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22 Apr 2020

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-EARTH DAY LIVE 2020

50 years after the first Earth Day, we are in the midst of a pandemic. And we need science more than ever. Doyle Rice USA TODAY On April 22, 1970, 20 million people marked an event that became known as Earth Day to spread public awareness of the environment. The decade that followed saw some of America’s most popular and powerful environmental legislation, according to the Earth Day Network, including updates to the Clear Air Act and creation of the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now 50 years later – with global warming becoming an increasing menace – the need for science is again in the spotlight because of a global pandemic. “The pandemic provides unequivocal evidence of the dire consequences of government ignoring science," marine conservation biologist and environmental activist Rick Steiner said. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said the public health crisis "offers us a number of important lessons that we must heed as we observe Earth Day. First: the destruction of nature and ecosystems is not just a threat to our planet, but it is a threat to our public health. "Scientists tell us that as we destroy nature, habitats and the natural barriers between humans and wildlife – we will only see more and more zoonotic diseases like the COVID-19 pandemic," Udall said. Earth Day He also said that we cannot afford to ignore how human-caused climate change and habitat destruction represent a chilling promise: that this is only the first of a series of devastating crises that threaten to profoundly alter and disrupt life as we know it. Indeed, despite the "existential threat of climate change," today the U.S. and other countries are rolling back environmental protections, failing to live up to the Paris Climate Agreement and dragging their feet on climate action, the Earth Day Network said. 50 años después del primer Día de la Tierra, estamos en medio de una pandemia. Y necesitamos la ciencia más que nunca. Doyle Rice EE.UU. HOY EN DÍA El 22 de abril de 1970, 20 millones de personas marcaron un evento que se conoció como el Día de la Tierra para difundir la conciencia pública sobre el medio ambiente. La década que siguió vio algunas de las leyes ambientales más populares y poderosas de Estados Unidos, según la Red del Día de la Tierra, incluidas las actualizaciones de la Ley de Aire Limpio y la creación de la Ley de Agua Limpia, la Ley de Especies en Peligro y el establecimiento de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental. Ahora, 50 años después, con el calentamiento global convirtiéndose en una amenaza creciente, la necesidad de la ciencia está nuevamente en el centro de atención debido a una pandemia global. "La pandemia proporciona evidencia inequívoca de las graves consecuencias de que el gobierno ignore la ciencia", dijo el biólogo de conservación marina y activista ambiental Rick Steiner. El senador Tom Udall, DN.M., dijo que la crisis de salud pública "nos ofrece una serie de lecciones importantes que debemos tener en cuenta al observar el Día de la Tierra. Primero: la destrucción de la naturaleza y los ecosistemas no es solo una amenaza para nuestro planeta, Pero es una amenaza para nuestra salud pública. "Los científicos nos dicen que a medida que destruimos la naturaleza, los hábitats y las barreras naturales entre los humanos y la vida silvestre, solo veremos más y más enfermedades zoonóticas como la pandemia COVID-19", dijo Udall. día de la Tierra También dijo que no podemos darnos el lujo de ignorar cómo el cambio climático causado por los humanos y la destrucción del hábitat representan una promesa escalofriante: que esta es solo la primera de una serie de crisis devastadoras que amenazan con alterar profundamente e interrumpir la vida tal como la conocemos. De hecho, a pesar de la "amenaza existencial del cambio climático", hoy Estados Unidos y otros países están revocando las protecciones ambientales, no cumpliendo con el Acuerdo Climático de París y arrastrando sus pies sobre la acción climática, dijo la Red del Día de la Tierra.

11 Apr 2020

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Well,we're on this together

14 Jun 2019

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Domenico Zampieri ( el Louvre)

08 Apr 2019

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La luna, un espectáculo de esperanza en tiempos del covid-19--The moon, a show of hope in times of covid-19

The moon, a show of hope in times of covid-19 HELENA CORTÉS GÓMEZ | PUBLICADO EL 07 DE ABRIL DE 2020 Para asistir a este plan no requiere salir de la casa. Si ha mirado para arriba se habrá dado cuenta de que la Luna está llegando a fase llena. Abril trae un fenómeno celeste que atrae las miradas de los lunáticos. Este martes el satélite natural de la Tierra se podrá ver más grande y brillante que lo habitual. Para verlo tampoco necesitará instrumentos sofisticados. Solo salir a la ventana para divisar a esa colosal roca colgada del cielo reflejando un brillo intenso. Usando solo el ojo, será difícil notar cualquier diferencia de tamaño en la luna llena del 7-8 de abril de 2020. Pero sí se verá resplandeciente. Incluso el portal especializado Earth Sky asegura que los océanos de la Tierra sentirán un tirón extra. A este fenómeno le llaman luna rosa en Norteamérica. Álvaro Cano, matemático y divulgador de astronomía cuenta que “lo de rosa viene por los antiguos nativos americanos, quienes la denominaban así por la primavera en Estados Unidos, cuando las flores flox, que tienen un característico color rosado y florecen durante esta estación”. En 2020, esta luna llena de abril también presenta al satélite en su posición más cercana al planeta este año (y por lo tanto más grande). De acuerdo a Earth Sky esta luna llena coincide más estrechamente con el perigeo lunar (el punto más cercano de la luna a la Tierra en su obituario mensual) que cualquier otra luna llena del año 2020. ¿Notará que la luna es más grande de lo normal? Probablemente no dice Cano: “No la veremos rosa, ni tampoco más grande ya que nuestro ojo no es capaz de discernir este pequeño aumento” HELENA CORTÉS GÓMEZ | PUBLISHED APRIL 07, 2020 To attend this plan does not require leaving the house. If you have looked up you will have noticed that the Moon is reaching full phase. April brings a celestial phenomenon that attracts the eyes of lunatics. This Tuesday the Earth's natural satellite will be seen larger and brighter than usual. You don't need sophisticated instruments to see it either. Just go out the window to see that colossal rock hanging from the sky reflecting an intense shine. Using just the eye, it will be difficult to notice any size difference on the full moon of April 7-8, 2020. But it will look resplendent. Even the specialized portal Earth Sky ensures that Earth's oceans will feel an extra pull. This phenomenon is called a pink moon in North America. Álvaro Cano, mathematician and popularizer of astronomy says that "the rose comes from the ancient Native Americans, who called it that because of spring in the United States, when the flox flowers, which have a characteristic pink color and bloom during this season." In 2020, this April full moon also presents the satellite in its closest position to the planet this year (and therefore largest). According to Earth Sky, this full moon coincides more closely with the lunar perigee (the closest point of the moon to Earth in its monthly obituary) than any other full moon in 2020. Will you notice that the moon is larger than normal? Cano probably does not say: "We will not see it pink, nor larger since our eye is not able to discern this small increase"

04 Apr 2020

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New york city reflection; of the Sun

02 Apr 2020

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Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9-11

Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9-11 CITY OF WEEHAWKEN UNVEILS 9/11 MEMORIAL ON HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT September 9, 2011 Steel Tridents Salvaged from the World Trade Center Honor Victims and Heroes of 9/11 WEEHAWKEN, NJ – The crowd of more than 200 people that gathered on the banks of the Hudson River in Weehawken, N.J. on Wednesday, September 7th, included many important dignitaries, from local mayors to legislators to Attorney General Paula T. Dow. But it was two pieces of steel that served as the center of attention. The massive steel tridents salvaged from the World Trade Center site rest above an infinity pool in Weehawken’s Port Imperial development and stretch majestically skyward, against the backdrop of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Weehawken Mayor Richard F. Turner unveiled them on Wednesday as part of the city’s official 9/11 memorial. “These steel tridents – two of the 13 that survived the wreckage – will forever symbolize the connection between Weehawken and the World Trade Center,” Mayor Turner said, referencing the five residents who lost their lives in the attacks and the many others who came to the waterfront to help victims who were evacuated from Lower Manhattan. “More than 60,000 people were evacuated to Weehawken on that day. Volunteers brought food and water and came together in a time of need. Most Americans will always be able to look back and remember where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Weehawken residents will remember more clearly where they were that afternoon.” Attorney General Dow spoke on behalf of Governor Chris Christie, praising communities like Weehawken that grew stronger in the face of a tragedy. Other dignitaries, such as U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-13) and State Sen. Brian P. Stack, spoke on behalf of their constituencies. Members of the Weehawken Fire Department, Weehawken Police Department and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were also on hand. Mayor Turner wound down the ceremony by reading the names of all five Weehawken residents who perished on 9/11. A bell tolled after each name was read and a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace”. The Weehawken High School Marching Band concluded the ceremony on a less somber note with its rendition of “God Bless America”.

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26 Mar 2020

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Si salir a la calle es posible hágalo! !Go outside if possible do it !!!

Salir si es posible Salir de casa ya no es tan fácil, lo cual puede añadir una sensación de claustrofobia. Especialmente ahora que en muchos países se acerca la primavera y el verano. Aquellos con jardín, terraza, patio o balcón pueden usarlos para tomar aire y hacer ejercicio. “Debe mantenerse un balance entre salud mental y física, siempre atendiendo a las informaciones oficiales que imparten los gobiernos”, comenta Eva Lloyd, profesora de educación preescolar de la Universidad del Este de Londres, en Reino Unido. “Si es seguro salir al parque, las personas deben hacerlo también”, agrega Lloyd. Exit if possible Leaving home is no longer so easy, which can add to a claustrophobic feeling. Especially now that spring and summer are approaching in many countries. Those with a garden, terrace, patio or balcony can use them for air and exercise. "A balance must be maintained between mental and physical health, always taking into account the official information provided by governments," says Eva Lloyd, professor of preschool at East London University, in the United Kingdom. "If it's safe to go out to the park, people should do it too," adds Lloyd.

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30 Mar 2019

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Arrive to NEW YORK HARBOR US NAVY COMFORT

The USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship equipped with 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms, arrived in New York City Monday as it hopes to ease the strain on area hospitals reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. The intention is that the ship will host non-coronavirus-related patients, freeing up resources at medical centers dealing with the outbreak. New York City rapidly emerged as the U.S. epicenter for the virus. As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus death toll in the city was marked at 914, which represents more than a quarter of the U.S. death count of 3,170, per the Johns Hopkins coronavirus database. As a result, medical centers around the area are in dire need of more beds. The USNS Comfort should help with that. President Donald Trump said Saturday that beds "will be opened up all over the city," thanks to the assistance provided by the ship. El USNS Comfort, un buque hospital de la Armada equipado con 1,000 camas y 12 quirófanos, llegó a la ciudad de Nueva York el lunes, con la esperanza de aliviar la presión sobre los hospitales del área que se tambalean por la pandemia de coronavirus. La intención es que el barco albergue a pacientes no relacionados con el coronavirus, liberando recursos en los centros médicos que se ocupan del brote. La ciudad de Nueva York emergió rápidamente como el epicentro estadounidense del virus. A partir del martes por la mañana, el número de muertes por coronavirus en la ciudad se marcó en 914, lo que representa más de una cuarta parte del recuento de muertes en Estados Unidos de 3.170, según la base de datos de coronavirus de Johns Hopkins. Como resultado, los centros médicos de la zona necesitan urgentemente más camas. El USNS Comfort debería ayudar con eso. El presidente Donald Trump dijo el sábado que las camas "se abrirán en toda la ciudad", gracias a la asistencia brindada por el barco.

14 Jun 2019

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Mona Lisa-Italian- Monna Lisa, Italian- La Gioconda-Artist-Leonardo da Vinci-Year-c. 1503–1506, perhaps continuing until c. 1517-Medium-Oil oLa Gioconda --Location-The Louvre

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