Magnificent Oil Paintings by Leonid Afremov - AmO Images: Capturing Life Beauty - AmO Images: Capturing Life Beauty
"I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Thus, I enjoy creating inspired and beautiful paintings from the bottom of my soul. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression."
Images libres de droit à récupérer. Inspiration peintureWarning: Oil supplies are running out fast - Science, News - The Independent
The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has warned.
The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has warned. Higher oil prices brought on by a rapid increase in demand and a stagnation, or even decline, in supply could blow any recovery off course, said Dr Fatih Birol, the chief economist at the respected International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, which is charged with the task of assessing future energy supplies by OECD countries.
this is... not reassuring.
Catastrophic shortfalls threaten economic recovery, says world's top energy economistThe demise of the dollar - Business News, Business - The Independent
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.
The demise of the dollar - Business News, Business - The Independent
In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading.
Content Type: text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1, size: 300,585 bytesKey oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower | Environment | The Guardian
The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying.
"The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves."
The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves. The allegations raise serious questions about the accuracy of the organisation's latest World Energy Outlook on oil demand and supply to be published tomorrow – which is used by the British and many other governments to help guide their wider energy and climate change policies.Making Your Own Flavored Oils - The Atlantic Food Channel
How to create a quick infused olive oil.
This is a great method for making small amounts of flavored oils for use at the last minute as embellishments for soups, vegetables, and simple fish dishes. It works best with soft, fresh, fragrant ingredients like tender herbs, garlic, or grated citrus zest. Extra-virgin olive oil, subtly infused with lemon zest, is one of my favorites. There is no set formula for making these oils. The ratio of flavoring to oil will depend on the intensity of the ingredients you choose. Since they flavor the oil quickly, you can taste and add more flavorings, if you wish. These oils are splendid on many foods -- practically anything you would dress with olive oil.Disaster unfolds slowly in the Gulf of Mexico - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Disaster se desdobra lentamente no Golfo do México -12 mai 2010
In the three weeks since the April 20th explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the start of the subsequent massive (and ongoing) oil leak, many attempts have been made to contain and control the scale of the environmental disaster. Oil dispersants are being sprayed, containment booms erected, protective barriers built, controlled burns undertaken, and devices are being lowered to the sea floor to try and cap the leaks, with little success to date. While tracking the volume of the continued flow of oil is difficult, an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil (possibly much more) continues to pour into the gulf every day. While visible damage to shorelines has been minimal to date as the oil has spread slowly, the scene remains, in the words of President Obama, a "potentially unprecedented environmental disaster." (40 photos total)Rainforest Fungus Naturally Synthesizes Diesel | Wired Science from Wired.com
A fungus that lives inside trees in the Patagonian rain forest naturally makes a mix of hydrocarbons that bears a striking resemblance to diesel. It may be the case that organisms like this produced some — maybe not all — but some of the world's crude oil.
A fungus that lives inside trees in the Patagonian rain forest naturally makes a mix of hydrocarbons that bears a striking resemblance to diesel, biologists announced today. And the fungus can grow on cellulose, a major component of tree trunks, blades of grass and stalks that is the most abundant carbon-based plant material on Earth. "When we looked at the gas analysis, I was flabbergasted," said Gary Strobel, a plant scientist at Montana State University, and the lead author of a paper in Microbiology describing the find. "We were looking at the essence of diesel fuel."IfItWasMyHome.com - Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster
An interesting map overlay of the BP oil spill. click on the site and it will bring up a google map with the oil spill on top of where you live.
FU BP http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/ cc: @BPGlobalPRCaught in the oil - The Big Picture - Boston.com
@AndrewWarner Did you see the #oilspill pictures from Boston Globe http://bit.ly/di2xaZ – Jay Liew (jaysern) http://twitter.com/jaysern/statuses/15888827171
"The Big Picture"
Oil reaches Louisiana shores - The Big Picture - Boston.com: Shared by bang1000 ansehen! http://tinyurl.com/39uumse
@wlturland Did you see the #oilspill pictures from Boston Globe http://bit.ly/di2xaZ – Jay Liew (jaysern) http://twitter.com/jaysern/statuses/15742717255
RT @Plastiki RT @Jo_Royle The devastation really hits home in these pictures http://bit.ly/9U5h3L #Oil Spill
It's time to dismantle this entire fucking industry.
Oil reaches Louisiana shores Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks have slowly reached as far as 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes. According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, more than 65 miles of Louisiana's shoreline has now been oiled. BP said it will be at least Wednesday before they will try using heavy mud and cement to plug the leak, a maneuver called a "top kill" that represents their best hope of stopping the oil after several failed attempts. Based on low estimates, at least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf so far - though some scientists have said they believe the spill already surpasses the 11 million-gallon 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska as the worst in U.S. history. (39 photos total)
RT @imcguy: Amazing pics from the oil spill http://bit.ly/bW47kG
BP should be shut down. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/oil_reaches_louisiana_shores.htmlLive video link from the ROV monitoring the damaged riser
"The point of this story is that if someone is terrorizing your neighborhood, sometimes it’s alright to grab a stick and take a swing. Social media, and in this particular case Twitter, has given average people like me the ability to use and invent all sorts of brand new sticks. I started @BPGlobalPR, because the oil spill had been going on for almost a month and all BP had to offer were bullshit PR statements. No solutions, no urgency, no sincerity, no nothing. That’s why I decided to relate to the public for them. I started off just making jokes at their expense with a few friends, but now it has turned into something of a movement. As I write this, we have 100,000 followers and counting. People are sharing billboards, music, graphic art, videos and most importantly information. I think.. people can smell the bullshit and sometimes laughing at it feels better than getting angry or depressed over it. At the very least, it’s a welcome break from that routine. "
My name is Leroy Stick and I am the man behind @BPGlobalPR. First, let me begin by explaining my name.
Leroy Stick – the man behind @BPGlobalPR http://bit.ly/dzOIKS
Effing fantastic: Street Giant » Leroy Stick – the man behind @BPGlobalPR http://j.mp/cZh24t [from http://twitter.com/brianbreslin/statuses/15344024949]Nigeria's agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it | World news | The Observer
With interesting comments.
"If this Gulf accident had happened in Nigeria, neither the government nor the company would have paid much attention," said the writer Ben Ikari, a member of the Ogoni people. "This kind of spill happens all the time in the delta."
The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decadesBP Business Cards, if BP updated its business cards
Despite apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas, stories, video and photographs continue to emerge. Collected here are recent photographs of oil-affected wildlife, people and shorelines around the Gulf of Mexico on this, the 51st day after the initial explosion.
Scenes from the Gulf of Mexico
Based on recently revised estimates, BP's ruptured oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico continues to leak 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day. The new figures suggest that an amount of oil equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could still be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every 8 to 10 days. Despite apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas, stories, video and photographs continue to emerge. Collected here are recent photographs of oil-affected wildlife, people and shorelines around the Gulf of Mexico on this, the 51st day after the initial explosion. (41 photos total)
More amazing pictures from The Big Picture — Scenes from the Gul of Mexico – http://bit.ly/cN7Hqq
Photos taken of the oil spill in the Gulf. The affects of the oil spill on the wildlife, water, and the people are shown in these pictures and explained in the captions.
More moving images of the oil spill disaster http://ow.ly/1YUqa #FuckYouBP #OilSpillYouTube - BP Spills Coffee
YouTube - BP Spills Coffee http://ow.ly/21dmB
YouTube - BP Spills Coffee http://bit.ly/bCSVCP
BP spills coffee: http://digs.by/b1sOp8Cost & Effects of The BP Oil Spill
You may have heard about BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico over the past few days. This is a visual representation of just how much it’s costing BP (and the rest of the world).Crude Awakening: Understanding Oil Spill Impact (GRAPHIC)
Print docThe Spill, The Scandal and the President | Rolling Stone Politics
The Spill, The Scandal and the President
The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder
Rolling Stone is on fire these days—The Spill, The Scandal and the President http://bit.ly/9X3rnW & The Runaway General http://bit.ly/97zeAS