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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Engineers synthesize antibodies with carbon nanotubes

Engineers synthesize antibodies with carbon nanotubes | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
MIT chemical engineers have developed a novel way to generate nanoparticles that can recognize specific molecules, opening up a new approach to building durable sensors for many different compounds, among other applications.
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See.  The Tsaeb learned this long ago.

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12 Things to do after you’ve written a blog post. Promote & optimise it!

12 Things to do after you’ve written a blog post. Promote & optimise it! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
12 Things to do after you've written a blog post. Promote & optimise it! Spending time planning, researching and writing a blog post and then putting it out there for the world to see is all good and well, but it shouldn't end there.
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Two new beautiful wasp species of the rare genus Abernessia

Two new beautiful wasp species of the rare genus Abernessia | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Two new beautiful wasp species are added to the rare pompilid genus Abernessia, which now contains a total of only four known species. The two new species A. prima and A.
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BigWind finally sent to the doghouse for killing birds

BigWind finally sent to the doghouse for killing birds | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Its about time! A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy...
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USGS Circular 1384: Progress Toward Establishing a National Assessment of Water Availability and Use

USGS Circular 1384: Progress Toward Establishing a National Assessment of Water Availability and Use | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Progress Toward Establishing a National Assessment of Water Availability and Use (National water availability and use assessment program [USA].
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Relic Radio: A Great Sci-Fi Podcast

Relic Radio: A Great Sci-Fi Podcast | Garry Rogers | 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 | 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 | 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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conservation | Tumblr | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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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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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 | 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 | 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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The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks | George Monbiot

The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks | George Monbiot | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Through the government body Seafish, the public is paying lobbyists to torpedo a campaign to protect the natural world
It's a stealth tax about which the government has kept very quiet. When you hear the details, you will know why.
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Teaching polar bears to fear humans

Suzanne Goldenberg reports from Churchill where its bear alert programme uses guns, helicopters and a polar bear jail to manage the the creaturesLaurence TophamSuzanne Goldenberg
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Julia Connor's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:07 PM

Loved this short film, insightful and informative.

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When tectonics killed everything

When tectonics killed everything | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A new paper reveals how the worst extinction in Earth's history may have been tied to the formation of Supercontinent Pangea.
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Ecology Lessons From the Cold War

Ecology Lessons From the Cold War | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Biodiversity was a survival strategy for the next global conflict. (Ecology Lessons From the Cold War http://t.co/GGlzt5buNb)
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Seems accurate, and though this is a short piece, some references would have been useful.

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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 82 - Pennant's Red Colobus

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 82 - Pennant's Red Colobus | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
"I cannot see how there can be any real and full recognition of Kinship as long as men continue either to cheat or to eat their fellow beings." Henry Salt (1851-1939) On a small, highly biodiverse ...
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Take Two

Take Two | Garry Rogers | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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