UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — SYRIA — PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE group

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

PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE has over 2,000 members and over 97,000 photos and videos. 

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UNHCR increases aid in north-east Syria:

Displaced Syrians, who fled their homes in the border town of Ras al-Ain, receive humanitarian aid on October 12, 2019, in the town of Tal Tamr in the countryside of Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh province.

Syria. Young girl displaced by recent violence carries relief supplies

Among the immediate protection needs which have been identified are the lack of civil documentation, as people left their homes without papers and other belongings. Families have also been separated.

Some people are in need of psychological first aid and psychosocial support. UNHCR mobilized protection teams to identify critical protection needs of the most vulnerable, including people with specific needs, elderly people and those with disabilities and serious medical conditions.

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PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE is a must see group ck. it out. 

The autumn evening

dramatic sunset

Green shield bug / groene schildwants

Frucht einer Samtpappel

Marbled White Butterfly, Penang

 

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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Travertine Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.

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Bryce Canyon : Hoodoos and pine trees . . .

Sunday Photo Magazine — 12/22/2019

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

Right now, the New Zealand bottom trawling fleet is setting out for yet another season of destruction. Each year, out of sight, the NZ fishing fleet go on the hunt for orange roughy using one of the most destructive forms of fishing ever devised. They have to be stopped, and one of the first things we need to do is make people aware of what’s really going on out there.

New Zealand trawl fleet to continue destruction of deep-sea ecosystems 
in South Pacific on the high seas.

New Zealand and Australia to adopt a deeply flawed regulation that will allow continued degradation and destruction of biologically rich and diverse ecosystems in the deep-sea from the Louisville Ridge in the western central South Pacific all the way across to the Tasman Sea.

We’ve stopped environmental crimes in the past and held companies to account. Together in our thousands, we’re forcing change and seeing results.

More and more people are saying ‘no’ to trashing the oceans, forests and climate – and standing up to protect our air, land and water from pollution.

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS
Wonderful nature
PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES
Coastal village, The Philippines
PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE
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PLANET EARTH OUR HOME
IMG_5490
PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS
IMG_3522
PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE
Plochingen- Hier war der Künstler Hundertwasser aktiv,62-53/1826
PLANET EARTH ANIMALS/BIRDS
Namibia - Cheetah / Gepard
PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS
Sonnenuntergang am Albrand - 1/12345
PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER
A few Chromis
PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS
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PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY
Chevrolet
PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ADVERTISING
Model railroading history in the pages of the 1974 Walthers HO scale catalog.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
PLANET EARTH IN PANORAMA
Estanque del Parque del Retiro
PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD
Black capped Chickadee on a burdock
PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE
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PLANET EARTH IN BOKEH AND DOF
Jen odkápnout
PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES
I am smoking a fag!
PLANET EARTH MOUNTAINS
Lake Louise
PLANET EARTH WEATHER
Late afternoon rainbow
PLANET EARTH AGRICULTURE
Krone Big X 630 SPFH filling a Broughan Engineering Mega HiSpeed Trailer drawn by a New Holland T7.200 Tractor
PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS
Black 5 44871 on the parcels - The End of British Railways Steam 1968
PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE
Mushrooms
PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD
Chimney Bee (Diadasia sp)
PLANET EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB
Craighlaw Castle (1)
PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES
Somerset Sunset
PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA
Piazzetta con fontana a Lindau
PLANET EARTH IN HDR
419- INTERIOR DE LA BASÍLICA DE LA PRESENTACIÓN - WADOWICE -
PLANET EARTH NIGHT LIGHTS
Aurora Borealis
PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia, PA
PLANET EARTH HORSES
Al sol de Villa Alegre
PLANET EARTH ON BLACK
Dalhia 03
PLANET EARTH TRANSPORTATION
VW Beetle FH.40.06

Sunday Photo Magazine — 12/15/2019

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

Right now, the New Zealand bottom trawling fleet is setting out for yet another season of destruction. Each year, out of sight, the NZ fishing fleet go on the hunt for orange roughy using one of the most destructive forms of fishing ever devised. They have to be stopped, and one of the first things we need to do is make people aware of what’s really going on out there.

New Zealand trawl fleet to continue destruction of deep-sea ecosystems 
in South Pacific on the high seas.

New Zealand and Australia to adopt a deeply flawed regulation that will allow continued degradation and destruction of biologically rich and diverse ecosystems in the deep-sea from the Louisville Ridge in the western central South Pacific all the way across to the Tasman Sea.

We’ve stopped environmental crimes in the past and held companies to account. Together in our thousands, we’re forcing change and seeing results.

More and more people are saying ‘no’ to trashing the oceans, forests and climate – and standing up to protect our air, land and water from pollution.

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS
Wonderful nature
PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES
Coastal village, The Philippines
PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE
DRA090525_050
PLANET EARTH OUR HOME
IMG_5490
PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS
IMG_3522
PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE
Plochingen- Hier war der Künstler Hundertwasser aktiv,62-53/1826
PLANET EARTH ANIMALS/BIRDS
Namibia - Cheetah / Gepard
PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS
Sonnenuntergang am Albrand - 1/12345
PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER
A few Chromis
PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS
DSC_7828_00001~南境驚焰
PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY
Chevrolet
PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ADVERTISING
Model railroading history in the pages of the 1974 Walthers HO scale catalog.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
PLANET EARTH IN PANORAMA
Estanque del Parque del Retiro
PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD
Black capped Chickadee on a burdock
PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE
&:-()_€#':;;!(+-&__€
PLANET EARTH IN BOKEH AND DOF
Jen odkápnout
PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES
I am smoking a fag!
PLANET EARTH MOUNTAINS
Lake Louise
PLANET EARTH WEATHER
Late afternoon rainbow
PLANET EARTH AGRICULTURE
Krone Big X 630 SPFH filling a Broughan Engineering Mega HiSpeed Trailer drawn by a New Holland T7.200 Tractor
PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS
Black 5 44871 on the parcels - The End of British Railways Steam 1968
PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE
Mushrooms
PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD
Chimney Bee (Diadasia sp)
PLANET EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB
Craighlaw Castle (1)
PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES
Somerset Sunset
PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA
Piazzetta con fontana a Lindau
PLANET EARTH IN HDR
419- INTERIOR DE LA BASÍLICA DE LA PRESENTACIÓN - WADOWICE -
PLANET EARTH NIGHT LIGHTS
Aurora Borealis
PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia, PA
PLANET EARTH HORSES
Al sol de Villa Alegre
PLANET EARTH ON BLACK
Dalhia 03
PLANET EARTH TRANSPORTATION
VW Beetle FH.40.06

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

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES has 1,000 members and over 41,000 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