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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
City macaws, ring-tailed lemurs, and coyotes in New York are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
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Costa Rica Wildfires

Costa Rica Wildfires | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Wildfires – Costa Rica
Forest fires at Diriá National Park in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province have already consumed nearly half of the park’s 5,400 hectares (13,000 acres).
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Hawaiian Biodiversity Loss Driven by Feral Ungulates

Hawaiian Biodiversity Loss Driven by Feral Ungulates | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The activity of feral ungulates such as pigs, goats, and deer has resulted in extensive biodiversity loss in Hawaii. These animals were introduced by the Polynesians as domesticated livestock, and now play a destructive role in the local ecosystem...
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Nature & Wellbeing Act needed to protect dwindling natural capital

Nature & Wellbeing Act needed to protect dwindling natural capital | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The UK's current rate of loss of biodiversity and natural capital is reaching a crisis point and "significant new effort" will be needed by the incoming government to ensure the delivery of much-needed national infrastructure.
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Can they do it?

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Confirmed: Oklahoma Earthquakes Caused By Fracking

Confirmed: Oklahoma Earthquakes Caused By Fracking | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

"Enormous increases in earthquakes in Oklahoma started the same time as heavy fracking began in the state. The injection into deep underground wells of fluid . . . ."

Garry Rogers's insight:

It's time to stop pumping oil for many reasons.

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Don’t Force Animals to Perform in Circuses

Don’t Force Animals to Perform in Circuses | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture for the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Goal: Protect animals from being forced to perform in circuses across the United States.
All across the U.S.
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Climate: World’s highest mountain areas warming swiftly

Climate: World’s highest mountain areas warming swiftly | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Global warming will have profound impacts on mountain ecosystems, @bberwyn photo.
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How financial power can be used to save iconic species from extinction

How financial power can be used to save iconic species from extinction | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

The US and its partners can prevent the world's armed groups from profiting from wildlife trafficking.

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Anticipating Effects of Global Warming on Marine Biodiversity - Daily Nexus

Anticipating Effects of Global Warming on Marine Biodiversity - Daily Nexus | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Hidden in its depths, the Santa Barbara basin contains a trove of ancient marine specimens, providing a glimpse at how marine biodiversity changes over geological ages. A recent study published by ...
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Obama issues stark warning on climate change in South Florida on Earth Day

Obama issues stark warning on climate change in South Florida on Earth Day | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Walking among the crocodiles, Obama uses the Everglades as the backdrop global warming appeal
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Changes in water vapor and clouds are amplifying global warming | John Abraham

Changes in water vapor and clouds are amplifying global warming | John Abraham | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A new paper represents a major step in measuring and understanding the Earth’s climate
A very new paper currently in press shines light on climate feedbacks and the balance of energy flows to and from the Earth.
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Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants

Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
When plant biodiversity declines, the remaining plants face diminishing productivity, say scientists in study published April 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity conservation- This lecture explains about the conservation of biodiversity.Conservation is the defense, maintenance, management, or restoration of ...
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New Study Finds Clouds are Amplifying Human Warming

New Study Finds Clouds are Amplifying Human Warming | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The mysterious clouds. For decades, science has been unable to nail down how clouds might change with human warming of the climate. Sure, we knew that added water vapor through a heating-increased ...
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Uncertain of consequences of greenhouse gas emissions, a prudent species would have accepted worst-case model projections and begun reducing emissions decades ago.  Of all animals on Earth, we are the only species with the intelligence required to make long-term projections.  Obviously, we lack the wisdom required to control our appetites and fears and act prudently. 


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The USDA Is Taking On Agriculture’s Huge Contribution To Climate Change

The USDA Is Taking On Agriculture’s Huge Contribution To Climate Change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. CREDIT: AP The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce a set of voluntary initiatives aimed at helping farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners respond to climate change by increasing...
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Tom, they've always known they should protect the soil, conserve water, and cut their fertilizer and pesticide use. Telling them that they can now do this voluntarily might not achieve much.  Window dressing?

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Biodiversity Native Plants and You

What a home gardener can do to conserve water, save money, and protect the environment by Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society.
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Neil Young Takes on Monsanto

Neil Young Takes on Monsanto | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Neil Young has a new album coming out, The Monsanto Years. It's about the chemical giant and its development of genetically modified seeds, Roundup
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Oil & Gas In Australia's Marine Sanctuaries - What's Next?

Oil & Gas In Australia's Marine Sanctuaries - What's Next? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Australian Marine Conservation Society:  It was recently revealed that oil and gas companies have quietly been granted permits to look for petroleum in our marine sanctuaries.

The permits could lead to seismic testing in areas off the West Australian coast, including an important migratory habitat for humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, and breeding habitat for the western rock lobster.

Garry Rogers's insight:

We really can't afford any more petroleum extraction projects.  If you live in Australia, please sign the petition.

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Nelson City Council proposing to spend $500000 on biodiversity - Nelson Mail

Nelson City Council proposing to spend $500000 on biodiversity - Nelson Mail | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A $500,000 investment in the city's biodiversity is worth saluting, says Brook Waimarama Sanctuary general manager
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A delight to see a public body do something for the public.

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Karen Wills - Let's act as though we're part of that... | Facebook

Let's act as though we're part of that biodiversity.
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Obama Mocks Climate Change Skeptics: ‘It Can’t Be Edited Out’

Obama Mocks Climate Change Skeptics: ‘It Can’t Be Edited Out’ | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama jabbed at global warming skeptics while visiting the Everglades National Park on Earth Day, characterizing climate change as a dire threat. “Climate change can no longer be denied,” Obama said.
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The beautiful animals facing climate change extinction – in pictures

The beautiful animals facing climate change extinction – in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
WWF UK picks out some of the most endangered animals on earth and explains how global warming is threatening their extinction – and why WWF UK’s head of climate change Emma Pinchbeck is joining with authors including Frank Cottrell Boyce, Saci...
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Flurry of new coal plants threaten Philippines’s Mindanao |

Flurry of new coal plants threaten Philippines’s Mindanao | | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RT @IPON_de: new coal-fired #powerplants being built in #Mindanao, biodiversity areas in danger #climate http://t.co/ADQ1FRSbc8
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Progress.

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Dakota Oil Patch Hitting the Skids

Dakota Oil Patch Hitting the Skids | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
This is the future the fossil fuel industry has in mind for you and your children. Only minus blue skies, birds, fish, animals, clear water, soil and food. Wall Street Journal: The number of U.S.
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