PROOF Taking action with Petitions and Phone Calls WORKS! Santander agrees to end De-Forestation in Borneo


BREAKING: Santander have agreed to cease all loans to forest destroyers APRIL. Last week I saw the below video and petition on FB and was outraged at the sheer devastation to Borneo’s forests, home to endangered tigers, orangutangs and sun bears. So, I signed the petition, shared and to my amazement by the next day thousands of people had already signed the petition and made calls to Santander….and the rest is history! So please, when an issue you care about is supported by a petition, please take a moment to voice your concerns. Petitions give our “collective voice” a platform to speak out against tyranny in all forms, and when enough people take action they work!  Please take a moment when the opportunity arises to make a difference. Mahalo for caring and sharing! Love and gratitude {~A~}

This is fantastic news for the rainforest and a huge success for the hard work everyone put into this campaign – signing petitions, emailing the CEO, calling customer services and visiting branches to make complaints.

Santander have agreed that it will not give anymore loans or extend any current loans to APRIL.

With paper-buyers and banks ditching APRIL left, right and centre, it sends a clear message that it needs to stop cutting down the rainforest.

SHARE this news with everyone to celebrate.

Here’s the story and video behind this successful campaign:

New footage catches APRIL destroying the rainforest in Borneo

Posted 23 February 2015

New footage exposes destruction of the rainforest in Borneo by the paper company APRIL. The high-street bank Santander has loaned APRIL tens of millions of pounds, helping them to cut down more and more rainforest.

Our research team has sent us the first batch of footage from the Indonesian rainforest. They were documenting rainforest destruction by APRIL – the paper company that Santander loaned millions of pounds to.

The video was shot in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo. It shows APRIL’s bulldozers systematically destroying ancient rainforest.

Over the past year, APRIL destroyed an area of forest here that’s three times the size of Paris. Trees that had stood since before the invention of the printing press are now being cut down to make cheap paper and disposable packaging.

We’d normally save footage like this until our investigation was complete. But what APRIL is doing is so shocking that we didn’t want to wait.

Most companies want nothing to do with rainforest destruction. Yet the high street bank Santander has loaned APRIL millions of pounds.

Santander’s loans are a crucial lifeline for APRIL. They help it stay afloat even though its customers are deserting in droves.

 

 

“Engineered Winter, Engineered Drought” by Dane Wigington


http://GeoengineeringWatch.org
https://www.facebook.com/dane.wigingt…
Earth’s climate system is being manipulated and forced in too many directions to comprehend. Governments around the globe are participating in the climate engineering not only over their own countries, there is also the weather warfare aspect between opposing countries. Those in pursuit of power have turned our once pristine blue skies into a battlefield. Geoengineering is nothing short of an all out assault against Nature. Truly untainted weather is non existent, deep blue skies are no more. From record snows to record heat and drought, all is now being manipulated by the ecologically devastating climate engineering programs. Each of us must continue to help sound the alarm on the geoengineering insanity so that when the population is forced to wake up (due to the rapidly accelerating devastation that is occurring), they will know just how horrifically they have been violated by those in power. Make your voice heard, share credible data with others, start “spot fires” of awareness wherever you go.

“Tell the Hawai‘i State Legislature to Protect Keiki & Kupuna Health!” The Center for Food Safety


Please join me in taking action against biotech firms in protecting keiki and kapuna (children & seniors), from the continuous onslaught of toxins in the environment…mahalo for caring and sharing…Aloha! {~A~}

Buffer Zones Bill HB 1514 needs your help! This Thursday, February 19 at 8:30 AM in Conference Room 312 the House Committee on Agriculture will hear HB 1514. Agriculture Committee Chair Clift Tsuji, Vice Chair Richard Onishi and members of the committee need to know that you support no spray buffer zones around schools to protect keiki health. SIGN HERE

Buffer zones are a necessary step for mitigating the negative human health impacts of pesticide drift in our state. As you may know, at least 25 schools in Hawai‘i are located within a mile of large agricultural companies that spray restricted-use pesticides. Children, the elderly and other sensitive residents have no choice but to live, work, and commute daily in close proximity to areas where restricted use pesticides are being sprayed.

Notification and disclosure requirements will bring much needed transparency to pesticide regulation in Hawaii and prioritize the protection of Hawaii’s public health and natural resources. These regulations are in line with those of 31 other states who understand that it is vital to provide communities with information about the dangerous chemicals that are regularly applied in close proximity to schools, nursing homes and other sensitive areas. SIGN HERE

We know our members have the power to tip the scales. It’s time for the state to step up and put the health and safety of Hawai‘i’s people first. SIGN HERE

Unprecedented sea lion strandings in California linked to warmer Pacific


SAN FRANCISCO Wed Feb 18, 2015

 (Reuters) – The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this year are linked to a puzzling weather pattern that has warmed their Pacific Ocean habitat and likely impacted fish populations they rely on for food, federal scientists said on Wednesday.

Some 940 stranded sea lions, mostly pups, have been treated by marine mammal centers in California so far this year, according to Justin Viezbicke, West Coast Stranding Coordinator for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That is well above the 240 strandings typically seen through April, and scientists suspect the emaciated pups are prematurely leaving Southern California sea lion rookeries to seek food on their own after their mothers failed to return swiftly from hunting trips to nurse.

“These little pups, so desperate and so thin, are leaving the rookeries long before they’re capable of hunting effectively,” said Shawn Johnson, director of veterinary science at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, which has treated 220 stranded animals. “It’s alarming because we haven’t seen this number of stranded pups this early in 40 years.”

The strandings are unusual because the pups, born last June, aren’t supposed to be completely weaned until May.

Satellite data show sea lion mothers are foraging in traditional hunting grounds, but likely spending longer periods away, said Sharon Melin, a biologist with NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle.

Fish populations are likely being disrupted by a layer of ocean water, some 100 meters (330 feet) deep, that is 2 to 5 degrees warmer than usual this time of year along the Pacific Coast from Baja to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, said NOAA climatologist Nate Mantua.

The change was caused by a weather pattern involving weak northern and strong southern winds that are creating warmer-than-normal conditions.

It’s unclear how many stranded animals will die among the 300,000-strong sea lion population. In 2013, some 70 percent of nursing pups perished in what NOAA declared

Rescued sea lion pups at the Marine Mammal Care Center ( MMCC/Photo

an “unusual mortality event” linked to strandings.

Melin said pups checked on San Miquel Island this month were 44 percent below average weight at seven months old, marking the lowest growth rate since scientists began recording such measurements in the 1990s.

Most of the stranded pups have been recovered in Southern California, but the pups also swim or are carried further north, and may eventually turn up in Washington state and Oregon, according to Johnson.

“We’re braced for more,” Johnson said.

(Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Sandra Maler)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/19/us-usa-wildlife-california-idUSKBN0LN01620150219

Ed. note: Typical propaganda from Rueters aimed at keeping the masses asleep, unaware that the oceans are in a state of collapse from Fukushima radiation, over fishing, garbage, toxins, mercury etc. The fact is sea lion stranding’s are getting worse every year and the public is being lied to, once again.

Lest we forget, Reuters is owned by the Rothschilds.

Mystery of the sick and starving sea lion pups: Hundreds rescued from California coast


Note: What’s never mentioned to the public in the official reports, is that planet Earth is going thru a mass extinction event which began in the early 1900’s  when scientists first began recording mass die-offs – before the toxins of the industrial revolution contaminated the environment. We are at the end of an age and about to pass through the Omega point, to begin anew at the Alpha point and the beginning of a new aeon. There is something much bigger unfolding in the unseen realms, something we must hold faith in.

Which isn’t easy when witnessing are beloved friends in the nature kingdom suffering to such a degree. As a lifelong lover and defender of nature, each time I see a mass die-off or entire populations struggling with starvation, it’s ALWAYS very difficult and disturbing to see.

But, deep down I KNOW in my heart of hearts, that behind the veils of illusion a Higher Order is unfolding. In her long history, our Mother Earth has been through several mass extinction events, and each time She transformed the planet into higher realms of diversity and even more complex life forms. I sense that many animal spirits are crossing over to inhabit the New Earth and that all is unfolding with Divine Purpose. It’s important to have faith and trust in the process unfolding before us.

For myself, as a caretaker for our avian sisters and brothers on our aina, on a daily basis I see birds starving in what remains of their old habitats. Which are now covered with roads, malls, airports, shopping centers, gas stations, and houses with well manicured lawns which have eliminated all the seed stock that once fed our fine feathered friends. And, the pesticides and herbicides not only killed, but poisoned their remaining food supply.  So in addition to being more diseased than ever before by a toxic environment, the birds are STARVING to death too.

When I throw seeds for the birds and table scraps for the feral chickens, it always breaks my heart to see their desperation in making their way to the food. We are supposed to be stewards of our home planet, but unfortunately, humanity has done a miserable job at caretaking for the nature kingdom. We’ve been too busy or distracted over the last few decades to pay attention and we trusted the corporate government to be responsible in regulating industrial waste. And this “Let nature take care of itself” mentality coming from city dwellers has been entirely destructive in nature.

Now, that mentality has run it’s course and humans have destroyed the web of life which supported every living species in a delicate balance, as a result of our collective complacency, we are finally witnessing mass extinction and starvation events.  How all of this will resolve itself and what that will look like, is beyond my perception. So I hold faith that we are all Co-Creating a new paradigm that will also bring in the frequency and skills necessary to heal our beautiful planet, so it’s inhabitants may thrive.

Thank God for the star kids, they are truly the Ones who will manifest miraculous healing for our Mother Earth….Blessings, {~A~}

 

Researchers have been left baffled as hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups continue to wash up on California beaches in what is proving to be a particularly deadly winter for the pinnipeds.

In January, rescuers netted more than 250 frail pups from San Diego to San Francisco Bay, mostly seven-month-olds that should have been nursing with their mothers in the Channel Islands or Mexico.

Although this is the third year of mass die-offs of pups, the 2015 figures are the worst so far. They have even prompted the National Marine Fisheries Service to declare a rare ‘unusual mortality event’.

The reason behind the increasing die-offs is unknown. Many scientists believe warmer-than-average waters are forcing mother sea lions to venture farther out for food, leaving their offspring behind.

Others say the fish the seals eat may be feeding farther from the islands than in the past, leading to the same problem. And some theorize the pups may be suffering from an unidentified disease.

Speaking of the sick pups, Erica Donnelly-Greenan, who manages the Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center’s rescue station, said: ‘They just look very emaciated, very underweight.’

She added: ‘You can see the bones under their skin. You can get a visual of their ribs.’

Dozens of wayward pups have been found at the center, situated along Monterey Bay. The nonprofit responded to 120 pups in the first five or six weeks of 2015, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

It is currently treating the pups – many of which washed ashore weighing just 15 or 16 pounds compared to a healthy 40 pounds – with antibiotics. The sickest are being force-fed with tubes.

‘Our numbers are twice what they were in 2013,’ said David Bard, operations director of the San Pedro center. ‘In 2013, we saw an unprecedented number of rescues, it was a record then.’

Meanwhile, more than 50 malnourished sea lion pups have been placed in a holding pen at Sea World San Diego since the beginning of the year after being rescued on beaches along the city’s coast.

‘When they came in, they couldn’t raise their heads, so to see them start grooming and barking, that means they’re feeling much better, much more themselves,’ Sea World vet Dr. Hendrik Rollens said. ‘They are ready to go back to the wild.’

Because young sea lions typically do not wean off their mothers until they are 10 or 11 months old, they could struggle for survival if left by their mothers while they search farther afield for food.

‘The pups are desperate and starving, so they just jump in the water and swim and get pulled to the coastline,’ said Shawn Johnson, director of veterinary medicine for the Marine Mammal Center.

Speaking to SFGate, she added: ‘This is the third year that we’ve seen these mass die-offs, but this is the worst so far. If this continues, there will be some long-term effects on the sea lion population.’

Justin Viezbicke, stranding network coordinator for NOAA Fisheries, said the population of sea lions might have reached its capacity in the animals’ environment, sparking the mass die-offs.

‘These animals are a puzzle piece for us,’ Mr Viezbicke said. ‘They provide insight into what’s going on in the environment… These things could come back and affect humans.’

Despite the current situation, sea lions in California have been relatively healthy in recent decades, with the population at 300,000 today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.

In 1972, Marine Mammal Protection Act helped boost the pinnipeds’ numbers by banning hunters from killing the animals for their hide and blubber. NOAA is investigating the mass die-offs.

 

I got a kick out of Mary Greely’s narrative on this story, here’s a reading with an “attiTude” I can agree with.

Did the Government Give Industrial Hemp a Pass to Clean Up Radiation in the States?


Christina Sarich
NationofChange / News Analysis
Published: Friday 14 February 2014
Hemp has numerous uses and could replace many crops that require heavy irrigation and pesticides, but the most interesting fact about hemp is that it “eats” radiation.

Activists have been shouting they want an end to GMO foods for more than a decade now, and Cannabis Sattiva L. supporters have been at it for even longer, so why has the US government finally given farmers the right to legally grow industrial hemp, the non-hallucinatory, sister plant of medical marijuana?

It is safe to say that industrialized hemp should have been legalized years ago. With THC levels so low, you would have to smoke more of it than Snoop Dogg to get ‘high’ – and that’s a lot of Cannabis, it is ridiculous that it was classified as a drug at all. It has numerous uses and could replace many crops that require heavy irrigation and pesticides, like cotton, for example. Here’s the most interesting fact though – hemp plants ‘eat’ radiation.

When the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Reactor 4 accident caused severe radioactive contamination in 1986, families within a 30-kilometer area of the site had to be evacuated. Radioactive contamination was later found at 100 kilometers from the accident site, and Fukushima radiation levels are still to be determined, with the Japanese government planning on dumping their overflowing radiated water tanks into the Pacific as we speak.As with the Chernobyl incident, scientists are finding radioactive emissions and toxic metals–including iodine, cesium-137, strontium-90, and plutonium–concentrated in the soil, plants, and animals of Japan, but also now throughout the United States and all along the West Coast – from Canada to Mexico. Even the EPA has admittedthat any living tissue can be affected by radiation exposure. High levels of thyroid disease and cancer have been reported in Japan, and our ocean is dying by the day. Scientists are also expecting that children born on the US West Coast will suffer a 28% higher incident of hyperthyroidism – a disease that accompanies radiation exposure. Even the livestock that grazed on irradiated grasses grown in contaminated soils developed meat with high concentrations of these unwanted toxins after Chernobyl, and Fukushima is exponentially worse.

Living with GMOs ~ A Letter from America


An open letter to the citizens, politicians, and regulators of the UK and the rest of the EU about the hazards of genetically modified crops

We are writing as concerned American citizens to share with you our experience of genetically modified (GM) crops and the resulting damage to our agricultural system and adulteration of our food supply.

In our country, GM crops account for about half of harvested cropland. Around 94% of the soy, 93% of corn (maize) and 96% of cotton grown is GM.1

The UK and the rest of the EU have yet to adopt GM crops in the way that we have, but you are currently under tremendous pressure from governments, biotech lobbyists, and large corporations to adopt what we now regard as a failing agricultural technology.

Polls consistently show that 72% of Americans do not want to eat GM foods and over 90% of Americans believe GM foods should be labeled.2 In spite of this massive public mandate, efforts to get our federal3 and state4  governments to better regulate, or simply label, GMOs are being undermined by large biotech. LEARN MORE

‘Breathtaking’ adjustments to Arctic temperature record. Is there any ‘global warming’ we can trust?


Here’s a video that you absolutely must see.

Not, I hasten to warn you, because it’s exciting, well-produced or informative; rather, because of the fascinating light it sheds on the debate about global warming in general and also, in particular, on the ongoing controversy about whether organisations like NASA and NOAA are playing fast and loose with the world’s temperature data sets.

According to the video’s creator and star, Dr Kevin Cowtan, the latter suggestion is a nonsense. Using charts of South American and global temperatures, he painstakingly refutes suggestions by Christopher Booker and also (though tragically I don’t get a mention) by me that there is anything suspect, let alone corrupt or fraudulent, in the adjustments that NASA and NOAA have been making to the raw temperature data from weather stations around the world.

If you stumbled on it by accident on YouTube I think you’d be quite persuaded. Cowtan’s tone is soft and reasonable; the science, as he presents it, seems to stack up: a) there are perfectly valid reasons for these adjustments, to do with homogenising the raw data when it looks out of kilter with neighbouring but possibly more accurate weather stations, and with the changing nature of measuring equipment and b) the adjustments are, in any case, minor – altering the raw data by no more than 3 per cent.

When you Google “Dr Kevin Cowtan” he appears reassuringly neutral in this affair. He works in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, his current speciality being X-ray crystallography. A proper scientist, then, with no dog in this fight. Or so it looks until you scroll down a bit and see that his other area of research is “climate science.”

My climate science research focuses primarily on problems which are relevant to the public understanding of climate science. With my colleague Robert Way I have been investigating biases in historical temperature record from weather stations. Our primary work concerns temperature change over the past two decades. The main temperature record providers show a slowdown in the rate of warming over this period, however when biases in the temperature record are taken into account, we find that part of the slowdown disappears.

I am also involved in climate science communication, and am contributing to a massive online course run by the University of Queensland. I can offer undergraduate projects in this area for students who are interested to develop science communication skills.

So, not a neutral party after all then, but someone who depends for part of his livelihood on the lavish funding available in academe for those who promote the climate “consensus.” Perhaps, in the interests of full disclosure, he might have mentioned this detail on his YouTube biography. But I mean that only as a very mild and largely inconsequential criticism. What matters is not what Cowtan does for a living (“the motive fallacy”) but whether or not he has got his facts right.

And according to this counterblast from Dave Burton – a US computer programmer, sea level specialist and IPCC expert reviewer on AR5 –  he hasn’t.

Burton’s key point is this: where Cowtan claims that all NOAA’s adjustments have done is increased warming by a modest 3 per cent, in actuality they have increased it by 35 per cent. So, far from Cowtan’s assessment that these adjustments are “inconsequentially tiny”, they are in fact quite massively distorting.

Might it be that they reached such wildly different conclusions by using different data? Er, no. Burton reached his conclusions by creating a spreadsheet with decadal data digitized from the exact graph used in Cowtan’s video.

Now I appreciate that in the context of the broader climate debate this might seem a trivial dispute. But I’ve been at this game long enough to be able to assure you that these faux rebuttals like the one offered by Cowtan are absolutely integral to the ongoing survival of the alarmist ‘consensus.’

As far as the warmist propaganda machine is concerned it really doesn’t matter two hoots whether or not Cowtan has got his facts right. What matters is that whenever the inconvenient subject of doctored temperature data crops up again, the alarmists have their ready-made get out. From a proper actual scientist. So he must know – right?

You can be sure that, if it hasn’t already, Cowtan’s dodgy rebuttal video will soon be linked to by the usual warmist sockpuppeteers in the comment threads below every relevant article. What none of them will mention, of course, is the Burton counter-rebuttal to the Cowtan rebuttal. Integrity has never been these people’s strong point. It’s winning the propaganda war that counts.

Meanwhile, in the real world, the case for a fraud trial against the climate data record gatekeepers seems to be getting stronger and stronger.

Paul Homewood, the blogger who noticed the discrepancies with the Paraguay temperature records, has now turned his attention to the Arctic region. His conclusion after studying the charts before and after is that the scale and geographic range of these adjustments is “breathtaking.”

In nearly every Arctic station from Greenland in the West to Siberia in the East, the data has been adjusted to make the warm period in the 1930s look cooler than it actually was. This, of course, has the effect of making the Twentieth Century warming look much more dramatic than the raw data would suggest.

Will this scandalous apparent evidence-tampering ever get much coverage in the mainstream media? It certainly ought to. Think about it: if Homewood (and Anthony Watts and Steven Goddard, et al) are correct, then what it essentially means is that the entire global warming scare has been sold to us on a false prospectus.

But it won’t, of course, because the mainstream media – in large part, at least – remains wedded to the Man Made Global Warming orthodoxy and therefore only really likes to run stories that prove how totally wrong, evil, and swivel-eyed climate change deniers are.

For example, this story in Nature, which sought to explain away one of the most embarrassing problems the warmist camp has been suffering of late: the abject failure of their fancy computer models to have predicted the planet’s failure to warm since 1998.

According to the lead author of this widely reported study, one Jochem Marotzke of the Max Planck Institute, it dealt a fatal blow to the sceptics’ case that the warmists’ computer models were a waste of space.

Unfortunately for Marotzke, his case has now, in turn, been demolished in this article by Nic Lewis.

Professor Gordon Hughes, one of the statisticians who reviewed and confirmed Lewis’s findings has commented thus:

“The statistical methods used in the [Marotzke] paper are so bad as to merit use in a class on how not to do applied statistics. All this paper demonstrates is that climate scientists should take some basic courses in statistics and Nature should get some competent referees.”

Damning indeed.

But here’s a prediction. The rebuttal won’t receive nearly the coverage that Marotzke’s original inept paper did.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/02/07/breathtaking-adjustments-to-arctic-temperature-record-is-there-any-global-warming-we-can-trust/

Killing wolves will come back to haunt farmers and ranchers


Killing wolves to save livestock will lead to greater killing of livestock, guest columnist Amaroq Weiss writes, pointing to a new scientific study.

FOR decades, whenever wolves preyed on livestock, the routine response among many ranchers and wildlife managers across the West has been brutally simple: kill the wolves.

More dead wolves equal fewer dead cows and sheep, the reasoning went.

And in many cases the reasoning is likely dead wrong, according to research published recently by a leading Washington state wolf scientist.

Confounding widely held beliefs, the new study indicates lethal responses to livestock predation by wolves often lead to an increase in attacks, or depredations.

It’s a message that may not be heard in Washington, where state wildlife managers responded to livestock depredations by eradicating the Wedge pack in 2012 and killing the alpha female of the Huckleberry pack last summer. Recently, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it will swiftly move to lethal tactics if the Huckleberry pack kills any livestock next spring and, in statements to conservation groups, has said it is considering “pre-emptive” killing of wolves. Both of these policies flout the state wolf plan, which emphasizes conflict-deterrence as opposed to simply killing wolves.

Killing of wolves by the state compounds illegal wolf-killing by those few who take things into their own hands.

Reports last month that the alpha female of the trouble-free Teanaway pack was fatally shot come on the heels of a Whitman County farmer chasing a wolf for miles before killing it, and Stevens County commissioners exhorting county residents to kill wolves. Earlier this year, a wolf from the Smackout pack was found illegally killed in Stevens County and another wolf was discovered gunned down in Ferry County.

The groundbreaking research by Washington State University wolf scientist Rob Wielgus, published in the Dec. 3 issue of the scientific journal PLOS One, suggests killing wolves can have unexpected results, dissolving previously well-behaved packs and leaving small groups or lone wolves more inclined to kill livestock.

Wielgus said many states are aggressively managing wolves based on the largely untested perception that lethal control reduces depredations. His findings reflect research by other scientists showing increased black bear and cougar mortality results in more depredations.

Examining annual reports from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture over 25 years, Wielgus’ analysis found that each wolf killed increased the chance of livestock depredation the following year by 5 percent. Not until the mortality rate of wolves exceeds 25 percent would livestock depredations decrease.

His study opens the door to further study and debate about whether we’re doing enough to recover wolves. A recent study I co-authored analyzing the additional good wolf habitat across the United States found that more than 25,000 square miles of suitable habitat remains unoccupied in Washington — more than five times the area currently occupied.

In all, the study identified more than 350,000 square miles of additional habitat for gray wolves in 19 states, offering the potential to nearly double the wolf population in the Lower 48 states to around 10,000 by expanding recovery into suitable areas of the West Coast, Northeast, southern Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon area where the first gray wolf in the region in more than 70 years was just confirmed.

But, as we consider expanding wolf recovery to levels that leading scientists deem more sustainable, we must first expand our approach to wolf management.

And, as our knowledge of how human activities impact wildlife continues to evolve, Washington’s wolf-management policies must evolve toward serving not just hunters and ranchers opposed to wolves but the interests of a broader range of taxpaying constituents, who demand that wildlife be managed not as a problem but as a treasured public trust.

Amaroq Weiss is a biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity where her work focuses on recovering wolves across the Northwest, Rockies and California.

http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2025226188_weissopedwolves13xml.html

Fracking Wyoming?! 3.4M earthquake strikes operation South of Yellowstone


From Dutchsinse:

This is ludicrous. Fracking going on near a supervolcano with a shallow magma chamber?

On top of the dormant volcanoes moving out West, on top of over a DOZEN different 4.0M+ events at the fracking operations in the midwest, and on top of the Yellowstone Western-most magma chamber showing movement in Idaho…… now a 3.4 magnitude earthquake has struck fracking operation in Wyoming!

Injecting millions of gallons of water near the worlds largest Supervolcano…. South of Yellowstone ?

Apparently I (we) live in bizzaro world on the edge of the twilight zone, and apparently trained monkeys are in charge of the approval of fracking operations.

Injecting millions of gallons of water (per well in some cases) in a zone where the magma chamber rises VERY close to the surface really seems like a bad idea just waiting to have its moment to go wrong.

Again, for the record, and for the deniers who said there are NO fracking operations in Wyoming. Per satellite view, Wyoming is now CONFIRMED to be fracking for oil, and natural gas….. which has now subsequently produced a 3.4 magnitude earthquake directly below a fairly large pumping operation.


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquake…

earthquake coordinates from the USGS:

41.664°N 109.901°W

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4.9 magnitude strikes Southern California / Salton Sea butte volcanoes:

http://dutchsinse.com/2082015-forecas…

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4.0 magnitude strikes Southern New Mexico near dormant volcanic buttes:

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-very-ra…

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Major fracking unrest in Oklahoma:

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-another…
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Colorado fracking unrest:

http://dutchsinse.com/2022015-colorad…

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Texas Fracking unrest:

https://www.facebook.com/DutchsinseOf…

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Kansas fracking unrest:

https://www.facebook.com/DutchsinseOf…

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Large plume event took place the day before this new movement began:

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-major-p…

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Dormant volcano movement:

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-very-ra…

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-dormant…

http://dutchsinse.com/2072015-very-ra…

http://dutchsinse.com/2052015-dormant…

http://dutchsinse.com/2032015-dormant…

Texas “officials” DENY fracking causes earthquakes = EPIC SCIENCE FAIL



Published on Jan 28, 2015

UPDATE 230pm CST January 28, 2015: About 2 hours after releasing this video response to the Texas Railroad Commission, who is actively denying fracking causes earthquakes………. a rather rare KANSAS earthquake just occurred 300 feet away from the nearest frack well in South Central Kansas.

Screenshot proof here: Texas Railroad Commission, time to commission a new propaganda director!

Full post below:

http://dutchsinse.com/1282015-kansas-…

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Prepare yourselves for a point by point rebuttal to the Texas Railroad Commission “Staff Seismologists” who are denying fracking causes earthquakes.

Literally, Texas “officials” are denying that fracking causes earthquakes, incorrectly saying that the “press” is generating fears of earthquakes, also further incorrectly saying that there is no evidence (other than anecdotal) which supports the fracking earthquake claims.

Here is their full denial article:

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editori…

Meanwhile, here in reality, the USGS has fully confirmed fracking induced earthquakes:

Several posts linked below with USGS official links on induced seismicity — Texas Railroad Commission, the days of denial are over.

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Here is my most recent earthquake update / forecast post from the main dutchsinse website:

http://dutchsinse.com/1282015-earthqu…

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Cornell professor of seismology confirms fracking induced earthquakes are a reality, and are growing in size, and expanding across larger areas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohqN…
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Several posts done by myself with worthwhile official USGS links worth checking:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/502…

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/111…

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USGS links confirming fracking induced earthquakes:

http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/us…

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article….

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Texas towns banning fracking citing earthquake issue:

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/en…

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Kansas Geologic Survey links fracking to earthquakes:

http://www.kansas.com/news/state/arti…

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Oklahoma Geologic Survey links fracking to earthquakes:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/…
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Arkansas government BANS new injection wells, and links fracking to earthquakes:

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/03/18/st…

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvan…

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Colorado government BANS new injection wells, and links fracking to earthquakes:

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local…

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…

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Main stream media confirms the USGS findings:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/article…

http://www.reuters.com/news/science/a…

http://www.livescience.com/43953-wast…

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102309644

http://news.yahoo.com/fracking-earthq…

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_release…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07…

Renowned NYU Professor: GMOs Could Literally Destroy the Planet


| March 6, 2014Nassim Taleb, a renowned New York University (NYU) professor recently raised eyebrows when he said genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the potential to cause “an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet.”

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What effects will the genetic manipulation of nature have on our worldwide ecosystem? Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Taleb, who specializes in risk engineering, has outlined the dangers of GMOs in The Precautionary Principle, a paper recently made available to the public.

The threat
Often, GMO seeds are favored because of their ability to yield larger harvests and avoid certain pests or weeds that usually eat up some of their productivity, reports Daily Finance.

Taleb’s primary concern isn’t that ingesting GMOs is necessarily bad for people; rather, he’s focused on what effects the genetic manipulation of nature will have on the worldwide ecosystem. While Taleb concurs the risk of any one GMO seed ruining the planet is incredibly small, he argues that people are underestimating the domino effect of risk that’s involved.

For example, if one genetically modified seed produced holds a 0.1 percent chance of causing a catastrophic breakdown of the ecosystem, then the probability of such an event will only increase with each new seed that’s developed.

Taleb writes that given enough time the “total ecocide barrier” is bound to be hit despite incredibly small odds.

The argument hinges on the fact that GMOs represent a systemic, and not localized, risk. As GMO goods continue to be exported to countries throughout the world, the idea of being able to control GMOs in nature is impossible to guarantee.

As Taleb says, “There are mathematical limitations to predictability in a complex system, ‘in the wild,’ which is why focusing on the difference between local (or isolated) and systemic threats is a central aspect of our warnings.”

Responding to critics

GMO supporters have criticized his work as GMOs have yet to significantly harm the ecosystem, but Taleb argues that point strengthens his theory.

Daily Finance reports:

The Precautionary Principle—which is what Taleb calls his warning—is all about managing risk, not about waiting for it to surface. The fact that GMOs are a systemic entity is undeniable. Taleb is equally skeptical of all entities that carry systemic risk—like too-big-to-fail banks.

We don’t, as Taleb says, argue that a game of Russian roulette is safer with each empty barrel we find. It is, in fact, more dangerous.

http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/06/nyu-gmos-destroy-planet/

ZERO WASTE Grocery Store: This is what every market on Earth should look like


January 26, 2015 

Berlin grocery store, Original Unverpackt, is an experiment in grocering.  They sell upwards of 350 products dispensed from refillable containers, while some of the liquids come in bottles with deposits on them.  The store creates zero waste and the customer is able to purchase exactly as much as he or she needs, which contributes to less waste at home.

Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski crowdfunded the store and, driven by the idea to do “something impossible,” have established a way to economically sell food without contributing to the huge amounts of municipal waste caused by food packaging.

http://redicecreations.com/

Hawaii Big Island News: Geothermal night time drilling ban Feb 4 2015


February 4, 2015 Hawaii County Council discusses and votes on 2 resolutions asking Puna Geothermal Venture to comply with the ban on night time drilling that the Council passed in 2012

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Trippers Beware: Some Mushrooms Are Carnivorous


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Here’s something to think about the next time you wander through a damp forest or field looking for magic mushrooms: a new study has revealed that some mushrooms are carnivorous! While you ponder that, I’m going to start on my next horror movie script.

OK, the good news is, the carnivorous fungi are oyster mushrooms, not the psilocybin variety, and they pose no danger to humans eating salads or sauces. In fact, the carnivorous oyster mushrooms may help people with autoimmune diseases by shedding new light on how our bodies fight disease by destroying dangerous cells.

According to the report in the current edition of PLoS Biology, researchers from the ARC Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging based at Monash University and Birkbeck College, London, were studying how human immune cells punch holes in cancer cells and bacteria to protect the body from infection and destruction. It turns out that plants, animals and fungi also use this technique.

That led them to study oyster mushrooms. They discovered that Pleurotus ostreatus use a protein in these hole-punching cells to kill and eat roundworms as a way of getting nitrogen. For the first time ever, they were able to observe the lethal punch of the protein pleurotolysin in action.

These carnivorous oyster mushrooms look harmless

However, they didn’t want to just see how it works – they wanted to learn how to stop it. By regulating the hole-punching immune cells in humans – which contain the similar protein perforin – they can better control the abnormal immune responses of the bodies of people with autoimmune diseases and stop those cells from killing healthy tissues and organs.

This knowledge can also be useful in plants – which also contain these hole-punching cells – to help them kill pests on their own – like the carnivorous oyster mushrooms – and reduce our dependence on pesticides. Sounds like an excellent idea. In the meantime …

Coming soon to a theater near you: “Oysteridon the Killer Mushroom and the Attack of the Monster Roundworms!”

Where did I put those mushrooms?

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/02/trippers-beware-some-mushrooms-are-carnivorous/

Mysterious Orange Snow Falls on Russian Town


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I survive winters by abiding by these three simple rules: enjoy the white snow, drive carefully in the grey snow and don’t eat the yellow snow. I don’t know what to do if orange snow falls and neither did the residents of the Russian city of Saratov when it was blanketed this week with a deep covering of orange flakes.

Saratov is a major port (population over 800,000) on the Volga River, 858 km (533 miles) from Moscow, and has a moderate (for Russia) climate with an annual snowfall of about 163 centimeters (64 inches) which, until now, has never been orange.

The orange snow was widespread and of various shades of orange along with patches of yellow and brown. Saratov’s residents were rightly skeptical to avoid eating snowflakes or jumping in the juice-colored banks until finding out what caused it. The most likely reason, according to Saratov weather forecast service director Mikhail Boltukhin, was a cyclone that blew colored sand from Africa’s Sahara desert into Siberian snow clouds.

The air coming from the West contains tiny particles of sand, which give the falling snow an orange hue. Similar phenomena have been observed recently in various districts of the region and in other parts of the country, particularly in Crimea.

Officials said the orange snow was "harmless" to humans and animals

Well, the second part is true. In 2007, an orange snow covered over 1500 sq km (570 sq miles) in the Omsk region of Russia. That stuff was oily and smelled rotten and was blamed on the area’s oil industry, although it also contained four times the normal level of iron ore.

Colored snow can have other causes. Red-and-pink watermelon snow is common in alpine regions and gets its colors and telltale smell of watermelon from an algae (Chlamydomonas nivalis). So-called blood snow falls near Blood Falls in Antarctica’s Taylor Glacier for a different reason. Iron-rich saltwater leaking from an ancient reservoir under the glacier oxidizes when it hits the air and turns the waterfall and snow blood red.

Saharan sand, algae, oxidation … or something else. What do you think was the real cause of Saratov’s orange snow?

It's just some sand ... trust us!

 http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/02/mysterious-orange-snow-falls-on-russian-town/

Chemtrails are COAL ASH


Big Mahalo to Karen for submitting this link, nice find!

This video solves the 20 year old mysteries:
WHO IS MAKING THE CHEMTRAIL SPRAY MIX?
WHERE DOES THE CHEMTRAIL SPRAY MIX COME FROM?
WHY ARE THEY MAKING THE CHEMTRAIL SPRAY MIX?
Here is a free pdf download of this video, as a hi-res slide show (no credit card, or registration required, just an email address for the download link): http://www.filehosting.org/file/detai…
This information is VERY important, so please translate, forward the video, and email the pdf.
This must go viral!
Here is a link to an excellent paper, on coal toxins, from the American Lung Association: http://www.lung.org/assets/documents/healthy-ai­r/toxic-air-report.pdf – 92k – 2011-03-07
Finally, we have a powerful tool, to stop the chemtrail attack on our planet!
It is time to roll up our sleeves, and get to work!
Blessings to all.

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Crystal Caves Naica mines- Chihuahua, Mexico


Journey Into the Giant Crystal Cave – Leela Hutchison – Author-GG

Geothermal Night Drilling Ban Challenged, Harry Kim Testifies On Geothermal Night Drilling ~ Big Island News (Feb. 4, 2015)


Harry Kim Testifies On Geothermal Night Drilling
Great testimony from Harry Kim emphasizing the blatant disregard for the law by the power industry.

Geothermal Night Drilling Ban Challenged
It’s a war against the people and our beautiful aina.

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