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California's Great White Sharks Need Our Help, Not Our Fear

California's Great White Sharks Need Our Help, Not Our Fear | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

About the Petition

The number of adult great whites swimming off our Pacific Coast is alarmingly low, and they are losing their pups to deadly gillnets. If something doesn't change, they could disappear forever.

We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

Great whites help keep the ocean food web healthy and stable as they hunt their prey. Our oceans need sharks. We're petitioning the state of California to protect great whites as an endangered species. Please help us protect these iconic sharks — before it's too late.

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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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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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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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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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