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, June 14, 2007

City to build more recycling plants

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The city administration is planning to build another three recycling plants in the city next year, a city official said.

"We're planning to build the three recycling plants in Duri Kosambi (West Jakarta), Pulo Gebang (East Jakarta) and Marunda (North Jakarta)," sanitation agency head Eko Bharuna told reporters at City Hall on Wednesday.

Jakarta currently has only one recycling plant, located in Cakung Cilincing, North Jakarta. The plant has the capacity to process 500 tons of trash per day.

Eko said the city administration had provided 6 hectares of land at each of the sites in Duri Kosambi and Pulo Gebang, while a private company was in the process of acquiring 18 hectares of land in Marunda.

Eko was unable to recall the name of the private company acquiring the land.

"Around Rp 150 million (US$11,111) of investment will be needed to build a plant (using) simple composting technology for 1,000 tons of garbage a day," he said.

He invited the private sector to invest in the plants in Duri Kosambi and in Pulo Gebang.

"So far there have been five private companies interested in the projects," Eko said.

Eko said the administration would be careful in choosing investors for the plants after poor performance by PT Patriot Bekasi Bangkit, the company which has managed the preliminary dump in Bantar Gebang, Bekasi since 2004.

The administration is carrying out a tender to replace the company, whose contract ended last month. The company is still managing the site pending the appointment of a new operator.

Eko also said the city administration would encourage PT Wira Golfindo Sarana, which owns and runs the recycling plant in Cakung-Cilincing, to increase its capacity to 1,500 tons a day by the end of this year.

The city administration pays Rp 60,000 for each ton of garbage processed at the plant.

The plant uses new technology to process garbage into fertilizer and fuel, leaving zero excess waste at the end of the process.

Jakarta produces nearly 7,000 tons of garbage each day. More than 118 hectares of city land is occupied by garbage, but most waste is transported outside the city to Bantar Gebang.

Eko said that the administration was trying to improve the Bantar Gebang dump into a regionally integrated trash processing site.

He said he had also talked to Banten administration officials about building a similar plant in Nameng, Banten.

"The Banten administration has provided about 100 hectares of the 200 hectares of land needed for an integrated processing plant in Nameng," Eko said.

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