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A New Report Highlights Depth of African Poaching Crisis

A New Report Highlights Depth of African Poaching Crisis | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A new report from Born Free USA accuses the governments of Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Sudan, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of supporting elephant and rhino poaching,...
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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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New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that tar sands are one of North America’s largest sources of organic aerosols, which affect climate and health.
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Indonesian birds face extinction due to pet trade – study

Indonesian birds face extinction due to pet trade – study | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Indonesia’s national bird, the Javan hawk-eagle, is among 13 species threatened by illegal trade, warns a wildlife watchdog
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Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal

Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Newly disclosed emails show Clinton State Department officials working alongside fossil fuel companies aggressively pushed for fracking even in countries where local objections were growing.
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Young killer whale calf spotted off Caithness coast - BBC News

Young killer whale calf spotted off Caithness coast - BBC News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A group of killer whales arrive in Scottish waters from Iceland to raise a young calf and to hunt.

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Porcupine Ray

Porcupine Ray | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A layer of sharp thorns on its back gives this ray a considerable edge over any predators looking for a bite.

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10 Extraordinary Places Saved by the Endangered Species Act

10 Extraordinary Places Saved by the Endangered Species Act | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In celebration of the country’s 11th annual Endangered Species Day, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report Thursday highlighting 10 of the most unique and beautiful wild places saved by the presence of endangered species.

From Pacific Ocean kelp forests to Florida’s Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge, millions of acres of the nation’s most precious and irreplaceable landscapes and seascapes have been conserved and restored as part of the cooperative management of our public lands to recover imperiled species.

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#Peru declares mercury #poison emergency due to gold #mining #health #pollution

#Peru declares mercury #poison emergency due to gold #mining #health #pollution | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Peru declared an environmental emergency on Monday in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish.

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Total rules out Arctic oil drilling, citing 2C goal | Climate Home - climate change news

Total rules out Arctic oil drilling, citing 2C goal | Climate Home - climate change news | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
French oil major to cut back on expensive tar sands development and avoid the Arctic, raising the bar for industry action on climate change
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New Study Maps the Way for California Wolves, Highlights Key Strategies for Coexistence – Defenders of Wildlife Blog

New Study Maps the Way for California Wolves, Highlights Key Strategies for Coexistence – Defenders of Wildlife Blog | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Now that wolves have returned to California after a nearly 90-year absence, where are they most likely to live? Will their new territories overlap significantly with grazing lands and create conflicts with livestock? What kind of proactive strategies are most feasible for northern California ranchers to implement on their operations to keep both livestock and…
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Revealed: the dangerous wild animals kept on UK private property

Revealed: the dangerous wild animals kept on UK private property | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Councils have issued licences for thousands of animals, research shows, including lions, wolves and crocodiles
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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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Together we can end wildlife crime

Together we can end wildlife crime | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Paula Kahumbu: A global alliance to end wildlife crime is within reach. Let’s start talking about how it can be made to work
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How To Keep Sea Turtles Safe During Nesting Season

How To Keep Sea Turtles Safe During Nesting Season | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Whether you live in the Sunshine State or are just visiting, as sea turtle nesting season hits Florida’s beaches, make sure you know what to do to keep these creatures safe.
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In Beijing, investors talk Russian Arctic railway

In Beijing, investors talk Russian Arctic railway | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Chinese money gives new life to the Belkomur project.

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EU forces Britain into whalemeat trade, says minister

EU forces Britain into whalemeat trade, says minister | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Whale hunters are sending their catches to Japan via British ports by taking advantage of a European Union rule on the free movement of goods, according to the fisheries minister. Meat fro

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Young killer whale calf spotted off Caithness coast - BBC News

Young killer whale calf spotted off Caithness coast - BBC News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A group of killer whales arrive in Scottish waters from Iceland to raise a young calf and to hunt.

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10 Extraordinary Places Saved by the Endangered Species Act

10 Extraordinary Places Saved by the Endangered Species Act | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In celebration of the country’s 11th annual Endangered Species Day, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report Thursday highlighting 10 of the most unique and beautiful wild places saved by the presence of endangered species.

From Pacific Ocean kelp forests to Florida’s Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge, millions of acres of the nation’s most precious and irreplaceable landscapes and seascapes have been conserved and restored as part of the cooperative management of our public lands to recover imperiled species.

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New West Coast mission investigates ocean acidification threat | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

New West Coast mission investigates ocean acidification threat | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

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Scientists getting organized to help readers sort fact from fiction in climate change media coverage

Scientists getting organized to help readers sort fact from fiction in climate change media coverage | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Guest post by Emmanuel Vincent While 2016 is on track to easily surpass 2015 as the warmest year on record, some headlines, in otherwise prestigious news outlets, are still claiming that “2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record” (Forbes, Jan 2016) or that the “Planet is not overheating...” (The Times of London, Feb 2016). Media misrepresentation confuses the public and prevents our policy makers from developing a well-informed perspective, and making evidence-base
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UN calls for overhaul of national laws to tackle wildlife crime | The Guardian

UN calls for overhaul of national laws to tackle wildlife crime | The Guardian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
All Earth's creatures need protection from humans.  Sad that the ones that serve as the top regulators of ecosystem function are also the most visible and therefore subject to our purposeful abuse. "Countries urged to outlaw possession of wildlife and timber illegally harvested or traded elsewhere. . . ."  Source: UN calls for overhaul of…
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Leading US union SEIU makes fighting climate change a campaign priority

Leading US union SEIU makes fighting climate change a campaign priority | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Two million-strong union add environmental justice to priority list saying climate change disproportionately affects its low-income members
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