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9 places on Earth we know very little about - KETK

9 places on Earth we know very little about - KETK | Amazing World | Scoop.it
9 places on Earth we know very little about KETK Hanbury-Tenison OBE and an honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University, sees three new frontiers of exploration: the tropical rainforest canopy, which researchers are beginning to access by...
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Country diary: South Uist: Suddenly the whooper swans are here, pure white against a flawless blue sky

Country diary: South Uist: Suddenly the whooper swans are here, pure white against a flawless blue sky | Amazing World | Scoop.it
South Uist: Hearing the call of whooper swans, wingtip to wingtip in flight, is a magical moment out on the dunesThe morning's brisk northwesterlies have died away almost entirely and the stinging hail showers have given way to unbroken sunshine.
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Amazing visuals of thunderstorms in central US Thursday - Washington Post (blog)

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Amazing visuals of thunderstorms in central U.S. Thursday. By Jason Samenow. April 4 at 10:47 am. More. Comments.
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Solar Ambitions: 6 Projects Powered By The Sun

Solar Ambitions: 6 Projects Powered By The Sun | Amazing World | Scoop.it

The city of London has covered the roof of its Blackfriar's Bridge (part of the Blackfriar's Railway Station) with 4,400 photovoltaic solar panels. The new solar array will have the capacity to convert enough solar energy to make 80,000 cups of tea a day. Since the energy created is entirely carbon free, the photovoltaic cells will reduce the station's carbon footprint by 511 tons, or an average of 89,000 car trips per year.

Solar arrays usually appear on the rooftops of buildings, or as part of large solar farms outside of cities–which makes the Blackfriar's Bridge all the more impressive. The project marks an ambitious effort to convert rail infrastructure—which itself consumes a sizable about of energy each year—to help solve the complex climate puzzle.


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Arianna Smith's curator insight, February 11, 2:40 PM

Solar energy being used to dazzle the people. Not only does it look awesome but it's heading the world in the right direction. It's carbon free, which means it helps the environment. I'm  not entirely sure if it can generate a lot of energy, but it's defiantly a path I'm willing to follow. The buildings they created look like something out of a science fiction film! It's crazy. Not everyone nor every country has solar energy accessible to them(whether it's climate or price). But the people that can, should use it. I think this is a great way to showcase Solar Energy to the world.

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Processors That Work Like Brains Will Accelerate Artificial Intelligence

Processors That Work Like Brains Will Accelerate Artificial Intelligence | Amazing World | Scoop.it

A new breed of computer chips that operate more like the brain may be about to narrow the gulf between artificial and natural computation—between circuits that crunch through logical operations at blistering speed and a mechanism honed by evolution to process and act on sensory input from the real world. Advances in neuroscience and chip technology have made it practical to build devices that, on a small scale at least, process data the way a mammalian brain does. These “neuromorphic” chips may be the missing piece of many promising but unfinished projects in artificial intelligence, such as cars that drive themselves reliably in all conditions, and smartphones that act as competent conversational assistants.


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The "neuromorphic" chip may change the way we talk with machines.
Current research shows significant breakthroughs may be coming soon in ways to build devices that process data the way the mammalian brain does. This technology hold the key to many unfulfilled artificial intelligence programs. The day is not far off where cars will actually drive themselves "reliably in all conditions, and smartphones  that act as competent conversational assistants." We may even see amateur radio equipment that responds to human speech and carries on "live" conversations just as live hams do today.  A lot of unexplored opportunities and hidden dangers lie ahead.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Du nouveau chez les orangs-outans : ils pêchent ! - National Geographic

Du nouveau chez les orangs-outans : ils pêchent ! - National Geographic | Amazing World | Scoop.it

Sur la trentaine de singes réintroduits sur une île fluviale, six utilisent des bâtons pour attraper les poissons ou pillent les lignes des pêcheurs (ci-dessus). Certains scientifiques pensent que l’évolution du cerveau humain fut liée à l’apport des acides gras présents dans les poissons plus que dans le régime à base de viande.


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Searching for Nudibranchs

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Nudibranchs, we love them.
Searching to find them can be like a treasure hunt (with the greatest reward being to show your buddy a cool one before they’ve seen it), and their beautiful colors make them a favorite for ...

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Les plus belles photos de forêts britanniques primées par l ... - Maxisciences

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Chaque année, l'association Woodland Trust récompense les plus belles photographies prises dans une des 11.000 forêts ouvertes au public au Royaume-Uni.

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L'Aventure des Plantes 1982 épisode 01 A la recherche de la toute première plante

L'Aventure des Plantes 1982 épisode 01/13 Série éducative destinée à toutes les générations, accessible et claire, elle est une référence pour tous. Réalisé ...

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"L'Aventure des Plantes 1982 épisode 01/13

Série éducative destinée à toutes les générations, accessible et claire, elle est une référence pour tous. Réalisé avec un immense soins par Jean-Marie Pelt et Jean-Pierre Cuny en 1982"

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State of the World's Birds Report - Indicates a planet in peril

State of the World's Birds Report -  Indicates a planet in peril | Amazing World | Scoop.it

 

BREATHTAKING IN-FLIGHT BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY http://abduzeedo.com/breathtaking-flight-birds-photography

 

June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future.

These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world by the world’s largest Partnership of conservation organisations...  “Birds provide an accurate and easy to read environmental barometer that allows us to see clearly the pressures our current way of life are putting on the world’s biodiversity”, said Dr Leon Bennun, BirdLife’s Director of Science, Information and Policy.. http://www.birdlife.org/community/2013/06/birds-indicate-a-planet-in-peril-but-investing-in-conservation-makes-economic-sense/

 

July 11, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation
STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS IS BLEAK BUT NOT HOPELESS http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/state-of-the-worlds-birds-is-bleak-but-not-hopeless/

 

 

July 1, 2013 PRI's The World
JAPANESE PIGEON MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN CANADA
Imagine going more than 4,000 miles in the wrong direction. You’d end up in the wrong town. On the wrong island. And in the wrong country. That’s what happened to a racing pigeon from Japan who took off in Sapporo, Japan, and came in for landing way off course — in a Canadian town in British Columbia http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/japanese-pigeon-makes-emergency-landing-in-canada/

 

July 2, 2013 Mongabay
THE EGYPTIAN VULTURE ON THE BALKANS - A HOPEFUL BUT PERILOUS CONSERVATION STORY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0702-dimitrova-egyptian-vulture.html

 

June 30, 2013 Mongabay
SAVING THE RAJA OF INDIA'S GRASSLANDS: NEW EFFORTS TO CONSERVE THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0630-szotek-indianbustard.html

 

WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

July 10, 2013
USDA Bye Bye Blackbird PROGRAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MASS KILLINGS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds

PDF LISTING http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES : Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out
   http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

WILDLIFE GARDENING http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/w/wildlife_gardening.htm

 

 

 

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VIDEO: National Geographic

******* "LAST SONG FOR MIGRATING BIRDS" - SLAUGHTERED AS THEY MIGRATE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN
From glue-covered sticks in Egypt hang two lives, and a question: How can we stop the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/songbird-migration/franzen-text

 

 ******* THE LEBANON  BIRD MASSACRE - UNFETTERED HUNTING TAKES TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRATING BIRDS - EVERY YEAR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3452407352/the-lebanon-bird-massacre-unfettered-hunting-a-disgrace

 

******** June 26, 2013 Toronto Star
CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP LETTING BIRDS DOWN: : Editorial

A new report says some domestic bird populations have declined by 80 to 90 per cent over the past 20 years. The federal and Ontario governments seem unwilling to help. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/06/24/canadian_governments_must_stop_letting_birds_down_editorial.html

 

 

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 June 28, 2013 Mirror News
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*********BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green
*********WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html

May 14, 2013 Deseret News
**********WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

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Video March 18, 2013 CFact

******** BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/

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****    "SAVING SONGBIRDS" - Full Episode 56:54 Watch NHPTV Special Productions Online http://video.nhptv.org/video/2148904255/

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February 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
BID TO SOLVE MYSTERY OF 50,000 RED-BREASTED GEESE LOST IN MIGRATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/20/red-breasted-geese-lost-migration

 

November 23, 2012 Care 2

44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1968 To put that number in perspective, that’s about a fifth of the total population of Britain’s birds, or a fall of one nesting pair per minute

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.

 

October 21, 2012 The Sunday Times

A LICENSE TO KILL BRITAIN'S SONGBIRDS: Hunters and pest controllers have been granted “licences to kill” thousands of birds, including robins, wrens, song-thrushes, skylarks and even house sparrows. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1153428

 

UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

November 9, 2012 Living on Earth:
HABITAT DESTRUCTION DESTROYING RUSSIA'S SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00045&segmentID=5

 

 

********* MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER  http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

 

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June 3, 2013 Science Daily
******NO EARLY BIRDS GETTING THE WORMS: SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm

 May 10, 2013 BBC News -

*******CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

May 13, 2013 Mongabay
*******CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html

 

 

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January 31, 2013 Yale Environment 360
****** MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON WORLD'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/

 June 25, 2013 Environmental News Network
****** THE LEAD POISONING IN OUR SONG BIRDS http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46142

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

 

******* WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 ****** PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS  http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3

 

 June 14, 2010 United Nations News Centre -
******* FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35017&Cr=biodiversity&Cr1=#.UcQHv-swOic

 March 18, 2012 The Guardian Environment

******* SEABIRD SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION AS INVADERS STORM EMPIRES LAST OUTCROPS, WARNS UK RSPB http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/18/seabirds-british-overseas-territories-extinction?CMP=twt_gu&nbsp

 January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

****** HAWAIIAN FOREST BIRDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TROUBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Native_forest_birds_in_unprecedented_trouble_999.html

****** WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BIRDS DISAPPEAR? GUAM IS ENTIRELY INFESTED WITH SPIDERS http://grist.org/list/guam-is-entirely-infested-with-spiders-and-its-all-the-fault-of-invasive-snakes/

 

 

 

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**** POISONING PARADISE - ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/Poisoning-Paradise---Ecocide-New-Zealand/Vkd0Rk9WQlJQVDA9K0k=

 

February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

 ******* BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/

 

****** PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

******** NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE HARMING BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 ******* DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 ******SAVE THE BEES, SAVE THE BERRIES, SAVE ME | The Natural Eye Project http://ow.ly/mx2Gq

 

 

 

October 5, 2012 The Hindu

******* THE LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS VERY LIKELY TO HAVE IMPACTS ON HIGHER-LEVEL SPECIES SUCH AS BIRDS  http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/longterm-impacts-of-genetically-modified-organisms-need-close-study/article3965818.ece

 

NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE HARMING BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 

 ******* NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO' ROUND-UP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE  http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

 

******* BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

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November 16, 2012 Terra Daily

EXHAUSTIVE FAMILY TREE FOR BIRDS SHOWS RAPID DIVERSIFICATION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Exhaustive_family_tree_for_birds_shows_recent_rapid_diversification_999.html

 

January 5, 2012 Grist

THE BIRDS AND THE WEEDS: A FARM CONSERVATION LOVE STORY http://grist.org/sustainable-farming/2012-01-05-the-birds-and-the-weeds-a-farm-conservation-love-story/

 

June 20, 2013 BBC Nature -
BIRDS 'SHOW VALUE OF CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS' http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22940947

 

A GREAT WEBSITE;

LISTENING EARTH - Soundscapes of a Living Planet http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/index.php

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
CALL OF THE WILD: BIRDNOTE  © Willow Ptarmigan. A bird whose voice is more likely to give you a fit of the giggles http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=5

 

 

 

 

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**** TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST - THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

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POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

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"AMERICAN EAGLE" - Bald Eagles | Nature http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-eagle/introduction/4201/

 

 

June 18, 2013 Guardian Environment
TOP TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR GARDEN WILDLIFE FRIENDLY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jun/20/top-tips-garden-wildlife-friendly

 

 

 

 

 

 


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                       Ecosystems fail when loss of biodiversity !

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The story is quite short but there are lots of good links...

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Here are many links all in one place so you can start looking over the bird situation from one site. I think we all love birds when they don't leave us too many "presents" in the wrong places or wake us up too early. I certainly will lovingly accept unwanted presents if the price is to loose my feathered friends.

 

I personally share my yard and often my porch or deck with a peacock that decided to live at my house.  I clean-up a bit after him and he loudy lets me know when someone strange is in the yard.....And then we just walk, fly, sit and stand around watching each other do things.

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Baobabs étranges, mystérieux et complexes - CIRAD

Baobabs étranges, mystérieux et complexes - CIRAD | Amazing World | Scoop.it
Baobabs étranges, mystérieux et complexes :

Un web document interactif qui fait le point sur le baobab, cet arbre fascinant de Madagascar.

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California Sharks - Part 1

Shark Diver Magazine's Eli Martinez and friends set off for a week long shark adventure in Southern California to document sevengills, blue sharks and any ot...

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Male bowerbirds create forced perspective illusions that only females see

Male bowerbirds create forced perspective illusions that only females see | Amazing World | Scoop.it

Right from its entrance, Disneyland is designed to cast an illusion upon its visitors. The first area – Main Street – seems to stretch for miles towards the towering castle in the distance. All of this relies on visual trickery. The castle’s upper bricks and the upper levels of Main Street’s buildings are much smaller than their ground-level counterparts, making everything seem taller. The buildings are also angled towards the castle, which makes Main Street seem longer, building the anticipation of guests.

 

These techniques are examples of forced perspective, a trick of the eye that makes objects seem bigger or smaller, further or closer than they actually are. These illusions were used by classical architects to make their buildings seem grander, by filmmakers to make humans look like hobbits, and byphotographers to create amusing shots. But humans aren’t the only animals to use forced perspective. In the forests of Australia, the male great bowerbird uses the same illusions to woo his mate.

 

Bowerbirds are relatives of crows and jays that live in Australian and New Guinea. To attract mates, males from each of the 20 or so species build an intricate structure called a bower, which he decorates with specially chosen objects. Some species favour blue trinkets; others collect a mishmash of flowers, fruits, insect shells and more. Surrounded by these knick-knacks, the artistic male performs an elaborate display; the female judges him on his skill as a performer, builder and decorator.


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Butterflywatch: Nectar points for life

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A bright early spring has filled our countryside and parks with butterflies, more than I can ever remember at this time of year.
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Bears fishing for salmon; Cat vs. deer in these amazing wildlife videos - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Bears fishing for salmon; Cat vs. deer in these amazing wildlife videos - The Huntsville Times - al.com | Amazing World | Scoop.it
Bears fishing for salmon; Cat vs. deer in these amazing wildlife videos The Huntsville Times - al.com I really enjoy watching wildlife videos and these days most everyone has a smart phone or GoPro camera in their pocket or backpack to record...
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Laaarge nudibranch

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This is the largest nudibranch I evre saw, almost the size of a football.

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Twitter / MagGnome: Check out a clione, a type ...

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Check out a clione, a type of sea slug. Beautiful! http://t.co/1MkYaINNmH

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Tree of Life, Bahrain:A Miraculous Survival in the Desert

Tree of Life, Bahrain:A Miraculous Survival in the Desert | Amazing World | Scoop.it

The Tree of Life or Shajarat-al-Hayat in Bahrain is a remarkable tree. Located 10 km from Askar and some 3.5 km west from Jaww, this 32-feet tall Prosopis cineraria has been making a seemingly impossible living out of dry sand for approximately 400 years. There is no apparent source of water and other vegetation for miles around. The mystery of the survival of the tree has made it a legend. Most members of Prosopis genus are native to America and they have a common name - mesquites. Prosopis cineraria however is native to Asia. These trees are known to adapt extremely well to dry deserts and thrive in arid conditions, with rainfall as low as 150mm annually. But they have deep root systems – sometimes going up to 50 meters down - capable of reaching deep beds of underground water.


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One of "The" best........ Thank you !<br>Sono mbya (Good weekend)
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Prosopis Cineraria: http://www.jatland.com/home/Prosopis_cineraria
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Desert vegetation

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Neuf espèces en une | EntomoNews

Neuf espèces en une | EntomoNews | Amazing World | Scoop.it
Ce qu’on prenait pour une seule espèce de crustacé, Eurythenes gryllus, est en fait un complexe de neuf espèces. C’est ce qu’a montré une équipe germano-belge à partir d’analyses génétiques et morphologiques.

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Spectacular Nature

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Sea Slug - Cyerce Elegans (Sea Slug - Cyerce Elegans http://t.co/3uaWCO9cnI)

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Le cèdre de l’Atlas fait son entrée dans la liste rouge des espèces menacées de disparition au Maroc

Le cèdre de l’Atlas fait son entrée dans la liste rouge des espèces menacées de disparition au Maroc | Amazing World | Scoop.it

En effet, selon les spécialistes, «le cèdre figure parmi les 34% de conifères menacés d’extinction, soit une augmentation de 4% depuis 1998.» Le cèdre de l’Atlas, connu aussi sous le nom de Cedrus Atlantica, est aujourd’hui en danger. Les raisons sont simples pour les rapporteurs de l’UICN. Ces derniers estiment que la surexploitation et les différents parasites qui l’attaquent sont les principales causes de ce danger.


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This amazing world could disappear. Sad to see another tree on the red list.

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Christian Allié's curator insight, July 27, 2013 9:42 AM

..............""... Il faut arrêter les coupes de bois. Il faut interdire le braconnage, et veiller au respect des zones qui doivent être interdites d’accès. Et surtout éviter de faire de la forêt une zone de pâturage pour les différents cheptels de la région.
Il est vrai que nous sommes face à des régions où les villages n’ont d’autres choix que de faire brouter leurs moutons dans le voisinage du cèdre, mais il y a un choix à faire: protéger la nature ou la précipiter dans la surconsommation au risque de faire disparaître toute vie végétale importante dans les montagnes du Maroc.""

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Think you know what a cross-section of a single blade of grass looks like under the microscope? http://yfrog.com/ocqv7lqj

Think you know what a cross-section of a single blade of grass looks like under the microscope? http://yfrog.com/ocqv7lqj | Amazing World | Scoop.it

Image credit: Phil Gates. http://beyondthehumaneye.blogspot.co.uk/


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Anne Osterrieder's comment, June 7, 2013 8:47 PM
Image by Phil Gates, more pretty pictures here: http://beyondthehumaneye.blogspot.co.uk/
Eve Emshwiller's comment, June 9, 2013 1:09 PM
Thank you for credit info, Anne.
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What Plants Talk About - Full Length Documentary

"This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are."


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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, April 24, 2013 1:24 PM

I hope to have time to watch this sometime soon.

Ana G. Valenzuela Zapata's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:55 AM

Hermoso

Subhabrata Panda's curator insight, April 25, 2013 11:33 AM

This an in-depth studies on biological phenomena with the help of physical and chemical methods.

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Une forêt vieille de 50 000 ans découverte à 18 mètres de profondeur dans le Golfe du Mexique

Une forêt vieille de 50 000 ans découverte à 18 mètres de profondeur dans le Golfe du Mexique | Amazing World | Scoop.it
Il s'agit d'une forêt de cyprès chauve qui se situe au large des côtes de l'Alabama. Selon les scientifiques, son exploration a certainement été rendue possible par le passage de l'ouragan Katryna en 2005.

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Christian Allié's comment, July 10, 2013 2:47 AM
Très intéressant, merci.......formidable résilience végétale!
Christian Allié's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:50 AM

Résilience.......!

Christian Allié's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:51 AM

Formidable résilience végétale.............

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Rare galaxy found furiously turning gas into stars with almost 100% efficiency

Rare galaxy found furiously turning gas into stars with almost 100% efficiency | Amazing World | Scoop.it

Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. The findings come from the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer in the French Alps, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

"Galaxies burn gas like a car engine burns fuel. Most galaxies have fairly inefficient engines, meaning they form stars from their stellar fuel tanks far below the maximum theoretical rate," said Jim Geach of McGill University.

 

"This galaxy is like a highly tuned sports car, converting gas to stars at the most efficient rate thought to be possible," he said.

 

The galaxy, called SDSSJ1506+54, jumped out at the researchers when they looked at it using data from WISE's all-sky infrared survey. Infrared light is pouring out of the galaxy, equivalent to more than a thousand billion times the energy of our sun.

 

Hubble's visible-light observations revealed that the galaxy is extremely compact, with most of its light emanating from a region just a few hundred light-years across.

 

"This galaxy is forming stars at a rate hundreds of times faster than our Milky Way galaxy, but the sharp vision of Hubble revealed that the majority of the galaxy's starlight is being emitted by a region just a few percent of the diameter of the Milky Way. This is star formation at its most extreme," said Geach.


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