‘Extinct’ Large Blue Butterfly is Reintroduced in the Wild After 150-Year Absence

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times A large blue butterfly that was previously extinct has been successfully reintroduced to the UK, with the pollinator repopulating large parts of the country after an absence of 150 years. Some 750 of the large blue butterflies, which are marked by distinct rows of black spots on its forewing, have been spotted this summer around Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire, southwest England – a higher number than anywhere else in the world. In 1979, the butterfly was declared extinct and hasn’t been seen in the…

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Bees Are Thriving As Pollution Plummets and Environmental Conditions Improve

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times With nearly every facet of humanity facing disruption and economic activities screeching to a halt, the world has witnessed nature being given a break that has perhaps no precedent in the modern era. As a result, marine life. And with the lockdown leading to less pollution, less traffic and a marked improvement in the environmental conditions across the globe, bees are thriving in a way they haven’t in years, reports Metro. The “new normal” of people shopping locally, traveling less, and not cluttering roads with cars…

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These New Plant-Based Bottles Degrade in Only a Year – And Could Herald the End of Plastic

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times As awareness increases about the growing problem of pollution, single-use plastics have come under for their massive contribution to rampant litter all around the world. But soon, we may be drinking soft drinks and beer from “all-plant” bottles, if new plans from major beverage makers come to fruition. Under a new plan being spearheaded by Danish beer manufacturer Carlsberg and multinational food and beverage titans Coca-Cola and Danone, a new plant-based plastic created from sugars extracted from sustainably-grown plants would replace fossil fuel-based plastics, reports The Guardian.…

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Stunning Video Shows When TWENTY MILLION Rare Baby Turtles Crawl To Sea for First Time

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Stunning video from India has emerged that shows the “magical” moment when massive amounts of rare baby sea turtles crawled out to sea for the very first time after about 20 million eggs hatched. In a spectacular clip showing the event, masses of olive ridley sea turtles hatchlings can be seen making their way across a deserted beach along the coast of the eastern state of Odisha. The video was shared to Twitter by an Indian Forest Officer, Susanta Nanda, who wrote: “A sight that casts…

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Employee-Owned Supermarket Chain Buys Produce From Farmers, Donates It to Food Banks

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times As the coronavirus pandemic continues to do damage to the United States economy, an increasing amount of working-poor and middle-class families are being pushed to the brink of poverty and food insecurity. However, the problem has also extended to farmers, who have resorted to dumping produce and milk to cope with a crisis of falling prices and overproduction that could ruin their ability to remain economically viable. To help cope with the spiraling crisis, employee-owned U.S. supermarket chain Publix has pledged to begin buying fresh fruit,…

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Anonymous Donor Spends $82,000 To Give $150 Gift Cards To Every Home In Small Iowa Town

John Vibes, Truth Theory Waking Times An anonymous good samaritan has come up with a clever way to help local businesses stay afloat while also giving their neighbors a nice gift during this difficult time. In the small Iowa town of Earlham, an anonymous donor contacted the town’s mayor, Jeff Lillie and told him that they were interested in doing something to help boost the local economy. In their first conversation, the donor told the mayor that they planned on purchasing 100 gift cards from local businesses to be given to…

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to Donate $1 Billion (~28% of His Wealth) to Coronavirus Relief

John Vibes, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced that he will be pledging $1 billion to help fund coronavirus economic relief efforts. This donation is not only large in scale, but is also a relatively large portion of Dorsey’s overall wealth—roughly 28% of his total 3.9 billion net worth. The money will come from his personal stake in Square Inc., the payment processing company that he also co-founded. Dorsey tweeted a link to a document where information about the donations will be posted, including the amount of…

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Chef Andrés Turns Michelin-Starred Restaurants Into Community Soup Kitchens for the Needy

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed Waking Times Chef José Andrés, the celebrated Spanish-American chef, has long been working hard to offer great food to hungry people whether through his 5-star restaurants or through his charity, World Central Kitchen. And now, Chef Andrés plans to ensure that people can continue to eat well despite the disruptive and lethal coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, the Michelin-starred chef announced on Twitter that while his critically-acclaimed restaurants will be closed to the general public due to the coronavirus outbreak, the kitchens will still be humming along…

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Denver Nonprofit Buys Hotel, Transforms It Into 139 Mini-Apartments for the Homeless

Elias Marat, The Mind UnleashedWaking Times Across the United States, sky-high housing costs, a severe shortage of affordable housing, and stagnating wages have shredded the social fabric of countless communities, driving increases in homelessness and long-term poverty. In Denver, Colorado, the problem has grown in pace with national trends, with one local study showing that at least 5,755 homeless people reside in the Mile High City. So when a Quality Inn and Suites located on a major road went up for sale, the president of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) saw…

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Scientists Cleared Alzheimer’s Plaque From Mice Using Nothing but Light and Sound

Manuel Garcia Aguilar, The Mind UnleashedWaking Times In previous articles, we discussed the importance of brain waves in modern technological developments. It even seemed like something “magical” to me, when I was writing about how through brain waves and AI scientists can “see” what you are seeing in real-time. Now, even more progress is being made thanks to neuroscientists at MIT. So far, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s despite rapid growth in the number of people living with the disease. It is estimated that around 44 million people around the world suffer…

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Reefs Could Be Brought Back To Life By Luring Fish Back To Dead Coral Reefs By Playing Healthy Reef Sounds

Mayukh Saha, Truth TheoryWaking Times Large tracts of the Great Barrier Reef are dead. But scientists have been successful in bringing some dead patches back to life using an ingenious method. Dead coral reefs are visible and living proof of the devastation that man has wreaked on the environment. Thousands of nautical miles of this fragile ecosystem has been devastated. They have transformed into bleached fossils. This is due to changes in the ocean temperature, pollution, rising ocean levels, fearsome cyclones, and uncontrolled fishing, reports ABC News. Situated off the coast…

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We Just Got Some Good Economic News

When some good economic news comes along, we should be thankful for it, because such moments are becoming increasingly rare.  On Friday, the Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs last month, and that definitely exceeded expectations.  Of course the truth is that the U.S. economy didn’t actually add 128,000 jobs last month.  That number is just a heavily manipulated estimate that is adjusted to smooth out “seasonal fluctuations”, and it will be revised multiple times in the future as more data becomes available.  In other words,…

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World’s Coolest Selfie? Gorillas Pose With Anti Poaching Rangers

Mayukh Saha, Truth TheoryWaking Times Selfies are a matter of skill. Finding the right angle, getting the light right, working the pose correctly: all of these come together to capture the perfect selfie. Over the years we’ve seen several famous persons work the selfie like no one else ever could. Checking all the right boxes, they have always been considered as setting the bar in clicking selfies. But get over them Kardashians! We now have the very handsome gorillas of Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, who are pushing…

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Farmer Gives His Cows To A Sanctuary After Seeing Them “Terrified”

The Facts: In light of recent events in Venezuela Wikileaks published a revealing document that highlights the fact that financial institutions are not independent, that they are owned by, and in turn own/work together with the US government to fulfill agendas. Reflect On: The secrecy in our world runs rampant, under the guise of ‘national security’ when it’s really because secrets need to be kept to avoid the population waking up to the tremendous amount of unethical corruption that plagues our geopolitical world. As most of you reading this will…

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Morgan Freeman Turns his 124-Acre Ranch into Huge Honeybee Sanctuary to Save the Bees

Elias Marat, TMUWaking Times Morgan Freeman has long been known for having a voice of gold, using his clout and vocal talents for such worthy causes as environmental conservationist group One Earth. But it has also become apparent that the beloved actor also has a heart of gold–especially now that he has devoted his ranch to helping save honeybees. The 81-year old actor took up beekeeping on his 124-acre Mississippi ranch as a simple hobby in 2014, largely in reaction to the mass die-offs that were occurring and continue to this day.…

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Willie Nelson Rescued 70 Horses From a Slaughterhouse and Let Them Roam Free on His Ranch

Amanda Froelich, TMUWaking Times As if you need another reason to love Willie Nelson, news has recently surfaced that the musician and marijuana activist is also a horse lover. He’s so fond of them that he rescued 70 horses from being slaughtered. They now roam on his 700-acre ranch in Texas. The country musician spends most of his time at Luck Ranch when he’s not on the road. The ranch is home to him and the name “Luck” suits in more ways than one. Nelson told Paul Venema from KSAT 12 News, “When…

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Almost 100 Abortion Workers Quit After Seeing Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’

Nearly 100 abortion clinic workers have quit their jobs after seeing pro-life film ‘Unplanned’, according to the movie’s director. During his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Chuck Konzelman said 94 abortion workers have approached former Planned Parenthood executive Abby Johnson’s nonprofit, And Then There Were None, according to Pure Flix Insider. CBN reports: “One percent of the abortion workers in the United States, after getting one look at them being portrayed on film,” he said, “have decided to change their lives … and what they do…

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