Around 3,000 people marched through the streets of Taipei City demanding clean air and to draw attention to risks posed to the Guanyin algal reef on Nov.
Protestors demanded clean air, less coal-powered electricity generation, and greater protection for the Guanyin algal reef lying close to the planned third LNG terminal in Taoyuan City.
In a bid to draw attention to risks posed to the Guanyin algal reef close to the planned third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Taoyuan City, organizers will call on 200 volunteers to wear red clothes to spell-out a political message visible from above.
Pan Chung-cheng from environmental group Cherish Taoyuan Algal Reef said that reefs are of great significance and value to the world's natural heritage.
Guanxin algal reef
, Baiyu algal reef
, and Kuan-yin Beach are the three sites newly added to the latest edition of Google Street View, enabling users to appreciate the precious and unique natural landscape.
Tufas are the fossilized remnants of fresh-water algal reefs
that lived under water in the lakes.
Boulder-sized examples of each of Grand Canyon's rock layers, many collected by raft from the canyon's bottom, have been placed along the trail at their "birthdays." People talk about and touch these beautiful examples of 1.7-billion-year-old folds, 1.2 billion-year-old mud cracks, 800-million-year old algal reefs
, and 270-million-year-old fossils.
Users of the publicly available maps can immerse themselves in vast underwater dune fields, observe a huge landslide over 20 kilometres wide in the Cairns region, or see the extensive algal reefs
on the northern Great Barrier Reef shelf.
With a wide array of well-chosen illustrations and photographs Bird describes coastal processes such as waves and tides, land and sea level changes and their causes, cliffs (and their relation to landslides), shore platforms, including plunging cliffs, beaches in all their amazing variety, beach erosion and nourishment, coastal dunes, intertidal wetlands, estuaries and lagoons, deltas, coral and algal reefs
, and the coasts to emerge in the future from the changing climate.
Environmentalists and civic groups have long protested against the plan due to its potential impact on algal reefs
near the Guantang Industrial Park in Taoyuan, where the LNG terminal is planned to be built.