Astronaut hunt turns into sexist nightmare for female finalist
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She’s losing by 20k votes. Let’s fix this.
After the 30th or so reblog on my dash, I finally went over to vote. Apparently she’s now destroying them. Nice work, tumblr.
Not for long. Adam has been getting ~600 every half-hour or so and if we don’t keep this up, Rose will lose.
GO TEAM ROSE FOR SPACE!
Adam’s average hourly increase has been roughly about 1.5K votes/hour, while Rose’s is slightly under 600 votes/hour.
I’m guessing that if the current trends continue, Adam will outpace Rose within 31 hours.
You know what to do.
Leading competition just shot up by 2700 votes in the last hour! COME ON TEAM ROSE FOR SPACE!
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I never even knew this and I’ve fed bread to ducks multiple times! D: Definitely reblog this so everyone knows!
Ive tried telling this to my mom and she wont believe me…
who would have thought all those nice old folks at the lake are actually killing ducks, i knew it was a shitty thing to do because it fosters a dependency but this…
Why the fuck doesn’t this have eight million notes? Get it together, tumblr.
We really don’t know why monarch butterflies are disappearing:
This is horrific. We’ve lost over 80% of the butterflies.
The waning of our monarchs has lead to the inevitable speculations as to the cause. Which is fair enough. But I’d like to point out the ideas are just speculation.
No one really knows why Monarchs are declining, or why 2012-13 is such a bad year.
Lacking the proper experiments to determine how various factors affect the butterflies, and lacking solid data about their milkweed food sources, assigning causes to the phenomenon simply isn’t possible. The monarchs are disappearing. That’s all we can say with certainty.
Candidate causes abound, though.
- The severe heat and drought of 2012 across much of the monarch’s summer range may have reduced the monarch’s host plants and stressed the remaining animals.
- The extensive use of agricultural herbicides in conjunction with herbicide-resistant crops could be eliminating the monarch’s food supply, perhaps causing the gradual decline over the past 10 years.
- The destruction of milkweed habitat for corn ethanol production, also a gradual new phenomenon in the past 10 years, could reduce the monarch’s food.
Read more: Full Article
If you want to help, here’s some things you can do:
- plant milkweed, as much as you can, everywhere you can, and encourage others to do the same, including encouraging your local government to plant butterfly gardens and use milkweed.
- protest any and all development of land that is currently good butterfly habitat.
- contact government members to petition for more money to go to butterfly conservation.
- donate to and volunteer for organizations that work to protect butterflies and their habitat.
Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.
This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SIGN AND SIGNAL BOOST to sign & signal boost THIS PETITION
it’s pretty fucked up that because of the “petition to make a death star” getting so many signatures, whitehouse.gov will now only look at petitions with 100k signatures instead of 25k. way to turn a legit means of contacting the government and getting them to notice serious issues into a shitty fandom joke.
Totally, but also can’t help but feel like really, is it that hard to ignore the few prank petitions in order to get to the legit ones. It sounds like a bit of a cop out to me.
(Source: wordsfromnature, via eazitup-deactivated20130322)
A US company is planning to tear down a chunk of rainforest the size of 100,000 soccer fields for a palm oil project.
The area of forest is home to thousands of Cameroonian people who rely on it for subsistence farming; people who stand to lose thier land if the project goes ahead. Their peaceful attempts to stop the project have been met with threats, arrests, violence, and beatings.
The forest is also home to endangered wildlife like African forest elephants and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee subspecies.
It’s time for us to take up the fight.
I’ve been vegan for a year today. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.