ALERT!!! BIRD EMERGENCY


 

Last night, into early morning, I took over fifty phone calls, texts and Facebook messages. Most were about weak and dying warblers, robins and woodcocks. Please understand this is an extraordinary situation. More snow and cold temperatures are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. The birds require your help. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We are in desperate need of volunteer drivers for this event specifically. Please call 715-623-4015 or leave a message on Facebook if you can help us. Birds are coming from Marshfield, Stevens Point, Pittsville, Adams Friendship, Wausau, Shawano, Marion and all of the surrounding areas.

This is not a normal spring. The birds can deal with some snow and cold, but not deep snow (30 plus inches) and sustained cold. They have slipped into hypothermia, unable to maintain their own body temperature or keep themselves warm any longer. Birds that eat insects cannot find natural food. They are starving.

If you see a bird that you can pick up, PLEASE do so. Put it in a cardboard box, not a cage or a carrier. Put a towel in the bottom of the box and bring them into a warm area. Put a heating pad on low under part of the box. Cover the box to create an “incubator” of sorts. You are looking for a temperature of about 80 degrees. Put food in the box. Live or dried mealworms and live waxworms work. (obtain from Wildbirds Unlimited ,Gas station/Fleet Farm/Walmart anywhere that sells fishing bait) Keep bird/box away from family pets. Transport the bird as soon as you can to our facility or your local avian wildlife rehabilitation center. 715-623-4015

If you cannot transport the bird, we will try to find a volunteer transporter. If weather again becomes hazardous call for more instructions. Keep the bird warm, well fed, a small non-tip dish of water in the box in the meantime. Do not release while weather conditions remain challenging.

AGAIN: Please keep your bird feeders full. Robins can eat cut-up raisins, dried mealworms, shelled sunflower-seed pieces, frozen blueberries, crumbled suet blocks. Put food on the ground where you see the birds. Robins congregate along rural roads, near stands of pine,spruce or other conifers. You can also feed them in those locations, Make sure the food you put down is off the roadway. If you see a bird in need, PLEASE pick it up and put it in cardboard box with a towel in the bottom. Bring it into a warmed area. Birds are dying of malnutrition and hypothermia and need assistance to get through this horrific weather. Call REGI at 715-623-4015 or your local avian rehabilitator for guidance. We continue to operate without full staff due to weather conditions.

Thank you for your help. Our thanks to the Marshfield Police Dept. for their help last night and to Antigo Police Departments own Officer Bruce Brown for taking the time to help REGI staffer, Ashley, when she got stuck in the deep snow.

 

http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org/blog/2018/4/17/alert-bird-emergency

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Volcanic Dust Devils, Farmland Snows & Yellow Peaks Again in Europe (574) ~ Adapt 2030


 

 

Yet another “rare” yellow snow storm where Saharan dust meets blizzard conditions above our heads, blanketing parts of the European continent’s peaks, this time its the Pyrenees. Dust Devils in the volcanic craters of Japan, comets over Hungary, another ARC storm headed to California and to top it off, snows cover the Saskatchewan fields when they farmers are supposed to be planting next week.

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More orange peaks Europe https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaPbRFQXk… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaPbRFZX0…

Volcanic Twisters Japan https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZHRNW7UM… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZGsIhCVA…

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Snowfall forecast N. America to April 21st https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaRymrTXk…

April 07 Temps Southern USA https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaNRE0oVM… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaEax7JWA…

Arctic Air Temperatures http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.u…

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GSM Update 4/7/18 – Sinabung – Record Cold & Snow – Cosmic Rays, Earthquakes & Volcanic Eruptions


 

 

THREE APRIL STORMS ARE ABOUT TO SET COLD-WEATHER RECORDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation…

Record lows possible Friday night, snow comes in Sunday http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/WWCF…

Record cold temperatures set, snow on the way http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local…

Large Hail Hits North Texas: ‘Thought I Was In A Horror Movie For A Minute’ http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/04/06/la…

Scattered Severe Thunderstorms, Including a Few Tornadoes, Possible to End This Week in the Southeast https://weather.com/storms/severe/new…

Saskatoon weather outlook: -30 to -40 wind chills, record cold hits https://globalnews.ca/news/4128373/sa…

Snow depths in Swiss Alps passed 7 m (23 feet) mark https://watchers.news/2018/04/06/snow…

Corn Prices Could Double https://www.barrons.com/articles/corn…

Worldwide Volcano News and Updates: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volc…

Major eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash to 15 km a.s.l., Indonesia https://watchers.news/2018/04/06/sina…

6/4/2018 – Sinabung big erupts again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2V2F…

Cosmic Ray Station http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/

Explosive volcanic eruptions triggered by cosmic rays: Volcano as a bubble chamber https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

On the relationship between cosmic rays, solar activity and powerful earthquakes. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1403.5728.pdf

Arctic Ice Volume & Thickness http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icethickne…

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Blue whale appears to blow rainbow heart


 

This incredible photograph appears to capture the moment a blue whale blew a rainbow coloured HEART as it came up for air.

Photographer Tanakit Suwanyangyaun was lucky enough to capture one of the magnificent animals clearing its blowhole.

But the way the water droplets and the sunlight fell gives the appearance of the whale blowing a rainbow coloured heart.

Tanakit had spent the day swimming among the whales, as he toured the area, near Sri Lanka, with a scuba dive tour.

And after capturing images of himself with the world’s largest mammals under the water – he was thrilled to take this extra special picture above the water too.

He said: “The photos are a dream come true for me.

“I’d longed to swim with blue whales all my life – it was such an unforgettable experience.

“The whales were swimming past quite quickly, we only saw each one for a few seconds before it swam off, so I was very lucky. “I’d go back again and again if I had the chance.”

Ohio Judge Gets Creative With Animal Abusers Sentences


 

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March 27th, 2018

As animal lovers, it’s heartbreaking to think about any creature being harmed, neglected, or abused. It seems that it happens all too often without any real form of consequences. Thankfully, there’s one judge who is tired of animal abusers receiving little to no punishment, so – he decided to get creative.

Judge Michael Cicconetti from Ohio gives animal abusers sentences that will hopefully teach them a very valuable lesson.

Source: Judge Michael Cicconetti via Facebook

His love of animals first began when he got his first dog. Herman was a Dachshund-mix that quickly became his best friend through childhood. Now, Judge Mike has a 10-year-old Bernese mountain dog named Kasey, and his love of animals still thrives.

The Painesville, Ohio judge’s compassion for animals follows him into the courtroom, but of course, he still needs to follow the parameters of the law; this means he can’t give out ‘cruel or unusual punishments,’ but it doesn’t mean he can’t get a bit creative.

Judge Mike says that his punishments aren’t going to put anyone in danger, but “that doesn’t mean that they can’t deal with a little discomfort and embarrassment.”

For example, one woman was put in front of Judge Mike after her dog was found living in total filth. So, it was only fitting that she spend an entire day at the filthy, smelly local dump. She, of course, wasn’t thrilled, but Judge Mike had words for her.

“I want you to go down to the county dump, to the landfill, and I want them to find the stinkiest, smelliest, God-awful odor place they can find in that dump and I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the odor. If you puke, you puke.”

In another case, a woman had abandoned 35 kittens in the woods. The judge sentenced her to spend a night in the cold woods by herself, in addition to jail time and a fine.

“How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night listening to the coyotes … listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?”

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Judge Mike hopes that his headline-making sentences create an awareness about animal abuse and its consequences; not only for the abusers but for the public as well. He wants people to know it’s a crime.

The creative, animal-loving judge said that he never schemed or made a conscious decision on these interesting sentences, but that he started doling them out once he started to notice a trend of repeat offenders.

Since they didn’t seem to be learning their lessons, he wanted to figure out a way to make it stick. However, Judge Mike says that the sentences are not premeditated. He waits until all the details of the case are heard before making any final decisions.

Source: Judge Mike via Facebook

Ultimately, Judge Mike Cicconetti hopes that mental evaluations will soon be required for animal-related crimes. In addition, he would like to see an animal abuse registry, much like a sex offender registry, so that neighbors and shelters can be aware of past offenders.

Native American tribes come together to protect Bears Ears from Zinke


Members of the Native American tribes that once came together to petition for the creation of Bears Ears National Monument gathered near the site Sunday to share stories about their connections to the sprawling landscape that the Trump administration recently stripped of certain federal protections.

Named after a pair of buttes, Bears Ears is home to thousands of Native American archeological and cultural sites and is considered sacred to many tribes. Tribal elders and other members of the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Zuni, and Ute Mountain Ute tribes made it clear at the gathering that they are focused on ensuring the area is given the protections they believe it deserves: nothing less than the 1.35 million acres set aside by President Barack Obama in 2016.

Malcolm Lehi, a member of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe who lives near White Mesa, said energy is building in indigenous communities, and lawmakers and government officials can’t turn a blind eye.

“It’s a really strong movement,” he said. “I like what I see.”

In December, on the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, President Donald Trump reduced Bears Ears by 85 percent, cutting it to 201,876 acres, and divided it into two disconnected areas. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, the group of tribes that petitioned for monument status, condemned the move — which opened the door for new mining claims — and filed a legal challenge.

That Trump decided to gut Bears Ears came as no surprise, given comments he and Zinke made early in their review of the area.

The national monument designation “should never have happened” and was made “over the profound objections” of Utah citizens, Trump said at an executive order signing ceremony. And in a summary report in August, Zinke said the overwhelming number of public comments in support of maintaining the size of Bears Ears and other monuments was simply due to “a well-orchestrated national campaign organized by multiple organizations.”

The last few months have only further confirmed critics’ fears about the administration’s motives. Uranium mining company Energy Fuels Resources, a U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian firm, lobbied the administration to dramatically reduce the monument’s size, the Washington Post reported in December. And the New York Times obtained emails via a public records request that show potential future oil extraction played a central role in the decision.

The storytelling event on Sunday was organized by Utah Diné Bikéyah, a nonprofit organization working to safeguard Bears Ears and other ancestral lands, and came a little more than a week ahead of public scoping meetings that the Bureau of Land Management is hosting as it plans for how to manage the new, smaller monument.

Tara Benally, of the Navajo Nation, said Bears Ears has sustained her people for generations, and that they still use the area for religious ceremonies and to collect food and traditional medicinal plants.

“Losing Bears Ears to a cloud of industrial smoke from extraction and mining does not keep that preservation of life for us,” she said.

Clark Tenakhongva, an artist and the vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe, echoed that message. The Hopi, he said, believe they were the first to occupy this area and feel a responsibility to protect it.

“We do not want or believe that mining is good for our people,” he said at the event. “It may bring revenue, but what are we doing to the Earth?”

The tribes say they were ignored throughout the administration’s months-long review — a claim the Interior Department has dismissed. Zinke did meet with representatives of the tribal coalition last year, but for just one hour. He also toured Bears Ears with several monument opponents, including Utah’s Republican Governor Gary Herbert and commissioners of San Juan County, where the monument is located.

Zinke sparred with Arizona’s Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego on this topic during a congressional budget hearing last week. Gallego, who has introduced legislation that would protect the monument’s original boundary, asked the former Montana congressman about how many times he had met with industry representatives versus coalition members. Zinke said “all sides were represented” in his recommendation to Trump.

Gallego toured Bears Ears over the weekend and ended his visit with a stop at Utah Diné Bikéyah’s event. He told HuffPost that meeting with tribal members and hearing stories about their connections to the area only reinforced for him that the area is worth preserving. Shrinking the monument is an attack on the United States’ public lands and is “stripping parts of, I would say, people’s souls, because the Native American population here is so connected with that,” he said.

Gallego added that he expects “a monumental fight” — one he sees the Trump administration ultimately losing, whether in court or via congressional action.

“People are excited about protecting Bears Ears,” he told tribal members. “It’s something we have to continue to work on. But what I see for the first time in a long time is that the movement to protect Bears Ears is on the offense.”
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Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims


A massive web of hair-like mushroom roots transmit secret messages between trees, triggering them to share nutrients and water with those in need.

Like humans, trees are extremely social creatures, utterly dependent on each other for their survival. And, as it is with us, communication is key.

 

After scientists discovered pine tree roots could transfer carbon to other pine tree roots in a lab, ecology professor Suzanne Simard set out to figure out how they did it.

What she discovered was a vast tangled web of hair-like mushroom roots — an information super highway allowing trees to communicate important messages to other members of their species and related species, such that the forest behaves as “a single organism.”

The idea that trees could share information underground was controversial. Some of Simard’s colleagues thought she was crazy.

Having trouble finding research funding, she eventually set out to conduct the experiments herself, planting 240 birch, fir and cedar trees in a Canadian forest.

She covered the seedlings with plastic bags and filled them with various types of carbon gas.


An hour later she took the bags off, ran her Geiger counter over their leaves and heard “the most beautiful sound,” she says in the Ted Talk below:

“Crrrrr… It was the sound of Birch talking to Fir,” she said.

“Birch was saying, ‘hey, can I help you?’”

“And Fir was saying yeah, can you send me some of your carbon? Somebody threw a shade cloth over me.”

She also scanned the cedar’s leaves, and as she suspected — silence. The cedar was in its own world. It was not connected into the fungal web linking birches and firs.

The birch and fir were in a “lively two-way conversation,” Simard says

When the fir was shaded by the birch in summer, the birch sent more carbon to it. When the birch was leafless in the winter, the fir sent more carbon to it.

The two trees were totally interdependent, Simard discovered, “like yin and yang.”

 

That’s when Simard knew she was onto something big… In the past, we assumed trees were competing with each other for carbon, sunlight, water and nutrients. But Simard’s work showed us trees were also cooperators.

They communicate by sending mysterious chemical and hormonal signals to each other via the mycelium, to determine which trees need more carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon, and which trees have some to spare, sending the elements back and forth to each other until the entire forest is balanced.

“The web is so dense there can be hundreds of kilometers of mycelium under a single foot step,” Simard says.

The mycelium web connects mother trees with baby trees, allowing them to feed their young.

A single mother tree can provide nourishment for hundreds of smaller trees in the under-story of her branches, she says.

Mother trees even recognize their kin, sending them more mycelium and carbon annd reducing their own root size to make room for their babies.

This new understanding of tree communication had Simard worried about the implications of clear-cutting.

When mother trees are injured or dying, they send their wisdom onto the next generation. They can’t do this is if they are all wiped out at once.

“You can take out one or two hub trees, but there comes a tipping point, if you take out one too many, the whole system collapses,” she says.

Often clear-cut forests are replanted with only one or two species. “These simplified forests lack complexity making them vulnerable to infection and bugs.”

To ensure the survival of the planet’s lungs at a time when they are most crucial, Simard suggests four simple solutions to end the damage caused by clear cutting :

1. Get out in the forest more — this in and of itself will remind us how interdependent we are on this ecosystem.

2. Save old growth forests as repositories of genes, mother trees and mycelium networks.

3. Where we do cut, save the “legacy” trees so they can pass on important information to the next generation.

4. Regenerate cut patches with diverse native species

https://returntonow.net/2018/02/28/trees-talk/

“Something’s Not Right in Southern Oregon” Linda Moulton Howe


“Are we about to experience a severe natural disaster?”

– Resident, Rogue Valley, Oregon on March 19, 2018

Rogue Valley, Oregon, is 11 miles north of Medford. It's in southwestern Oregon along the middle Rogue River and its tributaries in Josephine and Jackson counties near the California border. The largest communities in Rogue Valley are Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. Rogue Valley, Oregon, is 11 miles north of Medford. It’s in southwestern Oregon along the middle Rogue River and its tributaries in Josephine and Jackson counties near the California border. The largest communities in Rogue Valley are Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass.

March 21, 2018 UPDATE from Earthfiles Viewer:

March 21, 2018

Hello,
We live in Coos Bay, Oregon, on the coast. We usually have LOTS of hummingbirds, 7 – 10,  that will all feed at the same time. We have four feeders outside of our house. There hasn’t been even one hummingbird in the past week. Yesterday we took the feeders down, cleaned them out and made fresh food. Nothing. Not one hummingbird.

So, your article was timely and interesting.
Thank you, Linda, for Earthfiles.

Kindest regards
Coos Bay resident

March 19, 2018 Rogue Valley, Oregon – Earthfiles has been receiving worried emails from viewers and listeners who sense that something is significantly wrong in a number of American communities — ranging from absence of insects and pollinators to missing birds. This morning I received the following email from a man who has lived in southwestern Oregon’s Rogue Valley eleven miles north of Medford for 30 years. What he describes in his email are such striking changes around him that he now wonders if a large seismic event is about to happen and the birds at least know in advance.

To: Linda Moulton Howe
Re: SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT IN SOUTHERN OREGON
Date: March 19, 2018

“I live on twenty acres on the tip of a mountain that overlooks the entire Rogue Valley. I live among a vast array of wildlife, and I pay particular attention to the avian population.

Normally, the Vultures arrive back in the Rogue Valley around the first week in March, but this year the Vultures started returning the first week in February in small numbers, but it was still significant because I’d never seen that before in the nearly 30 years I’ve lived here.

My hummingbirds are legion and I feed them with up to four large feeders. The Anna Hummingbirds stay all through the winter, while their smaller brethren return from the south arrive about the same time as the Vultures. Not only have the smaller Hummingbirds not returned yet, but all of a sudden, my huge population of Anna Hummingbirds have vanished completely and I haven’t had to fill a single feeder in at least a full week.

But what has really got my attention is the fact the Swallows have not yet returned, and that, more than any other barometer, tells me something is very, very wrong. The Swallows always return the first week of March too, but this is March 18th, and they are nowhere to be seen.

This winter has been relatively mild, with very low precipitation. It has gotten cold, but not as cold as previous years. California got a lot of rain due to El Nino, but again, not enough to disrupt a natural cycle.

Are we about to experience a severe natural disaster? While science has never recognized proof of strange animal behavior prior to a major natural disaster, there has been ample anecdotal input from observers like myself that animals can detect a major natural disaster about to happen.”

Cascadia Subduction Zone

“The Pacific Northwest hasn’t been rocked by a major earthquake from the Cascadia Subduction Zone in about 330 years, yet science has established that the Cascadia Subduction Zone blows on average every 300 years, so we’re overdue. But what makes the CSZ so dangerous is that it can hit 9.0 or more on the Seismograph, which would absolutely decimate the Oregon coastal communities from shaking, fires and tsunamis, but would also isolate most of Oregon, Northern California and parts of Southern Washington due to collapsed highway and other travel infrastructure on a massive scale that will make rescue and recovery efforts very difficult. Many people will die, especially if Portland is hit hard, because the population of Oregon 330 years ago was minuscule compared to what it is today.

My instincts are literally screaming at me. Maybe it’s because I lived only 6 miles from the epicenter of the Loma Prieta earthquake that hit Northern California in 1989. That was a 7.2, and it did a lot of damage to structures and roadways to the point only helicopters could initially get in to help and feed people — and in Santa Cruz County we were only 40 minutes drive from the Silicon Valley! But when the roads to Santa Cruz County were all blocked due to slides and damage, we might as well have been living on Saturn. The cutoff was that complete! Imagine that kind of complete cutoff, but one which affects the entire State of Oregon and not just one relatively small region in California.”

7.2 Magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake, Northern California, October 17, 1989, 5:04 PM Pacific —Only 15 Seconds Caused Catastrophe

[ Earthfiles Editor’s Note: The history of earthquake investigations in California has been largely focused on the San Andreas Fault System, due to its strong influence in the state as the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. The San Andreas Fault is the most studied on Earth because of the large populations that live near it. Andrew Lawson, a geologist from the University of California, Berkeley, had named the fault after the San Andreas Lake prior to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. That’s when the San Andreas Fault ruptured for a length of 290 mi (470 km) during the 1906 shock, both to the north of San Francisco and to the south in the Santa Cruz Mountains region.

Then the 1989 Loma Prieta catastrophic earthquake originated on an undiscovered oblique-slip reverse fault that is located adjacent to the San Andreas Fault.]

“Most people don’t have a clue what a 9.0 earthquake can do. The power of an earthquake from 7.0 to 8.0 is ten times that of 7.0, and from 8.0 to 9.0 is another ten times the power of an 8.0. The earthquake I personally experienced was a 7.2 and lasted only about 15 seconds followed by months of very strong aftershocks. The CSZ could rumble for several minutes at 9.0, and I am very worried in view of what the birds are telling me.

[ Earthfiles Editor’s Note: In the 1990s, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) swtiched its definition of seismic magnitude from the Richter scale to a “moment magnitude scale.” The USGS earthquake website states: “as an estimate of energy, each whole number step in the magnitude scale corresponds to the release of about 31 times more energy than the amount associated with the preceding whole number value.

For each whole-number increase in magnitude, the seismic energy released increases by about 31 times. That means a magnitude 7 earthquake produces 31 times more energy — or is 31 times stronger — than a magnitude 6.

A magnitude 8 releases 1,000 times more energy than a magnitude 6, but it releases that energy over a larger area and for a longer time. ]

So today I am parking my vehicles away from my house and out of my garage. I am keeping the fuel tanks full with extra gasoline stored safely. And I am making sure my water filters, survival food, firearms and ammunition are stored away from my house -— which is very well built and strong because I designed and built it myself.

But my house at 9.0 magnitude quake? Forget it! A 9.0 lasting a minute or more will collapse just about every structure currently standing in Southern Oregon.

So I am preparing for the worst and hoping I’m just wrong. But something’s just not right in Southern Oregon, and I’m not taking any chances.”

Earthfiles.com would like to hear from other southwestern Oregon residents to learn what changes in the environment you are seeing and talking about with your neighbors. Please email: earthfiles@earthfiles.com with updates and photographs if available.

08-06-2015 – Is Cascadia Subduction Zone Most Dangerous in North America? Could A Juan de Fuca Cascadia Earthquake “Destroy A Sizable Portion of the Coastal Northwest?”

https://www.earthfiles.com/2018/03/19/somethings-not-right-in-southern-oregon/

Trophy hunter who kills endangered elephants and lions ‘eaten by crocodiles’


Crocodiles are thought to have eaten a South African hunter after human remains were found inside two animals.

Scott van Zyl disappeared last week after he went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe. Accompanied by a pack of dogs and a Zimbabwean tracker, the professional hunter who organises trips for foreign clients is thought to have been eaten by crocodiles on the bank of the Limpopo River.

It is believed Mr van Zyl and his tracker left their truck and walked in different directions into the bush. The dogs later returned to the camp without Mr van Zyl, whose belongings were found inside the vehicle. Rescue teams were sent to search for the hunter and helicopters, trackers and divers all scoured the region.

His tracks were later spotted leading to the banks of the river and his backpack was located nearby. Sakkie Louwrens, a member of one of the search teams, said police suspected two Nile crocodiles may have eaten Mr Van Zyl.

“We found what could possibly be human remains in them,” he told The Telegraph. Forensic experts are currently testing whether the remains belong to Mr van Zyl.

The SS Pro Safaris website, owned by Mr van Zyl, states the company “has conducted numerous safaris” throughout Southern Africa. These include “elephants in Botswana to the smallest blue duiker in KwaZulu Natal”.

It goes on to list buffalo, rhino, lions, leopards and antelopes as targets for hunts. There have been previous incidents in southern Zimbabwe of people being killed by crocodiles.
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Superfreeze Sea Life Mass Die Off, Buried Sheep Rescue Underway & Crop Losses Spread (548) ~ Adapt 2030


 

 

After the European Superfreeze which the media termed The Beast from the East to avoid talking about Arctic temperatures in March in Southern Europe, the animal die offs are staggering along with the crops. Hundreds of thousands of starfish wash up with countless other types of sea life, sheep buried in snow drifts are being rescued by the tens of thousands as thousands already froze. Vegetable production from Spain to New Zealand being lost due to freak strong weather events sweeping the globe.

True Leaf Organic Seeds ADAPT 2030 Link http://www.pjtra.com/t/SkNITkxPS0xDR0… Thousands of starfish wash up in Andalusia, Spain after ‘Beast of the East’ https://www.sott.net/article/379460-T… https://www.thelocal.es/20180307/thou…

Floods in New Zealand https://www.sott.net/article/379403-E… http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/nati…

Beast from the East’s tragic impact as thousands of sheep are left dead https://www.sott.net/article/379268-T… http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Bea…

Storm Emma leaves hundreds of livestock dead https://www.sott.net/article/379192-S… http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/farmers-str…

Extreme cold results in severe agricultural damage across Europe, food prices rising https://watchers.news/2018/03/05/extr… https://twitter.com/judah47/status/97… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXyt8nUXk…

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Camera trapper hits jackpot with stunning video of 4 mountain lions near L.A.


Robert Martinez, who is among a so-called group of camera trappers, has been searching for mountain lions in the wild since 2012, or ever since capturing “crystal clear” video of a mountain lion walking past his motion sensor video camera.

Hooked by this new hobby, Martinez sets several camera traps in likely areas visited by mountain lions in the Angeles National Forest above Glendora, some 27 miles west of Los Angeles.

He’s become quite good at it and recently hit the camera trapper jackpot when one of his cameras captured stunning video of a mountain lion mother quietly calling out to its three cubs on Sunset Ridge at sunset.

Martinez shared the video on his YouTube channel called Parliament of Owls, urging the volume be turned up to catch the mother’s callout:

“This video is definitely one of my favorites,” Martinez told USA Today.

“What you’re seeing is Limpy and her 10-month-old kittens returning to an area where I hadn’t seen them since November. So when she showed up on my video, and the sun was setting, I was really excited! I was waiting for her eventual return with her new litter.”

The video was featured in LA Observed and was subsequently shown on several Southern California television news outlets over the weekend.

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Martinez explained to USA Today that he nicknamed the mountain lion Limpy because of a limp in her rear right leg that he first noticed in 2013.

“Most of the lions I see on camera—over a dozen—I can’t identify because they don’t have any distinct characteristics, like a limp, a nick or a scar on their face,” Martinez said.

The camera trapper calls Limpy a “treasure” of the Angeles National forest for producing five healthy cougars in the last few years.

“Despite her limp, she is a symbol of survival and perseverance, able to hunt, feed and raise two litters of kittens,” Martinez wrote on Facebook. “I’m looking forward to seeing more of her and the family all throughout 2018.”

So are we.

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https://bnqt.com/2018/03/05/camera-trapper-hits-jackpot-with-stunning-video-of-4-mountain-lions-near-l-a/

WARNINGS CANNOT GET LOUDER: Climate Chaos IS Destroying Global Infrastructure ~ Ice Age Farmer


 

 

British ‘queuing up’ for water. Water shortage in Cape Town. Crops failing everywhere. “Soft landing” before the Grand Solar Minimum? –this is it. … Please SHARE this video with your friends and family to help them understand what’s playing out in the world. A simple link can radically change someone’s life. (Indeed, it has mine.) — The natural cycles of the sun and, as a result, the changing climate on our planet, present very real and immediate challenges. Learn more about the history of previous cycles and these challenges, spread the word, and start getting prepared: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com

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Depopulation IS Occurring, It’s Our Food ~ Sarah Westall


 

 

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Marjory Wildcraft, owner and founder of TheGrowNetwork.com, joins the program to explain how our food is causing malnutrition, disease, and ultimately depopulation. Her organization is dedicated to helping people get become independent from Big Pharma and Big Agriculture. They are making a dent with over 250,000 members.

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Switzerland Forbids Boiling Lobsters Alive, Citing Animal Cruelty Concerns


 

Restaurants in Switzerland offering lobster and crab on the menu will no longer be able to toss the live creatures into boiling water. The Swiss government has decided that’s too cruel a way to die.

“The practice of plunging live lobsters into boiling water, which is common in restaurants, is no longer permitted,” the new law states. “Crustaceans must now be stunned before killing them.”

One of several new reforms to Switzerland’s animal protection laws, these requirements will take effect on March 1, 2018. The seven-member Swiss Federal Council, which serves as Switzerland’s collective governing body, made the decision.

Once boiling becomes illegal, the only acceptable ways to cook a crustacean will be to first stun it by electric shock or by “mechanical destruction” of the brain. Only after one of these methods can lobsters, crabs and other crustaceans be placed into boiling water to cook.

And Switzerland isn’t the first place to decide a more humane lobster death should be required. Death by boiling is already illegal in New Zealand and in northern Italy’s Reggio Emilia.

In addition, according to the new law, ”Live crustaceans, including the lobster, may no longer be transported on ice or in ice water. Aquatic species must always be kept in their natural environment.”

Scientists inclined toward animal protection define pain as “an aversive sensation and feeling associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” In other words, the way we feel pain might not be the way a lobster feels it, but these crustaceans definitely experience the sensation.

The evidence that convinced Swiss lawmakers to impose this rule no doubt included a 2013 study conducted by Professor Bob Elwood of Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He went into his study expecting to verify that the thrashing we see when a lobster is dropped into a pot of boiling water is nothing more than a reflex reaction.

Instead, Elwood realized that crustaceans seem to experience pain and discomfort. Crabs subjected to shocks tended to avoid the spot where the shock occurred. Hermit crabs even abandoned their protective shells if that’s where the shock was happening.

Photo credit: Thinkstock

“I don’t know what goes on in a crab’s mind. . . . But what I can say is the whole behavior goes beyond a straightforward reflex response and it fits all the criteria of pain,” Elwood told the BBC in 2013.

Many scientists disagree with Elwood. Unlike mammals, they argue, lobsters and other crustaceans lack the neural pathways which play an important part in our own pain response. Without a central nervous system like humans, it’s unlikely that crustaceans feel pain when they’re plunged into boiling water.

That means the best many scientists can say is that crustaceans “probably” don’t feel pain. But would you trust “probably” if we were talking about whether your dog or your kid might find something painful?

“There are more animal friendly methods than boiling alive, that can be applied when killing a lobster,” Eva van Beek of the Swiss Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs told The Washington Post. She confirmed that Switzerland made this decision on animal protection grounds.

Switzerland’s new law does a few other things as well:

  • It cracks down on illegal puppy farms and animal imports, requiring animal sellers to list their address and the origin of the animal in all advertisements, and requiring online or hard copy publishers to ensure such information is included before running the ad
  • It prohibits devices that automatically punish dogs when they bark, such as those that emit a jet of water or compressed air
  • It requires organizers of public events at which animals will be featured to be held directly responsible for those animals’ welfare

Bravo to Switzerland’s lawmakers. This might seem a small issue to some, but there’s a measure of compassion here. It gives me hope more such changes will be more widespread. Maybe one day we’ll all just stop eating lobsters, eh?

Photo credit: Thinkstock

https://www.care2.com/causes/switzerland-forbids-boiling-lobsters-alive-citing-animal-cruelty-concerns.html

Success! The Vancouver Aquarium Will No Longer Keep Whales and Dolphins in Captivity


 

Animal advocates are celebrating another victory for whales and dolphins: Vancouver Aquarium has announced that it’s giving up its fight to keep them in captivity.

The announcement follows a string of recent deaths that have intensified the debate surrounding captive cetaceans there. In November 2016, the two remaining belugas, Aurora and her calf Qila, died within days of each other.

The Vancouver Aquarium has continued to find itself in the spotlight for its stance on keeping cetaceans in captivity, and has faced growing public opposition over the years. Its ongoing mistreatment of belugas and continued attempts to breed them landed it on a list of the 10 Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales in North America last year.

In 2014, the Vancouver Park Board voted to ban breeding whales and dolphins, and thousands of people spoke up encouraging it to keep the ban in place – more than 63,000 people signed a Care2 petition asking it not to reverse the ban.

Last year, the aquarium announced plans to phase out its beluga program by 2029, but first wanted to bring in five new belugas. Plans to bring in more, however, were thwarted by the Vancouver Park Board last year when it voted to stop the aquarium from bringing in any new whales and dolphins.

Although that vote is being challenged, the aquarium has changed its tune dramatically and announced that it will no longer keep any whales and dolphins in captivity. The aquarium said in a statement, 
”The ongoing discussions about whales and dolphins in our care have been a distraction from real threats to the ocean and have sidelined the critical work we lead. We aim to inspire people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans, and it’s time to get on with it.”

The decision is being welcomed as a major victory towards ending cetacean captivity by animal advocates and the park board.

“We are pleased that the Aquarium, with this decision, has acknowledged and recognized what we as Commissioners observed in passionate public debates on this issue over the last years,” said Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon. “The public told us they believed the continuing importation and display of these intelligent and sociable mammals was unethical and incompatible with evolving public opinion and we amended our bylaws accordingly. We look forward to working with the Vancouver Aquarium as it intensifies its focus on Ocean Wise research and conservation.”

Since the park board voted against bringing any more in, two more of the aquarium’s three cetaceans have died. This past June, a harbour porpoise named Daisy died, and then Chester, a false killer whale, died this past November leaving only Helen, a pacific white-sided dolphin, at the aquarium whose fate has yet to be decided.

While its ending public displays, the aquarium said it will continue with its rescue and rehabilitation work with the aim of releasing any whales and dolphins it aids back into the wild, and will work to find suitable homes for any who aren’t able to be released.

This change now leaves ever-troubled Marineland as the only facility in Canada keeping captive cetaceans, but hopefully ongoing public pressure will empty the tanks there too.

“We are delighted to hear that Vancouver Aquarium will no longer display whales and dolphins. This surprising but welcome decision is another nail in the coffin for the captivity industry and comes after a long battle with the City’s Park Board and animal welfare advocates who successfully argued that public opinion had shifted on the issue of keeping whales and dolphins in tanks,” said Rob Lott, Policy Manager for Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

For more on efforts to retire whales and dolphins who are currently in captivity to sea sanctuaries, check out the Whale Sanctuary Project and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

Photo credit: Peter M Graham/Flickr

https://www.care2.com/causes/success-the-vancouver-aquarium-will-no-longer-keep-whales-and-dolphins-in-captivity.html

Mother Cow – A message for 2018


 

 

 

Dear human children, this is mother earth speaking through my cow heart. Cows as individuals are humble creatures, nurturing, loving, caring. They reflect the mothering part of every living being on earth and every mother of every species takes light from cow’s encoding to share the pure nurturing love with their sons and daughters.

A wounded morphogenetic field

Cows are suffering and as a collective their morphogenetic field is wounded, distorted because of a continuous and permanent imposed state of fear and pain.

All the collectives and individuals are influences by this massive distorted field, because we are all one and this is what being all one means, we cannot spare the dark. Cutting off the divine feminine, repressing this fundamental part of our core, has lead us to a distorted reality, a reality where disconnection and dissection is reflected even in our everyday meals.

We as cows are holding a mirroring space of pain and horror, representing in a direct way what the divine feminine has gone through for ages now. All the animal kingdom which is, in the original blueprint, a balanced creation between the divine feminine and the divine masculine. All of us are living a distortion, a very hurtful distortion.

This year is a year of transformation

2018 is a year of transformation where the majority of humanity will come across the transition earth, the transition blueprint that offers ramps, steps, actions to move every individual eventually onto the new earth. This is the year of bridging worlds, of connecting the cosmic existence with the earthly experience. In every day you have a chance to make this connection.

I invite you all, my human children, to have our cow essence present, even if only for a minute, every day throughout this year and until needed. To awaken the divine feminine is to raise awareness of what is going on on the physical representations of the distortions that have been allowed and have persisted.

The divine feminine is not for slaughtering, murdering, abusing, enslaving… I know you read these words and you feel it inside you, you know it is time to act and to finally look into the deepest parts of yourself and shed some light in those hidden corners that have been waiting for you to be ready, for you to be awakened and arrive at this very moment in the all.

Everything is connected (also in the physical)

Connect your cosmic experience with your earthly presence and practice coherence. What is it in your life that is being severed, abused, neglected, repressed? What is it in your physical surrounding that represents pain, fear, separation? What could you do to change that situation? What actions could you take that reflect respect, love, compassion and the nurturing essence of our mother cow?

This is the year to reveal more of the distortions. Many talk about disclosure, and in the cosmic planes disclosure of E.T disclosure of dimensions… My dear children, I talk about disclosure of our everyday habits, what is hidden that we want to change. We need to make the invisible visible in order to see what needs our love and compassion.

Everything is as it is meant to be, everything happens for a reason, yet it is not meant to stay like that forever. We live in an ever changing universe. Change is my word for you this 2018. Remember Mother Cow in your day-to-day and talk to us, talk to her, talk to your cow essence and receive the humble message that wants to reach your heart.

 

http://spiritbond.org/mother-cow/

Frozen Sharks and Falling Iguanas? Wheat Winterkill. GSM History. 1-5-2018 (Part 1) ~ Ice Age Farmer


 

 

Iguanas falling from sky, Frozen Sharks on beaches. Media encouraging fear, but not educating. Northern Pass blocked by 3m ice cover. Wheat crop has low protein. Crop loss: winter wheat lost to record colds. More.

Part two: https://youtu.be/V-BA9dW3V1E

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— Empty shelves in Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-F9c…

Weaponized climate language: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/na…

Train Toppled in Switzerland by Gusting Wind: https://abruptearthchanges.com/2018/0… https://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermisc…

FOURTH frozen Shark: http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/2018…

Iguanas falling from sky: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/us…

Northern Sea Route blocked by ice — impacts shipping, and thus, [food] prices: https://realclimatescience.com/2018/0…

Biblical hail in Ecuador http://strangesounds.org/2018/01/bibl…

~~Mentioned winter kill — Winter Kill: 25% Kansas wheat — cattle also put on less weight: https://www.agweb.com/article/us-cold…

Meanwhile, the wheat from last two seasons is so far below par in protein content: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-us…

Such intense snow in North Ossetia – Entire republic loses power: http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Kommentar…

What our Society will be Like During the Grand Solar Minimum 2018-2023 MIAC #027 ~ Adapt2030


 

 

The time line still stands for drastic cooling and incredible shifts in Earth’s climate system as the grand solar minimum commences from 2018-2023.
Episode #27 with Inventor Lee Wheelbarger is about getting mentally prepared for a pioneering lifestyle and a look at Electrical phenomenon around the planet that is surging to be noticeable by all.
When the New Madrid fault line awakens again as its doing now, the gas and oil pipes will be severed and fuels will be unavailable. If this happens during winter 10s of millions of households will be without a fuel source to heat their homes, not to mention the ripple effects and spinoffs into the economy.
Moving agriculture to indoor led growing facilities as the outdoor climate will become too unstable and too hostile. It’s all about rotary drum grow systems, the correct wave lengths of light to grow plants and the machinery / hardware involved to replace lost crops from the fields. Countries have been annexing land for a decade knowing this Grand Solar Minimum was coming, but the Obama administration did nothing to prepare.
We also delve into the certainty of scientists that show massive shifts in global cloud patterns due to increased cosmic rays and subsequent effects on our weather with more clouds.
Railroads will be brought back as the economy shrinks in the USA as the cheapest form of transport and delivery. New boom towns will emerge as a repeat in history. This technology of laying rails can be brought back on line so rapidly compared with rebuilding entire roadways. A majority of transport will be going by rail.
If every government in the world came to agreement and worked together, we could put together solutions, but at this rate we are out of time and little preparation has been done. You are on your own. Omega Garden Rotary Hydroponic System with the Farmdominium Omegagarden.com http://omegagarden.com/portfolio-item…
Published on Jul 18, 2017 
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Weather update looking back at the week, and the extended forecast for the weeks ahead ~ The Star Man


 

 

I said 2017 would go down in the History books. Looking back at the week. Where are we going with this. Published on Dec 26, 2017

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URGENT Weather update USA UK


 

Note: Researchers in the Grand Solar Minimum community have a lot of respect for Star Man’s work. Some of his video’s are way over my head, he obviously has a scientific background in forecasting weather patterns and climate change.

On a publishing note, I just noticed the Heavy Snowfall category has vanished from the Earth Changes sub category Blizzards. The global warming hacks must have an eye on this work. Not surprising, this blog got censored back in September after my computer got hacked and infected with a virus. My viewer stats 50-70% virtually overnite, and my computer has been on life support ever since. Hence the slow publishing rate until I can find work and buy a new computer.  It is what it is, am truly sorry for the lack of news recently – especially with so much going down. Much love, {~A~}

 

 

MASSIVE temperature changes starting now, More lake effect snow to come within 24hrs. Snow warnings, wind chill warnings could be worse than the snow cast.

 

 

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