Leonardo DiCaprio

@leonardodicaprio  Actor and Environmentalist

14 hours ago

With Pruitt confirmed as the administrator of the EPA, it’s more important than ever that we work together to ensure our planet and people are protected. Pay attention and take action. #Regram #RG @nrdc_org: #BREAKING : The Senate has voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. • • • More senators voted against a president’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency today than in the agency’s 46-year history. It’s no wonder, because Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is unfit for the job as EPA administrator. • • • “Scott Pruitt is the worst pick ever confirmed to lead the EPA. He’s being sent there to hobble the agency we depend on to protect our health and environment. All the worse, Senate Republicans forced the confirmation vote before the public can know the truth about Pruitt’s ties to industrial polluters,” said NRDC President @rheasuh. • • • “We’ll use every tool in the kit to stop him from harming our air and water, endangering our communities and surrendering our kids to climate catastrophe.” • • • Link in bio for NRDC's statement. 👆 ____ [Dirksen Senate Office Building, Public Domain] #environment #climate #pollutingpruitt #news

3 days ago

#LDFoundation is proud to have hosted the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, to meet with ocean advocates in preparation for the upcoming Ocean Conference: https://oceanconference.un.org

4 days ago

A great way to pay tribute to the late Rob Stewart. #Regram #RG @shawnheinrichs: @unep is gearing up for #WorldWildlifeDay on March 3rd by launching 5 new species for their #WildForLife campaign. Rob Stewart @teamsharkwater dedicated his life to saving sharks and ultimately sacrificed his life while filming one of the most endangered of all shark/ray species, the SAWFISH. Rob was so excited to have the chance to film Sawfish, as these distinctive sharks have all but disappeared from our oceans. This is our chance to pay tribute to all that Rob did in service to the cause, and to help carry his work forward. Vote for sawfish and add your voice in support of Rob’s legacy! Please VOTE by CLICKING THE LINK IN MY BIO and 'liking' the SAWFISH photo that pops up!

6 days ago

#Regram #RG @sierraclub: The Trump administration just issued the final approval for the Dakota Access Pipeline ( #DAPL ). By casting people aside for corporate polluter profits, Donald Trump is continuing to show the culture his White House stands for: one built on corruption, bigotry, and greed. More than 300 tribes and millions of Americans will continue to stand united in opposition to this dangerous and unneeded project, and we are not backing down. This blatant disregard for the rights of the #StandingRock Sioux, the need for an environmental review, and for the democratic process of considering public feedback is unacceptable. We will continue to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux. Take action: go to sc.org/approvalletter and send a message to the Army Corps of Engineers to hold them accountable for putting Big Oil first by stopping the environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline! #NoDAPL This is just the first step in our fight to hold the administration and the Army Corps of Engineers accountable and we will continue to let you know how you can fight back. We will not back down.

1 week ago

#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by Katharina Hesse /@hessekatharina A hazy view of Hebei province near Shijiazhuang in the morning. Two of the most toxic components of smog saw their readings exceed 1,000 on the air quality index in Shijiazhuang in China’s northern Hebei province late last year, state media reported. One resident said her lungs felt “extremely uncomfortable” after she went walking outside for just a few minutes. The amount of PM2.5 and PM10 recorded in Shijiazhuang was greater than 1,000 micrograms per cubic metre at around 1pm, according to Xinhua. Both are types of suspended respirable particles that pose a risk to human health. The World Health Organisation recommends exposure to PM2.5 be limited to 25 micrograms per cubic metre over 24 hours, and 50 micrograms per cubic metre for PM10. Air pollution usually worsens in northern China during the winter, as coal is used to heat homes. Beijing issued a red alert for smog in mid December 2016, its first of the year, and 10 cities in Hebei have followed suit. Under China’s four-tiered warning system, a red alert will force suspension of factory production and school classes, as well as traffic reduction measures. In China alone, more than 1.6 million people die annually from air pollution. Heavy coal use has resulted in high carbon emissions. Although China has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 250,000 tons, the nation continues to emit 25 million tons of greenhouse gases, according to Environment Minister Chen Jining. Enforcement of environmental laws has improved, but slowly, and air pollution continues to be a fact of life in most cities. This has contributed to an accelerated pace of climate change, which has been noticed in the past few years. According to scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, temperatures are rising at a faster rate than they have in the past 1,000 years, about 2.5 times as rapidly according to Forbes magazine. #climatechange #Katharinahesse #china . #airpollution #smog #everydayclimatechange

1 week ago

#Regram #RG @fisherstevens: Please ALL reach out to your senators and tell them to vote NO on #PollutingPruitt . If you are from or have friends in ME, NV, AZ or IN please tell them to call their senators and encourage their friends and family to do the same. These senators could swing on this but need to hear your voices. @sensusancollins from Maine voted NO yesterday for Betsy Devos, let's please make sure she knows that our children need clean drinking water and a healthy planet as well. https://youtu.be/86dzRQHUv2Y. Senator's number are below, please share: Senator Heller (NV) 202-224-6244 or 702-388-6605 (Vegas) or 775-686-5770 (Reno) Senator Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521 or 602-840-1891 (Phoenix) or 520-575-8633 (Tuscon) Senator Collins (ME) (202)224-2523 or (207) 622-8414 (Augusta) or (207) 780-3575 (Portland) Senator Donnelly (IN) (202) 224-4814 or (317) 226-5555 (Indianapolis) or (812)425-5813 (Evansville)

2 weeks ago

Incredibly saddened by the passing of activist and marine biologist Rob Stewart. The world has lost a man who dedicated his life to protecting our oceans and sharks. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his loved ones and family. (Photo credit: @TeamSharkWater)

1 month ago

#Regram #RG @conservationorg: Do you know where your seafood comes from? The answer might surprise you. . Seafood is consumed more than any other animal protein on Earth — more than pork, chicken, beef or eggs. And half of the world’s wild-caught seafood comes from coastal community fisheries — smaller scale, artisanal operations that support the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. Discover 4 things you might not know about these coastal fisheries by visiting http://ci-intl.org/2jws4Jr #fisheries #fish #indonesia #westpapua #sustainable #seafood #conservation

1 month ago

#Regram #RG @unfccc: The arid landscape of Israel’s Negev Desert will look like a futuristic movie in the near future. The country is building the tallest solar thermal tower in the world above its dusty sands. Surrounded by 50,000 mirrors, the 250 meters high tower should be able to produce enough power for about 5% of Israel’s population when it’s concluded. The sunlight will be reflected by the mirrors to a boiler at the top of the tower. The boiler will then be able to convert them and heat water to steam to turn the turbine in a conventional power plant. Picture: Megalim Solar Power #solar #cleanenergy #Israel #greeninitiative #desert

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