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Ricky Gervais calls for public to hand in ivory and other wildlife products

Ricky Gervais calls for public to hand in ivory and other wildlife products | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Non-political leadership can support nature conservation as Ricky Gervais is in London.
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Foie Gras - The Reality Of The Cruel Production And Slaughter Processes - Narrated By Sir Roger Moore.

Foie Gras - The Reality Of The Cruel Production And Slaughter Processes - Narrated By Sir Roger Moore. | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUP9Wnv3Y4 Torture In A Tin - We need to show you here the reality and disgusting abuse of birds which are force fed to produce the so called...

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El Niño and Climate Change: Wild Weather May Get Wilder by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

El Niño and Climate Change: Wild Weather May Get Wilder by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
This year’s El Niño phenomenon is spawning extreme weather around the planet. Now scientists are working to understand if global warming will lead to more powerful El Niños that will make droughts, floods, snowstorms, and hurricanes more intense.
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Policy makers must take long-term view of climate change

Policy makers must take long-term view of climate change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
‘It is high time that this essential irreversibility is placed into the focus of policy-makers’

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Today’s debates about global warming impacts are much too shortsighted, according to a new analysis, which warns that, at the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, the Earth is likely to suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years.

“Much of the carbon we are putting in the air from burning fossil fuels will stay there for thousands of years – and some of it will be there for more than 100,000 years,” said Oregon State University paleoclimatologist Peter Clark. “People need to understand that the effects of climate change on the planet won’t go away, at least not for thousands of generations,” said Clark, lead author of the article.

Too much of the climate change policy debate has focused on observations of the past 150 years and their impact on global warming and sea level rise by the end of this century, the authors wrote. Instead, policy-makers and the public should also be considering the longer-term impacts of climate change. The analysis is being published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Policy makers should have listened to climate scientists 25 years ago.  They didn't, and they won't now.

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South Africa revives ‘extinct’ zebra subspecies

South Africa revives ‘extinct’ zebra subspecies | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

In a spectacular valley less than two hours’ drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century.

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Interesting effort to repair ecological damage. Now remove the people and their livestock so the animal can flourish.

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Collective Decision-Making in Homing Pigeons: Larger Flocks Take Longer to Decide but Do Not Make Better Decisions

Collective Decision-Making in Homing Pigeons: Larger Flocks Take Longer to Decide but Do Not Make Better Decisions | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Social animals routinely are challenged to make consensus decisions about movement directions and routes. However, the underlying mechanisms facilitating such decision-making processes are still poorly known.

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Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean - UNEP

Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean - UNEP | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.

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Will global warming desiccate the Southwest?

Will global warming desiccate the Southwest? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A subtle long-term shift in atmospheric patterns driven by global warming could lead to longer and more intense droughts in the southwestern U.S. and other semi-arid regions. Most climate models suggest that that a belt of higher average pressure that now sits closer to the equator will move north. This high-pressure belt is created as air that rises over the equator moves poleward and then descends back toward the surface.
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Global warming: Shareholders must vote for climate-change mitigation

Global warming: Shareholders must vote for climate-change mitigation | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Investors who are standing idly by as emissions erode the value of their stock could find themselves in court, warn Howard Covington and colleagues.

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Effort to Combat Global Warming by Regulating Coal Emissions

Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Effort to Combat Global Warming by Regulating Coal Emissions | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

In a major setback for President Obama’s climate change agenda, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration’s effort to combat global warming by regulating emissions from co…...

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Even our courts are owned by oil.

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There are actually people in Kentucky happy about being able to continue to destroy our Earth! Sad.

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Guess which country is least concerned about climate change?

Guess which country is least concerned about climate change? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Climate change and global warming are part of the everyday lexicon, despite the causes and extent of the ‘change’ being disputed. Across different countries concern varies.

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Applaud Researchers Working Toward Replacing Animal Testing

Applaud Researchers Working Toward Replacing Animal Testing | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Researchers have been working towards more humane methods of toxicity testing, moving away from using animal organs. Applaud their efforts and encourage them to continue their research and perfect the process.

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End Sale of Marsupials at State Fair

End Sale of Marsupials at State Fair | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

A company seeks to sell innocent sugar gliders, which are small, nocturnal marsupials, at a state fair. These animals belong in the wild and not in people's homes. Sign this petition to end the sale of sugar gliders at Florida's state fair.

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Climate change 'forcing species to move'

Read more about Climate change 'forcing species to move' on Business Standard.

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Volunteers want to help fix damage at Malheur refuge | The Columbian

Volunteers want to help fix damage at Malheur refuge | The Columbian | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Oregon conservation groups say volunteers are lining up to help reverse damage done to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the ongoing occupation.
At the end of January, the Oregon Natural Desert Association put out a call for volunteers...

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Here’s What Happened to the Exxon-funded EU Think Tanks After It Pledged Not To Fund Climate Denial

Here’s What Happened to the Exxon-funded EU Think Tanks After It Pledged Not To Fund Climate Denial | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

This is the second part of DeSmog UK’s series mapping Exxon’s ties to EU think tanks and lobby groups. Here we explore what happened to Exxon’s EU think tank ties after it pledged to stop funding climate denial.

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More details for this ongoing story.

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Vascular plants - Biodiversity Ireland

Vascular plants - Biodiversity Ireland | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

National Vascular Plant Database Spring flowering plants project: can you help by submitting records of these plants in 2016?

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Call to abandon WA's new biodiversity laws

Call to abandon WA's new biodiversity laws | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Western Australia's new biodiversity laws should be abandoned because of the power they hand to the Environment Minister and Department of Parks and Wildlife chief executive, opponents say.

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No politicians deciding our fate please.

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Lawrence Solomon: It's 'game over' for global warming activists

Lawrence Solomon: It's 'game over' for global warming activists | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

The climate change industry has no hope for a comeback with Obama leaving office and the world yawning over the hottest year on record

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Solomon's article carries hint of regret for devastation of Earth--or is that just me?

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Analysis: How BP's energy outlook has changed after the Paris agreement - Carbon Brief

Analysis: How BP's energy outlook has changed after the Paris agreement - Carbon Brief | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Carbon Brief explores why the 2016 BP energy outlook appears impervious to the Paris climate agreement, the world's first universal, global commitment to cut emissions.
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Instead of drastic cuts in CO2 emissions, BP predicts global emissions fall less than 3% by 2035.

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Even a Monster El Nino Can't Beat the Southwest Drought

Even a Monster El Nino Can't Beat the Southwest Drought | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
For those who follow weather, it's a rather strange and disturbing story. A powerful Pacific Ocean storm forms about 500 miles south of the Aleutian Islands. Heavily laden with rains, strong winds, and trailing a long squall line, the system takes aim at the US West Coast. It's a burly beast of a thing. Pumped…
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Wildlife

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Hunters have Bagged 10 000 Lions in Africa Since 2003 Given that in Africa wild lions are in catastrophic decline–the latest International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) figures suggest that fewer than 20 000 remain – it may...

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Ground to Space: Antelope Island, Utah : Earth Matters : Blogs

Ground to Space: Antelope Island, Utah : Earth Matters : Blogs | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps...

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Native Hawaiian Silverswords Threatened by Shifting Climate Patterns | National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

Native Hawaiian Silverswords Threatened by Shifting Climate Patterns | National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

RT @Defenders: Native Hawaiian Silverswords Threatened by Shifting #ClimateChange https://t.co/j4g8TojRRB #Hawaii

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Help save RHINO from extinction
Stop poaching RHINO HORN for MEDICINE

Help save RHINO from extinction<br/>Stop poaching RHINO HORN for MEDICINE | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Rhino poaching has escalated in recent years and is being driven by the demand for rhino horn in asian countries, particularly Vietnam.

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Fish farming gobbles up phosphorus

Fish farming gobbles up phosphorus | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

PHOSPHORUS: The projected growth in aquaculture production in Norway could drastically increase phosphorus losses and emissions to water bodies and also make the country more dependent on imported raw materials.But what if that phosphorus...

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