Whitley Strieber will be making his last speaking appearance of 2008 September 26-28 at the Bay Area UFO Conference. He will not appear again until the Dreamland Festival next year, so this is a golden opportunity to listen to one of the most stirring and powerful speakers you will ever hear. He and Anne will also present a special talk about the many letters they have received from experiencers like YOU (and they don’t always agree on how to interpret them!) For more information, click here.

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But they CAN heal themselves! – Plants are pooped?they probably won’t soak up any more carbon dioxide as the planet continues to warm. They’ve got to concentrate on healing themselves too: they make their own “aspirin!”

Some grassland that was being tested absorbed less CO2 than usual for two years following temperatures that were unusually hot?they way the world will be in the future. A lot of governments are hoping to curb global warming by planting trees and saving the rain forests, but this may not be effective.
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…can warn us about the future – No matter what one of our candidates says about polar bears, the truth is that global warming is rapidly reducing the number of animal species.And it?s not only happening in Alaska?two species of giraffe, several rhinos and five elephant relatives, along with multitudes of rodents, bush pigs, horses, antelope and apes, once inhabited what is now northern Pakistan. Polar bears are disappearing now, but these other extinctions happened 8 million years ago, when the climate shifted dramatically.Since this happened so long ago, why should we care? Paleoecologist Catherine Badgley says, “Climate is going to produce changes in ecological structure of all sorts of plants and animals around the world, now as in the past.read more

Be happy! – Here’s a new reason to be happy: Women who have a positive outlook on life are less likely to get breast cancer.

Getting divorced, or having a loved one die, increases your risk. BBC News quotes researcher Ronit Peled as saying, “We can carefully say that experiencing more than one severe and/or moderate life event is a risk factor for breast cancer among young women. On the other hand, a general feeling of happiness and optimism can play a protective role.”
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