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Gallery: The oldest living things in the world | ideas.ted.com

Gallery: The oldest living things in the world | ideas.ted.com | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. She researches and photographs the world's oldest organisms.

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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Rare 'werewolf' cat found in South Africa

Rare 'werewolf' cat found in South Africa | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The odd-looking rare Lykoi kitten was rescued by Tears Animal Rescue from under a bush in Cape Town.
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UK’s harbour porpoise strandings linked to rising starvation

UK’s harbour porpoise strandings linked to rising starvation | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More and more porpoises are stranding around the UK because of starvation. Paradoxically, this may be down to better fishing practices
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Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note.
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Can There Be Too Many Eagles?

Can There Be Too Many Eagles? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A conservation icon in Europe, the white-tailed eagle has made an astounding comeback—and that’s not entirely good news.
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Le fédéral protégera finalement l’habitat essentiel du béluga

Le fédéral protégera finalement l’habitat essentiel du béluga | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le gouvernement fédéral protégera finalement l'habitat essentiel du béluga du Saint-Laurent
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Mysterious Beached Whale Baffles Researchers

Mysterious Beached Whale Baffles Researchers | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Washed up on a beach in Southern Australia, scientists discovered the stranded body of a whale that baffled them. While it was obviously the carcass of a rare deep diving beaked whale, not often seen in the wild, the contents of its mouth threw the experts. Identified as a female, it had two small tusks normally only found in the male marine mammals. Was this a new species previously unidentified, or was this a strange oddity from the deep?
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9 honeybee-friendly plants

9 honeybee-friendly plants | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It's never too late to get out your shovel and start planting flowers to help bolster the honeybee population.
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10 Invasive Species that Changed the World Forever

10 Invasive Species that Changed the World Forever | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Invasive species have a bad reputation -- from plant-choking vines to nest-usurping birds, they're often rightly blamed for crowding out native flora and fauna and altering the environment they invade.

But that's nothing, compared to the 10 species on t
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Drone Fishing For Tuna

Pioneering game fishing from the beach using innovative techniques from above. (For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com) E
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Extremely elusive jungle dog captured on camera by accident

Extremely elusive jungle dog captured on camera by accident | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The short-eared dog is rarely ever sighted, but a wary individual came in for a close-up on a trail camera originally set up for vultures.
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"Scarface," The Beloved Bear Of Yellowstone Park, Has Been Killed

"Scarface," The Beloved Bear Of Yellowstone Park, Has Been Killed | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
One of Yellowstone National Park’s most famous residents has been killed. Officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced last week that “Scarface” the grizzly bear was shot by a hunter last fall, just outside of the park’s boundary near Gardiner, Montana.
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A community came together to save orca whales and the result is heartwarming

A community came together to save orca whales and the result is heartwarming | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Matador is a travel and lifestyle brand redefining travel media with cutting edge adventure stories, photojournalism, and social commentary.
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As Northern California's kelp forests collapse, so goes the coastal ecosystem

As Northern California's kelp forests collapse, so goes the coastal ecosystem | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
California’s kelp forests are disappearing from the north coast. These formerly lush, dense jungles of sea weed provided shelter, food, and in many cases home, for many, many marine creatures…
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Here's What Scientists Found When They Opened A Cave That Had Been Isolated For More Than Five Million Years

Here's What Scientists Found When They Opened A Cave That Had Been Isolated For More Than Five Million Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The inhabitants of the Movile Cave are like no others. The “otherworldly” conditions of this Romanian cave, just a few miles west from the Black Sea, have been sealed up for around 5.5 million years. Although the air is poisonous and unbearably humid, this cocktail of factors has created a goldmine for biologists.
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Arctic Foxes 'Grow' Their Own Gardens

Arctic Foxes 'Grow' Their Own Gardens | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The little carnivores' colorful dens provide veritable oases in the tundra, a new study says.
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The scourge of 'ghost fishing': Divers plunge to depths of over 100ft to clear up abandoned nets and traps that kill sea life http://ht.ly/Jidk3009a8N

The scourge of 'ghost fishing': Divers plunge to depths of over 100ft to clear up abandoned nets and traps that kill sea life http://ht.ly/Jidk3009a8N | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Why it might be harmful to take your own Nemo or Dory home

Why it might be harmful to take your own Nemo or Dory home | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The upcoming release of the sequel to animated film Finding Nemo leads Australian researchers to warn of the dangers associated with wanting to buy your own Nemo or Dory as populations of tropical fish species dwindle.
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Un petit bison de Yellowstone euthanasié à cause d'un Québécois

Un petit bison de Yellowstone euthanasié à cause d'un Québécois | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
La justice américaine a déposé des accusations contre un Canadien qui a avoué avoir chargé un petit bison dans le coffre de son véhicule utilitaire sport (VUS) dans le parc national de Yellowstone, aux États-Unis. L'individu a fait monter le veau, le 9 mai dernier, parce qu'il estimait qu'il faisait trop froid pour l'animal.
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World's loneliest plant is a relic of the dinosaur age

World's loneliest plant is a relic of the dinosaur age | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
This plant, identified from a single specimen in 1895, is probably the rarest in the world.
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Plastic-scooping Ocean Cleanup project wins prestigious Katerva Award

Plastic-scooping Ocean Cleanup project wins prestigious Katerva Award | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Ocean Cleanup, created by Boyan Slat, won the 2016 Katerva Awards, known as the Nobel Prize for Sustainability. Slat's technology allows the seas to clean themselves.
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Ancient Reptile Ate Like an Underwater Lawn Mower

Ancient Reptile Ate Like an Underwater Lawn Mower | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Using a newfound fossil, clay, and toothpicks, researchers figured out that a marine reptile was one of the first plant-eaters of its kind.
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Have We Reached Peak Cruelty? How Animals’ Lives Will Change In The Next 5 Years

Have We Reached Peak Cruelty? How Animals’ Lives Will Change In The Next 5 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
"Now an animal protection ethic built into a business model is an opportunity."
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Feral cats in Australia kill 7 animals per day

Feral cats in Australia kill 7 animals per day | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Researchers in Australia strap cameras on feral cats to track their kills.
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Australia will unleash herpes on invasive carp

Australia will unleash herpes on invasive carp | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The virus has been shown to kill around 80 percent of carp.
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