Sapa, Vietnam. August, 2012

Black H’mong children sewing.

Photo by Benjamin Dunn









Oh my god the NOTES



the gif… PRICELESS.

there are only a little over 9million users on Tumblr..almost every single damn person has liked this post. Tumblr has the power!

Never not reblogging because it gets truer and truer every day.

This is amazing, therefore it must be passed on!


 so many notes.

(Source: charizzaaa)




Actual Dr. Bruce Banner on Colbert Report talking about environmental protection and fracking. 

So clever [: love you, mark.

I will always reblog this.

Hulk smash environmental imperialism!


The North Pole is doomed. And there is nothing you can do about it.

  • By the end of August, the Obama administration will allow Shell, a foreign oil company, to begin drilling in the Chucki Sea. Most oil will not flow to America.
  • 1/4 of the Earth’s oil and gas reserves contained in the Arctic
  • Ice is melting far faster than climate scientists expected
  • Once the ice melts enough, Russia, Canada, US, Norway, etc., ready to pounce to develop oil, gas, mineral (gold and diamonds), commercial fishing, and tourism industries
  • Fisheries to be depleted within a few years
  • Norway’s Statoil, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Russia’s Rosneft have all revealed plans to drill in the Arctic
  • Ice reflects sunlight. When the ice melts, less sun will be reflected causing rapid warming of the oceans.

The Guardian: Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants targets riches


BBC collects information about when the world’s non-renewable resources will dry out. The problems will be felt a long time before they runs out because of the “peak”-effect which will influence markets and people’s behavior.

BBC - Future - Science & Environment - Global resources stock check

Kabryn and I are trying to raise money to help the rehabilitation of sea turtles in Indonesia.

Please consider donating to help save the sea turtles. 

Or if you can’t donate at least reblog. Thanks.



Dear friends, family and followers,

I need your help. I was led to the Gili islands by one birthday wish: to swim with a sea turtle. Today, snorkeling off the coast, it happened. As I floated on the top of the water out in the distance, I saw one and swam to it. We glided together through the water, checking each other out. He was huge, probably 2 feet across and was missing his left front fin. When his eyes met mine, I knew I was in the presence of something eternally sacred and infinitely important. It was one of the most special moments of my life. As fate would have it, that moment led me to a man named Boulong.

Sea turtles numbers are dropping right before our eyes. Most species are endangered or threatened. People who live on islands known for sea turtles have begun to notice. Boulong, a local man from Gili Meno, has dedicated his life and every penny he has to the local sea turtles. On an island where if you make $100 a month, you have a good job, he spends about $10 a day to take care of turtle hatchlings. Other locals call him crazy for trying to help, but he doesn’t care. He harvests the turtle eggs and buys them off of farmers who were going to eat them or sell them on the black market. The turtles are then raised and released once they are large enough to fend off most natural predators. Without Boulong’s efforts, almost all of them would not have been given the chance to make it to sea. While staring down into his tanks as the sweet baby turtles swim around, that thought is a hard one to bear.

On an island so beautiful lies an ugly truth. These turtles are disappearing. Only about 0.1% of babies that hatch make it to the sea and most of those don’t make it to breeding age. With new threats to adults like plastic bags, fishing nets and boat propellers introduced by humans, this sensitive species is diminishing. It is people like little sweet Boulong that are making the difference and trying to help boost populations once again.

He needs your help. Desperately. Make a small sacrifice and donate to Boulong to help him feed and rehabilitate these turtles. He also needs funds to build more ponds for the babies. His humble facilities are growing cramped from the demand and growing number of turtles that need help. It doesn’t matter if you have $1 or $100, anything and everything is needed.

You can make a difference in the lives of these majestic animals through people like Boulong. If you can’t donate, just pass this on. To your friends, to your friends friends. I can’t wait to see what we can do!

Below is my Paypal link. I will check it in a few days and any money donated, I will withdraw and take directly to Boulong myself! Your money will go directly to the turtles :)

See his webpage here. More than 1,000 turtles have been saved by him in 2008 and 2009 alone.

Donate HERE PLEASE!!!!!


The tracks of a body hastily dragged back indoors after an explosion, Grozny, Chechnya, 1995.  

From Open Wound

[Credit : Stanley Greene]

"We pay for this stuff and it goes right into the waste bin, and we’re not capturing it the way our recycling programs are intending us to capture it. We’re just sticking it in the ground and building mountains out of it."
— About 69 % of our trash goes immediately into landfills. And most landfill trash is made up of containers and packaging – almost all of which should be recycled, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, (via nprfreshair)
"What we’re actually seeing in the ocean is this kind of chowder of plastic – these tiny particles that are the size of plankton. It’s plastic that has been weathered and broken down by the elements into these little bits and it’s getting into the food chain."
— Edward Humes met with scientists who study the 5 massive gyres of trash particles swirling around in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Created by the convergence of ocean currents and wind, the gyres contain masses of litter that aren’t entirely visible by the human eye. (via nprfreshair)