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Study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes

Study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Levels of contaminants higher than in some of the world's most polluted cities have been found downwind of Canada's largest oil, gas and tar sands processing zone, in a rural area where men suffer elevated rates of cancers linked to such chemicals.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife targets illegally stocked pike in Green Mountain Reservoir with a bounty for anglers | Summit County Citizens Voice

Colorado Parks and Wildlife targets illegally stocked pike in Green Mountain Reservoir with a bounty for anglers | Summit County Citizens Voice | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Non-native predators could threaten endangered species in Colorado River. Colorado wildlife managers will try to curb expansion of non-native northern pike in Summit County’s Green Mountain Reservoir by paying anglers a $20 bounty for each fish they deliver to the Heeney Marina. The illegally introduced fish are taking a toll on trout in the reservoir…
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Human-introduced invasive species are the second most environmentally destructive human activity after direct habitat destruction by roads and buildings. And I guess we will soon have to modify that by placing global warming in first or second place.
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Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention | Environment | The Guardian

Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention | Environment | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Exclusive: All mentions of Australia were removed from the final version of a Unesco report on climate change and world heritage sites after the Australian government objected on the grounds it could impact on tourism. Guardian Australia can reveal the report “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate”, which Unesco jointly published with the…
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G7 nations pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 | Environment | The Guardian

G7 nations pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 | Environment | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all countries to join them in eliminating support for coal, oil and gas in a decade. The statement did not define precisely what the G7 consider to be a subsidy. The word “inefficient” in the G7 text indicates subsidies that distort…
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Senators demand US halt inquiries into climate denial by oil companies | US news | The Guardian

Senators demand US halt inquiries into climate denial by oil companies | US news | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Five hardline conservatives tell Department of Justice to stop any investigations into whether companies lied to the public about climate change Source: Senators demand US halt inquiries into climate denial by oil companies | US news | The Guardian
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Is the lion the new rhino?

Is the lion the new rhino? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Is poaching coming to the domain of the lion? This is the third of these brutal incidents in less than a week.

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Saying Goodbye to Twin and Mottled – Heartaches for the Lamar Canyons

Saying Goodbye to Twin and Mottled – Heartaches for the Lamar Canyons | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Saying goodbye to two more members of the Lamar Canyon pack, Twin, the alpha male, and Mottled, the beta male, is long overdue. Truth be told, every time someone asks me a question about the Lamar …

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Inside the Race to Save Cuba’s Coral Reefs — Pacific Standard

Inside the Race to Save Cuba’s Coral Reefs — Pacific Standard | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Given the dual threats of climate change and increased tourism, conservationists are attempting to gather all the data they can before it’s…

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Warming oceans to aid spread of invasive species in Antarctica | Summit County Citizens Voice

Warming oceans to aid spread of invasive species in Antarctica | Summit County Citizens Voice | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Kelp rafts seen pathways for non-native worms, snails Staff Report Parts of Antarctica could soon face an invasion by exotic species floating southward on kelp rafts, Australian researchers found i… Source: Warming oceans to aid spread of invasive species in Antarctica | Summit County Citizens Voice
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Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis | Environment | The Guardian

Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis | Environment | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In a rare move to shun tourism profits for environmental protection, 10 popular dive sites have been shut down in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis Source: Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis | Environment | The Guardian
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What’s the Big Deal If The Planet Is a Few Degrees Warmer? | Climate Reality

What’s the Big Deal If The Planet Is a Few Degrees Warmer? | Climate Reality | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RT @ClimateReality: Here's why only a few degrees of global warming is a really big deal: https://t.co/kySlxSSum3 https://t.co/C1GGK3ItE3
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Operation Twiga in action - GiraffeConservation.org

Translocating 18 Rothschild's giraffe across the Nile River in Uganda was one of the biggest giraffe conservation efforts of recent times.
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Battle lines drawn over new fossil fuel infrastructure

Battle lines drawn over new fossil fuel infrastructure | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Broad coalition of conservation groups oppose measure that could speed approval of natural gas export terminals Staff Report Pro-fossil fuel legislators in Congress hope they can help their campaign donors by putting the cart before the fracking horse. An amended version of the Senate’s Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012) includes provisions that…
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Tottering Totten and the Coming Multi-Meter Sea Level Rise

Tottering Totten and the Coming Multi-Meter Sea Level Rise | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A new scientific study has found that the Totten Glacier is fundamentally unstable and could significantly contribute to a possible multi-meter sea level rise this Century under mid-range and worst case warming scenarios. ***** 408 Parts per million CO2. 490 parts per million CO2e. This is the amount of heat-trapping CO2 and total CO2 equivalent…
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GR: Readers should think about what this means: “408 Parts per million CO2. 490 parts per million CO2e. This is the amount of heat-trapping CO2 and total CO2 equivalent for all heat-trapping gasses now in the Earth’s atmosphere. Two measures representing numerous grave potential consequences.

"We’re Locking in 120-190 Feet of Sea Level Rise Long Term
 
"Looking at the first number — 408 parts per million CO2 — we find that the last time global levels of this potent heat-trapping gas were so high was during the Middle Miocene Climate Optimum of 15-17 million years ago. During this time, the Greenland Ice Sheet did not exist. East Antarctic glacial ice was similarly scarce. And the towering glaciers of West Antarctica were greatly reduced. Overall, global sea levels were 120 to 190 feet higher than they are today. Meanwhile, atmospheric temperatures were between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius hotter than those experienced during the late 19th Century.”
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Will the Citizens’ jury be able to say NO to nuclear waste importing for South Australia? « Antinuclear

Will the Citizens’ jury be able to say NO to nuclear waste importing for South Australia? « Antinuclear | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Just how strictly controlled the process is becomes obvious when it emerges that the task of those 50, during two weekend meetings in June and July, will be to produce ‘a short independent guide to help every South Australian understand the recommendations raised’ by the report.ABC news dubbed this whole process the Premier’s ‘public relations…
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What Do Elephants and Cocaine Have in Common? – Scientific American Blog Network

What Do Elephants and Cocaine Have in Common? – Scientific American Blog Network | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Wildlife products and drugs both fuel massive levels of international crime, according to a new United Nations report. A massive new report published this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) proves what conservationists have been saying for years: smuggling of wildlife products is huge business. The report—compiled from records of…
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The Howl of the Hunted Part Two

The Howl of the Hunted Part Two | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Continued from: https://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/excerpt-from-the-howl-of-the-hunted/ "The mournful, eerie howl, heard at dusk and dawn, contributed greatly to the fears man had of wolves. It was believed his howls at dusk were signaling the coming of the hours of famine, witchery, or, as they were called, 'the hours of the wolf.' "In reality, the howl is one of…
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Atlantic Tropical Storm Bonnie May Become Second 2016 Cyclone to Form Before Hurricane Season Start | robertscribbler

Ocean temperatures off the East Coast of the US are extraordinarily warm for this time of year. A region of water in the Gulf Stream 100 miles off Virginia Beach now features sea surface temperatur… Source: Atlantic Tropical Storm Bonnie May Become Second 2016 Cyclone to Form Before Hurricane Season Start | robertscribbler
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Sick wildlife trafficker arrested after being caught with frozen tiger cubs

Sick wildlife trafficker arrested after being caught with frozen tiger cubs | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A WILDLIFE trafficker has been arrested after police seized the frozen carcasses of four tiger cubs.

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Can America learn to love the big bad wolf? There are signs of change

Can America learn to love the big bad wolf? There are signs of change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
They’ve been called ‘the beast of destruction’ and ‘the abortion issue of wildlife’. But efforts to save the wolf’s population, and perception, are worth celebrating

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Colorado cities, counties to lobby state on climate change | Summit County Citizens Voice

Colorado cities, counties to lobby state on climate change | Summit County Citizens Voice | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
New organization to push for more aggresive steps to curb greenhouse gases Staff Report Nine Colorado cities and counties are forming a new group that aims to push the state to take more aggressive… Source: Colorado cities, counties to lobby state on climate change | Summit County Citizens Voice
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Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future | Climate Central

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future | Climate Central | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Heat waves will be more intense and happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet. Source: Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future | Climate Central
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WA beekeepers rejoice in full karri forest bloom

WA beekeepers rejoice in full karri forest bloom | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A forest of giant karri trees near Pemberton in Western Australia's South West is blooming in a way that has not been seen in nearly 50 years and it has beekeepers rejoicing.
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India’s drought foretells of greater struggles as climate warms

India’s drought foretells of greater struggles as climate warms | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Cracked soils, farmer suicides and desperate migration are at odds with the country's image as an emerging economic and technological power, says T. V. Padma  
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Meet Chloe

Meet Chloe | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is a South African wildlife sanctuary devoted to rehabilitating endangered and vulnerable animals, most notably the cheetah and rhino. In recent weeks, they have taken in several orphaned rhinos, and it is critical their security and anti-poaching efforts are maximized, for the safety of the animals and staff. Fight for…
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Climate: Increased Antarctica snowfall no buffer to sea level rise

Climate: Increased Antarctica snowfall no buffer to sea level rise | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
New research suggests that Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise over the next few decades has been underestimated By Bob Berwyn When it comes to the question of how much sea levels will rise in the global warming era, Antarctica is the big, frozen, enchilada. Just a partial meltdown of the ice shelves along the…
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