Satellite Spies Ship Pollution

NASA’s Aura satellite using the onboard Ozone Monitoring Instrument can ‘see’ shipping lanes via NO2 emissions. This data was collected from 2005 to 2012. The shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and routes through the South China Sea are more visible because the geography of those areas constrain shipping to small lanes, whereas in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans the shipping lanes are not as confined. Also contributing to the visibility of the lanes is the relatively clean air of the northern Indian Ocean as compared to the coast of China where pollution from cities and offshore drilling ‘hide’ the shipping lanes.


Photo Credit: NASA

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-Prince’s story-

This is my 3 year old baby, Prince. This past February he started having issues breathing and eating. The vet thought he had a respiratory infection so he decided to put him on multiple different kinds of antibiotics. Nothing worked. Then they thought he might have a polyp in his nose which required surgery. So of course, the desperate pet owner that I am, decided to go through with it. What they ended up finding was not in fact a polyp but a large tumor in his right nostril. The tumor was removed but the results of the testing was high grade lymphoma. The vet told me he either had a couple weeks to 2 months to live without treatment or 6 months on chemotherapy. The vet guaranteed that the tumor was going to grow back in a few weeks due to how aggressive the cancer is.

This began my journey to find a cure for Prince’s cancer. After lots and lots of research I put him on a raw food diet mixed with goat milk. I was also giving him one capsule of essiac tea for pets a day. Within a week I could tell a difference in his attitude and how active he was becoming. Of course, my vet was totally against this theory of healing him naturally… So I stopped seeing him ha.

I found a holistic vet nearby which has been the best decision I have made yet. He has gone through one ozone therapy treatment. He is now currently on wheat germ and canna-pet (cannabis haha) mixed in his raw food and c-naltrexone ointment that I rub on his ear every night. It has been five months since he was diagnosed and the tumor has not grown back and he is the most active he has been in his life.

I am not posting this for sympathy or a pity party but for people to become aware of other alternatives to modern medicine. I’m not saying prince’s tumor will never grow back. But all I know is he is not in pain anymore and I have been given more time with him than I was expecting. I know I probably sound like a crazy animal lover but I am. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and they deserve the same love that humans need. I strongly encourage pet owners to look into the benefits of raw food and goat milk for pets. And I hope this was helpful for anyone who is going through a similar situation.

very specific sensory stimuli i enjoy
  • toast so dark it’s nearly burnt
  • scalding hot showers
  • very loud thunder
  • the smell of laundry soap
  • discovering where exactly the bumps of your mosquito bites are and running your fingers around them
  • heavy blankets or coats, or having pillows stacked on top of you
  • the smell of ozone
  • trumpet sections
  • popping edamame out of the pod

 That she had consumed half a bottle of wine on her own simply to steel herself for this was something that Capricia would have confessed to no one. Her vision was a touch hazy and the feel of the silk she’d donned was luring her senses away from the mission at hand. It took a deep breath and a forcible steeling of her nerves to stand outside the closed door. 

  …perhaps it was too soon… 

  …what if he wasn’t even in his chambers…?

  Closing her eyes, the elementalist forced herself to change her attunement. The scent of burnt ozone faded, replaced by the smell of fresh rainwater, and her eyes welled almost immediately. Capricia blinked rapidly, looked up until her gaze had cleared, and drew a slow breath. Her hand trembled as she set it on the door latch, nearly withdrew, and then she pushed herself forward, depressing the latch and opening the door to step into Noel’s bedchamber in the same movement. 

  Her voice was strangely thick, almost hoarse, and she had to clear her throat several times to be audible. 


anonymous asked:

Ok so I was thinking about the Mirrorverse (which is AWESOME btw) and I was wondering would the 'mirror' effect encompass the world around them too? Because in TAG the world is generally very peaceful and clean, and the only things they have to deal with that aren't are accidents/disasters are the Hood's plans. So in the mirrorverse the world be all polluted and war-ridden and dystopian.

The war of 2040 ended in the nuclear destruction of countries, though with the amount of fighting still going on, one would think it never had. Bloodshed and fire and pollution. Their planet is dying around them; it’s crust heaving and throwing out natural disaster after natural disaster, screaming in protest, and there is no one with big, powerful machines and selfless enough hearts to save the people trapped in their wake.

The ozone is weakening and life on Earth isn’t predicted to last until the next generation, so why not make the most of it? Why not take what you want with both hands and let nothing get in your way? Why not use the Thunderbirds, the machines they have murdered their own father for, to rob banks and plunder whole cities leaving a trail of death and destruction after them?

People just don’t care about people, or about little old Planet Earth anymore, and if the Hood is on a quest to clean it up, with a few sparse allies, then who is going to listen to him? Not the Tracy brothers that’s for sure. Not when they could be drowning in diamonds, comfy and rich and physically owning the whole world, the whole of this disgusting rock floating in space, before she goes pop.