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)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Households must treat own wastewater

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Extensive groundwater contamination has left the city administration with no other choice but to instruct each household to install an onsite wastewater treatment system.

The measure was stipulated in a 2005 gubernatorial decree on wastewater management, but has yet to be enforced.

"Gray water, which has been polluted with synthetic detergents, is routinely poured down the drain. This comprises 80 percent of groundwater pollution," Dulles Manurung, the head of the licensing division of the Jakarta Environmental Management Agency (BPLHD), told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

The agency will initially target upscale residential areas, such as Pondok Indah in South Jakarta.

"Homeowners must replace traditional septic tanks with onsite wastewater disposal systems," Dulles added.

The 2005 decree requires all homeowners to treat gray and black (flushed) water before disposing of it.

Gray water includes wastewater from bathtubs, showers, washbasins, washing machines and kitchens, whereas black water is from toilets.

It says gray water should be left to stand before being channeled into the treatment facility.

The decree will affect both new and old houses across the city.

Dulles estimated there were septic tanks in more than four million homes across the city.

"It is difficult for us to change people's habits because septic tanks have been used for over 400 years now, but we have to do it to save the environment."

He said installing a wastewater treatment facility would cost Rp 2.9 million per unit, lower than the price of a septic tank at Rp 3.2 million.

The National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) earlier said the more than 10 million people living in Jakarta each produced between 875 grams and 1.75 kilograms of feces every week.

However, there are only about 220,000 buildings, mainly in Central Jakarta, which use the piped wastewater facilities established by city sewerage company PD PAL.

The figure is far below that of other Asian capital cities. All of Seoul's 9.7 million residents uses piped sewerage, 35 percent of Bangkok's population does and in Manila, 16 percent of the population use official means of treating waste.

The mandatory use of wastewater treatment facilities also applies to the operators of hotels, apartments, private and state offices as well as shopping malls.

"We will also check the buildings and withdraw the business permits of operators who have failed to build wastewater treatment facilities on their premises," Dulles said.

He added that developers who wanted to build housing complexes were required to establish communal sanitation systems.

"We are in the process of certifying 13 companies to produce the wastewater treatment facilities. It will then be up to the building operators or homeowners to make their selections," he said.

More than half of the city's inhabitants rely on groundwater for their daily water needs.

The administration has said groundwater collected from a depth of less than 40 meters is no longer safe to drink.

Health Ministry data shows that of every 1,000 babies born in the city, 50 die of diarrheal diseases, often caused by drinking water polluted with fecal matter.

Aside from the poor quality, the supply of groundwater to Jakarta has posed a serious problem to the city. Water shortages have come to be an inevitable part of the dry season, while flooding affects large areas of the city in the rainy season.

Last week, the administration launched a campaign to promote the use of percolation pits to harvest rainwater and replenish groundwater reserves.

The owners of buildings with a roof area exceeding 50 square meters are required to build a pit that can hold 2,000 liters of water.

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