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Artist Creates Secret Sidewalk Art That’s Only Revealed On Rainy Days

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


There are plenty of cliches about finding the sunshine on a rainy day, but this sidewalk art is not one of them.

Designed and produced by artist Peregrine Church, Rainworks is a special type of street art that appears on sidewalks only when they’re wet. The works include hopscotches, whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages.

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The Last Quiet Place –by Krista Tippett,

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


krista Tippett, host: Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He’s an acoustic ecologist — a collector of sound all over the world. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth as Gordon Hempton knows it is a “solar-powered jukebox.” Quiet is a “think tank of the soul.” We take in the world through his ears.
Gordon Hempton: Not too long ago it was assumed that clean water’s not important, that seeing the stars is not that important. But now it is. And now I think we’re realizing quiet is important and we need silence. That silence is not a luxury, but it’s essential.

Ms. Tippett: “The Last Quiet Places.” I’m Krista Tippett. This is On Being — from APM, American Public Media. Gordon Hempton lives in Joyce, Washington, near Olympic National Park, a place he calls “the listener’s Yosemite.” He’s recorded inside Sitka spruce logs in the Pacific Northwest, thunder in the Kalahari Desert, dawn breaking across six continents. His work appears in movies, soundtracks, videogames, and museums. And Gordon Hempton may have invented “silence activism” — the other animating passion of his life.

Ms. Tippett: Where did you grow up? I didn’t see that anywhere.
Mr. Hempton: As a child, I was a member of a military family, started out in Southern California, then went on to Hawaii, then back to California before going to Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, and then I can say about a dozen other places before I got out of high school. So by the time it was my chance to go to college, that’s when I decided I’d fill the space in between by going to the Midwest, the University of Wisconsin.
Ms. Tippett: So there wasn’t really — there’s not really a place where you — which felt like a center of gravity even with all that moving.

Mr. Hempton: Oh, there definitely is, and that is Hawaii.

Ms. Tippett: OK.


Why Have 10 Major Volcanoes Along The Ring Of Fire Suddenly Roared To Life?

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


Ten major volcanoes have erupted along the Ring of Fire during the past few months, and the mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about this.  But this is a very big deal.  We are seeing eruptions at some volcanoes that have been dormant for decades.  Yes, it is certainly not unusual for two or three major volcanoes along the Ring of Fire to be active at the same time, but what we are witnessing right now is highly unusual. 

And if the U.S. media is not concerned about this yet, the truth is that they should be.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 80 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire, and it runs directly up the west coast of the United States.  Perhaps if Mt. Rainier in Washington state suddenly exploded or a massive earthquake flattened Los Angeles the mainstream media would wake up.  Most Americans have grown very complacent about these things, but right now we are witnessing volcanic activity almost everywhere else along the Ring of Fire.  It is only a matter of time before it happens here too.


Canada : Thousands of Starfish Melting on the Ocean Floor off the Pacific West Coasts (Oct 27, 2013)

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


News Articles:

Vancouver Aquarium ‘alarmed’ at mass die-off of starfish on B.C. ocean floor…

Massive Starfish Die-Off Baffles Scientists

Starfish ‘Melting’ Off Vancouver, BC…

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Animal Face-Off: Anaconda vs. Jaguar

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Growing to more than 30 feet long and weighing 300 pounds, the anaconda is the largest snake on the planet. Pound for pound, the jaguar is more muscular than a tiger or a lion. Find out which of these highly aquatic creatures rules the jungle.

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters To Obama: ‘No Planet Drama’

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


WASHINGTON — Despite the gray skies in Washington on Saturday, more than 100 protesters carrying handmade signs showed up in Lincoln Park to call on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

The protest was part of the “Draw the Line” campaign, a day of action led by the environmental group that included 200 rallies in nearly 50 states. The protesters argue that approving the proposed oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas would hinder the Obama administration’s climate plans. DC Divest, a group petitioning the government of the District of Columbia to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, coordinated the local event, which drew about 140 people.

Organizers had laid out a tarp with cans of paint, poster board and stencils so that participants could make their own orange and black signs. At another table, a sign illustrated how climate issues like sea level rise would affect the region.


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Japan: 41 dead swallows found on road in Hyogo

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


Police in Hyogo Prefecture said Friday that a large number of swallows were found dead strewn along a road in Kamigori.

According to police, the birds were found around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. TBS reported that an inspection of a 64-meter-long stretch of road in the town turned up the remains of 41 swallows.

Local officials say that although the cause of the birds’ deaths is unknown, a preliminary check for avian flu returned a negative result.

Hyogo prefectural officials said it is continuing to investigate the reason for the unusual number of dead swallows in the area, and will carry out further tests for viruses related to avian influenza.

Red night aurora bursts were seen or photographed in more than half of all US states including Alabama, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Montana, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Arkansas and California.

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NASA to Announce New Asteroid Discoveries Thursday by Mike Wall, Senior Writer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame
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Researchers: Hawaii may get hit with trash from Japan’s tsunami By Brian Walker

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

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