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Woodland Matters

Woodland Matters | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
We just had to share this blog with you. Showing your appreciation for trees is a fantastic way to celebrate this season of love. The original blog above gives you ideas of what you can do - trees ...
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Ecoguards on patrol to protect Africa's forest elephants from poachers – video

Over the past 30 years, half of the elephants in the dense rainforests of the Tridom area have been killed by poachers. Dozens are killed every day to meet the rising demand for ivory
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Sea Shepherd Australia Thwarts Japanese Whalers | Environment News Service

Sea Shepherd Australia Thwarts Japanese Whalers | Environment News Service | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
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Woodland Highlights: February

Woodland Highlights: February | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
February brings ever increasing signs of life returning to our woods and trees. The forerunners of spring tease and tantalise the senses, lifting spirits and bringing a smile to all who admire them...
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What is Biodiversity - Video


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Click here to help save the bees -- 24 hours left!

Click here to help save the bees -- 24 hours left! | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Bees are dying off all over the world. But in 24 hours Europe's leaders could move to ban bee killing pesticides. Click to sign the urgent petition to save the bees -- let's make sure our voices are heard before they meet.
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The Last Walk - South Korea's Cruel Dog Meat Industry

Please help stop this horrible injustice! Visit: http://koreandogs.org/ Produced by www.yellowdog.or.kr WARNING: Graphic and disturbing. "The $2 billion doll...

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The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth

The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

You could probably nitpick some of these life forms within a million years here, a million years there... but the fact remains that these animals have been around a LONG @#$% time. They've achieved apparent perfection in their environment.... http://www.ranker.com/list/the-top-10-oldest-living-things-on-earth/analise.dubner


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, January 23, 2013 2:59 AM

500 million years

The "living fossil". The nautilus is the only shelled cephalopod. Long ago they were more varied and far more prosperous, but today there are only six species of nautilus, all limited to the Indo-Pacific. Still, way to hang in there, pal.
Read more at http://www.ranker.com/list/the-top-10-oldest-living-things-on-earth/analise.dubner#W7pQvjLpCI9JWFdt.99

degrowth economy and ecology's comment, January 23, 2013 3:38 AM
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Can oil save the rainforest?

Can oil save the rainforest? | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
When another new oil field was found beneath the Amazon jungle, campaigners feared the worst. But a radical and daring plan to ransom the drilling rights could save the planet's most biodiverse area
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Ministers' failure to act on plastic bag pledge condemned by campaigners

Ministers' failure to act on plastic bag pledge condemned by campaigners | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Environment minister Richard Benyon promised the government would make a decision in 2012 on a bag charge in England
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African elephant poaching threatens wildlife future

African elephant poaching threatens wildlife future | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
African elephants are being killed in their thousands, on a scale not seen for 20 years, threatening the very survival of the species in the wild. Gabriel Gatehouse investigates.
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Half of the world's food 'is just thrown away'

Half of the world's food 'is just thrown away' | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
As much as half of all the food produced in the world - two billion tonnes worth - ends up being thrown away, a new report claims.
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Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity molecule
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Kenya suspends wildlife officials over poaching - Telegraph

Kenya suspends wildlife officials over poaching  - Telegraph | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Kenya's wildlife authorities have suspended two top officials in the midst of investigations into rampant poaching that has decimated elephant herds and other wild animals, officials said.
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MEPs back major EU fishing reform

MEPs back major EU fishing reform | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The European Parliament approves a major reform of fishing to end the wasteful discarding of dead fish and help depleted stocks to recover.
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The future of England's forests - a new chapter

The future of England's forests - a new chapter | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Thursday saw the beginning of a new chapter for Forestry Policy. It’s been a long journey, but the result is a fairly promising platform. Just over 6 months ago, the Independent Panel on Forestry's...
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Wildlife Extra News - Is lead shot poisoning the UK's birds?

Wildlife Extra News - Is lead shot poisoning the UK's birds? | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Tigers under threat from rapidly disappearing mangrove forest - Climate Change - Everything is Interconnected

Tigers under threat from rapidly disappearing mangrove forest - Climate Change - Everything is Interconnected | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

JN 29, 2013 GUARDIAN ENVIRONMENT

Report shows vast forest, shared by India and Bangladesh, is being rapidly destroyed by environmental change.

A vast mangrove forest shared by India and Bangladesh that is home to possibly 500 Bengal tigers is being rapidly destroyed by erosion, rising sea levels and storm surges, according to a major study by researchers at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and others.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh


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A cut too far

A cut too far | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Councils are facing difficult choices, but slashing tree planting budgets should not be one of them.  At this time of year, councillors and senior officers in local authorities go into "budget mode...
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Plastic found in British fish

Plastic found in British fish | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Scientists have found tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel.

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WHAT THE GOVERNMENT REALLY THINKS ABOUT FORESTS……………COMING SOON

So, just over a week to go before the government publishes its response to the Independent Panel’s report on forestry. Seasoned forest watchers are awaiting the response with a mixture of eagerness...
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Bexhill-to-Hastings road protesters' last stand against eviction - video

Environmental campaigners protest against the building of a link road across the East Sussex countryside before being evicted by police
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BBC WinterWatch – woodland

BBC WinterWatch – woodland | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The BBC’s AutumnWatch and SpringWatch have been hugely popular. Now the team braves the cold and ice to bring you WinterWatch. This season is probably the toughest for wildlife, with freezing...
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Use your smartphone to track alien invaders

Use your smartphone to track alien invaders | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
If you own a smartphone, you can help slow down the spread of invasive plant species, like Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogwood, say ecologists.
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Banded mongooses structure monosyllabic sounds in a similar way to humans

Banded mongooses structure monosyllabic sounds in a similar way to humans | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Animals are more eloquent than previously assumed. Even the monosyllabic call of the banded mongoose is structured and thus comparable with the vowel and consonant system of human speech.
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