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Ecosystems threatened by fire suppression-only policy

Ecosystems threatened by fire suppression-only policy | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
In late July, UC Berkeley fire ecologist Scott Stephens was working in Stanislaus National Forest, gathering data on how a century had altered its character. What he saw were the signs of a clear and present danger.
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Common knowledge among foresters for 50 years.  Now that climate is changing and invasive weeds are spreading, let's hope that blind "let it burn" forestry doesn't take over.

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Sagebrush... Who knew?

Sagebrush... Who knew? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Recently we (CSR, Inc) published a Facebook post displaying 80,000 sagebrush plants growing in our Colorado greenhouse. We received an unusual amount of comments that were negative toward the plant...
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Human Overpopulation as an Animal Rights Issue

Human Overpopulation as an Animal Rights Issue | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Anika Mohammed Overpopulation of humans, what does this mean?  Generally, people are using resources more rapidly than they can be regenerated. According to the Animal Welfare Institute the affects...
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New Brazilian wasps discovered

New Brazilian wasps discovered | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
From Science, Space & Robots: Two New Wasp Species Discovered in Brazil Scientists have discovered two new wasp species in Brazil. One of the newly discovered wasp species, Abernessia capixaba,...
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Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it's really bad news

Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it's really bad news | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Scientists have delved deeper into the mystery of dying bees, and discovered that the cause of the problem is more pervasive than thought.
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Secret of Owls' Silent Flight Revealed by Scientists

Secret of Owls' Silent Flight Revealed by Scientists | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"The secrets of owls' near silent wings has been revealed by scientists who could now use the technology to develop quieter aircraft. A new study has shown how the bird of prey's naturally evolved plumage gives the hunting advantage of 'acoustic stealth', allowing it to sneak up on targets. Research found that many owl species have developed feathers which can effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings as they cut through the air."


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Seahorse heads have a 'no wake zone' that's made for catching prey

Seahorse heads have a 'no wake zone' that's made for catching prey | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Seahorses are slow, docile creatures, but their heads are perfectly shaped to sneak up and quickly snatch prey, according to marine scientists from The University of Texas at Austin.
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New Zealand rejects climate refugee asylum bid

New Zealand rejects climate refugee asylum bid | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
New Zealand will pack up members of a Kiribati family and send them back to their drowning island rather than grant them refuge.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:59 PM

Disappointing.  While this is not directly realted to the decisions (especially the fraudulent declarations of Marine Protected Areas as a barter for developed nations paying for climate dislocations) associated with repatriations, all of this is ultiamtely related.

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Things We Saw Today: Tina Fey Dressed as Marty McFly

Things We Saw Today: Tina Fey Dressed as Marty McFly | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Tina Fey attended Michael J. Fox‘s comedy/curing Parkinsons benefit gala dressed as… well. (Fashionably Geek)
Illustrator Barbara Nessim talks to the Huffington Post about her career.
An open letter to Jena Malone post-Catching Fire.
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Well, it was a SciFi movie.

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Fur-Free Friday Events

Fur-Free Friday Events | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
You can live without fur, but the animals cannot. Join in any of numerous international or local fur-free Friday events.
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Let’s just harvest invasive species. Problem solved? | ACES News :: College of ACES, University of Illinois

Let’s just harvest invasive species. Problem solved? | ACES News :: College of ACES, University of Illinois | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Learn about our Amazing Monarchs! ~ Bette A. Stevens articlesThe Incredible Journey of the Monarch Butterfly! (4writersandreaders.com) (Companion links for AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch's Tale AMAZING...
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Anti-Hunting - - In Defense of Animals

Anti-Hunting - - In Defense of Animals | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

Most modern “sportsmen” stalk and kill animals for “recreation.” Hunting is a violent and cowardly outdoor activity that kills...

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6 Sentences About Corvus Rising

6 Sentences About Corvus Rising | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
1. Ecofantasy rules this tale about the Earth and our place in it, while romancing the boundary between fantasy and reality—a wide zone of completely reasonable yet fantastic possibilities that uni...
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A winter longhorned beetle

A winter longhorned beetle | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
According to the calendar it's still autumn; however, in practical terms winter has settled in across much of the U.S. For those of us who study wood-boring beetles in the families Buprestidae (jew...
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We know so little about these unique creatures.

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International Animal Crime

International Animal Crime | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Ellen Zhang On the 7th and 8th of November, 500 of the leading law enforcement and environmental experts came together at the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)- United Nations E...
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Heartless

Lifestyles of the Rich and Heartless | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Trophy hunting is big business. The industry employs ranchers, outfitters, professional hunters, gun manufacturers, and taxidermists alike. People with time, money and a propensity for killing, kee...
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The tipping point in action: twice as much methane released due to seabed permafrost melting

The tipping point in action: twice as much methane released due to seabed permafrost melting | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
This photo shows methane on fire as it escapes through the ice above a Siberian Arctic shelf. How does this natural gas affect global warming predictions?
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The Red List of endangered species – in pictures

The Red List of endangered species – in pictures | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
In the 2013 red list of endangered species are the okapi, the white-winged flufftail, the red belly toad, Caribbean skinks and the martial eagle. Meanwhile, some species are recovering thanks to conservation efforts.

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S.Africa aims to cut rhino poaching by 20 percent a year

S.Africa aims to cut rhino poaching by 20 percent a year | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
South African conservation authorities on Tuesday said they aim to reduce rhino poaching by 20 percent a year, insisting their strategy is working despite record levels of poaching.
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Bid adieu to South Carolina’s drowning shorelines

Bid adieu to South Carolina’s drowning shorelines | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
About 1,200 acres of land have disappeared from Bulls Island and three nearby islands along the South Carolina coast since the 1990s — lost to rising seas and the eroding effects of powerful storms.
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Will the storms become too frequent for the beaches to recover?

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Watch The Hobbit Get the Mean Girls Treatment

Watch The Hobbit Get the Mean Girls Treatment | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Oh my God, Tauriel, you can’t just go around asking people why they’re not dwarves!
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Leatherback sea turtle no longer Critically Endangered

Leatherback sea turtle no longer Critically Endangered | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The leatherback sea turtle—the world's largest turtle and the only member of the genus Dermochelys—received good news today.
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Brian May Launches High Court Challenge to Gloucestershire Badger Cull

Brian May Launches High Court Challenge to Gloucestershire Badger Cull | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Rock guitarist Brain May and his 'Save Me' organisation (campaigning to end the badger cull) have launched a legal challenge, at the High Court, to the Gloucestershire badger cull. "John Cooper QC,...
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Arizona Wildlife in Danger

Arizona Wildlife in Danger | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Most species of Arizona wildlife are declining.
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