Photo Credit: Emerald City American Bulldogs animalpetitions.org
Target: Kristen Donmoyer, Director of Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
Goal: Investigate licensing of shelter that allegedly neglects and mishandles animals under its care.
Protests mounted, drawing national attention, as the planned death date of a Pennsylvania shelter dog neared. Community members, current and former volunteers at the Humane Society of Harrisburg, and even lawmakers urged the society to reverse its decision to euthanize Pursuit, its longest-standing canine. As the hour drew closer, word emerged that a volunteer had removed Pursuit from the shelter. A theft complaint was reportedly filed by the humane society a short time later. In the end, this animal’s life was saved, but his plight highlights what employees apparently say are still-lingering problems within the shelter.Don’t Let Allegedly Neglectful and Spiteful Shelter Kill its Animals – Animal Petitions
29 Species Have Recovered Enough in Australia to be Taken Off Endangered List–a Milestone for Celebration
A large research project studying endangered species in Australia has tallied 29 recovered species—all animals that can be safely de-listed from the country’s endangered species list.
Australia’s Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act currently lists 446 species of animals in genuine need of protection, but 29 of those are no longer in need—15 mammals, 8 birds, 4 frogs, a reptile, and a fish.
Among these critters are the golden, Western barred, and Eastern barred bandicoots, Western quoll, sooty albatross, waterfall frog, Flinder’s Range worm-lizard, yellow-footed rock wallabies, greater bilby, humpback whale, growling grass frog, Murray’s cod, and others.
— Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/29-australian-animals-found-to-have-recovered-enough-for-delisting-in-milestone-for-celebration/
Ecological Mismatch’: Hot Winter Wreaking Havoc On PA Environment
PENNSYLVANIA — While the impacts of climate change are cumulative and sometimes incremental to the point of obscurity, there’s no escaping the realities of the warmest winter in the recorded history of eastern Pennsylvania.
Chief among those consequences: a phenomonom termed “ecological mismatch” by researchers that happens when plants and animals are no longer synchronous on their seasonal cycles.
Specifically, what is essentially the early arrival of spring changes when certain plants bloom. Some blooms will appear early in Pennsylvania this year, and could potentially have already died off by the time the pollinators think it’s time for them to arrive.
Read more: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norristown/ecological-mismatch-hot-winter-wreaking-havoc-pa-environment
Rare Species of Feline Dubbed the ‘Original Grumpy Cat’ Found Living On Mount Everest
DNA analysis confirmed that the rare and little-known Pallas’ cat lives on the body of Mount Everest—three miles above sea level.
The discovery was made along Sagarmatha National Park on Mount Everest’s Southern Flank in Nepal after a month-long expedition collecting environmental samples.
— Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/rare-species-of-feline-dubbed-the-original-grumpy-cat-found-living-on-mount-everest/
Petition · Help Save Starving Manatees · Change.org
Manatees in Florida are dying off at record rates. More than 20% of the manatees—close to 2,000—have perished in the past two years.
More than 740 manatees died just last year, following a catastrophic 2021 for these gentle giants, when more than 1,100 perished.
These animals are starving to death due to loss of seagrass, and swimming through some of the worst pollution they’ve ever known.
Manatees are currently listed as “threatened,” but it’s clear they urgently need the full power of the Endangered Species Act.
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to uplist Florida’s manatees to “endangered” to guarantee their survival.
— Read on www.change.org/corgi/assets/
World’s First Vaccine for Declining Honeybees Approved By the US for Conditional Use
A biotech company announced this week that the USDA (Department of Agriculture) granted them a conditional license for their honeybee vaccine.
The vaccine boosts the bee’s immune system to fight against American Foulbrood disease, a bacteria-based condition known to attack colonies that is caused by Paenibacillus larvae.
Critical to our food supplies, honeybees have been plagued by American Foulbrood, which until now had no safe or sustainable antidote. Previously, the only treatment method for the highly contagious disease was incinerating the bees, infected hives, and all the equipment.
— Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/honeybee-vaccine-gets-approval-from-usda/
Big Sigh: Planet Is Burning
Closed-Minded People – Don’t get rid of oil/fossil fuels. It will create job loss.
Sane People – Switch to Hydrogen, Electric, and Alternative Green Fuels. It creates more jobs than you think. Since people have to man the power plants, wind farms and dams, to maintain and ensure FAILURES don’t happen. Not to mention DELIVER these alternative fuels too. So try again.
Wealthy Corporations – It’s too time-consuming and expensive to switch over.
Sane People – And yet in the long run you will actually make more money when everything is said and done. Spend a Little to make a lot. Not to mention the notoriety that comes with it.
“Wealthy Corporations Switch To Cleaner Fuel Solutions and Culls The Global Warming/Climate Crisis” I’d buy from that company.
As for Time Consumption, not really. If no one slacks off, it could be done in 3 months tops.
GOP/Repugs Oil Contract Holders: NOOOOOOO!!! OUR MONEY!!!!
Me: (Your tears sustain me.) Do Better. You can make the same amount or more with alternative non-fossil fuels.
Lesson Here: Greed and Stupidity are prohibiting Cleaner and more Advanced Progress.
I’m sorry, yet it is. Look around, we should be way ahead of the industrial/digital age. With alternatives in medicine, advanced science and perhaps a cure for practically every disease, known to man. It shouldn’t be like this, right now. Where we are still using fossil fuels to get from A to B. Where we have no cure for Diabetes, Cancer and many other illnesses. Where People don’t die from the flu, common cold or even COVID-SARS.
We should be at the point, where we can CLONE, human body parts to save lives. We should be at the point, where even the common man and woman, have access to adequate health care and child care. Where no one is left behind, or treated unfairly and unjust. Where there is no Rich VS Poor because everyone would have equal equity.
Yet HERE WE ARE. In a present-day dystopia.
The planet is literally on FIRE!!! You have caps melting at a higher rate, and whales and dolphins beaching themselves. More Fish dying from red tides, and less Salt in the OCEAN. Birds flocking, south earlier and earlier, and Sharks coming closer to the shores. While Sea Turtles only give birth to one gender of offspring. More severe storms, earthquakes and VOLCANIC activity. Or the fact that we have Viruses Mutating at an excessive rate.
How is this not MAKING Them WAKE UP? How is this not making these people want CHANGE? Make this Make sense. It’s the mad mad world we live in. Idiocracy.
Sunoco Convicted Of Environmental Crimes Over Mariner East 2 Pipeline | Patch
HARRISBURG, PA — Sunoco has been convicted of environmental crimes in Pennsylvania after construction of its Mariner East 2 Pipeline repeatedly ravaged sensitive ecosystems around southeastern Pennsylvania and damaged drinking water. On several occassions, Sunoco failed to report spills or take required precautions to prevent incidents from occurring, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said.
Mariner East 2 aims to transport Marcellus shale natural gas from western Pennsylvania and Ohio to Marcus Hook, on the Delaware River. The pipelines pass through 17 counties across southern Pennsylvania, including in the densely populated Philadelphia suburbs, where safety issues and water pollution impacted thousands.
“We have a constitutional right in Pennsylvania to clean air and pure water,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement. “It’s a right that was enshrined in our state constitution at a time when the people of Pennsylvania learned a tough lesson first-hand — the health of our children, and our economic future, depended on protecting our environment from reckless profit and unchecked corporate interests.”
— Read on patch.com/pennsylvania/norristown/s/icqvx/sunoco-convicted-of-environmental-crimes-over-mariner-east-2-pipeline
Record Heat Means Only Female Sea Turtles Are Hatching in Florida
“Scientists that are studying sea turtle hatchlings and eggs have found no boy sea turtles, so only female sea turtles for the past four years,” Zirkelbach told Reuters.
The discovery is not limited to Florida. Zirkelbach told the news organization that researchers in Australia have also documented similar findings, with an estimated 99% of the country’s turtles born female over the past few years.
— Read on people.com/pets/only-female-sea-turtles-born-in-florida-due-to-hot-weather/
Biden Administration Restores Endangered Species Act
By Catrin Einhorn
June 23, 2022
Updated 12:43 p.m. ET
The Biden administration is throwing out the definition of “habitat” for endangered animals, returning to an understanding that existed before the government under President Donald J. Trump shrank the areas that could be protected for animals under threat of extinction.
By striking a single sentence from the regulations, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries could once again protect a “critical habitat” even if it had become unsuitable because of development or other changes but could be restored.
Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/climate/biden-endangered-species-habitat.html?
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