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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Awesome science videos to spark students' interests in everything from wildlife protection to ocean acidification.

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Looking for Global Warming? Check the Ocean

Looking for Global Warming? Check the Ocean | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
We tend to focus on land surface temperatures, because, well, that’s where we live.
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Graphic Video Of Annual Canadian Seal Hunt Released By Animal Rights Group

Graphic Video Of Annual Canadian Seal Hunt Released By Animal Rights Group | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
I can’t watch, it just makes me want to club someone…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/20/canada-baby-seals-killed_n_7087092.html
WARNING: This post contains graphic content that may upset some readers.
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Brazil’s Water Crisis: A Case of Rain or Rainforests?

Sao Paulo, one of the largest cities in the world, may run out of water in the next few months leaving 20 million people high and dry. Who is to blame?
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Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:17 AM

population density x water scarcity

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Earth day: leading scientists say 75% of known fossil fuels must stay underground

Earth day: leading scientists say 75% of known fossil fuels must stay underground | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Leading scientists and economists release statement to mark Earth Day in which they urge leaders to keep to commitments to avoid dangerous global warming Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to...
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Evolution makes invading species spread even faster

Evolution makes invading species spread even faster | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Today, invasive animals and plants spread all around the globe. Predicting the dynamics of these invasions is of great ecological and socioeconomical interest.
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Testosterone key to new bird bang theory

Testosterone key to new bird bang theory | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
New research from a Wake Forest University biologist who studies animal behavior suggests that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species.
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Natural Law: Conservation charity calls for legislation to protect UK biodiversity - PoliticsHome.com

Natural Law: Conservation charity calls for legislation to protect UK biodiversity - PoliticsHome.com | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Natural Law: Conservation charity calls for legislation to protect UK biodiversity
PoliticsHome.com
... protected sites (e.g.
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Demand Tire Companies Help End Deforestation

Demand Tire Companies Help End Deforestation | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Bridgestone CEO Masaaki Tsuya, Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard, Goodyear CEO Richard J. Kramer
Goal: Demand major tire companies develop standards to make rubber manufacturing more environmentally friendly.
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The Week in Animal Rights

The Week in Animal Rights | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Talking For Animals:
With every week that goes past, there are wonderful stories about people speaking up about animal rights. Ricky Gervais and J.M.
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Environment: Expanding rubber-tree plantations seen as huge threat to biodiversity on Southeast Asia

Environment: Expanding rubber-tree plantations seen as huge threat to biodiversity on Southeast Asia | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Expanding rubber-tree plantations threatens biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Photo courtesy Eleanor Warren-Thomas, University of East Anglia.
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Beautiful Underwater Species - Biodiversity: Batangas, Philippines - by OrDub

Batangas, Philippines is world famous for underwater biodiversity. Here are many of the best and strangest species you can find there. Beautiful! Pictures by ...
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A healthy soil is a living soil | FAO

A healthy soil is a living soil | FAO | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RT @FAOnews: A healthy soil is a living soil - why soils are important for #biodiversity http://t.co/bDx8237W2N #SoilWeek #IYS2015 http://t…
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The forest school revolution: leaves, logs and life skills

The forest school revolution: leaves, logs and life skills | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Outdoor learning is challenging traditional education root and branch, by teaching children self-esteem, team work and how to value nature Forest schools: learning in the great outdoors – in picturesGrey clouds are looming above Chrishall Holy...
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandons plan to give ESA protection to bi-state sage grouse

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandons plan to give ESA protection to bi-state sage grouse | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Was it political expediency?
News release
RENO, Nev. – The U.S.
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New centre for biodiversity conservation

New centre for biodiversity conservation | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2015—An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge is being named the David Attenborough Building, in honour of Sir
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Conservationists turn tiny New Zealand island into bold wildlife experiment

Conservationists turn tiny New Zealand island into bold wildlife experiment | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A unique partnership is building an island sanctuary for endangered species on Rotoroa
Rotoroa Island, off the coast of New Zealand is tiny, at just 82 hectares (200 acres), but don’t let its diminutiveness fool you: big things are happening here.
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Hall of Biodiversity

Hall of Biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Hall of Biodiversity presents a vivid portrait of the abundance of life on Earth, highlighting both biodiversity and the factors that threaten it.
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Preserving Cuba’s Wildlife

Preserving Cuba’s Wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The New York Times had a recent op-ed article on how Cuba’s isolation from the U.S. has helped preserve it more thickly forested areas and resulted in it being less polluted than other Carribean Islands.
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The photo is by Shawn McCready.   

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Dear Future Generation: Sorry! A Message That Will Travel Through Time (VIDEO)

Dear Future Generation: Sorry! A Message That Will Travel Through Time (VIDEO) | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Dear Future Generation: Sorry! A Message That Will Travel Through Time (VIDEO) that is trying to raise awareness throughout the entire world!
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The message in this video is clear.  I recommend wide distribution.

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Forest Our Lifeline: Forests Prevent Soil Erosion

Class-7th: Science: Forest Our Lifeline: Forests Prevent Soil Erosion.
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Men and Women Who Hunt Animals Are “Equally Vile”

Men and Women Who Hunt Animals Are “Equally Vile” | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ricky-gervais-men-and-women-who-hunt-animals-are-equally-vile-2015184#ixzz3XmWp7ZFo Ricky Gervais Says Men and Women Who Hunt Animals Are “Equally Vile” After Rebecca Francis Claims He’s Targeting Women...
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I, for One, Welcome Our New, Giant, Hairy, Eight Legged, Super Fast Overlords

I, for One, Welcome Our New, Giant, Hairy, Eight Legged, Super Fast Overlords | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Telegraph: Forget floods, droughts, sea-level rise and even the melting polar ice caps. Here’s a really compelling reason to worry about global warming. Spiders.
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GR:  Not a good result of warming.  With fewer prey species, selection may indeed favor bigger, faster, stronger hunters.  Perhaps we should assign a few spider diplomats.

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Biodiversity Days With E.O. Wilson to Be Held April 23-25

Biodiversity Days With E.O. Wilson to Be Held April 23-25 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Biologist Edward O. Wilson, one of the century’s most influential and widely cited scientists, will present a free lecture, “Setting Aside Half the World for the Rest of Life,” at 7:30 p.m.
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Nepal: A Trailblazer in Biodiversity Conservation

Nepal: A Trailblazer in Biodiversity Conservation | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In just eight years, between 2002 and 2010, Nepal added over 6,000 square km to its portfolio of protected territories.
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