SIERRA CLUB — A NEW THREAT TO HARP SEALS — PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA group

PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA has over 400 members and over 5,000 photos and videos.

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

The Canadian government has banned commercial hunting of these vulnerable white pups since 1987 and established strict rules for tourist interaction. That helped to protect the population, but climate change brings new uncertainty to their future. Already the Magdalen archipelago is experiencing stronger storms like Hurricane Dorian, which tore away parts of the islands in 2019. And a diminishing ice barrier no longer protects against winter storms. One study shows that temperatures around the islands have “warmed 4.2 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, twice the global average.”  

The difficulty in reaching harp seals is not for lack of seal numbers. According to Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), they are 7.4 million strong in three population groups (Northwest Atlantic, Greenland Sea, and White Sea/Barents Sea). The problem is retreating ice resulting from warming waters. This ice loss affects both the seals, who pup on the ice to avoid predators, and the humans on Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, who rely on the ice for protection from winter storms.

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John KocijanskiWITHIN the FRAME Photography(5 Million views thathe Gallopping Geezer ‘5.0’ million + views….Hugh Spicer / UIsdean SpicerMcQuaide Photography
Hague Street Glossop.

30. BRUXELLES - Art nouveau-Art deco / Arch. Joseph HOFFMAN (1870-1956)

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Rue du Temple, Paris vers 1890.

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS has over 2,000 members and over 55,000 photos and videos. 

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Stanley Zimny (Thank You for 35 Million views)DefabledRafael Gomez – http://micamara.estango-roba66

Bagno Steinfurt

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SEPIA — PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS has over 5,000 members and over 115,000 photos and videos. 

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54StorminWillyGJ54tucker.tterenceJohn SteedmanDiegojackturbguy – pro
Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala

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the solitary windmill

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group has over 3,800 members and over 173,000 photos.

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

Angelina Jolie says respect for human rights key to Syria peace.

Almost seven years since the start of the conflict, more than 6 million people remain displaced inside Syria and a further 5.48 million have fled to other countries in the region, creating the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the second world war.

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GERMANY, rund um das Kloster Bebenhausen, 76227/10148

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Paul de Ferry de la Bellonne 19-04-1916 au front - on the front of war

View over the Bavarian Forest

SIERRA CLUB — PROTECTING FLORIDA’S RIVER OF GRASS — PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA has over 400 members and over 5,000 photos. 

South Florida’s Biscayne aquifer is the primary source of drinking water for more than six million Sunshine State residents. Due to its surface proximity, the aquifer interacts with rainwater and other bodies of water, making it vulnerable to surface contaminants. So it would be really sensible to drill for oil in the Everglades, a recharge zone for the aquifer, right? Wrong!!

That’s the argument that local activists and elected officials have been making since July 2015, when Kanter Real Estate LLC applied for a permit for exploratory drilling on some of the 20,000 acres it owns in the Everglades. It’s located in a Water Conservation Area being restored under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, passed by the US Congress in 2000 and still in effect.

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John KocijanskiWITHIN the FRAME Photography(5 Million views thathe Gallopping Geezer ‘5.0’ million + views….Hugh Spicer / UIsdean SpicerMcQuaide Photography
Manarola

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Sepia Singel

Buried Fence Lines

Sepia Trees