissant dans cette vulgarité, les gens deviennent à leur tour vulgaire aussi ! C’est ainsi que cela se répand !
Halte à la vulgarité. Halte aux propos choquants, provocants, insanes, triviaux, obscènes, et innauspicieux.
Si vous aussi ne supportez plus cette décadence verbale, écrite, gestuelle, vestimentaire ou soit disante artistique, signez cette pétition : HALTE A LA VULGARITE
Nous voulons que cela cesse, nous voulons de la dignité dès à présent, pour le futur de nos enfants, pour le bien de l’humanité !
The Mascotte City Council is hearing a proposal to build a landfill on 250 acres of environmentally sensitive land. The land borders on farms and residential areas.
The proposal has already passed a first reading, and is up for a second vote on October 3rd at the City Council meeting. They are in a rush to pass this to pay for past bad financial decisions, but the numbers don't add up. There are other alternatives to solve the city's financial difficulties, like consolidating services with neighboring towns.
We feel the requested site imposes a severe threat ti the health and welfare of our families, and that approval of such a site and plan is reckless and dangerous action by the commissioners.
Overflowing with rich wildlife, fresh scenic landscapes, and friendly residents, our town is a thing of beauty.
Despite the growing need for new sources of income, this town shouldn't surrender everything it represents in turn for something completely against what we strive for. Although economic recovery is needed in Wawa, a nuclear waste facility certainly should not be the answer.
We believe that no matter what economical impact this plan may contribute to our town, it is does not out way the risks involving storing these highly toxic materials.
We are a town known for its respect towards the environment, and by inquiring into nuclear waste, the municipal council is undermining our values.
See LAMetrolinkpollution.com for more background information.
Dhaka is one of the most polluted cities in the world - one of the worst form - Water Pollution! The government must take necessary actions immediately to minimize pollution and develop a greener environment! Please support us in this endeavor!
1. 10% of garments factories with international contracts do not have waste treatment plants - which means they should lose their contracts as all international clothing chains require these.
2. More than 50% of factories which actually have waste treatment plants only use them during inspections, as they are very expensive to run.
3. International chains have policies whereby they announce inspections to the factories beforehand - these factories take full advantage of these policies to make sure they get away with fake standards.
4. Local workers for international chains take bribes to help make inspections easier.
* 8,000 grabbers identified so far
* 1,000 acre land grabbed
* 60 percent pollution caused by industries
* 82 percent human excreta from city directly discharged in rivers
* Rivers almost biologically dead
We are calling on the Irish Government to immediately ban the process known as Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) in Ireland.
Hydraulic fracturing is the method used for the extraction of natural gas (shale gas) from the ground.
This horizontal drilling process involves the pumping of millions of gallons of water, mixed with hundreds of highly toxic chemicals, thousands of feet deep into the ground.
Already in the U.S.A and Australia, pollution caused by this process to land, to air, to surface water and to groundwater has resulted in a terrible health toll and catastrophic environmental damage. Countless cases of death have been reported among wildlife and livestock.
A litany of serious ‘fracking’ related health problems for people in communities in areas where this technology has been used have also come to light.
Because of this damning body of evidence, which includes academic reports (1), moratoria on ‘fracking’ have been put in place in the state of New York, in the state of New Jersey, in the North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), in South Africa. The French Government has recently banned hydraulic fracturing in France.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has only recently begun an investigation into the safety of the process. Their final report is not expected until 2014. At present in Ireland there is no regulation in existence that covers this extraction method, and there has been no research published into the potential consequences of such activity here.
Presently, a number of oil and gas companies who have already been granted exploratory licences, are preparing to use this process to profit from shale gas in the Lough Allen and Clare Basin Regions – an area which includes twelve counties (2).
If hydraulic fracturing is allowed the aftermath may be an irreversible disaster for us and our environment. It may result in the contamination of our water table and of Ireland’s most extensive and important river and lake network.
We will not allow the safety of our water and the health of our children to be put at risk.
1. See http://nofrackingireland.wordpress.com/reports/
2. Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Limerick, Cork, Kerry & Fermanagh (N.I.)
For more information on hydraulic fracturing in Ireland see:
There are also a number of Facebook pages and groups on fracking in Ireland.
Please see also:
The level of Noise pollution in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is beyond all permissible limits set by the Government of India.
This is creating adverse issue on the health of the citizens and hence affecting the overall society.
Chevron may well be cheap and efficient, and they may well be your favourite company, but they have been responsible for one of the biggest causes of death, loss and health problems in the Amazon Rainforest; their own mess!
They have caused so much mess that animals and people, including children, have been forced to drink filthy, toxic water that was once safe. They have poisoned innocent animals that then die slowly and painfully. This also pollutes the people's food sources making them even more at risk.
Children have probably been orphaned and have certainly siblings and family members due to Chevron's mess, which was probably accidental.
!!!NOW CHEVRON HAVE VOWED NEVER TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS!!!
The mess will exist for longer and even more innocent lives will be lost.
CAFOS (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) concentrate large numbers of animals into small land areas. These operations produce vast amounts of nitrate-rich manure that when spread on surrounding farm fields frequently leach nitrate, phosphate and potassium pollution into the surrounding surface and ground water.
High levels of nitrates in drinking water are associated with blue baby syndrome, a condition that reduces babies' ability to carry sufficient oxygen in the blood, and has been associate with elevated cancer risks. Nitrates also cause excessive algae growth in waterways, suffocating aquatic life.