Photo Blog

Photo Blog

Hi, this blog documents gorgeous nature and landscape photos from around the world. I'm a university student (mechanical engineering, second year as of 2013/14) from Ottawa (M/20). I enjoy taking photos. Generally I only do landscape and nature shots, but every so often I will do something else.

This blog is to document photos that I like and occasionally post shots of my own. I will do my very best to find the original source(s) for a photo. Fire me off a message if that process goes horribly wrong and I credit the wrong person/user, or if you want me to take it down. As for reposts (me posting a photo someone already has), I generally queue my posts from anywhere from 1 hour to 3 days in advance, so you may have seen the photos elsewhere. See the General Blog Info link for info on submissions.

This blog is a constant WIP, updated whenever I feel like it. After several transitions in themes, I have come across one I think I like, and will most likely keep for a while without changing it too much. Currently I need to figure out how to make notes show up on the permalink page. There are a few other things that need I'd like to change sometime as well, they are hidden somewhere in this post.

allthecanadianpolitics:

World’s scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.”
The call was made in an open letter drafted by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists, a group that represents U.S. scientists and uses science to advocate for environmental sustainability.
Read the full letter
The letter was signed by more than 800 scientists outside Canada from 32 countries, at institutions ranging from Harvard Medical School in the U.S. to the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
The letter says “a rapid decline in freedoms and funding” for Canadian government scientists is making it more difficult for them to conduct research, communicate scientific information and expertise and collaborate internationally.
"Canada’s leadership in basic research, environmental, health, and other public science is in jeopardy," the letter says. "We urge you to restore government science funding and the freedom and opportunities to communicate these findings internationally."
The signed letter is being promoted in Canadian newspaper and online ads paid for by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents 60,000 public servants across Canada, including more than 15,000 federal government scientists. The ad campaign is being launched during the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology week.

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Not related to photography, but none the less an important issue in Canada.

allthecanadianpolitics:

World’s scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.”

The call was made in an open letter drafted by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists, a group that represents U.S. scientists and uses science to advocate for environmental sustainability.

Read the full letter

The letter was signed by more than 800 scientists outside Canada from 32 countries, at institutions ranging from Harvard Medical School in the U.S. to the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

The letter says “a rapid decline in freedoms and funding” for Canadian government scientists is making it more difficult for them to conduct research, communicate scientific information and expertise and collaborate internationally.

"Canada’s leadership in basic research, environmental, health, and other public science is in jeopardy," the letter says. "We urge you to restore government science funding and the freedom and opportunities to communicate these findings internationally."

The signed letter is being promoted in Canadian newspaper and online ads paid for by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents 60,000 public servants across Canada, including more than 15,000 federal government scientists. The ad campaign is being launched during the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology week.

Continue Reading.

Not related to photography, but none the less an important issue in Canada.