PFFT. Now he’s just showing off!
The photographer, that is…
Dirk Schmidt always manages to catch the best images!!
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A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay
What kind of cloud is this? A roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a roll cloud, a type of Arcus cloud, is completely detached from their parent cumulonimbus cloud. Pictured above, a roll cloud extends far into the distance in 2009 January above Las Olas Beach in Maldonado, Uruguay.
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In South Africa, lion cubs are being removed from their mothers within an hour of being born and reared in captivity. Once fully grown, they are released into fenced enclosures where they are promptly killed by wealthy foreign trophy-hunters.
This sport is entirely legal, and it is known…
The only thing more horrifying than rampant industrial pollution is pollution without consequences. Yet, companies across the globe freely dump toxic substances into the environment and get off with minimal punishments, sometimes even walking away from a pollution incident without being…
It’s the motherload of shark petitions!
1.★ End Shark Finning in the United States Once and for All!
2.★ We Want a Worldwide Shark Fin Ban:
3.★ A petition to ask eBay and Amazon to prohibit the sale/auction of shark by-products
4.★ Ban Shark Fin Soup Australia Wide
5. ★The Australian Senate: Prevent proactive killing of white sharks in Australia
6.★ CITES: Take Action
7.★ Help save our oceans! Sharks need our help: Stop the killing and finning of harmless sharks all over the world
8.★ Premier Colin Barnett, Fisheries Minister Norman Moore, Environment Minister Bill Marmion: Stop the shark culling before it is too late.
9. ★Ban the Unprovoked Slaughter of Endangered Great White Sharks
10. ★Ban Shark Fins in Burnaby
It seems every company these days is “going green,” but what does that even mean? Looking at the store shelf, it’s increasingly difficult to separate the truly good businesses from those with just good marketing. Who do you trust?
That’s why it’s important to honor those who truly walk the…
Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait (by JoMichelle00)
I feel like this is one of those videos that more people should take the time to watch because it is actually extremely important and informational.
Very good video - can’t not reblog. If you love sharks this is an excellent video to share and show around! Ramsay delves into sharks and finning issues in a 50 min documentary.
Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.
From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.
Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.
This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue
BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.
IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.
Drawing on millions of images taken by eight NASA Landsat satellites, Google has created a “global, zoomable time lapse of Earth’s surface” that show us the changes — shocking and scary — that have occurred around the world as a result of global warming and urbanization.
In the …
No one can say for certain when African rhinos first began to inhabit the forests and plains of Mozambique — but we do know when their reign there ended. Conservationists say that the nation’s remaining 15 rhinos were found dead last month, butchered by poachers and robbed of their horns.
The endangered animals
To: The State of Florida
Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year for their fins to meet the demands of the masses. Finning is cruel and pointless. Sharks once robbed of their fins are thrown back in the water to drown. Shark fins are not proven to have any beneficial effects on a person. Supplements do not need to be proven as safe or effective to be sold in the United States. “The IUCN Shark Specialist Group considers that shark finning threatens many shark stocks, the stability of marine ecosystems, sustainable traditional fisheries, food security and socio-economically important recreational fisheries”. ~SSG Finning Position Statement, May 2003. Regardless of sex, age or size a shark will be killed. In some few decades there will be nothing in the ocean but jellyfish if the killing of this apex predator is not ended. Please help us eliminate this horrific practice in Florida.