Eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor constructs eerie underwater sculptural installations that provide a place for marine species of fish, plants and coral to live. He uses materials that are environmentally friendly and that aid the growth of marine life under the sea. The artist is responsible for founding and creating the world’s first underwater sculpture park located off the coast of Genada, which is called Museo Subacuatico de Arte. MUSA features a collection of more than 500 of Jason deCaires Taylor’s sculptures.
I’ve had something of a break from Tumblr, as my mother had a break, but hers was in her hip. Now back dealing with my backcatalogue. Normal service is resumed.
This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.
Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.
This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!
However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.
These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…
This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.
In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.
Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.
I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.
And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.
Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.
They need 60K more signature and time is almost up! Please sign and reblog!
bees are important as fuck
I thought this was fake, because I thought “Hey, no human is really fucking braindead enough to think we can just kill off all the bees. We are literally alive because of bees. If we just killed them off, we’d all die.”
And then I Google’d this shit.
This isn’t fake. They’re actually killing millions of bees for no fucking reason.
Like are you guys serious? Pesticides are that important to you that you’re okay with risking the entire human race’s existence for them?
God people are stupid.
Go sign this thing.
When I try to explain to everyone commenting on the “GLUTEN FREE IS BULLSHIT” articles that the article itself is indeed…bullshit.
IT IS SO INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING TO SEE THIS ARTICLE CIRCULATING!
It’s the secondary articles, around the article itself that are causing the problem. The medical journal itself doesn’t say there is no such thing as Coeliac, which lets face it, is fairly obvious because it kills people, but is suggesting that what we consider to be ‘Gluten sensitivity’ is a subsection of a wider dietary problem. I Think it’s certainly possible to a degree, as I’m definitely incapable of properly intaking apples, tomatoes, onions, any members of the orange family, bacon, honey. yadda, yadda. So, my decision to see if managing my diet more broadly isn’t based on Gizmodos hysterical “GULTENSNOEXIST!” post, but more on reading the original presented article by the doctor himself, and reading up more broadly on IBS and the Fodmap diet. This is is the one thing I dislike about the internet is that most things that need to be ‘discussed’ become shit slinging matches. I have no doubt that my symptoms from dosing myself, which, by the way, are excruciating, come from a response to Gluten, but, I’m willing to see if I can do more to mitigate those circumstances in the future.
I’m continually wowed by Otomo’s flair for architecture, landscape, interior design, lighting … his environments are really something special, showcasing his intricate linework and a highly dramatic sense of form.
Here are some of the key locations of Akira, issues #1-16.
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