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Photo – Avalon Forest Trail

October 1, 2013


Trail hiking through a Newfoundland forest in the Avalon Peninsula, the most easterly point in North America. Avalon forests are dominated by balsam fir. Growth rarely exceeds 12 m in height.

Date Taken: Nov 24, 2010
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2013
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ4
Focal Length: 5 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f/3.4
ISO: 400
Copyright: © John Zeus
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Keystone Pipeline: A Case Against Canada’s Dirty Oil

April 8, 2013


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Canada’s Tar Sands: Environmental devastation of the land, water and air. The largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England.

Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world. Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century.

Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Let’s tell Canada to clean up this mess. Ask President Obama to block the Keystone Pipeline.

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is about All Risk and No Reward for most Americans and Canadians.

We’re going to stop these pipelines one way or another. We’re the ones that’s going to save whatever we have left of this earth. – Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in northern B.C.

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January 13, 2013



Personally, I support many aspects of the #idlenomore movement. For my friends abroad, “The Vision of IDLE NO MORE (in Canada) revolves around Indigenous Ways of Knowing rooted in Indigenous Sovereignty to protect water, air, land and all creation for future generations.”


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The Farm – Sustainable Living

February 13, 2012


9:00am, Monday February 13, 2012. Farm, Cambridge Ontario. I took this photo this morning while collecting eggs in the hen house. I’m back in the city now after spending the weekend at my friend’s farm. I got some great shots while doing the chores. I’ll post the rest of the album later in the week, ‘Winter at the farm’.

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Photos – Jellyfish – Vancouver Aquarium

January 22, 2012


During collaborations in Vancouver I was invited on a site tour of Vancouver Aquarium, where I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Spectacular spot to take jellyfish photos as they are being studied, some of them new to the BC coast.

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