United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE group

PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE has over 5,800 members and over 242,000 photos and videos. 

Contest — Vintage Architecture

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

“UNHCR is navigating extraordinarily difficult waters. The combination of multiple conflicts and resulting mass displacement, fresh challenges to asylum, the funding gap between humanitarian needs and resources, and growing xenophobia is very dangerous.”

Filippo Grandi

Angelina Jolie visits Mosul, urges world not to forget the people of the city and warns of the danger of delay in reconstruction and recovery.

The visit marked Jolie’s 61st mission – and her fifth visit to Iraq – with the UN Refugee Agency since 2001. She arrived in the city on the second day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Jolie walked among the bombed-out buildings that line the narrow streets of the Old City and met displaced families to discuss efforts to rebuild the city and the needs of the returning population.

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GREENPEACE — How much of Earth’s biomass is affected by humans? — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 81,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Roses — Time to Vote

We know, even by casual observation, that humanity has disrupted the balance of life on Earth, eradicated habitats, reduced biodiversity, and driven some species to extinction. Now, an updated Census of Earth’s Biomass reveals some details of this transformation of the species diversity on Earth.

Voronoi diagram of global biomass distribution (used with permission from the Bar-On, Phillips, Milo census)

We find out that humans and their livestock now comprise about 96% of all mammal biomass on Earth. All other mammals – whales, sea lions, bears, elephants, badgers, shrews, deer, bear, cougars, rats, wolves, and all the rest – are about 4.2%.

Mammals, including humans and their livestock, represent only about 0.03% of Earth’s biomass. All animals – the mammals plus fish, insects, worms, birds, and others – account for only 0.37% of biomass. The two primary producers of biomass from solar energy – plants and bacteria – still dominate terrestrial and marine life forms, accounting for over 95% of all living biomass.

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GREENPEACE — Moment of Truth: Time for Brands to Come Clean About Their Links to Forest Destruction for Palm Oil — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 81,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Roses

All PLANET EARTH groups and blog supports Greenpeace and its core values. 

 GREENPEACE

A new Greenpeace report outlines the immediate need for action in halting global deforestation and restoring extensive areas of natural forest. Reversing the destruction of the world’s forests for agriculture is the cheapest, quickest and most equitable option to stabilize the climate and buy time for a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

All of these consumer companies hold “no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation” (NDPE) policies, which means that they have all committed to source palm oil that is free of from forest destruction, peatland degradation and human rights abuses by no later than 2020.

Above is a list of the companies that came clean with this information and the ones that refused to comply with our request.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — CAPE MAY WARBLER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,400 members and over 93,000 photos and videos.

BIRD OF THE WEEK

CAPE MAY WARBLER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Setophaga tigrina 
POPULATION: 8.1 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Breeds in coniferous forests; winters in tropical forests, gardens, and shade coffee plantations.

One of those many birds with a puzzling common name, Cape May Warbler doesn’t spend much time in its namesake locale. Instead, Cape May, New Jersey is the place where famed ornithologist Alexander Wilson first described this eye-catching species.

Cape May Warbler is a fairly common migrant that passes through New Jersey en route to its breeding or wintering grounds. Its Latin name, tigrina, is a far more accurate way to describe it, especially the vividly tiger-striped male. (Females and juveniles are also striped, but in more subdued colors.)

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Sunday Photo Magazine — 8/26/2018

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