Category Archives: Environment

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 May 2015

  • Granger appoints Prime Minister, 15 ministers
  • Exxon Mobil announces “significant” oil discovery
  • Nagamootoo to oversee information sector, and lead constitutional reform
  • New Finance Minister gets down to budget preparation
  • Georgetown clean up continues
  • Granger aims to create bribe-free public sector
  • Sports

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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Dutch government sued for climate action failure

Dutch government sued for climate action failure
Photo Credit: Urgenda, Netherlands

Landmark Dutch Lawsuit: The Urgenda Climate Case

The Urgenda Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch Government for not taking sufficient measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause dangerous climate change. The Urgenda Climate Case is the first case in Europe in which citizens attempt to hold a state responsible for its potentially devastating inaction.
~ The Urgenda Foundation, Netherlands

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“In the Waters of Time” – Poetry by Brazilian Poet Flora Egídio Thomé

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Justice for Freddie Gray - Baltimore - USA

Justice for Freddie Gray – Victim of Police Brutality – Baltimore/USA – April 2015
Source: Common Dreams (Photo courtesy of Ryan Harvey)

As yet another African-American community erupts in the face of police brutality, I offer the poetic wisdom of Brazilian educator and poet, Flora Egídio Thomé (1930-2014). In my Poetry Corner May 2015, I feature six Haiku poems from her collection In the Waters of Time (Nas Águas do Tempo), published in 2002.

The title of her collection alludes to the fluidity of time.

Born in times of water
in the waters of time I am…
drifting alone.

Water gives life to our planet. The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. Even our bodies are composed of water: 60 percent in adult men and 55 percent in adult women. Because of this life-giving water, we exist and experience time.

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The End of the Amazonia – full documentary video

The End of the Amazonia (full documentary)

Published on Sep 17, 2014

This is a metaphorical journey through the Amazon delta and the problems that threaten its future as great living river. We will see the work of archaeologists in Marajó Island, emerged right at the mouth of the river where there was a people whose culture still remains secret. We will also know how humans and wildlife adapt to this situation of antagonistic but complementary match between the river and the sea. In this mixed ecosystem, life is multiplied to the nth degree and the Amazon River says goodbye, filling our planet with life.

ALARM: Scientists find huge magma reservoir in Yellowstone ‘supervolcano’ (+video)

Scientists find huge magma reservoir in Yellowstone ‘supervolcano’ (+video)

Beneath Yellowstone’s surface, seismologists at the University of Utah have discovered a huge reservoir of hot, partly molten rock – more evidence that Yellowstone with its earthquakes and geysers is a ‘supervolcano.’

By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer April 24, 2015

30 Mile Long Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano – Inform

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30 Mile Long Blob of Magma Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano

Scientists and tourists have always known that Yellowstone National Park featured lively geologic wonders – regular small earthquakes and two-thirds of the world’s geysers, including Old Faithful – all constituting what’s known as a “supervolcano.”

Now, seismologists at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City have made a new discovery about Yellowstone’s subsurface plumbing, specifically a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock more than four times larger than the shallower magma chamber that scientists already knew about. To give that some perspective, the newly discovered reservoir would fill the Grand Canyon 11 times, compared with 2.5 times for the shallower chamber. Continue reading

Guyana 2030: An Overview of Options & Opportunities for National Development + video

Guyana 2030: An Overview of Options & Opportunities (O3 ) for National Development – (see PDF slides and video presentation below)  

Guyana 2030This conceptual proposal being presented under the title ‘An Overview of Options & Opportunities (O3) for National Development’ for your consideration was crafted by Stanley Ming, Eric Phillips, Joseph Singh and Supriya Singh. It is a synthesis of historical and updated studies, implemented and planned projects, and interpretations that derive from the global environment. It represents the fundamentals of an integrated plan of action which will have a transformational impact in propelling Guyana into a modern, prosperous country for the well being of current and future generations.   Continue reading

‘Guyana: Beyond Beautiful’ – Imaging Interior Travels – video

‘Guyana: Beyond Beautiful’ – Imaging Interior Travels – video

Published on Jul 12, 2012 by Errol Ross Brewster

Imaging Interior Travels is a view through the lens of artist, photographer and film maker Errol Ross Brewster as he travels, over the years, through the interior regions of Guyana. It’s structure is not that of a touristic promotion, a traditional documentary nor a travelogue. Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Global Average Temperature Anomaly 1850-2014Warming Trends Continue in 2014
Photo Credit: World Meteorological Organization

“Fourteen of the fifteen hottest years have all been this century. We expect global warming to continue, given that rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the increasing heat content of the oceans are committing us to a warmer future.”

~ Secretary-General Michel Jarraud, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, February 2, 2015

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THE TIDES OF DEMERARA: 14 POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

THE TIDES OF DEMERARA

14 POEMS

Mackenzie market

By Dmitri Allicock

A BEER TO REMEMBER

The Mackenzie Market of yesteryear

Drama and memories held most dear

The Bauxite Company’s horn blowing

A Banks Beer and customers glowing

Song & rhythm of bygone 1960s beat

The Ferry Boat and R.H Carr so sweet   Continue reading

Guyana Amerindians – Paruima Village Fishing – video

Guyana Amerindians – Paruima Village Fishing – video

Published on Oct 20, 2012

This film is part of ongoing ethnogeographic doctoral research in the cirum-Roraima landscape of the Guiana Shield. For more information: geog.ox.ac.uk/graduate/research/dcooper.­h

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