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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Ecological Apocalypse: Why Are All The Bees Dying? Reply with quote

Ecological Apocalypse: Why Are All The Bees Dying?
GM, toxic chemicals, chemtrails destroying eco-system, threatening very survival of humanity

The alarming decline in bee populations across the United States and Europe represents a potential ecological apocalypse, an environmental catastrophe that could collapse the food chain and wipe out humanity. Who and what is behind this flagrant abuse of the eco-system?

Many people don't realize the vital role bees play in maintaining a balanced eco-system. According to experts, if bees were to become extinct then humanity would perish after just four years.

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man," said Albert Einstein.

Others would say four years is alarmist and that man would find other food sources, but the fact remains that the disappearance of bees is potentially devastating to agriculture and most plant life.

Reports that bee populations are declining at rates of up to 80% in areas of the U.S. and Europe should set alarm bells ringing and demand immediate action on behalf of environmental organizations. Experts are calling the worrying trend "colony collapse disorder" or CCD.

"Bee numbers on parts of the east coast and in Texas have fallen by more than 70 percent, while California has seen colonies drop by 30 to 60 percent," reports AFP.

"Approximately 40 percent of my 2,000 colonies are currently dead and this is the greatest winter colony mortality I have ever experienced in my 30 years of beekeeping," apiarist Gene Brandi, from the California State Beekeepers Association, told Congress recently.

The article states that U.S. bee colonies have been dropping since 1980 and the number of beekeepers have halved.

Scientists are thus far stumped as to what is causing the decline, ruling out parasites but leaning towards some kind of new toxin or chemical used in agriculture as being responsible. "Experts believe that the large-scale use of genetically modified plants in the US could be a factor," reports Germany's Spiegal Online.

Bee populations throughout Germany have simultaneously dropped 25% and up to 80% in some areas. Poland, Switzerland and Spain are reporting similar declines. Studies have shown that bees are not dying in the hive, something is causing them to lose their sense of orientation so that they cannot return to the hive. Depleted hives are not being raided for their honey by other insects, which normally happens when bees naturally die in the winter, clearly suggesting some kind of poisonous toxin is driving them away.

"In many cases, scientists have found evidence of almost all known bee viruses in the few surviving bees found in the hives after most have disappeared. Some had five or six infections at the same time and were infested with fungi -- a sign, experts say, that the insects' immune system may have collapsed."

A study at the University of Jena from 2001 to 2004 showed that toxins from a genetically modified maize variant designed to repel insects, when combined with a parasite, resulted in a "significantly stronger decline in the number of bees" than normal.

"According to Hans-Hinrich Kaatz, a professor at the University of Halle in eastern Germany and the director of the study, the bacterial toxin in the genetically modified corn may have "altered the surface of the bee's intestines, sufficiently weakening the bees to allow the parasites to gain entry -- or perhaps it was the other way around. We don't know."

Kaatz was desperate to continue his studies but funding was cut off.

While we are lectured by government to change our lifestyle and cough up more taxes for the supposed peril of man-made global warming, an environmental catastrophe that could eliminate the human race in the figurative blink of an eye is looming.

Why are major environmental groups and lobbyists ignoring this mammoth threat to our very existence? Where is Greenpeace?

The hyperbole surrounding man-made global warming is swallowing up all the attention while real dangers like the rapid die-off of bee populations and its link to GM food is largely shunned by governments and activist foundations.

Is it a stretch to hypothesize that government mandated spraying of crops with deadly chemicals as well as toxic substances contained in chemtrails could be part of a deliberate program to eliminate the bee population? Or is this just another example of big business flagrantly abusing the eco-system in order to drive up profits?

The elite have publicly stated their desire to significantly reduce world population on numerous occasions. Just yesterday we featured a story about a British Government Ministry of Defence report that postulated on the future use of bio-weapons to thin the human population in under 30 years.

Making bees all but extinct would be a swift and plausibly deniable method of enacting global population reduction long dreamed of by the maniacal sociopaths that control the world.

Either way, this issue represents an overwhelming threat to the food chain and an environmental crime of the highest order, for which the perpetrators need to be brought up on charges of accessories to genocide, should a deliberate effort to endanger the food chain be proven, and the chemicals responsible immediately banned.

Please circulate this article to environmental groups and demand they investigate who and what is killing our bees!

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/100407beesdying

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has a history:

Steiner gave these lectures to the workers at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Among the workers was a professional beekeeper, Mr Müller, who contributed to these lectures in the form of insights and questions. However, Mr Müller rebelled vehemently and showed no understanding when Steiner explained the intricacies of the queen bee, mentioning that the modern method of breeding queens (using the larvae of worker bees, a practice that had already been in use for about fifteen years) would have long-term detrimental effects, so grave that:

“A century later all breeding of bees will cease if only artificially produced bees are used (November 10). . . . It is quite correct that we can’t determine this today; it will have to be delayed until a later time. Let’s talk to each other again in one hundred years, Mr Müller, then we’ll see what kind of opinion you’ll have at that point”.

Seventy-five years have passed and the kind of queen breeding Steiner spoke of has not only continued, but has become the standard, and is now supplemented with instrumental insemination. What about the health of bees now?


Steiner,R (1923): Lectures on bees. Über das Wesen der Bienen, Dornach/Schweiz (GA 351).

http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/info/info/enviro/the-need-for-organi c-beek.shtml

Add to the above pesticides, gm crops etc and the bees immune system gets shot to bits.



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Mechanistic Mindsets: Last, but by no means the least, is the problem of our mechanistic mindset - reducing an infinitely complicated world of interactions to an overly simplistic viewpoint. This is the root cause of several of the issues outlined above. Where, in mathematics (adding numbers or inanimate objects) 1 + 1 = 2, in biology (i.e. the combination of two life forms), 1 + 1 may equal 3, or a billion and three. The term bio-engineering itself is a contradiction in terms - they are entirely juxtaposed. ‘Bio’ equates to ‘life’. ‘Engineering’ refers to design and manufacture, a blueprint of exactness. Biological forms (i.e. life-forms) can never be ‘engineered’ - i.e. predictably controlled or manipulated. Unlike a sheet of metal that can be machined with consistent results, organisms in natural systems are ever changing and adjusting. This makes ‘bio-engineering’, in the best-case scenario, a futile exercise and an enormous misallocation of human and environmental resources, and, in the worse case scenario, an ecological catastrophe with no chance for a product recall.

http://www.celsias.com/blog/2007/04/13/colony-collapse-disorder-a-mome nt-for-reflection/

That says it all for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

Mobile phones the culprit? Why now?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Mobile phones the culprit? Why now? Reply with quote

rodin wrote:
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

Mobile phones the culprit? Why now?


Yes my sentiments entirely. It's got to be related to Frankenstein foods, corn most likely but could even be something as yet unidentified. Mobile phones is a good cover story for Monsanto et al.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Mobile phones the culprit? Why now? Reply with quote

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rodin wrote:
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

Mobile phones the culprit? Why now?


Yes my sentiments entirely. It's got to be related to Frankenstein foods, corn most likely but could even be something as yet unidentified. Mobile phones is a good cover story for Monsanto et al.


It's not the phones, it's the masts. These are being used as a network to damp down the rising planetary frequency via the chemtrail plasma. With an attenuating magnetic field already in process, the real cause of global warming, the attempt by the NWO to master and slow the frequency field is affecting those creatures most dependent on it for navigational purposes

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So why are honeybees dying? The experts pos-tulate several reasons for it and yet there is no single answer. Organic beekeeping guru Gunther Hauk, one of the founders of the Pfeiffer Center, a biodynamic farming research center in Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County, said, "I look for the causes why the honeybee is so weak and the immune system is low, why the vitality is low, and it is because we have now for almost 200 years, more and more, been exploiting her shamelessly without looking at her own needs and her own organism."

http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2004/07/communitynotebook/
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Should this thread be in Other Controversies?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very interesting to contemplate exactly what would happen if it was conclusively proven that phone masts were indeed responsible for bee decline.

What do we anticipate would happen? The word goes out - the existence of the mobile phone is killing bees and ultimately us. What are the odds that people will still demand the masts stay?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Mobile phones the culprit? Why now? Reply with quote

dh wrote:
It's not the phones, it's the masts.

Supposedly, experiments have been carried out placing mobile phones next to hives and the bees don't return. It was on a Radio 4 programme last week.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a great scene in the quasi-documentary film, Animals are Beautiful People, in which a Botswanan bushman needs to find water. He knows that monkeys know where the water is so he sets out to catch one.

He attracts a monkey (with honey, if I remember correctly - but that isn't important) and then takes a rock and makes sure that the monkey sees him placing it inside a small hole in a tree. The monkey puts its paw through the hole and grabs the rock but cannot get its paw out of the hole. It refuses to let go because its curiosity will not let it and the bushman ties a cord around its wrist. He feeds it salt until eventually it has to lead the bushman to the water.

That, in my mind, has always been a perfect metaphore of human stubbornness.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Mobile phones the culprit? Why now? Reply with quote

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Supposedly, experiments have been carried out placing mobile phones next to hives and the bees don't return. It was on a Radio 4 programme last week.


So are we to assume that all abandoned hives have had a mobile phone next to them?

What about hives located where there are no mobile phone masts?

Why are honey predators ignoring the abandoned hives?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Mobile phones the culprit? Why now? Reply with quote

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So are we to assume that all abandoned hives have had a mobile phone next to them?

What about hives located where there are no mobile phone masts?

Why are honey predators ignoring the abandoned hives?

All very good questions to which I am afraid I have no answers.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mast network is becoming universal and is reportedly operating in very farflung impoverished places where virtually nobody owns a mobile
Placing a phone near a hive will undoubtedly issue a frequency that will disorientate the bees - the phone and the masts are operating on the same frequencies
The mobile mast/cell tower network is multifunctional
Just one of the functions is to aid the development of the hive mentality amongst the human race, which would naturally enough deprive the apid species of their own social organisation
You can't expect the human beeing and the bee to respond to the same vibration - the DNA resonance is too dissimilar
One has to go, and of course it's the bees

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Scientists fear flight of UK`s bumblebees

London, April 17: Britain`s bumblebee population is under threat in a crisis that could wipe out entire species and have a devastating knock-on effect on agriculture, scientists say.

http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?rep=2&aid=366239&sid=ENV&ssi d=26

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cell phone buzz is media hype

The Colony Collapse Disorder issue surrounding billions of bee deaths in the U.S. and around the world has reached epic proportions in the blogosphere. The most recent element of the unfolding drama has centred around a ‘report’ from Germany on the effects of cell phones on bee navigation.

http://www.celsias.com/blog/2007/04/24/cell-phone-buzz-is-media-overhy pe/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one mintue its bee-ing said that they are dieing then others say they are just roaming, which is it?

or is it both???
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why are major environmental groups and lobbyists ignoring this mammoth threat to our very existence? Where is Greenpeace?


Anyone here still think any of those organisations are on our side? Rolling Eyes

Listen up. If this bee thing is as bad as we read then it is likely part of a starvation policy. These things do not happen by accident. The c***-up theory is used to mask unpalatable motives. Say what you like, what has been happening in the 20th and 21st centuries was all written about in the 19thC - and you know what am talking about.

Population reduction is well underway now it seems. Too late the sleeple will wake up to their slow poisoning. And even the activists who are aware something is going on will be fed a diet of red herrings - both natural and 'mad-made' - to keep them off the scent of the prime MO.

The fact that ants and wasps do not plunder the hives for honey tells you much about what the cause is - it cannot be microwaves 'disorienting' ther bees - it must be SOMETHING IN THE HONEY. Note the media pushing the cell phone line do not address this observation. They cannot since it destroys their mast theory.

There's that word media again...

They do the same thing when pushing CO2 warming - ignore or play down the fact that warming is occurring throughout the Solar System.

GM crops are being bred to be POISONOUS. And they are supplanting natural plants because they are toxic aggressors.

http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/May99/Butterflies.bpf.html

http://www.newstarget.com/021784.html

A bit like their creators.

Are they the culprit? Alan Watt is sure they are.

However in the UK we are not supposed to have much GM - and yet we have a bee problem too. How can this be? (Bee?)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3584763.stm

Maybe we have the verrhoa mite and other viruses doing the damage to our hives. A local bee-keeper told me about this a few years ago and his crop has gone down since. Anyone know if our dead bee hives also are shunned by scavenging insects?

Whatever, the bee really is the analogue of canary in the mine. If these little guys go most of us can't be far behind.

It's that serious.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other string to GM's bow (apart from breeding plants that kill insects) is to breed (sorry - DNA SPLICE) plants resistant to 'Roundup'. This means that fields can take much higher levels of these sprayed poisons.

Here multiple sprayings are recommended to farmers...

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The original hope was that the introduction of herbicide resistant genetically modified crops would allow substantial falls in herbicide applications - a single application of something like Monsanto's Roundup was all that many assumed would be necessary to manage crop weeds....

....many agronomists in the US (now with the benefit of a few years experience of growing transgenic herbicide resistant crops) are now advising multiple applications of these herbicides - or their use in conjunction with other herbicides to achieve longer periods of weed control - in order to preserve crop yield potential.


http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/gmtrialsscience.htm

Read the bold quote again. What illogical nonsense! The whole POINT of herbicide resistance is to be able to INCREASE the amount of herbicide used. Was this really the official line?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This from one of my favourite science sites

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/MobilePhonesVanishingBees.php
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ian neal wrote:
This from one of my favourite science sites

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/MobilePhonesVanishingBees.php


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The average power is 10 mW, with a peak of 250 mW. It represents the exposure levels of perhaps tens of millions worldwide living near mobile phone base stations, or have cordless phones in their homes or offices.

The same scientists had carried out an earlier experiment with the cordless phone base on a standby mode, in which the average power is 2.5 mW, and that appeared to have had no effect on the bees [4, 5].


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But mobile phones have been around for close to 20 years, so why now? There has been a recent change in cell phone technology that coincides with the current crisis. At the beginning of the present century, 3G (third generation) mobile phone systems became publicly available, leading to a surge in popularity of mobile phones, and many more phone towers [11]. Bees are disappearing in North America, Europe and also Australia, wherever mobile phones are greatly in use. Stay tuned.


Now that is interesting. Seems that a mere upping of the power has crossed a threshold. Still does not explain why hives are not scavenged for honey by ants etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodin wrote:
GM crops are being bred to be POISONOUS. And they are supplanting natural plants because they are toxic aggressors.


Thus might interest you?

We have had three big deals made recently. One was someone called Rothschild – she came and signed an agreement to export baby corn from Punjab, and our Prime Minister was eating this baby corn in the inauguration. I always find that if you are going to have a corn this size and that generous why do you have to shrink your life to baby corn? You need to produce abundance and food increasingly is becoming about scarcity.

http://transitionculture.org/2007/02/13/vandana-shivas-closing-address -to-the-soil-association-conference/

p.s The bees are fine where I am but then the land has been farmed using Biodynamic agricultural methods for the lat 50 odd years.

pps The honey is excellent!
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I’ve been following this for some time now. It’s not just bees either. Birds, dolphins and other animals are dying at an irregular pace all over the world.

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=6164

Bee Mystery May Be Solved


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The same researcher who discovered the SARS virus in 2003 has found a microbe that may be causing the downfall of several strains of bees.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Sabin Russell reports that researcher Joe DeRisi conducted tests on dead bees and found genes from a parasite which researchers in Spain have identified as a bee killer.

UPDATE: The Boston Herald reports that the missing honeybee phenomenon has now spread to Hawaii.




http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/apr/27/mutant-microbe-suspe cted-in-die-off-of-honeybees/

http://science.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1297493.php/Culprit _found_in_honeybee_decline

http://pubaffairs.ucsf.edu/today/cache/feature/200704251.html
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http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/11037817/detail.html

Mysterious Duck Deaths Spread
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The number of mysterious duck deaths is higher and more widespread than first thought and the problem is not just limited to the Metro wastewater treatment plant, 7NEWS first reported.

A document from the Colorado Department of Health shows that not only have dead ducks turned up at the metro Denver plant, but also along the South Platte River. Wastewater treatment plants in Thornton, South Adams County, Westminster, Northglenn, and Littleton-Englewood have also reported a higher than normal number of duck deaths.

Dead ducks have also been found at the Sunfish Lake near The Breakers apartments in Denver, officials said.
Click here to find out more!

But at this point, nobody knows why.


http://www.channel3000.com/news/11498612/detail.html

Great Lakes Virus Threatens Massive Fish Kill

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The state Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public's help in keeping a deadly fish virus at bay.

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, more commonly called VHS, has already infected the Great Lakes, including Lake Michigan, and is causing massive fish kills.

"I think people know about invasive species in general but I think this one is such a large threat," said Mike Staggs, director of the Bureau of Fisheries. "It's probably an order of magnitude greater than anything we've seen to date."


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NEPA still unsure of Black River fish kill cause

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THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday said it was not sure of the cause of the huge fish kill in St Elizabeth nearly three weeks after the hundreds of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Black River and its tributaries in the parish.


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10432812

Birds fall out of the sky in Western Australia

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A strange silence was the first clue that something was wrong. The dawn chorus that usually woke residents of the picturesque coastal town of Esperance, in Western Australia, had stopped. Then birds began falling out of the sky.

The people of Esperance were alarmed when they came across dead lorikeets, wattlebirds, honeyeaters and silvereyes in their parks and back yards. Health officials told them not to worry. But they tested their rainwater tanks, the main source of drinking water, and found dangerously high levels of lead or nickel in more than a third.


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Costa Rica Probes Deaths of 500 Pelicans


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Authorities in Costa Rica said Tuesday they are investigating the mysterious deaths of about 500 brown pelicans along the country's Pacific coast over the last five days but do not suspect bird flu was the cause.


http://www.dailyastorian.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=398&Art icleID=41532&TM=66453.9

Seabird die-off baffles scientists

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The mystery of the dying seabirds is being played out on the North Coast.

Horned puffins, mottled petrels and thick-billed murres are seabirds that generally stay far offshore and away from Oregon.

But the birds have been washing up dead on Oregon shores in unusually high numbers this year.

The birds are starving, with empty stomachs and breast muscles shrinking as their ailing bodies burn muscle tissue to survive, say people who have found and examined the birds.

"They also feel lighter than they should," said Mike Patterson, an independent researcher in Astoria who keeps track of the trends.

The die-off is a mystery, but theories range from global warming to a scarcity of the herring the birds usually feed on this time of year.


http://earthfrenzyradio.blogspot.com/2007/04/mass-bird-deaths-being-re ported-across.html

Mass Bird Deaths Being Reported Across the Globe
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April 06, 2007
COSTA RICA - February 14 - Authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of about 500 brown pelicans along the country's Pacific coast over five days but do not suspect bird flu was the cause. The first dead birds were spotted by a fisherman on San Lucas Island, about 10 miles from the coastal city of Punta Arenas. More turned up in the following days at nearby islands and rivers. "This is a situation that is enormously worrisome. But it is hard to know what happened, and so it is better not to speculate." Investigators were collecting tissue samples from the dead birds. Investigators do not think the deaths were caused by bird flu, which is primarily spread by migration. Brown pelicans are not migratory birds, and form stable, permanent colonies. Hospitals have been checked for possible cases of diseases like West Nile virus that could infect both birds and humans. Mosquitoes can spread that disease by biting infected birds and then biting humans. No such cases have been found so far.

CALIFORNIA - HUNTINGTON BEACH – Dead and dying shorebirds are turning up around the Santa Ana River mouth, the survivors suffering from seizures and the cause unknown. Up to 50 seabirds, and possibly more, may have been affected. "We're fighting like heck to get the toxins out of them." While the symptoms the birds exhibit in some ways resemble those of domoic acid poisoning – the result of an ocean-borne toxin that can affect birds and sea mammals – there was no apparent evidence of the red tide associated with domoic acid. "We don't think it's in the food chain. It seems more like they're sharing the same area, the same water." It was unknown whether there was a threat to people swimming in the area. There were no signs of unusually high bacteria levels and no indications of chemical spills that might be affecting the water. Some high bacteria levels were seen Monday, which happens typically after storms, but those levels had dropped by Tuesday. The bird species affected included western grebes, eared grebes, ring-billed gulls, California gulls, a pelican, brants, cormorants, double-crested cormorants, a rare rhino auklet and a lesser scaup. Most of the affected birds appeared to be cormorants. An American avocet brought in Monday with seizures was among the sick birds that have survived the illness. Photo: An American avocet was having convulsions and falling backward. CINDY YAMANAKA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/ More Photos


Cause of Marine Bird Death Still a Mystery
April 05 - Early in February and March, the beaches of Orange County saw the onset of a rash of illness and death among a variety of species of marine fowl. With many different birds found suffering within only a week's time, scientists are still looking for a cause. An estimated 25 to 30 dead cormorants were reportedly found in Newport Beach between the Santa Ana River and the city's pier. Other birds fell from the sky. Analyses were done on the blood and stomach contents of several of the birds brought into the care center that were seizing and displaying other symptoms potentially indicative of toxic algae poisoning. Algal species that produce demoic acid can bloom along the Orange County coastline, and if planktivorous fish, such as sardines and anchovy, consume the algae, they can become a demoic acid-contaminated food source for seabirds and sea lions. Only one of seven samples tested positive for demoic acid. "It's not enough to suggest that this is algal toxin-related." Lab techs were looking for evidence of fungal bacteria, and tests came back negative for organic phosphates and neoplasia. Of the birds that were brought in alive, only 10 percent recovered and were released into the wild. "As of yet, we do not know the exact cause of these deaths, but what we do know is that something acute and neurological happened to the affected birds. It's interesting that we had 14 different species that were affected the same way by the incident, and yet they all have different eating habits." With the heavy rainfall that came just before the onset of the illness in these different indigenous species to the Santa Ana River mouth, scientists are speculating that the problem may be riverborne and could have originated as far up the river as the Prado Dam. Photo: With intense care and close attention, workers at the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center were able to save a protected American avocet.
Photo by: Susan Kaveggia

DENVER, COLORADO -(Video Included)
The number of mysterious duck deaths is higher and more widespread than first thought and the problem is not just limited to the Metro wastewater treatment plant. Not only have dead ducks turned up at the metro Denver plant, but also along the South Platte River. Wastewater treatment plants in Thornton, South Adams County, Westminster, Northglenn, and Littleton-Englewood have also reported a higher than normal number of duck deaths. Dead ducks have also been found at the Sunfish Lake near The Breakers apartments in Denver. But at this point, nobody knows why. "No one remembers ducks dying in these kinds of numbers." The problem first showed up at the Metro wastewater treatment plant. Employees found more than 400 ducks dying from hypothermia but don't know what caused it. Plant operators have scrambled to figure out why and have come up empty. "Right now, we haven't found anything different in the water now as opposed to years past." Crews have taken the surviving ducks to rehabilitation facilities around the state. Since no one knows why the ducks are getting sick, treatment is limited. "We just give them things to help flush out what is new in their systems because wildlife are involved with a lot of environmental toxins." Scientists have ruled out avian flu and avian cholera and state health officials said the deaths may have nothing to with the treatments plants. "Histology from the birds shows no clinical signs of disease. There are no conclusive test results pointing to the cause. Additional tests are being conducted...We are focusing on what causes the ducks to lose their waterproofing as well as the cause of the malnutrition evident in many of the birds. There are many factors we need to consider in trying to investigate a die-off and we are doing all we can to methodically apply the science available to us." The state health department said one possible cause for the deaths is the abnormally cold winter.

Biologists Try to Solve Duck-Die Off- State and federal biologists have ruled out several causes in the deaths of 850 ducks this winter and were still trying to figure out how they died. Avian flu, bacterial infections and exposure to heavy metals and toxins have been ruled out as culprits in the only mass duck die-off its kind nationally. "We've got more answered questions than we have answers." But the worst appears to be over, just a few dead ducks have been found in the past few days. Starting in January, several dead ducks were found at a northeast-Denver wastewater treatment plant. Others were found at other treatment plants and a lake between Boulder and Highlands Ranch. Biologists believe that most of the ducks died from hypothermia after losing their waterproofing and getting wet. One suggestion is that detergents or substances to keep water from foaming might be responsible. The cold, snowy weather likely contributed to the deaths. About 50 ducks found along the South Platte River were dry but had starved to death. Most of the ducks were Northern Shovelers, which have a large, spoon-shaped bill. The ducks have wintered in Colorado for the past several years. Some ailing ducks were nursed back to health at a sanctuary and released. About 40 ducks are still being treated.

ALBERTA, CANADA - February 22 - Wildlife experts are examining another 50 ducks found dead along the Bow River on Wednesday, bringing the total number of dead birds discovered this week to 115. Test results won’t be available to confirm the cause of death until later this week, but the likely culprit is a bacteria or viral infection. It’s not likely the H5N1 strain of avian bird flu that’s been responsible for bird deaths and mass culls in other parts of the world. "There’s no reason for the public to be concerned." The rapid spread of disease isn’t uncommon among birds during the winter months when large areas of their habitat freezes, forcing them to live in closer proximity. "When we have concentrated groups of animals, it’s a breeding ground for diseases, infections (and) bacteria. This is a natural phenomenon." In previous years, large groups of birds have fallen victim to avian cholera in Calgary. MARCH -

NEW ZEALAND, March 16 - Veterinarians at the University’s Wildlife Ward are investigating the cause of death of the last of a population of endangered yellow-eyed penguins hatched on Stewart Island this breeding season. Although all of the 32 chicks in the island’s Anglim coast monitoring area died, the mainland population did not appear to be affected at this stage. The last chick died of a blood parasite recently discovered on the island, but a number of diseases and environmental factors are believed to be involved in the overall mortality. Investigation is now being focused on the role of disease in Yellow-eyed penguin chicks and methods of reducing mortality. The Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust says this year’s breeding season is the WORST SINCE MONITORING BEGAN four years ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Albert Einstein: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.”
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More Countries Reporting Massive Honey Bee Disappearances: China, Taiwan, Guatemala and Brazil.

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Organic Beekeepers Report No Losses

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In agenda 21 of the U.N. they fancy themselves as the only distributer of our food.They plan to use this to keep the population down.If the bees died off then they would get their wish i guess.
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Big up for the GM vector hypothesis.

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