All PLANET EARTH groups supportsGreenpeaceand its core values:
Greenpeace’s work is based on a number of key principles. They are reflected in all our campaigns, and they guide whatever we do, wherever we do it.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Therefore Greenpeace seeks to:
protect biodiversity in all its forms
prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water
end all nuclear threats
promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence
This Is What a 90,000-Gallon Oil Spill Looks Like
2016 almost 90,000 gallons of crude oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico near Shell’s Brutus drilling platform.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Picoides borealis POPULATION: 15,000 individuals TREND: Decreasing population overall HABITAT: Mature pine forest, usually longleaf pine, with sparse understor.
The dapper Red-cockaded Woodpecker was once a common sight throughout the mighty longleaf pine forests of the southern United States. Only the male sports the small red mark, or “cockade,” on its nape; this term harkens back to the early 1800s and refers to a ribbon or other ornament worn on a hat.
A specialist of open pine forests with large, old trees, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers require habitat normally maintained by periodic natural burns. Due to years of fire suppression and large-scale clearing, great swathes of southern pine forest have been lost, leaving the Red-cockaded Woodpecker dangerously close to extinction.