“To live is to fight, to preserve life is to fight everything that man stands for.”
“Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”
― Howard Zinn
Divides between the rich and the poor are nothing new in New York, but the storm brought them vividly to the surface. There were residents like me who could invest all of their time and energy into protecting their families. And there were New Yorkers who could not.
Those with a car could flee. Those with wealth could move into a hotel. Those with steady jobs could decline to come into work. But the city’s cooks, doormen, maintenance men, taxi drivers and maids left their loved ones at home.
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In Molinere Bay on the West coast of Grenada lies the world’s first ever underwater sculpture park, which is home to 65 breath-taking works of art created by underwater photographer, sculptor and conservationist Jason de Caires Taylor.
Working with marine biologists and a U.S. artificial reef company, Taylor produces enthralling installations that act as artificial reefs, helping to promote growth and habitation for endangered sea life.
Once positioned at the bottom of the ocean floor, Taylor’s concrete sculptures begin to mutate dramatically by taking amazing forms, because of the kaleidoscopic array of coral that attaches itself to them.
As subsumed by the creeping algae and lichen, the concrete surfaces of the sculptures are not visible, and a lot of tropical fish and crustaceans take shelters within the cracks of the sculptures.
Taylor’s mesmerizing works of art help the spawning of new coral reefs, while, at the same time, freeing-up the surrounding ecosystem from the upshots of pollution, tourism and overfishing, ABC News reported.
Scientists have predicted that the ocean’s natural coral landscape will die out by 2050 if measures are not taken to curb the current rate of destruction.
“I do design them in certain areas. So the more textured the surface of the sculpture, the more baby polyps of coral attach. It depends on orientation, the depth and the currents,” Taylor told Foto Rater.
Recently, Taylor has completed the installation of his largest project, The Silent Evolution, which is situated off the coast of Cancun in the MUSA (Museo Subaquatico de Arté).
Isn’t this awesome? recycled water bottles created art at Rio de Janeiro Brazil
if you’re interested about the environment and you like art, why don’t you get a group of friends and do something like this! it could make a big difference
¿No es asombroza? botellas de agua recicladas crearon arte en Rio De Janeiro Brazil
si les interesa cuidar el hambiente juntense con un grupo de amigos y algan algo como esto
seria un buen cambio
High Water In Venice:
More than 59% of Venice has been been left flooded, after the historic town was hit by exceptionally high tides.
The sea level rose above 140cm overnight was expected to remain above critical levels for about 15 hours.
Photos by Marco Secchi/Getty Images
What is wrong with this world?
Forests in Alberta, Canada are being replaced by tar sands and refineries
When Mitt Romney cheerily told America that he loves oil, and when Obama was complicit in ignoring climate change during all of the presidential debates, this is what the candidates were ignoring. The Albertan boreal forest above had the misfortune of growing atop a tar sand. It has thus been eliminated in order for the land to be dug up and pumped with chemical-laden water to sluice up the tar, leaving vast amounts of contaminated waste water.
While you’re watching coverage of Hurricane Sandy, and reflecting on what a sincere tragedy it has been, remember that climate disasters are constantly happening, slowly and out of sight, and on a much larger scale than any one storm.