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Relic Radio: A Great Sci-Fi Podcast

Relic Radio: A Great Sci-Fi Podcast | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Before Avatar, there was Star Wars. Before Star Wars, there was 2001: A Space Odyssey. Before 2001, there was Star Trek. Before Star Trek, there was The Out
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Catalonia seeks ban on animal circuses

Catalonia seeks ban on animal circuses | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
  Source IOL News By SAPA Madrid - Political leaders in Catalonia on Tuesday launched a bid to ban circus shows using animals in the northeastern Spanish region, where bullfighting was ended t...
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Environmental Humanities

Environmental Humanities | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Serious thinking about humans and the Earth.  Some argue that humans might have encouraged diversity when their numbers were small, but no one believes that intercontinental travel beginning around 1500AD has increased diversity.  Transoceanic travel began and is continuing to aid the global dispersal of invasive species.

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Study shows overkilling of grizzly bear population

Six biologists, including four from Simon Fraser University, cast doubt on the scientific soundness of management of British Columbia, Canada’s grizzly bear population in a new paper published onli...
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"...out of an estimated population of 15,000 bears, more than 3,500 bears (including more than 1,200 females) were killed."

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HAPPY WEEKEND: Take a Walk!

HAPPY WEEKEND: Take a Walk! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Enjoy a minute walk with this beautiful elephant herd!
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The Dolphin and Whale Hunt Continues in Japan; Get Your Up To Date Information about all Killings and all Capturing of these whales and Dolphins RIGHT HERE!

The Dolphin and Whale Hunt Continues in Japan; Get Your Up To Date Information about all Killings and all Capturing of these whales and Dolphins RIGHT HERE! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Get you daily updates on how many mammals will be killed and how many are killed everyday in Taji, Japan!!! The lust for blood continued today here in Taiji. The killers left the harbor in search of a pod just after daybreak.
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CS Lewis's literary legacy: 'dodgy and unpleasant' or 'exceptionally good'?

CS Lewis's literary legacy: 'dodgy and unpleasant' or 'exceptionally good'? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
It's 50 years since CS Lewis died. His legacy encompasses far more than just Narnia – Rowan Williams, AS Byatt, Philip Pullman and others give their thoughts on his body of work (CS Lewis died 50 years ago today.
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Smashwords – A Gift from the Stars —a book by Linda Banche

Smashwords – A Gift from the Stars —a book by Linda Banche | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
One night, as Elizabeth observes the Great Comet of 1811, a sky craft lands and a man emerges from inside. When he leaves, he drops a small stone, which Elizabeth wears as a pendant. Her cold disappears and she feels good.
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Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles.
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Time is running out for bluefin tuna

Time is running out for bluefin tuna | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Racing towards disaster Speak out for bluefin tuna by December 9» Bluefin tuna are among the fastest fish alive, racing through the oceans at 50 miles per hour. But these speedy fish are running in...
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A time for goodbyes

A time for goodbyes | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
As I leave Nebraska and make my way back south for the short term, I wave goodbye to the tall and mixedgrass prairies, goodbye to the sunsets and thunderstorms of the Great Plains, and goodbye to the coming fall, whose … Continue reading →...
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PLOS ONE: Localized Hotspots Drive Continental Geography of Abnormal Amphibians on U.S. Wildlife Refuges

PLOS ONE: Localized Hotspots Drive Continental Geography of Abnormal Amphibians on U.S. Wildlife Refuges | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Take Two

Take Two | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
                       A Loggerhead Sea Turtle  Credit: NOAA                                            Silver Springs Florida in 1886     Thank God it is " Good News"  Sunday. What a gha...
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Philan"trophy"

Philan"trophy" | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Dallas Safari Club is making headlines for their decision to auction off a permit to shoot a rhino in Namibia. Their mentality: "kill a rhino to save the rhino" doesn't need much argument as to...
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Arctic Nesters Migrating Earlier, But Why?

Arctic Nesters Migrating Earlier, But Why? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Any amateur phenologist can tell you that migratory birds seem to be returning earlier and earlier every spring. Rising temperatures due to climate change is presumably the culprit, but until recen...
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10 Steps to Make Goodreads Work For You

10 Steps to Make Goodreads Work For You | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
By Lisa Verge Higgins Goodreads – with its 18 million rabid readers – is one of the most powerful places for an author to be discovered. Goodreads is where folks converge to discuss novels, offer r...
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Movie Review - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Movie Review - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in this sequel to The Hunger Games. I haven't read the books yet (although I may well pick them up soon) but I enjoyed the first film, although I thoug...
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URGENT REQUEST FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE: Reports have come in overnight which need confirming ASAP, which state that the Police have been seen guarding traps in freezing conditions, containing ba...

URGENT REQUEST FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE:  Reports have come in overnight which need confirming ASAP, which state that the Police have been seen guarding traps in freezing conditions, containing ba... | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A great WordPress.com site (by Scott Rennie)
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251 Wolves Were Killed In Wisconsin This Year

251 Wolves Were Killed In Wisconsin This Year | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of Wisconsin‘s entire wolf population was killed this year alone, and many of these deaths were authorized by the state’s Wolf Advisory Committee. These deaths are a direct result of anti-wolf special interest groups.
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Google Ngram Viewer

Today's Find: Google Books Ngram English View for "succinylcholine" 1940-2008 http://t.co/RX0lIt3cak #histmed
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J.R.R. Tolkien biopic will explore the origins of Middle Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic will explore the origins of Middle Earth | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies won't be film's final word on J.R.R. Tolkien, and a new project focuses on the writer himself. The tentatively titled Tolkien will examine how the events in Tolkien's life impacted his writing.
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Welwitschia mirabilis

Welwitschia mirabilis | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Namib Desert is probably the oldest desert on Earth.  Because of the quirks of plate tectonics and geology, it has been the same hot arid landscape since West Gondwanaland shifted to its presen...
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"As the dinosaurs came and went, as the seas rose and fell and great ice sheets carved the world and then melted, welwitschia has sat in its inhospitable corner of the globe and quietly prospered (even as all of its close relatives died away)"  Wayne Ferrebee.

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The Commons in History | The MIT Press

The Commons in History | The MIT Press | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Commons in History: Culture, Conflict, and Ecology http://t.co/EHh9IbTPGs
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The Roaming Ecologist

The Roaming Ecologist | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Searching for a healthy land ethic and learning from nature
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