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)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Palu government aims to turn trash into cash

Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu

An increasing burden for the city, Palu municipality in Central Suluwesi is making efforts to use its garbage to produce methane, an alternative fuel source.

To realize the program the local administration, through PT Palu Cipta Metana, has signed a memorandum of understanding with PT Global Eko Rescue Foundation Ltd. in Jakarta.

"By our plans the project will commence at the end of the year or early next year," Palu Deputy Mayor Suardin Suebo told The Jakarta Post at Kawatuna subdistrict garbage dump in East Palu, on Monday.

Suardin said the company would build 40 gas wells around the site to collect methane.

The wells, each 15 meters deep, are expected to produce some 395,000 cubic meters of gas annually.

Palu city's 630 cubic meters of trash a day is believed to produce tons of methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide and oxygen every day.

"The city will raise an estimated US$1.2 billion annually from carbon trade using the methane," Suardin said.

Major cities in Indonesia produce, on average, 10 million tons of garbage annually, with a total methane output of 404 million tons a year. This methane could be used to generate some 79 megawatts of electricity, he said.

Suardin said the total income from carbon trading could amount to up to Rp 118 billion (US$13.1 million) a year.

Income from methane production used for power generation could reach Rp 162 billion a year, and an equal amount from carbon trade, he said.

Suardin said the methane produced at the Kawatuna garbage dump was estimated to be able to generate 2,780,000 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity annually.

Assuming a single 450W-capacity household uses electricity for 24 hours, it would use around 10.8 KWH per day, or 3,942 KWH annually.

"Thus, we can meet the power needs ... for 705 households in Palu... Palu could earn some Rp 96.8 billion annually from electricity. This is what I call making cash from trash," Suardin said.

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