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Revealed: California’s farm workers forced to work during natural disaster.

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@undocublack – The untold stories of those impacted during natural disasters in a racist capitalist society.
#Repost @justinomora1 ・・・
Firefighters are not the only ones risking their health and working in the smoke. These are some of California’s farm workers who are often forced to work in the worst conditions even amid natural disasters such as the #WoolseyFire. We all must show our respect and gratitude to farm workers for their work and sacrifice. 💜✊🏾
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We must demand better working conditions and fair pay for #firefighters (many of whom are incarcerated men and women who get paid $1 an hour!) BUT also for farm workers many of whom are #immigrants and don’t have the resources and get threatened with layoffs and deportation.
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If you know of any current efforts to help these farm workers (provide free breathing masks, GoFundMe’s, pressuring their employers, etc), please comment below! 👇🏽
. 📸: This photo was taken by Andy Holzman/SCNG at a farm in Camarillo, California.

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While expecting first child with Miley, Liam Hemsworth loses home to Malibu wildfire.

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@liamhemsworth – It’s been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love. Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love u guys. I love you Malibu. Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California. It’s going to be a journey to rebuild. Stay strong all. To help/donate visit @malibufoundation and @happyhippiefdn

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With a raging heat of Wildfire in action, Malibu Carlifornia Celebrities intensely Panick.

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@sharonstone – This is Malibu. A retreat. Our beach. A place that we spent a week every Summer with at risk kids. Thousands of children’s lives changed here at our @planethopeorganization @sharonstone
Friends have lost their homes, animals, schools, place of prayer, markets & local businesses. For many, everything familiar is gone…. This is heartbreaking.
Please help @baby2baby with their mission to supply (diapers, wipes, blankets & important basic essentials)  to children & families affected by the fire.
THANK YOU  @grantdenham for this photo. Prayers to you. .. #woolseyfire #campfire #baby2baby #prayersneeded 🙏
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF VENTURA COUNTY IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING ANIMALS FOR THOSE EVACUATING FROM THE HILL AND WOOLSEY FIRE.
805-646-6505
402 Bryant Street. Ojai, California.
Donations also may be sent to @losangelesfiredepartment #CaliforniaWildfires

@candacecbure – It’s no joke. Praying, praying, praying. Please pray with us. We need your prayers.

@kimzolciakbiermann – Prayers for all in California 🙏🏼

@cindycrawford – Thank you to the firefighters and servicemen working so hard to protect our homes and community. Your bravery and selflessness is the true definition of heroism.

@hilaryduff – Been glued to the news watching the devastation of these fires. Really heartbroken for the families who have lost their homes, all of the people who have been displaced and don’t know if they still have a home 😢 a big thank you to the fireman and first responders who are working round the clock to try to contain this fire. Please follow @we.love.malibu all money raised will go to families who lost their home! Auction items will go up soon #woolseyfire #malibu 💔😢

@sarahmgellar – Today my heart is filled with sadness. This was my dear friend @chriscortazzo home, known as “the ranch” It was truly the most magical and peaceful place I have ever been. Yesterday the #woolseyfire destroyed it. I am sad, not just for the house, but for all the animals that called it home. In my heart I know it wasn’t magic that made the home so special, but the kind and generous heart of its owner Chris. Thank you to all the selfless fire firefighters working non stop to put out this terrible tragedy. Please everyone stay safe. Today I will raise a glass to all the special memories of the Ranch that no 🔥 can take away. And pray for safety and speedy containment.

@westendfriends – To all the amazing firefighters, first responders and volunteers helping and battling these fires we thank you! ❤️ everyone please stay safe and evacuate if need to. Don’t stay behind and don’t leave your animals behind either. Lots of places can help with your animals for the meantime please help Each other out! & if you want to help but can’t physically help the @losangelesfiredepartment @lafdfoundation is in need of donations for hydration packs, any amount is greatly appreciated! Stay safe everyone. We are praying this ends soon. #campfire #fires #prayforcalifornia #paradise #malibu #calabasas #staysafe #volunteer #getinvolved #donate #keepyourpetssafe #evacuate #saveanimals #firefighters #thankyou #heroes #woolseyfire #lafd

@rileykeough – This is so crazy…. My family has been evacuated. And my house is on the other side of that smoke somewhere… Prayers for everyone in LA and for all the families that have lost their homes. ❤️💕❤️ #woolseyfire

@mirandakerr – Praying for the people and homes in my surrounding community of Malibu. It’s hard to watch from so far away in China but I’m grateful that my family is safe. Thank you to all the firefighters & first responders out there working tirelessly to contain the flames. If you are being told to evacuate please do and don’t wait. I hope that you and all your loved ones are safe ❤️

@robinthicke – Our home is just to the left! Praying

@teresagiudice – Prayers for all in California 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️

@orlandobloom – this is my street as of two hours ago praying for the safety of all my malibu fam, grateful to our brave firefighters please stay safe 🙏🏼

@bellahadid – can’t believe this….it makes me so emotional looking at these photographs taken in the past two days. our beautiful Malibu looks so sad today. malibu is such a connected, loving community with families that have lived there for 30+ years. Many of them growing up together raising children together for so many decades making so many memories… I can’t even imagine how you all are feeling back home having to evacuate…im so sorry that you have to watch this happen right in front of you- Im sure it is the most painful thing in the world. my heart is so broken I am so sorry to every single person that lost their homes, and I hope we can come up with something very soon to help… as you can see- horses and other animals are being brought to beaches because there is no way to get out of Malibu anymore…I added a few places you can evacuate your animals to if anyone that needs help is reading this… I can’t imagine having to leave my horses behind..I feel so helpless right now … thank you to all of the incredible fire fighters in Malibu and from the valley who are working so hard in danger for the community. You are so incredible And we salute you
Bless..

 

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Breaking: 14 lives lost to deadly Haiti earthquake

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A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 130 others and damaging homes in the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation, authorities said.

The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported.

President Jovenel Moise said he and Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant had reached “the zone affected by the earthquake to bring assistance to the population” and coordinate relief efforts.

He had said earlier he was headed to Port-de-Paix and another quake-hit city, Gros-Morne, about 50 kilometers to the southeast.

“I congratulate the citizens for their show of solidarity and support,” Moise said in a Twitter message, vowing to ensure that the government was doing everything possible to help victims.

The quake, which was felt across the country, struck at 8:10 pm (0010 GMT Sunday) at a shallow depth of 11.7 kilometers.

Government spokesmen said that 14 people had been reported dead so far, eight of them in Port-de-Paix, the capital of Haiti’s Nord-Ouest department, and four others in Gros-Morne.

Haiti’s civil protection agency put the preliminary number of injured at 188.

– Memories of 2010 –

Two minor aftershocks were registered, the agency said, adding that no tsunami warning was issued.

The town of Chansolme and the small island of Tortuga also suffered damage, officials said.

The tremor rattled the capital Port-de-Prince, sparking fear among residents still reeling from the massive 2010 earthquake that left at least 200,000 people dead and 300,000 more injured.

“I urge the population to remain calm,” President Moise said in a tweet Saturday.

Some of the injuries were sustained when people panicked after the quake, the civil protection agency said.

The agency confirmed that some homes were destroyed or damaged, without offering specific figures.

The Nord-Ouest department is the poorest part of impoverished Haiti, with many areas isolated due to the dire state of the roads.

– Sifting through debris –

There was an unusual buzz of activity, however, at the site in Gros-Morne where a community center had collapsed. Residents using saws or their bare hands scrambled to recover metal support rods from the debris for resale, before being chased away by authorities.

The building’s guard, who was sleeping at the time of the quake, was killed.

A woman watching the scene, 49-year-old Rosette Jerome, said no one in her neighborhood had been killed “but a child was seriously injured when a piece of the wall fell on it.”

The devastating 7.0-magnitude quake that struck in January 2010 left more than 1.5 million people homeless. Tens of thousands remain in makeshift camps.

The damage caused was worth an estimated 120 percent of GDP in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Longer-term reconstruction has been hampered by lingering political chaos in the nation of nearly 11 million people, and by a deadly cholera epidemic introduced by infected Nepalese UN peacekeepers sent in after the quake.

Via: punchnews

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The number of times Nigerians have senselessly killed valuable wildlife just to eat them.

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These pictures depict the numbers of times Nigerians and Africans in various states took the life of wild animals that many considered valuableto a thinking citizen.

The family of apes is the hardest for me to watch. Many others are saying thug the rats of poverty caused this behaviour. Finding yourself in a situation where you need to eat something or anything just to remain alive, you will have no luxury of considering the environment or even benefit of tourism to them. This is saddening to see, especially to me that believe we can cause no harm to the environment.

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The last male Northern white rhinoceros in the world has died.

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A really sad thing has occurred yet again  for humans on earth, as the last male Northern white rhinoceros in the world died on Monday, March 19th 2018, after a battle with infection. According to getty image, The animal was named ‘Sudan’ according to his birth country, and the death, leaves the world with only just two living northern white rhinoceroses, and leaves the species one step closer to extinction.

I wonder if Scientist will do their magic to this specie like they normally do, to extract the sperm (which he hopefully produced) from Sudan, and have it inserted artificially into the remaining females to have them continue the linage and prevent extinction like we all fear.

Can the world handle anymore of these extinctions? We need all our animals alive and in battle with us. This is sad for the climate. To lose another one to time and civilization is just sad.

📷: Tony Karumba/AFP/GettyImages

R.I.P Sudan
R.I.P Sudan

 

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lightning strikes Rwandan church killing 16.

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Some times we wonder if some things nature dishes out to us, are coincidental, or just a direct message to people of the world from God. Just like in this case of  a Rwandan church that was struck by lightning, killing at least 16 people, and leaving  dozens injured.

The church, a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, was the sight of he unfortunate incident which took the life of  Fourteen victims on the spot.

“The lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday” local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone.

Two others died later from their injuries, he added.

He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.

“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.

According to the mayor, a similar accident took place on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.

What is poking the weather of this Country?Is this natural or diabolical? Is someone using this to attack people, or just the climate change showing itself strong around the world. Are their buildings unearthed, or just a atmospheric balance. We wish a quick recovery to the injured, and condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives.

Source: Punchnews

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CAPE TOWN DROUGHT-AFFECTED RESIDENTS NOW ON 50 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY AS CRISIS WORSENS.

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South Africans living outside the drought-stricken Western Cape province are being urged by charities to donate water to be taken to Cape Town, as more stringent conservation measures take effect. “Day Zero”, when reservoirs supplying Cape Town are deemed to be critically low and the taps are turned off, is now calculated to be 16 April; previously the date was set at 21 April, and then 12 April. If and when it happens, citizens will have to collect water from 200 standpipes around the city.
Yesterday the daily limit per person using the municipal supply was reduced by 43 per cent to 50 litres.

Western Cape was declared a disaster area in May 2017 after successive years of sharply lower rainfall. Reservoirs, known locally as “dams”, are currently at 26.3 per cent of capacity, having lost 0.9 per cent in the past week.

Cape Town is running out of water. How? Simon Calder explains.

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Climate change in Cape Town

South Africa Tourism said: “In the event of what the City of Cape Town refers to as ‘Day Zero’, there will be available water for tourists’ and locals’ critical needs. These are considered to be water for personal hygiene and consumption. “We should be prepared to live with very little water for around three months, with the hope that by the end of winter, enough rain has fallen to switch the water system back on.”

I didn’t know that this was going on in South Africa. I really hope they get this Climate Change impact sorted out. It is getting worse and increasing generous.
📷@groundnut_ninja
📝 www.independent.co.uk

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Lagos State deploys over 900,000 electronically tracked waste bins.

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According to Vanguard news,  Visionscape Group has taken delivery of a fresh batch of environment sanitation trucks to Lagos state, to be launch in the new year.

Driven from the port to one of their maintenance deport were, Compactors, trash trucks, trailer heads and other utility vehicles.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

The Lagos State Government plans to deploy over 900,000 electronically tracked waste bins and 600 brand new compactors among other facilities to manage the over 10,000 metric tons of waste generated in the state daily.

I am honestly love the idea of the Lagos state government being clearly concerned with the waste situation of the state, that he actually makes a move towards improving it.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

Even though our waste management is a big problem,  buying new things on the other hand, has never a problem in Nigeria. We as a Nation, are obsessed with importation and expensive purchases. But my in dividing concern has always been the maintenance culture of our leaders.

If this imported waste bin, and compactors get worn out and stop working in future, what then? Will the government have a maintenance system to service and repair these products when they develop faults? Or will they get another budget to just buy a brand new batch of the same thing, while the old ones sit by the road and rust in neglect, then become a bigger problem to the society than the dirt itself.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

I really am concerned with ‘Maintenance‘ because that was my concern when we had these really new batch of eye candy BRTs, they were deliciously good looking, until they started to wear out, having broken parts, misused,  and no plans were made to fix them back up. They practically went from BRT to danfo buses in a matter of half a decade. Any body can wake up and  request for Government money to buy a new batch of public common goods. But when these goods need a little fixing and repainting, and rehabilitation, what happens then? They turn a deaf ear, and repeat the process of buying new ones all over again.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

This has always been my problem and from the look of things, it hadn’t been fixed. Because everyday, I see things that make me wonder if this habit is only for COMMON GOODS. 

Is this the way we manage out homes? Things go bad and we turn a blind eye to it, and replace it with a brand new one immediately? This needs to stop. Every day, we read about Nigeria borrowing money from foreign countries to fix one thing or the other, and then the money gets stolen by politician elected to protect it ,  no one is caught or held responsible, because they have many people involved in sharing the money, no maintenance culture, no follow ups.

Electronic trash truck in Lagos
Electronic trash truck in Lagos

Dear Lagos State Government, we need these things repaired and painted when the time comes, instead of replacing them.

This should be a job for Peter Obi.

📷 Vanguardng

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