Posts Tagged ‘mountain’

Trans Mountain Loses 16th Insurer

Above photo: Adam Jones/Flickr. The world’s biggest publicly-traded provider of property and casualty insurance, Chubb, has become the 16th insurer to declare that it won’t back the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, a coalition of climate and Indigenous campaigners announced yesterday. The flurry of social media activity was triggered by a single tweet from Financial Times […]

Evidence that Noah’s Ark Landed on a Mountain 17 Miles South of Ararat

An illogical and unwarranted assumption prevails today relating to the landing spot of Noah’s ark. People—highly educated people—are sure that Noah’s ark landed on the remote and inaccessible heights of Mount Ararat, a 17,000-foot (5180 m) volcanic mountain in modern-day Turkey. The Book of Genesis does not say that the ark landed on Mount Ararat, […]

Neolithic Burial Mound Found at Base of Bohemia’s Rip Mountain

Czech archaeologists have discovered and unearthed  a 6,000-year-old ancient burial mound  in Bohemia, which is among the oldest of its kind found anywhere in Europe. Underneath the mound (or cairn) they uncovered a large burial chamber that contained the skeletal remains of a child. Adding more intrigue to the discovery, the rare Neolithic mound and […]

Over 130,000 People Call On Chubb To Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline

Above Photo: Harriet Prince, 76, of the Anishinaabe tribe marches with Coast Salish Water Protectors and others against the expansion of Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada on March 10, 2018. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images/Common Dreams. 15 Insurers Have Already Cut Ties With The Controversial Pipeline. səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), […]

Old Hills And Old Folks Resist The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. July 1, 2021 Above photo: Appalachians Against Pipelines. Bent Mountain, VA – On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:30 A.M., Deborah Kushner, Alan Moore, and Bridget Kelley locked themselves in and to a broken down vehicle on Honeysuckle Road, blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline’s access to the pipeline easement, a […]

Trans Mountain Insurer To Cut Ties With The Pipeline Company

Lloyd’s syndicate member Argo joins more than 10 other insurers that will not insure Trans Mountain, citing no “risk appetite” for tar sands pipelines. Trans Mountain insurer and Lloyd’s of London syndicate Argo Group has pledged to cut ties with the existing Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline when its current insurance policy expires on August […]

Mount Shasta: Mystery Mountain and Sacred Destination

Mount Shasta is not the tallest or most beautiful mountain in the Cascade Range; but it is the most legendary. In terms of weirdness and strangeness, the unusual stories surrounding the mountain will challenge any other region in the contiguous United States, or perhaps even the world. According to the Sacramento Bee newspaper, over 100 […]

Women Run 415 Miles To Protest The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Lindsay Cayne, WDBJ7. May 3, 2021 Bent Mountain, VA – The Mountain Valley Pipeline protest community came together Sunday at the Bent Mountain Center to thank and commend three women who are running and cycling alongside the MVP construction path. MVP protesters held a feast to celebrate the women who are running and cycling 415 miles […]

Central Asian Mountain Jews preserve centuries-old Passover traditions

Ahead of his first Passover in Azerbaijan, Rabbi Shneor Segal stocked up on kosher food for the holiday, when Jews are prohibited from eating foods made from leavened grains. Segal, an Israel-born emissary of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement who immigrated to Azerbaijan in 2010 to run the largest synagogue in the capital Baku, ensured that his […]

Indigenous Youth Demand End To Trans Mountain Insurance

By Katie Hyslop, The Tyee. February 21, 2021 Above photo: ‘We hope that all the insurers will drop out of insuring the TMX pipeline, and that it will fall through as it is not an economically viable or environmentally viable project.’ Katie Hyslop. Two recent Vancouver protests call on companies to ‘stop insuring genocide.’ A […]

Mound to Mountain: The Evolutionary Path to Building the Great Pyramid

Read Part I Pyramids were built for over a millennium in ancient Egypt. During that time, we can discern a definite trend in their development, experimentation, ambition, and the peak precision in building the Great Pyramid of Khufu, followed by a long period of architectural decline. So far, we have traced the earliest mounds at […]

Appreciating the majestic mountain: Hamid Dabashi reflects on Edward Said

ON EDWARD SAIDRemembrance of Things Past by Hamid Dabashi250 pp. Haymarket Books $13.96 Towering is the adjective Hamid Dabashi uses the most in describing Edward Said and his singular contribution to literary theory, post-colonial studies, and the understanding of Orientalism. In this captivating collection of essays, Dabashi writes about Said, inspired by Said, or in […]

Dozens missing after a mountain glacier breaks in India

Indian authorities launched a search operation on Sunday after a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water, mud and debris into areas below and damaging homes and a power plant. At least nine people were killed and 140 were missing, the authorities said. The power plant was damaged by the flooding in the […]

Mound to Mountain: The Long Road to the Great Pyramid

Who built the Great Pyramid? Was it built by simple Egyptian farmers with mud ramps, or aliens, or a lost society from the last Ice Age? Did the ancient Egyptians inherit this massive stone building from a lost time, and then build their own smaller, cruder versions in vain attempts at replicating its awe-inspiring precision? […]

The Great Mountain Citadel of Perperikon and the Dionysian Cult

The modern nation of Bulgaria was always at the crossroads of history. Situated in a crucial historic region, it is filled to the brim with important archaeological sites and places of immense value, some of which are invaluable for the history of Europe. Historically, the region of present day Bulgaria has been the home to  […]

Members Of Secwépemc Unity Camp Shut Down Trans Mountain Pipeline

Above photo: Members of the We, the Secwépemc Unity Camp to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline took their message to Trans Mountain’s worksite off Mission Flats Road on Oct. 15, 2020. Facebook. Mounties make arrests at Trans Mountain worksite in Kamloops. On Oct. 15, members of the We, the Secwépemc Unity Camp to Stop the Trans Mountain […]

Exo-Geologist Reveals Neolithic Petroglyphs In “Alien Mountain” Caves

A highly-driven and groundbreaking Astrobiologist & Exo-Geologiist in Sri Lanka has written about “unique Neolithic petroglyphs” that match nothing else ever discovered on Sri Lanka, carved on cave walls on the legendary “Alien Mountain”. Mr Aravinda Ravibhanu Sumanarathna  (PhD), is the CEO & Senior Research Scientist at the South Asian Astrobiology & Earth Sciences Research […]

Navajo Nation And White Mountain Apache Tribe Chase Down A Virus

Above photo: ABC News. Contact-tracing programs in two areas hit hardest by COVID-19 are working. On a mild morning in April at Arizona’s Whiteriver Indian Hospital, Dr. Ryan Close tested nasal swabs from two members of an eight-person household on the Fort Apache Reservation northwest of Phoenix. About half of the family had a runny […]

Watch: South Korea transforms closed mountain highway into luge track

A closed national highway in Gangwon-do Province, South Korea, has transformed into a 2.4km-long course for luge, allowing sledgers to blast down the mountain at speeds of up to 60km per hour. Hoengseong County’s government launched the luge centre in 2018, and was the first in the nation to build such a facility on a […]

Welsh Mountain Fairies

By Wirt SikesFrom British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions [1880] I. THE Gwyllion are female fairies of frightful characteristics, who haunt lonely roads in the Welsh mountains, and lead night-wanderers astray. They partake somewhat of the aspect of the Hecate of Greek mythology, who rode on the storm, and was a hag […]

Big in Japan: Giant wooden penis carried down mountain for fertility fest (VIDEO)

The main attraction – an enormous wooden penis – was carried through the streets before being bathed in the hot springs. The wooden deity, referred to as the ‘Konsei-sama,’ is meant to bless reverents with fertility and safe births. Women hoping to get married or pregnant (or both) typically ride the wooden phallus once it […]

Resistance Against The Mountain Valley Pipeline Grows

Resistance Against The Mountain Valley Pipeline Grows Tree Sits Launched on Family Farm in Franklin County Franklin County, VA – In the farmlands of Franklin County, a new stand against the Mountain Valley Pipeline has begun. Three tree sits loom directly in the path of the pipeline’s destruction, making it impossible to clear the way without […]

Hawaii Island mountain summits buried in snow

     Heavy snow occurring on the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa this morning, as a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. HST. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected, the National Weather Service says. Observatory webcams on Mauna Kea show whiteout conditions. Forecasters say strong winds are […]

Davos: Inequality Rocks The Magic Mountain

The so-called globalized elites meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year under the specter of extreme turbulence. The WEF Global Risks Report is hardly reassuring. The top five most likely risks for 2018 all range from extreme weather/climate change disturbances to cyber-attacks. Yet, according to the report, in terms of impact, they are superseded by […]

Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on Mammoth Mountain, California

     A winter storm that killed at least five people in Southern California dumped more than a foot of snow and an inch of heavy rain on the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service in Reno reported Tuesday that 18 inches of snow fell on the top of Mammoth Mountain south of Yosemite National Park. […]

Can Tiny Houses Halt Expansion Of Trans Mountain Pipeline?

Can Tiny Houses Halt Expansion Of Trans Mountain Pipeline? Above Photo: Kanahus Manuel of the Secwpemc Nation in front of one of the tiny houses set to block the path of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Photo: Katie Lin / Greenpeace Indigenous activists are using solar-powered tiny houses to block the proposed path of the […]

The Roaring Mountain that Gave Birth to a Mouse

Donald Trump’s recognition of “Jerusalem” Al-Quds as the “Israeli” capital spawned mass protests and sporadic violence in different corners of the globe. The near-universal condemnation of the move was accompanied by extensive analysis in the mainstream media – at times exaggerating the significance of the declaration. This was in part what Washington was hoping for, […]

‘Mysterious’ 1,100 Year Old Viking Sword Discovered On Remote Mountain

Einar Ambakk was in the mountains in Lesja in southern Norway when he spotted the sword’s blade sticking out between stones. It was only when he pulled it out that he realized it was a sword. The rare discovery was made in August and the Glacier Archaeology Program at Oppland County Council was recently informed […]

‘Mysterious’ 1,100yo Viking sword discovered on remote mountain (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Einar Ambakk was in the mountains in Lesja in southern Norway when he spotted the sword’s blade sticking out between stones. It was only when he pulled it out that he realized it was a sword. READ MORE: Iconic viking warrior was a woman, DNA test confirms The rare discovery was made in August and the […]

Record snowfall on Palomar Mountain, California

     More than double previous record for May 7th. Also, record cold in San Diego and many other California cities. Palomar Mountain is a mountain ridge in the Peninsular Ranges in northern San Diego County, California. It is home to the Palomar Observatory and Hale Telescope. Meanwhile, the max temp in San Diego today (7 […]

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