Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Global populations of bees and pollinator insects are being decimated at an alarming rate, and in recent years we’ve learned that use of neonicotinoid pesticides are largely to blame. But, as researchers are now confirming, the most used (and overused) herbicide in the world, Monsanto’s glyphosate, is also causing serious…Read more
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Payeng’s quest began in 1979 when he was only 16 years old. During floods that year, a large number of snakes [washed] ashore on the sandbar. Jadav “Molai” Payeng, the ‘Forest Man of India’, has achieved something many would find unimaginable. The Padma Shri awardee is known for single-handedly planting nearly 1,400 acres of forest…Read more & video
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The size of the Orca herd in the Pacific Northwest waters has fallen to 75 as birthed calves continue to die.
Their plight is symptomatic of the poor health of the world’s oceans.
Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales
PHUONG LE, Associated Press, Aug. 1, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters, a display that has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.
Researchers have observed the 20-year-old whale known as J35 pushing her dead young along and propping it up while swimming for miles in the waters of Washington state and British Columbia. The calf died July 24 shortly after it was born.
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(Natural News) As the problem of deforestation continues to spread around the globe, one brave orangutan has decided that he’s had enough. Loggers were tearing down trees left and right in the Ketapang Regency on the island of Borneo, when the orangutan began defending its home. Daring to climb across a fallen tree, the fearless creature…..Read more & video
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In the Pacific ocean North East of Hawaii, exists a giant whirlpool of debris accumulated by the ocean currents, which is now scientifically referred to as the North Pacific Gyre. It’s one of the largest ecosystems on Earth, comprising millions of square kilometres. Today it’s better known as “The Great Garbage Patch,” an area the…Read more & short video – “Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean, Unbelievable!”
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Henry and Baloo are the best of friends, and their bond is evident in these adorable photos
In 2014, avid hikers Cynthia Bennet and her boyfriend adopted their first dog, Henry. Bennet was interested in finding a golden retriever mix, but then she came across Henry… At just 14 weeks old, he stole her heart. Henry was 5x bigger than the other puppies but quickly proved himself to be a huge cuddle bug. When Bennet sat down, he curled up in her lap, went belly up, then flipped his head over her arm. That’s when she knew he was “the one.”
Bennett told The Dodo: “I think we only had him for three days when we took him on our first hike. He found the steepest, tallest rock around, and he ran up to the top of it to look over the edge.” That’s when they started calling him their little “mountain goat.”
After a few months, the couple decided their family wasn’t complete. After five months of searching, they rescued a Siamese kitten mix named Baloo. “He ran right up to me,” Bennett said. “And he was the one who played, but he wasn’t the most rowdy.” Just like Henry, he was perfect for them.
When Henry and Baloo were first introduced, it was love at first sight, according to Bennet. Reportedly, all they wanted to do was snuggle up together and play. Before long, both critters started going on hiking trips with their human parents.
“He’s definitely not the kind of cat we can leave home alone on the weekend anymore,” Bennet said, referring to Baloo. “I think he thinks he’s more a dog than anything.”
The hiking enthusiast added,
“I get a lot of questions about how we got him used to it. But he really loves it. He really wants to go outside. “If I touch Henry’s leash, [Baloo] will start screaming at the door.”
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Growing up in a small town in Northern British Columbia, Canada, the Northern Lights were a common sight. It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto back in 2010, that I actually realized how much I took this spectacular light show for granted as so many people I met had a longing to witness this natural…Read more & photos
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