Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The more you earn, the more you waste

The Jakarta Post

Guess who is responsible for polluting the city's rivers?

Need a clue? You may find that your own home is full of things that create pollution. Dishwashing liquids and many personal care products, such as shampoo, contain a wide array of contaminants that are carried into local waterways when we rinse them down the drain.

It is easy to blame industries or people living on the banks of rivers.

But a study says people on higher wages tend to produce more wastewater.

According to a 1990 study on urban drainage and wastewater disposal in Jakarta, middle- and high-income households produce 38 percent and 116 percent more wastewater than low-income households respectively.

By 2010, the two household categories will have produced 65 percent and 194 percent more wastewater respectively as compared to their poorer counterparts.

Households in general contribute some 75 percent of the city's wastewater. Commercial premises contribute 15 percent and the rest comes from industries.

One could argue that industries are the biggest offenders, but research suggests otherwise as wastewater from households has a higher biological oxygen demand (BOD) level.

A high BOD level indicates the water contains a significant amount of organic pollutant.

"Rapid urbanization has worsened the pollution of waterways. Housing estates are being constructed in the suburbs without adequate wastewater treatment facilities," the study report says.

And so the polluted wastewater flows into the city's rivers.

All the while, Jakarta only has one water treatment plant in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, which can only process up to 3 percent of the city's wastewater.

The plant, which was built in the early 1990s using World Bank money, provides rudimentary treatment only.

Underlying the city is a tangled network of water and sewer pipes and utility conduits. However, as much of the sewerage system is in poor repair or has insufficient capacity -- except in some parts of Jakarta like the Sudirman-Thamrin and Kuningan business districts -- creating a pooled water treatment plant requires a significant investment.

In a recent meeting on the revision of the Jakarta Spatial Plan, urban expert Suhadi Hadiwinoto said a clustered system would best suit the city's wastewater management.

A 2005 gubernatorial decree promotes the clustered system, as well as the individual development of septic systems and drainage fields.

It is now just a matter of implementation, which also largely depends on our own awareness of the importance of water security.

If we are the ones who are polluting the water, then why shouldn't we take responsibility? (JP/Anissa S. Febrina)

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