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As Bee Population Continues Decline Scientists Introduce Robobee!!!! (?)

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on February 22, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

As the bee population in the United States continues to decline, some scientists are working on a backup option which many people are calling the Robobee.

A recent announcement coming out of the journal Chem, in an article by Eijiro Miyako, a chemist that the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan, involves the combination of a drone and a gel to create a robot version of the endangered pollinators.

Miyako and his team used a four-propeller drone to which they attached horse hairs in order to mimic the fuzzy body of a bee. They coated the horse hairs with the gel so that pollen would stick to the horse hairs which would then be carried from one plant to another.

Miyako said he doesn’t believe that the drones would replace bees but that it could help bees with their pollinating duties. He said that the drones will need to become smarter, more energy efficient and have better maneuverability as well as better GPS and artificial intelligence before they can be realistically used.

While working on a project designed to pick up the slack of a declining bee population is obviously not a bad thing, it would be much more prudent for the U.S. Government to immediately investigate and act on what exactly is causing the population to decline to begin with.

Of course, this would involve cracking down on Big Ag and toxic pesticides that are overwhelmingly responsible for such a steep decline. Unfortunately, the U.S. Government seems to be moving in the opposite direction with the Trump Administration having halted the addition of the rusty patched bumble bee to the endangered species list.

While it is of course a good idea to prepare for the worst, a world that depends on vulnerable technology to do the work of what once was simply done as an act of nature is a frightening one indeed. Most people would not want to see a world of tiny drones buzzing about fields and gardens instead of bees, but it seems that is the direction in which the world is heading.

Source: As Bee Population Continues Decline Scientists Introduce Robobee

January 2017: Record Rare Behavior of Thousands of Birds in the World

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Several videos record the rare behavior of thousands of birds that fly completely aimlessly, disoriented.

Following is a follow up on the page “The Animal Kingdom News” of this striking behavior of thousands of birds that fly in droves completely disoriented, captured from different parts of the world.

Will they be in the process of migration? Could it be that they have lost their power supply and fly in disorientation in search of this? Do they foreshadow changes in the climate? Some phenomenon not perceived by humans, but if they are frightened by them?

70,000 Birds Slaughtered To Clear Skies For Our Airplanes! Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Despite culling, bird strikes have increased

Nearby Kennedy Airport lies beneath a major migratory route for many bird species. The airport has also seen a significant increase in bird strikes.

In the wake of this widespread avian slaughter and it’s apparent ineffectiveness, opponents state that airport officials should find alternative measures to protect pilots and their passengers.

Jeffrey Kramer, a volunteer for GooseWatch NYC, believes that more efficient radar systems should be employed.

These would detect and avoid problematic flocks. “There has to be a long-term solution that doesn’t rely so extensively on killing birds and also keeps us safe in the sky.”

Airport officials say skies are safer without birds….and the Earth would be safer without humans?

How do you feel about the mass-slaughter of all these birds? Is it justifiable?

More on:

http://www.thealternativedaily.com/70000-birds-slaughtered-for-airplanes/

 

Awareness Helps!

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Very Graphic Video: Morocco “Pilgrims” at the Muslim Feast of Al Mawlid, Savagely killing a Camel with an ax before Eating it Raw!

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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“Very very very Shocking”, to say the least! Images of a rare savagery were posted on social networks showing n jumping on the beast still agonizing to devour it raw.

Many Internet users have denounced the practice of these “pilgrims” who, according to them, celebrate rituals dating from another era, marked by the seal of “witchcraft”.

“Such practices no longer have a place in a modern Morocco that evolves at all levels ...” (?!) add these Internet users, calling on the Moroccan authorities to combat this phenomenon of another age. Coming from muslim, not really surprised as they torture the animals they eat…..

These images date back to the day of the Muslim Feast of Al Mawlid, one of the most important annual celebrations of the Moulay Brahim mausoleum, with traditional rituals lasting a week, attended by visitors from different regions of Morocco And from abroad. The 7th day marks the end of these festivities with the “sacrifice” of a young camel, in the presence of the notables of the region.

Disgusting, revolting and who wants to go to Morocco to witness the agony of a camel slaughtered and eaten raw while still alive suffering. May them be doomed!

Langur monkeys grieve over fake monkey – Spy in the Wild: Episode 1 Preview – BBC One

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , on January 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Program website: http://bbc.in/2jrg0t4
Langur monkeys mistake the motionless robotic spy monkey that was accidentally dropped as a lifeless baby langur and begin to grieve.

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist!!

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.

The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in Earth’s history. Planet Earth is now experiencing its sixth mass extinction event and Homo sapiens is the cause. Moreover, this mass extinction event is accelerating and is so comprehensive in its impact that the piecemeal measures being taken by the United Nations, international agencies and governments constitute a tokenism that is breathtaking in the extreme.

And it is no longer the case that mainly ‘invisible’ species are vanishing: those insects, amphibians and small animals about which you had never even heard, assuming they have been identified and given a name by humans.

You and I are on the brink of driving to extinction some of the most iconic species alive today. For a photo gallery of threatened species, some of which are ‘critically endangered’, see ‘World’s wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans – in pictures’.

If you want to read more about some aspects of the extinction threat, you can do so in these recent reports: ‘World Wildlife Crime Report: Trafficking in protected species’ and ‘2016 Living Planet Report’  which includes these words: ‘The main statistic from the report … shows a 58% decline between 1970 and 2012. This means that, on average, animal populations are roughly half the size they were 42 years ago.’

And if you want to read just one aspect of what is happening in the world’s oceans, this recent UN report will give you something to ponder: ‘New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions’. 

TO BE CONTINUED ON

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