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About Earth News November 201811/10/2018 - The last rains made many different Fossils visible at our Nature Preserves. They are witnesses to ancient times, telling us about Earth's changing history
11/05/2018 - There is a big threat looming over the heads of billions of humans. Burning fossil fuels has brought the level of Carbon dioxide up to super high levels. CO2 acidifies Earth oceans , endangering marine life, reducing calcium in coral reefs , reducing the amount of marine food harvested and needed by humans. One third of Earth population depends on food out of Earths Oceans
11/01/2018 - Warming oceans have been changing food production.
About Earth News October 2018
10/30/2018 - Satellites shown continued Deforestation on Earth is destroying climate stabilizing forests, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide in the air, acidifying Earth's oceans. Additionally man-made under-story forest fires burned huge areas of the Amazon and the equatorial rain-forests in the last years. As a consequence changing climate kills more and more people!
10/25/2018 - Many Bear Springs Blossom members are teachers, professors, still educating in retirement. Part of our education, and it has proven to be helpful was to look at the thoughts of famous men! Read the thoughts of Archimedes and Aristotle, both from ancient Greece, or more modern philosophers as John Locke, Immanuel Kant. Very interesting ideas of two famous Americans: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were published, and everybody knows a saying of Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi. The education views of another famous American are also interesting to read
Do you know who said: I know that I know nothing
10/24/2018 - The Human Brain, the Human heart, the human blood, and the Human skeleton are essential for the well being of humans. All mammals need these parts of the body to survive!
10/23/2018 - The record warm temperatures in the Pacific have fueled hurricane Willa. Today Willa will make landfall, the damage will be huge, many people will suffer. When will politicians wake up and act?
10/19/2018 - Humpback whales are mammals who can adapt to changing ocean conditions, passing on new hunting techniques to each other. Whale mothers teach their babies new words every day
10/11/2018 - Earth's climate is changing = billions will suffer. Coal-bed methane gas seeps out of pores and cracks within coal. often causing fatal explosions. The US Four Corners area releases huge amounts of methane. NASA detected that emissions from established fossil fuel harvesting techniques are much greater than reported. Because of warmer ocean temperatures methane ice is now thawing on many ocean floors of Earth. Methane is 23 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide CO2
10/04/2018 - Humans have warmed up planet Earth so much, that more water is moved by the spinning of Earth towards the equator resulting in a different pressure on Earth's tectonic plates. Humans have to face the consequences: Earthquakes along the borders of Earth's plates.
Another earthquake has happened in Indonesia endangering more people.
10/01/2018 - The death toll of the tsunami in Indonesia is rising by the hour. The wall of water was up to 20 ft high killing over 1400 people. 150 aftershocks followed the 7.4 magnitude earthquake
About Earth News September 201809/28/2018 -Today in Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, northeast of Donggala, Indonesia. Ongoing Human actions have brought the oceanic plates out of balance! People suffer!
09/24/2018 - Once there was a beautiful forest, now after energy resources are ripped out of the Earth all is destroyed! Profit and greed = destruction + insecurity
High erosion rates, air contamination + unhealthy drinking water. Destroyed forests equal our destroyed future!
Less oxygen production, less carbon dioxide CO2 storage, Less chances for a healthy life!
09/20/2018 - After the strong hurricanes and typhoons this year more people talk about Climate change effects How many humans will be affected? Can we afford the rising food prices?
09/10/2018 - Japan continues to harvest methane ice in an offshore production facility. Methane ice is thawing all over Earth endangering Earth's atmosphere and air quality with this very potent greenhouse gas. Harvesting this vast source of energy is a win win situation, good for people and Earth's climate!
09/07/2018 - In the last ice-age, a lot of methane and CO2 was frozen in Siberia and along coast lines in Earth's oceans. Now this ice is melting pushing up thousands of huge methane- and CO2 filled bubbles. Methane is 23 times stronger as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
09/05/2018 - AGAIN, a new temperature RECORD on Earth!!
09/04/2018 - With warmer oceans more water is evaporating resulting in more storms and floods threatening and harming more people on Earth becoming a real global issue.
09/02/2018 - All honest scientists agree, that renewable energy sources are the only solution to lower the amount of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere
A few miles above the Earth, that's where Earth's climate is changing
About Earth News August 2018
08/24/2018 - Vampire electricity is sucking a lot of money from your wallet! Save money! Shut down unused electrical appliances: TV cable boxes, DVRs, computers use electricity even when turned off. People pay a higher electricity bill and with it they use huge amounts of water to produce electricity. Water that should be there for human consumption and not for producing electrical power!
08/21/2018 - Humans on Earth live within borders, but weather, storms, poisonous materials affect people globally. Air pollution does not stop on border lines, water pollution moves with the ocean currents - Thermometers all over Earth show the rise in ocean water temperature.
08/18/2018 - The people living in India area of Kerala are facing one of the worst flooding. Hundreds have died, thousand are sitting on their roofs waiting for help. The highest CO2 levels in the Earth atmosphere have warmed up Earth oceans, causing more water droplets in the air. Stronger rains and terrible floods are the outcome.
08/15/2018 - Many countries report droughts and excessive heat. The result is that Earth's forests have changed CO2 levels in the atmosphere. As plants experience warmer and drier conditions, they're more likely to dry out and rot, producing more CO2 instead of removing it from the atmosphere like healthy plants do. Without enough plants to perform photosynthesis and filter CO2 out of the air, the tropical forests will not be able to soak up as much of the greenhouse gas emissions that are increasing global temperatures across our Earth.
08/12/2018 - Paying too much for electricity is still a common problem worldwide. People waste electricity with security lights, that provide no security at all, and they still use the heat producing, electricity wasting old light bulbs, instead of saving money on energy with efficient LED lightbulbs
08/10/2018 - Far over two billion people depend on drinking water from glaciers. Imagine what they will do when shrinking glaciers are melted away?
The huge amount of water running out of these glaciers is changing the pressure on Earth's tectonic plates,
and it is adding water to our oceans.
08/07/2018 - In the last days people on Earth have witnessed two global records being set. Arabia recorded a 24-hour minimum temperature of 42.6C - never before such a high 24 hour minimum temperature was meassured. In Algeria the thermometer showed a maximum temperature of 51.3 Celsius.
Prepare yourself for a new Earth - life will be very different for all of us, for all life on Earth.
08/05/2018 - Heat record broken in Portugal
08/04/2018 - Bear Springs Blossom research update on ocean temperatures: With record CO2 levels in the air, ocean water all over Earth is warmer than it was last year at this time, and the year before, and the year before... Results are higher evaporation rates, resulting in more flood events, leading to a strong variation of ocean salinity, resulting in changed Ocean currents and in more violent weather. Warmer ocean water also can store less CO2 carbon dioxide
08/02/2018 - The greatest diversity of life on Earth is found in Earth's oceans. BSB is working hard to protect the marine creatures that live in the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, the Arctic, and Antarctic from threats such as over-fishing, climate change, trash piles, acidification, and man-made chemicals
About Earth - News July 2018
07/21/2018 - RECORD: On Greenland ice is thawing faster than ever. The water runs into the Atlantic ocean leading to ocean level rise, endangering the Gulf stream current, slowing down the spinning of Earth.
07/17/2018 - Burning fossil fuels causes a lot of trouble. Many animals cannot adapt fast enough, getting endangered, or dying off!
Years ago 140 nations have agreed to reduce / avoid mercury release, but how long will it take before the agreement shows real reduction rates? Mercury is a strong poison for humans, mammals, animals mainly emitted by coal fired power-plants. When will nations act on their promises or is it good for the future of our children to break all promises?
07/14/2018 - China's government has reported: '2 percent of our land is too polluted to grow crops ...'. Most other countries refuse to test their polluted soil, do not inform their citizens. Do people like to be poisoned, to get cancer, and die early?
07/05/2018 - Rising carbon dioxide levels are in part reduced, absorbed by Earth's oceans. The resulting chemical reaction leads to ocean acidification. Oyster producer had to learn that their bivalves are dying in RECORD numbers, because acid water eats the chalky shells of the oysters. Coral reefs are dissolved by the acid ocean water. Seafood harvester loose income, less seafood is available, consumers will pay higher prices for seafood.
07/03/2018 - RECORD Very dangerous CO2 carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere!!!
Read BSB pollution solution
07/01/2018 - Do you like to do Quizzes , want to know about Earth's longest rivers and have your own thoughts looking at a problem from all directions? - Can living an ethical life help us, can it change our world to the better?
Philosophy cannot solve problems, but it can be a bandage for the soul, and often helps to feel more happiness. Laws should not be difficult to understand - variations of the Ten Commandments are found in all religions and believes. Many philosophers have believed that the Laws of Nature should be the basis of all laws!
About Earth - News June 2018
06/29/2018 - 13 years ago, we published our research on how Earth's changing climate will affect the freedom and well-being of people around the Earth. All data indicated that social unrest, moving of many people = migration, and the risk for new wars will increase with every year. Patient Earth is sick, has a strong fever...
Humans face floods, earthquakes and famine
06/26/2018 - New research: Seafood will become more scarce, more expensive - more people will starve. Most of the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef will die within the next 2 decades because of sea level rise and ocean acidification. What will a growing Earth population eat when food out of the oceans becomes scarce?
14/06/2018 - Volcanism all over Earth has increased Hawaii#s volcanoes and others are very active. Human activities have beeen changing pressure on Earth's tectonic plates is one of the reasons. In the last years a new island appeared South of Japan, and South of El Hiero of the Canary island group, a new underwater volcano raises. The Etna in Sicily spew hot ashes lighting up the sky, on Iceland a volcano had threatened to melt a big glacier, in Asia many people had to flee from a volcano outbreak, earthquakes in California along the St. Andreas fault line. - Geology explains whats happening and why. Burning huge amounts of fossil fuels raises the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere causing huge amounts of water changing positions, changing earthquake patterns.
06/08/2018 - We offer free information and education worldwide. But we had to learn that nowadays more people are interested in "bread and games". Answers to the question 'How life works' should be helpful information, and the answer to the question 'Why education' can open some eyes, can lead to a better life! ! 2000 years ago, the shift in interest to 'bread and games' marked the decline of the Roman Empire!
06/05/2018 - More record numbers on global temperatures: A record warm year 2017, RECORDs broken every month, all caused by burning huge amounts of fossil fuels. CO2 carbon dioxide emissions have changed weather patterns, leading to different violent weather on Earth!
Earth's Atmosphere is changing and there is not enough Green Electricity used. The Backup of Renewable Energy is not reliable all the time causing the Electricity Grid to become unstable. 06/01/2018 - New reports on deforestation worldwide explain why our weather becomes more and more violent. Less trees affect all life on Earth! Get informed about rain-forests. There a lot of things you can do!
Earth News Headlines May 201805/28/2018 - CO2 carbon dioxide levels continue to climb, RECORD high for the last 13000 years!
05/20/2018 - Trees produce a lot of oxygen, store CO2 = carbon dioxide, but money + greed destroys trees endangering and killing human life. Millions of trees cut all over Earth - Brazil and Indonesia are lowering rain-forest protection. Humans + all life on Earth pay dearly for this irresponsible behavior.
05/11/2018 - BSB research data shows record high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and continued melting of Arctic sea ice. Melted ice releases water without salt, so this water is changing the water chemistry of ocean water, changing its salinity. Salinity is one driver of Earth's ocean currents. Another impact: Less arctic ice will reflect less sunlight, causing higher ocean water temperatures, causing methane ice on the ocean floor to melt. Methane is 23 times more potent as greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide
05/06/2018 - How alternative facts are used more often. Writers have been warning for a long time. Read in the book 1984 from George Orwell to better understand the threats.
We want to add a quote: "No people can be both ignorant and free." This is a true quote from Thomas Jefferson, former president of the US
One last quote to think about: "This [the U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other." said by former US founder Benjamin Franklin
05/02/2018 - New Record: United Nation reports over $400 billion damage from Climate Change - globally
global dimming is responsible for less catastrophic events!
- Thermometers all over Earth show the rise in ocean water temperature. Marine life, especially coral reefs cannot handle this fast increase in temperature. Higher water temperature results in lower oxygen levels. Sea food for humans is endangered!!
Earth News Headlines April 201804/21/2018 - New RECORD: Earth population has risen again: More people = more food, more energy, more water, more pollution ...
04/15/2018 - Bear Springs Blossom gives information on the slow down of the Gulf stream,, die North Atlantic current, for over a decade. Now other scientists have confirmed our information. The Gulf stream has been slowing down and is now at a speed rate lower than during the mid ages. What will you do?
04/11/2018 - Ocean water gets warmer, carbon dioxide levels are rising, methane levels are rising, population is increasing - when will people act to secure their future?
Earth News Headlines March 2018|
03/29/2018 - New Record: Rain-forest areas on a new low. Deforestation is changing Earth Climate . More violent weather, torrential rain, floods, storms are some of the result. Less trees equals less rainfall equals less flora, less CO2storage, less fauna, less humans in the future...
03/20/2018 - In the last 12 months energy usage around Earth has created a NEW RECORD. Never before humans have demanded so much energy, never before so much air pollution has been produced to deliver the demanded energy, never before so much water was used to produce electricity!
Many Humans get killed or suffer severely by the exposure to mercury. Mercury is mainly produced by coal-fired power-plants, and with more electricity-demand-records more people are harmed!
Over 30000 people died in the last 12 months because of mercury filled pollution, many others have health problems from mercury contaminated fish and poisoned food.
03/10/2018 -Our latest research: Many countries on Earth are boosting the production of renewable energy. It is a great way to reduce air pollution , reducing the amount of people who get sick.
Some call it green electricity when instead of coal, oil and gas, renewable s are used.
But there are always thoughts about the backup of Renewable electricity.
More companies are using fuel cells - manufactured with renewable materials, producing energy when energy is needed, a great solution.
03/01/2018 - There are so many energy sources out there. Why do the governments of Earth still rely on burning Coal ?? Power plants burning fossil fuels are the biggest air polluters, blowing toxic materials as mercury in the air. They use huge amounts of water to produce electricity, often the coal ash is poisoning the rivers, killing all life
Earth News Headlines February 2018|
02/27/2018 - All Humans need to drink water every day. Good unpolluted water and healthy drinking water becomes more scarce and more difficult for many. For example Mercury is a poison produced by burning coal, but many power-plants have no filters, and the poison is washed into our lakes, rivers, oceans.
Nature has provided its own protection with trees along rivers, but more riparian areas are destroyed every day, endangering the future of many!
02/23/2018 - Summer-like heat in the Eastern U.S. All RECORDS for February warmth in cities in at least ten states broken. Official records began in the late 1800s.
02/21/2018 - RECORD breaking amounts of methane gas are released in the atmosphere harming humans around our Earth. This record release of climate-changing methane in U.S. history kills people.
One of the reactions of Earth is a record in sea level rise - a strong 'acceleration' in Earth's sea levels rise. The outcome: worsening flooding in coastlines around Earth, more hurricanes and typhoons and changing earthquake patterns.
02/18/2017 - For ten-thousands of years gases like Oxygen - Hydrogen - Nitrogen - CO2 carbon dioxide - Greenhouse Gases were building a safe cover / protection for life on Earth. Now...
02/03/2018 - BSB data results: RECORD growth of ocean bacteria because of warmer ocean temperatures. Tiny little marine creatures multiply exuberantly because their habitat is unbalanced by human activities
Check your knowledge with the BSB ocean quiz
02/01/2018 - Using too much Nitrogen fertilizer does a lot of harm to Earth's atmosphere, to Earth's oceans, to rivers, lakes and our fresh water. 'Dead zones' in Earth's oceans (meaning areas where marine life = food out of the ocean cannot survive) are expanding.
Earth News Headlines January 2018|
01/27/2018 - Because of record warm oceans, methane ice that was stored under the ocean floor for eons becomes methane gas again. This strong greenhouse gas is feeding climate change!
Lowest sea ice extend for this time of the year in the Arctic. Less ice equals less reflection of sun light equals warmer ocean water equals warmer climate endangerment of all life on Earth.
01/21/2018 - Warmer ocean water temperatures and thawing of ice in Greenland and the South pole are causing an increase of volume in Earth oceans. Moving ice melts, resulting in fresh water is changing ocean currents. Water is heavier with salt, sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Earth's rotation is moving the additional water towards the equator, changing earthquake patterns and volcanic eruptions!
01/16/2018 - Earthquakes, floods in the US, destructive storms: The new normal! Record Co2 carbon dioxide and methane amounts in Earth's atmosphere and record deforestation of Earth's forests have changed Earth's weather patterns.
BSB has to report NEW Records all the time: Never before in human history wildfires destroyed so many homes - wildfires were burning, destroying property, killing people. Livelihoods were destroyed by torrential floods and mudslides, with river levels not seen before. Damages bigger than 100 billion Euro to houses and human property.
01/12/2018 - Records almost every day: 408.74 ppm CO2 Carbon dioxide was in the atmosphere yesterday. A year ago it was 406.3 ppm. Do you remember a few years ago, when all the politicians promised to keep it below 360 ppm?
01/09/2018 - There were two snowfall events in the Sahara dessert in the last 35 years: One in 2016 and one 2 days ago, when over 10 inches of snow were falling. Because of warmer oceans there is more moisture in the air, because of the thawing Arctic storms have changed their patterns. Where will we produce food in the future - in the Sahara?
Do you hear about the torrential rain in California and the destroying mudslides wiping out homes, all just after a month long wildfire?
01/06/2018 - Did you know that every SECOND 40 tonnes of food go into garbage?
Did you know that one third of all produced agricultural food is thrown away before it gets to the consumer?
Can you imagine that almost 1 billion Humans on Earth are suffering from chronic undernourishment?
01/04/2018 - Water pollution is a big threat to humans. Coal fired power plants are the biggest air and water polluters, blowing toxic materials as mercury in the air. They waste huge amounts of water , often the coal ash is polluting our water poisoning the rivers, killing all life, endangering humans.
Natural areas along our rivers were protecting our drinking water supply for eons, but irresponsible development destroyed many of these protecting riparean areas.
01/01/2018 - Our members reported their readings: 2017 was one of the warmest years on record on Earth - record keeping started in 1880. The worst coral bleaching event ever happened, the highest amount of damaged homes, the ice cap in the Arctic is at its smallest area. Our website Our Earth. gives your more information.
Earth News Headlines December 2017
12/31/2017 - We wish all of you a happy year 2018 with no or only a few changes and challenges!
12/27/2017 - More and more people are moving to the big cities of Earth. Air pollution is already a problem, but how long can healthy drinking water and food be provided?
12/24/2017 - Violent Typhoon moves over the South Philippines - far over 200 dead, close to hundred thousand people lost their homes.
12/22/2017 - Earth's oceans are changed. Pollution, acidified by carbon dioxide , covered with trash, warmed up by higher temperatures! The results are reduced amounts of sea food, less biodiversity in Earth's oceans. Over 1.6 billion humans who depend on sea food for survival, will starve, go violent. Temperature change in Earth's oceans is partly the reason for stronger blizzards, extreme amounts of snow, storms, droughts and wildfires, and floods and have become a problem for many nowadays. Changing climate is changing lives, kills more and more people!
12/19/2017 - Sometimes a quiz can put a smile on your face, or helps you to update your knowledge, giving you a better life...
Quiz about India
12/13/2017 - Burning fossil fuels for energy production led to highest concentrations in carbon dioxide and made it possible to break all records since humans have records. Extreme weather with huge flooded areas, more methane ice thawing, and more cows worldwide lead to another record of methane in Earth's atmosphere. How long will this generation wait before taking action?
12/10/2017 - Deforestation in the Amazon rain-forest accelerates. More Soybeans are planted, too many cows are overgrazing the meadows because Earth's population is growing facing a very unsure future.
12/06/2017 - BSB research got the newest number on temperatures in the Arctic. Temperatures there have risen again sharply compared to last year. Imagine the changes humans have to face. Weather in the Northern regions will change dramatically. Earlier snowfall in Norway, Siberia. When ice is melting it cannot reflect the sun's energy back into space. The Arctic ocean with no ice cover can absorb the sunlight, warming up, releasing more water vapor. More clouds will form, and these clouds will act like a blanket keeping the warmth on Earth. The jet stream will change its path, changing the weather patterns all over Earth. Humans will have to adapt fast. Permafrost stabilizes the roads up there, now there will be mud. Transport of food and energy will become difficult. And as you all know, weather in the North influences weather in the rest of Earth.
12/04/2017 - Thermometers all over Earth show the rise in ocean water temperature. Marine life, especially coral reefs cannot handle this fast increase in temperature. Higher water temperature results in lower oxygen levels. Sea food for humans is endangered
High erosion rates, air contamination + unhealthy drinking water
Destroyed forests equal our destroyed future!
Less oxygen production, less carbon dioxide CO2 storage, Less chances for a healthy life, less chances for a secure future!!
12/01/2017 - 140 nations have agreed to reduce / avoid mercury release, but how long will it take before the agreement shows real reduction rates? Mercury is a strong poison for humans, mammals, animals mainly emitted by coal fired power-plants burning fossil fuels
Earth News Headlines November 201711/30/2017 - Bali's Mount Agung's crater is blowing out molten rock while a huge lightning storm rages. Ash was blown up over 4km.
11/29/2017 - There is a big threat looming over the heads of billions of humans. Burning fossil fuels has brought the level of Carbon dioxide up to super high levels. CO2 acidifies Earth oceans, endangering marine life, reducing calcium in coral reefs, reducing the amount of marine food harvested and needed by humans. One third of Earth population depends on food out of Earths Oceans
11/26/2017 - Mount Agung volcano in Bali erupted three times today.
11/22/2017 - Drinking water tests show: Record drinking water pollution in public and well drinking water: insect repellent DEET, ibuprofen, antibiotics, antiseptics, hormones, BPA, and herbicides. It is quite possible that you get a sip of man-made chemicals from you faucet. Be careful man-made poisons can affect your health changing your blood , damaging your heart , often changing the chemistry of your brain.
11/21/2017 - The phrase Water Conservation is used more often nowadays. Only a tiny fraction of the water on Earth can be used as drinking water. Human activities have polluted more and more water.
Read our booklet how to conserve water
Recycling helps to reduce pollution!
11/14/2017 - Bear Springs Blossom Health warning: Burning your plastics produces Dioxins, which is very harmful to a human body. PCB's + pesticides can harden arteries leading to Health problems , atherosclerosis + cardiovascular diseases, heart problems.
11/14/2017 - More and more people are using recycling to save money and help Nature. In some countries the recycling rate is above 60 %, helping to lower the pollution effects and the problems with water pollution, helping to have a sustainable use of natural resources.
11/13/2017 - We get a lot of of questions about global issues. - Storms, floods, ocean rise, earth quakes, polluted air and drinking water are no local issues. These problems affect people around our Earth.
11/10/2017 - Electric carscan be seen nowadays on roads of many countries. How far can I drive with an electrical car? How much does it cost to drive 100 miles?
11/04/2017 - Gas guzzling cars cost us a lot of money. And their exhaust makes our future and the future of our children insecure. Driving a more fuel efficient car saves us a lot of money and secures our future.
11/01/2017 - Climate change is real killing more and more people. Everybody can do little things to reduce the impacts. These small actions may seem insignificant, when we consider the billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases that humanity is pumping into the atmosphere. Yet, all these billions of tonnes are created by the billions of people living unsustainably. If we all change even the tiniest things, we can make a huge difference.
One small action for an individual, one giant leap for the environment. For climate change, small can be big!
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Earth News Headlines October 201710/29/2017 - Our research on soil conservation clearly shows that the security of our food depends on fighting erosion. A lot of test show that mulch works best, reducing wash off and leveling the chemistry of your soil to a level where plants grow best.
10/15/2017 - 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana a damaged pipeline has spilled over 1 1/2 millions liters of oil into the gulf of Mexico. Sea life will suffer, humans will get more contaminated sea food.
10/14/2017 - Forest Services report record: More than one and a half billion trees died because of drought, fire, floods! Think about the price tag, how much money we lost! Think about how much oxygen these trees have produced, now they are dead
Many unusual weather events have been damaging a lot of property, farmland, crops. High Erosion removes good soil, food prices will rise, humans suffer!
10/01/2017 - Not-normal weather conditions force many insects to change their homeland and move to another one. Native Biodiversity is endangered. The Science of Biology explains why Native plants cannot handle invasive species, and are already threatened by unusual droughts, floods, heat waves, frost.
Earth News Headlines September 2017
09/28/2017 - Knowledge / know-how becomes more and more important. An education that is not updated is a danger for us and our children + grandchildren.
09/23/2017 - For eons Nature is changing plant material = biomass into different kind of coal. But everywhere on Earth humans burn huge amounts of coal to produce electricity, changing the balance of Nature. Only the extensive use of renewable energy could reduce greenhouse gases avoiding more violent weather, floods, rising sea levels, fights and wars between humans because of to expensive food!
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09/18/2017 Why Keep Earth beautiful is a question that many have in their mind.
Power producers worldwide report NEW RECORDs in Power demand equals in Air pollution RECORDs.
BSB thinks it is important to talk about global issues. Oceans worldwide are warming up, leading to strong rains, typhoons with flooding. BSB's 12 different topics show that every person on Earth is threatened or will be killed by irresponsible actions around the globe.
09/13/2017 - The Atlantic ocean is home to one of the most important ocean currents lowering ocean levels at the US East coast, allowing fishermen to harvest more marine animals, providing Europe with warmth. This current is in danger...
09/02/2017 - After looking through millions of temperature readings all over Earth BSB has to inform that almost all years in this decade ware the hottest years on Earth in human history. In the new century eleven of the hottest years in the last 132 years have occurred. Scientists worldwide blame the extensive burning of fossil fuels leading to higher amounts of greenhouse gases.
Earth News Headlines August 2017
08/28/2017 - Flooding in Houston, Texas. Never in human history the water of the gulf of Mexico was as warm as it is now. Hurricane Harvey took this warm water and dumps it now over South-East Texas.
08/23/2017 - Our office in Germany was badly damaged by a hail storm. House windows, car windows, even the walls were damaged by huge hail balls. We never saw hail in this size. When we took one orange size hail piece and put it under a microscope we found a lot of dust and emission particles inside. The huge piece was made out of many smaller hail balls. So in case you don't know how climate change can change your life: We have to pay over 26000 Euros to do all the repairs.
08/10/2017 - BSB got several reports from members in different countries on overgrazing. Properties have changed their looks, after erosion kicked in. Soil is washed away, nothing grows anymore. With a terrible look property values dropped.
Earth News Headlines July 201707/29/2017 - The Latin word flora is used to categorize all plant life on Earth. The Latin word Fauna is used to categorize all animal life on Earth. Humans cannot survive without Flora and Fauna.
07/09/2017 - The phrase Water Conservation is used more often nowadays. Only a tiny fraction of the water on Earth can be used as drinking water. Human activities have polluted more and more water.
Read our booklet how to conserve water
07/07/2017 - BSB Research clearly shows: New age of Enlightenment would solve many problems of mankind!
07/03/2017 - NEW RECORDS: Earth's atmosphere and Earth's oceans are changing because far over 400 ppm of carbon dioxide were measured in Earth's air - the highest amount in the last 3 million years
Earth News Headlines June 2017
06/27/2017 - This month we reached the 30000 mark - people who have listened to our informative speeches given by Bear Springs Blossom Peter and Marianne Bonenberger
06/05/2017 - New reports on deforestation worldwide are part of a very important global issue! Less trees affect all life on Earth! Get informed what to do!
Earth News Headlines May 201705/25/2017 - ALL TIME HIGH - carbon dioxide reaches 409.98 ppm. We and our children looking forward to a grim future!
05/18/2017 - Warmer Atlantic ocean temperatures are to blame for several severe storms which have brought RECORD rainfall to some areas, while storms damaged homes, bringing chaos to people's life...
05/01/2017 - The gigantic trash pile in the Pacific ocean is over 100 times larger than in 1970, changing Earth greenhouse gases levels. Outcome is a changed Earth's climate, resulting in changed storm and weather patterns, endangering humans and killing marine life! Another "trash island" is building up in the Atlantic ocean...
Earth News Headlines April 201704/26/2017 - BSB research data show continued melting of Arctic sea ice. Melted ice releases water without salt, so this water is changing the water chemistry of ocean water, changing its salinity. Salinity is one driver of Earth's ocean currents. Another impact: Less arctic ice will reflect less sunlight, causing higher ocean water temperatures, causing methane ice on the ocean floor to melt. Methane is 23 times more potent as greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide
04/26/2017 - Nature provides such a huge biodiversity, often we are amazed by the colors and shapes. Look how beautiful wildlife can be..
04/10/2017 - Update on study Record ice melting: Antarctica and Greenland are loosing 310 billion tons of ice a year - fresh water that runs into the ocean, changing Earth's climate...
04/01/2017 - Sea food for humans is endangered!! Coral reefs are dying on an unprecedented scale due to warming oceans. Marine life, especially coral reefs cannot handle this fast increase in temperature and die rapidly. Higher water temperature results in lower oxygen levels. CO 2 has changed the acidity of our oceans.
Every human can change his and our future. Imagine if humans would act one these pollution solutions.
Earth News Headlines March 2017
03/30/2017 - ALL TIME HIGH - carbon dioxide reaches 409.28 ppm. Our children will face a grim future!
03/01/2017 - Every new study tells us the same: All life on Earth needs trees to survive! Humans will not survive without trees!!
Earth News Headlines Feb. 2017|
02/28/2017 - Spring has sprung in the Texas Hill Country, but frost has destroyed many Springs blossoms. BSB Madrone trees are blooming, and our redbud trees amaze with their pink flowers. See a Youtube video Redbud trees in bloom at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve in Bandera County in the Texas Hill Country.
02/27/2017 - We are part of Earth's solar system. Life on Earth stays alive because of photosynthesis and chemo-synthesis.
02/26/2017 - Floods in many places, droughts in others, food scarcity pushes many towards terrorism. Many tasks lie in front of us. Only humans can change the many violent weather events we will face in 2017. BSB research: Weather disasters have cost the Americans ~$58 billion in the last 24 months. Other countries have to pay more and more, because deep freezes, blizzards, floods, drought and tornadoes, hurricanes, twisters killing hundreds. In the US the number of natural disasters has tripled in the last two decades. Thunderstorm damages have become five times more severe, on average, fires are causing much more damage.
There are a lot of things we can do!
How to Keep-Earth-Beautiful? - - Save Earth!
02/15/2017 - Highest mercury contamination of human sea food reported! Mercury causes a lot of damage to humans who eat contaminated sea food!
02/01/2017 - Can living an ethical life help us, can it change our earth and our life to the better?
There was a time when a US president said the following words: "I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another."
Earth News Headlines Jan. 2017
01/12/2017 - Life on Earth is endangered
01/02/2017 - The numbers are in: 2016 was the warmest year on record on Earth - record keeping started in 1880. The worst coral bleaching event ever happened, the ice cap in the Arctic is at its smallest area. Global temperatures for 2016 were about 1 degree C higher than longtime averages. See science-based graphics of Our Earth.
Temperature readings from all over Earth 1900 - 2016
01/01/2017 - Happy New Year to all our readers!!! Clean water, good air, safe food and happy thoughts! Earth News Headlines Dec. 2016
12/28/2016 - All our records show that the year 2016 will break all temperature records, being the earth's warmest year on record, warmer than the last warmest years 2015 and 2014.
12/22/2016 - BSB research: When we look at the numbers we got for 2016, it looks like 2016 will set a new RECORD for the hottest year.
12/04/2016 - All our records show that the year 2016 will break all temperature records, being the earth's warmest year on record, warmer than the last warmest years 2015 and 2014.
Earth News Headlines Nov. 2016
11/24/2016 - Imagine producing electricity with our ocean tides. In Nova Scotia runs now a tidal generator which will produce electricity for 500 homes. It is using the energy of the high and low tides, NO burning fuel, NO emissions.
Earth News Headlines Oct. 2016|
10/29/2016 - Major RECORDS broken:
1) Since humans live on Earth the carbon dioxide level CO2 was never that high
2) Since the last ice-age when about 2 million humans lived on Earth, the ice caps on Earth were NOT that small
3) 500 year floods and storms in several US states.
4) Extreme weather events in Australia brought a small mammal to extinction.
Environmental News Headlines Sept. 2016
09/03/2016 - In Nov. 2015 politicians at the Paris climate talks looked for a ways to stop the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees! Today the US and China have ratified the treaty.
SAD news: Every month temperature records are broken. North of the equator the temperatures rose above the 2 degree average temperature. Food production areas will shift, food prices will rise. When our children become fathers and mothers how will they feed their children?
05/01/2016 - Bear Springs Blossom members like thoughts that are looking at a problem from different directions. Can living an ethical life help us, can it change our world to the better?
Philosophy often helps to feel more happiness. Laws are sometimes difficult to understand - are the Ten Commandments important to you or are the Laws of Nature better to understand?
Earth News Headlines April 2016
04/18/2016 - RECORD: March was the warmest March since the beginning of recording Earth temperatures. The 11th record in a row with record temperatures.
Earth News Headlines Feb. 2016
02/19/2016 - 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded! January 2016 was the ninth straight month of record breaking global warmth! Earth's atmosphere warms up - many humans suffer!
Earth News Headlines Jan. 2016
01/29/2016 - NEW RECORD: Never before so many people have lived on Earth, asking for healthy air , fresh water, shelter and energy...
01/18/2016 - The Bible, the Q'ran, the Torah, all holy scripts require humans to care of Earth, to protect HIS creation. To rule like a good king over Earth, caring for other humans, caring for animals!
01/11/2016 - A leak in a Californian Gas company is causing many illnesses by people living in this area. Huge amounts of Methane are leaking out of old gas well for months. Methane is a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide CO2
01/08/2016 - RECORD 2015 hottest year. Average US-temperatures in 2015 were 54.4 degrees Fahrenheit (12.4 degrees Celsius), compared with 55.3 F (12.9 C) in 2012, the second warmest year recorded since US government started keeping records in 1895. Many people lost their livelihood...
01/07/2016 - Over 30000 milk cows froze to death in a blizzard in North Texas: less milk is produced - what company can handle so many dead bodies?
Conservation News Headlines October 2015
10/01/2015 - Bear Springs Blossom research shows again NEW RECORD: Earth's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose again to a record high of 39.8 billion tons.
CO2 reacts with the ocean water leading to ocean acidification, the pH level of the water gets lower. Less marine food can be harvested, more humans starve
Earth News Headlines July 2015
07/03/2015 - NASA Mars rover detected traces of Methane on Mars. Our members report that Methane is bubbling up along the California and Canadian coastline, and around the Ant-Arctic. NASA also has published data on rising CO2 carbon dioxide emissions, leading to more violent weather on Earth!
Global News Headlines June 2015
Earth News Headlines May 2015
Earth News April 2015
04/09/2015 - Water conservation tips can help to save water and save money on your water bill!
04/06/2015 - RECORD floods in Asia, RECORD drought in California. Earth's climate reacts on humans production of excessive air pollution, greenhouse gases, water pollution, and soil contamination.
04/05/2015 - Glaciers are melting fast on the South tip of South America. Several decades of warmer temperatures let the ice melt.
Earth News March 2015
03/14/2015 - Hydraulic fracturing = Fracking, has caused several environmental disasters. Tap water in many communities is contaminated with poisonous arsenic and other harmful chemicals. In several states aquifers contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds used in fracking!
03/10/2015 - Bird migration has started in Central Texas. The first V shaped formation of about 100 geese was flying North with a lot of noise of the BSB preserve.
The endangered bird Golden cheeked Warbler is back at our Nature reserve in Texas, and the Mexican free-tailed bats have been drinking at the pond of former Bear Springs Creek
03/02/2015 - NASA satellites show: Deforestation on Earth is destroying climate stabilizing forests, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide in the air, acidifying Earth's oceans. Additionally man-made understory forest fires burned more than 33,000 square miles = 86,000 square km of the Amazon rain-forest in the last decade. As a consequence Earth's climate kills more people, destroys more lives!
02/13/2015 - Bear Springs Blossom update: Divers in the Gulf of Mexico still see huge amounts of oil and dead marine life on the ocean floor, originating from the BP oil rig explosion.
02/05/2015 - Bear Springs Blossom research shows that changing eating habits are attacking our body's body's pH levels. But as always required by Nature, a balance is needed to stay healthy. Earth oceans have the same problem. ph levels of water have dropped, attacking calcium in corals, and other marine life.
Earth News Headlines Jan 2015|
01/21/2015 - Changed weather patterns have diverted the Gulf Stream 90 miles to the North. Marine life has to move with this very important ocean current. Finding sea food gets more difficult.
01/14/2015 - Bear Springs Blossom research: More companies are using
fuel cells - manufactured with renewable materials, producing
renewable energy where energy is needed, a great solution. Fuel cells to recharge cell phone are on the market now Fuel cells producing electricity using
hydrogen are in many new cars|
01/11/2015 - The sun is shining summer and winter. It provides us with free energy to warm up our water
01/08/2015 - The latest number count during whale migration show a slow recovery of these mammals of the sea.
01/01/2015 - BSB members from all over Earth have reported their temperature readings: 2014 was the warmest year on record
01/01/2015 - Happy New Year to all our readers!!! Clean water, good air, safe food and happy thoughts!
Earth News Dec 2014
12/22/2014 - BSB research facts: Electricity harvested from renewable energy sources is still more expensive in the short run, but much cheaper when all cost, especially health costs, storm + ice damage + flood damage are included!
12/19/2014- Statement from UNO and US-Pentagon statement: Climate Change endangers peace on Earth!
12/18/2014 - The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline will transport a high-sulfur bitumen, a viscous black petroleum sludge rich in hydrocarbons, nicely called tar-sands from Canada to the United States. Read about tar-sand and look how it is 'produced'
12/11/2014 - A fair share for all - or you could say Sustainability . Why did it become uncommon to care about our future, or the future of our children? When did Ethics die?
12/10/2014 - Warming oceans have changed methane ice that was stored there for over 10000 years to methane gas. Volcanoes are releasing water vapor (H2O), CO2 carbon dioxide CO2, sulfur either as sulfur dioxide (SO2) (high-temperature volcanic gases) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) (low-temperature volcanic gases), Nitrogen , argon, helium, neon, methane, carbon monoxide and Hydrogen, but humans are burning fossil fuels releasing more greenhouse gases than all volcanoes on Earth in the last ten thousand years
12/08/2014 - BSB research: Weather disasters have cost ~$157 billion in the last 24 months. deep freezes, floods, drought and violent weather killing ten-thousands. The number of natural disasters has tripled in the last two decades. Thunderstorm damages have become five times more severe, on average. NASA scientists published the facts about our warming planet. Last year was the seventh warmest year since 1880. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record all have occurred since 2000. By now all numbers hint to the statement that 2014 will be the hottest year on Earth since humans started to survive and have a better life on Earth
12/07/2014 - Record set for strongest storm 2014 with Typhoon Hagupit with 210 km/h = 131 mi/h. Many people killed, many homes destroyed
12/05/2014 - BSB research and NASA satellites clearly show: Ice and glacier surfaces are reflecting the electromagnetic spectrum of Earth's sun, lowering the warming of Earth's surface. Nowadays the reflecting ice areas are melting away, global warming does accelerate!
12/04/2014 - Exceptional Record Drought in the last years has caused damage above $50 billion. Farmers, ranchers loose income, wildfires have destroyed homes and the life-long work of many citizens. Water conservation tips can help to save water and save money on your water bill! Rainwater harvesting and storing rainwater in big tanks is done now by many
Breaking Earth News Nov. 2014|
11/30/2014 The cold front and the blizzards set NEW records the highest electricity usage. Huge amounts of water were used to produce electricity. Huge amounts of carbon dioxide CO2 were released from fossil fuels and with it air pollution was sent into the sky from electricity producing coal-fired power plants.
11/28/2014 - Earth's magnetic poles are moving. Earth's sun is sending out solar flares causing magnetic storms around earth - northern lights appear on the horizon
11/25/2014 - Nature tries to adapt to rapid environmental changes caused by a rising Earth population. World-first hybrid shark seen in Australia, Polar bears are breading with brown bears, hummingbirds change migration routes, Lion fish invade Gulf of Mexico as illegal immigrants
11/24/2014 - Niijima is the name of a volcanic island on the coast of Japan. It is growing for one year now, connecting with another older island. Bear Springs Blossom research shows that movements of Earth's tectonic plates have caused the birth out of the ocean.
11/19/2014 - Insurance payments and government records show: Never ever before so many BILLION-dollar weather disasters have happened! Blizzards, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones, floods, have destroyed many livelihoods!
11/12/2014 - Methane gas is bubbling up in huge plumes in many of Earth's oceans and is released from perma frost soils earth-wide. Methane is 23 times more potent as carbon dioxide as greenhouse gas!
11/11/2014 - Recycling of aluminum has many benefits for all of us!
11/07/2014 - The word greenhouse gases is used very often nowadays. But thoughts how different life is in a greenhouse compared with life outside a greenhouse don't come up very often. Greenhouse gases have changed biodiversity on Earth in the past, and will change our lives again
11/04/2014 - Huge forest areas on Earth are destroyed by humans, but we, and all life on Earth depends on trees to survive!
10/22/2014 - January to September 2014 broke the all time heat record in the US
10/21/2014 - BSB research: International inaction on climate change will bring hunger and famine to over 1,6 billion humans! Our freedom and our security is at stake! US military declares climate change as the biggest threat to the US
10/10/2014 - Bats eat a lot of insects every night. They are flying mammals
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Definition Nature Conservation: Nature = Earth's natural world
Conservation = to maintain + to protect + to conserve + to keep alive! Humans are an important part of Nature! Everybody can help, can make a difference!
May 12, 2014 - A Texas court has ruled to give close to 3 million US Dollar to a property owner whose property and health was damaged by a company doing Hydraulic fracturing = Fracking near by. Fracking has caused many environmental disasters. Tap water in many communities is contaminated with poisonous arsenic and other harmful chemicals. In several states aquifers contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds used in fracking!
03/24/2014 - Oil-spills are published nowadays more often. There is a long history, and humans and animals have always paid a hefty price for these human mishaps. How much money will we pay for the latest oil-spills?
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