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2017, The Year Of Fukushima?

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By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

Back on January 29th we reported on what scientists were calling a ‘devastating, alarming and dire’ situation unfolding along the We… that had scientists ‘mystified’ and ‘stumped’ with sea life from Alaska to California continuing to suffer a massive series of die-off’s with no end in sight.

What was then our first Fukushima update in several months, we’ve been urged by recent news to revisit what is going on there once again after the Drudge Report linked to this story from Japan Today which reported that nearly 6 years after the devastatingearthquake and tsunami struck the plant, record radiation levels have been detected inside the #2 reactor.

As the Guardian reports, the ‘extraordinary radiation levels’ being detected now are the highes… since the 2011 meltdown. They also report the extremely high readings “highlight the scale of the task confronting thousands of workers, as pressure builds on Tepco to begin decommissioning the plant – a process that is expected to take about four decades.”

Measuring an estimated 530 sieverts per hour, Japan Today reports that radiation level can kill after even only a brief exposure, alevel other nuclear experts have called “unimaginable” and a level that far exceeds the previous high radiation level measured there, only 73 sieverts per hour.

According to medical experts quoted in their story, a dose of only 4 sieverts of radiation would kill one of every two people. They also report that 1 sievert alone could lead to infertility, the loss of hair and cataracts while increasing the risk of cancer.

And even though we aren’t there, why should we be concerned, and where is all of this radiation now going? This recent story from ENENews reports upon exactly why we should be concerned about what is happening half-a-world-away.

Reporting that US states have been hit with ‘extremely large peaks’ of Fukushima’s radioactive material and a ‘significant of amount of plutonium’ has been released for months on end, they also share proof the radiation is going all around the world and can be ‘measured globally’ with this stunner: “it blanketed the entire Northern hemisphere”.

Another sign that we should be concerned is this very interesting new story that Steve Quayle just linked to from the Daily Mail that reports that “tech billionaires are building boltholes in New Zealand”. Reporting that the ‘super rich’ are quietly preparing for ‘the apocalypse’, they also allude to the fact that in a WW3 scenario, the Southern hemisphere would likely be more safe than the Northern hemisphere should full-scale nuclear war break out between nuclear superpowers.

As the graphic seen above points out, one nuclear reactor is as dangerously radioactive as an entire nuclear war. And with the total meltdown of several nuclear reactors at Fukushima and the resultant radioactive poisons they have released now competely blanketing the entire Northern Hemisphere, is THAT why so many of the rich are moving into the Southern hemisphere?

Another recent story from ENENews reports the Fukushima calamity was ‘far worse than previously thought’ and with the mainstream media still mostly ignoring what is happening to the Pacific Ocean and to our country and much of the world from the odorless, invisible death that is continuously pouring into our atmosphere, an official in Japan has warned that was happened there recently”is a very big turning point”…and not for ‘the best’.

The two most recent stories from ENENews over the last two days report more bad news. Warning of a gaping hole in a grate under the containment vessel, they also report the hole was likely caused by melting radioactive fuel which ate through the containmentvessel. Then yesterday ENE reported that collapse was imminent at Fukushima after officials found a large section under reactor wass “unstable and about to collapse” — “Bad, bad news… Time to reconsider that trip to the east coast of Japan” they also reported.

In the 4 videos below we hear all about these recent news stories from Fukushima with our videographer in the first video reporting that things are much worse than we’d originally been told, especially for those who have consistently been getting their news from CNN, MSNBC and the ‘rapidly evaporating’ mainstream media.

In the 2nd video our videographer shares with us why he feels 2017 will be ‘the year of Fukushima’ with the disaster finally beginning to get the attention it deserves as things continue to spin wildly out of control there. Reminding us of the signs we’ve been getting recently and over the past several years, such as mass animal deaths around the world and in the oceans as shared in …, we see why Fukushima will continue to be a global disaster for at least the next 40 years.

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Thanks to Rose at the ConTrail for the heads up and link

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Vitamin C: FDA Withholding Cancer And Diabetes Treatments

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The following is a fascinating interview with health expert, Ronnie McMullen. We discussed the fact that there are cures for cancer and diabetes despite the fact that we haven’t seen any mainstream Big Pharma advances in almost 50 years. However, the alternative healthcare industry has exploded with effective means of treatment. And now, the FDA just legislated against intravenous Vitamin C even though there are no side-effects.

Watch the following YouTube video from The Health Ranger and feel free to share your thoughts:

The FDA Controlled By Big Parma Since Gov’t. Deal In 90’s

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It’s been a while since we had anything on the Vitamin C subject.  Seems there’s a push against intravenous vitamin C by the FDA big pharma puppets:

The following is a fascinating interview with health expert, Ronnie McMullen. We discussed the fact that there are cures for cancer and diabetes despite the fact that we haven’t seen any mainstream Big Pharma advances in almost 50 years. However, the alternative healthcare industry has exploded with effective means of treatment. And now, the FDA just legislated against intravenesou Vitamin C even though there are no side-ffects.

This is a great interview which exposes a lot and should be widely circulated.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/02/03/the-fda-withholding-cancer-and-diabetes-cures-ronnie-mcmullen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-fda-withholding-cancer-and-diabetes-cures-ronnie-mcmullen

 

Bad Medicine: Thousands Wrongfully Convicted On Drug Charges

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(Natural News) Recently, the state’s highest court ordered prosecutors to drop a significant portion of the more than 24,000 drug convictions to resolve a scandal – where thousands of people were wrongfully convicted on drug charges in Massachusetts – that has plagued the legal system since 2012.

For years, a state-employed chemist named Annie Dookhan has falsified drug lab tests to jail innocent people on the basis of fake scienceSuperiors systematically ignored several red flags on Dookhan. In 2012, she finally admitted to falsifying drug test results during her nine years at the Massachusetts state lab and was imprisoned in 2013. During her career, she marked tens of thousands of reports as ‘positive’ for illegal substances without testing them. She even added cocaine to sample results when no cocaine was present, The Free Thought Project reported. (RELATED: See more news about police state tyranny at PoliceState.news)

“Innocent persons were incarcerated, guilty persons have been released to further endanger the public, millions and millions of public dollars are being expended to deal with the chaos Ms. Dookhan created, and the integrity of the criminal justice system has been shaken to the core,” Judge Carol S. Ball stated at sentencing.

FAKE SCIENCE RUN BY BAD GOVERNMENT HAS RUINED THOUSANDS OF LIVES

Since the shocking revelations in 2012, roughly 1,500 of the ‘Dookhan’ convictions were overturned. But over 24,000 people affected by the fake science lab results remained on parole or in prison, and many more were denied jobs and housing due to their criminal records.

Some were even exiled from the U.S. based on the falsified results – including Jose Aguasvivas who was stopped by customs officials at the airport in San Juan, P.R, in 2009. After spending nine months in detention centers, he was deported to the Dominican Republic. Years later, in 2012, he found out that his conviction was invalid and hoped to be reunited with his wife Honelia, who stayed behind in the U.S. Unfortunately, they still had a three-year legal battle ahead of them. (See more news of bizarre but true events at Twisted.news)

Meanwhile, Aguasvivas was forced to remain in his hometown as a deportee. He missed the birth of his grandchildren, couldn’t find a job since everyone in the town assumed he was a dangerous criminal, and his wife had to move out of the apartment and take credit cards to be able to visit her husband. In May 2016, after charges for possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute were dismissed, he could finally return to his family in the U.S.

IN THE WAKE OF A LABORATORY SCANDAL OF UNPRECEDENTED MAGNITUDE

Despite Justice saying these cases involved “egregious government misconduct,” state prosecutors were fighting to keep the convictions in place. They sent cryptic, confusing letters to the defendants to inform them of their right to appeal their case individually. Most of these people, however, were poor and could not afford a lawyer to defend their case. And if they could afford to go to court, the case-by-case approach was moving at an unacceptable crawl.

Aguasvivas’ lawyer, Jennifer Klein of the Immigration Impact Unit, said that in Jose’s case it took three years, three attorneys, and an incredibly bright and aggressive wife to remove Jose’s conviction. This is an enormous amount of man-hours and resources that most people can’t muster, she added.

The confusion and injustice prompted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to get involved.

“It’s as though the state is almost addicted to prosecuting its way out of the problem of drug abuse,” said Mathew Segal, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. “The addiction is so strong that the state won’t even walk away from convictions tainted by fraud. And they could walk away. Prosecutors could walk away from these cases right now.”

Nonetheless, it took the state’s high court four years to finally put an end to most of the injustice caused by Annie Dookhan. Thousands of people, however, already served their time in jail for a non-crime, but at least now they can move on with their life without a conviction on their name.

The problem is not only limited to Massachusetts. Similar scandals and fraudulent test results emerge in other states, including New Jersey and Texas. (RELATED: See more examples of corruption in science and medicine at Rigged.news)

Sources:

TheFreeThoughtProject.com

TheMarshallProject.org

Ontario Pulls Plug On 36000 Smart Meters

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COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION

Last night I watched The Big Short — maybe the most important Hollywood film in years. This true story is a powerful and eloquent invitation to wake up to the sheer depravity at the core of the system of commerce.

The fact that the film got nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture is a huge sign that there are way more people waking up than we ever thought. The wrongs may not be getting righted as quickly as we’d like, but it is happening.

The reality of this shift is clearly evidenced by this news last week from Ontario. After years of obvious problems, Hydro One finally admitted that rural ‘smart’ meters do not work, and has decided to pull the plug on 36,000 of them — to startWe will see more utilities begin to do likewise. [UPDATE: BC Hydro just announced plans to remove 88,000 meters suspected of failure.]

Costing ratepayers billions, smart meters are actually designed to unlawfully harvest detailed data of the in-home activities of occupants without their knowledge or consent.

As reported by the National Post:

“Astonishing,” was the reaction from Lanark-area MPP Randy Hillier, who has been deluged with complaints about Hydro One billing and smart-meter suspicions.

“I’ve been banging my head against the wall for the last five years, saying we’ve got problems with smart meters in rural Ontario.” Since first being elected in 2007, no single issue has attracted as much attention in his riding, he said.

For the purpose of clarification: at this time Hydro One is not planning to uninstall smart meters and replace with analogs — but rather to manually read rural customers’ meters quarterly, and estimate the months in between, because the wireless reporting is simply not working.

More than 10,000 billing complaints have been filed with the Ontario Ombudsman, and the Auditor General of Ontario released a scathing report, calling out the smart metering program as a total flop.

Hydro One was the first major utility in Canada to deploy so-called ‘smart’ meters upon an unsuspecting customer base. The price tag for rollout, paid for by the people of Ontario, was $2 billion — which was $900M over budget.

GO GREEN, OR GO GREED?

For those new to this topic, here’s the skinny. Smart utility meters are being deployed worldwide under the banner of climate action. But they typically increase energy usage, and a high-level industry executive has admitted that the data collected by the surreptitious devices will be worth “a lot more” than the electricity itself.

Portland State University recently published a brilliant report on the morally-bankrupt surveillance agenda behind smart meters. The industry-gutting report is titled “The Neoliberal Politics of ‘Smart’: Electricity Consumption, Household Monitoring, and the Enterprise Form,” and excerpts can be read at Smart Grid Awareness here.

Customers are not being informed how their constitutional rights are being violated for the purposes of a for-profit home surveillance network. Nor how this technology has caused thousands of fires which have resulted in several deaths. Nor how our bodies are being affected by pulsed microwave radiation exponentially stronger than cell phones, as shown in Take Back Your Power.

If there wasn’t an avalanche of facts to back all of this up, it might sound too unbelievable to be true. But we live in strange times.

WE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH

Just like the banking system, the energy system has likewise become rotten to the core. To change both will require a complete overhaul and the embrace of a challenge to our comfort zone.

It is both harrowing and exciting for one to discover that there are major societal programs which are simply manufactured lies fueled by the idea of lack. That there’s not enough energy, food, resources, money. In reality, there is enough for all life to survive — and to thrive. It is provable fact that these truths have been suppressed.

Case in point: a 1971 de-classified US Army briefing actually calls for the secretization of solar technology which has greater than 20% effici… (see page 14). This was back in 1971! And, of course, it’s in the name of national security and property interests.

Meanwhile, the energy mafia in Nevada just decreed a 40% fee hike for solar-producing customers, while reducing the amount paid for excess power sold to the grid, effectively killing the solar industry there.

There is a war on energy. When we understand the level of corruption involved, the implications are enormous. And we must act to solve this problem.

I believe that the suppression of solutions is a dam ready to burst. And I’m optimistic of our passing through this dark night successfully, as we are learning to connect and serve the higher good. There is really no other choice.

Sources:
National Post – Hydro One pulling plug on 36,000 rural smart meters after years of …
The Province – B.C. Hydro must remove more than 88,000 smart meters
Smart Grid Awareness – ‘Smart’ Meters Represent Industrial Profiteering and Government San…

NZ Fluoridation Legislation: Take Action Now!

 

Legislation on Fluoridation 2017  

Legislation was introduced to Parliament on the 17th November 2016. This Legislation will shift responsibility from the local councils and give it to the District Health Boards. It is designed to make it virtually impossible to stop fluoridation in currently fluoridated areas, or to keep it out of places that do not have it – even if they have said “no” to it in the past. Local Councils will be required to do as the DHB dictates or face a fine of $200,000 and a further $10,000 per day of non-compliance.

Download Health Fluoridation of Drinking Water Amendment Bill

This Legislation does not allow for DHBs to consult with the community and it only allows a very narrow range for the DHBs to evaluate the subject as they will only be allowed to consider dental health in the community against the cost of fluoridation. They are being steered to only consider the 2009 Oral Health Survey rather than much more comprehensive data. They are not given any leeway to consider overall health effects.

Submissions close 2nd of February

As you will see from the transcript and related documents and the video footage of the MPs that spoke at the first Reading (5th of December 2016) – National, Labour and the Greens support the Bill. The Labour Party even want to strengthen the legislation by making it mandated by Central Government just in case a DHB tries to wriggle out of it. In a press release in December 2016, Labour also condemned the Maori Party for running a poll to find out what people think.

Progress on the Bill can be found here

You will also see that none of the speakers know very much about the subject. Health Select Committee Chair Simon O’Connor mistakenly credits his good teeth on taking fluoride tablets as a child. Unbeknownst to him, the Ministry of Health no longer recommends fluoride tablets because we now know fluoride doesn’t work by swallowing and fluoride tablets cause dental fluorosis!

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne, who introduced the Bill, has called us “tin-foil hat wearing, UFO-abducted pseudo-scientists.” He mustn’t realise that he is insulting around half of the NZ population. Results from all referenda held in NZ show that people tend to vote status quo. As only half of the country is fluoridated (23 councils out of 67, not “27 councils have rejected fluoridation” as Peter Dunne incorrectly stated) which means that roughly half the population is opposed to fluoridation (or maybe more than half) and if a nationwide referendum was held tomorrow, we would have a good chance of winning.

The NZ First Party thinks the issue should be decided by local referendum. The Greens supported the Bill “at first Reading stage” as they, too, have concerns about local decision-making – but the Greens as a party do think fluoridation is safe and effective. It shows that most of them must only have read the Ministry of Health propaganda.

How to stop the Legislation

The Government is now giving until the 2nd of February for us to send in written feedback on the issue. The law allows everyone who gives feedback to have 10 minutes speaking time for individuals, and 15 minutes for organisations. At the Hamilton Tribunal in 2013, 1557 people put in a submission, 1385 opposed fluoridation and 130 people spoke at the hearing to support their submission. That required the councillors to sit through 3.5 days of oral submissions and the result was a 7 to 1 vote to stop fluoridation. Unfortunately, some Hamilton councillors who had excused themselves from the Tribunal Hearing because of a conflict of interest, and did not bother to attend the Hearing as part of the audience, subsequently worked to overthrow that decision. (See Hamilton page if you would like more information on that).

Therefore, we urge everyone to give written feedback, and do their utmost to speak to that submission in person. We have been advised that It is best to keep feedback to a page or two with around half a dozen really salient points. The Hearing will be in Wellington, which is likely to be in February or perhaps March next year..

Ways to give Feedback:

Use this Online Form If you don’t know what to say, a personal testimony is good, or attach an article already written (suggestions here) or list a few points as suggested above. Send hard copy to Health Select Committee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington. It is really good if you can also say you will speak to your submission. This can be done by Skype if you cannot make it to Wellington.

Fluoride Free New Zealand will be providing a comprehensive written submission where we will explain the ineffectiveness and dangers of fluoridation and details of public dental health programmes operating overseas that actually do reduce dental decay.

Please encourage your friends and family to help us now by sending feedback to the Committee and by informing everyone they know on the facts about fluoridation. The number of people that do this makes a difference! You can also help by posting respectful and informative comments on Facebook, liking posts and comments and joining the discussions, particularly on the Facebook pages of the Health Select Committee Members. See the list below.

Remember, this is election year. We need to let politicians know we will not vote for them if they introduce this draconian legislation.

Health Select Committee Members
Simon O’Connor, Chairperson, National Party, Tāmaki
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SimonOConnorMP/

Barbara Kuriger, Deputy-Chairperson, National Party, Taranaki-King Country
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraKurigerMP/

Jacqui Dean, Member, National Party, Waitaki
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacquiDeanMP/

Julie Anne Genter, Member, Green Party, List
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieAnneGenterMP/

Annette King, Member, Labour Party, Rongotai
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annette.king.127
https://www.facebook.com/annette.king.of.rongotai/

Shane Reti, Member, National Party, Whangarei
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshanereti/

Scott Simpson, Member, National Party, Coromandel
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottsimpsonmp/

Barbara Stewart, Member, NZ First, List
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbarastewartmp/

Poto Williams, Member, Labour Party, Christchurch East
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facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poto.williams.7/

 

More Information

Local Government New Zealand’s response to amendments to the Act

Ministry of Health’s position statement on current proposed Legislation

Legislative Disclosure Statement from the Ministry of Health.

Trump To Shatter Big Pharma Monopoly

 

NaturalNews) In a welcome announcement during a press conference today, President-elect Donald Trump announced a plan to shatter the monopolistic pricing of Big Pharma that has been draining literally trillions of dollars from the government for the past two decades.

“Pharma has a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power,” said Trump. “There’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest drug buyer in the world, and we’re going to start bidding. We’re going to start saving billions of dollars on drugs.” (RELATED: See more coverage of President Trump at Trump.news)

Trump is referencing the fact that all the former Presidents in recent memory — Clinton, Bush and Obama — have maintained what can only be called a “monopoly pricing drug cartel” in the United States, where the U.S. government pays outrageously high prices for prescription medications purchased via Medicare, federal health coverage plans and VA Hospital operations. The utter lack of competitive pricing has been kept in place by an army of pharma lobbyists “bribing” complicit lawmakers and bureaucrats to keep high prices in place and eliminate competitive bidding for prescription medication purchase contracts. (RELATED: See daily coverage of medicine news at Medicine.news)

$324.6 billion a year in overpriced prescription medications to appease Big Pharma lobbyists

As a result, the federal government is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on overpriced prescription drugs each year, dolling out a whopping $324.6 billion on prescription drugs in 2015 alone. “Spending on prescription drugs outpaced all other services in 2015,” says a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid report entitled National Health Expenditures: 2015 Highlights.

That same report reveals that U.S. health care spending has now reached $3.2 trillion annually, or nearly $10,000 per person. If this spending isn’t curtailed, it’s going to bankrupt America and will soon hit an astonishing 25% of GDP, meaning 1 out of every 4 dollars generated in the entire U.S. economy will be going to drug companies, cancer treatment centers, hospitals, doctors and medical device manufacturers.

High drug prices weaken U.S. worker competitiveness in global marketplace

Obviously, that rate of expenditure is unsustainable. It also makes U.S. workers far more expensive than workers in overseas regions, harming the economic competitiveness of U.S. companies. In order for U.S. workers to remain competitive, U.S. health care costs need to be drastically reduced… and that means finally forcing drug companies to compete on pricing rather than receiving “full retail” monopoly-priced reimbursements from the federal government.

Making America Great Again, in other words, means stopping the federal government from being ripped off by Big Pharma.

Notably, Hillary Clinton’s campaign accepted millions of dollars from Big Pharma sources, and there’s little question that Clinton, if she had won the election, would have maintained the status quo of monopoly prices. See “Hillary Clinton will not challenge FDA Monopoly” and “If you support Hillary Clinton, you support big pharma and mandatory vaccinations.” (RELATED: Find more news on Hillary Clinton at Clinton.news)

In contrast, Donald Trump is genuinely “draining the swamp” by eliminating waste, fraud and abuse across many sectors of the federal government. Big Pharma just got served: The era of easy profits and a compliant federal government writing unlimited fat checks is now coming to an end.

Every American fed up with unaffordable drug prices, outrageous health insurance premiums and the corruption and influence of lobbyists in Washington D.C. should applaud this announcement by Trump.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-11-donald-trump-announces-plan-to-attack-big-pharma-monopoly-profits-by-requiring-competitive-bidding-government-drug-purchases.html

Death Of The Bumble Bees

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Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Like a ticking time bomb, each year we see more devastation to the world’s bee colonies. Originally called colony collapse disorder, the cause of a decline in bees is now widely attributed to the use and overuse of agrochemicals, specifically neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides used in many parts of the world as one of many mass-produced chemicals developed to be less toxic to mammals and birds.

All too frequently we hear reports of thousands or even millions of bees found dead in one place or another. Last year, millions of bees died in Southeastern U.S. as a result of mass spraying of the insecticide naled against mosquitoes as a method of addressing the Zika outbreak. In 2015, the USDA found that America’s honeybee populations had decreased by a shocking 42% over the prior year. Again it was bad news in 2016, as the rusty patch bumble bee (Bombus affinis) was formally proposed for the endangered species list, a move seen as a last hope for survival for threatened animals.

The endangered designation is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for species that are in danger of becoming extinct throughout all or a portion of their range. Service Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius said, “Our top priority is to act quickly to prevent extinction of the rusty patched bumble bee. Listing the bee as endangered will help us mobilize partners and focus resources on finding ways right now to stop the decline.” [Source]

The loss of bees and other pollinator insects is one of many burgeoning ecological crises which threaten the future of life on planet earth, and now, the rusty patch bumble bee has officially been added to the endangered species list by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. This is the first bumble bee to be protected under the endangered species act.

“Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen. But the species, now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction, has become the first-ever bumble bee in the United States — and the first bee of any kind in the contiguous 48 states — to be declared endangered.

Once common and abundant across 28 states from Connecticut to South Dakota, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, the rusty patched bumble bee has experienced a swift and dramatic decline since the late 1990s. Abundance of the rusty patched bumble bee has plummeted by 87 percent, leaving small, scattered populations in 13 states and one province.” [Source]

So, once again, now in 2017, more warning signs appear. Something is unsteady in the ecosystems which sustain us, and until news like this becomes the top daily priority of news organizations around the world, the human race will be unable to properly address this crisis.

What Can You Do to Help?

Stewardship of the environment and the eco-systems which sustain us is the responsibility of all people, and fortunately, in the case of bee extinction, we can all contribute to a positive outcome. Some general recommendations, as noted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, are as follows:

“Grow flowers, including flowering trees and shrubs. Have a mix with something in bloom from early spring through fall. Include native milkweeds for monarch butterflies.

Bumble bees and many other pollinators (bees, moths and butterflies) need a safe place to build their nests and overwinter. Leave some areas of your yard unmowed in summer and unraked in fall, in your garden and flower beds leave some standing plant stems in winter.

Provide a pesticide free environment.” [Source]

The example of a small but dedicated group of indigenous women in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico may serve as inspiration for those who wish to make a positive contribution.

In the following video, group founder and president Anselma Chale Euan explains how a group of 20 local women has come to be a global example of how ordinary people can contribute to the monumental task of stewarding a future for the honeybee. Their co-op works primarily with the stingless bee, Melipona Beechi, a species that was traditionally cultivated by men during the ancient times of the Mayan empire. Their work has been a learning process but they have developed their hives and have come to care for over 20,000 bees, producing over 48 liters of honey a year.