Reports of 2 million dead cattle due to drought in Etheopia
A quotation attributed to Albert Einstein claims: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.”
We have known about dying bees and butterflies for years now but you would be shocked to know these two species are just the very tip of the iceberg!
“Moths, hoverflies, wasps, beetles and many other groups are now sparse where once they were abundant.”
This week The Big Wobble reported a 60 % decline of insects in the UK since 1970
Earth has crossed it’s own tipping point and is creaking under the strain: Two thirds of animals expected to be extinct by 2020!
Below is just a glance of the carnage going on weekly on our planet, news we don’t usually here on the news.
23rd August 2017 – Hundreds, maybe thousands of dead Snow Geese found washed up in Cambridge Bay, Canada. Link
Hundreds of dead snow geese have washed up on the shores near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and it may be some time before officials figure out what caused them.
The geese washed up near Long Point, west of the Nunavut community. David Ohokannoak, who lives in Cambridge Bay, drove by the carcasses on Sunday evening on his ATV.
Carcasses of dead snow geese are seen on the shoreline, near the Nunavut community of Cambridge Bay. A resident said the birds dotted the shoreline for at least 20 kilometres. (Government of Nunavut/Department of Environment)
MANILA – The town of San Luis in Pampanga province has completed the slaughter of some 600,000 birds in a bid to contain the country’s first bird flu outbreak, Mayor Venancio Macapagal said Tuesday.
The mayor of Macharetí, Eduviges Chambaye, confirmed on Thursday that 2,474 heads of cattle died in not more than a month due to unknown causes, a sanitary situation that alarmed the cattlemen of that region of Chaco de Chuquisaca.
This year, 47 dolphins and 51 endangered sea turtles have died off the Gulf Coast and scientists are trying to figure out if they are the latest victims of the massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Those scientists are also sounding the alarm that these swift environmental changes are affecting all life in our ecosystem.
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The smell of dead fish is so bad, it makes you gag. Thousands of dead fish are washing up along the shores of Tampa Bay.
15th August 2017 – Tens of TONS of dead fish found in a fish farm in Cianjur, Indonesia. Link
Tons of fish in a floating net (KJA) pond in Jangari, Cianjur regency died within the past week. This condition is suspected to occur due to seasonal changes that affect the lifting of feed and domestic waste at the bottom of the reservoir upwards.
One fish farmer in Jangari, Denden Supriadi (46 years), said the condition of the death of dozens of tons of fish this occurred in the past week. “The possibility is due to the effects of recent weather changes,”
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought in Ethiopia. The UN agriculture agency said that the drought had devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources.