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Hidden miracles of the natural world – Louie Schwartzberg – TED video

Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

Published on Apr 9, 2014 - We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.

At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 – for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 –

for Guyanese Online

Website: http://www.morayhousetrust.com/

YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sdaywVZ80fX5QV2-F3E7w

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

On Thursday 3rd July, Moray House Trust hosted a slideshow by biologist and photographer, Andrew Snyder. Andrew’s areas of expertise include neotropical herpetology, biogeography and taxonomy and his main field of research is patterns of evolution across Guiana Shield reptiles and amphibians. He is studying for a doctorate in Biological Sciences and has worked in several parts of the hinterland in the last three years for Operation Wallacea and the World Wildlife Fund.

Andrew used a series of photos to illustrate the enormous diversity of plant and animal species in Guyana. This is partly due to the varied nature of Guyana’s landscape.  Continue reading

New Species Discovered In Guyana by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

New Species Discovered In Guyana

Posted – June 21, 2014 – Stabroek News - http://www.stabroeknews.com

wwfA World Wildlife Fund (WWF) expedition to the Upper Potaro region earlier this year has uncovered over a dozen species possibly new to science and researchers have warned that mining activities could pose risks to the biodiversity of the region.

As many as 19 species recorded during the expedition including dragonflies, fishes, aquatic beetles and a tarantula are likely to be new to science, researchers said presenting their preliminary findings at Moray House, Camp Street yesterday. The WWF initiated and coordinated the expedition which was done in March and covered areas in the Upper Potaro and the Kaieteur National Park (KNP). Continue reading

Report warns of negative impacts of hydro dams in Amazon basin

Report warns of negative impacts of hydro dams in Amazon basin…Bankers, contractors will hog benefits

MAY 7, 2014 | BY  |

The construction of hydro-electric dams in the Amazon Basin will have negative  effects on the area, a Brazilian university anthropologist has warned.The construction of hydro-electric dams in the Amazon Basin will have negative effects on the area, a Brazilian university anthropologist has warned.

A new report has indicated that a staggering 400-plus hydro-power dams will be built in the Amazon basin, including two planned for Guyana.  It would potentially lead to the “end of free-flowing rivers” and contribute to “ecosystem collapse”, causing huge social problems.
The report also warned that the majority of the benefits derived from the construction of mega- projects directly go to actors, including multi-national corporations and the financing institutions.  Continue reading

Engineers without Degrees – Birds at work – revised

This entry was published earlier but was not displaying properly so it has been revised.  Enjoy.. make your comments … and pass it on … FACEBOOK etc  …. Thanks!!

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99 Magnificent Birds of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock – pictures

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THE SCARLET IBIS- (Eudocimus ruber)

Read complete article: go to the Dmitri Allicock website

DEAR LAND OF GUYANA-Poems – by Dmitri Allicock

 DEAR LAND OF GUYANA- POEMS

By Dmitri Allicock

Dmitri Allicock

RIVER OF MINE

Walk along the rivershore of dreams
Reflection of memories drifting upstream
Voyager of time travel to your heart be true
Pleasant smiles paddling gently in canoe
Woodpecker echoes where clumsy Toucan flies
Fluffy clouds sailing across blue Demerara sky
Green world of dancing sun and wild fruitfulness
Laughing children swimming in fresh waters bless
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TORONTO TOO COLD – By Bill “Crooner” Newman – music video

TORONTO … TOO COLD FOR ME – By Bill “Crooner” Newman

Published on Mar 31, 2014- Composed and sung by Bill “Crooner” Newman.
Arranged and produced by Ossie Gurley.
Recorded at OSS Studios, Toronto.

Five Signs Solar Power is Taking Over the World – video

Five Signs Solar Power is Taking Over the World

solar panelsThis post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.

Burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas and oil) is putting 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere. Since CO2 is a greenhouse gas that traps heat from the sun on earth and prevents it radiating back out to space, this unprecedented human output is causing climate disruption, a process that will accelerate over the next few decades and will prove extremely costly to human society (if the latter can even survive).

The only energy source that has a hope of fixing this problem and of resolving the coming energy crisis is solar.  The cost of solar panels is falling rapidly, raising the hope that we can put in enough panels quickly enough to avoid the very worst scenario of carbon-induced climate disruption.  (I put in 16 Enphase microinverter panels at my place this winter and they generated 120 kilowatt hours in the past week; my house and electric car averaged 150 kilowatt hours usage per week last month; and that is in Michigan at the tail end of winter).

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Sharon Maas comes to Karanambu, North Rupununi Guyana

Karanambu- North Rupununi

Karanambu- North Rupununi. Guyana

Sharon Maas comes to Karanambu - Karanambu Trust and Lodge

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sharon Maas http://www.sharonmaas.co.uk/is a very accomplished Guyanese writer.
She is the author of “Of Marriageable Age”, the first book we ever gave Diane. It became one of Di’s favorites too! As it also happens, Sharon is a very dear friend of Salvador’s! They spent years together traveling as adolescents and young adults. And although it had been 30 years since they last saw each other, Sharon and Andrea had been corresponding. Sharon was returning to Guyana after several years to visit her Mother, Eileen Cox.   Continue reading

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