“We are part of Creation, thus, if we break the laws of Creation we destroy ourselves. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life,…Read more & video
A subterranean paradise: Russian travelers capture drone footage of world’s largest cavern.
A small team of Russian travelers recently managed to acquire drone footage of the Son Doong Cave – the largest known natural cave in the world. Nestled in the emerald rainforests of central Vietnam, the Son Doong cave is one of the most pristine natural formations in the world. First discovered by a local Vietnamese logger named Ho Khanh in 1991, the exact location of this natural wonder was lost to the world until its rediscovery by British explorers led by Howard Limbert in 2009.
Formed over 2 million years ago from a cave-in caused by a mountain river, the massive Son Doong cave stretches over 5 kilometers in length and boasts a massive size of 150 meters by 200 meters. An entire city block could easily fit in its cavernous depths. With an estimated volume of 38.5 million cubic meters, this gargantuan cave is twice the size of the Malaysian Deer Cave – now the second largest cave – effectively dethroning the latter as the largest cave in the world.
As part of its ongoing Operation Bloody Fjords campaign, the ocean conservation group sent a crew of volunteers posing as tourists to six different Faroese towns covering 19 designated whaling bays with the aim of “[exposing] the continued barbaric killing of dolphins and pilot whales,” campaign leader and Sea Shepherd UK Director Robert Read said.
Over the course of ten weeks from this July to early September, the volunteers documented nine separate grindadráp events (what these yearly hunts are called in Faroese). According to the group, 198 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and 436 pilot whales were killed.
The Faroese whaling tradition, also known as a grind, has a recorded history since 1584. During a grind, island authorities allow a flotilla of boats to drive dolphins and whales into a shallow bay. The animals are then killed with a whaling knife that severs their spinal cord.
Planet Earth houses an estimated 8.7 million different species, with approximately 6.5 million living on land and 2.7 million in the oceans. The diversity of plants and animals living on this planet is part of what makes it so special to explore, but beyond that, it’s part of a very delicate balance within the ecosystem.…Read more & photos
If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, don’t miss out on visiting the incredible ice caves. The mesmerizing caverns were formed within a glacier and most are formed by water running through tunnels in the ice or on the ground beneath the glacier.
According to Iceland Photo Tours, the water likely originates on the glacier’s surface through melting. The heat transfer than creates an air-filled cavity. Over time, movement of the warm air enlarges the cave through melting in the summer and sublimation in the winter.
It is also likely the ice caves formed as a result of geothermal vents or hot springs underneath the ice. Because the glaciers are constantly moving, the ice caves are not permanent. Additionally, the solidness of certain caves varies, making some less safe than others. For this reason, it is recommended to explore an ice cave on a guided tour.…
Credit: Troy Moth A lone bear sits amidst mounds of trash in a landfill. Behind him, the smokey pit exhales flames taller than his frame. When photographer Troy Moth spotted this scene, he immediately snapped an image. Later, when editing and recollecting on the experience, he couldn’t help but feel saddened — and bitter —…..Read more
Sunday, October 01, 2017 by: Tracey Watson
(Natural News) One of the most popular pieces of “evidence” that climate alarmists just love to bring up to prove the global warming narrative is the “all the ice is melting in the Arctic and the polar bears are dying” line. We’ve all seen the documentaries where a polar bear is desperately clinging to a tiny piece of ice and you just know he’s going to die soon. But is any of it really true? What does the latest science really say about the ice in the Arctic circle?