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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Top Constitutional Law Scholar Supports the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Idaho Ag-Gag Lawsuit - Animal Legal Defense Fund

Top Constitutional Law Scholar Supports the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Idaho Ag-Gag Lawsuit - Animal Legal Defense Fund | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
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Trump EPA Pick Fails Climate Science Test

Trump EPA Pick Fails Climate Science Test | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Inside Climate News: Senate Democrats boycotted a committe vote Wednesday on PresidentDonald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, preventing the vote from occurring. The boycott came after Democrats complained Pruitt has not adequately addressed the 1,078 additional questions they sent to him after his confirmation hearing. The questions covered…
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Why coal-fired power handouts would be an attack on climate and common sense

Why coal-fired power handouts would be an attack on climate and common sense | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The evidence suggests the push for government help is an attempt to squeeze money out of unwise investments made at the end of the mining boom
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Thousands turn out in downtown L.A. to protest Trump's orders on Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Thousands turn out in downtown L.A. to protest Trump's orders on Keystone, Dakota pipelines | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Thousands in downtown Los Angeles expected to protest Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines after Trump executive orders
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Hedgehogs now a rare garden sight as British populations continue to decline

Hedgehogs now a rare garden sight as British populations continue to decline | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
This story includes ideas and links for steps to take to support wildlife. Unfortunately, it does not mention the big step, human population control.
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Worth noting that even in developed countries with slowing population growth, wildlife continues to decline. In Britain, many people do small things to make their gardens more wildlife friendly. However, habitat loss and farming continue to cut carrying capacity for most wildlife species. Hedgehog and other species' declines are accelerating, suggesting that many wildlife populations are no longer self-sustaining and are falling toward extinction. The Guardian story below includes ideas and links for steps to take to support wildlife. Unfortunately, it does not mention the big step, human population control. Without drastic efforts to cut our needs and begin returning the land and seas to their natural state, most of Earth's wildlife species will disappear (more on human population impact).
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Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists | John Abraham

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists | John Abraham | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
John Abraham: David Rose penned an attack described by expert as “so wrong it’s hard to know where to start”
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How can this keep going? If everyone who feels a reaction to the idea of human-caused climate change would just study the issue and not listen to anyone, reach a conclusion, or make a comment until they feel that they understand the basic climatology principles involved, this BS would end. In other words, we shouldn't let others tell us what to think and say, and we shouldn't speak when we do not know what we are talking about. This is common sense you know.
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Our Warming World on Her Shoulders

With all the political, economic, and cultural barriers women face, how can we expect them to save us from climate change?
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Lloyd’s commits to improved environmental performance

Lloyd’s commits to improved environmental performance | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Lloyd’s is one of the best performing insurance organisations in the industry when it comes to taking action to respond to climate change, according to a new report by ClimateWise.
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Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers

Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Around the world, legal and illegal resource use is destroying wildlife habitat, eroding soils, and polluting water. Earth has been no match for humans, either those believing they are practicing sustainable harvest, or those just wanting wealth.
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Sweden criticises US climate stance as it reveals ambitious carbon emissions law

Sweden criticises US climate stance as it reveals ambitious carbon emissions law | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Lövin tweeted a photo of herself signing the legislation surrounded by seven other women – seemingly a reference to a series of photos of Donald Trump signing executive orders, including the reintroduction of the ‘global gag rule’, which were widely mocked.
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Lövin tweeted a photo of herself signing the legislation surrounded by seven other women – seemingly a reference to a series of photos of Donald Trump signing executive orders, including the reintroduction of the ‘global gag rule’, which were widely mocked.
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Coal Companies Can Go Back To Ignoring Water Pollution Now

Coal Companies Can Go Back To Ignoring Water Pollution Now | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Lawmakers killed a brand new rule that would have protected streams from mining contaminants. The rule had required miners t
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Shameful. We humans can filter our water, but frogs, fish, turtles, raccoons, deer, and all other wildlife dependent on open water for survival can't.
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Nets Designed to Capture Small Fish are Killing the Oceans – Sign Petition to Stop This!

Nets Designed to Capture Small Fish are Killing the Oceans – Sign Petition to Stop This! | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
An image published by the Environmental Investigation Agency reveals the heartbreaking cost of our enormous appetite for fish.
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"It has been estimated that one person can save over 225 fish and 151 shellfish per year by not consuming seafood. Considering the fact that around 40 percent of commercial fishing catches are composed of “bycatch,” leaving fish off your plate is one, extremely powerful action you can take to save these untargeted animals."
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Armed herders invade Kenya’s most important wildlife conservancy

Armed herders invade Kenya’s most important wildlife conservancy | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
One large wildlife conservancy, that depends on donor funds to safeguard its wildlife, has already had to cancel a £4.75m investment due to fears about the future of its wildlife. Another sanctuary for the endangered black rhino is also under serious threat.
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Combine global warming-forced drought with politics and you get indigenous people destroying nature so that they can live a richer life than their neighbors.
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Patagonia pulls out of Utah trade show in protest of state's public land grab

Patagonia pulls out of Utah trade show in protest of state's public land grab | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Company founder has urged Utah governor to stop trying to undo the decision by former president Obama to create the Bears Ears National Monument
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Utah developers only see money when they look at the land.
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The Finger on the Nuclear Button

The Finger on the Nuclear Button | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Atomic scientists say that President Trump is the main reason for a worrisome development.
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Trump is the reason Atomic Scientists believe we are the closest to global armageddon and extinction of the human race that we've ever been. If Trump satisfies your need to vent some steam, considere carefully whether there is anything on Earth you would rather have than the satisfaction of a global vent.
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The Winter of Blazing Discontent Continues in the Arctic

Sea ice extent has dropped precipitously as has the amount of old ice, which is less prone to breakup. Beyond sea ice, Greenland’s ice sheet is also melting away and pushing sea levels higher, large fires are much more common and intense in boreal forests and other ecosystem changes are causing the earth to hyperventilate.…
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Climate change in action. We are losing the polar ice cap and that is changing Earth's climate right now. Nothing good will come of it.
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Risk of ‘megafires’ to increase as climate warms | Carbon Brief

The likelihood of extreme wildfires - or “megafires” - across the world is expected to increase as global temperatures rise, a new study says.
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America's most common pesticide is killing our bees

America's most common pesticide is killing our bees | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A growing body of studies shows that neonics threaten the health of honey bees, but some argue there’s not enough evidence to justify an outright ban
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Now, who could be arguing against a ban?
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100,000 may have died but there is still no justice over Indonesian air pollution

100,000 may have died but there is still no justice over Indonesian air pollution | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The authors estimated that there were 91,000 deaths in Indonesia; 6,500 in Malaysia and 2,200 in Singapore.
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No family should have to endure such heartbreak because some company is pursuing profits at all costs. The tragedy extends even farther than reported here. People can breath through a rag and clean their food. Wild animals can do neither. Moreover, the smoke is from burning wildlife habitat. It's no surprise that the World Wildlife Fund reports global loss of 60% of all the Earth's animals since 1970. The total loss is expected to reach 67% by 2020.
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Tan Ling Xuan's comment, February 5, 4:29 AM
This article highlights the cruelty of companies who compromise the lives of innocents to gain profits. Not only has 60% of wildlife been sacrificed since 1970, humans are also a victim of the selfish, ironically. This brings to point an important social issue, why are humans not making an effort to protect our Earth, despite the tremendous amount of campaigns and advertisements? This is no longer an issue where people lack general awareness, but a matter of adamant mindset and blatant oblivion.
Garry Rogers's comment, February 5, 2:06 PM
Yes. the mindset is stronger than knowledge. Only when direct personal pain or loss occurs will the mindset be subject to change. If the mindset never formed, if children were taught respect for nature and other creatures, . . . . Big ifs.
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Guiding ecosystem conservation using airborne lasers

Guiding ecosystem conservation using airborne lasers | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
It’s possible to get a sense of how forest species interact from aircraft.
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The Business of Biodiversity

The Business of Biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The short-term view of nature conservation provides the theme for this article: "Companies need to recognize that fostering biodiversity can have a tremendous positive impact on profit, innovation, and business sustainability."
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Slaughter of Yellowstone bison gets green light

Slaughter of Yellowstone bison gets green light | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Campaigners argue the imposing animals should be left to roam, but officials warn there is a chance they could infect cattle.
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As always, the mere chance that someone might loose a dollar provokes a decision to kill unsuspecting wildlife.
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Survey: Only a quarter of Trump voters believe in human-caused climate change

Survey: Only a quarter of Trump voters believe in human-caused climate change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
By contrast, 90 percent of Hillary Clinton voters think it's real.
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Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone's cup of tea

Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone's cup of tea | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Citizen scientists are being sought for a project which will see tens of thousands of teabags buried in wetlands to monitor carbon sequestration
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Yes, save the coffee.
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Antarctic Sea Ice Likely to Hit New All-Time Record Lows Over Coming Days

Antarctic Sea Ice Likely to Hit New All-Time Record Lows Over Coming Days | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Throughout the record global heat of 2016 and on into 2017, the world's sea ice has taken a merciless pounding. In the Northern Hemisphere, extreme warming of the polar region pushed Arctic sea ice extents to record low daily ranges throughout the winter, spring and fall of 2016. And even today, after many months of…
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