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, December 3, 2009

Agency Keeping Close Eye on Fissure At Indonesian Sidoarjo Mudflow as Land Shifts

Victims of the 2006 Lapindo mudflow disaster pray in Sidoarjo, East Java, during Idul Fitri holiday on Sept. 20. (Photo: Fully Handoko, EPA)

Surabaya. The Sidoarjo Mudflow Management Agency said on Wednesday that it was closely monitoring a 500-meter fault line that has appeared in the middle of the Lapindo mud pool in Sidoarjo, East Java.

“The fault line is an indication that the shifting of the land around the source of the mud flow is very dynamic,” Achmad Zulkarnain, spokesman for the agency, also known as the BPLS, said on Wednesday.

The fissure, which appeared about six days ago, made it look like the wide expanse of mud contained by tall earthen embankments was now split in the middle with mud flowing towards the lower sector.

Zulkarnain dismissed concerns that the fault could undermine the strength of the embankment and endanger residents in the surrounding areas.

“It formed gradually and did not just suddenly appear.”

Although not dangerous, he said that the crack was hampering efforts to drain the mud into the Porong River.

“Due to the difference of levels, the mud flows to the northern side, which is lower, while the pumps are all on the southern side,” Zulkarnain said.

To measure land subsidence around the Lapindo mudflow site, BPLS has focused on 15 spots to monitor along the fault. Observations seems to show a dynamic shifting of the underlying land.

The agency also said that the most consistent and extreme subsidence occurred in the area where a now demolished toll road overpass had stood.

Although the area had already been raised by 80 centimeters last year, Zulkarnain said that recent observation showed that “there is a 45 cm subsidence in the area.”

The mudflow first began from a crack near an exploratory gas well owned by PT Lapindo Brantas, a Bakrie group company on May 29, 2006. It soon expanded into a mud lake, swallowing houses, factories and schools, leaving more than 15,000 people homeless.

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