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Island solutions: Eradicating invasive species for biodiversity restoration UNEP (en)

The Dominican Republic is succeeding in eradicating lionfish from its waters by eating them...before they devour local species. Created: 2014 Credits: UNEP.
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Climate: Coral reefs taking a big hit this year

Climate: Coral reefs taking a big hit this year | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Coral reefs in the Caribbean, like this one in the U.S. Virgin Islands, are at risk of bleaching as global warming heats up the world’s oceans. Photo by Caroline Rogers/USGS.
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Polar Bears will soon be extinct - Sadly, we humans must shoulder the blame

Polar Bears will soon be extinct - Sadly, we humans must shoulder the blame | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Times Gazette:  The population of Polar Bears across the globe is on the verge of extinction and on Thursday, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced...

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The oceans can’t take any more: Fundamental change in oceans predicted

The oceans can’t take any more: Fundamental change in oceans predicted | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn't happen, we could see far-reaching and largely irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems, which would especially be felt in developing countries. That's the conclusion of a new review study published today in the journal Science. In the study, the research team from the Ocean 2015 initiative assesses the latest findings on the risks that climate change poses for our oceans, and demonstrates how fundamentally marine ecosystems are likely to change if human beings continue to produce just as much greenhouse gases as before.
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GR:  Running out of time. Species extinctions, intensifying storms, dying forests and the seas. Scientists study the causes, activists fight small battles and talk about solutions, and our corporate-controlled governments and politicians say it isn't practical just now to change course.

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BLOOM & ANAHATA Biodiversity

Bloom and Anahata sharing some information about their permaculture movement. For more information on how to get involved and where they will be on their ...
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Good video.

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'Monkeygate' scandal hits Florida as breeding farms face abuse investigation

'Monkeygate' scandal hits Florida as breeding farms face abuse investigation | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Video by Peta animal rights activists allegedly showing abuse of primates prompts report on ‘trauma, pain, injuries and stress’ among monkeys In a quiet, rural tract of southern Florida, where income from the land far surpasses that from tourists’...
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Biodiversity focus of study - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

Biodiversity focus of study - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Land use is dominated by agriculture and forestry, which is affecting biodiversity in Northern Alberta, according to two reports released by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.
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Support the Use of Anti-Poaching Device

Support the Use of Anti-Poaching Device | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: William Kibet Kiprono, Director Kenya Wildlife Service
Goal: Implement the use of an anti-poaching device that will help park officials catch poachers.
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Increased ionising radiation in Chernobyl area, following wildfires

Increased ionising radiation in Chernobyl area, following wildfires | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Radiation spike recorded after Chernobyl wildfire, International Business Times, Tom Porter July 2, 2015 Nuclear inspectors have recorded a significant increase in radiation in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, after wildfires tore through forest near...
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Peatlands burn as gamekeepers create landscape fit for grouse-shooting

Peatlands burn as gamekeepers create landscape fit for grouse-shooting | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Climate change experts say burning heather to increase bird yields is a threat to protected peat bogsThey are home to a diverse range of wildlife and up to 8,000 years old.
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The ultimate guide to Australia's future energy options #Auspol #ClimateChange

The ultimate guide to Australia's future energy options #Auspol #ClimateChange | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Despite recent cuts to the renewable energy target in Australia, leaders elsewhere are looking to a future without coal. So what are our other options? Carl Smith guides us through Australia’s alternative energy sources—exploring how they work, their potential and why they aren’t used already.
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Florida wildlife officials approve black bear hunting despite strong opposition

Florida wildlife officials approve black bear hunting despite strong opposition | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Florida wildlife officials have approved a new bear hunting season only a few years after the animals were removed from the state's threatened species list, reports the Miami Herald.

After an impassioned public debate, mostly in opposition to the new hunting regulations, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 5-1 for a limited black bear hunt to help control the growing population.

Florida outlawed all bear hunting in 1994, but it says a growth in the bear population and an increase in the number of nuisance calls and bears killed by cars were the reasons for allowing a new hunt. A one-week hunting season in the autumn will be allowed in four areas of the state.

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From the article:  "Hunters applauded the decision, but critics such as The Humane Society of the United States delivered petitions to Governor Rick Scott with the signatures of more than 90,000 people trying to stop the hunt of Florida's largest native land mammal."


GR:  Hunters, who the Arizona Game and Fish Department says are great conservationists, wouldn't have approved the decision, would they?

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Help Stop the Mexican Gray Wolf Extinction Bill! - Defenders of Wildlife

Help Stop the Mexican Gray Wolf Extinction Bill! - Defenders of Wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Tell your Representative to oppose HR 2910 and demand full recovery efforts for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf! 070115
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Fight Deforestation, Fight Climate Change | Rainforest Alliance

Fight Deforestation, Fight Climate Change | Rainforest Alliance | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RT @RnfrstAlliance: This 30-second video shows the extent of #deforestation in the Amazon: http://t.co/Gf1Ysu8Dim #fight #climatechange ht…
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Mass extinction (Permian-Triassic- Extinction) - The Evolutionary Theory on Extinction

Extinction happens. But what's evolution got to do with it? Mass extinctions. Dinosaurs and the first mammals. Saving an unspoiled forest near Bangkok.
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Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods

Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Increasing amounts of environmentally valuable and protected land are being cleared for rubber plantations that are economically unsustainable, new research suggests.
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Death Toll Climbs as Weather Experts Link Pakistan Heatwave to Climate Change

Death Toll Climbs as Weather Experts Link Pakistan Heatwave to Climate Change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Weather experts say that the extreme heat, which lasted for much of the second half of June in Sindh province of Pakistan is linked to climate change. Karachi
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Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find

Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Changes in climate ‘the most pervasive threat’ to forests, wetlands and deserts, adding to harm caused by urban development, agriculture and invasive species Climate change is compounding existing threats to Australia’s forests, wetlands and...
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Golden eagles survey takes flight in Scotland – in pictures

Golden eagles survey takes flight in Scotland – in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RSPB and Forestry Commission staff have attached GPS tags to a pair of golden eagle chicks in a remote nest near Loch Ness in Scotland. Experts will monitor their movements for six months as part of a major survey of the species.
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How is drought impacting California's redwood forests

The current drought in California is causing widespread impacts in many ecosystems throughout the state, but the extent of drought effects on redwood trees and ...
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Are Polar Bears On Tract For Extinction Soon? - Pioneer News

Are Polar Bears On Tract For Extinction Soon? - Pioneer News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Pioneer News
Are Polar Bears On Tract For Extinction Soon?
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It appears that polar bears now bear a great risk for dying off—yes, that means extinction—if humans are not able to reverse the trend of global warming.
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Waiter! Why Aren’t There Any Insects in My Salad?

Waiter! Why Aren’t There Any Insects in My Salad? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Cricket mealworm scampi. Yum. (Photo: Camren Brantley-Rios)
Years ago in a South American rainforest, the researcher I was visiting announced with something like joy that he had just found some palm beetle grubs.
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Thought Provoking Quote: Animals Give Me More Pleasure Through the Viewfinder of a Camera...

Thought Provoking Quote: Animals Give Me More Pleasure Through the Viewfinder of a Camera... | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
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Our local photography clubs haven’t taken up this issue, but preliminary responses are positive. There is a great conservation opportunity for photographers to challenge hunters. When next your government wildlife agency has a public affair, encourage nearby photography clubs to include a display on wildlife photography.

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Wildlife Extra News - The 2015 fin whale hunting season begins in Iceland

Wildlife Extra News - The 2015 fin whale hunting season begins in Iceland | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
According to the Minke Whalers’ Association and the Fisheries Directorate websites, 14 minke whales have so far been killed.

Iceland’s own kill quotas allow whalers to harpoon up to 229 minke whales in a season. A quota of 239 was issued for last year but only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, were killed.

This year’s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland’s whalers took 137 fin whales, the meat from which is currently in transit to Japan.
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From the article:  "Whale watching is now one of the top tourist attractions in Iceland, generating around £10 million annually and attracting more than 200,000 tourists each year, proving that whales are worth far more to the Icelandic economy alive than dead."

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Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change

Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Heir to the throne calls for end to ‘business as usual’ approach that does nothing to avert catastrophic global warming – and praises Guardian’s climate campaign Prince Charles has said that “profound changes” to the global economic system are...
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