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ENDANGERED FORESTS - ENDANGERED PLANET

© 2019 by Marsha Silvestri

DANGER - PLANET ON FIRE!  Today over 300 bushfires are raging across eastern Australia creating catastrophic conditions. Last week the “hot topic” in California were the wildfires as their frequency have become a new norm, dubbed the “fire season”, fueled by the Santa Ana winds, dry weather plus other factors. As devastating as these blazes are, some are “small fry” compared to massive infernos blazing worldwide that are ignored by mainstream media or forgotten after a quick “flash in the pan” minimal press. Apocalyptic fires in Africa and Indonesia have escaped the news. Recent fires that did get global attention include the torching of the Amazon (more than 87,000 fires this year in Brazil! Yes, you read that number right, most of which were deliberately set by arsonists!).

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MAKE EARTH DAY EVERY DAY

© 2019 by Marsha Silvestri

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) and Earth Week, concurrent this year with Easter (April 21st), the topic of today's LifeBlog is RENEWAL.

Easter always coincides with the spring season of new beginnings, renewal and rebirth. The date for Easter changes year-to-year according to the Lunar calendar as the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the March 21 Vernal Equinox. Orthodox Easter, based on the Julian Calendar, usually occurs about a week later. In Christianity, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Resurrection is a common theme in many religions and cultures observing feasts and festivals celebrating the Rites of Spring, such as Beltane from Celtic traditions, which occurs on April 30–May 1st. In pagan traditions Ostara preceded Easter as a time of renewal after a long cold winter.   

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