Cancer New Moon update

Single-use bags plastic bags banned in Australian states and some big chains

New Zealand perilous for seabirds due to plastic

World’s first ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate being signed in Hawaii to protect coral

In tech news….big banks in Mexico forge ahead with biometrics despite hacker attacks

5G wifi rollout– the next big threat to human health?

Twitter- not-so private social media…..metadata reveals even hidden users

Breastfeeding resolution blocked at UN by major power

Dr. Copper is sick…..global growth concerns

 

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Capricorn Full Moon — Plastic! A major issue…

Canada apparently has 7 million tonnes of plastic stockpiled now since China stopped taking in recycling as of 6 months ago…..now there are reports of an influx of trash along coasts perhaps even greater than the Japanese tsunami- could this be in response as other countries are overwhelmed?

SolutionsA Plastic-Free Life – is it possible? – One author says yes….

Mumbai bans plastic bags and bottles

Coconut-fibre plates in the works as well as a full ban on bags and straws in Samoa by Jan

Paper vs. plastic in the supermarket – “study found paper ones were only better than plastic if they were used four or more times, but that was unlikely due to durability of paper bags”

Get involved!Cleanups scheduled for the BC coast in July and August….

The toll of plastic revealed- hard truth alert!

The plastic issue is not going away anytime soon…it’s incumbent upon each and every one of us to break the addictions to convenience we’ve unwittingly cultivated and become much more intentional about the way we live.

 

Fakebook blamed for the demise of the elephant by not doing enough to shut down illegal trade

Red meat allergies in southern US on the rise- caused by lone star tick- nature fights back?

Swedes are getting microchipped- bizarre…..

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

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

Capricorn New Moon

Fukushima meltdown continues quietly in the background

Stunning new images of Jupiter

What’s the truth about the Yellowstone supervolcano worry?

Dormant volcano erupts for first time in history near Papua New Guinea

Cape Town on track to be the first city to run out of water

Australian birds seen spreading fire to assist their hunting

Trucking industry running short of drivers

Secret NY shelter for homeless run by kind-hearted Dominican

An app to remind you you’re gonna die- WeCroak

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)

 

December 2017 – Gemini Full Moon

High Arctic commercial fishing ban agreed on by several countries – good news!

Fish farm processing plant threatens wild salmon in Canada

Tobacco companies admit to engineering enhanced addictiveness

 

Light pollution worldwide on the rise (partially driven by the long term cost effectiveness of LEDs)…on a related note I otfen wonder how trees and plants feel about all the lighting we have on at night…….

Scientists succeed in breeding coral to help Great Barrier Reef– can it be scaled enough to make a difference?

Michael Geist has done good work on issues on internet freedom and copyright issues for a while now….here he talks about the divide between the US and Canada on the issue of net neutrality

Nova Scotia waters seem to be mating spot for great white sharks

Uber covered up hack that affected millions- paid ransom of $100,000 to hackers

Ice-age cavern beneath Montreal