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Only Sweden, Germany and France are pursuing their Paris climate goals

Of the dozens of European countries that signed the Paris climate agreement in 2016, only Sweden, Germany and France are actively pursuing policies aimed at fulfilling their pledges, according to a new study by Carbon Market Watch.

As U.S President Donald Trump reportedly gears up to begin dismantling America’s Clean Power Plan through an executive order on Tuesday, news of Europe’s lackluster participation in achieving the pledges outlined during the landmark climate conference is one more bit of disheartening news for environmental advocates. Read more. (3/28/17, 11:48 AM)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could write something about Jason seeing Dick doing a trapeze act and just being in awe with how talented his boyfriend is?

I was thinking to myself “How do I write this one? How do I approach it?” and then I was reading another fic and the beginning dialogue popped into my head and wouldn’t leave and that’s the glory of writing folks! It’s not that much, but I think it was a cute little drabble?


“You didn’t have to come with me,” Dick said as they pulled up to the warehouse, both of them getting out of the car and Dick slipping a duffle bag over his shoulder. 

“I know,” Jason said as they stepped up to the doors, opening them and stepping into the large space. “It’s just that I’ve never seen you do this before.”

“You’ve seen me do acrobatics before,” Dick said as he signed in at the desk. 

“In the field,” Jason told him, referring to the way he’d seen Dick do acrobatics in combat or while flinging himself between buildings. He’d seen Dick doing some stuff at the gym, but never anything close to what he’d done when he was with the flying Graysons. 

“I can promise you this won’t be nearly as exciting,” Dick said as he walked back into the large space. It looked like a gymnastics gym with some of the same things; uneven bars, a foam pit, mats everywhere. But then there were hoops and aerial silks hanging from the ceiling and a mock tightrope set up. There was a large space in the back half of the warehouse with a net hanging below it, loose and ready to catch anyone that might fall. 

“Sure, Pretty Bird,” Jason replied as he followed Dick to the back of the room. Dick opened his bag and chalked up his hands. 

“It’s not as impressive with one person,” Dick told him. “The hoop or the silks are more for one person than this is.”

Jason was quiet as Dick climbed the ladder. It may not be as interesting, but as Dick gripped the bar and swung out into the air, it became clear to Jason that he was born there. Dick swung out and alternated between holding the bar with his hands and his knees. He moved to the second bar with ease, grabbing onto it and doing the same movements around it before going back to the original bar with a few flips.

Jason watched as Dick swing through the air like it was as easy as swimming and he clapped when Dick landed on the platform with a flip and barely a sound. He climbed down the ladder and when he reached the bottom, Jason handed him a water bottle. 

“See,” Dick said, hair mussed from the wind and a grin on his face. “Not that impressive.”

“It was beautiful,” Jason told him. “And even if it wasn’t, the look on your face is so stunning, I want to come here with you every week so I can see it.”

Dick laughed and gave Jason a gentle nudge with his foot, but Jason saw the blush coloring his cheeks. Jason kissed it, because he could, and Dick kissed him back before he pulled away. 

“Come on, I’ll show you the silks so you’ll know what an impressive performance looks like.”

Jason followed behind Dick and looked at the sway of his hips. “I’m impressed already.”

He caught the water bottle Dick threw at him, and Dick had a smile on his face the entire time he did his silks routine. 

carbonated quartz

Quartz is the single most common mineral in the earth’s crust, and is a major ingredient of many igneous and metamorphic rocks. Quartz is very tough, as a result is doesn’t break down easily and so it is also found as a major constituent of most sedimentary rocks other than those that form biogenically or chemically.

Although quartz is basically colourless, impurities cause a huge variety of colours to be seen, ranging from yellow citrine to purple amethyst.