By Mayukh Saha
(Activist Post) Paróquia de Sant’Ana Gravatá hosts a very extraordinary event every Sunday. As the churchgoers attend Mass, the priest brings in dogs who would be acquainted with families. The hope is, someone would adopt those poor animals. A noble deed indeed!
Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is the head of this church in Gravata, Brazil. And this amazing human being has started this endeavor where he invites dogs from all over the locality to attend Mass, and be at one with God and humanity. The doors of the Church, and apparently the priest’s heart, are always open.
And, it doesn’t need one to be an avid dog lover. One simply needs to be humane enough to understand that dogs are messengers of love and intense loyalty. You might not be a big animal lover, but love comes in many forms- simply accept it. →
Read more & images via This Kind Priest Invites Stray Dogs To Mass So That They Can Find Forever Homes — Activist Post
(Collective-Evolution) As the Amazon Rainforest crisis persists, our inability to protect our planet poses an existential threat to all of Earth’s inhabitants. As the sky recently turned black over Sao Paolo, Brazil because of smoke (thousands of kilometers away) from the fires that is so thick it can be viewed by NASA space satellites, the world’s leaders were assembled at the G-7 summit in Europe, seemingly more interested in exchanging sophomoric insults than solving the world’s most pressing and urgent problems. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, almost 73,000 forest fires have been documented this year alone. That’s an alarming 84% increase from what was observed in 2018. →
Read more via Defending the Amazon, Indigenous Rights & Planetary Integrity — Collective Evolution
By Nikki Harper
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
It has been more than twenty years since the first alarming reports of declining bee numbers began to surface, and thirteen years since the first incidents of colony collapse disorder were reported . Statistics show that honeybee populations in the United States, for example, have declined from around 6 million hives in 1947 to 2.4 million hives in 2008, a reduction of some 60% . →
Read more via Bee Deaths Continue Around the World as Pesticide Use and Toxicity Increases — Wake Up World
(True Activist) Wildfires damaging thousands of kilometres of land are happening all over the world right now. About 21,000 square miles of Siberia’s forests have gone up in flames earlier this month, which brings the worst wildfires in Russia on record. These blazes have shrouded major cities in the country with smoke, including Novosibirsk, and has even crossed the Pacific Ocean sending billowing clouds of smoke to the United States. →
Read more via The Amazon Rainforest Wildfires, Why Brazil’s President Is Being Blamed, And Its Massive Destruction To The Planet — True Activist
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
There are a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil‘s space agency has said. Their smoke is visible from space and shrouded the city of São Paulo in darkness for about an hour Monday afternoon, CBS news reported.
Read more via Record Number of Fires Burning in Amazon Rainforest — Waking Times
(NaturalHealth365) Truth be told: eating organic foods won’t guarantee that you’re avoiding the consumption of all pesticides. Pesticide residue can be found in the air we breathe and the water we drink. And, thanks to ‘spray drift’ – pesticides are also contaminating organic foods, according to a study by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Read more via 85 pesticides BANNED around the world, yet 25% of these toxic poisons get used by U.S. farmers — NaturalHealth365
The mammoth project has planted saplings of more than 290 species of trees, and seen the return of many species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects.
The project serves as a beacon to awaken awareness of the need to restore and conserve forest land.
This project is the result of an ambitious initiative taken in the late 1990s by renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado…..Read more
via The Result of a Brazilian 20-Year Reforestation Project of Over 2.7 Million Trees — Humans Are Free