Category Archives: nature

Jellyfish Outbreak= Nature Out of Balance

So we’re seeing more Jellyfish around, but what does it mean?  Experts say that driven by overfishing and climate change, this is a sure sign of ecosystems out of kilter.

“Jellyfish are an excellent bellwether for the environment,” explains Jacqueline Goy, of the Oceanographic Institute of Paris. “The more jellyfish, the stronger the signal that something has changed.”

“Jellyfish both compete with fish for plankton food, and predate directly on fish,” explains Andrew Brierley from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. “It is hard, therefore, to see a way back for fish once jellyfish have become established, even if commercial fishing is reduced.”

Read the full article here

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First Beaver Dam Seen in England in 800 Years

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They did it! After 800 years with no Beaver dams in England, a pair of them have finally build one recently.

Telegraph UK reports:”The male beaver has been spotted feeding alone some distance from the lodge, whereas the female seems keen to stay close to their home,” he said. “This might suggest that she has young inside, but we won’t know until at least late July when they’re ready to come outside.

We haven’t had beavers here for 800 years because they were hunted to extinction. Now, a year after they came to Escot, they have built a dam and we think they are breeding. We won’t know for sure for a couple of months but it is very encouraging. It really is a superb structure – quite a feat of engineering for two small beavers.”

Unicorn Spotted in Italy!

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A little baby unicorn has been discovered in Tuscay, Italy! It is actually a 10-month-old deer with a horn in the middle of its head. He lives in a nature preserve near Prato with his family.

“This is a demonstration that the fabled unicorn, which we all know from icons and legends, probably was not just a fantasy.”

So for those who dream of fairyland and unicorns, here’s your dream come true.

Read the full article at Telegraph UK

Going Raw for 30 Days

The main goal of this experiment is to see if a vegan diet can reverse diabetes. To do this six McDonalds-munching Americans had to eat 100% vegan live foods for a month. The result? The diet has pretty much reversed or reduced their insulin dependence in only 30 days. The frightening part? The American Diabetes Association announced that “Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure” and yet here we are with examples of people getting better with dieting alone.

And yes, this diet is endorsed by Jason Mraz

Star Dies and Explodes into Supernova

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Another star died in an explosive death. According to CNN; “astronomers used a NASA X-ray satellite to spy on a star already well into its death throes, when another star in the same galaxy started to explode. The outburst was 100 billion times brighter than Earth’s sun.

The death of this star went through stages, with the core getting heavier in successive nuclear reactions and atomic particles being shed out toward the cosmos, Filippenko said. It started out in its normal life with hydrogen being converted to helium, which is what is happening in our sun.

The helium then converts to oxygen and carbon, and into heavier and heavier elements until it turns into iron.

That’s when the star core becomes so heavy it collapses in on itself, and the supernova starts with a shock wave of particles piercing through the shell of the star, which is what the Soderberg team captured on x-rays.”

The Moon Bear Story

Jill Robinson, internationally renowned champion of Asia’s Moon Bears tells a tragic tale of pain and abuse. These bears are kept caged for most of their life in inhumane conditions only for the farming of their bile. Through love and education Animals Asia is making a difference by saving these bears one by one and educating the world on the pointlessness and cruelty of this activity. Changes in the attitude of government and cultural will bring change over time. But it is the action of the individual that will be most immediate.

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