Our Valentine to Mother Earth

Whales stranded on a beach in New Zealand, February 11, 2017

Hundreds of whales began washing up on a beach in New Zealand starting on February 9, 2017. It was the largest stranding of whales in the country’s history.

Humans don’t show much love for the planet that has nurtured and sustained us through eons of time. Now the planet seems to be heading somewhat aimlessly down a long corridor of death–with whales stranding, glaciers melting, fish dying and birds dropping out of the skies–and of course taking us with it, though strangely few people seem to notice or care.

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Geoengineering Report for Week Ending January 28, 2017

Dane Wigington’s latest radio program. You can visit his website at geoengineeringwatch.org . While what follows doesn’t relate, other than peripherally perhaps, to anything Wigington discusses on the program, I thought I would throw it in as well (H/T Ariadna ). Reading article below  you can’t help coming away with the conclusion that scientists are some of the biggest fools on the planet.

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The Only Carnivore that Ever Gave Up Meat and Became a Vegetarian

RT’s documentary on efforts in China to save the Giant Panda.

“We must follow the laws of nature…”
–employee at the Panda Breeding and Research Center, Chengdu, China

One of the things that fascinated me most about this is that pandas apparently are the only species ever to have evolved from a carnivore into a vegetarian. According to an article here, “Pandas are vegetarians because they lost the meat-eating gene.” You can kind of see why the Chinese are so keen on saving the species from extinction. A thoroughly unique animal!

Wildlife Mass Die-Offs in 2016

The video above shows the bodies of massive numbers of reindeer who died in central Norway back in late August. The official explanation is that their deaths were due to a lightning strike, which sounds rather farfetched, and contamination of some sort–that someone probably doesn’t want to admit to–seems a much more likely explanation. At any rate, a total of 323 reindeer are said to have died in this single incident.

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A Coral Reef Speaks

Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life, with perhaps one quarter of all ocean species depending on reefs for food and shelter. This is a remarkable statistic when you consider that reefs cover just a tiny fraction (less than one percent) of the earth’s surface and less than two percent of the ocean bottom. Because they are so diverse, coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea. ( More here )

Thanks to Lucie Thomas for forwarding video.

DAPL Protesters Claim Victory as Pipeline Forced to Change Route

RT

The US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, the hotspot of massive protests of water protectors, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said in a statement, adding that alternative routes are now being studied.

“The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota,” said a statement on the US Army website, citing the Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy.

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