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Dear Earth, you’re beautiful….

photo credit Lindsay Dewald

Every so often I’m able to capture something so beautiful, I can’t believe it has come from my own camera.  Then I think, oh right, my subject is planet earth- how can the image NOT BE beautiful.  This sky was a simple reminder to me (and hopefully to you all) that we  need to step it up in taking care of our home.  Enjoy your week everyone!

BP oil spill in everyday terms

As sited from The Daily Green I found these astonishing comparisons that I felt were important to share.  We could go on and on about the horrific situation, but these simple comparisons are powerful in their own.

11,300 miles: The distance around the world the current amount of leaked oil would stretch if it was placed in milk jugs lined up side by side. To quantify, that’s farther than New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and back. (Source: New York Times)

102: The number of school gymnasiums that could theoretically be filled floor-to-ceiling with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (Source: New York Times)

400: Number of wildlife species threatened by the spill. Threatened species include sea life such as whales, tuna and shrimp; dozens of species of birds; land animals such as the gray fox and white-tailed deer; and amphibians such as the alligator and the snapping turtle. (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)

400: Number of oil projects illegally approved for operation in the Gulf of Mexico under Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the oil surveys and drilling operations threaten marine mammal life in the region. (Source: Center for Biological Diversity)

To read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-facts#ixzz0qyqfAIQq