[ 4K Ultra HD ] 冬の鬼怒川 & 霧降高原 ドローン空撮 Aerial Drone Shots of Kinugawa & Kirifuri Plateau in Winter


[4K ]Beautiful snow scene in Japan 日本の美しい雪景色 winter scenery,snowscapes, snow light

Modern VDB Residence: a long floating horizontal concrete framework made up by 2 volumes


Modern VDB Residence: a long floating horizontal concrete framework made up by 2 volumes

Architects: Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects
Location: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Year: 2016
Photo courtesy: Tim Van De Velde

“The river Leie, that runs through the historic city Ghent is well known for its leisure boating. A bit further downstream from the city centre of Ghent, many boats reduce throttle or come to a full stop to gaze upon a residence, quite different from the other houses along the river. Amidst a golf terrain like garden lies a sculptural concrete bachelor pad, grafted on the lifestyle of its owner.

The view from the river shows a long floating horizontal concrete framework that defines the ground floor, inside as well as outside. The ground floor holds all day functions, the pool area, and pool house. A second smaller concrete volume contains the master bed & bath room and two extra bed / bath rooms. A private terrace on the roof, linked only to the master bedroom, has a lowered floor towards the top of the volume, creating a private outside space with marvellous views towards the river and the garden.

The entire ground floor area is strongly directed towards the river. Most parts of the facade are completely glazed to allow as much visibility with the garden and river as possible. To allow more privacy, the wooden box like volume that holds the pool house, can be extended with sliding panels, to completely hide the pool area from the passing boats on the river. The front façade towards the street is partially closed by a wooden plane, holding 2 entrance doors and a gate towards the car elevator. An inclined plane allows the entrance on the elevated concrete slab of the framework. The night quarters on the first level are completely opened up towards the garden, and closed off by concrete walls towards the street and river. Each bedroom has a private terrace.

Nightly activities reside underground. Descending the stairs along the glazed front façade, the bright ground floor becomes dark & cosy in the cave. Wood and black Moroccan tadelakt set the tone. The focus in the basement lies on the big window behind the bar, revealing the inside of the pool. The bar behind the pool window, a DJ booth, a glazed wine cabinet, the long lounge benches, the area for exclusive cars, a built in cigar cabinet, are the embodiment of an exclusive underground club.”

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LAMA House in Bucharest by LAMA Arhitectura


LAMA House in Bucharest by LAMA Arhitectura

Architects: LAMA Arhitectura
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Year: 2015
Area: 2,422 sqft / 225 sqm
Photo courtesy: Radu Malașincu

Connection: The venture could be considered as brave in light of its site extents, a long yet extremely tight piece of area (7.5 X 40 M) with a visually impaired divider on one side.



Idea: The house was fabricated for a group of 4, keeping in mind the end goal to secure its individuals and address the issues as most ideal as.


Because of the state of the site and its surroundings, the house came about as a long and 4.5 mnarrow shape, appended to the neighbors visually impaired divider. The exteriors and the design of the house were assembled by position towards general society or private ranges of its encompassing and the cardinal focuses.


The exteriors and the design of the house had diverse methodologies, given the introduction towards the general population or private regions of the surroundings and the cardinal focuses. The best sample would be the southern exterior, shaped to fill in as a sun trap.


Format: The house was fabricated with the goal that it would have a little frontyard which gives passage from the road, and a bigger private lawn. The acces point inside the house is motioned by a blazed wooden box, the vestibule, joined to the white principle volume of the house, in this way making a visual difference.


This task was fabricate with thought towards the fundamental standards of latent lodging. The southern exterior opens expansive windows towards the private family patio, without neglecting to shield itself from the sun. It utilizes detached shading making a pipe formed exterior and a pergola. The primary material utilized for the lawn veneer is smoldered wood. The picture made is amicably coordinated with the ensured cozy greenery enclosure, because of its natural refference and impelled warmth.


The exteriors confronting the road (North) and the neighbor on the left (East), because of the nearing position giving little protection, are more misty and calm. On the majority of the exteriors, the windows are bigger at the base and littler at the top, as to catch the perfect measure of light for every space.


The format of the house utilizes the same guideline as the exteriors, considering the position of the space towards open or private standpoint, and the measure of got common light. This is the reason towards the patio (South) you will discover essential practical ranges, for example, the livingroom, the main room and the youngsters’ room, whilst towards the road (North), the kitchen, bathrooms and the second floor porch are positioned.This design was fundamentally considered to have an utilitarian structure.


The storm cellar contains a diversion room, the utility room and storage room. The ground floor gives the outside acces by means of the vestibule, to the living territory and the kitchen, and a first floor cloakroom. On the first floor you will locate the main room with a dressing space, the family bathroomand a little room for the family’s 2 year old child . The second floor gives the third room, a library, a washroom, a capacity wardrobe and a private porch.


Materials, Systems.

For the outside configuration, we utilized PU froth with white enhancing completion, blazed pinewood, white painted steel outlines for the openings and triple coated windows with timber outlines.



The performant triple coated windows and the PU warm froth togheter with the cellulose storage room protection, makes a warm assurance that is twice as productive to the regularly utilized protection implies. A practical ventilation framework was incorporated, comprising of air tubes covered at the level of the building’s establishment.


With respect to inside configuration, the dividers were secured in assurance mortar kicked the bucket white, and the oak floor has a characteristic shading. The livingroom roof purpusely left the uncovered concrete, noticeable. Travertine plates were utilized for the acces lobby and inside the bathrooms .The staircase’s structure was constructed of steel and kept with a characteristic lacquered appearence. The greater part of the furniture for the venture was specially crafted.


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Los Feliz Residence by Techentin Buckingham Architecture


Los Feliz Residence by Techentin Buckingham Architecture

Architects: Techentin Buckingham Architecture
Location: Los Feliz, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Year: 2010
Area: 3,000 sqft
Photo courtesy: Eric Staudenmeier

The house is composed by Warren Techentin, AIA and is arranged in Los Feliz, CA an old Los Angeles neighborhood fabricated in the 1920’s, known at the ideal opportunity for its lavish, intensely finished domains. Since that time the domains have all been subdivided into a thick cluster of littler parts while its trees have developed to full, develop statures. The house looks to incorporate the encompassing perspectives, trees, and neighborhood while keeping up security inside. A few configuration methodologies were sought after in parallel including the usage of maintainable frameworks, customary strategies for common cooling, the showcase and preservation of a craftsmanship gathering, and the organization of streams amid gatherings and different occasions. By and large, it is the cover between these that permitted surprising configuration minutes.


Tree House

The essential building procedure was to alter the constant inside-outside relationship of Los Angeles Architecture Lore – embodied by the clearing, dematerialized dividers of Richard Neutra – into a nearly choreographed set of connections in the middle of inside and outside through deliberately balanced windows, set close by craftsmanship (as windows unto themselves), which reenacts, expands, and intervenes the impact of this indoor-open air relationship while all the while giving protection in a thick neighborhood. The house is based on a submerged rock out-trimming, putting the principle floor of the house specifically at the level of the encompassing tree shades and the upper level disregarding the area overhang to the city past.


Be that as it may, the vicinity of the neighboring houses made huge openings hazardous. Rather, similar to Dutch speculations of “dry” outline, diagrammatic structure and materiality were utilized to section the life of the home into discrete ‘performative boxes’ calmly loaded with windows. Openings were set to arrange a progression of vistas between the inside scene of the home and particular trees in the area. The windows make a ‘telescopic impact’ whereby the inhabitant feels a dynamic association with the trees adjusted past. Fluid Ambers specifically are crowded in the area and a few windows are committed to surrounding these trees and their foliage change consistently.


Accumulation of spaces

Montage versus composition: The establishment was for all intents and purposes the main bit of the first home that remained and served as the beginning stage for the redesign. The arrangement and stream of the house were re-attempted to create diverse circles and circuits. An upper, third floor was included too. In the new 3,000 square foot design (300m), the distinctive exercises of the house were isolated, dormant residential boxes were characterized and five “crucial” boxes were portrayed: 1. life spaces (rooms and family rooms), 2. live/work ( workplaces and media space for proprietors – one of which is a TV author), 3. kitchen, 4. inserted pool restroom, and 5. the semi-underground backing and storage rooms.


Joining these volumes is a free, faceted fenced in area which unites the containers, presses in the middle of them, and makes a twofold high space around which the action of the house moves. Like the windows making associations with the area, the rooms were each shaped and proportioned to make an inside web of associations. Yet a feeling of separation was kept up between each. The distinctive materials of every space loans their own particular identity to the spaces – each butting up to the following, however without uncovering the creases between them. The outcome is a semi “mutant Victorianism” where every room has its very own coherency yet educated by and some portion of the perspectives into the nearby spaces.


Inside scene and overlays

Stream was created to support dissemination among the diversely scaled rooms amid gatherings. The house was produced to support regular ventilation – as the upper “tower” warms up, it makes draft pulling the hot air lower in the house up and out. The materials and hues were all chosen to fortify issues of maintainability and additionally impact. The dark siding was raised off the divider to shade it, drawing the warmth far from the surface of the house. As some time recently, much center was put on windows and specifically the glass. UV channels, ultra-clear, protected boards, low-E reflected surfacing, and different glass advancements were overlaid to tweak the execution of the glass: securing the work of art, diminishing warmth addition, or generally changing visual recognition. Different materials incorporate nursery plastic, platinum tile, shine oblivious plexiglass, poplar, fleece covering, felt, stainless steel, wallpaper, pool tile, cowhide.


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Paddington Terrace by TomMarkHenry


Paddington Terrace by TomMarkHenry

Architects: TomMarkHenry
Location: Paddington, Australia
Year: 2014
Area: 1,421 sqft
Photo courtesy: TomMarkHenry

We were asked to design this Paddington terrace for a young growing family. We focused on finishes and fixtures that represented their youth but remained conscious to ensure they would stay timeless.


It was successfully converted from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus attic into a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home meeting their needs and maximizing the value of the property. The palette was driven by contrasting pops of black and white, softened by the timber veneer and marble used throughout.


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Transformation of the spaces and rethink the home for a clean minimalistic environment


Transformation of the spaces and rethink the home for a clean minimalistic environment

Architects: Shachar Rozenfeld
Location: Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Year: 2016
Area: 3.229 ft²/ 300 m²
Photo courtesy: Shachar Rozenfeld

“This 300 sqm. home renovation in Ramat-Hasharon reflects the change in the homeowners’ status in life and the number of occupants the home was originally planned for.

The design approach was to transform the spaces, that once served a family, into a clean minimalistic environment, that will suit the parents today, infuse it with a more contemporary touch and serve as a personal gallery to display their photographs.

The house has five levels and was built on a 250 sqm. plot in the 1980s’ as part of a four-house complex.

The first change you will notice when you walk through the main entrance is the reallocation of space in the entryway. By removing as many of the walls as possible, integrating the inner patio and moving the powder room, a more open and welcoming experience was created in which the couple can showcase their art as a prelude to the spaces to come.

A glass banister was put in place of the bent steel baluster that separated the seating area and the entryway, to create a clearer bond between the two. Furthermore it hints at the upcoming space, creates visual contact with the main seating area and further enhances the openness of the space.

The main living space, situated half a level above the entryway, includes an open kitchen, a seating area and a large dining table. The original curved wall, as well as the other nonstructural walls, were demolished in favor of large panes of glass that create a more seamless transition to the small garden. In order to minimize visual clutter, the lighting fixtures and appliances were integrated in the ceilings and walls.

The walls are decorated with artistic photographs taken by the owners and the lighting can be adjusted to accommodate multiple photographs as reference to gallery spaces.

Further up the stairs is the work space that also doubles as a guest bedroom when the grandchildren come to visit. Prior to the renovation, this room was the master bedroom with an adjacent balcony. Merging the balcony with the room helped make it more functional in terms of size.

The bathroom was extended to fit a bathtub and a large closet neatly hides away the washer and dryer.

The top level has become a large and spacious master bedroom by removing all of the inner walls that made up three bedrooms. The walls were aligned to streamline the rectangular shape of the new rooms and there is now a foyer, with built-in closets on each side, that leads to the elongated master bathroom with window openings at both ends.

Below the main living space is the basement which features a focal wall with a floor to ceiling bookcase and a corner seating area.”

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二二八70週年 興大師生投票拆蔣銅像獨具意義|賴彥丞


二二八70週年 興大師生投票拆蔣銅像獨具意義|賴彥丞


二二八70週年 興大師生投票拆蔣銅像獨具意義

人氣指數: 212











《 Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up 》

《 Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up 》

Woke up this morning my house was cold
Checked out the furnace she wasn’t burnin’
Went out and hoped in my old Ford
Hit the engine but she ain’t turnin’
We’ve given each other some hard lessons lately
But we ain’t learnin’
We’re the same sad story that’s a fact
One step up and two steps back
Bird on a wire outside my motel room
But he ain’t singin’
Girl in white outside a church in June
But the church bells they ain’t ringing
I’m sittin’ here in this bar tonight
But all I’m thinkin’ is
I’m the same old story same old act
One step up and two steps back
It’s the same thing night on night
Who’s wrong baby who’s right
Another fight and I slam the door on
Another battle in our dirty little war
When I look at myself I don’t see
The man I wanted to be
Somewhere along the line I slipped off track
I’m caught movin’ one step up and two steps back
There’s a girl across the bar
I get the message she’s sendin’
Mmm she ain’t lookin’ to married
And me well honey I’m pretending
Last night I dreamed I held you in my arms
The music was never-ending
We danced as the evening sky faded to black
One step up and two steps back
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人氣指數: 90






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魏明毅,《基隆碼頭工人:貨船、情感及其社會生活》(link is external)。國立清華大學人類學研究所碩士論文,2012。


《 Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City 》

《 Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City 》

Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
Now they blew up his house too
Down on the boardwalk they’re gettin’ ready
For a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do
Now there’s trouble busin’ in from outta state
And the D.A. can’t get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade and
The gamblin’ commission’s hangin’ on by the skin of its teeth
Well now everything dies baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man could pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus
Now baby everything dies baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Now our luck may have died and out love may be cold
But with you forever I’ll stay
We’re goin’ out where the sand’s turnin’ to gold
Put on your stockin’s ’cause the night’s getting’ cold
And maybe everything dies that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Now I been lookin’ for a job but it’s hard to find
Down here it’s just winners and losers
And don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I’m tired of comin’ out on this losin’ end
So honey last night I met this guy
And I’m gonna do a little favor for him
Well I guess everything dies baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Fix your hair up nice, fix yourself up pretty
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
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時間:2017年2月5日(週日)11:30 / 15:00









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《 Bruce Springsteen – Stolen Car 》

《 Bruce Springsteen – Stolen Car 》

I met a little girl and I settled down
In a little house out on the edge of town
We got married, and swore we’d never part
Then little by little we drifted from each other’s heart
At first I thought it was just restlessness
That would fade as time went by and our love grew deep
In the end it was something more I guess
That tore us apart and made us weep
I’m driving a stolen car
Down on Eldridge Avenue
Each night I wait to get caught
But I never do
She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and bold
She said last night she read those letters
And they made her feel one hundred years old



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氣候變遷調適 一道中國式難題


氣候變遷調適 一道中國式難題

 建立於 2017/02/02




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《 Bruce Springsteen – Drive All Night 》

《 Bruce Springsteen – Drive All Night 》

When I lost you honey sometimes I think I lost my guts too
And I wish God would send me a word
Send me something I’m afraid
Lying in the heat of the night like prisoners all our lives
I get shivers down my spine and all I want to do is hold you tight
Baby, baby, baby, I swear I’ll drive all night again, just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just want to sleep tonight again in your arms
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Tonight there’s fallen angels and they’re waiting for us down in the street
Tonight there’s calling strangers
Hear them crying in defeat
Let them go, let them go, let them go
Do their dances of the dead, let’em go right ahead, girl
You just dry your eyes, and c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon
Let’s go to bed, baby, baby, baby
I swear I’ll drive all night again just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
And I just want to sleep tonight again in your arms
Oh yeah, oh yeah
I know, I know, I know
There’s machines and there’s fire, baby waiting on the edge of town
They’re out there for hire but baby they can’t hurt us now
‘Cause you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got my, my love, girl you’ve got my love, girl
Through the wind, through the rain, the snow, the wind, the rain
You’ve got, you’ve got my, my love
Oh, girl you’ve got my love
You’ve got, you’ve got my love
Oh girl you’ve got my love
You’ve got, you’ve got my love
Oh girl you’ve got my love
You’ve got, you’ve got my love
Oh girl you’ve got my love
Heart and soul
Heart and soul
Heart and soul
Heart and soul
Oh we’re done, now don’t cry now
Baby don’t cry now
Oh, don’t cry now (don’t cry now)
Oh, don’t cry now (don’t cry now)
Just dry your eyes baby (don’t cry now)
Yeah dry your eyes (don’t cry now)
Baby I’ll drive all night
I swear I drive all night
Through the wind, through the rain, through the snow
Through the wind, through the rain, through the snow, through the rain
I swear I’ll drive all night
I swear I’ll drive all night
Through the wind, through the rain, through the snow
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At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine


At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine

Incident raises questions about how Trump’s administration would the country’s largest Superfund site from leaking its poisonous mix into other waters

‘They need to be prepared, and they’re not prepared,’ said a former Montana lawmaker-turned activist.
‘They need to be prepared, and they’re not prepared,’ said a former Montana lawmaker-turned activist. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

At least 3,000 geese were killed by a toxic stew formed by a former copper mine in Butte, Montana, last fall, raising questions about how the new Trump administration will handle the largest Superfund site in the country.

In November, a large flock of geese making a late migration over Montana was blown off course by a snowstorm, which sent the birds toward the abandoned copper mine. They splashed down into the 50bn-gallon pool, polluted heavily by acidic chemicals and metals, and died en masse.

Before the Trump administration took office last Friday, federal regulators were struggling to make a plan to keep the poisonous mix from leaking into other waters and seeping into the town’s groundwater system.

“We need to be prepared, and they’re not prepared,” former state lawmaker-turned-activist Fritz Daily said. “I’m talking about the environmental future of this town, I’m talking about the economic future of this town, I’m talking about the social future of this town.”

The Anaconda Copper Co mined thousands of miles of tunnels under Butte over a century, finding gold, silver, lead, zinc, manganese and especially copper, and earning the city of 30,000 the nickname “The Richest Hill on Earth”. The old mine shafts started flooding when mining there ended in 1982, sending contaminated water into the Berkeley pit. It has been slowly filling up ever since.

The liquid is expected to reach a critical level in 2023, and environmental officials are finalizing a plan for keeping it from contaminating Butte’s groundwater and Silver Bow creek, a stream at the headwaters of the Columbia river basin.

The critical level of 5,410ft was set by the Montana bureau of mines and geology as the lowest elevation in Butte’s drainage system. Above that, water from the pit and flooded mines under the city could escape into Silver Bow creek. Fifty feet higher, the pit and mine water would enter the city’s groundwater.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Anaconda’s owner Atlantic Richfield and Montana Resources, owner of an adjacent mine, negotiated a solution that relies on a water treatment plant built near the pit in 2000.

The Horseshoe Bend plant now treats more than 4m gallons of water a day that would otherwise flow into the pit, and the plan is for it to treat another 3m gallons a day directly from the pit starting in 2023.

The plant has never handled 7m gallons at once, but EPA officials say there is enough time for a thorough review to ensure the contaminated water will never escape into the city’s Silver Bow creek, whose banks have yet to be cleaned of the mine waste that was dumped there for decades.

“We’re going to really start digging into pilot studies and performance testing,” said EPA project manager Nikia Greene, “to determine what kind of upgrades, what kind of redundancies do we need.”

Atlantic Richfield and Montana Resources, which operates Horseshoe Bend, are confident the treatment plant will work as designed. Atlantic Richfield spokesman Brett Clanton said the plant received $1m worth of upgrades in 2015, and additional improvements will begin by 2019.

Old mining frames dominate the skyline of Butte, Montana.
Old mining frames dominate the skyline of Butte, Montana. Photograph: Matt Volz/AP

Mark Thompson, Montana Resources’ environmental affairs manager, compared the plan to a sewage treatment plant that continuously discharges water that meets environmental standards. “It’s nothing to be worried about,” he said.

The recent mass goose deaths were an anomaly, he said, and activists’ attempt to tie them to a threat to Butte’s human population is “well overblown”.

But community activists worry the treatment-plant option is being favored because it’s the cheapest technology, not necessarily the best. They also noted that only last month, thousands more geese died at the pit under similar circumstances.

They also suspect Atlantic Richfield will seek a waiver from the EPA allowing the company to discharge pit water into Silver Bow creek, even when that water does not meet Montana’s clean water standards.

If that happens, Silver Bow creek will be devastated, and the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on cleaning waterways downstream will be erased, according to a community coalition, Restore Our Creek.

“When you think about the Berkeley pit water, whatever form that takes, it’s going to have to go through this one mile,” member Evan Barrett said of the creek running through the city. “I think the community understands this mile is critical to our future and also the future of the whole watershed.”

Greene acknowledged the EPA is studying a possible waiver of the state’s water quality standards, but said he could not elaborate because it is part of confidential negotiations with Atlantic Richfield. Donald Trump’s pick to lead the EPA, Scott Pruitt, has not yet been confirmed by the Senate; activists have called Pruitt, a state attorney general with a history of suing the EPA in favor of corporations, an “unprecedented disaster” for the environment.

“I’m very confident that whatever discharged water, however it’s treated, will not be allowed to be discharged if it affects Silver Bow creek,” Greene said.
Perhaps the community’s biggest concern is that there is no strategy for the Berkeley pit beyond keeping the water from reaching the critical level.

Daily and the Restore Our Creek coalition members said the plan only ensures that Butte will remain a Superfund site forever. That would be unusual for a program meant to permanently clean places polluted by hazardous pollutants. Cleanups of nearly 400 sites across the nation have been completed and removed from the Superfund list as of December, according to the EPA.

The EPA’s Greene could not say whether Butte will always be a Superfund site, though he said there will always be some form of operation maintenance for the treatment plant plan.

“That’s a tough question,” he said. “I guess Superfund is going to be there for a long time.”

  • This article was corrected on 26 January to account for a mistake in its timeline: the geese died in November 2016, not in January 2017.

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《 Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire 》

《 Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire 》

Hey little girl is your daddy home
Did he go away and leave you all alone, mmm mmm
I got a bad desire
Oh, ho ho, I’m on fire
Tell me now baby is he good to you
And can he do to you the things that I do, oh no
I can take you higher
Oh, ho ho, I’m on fire
Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my soul
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head
Only you, can cool my desire
Oh, ho ho, I’m on fire
Oh, ho ho, I’m on fire
Oh, ho ho, I’m on fire
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3000隻野雁暴斃 考驗川普政府礦場除污能力


3000隻野雁暴斃 考驗川普政府礦場除污能力

 建立於 2017/02/02





雪雁。圖片來源:USFWS(CC BY 2.0)
濕地是鳥類遷徙的重要棲地之一。圖片僅供示意用途。圖片來源:美國魚類及野生動物管理局 USFWS(CC BY 2.0)


「我們需要做好準備,但礦場和環保機關還沒準備好。」前州議員、現為運動人士的戴利(Fritz Daily)強調,「我講的是布特市的環境、經濟、社會的未來。」

昔日輝煌 淘金小鎮今氾毒水

一個多世紀以來,蟒蛇銅礦公司(The Anaconda Cooper Co)在布特市的地底下挖了好幾千英里的隧道,運出金、銀、鉛、鋅、鎂等金屬,還有大量的銅礦。興盛的礦業讓這個人口不過3萬人的小城贏得「地表上最富有的山丘」的稱號。

然而,1982年棄礦之後,古老的礦井開始淹水氾濫,毒水淹溢到柏克萊露天礦坑(Berkeley pit),從此慢慢匯積於此。預估2023年,這些毒液量將升高到可侵入地下水位的關鍵點。目前,環保官員正在定案一項整治計畫,以防止毒水會污染布特的地下水和位於哥倫比亞河流域上游的銀弓溪(Silver Bow creek)。

蒙大拿礦物與地質局所設定毒水侵入地下水的臨界高度為5410 英呎(約1650公尺),這也是布特排水系統的最低海拔高度。只要水位高於這個數字,來自露天和地底礦坑的毒水就可能滲漏到銀弓溪裡;若再升高50英呎(約15.2公尺),毒水恐將污染布特市的地下水系。

除污重任 交予十多年歷史的淨水廠

美國國家環境保護局(EPA)、持有該礦場的大西洋富油田與蒙大拿資源公司(Atlantic Richfield and Montana Resources)、以及鄰近一處礦場場主已為整治方案進行協商。該方案將依賴2000年柏克萊露天礦坑旁興建的一處淨水廠來進行除污工作。目前,馬蹄灣淨水廠(the Horseshoe Bend plant)每日攔截和處理超過400萬加侖的礦場廢水,避免毒水流入露天礦坑。



EPA 專案經理格林(Nikia Greene)說,「我們將確實地進行先導行研究和成效測試,來決定我們需要什麼樣的配備升級和裁員措施。」

「野雁群暴斃非常例」 淨水廠公司信心滿溢

馬蹄灣淨水場由大西洋富油田與蒙大拿資源公司經營,該公司對於淨水廠能否使命必達,信心滿滿。公司發言人克蘭頓(Brett Clanton)表示,大西洋富油田公司已於2015年投入100萬美金升級淨水廠的設備,並將於2019年起進行其他改善工程。

該公司環境事務經理湯普遜(Mark Tompson)將淨水廠比作是一個持續排放符合環境法規標準廢水的污水處理廠,「沒有什麼好擔憂的。」


毒水葬送野雁群 居民:不只一例



由在地社區運動人士組成的「復育吾溪」聯盟(Restore Our Creek)指出,如果不符標準的毒水獲准排入溪中,不僅銀弓溪將毀於一旦,過去耗費數以億計的除污經費成果,也將功虧一簣。

聯盟成員巴瑞特(Evan Barrett)表示:「不管是用什麼樣的處理方式,柏克萊露天礦坑的毒水必然都得經過這一英哩的河段。社區居民了解這一英哩河段對我們的未來以及整個集水區的未來至關重要。」

格林承認,EPA正在研究讓該公司免除受州立水質標準限制的可能性,但表示因涉及與大西洋富油田公司的保密協商,無法向記者多談。目前,川普政府提名普魯特(Scott Pruitt)擔任EPA局長的人事案仍有待上議院通過。環保人士已將這位向來在法庭上偏袒大企業的前奧克拉荷馬州檢察長,稱作是環境「前所未見的大災難」。


根治無望? 整治方案只求低於臨界值


戴利和復育吾溪聯盟的成員們認為,這個方案只會讓布特永遠擺脫不了超級基金污染整治場址的命運。一般來說,整治計畫的目的是永久清除危險污染源,但布特整治計畫卻不是以此為目標,並不尋常。根據 EPA 去年12月的統計,美國境內已有將近400處的污染場址完成整治,並從超級基金名單中除名。

對於布特將永遠列為超級基金場址的說法,EPA 官員格林不予置評。但他坦言,淨水場計畫將一直保持某種運轉維護的狀態。




蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance’s planet.


Undisciplined. 學習當個研究者、記者和翻譯。追逐著新的境界,在回首中不斷向前。


《 Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days 》

《 Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days 》

I had a friend was a big baseball player
Back in high school
He could throw that speed ball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
But all he kept talking about was
Glory days, well they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory days, glory days
Well there’s a girl that lives up the block
Back in school she could turn all the boy’s heads
Sometimes on a Friday I’ll stop by
And have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby, well they split up
I guess it’s two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
She says when she feels like crying
She starts laughing thinking about
Glory days well they’ll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory days, glory days
I think I’m going down to the well tonight
And I’m going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days
Glory days well they’ll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory days, glory days
Well they’ll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory days, glory days
Well alright oo yeah
Well alright come on now
Well alright oo yeah
Well alright come on now
With you, with you, with you, with you
All right boys keep it rocking now
Keep on going, we gonna go home now
Bring it home, yeah bring it home
Alright, alright, well alright, well alright, well alright, well alright
Well alright, alright, alright, let’s go
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