Very close-up of a Dendrophyllia coral.
Offering of reindeer horns by a Koryak shaman, 1901. Photo by Waldemar Jochelson.
Turns out there is a price to pay for protecting your rainforests.
This is fucking important! Sign and reblog.
wow this is outrageous, why isn’t this going around? from the link:
Infinito Gold, a Canadian mining company, just slapped Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit simply because the country decided its rainforests were more important than an open-pit gold mine.
Lauded as one of the countries with the most beautiful rainforests, it’s no wonder Costa Rica rejected Infinito’s mine. Costa Rica’s rainforest is home to many endangered species such the green macaw. Gold mining also uses toxic chemicals such as cyanide, which often leaks into and pollutes nearby lakes and rivers.
A subsidiary of Infinito Gold has announced that a massive lawsuit is “imminent”, so we need to act now. If thousands of us stand together, we can show Infinito that countries such as Costa Rica should have the right to protect their rainforests without being persecuted by corporations.
please sign and reblog!
Ugh, big corporations infuriate me.
The Cob House.
Built for just £150.
Love this! I recently became acquainted with some rad folks who build straw bale and cob houses and I am looking forward to conversing more with them about such projects. I could absolutely see myself in a home like this :)
|—||Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent (via liquidnight)|
Worker smoking cigarette and; carrying bag across shoulders while pausing in middle of steel beam high above city streets during construction of The Manhattan Company Building at Forty Wall Street. 1930