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Remarkable people protecting endangered species - Telegraph

Remarkable people protecting endangered species - Telegraph | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Watch the Weather Channel's series showing people behind the conservation movement.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:25 PM

What is up with the weather channel.  First they decide to start running programs documenting and exploring our changing climate and now they are apparently on a conservation-bender.  Wow.  It is almost as if they understand science.  Who would have thunk?

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Center for Food Safety | Take Action | Monsanto vs. the Monarchs

Center for Food Safety | Take Action | Monsanto vs. the Monarchs | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The Center for Food Safety | Protecting Human Health and the Environment
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How Do You Save The World's Most Endangered Cat?

How Do You Save The World's Most Endangered Cat? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat written by Sharon Guynup with photos from Steve Winter. Reprinted with permission from National Geographic Books.
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Ecosystems threatened by fire suppression-only policy

Ecosystems threatened by fire suppression-only policy | Garry Rogers | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Incidental by-catch of marine turtles in the Mediterranean Sea

Incidental by-catch of marine turtles in the Mediterranean Sea | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
When a marine turtle is incidentally by-caught by a longliner, fishermen try to cut the line — without hauling it on board — and release the turtle into the sea.
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Learning to Live with Polar Bears - Defenders Blog

Learning to Live with Polar Bears - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
In this remote Alaska town, polar bears are frequent visitors. We're working with this community to find new ways of keeping people and polar bears safe.
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Trypanosoma parasite linked to woylie decline

Trypanosoma parasite linked to woylie decline | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
New research led by Murdoch University's School of Veterinary and Life Sciences suggests the catastrophic decline of the endangered woylie may be linked to common infections with Trypanosoma parasites.
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6 Sentences About Corvus Rising

6 Sentences About Corvus Rising | Garry Rogers | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Scoop.it
Oh my God, Tauriel, you can’t just go around asking people why they’re not dwarves!
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