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Nature is unimaginably resilient, but when the breaking point is reached, collapse comes at blinding speed. The human race has already pushed the planet past the point of no return in countless ways, we are truly in uncharted territory. Is there any effort whatsoever on the part of those in power to slow the destruction of the biosphere? None. The race for resources and total control is worse than ever before, lines in the sand are being drawn all over the globe. Canada, India, and other regions around the world continue to incinerate. Oceans, reefs, kelp, and fish, continue to die. Coastal cities are pumping out from rising sea levels with sewage now filling the waters off Miami.

Brazil has just joined the list of democratically elected governments that have been ousted by western powers and interests in pursuit of more power and resources. There are yet more front-line signs of the coming crash of industrialized civilization, Caterpillar (the world’s largest equipment manufacturer) has just past the 41st consecutive month of declining sales. This is the real economy, the stock market is an illusion that will soon be shattered. Venezuela is still free-falling into total chaos while Americans remain largely asleep at the wheel. Even with the global climate disintegrating, how many are actually taking action?

What would happen if every single one of us put all our available effort and energy into the fight for the greater good? The most dire and potentially uniting issue on the planet is the fight to expose and halt the climate engineering assault, let’s all renew our efforts to sound the alarm.
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Note: If you have any doubt about Dane’s feedback on the severity of climate change and the dire need for action, watch this. Among other Xtreme climate events, “unexplained explosions around the world” are a good indication the gaseous expulsion event is increasing at an exponential rate. Hold on to your hats and be prepared for anything, have a plan.

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – April 2016: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Little Girl Feeds Crows; In Return, They Bring Her Gifts


This amazing story caught my attention, having little girls of my own that love animals and birds, it is always nice to read little stories like these were reciprocity exists between different species on earth. In this case a little girls that feeds crows and the crows show their appreciation by bringing back little tokens. She’s been collecting them.

 

Like many kids her age, 8-year-old Gabi Mann from Seattle has an interesting collection of treasures. A yellow bead, one blue earring, a tiny light bulb, a paperclip and a rusty screw. But unlike many kids her age, Gabi didn’t collect these treasures herself. They were brought to her by crows.

Yes, you read that right. Like Cinderella, Gabi has bird friends that bring her gifts on a regular basis.

It all started quite by accident. As a toddler, Gabi was prone to dropping her food as she walked along. Soon, the crows were keeping an eye on her, and swooping in to pick up the pieces whenever she dropped a morsel. As Gabi got older, she began sharing her school lunch on the way to the bus stop. It didn’t take long before the crows lined the street to greet her bus each day.

 

Then, in 2013, Gabi decided to do more than just share the scraps of her lunch. Each morning, she began filling a birdbath with fresh water, and setting out food — peanuts, dog food and general leftovers — for the birds to eat. It was then that the gifts from the crows started to appear.

Her collection also includes a miniature silver ball, a black button, a faded black piece of foam and a blue Lego piece. She stores the treasures that the crows bring to her in a bead container, with each gift carefully itemized and labeled.

What’s Gabi’s most prized treasure? A pearl-colored heart. Because Gabi says that’s the one that shows just how much they love her.

You can listen to Gabi and hear more about her story on The Bittersweet Life podcast.

 

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Alberta/Large Surface Collapse Possible/Steam Caverns BPEarthWatch


Note: The devastation to the natural environment by oil producers in Canada, is beyond stunning…it’s ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC! The politicians who granted access to the lands and decision makers from ALL the oil companies should all be rounded-up and tried for environmental war crimes, then punished to the fullest extent of the law. IMO Capital Punishment is in order for those found guilty, no mercy for Environmental Psychopaths – they need to be made an example of in a manner that will prevent others from even thinking about plundering Gaia’s resources into total destruction. Thankfully guillotines are still in production…or maybe that’s too quick, painless and easy for these criminal psycho’s.

Yes, even for one who’s operating in “sacred, neutral observation mode”, it’s extremely difficult not to get angry when one observes the carelessness in which these Luciferian based operations have been implemented.  It’s beyond belief. {face palm, shake head}

Namaste, {~A~}

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The Beast, Alberta’s Large Forest Fire is Forcing Large Underground Thermal Steam Caverns to Shut Down, These Large Steam Chambers will collapse.
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WHO Flips on Safety of Roundup After Donation from Monsanto ~ TheLipTV


Note: European’s, here’s your chance to stand in your power and say:

“NO!! ENOUGH!! WE DO NOT CONSENT TO FURTHER DESTRUCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH BY CORRUPT BIOTECH FIRMS, CORRUPTING SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE! AND NATURAL LAW!! BAN ROUND-UP IN THE EU”

If this bill passes, it will be MUCH harder to redact – the time to take action is NOW. Much love, {~A~} :)

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The World Health Organization (WHO) flipped their assessment of the dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup ahead of a meeting to determine whether or not to re-approve the use of Monsanto’s glyphosate for up to nine years. The EU was given a report concluding that glyphosate was “unlikely” to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans. Documents obtained by the anti-GMO watchdog group US Right to Know uncovered that Professor Alan Boobis, who chaired the UN’s joint FAO/WHO meeting on glyphosate and also works as the vice-president of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) received a million dollar donation from Monsanto and Croplife International. Mark Sovel and Nik Zecevic take a closer look at what may have changed WHO’s glyphosate assessment on the Lip News.

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Dahr Jamail | Navy Allowed to Kill or Injure Nearly 12 Million Whales, Dolphins, Other Marine Mammals in Pacific


Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
A whale swims in the Pacific ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)A whale swims in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)

What if you were told the US Navy is legally permitted to harass, injure or kill nearly 12 million whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and seals across the North Pacific Ocean over a five-year period?

It is true, and over one-quarter of every tax dollar you pay is helping to fund it.

A multistate, international citizen watchdog group called the West Coast Action Alliance (WCAA), tabulated numbers that came straight from the Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing EIS (environmental impact statement) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Letters of Authorization for incidental “takes” of marine mammals issued by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

“It is outrageous to think that humans have quantified all of the impacts their actions cause to the marine environment.”

A “take” is a form of harm to an animal that ranges from harassment, to injury, and sometimes to death. Many wildlife conservationists see even “takes” that only cause behavior changes as injurious, because chronic harassment of animals that are feeding or breeding can end up harming, or even contributing to their deaths if they are driven out of habitats critical to their survival.

Karen Sullivan, a spokesperson for the WCAA, is a former endangered species biologist and assistant regional director at the US Fish and Wildlife Service; she is now retired.

“The numbers are staggering,” she told Truthout, speaking about the number of marine mammals the Navy is permitted to take. “When you realize the same individual animals can be harassed over and over again as they migrate to different areas, there is no mitigation that can make up for these losses except limiting the use of sonar and explosives where these animals are trying to live.”

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Yet the aforementioned staggering numbers are still lower-end estimates, as they do not include dozens of other military projects in the same areas, such as construction using underwater pile driving, and they only apply to marine mammals, not other species.

According to the WCAA, the numbers “do not include takes to endangered and threatened seabirds, fish, sea turtles or terrestrial species impacted by Navy activities, using sonar, explosives, underwater and surface drones, sonobuoys, ships, submarines, aircraft, or troops training on 68 beaches and state parks in western Washington.”

The WCAA has called the numbers “unprecedented,” and provided more analysis of naval operations and permits of what is to come that are equally shocking.

Increasing Everything

The staggering number of “takes” the Navy is permitted to generate is accompanied by an overall increase in a large number of other dangerous activities as well.

Their October 2015 EIS shows increases in the following activities (this is not a complete list):

– A 778 percent increase in number of torpedoes

– A 400 percent increase in air-to-surface missile exercises (including Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary)

– A 1,150 percent increase in drone aircraft

– A 1,150 percent increase in drone surface vehicles

– A 1,450 percent increase in expendable devices

– A 72 percent increase in electronic warfare operations

– A 50 percent increase in explosive ordnance disposal in Crescent Harbor and Hood Canal

– A 244 percent increase in air combat maneuvers (dogfighting)

– A 400 percent increase in helicopter tracking exercises

– A 3,500 percent increase in number of sonobuoys

– From none to 284 sonar testing events in inland waters

The Growler fighter aircraft used in the Navy’s electromagnetic warfare training are the loudest aircraft ever built. It is worth noting that the noise threshold for hearing damage in humans is 85 decibels. Similar to the Richter scale used for measuring earthquakes, sound measurements are not linear. For every increase of 10 decibels, the intensity of the noise increases tenfold.

“Is maintaining military readiness to address obscure threats to national security worth defending the oceans to death?”

“Therefore, a 115-decibel noise, which is what a Growler jet makes when passing overhead at an altitude of 1,000 feet, is a thousand times louder than the 85-decibel threshold for hearing damage,” the WCAA website explains. Growlers generate 150 decibels at takeoff.

The injurious qualities of high levels of noise are heightened underwater.

“Navy sonar is capable of at least 235 decibels at the source,” according to the website. “This is over 10 trillion times more intense than the 85-decibel threshold.”

Such intensity means that even at a distance of 300 miles away from the source, underwater noise can still be 140 decibels.

It is worth noting that the level of 140 decibels is sufficient to vibrate and rupture internal organs, and has even been assessed by the French government as “a weapon to kill people.”

Hence, many marine mammals with large liquid-filled spaces in their heads for echolocation are particularly susceptible to any and all sonar use by naval exercises. It is, and has been for quite some time now, well known in the scientific community that the Navy’s use of sonar can damage and kill marine life.

The Navy is already permitted to also conduct two ship sinking exercises each year while using 24 bombs, 22 missiles, 80 “large caliber” rounds and two “heavyweight” high explosive torpedoes. Obviously, each of these exercises has significant impacts on all marine life in the vicinity in which it takes place.

The Navy is also permitted to conduct 30 air-to-surface bombing exercises and 160 gunnery exercises annually. Additionally, one active-duty Navy pilot confided that “fuel dumping” incidents occur about once every month.

Justified Destruction

Every piece of data available on the Navy’s impacts on wildlife should be taken with a grain of salt — because chances are, the actual impacts are much greater, according to Emily Stolarcyk, the program manager of the Eyak Preservation Council based in Cordova, Alaska. The council is an environmental and social-justice-oriented nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to protect wild salmon habitat.

Stolarcyk, who is leading the effort to minimize the effects of the naval training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, believes the Navy’s proposed marine training exercises in the northern Pacific reflect intentions and actions that she says are “fallacious and deeply flawed.”

“The Navy’s massive levels of testing and training for war are helping to make our oceans barren.”

“It is outrageous to think that humans have quantified all of the impacts their actions cause to the marine environment,” Stolarcyk told Truthout. “With the limited observation practiced, the Navy’s activities have proved lethal to large marine species. What about the unknown impacts? What about fish? What about the bottom of the food chain? What about the long-term significance?”

She pointed out that the nearly 12 million “takes” the Navy is permitted to cause do not include proposed “takes” in the Gulf of Alaska. According to Stolarcyk, the Navy is proposing 36,522 “takes” per year in the Gulf of Alaska, with a total of 182,610 over five years. The Letter of Authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration places the total number at over 2 million.

The shocking numbers, along with the relative dearth of advocacy on behalf of the affected animals, does not bode well for the future, according to Connie Gallant, the president of the conservation and restoration group Olympic Forest Coalition, which is based on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

Speaking with Truthout about the incredibly high number of “takes” the Navy is permitted to generate across the northern Pacific, including the Gulf of Alaska, Gallant said, “I am absolutely appalled at seeing these numbers. Where are the ‘environmentally concerned’ agencies entrusted to protect wildlife and marine mammals?”

Stolarcyk listed some of the marine mammal species that are impacted by the Navy’s trainings in the Gulf of Alaska alone:

– North Pacific right whale (endangered species)

– humpback whale (endangered species)

– blue whale (endangered species)

– fin whale (endangered species)

– sei whale (endangered species)

– gray whale (endangered species)

– minke whale

– sperm whale (endangered species)

– killer whale

– Pacific white-sided dolphin

– harbor porpoise

– Dall’s porpoise

– Steller sea lion (endangered species)

– California sea lion

– northern fur seal

– northern elephant seal

– harbor seal

– sea otter (endangered species)

“The Navy is blatantly justifying destruction of species and habitats many Americans have worked to keep protected for a long time,” Stolarcyk said. “Many wonder, to what end? Is maintaining military readiness to address obscure threats to national security worth defending the oceans to death?”

Gallant is equally confounded by the Navy’s actions and these staggering numbers.

“I do wonder why the public has to dig so hard to find these numbers,” she said. “Why this isn’t front-page news around the world? Because it looks like the military is being given a pass wherever they operate when it comes to harming marine life with sonar and explosives.”

It is worth noting that the “technology” the Navy uses to ensure whether marine mammals are present in the vicinity of their exercises is the same “technology” that has been used since the 17th century — two lookouts at the bow of the ship. The Navy will not allow civilian observers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (experts) on board during their exercises, nor will they allow the Fish and Wildlife Service to train the Navy’s own observers on seabird identification.

“How is it possible to get an accurate count of injuries and lethal takes when the Navy won’t allow neutral civilian observers aboard?” Gallant asked. “With the disrespectful way they’ve treated people in western Washington, how can we trust them to report takes accurately?”

The Navy Responds

Truthout requested comment from the Navy about the nearly 12 million takes it is permitted to cause with its exercises. The Navy was asked to comment on what it was doing to mitigate its potentially harmful activities, as well as on the dramatic increases in those activities, and why the increases are taking place.

Sheila Murray, a Navy deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Northwest, replied that the numbers cited are “incorrect,” and referred Truthout to the exact same naval documents from which those numbers were pulled, but pointed to only the Northwest portion (the Naval Northwest Training and Testing EIS/OEIS).

Murray also referenced the National Marine Fisheries Service Letter of Authorization and Final Rule for the Navy’s proposed activities, and told Truthout, “These documents thoroughly describe the Navy’s proposed activities, analyze potential environmental impacts using the best available science, and describe the array of mitigations and procedures developed to be protective of marine life.”

Truthout asked Sullivan to respond to Murray’s claim that the extremely high number of “takes” was “incorrect.”

“The sources Ms. Murray suggested are the same ones we used,” Sullivan said. “All we did was to grab a calculator and add up the numbers provided by the Navy and NOAA. I rechecked the numbers, and they haven’t changed, except for the fact that NOAA’s 2011 Letter of Authorization for the Gulf of Alaska issued to the Navy is no longer available online.”

A source within the Navy, speaking with Truthout on condition on anonymity, said that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Navy have “an equally incestuous relationship.”

“I’ve personally sat in on teleconference calls with Ben Laws (NOAA – NMFS Permits and Conservation Division) which discussed the Navy exceeding its Take authorization, exceeding noise levels above what was authorized in their Marine Mammal Protection Act IHA [Incidental Harassment Authorization] permit and failing to re-initiate consultation when the Navy knew of those violations,” he said. “The Navy received merely a slap on the wrist and the public was never aware of the true nature of the Take or the violations.”

Blatant Disregard and Blue Deserts

Stolarcyk is troubled by the fact that the Navy is allowed to keep a number of other details about its training plans confidential, given the high “take” estimates they’ve made available to the general public.

“If these are the things they are quietly releasing to the public, there is no telling how horrendous the classified details of these trainings may be,” she said.

She is also concerned about the fact that the Navy has plans to conduct more exercises during the month of May, particularly because in the Navy’s entire history of conducting training exercises, they have never trained in May in the Gulf of Alaska.

May is prime migratory season for millions of birds, fish and marine mammals through the Gulf of Alaska.

“Many would argue that that is the very worst time of year for the Navy to be out there blasting away with ordnance and sonar,” Stolarcyk said. “Additionally, despite many outcries from local communities and tribal groups, the Navy is continuing their exercises, even increasing them in some areas without public consent or consideration.”

Jill Silver, a board member of the Olympic Forest Coalition, who has also worked with the Olympic Coast Alliance, another Washington State-based environmental group, told Truthout that the alliance attempted to take on this issue, “but we found that there’s no law that constrains the US Navy or trumps ‘national security’ and we didn’t have the capacity to engage the public in an effective and sustained campaign that might have resulted in changes from the congressional level.”

Sullivan pointed out an instance where the Navy was held in check by a lawsuit, but that it too had limited scope. “The Navy was sued over similar activities in Southern California-Hawaii waters, where the number of takes went from 150,000 to 2.8 million per year,” she explained. “They were ordered by the court to back off from a few areas that are critical for marine mammals, which begs the question: Why wouldn’t those prohibitions apply to rich northern waters, too? Regardless, that agreement expires in 2018, and unless the Navy is sued again they probably won’t respect the areas currently off limits.”

Sullivan is troubled, she said, by the fact that governments already have the technology and weaponry to obliterate the human race — and countless other species, including marine life — many times over, and what the Navy is doing exacerbates this risk.

“The Navy’s massive levels of testing and training for war are helping to make our oceans barren,” she said.

The best estimate for the number of gray whales in the eastern areas of the North Pacific is around 21,000, according to Sullivan.

“But the numbers of ‘takes’ allowed to the Navy in the areas of the Pacific where gray whales might be found is 62,550,” she said. “It becomes clear that multiple harassment incidents to the same animals throughout their range are not only anticipated but allowed.”

Stolarcyk pointed out that many human interactions with the oceans are unavoidable; we boat, we fish, people everywhere use and depend on the oceans, and they are invaluable to human life. However, we should not assume that our activities have no consequences — nor assume that this essential resource can be endlessly exploited.

“The oceans are delicate and finite; we know now that there is a limit to what the seas can provide,” Stolarcyk said. “Oceans are not blue deserts [devoid of life] and should not be treated as such; we must tread carefully, for the footprint we leave will be a lasting one.”

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Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last 10 years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

His third book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.

Author: U.S. Navy Destroying Dolphins & Whales, Attacking Earth’s Life Frequency

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 In an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Patricia Cori, author of Before We Leave You: Messages from the Great Whales and the Dolphin Beings, has stated that the 5-year sonar testing program announced by the U.S. Navy is having a destructive effect far beyond what the conventional analysis and media are reporting.  The environmental impacts of the U.S. Navy sonar-testing program include the estimated annihilation of 13 million sea mammals, including cetaceans such as dolphins and whales.

According to Ms. Cori, the cetaceans being targeted by the U.S. Navy sonar program carry out an important role in maintaining the frequency of vibration of the Earth’s oceans and hence of the planet itself.  Ms. Cori demonstrated a series of mandala frequency patterns generated from the sound music produce by dolphins and whales by scientist Mark Fisher.  It is this cetacean sound music that, according to Ms. Cori, in turn has a frequency effect on the ocean waters, lifting it to higher vibrations.

Intelligence, Ms. Cori states, is associated with higher vibrational fields, and hence the cetaceans are performing a function of sustaining higher intelligence in the natural ecology.  The effects of the U.S. Navy sonar targeting, which may be far beyond weapons testing into operational targeting and genocide of cetaceans, is to lower the vibrational field of the Earth and slow its elevation and transition into a more evolved dimension.

View ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori

Readers can watch the exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori and Alfred Lambremont Webre embedded in the article above, or at the URL below:

WATCH INTERVIEW:

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Cetaceans: dolphins and whales and other sea-life to be decimated by U.S. Navy

Patricia Cori’s statements are also congruent with those of researcher Rosalind Peterson, who is actively concerned about the impact of the U.S. Navy’s sonar program on cetaceans.

Rosalind Peterson states, “The United States Navy will be decimating millions of marine mammals and other aquatic life, each year, for the next five years, under their Warfare Testing Range Complex Expansions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS under NOAA), has already approved the “taking” of marine mammals in more than a dozen Navy Range Warfare Testing Complexes, and is preparing to issue another permit for 11.7 millions marine mammals (32 Separate Species), to be decimated along the Northern, California, Oregon and Washington areas of the Pacific Ocean.

“U.S. Department of Commerce – NOAA (NMFS) Definition: ‘TAKE’ Defined under the MMPA as ‘harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect.’ Defined under the ESA as ‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.’ Definition: Incidental Taking: An unintentional, but not unexpected taking.

“The total number of marine mammals that will be decimated in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico for the next five years is unknown. The NMFS approvals will have a devastating impact upon the marine mammal populations worldwide and this last Navy permit, which is expected to be issued in February 2010, for the “taking” of more than 11.7 million marine mammals in the Pacific will be the final nail in the coffin for any healthy populations of sea life to survive.

“Now with ever-increasing numbers of permits being issued for sonar programs in more than twelve ranges in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic regions of the United States, our marine mammals and other sea life are facing complete devastation. When you add bomb blasts to this list, warfare testing of all types, future war testing practice, and the toxic chemicals that are both airborne and to be used underwater, there is little chance that most marine life will survive in any significant numbers. Our U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen refuse to postpone these disastrous “takings” or hold U.S. Congressional Hearings while pretending to be ocean environment friendly in their re-election speeches.

“[During] June 8th through June 16, 2009, a delegation from Connecticut and California spent time walking the halls of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. We left petitions, color fliers, and information about saving our marine mammals, requested a postponement and U.S. Congressional Hearings. Ninety-nine senate offices were visited and 2/3 of offices in the U.S. House of Representatives. The silent response from our elected officials regarding these two requests has been zero…one U.S. Congressman even stated that citizens would be ‘laughed out of the halls of the U.S. Congress for suggesting that we protect our marine mammals’. Corporate paid ‘Lobbyists’, who hand out money by the $Millions, on the other hand, are always accepted at hearings, give testimony, and are welcomed in the halls of Congress…apparently the voices of citizens of the United States are not given the same status.

“These virtually unregulated Navy Warfare Testing Programs already approved are now taking a toll on marine mammals, the fishing and ocean tourism industries, and on all aquatic life. Many U.S. Senators and Congressmen are ignoring these issues by pretending that they doesn’t exist even though they have been informed in advance of these programs.

“A brief history of the Navy Warfare Testing Program is needed to understand the full implications of this Pentagon/Navy Warfare Testing Program. In 2004, the Bush Administration signed a bill weakening U.S. Environmental Laws, with regard to the U.S. Navy. And then in 2008, President Bush signed an executive order allowing the Navy to be exempt from environmental laws that protects endangered and threatened species (2-4). The Navy Southern California Complex was the first one to benefit from this executive order. Soon other Navy Range Complexes were obtaining exemptions from the NMFS with little or no oversight or significant mitigation measures.

“A partial listing of known Navy Range Complexes shows the amazing scope of the disaster. According to U.S. Congressman Waxman in a letter dated March 12, 2009: ‘…The Navy estimates that its sonar training activities will ‘take’ marine mammals more than 11.7 million times over the course of a five-year permit…The sonar exercises at issue would take place off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Hawaii, Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico – affecting literally every coastal state. In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of training exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur. Of particular concern are biologically sensitive marine habitats off our coasts, such as National Marine Sanctuary and other breeding habitats…In all, the Navy anticipates that its sonar exercises will ‘take’ marine mammals more than 2.3 million times per year, or 11.7 million times over the course of a 5-year permit….’ This statement was made in response to public inquiries regarding the Navy Northwest Training Range schedule for Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

“KTVU Oakland San Francisco Television Station is the only television station to investigate and air a story about this U.S. Navy program (13), on May 18, 2009. It took a great deal of courage, in the face of the fact that no other major television networks would carry this story. A few courageous radio stations are also helping to get the word out to the public.

Published in the United States Federal Register on March 11, 2009: “The United States Navy published an application, as an addendum to their expanded Warfare Testing program, in the U.S. Federal Register, dated March 11, 2009. This application from the Navy ‘requests authorization to take individuals of 32 species of marine mammals during upcoming Navy Warfare testing and training to be conducted in the NWTR areas (off the Pacific coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California) over the course of 5 years…’

“The Navy Warfare Testing Program will ‘utilize mid- and high frequency active sonar sources and explosive detonations. These sonar and explosive sources will be utilized during Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Tracking Exercises, Mine Avoidance Training, Extended Echo Ranging and Improved Extended Echo Ranging (EER/IEER) events, Missile Exercises, Gunnery Exercises, Bombing Exercises, Sinking Exercises, and Mine Warfare Training’ (More listed in Navy E.I.S.)

“The ‘taking’ of marine mammals negatively impacts the entire ecology of our oceans and the life in them which feeds large numbers of people and other species around the world. It should be noted that the list of toxic chemicals that the Navy proposes to use is a long one as noted in the Navy E.I.S. Depleted uranium, red and white phosphorus, mercury, lead, and a whole host of chemicals known to be toxic not only to man, but to marine life, are being served up on the “Navy Warfare Chemical Menu” that will contaminate our air, water, and soil.

Since all of the Navy Warfare Training Range Complexes have received, or will receive in the near future, permits to “take” marine mammals during their respective 5-year warfare training programs the cumulative and synergistic effects of losing millions of marine mammals will be disastrous. It is time to say no to any future permits being issued by the National Marine Fisheries Services.”

U.S. Navy anti-cetacean sonar as surrogates for Orion grey and Draco reptilian ET occupation

In the ExopoliticsTV interview, Ms. Cori and Mr. Webre discuss whether the U.S. Navy are acting as surrogates in a covert attempted occupation by planet Earth by Orion grey extraterrestrials and Draco reptilians.  By targeting the most evolved mammalian intelligent species on the planet, the cetacean dolphin and whales, the U.S. Navy appears to be acting to reduce the vibratory frequency to Earth to make it a more hospitable ecology as a reptilian-based planet, hosting cloned or mind-controlled humans in a world authoritarian-like dictatorship.

U.S. Navy sonar attacks on cetaceans congruent with Orion grey and Draco reptilian war as confirmed by UK whistleblower Michael Prince

As this column has reported, “Michael Prince, an active duty whistleblower trained to be a cyborg super soldier assassin in SS and MI-6 U.K. intelligence networks, has stated that World War III, a war between hostile extraterrestrial civilizations and the human civilization has started.  Armed hostilities between human forces and hostile extraterrestrial forces are now taking place frequently, Mr. Prince states.  The negative extraterrestrial-human alliance intent on Earth take-over is referred to as the Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex [MIEC].

“Because of the superior survival dynamics of the human species, Mr. Prince states, human society will defeat the hostile extraterrestrial civilizations that consist mainly of a Grey and Draco Reptilian faction.  “It is a dangerous situation,” Mr. Prince states at the end of the interview. “However, all is under control and people should not panic.”

For a full description, please read:

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in-seattle/whistleblower-wwiii-a-war-between-hostile-ets-and-humanity-has-started

As discussed in the ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori, it appears that the U.S. Navy sonar-testing program is in fact an operational combat attack program against cetaceans on behalf of the U.S. Navy exopolitical masters, the Orion grey and Draco reptilian extraterrestrials.

Exopolitical identity of cetacean nation: Intelligent extraterrestrial species based in Earth’s oceans

According to Ms. Cori, there are cetacean representatives on the Sirian High council, a galactic governance body.  The cetaceans on Earth, whales and dolphins, are in fact the most intelligent and multi-dimensional species on surface of the planet, and work in close coordination with upper-dimensional, ethical intelligent civilizations that have an oversight and seminal role in the development of homo sapiens and of the fauna and flora of the ecology of Earth.

The dolphins and whales themselves, Ms. Cori states, communicate with humans and state that they are in communication with advanced extraterrestrial species.  For example, it has been reported that whales and dolphins are teleported by extraterrestrial craft up from the ocean onto ET craft, where they are held in special pens, and downloaded with ecological and multi-dimensional information via multi-colored lights before being returned again into the ocean to complete their ecological missions.

Human awareness is key to future cetacean survival and ecological wellbeing

The impetus for Patricia Cori’s book – Before We Leave You – began with spontaneous dimensional communications from cetaceans in distress because of targeting by U.S. Navy sonar.

Ms. Cori indicates she has written her book as a communication from the cetacean conscious community – the cetacean nation – to conscious progressive humans to become aware of the attack upon them and upon the oceans of the world, and hence upon the very ecology of the Earth.

In the course of the ExopoliticsTV interview, Patricia Cori indicated she is starting a Foundation to support cetacean awareness, and will be inviting cetacean activists like Rosalind Peterson into dialogue.

Ms. Cori indicated that persons wishing to join her cetacean awareness campaign can contact her through her website:

 

http://sirianrevelations.net

Further reading:

Author: ET council seeded Homo sapiens as intelligent beings with 12-strand DNA

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in-seattle/author-et-council-seeded-homo-sapiens-as-intelligent-beings-with-12-strand-dna 

BP Gulf oil spill threatens whales, dolphins: “ET ambassadors” vital to Earth’s light-energy grid

Before We Leave You by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/

Atlantis Rising by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/atlantis-rising/

No More Secrets, No More Lies by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/no-more-secrets/ 

 

source – http://www.examiner.com/article/author-u-s-navy-destroying-dolphins-whales-attacking-earth-s-life-frequency

Brewery’s Edible 6-Pack Rings Designed To Feed Marine Life Instead Of Killing It


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If you’re like me, once a six-pack of soda or beer is gone, leaving behind only plastic rings, you can’t help but be seized by the urge to snip them apart, an urge likely fueled by grade school lessons about what can happen when they find their way to the sea, and marine animals get tangled up in them. One brewery has created edible six-pack rings that are designed to feed aquatic wildlife if they end up in the ocean, and eliminate the need for all that snipping.

Craft beer company Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, FL created the rings from beer by-products that result from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, reports The Huffington Post.

In case fish aren’t in the mood for a snack, the rings are also 100% biodegradable and compostable.

According to the brewery, the design is just as resistant and efficient as plastic packaging, though it is more expensive to produce. The hope is that customers who care about dolphins, turtles, and other creatures of the sea will be okay paying more if it means keeping those animals swimming safely.

And if other breweries grab onto the idea, that could make the production process, and prices for the beers that use the rings, cheaper.

“It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea,” Peter Agardy, head of brand at Saltwater Brewery, says in a video about the packaging.

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean [Huffington Post]

A Seaside Sanctuary Will Soon House Retired Performance Orcas


Note: It is with great joy and relief that I  present this story to readers for our brothers and sisters in the Orca Clans; along with an apology to the countless Orca’s who sacrificed their freedom in Service to Humans. I am so very sorry for the ignorance and cruelty perpetrated upon your species by the human race in the name of greed. Much love to all cetaceans for your eternal love, patience and Divine Grace….Namaste {~A~}

In November 2015, the CEO of children’s toy company Munchkin, Steve Dunn, made SeaWorld an offer: Retire your orcas to a seaside sanctuary and we’ll foot the bill and pay for that sanctuary to be built. SeaWorld turned down the deal but Dunn stood by his commitment, and now that sanctuary is actually becoming a reality.

“Munchkin has long favored a natural coastal ocean sanctuary as an alternative solution to maintaining orcas in captivity, so we are eager to support The Whale Sanctuary Project‘s efforts on behalf of cetaceans retired from the entertainment industry,” said Dunn of the partnership with the U.S.-based nonprofit that will bring the project to fruition. “We are dedicated not only to these majestic mammals, but also to helping parents and children understand what they can do to help orcas and others live the rest of their lives happily and safely.”

The sanctuary will house whales and dolphins retired from aquariums and theme parks in a sectioned off area of the ocean. The animals would be able to live in as natural an environment as possible without being completely free since many have lived in captivity their whole lives and wouldn’t survive in the wild. An engineered structure that resembles nets will surround the space, giving animals a large area to move around “that dwarves even the largest tank in existence,” explains The Whale Sanctuary Project’s president Dr. Lori Marino, PhD.

“The deepest tank [at SeaWorld] is 35 feet deep,” she adds. “When you consider the size of orcas, it’s not much space. We want the animals to be able to dive deeper and know they can submerge and stay underwater if they want to and that’s something they’re being deprived of.”

Another priority for the animals is to be able to stay away from humans if they choose to. While the sanctuary will be open to the public, there will be no interactions with the animals except for medical purposes and absolutely no animal performances.

People will still be able to see the animals from a distance, however, and learn about them in an outreach facility that will use top of the line technology to entertain and educate through virtual reality and other immersion opportunities.

The sanctuary will also treat and rehabilitate injured marine animals with the possibility of releasing them back into the wild once recovered.

Unlike most retirees, the future residents of the sanctuary will not be moving south, though. The project is currently in the process of researching locations in the Maine and Nova Scotia areas on the East Coast and the Washington area on the West Coast since the animals need cold water to survive. Once a shortlist of possible locations has been identified, the team of scientists, clinicians, engineers, attorneys, business experts and marine animal advocates will move on to the next phase of actually visiting them in 2017. Then, once all permits and regulations have been acquired, work can actually start on building the sanctuary.

Marino estimates if everything goes as planned, the sanctuary will be completed in three to five years, but a project of this magnitude does not come cheap. The overall cost of it could be up to $20 million, says Marino, $1 million of which Munchkin has pledged to contribute. Once the sanctuary is up and running, it will rely on endowments, donations and public support to cover its costs.

Despite the now concrete plans for the building of the sanctuary, Marino says SeaWorld has still not reached out to talk about relocating its orcas but the door is open whenever they decide to do it.

“When they want to sit down and talk, we’re here.”

Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Dogs Are Able To See Magnetic Fields


by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

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Dogs and other primates are able to see magnetic waves, scientists reveal

European scientists have discovered dogs and some other primates are capable of magnetoreception – the ability to see magnetic fields.

Scientists say that the molecule responsible for being able to see these magnetic fields has been found in the eyes of dogs and other animals.

Gizmodo.com reports:

Cryptochromes are a common group of light-sensitive molecules that exist in bacteria, plants, and animals. In addition to regulating circadian rhythms, these specialized proteins enable certain animals, such as birds, insects, fish, and reptiles, to sense magnetic fields, allowing them to perceive direction, altitude, and location. Humans are incapable of magnetoreception. Some mammals, like bats, mole rats, and mice, appear to have this sense, but the extent of this capacity among other mammals is largely unknown.

Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers from the Max Planck Institute and several other institutions have investigated the presence of the mammalian version of this molecule, called cryptochrome 1, in the retinas of 90 animal species. Researchers found this molecule in the blue-sensitive cones of dog-like carnivores, such as dogs, wolves, bears, foxes, and badgers, but not in the eyes of cat-like carnivores, such as cats, lions, and tigers (felines have their own unique way of looking at the world). Among primates, researchers discovered the presence of cryptochrome 1 in orangutans, the rhesus macaque, the crab-eating macaque, and others. The details can now be found in Nature Scientific Reports.
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Though it’s considered a “sixth sense,” magnetoreception is tied to an animal’s visual system. Magnetic fields activate cryptochrome 1 in the retina, which the animal “sees” as the inclination of magnetic field lines relative to the Earth’s surface. Because the active cryptochrome 1 is located in the light-sensitive outer segments of the cone cells of the mammals, the researchers suspect that it’s assisting with magnetoreception, and not circadian rhythm management or some other visual capacity.

It’s not immediately obvious how mammals like dogs and primates use their magnetoreception, but foxes may provide a clue: When hunting, foxes are more successful at catching mice when they pounce on them in a northeast direction. For primates, this built-in compass may help with bodily orientation, or it could be a vestigial evolutionary trait that’s largely unused.

The next step will be to prove that these mammals are truly leveraging the power of cryptochrome 1, or whether the molecule is performing other tasks in the retina.

 

http://yournewswire.com/dogs-are-able-to-see-magnetic-fields/

‘A great silence is spreading over the natural world’


Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording nature’s sounds. But such is the rate of species and habitat loss that his tapes may become our only record of the original diversity of life
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Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording over 15,000 species in many of the world’s pristine habitats. Photograph: Courtesy of Hachette Book Group

“The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: Soon enough
You will be quiet too”
– Robert Hass

When musician and naturalist Bernie Krause drops his microphones into the pristine coral reef waters of Fiji, he picks up a raucous mix of sighs, beats, glissandos, cries, groans, tones, grunts, beats and clicks.

The water pulsates with the sound of creatures vying for acoustic bandwidth. He hears crustaceans, parrot fish, anemones, wrasses, sharks, shrimps, puffers and surgeonfish. Some gnash their teeth, others use their bladders or tails to make sound. Sea anemones grunt and belch. Every creature on the reef makes its own sound.
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But half a mile away, where the same reef is badly damaged, he can only pick up the sound of waves and a few snapping shrimp. It is, he says, the desolate sound of extinction.

Krause, whose electronic music with Paul Beaver was used on classic films like Rosemary’s Baby and Apocalypse Now, and who worked regularly with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and The Byrds, has spent 40 years recording over 15,000 species, collecting 4,500 hours of sound from many of the world’s pristine habitats.

But such is the rate of species extinction and the deterioration of pristine habitat that he estimates half these recordings are now archives, impossible to repeat because the habitats no longer exist or because they have been so compromised by human noise. His tapes are possibly the only record of the original diversity of life in these places.

“A great silence is spreading over the natural world even as the sound of man is becoming deafening,” he writes in a new book, The Great Animal Orchestra. “Little by little the vast orchestra of life, the chorus of the natural world, is in the process of being quietened. There has been a massive decrease in the density and diversity of key vocal creatures, both large and small. The sense of desolation extends beyond mere silence.

“If you listen to a damaged soundscape … the community [of life] has been altered, and organisms have been destroyed, lost their habitat or been left to re-establish their places in the spectrum. As a result, some voices are gone entirely, while others aggressively compete to establish a new place in the increasingly disjointed chorus.”

Hawaii, he says, is the extinction capital of the world. “In a couple of centuries since the islands were populated by Europeans, half the 140 bird species have disappeared. In Madagascar, 15 species of lemur, an elephant bird, a pygmy hippo and an estimated half of all the animals have gone extinct.”
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Even partially disturbed habitats lose much of their life for many years, says Krause. Recordings of a meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains east of San Francisco before the surrounding forest was selectively logged in the 1980s sounds very different to when Krause returned a year later.

“The overall richness of sound was gone, as was the thriving density and diversity of birds. The only prominent sounds were the stream and the hammering of a Williamson’s sapsucker. Over the 20 years I have returned a dozen times to the same spot at the same time of year but the bio-acoustic vitality I had captured before logging has not yet returned.”

One in four mammals is threatened with extinction, he says. With the exception of a few sites, frog populations are in decline worldwide and birds are beginning to show radical signs of territorial shifting.

“Things are beginning to quiet down in the pristine habitats. The combination of shrinking habitat and increasing human pandemonium have produced conditions under which the channels … necessary for creature survival are being completely overloaded. The voices of the wild in their purest states where no [human] noise is present are splendid symphonies.”

But the wild natural world, comprised of vast areas not managed by humans, rarely exists now except in a few isolated places such as the Alaskan wilderness, the far Canadian north, Siberia, the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay, and the Brazilian Pantanal which are still rich with natural sound, he says.

“The fragile weave of natural sound is being torn apart by our seemingly boundless need to conquer the environment rather than to find a way to abide in consonance with it.”
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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/03/bernie-krause-natural-world-recordings

Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider


The Large Hadron Collider uses superconducting magnets to smash sub-atomic particles together at enormous energies.

The Large Hadron Collider uses superconducting magnets to smash sub-atomic particles together at enormous energies.

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A small mammal has sabotaged the world’s most powerful scientific instrument.

The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.

A small mammal, possibly a weasel, gnawed-through a power cable at the Large Hadron Collider.

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“We had electrical problems, and we are pretty sure this was caused by a small animal,” says Arnaud Marsollier, head of press for CERN, the organization that runs the $7 billion particle collider in Switzerland. Although they had not conducted a thorough analysis of the remains, Marsollier says they believe the creature was “a weasel, probably.” (Update: An official briefing document from CERN indicates the creature may have been a marten.)

The shutdown comes as the LHC was preparing to collect new data on the Higgs Boson, a fundamental particle it discovered in 2012. The Higgs is believed to endow other particles with mass, and it is considered to be a cornerstone of the modern theory of particle physics.

Researchers have seen some hints in recent data that other, yet-undiscovered particles might also be generated inside the LHC. If those other particles exist, they could revolutionize researcher’s understanding of everything from the laws of gravity, to quantum mechanics.

Unfortunately, Marsollier says, scientists will have to wait while workers bring the machine back online. Repairs will take a few days, but getting the machine fully ready to smash might take another week or two. “It may be mid-May,” he says.

These sorts of mishaps are not unheard of, says Marsollier. The LHC is located outside of Geneva. “We are in the countryside, and of course we have wild animals everywhere.” There have been previous incidents, including one in 2009, when a bird is believed to have dropped a baguette onto critical electrical systems.

Nor are the problems exclusive to the LHC: In 2006, raccoons conducted a “coordinated” attack on a particle accelerator in Illinois.

It is unclear whether the animals are trying to stop humanity from unlocking the secrets of the universe.

Of course, small mammals cause problems in all sorts of organizations. Yesterday, a group of children took National Public Radio off the air for over a minute before engineers could restore the broadcast.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/29/476154494/weasel-shuts-down-world-s-most-powerful-particle-collider?sc=tw

Ed. Note: From all indications, it appears Gaia is about to make her move…if a weasel can take out CERN, expect the unexpected from our ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Earth Mother!

 

Nothing Kills More Animals Than Geoengineering, HAARP, & Nuclear Contamination


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Animal Rights and Abuse: No one kills or abuses more animals than the federally sanctioned and funded geoengineering campaigns, HAARP facilities and nuclear contamination.

Forget about the damages inflicted upon people from chemtrails/geoengineering campaigns and HAARP facilities for the moment. For now let us focus upon domestic animals and wildlife, critters who are affected far worse in many instances due to their size and total exposure to the out-of-doors’ elements. Beginning with insects, I cannot begin to tell you how many species no longer exist that existed in my childhood. The loss is, frankly, incomprehensible, and I know for a fact that we are rapidly approaching a total loss of insects. But before continuing, here is a refresher on the scientific divisions within the animal kingdom:

Kingdom

All living organisms are first placed into different kingdoms. There are five different kingdoms to classify life on Earth, which are Animals, Plants, Fungi, Bacteria, and Protists (single-celled organisms).

Phylum

The animal kingdom is divided into 40 smaller groups, known as phylum. Here, animals are grouped by their main features. Animals usually fall into one of five different phylum which are Cnidaria (invertebrates), Chordata (vertebrates), Arthropods, Molluscs and Echinoderms.

Class

The phylum group is then divided into even smaller groups, known as classes. The Chordata (vertebrates) phylum splits up into Mammalia (Mammals), Actinopterygii (Bony Fish), Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fish) , Aves (Birds), Amphibia (Amphibians) and Reptilia (Reptiles).

Order

Each class is divided into small groups again, known as orders. The class Mammalia (Mammals), splits into different groups including Carnivora, Primate, Artiodactyla and Rodentia.

Family

In every order, there are different families of animals which all have very similar features. The Carnivora order breaks into families that include Felidae (Cats), Canidae (Dogs), Ursidae (Bears), and Mustelidae (Weasels).

Genus

Every animal family is then divided into small groups known as genus. Each genus contains animals that have very similar features and are closely related. For example, the Felidae (Cat) family contains genus including Felis (small Cats and domestic Cats), Panthera (Tigers, Leopards, Jaguars and Lions) and Puma (Panthers and Cougars).

Species

Each individual species within the genus is named after its individual features and characteristics. The names of animals are in Latin so that they can be understood worldwide, and consist of two words. The first word in the name of an animal will be the genus, and the second name indicates the specific species.

Example 1 – Tiger

Kingdom: Animalia (Animal)

Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrate)

Class: Mammalia (Mammal)

Order: Carnivora (Carnivore)

Family: Felidae (Cat)

Genus: Panthera Species: Panthera tigris (Tiger)

http://a-z-animals.com/reference/animal-classification/

Insects are classified as follows:

Kingdom: Animalia (animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (arthropods)
Class: Insecta (insects).
Orders:

Archaeognatha

Jumping bristletail

Blattodea

Cockroaches

Coleoptera

Beetles (like ladybugs, the mealworm/darkling beetle, the lightning bug)

Dermaptera

Earwigs

Diptera

Flies (like the house fly and the mosquito)

Embioptera

Webspinners

Ephemeroptera

Mayflies

Grylloblattodea

Rock crawlers

Heteroptera, Hemiptera

Bugs (like the assassin bug, water strider, and harlequin bug)

Homoptera

Aphids, cicadas

Hymenoptera

Ants, bees, wasps

Isoptera

Termites

Lepidoptera

Butterflies, moths

Mantodea

Mantids (like the praying mantid

Mecoptera

Scorpionflies

Megaloptera

Dobsonflies

Monophasmatodea

Gladiators

Neuroptera

Lacewings, antlions

Odonata

Dragonflies (like the green darner dragonfly)

Orthoptera

Grasshoppers, crickets

Phasmatodea

Walkingsticks

Phthiraptera

Lice

Plecoptera

Stoneflies

Psocoptera

Book lice

Raphidioptera

Snakeflies

Siphonaptera

Fleas

Strepsiptera

Twisted-wing parasites

Thysanopteraera

Thrips

Trichoptera

Caddisflies

Zoraptera

Angel wings

Zygentoma

Silverfish

Reference: Gladiators: A New Order of Insect. J. Adis, O. Zompro, E. Moombolah-Goagoses, E. Marais, Scientific American, pp. 60-66; Nov. 2002. Insects comprise 80% of all animal life on earth, and it is estimated that hundreds of thousands have already gone extinct. Talk about a food chain nightmare. We focus upon bee loss due to their ability to pollinate food crops, but we rarely consider the moths, gnats, butterflies, beetles, crickets, and water bugs that simply have vanished, effecting birds, amphibian, fish, reptiles, and other species.

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If the genetic modification of vast acreages of crops didn’t kill them, it is guaranteed that the nano-particulate heavy metal sprayed over the entirety of nature and the electromagnetic manipulation and super-heating of the atmosphere did. And this is fine?

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Birds are dying at devastating and escalating rates; our aerial, in-flight critters are disappearing and dropping dead mid-air while in flight. What other possible explanation minus geoengineering/aerial spraying and HAARPing is even plausible; all with no repercussions and with few if any animal advocacy groups even mentioning this murderous fact of DAILY reality. One of my personal concerns deals with a patent for climate engineering from satellites vs. airplanes and its current use or experimentation.

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Fish and sea plants, the largest food sources on the planet, are a category unto themselves when it comes to horrible death and extinction. Geoengineering causes ocean acidification purposefully and admittedly so, and nano-particulate heavy metals, sulphates, acids and other known and unknown substances are relentless sprayed day and night above the oceans. Equally, the super-heating of the atmosphere by HAARP technologies (globally) which alters ocean temperatures, is causing die-offs of marine life so massive, so profound in number, that this crime is in a category by itself. This following the fast food and chain restaurant 50-year inhumane fishing/slaughter practices, followed up by nuclear weapons testing in the world’s oceans for 70+ years, and now the wholly ignored Fukushima, which has littered the Pacific floor with dead sea creatures to the tune of nearly 100% in the last three years. No outcry from the animal advocates? No animal cruelty? No charges brought against the known killers? Advocacy, indeed…

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Equally, consider that we call “humane” animal organizations that execute animals at the behest of government grant dollars while also selling billions of animals to animal laboratories annually. Animal rights, indeed; advocacy, indeed. While allowing science to execute trillions of creatures coupled with our support of animal euthanasia organizations and our control addictions to animal sterilization, we can best bet that the very same practices come to all human neighborhoods near you; best count on it. Our blindness, callousness and stupidity will soon result in what can only be described as karmic retribution. We are next being only a few sizes larger than our fellow murdered earth sharers, but it is also quite clear that our food and water sources will disappear first or in tandem. That also cannot be denied.

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/nothing-kills-more-animals-than-geoengineering-haarp-nuclear-contamination/

Animal Ascension Symptoms


By Steve Clayton, 04/11/2016

Ascending Schumann Resonance

Many online articles and videos talk about the energy shifts that are happening now, and specifically, how the Earth’s ascending resonant frequency is affecting humanity. What most of these references do not mention is how these changes are also affecting our animal friends. Animals, domesticated or wild, have a much stronger link with Mother Earth that most humans. It stands to reason, therefore, that they are experiencing ascension symptoms of their own.

Ascension Symptoms in Animals

Does it seem as though your animal companion has suddenly aged overnight? Does he suddenly appear to be arthritic (i.e. stiff movement; struggling to climb stairs)? Does she lack energy or, conversely, have bouts of hyperactivity? Is your fur baby restless at night, but exhausted during the day? If the Veterinarian certifies that your pet is in good health and can find no cause for these symptoms then, chances are, they are ascensionrelated.

Animals, like us, have individual personalities and react to the changing energies in their own way. Some are choosing to go Home or is debating the pros and cons of riding out these changes. Others are frightened, becoming more possessive of the people in their life, or becoming more anti-social, and even aggressive, as they struggle to make sense of what is happening to them. Couple that with the changes they see in us and it is no small wonder they are acting differently than they used to.

Typical Symptoms

  • Arthritic movement / Stiff joints / Muscle cramps
  • Lethargy and/or Hyperactivity
  • Interrupted sleep / Nightmares / Restlessness at night / Increased sleep during the day
  • Acts like they’ve been shocked (i.e. wakes up suddenly and bolts from the room)
  • Voracious appetite interspersed with refusal to eat
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach
  • Dehydration
  • Anxiety / Aggression / Timidity
  • Depression / Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Increased need for exercise

What You Can Do to Help

As a responsible pet parent, the best thing you can do is to be more understanding, patient, loving and kind. Exercise or play with them. Sit with them. Massage, rub or scratch them. Basically, engage in any activity that strengthens the loving bond you have with your animal friend. This will help keep his world in balance, and will do wonders for you as well!

Healing Exercise

Take a few moments a day to place your right hand over your pet’s heart/heart chakra, and then channel all the love you feel for her into her heart. You can add the intention of calming her, ridding her of fear and any blocked energies she may have. Think of this as giving her an energetic tune-up. You can help each other make it through the ascension process.

About the Author: Steve Clayton is a Naturopathic Consultant and Vibrational Energy Master who heals people and animals worldwide. He and wife Kim Hutchinson run ClayhutHealing.ca and the Riverview Holistic Fair. Steve is also a member of the Alliance Professional of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists, and is the former P.R. Director for the Moncton Holistic Chamber of Commerce. For more information, or to book a healing for your pet, visit www.clayhuthealing.ca 

Iceland whaler announces he will not hunt this year


Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Posted: Thu, 02/25/2016
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin whales for commercial trade for the past decade.
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin whales for commercial trade for the past decade.

As I prepare to bed down for the night in Tokyo, encouraging word comes rushing round the ocean planet: Mr Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate who has spent the past decade trying to single-handedly resuscitate the international trade in whale meat, is turning out the lights and won’t hunt endangered fin whales in the North Atlantic this year.

This is very good news for whales and for lceland, a proud Viking nation whose folks have never had much interest in eating fin whale meat. Mr Loftsson had therefore paid lots of Krona in past years to ship his spoils via various routes to Japan, in the hope people here might bite.

Loftsson attempted in 2014 to ship an estimated 2,000 tons of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad.
Loftsson attempted in 2014 to ship an estimated 2,000 tons of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad.

But the sun is setting on the market for meat from dead whales, which is in free fall here in Tokyo too. In fact, the most profitable cetacean-centred commerce today is responsible whale watching, an exciting form of ecotourism whereby live whales deliver massive economic benefits to communities around Iceland, Japan and Norway, and 116 other, non-whaling countries and territories worldwide.

IFAW and our Icelandic partners, staff and volunteers are heartened by today’s news. Having so long publicly criticised his whaling, we today commend Mr Loftsson on his decision, which is a very positive development for Iceland, for whales, and for the millions of people around the world who care about both.

As my long-time friend and former IFAW whale biologist Vassili Papastavrou, who led IFAW’s first feasibility studies for whale watching in Iceland two decades ago, likes to say, animals, people and coastal economies all do better “when whales are seen, and not hurt.”

–PR

Related: Iceland feeling pressure to address whaling

Animal Cruelty: Baby Elephant being tied up for being shipped out to Zoo


Note: I knew this would be painful to watch, so this video has been placed in cue for review since Monday. Now six days later, I sit here in tears writing this post, in shame and disgust with my fellow humans for their treatment of this precious life – a baby elephant, an animal with more sentience and intelligence than humans. And I weep for all the other beautiful nature creatures who have suffered and endured inhuman cruelty from humans. The only way to solve these horrible injustice’s without help from governing body’s is to BOYCOTT ZOO’S and CIRCUS’S, and any other business that profits at the expense of an animals well-being, in any manner.

Also, we need BOYCOTT campaigns for SAFARI type expeditions that endanger wildlife for viewing pleasure. It’s time to leave nature alone and away from human influence. Just this week another famous Lion in Africa was shot and killed in Kenya by a ranger when he escaped the reserve after a group of men taking photo’s started throwing rocks at him. (bite my tongue)

Why didn’t the ranger have tranquilizers, isn’t that standard equipment for a wildlife reserve in Africa?

The level of ignorance, stupidity and carelessness exhibited by some humans is simply beyond belief. We are so much better than this….

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Rangers just killed one of Kenya’s most famous lions because they didn’t have tranquilizers


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By Kevin Sieff March 30
The moment a lion is shot dead after attacking a man in Kenya

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Wildlife officials in Kenya shot the escaped lion several times after it injured a person in the Kajiado district, said Paul Udoto, a spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service.

 

Mohawk the lion, one of Kenya’s most famous big cats, was fatally shot Wednesday by wildlife rangers. In a country that has invested millions in protecting its wildlife, Kenyans are trying to figure out what went wrong.

The animal management team that first arrived had no tranquilizers, only rifles. A second, with tranquilizers, was on its way, but the first team killed the animal before arriving because he posed an immediate threat to human life, a spokesman for Kenya Wildlife Services said.

“We lost one of our best lions,” said Nelly Palmeris, a senior park warden at Nairobi National Park.

It turns out that a group of men had surrounded the lion in the town of Isinya, 20 miles from Nairobi, the capital. They took pictures. They threw rocks at him. Finally, Mohawk raised his paw and thrashed one of the men.
Rangers kill one of Kenya’s beloved lions

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Mohawk the Lion, one of Kenya’s most famous big cats, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 30 by wildlife rangers. (Reuters)

“When it injured that person, it became imminent to us that it could lead to a worse situation and it had to be brought down,” said Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Gathitu.

In pictures of the shooting, the lion appears to be walking on an unpopulated stretch of farmland when a ranger takes aim, striking the animal’s right leg.

“I am outraged, disgusted and grossly disappointed with Kenya Wildlife Services,” Aisha Tande, a Nairobi resident, tweeted.

In Nairobi, Mohawk — with a shock of hair rising from his head — was well known to tourists, a lion that had become accustomed to the sight of safari trucks and camera-toting visitors. He was featured in a local newspaper’s travel article last year.

“Mohawk did not appear to be concerned about all the cars behind him and he continued to walk at a leisurely pace as he enjoyed the freshness of the morning,” Gareth Jones wrote in the Star newspaper.

This was the third time in two months that lions had escaped from Nairobi National Park. One found its way to a military barracks, another to a strip of land near the international airport.

The population around the park has grown more than tenfold since it was established in 1946. Where the lions once would have wandered peacefully, they now encounter suburbs, farms and commercial buildings. If Mohawk hadn’t been surrounded, he wouldn’t have been shot.

He had escaped from Nairobi National Park two days ago, forced out in a territorial dispute with another lion. So he walked south, looking for another place to roam, slipping through an unfenced portion of the park.

In another corner of Africa on Wednesday, another lion was being hunted after escaping from a park.

In South Africa, a lion named Sylvester had escaped from Karoo National Park. Like in Kenya, wildlife officials said he posed a threat. On Wednesday, they prepared to kill him.

“The decision taken earlier today to put him down was not taken lightly,” South African National Parks tweeted.

“He is clearly a troublesome lion and could be a danger to humans,” Reynold Thakhuli, a spokesman for South African National Parks, told the Agence France-Presse.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers the African lion a “vulnerable” species. A study last year found that its population had declined by 50 percent in the past 20 years.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/30/rangers-just-killed-one-of-kenyas-best-loved-lions/?wpisrc=nl_az_most

 

Ed. note: After killing him, they desecrate his body…I’m so ashamed of my fellow human beings in their treatment of this sentient BEing. Please forgive them Mohawk, they know not what they do.

IMO it’s to implement BOYCOTT campaigns for SAFARI type expeditions that endanger wildlife for viewing pleasure, and leave nature alone, away from human influence.

Why didn’t the ranger have tranquilizers, isn’t that standard equipment for a wildlife reserve in Africa?

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Incredible Photos Document Secret Lives of Street Cats


Editors note: This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally published on October 1, 2014. Enjoy!

In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 70 million stray cats living on the streets. Mysterious and misunderstood, one couple are on a mission to show the world that these animals deserve our compassion.

Using Photography to Change the World for Feral Cats

Husband and wife team Elizabeth and Jason Putsche have spent the last five years compiling a stunning collection of photographs documenting the unseen lives of outdoor cats. Founders of Photographers For Animals, a nonprofit organization which uses film and photography to inspire positive change for animals, the couple are dedicated to raising awareness of this pressing issue and sharing the stories of these individuals that have been often maligned by our society.

Vilified, scrutinized and grossly misunderstood, while there are many unsung heroes that feed, care and advocate for feral cats, the general consensus surrounding these felines is one filled with misconceptions.

Love This? Never Miss Another Story.

“Many people draw a distinction between their pet cats and cats that live outside, but they are really the same,” says Elizabeth Putsche, founder and executive director of Photographers for Animals. “The care and compassion we give our animals at home should be extended to these cats, even if we can’t pet them. Each has a personality and individuality — and each has a story to tell.”

Through their captivating photographs, the Putsche team aim to bring feral cats into focus, showing their beauty and bonds with each other, as well as their chameleon-like abilities to acclimate to all types of surroundings, be it rural, suburban, urban or industrial.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about community cats,” says Putsche. “We want people to see them as they truly are — independent, healthy, loved, and thriving outdoors.”

Is There a Place for Feral Cats in Our Communities?

Many people argue that the street is no place for a cat, but those out there on the front lines working directly with these animals beg to differ.

Cities and shelters across America have experienced great success with Trap-Neuter-Return programs. This humane and effective approach works by trapping, neutering, vaccinating and eartipping (removing the tip of their left ear while under anesthesia so they can be identified) cats, before returning them to their outdoor home.

While catch and kill advocates cling to outdated thinking and hyped up stories, scientific evidence has proven that feral cats live healthy lives outdoors and don’t spread disease to people. Opponents to TNR also blame feral cats for wildlife decline, but humans are by far the biggest threat to species loss.

Its Time to Stop the Killing

Out of the 70 million stray cats that populate our streets, on average, only 6 to 8 million ever make it into the shelter system, and the majority of those that do rarely make it out alive.

Putsche says, “Nationally, over 70 percent of all cats that enter shelters are killed there — on top of that, feral cats are not socialized, so they can’t be adopted.”

Cats have been living outside on their own for 10,000 years, so why does that have to change now? Despite what critics say, with TNR programs and colony care, we can happily co-exist with the cat colonies that inhabit our neighborhoods.

We need to stop pointing the finger at feral cats, and instead take a hard look at our own actions and what we can do to change the way we impact the world and the animals with whom we share it.

To find out more about what you can do to help feral cats, check out Alley Cat Allies.

Photo Credit: Jason Putsche

Judas Wolves — Wildlife Services’ Sick Killing Strategy ~ Center for Biological Diversity


Note: Absolutely unbelievable, sickening. This is a new low for the Federal Wildlife, Fish and Game dept., in collusion with Idaho Governor Butch(er) Otter. Time to write letters to the Gov and to WFG expressing outrage at draconian measures to control nature, create new petitions, donate and share, share, share. If you live in Idaho, get together with concerned citizens and protest on the state capitol.

We are the only voice the wolves have, can you take action in their defense?

Blessings, Annette

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Help Stop the Government's Use of Judas Wolves

Help Stop the Government’s Wildlife Killers

We’ve just learned that Wildlife Services, the federal animal-killing program, is using “Judas” wolves to betray the location of their wolf families in Idaho so that aerial shooters can wipe them out.

It’s a sick trick that shows how low these killers will sink to slaughter wildlife. We need your help to stop them.

A Judas wolf is one that’s fitted with a radio collar and then used to repeatedly lead government killers back to his or her own family. These wolves are then forced to watch their mate and pups get gunned down around them, while they’re left alive to lead the wolf killers to a new pack next season. Then, if they’re lucky enough to eventually find a new mate and start a new family, the killers find them again and repeat the slaughter.

Wildlife Services — operating behind a veil of secrecy in collusion with Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Idaho Fish and Game — is behind this perverse practice. The Center is committed to stopping it. Please, help us with a gift to the Stop Wildlife Services Fund today.

The Judas scheme — officially called “collaring for later control” — uses unsuspecting wolves to betray family and friends over and over until the day they die, or the batteries in their collars run down.

Wolves are intelligent, sensitive, social animals with strong families. Don’t let Idaho and Wildlife Services use that against them. We’ve launched a full-on legal battle to end this. Your contribution to the Stop Wildlife Services Fund will help us take them down and end tragic and cruel abuses like Judas wolves.

Four years isn’t a long time, but it’s the average life expectancy of a radio-collar battery — and also, pitifully, the average life span of a wolf under Idaho and Wildlife Services management. All it takes is a state order to set these killings in motion.

Only someone like Gov. Butch Otter and his anti-wildlife cronies could endorse a disgusting killing strategy like this. Help us bring an end to it. Please donate to the Center’s Stop Wildlife Services Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity
@KieranSuckling

Monkeys With Smaller Testicles Scream Louder to Compensate, Study Finds


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A new study finds that Howler monkeys scream louder when they have smaller testicles.

The study published yesterday in the journal Current Biology said that howler monkeys with deep roars — used to attract females, deter love rivals and scare off predators — tend to also have smaller testicals and a shortage of sperm compared to their peers.

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According to Charles Darwin, writing on how species’ evolutionary choices impact each other in “On the Origin of Species”:

“The whole organism is so tied together that when slight variations in one part occur, and are accumulated through natural selection, other parts become modified.”

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Biological anthropologist Jacob Dunn and his team from Cambridge University wanted to see if there was a negative correlation between the size of a howler monkey’s vocal tract and the size of his testicles.

The team used 3D laser scanners to analyze a cup-shaped chamber in the howler monkey’s throat called a hyoid that acts an echo chamber. Dr. Dunn said:

“The results of our acoustic analyses show that howler monkeys produce roars at a similar frequency as tigers, which is far lower than we would have predicted from their body size, yet exactly what would be predicted from measuring their giant vocal folds’ which are three times bigger than in a human.”

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Howler monkeys can be found in the forests of Central and South America and weigh roughly 15 pounds, but their growl can reach 128 decibels, which is equivalent to the roar of a tiger.

The researchers speculate that this is because howler monkeys want to give the impression that they are bigger than they actually are. Dr. Dunn proposed:

“It may be that investment in developing a large vocal organ and roaring is so costly that there is simply not enough energy left to invest in testes.

“Alternatively, using a large vocal organ for roaring may be so effective at deterring rival males that there is no need to invest in large testes.”

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The study furthered that males with bigger hyoids had smaller testicles and lived in smaller social groups where there was a single male dominating a number of females.

Male howler monkeys with bigger testes and smaller hyoids most likely lived in bigger social groups and had to share partners. Dunn said:

“In evolutionary terms, all males strive to have as many offspring as they can, but when it comes to reproduction you can’t have everything.”

 

http://nextshark.com/howler-monkey-testicles-study/

Tourist ‘Kills Swan After Pulling It Out Of A Lake For A Selfie’


Note: This extremely disturbing example of the deteriorating state of the human condition shows just how narcissistic and self-absorbed a great percentage of the population still are at in their spiritual development. While many are waking-up and reconnecting with nature, the majority appear to be spiraling into the abyss with little hope at a chance for redemption…{face palm, shake head}
This woman needs to be located and charged with cruelty to animals, she’s nothing less than a criminal exhibiting psychopathic behavior and should be publicly treated as such to send a message to others of like mind.
Blessings, Annette
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Another day, and yet another depressing example of humans killing animals in the pursuit of a selfie.

This time, it was a swan in Macedonia that met its unfortunate end after being dragged up from a lake by a tourist – before being left to die on a beach.

Photos of the incident show a woman dragging the bird by its wing before dragging it onto the shore of Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid.

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After taking the photo, she then reportedly abandoned the animal.

Macedonia Online reports that the swan remained ‘motionless after the encounter.’

It comes only a month after a dolphin allegedly died in Argentina after tourists pulled it from the water to take photographs – although a photographer has since refuted this claim.

A similar incident also reportedly saw peacocks being killed at a zoo in China, after tourists grabbed the exotically-feathered birds for the photos

It’s thought that peacocks can suffer heart attacks when they are exposed to large shocks – and it’s this that caused the sorry demise of the birds.

All in the name of just a few likes, too.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/woman-kills-swan-after-pulling-it-from-lake-for-a-094804381.html?nf=1