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ecowatchorg:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging Mexico’s Congress to approve the country’s proposed National Climate Change Law, which could position Mexico at the forefront of the fight against climate change, help create green markets and jobs and improve the competitiveness of its industrial sector.To read more, click here. 

ecowatchorg:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging Mexico’s Congress to approve the country’s proposed National Climate Change Law, which could position Mexico at the forefront of the fight against climate change, help create green markets and jobs and improve the competitiveness of its industrial sector.

To read more, click here

Source: ecowatch.org

Obama finally opens Ethics.gov

climateadaptation:

“During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to “create a centralized Internet database of lobbying reports, ethics records and campaign finance filings in a searchable, sortable and downloadable format.” Last week, President Obama fulfilled that promise with the rollout of Ethics.gov, which “brings records and data from across the federal government to one central location, making it easier for citizens to hold public officials accountable.”

Ethics.gov is available to the public and allows anyone to access and search the records of seven different databases:

• White House Visitor Records;

• Office of Government Ethics Travel Reports;

• Lobbying Disclosure Act Data;

• Department of Justice Foreign Agents Registration Act Data;

• Federal Election Commission Individual Contribution Reports;

• Federal Election Commission Candidate Reports; and

• Federal Election Commission Committee Reports.

According to a White House press release, the database includes millions of White House visitor records, records for entities registered with the Federal Election Commission such as PACs, records for each candidate who has either registered with the FEC or appeared on a ballot list prepared by a state elections office, lobbying registrations, and much more.

On his Sunlight Foundation blog, John Wonderlich, who is Policy Director for the Sunlight Foundation and an advocate for open government, wrote that while Ethics.gov fulfilled the president’s pledge, “neither money and politics research nor executive branch oversight are going to be revolutionized by this search page — at least not yet.” He added that while it will not happen immediately, the site could become a primary destination for investigative journalists or ethics officials.”

More here and here.

Source: climateadaptation

nevver:

Ride Your Bike

nevver:

Ride Your Bike

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thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the Day. Bamako, Mali. Young men gather in support of the recent military coup. 
Read: The US has cut off aid to Mali following the coup. The US gives Mali roughly $140m in annual aid, and the loss could affect about half the country.
Photo Credit:  Reuters. Via.
View more Picture of the Day posts. Submit a photo.

thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the DayBamako, Mali. Young men gather in support of the recent military coup. 

Read: The US has cut off aid to Mali following the coup. The US gives Mali roughly $140m in annual aid, and the loss could affect about half the country.

Photo Credit:  Reuters. Via.

View more Picture of the Day posts. Submit a photo.

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Source: Guardian

humanrightswatch:

Saudi Arabia is one of only three countries never to have sent a female athlete to the Olympics. The other two, Qatar and Brunei, do not bar women from competitive sports, and both governments have said that they will send women athletes to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sending women to the London Olympics does not change the fact on the ground in Saudi Arabia that girls and women are effectively excluded from taking part in sport.
Photo: © 2009 Reuters

humanrightswatch:

Saudi Arabia is one of only three countries never to have sent a female athlete to the Olympics. The other two, Qatar and Brunei, do not bar women from competitive sports, and both governments have said that they will send women athletes to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sending women to the London Olympics does not change the fact on the ground in Saudi Arabia that girls and women are effectively excluded from taking part in sport.

Photo: © 2009 Reuters

Source: humanrightswatch

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Source: observando

ecowatchorg:

Sad news from the Gulf of Mexico—at least 32 dolphins in Barataria Bay, La., one of the hardest hit spots by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have been given physicals and are reported as severely ill according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.The dolphins demonstrate a range of symptoms—from being underweight, anemic, and having low blood sugar and liver and lung disease. One of the studied dolphins has been found dead.There has been a large surge in dolphin deaths in the Northern Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill, especially among newborn and young dolphins. In 2011 there were 159 strandings just in Louisiana, almost eight times the historical average in previous years.To read more, click here.

ecowatchorg:

Sad news from the Gulf of Mexico—at least 32 dolphins in Barataria Bay, La., one of the hardest hit spots by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have been given physicals and are reported as severely ill according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.

The dolphins demonstrate a range of symptoms—from being underweight, anemic, and having low blood sugar and liver and lung disease. One of the studied dolphins has been found dead.

There has been a large surge in dolphin deaths in the Northern Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill, especially among newborn and young dolphins. In 2011 there were 159 strandings just in Louisiana, almost eight times the historical average in previous years.

To read more, click here.

Source: ecowatch.org

thebreatheswetake:

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they look back on the things they have done, the places they have went and the people they meet.
But those memories will only bring us so much happiness.
True happiness comes from those shining moments in history where you can say “i was there, I was apart of that” 
You may not know what this thing may be, hell it may not happen for another 20 years.
 But you can make it come sooner by standing up for what you believe in and taking that first step

thebreatheswetake:

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they look back on the things they have done, the places they have went and the people they meet.

But those memories will only bring us so much happiness.

True happiness comes from those shining moments in history where you can say “i was there, I was apart of that”

You may not know what this thing may be, hell it may not happen for another 20 years.

But you can make it come sooner by standing up for what you believe in and taking that first step

Source: thebreatheswetake

President Obama has given approval to Shell to drill for oil this summer in the vulnerable Arctic.

Source: climateadaptation

SAVE THE SALAMANDERS!

ashaingeal:

Only about 100 Jefferson salamanders are believed to populate the forest near a stretch of road in Burlington. The city closed a portion of the road in order to keep the creatures safe during breeding season.

Source: ashaingeal

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un-library:

ICC First verdict: Thomas Lubanga guilty of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate in hostilities. 

More information:


UN Resources:

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Source: un-library

"We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope."

Source: findyourinneredwardabbey

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countrygramma:

like seriously I am side-eyeing the fuck out of anybody who claims to care about Native or indigenous issues and doesn’t feel even the slightest compulsion to even just a base-level solidarity for all the California rez kids that ride school buses for hours to get their education, and as of August 2012 won’t have access to that education because the school buses have stopped

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findyourinneredwardabbey:

endangered bighorn sheep, east side of Zion

findyourinneredwardabbey:

endangered bighorn sheep, east side of Zion

Source: findyourinneredwardabbey

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