(Humans Are Free)
These large stone spheres in the Franz Josef archipelago leave scientists flummoxed.
Visitors to this cosmic landscape named the round rocks ‘footballs of the Gods’. The huge stone balls up to two metres in height are found on appropriately-named Champ island above the polar circle.
Perfectly spherical they are scattered all over this northern uninhabited outpost. →
Read more, images & video: “Russian island where the Gods are football Champs” (1:24) via — Humans Are Free
(Collective-Evolution) Water is life, but you wouldn’t know that after witnessing what’s happening around the world. We’re destroying our environment and constantly releasing harmful toxins into the veins of Mother Earth, who can only take so much.
We have the ability and the technology to clean up our water systems and start producing our products and energy in clean green ways, but industry corruption and red-tape prolong the process. At the same time, disease rates are rising at an exponential rate, and it’s clear that multiple factors could be contributing to this, including a lack of access to clean healthy water, on a global scale. →
Read more via Tap Water Samples From Nations Around The World Are Contaminated With Plastic Fibres — Collective Evolution
For more details, you can refer to this article: Study Finds More Than 24,000 Chemicals In Bottled Water: Which Ones Are Harming You?
Jade Small, The Mind Unleashed
Some twenty years ago, photographer Aditya Singh resigned from his job in civil services in Delhi and moved to the city of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan with his wife and artist Poonam so they could be closer to nature. It was there that they started a tourist resort to earn a living.
Over the years, the couple bought about 35 acres bordering the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve on one side. Farmers were selling their land because of predators, including tigers, in the area. →
Read more & video: “Photographer buys land and lets it grow wild, attracts tigers and other animals” (4:06) via — Waking Times
Rhett Butler, Mongabay
Despite global concern over last year’s catastrophic forest destruction and associated fires in Earth’s largest rainforest, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. →
Read more via Deforestation in Brazil continues torrid pace into 2020 — Waking Times
Joe Roman, Guest
One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries that still allow commercial whaling – didn’t hunt any whales, even though its government had approved whaling permits in early 2019. →
Read more & videos via Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading — Waking Times
Malavika Vyawahare, Mongabay
Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar’s lost forests. →
Read more via Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President — Waking Times
Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
As Australia’s bushfire crisis continues to impact wildlife, aircraft have been deployed to feed thousands of starving wild animals who have been stranded by the blazes.
The government of the hard-hit state of New South Wales (NSW) has begun a campaign of airdrops across scorched regions, delivering thousands of pounds of root veggies —like carrots and sweet potatoes —from choppers flying above in a bid to sate the appetites of hungry colonies of brush-trailed rock wallabies, reports Daily Mail. →
Read more & video via Australia is Dropping Vegetables From Choppers to Feed Wildlife Starved by Fires — Waking Times