Leo New Moon late July

Historic treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons passed in UN

“France, the United Kingdom and the United States have not taken part in the negotiation of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. We do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it.” Interesting…..

Activist art highlights palm industry.….speaking of palm….it came to my attention that Dr. Bronner’s soap uses palm oil so all the hippies and environmentalists who love Dr. Bronners may want to reconsider their support….

Largest online dark web marketplace taken down

Elon Musk talks renewable energy

Tardigrades- hardier than cockroaches- can survive incredible conditions

VISA- War on cash- “We’re focused on putting cash out of business,” Visa’s new CEO Al Kelly – VISA offering bribes/incentives to retailers to refuse taking cash

Hotel run by robots opens in Tokyo- welcome to the future

Meanwhile Japanese population continues to decline as young people not having sex/having families

Solstice / Cancer New Moon June update

Recent article bashes coconut oil as an unhealthy but quotes inaccurate numbers for percentage of MCTs

Finland manages to make a nuclear waste “solution”- the world’s first repository– while the US flounders

Hack proof quantum networks at least a decade away

North Sea oil rigs being dismantled as oil enters twilight phase

Hillary emails revealing the real reasons for regime change in Libya- think gold&oil

Interesting Op-ed piece on how US seems more keen to start war with Syria than Isis♣

Aggressive killer whales shaking down fishing boats, taking back what we’ve taken

Group installs pick your own fruit orchards in LA

Eagle steals fish from boat- amazing footage

and just to mix it up, if you need a laughPoor translations

Sagittarius Full Moon

Yesterday was World Ocean’s Day and here are a couple of stories highlighting the issue of plastic ……

Most ocean pollution comes from Asian rivers

‘The Helmholtz Centre in Leipzig, Germany, estimated that 75% of land-borne marine pollution comes from just 10 rivers, predominantly in Asia.’

Reducing the plastic loads in these rivers by 50% would reduce global plastic inputs by 37%, it said.

Asian countries make pledges to clean up their act

Technology to clean oceans being deployed

Mongolia could send energy to Japan

Britain leads the world in wind farm energy

Regenerative Agriculture

Taurus New Moon update

Restored Colossal Statue of Ramses II(aka Ramesses) unveiled in Egypt apparently he was a redhead….strange for an Egyptian….

Once-pristine Arctic contains 300 billion pieces of plastic    what will we do about it? does this article inspire you to rethink how much plastic you consume?

Nuclear diamond batteries developed by scientists

No winners in any nuclear conflict- yet humanity still has almost 15,000 nuclear weapons out there (at least it’s better than the 32,0000 we had back in 1966)

Advertising steals your attention & time and most often gives nothing in return

Saturn probe headed for final destruction after 12 years of data collection

US interfered in foreign elections 81 times in 54 years

Britain recently went coal-free for 24 hours- a first since the 1880s

Around the world by bicycle in 7 years

Is the air on airplanes laden with toxic chemicals?

Facebook unveils plan for next year to develop virtual worlds-let’s make life a videogame! quote from the article- “If you believe Facebook has good intentions and will properly protect user privacy, it’s exciting. If you don’t, then it’s a scary step towards a dystopian future.”

Bose headphones spy on users; lawsuit filed

November Taurus Full Moon

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India wipes out 86% of cash in surprise move

Finland heading for a total restructure of the way subjects are taught in school

France planning mass biometric database on it’s citizens

Revelations of Canadian surveillance shatters any illusion of trust & proper oversight

Cleanup of Alberta tarsands proposed to put people back to work

Huge earthquake hits New Zealand Nov. 13th (interesting how these big quakes often coincide with full moons)

Argentina planning to cull 100,000 beavers to save native forests

Late August 2016 update, Sun enters Virgo

 Nova Scotia’s humble role in restoring endangered bald eagle populations- hooray for good stories! american-bald-eagles-like-these-two-eaglets-trace-their-roots-to-cape-breton

China is racing Russia to build floating nuclear reactors….seems like a dodgy idea….

meanwhile RAND thinktank envisions war with China– this insane report argues that the war is inevitable and should happen sooner rather than later for economic reasons…..

these two stories make me uneasy for our collective future…..

Zika virus now in Miami, Florida as CDC issues alert ; also a new study shows effects on adult brains

Private prisons being phased out in the US as cost savings never materialized

Are you bummed because you never learned to type? Never fear! Now voice recognition software is officially advanced enough to be faster than you could ever type

Demand for avocadoes impacts the monarch butterfly- complexities of the web of life

Turkey will be unable to join the EU if it reinstates the death penalty

English bar blocks cellphone signals to get people talking again

Headlines from the Last Month

burrowing_owlsOtho, affiliated with MiracleGro,  drops pesticides known to harm bees

80% of water in China unsafe to drink

Solar plane flies across the Pacific Ocean

China encouraging it’s ships to use Arctic route opened up by global warming

Tuna headed for extinction; 97% depleted, overfishing continues

Oilsands city Fort McMurray evacuates as massive wildfire rips through

Canada set to legalize pot in 2017

Burrowing owls to be released for the first time on BC First Nations reserve