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The Co-Evolution of Bees and Flowers: An Electric Symbiosis Not to Be Interrupted with Pesticide Chemicals

The Co-Evolution of Bees and Flowers: An Electric Symbiosis Not to Be Interrupted with Pesticide Chemicals













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

If you are still spraying your nursery flowers and plants with neonicotinoid insecticides, you are likely interrupting an age-old dance carried out between bees and flowers. Not only are bees dying from the use of these dangerous chemicals, but the act is interrupting … More

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies

U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies













Paul Sutherland, Mongabay
Waking Times

New research shows most Americans place importance on the protection of the ailing monarch butterfly, which is experiencing a steep decline in numbers. The study, published in Conservation Letters, found nearly three-quarters of those surveyed support conservation efforts for the iconic species, and are … More

April 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
What Are Spirits Part 2

What Are Spirits Part 2













Bob Makransky, Shamanic Journey
Waking Times

If you are serious about becoming a magician, then this is where you should start. It’s actually quite easy to learn to channel (easiest during lunar planetary hours). The chief function of spirit guides is to act like cornermen in a boxing match.

When … More

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Radiation Protection Strategies: Avoid & Supplement

Radiation Protection Strategies: Avoid & Supplement













Jefferey Jaxen, Staff Writer
Waking Times 

As the realization of the environmental damage at Fukushima sets in, many are continuing to look for ways they can protect themselves from potential radiation exposure. Although I am far from an expert in this area, I have followed the disaster since March 11, … More

March 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
7 Types of Fish You Should Never Consider Eating

7 Types of Fish You Should Never Consider Eating













Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

With increasing pollution and radiation levels off the charts in our oceans, wild fish are becoming as hazardous to our health as factory farmed meat. Most farmed fish are no longer safe to consume due to genetic modification and practices which have transformed many … More

March 11, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
7 Ideas for Helping to Protect the Honeybee

7 Ideas for Helping to Protect the Honeybee













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

With all of the immediate problems facing people these days, it is difficult to be concerned and proactive about the looming environmental crises that will affect us in big ways in the not-too-distant future. After all, who has time to do anything about … More

March 4, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains

Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains













Nicholas Barrett, Mongabay
Waking Times

Small fragments of plastic waste are damaging the health of lugworms, putting a key cog in marine ecosystems at risk. Published in Current Biology, a new study by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth shows the impact of microplastics … More

March 1, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Disastrous Day in Fossil Fuels: WV coal slurry spill, PA gas well explosion, ND gas explosion

Disastrous Day in Fossil Fuels: WV coal slurry spill, PA gas well explosion, ND gas explosion













Mike G, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

West Virginia officials are reporting that a coal slurry line at the Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant, which belongs to Patriot Coal, ruptured and spilled a toxic byproduct from the coal mining and preparation process into a creek that feeds the Kanawha River early this … More

February 12, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Helping the Amazon’s ‘Jaguar People’ Protect Their Culture And Traditional Wisdom

Helping the Amazon’s ‘Jaguar People’ Protect Their Culture And Traditional Wisdom













Rhett A. Butler, Mongabay
Waking Times

Tribes in the Amazon are increasingly exposed to the outside world by choice or circumstance. The fallout of outside contact has rarely been anything less than catastrophic, resulting in untold extinction of hundreds of tribes over the centuries. For ones that survived the devastation … More

February 12, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Great Barrier Reef to Be Dredged and Dumped to Make Way for Coal Port

Great Barrier Reef to Be Dredged and Dumped to Make Way for Coal Port













Bridie Jabour, The Guardian
Waking Times

Three million cubic metres of sediment from dredging to expand a coal port will be dumped in the Great Barrier Reef marine park, after the park authority approved the move on Friday.

The spoil resulting from the Abbot Point port project is to be … More

February 6, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Threatened with Extinction

One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Threatened with Extinction













Loren Bell, Mongabay
Waking Times

One quarter of all shark and ray species are threatened with extinction, according to a new study published in the open-access journal eLife. The paper analyzed the threat and conservation status of 1,041 species of chondrichthyans—the class of fish whose skeletons are made of … More

January 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Top Secret Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) to Sacrifice Wildlife, Environment

Top Secret Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) to Sacrifice Wildlife, Environment













Jeremy Hance, Mongabay
Waking Times

Environmental groups have blasted draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) released yesterday by WikiLeaks as potentially devastating to the environment and wildlife. The massive 12-nation free trade agreement has been negotiated in secret now for almost four years, and the information release by WikiLeaks … More

January 21, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production

The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production













Vicki Hird, EcoWatch
Waking Times

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and since the horsemeat scandal in 2013 it has become much easier to talk about meat—more people seem to know and care about the impact of meat production and consumption and the benefits of cutting down. They’re … More

January 17, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
How to Boycott Factory Farms

How to Boycott Factory Farms













Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers
Waking Times 

There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But the big-picture reason is this. The only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system.

When … More

January 11, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
The Five Animals of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Bagua

The Five Animals of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Bagua













Hal Mosher, Guest
Waking Times

Animals are an integral part of our lives as they serve as reminders of our deep connection to nature. The animal mind has not been tainted by societal conventions, and more importantly neither has its instincts. In martial arts practice, we try to cultivate the … More

January 4, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
10 Native American Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013

10 Native American Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013













Staff, Indian Country
Waking Times

With all the talk of rising temperatures, acidifying oceans and melting polar ice, it is hard to see the healthy trees for the forest, as it were. Yes, the emerald ash borer and the mountain pine beetle are making inroads, and yes, extreme weather is … More

January 2, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Bee-Harming Pesticides May Impact Human Nervous System

Bee-Harming Pesticides May Impact Human Nervous System













Jeremy Hance, Mongabay
Waking Times

Neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been increasingly blamed for the collapse of bee populations, may also impact human’s developing nervous system, according to a review of research by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The EFSA says that current safety guidelines for two pesticides—acetamiprid and imidacloprid—may … More

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anti-Elephant Poaching Story Goes Viral in China

Anti-Elephant Poaching Story Goes Viral in China













Rhett Butler, Mongabay
Waking Times

A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

The story, published November 15 in Southern Weekly, has been shared widely across Chinese web sites and … More

December 23, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More

Must Watch Videos

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More