Wednesday, 5 November 2014

California extremely rich person Tom Steyer

California extremely rich person Tom Steyer may be the greatest player in this present year's congressional races and, some charge, the greatest faker. Steyer has pledged to utilize his Nextgen Climate PAC to use as much as $100 million to help Democrats around the nation who contradict the Keystone XL pipeline and help elective vitality measures to battle environmental change. At the same time Steyer, the previous CEO of the Farallon speculation firm, made much of his fortune from the coal, oil, and gas businesses that he now targets. 

Steyer may be reflecting a pursue for senator Jerry Brown completes his just about sure next term—and California, with its forceful Air Resources Board and option vitality orders, would appear to be amicable domain for Steyer's political yearnings. At the same time the truth is more entangled. Steyer is a regular pundit of the progressive Koch siblings, who, he claims, utilize their political muscle to enhance their end result. In any case Steyer's pundits say that he's turning into a left-wing rendition of the Kochs. His political activism, they recommend, will probably help Farallon, which works a contender to the Keystone XL. Steyer resigned as CEO in 2012 yet hasn't stripped from all his vitality possessions, however he has guaranteed to do so from his tar sands and coal property. 

Shockingly, Steyer has had just blended political achievement as such. The Los Angeles Times refers to his triumphs: "He bankrolled an effective exertion in 2012 to influence Californians to raise imposes on out-of-state organizations by $1 billion for every year, a large portion of which will be used on vitality productive projects. He additionally co-led the effective exertion in 2010 to annihilation Proposition 23, which would have moved back the state's historic point a worldwide temperature alteration law." But Steyer has been reliably defeated on the two issues that appear dearest to him: ending pressure driven cracking and slapping petroleum organizations with an oil-severance charge. California is the uncommon oil-creating express that doesn't force such an expense, and Steyer says that if the assembly doesn't pass one not long from now, he will lead an activity battle to get it on the 2016 poll. On the fracking front, California as of late passed industry-upheld regulations that put a few cutoff points on the practice however basically permit the engineering to push ahead. The law was an enormous win for the oil business and for Steyer's foe on the issue—Governor Brown. 

Nobody can question Brown's believability on environmental change. He was a main constrain behind California's first-in-the-country top and-exchange law, and his ecological support backtracks to the 1970s. Be that as it may since coming back to the senator's office, Brown has advanced oil investigation in California, seeing its capability to unleash a financial blast. The Monterey Shale arrangement in the state's horticulturally rich Central Valley is the biggest of its kind in the nation. Tan won industry laud by uprooting Arnold Schwarzenegger–era controllers who were holding up oil-lease regards. He marked the fracking law and remains an intense backer for creating California's oil assets even as the state pushes to eliminate the interest side by advancing option vitality. "There is a considerable measure of worry about fracking, and that is the reason we are using a huge number of dollars and taking the time to see as much as we can about the results," he told CNN as of late. At the same time fracking, he included, "has been going ahead in California for more than 50 years. So we are not going to close down a third of our oil creation and compel more oil originating from North Dakota, where they are fracking a considerable measure more, to secure train or more pontoons and boats rolling in from everywhere.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Bleeding Heart

A bleeding heart is an informal label applied to someone regarded as excessively sympathetic, liberal in a political sense, or both. It is typically considered a derogatory remark. Etymologically, the term originated as a Christ reference, originally the bleeding heart under a cross, representing the sufferings of Jesus crucified.

Friday, 11 May 2012


According to APG II, the Asclepiadaceae is a former plant family now treated as a subfamily (subfamily Asclepiadoideae) in the Apocynaceae (Bruyns 2000). Botanist Pete Raids has been credited with the majority of work in this field.

They form a group of perennial herbs, twining shrubs, lianas or rarely trees but notably also contain a significant number of leafless stem succulents, all belonging to the order Gentianales. The name comes from the type genus Asclepias (milkweeds).

There are 348 genera, with about 2,900 species. They are mainly located in the tropics to subtropics, especially in Africa and South America.

The florally advanced tribe Stapeliae within this family contains the relatively familiar stem succulent genera such as Huernia, Stapelia and Hoodia. They are remarkable for the complex mechanisms they have developed for pollination, which independently parallel the unrelated Orchidaceae, especially in the grouping of their pollen into pollinia. The fragrance from the flowers, often called "carrion", attracts flies. The flies pollinate the flowers.
Many new hybrids have been formed due to the unique fertilization method of the flowers.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Wiktor Szostalo

The Tree Hugger Project, begun in 2005, is an ongoing work of environmental art conceived along with the artist Agnieszka Gradzik. With the help of participants on site, who gather branches, twigs, vines and flowers, the artists fashion together these natural materials into groups of figures literally "hugging" trees. The artist's stated intention is to "...remind us that we humans are still very much a part of our natural surroundings".
Installations of the project are sponsored by local environmental or arts related organizations and have occurred in cities across Europe, in England, and in the United States.

The most recent installation was sponsored by Klub Gaja in Wilkowice, Poland to celebrate International Tree Day and included an installation in Park Ujazdowski at Poland's Center for Contemporary Art.
Past installations have taken place at Washington University, Forest Park in St. Louis,, at the Arts Festival in Hebden Bridge in England, and in Stadtpark in Vienna, Austria.

In March 2007 the Tree Hugger Project was named first in a national on-line arts competition organized by the New York City based organization Art For Progress,  and has been invited to the 2007 Burning Man festival, which also awarded the Project a grant for the installation.

New installations are currently planned for Europos Parkas in Lithuania and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan, Iran.

According to the artist's website a large installation is scheduled for 2008/9 in India, with the participation of several environmental groups from around the world, to commemorate the Chipko Women. A documentary film of the Chipko Women Tribute is also planned.

Sunday, 25 September 2011


TreeHugger is a prominent sustainability website. It was rated the top sustainability blog of 2007 by Nielsen Netratings, and was included in Time Magazine's 2009 blog index as one of the top twenty-five blogs.
TreeHugger was acquired by Discovery Communications on August 1, 2007 for $10 million.