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Public Access on Public Land - Should it be Regulated?

Public Access on Public Land - Should it be Regulated? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Public access to public lands has been and will be a heated discussion until the end of time. Determining the correct level of public access to any public land (quality or not), can be thought of f...
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Access should be regulated, but not prevented.  In the West, hikers, bikers, and OHVs scatter accross the land disrupting the lives of wild animals, introducing invasive species, and impacting soil microorganisms.  Fences and signs can restrict impacts to narrow corridors.

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Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses - eco-business.com

Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses - eco-business.com | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
eco-business.com Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses eco-business.com The fish species in the upper branches of the Yangtze River have declined dramatically in recent years, imposing a severe warning on the river's ecological system which has been...
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The molecular clock of the common buzzard

The molecular clock of the common buzzard | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Be it hibernation or the routes of migratory birds: all animal behaviour that is subject to annual rhythms is controlled by a molecular clock.
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An Indian perspective on Cameron’s ill-conceived badger cull

An Indian perspective on Cameron’s ill-conceived badger cull | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
So here I am writing a blog on British badgers, a creature I have seen only once in my life.
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Arizona Amphibian Update--October 2013

Arizona Amphibian Update--October 2013 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Arizona amphibians are threatened by habitat loss, pollution, invasive species, and human activities.
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Lionfish invasion: An unabated siege of the Atlantic

Lionfish invasion: An unabated siege of the Atlantic | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Lionfish invasion:The venomous lionfish is continuing its invasion of the Atlantic, despite broad efforts to fish out the species. A single female lionfish can plunk down 2 million eggs per year.
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Lionfish are a particularly nasty invasive species.  The pet trade is suspected of original introduction.

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Study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes

Study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Levels of contaminants higher than in some of the world's most polluted cities have been found downwind of Canada's largest oil, gas and tar sands processing zone, in a rural area where men suffer elevated rates of cancers linked to such chemicals.
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Who would have thought?

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What's the greatest science fiction action movie of all time?

What's the greatest science fiction action movie of all time? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Tons of science fiction movies feature crazy stunts, fight scenes, chases, and explosions. And plenty of action movies have some science-fictional ideas buried in their plot twists.
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I'll vote for the Fifth Element.

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Citizen Park Ranger Academy Logo

Citizen Park Ranger Academy Logo | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Graphite Pencil and colored pencil on paper. This was made for Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. They put it on a t-shirt to give to all participants of the Academy. Looks really awes...
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Jack London & Literature's Role In Environmental History

Jack London & Literature's Role In Environmental History | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Caleb Crain's book review of this biography will no doubt be of interest to any of our readers who follow Seth's work on the history of environmentalism.  Subscription to the New Yorker is required...
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Help Save the Tasmanian Devil

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Popcorn Activism - A Fun Way to Help Animals!

If I were rich, I’d pay to show the movie Vegucated (a documentary that follows three New Yorker’s who agree to go vegan for six weeks to learn what it’s all about) in theaters so people could see ...
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PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock in bid to influence theme park

PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock in bid to influence theme park | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spokesman David Perle said Tuesday his group purchased 80 shares for more than $2,200 in last week's initial public offering of SeaWorld stock.Read more...
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Gaining a voting majority would be great.

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These books will dress up Halloween for young readers - USA TODAY

These books will dress up Halloween for young readers - USA TODAY | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
These books will dress up Halloween for young readers
USA TODAY
For most young celebrants, Halloween (Oct. 31 for those who have yet to chose their costumes) consists of more treats than tricks.
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The Writers Alley: Favorite writing quotes

The Writers Alley: Favorite writing quotes | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

Good writing is like a windowpane. ~ George Orwell   There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ W. Somerset Maugham If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. ~ Anais Nin    When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. ~ Ernest Hemingway  Easy reading is hard writing. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne   To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. ~ Truman Capote   The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. ~ J. K. Rowling  


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Good writing is like a windowpane. ~ George Orwell   There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ W. Somerset Maugham If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. ~ Anais Nin    When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. ~ Ernest Hemingway  Easy reading is hard writing. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne   To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. ~ Truman Capote   The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. ~ J. K. Rowling  
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Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries

Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Multi-nation talks on creating two vast sanctuaries in Antarctic waters began Wednesday with a key official saying a marine reserve protecting the pristine Ross Sea had the better chance of success.
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Great idea.  But all preserves remain connected to global systems.  They have porous boundaries and as winds blow, waters flow, and humans come and go, the boundaries are breeched, and preserves are invaded.  All Earth life systems are in decline.  Unless the decline is stopped, no preserve will last for long.

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What's On Comic Book Stands – October 23rd - Science Fiction

What's On Comic Book Stands – October 23rd - Science Fiction | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Science Fiction
What's On Comic Book Stands – October 23rd
Science Fiction
Indestructible Hulk 14 Cover Here is the list of new comics, trade paperbacks and more shipping on 10/23/2013.
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Winery plans to chop down California redwoods to make room for vineyards

Winery plans to chop down California redwoods to make room for vineyards | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
As the world warms, winemakers are moving into new regions. Along the California coast, that's bad news for redwoods.
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Florida's Water and Land Legacy - Defenders Blog

Florida's Water and Land Legacy - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Florida's Water and Land Legacy amendment would secure funding for programs that work to protect and restore the state’s wild and wonderful places.
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The Future Fire editors' blog: Postcolonial SF/F Twit-fiction writing contest

The Future Fire editors' blog: Postcolonial SF/F Twit-fiction writing contest | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
RT @thefuturefire: Postcolonial SF/F #twitfic writing contest: sweet prizes for microfiction writing! http://t.co/qkhyF9JGy6
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<140-character microstory contest.  Nov. 6 deadline.

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Victory! Toronto Elephants Finally Go to Sanctuary

Victory! Toronto Elephants Finally Go to Sanctuary | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Toka, Thika, and Iringa —the three elephants from the Toronto Zoo—have finally arrived in California, two years after the Toronto City Council overwhelmingly agreed that the......
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The Great Migration of the Serengeti

The Great Migration of the Serengeti | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
I've seen it before on TV. Thousands of Wildebeest jumping into the river, lots of them to certain death. It's one of those things you know exists but somehow you think they do in a parallel world....
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In China, victory for wildlife conservation as citizens persuaded to give up shark fin soup

In China, victory for wildlife conservation as citizens persuaded to give up shark fin soup | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Campaign leads to plunge in demand for shark fin soup; conservationists hope to also wean Chinese off ivory.
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Stick with jade.

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