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)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Sanyo, ITB develop water purification pump

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), in collaboration with Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., has successfully developed a pump equipped with ozone-based water purification technology, which it has dubbed Aquaoasis and plans to start mass producing in April.

"This is a very important product for ITB because of the involvement of its researchers in the development process," ITB Rector Djoko Santoso said Wednesday in Jakarta.

He said he hoped the pump would help improve access to clean water around the country.

The government is currently striving to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of providing access to clean water to 80 percent of the country's population by 2015.

Currently, only 34 percent of the 215 million people have access to clean water.

Sanyo, which invested US$1 million in the development of the Aquaoasis pump, will produce and sell it, while the ITB will evaluate and analyze its benefits in Indonesia.

"We will invest US$3 million more and plan to produce 20,000 pumps in the first year," said Sanyo executive director Akira Kan.

He said Sanyo would manufacture the pumps at its plant in Cikarang, West Java, and sell them for $700 each. However, he said he expected the price could be reduced after production increased.

He stressed that the pumps would contain 70 percent local and 30 percent imported content, with the ozonizer being imported from Japan.

After one year of production and sale in Indonesia, the pumps would be exported to other developing countries, such as India, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Industry Minister Fahmi Idris said the planned exports of Aquaoasis pumps would hopefully help increase Indonesia's foreign exchange earnings from electronics exports to $9.5 billion in 2009 from $6.6 billion in 2005.

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