Built to sell, decay, disperse like a cloud
Historical geology is the study of the history of the earth. Historical geologists focus on what's happened to Earth since its formation. They also study the changes in life throughout time. In historical geology, you essentially get to travel back in time to the formation of the earth and move forward through time, witnessing the changes in Earth itself and the life on it.
It’s possible that 25% of all species in the oceans rely on coral reefs for food and shelter. Coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea, though they are in fact even more diverse than rainforests.
ANWR includes 19.3 million acres of land. The National Petroleum-Reserve Alaska (NPR-A), which potentially available for oil and gas development, includes 23.4 million acres of land and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It was originally designated in 1923 and turned over to the Department of the Interior in 1976.
In the NPR-A lands, 1.4 million acres are currently being used to produce oil, via 200 leases mainly owned by ConocoPhilips Alaska Inc. But the BLM has recently opened up another 2.85 million acres and plans to have fully half of the 23.4 million acres open to drilling as companies become interested in buying leases. Minus the 1.4 million acres currently producing oil, the remaining 22 million acres supports two of Alaska’s large caribou herds, millions of migratory birds, globally significant densities of raptors and large concentrations of marine mammals, including beluga whales, polar bears, spotted seal and walrus among other species of wildlife (Bies). When the land was turned over to the Department of the Interior via the Naval Petroleum Reserves Act of 1976, it was made clear that the federal government was responsible to protect environmental, fish and wildlife, and historical or scenic values as well as subsistence and reliance on resources by native peoples. Of course, all of this is at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior and any opening of the land for development is supposed to be approved by Congress. Although it seems impossible—to anyone thinking about this for more than a minute—that opening over 10 million acres to energy exploitation would not drastically harm the water, land, wildlife, and the communities of people who rely on those natural resources, it also seems clear that the feds who have made these lands available for destruction have no interest in protecting anything except their own bank accounts, and by protect I mean fill them up.
corporate banks They send in federal tanks
It isn’t nice but it’s reality Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Deep in the Earth
Cover me with pretty lies
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Huh.
They got these energy companies
who want the land
and they’ve got churches by the dozen want to
guide our hands and sign our
Mother Earth over to pollution, war and greed
Get rich… get rich quick.
Except for the silver
Of the straw-paper,
At your pale white gown;
Or lift one of the green beads
Of your necklace,
To let it fall;
Or gaze at your green fan
Printed with the red branches of a red willow;
Move the leaf in the bowl--
The leaf that has fallen from the branches of the forsythia
What is all this?
I know how furiously your heart is beating.