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🐢 News via The @WashingtonPost: The Española giant tortoise was once considered beyond saving. After decades in decline, just over a dozen were left on the Galapagos island by the 1970s, most of them female. Their numbers were so sparse that some probably had gone decades without encountering another tortoise. Extinction seemed inevitable. Then Diego came along. Flown in from the San Diego Zoo in 1976, the extremely sexually active tortoise went on to father upward of 800 offspring. His considerable effort helped his species, known scientifically as Chelonoidis hoodensis, rebound to a population of 2,000. It also turned him into a star, his sexual prowess the subject of articles in newspapers across the globe. Now, the ancient tortoise is headed for retirement. Officials with the Galapagos National Park announced Friday that the breeding program has been so successful that it is being terminated. Diego, believed to be more than 100 years old, will be released from captivity and returned to the wild. Go to the link in the @washingtonpost bio to read more. (Photo by Galapagos National Park Handout/EPA-EFE; iStock)

🐢 News via The @WashingtonPost: The Española giant tortoise was ...

play_circle_filled There is no time more important than this. Take a moment to share the beauty of our planet. #SevenWorldsOnePlanet premieres Saturday Jan 18 at 9PM on @amc_tv and @BBCAmerica.

There is no time more important than this. Take a ...

play_circle_filled From @worldeconomicforum: This is what the world is worried by. #risk #planet #environment #society

From @worldeconomicforum: This is what the world is worried by. ...

Shrubs and grasses are springing up around Mount Everest and across the Himalayas, one of the most rapidly heating regions of the planet. 
The impact on water supplies of the small but significant increase in vegetation is unknown but could increase flooding in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, which supplies 1.4 billion people with water. 
The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled since the turn of the century and research has suggested that its ecosystems are highly vulnerable to climate-induced shifts in vegetation. 
Studies of increased vegetation in the Arctic found that they delivered a warming effect in the surrounding landscape, with the plants absorbing more light and warming the soil. 
But Dr Karen Anderson from the Environment and Sustainability Institute says more vegetation might not increase warming and flooding. A previous study in the Tibet region found that the water in the plants, that is evaporated through their leaf surface, became a cooling influence. (Via The @Guardian)

Shrubs and grasses are springing up around Mount Everest and ...

The catastrophic bushfire season we are currently experiencing in Australia is a clear example of the impacts of climate change playing out before our eyes.

Climate change means hotter temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and periods of low rainfall that can dry out vegetation, and an increased chance of lightning strikes. These all combine to create more dangerous and longer-lasting fire seasons - and this is what we are seeing now. The 2019-20 fires are not normal. This is climate change writ large. (Courtesy of @theclimatecouncil)

The catastrophic bushfire season we are currently experiencing in Australia ...

play_circle_filled @action4ifaw’s koala detection dog Bear is trained to detect live koalas through the scent of their fur, which makes him an important asset in the response to #AustraliaBushfires.⁠⠀
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@TysonTravel met Bear and his handler Rianna from @usc_detection_dogs to take a look inside @action4ifaw’s work in Australia.

Video courtesy of IFAW

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play_circle_filled From @worldeconomicforum: At least 27 people have been killed across the country. #australia #bushfires #environment #wildlife #climatechange

From @worldeconomicforum: At least 27 people have been killed across ...

play_circle_filled Yesterday, @EarthAlliance announced the #AustraliaWildfireFund, a $3 million commitment to support organizations on the front lines in Australia combating the devastating bushfires, and helping to support recovery and restoration projects for affected wildlife. Please see the link in my bio to find out more and to donate.
@aussieark @bushheritageaus @wireswildliferescue @emersoncollective @global_wildlife_conservation @oxygenseven

Yesterday, @EarthAlliance announced the #AustraliaWildfireFund, a $3 million commitment to ...

photo_library #Regram #RG @earthalliance: Earth Alliance, created in 2019 by @LeonardoDiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Brian Sheth, has launched the #AustraliaWildfireFund, a $3 million commitment to assist critical firefighting efforts, aid local communities most affected by the wildfires, enable wildlife rescue and recovery, and support the long term restoration of unique ecosystems, with partners @aussieark @bushheritageaus @wireswildliferescue @emersoncollective @global_wildlife_conservation @oxygenseven. Join Earth Alliance in supporting these critical efforts - please see the link in my bio to donate. #AustraliaFires 
Photos by Brad Fleet, Wolter Peeters/The Sydney Morning Herald

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play_circle_filled #Regram #RG @ajplus:
This 10-year-old is leading the fight against climate change in Colombia - on the streets and in the Senate. ⁣ ⁣ 
Like @GretaThunberg - Francisco protests for immediate climate action every Friday.⁣ ⁣ 
#Climate #GretaThunberg #ClimateChange #Environment #Youth #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #Greta #Activist #Activism #ClimateAction #ClimateStrike #ClimateActivist #ClimateActivism #FridaysForFuture #Colombia

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play_circle_filled Repost IGTV from @bbcnews: Scientists in the Seychelles have started the world's first large-scale coral reef restoration project to help stop the impact of rising sea temperatures. More than half of the world's coral has succumbed to the effects of climate change so a team based in the Indian Ocean has been growing coral on land and planting them back in the sea to see if they are resilient to coral bleaching. The technique has been taken to countries including Colombia and the Maldives - with Kenya, Tanzania and Mauritius to follow. #coral #climatechange #science #bbcnews

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photo_library #Regram #RG @motherjonesmag: One of the nation’s largest school districts has adopted a novel new policy: Each student in the seventh through 12th grades will be permitted to skip school one day per school year to protest.⁠ Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, home to 188,000 students, will implement its new “civic engagement activities” policy next month. “I think we’re setting the stage for the rest of the nation with this,” Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who introduced the policy, told the Post. “It’s a dawning of a new day in student activism, and school systems everywhere are going to have to be responsive to it.”⁠ The policy is already facing backlash from conservatives who believe it is coddling liberal students, according to the @washingtonpost. When a school district in Maryland considered, but ultimately abandoned, a similar policy, conservatives across the country expressed criticism to its sponsor, arguing that kids should be in school rather than out protesting. But it’s hardly a liberal victory either; in a world where students have made some impact on issues like climate change and gun violence, one day of demonstrating per school year will hardly be enough to foment radical change.⁠ The power of student activism is growing, as showcased in the last two years by the students in Parkland, Florida, who survived a mass shooting in their school, and the youth climate movement worldwide. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist-turned international celebrity, skipped school for weeks to urge action against climate change, and then helped establish a regular protest every Friday that spread among students throughout the world.⁠ The new policy may well encourage students who have never protested before to take a day off to march or sit-in. But as much as some parents and teachers may want to keep their kids in the classroom, the whole point of protesting is to be heard, and that may require breaking some rules.⁠ Click the link in @motherjonesmag bio to read more. (📸: @sam.vp/Mother Jones; Barbara Alper/Spencer Platt/Ronen Tivony/Erik McGregor/Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Getty)

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