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Biden likely to halt new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands and waters Wednesday

Added: 25.01.2021 21:18 | 11 views | 0 comments

The planned moratorium would halt oil and gas auctions for one year, and coal leasing for three years.

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Microbes fuelled by wind-blown mineral dust melt the Greenland ice sheet

Added: 25.01.2021 18:18 | 11 views | 0 comments

Scientists have identified a key nutrient source used by algae living on melting ice surfaces linked to rising sea levels. They discovered that phosphorus containing minerals may be driving ever-larger algal blooms on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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When galaxies collide

Added: 25.01.2021 16:31 | 22 views | 0 comments

It was previously thought that collisions between galaxies would necessarily add to the activity of the massive black holes at their centers. However, researchers have performed the most accurate simulations of a range of collision scenarios and have found that some collisions can reduce the activity of their central black holes. The reason is that certain head-on collisions may in fact clear the galactic nuclei of the matter which would otherwise fuel the black holes contained within.

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Boeing lays out plans for sustainable aviation

Added: 25.01.2021 10:20 | 21 views | 0 comments

The company hopes to offer commercial planes which are capable and certified to fly on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030 in an attempt to cut carbon emissions.

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[Ticker] Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity mix

Added: 25.01.2021 6:26 | 4 views | 0 comments

Wind, solar, and other renewable energies created 38 percent of EU electricity last year, while fossil fuels, led by coal and gas, generated 37 percent, a report by think-tanks Ember and Agora Energiewende said. The renewable sector overtook fossils for the first time, but the bloc aso showed wide disparity, with Denmark, for instance, using 61 percent of renewables and Germany 33 percent, but Czechs and Slovaks under 5 percent.

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Oil, gas companies sharply slowed search for new fossil fuel resources last year, report says

Added: 25.01.2021 3:57 | 7 views | 0 comments

op oil and gas companies sharply slowed their search for new fossil fuel resources last year, data shows, as lower energy prices due to the coronavirus crisis triggered spending cuts.

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Trouble for EU? Merkel ally's victory risks fuelling anti-Brussels sentiment in Germany

Added: 23.01.2021 8:00 | 30 views | 0 comments

ANGELA Merkel's close ally, Armin Laschet, risks fuelling euroscepticism, as well as driving people to embrace extremism, if he succeeds her as Germany's chancellor, a former MEP has warned.

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Lee Miller: The Inspiration Behind Jessica May

Added: 22.01.2021 21:39 | 5 views | 0 comments

As I mention in the Author’s Note at the back of The Paris Orphan, I first heard of Lee Miller when I was researching my previous book, . There was a throwaway line in an article that mentioned Miller and other female war correspondents who, after World War II had ended, had not been able to continue working as serious journalists because the men had returned from overseas and taken all of the available jobs.

It caught my attention. What would it have been like to report on a war and then come home to America and be assigned completely different work? After the war, Lee Miller was relegated to photographing fashion or celebrities during the winter season at Saint-Moritz. She was also an occasional contributor of recipes for Vogue.

That article was the start of my fascination with her. I went looking for more. And I found a story so incredible I couldn’t help but be inspired by it.

Miller the Photojournalist

Miller was a photojournalist for Vogue during World War II. She took some extraordinary photographs: she stumbled upon the battle for Saint-Malo in France and photographed the U.S. Army’s first use of napalm there. She reported from Paris, Luxembourg, Alsace, Colmar, Aachen, Cologne, Frankfurt and Torgau, among other places. She was one of the first to document the horrors of the Dachau concentration camp. And she was the subject of an iconic photograph, bathing in Hitler’s bathtub in his Munich apartment, having left her filthy boots to drop the dirt of Dachau, as she put it, all over the Fuhrer’s pristine white bathroom.

Miller the Model

But Lee Miller started on the other side of the lens. She was discovered by Condé Nast on the streets of Manhattan and became a famous model for magazines like Vogue during the 1920s. I decided to use this as the starting point for my character, Jessica May, as I was fascinated by that transition. How did a woman who was so obviously beautiful manage in the male and often chauvinistic environment of an army during a war?

Just as Condé Nast discovers Lee Miller, he also discovers Jess in The Paris Orphan and Jess is one of his favorite models, as Miller was. However, to suit my story better, I moved time forward to begin Jess’s modeling career in the early 1940s.

Miller’s modeling career ended when a photograph of her was used by Kotex in an advertisement for sanitary pads. It’s so hard to imagine that this could end a career, but it did. To be seen as the “Kotex Girl” was a stigma so dreadful that no magazine wanted to use pictures of Miller again. So Miller moved to France, where she became Man Ray’s lover. He helped her develop her photography skills and she became a well-regarded surrealist photographer.

I used these elements when creating Jess’s character too. Jess has to stop modeling after a photograph of her is used by Kotex, Jess has a French photographer as a lover, and solarization is a trademark of her work, as it was Miller’s.

The Intersection of Fiction and Reality

Miller actually reported for British Vogue during the war, although many of her pieces appeared in American Vogue too. For ease of the story, I have Jess working for American Vogue in The Paris Orphan.

Jess follows in Miller’s footsteps in The Paris Orphan, working out of a field hospital when she first arrives in France after D-Day. I have given the room used by Lee Miller at the Hotel Scribe in Paris to Jess, complete with a balcony piled high with fuel cans and an acquaintance with Picasso. Miller is called la femme soldatby the joyful Parisians after the city is liberated, as is Jess. Miller stays at Hitler’s apartment in Munich and is photographed in Hitler’s bath, as is Jess in The Paris Orphan.

After the War

One of the most heartbreaking parts of Miller’s story is what happened to her after the war. She suffered from post-traumatic stress after viewing and recording so many horrors, and she tried to forget that she was ever a witness to war and all its atrocities. So effective was she at excising this from her past that, when she died at age seventy, her son, Roland Penrose, had no idea of what she had done during the war. Her work was largely forgotten.

One day, Penrose’s wife found boxes of photographs and films in the attic at Farley Farm, Miller’s home. They contained Miller’s correspondence with her Vogue editor and wartime paraphernalia. Penrose immediately understood that he had made an incredible discovery, that his mother had been a true artist, and that her words and pictures had—once upon a time, until she let the world forget them—meant something.

He resurrected Lee Miller and her work. She is now widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent war correspondents and photographers. The idea that she had been all but forgotten haunted me, and this inspired the scenes set in contemporary times in The Paris Orphan, when D’Arcy Hallworth finds an attic full of photographs and an extraordinary legacy that should never have been lost to the past.

Puzzling signal on Saturn’s moon Rhea may finally be explained

Added: 22.01.2021 20:16 | 23 views | 0 comments

NASA’s Cassini mission spotted a strange signal coming from Saturn’s second-largest moon Rhea – it may be from hydrazine, a compound often used in rocket fuel

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