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ROCK THE BABY PLANET

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“To live is to fight, to preserve life is to fight everything that man stands for.”

Patrick Ness

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“Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”
― Howard Zinn

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theatlantic:

The Hideous Inequality Exposed by Hurricane Sandy

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.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

The Hideous Inequality Exposed by Hurricane Sandy

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.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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Sculpture a new world

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).

Sources: www.underwatersculpture.com

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josana1510:

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

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sciencecenter:

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.

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Filed under Climate change Tar sands oil trees Climate disasters Presidential debate

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THE ‘OTHER SIDE’ OF SANDY NOT SEEN ON TV OR IN NEWSPAPERS. Sandy also struck CUBA, HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Images that you will not see in the newspapers or on TV. There are now many more homeless people in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic suffering from the ravages of hurricane Sandy passing through their respective nations, prior to the hurricane also pummeling the east coast of the United States. In solidarity with all people, in light of the loss of their homes and loved ones, we must also speak out for them. Pain and suffering does not care about borders and true compassion has no flag to wave. Our hearts are with all who are impacted by this international tragedy. Please become more informed and support the efforts of groups attempting to help lives everywhere, who know no borders. Image of Orlando Barria (EFE) in the La Barquita, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 26, 2012 (A.E.L.L.A.)

bulletinaweave:

THE ‘OTHER SIDE’ OF SANDY NOT SEEN ON TV OR IN NEWSPAPERS. Sandy also struck CUBA, HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Images that you will not see in the newspapers or on TV. There are now many more homeless people in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic suffering from the ravages of hurricane Sandy passing through their respective nations, prior to the hurricane also pummeling the east coast of the United States. In solidarity with all people, in light of the loss of their homes and loved ones, we must also speak out for them. Pain and suffering does not care about borders and true compassion has no flag to wave. Our hearts are with all who are impacted by this international tragedy. Please become more informed and support the efforts of groups attempting to help lives everywhere, who know no borders. Image of Orlando Barria (EFE) in the La Barquita, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 26, 2012 (A.E.L.L.A.)

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Filed under Hurrican Sandy Relief Cuba Haiti Dominican republic Floods Environment