awkwardsituationist:

light pollution is largely the result poorly designed lighting, which wastes energy shining outward to the sky, where it is unwanted, instead of downwards to the ground, where it is needed. billions are spent each year on unshielded outdoor lights, though they are directly responsible for 14.7 million tons of carbon dioxide waste in the u.s. alone.

our overlit cities and suburbs have radically altered the light rhythms to which many forms of life, including diurnal animals such as ourselves, have adapted, disrupting the migratory, reproductive and feeding cycles of nocturnal creatures in potentially devastating ways.

light, for example, makes nocturnal animals easier prey, and acts as a magnet for birds, with the latter effect so powerful that scientists speak of some birds being literally “captured” by searchlights, circling in the thousands until they drop. the effect was notably observed in new york’s tribute of lights.

the effect on humans is just as profound. darkness is not only essential to our biological welfare (with light pollution linked to breast and prostate cancer), but the light of the stars and the rhythms of day and night is part our collective evolutionary and cultural patrimony. yet, two thirds of humanity live under skies polluted with light, while one fifth of the planet can no longer see the milky way.

photos by jim richardson from his series “death of night,” to consider during earth hour, which is saturday, march 29 at 8:30pm.

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duaa4duaa:

thishijabisays:

Rohingya Muslims are currently facing a humanitarian crisis; the Burmese government is imposing discriminatory policies on them. The persecution against the Rohingya can be described in no other terms but that of ethnic cleansing and genocide. There is no reason for innocent men to be killed, women to be raped, and children to be dragged away from their families. Broken homes, broken lives - and none of them deserve it.

I will #RiseforRohingya. Will you? 

Like this page to stay updated: https://www.facebook.com/RiseforRohingya

May Allah swt grant justice and save the Rohingya from persecution. May He keep them safe and free them from their oppressors. May He grant them sabr and strength. Ameen.

dimisfit:

My contribution to the Sad/Happy Zine by Janet and Arielle! 
I’ve wanted to draw this comic for a long time, and it was hard to condense it to two pages only, but I’m still glad I did it! Birds have always been weirdly important to me.
This was the first time I saw a little thing die. I don’t think I really processed what death was until way later in life. I had a lot of good and bad memories at that store. 

dimisfit:

My contribution to the Sad/Happy Zine by Janet and Arielle! 

I’ve wanted to draw this comic for a long time, and it was hard to condense it to two pages only, but I’m still glad I did it! Birds have always been weirdly important to me.

This was the first time I saw a little thing die. I don’t think I really processed what death was until way later in life. I had a lot of good and bad memories at that store. 

tempestpaige:

complete list of things the giver trailer got right

  • at some point in the movie, there is a baby 

complete list of things the giver trailer got wrong

  • everything
  • absolutely everything
  • why does this movie exist 

standwithpalestine:

15-year-old Palestinian Youssef Shawamra was shot dead by Israeli forces today near Israel’s Apartheid Wall close to the village of Deir al-Asal al-Tahtain in the West Bank, March 19, 2014. According to his older brother Abed Shawamrah, Yousef was picking gundelia - a thistle-type plant used in cooking - when he was killed. Israeli forces have killed 57 Palestinians and injured almost 900 since the resumption of peace talks last July.

Photos: Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP / Ammar Awad/Reuters

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duaa4duaa:

A request from an anon.

Asalamu alaykum,

The face veil prohibition bill 2013 is going to have its 2nd reading on friday 28th feb. If this bill is passed, many of our niqabis sisters will face fines of upto £2000 and will be made to leave public premises. Even if you may think niqab isn’t…

dylanandsuzzy:

hdawg1995:

iloverennerhawkeye:

cucumbersmaug:

sailorssail-cowboysride:

crazysummeradventures:

celebrate-the-magic:

missgreenie14:

landofthefandoms:

I can’t scroll past this without feeling guilty.

:)

:) :)

what do you do when you don’t have one? …

then you look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are.

^this

All of my followers are my best friends

ALL my friends are! 8D

lifes-a-maze

dylanandsuzzy:

hdawg1995:

iloverennerhawkeye:

cucumbersmaug:

sailorssail-cowboysride:

crazysummeradventures:

celebrate-the-magic:

missgreenie14:

landofthefandoms:

I can’t scroll past this without feeling guilty.

:)

:) :)

what do you do when you don’t have one? …

then you look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are.

^this

All of my followers are my best friends

ALL my friends are! 8D

lifes-a-maze

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rasouli:

Tonight I found out one of my friends has cancer.. she doesn’t know what stage it’s in- so it can be nothing or it can get serious.. all I ask for is that you keep her and her family in your prayers.

She’s in her late teens which is what is most surprising subhanAllah.. it’s just a…

zindagichist:

Guys, I need your sincere Duas. The engagement party I was attending tonight, the bride and groom got into a car accident and their car was totaled. And they’re currently unconscious in the hospital. Please, please pass this on.

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AMBER ALERT: EMERGENCY

fedelta:

mercyamaranth:

PLEASE READ

A YOUNG CHILD BY THE NAME OF HAILEY OWENS HAS BEEN ABDUCTED

SHE WAS APPROACHED BY AN UNFAMILIAR STRANGER AND PULLED INTO HIS VEHICLE

THE CAR IS A 2008 GOLD FORD RANGER

THE CAR WAS LAST SEEN IN SPRINGFEILD, MO.

THIS IS HAILEY:

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1O YEARS OLD, FEMALE, WHITE, BROWN HAIR, BROWN EYES, 5 FEET 2 INCHES TALL.

PLEASE SINGAL BOOST THIS. THIS CAN POSSIBLY SAVE THIS GIRL’S LIFE.

PLEASE REBLOG! A PICTURE OF THE CAR IS HERE AS WELL AS SOME INFO!

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