Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ecuador will receive 3.6 billion $ not to drill for oil in a historic pact

..The race for oil drilling is tougher than ever, and the effects are quite often extremely damaging for the environment (I’m sure pretty much everybody ..knows about the BP oil spill already). However, the UN has come up with an initiative, the first of its kind, that promises to protect at least a handful of ..special environments. Such is the case with the Yasuni National Park, in Ecuador.

The Park is one of the most biologically diverse parts of the Amazon rainforest, and the Ecuadorian government signed not to destroy this pristine ..landscape at least for a decade, in the exchange of 3.6 billion dollars. The deal finalized, and U.N. Development Program associate administrator Rebeca ..Grynspan issued this statement:

We are witnessing the inauguration of new instruments of cooperation, which will act as a basis for supporting other national and efforts directed toward the search for economies that are in harmony with society, nature and the planet.

With the sum being quite significant for Ecuador, they would probably made twice as much (or even more) from exploiting the oil located beneath the ..Yasuni Park – but at a huge cost. Currently, the U.N. are trying to work out similar arrangements with countries who plan on drilling in such areas.

Written by Mihai Andrei

Andrei is no scientist, but from an early age, he has been fascinated by science; that's why he went to college, and signed up for Geophysics. Feeling that ..there's a huge gap between science and average people, he rallied TP, started ZME Science, and gave it a green twist too.

--reblogged from ZME Science.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Man In The Mirror Iran video remix

..Perfect match of music and photos + really nice remake on YouTube of man in the mirror.

Monday, December 27, 2010

AWESOME Frank lloyd wright gingerbread house

Snapped these pics of Falling Water this last summer...A.MAZ.ING

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ohhh GET IT, GET IT!!!!!


ZOMBIE BELLY DANCE!!! (Gets good at 1:45)

Me and a friend's dog

My sister and her dog Lady (named after Lady & the Tramp ;-)

lil Boops wanna cracker?

My dog Elroy deciding on TV or perusing GQ.

Party in the USA

Random dog in Iraq chillin


Hiedi with a cutie

My friend Owen, from undergrad, with Bo (Obama's dog) pretty cool!

Me, Hero, and Remy

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