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Van Gogh Crop Circle Unfortunately Not Made By Aliens


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Congratulations, people who fly into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport! A recently completed, Vincent van Gogh-themed crop circle in Eagan, Minnesota, has provided a delightful upgrade to the s爱上海419论坛 千花网官网tandard Instagram of a plane wing.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art commissioned landscape a南京夜网 南京梧桐客栈rtist and painter Stan Herd to create an earthen likeness of van Gogh’s “Olive Trees” (1889), which is now on display at MIA. Planting pumpkins, squash and watermelon, Herd sculpted his 1.5-acre version of the painting in honor of the 125th anniversary of the artist’s death.
“The amazing thing about van Gogh’s painting is that there’s not a single straight line in the whole canvas,” said Herd in a video produced by the museum to accompany his work. “Everything is organic and curved and flowing, and it’s like a pulse. I’m just amazed that after months of looking at one painting, that I continued to discover th[……]

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Guinness Will Soon Be 100 Percent Vegan

Guinness plans to become 100 percent vegan in 2016, the Independent reports. 

At the moment, the stout beer relies on fish bladders in its filtration process. Guinness is currently seeking an animal-free product to replace isinglass, a type of gelatin made from 千花网 爱上海网fish that’s used to help remove the yeast in the brew.
While isinglass is removed from the beverage during the br上海419同城交友 千花网官网ewing process, Guinness can’t ensure that some small amount doesn’t remain: The company has previously said traces of it can be found in the product, which makes it a no-no for both vegetarians and vegans.
The change reportedly marks the first tweak to the 256-year-old recipe, which has relied on fish bladder since its inception. Ten million pints of Guinness are sold (and presumably drunk) every single day in 150 countries, according to the Daily Meal; the change means that even more people will be able to take to the beloved beer (and its supposed health benefit[……]

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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline After 7 Years Of Review

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have transported oil across the United States-Canada border.
After seven years of reviewing the上海419网 爱上海 project, Obama announced his decision — ending one of the biggest environmental question marks of his presidency — from the Roosevelt Room in the White House.
“The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States,” he said. “I agree with that decision.” 
Tensions over the proposed pipeline had been high for years, with Obama’s environmental base pressuring him to reject the project — citing its impact on emissions — and Republicans in Congress voting repeatedly to force its approval, citing the economic boost it would provide.
But on Friday Obama pushed back at claims that had long been major talking points of both industry and environmentalists. Keyston[……]

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Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely.


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Even as governments set climate targets, they’re working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
We need to leave more than 80 percent of known oil, coal, and gas reserves in the ground to avoid triggering catastrophic climate change. That means shifting away from an economy driven by digging, pumping, and burning fossil fuels to one that puts people and the planet first.
On this the science is simple, but the politics are fraught.
The upcoming UN summit in Paris, where governments from almost every country on earth will meet to hammer out a new global climate deal, would seem the logical place to set that change in motion. These forums are the only place where nations sit together as equals, at least ost爱上海419龙凤网站 千花网官网ensibly, to address what’s truly a global problem.
So can these talks deliver an agreement that moves us into a post-fossil fuel world? The s[……]

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Dr. Sylvia Earle: 'We're Literally Destroying The Systems That Keep Us Alive'

“You’ve got 10 minutes,” said the President of Mission Blue. She guided me to Dr. Earle (known as “Her Deepness” at the New York Times), who smiled at me as I sat down.
“I’ll make this quick,” I said, opening my notebook. “You were the rapporteur for the 2012 People’s Summit at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, where you had a major role in promoting ocean conservation. So my question is, why isn’t ocean conservation on the agenda for COP21?”
The Doctor grinned. “I’m not the right person to ask, because I’m asking the same question. It’s baffling,” she said. “At the conference, the headline was, ‘What is the future we want?’ That’s still the question. We have the answers, but we’re a little slow at putting those answers to work.”
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Le Petit Palais, site of the Earth to Paris summit, December 7, 2015. (Photo Credit: Pierce Nahigyan)
If you’re a fan of the ocean, and a semi-decent reporter, you do your best to wipe th[……]

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German Shorthaired Pointer Wins Top Honors At Westminster Dog Show

 
NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A German shorthaired pointer named CJ won “Best in Show” at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Tuesday, besting more than 2,700 contestants over the two-day competition.
Westminster, which is the second longest continuously running sporting event in the United States behind the Kentucky Derby, drew entries from nearly 200 breeds and varieties and more than a dozen countries this year.
“I couldn’t believe it,” CJ’s owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, from Temecula, California, said about the win. CJ stood stoically by her side and was occasionally rewarded his favorite chicken treats.
“This is what we go to bed dreaming about.”

C.J., a German shorthaired pointer, won best in show Tuesday at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.


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C.J., a German shorthaired pointer, won best in show Tuesday at 龙凤网419 千花网官网the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

Nunes-Atkinson breeds German shorthaired pointers, medium-to-large size hunting dogs native to Germany, but she said she always knew thr[……]

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This Surfer Is Getting Clean Water To Millions Of People Around The World

Surfer Jon Rose started an organization called Waves for Water to help people living in impoverished areas get access to clean drinking water. In the vide贵族宝贝同城交友论坛 爱上海o above, watch Rose discuss how his organization is using something as simple as a plastic bucket to turn dirty water into the “miracle” of clean drinking water. 
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The Terrifying Beauty Of California's Wildfires Captured In Stunning New Time-Lapse Video

California’s five-year drought created the perfect conditions for massive wildfires, which have left behind stunning and heartbreaking images of devastation.
Filmmaker Jeff Frost has been documenting these fires, and just released a time-lapse video that reveals the raw power of nature at its hottest. 
“I wanted to show what we are up against right now, let alone down the road when global warming intensifies heat and drought which will further exacerbate wildfires,” Frost told National Geographic. 
Last year, Frost documented his escape from a wildfire in a HuffPost blog, and included a time-lapse video of his drive out of the area after the worst of the blaze had passed.
“It felt like I was taking a drive through Dante’s Inferno,” he wrote. 
One week after the #RockyFire where I shot this and I'm headed back in for the #JerusalemFire in the exact sa上海贵族宝贝官网 爱上海交友me area. These people need a break! I wrote a story about this Valley in my rec[……]

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Our Common Home: Celebrating Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change and Social Justice

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In January we learned that 2015 was the hottest year on record. And, as if that wasn’t frightening enough, we found out on Saturday that February was the warmest month in recorded history. Clearly, our climate is changing and action needs to be taken to address this critical issue.
Few global leaders have met this challenge with more urgency and determination than Pope Francis. The Pope’s 2015 encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, galvanized a new level of awareness on the moral necessity of addressing the climate crisis, challenging the communities of science, ethics, justice, economics, and religion to imagine new ways of protecting our planet based upon compassion and environmental knowledge.
To explore this issue, the directors of several organizations dedicated to fighting climate change–among them the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Urban Green C上海419黄浦 爱上海同城对对碰官网ouncil–have joined forces wi[……]

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Critical Nuclear Reactor Bolts Fail at Indian Point 2

A special inspection of the Indian Point 2 nuclear reactor found that more than a quarter of the stainless steel bolts needed to channel cooling water through active nuclear fuel rods were broken, distorted or “missing”, a finding that calls into question the effectiveness of the long term management of this and other aging power plants.
The inspection, which began March 7, concerned the 832 “baffle-former assembly bolts” which hold special metal plates around the 100-tons of uranium fuel within the reactor and channel cooling water to the bottom of the reactor and then up through center of the bundled 12-foot fuel rods to keep them from overheating. Entergy, which owns the twin Indian Point plants, stated in a March 29 report to the three judge panel of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (http://1.usa.gov/1Y1oqVO ) that 227 of the baffle-former bolts were degraded, broken, or “missing.” That is an extraordinarily high failure rate of 27.2%.

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