30 Seconds To Mars - Capricorn (A Brand New Name) (by 30SecondsToMarsVEVO)
It’s been ten years since Capricorn. Geeeez do I feel old. I still love this song as much as I ever did. Also the concept of the video.
There are a few “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” moments in this vid, aren’t there, a little?
Plastic waste makes for one of the worst forms of trash because it takes so long to degrade, thus overflowing our landfills and polluting our oceans and waterways. But what if we could make plastic from a recycled, natural, biodegradable source?
That’s the idea behind a novel new…
Take Action to Help Save Sea Otters: Sea Otter Awareness Week(Sept. 25th - Oct. 1st)
URGENT ACTION NEEDED:
Speak Up for Sea Otter Recovery Now!
In 1986, a “no-otter-management zone” was created off the California coast that has seriously jeopardized the recovery of California, or southern, sea otters. On August 26, 2011, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) published a proposed decision to finally end this disastrous program, but we need your help to make it happen!
There will be three public hearings: one on September 27th at Channel Islands National Park Auditorium, one on October 4th in Santa Barbara, and one on October 6th in Santa Cruz. Visit the FWS website for hearing dates, times, and locations.
Until October 24th, you can also send in written comments or post them online to support this decision. Refer to the proposed rule (PDF, page 2) for instructions on how to participate in the comment process. You can also download our sample letter template and list of relevant facts to help you write your message.
This is a tremendous opportunity for you to speak up for sea otters and bring this terrible program to an end once and for all! Please take a moment to send in your comments now.
Take Action for California Sea Otters
With fewer than 3,000 southern sea otters left in California’s coastal waters, these playful animals are some of the most imperiled marine mammals in the world. Major threats facing the southern sea otter (some of which have impacts on other sea otter populations worldwide) include:
- Disease: About 40 percent of sea otter deaths are disease related. Although some of the exact causes remain unknown, scientists are examining the effects of several things, including toxic pollutants, on sea otter deaths.
- Habitat Degradation: As with other wild species, the sea otter habitat is affected by a variety of contaminants. Researchers are also beginning to look at how climate change affects sea otter habitat, both in terms of the food abundance and the conditions of the habitat.
- Fishing Gear: In the past, sea otters have become entangled in certain types of fishing gear, such as set gill nets. There is still concern that sea otters may get trapped and drown in certain types of fish traps and crab or lobster pots.
- Food Scarcity: The same threats facing sea otters, such as disease, habitat degradation and potentially climate change, could be harming the marine species they depend on for survival.
- Offshore Oil Drilling: Because sea otters live so close to oil tanker traffic and potential oil drilling sites, they are highly vulnerable to potential oil spills. Oil causes sea otter fur to clump, leaving the animals exposed to frigid waters, hypothermia and even death.
Make Simple Lifestyle Changes
Small actions can make a big difference! Here are a few things you can do in your daily life to help protect sea otters.
- Buy sustainably harvested seafood: By supporting the sustainable fishing industry, the risk of sea otter food becoming overfished or “bycatch”—trapped in nets intended for other species—is significantly decreased.
- Be on the alert for potential contaminants: What we do on land is connected to the ocean, as harmful products are carried through waterways, poisoning the sea otter’s home. Here are some ways to avoid polluting their habitat.
- Support local, organic farms that use fewer pesticides
- Fertilize your own garden with nontoxic, biodegradable products
- Don’t pour harmful chemicals down sinks
- Promptly fix oil leaks in your car and dispose of the old oil
- Reduce your carbon footprint: Using compact fluorescent light bulbs and unplugging appliances when not in use can help slow down climate change. Get more helpful tips. »
Adopt a Sea Otter
Your adoption donation will help Defenders:
- Educate the public about the importance of sea otters to a healthy marine ecosystem
- Work with state agencies, local communities, conservationists, the fishing industry and other stakeholders to develop solutions that work for everyone
- Fight on the ground, in the courts and in Washington, D.C. to promote clean energy policies that reduce the potential for more deadly oil spills
Thank you to Echelon memeber mermaidmelo for the submission.
Night Of The Hunter - 30STM, MTV Unplugged
Ok, I’m going to stop re-embedding because you can just GO TO THE PAGE, but this one is amazingly pretty acoustic (different and yet very awesomely cinematic), and I finally can hear what Jared’s talking about when he talks about it being kind of American Gothic and having some southern elements to it, which is harder to hear on the electric version. His accent comes out a little in places on it too, which makes me smile.
Closer To The Edge - 30STM, MTV Unplugged