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)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Firms blamed for river pollution

Multa Fidrus, THE JAKARTA POST, BANTEN  |  Mon, 02/23/2009 11:30 AM 


 Black river: The water of the Cirarab river is black and foamy, allegedly due to industrial pollution from the Pasar Kemis industrial area. JP/Multa Fidrus

Thousands of industrial firms in Banten province are believed to be causing environmental damage which has triggered unpredictable weather cycles. 

Based on a recent study conducted by the Banten Environment Care Foundation (Yapelh), some 4,013 industrial firms contribute a great deal to land, air and water pollution. 

“More than that, the polluted land, air and water has become the main source of various kinds of diseases the local residents have suffered from so far,” Uyus Setia Bakti, director of Yapelh, said Saturday. 

He said that only a handful of industrial firms have undergone the legally required environmental impact analyses (Amdal) or have equipped their factories with waste treatment facilities. 

“I think there will be a time when we will no longer be able to get clean water or air,” he said.

According to Yapelh, the heavy metal contents in the water flowing through the Cisadane river had exceeded 400 ug/nm per 24 hours; a safe level is no more than 230 ug/nm per 24 hours. 

“It means that the river has been heavily polluted by industrial waste and such a condition is very dangerous for health,” he said, adding that most of the firms had violated a ministerial decree on the environmentally tolerable limits. 

The Banten provincial administrations has officially called on industrial firms to abide by a 1999 government regulation on pollution control and a 2001 regulation on water quality management and water pollution control. 

The call was made after is was determined that many firms were disposing of their untreated waste into rivers and the sea. 

Last year the Banten Environmental Body (BLHD) caught at least five firms dumping dangerous waste into rivers. The five firms were red and black listed.      

BLHD head Karimil Fatah said the condition of several rivers including the Cisadane, Cidurian, Ciujung, Cimanceuri in Banten was worrying — it is not safe for residents to use the water. 

“The water can only be used during the rainy season but during the dry, the water turns blackish and smelly,” he said. 

Similarly, Aris Mundandar, head of the agency’s pollution control department said that, “almost all water flowing through all rivers in Banten is heavily polluted. It means it can’t be consumed.”

Head of the Tangerang municipal Environmental Body, Erwin Mustika, said the local administration would monitor waste management systems at 100 firms. 

“We have been preparing a team to do the task,’ he said. 

In response to the Banten administration reports that say industrial firms great contributors to the environmental damage, Juanda Usman, the secretary of local Employers’ Association (Apindo) said only industrial firms that did not follow the procedures could be declared as contributors to the environmental damage.  

“Following the procedures means that the firm posses Ipal and Amdal. If all firms followed the procedures, environmental damage would not happen,” he said, adding that the administration must be more assertive towards violating firms. 

He said if the administration is assertive, it would not let industrial firms violate the rules and procedures.



Unknown said...

I think the biggest source of water pollution is Industries. Who are releasing large amount of hazardous waste into our water resources. In order to do proper treatment of this waste water consultant like JNB must be contacted. About the waste that are producing through our daily usage. I think ordinary peoples are not a selfish as our bureaucrats. We can control it by spreading knowledge about it. Agriculture pollution is also a major problem. By using proper methods we can control it. Imagine a world for our future generations if it continues. I agree things are better in USA or other European countries but In Asian countries it is worst and since countries is in this world we should also consider them. We are the one who are

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