Serbia: 25/11/14 – Felix News.

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Little Tok is seriously ill. She had been badly injured before she even arrived at the shelter, one of her eyes had leaked out and a part of her lip is missing. But now her abdomen is swollen, filling with fluid and the vet suspects she has FIP. A few days ago she had a high fever and has been receiving powerful drugs since, so right now her body temperature is normal, but she’s refusing to eat and seems to be giving up already. We all know there is no known cure or effective treatment for FIP at this time, unfortunately, but there’s also no definitive diagnostic test to confirm it’s actually FIP we’re dealing with. Knowing that Tok’s brother Tik was born with a deformed leg which had to be amputated, the vet has come to the conclusion there was something horribly wrong with the entire litter from the very beginning. Anyway, while there is life there is hope and even if this little sweetie is not much of a fighter, we’ll fight our hardest for her and do whatever it takes to save her if possible. Please consider donating towards Tok’s vet care! Our vet bills are mounting but this precious little girl needs all the help she can get! This tiny angel needs a miracle!

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Tink’s trying to heal Tok with love…

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USA: What The Frack Is Going On ??


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‘Monster’ Fracking Wells Guzzle Water in Drought-Stricken Regions

The fracking industry likes to minimize the sector’s bottomless thirst for often-scarce water resources, saying it takes about 2-4 million gallons of water to frack the average well, an amount the American Petroleum Institute describes as “the equivalent of three to six Olympic swimming pools.” That’s close to the figure cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well.

fracking  shuttlestock Photo – Shuttlestock

It takes a lot of water to drill a fracking well, and 261 “monster” wells sucked up 3.3 billion gallons, competing with agriculture and drinking water needs. Photo credit: Shutterstock

But a new report released by Environmental Working Group (EWG) located 261 “monster” wells that consumed between 10 and 25 million gallons of water to drill each well. Among the conclusions EWG teased out of data reported by the industry itself and posted at fracfocus.orgis that between April 2010 and December 2013, these 261 wells consumed 3.3 billions of water between them, a average of 12.7 million gallons each. And 14 of the wells topped 20 million gallons each.

“It’s far more relevant to compare those figures to basic human needs for water, rather than to swimming pools or golf courses,” said EWG’s report. “The 3.3 billion gallons consumed by the monster wells was almost twice as much water as is needed each year by the people of Atascosa CountyTexas, in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale formation, one of the most intensively drilled gas and oil fields in the country.”

And proving that everything really is bigger in Texas, that’s where most of these monster wells were located, hosting 149 of them. Between them they consumed 1.8 billion gallons of water. The largest was located in Harrison County on the east Texas border, where in March 2013, Sabine Oil & Gas LLC drilled a well using more than 24.8 million gallons of water. Irion County in west central Texas had the most monster wells with 19 averaging water use of 12.9 each. And Texas also had what EWG described as the “dubious distinction” of using more fresh water in fracking, consuming 21 million gallons in 2011 alone.

Pennsylvania had the second largest number of these monster wells with 39 located in that fracking-boom state atop the Marcellus shale formation. It was followed by Colorado (30, including 8 of the 15 biggest water consumers), Oklahoma (24), North Dakota (11), Louisiana and Mississippi (3 each) and Michigan (2).

EWG also found that 2/3rds of the monster wells were in areas suffering from extreme drought, including 137 of the ones in Texas.

“Like almost all of the Lone Star State, Atascosa County, south of San Antonio, is in a severe and prolonged drought,” said EWG. “Last year, the state water agency cited oil and gas exploration and production as a factor in the dramatic drop of groundwater levels in the aquifer underlying the Eagle Ford formation.”

That’s a huge problem for a state with a growing population and a big agriculture industry, including a large, water-intensive cattle-raising sector, resulting in conflicts over water use likely to intensify in the future.

The EWG report cautions that their estimates of fracking water use may be low.

“There is no way of knowing just how much water is being used for fracking, however, because while the controversial well stimulation technique is known to be used in 36 states, only 15 require reporting to FracFocus, and none of the numbers that do get reported are vetted by any kind of regulatory agency or independent authority,” it said. “Even the data that does get reported is incomplete. EWG says that for 38 of the 261 monster wells, FracFocus did not even identify such basic information as whether the wells were drilled for oil or natural gas, or what kind of water they used.”


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Mexico: Urgent 25/11/14 – Just 3 Days To Save The Remaining 97 Vaquita – Please ACT IMMEDIATELY – Message To Send Here In Post.




Photo – The Vaquita – Greenpeace

Today, you and I could save a species.

There are just 97 vaquitas left in the wild. But Mexican President Peña Nieto has the power to protect their habitat and save them – and he’ll be making his decision in just three days. Send an urgent message to him now and ask him to act.  

These rare porpoises are similar to little dolphins, and live only in the Northern part of the Gulf of California in Mexico. They’re shy and rarely seen – except when they are pulled up to the surface, dead, in nets. Destructive and illegal fishing are responsible for driving the vaquita towards extinction.

The good news is that we can do something about this – after all, we know exactly where it lives and what is killing it. In just 3 days, Mexican president Peña Nieto will consider new measures that could protect the vaquita’s home. Past measures have been insufficient and poorly policed. It is essential for him to now take strong action to ban all types of fishing and fishing gear that could affect the vaquita, and to implement effective oversight and monitoring.

Send an urgent message to President Peña Nieto now telling him to protect the vaquita’s habitat:  

The little porpoises drown when they’re trapped in the nets used for fish and shrimp. They’re also victims of the illegal trade in health food and Chinese medicine. Poor enforcement has lead to rampant illegal fishing for the prized swim bladders of the similarly-sized totoaba fish.

This generation has already seen the extinction of the Chinese river dolphin. Experts estimate that if steps aren’t taken now, the vaquita could be completely wiped out in three years. It’s time to stand up and demand action.

Send an urgent message to President Peña Nieto and tell him to act now before it’s too late: 

This little porpoise needs a big helping hand from all of us – I hope you’ll join the call!

With all my thanks,


PS This is about so much more than one species. What’s threatening the vaquita is also threatening oceans worldwide – destructive fishing, bycatch, and lack of control and enforcement. Let’s make a difference here and everywhere in our oceans: