Against gas and oil degradation in the Lake TanganyikaThey are dependent on fishing for their livelihood. Furthermore, the lake is home to a very large variety of fish. The danger is simply too great for these species to become extinct by the degradation of raw materials. I urge those responsible to deal with this issue before making premature decisions and destroying life at and in the lake.
STOP Mining Companies from killing the West Coast's unique biosphereThe West Coast has a unique and ecologically critical ecosystem and the following is under immediate threat if the mining company EEM is not stopped immediately in the Supreme Court. The Langebaan Lagoon (which is a RAMSAR site and a marine protected area) is an 'aquifer dependant lagoon' and the Elandsfontein aquifer which feeds the Lagoon has been described by experts as 'highly vulnerable and susceptible to anthropogenic pollutants and disturbance' and 'potentially extremely environmentally sensitive' due to its intergranular sandy structure. The Department of Water Affairs have outlined in their research that: • the Langebaan Road aquifer and the Elandsfontein aquifer are connected with one another as different influences have the same impact on the monitoring holes of both aquifers, • water flows from the Elandsfontein aquifer to the Langebaan Lagoon through Geelbek, • water also flows from Elandsfontein to the Langebaan Road aquifer, • if the aquifer should be dried up for whatever reason, the sand formations, will lose its capability to store water permanently, • if pollution of any nature should occur the Langebaan Road aquifer, Elandsfontein aquifer and the Langebaan Lagoon will be affected. EEM is proposing to mine within: • a 10-million-year old aquifer, which is a critical groundwater source within a 30 km radius, • a Core 1 area of a UNESCO Biosphere, • an internationally significant heritage area, described as an “Origin of Man” site, • a Critical Biodiversity Area, • a Buffer zone of the West Coast National Park and • a climate adaptive corridor, • an area that is signed into an international Convention on Biological Diversity treaty (South Africa is a signed partner) as part of the Park Expansion Plan Program, • a priority climate change adaptation corridor where they will be mining on endangered vegetation with 16 Red Data species, • a most vulnerable municipality with regards to climate change, • a planned protected area, • a groundwater catchment area, and • an inter-regional biodiversity corridor.
GREEN PEACE KEEPERSChildren live by example and they become our future leaders of the world. The example we teach them now, will determine who they become when they are older. setting the proper example of how the planet should be treated and what is important to keep it alive, will allow them to understand these actions and practice it themselves in their adult years.
Stop the pollution of Ghanaian rivers and soils by irresponsible gold miningUp till recently irresponsible gold mining was limited to Western Region, which drains into the relatively small Ankobra, Bia, Pra and Tano rivers. The activities of Ashanti Goldfields Corporation and its American-owned successor AngloGold Ashanti in the past and the more recent galamsey mining in Wassa West and Wassa East districts have seriously polluted those rivers with toxic heavy metals and other poisonous chemicals. Now irresponsible gold mining has started in the Upper East and Upper West Regions - e.g. near Kongo. This is going to seriously affect the lower watershed of the Volta River - incl. Lake Volta - and therefore a large part of the nation - not to mention the soils of the surroundings. As you know, fish is an important source of protein for Ghanaians - caught as well as farmed fish. Soon they're all going to be poisoned unless they stop eating fish and are going to be affected by even more slow killer diseases (which don't get priority).
Take action to stop sewage pollution of the Hennops riverSouth Africa's water recourses are scarse and threatened, all our rivers need to be protected. The water quality of the Hennops River at present is comparable to raw sewage, the acceptable ratio of E. coli is 1000 units per 100 ml ,at present it is 1000 000 units per 100 ml. The Hennops River is part of the greater Crocodile river system.
No to Shell Gas in AlgeriaIt is so important to ask and act so that tests for shell gas stop in the Sahara of Algeria, the Greatest Sahara in the World, a Beautiful Place, full of life, there, we can find the Largest reserve of Underground Water, adding to that, people there suffered 50 years ago from Nuclear Tests done by the French, so it must be stopped now.
Keep Fracking Out of the Drakensberg & KarooThe Drakensberg is the source of water on which over 5 million people, in cities like Estcourt, Howick, Pietermaritzburg & Durban, depend on for their water supply. If Fracking is permitted all life in our province stands to be jeopardised. Each fracking well uses between 6 and 25 million litres of water and up to 150 000kgs of sand to create cracks in the rocks and release the gas. Farming in the Drakensberg & Karoo will also be destroyed if the water is polluted, affecting our food supply and raising food prices considerably. We are a water scarce country which has abundant sunlight - surely we should capture this source of energy rather than destroy our water supply? Technical Cooperation Permits have been issued to Rhino Oil and Gas and Sungu Sungu to explore the possibilities of extracting shale gas in Balgowan, Kamberg, Karkloof and surrounding areas.
A Little Less Would Help The RestEvery day whether I'm walking, riding my bike, or driving, I see countless businesses running their sprinkler systems to water a couple of plants that don't need nearly as much water. Despite the fact that California (let alone the west coast) was never meant to produce the volume of agriculture it is currently trying to sustain, there is a drought. A drought in this area with such a large population is no surprise; they're commonplace, but when businesses are allowed the run half a dozen sprinklers for hours on end, spilling gallons and gallons of water into the street without any consequence there needs to be something said. If we can convince just a quarter of businesses in San Diego County to reduce their water consumption to 50%, or have them use their sprinkler systems on alternating days, the amount of water, and money saved would be staggering.
Vlei areas around airport killing birds from raw sewageDo we like looking at the grace of the birds and sounds they make, who are we as humans supposed to let nature die off..no birds no life..these are their grounds not ours. Birds also have a purpose. Would you like volanteers to help? We as a community would like to help but need your help
Stop China exploiting the natural wealth of TibetChina is ripping apart the fragile ecosystem of Tibet, forcing many Tibetan nomads to give up their way of life as grazing their herds becomes impossible. The Tibetan plateaux is the source of many great rivers feeding the Indian sub -continent. Interference with these could cause immeasurable harm to forests and people, .