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U.N. panel 95 percent certain climate change is man-made

U.N. panel 95 percent certain climate change is man-made | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
U.N. report will say scientists are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill
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Many scientists are more confident than that.  It depends on the evidence they consider.  From the article:  "Jeff Severinghaus, a geoscientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, said that through the use of radioactive isotopes, scientists are more than 99 percent sure that much of the carbon in the air has human fingerprints on it. And because of basic physics, scientists are 99 percent certain that carbon traps heat in what is called the greenhouse effect."

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Regerating Coral Reefs to Preserve Marine Biodiversity | Colleen Flanigan | TEDxGalapagos

Through visual, performing, and biological arts, Colleen investigates contemporary issues of species endangerment and ecosystem regeneration, specifically .
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$283bn of liquefied natural gas projects 'unnecessary'

$283bn of liquefied natural gas projects 'unnecessary' | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Approximately $283bn of potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects are likely to be surplus to requirements over the next 10 years if the world is to limit global warming to two degrees, experts have warned.
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GSF Awards | BASF | Biodiversity - Making it work on a modern farm (film)

How can nine billion people be fed while nature is protected? Conventional agriculture and biodiversity go here more and more hand in hand. BASF initiated the ...
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This is spam.  It's included as an example of what the major corporate polluters are doing to fool people into thinking that their products are beneficial.

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Island solutions: Eradicating invasive species for biodiversity restoration UNEP (en)

The Dominican Republic is succeeding in eradicating lionfish from its waters by eating them...before they devour local species. Created: 2014 Credits: UNEP.
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Climate: Coral reefs taking a big hit this year

Climate: Coral reefs taking a big hit this year | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Coral reefs in the Caribbean, like this one in the U.S. Virgin Islands, are at risk of bleaching as global warming heats up the world’s oceans. Photo by Caroline Rogers/USGS.
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Polar Bears will soon be extinct - Sadly, we humans must shoulder the blame

Polar Bears will soon be extinct - Sadly, we humans must shoulder the blame | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

Times Gazette:  The population of Polar Bears across the globe is on the verge of extinction and on Thursday, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced...

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The oceans can’t take any more: Fundamental change in oceans predicted

The oceans can’t take any more: Fundamental change in oceans predicted | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn't happen, we could see far-reaching and largely irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems, which would especially be felt in developing countries. That's the conclusion of a new review study published today in the journal Science. In the study, the research team from the Ocean 2015 initiative assesses the latest findings on the risks that climate change poses for our oceans, and demonstrates how fundamentally marine ecosystems are likely to change if human beings continue to produce just as much greenhouse gases as before.
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GR:  Running out of time. Species extinctions, intensifying storms, dying forests and the seas. Scientists study the causes, activists fight small battles and talk about solutions, and our corporate-controlled governments and politicians say it isn't practical just now to change course.

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BLOOM & ANAHATA Biodiversity

Bloom and Anahata sharing some information about their permaculture movement. For more information on how to get involved and where they will be on their ...
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Good video.

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'Monkeygate' scandal hits Florida as breeding farms face abuse investigation

'Monkeygate' scandal hits Florida as breeding farms face abuse investigation | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Video by Peta animal rights activists allegedly showing abuse of primates prompts report on ‘trauma, pain, injuries and stress’ among monkeys In a quiet, rural tract of southern Florida, where income from the land far surpasses that from tourists’...
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Biodiversity focus of study - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

Biodiversity focus of study - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Land use is dominated by agriculture and forestry, which is affecting biodiversity in Northern Alberta, according to two reports released by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.
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Support the Use of Anti-Poaching Device

Support the Use of Anti-Poaching Device | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: William Kibet Kiprono, Director Kenya Wildlife Service
Goal: Implement the use of an anti-poaching device that will help park officials catch poachers.
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Increased ionising radiation in Chernobyl area, following wildfires

Increased ionising radiation in Chernobyl area, following wildfires | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Radiation spike recorded after Chernobyl wildfire, International Business Times, Tom Porter July 2, 2015 Nuclear inspectors have recorded a significant increase in radiation in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, after wildfires tore through forest near...
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Global warming skeptics cite personal weather observations as the key reason for their views

Global warming skeptics cite personal weather observations as the key reason for their views | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The number of Americans who believe there is evidence of global warming rose to 63 percent after a memorable winter that included record cold and snow in the Northeast and historic warmth and drought in the West, according to a University of...
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Why do rainforests matter? You asked Google – and here’s the answer | Tim Flannery

Why do rainforests matter? You asked Google – and here’s the answer  | Tim Flannery | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
People turn to Google for answers to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
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Threatened Australian wildlife at grave risk from habitat loss, study finds

Threatened Australian wildlife at grave risk from habitat loss, study finds | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Habitat loss is seen as the primary threat to at-risk species but recovery plans avoid addressing it and governments have entrenched the extinction process Successive Australian governments have failed to protect the habitat of the country’s most...
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Barilla bans animal experiments

Barilla bans animal experiments | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
I have exciting news to share from the frontlines of our work with industry-leading corporations to end experiments on animals.
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Fight Deforestation, Fight Climate Change | Rainforest Alliance

Fight Deforestation, Fight Climate Change | Rainforest Alliance | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RT @RnfrstAlliance: This 30-second video shows the extent of #deforestation in the Amazon: http://t.co/Gf1Ysu8Dim #fight #climatechange ht…
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Mass extinction (Permian-Triassic- Extinction) - The Evolutionary Theory on Extinction

Extinction happens. But what's evolution got to do with it? Mass extinctions. Dinosaurs and the first mammals. Saving an unspoiled forest near Bangkok.
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Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods

Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Increasing amounts of environmentally valuable and protected land are being cleared for rubber plantations that are economically unsustainable, new research suggests.
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Death Toll Climbs as Weather Experts Link Pakistan Heatwave to Climate Change

Death Toll Climbs as Weather Experts Link Pakistan Heatwave to Climate Change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Weather experts say that the extreme heat, which lasted for much of the second half of June in Sindh province of Pakistan is linked to climate change. Karachi
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Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find

Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Changes in climate ‘the most pervasive threat’ to forests, wetlands and deserts, adding to harm caused by urban development, agriculture and invasive species Climate change is compounding existing threats to Australia’s forests, wetlands and...
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Golden eagles survey takes flight in Scotland – in pictures

Golden eagles survey takes flight in Scotland – in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RSPB and Forestry Commission staff have attached GPS tags to a pair of golden eagle chicks in a remote nest near Loch Ness in Scotland. Experts will monitor their movements for six months as part of a major survey of the species.
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How is drought impacting California's redwood forests

The current drought in California is causing widespread impacts in many ecosystems throughout the state, but the extent of drought effects on redwood trees and ...
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Are Polar Bears On Tract For Extinction Soon? - Pioneer News

Are Polar Bears On Tract For Extinction Soon? - Pioneer News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
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Are Polar Bears On Tract For Extinction Soon?
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It appears that polar bears now bear a great risk for dying off—yes, that means extinction—if humans are not able to reverse the trend of global warming.
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