22 Sep '11, 4pm

New map reveals the most biodiverse place on Earth, but already threatened by oil

New map reveals the most biodiverse place on Earth, but already threatened by oil

Germany backs out of Yasuni deal (06/13/2011) Germany has backed out of a pledge to commit $50 million a year to Ecuador's Yasuni ITT Initiative, reports Science Insider. The move by Germany potentially upsets an innovative program hailed by environmentalists and scientists alike. This one-of-a-kind initiative would protect a 200,000 hectare bloc in Yasuni National Park from oil drilling in return for a trust fund of $3.6 billion, or about half the market value of the nearly billion barrels of oil lying underneath the area. The plan is meant to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity, and safeguard the rights of indigenous people. Oil, indigenous people, and Ecuador's big idea (11/23/2010) Ecuador's big idea—potentially Earth-rattling—goes something like this: the international community pays the small South American nation not to drill for nearly a billion barrels o...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0922-hance_yasuni_map.html

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Sights from Pike Place Market in Seattle

Sights from Pike Place Market in Seattle

eatbma.blogspot.com 25 Sep '11, 10pm

Last time I came down here, it was too early and most of the shops hadn't opened yet. There were no such problems today. W...

Review: AppleBee's - There is no place like the neighbourhood

Review: AppleBee's - There is no place like the...

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Meeting Place @ The Crossroads

buildingdeep.blogspot.com 28 Sep '11, 2am

I Led Myself Into Temptations Being away from Singapore and into the heart of Toronto helps me to understand precious less...

Earth is having a bad acid trip, study finds

Earth is having a bad acid trip, study finds

mnn.com 23 Sep '11, 8pm

Each of these activities contributes to rising acidity in its own way, the study's authors explain. Much of the CO2 emissi...

Indigenous people blockade river against 'murderous' oil company

Indigenous people blockade river against 'murde...

news.mongabay.com 21 Sep '11, 4pm

Peru president signs indigenous rights act into law (09/07/2011) Peru's new president, Ollanta Humala, has signed into law...

Is Climate Change Already Causing Violent Confl...

triplepundit.com 23 Sep '11, 5am

, the author of the newly released book Tropic of Chaos , it already has. Parenti says that climate change is causing viol...

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We love burgers!! But we have always been frustrated by the lack of good quality burgers in Singapore. Sure there are many...

How Many Slaves are Working for You? New App Reveals Truths about Slave Labor.

How Many Slaves are Working for You? New App Re...

feelgoodstyle.com 27 Sep '11, 11am

In an interview with CNN’s Freedom Project , Call + Response Leader Justin Dylan said that the technology around the Slave...

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skepticalscience.com 21 Sep '11, 3pm

Skeptical Science is now available as a free app for the iPhone or iPod. You can now use an iPhone or iPad to view the ent...

The German Army report on Peak Oil:

The German Army report on Peak Oil:

postcarbon.org 22 Sep '11, 9pm

In the last five or six years at least 20 major studies have been published by governmental and non-governmental organizat...

Peak oil - now or later? A response to Daniel Y...

theoildrum.com 21 Sep '11, 11am

Any discussion about peak oil should begin with decline rates. Yergin’s organisation CERA is well aware of this fact havin...

Apollo 18: Between a rock and a hard place – The UrbanWire

Apollo 18: Between a rock and a hard place – Th...

theurbanwire.com 23 Sep '11, 5am

Unfortunately, the problem with “home video” movies, such as this recent release by director Gonzalo López-Gallego , is th...