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"#ClimateCrisis" #FEAR porn started as early as 1800s. #KhazarianMafia #USA's #ClimateScam engineering and #ClimateEmergency #CarbonFootprint #propaganda chronology for at least half a century:

1966: Oil will run out in 10 years
1967: Famine in 1975
1968: World is overpopulated "#ClimateCrisis" ...
#KhazarianMafia #USA's #ClimateScam #ClimateCrisis #FEAR porn chronology:

1969: We will disappear in a cloud of blue vapour by 1989
1970: The world will exhaust its natural resources by 2000
1970: Cities will need to wear gas masks from 1985
1970: Pollution will kill all fish #KhazarianMafia #USA's #Cli...
#KhazarianMafia #USA's #ClimateScam #ClimateCrisis #FEAR porn chronology:

1970: Killer #bees arrive
1970: New ice age by year 2000
1970: Water crisis rationing in 1974 and food crisis in 1980
1971: New ice age by 2020
1972: New ice age by 2070
1972: Oil will run out in 20 years #KhazarianMafia #USA's #Cli...
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This week, people have been discussing if eating #oysters conflicts with following a plant-based diet.

Today, we’re taking a look at the definition of sentience and #veganism—and at animal species that have been proven to be more sentient than humans used to think. 👇1/14 Image
Although there is legal and scientific disagreement about #sentience, there are some standards that are broadly accepted.

According to @SentienceInst, sentience is simply the ability to have positive and negative experiences, including pain. 2/14
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The concept of animal #sentience is important for ethical reasons.

If #animals are sentient beings capable of feeling pain, most humans would agree that it is morally wrong to cause unnecessary pain or suffering to them. 3/14
sentientmedia.org/sentience-what…
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A quick thread on why helping #bumblebee queens who might get trapped in your house, conservatory, greenhouse or polytunnel to escape quickly is so important at this time of year. Please pass it on/#retweet. Thanks.🙏🏼 1/10
#bees #bumblebees
First: the #bumblebee lifecycle in brief.
Queens emerge from hibernation in early spring. They’re hungry obviously and need food. They feed up and immediately set about searching for a suitable site to establish a nest. 2/10
#bees #bumblebees
Once they identify a suitable site they store a small amount of food and lay their first batch of eggs. They sit on these eggs to keep them warm making necessarily efficient foraging trips in between to maintain the energy required to produce the heat for the eggs. 3/10
#bees
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In order for #nature to thrive, we need to create a mosaic of habitats nationwide and adopt this principal in our own #gardens. From woodland to scrub, #meadows to short grass and #ponds to wetlands. A variety of habitats is best for species diversity. 🧵
Even in a 50sqm garden, we can have most of the above mentioned habitats but on a smaller scale. Small trees such as Rowan, Crab Apple and Elder can work really well in small areas without getting too big or casting too much shade.
Moving down from this, we can add shrubs such as Hazel, Alder Buckthorn, Guelder Rose, Dog rose, Wild Privet and Holly which will provide so many flowers for insects and nesting potential for birds in the spring. As well as larval food plants for moths and butterflies.
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Heatwaves, droughts... We can't ignore climate change ! Does climate change affect plants, pollinators? Does drought affect pollination, the cornerstone of the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems?
>>> Check out our new paper in @JEcology and please retweet !!!!!
a thread 1/17
2/17 Manuscript accepted in @JEcology: Long‐term experimental drought alters floral scent and pollinator visits in a Mediterranean plant community despite overall limited impacts on plant phenotype and reproduction besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/13…
3/17 We measured floral traits in a natural Mediterranean community under drought: floral scent, flower number, colour, size, nectar production. We also measured pollinator visits, species richness and composition, and plant reproduction.
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New impacts of glyphosate:
Silvia Ribeiro of @ETC_Group summarises the latest scientific studies confirming the damaging impact of #glyphosate on human, animal and plant health caused via harmful imbalances in the digestive & immune systems jornada.com.mx/2022/04/23/opi… (Spanish text) Image
@ETC_Group It's not just cancer. A Canadian study published in 2022 studies the association of neurological and psychiatric diseases with the disruption of the intestinal flora in humans due to #glyphosate, a disruption that would also have intergenerational impacts frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
@ETC_Group On top of the known effects of hormonal disruption, new study shows the presence of glyphosate residues and/or its metabolites in post-menopausal women is associated with DNA methylation, a molecular alteration that can cause cancer & accelerate cell aging ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EH…
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#Bee Twitter - I put up a thread last Sunday about queen #bumblebees this time of year and how to help - thanks to you it got 800k+ impressions meaning tens of thousands of people are better ‘bee informed’.
Can we do it again?
PLEASE RETWEET this new thread to help save more 1/9
#queens. Bumblebees don’t understand glass - they get confused and trapped and exhausted. Likewise with polytunnel plastic. So if you see or hear a #bumblebee buzzing & banging against your window she’s not trying to get into your house to hang with you - she’s confused. 2/9
If she’s already inside your house and is buzzing at the window she’s trapped. So you need to get her out &
as quickly as you can - don’t leave her suffer while you do something else. Why?
#Bumblebees with a full stomach have about 40 minutes of ‘energy’ in them before they 3/9
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Lots of people asking us about #bumblebees at the moment - why they’re seeing them on the ground - so here’s a quick thread to explain what they’re up to. Please share as every #queen that survives means a new colony that gets to exist & produce new queen #bees for next year! 1/7
Bumblebee queens emerge in early spring from hibernation and immediately need to feed - that’s why early flowering plants are so important. Apart from feeding, their mission at this time is to find a suitable site to establish a nest. Hence you will observe queens flying low 2/7
…to the ground zig-zagging across the landscape - they’re house-hunting. Stopping to explore in long grass and vegetation, hollows in trees, stone walls, under sheds and even compost heaps. During this time bumblebee queens spend a lot of their time resting between flights. 3/7
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THREAD on #Shakespeare #DAG and the #bees … yes… you read that right… 🙈
1. To #bee or not to be… that is the #question… by Shakespeare
2. #Skakespeare ‘s #love of life was Anne Hathaway…🙈 (forget the current one and that her husband looks like Shakespeare🙈)
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@ThatSeanKeenan @AtlantaMagazine since i was not asked for my answers; here they are:
@ThatSeanKeenan @AtlantaMagazine #1-"the cop one"
unlike most mayoral candidates contending in this race; i believe in the abolition of our policing institutions. we can build a safety department which doesn't wield any lethal power(power no state should hold btw) #AbolishThePolice
@ThatSeanKeenan @AtlantaMagazine #2-"the crime one"
most crime is not a something we should fight from the top down but eliminate from the bottom up via assuring a society where needs are provided for; acts of desperation will be drastically reduced..
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1. This is a Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis.

One of the over 2,400 Mantis species.

This starts an interesting thread with some great mantis videos.

Stay tuned.

➡️ RT

#insects #nature #wildlife #mantis #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos
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2. Mantises, like many nature related subjects, is something you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

➡️ Please subscribe 🙏

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3/11. If you see an insect with a triangular head, bulging eyes, sitting upright with arms folded like in prayer, it is likely a ‘praying’ mantis.

Here is an example. It is not praying, but eating a bumblebee.

#bees #mantises #insectphotography

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Bee Engaged: 5 Quick Facts You Didn’t Know About #Bees!

weather.com/en-IN/india/en…

(📸: A Moeed Faruqui/TOI, BCCL, Bhopal)
#WorldBeeDay: Despite their role in pollinating our plants, which are responsible for the sustenance of humans and mostly all other organisms on this planet, bee populations have been on a steady decline due to large-scale ignorance regarding their existence.

#WorldBeeDay2021
#WorldBeeDay2021: To conserve these ecologically significant pollinators, it is imperative to not only value their existence, but also understand its different components: habitats, behaviours, species diversity, shapes, colours and sizes.

#WorldBeeDay
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** Research on a Post-it #MyPint21**
For @pintofscience's #Pint21 early career scientist Miranda Burke @beeingmirands invited our researchers to tell us about their projects through the medium of the humble sticky-note!

👇Here's a thread of their creations 👇 A sticky note that says "tackling global environmental
#MyPint21 from Mark Hamilton @Mark_H_22
“I’m researching how #coral reef degradation affects small-scale #tropical reef fisheries, incl. productivity, catch rates, fishing activity & diets in #fishing communities”
@ENVISIONDTP @LecReefs #Pint21 @LancsUniSciTech #GradSchEnv A drawing showing the implications of coral reef degradation
#MyPint21 from Mike Roberts & collaborator Estrella Luna @ELunaDiez
"#Plants can use their experiences of stress to 'prime' their offspring to be more resilient. We're trying to understand how they do it."
@BBSRC @N8agrifood #PlantSci @GlobalPlantGPC #Pint21 @LancsUniSciTech
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/24/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/dai…
The COVID-19 response illustrates that traditional academic reward structures and metrics do not reflect crucial contributions to modern science

journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar…

#rewards #metrics #ScientificContributions
The Years of Work Behind Washington’s Best-Liked Man

nytimes.com/2021/03/23/opi…

#TheFed #leadership #biography #OpEd
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/04/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/dai…
Thousands of Wild Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tho…

#bees
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#FabaHoney:
🍯- शहद में आयरन, कैल्सियम, मैग्नीशियम, फास्फोरस, पोटैशियम, सोडियम और जिंक आदि खनिज तत्व पाए जाते है. शहद याददाश्त तेज करता है, कमजोर तंत्रिका तंत्र को ठीक करता है.
🍯– शहद का नियमित सेवन खोई हुई शक्ति वापस लौटाता है. शहद शरीर को सुन्दर, स्फूर्तिवान, बलवान, दीर्घजीवी और सुडौल बनाता है.

🍯– शहद कामशक्ति वर्धक माना गया है. इसका सेवन पुरुषों में Testosterone और महिलाओं में Estrogen हार्मोन बनाने के प्रक्रिया को तेज करता है.
🍯– शहद एक अच्छा Anti-oxidant है, इसलिए शहद बढती उम्र के लक्षणों को कम करने में फायदेमंद है. Honey शरीर की रोगप्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढाता है और संक्रमण की पुनरावृत्ति रोकता है.
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Road verges can provide habitats for pollinators such as #bees, butterflies & beetles. 🐝🦋🌻

But are pollinators at risk from pollution & being hit by vehicles? 🚗💨 & how can we best manage verges for pollinators?

Our new study addresses these Qs:
doi.org/10.1016/j.bioc…
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Given concerns about pollinator/insect declines, road verges present a major opportunity because they…

1. Can be flower-rich habitats.

2. Cover ~1% of land in Europe/North America.

3. Are managed by relatively few organisations (e.g. local councils & highways agencies). Image
Road verges are often comparable to other grasslands, so can be managed as such. BUT…

Pollinators in road verges are also exposed to pollution, roadkill etc. so we need a specific assessment of if/how we should best use them.

We reviewed 140 studies to answer the following Qs: Image
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हमारे देश में मधुमक्खी पालन का कोई माई बाप नहीं है। मधुमक्खी पालन सड़क पर पलता हुआ गरीब का वह बच्चा है जो अपनी लगन और मेहनत से यदि बड़ा होकर कुछ बन गया तो उसका श्रेय समाज और सरकार को चला जाता है और 1/n Image
यदि वह उचित मार्गदर्शन के अभाव में बिगड़ गया या खराब हो गया तो उसका दोष लेने को कोई तैयार नहीं होता।
हमारा किसान कभी किसी से प्रेरित होकर या कभी मधुमक्खी पालन के बारे में कुछ अच्छा जानकर, सुनकर, निर्णय लेता है कि वह भी मधुमक्खी पालन की शुरुआत करे Image
और वह अपनी जमा पूंजी से मधुमक्खी के सौ-पचास बक्सों के साथ अपना मधुमक्खी पालन शुरू करता है।

खेती किसानी करने वाला किसान अपने क्षेत्र में पर्याप्त अनुभव लिए हुए होता है, साथ ही वह पशुपालन में भी पुराना जुड़ा हुआ होता है किंतु जब वह मधुमक्खी पालन शुरू करता है Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/24/2020-2

The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

…ldotmap.demographics.coopercenter.org
#Map #Census2010
Scientists concerned that coronavirus is adapting to humans | Society | The Guardian

theguardian.com/society/2020/m…
#society #humanity #coronavirus #mutations
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...#Positivity is in each & everyone of us. Let it flow more often, makes a better day. #SirLRO
...#Positivity ~none said it was easy, all you have to do is one step at a time. I know you can, keep going. #SirLRO
~ #Positivity there is no need for deprecating others with words, when it calls for~there is a need for compassion, it’s in you, #SirLRO
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Tread: It’s #FolkloreThursday so I thought I should do some folklore on common #wildlife in the U.K.!
One of my favourites is that if you have a #bees on your property you should always keep them in the know about the goings on in your house.
Also if there’s a death you should turn the hive towards the road so the bees can mourn when the hearse goes by.
#BarnOwls were often seen as bad omens. They were used to predict the weather.
However in the North it was seen as lucky to see an owl.
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1/ Here’s what I found touring farming businesses around Newark and #Nottinghamshire yesterday for @ffc_commmission #ffccontheroad (Grateful for my @CoticLtd bike!) #food #farming #countryside
2/ Farming dominates the rural landscape. But in most rural areas more people work in industry than agriculture. #ffccontheroad
3/ Farmers told me that while their generation has had to diversify not only farm activity, but their own skill set. They need to be mechanics, accountants, labourers, investors, land managers and entrepreneurs. They typically have fewer staff than their parent’s generation.
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