SIERRA CLUB — TREE FRACKING — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group has over 12,000 members and over 821,000 photos and videos.

Contest #1 — Waterfalls

Contest #2 — Your Favorite Sunrise/Sunsets

Contest #3 — B/W Photography (Sepia is Welcome)

The drought that punished California from 2010 to 2015 killed more than 100 million trees, but some in Northern California’s Mendocino County survived just fine. How did they do it? Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley, have found that—just like humans fracking oil and gas deposits in shale—tree roots are able to access substantial quantities of water stored in weathered bedrock. 

However it’s held, the amount of water is significant—4 to 21 inches of rock moisture was found in the test wells. Importantly, the amount of moisture held by the rock remains stable year over year, topping up whether winter rains are plentiful or scanty, with the remainder draining off into the groundwater table.

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
Despite everything, a light

Travertine Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.

Gold

un lever de soleil scintillant...

Bryce Canyon : Hoodoos and pine trees . . .

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES — (UNHCR)– PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 members and over 305,000 photos and videos.

Kazakhstan amends laws to ensure universal birth registration and prevent childhood statelessness.

Joining global efforts to prevent statelessness, Kazakhstan has amended its Code on Marriage and Family so as to ensure that all children born in the country are registered at birth and issued birth certificates, regardless of the legal status of their parents.

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tango-stumbleonl4tsRNRobertMicheline Canal
Morgen im Tettautal

Lago Superiore , 2128 m

Shelf Cloud, Umuarama, BR, Dezembro, 2019

...Río abajo

foggy forest

HAWAII IS THE BIRD EXTINCTION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 members and over 298,000 photos and videos. 

Since humans arrived, 95 of 142 bird species found nowhere else have become extinct on Hawaii. Thirty-three of Hawaii’s remaining 44 endemic birds are listed under the Endangered Species Act; ten of those have not been seen for decades and are likely extinct.

AKIKIKI A BIRD IN NEED

 ABC’s Hawaii Program has made the conservation of the ‘Akikiki and other forest birds one of its top priorities.

Troubled Times on the Hawaiian Islands:

Mosquito-borne diseases such as avian malaria and avian pox have decimated ‘Akikiki populations. The problem may worsen, as climate change could continue to raise the elevation where mosquitoes can live, further shrinking this bird’s habitat.

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tango-stumbleonl4tsRNRobertMicheline Canal
Windy summer sky

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Foreshortening of Bergamo Alta

Reflejo del Otoño

Sunset in Buarcos beach. Cabo Mondego, Figueira da Foz

BIRD CONSERVATION — Will Federal Policies Doom the Sage-Grouse to Extinction? — PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES has 1,000 members and over 43,000 photos and videos.

Wildlife experts concluded in 2015 that the Greater Sage-Grouse, an iconic bird of the West, did not require listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), thanks to then-new federal management plans with added conservation requirements. Many conservation groups, including American Bird Conservancy, supported the monumental process leading up to these plansand the decision not to list this species under these circumstances.

Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo by Pat Gaines/Flickr

As it turned out, had the beleaguered bird been listed in 2015, we wouldn’t now be watching years of effort to save the Greater Sage-Grouse be washed away almost overnight. The many promises to conserve the grouse and its habitat are now purposefully being abandoned as the federal agencies are on the verge of finalizing new plans that remove essential safeguards.

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tango-Boris (architectural photography)Helmut ReicheltRafael Gomez – http://micamara.esRNRobert
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Bath landmarks

Metropolis

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shadows and gold

ENDANGERED — MANGROVE HUMMINGBIRD — HDR — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,700 members and over 160,000 photos.

Contest — Urban Landscapes

MANGROVE HUMMINGBIRD

The species’ limited range and declining numbers have led the International Union for Conservation of Nature to classify the Mangrove Hummingbird as Endangered.

Birders and ecotourists can visit the Osa to see the Mangrove Hummingbird and other birds found nowhere else. Visit Conservation Birding to learn more.

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alexinatempaJohn KocijanskiSARK S-Wl4tsValt3r Rav3ra – DEVOted!
Under a cloudy sky

Herrgottswinkel in der Stube

Dandelion 2

Graphical Landscape

SHELL: MILWAUKEE PLANT