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"  Also, whenever the subject of subsidies for green technologies comes up, I always like to remind how whatever figure you can come up with, it will always be dwarfed by the fossil fuel subsidies. Here is the recent report on Global Energy Subsidies from the IMF.  " 

Which links to a pdf  https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/wp15105.pdf
From the conclusions;
"  ...The estimate for 2011—at $4.2 trillion (5.8 percent of global GDP)—is more than double the amount reported by Clements and others (2013). The estimate grows to $4.9 trillion (6.5 percent of global GDP) in 2013 and is projected to remain high at $5.3 trillion (6.5 percent of global GDP) in 2015 despite the large drop in international energy prices.  ..."
Also ;
http://cleantechnica.com/2015/05/30/reflections-fossil-subsidy-iceberg/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 "  “This very important analysis shatters the myth that fossil fuels are cheap by showing just how huge their real costs are. There is no justification for these enormous subsidies for fossil fuels, which distort markets and damage economies, particularly in poorer countries…. A more complete estimate of the costs due to climate change would show the implicit subsidies for fossil fuels are much bigger even than this report suggests .”  - Nick Stern, climate economist at the London School of Economics

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The Times published an article over the weekend titled "Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by government subsidies". The article is well-researched and mostly accurate, but it conveys a clear dis...
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"  While the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage injects the Dragon spacecraft into orbit, a subset of the first stage’s nine Merlin 1D engines will reignite to guide the 14-story rocket back to the ground from more than 50 miles in altitude. The rocket will deploy grid fins for aerodynamic stability and then extend four landing legs just before touchdown on the landing ship, which is named the Marmac 300 but has been christened the “Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship” by SpaceX.  "
An ocean-going cargo barge modified to serve as a landing pad for SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster is set to depart the Port of Jacksonville for a journey into the Atlantic Ocean ahead of Friday's launch of a space station cargo mission from Cape Canaveral. The barge will be stationed about 200 miles ...
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Upgraded the swashplate and rotor head of my V911 helicopter with cnc aluminum parts.  Smoother and more stable after upgrade.  Had to debur some parts a bit and drill out and shim sides of flybar.  Fun little project!
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or maybe better steel screws... i twisted the heads off a couple
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So many shapes and forms in the insect world. What caused this trait to be selected?
 
Glasswinged Butterfly ( Greta oto )

The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a beautiful brush-footed butterfly and is a member of the: subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Greta oto adults exhibit a number of interesting behaviours, such as long migrations and lekking (gathering of males for competitive mating displays). 

The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”

The Glasswinged butterfly gets its name because the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the coloured scales found in other butterflies

(Article Source: http://goo.gl/Tsom)
(Image Credit: Eddy Van 3000 on Flickr)
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White Shark and Kayak!! => no photoshop, no digital manipulation
©Thomas P. Peschak 

Photographer's Description : When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife and later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail (London) it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever.

The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens. For those conspiracy fans who still doubt its authenticity please read how I took the photograph. 

To capture this image I tied myself to the tower of the research boat Lamnidae and leaned into the void, precariously hanging over the ocean while waiting patiently for a white shark to come along. I wanted to shot a photograph that would tell the story of our research efforts to track white sharks using kayaks. When the first shark of the day came across our sea kayak it dove to the seabed and inspected it from below. I quickly trained my
camera on the dark shadow which slowly transformed from diffuse shape into the sleek outline of a large great white. When the shark’s dorsal fin broke the surface I thought I had the shot, but hesitated a fraction of a second and was
rewarded with marine biologist Trey Snow in the kayak turning around to look behind him. I pressed the shutter and the rest was history. Throughout
the day I shot many more images, most showing the kayak following the shark, but all lacked the power of that first image of the great white tracking the kayak.
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ENTER TO WIN: Your chance to star in a travel show and tour Switzerland!
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Mountain Accord, or Mountain Discord?
Over the last year I've been very involved with the Mountain Accord process as part of my role as the "Assistant to the Vice President" of the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance. I haven't written about it much here because....well, because it seems like I have s...
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Some closups of a dragon fly shot with Olympus XZ-2, Raynox DCR-150 and Oly MAL-11 dual LED macro light.  Nice eyes! #macro   #insects  
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Porcupine still in winter attire and moose on the way up big mtn.
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Photosphere looking north towards Zion from Gooseberry mesa.
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Scroll down the first post of this thread a little ways. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1964726
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So many shapes and forms in the insect world. What caused this trait to be selected?
 
Glasswinged Butterfly ( Greta oto )

The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a beautiful brush-footed butterfly and is a member of the: subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Greta oto adults exhibit a number of interesting behaviours, such as long migrations and lekking (gathering of males for competitive mating displays). 

The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”

The Glasswinged butterfly gets its name because the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the coloured scales found in other butterflies

(Article Source: http://goo.gl/Tsom)
(Image Credit: Eddy Van 3000 on Flickr)
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