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Africa risks losing 20 percent of elephants in 10 years, study says

Africa risks losing 20 percent of elephants in 10 years, study says | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned Monday.
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Natural resources can't support elephants and the bulging human population forever.  It is time for family planning.

 

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Of monarchs and milkweeds: How one species’ pest is another’s repast

Of monarchs and milkweeds: How one species’ pest is another’s repast | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
How can we help? PLANT & NURTURE the MILKWEED in our gardens! I do this in my vegetable and flour gardens... Let's support those AMAZING MONARCHS! ~ Bette A. Stevens DOWNLOAD this FREE companio...
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See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) - One Green Planet

See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) - One Green Planet | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
One Green Planet See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) One Green Planet According to the organization's crowdfunding page, Great Bear LIVE is “an innovative research project and conservation tool that transmits live...

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Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs

Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
New research into cheetah cub survival has refuted the theory that lions are a cub's main predator and that big cats cannot coexist in conservation areas.
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Another possibility is that interspecific exposure at early ages reduces interspecific predation.

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Penflip - a social writing platform

Penflip - a social writing platform | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

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Smooth setup.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, December 2, 2013 3:59 PM

A unique addition to a writer's toolbox. Check it out!

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 6, 2013 12:28 AM

Let ideas flow without distractions

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Gull chasing Hooded Merganser duck

Gull chasing Hooded Merganser duck | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Do seagulls hunt ducks? That's a crazy question, but that was the first thing that came to mind when a Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) started aggressively chasing a Hooded Merganser duck (Lo...
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Many possible reasons.

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What they really want

What they really want | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Free. At peace. Without pain. For their entire NATURAL lives. (by Greg)
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Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned Aerial Drone Delivers Package to Your Door in Approximately 30 Minutes

Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned Aerial Drone Delivers Package to Your Door in Approximately 30 Minutes | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Nope, this isn’t an April’s fools joke.
It’s just like getting a present from a sponsor in The Hunger Games!
We’re excited to share Prime Air – something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab.
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Obama OKs pipeline that will help Canada’s tar-sands industry

Obama OKs pipeline that will help Canada’s tar-sands industry | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The week before Thanksgiving, the Obama administration quietly approved a pipeline project that will cross the U.S.-Canada border and benefit the tar-sands industry. But not that pipeline.
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Profit first!

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Uncertain Future for SeaWorld

Uncertain Future for SeaWorld | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Nicole Geraci While controversy has long surrounded human-orca interaction, the recent release of the documentary “Blackfish” has sparked considerable outrage amongst its viewers.  The film captures the history of killer whales in captivity with its...
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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 83 - The Long-tailed Chinchilla

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 83 - The Long-tailed Chinchilla | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Today is Worldwide Fur Free Friday When celebrating Worldwide Fur Free Friday, I felt I could not possibly ignore the plight of the long-tailed chinchilla. This little animal has become critically ...
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Could Reading Children's Books Help You Become a Better ...

Could Reading Children's Books Help You Become a Better ... | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Don't be ashamed of reading children's books. And certainly don't be ashamed of writing like a child. It may just make (or save) your business ...
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Simple words add  clarity.

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That word "cyber" -- I do not think it means what you think it means

That word "cyber" -- I do not think it means what you think it means | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
"Cyber Monday" is only the latest (and most awful) mutation of the word "cyber." Here's the profoundly strange history of a word that went from science fiction and porn, to war and shopping.
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The io9 Calendar: Everything Brilliant That's Happening in December!

The io9 Calendar: Everything Brilliant That's Happening in December! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
December is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. George R.R. Martin has a new novella set in Westeros. The Hobbit saga continues. Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor departs. And there are loads of conventions and readings.
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University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 0754679578, By Jill Beard, Matt Holland, Penny Dale

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Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1 Here Today and Here Tomorrow
Chapter 2 It’s All About Social Media, Stupid!
Chapter 3 Information Literacy in the Digital Environment
Chapter 4 Professional Education for a Digital World
Chapter 5 The Library Chameleon: Physical Space
Chapter 6 Virtual Advice Services
Chapter 7 The Reading E-volution
Chapter 8 Institutional Repositories – Now and Next
Chapter 9 Making the Repository Count: Lessons from Successful Implementation
Chapter 10 Building Useful Virtual Research Environments: The Need for User-led Design
Chapter 11 The HE in FE Digital Dilemma
Chapter 12 Online Support Offered to International Students by UK University Libraries – What are we doing, and why are we doing it?
Chapter 13 Library Performance Measurement in the Digital Age
Chapter 14 Library Resources: Procurement, Innovation and Exploitation in a Digital World
Chapter 15 Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning
Chapter 16 Librarians as Midwives of Change in Scholarly Communication

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Essential Writing Skills: Word Choice and Sentence Fluency

Essential Writing Skills: Word Choice and Sentence Fluency | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Writing, much like reading, is a complex task with many components.  In order for students to be successful writers, they need to practice different skills within the writing process.  These skills can be broken down into individual mini-lessons to...

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Writing, much like reading, is a complex task with many components.  In order for students to be successful writers, they need to practice different skills within the writing process.  These skills can be broken down into individual mini-lessons to provide purposeful opportunities to practice.

Among the qualities, or techniques, of writing that require explicit instruction and modeling are word choice and sentence fluency.  These two traits are dependent on one another in many ways and, often, one influencing the effectiveness of the other.

Word Choice

Word choice is the way in which the writer engages the reader through descriptions and meaningful language.  Writers must chose words that express their ideas clearly, but also, enlightens or entertains the reader.

 
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New rhinoceros beetle discovery in Bolivia

New rhinoceros beetle discovery in Bolivia | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This video says about itself: Unboxing 2 Allomyrina dichotoma (Rhino beetle) 15 June 2013 A new unboxing - 2 Allomyrina dichotoma (Rhino beetle) a gorgeous major male and a stunning female - recent...
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Western Wildlife Agencies Request Delay on Wolverine Listing

Western Wildlife Agencies Request Delay on Wolverine Listing | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Western states are "feeling that climate change models are not a reason to list species under the Endangered Species Act," said Bill Bates, wildlife section chief for the Utah Division of Wildlife ...
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The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service tries to do their job.

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A belated Happy Birthday

A belated Happy Birthday | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
It seems that November 24th came and went without me even realizing that BitB turned six years old that day! Six years—wow, has it really been that long? I guess forgetting birthdays officially put...
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Ghostbusters Venkman Jacket

Ghostbusters Venkman Jacket | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
From Amazon.com: The 60% cotton 40% polyester (with 100% polyester inside lining) Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jacket will help you test people with psychic powers while stressing them out with jolts, talking about your girlfriend(who happens to...
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The “Necessity” of Cosmetic Animal Testing

The “Necessity” of Cosmetic Animal Testing | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Andrea Rodricks             Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) does not require cosmetic testing on animals, it does allow a company to take whatever steps necessary to prove product safety.
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Warp Your Kid's Mind With Some Great Sci-Fi This Holiday Season

Do you have a budding nerd in the family? We've got some recommendations for great sci-fi for kids.
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