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…..

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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

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

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

Sagittarius New Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrary to the story I highlighed last update, we have another story that paints a much more startling and grim picture about the ozone hole. This is from the Geoengineeringwatch site . Read and judge for yourself…...further coverage is here on the Globalresearch site including an audio clip discussing what may be one of the biggest issues facing the planet. Geoengineering has the potential to unleash unintended consequences on a massive and unprecendented scale in the modern world……

Further discussion on releasing particles into earth’s atmosphere to mimic volcanic eruptions and block the sun can be found in this recent Independent article…

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia rise

Sea creatures in deepest part of Earth have plastic inside them

Blood transfusions for longevity?

Largest cave in the world in Vietnam- VIDEO 

Corporate conventions brainstorm more ways to suck money out people- Monetising Millenials

Amazing video shows visuals of hurricane/forest fire season and how particles travel great distances worldwide

G-Cubes- raises awareness of ocean pollution and is helping to clean the waters in an innovative way

 

Taurus Full Moon update

Been away traveling…..largely disconnected …. hence the lateness of this update

one story that was related to my travels was Hurricane Ophelia hitting Ireland…..which sounds like it’s rare but apparently not.…..this one could have easily hit me out in the ocean though had it tracked more southwards…..I did snap photos of chemtrails south of where the storm was tracking so perhaps there was an effort to steer it……

Here are some things that caught my eye from the last couple of months…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apps designed to be addictive- teens now will likely spend a decade of their life staring at a smartphone– “We’re really living in this new era that we’re not just designing software anymore, we’re designing minds.” Ponder that ……

Void found in Great Pyramid 

Coral eats plastic like we eat junk food…..

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Antarctic ozone hole smallest in 29 years- good news! Which led me to wonder……how about the North Pole? Well there isn’t as much of an issue there and this page does a decent job explaining the differences in temperature, chemistry, and geography

All the nukes in the world visualized

Long-lost art found on isle in Caribbean

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