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A Landscape of Death & Destruction – Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia

A Landscape of Death & Destruction – Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia

How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature – River Creek Diversion – Salinity Ditches

An Extreme Case of Soil Erosion and Salinity
The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia – Salinity and Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Illegal Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

See these Good Documentarys …

See here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-28/the-silent-killer-making-inroads-into-farmland/1921554

How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature – River & Creek Diversion – Salinity Ditches

How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature – River & Creek Diversion – Salinity Ditches

A Landscape of Death & Destruction – Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia

An Extreme Case of Soil Erosion and Salinity – The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia – Salinity and Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Illegal Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

See these Good Documentarys …

See here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-28/the-silent-killer-making-inroads-into-farmland/1921554

Black-faced Woodswallow – Artamus cinereus Artamidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

Black-faced Woodswallow – Artamus cinereus Artamidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

These birds are so beautiful, playful and cute! The Black-Faced Woodswallow with Babies ….. sorry about the wind noise!

The Black-faced Woodswallow often associates with other species of woodswallows as well as White-winged and Varied Trillers, but it is their association with Hooded Parrots in the Northern Territory that is especially intriguing. Hooded Parrots almost always forage in the company of Black-faced Woodswallows. The woodswallows are used by the parrots as sentinels to warn of the approach of potential predators, such as Brown, Grey or Red Goshawks, and whenever the woodswallows give their alarm calls, the parrots fly away to safety.

Description

The Black-faced Woodswallow is a smokey grey-brown above with a black face around the base of the bill and the eyes. The underparts are lighter grey with a black undertail in the race cinereus or a white undertail in the race albiventris of north-eastern Queensland. The black tail feathers are tipped white. The bluish bill is tipped black. Young birds are mainly brown, with extensive streaking, the underparts are washed buff-brown and they have a pale brown bill. May be seen in groups, often with other woodswallows, and roosts in tight clusters in trees during storms or sudden cold weather.

Similar Species

The Black-faced Woodswallow is similar to the Dusky Woodswallow, A. cyanopterus, and the Masked Woodswallow, A. personatus. It differs from the Dusky by being paler overall and lacks the white streak along the leading edge of the wing. The Masked Woodswallow has a larger and more defined face mask that extends down the throat to the upper breast, bordered by a white crescent. It also has paler underparts and a pale grey rather than black tail.

Distribution

The Black-faced Woodswallow is found across mainland Australia, mainly west of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is absent from the far south-western corner of Western Australia.

Habitat

The Black-faced Woodswallow is found in open country, often far from water, as well as in open woodlands, around lakes and wetlands and in irrigated areas.

Feeding

The Black-faced Woodswallow feeds on insects. It perches on shrubs, fences and telegraph wires, darting down to catch prey and will often hover. It will also eat nectar. Often feeds in mixed flocks with swifts and swiflets, and also associates with other woodswallows and the White-winged Triller.

Breeding

Black-faced Woodswallows nest and rear their young co-operatively, often mobbing potential predators. The nests are flimsy constructions of twigs placed low in a small tree, stump or artificial structure

Dusky Woodswallow
http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/dusky-woodswallow

Source: http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-faced-woodswallow

A Beautiful Snow and Ice Covered Pink Lake in Southern Western Australia… Not!

A Beautiful Snow and Ice Covered Pink Lake in Southern Western Australia… Not!

More Videos on Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

Seeing My Country Die Before My Eyes… Salinity & Rubbish Dump Groundwater Contamination

The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia – Salinity and Soil Erosion

Ancient History – Aboriginal Tools & Vibrant Rich Colors, Shadows, Shapes an Oasis in the Desert

Mother Nature Will One Day Reclaim Mother Earth, Witnessing the Destruction Caused By Modern Day Man

This is What True Aussie Kindness & Spirit is … on a Scorching Hot Summer’s Day – 40°C Plus

A Beautiful Ice and Snow Covered Pink Lake in Southern Western Australia… Not!

A Beautiful Snow and Ice Covered Pink Lake in Southern Western Australia… Not!

A Beautiful Snow and Ice Covered Pink Lake in Southern Western Australia… Not!

More Videos on Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

Seeing My Country Die Before My Eyes… Salinity & Rubbish Dump Groundwater Contamination

The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia – Salinity and Soil Erosion

Ancient History – Aboriginal Tools & Vibrant Rich Colors, Shadows, Shapes an Oasis in the Desert

Mother Nature Will One Day Reclaim Mother Earth, Witnessing the Destruction Caused By Modern Day Man

This is What True Aussie Kindness & Spirit is … on a Scorching Hot Summer’s Day – 40°C Plus

A Beautiful Ice and Snow Covered Pink Lake in Southern Western Australia… Not!

Would You Drink a Glass of Weed Killing Round Up? The Monsato Boss Would!

Would You Drink a Glass of Weed Killing Round Up? The Monsato Boss Would!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

… and The Deadly Chemicals Sprayed on our Foods all for the Sake of Profit and Gain

Example of One Tiny Australian Wheat Farming Town’s Chemical Pesticide Usage – Thx Monsanto & Bayer

So this big cage will be full up to the top by the end of each year … It really makes you wonder, if not understand how we are all being poisoned by these deadly chemicals that farmers spray on wheat, barley, oats and other crops, that help feed these over populated world! (No blame to the farmers) But a big pat on the back to the chemical free and bio dynamic organic farmers throughout Australia…. this really needs to stop, but it never will!

All of these deadly chemicals leak into our water system, it affects everything from frogs, to birdlife to humans, nothing is left untouched! We just turn a blind eye to it unfortunately and hope for the best!

Food chain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

Two and a half million tons of industrial pesticides are used each year around the world to suppress or destroy a variety of organisms considered a nuisance to human beings. Specifically formulated to be deadly to living organisms, pesticides are acutely toxic to human beings…and most of them end up in our food and water sources. They include,

Insecticides, the most widely used of all pesticides, kill insects
Herbicides destroy weeds or unwanted vegetation
Fungicides protect seeds against fungi living in soils
Bactericides control harmful bacteria
Virucides suppress viruses
Nematicides control nematodes (roundworms)
Miticides kill mites and ticks
Rodenticides control rodents
“When herbicides and pesticides were invented, 37 percent of our crops were being destroyed by pests,” explains Dr. Hanley. “Now, 57 years later, more than 37 percent are being destroyed.”

Of the more than 800,000 species of insects known to exist, very few are harmful to plants, animals, or human beings. While pesticides offer some benefits, many question why they are still so widely used; rather than killing insects, pesticides seem most effective at destroying human health.

Chronic, Long-term Health Effects Of Pesticide Exposure

“Herbicides kill plants,” says Dr. Hanley. “The reason these chemicals work is because they’re toxins. Things that damage the plant’s ability to reproduce, damage our ability to reproduce, too. Humans are in the midst of an infertility epidemic. There are all of these substances in the food chain that interfere with reproduction.”

Chronic health problems linked to pesticides include adverse neurological effects such as a fourfold increased risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, shortened attention span, memory disorders, and reduced coordination; reproductive problems including miscarriages; reduced infant development; birth defects; depression; and cancer.

Please read more about Pesticides in the Food Chain here: http://www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/pesticides.aspx

Native Birds will Love You for this! Recycle Your Old Pillows, Dog Fur & Brush Hair, & Vacuums

Native Birds will Love You for this! Recycle Your Old Pillow Fluff, Dog & Human Hair, Vacuum Dust…use your imagination!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

… and The Deadly Chemicals Sprayed on our Foods all for the Sake of Profit and Gain

Example of One Tiny Australian Wheat Farming Town’s Chemical Pesticide Usage – Thx Monsanto & Bayer

So this big cage will be full up to the top by the end of each year … It really makes you wonder, if not understand how we are all being poisoned by these deadly chemicals that farmers spray on wheat, barley, oats and other crops, that help feed these over populated world! (No blame to the farmers) But a big pat on the back to the chemical free and bio dynamic organic farmers throughout Australia…. this really needs to stop, but it never will!

All of these deadly chemicals leak into our water system, it affects everything from frogs, to birdlife to humans, nothing is left untouched! We just turn a blind eye to it unfortunately and hope for the best!

Food chain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

Two and a half million tons of industrial pesticides are used each year around the world to suppress or destroy a variety of organisms considered a nuisance to human beings. Specifically formulated to be deadly to living organisms, pesticides are acutely toxic to human beings…and most of them end up in our food and water sources. They include,

Insecticides, the most widely used of all pesticides, kill insects
Herbicides destroy weeds or unwanted vegetation
Fungicides protect seeds against fungi living in soils
Bactericides control harmful bacteria
Virucides suppress viruses
Nematicides control nematodes (roundworms)
Miticides kill mites and ticks
Rodenticides control rodents
“When herbicides and pesticides were invented, 37 percent of our crops were being destroyed by pests,” explains Dr. Hanley. “Now, 57 years later, more than 37 percent are being destroyed.”

Of the more than 800,000 species of insects known to exist, very few are harmful to plants, animals, or human beings. While pesticides offer some benefits, many question why they are still so widely used; rather than killing insects, pesticides seem most effective at destroying human health.

Chronic, Long-term Health Effects Of Pesticide Exposure

“Herbicides kill plants,” says Dr. Hanley. “The reason these chemicals work is because they’re toxins. Things that damage the plant’s ability to reproduce, damage our ability to reproduce, too. Humans are in the midst of an infertility epidemic. There are all of these substances in the food chain that interfere with reproduction.”

Chronic health problems linked to pesticides include adverse neurological effects such as a fourfold increased risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, shortened attention span, memory disorders, and reduced coordination; reproductive problems including miscarriages; reduced infant development; birth defects; depression; and cancer.

Please read more about Pesticides in the Food Chain here: http://www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/pesticides.aspx

Going Tribal -1995 – The Last Freedom Seeking Wild Ferals of Australia – Movie Documentary Trailer –

Going Tribal -1995 – The Last Freedom Seeking Wild Ferals of Australia – Movie Documentary Trailer –

I hope to have a full copy of this movie soon as it is not available anywhere on the internet for public viewing…stay tuned!

Going Tribal, made is 1995, a 54 Minute Australian Film Looks at the rising trend of tribalism and the new Feral movement in Australia and around the world. Poses the question: Are these people parasites or pioneers? Are they just dropping out or are they attempting a lifestyle which is innovative and necessary considering the Earth’s dwindling resources?

Director Michael Balson
Writers Michael Balson, Michael Murray
Producer Michael Murray, Ronald S. Tanner
Executive Producers Geoff Barnes

Production Company LIGHT SOURCE FILMS PTY LTD

Going Tribal – The Last Freedom Seeking Wild & Feral People of Australia – Movie Documentary Trailer –

Example of One Tiny Australian Wheat Farming Town’s Chemical Pesticide Usage – Thx Monsanto & Bayer

Example of One Tiny Australian Wheat Farming Town’s Chemical Pesticide Usage – Thx Monsanto & Bayer

So this big cage will be full up to the top by the end of each year … It really makes you wonder, if not understand how we are all being poisoned by these deadly chemicals that farmers spray on wheat, barley, oats and other crops, that help feed these over populated world! (No blame to the farmers) But a big pat on the back to the chemical free and bio dynamic organic farmers throughout Australia…. this really needs to stop, but it never will!

All of these deadly chemicals leak into our water system, it affects everything from frogs, to birdlife to humans, nothing is left untouched! We just turn a blind eye to it unfortunately and hope for the best!

Why I Will Never Eat Australian Lamb Again – Pesticides & Herbicides – They’re Poisoning Us!

… and The Deadly Chemicals Sprayed on our Foods all for the Sake of Profit and Gain

Food chain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

“Pesticides kill pests by damaging their cellular function,” explains Dr. Jesse Hanley, MD, public speaker, instructor, and co-author of Tired of Being Tired. “We have enough in common with insects that we are damaged, too.”

The Pervasiveness of Pesticides

Two and a half million tons of industrial pesticides are used each year around the world to suppress or destroy a variety of organisms considered a nuisance to human beings. Specifically formulated to be deadly to living organisms, pesticides are acutely toxic to human beings…and most of them end up in our food and water sources. They include,

Insecticides, the most widely used of all pesticides, kill insects
Herbicides destroy weeds or unwanted vegetation
Fungicides protect seeds against fungi living in soils
Bactericides control harmful bacteria
Virucides suppress viruses
Nematicides control nematodes (roundworms)
Miticides kill mites and ticks
Rodenticides control rodents
“When herbicides and pesticides were invented, 37 percent of our crops were being destroyed by pests,” explains Dr. Hanley. “Now, 57 years later, more than 37 percent are being destroyed.”

Of the more than 800,000 species of insects known to exist, very few are harmful to plants, animals, or human beings. While pesticides offer some benefits, many question why they are still so widely used; rather than killing insects, pesticides seem most effective at destroying human health.

Chronic, Long-term Health Effects Of Pesticide Exposure

“Herbicides kill plants,” says Dr. Hanley. “The reason these chemicals work is because they’re toxins. Things that damage the plant’s ability to reproduce, damage our ability to reproduce, too. Humans are in the midst of an infertility epidemic. There are all of these substances in the food chain that interfere with reproduction.”

Chronic health problems linked to pesticides include adverse neurological effects such as a fourfold increased risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, shortened attention span, memory disorders, and reduced coordination; reproductive problems including miscarriages; reduced infant development; birth defects; depression; and cancer.

Please read more about Pesticides in the Food Chain here: http://www.puristat.com/standardamericandiet/pesticides.aspx