As the world’s biggest polluter, China faces an extraordinary challenge in reducing its emissions — one made all the more difficult because of the countless high-polluting factories scattered across the country. Authorities have moved to shut down many of the worst-offending factories, but some factory owners simply pay informal “fines” to local authorities before re-opening. Photojournalist Kevin Frayer traveled to Inner Mongolia with Getty Images earlier this month to capture some haunting pictures of life inside one steel mill.
Archive for November, 2016
Tags: China, Chinese factory, Chinese Steel Mill, heavy industry, Inner Mongolia, Kevin Frayer, OSHA, photography, pic, picture, pollution, steel production, working conditions
Tags: John Hume, poaching, renewable resource, Rhino Farming, Rhino Horn Farming, rhinoceros, South Africa, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation
Tags: Artwork, colored thread, Gabriel Dawe, Great Gallery of Toledo Museum of Art, Man-Made Rainbow, Ohio, optical illusion, Plexus no. 35, trompe l'oeil
The Great Gallery of Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, is usually filled with classic art pieces that date back decades and even hundreds of years back. But now it’s been refreshed by this gorgeous man-made rainbow placed right in the middle of it. The artist behind it is Gabriel Dawe, a Mexican-born creator who specializes in mixed media and installations made out of colored threads which look like light beams bouncing around confined spaces.
Tags: cartoon, Classic Far Side, comic, cowboy snakes, duel, Far Side, funny, Gary Larson, gun fight, humor, shootout, standoff, wild west
Tags: Black Friday, Black Friday Matters, Donald Trump, funny, humor, ignorance, ill-informed, President Trump, realDonaldTrump, simpleton, stupid, Thanksgiving, tweet, US President, White Friday
Tags: Canada, crime, Etienne Saint-Pierre, Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, justice, Kedgwick, Maple Syrup, Maple Syrup theft, Quebec, St-Louis-de-Blandford
A New Brunswick man was found guilty Saturday of fraud and trafficking stolen goods in connection with a maple syrup heist in Quebec. Etienne Saint-Pierre of Kedgwick was one of four men accused in relation to the theft of 9,500 barrels of maple syrup belonging to the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers between August 2011 and July 2012 valued at $18.7 million. In August 2012, it was discovered that maple syrup in a St-Louis-de-Blandford, Que., warehouse had been replaced by water.