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Music to my ears

January 26, 2011

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I started learning the Joanna (piano, for those unfamiliar with Cockney-Rhyming slang) age 6. The sight and sound of those shiny black and white keys was both intriguing as well magical. Although I don’t play that much any more, I’ve developed a better appreciation for classical music now, than I ever had before. My favourite instrument has always […]

Indonesia delays on bilateral deal to save rainforests

January 6, 2011

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At the start of this year, the Indonesian Forestry Ministry announced plans to help keep its virgin forests intact by offering land concessions to companies to use previously logged areas. It’s part of a two-year moratorium with Norway, which will pay Indonesia (one billion dollars) for proven emissions reductions. Everything seems to come with a price tag these […]

Leakey’s Angels

December 10, 2010

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Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey was a British archaeologist whose work was important in establishing human evolutionary  development in Africa. He was born in British East Africa, what is now known as Kenya. He developed an early interest in prehistory, which he combined with his love of the continent. The paleoanthropological research he and his family did, […]

Oil companies to enter Mountain Gorilla range

December 4, 2010

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As part of my homework this week, I was asked to watch a documentary on the Mountain Gorillas. Out of all the primates I am learning about, the gorillas are my favourite. They truly are the gentle giants of the primate world and it would be a huge honour to one day see them in […]