Police Fire Tear Gas On DAPL Protestors As Pipeline Nears Completion

Even under Trump, there will still be reason for climate action hope


There’s no way around it: Donald Trump looks like a disaster for the planet  Vox  by  Nov 9, 2016 “…….So is there any hope things won’t actually be this bad?  Okay, now time for a deep breath.

HopeEven under Trump, there will still be reason for hope. Political change unfolds in unexpected ways, and not everything on Earth revolves around the machinations of the US federal government. So here are a few reasons to think the fight against climate change is not yet lost:

  • States like California and New York are still pursuing their own ambitious climate policies, and it’s possible those efforts could be so successful that other states decide to follow suit.
  • Likewise, wind power, solar power, and electric cars will keep getting cheaper — it’s possible they’ll acquire a self-sustaining momentum, even without support from the US government. Or maybe some…

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Adidas and Volcom Make Fashion Statement out of Ocean Plastic Trash | TakePart

Adidas and Volcom Make Fashion Statement out of Ocean Plastic Trash
Brands are recycling waste to develop the latest styles in shoes and swimwear.

Adidas shoe upper made entirely of recycled ocean plastic and gill nets; Volcom swimsuit. (Photos: Courtesy Adidas; courtesy Volcom)
Nov 10, 2016· 2 MIN READ· 3 COMMENTS
Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.

The deluge of plastic polluting the world’s oceans is due in part to the resiliency of the moldable, nearly indestructible materials used to create it. Water bottles, grocery bags, and nylon fishing nets persist far longer than we use them, and when they’re not properly recycled, they can end up killing marine life.

Now, sportswear companies are putting ocean trash back to work—recovering, recycling, and repurposing materials for use in shoes, jerseys, and swimsuits.

This month, Adidas is selling 7,000 pairs of running shoes made mostly of discarded plastic collected off the coast of the Maldives, and surfwear company Volcom has unveiled a women’s swimsuit line made from 78 percent recycled nylon materials, including abandoned fishing nets.

Adidas uses plastic retrieved by environmental group Parley for the Oceans during its cleanup expeditions. The material is upcycled into a yarn, which is weaved to create the upper—the part of the shoe that goes over the foot. That portion of the shoe is made up of 95 percent ocean plastic and 5 percent recycled polyester. The rest of the $120 shoe, including the lining, laces, and sole, is mostly made of recycled material.

Each pair of UltraBoost Uncaged Parley shoes contains the equivalent of 11 plastic water bottles, according to Adidas. The company has also developed a line of soccer jerseys made of recycled ocean plastic.

“But we won’t stop there,” Adidas executive board member Eric Liedtke said in a statement. “We will make one million pairs of shoes using Parley Ocean Plastic in 2017—and our ultimate ambition is to eliminate virgin plastic from our supply chain.”
Ocean Plastic Pollution Could Double in a Decade—but There’s a Solution

If Adidas produces 1 million pairs of UltraBoost shoes in 2017, the equivalent of 11 million water bottles could be removed from the oceans next year. That’s a lot of water bottles, but it doesn’t put a dent in the 12 million tons of plastic trash that ends up in the ocean every year.

But if the upcycling-plastic practice is expanded throughout Adidas’ shoe line—which produced about 301 million pairs of shoes in 2015—the impact could become significant.

“At this point, it’s no longer just about raising awareness,” Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans, said in a statement. “It’s about taking action and implementing strategies that can end the cycle of plastic pollution for good.”

Adidas and Parley have partnered on sustainability efforts since 2015, which led to the removal of plastic bags from Adidas stores.

Volcom, a surf, skate, and snowboard apparel company, has announced a partnership with Italian yarn maker Aquafil to create a women’s swimwear line composed of 78 percent recycled nylon sourced from abandoned fishing nets.

The 2017 swimsuit line, called Simply Solid, ranges in price from $32 to $85.

“We wanted this collection to be more than beautiful patterns and functional pieces,” Lindsey Roach, head of women’s business at Volcom, said in a statement. “So the fact that it is made with recovered fishing nets creates a natural connection to surf culture, which fully understands the value of keeping the ocean clean.”

Aquafil makes the yarn, called Econyl, from nylon fishing nets collected from landfills and ocean cleanups. The company’s “regenerative system” recovers the nylon, creating material of a quality comparable to virgin nylon. But Econyl can be regenerated an infinite number of times without a loss in quality.

Giulio Bonazzi, chief executive of Aquafil, said global fiber consumption in the textile sector is expected to reach 96.4 million tons by 2020.

“We knew we needed to transform our traditional business model into a circular one in order to fulfill the challenges of a market that is rapidly changing,” Bonazzi said. “It is apparent that the linear waste stream in which products are manufactured, consumed, and disposed of is no longer sustainable.”

Aquafil’s product caught the eye of 11-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater, who left clothing sponsor Quiksilver in 2014 to start Outerknown, an apparel company that uses Econyl technology to weave board shorts out of reclaimed fishing nets.

Bonazzi told TakePart in an interview last year that the company is also working with apparel company Speedo and recycles 10 million pounds of fishing nets annually, mainly to make yarn for carpets. “Kelly’s group has a team that cares about sustainability,” said Bonazzi. “When Kelly Slater had this idea to launch this new start-up producing clothing, it was natural for us to work together.”

Some 640,000 tons of fishing gear are lost or abandoned each year, leading to the deaths of an untold number of fish, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, and other wildlife.

Europe and the United States’ textile industries produce more than 1 million tons of nylon waste each year.

Initiatives like Volcom’s Simply Solid line could help reduce synthetic waste on the production side and remove harmful materials from the ocean environment at the same time.

Calexit – California Secession Petition Gaining Strength After Trump Win

Petition: Brazil: Cruelty Isn’t Culture

The group that’s fighting to lift the ban on abusing bulls in Brazil is full of bulls**t.

Source: Brazil: Cruelty Isn’t Culture

Nov 15 #NoDAPL Day of Action at Army Corps of Engineers – Action Network

Check out the map to find where the action is at near you.

Tiny Lamb Wouldn’t Stop Crying — Until Rescuers Realized What Was Wrong


November Is The Worst Month For Car Crashes With Deer

What you need to know to keep them and you safe… watch the video of a baby deer who got the help she needed with a very sweet ending.

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Sample Protest Letter – South Korean Government & Talking Points – Stop the Dog and Cat Consumption in S. Korea!

Protest Letter in English for US Citizens at bottom of page.

Petition · Chairman Tyrone E. Nelson of Henrico County: Tell Sister City, Yangju, Korea, That We’re Opposed to Torture/Consumption of Dogs & Cats. · Change.org


Puppies rescued from being boiled alive in Cheonan! – Stop the Dog and Cat Consumption in S. Korea! Sign Petition


Animal Rights Win by a Landslide in the Election | VegNews

Life or Lunch?

Pigs, calves, and chickens will no longer be confined in Massachusetts, and the “right to farm” is stricken down in Oklahoma as a silver-lining of sorts.

Voters in Massachusetts and Oklahoma secured a win on two fronts for animals in the state legislature during this election cycle. Question 3 on the Massachusetts state ballot—which will phase out veal crates for calves, battery cages for hens, and gestation crates for pigs, and make sales of products obtained from these confinement methods illegal—passed by an overwhelming majority, with 71-percent of voters in favor of the measure. “Question 3’s gargantuan passage in Massachusetts sends the strongest signal yet that the era of cage confinement of farm animals is coming to an end,” The Humane Society of the United States’ Vice President of Policy Paul Shapiro tells VegNews. In Oklahoma, voters shot down Question 777 (with over 60-percent of residents voting no), or the…

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Meanwhile, From Canada…

Thousands Of Military Personnel Did Not Receive Ballots

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Thousands of military troops reporting not receiving ballotsThousands of military personnel have not received their absentee ballots in time for their votes to be counted in this years presidential election.


With around one million troops deployed oversees, this could turn into a national scandal.

Therealstrategy.com reports:



This is nothing new. Obama was widely accused of suppressing the military vote back in 2012.

Cronkitenews.azpbs.org reports:

When Americans vote for president in November, many of the 1.4 million active-duty U.S. military personnel stationed or deployed overseas will not know whether their absentee ballots have reached their home states to be counted.

And the federal Election Assistance Commission, charged with monitoring their votes, may not know either.

Under the Help America Vote Act, the ballots of military and overseas voters are supposed to be tallied by their home states and sent to the EAC, which reports them to Congress.

But a News21 analysis of the EAC’s data…

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