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VIDEO: Living Off-Grid for 17 Years on a Self-Built Island Homestead – Built with Salvaged Materials

Living Off-Grid for 17 Years on a Self-Built Island Homestead – Built with Salvaged Materials

Shadow built this incredible floating island with salvaged and reclaimed materials. The island comprises a 2-story float home, a floating chicken coop, floating gardens, and even a floating compost shed! He’s been living on the water for 17 years and working hard to protect the Widgeon Slough area in BC, Canada.

He gathers wood from the river to use as firewood, he grows some of his own fresh food in barrel gardens, and he collects fresh water from a nearby spring. He filters his greywater on a floating raft with multiple plant and husk filtration layers, and he composts his food and human waste to ensure that nothing goes overboard.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Extraordinary Places – The Essequibo River – By Ian McDonald

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As a companion volume to my planned book Portraits of Extraordinary people, I intend to add Portraits of Extraordinary Places. One such portrait follows.

Someimes my wife and I go up the great Essequibo to stay at the beautiful river-home of my brother-in-law and his wife. Not far away we share with friends a river-home of our own. In these lovely places we  have spent many of the most contented hours of our lives. We also can say we have lived in Arcady.

It is a long way from the island-scattered mouth yet the river here is like a sea miles across and the waves wild as an ocean’s when storms come and you cannot see the other shore so far away. This is one of the things I love about the Essequibo. It is a mighty force of nature.          Continue reading

TED Video: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious – By Johann Hari

TED Video: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious – By Johann Hari

TED TALK: 6,814,118 views – Oct 11, 2019

Guyanese Online Comment:  There are reports of a rapid increase in clinical depression due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. This talk (given in October 2019) may help to explain some of the causes of depression and how the lockdowns and reduced social contact may increase its incidence.

SEA DEFENCE: How The Dutch Reclaim Land and Build Sea Walls – 2 videos

The Sea Wall That Saved a Nation- Video #1

This 32-kilometre sea wall saved an entire country from flooding. Now it’s getting a super-sized upgrade. Discover how – https://bit.ly/2E5qFt4.   The project team are using 2020s technology to upgrade a 1920s sea wall – https://bit.ly/2E5qFt4 …Full story here – https://www.theb1m.com/video/the-sea-…

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The Harpy Eagle – The Most Majestic Bird of Guyana

 Jul 25, 2021  Kaieteur News – Often on the wish list of many birdwatchers, the Harpy Eagle can be found in the untouched canopies of the Kanuku Mountains and Iwokrama Rainforest. This is according to www.guyanatourism.com which notes that pristine tropical rain forest is the perfect home for this  Kanuku Mountains and Iwokrama Rainforestmajestic beauty as it offers them ample prey to feed.

This Harpy eagle spotted near the CJIA runway last week. (Photo Credit: Mike Charles)

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Guyana in search of investors for landmark gas to energy project – OilNOW

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OilNow is an online-based Information and Resource Centre which serves to complement the work of all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Guyana.

The Guyana government is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for joint participation with the administration and ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) in designing or utilizing the outputs from its Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and related facilities. These structures are being built as part of the government’s landmark estimated US$900 million Gas-to-Energy project set to come on stream by 2024.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Close to 90 percent of Nation’s crops and livestock destroyed by floods – Agri. Minister

Commentary: A beautiful part of town – By Dave Martins + Music Video

Some places on earth are stunning just as they are – Utah’s Bryce Canyon; the rock formations of the Pitons in St. Lucia; the Canadian Rocky Mountains; Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman Island – but many of the beautiful places we encounter in the more affluent countries are actually landscapes converted into eye-catching scenery by development and enhancement.

 There is, for example, a valley in Toronto, that was simply bush in the early 1960s; today the six-lane Don Valley Parkway winds through the city, following a dried up river bed, in what can be an almost countryside drive (when there are no traffic jams, that is) in the middle of a huge city. That area, now a very busy roadway, is also a singular scenic experience, much admired, but it wasn’t always there; it was created.          Continue reading

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown – Central Government Will Not control City’s Drainage -Video

MAYOR SAYS GOVT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTROL CITY PUMPS AND SLUICES

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 19, 2021

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine is making it translucently clear that he will not allow\ government to seize control of the operations of the drainage pumps and sluices under his purview. These utterances come following a meeting on Thursday with the mayor and several government ministers. Amel Griffith reports.

COMMENTARY: Oil, the environment and climate change – By David Jessop

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It is not often that well-resourced and politically powerful companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell suffer historic defeats. However, last month, in different ways, both oil majors saw activist shareholders and environmentalists cause them and the international energy sector, to have to think hard about what the future holds for hydrocarbons.

On May 26, a small hedge fund, Engine No 1, which held a 0.02% shareholding in Exxon worth about US$50mn, led a powerful dissident shareholder group to propose the election to the main board of the oil giant, four alternative nominees. Two with proven track records in creating significant earnings for energy companies and strong environmental credentials, were elected immediately, and a third was confirmed to its board a short while later.      Continue reading

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