Earth Overshoot Day Shows We’re Devouring The Planet’s Resources Much Too Fast

Exposing the Big Game

We need 1.7 planets to fulfill our appetite for stuff. And it’s getting worse.

Global Footprint Network, an international nonprofit that calculates how we are managing ― or failing to manage ― the world’s resources, says that in the first seven months of 2018 we devoured a year’s worth of resources, such as water and fibers like cotton, to produce everything from the food on our plates to the clothes we’re wearing and the gas in our cars.

This year sees the earliest Earth Overshoot Day since the 1970s, when humanity’s resource consumption first started to exceed what the planet could renew in a year.

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK NATIONAL FOOTPRINT ACCOUNTS 2018

“At the moment, we’re able to live in this ecological debt…

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Don’t Drill in the Majestic Arctic Wildlife Refuge

The GOP tax bill has provided a massive giveaway of public resources to Big Oil by permitting drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Sign this petition to condemn the Republicans who appear to be working for oil profiteers instead of the public.

Source: Don’t Drill in the Majestic Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Petition · Rick Scott: Ban styrofoam in Florida · Change.org

Cynthia Woscek started this petition to Governor Rick Scott

Containers made of polystyrene foam (styrofoam) never fully break down. Every single piece of polystyrene ever manufactured is still out there today, harming wildlife and our environment. Whether or not you live in Florida, this affects us all. With 1,350 miles of coastline, it is our duty to protect the ocean we all enjoy so much. Tell the governor to support a statewide ban on polystyrene.
Start a petition of your own
This petition starter stood up and took action. Will you do the same?

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Petition: Someone Shot and Killed a Dolphin and Her Unborn Calf

by: Care2 Team
recipient: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

109,846 SUPPORTERS – 110,000 GOAL
When most people see a dolphin their hearts fill with joy. But not some thug in Mississippi. Instead, according to officials, he pulled out a gun and shot it.

If that wasn’t bad enough, when authorities performed a necropsy on the dead cetaecian, they found that it was pregnant. Neither the mother or unborn calf had a chance of surviving. Now animal welfare organizations are offering a combined reward of up to $11,000 for information that leads to the killer’s arrest.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — one of the organizations charged with implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) — if caught, the culprit could face up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Since 2002 — in the Northern Gulf region which includes Mississippi — 24 dolphins have been found dead from human-inflicted injuries including guns, arrows or being impaled.

For some reason, more and more people are finding it “fun” to abuse our protected marine life.

This killer must be caught and brought to justice so our government can make an example out of them. We must make sure animal abusers are held responsible for their crimes.

Sign the petition and tell NOAA support them in their search for the killer of the Mississippi dolphin.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/481/471/271/someone-shot-and-killed-a-dolphin-and-her-unborn-calf/

 

Petition · Tell Ace Hardware: Stop selling deadly paint strippers & #MindTheStore · Change.org

Tell Ace Hardware: Stop selling deadly paint strippers
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families started this petition to Ace Hardware

More than 60 American families have lost loved ones to the toxic chemical methylene chloride, which can be found in paint strippers on the shelves of Ace Hardware stores. While stripping paint, someone can inhale enough of this chemical to pass out and die. Long-term exposure is linked to liver toxicity, liver cancer, and lung cancer.

Many paint strippers also contain a chemical called N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), which can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

But the tide is finally turning on these toxic chemicals. Other retailers, including The Home Depot and Lowe’s, have announced plans to stop selling paint strippers containing these chemicals by the end of this year.

The bad news? Ace Hardware, which many consumers consider their trusted neighborhood hardware store, has refused to stop selling products containing these dangerous chemicals.

Ace is one of the largest hardware chains, with more than 5,000 locations spanning all 50 U.S. states and 60 countries. If other home improvement stores can stop selling these products, so should Ace.

After all, safer alternatives to these chemicals are already available. In fact, consumers and professional contractors in the European Union have only been able to buy safer products without methylene chloride for more than five years.

There’s simply no reason for Ace to keep selling dangerous products.

The Obama EPA proposed banning methylene chloride and NMP in paint strippers in January 2017. But the Trump EPA still hasn’t finalized the ban. In the face of government inaction, retailers are stepping up to protect their customers in the U.S. and other countries.

Will you join us in telling Ace Hardware to join The Home Depot and Lowe’s in banning these dangerous chemicals in their stores across the world?

https://www.change.org/p/tell-ace-hardware-stop-selling-deadly-paint-strippers-mindthestore?j=391730&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=64838846&mid=7233053&jb=5707&utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_impact&utm_campaign=391730&utm_content=&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOceNRsxXROaYgJqxc71BQKgH5fSxPQkHVhmTAUXJUigOl&j=391730&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=64838846&mid=7233053&jb=5707

 

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All rhinos translocated to Tsavo East National Park have died

The International Rhino Foundation Blog

We’re deeply saddened to learn of the the fate of the animals translocated to East Tsavo in Kenya in recent weeks. Today, we learned that the last of the 11 rhinos, which was attacked by lions, has died.

The International Rhino Foundation is encouraged that the government, and the people, of Kenya seem to be taking this very seriously. We welcome Kenya’s commitment to an impartial, transparent evaluation by qualified international experts. The display of 18 horns from 9 of the animals that were killed to demonstrate that there was no collusion involved.

The initial investigation attributed the deaths to stress, which in this case also included starvation, proliferation of respiratory tract bacteria, gastric ulcers and gastritis.

Why Do Rhino Translocations?

Translocation is an important tool to help increase and manage wildlife populations and, in Africa in particular, move rhinos from unsafe to safer areas where they can be protected…

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