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The untold story of deforestation: Slothageddon

The untold story of deforestation: Slothageddon | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Monique Pool loves sloths. But, when she opened her home to 200 sloths, even she got slothified.

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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change

Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study finds significant impact, and a possible silver lining, for the iconic birds over the next century.
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Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber

Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Bone, tissue, and feathers show the almost 100-million-year-old wings are remarkably similar to those on modern birds.
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Great White Sharks Invade This Town Every Summer

Great White Sharks Invade This Town Every Summer | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Cape Cod braces for another great white summer. “It’s not if, it’s when, in terms of somebody being fatally attacked,” says the biologist who tracks these predators.
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The Pentarius Project - Deep Sub Expedition

The Pentarius Project - Deep Sub Expedition | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Pentarius Sub is set to explore the world ocean with goals to go to unknown areas, collect video, sonar and sensor data and share it.
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Arrêtez de chercher, il n'y a plus aucun coin de nature intacte sur Terre

Arrêtez de chercher, il n'y a plus aucun coin de nature intacte sur Terre | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs ont regroupé des données qui montrent que l’homme aurait commencé à transformer son environnement il y a déjà plusieurs millier
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What are megaslumps, and how do they threaten our planet?

What are megaslumps, and how do they threaten our planet? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
So-called 'gateways to the underworld' opening up across the Arctic are an ominous consequence of global warming.
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Why manchineel might be Earth's most dangerous tree

Why manchineel might be Earth's most dangerous tree | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The manchineel tree may be endangered, but so is anyone who messes with it.
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18 strange and beautiful hummingbird species

18 strange and beautiful hummingbird species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These "flying jewels" are fascinating to watch. Here are some of our favorite unusual and beautiful hummingbirds.
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Fish eat plastic like teens eat fast food, researchers say - BBC News

Fish eat plastic like teens eat fast food, researchers say - BBC News | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, researchers say.
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Olm eggs finally hatch in rare 'dragon' birth

Olm eggs finally hatch in rare 'dragon' birth | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A cave in Slovenia has two new baby olms — ghostly 'dragons' that can live for 100 years but rarely reproduce.
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Another reason why taking selfies with adorable wild animals is a terrible idea

Another reason why taking selfies with adorable wild animals is a terrible idea | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
NOAA warns people against taking selfies with baby harbor seals.
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Des emballages de bière qui nourrissent les animaux au lieu de les tuer

Des emballages de bière qui nourrissent les animaux au lieu de les tuer | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
La brasserie artisanale Saltwater, de Delray Beach, en Floride, a inventé un emballage pour paquets de six canettes de bière dont le matériau est comestible pour les poissons et les tortues marines.
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This gentlest of giants, is at least 2,000 years old. Respect!

This gentlest of giants, is at least 2,000 years old. Respect! | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
From oldest to tallest to most sacred and more, in celebration of Arbor Day we present a brief who's-who of arboreal heros.
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Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature

Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The husband and wife have spent 25 years buying up wasteland farmers no longer wanted; now elephants, tigers and leopards roam free there.
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New research reveals that every sperm whale in the world descended from a single female.http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/sperm-whales-have-eve

New research reveals that every sperm whale in the world descended from a single female.http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/sperm-whales-have-eve | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas

Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study found "bright spots" where corals are thriving, despite global bleaching events.
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How One Country Is Making Rocks Out of Air Pollution

How One Country Is Making Rocks Out of Air Pollution | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Iceland's volcanic formations offer a new possibility for trapping carbon emissions.
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Palm Oil's Human Cost Alleged in New Report

Palm Oil's Human Cost Alleged in New Report | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Indonesian plantations are accused of exploitative labor conditions and other harmful practices by a coalition of nonprofit groups.
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How Eating Venomous Lionfish Helps the Environment

How Eating Venomous Lionfish Helps the Environment | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Watch how divers and a restaurant in Florida are turning the venomous and invasive lionfish into an appetizing entrée.
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Environmental photographer shows climate change issues across the world

Environmental photographer shows climate change issues across the world | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Incredible visual commentary on the sad state of our earth.
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Carpe asiatique capturée dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent | ICI Explora

Carpe asiatique capturée dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent | ICI Explora | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
BLOGUE - Environnement - Le 27 mai, une première carpe asiatique a été capturée dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent, à Contrecoeur, par deux pêcheurs commerciaux, Pierre Thériault et Gérard Boucher. Le 31 mai, le ministère québécois des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs a annoncé la mise en place de la phase 1 du Programme de lutte contre les carpes asiatiques. Ces espèces ne sont pas une menace à prendre à la légère!
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Five Pacific Ocean islands have already disappeared because of climate change

Five Pacific Ocean islands have already disappeared because of climate change | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists identified five Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean that have disappeared likely as a result of climate change and rising sea levels.
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Large 'algal bloom' alarms beachgoers on the south coast - BBC News

Large 'algal bloom' alarms beachgoers on the south coast - BBC News | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A large algal bloom is blamed for discoloured water and a frothy scum sighted off parts of the south coast.
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River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History

River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Fish are thriving and the environment has been reshaped following a major dam removal project in Washington State.
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