Gemini New Moon/ Ocean News

Ocean news is the focus for this latest update….we just passed World Ocean’s Day on June 8 and plastic debris remains perhaps the most pressing issue aside from the ongoing unsustainable rates of fishing that have been happening for many years now…..here are a few related stories….

Meditteranean has highest levels of microplastics

The machine turning plastic into oil- this would be great for remote places where they often burn their plastic waste……..

Fishing economics- government subsidies prop up unprofitable fisheries- top 6 countries six countries (China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Spain, and South Korea) accounted for 77% of the global high-seas fishing fleet

Krill digesting microplastic creating nanoplastic

Boyan Slat’s OceanCleanup site talks of 50% reduction of Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years with full deployment

Overview of research- still in early stages

UK and EU plastic strategy comparison

Cleanseas.org- Good resource for ideas and infographics

This article blames sea temperature rise for 99 of 100 sea turtles turning female but I can’t help but wonder if it is in fact the combination of temperature plus microplastic pollution…….

 

Ancient baobab trees dying off in Africa

ATMs being phased out in Japan – the war on cash continues

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Aquarius New Moon

China moves to ban cryptocurrencies  

China’s police use facial recognition glasses

Floating wind farms put to the test off Norway

Globalization in reverse? A very sober assessment from a very knowledgeable lady Gail Tverberg , an actuary whose job is to be a reality check and acccurately assess risk

Shrinkflation stealthily reduces the size of packaged food portions- price remains the same

Amazing photo-thread of trees and their epic resiliency

US warring in Syria

So is the ozone layer really healing ? An alternate view that runs contrary to a story covered before saying all was good

February- Winter wanes, light increases

Time to plant seeds! Provided you’re not stuck in a deep freeze that is…….

Magnetic field of earth weakening over South America, increasing in the north- Pole shift ahead?

Japanese scientists work on wireless power transmission

Mass deaths of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan solved by scientists

India takes a firm stance against cryptocurrencies- Price crashes ensue

Planets discovered outside the Milky Way for the first time

The future of air travel- biometrics and facial recognition

Facebook begins to decline – use down for first time….

Cancer Full Moon kicks off 2018

Blessings to you all for this year ahead! my deepest wish for you is that it be filled with vibrant health, love and prosperity

 

This entry will be a little all over the place reviewing some stories that stuck out from the last year and other random tidbits….enjoy!

Maybe you drank too much last night…..how about some sound healing in the Temple of Sacred Sound?

The year started with inspiration from the Iceman Wim Hof – this excellent 39 minute video tells his amazing story so well – this led to me personally exploring ice therapeutically and doing polar bear swims

VisualCapitalist produced an articles that highlights the top infographics for 2017 related to markets and trends If you’re not familiar with them, infographics are great for visual learners….

The loss of jobs to robots continued – here is one example from Japan – major questions remain as to how humanity will cope with increasing populations and decreasing numbers of jobs due to automation….

The war on cash continued- India was frontline in this struggle  also major players such as VISA have a vested interest in having all transactions go digital…...

Russia has made plans to go biometric for banking services– although optional, it marks a continuing worldwide trend

Lyme disease quietly continued to rise – it may even be implicated in Alzheimer’s and autism in some people- the effects are far more wide-reaching than we realize….physicians are not well versed in treatment protocols generally either…

Facebook could be more powerful than the NSA (or is it already?) in less than 10 years– intriguing article asking good questions about what we’re really buying into by relying on one company for all our connections & our conformist ways of simply doing what everyone else is doing

In China social network profiles are being set up to be official ID

7 Notable Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Light pollution finally got some coverage in the media

Bolivia declared independence from IMF and World Bank

Geoengineering continued….or is it all just made up? You be the judge…

US military recognizes ecosystem dynamics – plants oysters to mitigate storm damage

BBC just released a great piece covering the threats to and slow death of the Nile river

Watershed cyberattack disrupted critical infrastructure

Volcanoes to watch in 2018

Japanese government warns of possible megaquake

In-depth look at Yugas (epochs)-author floats 2025 as possible end date of current Kali Yuga followed by earth changes (aka cataclysms)

Vending machines for the homeless

Patent exists for surveillance using smart meters (plus they are apparently fire hazards)

 

Mid Sept. brief update….

Summer comes to a close and my lack of updates has been due to immersive travel….hope you are all keeping well

Funky times ahead….things are moving fast……..the picture below is amazing…people play golf in Oregon while epic fires engulf precious forest…..

40 million affected by flooding in South Asia

Before and After Irma Sat photos- absolute devastation

Japan and Egypt talk Mid-East peace and education

Jobs of the future – babysitting robots in a cavernous warehouse…..

Secret warm caves of Antarctica

Economic tensions between US and China reach new peak

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

January 2017 – Full Moon update

What’s going on in the world?

China shutting down it’s ivory trade in 2017 – good news!

Inequality deepens under India’s demonetization (aka the war on cash)

Also from globalresearch….Washington behind India’s demonetization project

Artificial Intelligence replaces insurance jobs in Japan

China launches freight train line to London

Obama gives the bumblebee some protection on his way out of office – in advance of the dark ages of environmental protection that Trump’s presidency seems to portend….12bees-superjumbo

Alzheimer’s drug helps teeth heal themselves

Ever been curious about earthquakes? Recently found out about this dutchsinse feed that monitors quakes from around the world and creates visual maps, go to the youtube livestream to see the most up to date action….

Scientists suggest Atlantic current collapse (as pictured in the movie The Day After Tomorrow) could actually happen in 300 years

Firefighting blamed for megafires

How about a big picture look at things?

Or how about a REALLY big picture of things….new digital map of the cosmos