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Things have happened; are happening; will hopefully happen. ----- (The contents of this tumblr blog are mine alone and reflect neither the views of the US government nor the United States Peace Corps.)

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kristinafosse:

Spent the weekend up in Zhangye, visiting my Peace Corps bestie! It was a crazy weekend with ALL of the foreigners. Peaceful, relaxing and overall so wonderful! Lovin’ life here in Gansu!

All of these pictures are from the Zhangye Wetlands. Love those snow capped mountains. 

Great fun this weekend with couchsurfers and old and new pals of all sorts.

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theatlantic:

Two Charts That Put China’s Pollution in Perspective

Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.
Read more. [Image: NASA via Atlantic]

theatlantic:

Two Charts That Put China’s Pollution in Perspective

Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.

Read more. [Image: NASA via Atlantic]

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thecivicbeat:

 Last messages from Survivors and Students trapped inside the ferry
... PRAY FOR SOUTH KOREA

We’ve seen lots of reposts and remixes of the last words/instant messages from the passengers of the recent South Korean ferry debacle; this is one of the most artful ones.

The captain being arrested and the head teacher at the school hanging himself…. What are the surviving students meant to learn from this?? Take care of the kids, people.

(Source: sehunphilia)