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Take Action: End Taxpayer Spending on Wildlife Killing (Caution: Graphic Content)

Take Action: End Taxpayer Spending on Wildlife Killing (Caution: Graphic Content) | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Take Action: On Tuesday, July 22nd, at 9AM, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will discuss the future of Wildlife Services funding. The County has approved Wildlife Services funding since the early 20th century.
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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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The Other Wolverine Who Rivaled X-Men for Fame – Defenders of Wildlife Blog

The Other Wolverine Who Rivaled X-Men for Fame – Defenders of Wildlife Blog | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The pointless killing of this special individual from a rare species indicates just how total is our threat to nature.
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The pointless killing of this special individual from a rare species indicates just how total is our threat to nature.
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The US spent $1.4 billion in Africa telling people not to have sex and it didn’t work

The US spent $1.4 billion in Africa telling people not to have sex and it didn’t work | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The United States has spent $1.4 billion over the last decade on promoting abstinence in Africa as a way to slow the spread of HIV. It hasn't helped, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs, and may be causing more harm than good. Researchers Nathan C. Lo, Anita Lowe, and Eran Bendavid from th
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We are Already Facing Consequences of Rapid Climate Change

We are Already Facing Consequences of Rapid Climate Change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
An unfortunate and dangerous commonality persists among conversations concerning human-driven climate change. Often, the consequences of climate change are spoken of as something that will take place in the future, something that is decades from now. Naively, many even talk as if it is something that is still preventable if only we could convince people to take on a “green” lifestyle, industry to clean up its act, and policy makers to face overwhelming evidence. While those are worthy pursuits, that naiveté is dangerous.
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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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Squids and octopuses thrive as 'weeds of the sea' warm to hotter oceans

Squids and octopuses thrive as 'weeds of the sea' warm to hotter oceans | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
“Cephalopods are often called ‘weeds of the sea’,” she said, because their “rapid growth, short lifespans and flexible development” let them adapt to environmental changes more quickly than other marine animals.
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Arctic could warm by 17C if all known fossil fuels are burned, study finds - Carbon Brief

Arctic could warm by 17C if all known fossil fuels are burned, study finds - Carbon Brief | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Until now, simple models have suggested that temperatures rise in proportion with carbon emissions up to about 2tn tonnes but that after that point, warming slows down.

Today’s study suggests that is not the case. It finds the relationship holds up to the full 5tn tonnes, leading to the conclusion that the “unregulated exploitation of the world’s fossil fuel resource could ultimately result in considerably more profound climate changes than previously suggested.”
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Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Environmental groups say science is clear, so textbooks should be, too, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.
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