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Wildlife Extra News - Japan saves humpback breeding grounds

Wildlife Extra News - Japan saves humpback breeding grounds | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

March 2014: It's good news for humpbacks as Japan has designated the Kerama Islands and surrounding waters in Okinawa Prefecture as the country’s 31st national park and the first in three decades.

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Brexit – the Animals’ View – Animalista Untamed

Brexit – the Animals’ View – Animalista Untamed | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- As Radford points out in the article, animals are last on the list of concerns of those wanting to leave the EU.  They are always last.  The British voters want to break the oligarch's control over their fortunes, but brexit will increase it.  Neither Britain or the EU is effective with nature conservation, but…
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No Soil & Water Before 100% Renewable Energy | Loki’s Revenge

No Soil & Water Before 100% Renewable Energy | Loki’s Revenge | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Gr.-- Hard to check some of the assumptions, but sound or not, the conclusions might be right.  Definitely worst-case arguments, and those are the ones we must plan for--are they not? Loki's Revenge.-- "The funny thing is that meat and fire saved our ancestors from extinction and now meat and fire will cause mass extinction…
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CO2’s Vertigo-Inducing Rate of Rise — In First 5 Months of 2016 Hothouse Gas Concentration Rocketed 3.7 Parts Per Million Above 2015

CO2’s Vertigo-Inducing Rate of Rise — In First 5 Months of 2016 Hothouse Gas Concentration Rocketed 3.7 Parts Per Million Above 2015 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- A recurring warning from climatologists is the possibility that melting permafrost will generate a positive feedback loop in global warming.  Such an event would move the "Climate Emergency" into an extreme phase from which we could not recover without massive damage to Earth's ecosystems and the current human civilizations.  Prudence demands that we never…
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Scientists, business leaders and prominent Australians call for emergency climate action

Scientists, business leaders and prominent Australians call for emergency climate action | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Climate emergenecy statement published in "The Age" 23 June 2016. More than 20 prominent Australians have called for emergency-scale action on climate change in an open letter to the new parliament, published in "The Age" on 23 June. Signatories run across the political spectrum, and include business leaders, scientists, a former Australian of the Year…
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Project Protects Military Macaw Nests from Poachers

Project Protects Military Macaw Nests from Poachers | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- The green body of these Macaws resembles Poirot, the mischievous little parrot in my children's stories.  In one story, Poirot comes close to becoming a victim of the pet trade. Juan Carlos Cantu.-- "For the third year in a row, this nest monitoring project prevented poaching of endangered military macaws. "At one time, you…
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Having lost the ability to reproduce, ‘Coral zombies’ may spell doom for coral reefs around world

Having lost the ability to reproduce, ‘Coral zombies’ may spell doom for coral reefs around world | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- Human damage to coral comes from a growing a list of lethal chemicals.  We know that the oceans are absorbing more CO2 and that this increases acidity and weakens coral.  We know that runoff from cities, farms, and mines carries toxic chemicals that kill corals.  Now we can add sunblock to the list of…
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Brexit-on-sea: Why do voters on Essex’s protected coast want out of Europe?

Brexit-on-sea: Why do voters on Essex’s protected coast want out of Europe? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.--It appears that developers want to leave the EU for the same old reason; they want fewer restrictions on their use of natural resources to make money.  Does the youthful EU yet hold on to some ideals--ideals eroded by greed and enterprise in older governments? John Vidal.--"Residents in the Ukip stronghold of Clacton-on-Sea are rightly…
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China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners | World news | The Guardian

China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners | World news | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes China now consumes 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork. Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters Oliver Milman.--"The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in…
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Another Ridiculous Ridge — Western Wildfires Grow as US Heatwave Casualties Mount

Another Ridiculous Ridge — Western Wildfires Grow as US Heatwave Casualties Mount | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

GR.--It's 107 degrees F (42 degrees C) at my house again today.  Previous record here at our shady place at 4500' altitude in central Arizona was 101 F (38 degrees C).  RobertScribbler.--"In Borrego Springs, CA at 10 AM this morning, the temperature was a scorching 116 degrees F. Temperatures today are expected to hit 122…

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This is What A Fossil Fuel Dystopia Looks Like — The Arctic Sea Ice is Breaking Up North of Greenland in June

This is What A Fossil Fuel Dystopia Looks Like — The Arctic Sea Ice is Breaking Up North of Greenland in June | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.--Read to the bottom for Scribbler's forecast based on the Arctic ice events. RobertScribbler.--The Arctic sea ice is breaking up to the north of Greenland during June. It’s the fossil fuel burning global dystopia phrase of the day. Another cognitive dissonance producing instance of something that would have never happened without the added heat kick…
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Legal Tools & Links For the Conservation of Nature

Legal Tools & Links For the Conservation of Nature | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Despite many solid conservation efforts, wild plants and animals disappear at an ever-increasing rate.
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Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday - Cassie Sonne

Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday - Cassie Sonne | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Periodically we spotlight a wonderful volunteer making a difference by sharing time and expertise with us.

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As Rhino Poaching Incidents In Assam Are On The Rise, Here's Where The Rhino Horns Are Going

As Rhino Poaching Incidents In Assam Are On The Rise, Here's Where The Rhino Horns Are Going | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The one-horned rhinos have been continually poached over the years and although the number of poaching incidents has come down, the lates

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Review of GarryRogers.com

Review of GarryRogers.com | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Blog Review I began my blog in hopes of improving the lives of wild animals.  I wanted to promote wildlife appreciation and expose detrimental human behavior.  The past four years, I posted 2,483 articles about wildlife and its habitat.  I wrote some the posts, but most of them were reblogged from other sources.  The blog…
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The Guardian Editorial: Population Pressures & International Development

The Guardian Editorial: Population Pressures & International Development | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- There are solutions to the human population problem.  In this article, Joe Bish introduces one that the Guardian is promoting. Joe Bish, Population Media Center.-- "Breaking down the barriers that stop women and girls having the right to choose should be at the heart of every development project." "The editorial board of The Guardian…
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CO2’s Vertigo-Inducing Rate of Rise — In First 5 Months of 2016 Hothouse Gas Concentration Rocketed 3.7 Parts Per Million Above 2015

CO2’s Vertigo-Inducing Rate of Rise — In First 5 Months of 2016 Hothouse Gas Concentration Rocketed 3.7 Parts Per Million Above 2015 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- A recurring warning from climatologists is the possibility that melting permafrost will generate a positive feedback loop in global warming.  Such an event would move the "Climate Emergency" into an extreme phase from which we could not recover without massive damage to Earth's ecosystems and the current human civilizations.  Prudence demands that we never…
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Exceptional rates of population growth are causing stress on many fronts

Exceptional rates of population growth are causing stress on many fronts | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- At 24 million, Australia's population might not seem a problem.  The country is the same size as the U. S., and the U. S. is home to 324 million.  You might argue that it's just a perception thing, and that Australian people just have to adapt to changing times.  In fact, 24 million exceeds…
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How Brexit could damage our health | Christopher Birt | Opinion | The Guardian

How Brexit could damage our health | Christopher Birt | Opinion | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- Here's a good discussion of the benefits Britain loses by exiting the EU. Christopher Birt.-- "We would lose drug research and health service funding as well as free treatment in Europe, and we’d have no external arbiters of food, air and water quality. This is dangerous Woolacombe beach in Devon. ‘We have Europe to…
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Suing over Sushi: Protection Sought for Pacific Bluefin Tuna – Scientific American Blog Network

Suing over Sushi: Protection Sought for Pacific Bluefin Tuna – Scientific American Blog Network | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.-- Other stories reveal that the quest for immediate short-term profits is the Tuna's doom.  There is a competition underway to catch the last of the fish before another interest does.  Is this a perfect example of Garrett Hardin's Tragedy of the Commons? Populations of these mighty fish have declined by more than 97 percent…
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Coral bleaching event now biggest in history – and about to get worse

Coral bleaching event now biggest in history – and about to get worse | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
US weather agency says bleaching is now the most widespread on record and is likely to continue for unprecedented third year The aftermath of the coral bleaching event at Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Photograph: Xl Catlin Seaview Survey/EPA Michael Slezak.--"The coral bleaching event sweeping the globe and destroying vast tracts of valuable…
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In the Birthplace of U.S. Oil, Methane Gas Is Leaking Everywhere

In the Birthplace of U.S. Oil, Methane Gas Is Leaking Everywhere | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Jennifer Oldham, June 20, 2016 — "Some wells sunk since 1859 leak methane into homes and water "Citizen scientists" join regulators in race to map lost sites "Today, about a quarter of the 3.5 million wells across America are active, leaving an inventory of 2.6 million that are no longer in use. The locations of…
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Nuclear Citizens Jury South Australia Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26

Nuclear Citizens Jury South Australia Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The first Jury of 50 South Australians has now been randomly selected with representatives from far and wide across the state ranging in age from 18 to over 65. The jurors will meet for the first time in Adelaide next Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 for a weekend of deliberations. South Australians will…
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U.S. Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Captured Using Cyanide Each Year

U.S. Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Captured Using Cyanide Each Year | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.--Despite efforts by many conservation organizations, animal trafficking continues to push species toward extinction.  ‘Finding Dory’ Expected to Fuel Consumer Demand for Royal Blue Tangs, Other Wild-caught Fish OAKLAND, Calif.— "A new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity and For the Fishes finds that 6 million fish tropical marine fish imported into the United…
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Batteries on a Game Changing Curve

Batteries on a Game Changing Curve | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
GR.--What lovely curves ;-). Joe Romm at ClimateProgress.--"Low-cost, high-performance electric batteries are a game changer for the two key clean energy sectors: power generation and transportation. They enable much greater adoption and penetration of both renewable energy and electric vehicles — not just electric cars but electric buses and electric planes. "Since lithium-ion batteries have…
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Endangered Namibian 'desert lion' shot dead - Conservationists

Endangered Namibian 'desert lion' shot dead - Conservationists | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
One of a group of five well-known desert-adapted lions in northwestern Namibia has been shot dead, likely by a disgruntled farmer, conservation groups say.

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