From aircraft flying high above Earth, photographer J Henry Fair captures the industrial footprint humans leave behind from unique angles. His beautiful and startling aerial photography was the centerpiece of a talk given last fall at the TEDxBerlin. The conference was aptly themed “High Energy.”
Fair, a frequent contributor to OnEarth, is best know for his “Industrial Scars” photo series, which exposes landscapes destroyed by the actions of extractive industries, such as mountaintop removal coal mining, clearcutting forests, or the Gulf oil spill.
In his talk, Fair draws a connection between the actions of individuals and the blighted — yet surreally beautiful — scenes depicted by his photography. But really, the images speak for themselves.
another two hours to walk to Lalibela. And we go at 4.00am, even 3.00 am. And if we don’t
manage to sell the firewood in the morning, we will have to stay in the market all day and it
stops me from going to school.
|—||Melkam, schoolgirl, 14 years, Lalibela, Ethiopia|
Up to 900 tropical bird species could ‘go extinct’
“The finding is modelled on the effects of a 3.5C Earth surface temperature rise, a Biological Conservation Journal paper shows.
Species may struggle to adapt to habitat loss and extreme weather events, author Cagan Sekercioglu says.
Mountain, coastal, restricted-range, and species unable to get to higher elevations could be the worst affected.
Depending on future habitat loss, each degree of surface warming could affect between 100-500 species, says Mr Sekercioglu, assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah.”
An example of how you would write this source in a bibliography:
Rapoza, Kenneth. Is Brazil Destroying The Amazon For Energy? 2/27/12. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/02/27/is-brazil-destroying-the-amazon-for-energy/?feed=rss_home
Industry written bill protects farmers who illegally logged rainforest prior to 2008. Rouseff claims she will veto…
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Brazil’s national bank for social and economic development — BNDES — plans to give R$24.7 billion of our money to private banks to lend to contractors to build the dam. The bank has agreed not to fund projects that cause irreversible social and environmental damage, which this dam would clearly do. It is being investigated for breaching Brazilian law over Belo Monte, but massive lobbies are pushing to get their hands on the billions now. A loud public outcry is the only thing that can block this shady deal.
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