Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance
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Newsela | Fish ear bones show how humans have wrecked the environment

Newsela | Fish ear bones show how humans have wrecked the environment | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
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Major Forestry Company Logging On Protected Lands: Greenpeace

Major Forestry Company Logging On Protected Lands: Greenpeace | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
Canada’s largest forestry company has violated a 2010 agreement and is logging on a critical caribou habitat, Greenpeace Canada is alleging.
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Africa’s Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy

Africa’s Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
Conservation groups say poachers are wiping out tens of thousands of elephants a year, more than at any time in the previous two decades, with the ivory trade becoming increasingly militarized.
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Discover Magazine: The latest in science and technology news, blogs and articles - Plants Repel Bacteria's Assaults by Spying on Their Chatter

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Discover Magazine: The latest in science and technology news, blogs and articles - The Pheromone That Could Save Pine Forests From Oblivion

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How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon - video

Farmers from the Amazon rainforest have rapidly expanded their land by using fire, bulldozers, saw mills and logging teams.

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Amazon deforestation tracking higher in Brazil - Mongabay.com

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Mongabay.comAmazon deforestation tracking higher in BrazilMongabay.comDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise off historic lows according to satellite data released this week by Imazon, a Brazil-based NGO.

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N.J. fishing industry works to recover from Sandy

N.J. fishing industry works to recover from Sandy | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - Commercial fisherman Jim Lovgren has navigated some rough seas lately. First, his 70-foot trawler, Viking II, swamped in high waves and sank 80 miles off Cape May in...

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Green Strategies for Cities to Manage Wastewater | GreenBiz.com

Green Strategies for Cities to Manage Wastewater | GreenBiz.com | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
The "Rooftops to Rivers II" report looks at how cities use smart infrastructure to manage polluted stormwater runoff.

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Every Square Inch – Part 2: Water

Every Square Inch – Part 2: Water | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
What if we were to treat every square inch of our landscapes with respect? In Part 1: Soils, I illustrated that wildlife gardening starts with respecting soils and minimizing soil compaction, degra...

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Tundra Biome: Plants and Animals

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The tundra region is the coldest biome existing on earth. Although the Tundra biome is one of the most inhospitable habitats in the world, there are surprisingly quite a few interesting tundra plants and tundra animals that exist here.

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Newsela | Rim Fire wrecks the habitats of some of California's rarest animals

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China at the centre of 'illegal timber' trade

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Environmental groups accuse ports and cities of being a centre for illegally logged wood despite international conservation treaties
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Who is at fault?  The suppliers or the consumers?

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The Slaughter of Elephants in Vietnam Is Nearly Complete

An "epic slaughter" of wild elephants is under way in Africa, with tens of thousands being killed every year for their ivory. Poachers have already done their worst in Vietnam, where only a few dozen elephants remain in the wild.
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Discover Magazine: The latest in science and technology news, blogs and articles - Water Wranglers

Water Wranglers

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Biome - Minecraft Wiki

Biome - Minecraft Wiki | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
Biomes are regions in a Minecraft world with
varying geographical features, flora, heights, temperatures, humidity ratings, sky
colours and foliage colours.
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The Last Rhino

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As demand for rhino horns increases dramatically Jonah Hull examines the poaching industry from South Africa to Asia. (RT @vallie: What is #Asia 's role in the dramatic surge of rhino #poaching in #SouthAfrica ?

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New Questions Over Global Warming

New Questions Over Global Warming | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
Scientists discover glaciers in Asian mountain range are actually getting BIGGER...

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State Supreme Court deciding whether salmon or property owners get water

State Supreme Court deciding whether salmon or property owners get water | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
The future of how hundreds, perhaps even thousands of people get their water will be decided by the state Supreme Court.

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A Poison is a Poison is a Poison

A Poison is a Poison is a Poison | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
The Poison Cycle In a balanced ecosystem, predators will be in the minority. In other words, in a natural environment, there are many more prey organisms to ensure a continuous food supply for the ...

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Step Away From That Leaf Blower!

Step Away From That Leaf Blower! | Earth's Biomes: Maintaining a Balance | Scoop.it
How many reasons do you need to leave some leaves in your landscape? As fall approaches, the leaf blowers have already started up in our neighborhood. I could write about these noisy, polluting mac...

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