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May 15-16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse: Shadow View

Visualizations by Ernie Wright Released on March 24, 2022

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The Moon moves right to left, passing through the penumbra and umbra, leaving in its wake an eclipse diagram with the times at various stages of the eclipse.

Both movies and high-resolution still images are available for Eastern (above), CentralMountain, and Pacific Daylight Time, as well as UTC. Also see the visibility map and Dial-a-Moon for this eclipse.

On May 16, 2022 (the night of May 15 in the Western Hemisphere), the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse, the first since May of 2021. This animation shows the changing appearance of the Moon as it travels into and out of the Earth’s shadow, along with times at various stages.

The penumbra is the part of the Earth’s shadow where the Sun is only partially covered by the Earth. The umbra is where the Sun is completely hidden. The Moon’s appearance isn’t affected much by the penumbra. The real action begins when the Moon starts to disappear as it enters the umbra at about 10:28 p.m. EDT on the 15th. An hour later, entirely within the umbra, the Moon is a ghostly copper color. Totality lasts for an hour and a half before the Moon begins to emerge from the central shadow. Throughout the eclipse, the Moon is moving throught the constellation Libra.

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May 15-16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse: Telescopic View

Visualizations by Ernie Wright Released on March 24, 2022

Time Monday, May 16, 2022, 04:11:30 UTC
Eclipse 100.0%
Diameter 1979.2 arcseconds
Distance 362131 km (28.39 Earth diameters)
J2000 Right Ascension, Declination 15h 30m 12s, 19° 15′ 08″S
Sublunar Latitude, Longitude 19.328°S 63.865°W

Also see the shadow diagram and visibility map for this eclipse.

The total lunar eclipse of May 16, 2022 (the night of May 15 in the Western Hemisphere) occurs near perigee, making the Moon appear about 7% larger than average. This eclipse is ideally timed for viewing from most of the Western Hemisphere, including the Lower 48 of the United States. The total phase occurs near moonset in Africa and western Europe.

The sublunar point, the last line of the table above, is the point on the Earth’s surface where the Moon is directly overhead. It’s also the center of the hemisphere of the Earth where the eclipse is visible. The closer you are to that location, the higher the Moon will be in your sky. The eclipse percentage in the table is the fraction of the Moon covered by the Earth’s umbra, the part of its shadow in which the Sun is completely blocked. The part of the shadow in which the Sun is only partially blocked is called the penumbra.

The animations on this page run from 1:00:00 to 7:29:50 UTC, which is also the valid range of times for this Dial-a-Moon. The exposure setting of the virtual camera changes around totality in order to capture the wide dynamic range of the eclipse. The parts of the Moon outside the umbra during the partial phases are almost as bright as an ordinary full moon, making the obstructed parts appear nearly black. But during totality, our eyes adjust and reveal a range of hues painted on the Moon by all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets.

All phases of a lunar eclipse are safe to view, both with your naked eye and an unfiltered telescope.

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Solar Eclipse Diagram

When the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth, a solar eclipse takes place. (NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse! Looking at the sun is dangerous. It can damage your eyes.)

Partial Lunar Eclipse

When only a part of the moon enters Earth’s shadow, the event is called a partial lunar eclipse. Image Credit: Brad Riza

Total Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse happens when the whole moon enters Earth’s shadow. Some sunlight still reaches the moon, but first it goes through Earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere filters out most of the sun’s blue light, so the moon looks red.

In this time-lapsed image, the moon changes color as it moves through Earth’s shadow. Image Credit: Fred Espenak

Solar Eclipse Diagram

When the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth, a solar eclipse takes place. (NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse! Looking at the sun is dangerous. It can damage your eyes.)

Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse takes place when the sun, moon and Earth are not exactly lined up. (NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse! Looking at the sun is dangerous. It can damage your eyes.)

May 12, 2022

Total Solar Eclipse

For a total eclipse to take place, the sun, moon and Earth must be in a direct line. During a total solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sun’s glare, making the sun’s corona more visible. (NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse! Looking at the sun is dangerous. It can damage your eyes.) Image Credit: Steve Albers, Dennis DiCicco and Gary Emerson

Annular Eclipse

An annular eclipse happens when the moon is farthest from Earth. Because the moon is farther away from Earth, it seems smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun. (NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse! Looking at the sun is dangerous. It can damage your eyes.) Image Credit: Stefan Seip

Moon’s Shadow on Earth During Solar Eclipse

During a solar eclipse, the moon casts a large shadow onto Earth’s surface. Image Credit: Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Diagram of Umbra and Penumbra

During an eclipse, two shadows are cast. The first is called the umbra (UM bruh). This shadow gets smaller as it goes away from the sun. It is the dark center of the eclipse shadow. The second shadow is called the penumbra (pe NUM bruh). The penumbra gets larger as it goes away from the sun.

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Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse (NASA Science Live)

Streamed live 2 hours ago, 5.16.2022  NASA

Go outside with NASA and watch the total lunar eclipse! On the evening of May 15, Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, blocking sunlight and casting a shadow on the lunar surface. Starting at 9:32 p.m. EDT (1:32 UTC on May 16), people with clear skies in the Americas, Europe, and parts of Africa will begin to see the Moon get bathed in the red glow of every sunrise and sunset refracted through Earth’s atmosphere. Totality will occur at 12:12 a.m. EDT on May 16 (4:12 UTC). Join NASA experts to learn about this incredible natural phenomenon, look through telescope views across the world, and hear about plans to return humans to the lunar surface with the Artemis program. Have questions? Ask them in our live chat.

AXiOS AM & PM: Mike Allen <> May 16, 2022


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Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

This combination of photos shows the moon in various stages of a total lunar eclipse during last night’s first blood moon of the year, as seen from Temple City, Calif.

  • The moon was bathedin reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 90 minutes — one of the longest totalities of the decade.

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  1. Parting shot – AXIOS 5.16.2022 PM

Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP

These photos show the Moon last night during a full lunar eclipse (upper left) … and at various stages as it emerges from Earth’s shadow — as seen near Moscow, Idaho.

The orange results from the Moon passing into Earth’s shadow.

Earth from Orbit: NOAA Debuts First Imagery from GOES-18

On May 11, 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, shared the first images of the Western Hemisphere from its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T). Later designated GOES-18, the satellite’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument recently captured stunning views of Earth.

Launched by NASA on March 1, GOES-18 lifted off at 4:38 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. The ABI views Earth with 16 different channels, each measuring energy at different wavelengths along the electromagnetic spectrum to obtain information about Earth’s atmosphere, land, and ocean.

Learn more: GOES Overview and History

Image Credit: NOAA

Last Updated: May 12, 2022

Editor: Yvette Smith

Tags:  Earth, Image of the Day

May 4, 2022

A Sunrise Across Our World


The crew aboard the International Space Station has a window on Planet Earth. In this image an orbital sunrise beams across Earth’s horizon revealing silhouetted clouds above the South China Sea.

Every 24 hours, the space station makes 16 orbits of Earth, traveling through 16 sunrises and sunsets.

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International Space Station Facts and Figures


Image Credit: NASA

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2022

Editor: Yvette Smith

Tags:  EarthImage of the Day

Apr 21, 2022

Astronaut Victor Glover: Inspiring Washington Area Students

NASA astronaut Victor Glover fist pumps with 3-year-old Ezra Garrel at the conclusion of an educational event, Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Glover most recently served as pilot and second-in-command on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which landed after a long duration mission aboard the International Space Station, May 2, 2021. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA astronaut Victor Glover greets one of his youngest fans, 3-year-old Ezra Garrel, with a fist bump at the conclusion of an educational event for students in the Washington, DC area, Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Glover most recently served as pilot and second-in-command on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience. The long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on May 2, 2021.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Editor: Yvette Smith

Apr 26, 2022

Tags:  Humans in Space, Image of the Day


An Angel Wing in Space

Two merging galaxies in the VV689 system — nicknamed the Angel Wing —feature in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. In this view, the focus is placed on the system itself, allowing a closer look at it’s unique morphology.

This Hubble Space Telescope image features two merging galaxies in the VV-689 system, nicknamed the Angel Wing. Unlike chance alignments of galaxies, which only appear to overlap when viewed from our vantage point on Earth, the two galaxies in VV-689 are in the midst of a collision. The galactic interaction has left the VV-689 system almost completely symmetrical, giving the impression of a vast set of galactic wings.

“Zoo Gems,” interesting galaxies from the Galaxy Zoo citizen science project is a crowdsourced program and relies on hundreds of thousands of volunteers to classify galaxies and help astronomers wade through a deluge of data from robotic telescopes. In the process, volunteers discovered a gallery of weird and wonderful galaxy types, some not previously studied. A similar, project called Radio Galaxy Zoo: LOFAR is using the same crowdsourcing approach to locate supermassive black holes in distant galaxies.

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel; Acknowledgment: J. Schmidt
Text Credit: ESA

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Editor: Yvette Smith

Tags:  Galaxies, Image of the Day

Happy 32nd Birthday to Hubble!

We’re celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope‘s 32nd birthday with a stunning look at an unusual close-knit collection of five galaxies, called The Hickson Compact Group 40.

This eclectic galaxy grouping includes three spiral-shaped galaxies, an elliptical galaxy, and a lenticular (lens-like) galaxy. Somehow, these different galaxies crossed paths in their evolution to create an exceptionally crowded and eclectic galaxy sampler.

Hubble’s 32nd Anniversary: An Eclectic Galaxy Grouping (video)

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI; Image Processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2022

Editor: Yvette Smith

Tags:  Galaxies, Image of the Day

Black Holes Are Hard to Find

Black holes are hard to find. They have such strong gravity that light can’t escape them, so scientists must rely on clues from their surroundings to find them.

When a star weighing more than 20 times the Sun runs out of fuel, it collapses into a black hole. Scientists estimate that there are tens of millions of these black holes dotted around the Milky Way, but so far we’ve only identified a few dozen.

This image from 2001 is an artist’s impression of a black hole accretion disk. Around many black holes is an accretion disk of material emitting energy as it falls into the black hole.

Learn more about black holes.

Image Credit: XMM-Newton, ESA, NASA

Last Updated: May 4, 2022

Editor: Yvette Smith

Tags:  Black Holes, Image of the Day

Apr 29, 2022

Black Hole Image Makes History; NASA Telescopes Coordinated Observations

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). EHT is an international collaboration whose support in the U.S. includes the National Science Foundation.

Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained an image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon.

Credits: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.

A black hole is an extremely dense object from which no light can escape. Anything that comes within a black hole’s “event horizon,” its point of no return, will be consumed, never to re-emerge, because of the black hole’s unimaginably strong gravity. By its very nature, a black hole cannot be seen, but the hot disk of material that encircles it shines bright. Against a bright backdrop, such as this disk, a black hole appears to cast a shadow.   

The stunning new image shows the shadow of the supermassive black hole in the center of Messier 87 (M87), an elliptical galaxy some 55 million light-years from Earth. This black hole is 6.5 billion times the mass of the Sun. Catching its shadow involved eight ground-based radio telescopes around the globe, operating together as if they were one telescope the size of our entire planet. 

“This is an amazing accomplishment by the EHT team,” said Paul Hertz, director of the astrophysics division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “Years ago, we thought we would have to build a very large space telescope to image a black hole. By getting radio telescopes around the world to work in concert like one instrument, the EHT team achieved this, decades ahead of time.”

To complement the EHT findings, several NASA spacecraft were part of a large effort, coordinated by the EHT’s Multiwavelength Working Group, to observe the black hole using different wavelengths of light. As part of this effort, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory space telescope missions, all attuned to different varieties of X-ray light, turned their gaze to the M87 black hole around the same time as the EHT in April 2017. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was also watching for changes in gamma-ray light from M87 during the EHT observations. If EHT observed changes in the structure of the black hole’s environment, data from these missions and other telescopes could be used to help figure out what was going on. 

Chandra X-ray Observatory close-up of the core of the M87 galaxy.

Credits: NASA/CXC/Villanova University/J. Neilsen

While NASA observations did not directly trace out the historic image, astronomers used data from NASA’s Chandra and NuSTAR satellites to measure the X-ray brightness of M87’s jet. Scientists used this information to compare their models of the jet and disk around the black hole with the EHT observations. Other insights may come as researchers continue to pore over these data. 

There are many remaining questions about black holes that the coordinated NASA observations may help answer. Mysteries linger about why particles get such a huge energy boost around black holes, forming dramatic jets that surge away from the poles of black holes at nearly the speed of light. When material falls into the black hole, where does the energy go? 

“X-rays help us connect what’s happening to the particles near the event horizon with what we can measure with our telescopes,” said Joey Neilsen, an astronomer at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, who led the Chandra and NuSTAR analysis on behalf of the EHT’s Multiwavelength Working Group. 

Chandra X-ray Observatory close-up of the core of the M87 galaxy.

Credits: NASA/CXC/Villanova University/J. Neilsen

NASA space telescopes have previously studied a jet extending more than 1,000 light-years away from the center of M87. The jet is made of particles traveling near the speed of light, shooting out at high energies from close to the event horizon. The EHT was designed in part to study the origin of this jet and others like it. A blob of matter in the jet called HST-1, discovered by Hubble astronomers in 1999, has undergone a mysterious cycle of brightening and dimming.

Chandra, NuSTAR, Swift and Fermi, as well as NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) experiment on the International Space Station, also looked at the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, called Sagittarius A*, in coordination with EHT.   

Getting so many different telescopes on the ground and in space to all look toward the same celestial object is a huge undertaking in and of itself, scientists emphasize. 

“Scheduling all of these coordinated observations was a really hard problem for both the EHT and the Chandra and NuSTAR mission planners,” Neilsen said. “They did really incredible work to get us the data that we have, and we’re exceedingly grateful.”

Neilsen and colleagues who were part of the coordinated observations will be working on dissecting the entire spectrum of light coming from the M87 black hole, all the way from low-energy radio waves to high-energy gamma rays. With so much data from EHT and other telescopes, scientists may have years of discoveries ahead. 

Elizabeth Landau
NASA Headquarters, Washington

Last Updated: May 8, 2019

Editor: Sarah Loff

Tags:  Black Holes, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)Universe

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AXIOS – 5.12. 2022

4.  Parting shot: Our own black hole
The first image of Sagittarius A*, or Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Source: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Astronomers have captured the first image of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Axios Science author Alison Snyder reports.

Why it matters: The “historic breakthrough” offers an unprecedented look at the extreme object driving the evolution of our galaxy.

·  Astronomers imaged Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) using the Event Horizon Telescope.

Most galaxies are thought to have a supermassive black hole at their center.

·  The false orange-yellow color in the image is the silhouette of the black hole created by matter teetering on its edge, or event horizon.

·  Light can’t escape a black hole, but hot plasma swirling around it emits short radio waves that radio telescopes can pick up. In the image, the gas silhouettes the black hole itself.


1st image of our galaxy’s ‘black hole heart’ unveiled

(ESO/José Francisco Salgado (, EHT Collaboration)

Astronomers have captured the first ever image of the colossal black hole at the center of our galaxy, providing the first direct evidence of the cosmic giant’s existence.

Located 26,000 light-years away, Sagittarius A* is a gargantuan tear in space-time that is four million times the mass of our sun and 40 million miles (60 million kilometers) across. The image was captured by the Event Horizon telescope (EHT), a network of eight synchronized radio telescopes placed in various locations around the world.

Full Story: Live Science (5/12)

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Supermassive black hole in Milky Way pictured for first time – BBC News – 5:53

May 12, 2022  BBC News

A supermassive black hole that lives at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, has been pictured for the very first time. Known as Sagittarius A*, the object is a staggering four-million times the mass of our Sun. For scale, the ring is roughly the size of Mercury’s orbit around our star. Fortunately, this monster is a long, long way away – some 26,000 light-years in the distance – so there’s no possibility of us ever coming to any danger. The BBC’s Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports. Please subscribe HERE #BBCNews

A Picture of the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

May 12, 2022  Veritasium

This is an image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Visit to get 30% off your first month of any crate! ??? Image of Sgr A* from EHT collaboration Event Horizon Telescope collaboration: Animations from The Relativistic Astrophysics group, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Massive thanks to Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Dr Christian Fromm and Dr Alejandro Cruz-Osorio. A huge thanks to Prof. Peter Tuthill and Dr Manisha Caleb for feedback on earlier versions of this video and helping explain VLBI. Great video by Thatcher Chamberlin about VLBI here – Animations and simulations with English text: L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt) Video of stars going around Sgr A* from European Southern Observatory… Video zooming into the center of our galaxy from European Southern Observatory… Video of observation of M87 courtesy of: C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt) Video of observation of SgrA* courtesy of C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt) Z. Younsi (University College London) Video of telescopes in the array 2017: C. M. Fromm & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt) Animations and simulations (no text): L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt) ??? Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Inconcision, Kelly Snook, TTST, Ross McCawley, Balkrishna Heroor, Chris LaClair, Avi Yashchin, John H. Austin, Jr.,, Dmitry Kuzmichev, Matthew Gonzalez, Eric Sexton, john kiehl, Anton Ragin, Diffbot, Micah Mangione, MJP, Gnare, Dave Kircher, Burt Humburg, Blake Byers, Dumky, Evgeny Skvortsov, Meekay, Bill Linder, Paul Peijzel, Josh Hibschman, Mac Malkawi, Michael Schneider, jim buckmaster, Juan Benet, Ruslan Khroma, Robert Blum, Richard Sundvall, Lee Redden, Vincent, Stephen Wilcox, Marinus Kuivenhoven, Clayton Greenwell, Michael Krugman, Cy ‘kkm’ K’Nelson, Sam Lutfi, Ron Neal ??? Written by Derek Muller Animation by Ivy Tello, Mike Radjabov, Maria Raykova Filmed by Petr Lebedev


Why do microwaves cook food so much faster than ovens do?

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You might love charred, broiled sirloin; crisp, oven-roasted veggies; or flaky, baked salmon, all of which generally require an oven. But when you are in a hurry or famished, you may turn to a faster cooking method, the hallmark of culinary convenience: the microwave.

The microwave has made it possible to nourish ourselves with cooked food in a matter of seconds. But how, exactly, does it work so much quicker than an oven?

Full Story: Live Science (5/2)


Black Moon solar eclipse looks otherworldly in stunning images


A rare solar eclipse Saturday (April 30) stunned viewers across Antarctica, the southern tip of South America, and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

While much of the event took place in remote areas, live cameras on Earth and satellites in space allowed people around the world to witness the moon blocking as much as 64% of the sun. The eclipse happened during a Black Moon, which is the second new moon in a single month.

Full Story: Live Science (5/1)

Scientists discover bizarre ‘worm-like’ aurora stretching halfway across Mars

(Emirates Mars Mission)

On clear Martian nights, long, snake-like ribbons of light may streak through the sky for thousands of miles. It’s a pretty sight, according to new observations from the United Arab Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) — and it represents a strange new type of aurora never seen before on any planet.

Auroras — also known on Earth as the southern or northern lights — occur when charged particles from solar wind collide with molecules in a planet’s atmosphere. Several different types of auroras have been detected on Mars, including planet-wide “diffuse auroras,” which glow faintly through the entire Martian sky during intense solar storms, as well as patchy “discrete auroras,” which only glow above certain spots of Martian crust thought to contain magnetized minerals, according to EMM.

This new type of aurora — which EMM researchers dubbed a “sinuous discrete aurora” — seems to be a strange mishmash of the others, the researchers said.

Full Story: Live Science (5/5)


Earliest documented aurora found in ancient Chinese text

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The earliest documented case of an aurora, the fleeting but brilliantly colored lights that sometimes illuminate the night sky, dates to the early 10th century B.C., a new study on an ancient Chinese text reveals.

The text describes “five-colored light” witnessed in the northern part of the night sky toward the end of the reign of King Zh?o, the fourth king of the Chinese Zhou dynasty. The exact dates of Zh?o’s reign aren’t known, but it’s likely that this “five-colored light” event happened in either 977 B.C. or 957 B.C., according to the study.

Full Story: Live Science (4/25)


World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age 119

(Guinness World Records)

Kane Tanaka of Japan, who was the world’s oldest living person, has died at age 119, according to news reports.

Tanaka was born on Jan. 2, 1903 and died on April 19, according to CNN.

According to Guinness World Records, Tanaka became the world’s oldest living person on Jan. 30, 2019 at 116 years and 28 days old. She held the title for three years, until her death last week.

Full Story: Live Science (4/26)

Ocean Action News

MAY 2022

Celebrating Mothers

With the month of May comes Mother’s Day, a special time to celebrate all the wonderful moms out there. Did you know our ocean has some stand-out moms, too? Dive in with us and take a look at some of the hardest working moms in the sea.

Rose, Rhododendron, and John’s Sculpture in our garden, Spring May 2022

I enjoy studying and reading about technology, realizing that many thousands of educated people around the world are busy working on different kinds of experiments and research to advance their projects.  This in return, will help human kind to progress, and hopefully, we will be able to appreciate one another and keep us together as a human race. 

Hopefully, we will be able to live together without wars all over the world, and be able to focus our attention to prevent global warming.

We may then realize that we are the care-takers keeping the world healthy for ourselves, younger generations, and all creatures on earth that cohabitant with us on this planet.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9:45 PM

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PBS News: August 27-31, 2019 & August 23 – International pressure mounts for Brazil to counter raging Amazon fires, August 25 – Tracking the flow of opioids across America,  August28 – 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York, [CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries, TED Talks: Britt Wray How climate change affects your mental health? & Melanie Nezer -The fundamental right to seek asylum, Bubble Vision: Reef Life of the Andaman (full marine biology documentary), DW Documentary: A journey into the world of our great-grandchildren,  DCODE by Discovery: Space Junk Around Earth, Top-5 Top-10: Top 10 most Horrifyingly Mysterious Lakes in the World,  Thisiscolossal: Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy, Planetary Panoramas – 360 Degree Night-Sky Time-Lapse by Vincent Brady, Music by Brandon McCoy, Abstracted Dual Landscapes Created Using Cleverly Placed Mirrors & Repurposing the World’s Plastic Waste: An Interview With Assemblage Sculptor Thomas Deininger, Clip’wreck: Smart Animals Compilation & Ing’s Garden

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 31, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 31, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, August 31, Southeastern states prepare for Hurricane Dorian, threats to suspend Parliament before the Brexit deadline sparks backlash in the U.K., and what France is doing to curb food wastage. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode August 30, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 30, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen, becoming a Category 3 storm as it approaches Florida. Plus: Colombia’s peace deal with the FARC may be coming apart, what New Jersey voters are telling their congressional representatives about impeachment, political analysis with Shields and Brooks, a sculpture that walks and a brief but spectacular take on incarcerated youth.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 29, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 29, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Dorian appears poised to hit Florida. Plus: Kevin McAleenan’s trip to El Salvador to discuss migration, a conversation with Ken Cuccinelli about the Trump administration’s immigration philosophy, on the frontlines of war in Ukraine, what less regulation of methane means for the environment and whether greater public R&D investment can revitalize the economy. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: DOJ inspector says Comey mishandled Trump memos… All of Florida should prepare for Dorian, officials say… U.S.,  El Salvador agree on 4 areas of immigration priority… Cuccinelli defends CIS moves on citizenship, public charge… Why this American is on the frontlines of Ukraine’s long war… Why oil and gas industry is divided over methane regulation… Can public R&D investment revitalize a lagging economy?…

PBS NewsHour full episode August 28, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 28, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Dorian makes its way through the Caribbean, likely sparing Puerto Rico but taking aim at the mainland U.S. Plus: How Trump’s trade wars affect U.S. farming and retail, ongoing British political drama over Brexit, the field of 2020 Democrats shrinks before the September debate, health benefits of spending time outside and a Now Read This book club discussion. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Facebook to tighten rules around political ads… Puerto Rico spared as Hurricane Dorian hits Virgin Islands… How U.S. farmers and retailers feel about Trump’s tariffs… Why the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit may be rising… Howard Dean on eligibility rules for 2020 Democratic debates… Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature… Celeste Ng, Maxine Hong Kingston discuss ‘The Woman Warrior’…

International pressure mounts for Brazil to counter raging Amazon fires

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 23, 2019

Large sections of the Amazon rainforest are engulfed in flames, their smoke turning Sao Paolo’s midday skyline to total darkness. Brazilian forest fires are common at this time of year but have spiked since 2018. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has encouraged logging in the Amazon, admits the situation is “chaos” and is mustering the military for a response. William Brangham reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode August 27, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, a conversation with the former Republican congressman who says he’ll challenge President Trump for the party’s 2020 nomination. Plus: Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers tell their stories in court, the health risks of forest fires in the Amazon, how Jair Bolsonaro is changing Brazil, Puerto Rico braces for a tropical storm, Trump’s business interests in politics and school yoga. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Federal judge puts Missouri abortion law on hold… Joe Walsh on immigration policy, climate change and Trump… For Epstein victims, his death spurs both outrage and relief… Amid Amazon smoke, Brazilian children struggle to breathe… What Bolsonaro’s presidency means for Brazil and the Amazon… Still vulnerable from Maria, Puerto Rico braces for Dorian… Could Trump really host the next G-7 at his own property?… Managing school stress by bringing yoga into the classroom…

WATCH LIVE: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York

PBS NewsHour   Streamed live on Aug 28, 2019

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Tracking the flow of opioids across America

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 25, 2019

The manufacturers and distributors of opioid prescription painkillers have supplied billions of pills throughout the U.S. An investigative series by The Washington Post looks at the opioid epidemic through the DEA’s newly public database that tracks every pain pill sold to pharmacies across the country. Steven Rich, The Post’s data editor, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

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[CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries

CNA   Started streaming on Jan 14, 2019

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here:… Subscribe to our news service: WhatsApp: Telegram: Follow CNA on the following platforms:…

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“For all that’s ever been said about climate change, we haven’t heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world,” says science writer Britt Wray. In this quick talk, she explores how climate change is threatening our well-being — mental, social and spiritual — and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Britt Wray · Science storyteller, author, broadcaster

Britt Wray’s work is about life and what we make of it: past, present and future.

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Reef Life of the Andaman (full marine biology documentary),

Bubble Vision   Published on Nov 1, 2012

“Reef Life of the Andaman” is a documentary of the marine life of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). It is available on DVD at Scuba diving more than 1000 times from the coral reefs and underwater pinnacles of Thailand’s Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Hin Daeng, to Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks, I encountered everything from manta rays to seahorses, whale sharks to shipwrecks. The 116-minute film features descriptions of 213 different marine species including more than 100 tropical fish, along with sharks, rays, moray eels, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, sea slugs, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, turtles, sea snakes, starfish, sea cucumbers, corals, worms etc.. This marine biology documentary provides an overview of Indian Ocean aquatic life. Marine life & underwater subjects featured in the film: 0:00:00 – Introduction 0:01:42 – Underwater caves 0:02:18 – Corals and anemones ELASMOBRANCHS – SHARKS 0:03:37 – Carpet sharks (zebra sharks / leopard sharks and nurse sharks) 0:06:45 – Whale sharks 0:11:26 – Requiem sharks (grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks, whitetip reef sharks) RAYS 0:13:44 – Stingrays 0:17:05 – Eagle rays & devil rays / mobulas 0:18:48 – Manta rays REEF FISHES 0:21:24 – Moray eels 0:25:50 – Seahorse 0:27:12 – Cornetfish & trumpetfish 0:28:50 – Batfish (spadefish) 0:30:09 – Angelfish 0:31:34 – Butterflyfish 0:32:41 – Bannerfish 0:33:30 – Moorish idol 0:33:56 – Surgeonfish (tang) & unicornfish 0:34:42 – Bigeye 0:35:10 – Emperor Snapper 0:35:26 – Sweetlips 0:36:05 – Grouper (rockcod) 0:38:24 – Humphead wrasse 0:38:52 – Green humphead parrotfish 0:39:38 – Barracuda 0:40:37 – Trevally (jacks) 0:41:21 – Pufferfish 0:42:32 – Boxfish 0:44:28 – Porcupinefish 0:46:10 – Scrawled filefish 0:46:33 – Triggerfish CRUSTACEANS 0:48:23 – Spiny lobster 0:49:35 – Shrimps 0:50:39 – Red-legged swimming crab MOLLUSCS – GASTROPODS 0:51:13 – Cowries 0:52:46 – Sea slugs / nudibranchs BIVALVES 0:54:55 – Fluted giant clam 0:55:38 – Tuna Wreck – Similan Islands 0:56:00 – Schooling fish – Cardinalfish 0:56:56 – Hardyhead silversides 0:57:15 – Fusilier 0:57:45 – African pompano 0:57:49 – Striped eel catfish 0:58:02 – Schooling snapper 0:59:08 – Schooling barracuda 1:00:30 – Dogtooth tuna 1:00:45 – Bigeye trevally HIDING 1:01:15 – Pastel Tilefish 1:01:49 – Stingrays in sand 1:02:43 – Octopus ink CAMOUFLAGE – MIMICRY 1:03:03 – Straightstick pipefish 1:03:28 – Ornate ghost pipefish 1:04:19 – Giant frogfish 1:05:14 – Scorpionfish 1:06:42 – Stonefish 1:07:17 – King Cruiser shipwreck VENOMOUS SPINES 1:07:29 – Lionfish 1:09:25 – Crown-of-thorns starfish 1:10:00 – Sea urchin SYMBIOSIS 1:10:26 – Sea urchin cardinalfish 1:10:49 – Anemonefish / Clownfish / Sea anemones 1:13:53 – Porcelain anemone crab 1:14:39 – Tube anemone 1:15:13 – Rhizostome jellyfish 1:16:09 – Fishes feeding 1:16:16 – Streaked spinefoot 1:16:31 – Parrotfish 1:17:02 – Goatfish 1:17:10 – Bluefin trevally 1:17:29 – Smalltooth emperor 1:17:51 – Fringelip mullet REPTILES 1:20:26 – Banded sea krait (sea snake) 1:21:46 – Pacific Hawksbill turtle 1:23:26 – Green turtle SHRIMPS 1:25:05 – Harlequin shrimp 1:26:09 – Peacock mantis shrimp CLEANING 1:27:08 – Skunk cleaner shrimp 1:27:57 – Cleaner wrasse 1:29:07 – Rock cleaner shrimp 1:29:27 – False cleanerfish 1:30:07 – Remora / live sharksucker 1:31:38 – Cobia 1:32:47 – Rainbow runner POLYCHAETE WORMS 1:33:38 – Feather duster worm 1:33:43 – Hard tube coco worm 1:33:53 – Christmas tree worm 1:34:39 – Sea cucumber SEX 1:36:54 – Broadcast spawning 1:37:42 – Oyster 1:38:19 – Pharaoh cuttlefish mating 1:40:15 – Bigfin reef squid 1:40:36 – Day octopus fighting 1:43:25 – Rough-toothed dolphin 1:43:48 – Night diving 1:49:38 – Crabs at night 1:52:56 – Hermit crab 1:54:22 – Basket stars I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at: I post updates about my videos, and interesting underwater videos from other filmmakers here: MUSIC CREDITS: Prickly Shark, Black Corals, Jewel Squid by Erik Verkoyen Freefall Into The Blue, Buoyancy, Tai Long Wan, Andaman Resonance, Hidden Depths, Similan Sunrise, The Cool Of The Forest by Mark Ellison Blood Wine by Condor e (Velvet Night Album) Dream And You Will Fly by Menno Hoomans ( Just Walk Away by Adam Fielding ( Deep Blue, Starbeam by Toao (SOILSOUND Music Publishing LLC) ( Space Frigate by Smashed Toy ( Deliberate Thought, Modern Vibes by Kevin MacLeod ( Pattern Errors by Coded Bird’s Song (Edit) by Absorb Fish ( Thanks to Santana Diving of Phuket (, to Rob Royle for a few of the clips, to Elfi and Uli Erfort and Daniel Bruehwiler for help with the German translation, and to Frank Nelissen for the Dutch subtitles.

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Refugee and immigrants’ rights attorney Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern US border, showing how citizens can hold their governments accountable for protecting the vulnerable. “A country shows strength through compassion and pragmatism, not through force and through fear,” she says.

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Melanie Nezer · Refugee and immigrants rights attorney

Melanie Nezer is a national leader in efforts to inform and educate individuals, institutions, elected officials and communities about refugees and asylum seekers.


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A journey into the world of our great-grandchildren | DW Documentary

DW Documentary   Published on Jun 1, 2019

What will the world look like in 2060? What role will climate change or the growing world population play? [Online until: July 7, 2019, Part 2 online: June 8, 2019] How does the drive for prosperity fit together with finite resources? John Webster writes a letter to his unborn great-granddaughter in film. “What will the world look like when my great-granddaughter is born?” Filmmaker John Webster has thought about this. He has named her Dorit, and she’ll probably live in the 2060s. He imagines her wearing little yellow rubber boots as she wanders along a shoreline that has by then completely changed out of all recognition. The film is a plea for a more responsible approach to nature for future generations. What kind of world will Dorit experience? What effect will climate change have had? John Webster takes the viewer on a both emotional and physical journey, from Finland through Russia to the Siberian coal mines, then on to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific and through the USA to New York. The world doesn’t actually offer Dorit much hope. By 2050, more than 2.5 billion more people will join the 6.6 billion people alive today: that will mean more than nine billion people are feeding off the land and releasing even more exhaust gases into the atmosphere. A growing percentage of humanity is pursuing prosperity without regard to natural limits. Every year we produce many billions of tons of CO2 and face a rapid succession of storms, droughts and floods,. Climate researchers warn that mankind must drastically reduce its CO2 emissions by 2050, otherwise the planet will no longer be able to support its inhabitants and will gradually shut down everything we base our lives on. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary:… Visit our Spanish channel: Visit our Arabic channel: For more documentaries visit: Instagram Facebook: DW netiquette policy:…

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Space Junk Around Earth

DCODE by Discovery   Published on Aug 3, 2018

Space debris poses a threat to us on Earth, even causing damage to the International Space Station. DCODE how we can save the Earth and space, in this fascinating 2016 series – Space’s Deepest Secrets.

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Top 10 most Horrifyingly Mysterious Lakes in the World

Top-5 Top-10   Published on Sep 1, 2018

Thousands of lives lost, #mysterious inhabitants—poisonous #lakes are just about the most mystical and eerie bodies of water of our planet. Even placid lakes with crystal-clear water sometimes conceal deadly threats for those who decide plunge in for a swim or even set up camp on the shore. Hello everyone, and welcome to channel “Top 5, Top 10”. Get ready for the #top 10 most Horrifyingly Mysterious Lakes in the World. Subscribe to our channel – All videos –… For copyright matters please contact us at: Welcome to the channel “Top 5 Top 10” We create high quality #top10 and #top5 list based videos filled with mind blowing interesting and entertaining facts you are going to love and enjoy.

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Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy – 4K

Aryeh Nirenberg   Published on Sep 10, 2017

Follow me on Instagram @art_only: A timelapse of the Milky Way that was recorded using an equatorial tracking mount over a period of around 3 hours to show Earth’s rotation relative to the Milky Way. I used a Sony a7SII with the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens and recorded 1100 10″ exposures at a 12-second interval. All the frames were captured at F/2.8 and 16000iso. Music: Audiomachine – Wars of Faith

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Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy by Aryeh Nirenberg

August 20, 2019  Kate Sierzputowski

Although the Earth rotates below the sky, aerial time-lapse videos often have the perspective of a celestial scene rushing above the ground. In this brief video by Aryeh Nirenberg, the Milky Way becomes completely stationary, highlighting specifically the Earth’s rotation. Nirenberg recorded the time-lapse with a Sony a7SII with the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens while using an equatorial tracking mount over a period of three hours. You can see more of his starscapes on Instagram and Youtube. (via Kottke)

Planetary Panoramas – 360 Degree Night-Sky Time-Lapse by Vincent Brady, Music by Brandon McCoy

Vincent Brady   Published on Jun 17, 2014

Watch remastered version in 4k! A multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse (One of the first of its kind!) by photographer Vincent Brady and musician Brandon McCoy. Follow my Photography! Get Brandon’s Music by Donation/Free Download!… About Planetary Panoramas – While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star, rising in the east, setting in the west, as well as the effect of the southern pole. The 4 lenses are wide enough to capture the entire night sky and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. Usually about 3 hours. I then made a script to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse. I created my rig in January of 2013 while in my final semester at Lansing Community College before receiving an associates degree in photography. Given it was winter in Michigan, I didn’t get to chase the notorious clear moonless night sky as much as I had hoped as the region has lots of cloud cover that time of year. Though I was ready on the rare night to go experiment. After graduating in May I had built up quite the urge to hit the road. My rig has taken me to firefly parties in Missouri, dark eerie nights at Devils Tower, through Logan Pass at Glacier National Park, up the mountains of British Columbia, and around the amazing arches and sandstone monuments in the Great American Southwest. Scenes as they appear 0:12 – Delicate Arch, Utah 0:27 – Double Arch, Utah (outside) 0:41 – Double Arch, Utah (inside) 0:57 – Landscape Arch, Utah 1:14 – Turret Arch, Utah 1:28 – Balanced Rock, Utah 1:42 – Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, MT 1:55 – Lake of the Ozarks, MO 2:08 – Kootenay Lake, British Columbia 2:19 – Valhalla, British Columbia 2:30 – Kootenay Lake, British Columbia 2:41 – Badlands, South Dakota 2:51 – Windows/Turret Arch – Utah (Lunar Eclipse) 3:00 – Garden of Eden – Utah 3:10 – Monument Valley – Utah 3:26 – Totem Poles, Monument Valley – Utah 3:39 – Sleepy Hollow, Michigan These are the images I created on the cold, dark, sleepless nights under awe-spiring skies. The music is composed and recorded by my very good friend, the acoustic fingerpicking guitar prodigy Brandon McCoy! Brandon who is also from the greater Lansing area in Mid-Michigan is quite the acoustic instrumentalist. The song chosen for this time-lapse is called ‘One Letter From Lady.’ I moved to Michigan when I was 15 and Brandon was the first friend I made. He was the cool kid playing Pink Floyd licks on a $2 guitar at the time. Soon, after he had spent his cold, dark, sleepless nights perfecting his craft, he started coming up with his very own instrumentals. Some of which are upbeat by mixing picking, slapping, and drumming on the guitar while other compositions of his are calm and soothing and can put you in a meditative trance if you just close your eyes. It has been a great experience watching each other grow as artist for over the past 10 years, and you better believe we will be collaborating on projects like this in the very near future. Speaking for the both of us, we are grateful that you checked this out this project. If you enjoyed it, don’t be selfish… Share it with your friends! Software used in the making: Magic Lantern: A firmware hack to use the intervelometer in camera. StarStax: Appropriately named software used to stack images of stars. PTGui: Used to manually stitch panoramas together. LR Time-Lapse: For smoothing out the time-lapse sequences via xmp files. Adobe Photoshop CC: For all the photoediting fun and to create time-lapse sequences. Adobe Premiere Pro: For slopping the whole video together. Prints and more information are on my site:… To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral:

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In San Jose, Costa Rica, Meet this Amazing Street Artist – “Salas” – May 29, 2013

Rob Freeman  Published on May 29, 2013

I was blown away that he was able to give me this neat painting in just 12 minutes. He should open a shop – he’d have tourists lined up out the door! Cool street art photos: More street painting photos: More street artist photos: Photos – Costa Rica: San Jose, Capital of Costa Rica:… Costa Rica: . . .

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Abstracted Dual Landscapes Created Using Cleverly Placed Mirrors &

August 23, 2018  Laura Staugaitis

Photographer Sebastian Magnani carefully positions round mirrors in outdoor settings to capture two landscapes at once: the ground below and the sky above. In the ongoing series Reflections, some compositions reflect connected imagery, like blossom-covered grass and a flowering tree. Others juxtapose man-made surfaces like asphalt with organic branches. By removing the usual context of landscape images, Magnani allows the viewer to focus on the textural qualities of the environment, and some images even veer into illusions, as with the cloudy night sky that appears like a full moon.  You can see more from the Swiss photographer, including portraits, on Instagram and Facebook. Magnani has also recently started offering prints of the Reflections series on Society6. (via Bored Panda)

Repurposing the World’s Plastic Waste: An Interview With Assemblage Sculptor Thomas Deininger

August 28, 2019  Kate Sierzputowski

Every year more than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans. This anxiety, coupled with fears of a dramatic decline in insect populations and a global climate crisis, fuel the assemblage-based works of Thomas Deininger (previously). In a new short film by gnarly bay, clips of Deininger in his studio are supercut with footage showing the many ways that plastic has laid damage to our world’s sea creatures and environment. It is these bits of mindlessly discarded plastic that the Bristol, Rhode Island-based artist uses to create his sculptural optical illusions—which are often of the exact same animals and insects that the plastic threatens. You can see more of Deininger’s three-dimensional works built from found objects on Instagram.

Clip’wreck: Smart Animals Compilation

Clip’wreck   Published on Nov 21, 2016

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Ing’s Garden: Pink Roses bloomed during July 2019.

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

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PBS News: August 16-20, 2019, Al Jazeera English Live, USA TODAY: Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater, ABC News (Australia) Live, CNN: How Trump’s trade wars hurt US farmers, BBC Click: How online abuse after Facebook scandal affected my life – Carole Cadwalladr, and Shutting Down The Web, BBC The Travel Show: Thailand Canals (Week 15), My Thought Spot (Tood William): Inspiration from Ray Dalio, Rajasthani Paintings-India, BE AMAZED: Incredible Vegetables You’ve Never Heard Of, MacManLtd: Crash Course on Our Solar System & Beyond, The Secrets of Nature: Puszta – Land of Salt and Sand, Thisiscolossal: Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri, Ing’s Garden: Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Ing’s Peace Project

PBS NewsHour full episode – August 20, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 20, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the leaders of America’s largest corporations endorse a more socially minded vision for business — but can they practice what they preach? Also: The Trump administration dismisses fears of a potential recession, life on the ground in Gaza, tricks of the trade from the CIA’s former master of disguise, and hip-hop artist Common discusses his new book. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour live show August 19, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Streamed live 3 hours ago

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PBS NewsHour Weekend live show August 18, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Streamed live 7 hours ago

On this edition for Sunday, August 18, more than a million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong and the 1619 Project by The New York Times Magazine reframes American history through the lens of slavery. Also, musician Ben Folds shares the stories behind his songs. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 17, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 17, 2019

On this edition for Saturday, August 17, pro-government and pro-democracy demonstrators face off in Hong Kong, and a retired police officer is coaching some of the growing number of seniors who use medical marijuana in Arizona. Also, Syrian residents who built a library amid the rubble of war, and what may come of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 16, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 16, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, India’s crackdown in Kashmir leaves millions confined to their homes. Plus: Allegations of abuse among migrant children in government-funded foster care, an existential conflict about land use in the western U.S., previewing 2020 Senate races, political analysis from Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty, a brief but spectacular take on imagination in art and Woodstock at 50. Editor’s note: In reporting the news of Peter Fonda’s death, his father, Henry Fonda, was misidentified as Harry. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Hong Kong braces for weekend of demonstrations… How people of Kashmir are reacting to India’s crackdown… What oversight do foster homes for migrant children have?… Balancing leisure and livelihood on Colorado public lands… Here are the Senate seats that will be critical in 2020… Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty on 2020 Senate races… Painter Walton Ford on portraying ‘the imagined animal’… What Woodstock meant for America’s culture of rebellion… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

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Al Jazeera English | Live

Al Jazeera English   Started streaming on Jun 1, 2019

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: Follow us on Twitter: Find us on Facebook: Check our website: #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY

USA TODAY   Published on Aug 14, 2018

In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis. Much of the planet relies on groundwater. And in places around the world – from the United States to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America – so much water is pumped from the ground that aquifers are being rapidly depleted and wells are going dry. Groundwater is disappearing beneath cornfields in Kansas, rice paddies in India, asparagus farms in Peru and orange groves in Morocco. As these critical water reserves are pumped beyond their limits, the threats are mounting for people who depend on aquifers to supply agriculture, sustain economies and provide drinking water. In some areas, fields have already turned to dust and farmers are struggling. Climate change is projected to increase the stresses on water supplies, and heated disputes are erupting in places where those with deep wells can keep pumping and leave others with dry wells. Even as satellite measurements have revealed the problem’s severity on a global scale, many regions have failed to adequately address the problem. Aquifers largely remain unmanaged and unregulated, and water that seeped underground over tens of thousands of years is being gradually used up. In this documentary, USA TODAY and The Desert Sun investigate the consequences of this emerging crisis in several of the world’s hotspots of groundwater depletion. These are stories about people on four continents confronting questions of how to safeguard their aquifers for the future – and in some cases, how to cope as the water runs out. **************** Humankind: Amazing moments that give us hope ? Humankind: Stories worth sharing ? Animalkind: Cute, cuddly & curious animals ? Just the FAQs: When news breaks, we break it down for you ? The Wall: An in-depth examination of Donald Trump’s border wall ?

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ABC News (Australia)  Started streaming on Jul 6, 2019

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How Trump’s trade wars hurt US farmers

CNN   Published on Oct 23, 2018

As a result of President Donald Trump’s trade wars with China and other countries, US farmers are seeing a surplus of perishable goods stuck in limbo and increased prices for equipment. In good years, cargo trains moving west along the flat, sweeping grasslands of North Dakota’s plains are a sign of money rolling in. Today, as tariffs from America’s largest foreign soybean market — China — threaten to upend the industry, many trains sit idle. “There are no shuttle trains leaving. There is no nothing,” said Joe Ericson, the 38-year-old president of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association. “They can’t get rid of the beans.” In conversations with more than 50 farmers, producers and agriculture experts in five states representing each of the five food groups, one trend was clear: The once-deep ties to President Donald Trump have frayed over the past year. But they remain intact for a small majority of farmers CNN spoke with ahead of the critical 2018 midterm elections. Democrats, who see an opening with Trump’s trade war, will likely struggle to make inroads with these voters. The President gives all of them plenty to complain about. They grumble about his tweeting — that’s not their style — and what his trade war has done to their bottom lines. But if the President’s re-election were held tomorrow, most of them would back him. They trust Trump, and many believe Democrats don’t understand or largely ignore their way of life. Still, Trump’s deep support in rural America, which helped propel him to the White House in 2016, is being tested. The wheat farmers, soybean growers and pork producers confront a growing trade war that is forcing them to re-evaluate their ties to the President’s Republican Party and openly question whether his mantra to “Make America Great Again” came at the expense of voters like them. Read more on Animations By Melody Shih Produced and edited By: Mkenna Ewen Nick Scott Jeff Simon #trump #tradewar #CNN #News 

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How online abuse after Facebook scandal affected my life – Carole Cadwalladr – BBC Click

BBC Click  Published on Aug 9, 2019 

Carole Cadwalladr is the journalist who brought the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story to the mainstream. Despite suffering online abuse as a result, she continues to campaign to get Facebook to reveal more details about how users’ data was used during the EU Referendum. Here she talks to Spencer Kelly about what it’s like to be trolled online, and also how Facebook would change if she was put in charge. Subscribe HERE Find us online at Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook:

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Shutting Down The Web – BBC Click

BBC Click  Published on Aug 15, 2019

We travel to Kashmir to find out how communications there have been shutdown. Subscribe HERE Find us online at Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook:

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BBC The Travel Show – Thailand Canals (Week 15)

BBC Travel Show

Published on Sep 24, 2018

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Inspiration from Ray Dalio

Imagine that in order to have a great life you have to cross a dangerous jungle. You can stay safe where you are and have an ordinary life, or you can risk crossing the jungle to have a terrific life. How would you approach that choice? Take a moment to think about it because it is the sort of choice that, in one form or another, we all have to make.

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Indian woman with peacock – Rajasthani paintings

Rajasthani painting modern artwork village by poojaartnframe

Rajasthani painting modern artwork woman by poojaartnframe

Rajasthani paintings: Radhe Krishna paintings are quite prominent in Rajasthani paintings. Rajasthani paintings started around 16th – 19th century in western India. Ever wondered how the Rajput kings and queens looked like and what cutlery they used during their elaborate dining? Rajasthan paintings are also known as rajput paintings and they are quite famous for the miniature paintings. The bani-thani paintings/ ragini made of plywood and vegetable colour is quite popular worldwide. The Bhani-thani paintings are created with attractive emboss work at the border using fabric pearl colors & water proof solution of Papier Mache for the antique look. Rajasthani paintings tell us a lot of tales from the epics ” The Ramayana” and “Mahabharata”. Stories of love and affection of Radhe Krishna are shown in a number of paintings. You can also see a simple life of the rajasthanis portrayed in these beautiful traditional Rajasthani paintings. In this post we have included 50 Beautiful and Traditional Rajasthani paintings.

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Incredible Vegetables You’ve Never Heard Of

BE AMAZED   Published on Aug 13, 2019

There are some incredible vegetables in the world. Lets look at some incredible vegetables you’ve probably never heard of. Subscribe for more! ? ? Stay updated ? ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: Legal Stuff. Unless otherwise created by BeAmazed, licenses have been obtained for images/footage in the video from the following sources:

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Crash Course on Our Solar System & Beyond

MacManLtd   Published on Jul 5, 2011

[To My Subscribers, Don’t worry I wont stop making TechNews related videos] Want to know why we don’t have to worry about our sun burning out? It’s because long before that happens the sun will expand so enormously that the earth will be cooked to a cinder! And again, don’t fret, that wont happen for another 4-5 Billion years. Take a tour through the solar system, learn about the event horizon of black holes and find out when our galaxy began.

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Puszta – Land of Salt and Sand – The Secrets of Nature

The Secrets of Nature   Published on Jan 26, 2015

Less than an hour’s drive south of Hungary’s capital Budapest, Central Europe’s last and only wandering sand dunes surprise the traveller. These dunes are some 600 feet high and in continuous motion, shaping a landscape one would only expect in Africa. Spring storms whip up giant clouds of fine sand that darken the sun and loom over the low Kecskemet plain.

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Thisiscolossal: Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri

August 16, 2018  Laura Staugaitis

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All photographs © Massimo Listri / TASCHEN

Italian photographer Massimo Listri has spent decades traversing the globe to document the spectacular architecture, sculptural elements, and furnishings of historic libraries. His new book, The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, includes views inside such rarefied locations as the Palafoxiana Library in Pueblo, Mexico and the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, France. Listri also includes descriptions and histories of each library. The 560-page tome is published by TASCHEN and available on Amazon and the TASCHEN website.

Klosterbibliothek Metten, Metten, Germany

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, France

Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal

Stiftsbibliothek Admont, Admont, Austria

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbria, Portugal

Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome, Italy

Strahovská Knihovna, Prague, Czech Republic

Ing’s Garden:  Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Monday, August 19, 2019

Kai, our grandson, and his mother, came to visit us on Monday, August 19, 2019 during the afternoon. Kai went to the backyard garden; he saw a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.  He called me and his mother to see the butterfly.  This black swallowtail Butterfly was quite big and stayed about twenty minutes.  But the butterfly was so active moving around the garden and jumping to different butterfly bush flowers.  It went from one to the other so often that it made it difficult to capture the photographs.

In December 2014, I incorporated black swallowtail Butterfly photographs that I took during summer 2014 into my peace project.  The finished artwork for the Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards is shown below.   

Finished artwork of the Peace comments from Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

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Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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PBS News: August 11-15, 2019, DW News Livestream, TRACKS: The Secrets of Antarctica, David Butler: Milky Way Galaxy, The Royal Institution: Beyond the Higgs: What’s Next for the LHC?,  Climate State: The State of Sea Level Rise (2019), EBS ENGLISH: Bolivia, Part 2.Torotoro, Bolivia, Part 3. The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake, Thisiscolossas: Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters, Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan, Pinterest: Chinese Art and Japanese Art, Ing’s Garden

PBS NewsHour full episode August 15, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 15, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, Israel reverses course and won’t allow U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both Muslim-American congresswomen critical of Israeli policy toward Palestinians, to visit. Plus: How China is responding to protests in Hong Kong, Venezuela’s political deadlock, a water crisis in Newark, the role of faith leaders amid political polarization and parenting by the numbers. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker… What’s behind Israel’s decision to bar Reps. Omar and Tlaib… Amid unrest, China builds up forces on Hong Kong border… Why this Guaido official remains confident of ousting Maduro… Amid Newark’s water crisis, questions about why it’s taking so long to resolve… 2 faith leaders on Trump, racism and toning down incendiary rhetoric… Does data prove conventional beliefs on parenting practices?…

The danger of coal ash, the toxic dust the fossil fuel leaves behind

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 14, 2019

Coal ash is a particularly dangerous byproduct of our dependence on fossil fuels. In communities that have dealt with coal ash spills, the incidents sparked concerns about toxins potentially seeping into water. Utilities have been pushed to adopt tougher safety standards — but activists say the companies are resisting rules necessary for public health. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

New analysis finds parts of the U.S. have already warmed close to critical 2-degree level

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 14, 2019

For years, scientists have warned that we need to stop the planet from warming an additional two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avoid catastrophic problems. But a new analysis by The Washington Post finds many major areas across the U.S. have already reached that mark. The Post’s Chris Mooney joins Amna Nawaz to discuss why some parts of the country are affected more than others.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 14, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 14, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, political unrest simmers in Hong Kong, prompting questions about whether China will unleash a crackdown. Plus: Volatility in the stock market, the danger of coal ash spilling into drinking water, rising temperatures in certain parts of the U.S., Ronald Reagan’s complicated race legacy and a festival of folk art that showcases culture and promotes economic opportunity.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 13, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 13, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, a deadly explosion at a Russian nuclear missile testing facility is shrouded in secrecy — and reflects the growing U.S.-Russia arms race. Plus: Allegations of sexual misconduct against opera star Placido Domingo, phone gambling apps targeting vulnerable users, a Vote 2020 interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the shocking robbery of black-owned farmland. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Hong Kong’s airport again crippled by protests… What we know about deadly explosion at Russian military site… Opera star Placido Domingo accused of sexual impropriety… How social casinos use Facebook to target the vulnerable… What worries Bill de Blasio about 2020 Democrats… How Southern black farmers were forced from their land…

PBS NewsHour full episode August 12, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 12, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, violence increases in Hong Kong, where protests against Chinese rule have evolved into a popular revolt. Plus: What Jeffrey Epstein’s death means for a federal sex-trafficking investigation, new rules around immigration and public benefits, 2020 Democrats in Iowa, Politics Monday, redefining endangered species, the gymnastic prowess of Simone Biles and N.C. Wyeth’s art. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 11, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 11, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, August 11, the latest on the death of Jeffrey Epstein, music legend Carlos Santana discusses his path to Woodstock, President Trump’s tweets promote conspiracy theories, and a unique dance style is taking center stage and changing lives. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News  Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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TRACKS: The Secrets of Antarctica, David Butler: Milky Way Galaxy, The Royal Institution: Beyond the Higgs: What’s Next for the LHC?,  Climate State: The State of Sea Level Rise (2019), EBS ENGLISH: Bolivia, Part 2.Torotoro, Bolivia, Part 3. The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake, Thisiscolossas: Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters, Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

The Secrets of Antarctica | Full Documentary | TRACKS

TRACKS   Published on Jul 9, 2019

Join a team of marine scientists as they embark on an unprecedented journey across the Great Southern Ocean and beyond to Antarctica. Subscribe to see more full documentaries every week: TRACKS publishes unique, unexpected and untold stories from across the world every week. From Expedition Antarctica Facebook:… Content licensed from Blue Ant International Any queries, please contact us at:

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Beyond the Higgs: What’s Next for the LHC? – with Harry Cliff

The Royal Institution   Published on Jan 17, 2018

In 2012, the announcement of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. But what has been going on at the Large Hadron Collider since? Physicist Harry Cliff will be your guide. Subscribe for regular science videos: Watch the Q&A here: What is the future of the world’s biggest physics experiment? And what intriguing hints of new physics are around the corner? Harry Cliff is the Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science, which he reckons might be the only job title which begins and ends with ‘science’. He spends half his time searching for signs of new physics at LHCb, one of the four big experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. For the other half, he indulges his love of talking about physics at the Science Museum, where he develop exhibitions, events and online content. This talk was filmed in the Royal Institution on 31 October 2017. The Ri is on Twitter: and Facebook: and Tumblr: Our editorial policy:… Subscribe for the latest science videos:

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Did You Know? ??? The State of Sea Level Rise (2019)

Climate State   Published on Aug 1, 2019

An eye opening documentary – a must watch for decision makers, people living close to the Oceans, and everybody concerned with the future state of Earth. The most extensive Climate State video to date. Sources… Part of this video feature my own narration About 90 percent of the audio has been edited with equalizer effects, or volume modifications. Patreon UScreen Donations… Twitter Facebook

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Bolivia, Part 2.Torotoro, Mother Earth’s Masterpiece / ??? ?? ??????

EBS ENGLISH   Published on May 1, 2016

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Bolivia, Part 3. The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake / ??? ?? ??????

EBS ENGLISH   Published on May 1, 2016

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Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters

June 24, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

In the northeast corner of North Dakota lies Devils Lake. It is the largest natural body of water in the state, and yet it holds within it a seemingly unnatural phenomenon. Once-prosperous farming communities used to stand where the lake now is, the reach and depth of the current waters subsuming the abandoned tall silos, stately houses, and squat barns. The lake began rising in 1993 and has risen 35 feet in just over two decades. Due to a lack of outlet for the water and a period of heavy rains in the early 1990’s, the high water simply never subsided, rendering the formerly productive area completely uninhabitable and taking 300 homes with it.

Minnesota-based photographer Paul Johnson (previously) set out during two different seasons, summer (via kayak) and winter, to witness and document the lost community. Large trucks sit embedded up to their wheel wells in thick ice, a silo door is seamlessly mirrored in the water that reaches over its threshold, and barns lean at spectacularly acute angles, seemingly glued in place by the surrounded fresh or frozen water.

“Abandoned places hold a wistful appeal to me and I think to many of us,” Johnson shared in an interview with Passion Passport. “They are the final chapters of unknown stories where we’re left to ponder the details. Their quiet stillness can spur thoughts about the nature of time and the processes of decay and reclamation.” If you are interested in further reading about the history of the area, Modern Farmer has a long-form story from the perspective of a Devils Lake native.

In addition to his still photography, Johnson is continuing to work on animated land art which will be compiled into an upcoming short film. Stay tuned for previews of these pieces on Instagram and Tumblr. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

August 17, 2018   Kate Sierzputowski

Larval fish of Dendrochirus, all images copyright Ryo Minemizu

Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji and other coasts around Japan, the Philippines and Maldives. To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements don’t disturb the surrounding organisms.

“Plankton symbolize how precious life is by their tiny existence,” he explains. “I wanted other people to see them as they are in the sea, so it was my motivation from the beginning to shoot plankton underwater, which is quite a challenge. Most plankton are small, and their movements are hard to predict.”

His solo exhibition Jewels in the Night Sea begins a three-city tour at Canon Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo from August 20-29, 2018. It will then move to Cannon galleries in Nagoya and Osaka from September 6-12 and September 20-26, 2018. You can see more of Minemizu’s underwater photography on Instagram and Twitter. Select prints from his Phenomenons series are available in his online shop. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Unknown a larval Gymnapogon

Batesian mimicry, larval fish of Soleichthys

Larval Tripod fish

The Paralepididae

Hyperiidea on Nausithoe jellyfish

Larval Barred soapfish

The paddle of zoea larva of Lysmata

Megalopa larva of Eplumula phalangium

Larva of Pleurobranchaea

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Chinese Artwork and Japanese Artwork

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Artwork by Lou Dahua

Japanese Woodblock prints

Ohara Koson – Full Moon and Blossoms 1920’s

Chinese Art:  Artwork by He Lin ??

Ing’s Garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I captured this Swallowtail Butterfly on July 27, 2019

Red and pink flowers contrast with green leaves, as if the colorful garden was painted on a canvas.

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