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Global warming drives huge Alaska forest shift

Global warming drives huge Alaska forest shift | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Study tracks shift in boreal forest. ‘This is not a scenario model, or a might, or a maybe …’ Staff Report FRISCO — There’s little doubt that global warming will drive massive shifts in plant communities around the globe, and in Alaska, researchers...
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That Fish for Dinner? It Comes with a Dose of Prescription Drugs

That Fish for Dinner? It Comes with a Dose of Prescription Drugs | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
(Photo: UGA College of Ag and Environmental Sciences/Flickr)
Researchers have known for more than a decade that the pharmaceuticals we consume tend to turn up secondhand in wildlife–sometimes with horrible effects.
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Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Warming Waters Are Drastically Altering Ocean Biodiversity, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Warming Waters Are Drastically Altering Ocean Biodiversity, and More | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
On the News With Thom Hartmann: Warming Waters Are Drastically Altering Ocean Biodiversity, and More
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2014-2015 El Nino Already Most Intense Since 1997-1998, Long Range Model Guidance Shows Strong-to-Monstrous Potential

2014-2015 El Nino Already Most Intense Since 1997-1998, Long Range Model Guidance Shows Strong-to-Monstrous Potential | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
It all started with a powerful Springtime Kelvin Wave. A trans-ocean telegraphing of heat that signaled the ramp-up toward El Nino during 2014. Heat spread out over the ocean surface and just benea...
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Ban the Use of Live Animals for Military Surgery Practice

Ban the Use of Live Animals for Military Surgery Practice | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter
Goal: End all use of live animal torture for military medical and surgical training.
Thousands of live animals every year are being shot, dismembered, and stabbed for the sake of military medical training.
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Save Threatened Coastline from Massive Oil Spills

Save Threatened Coastline from Massive Oil Spills | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Government of Canada
Goal: Protect marine animals and their habitat from an oil spill disaster.
*This petition is in collaboration with Care2, thereby allowing all signatures to appear in a single location.
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A Climate Change Data Visualization Gains National Landmark Status

A Climate Change Data Visualization Gains National Landmark Status | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A graph that plots rising CO 2 over the decades has always been a lesser known icon in demonstrating the reality of global warming.
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Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism

Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In 2014, the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga exposed the threat to gorillas in Congo, but in neighbouring Uganda the Batwa – who have shared forests with mountain gorillas for generations – face a struggle for survival.
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Preserving nature for wildlife requires that many people will give up their land.  If we wish this to be most equitable within our species, we will have to find ways to evict rich land holders, not poor.

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Clay craft Carpenter Bee

Festival of Biodiversity 2015 The Festival of Biodiversity is an annual event organized by the National Parks Board in collaboration with the Biodiversity ...
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Priority Axis Biodiversity has budget of BGN 200 mn: Bulgaria environment minister - Focus News

Priority Axis Biodiversity has budget of BGN 200 mn: Bulgaria environment minister - Focus News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Sofia. “Serious investments have been made in the past several years in the improvement of the equipment of the Executive Environment Agency,” said Ivelina Vasileva, Bulgarian Minister of Environment and Water, speaking Thursday at the National...
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IUCN - Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunity Assessment for Rwanda

IUCN - Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunity Assessment for Rwanda | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the long-term process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes.
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UN climate talks agree major forest protection plan

UN climate talks agree major forest protection plan | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Negotiators in Bonn reach surprise agreement on Redd+ scheme to cut emissions from deforestation, which will form part of Paris climate pact, reports RTCC One of the key elements for a global climate deal has been unexpectedly resolved in Bonn,...
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Jane Goodall hails 'awakening' as US labels all chimpanzees endangered

Jane Goodall hails 'awakening' as US labels all chimpanzees endangered | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The primates had previously had a ‘split status’ with those in US classified as ‘threatened’ but new rules will restrict scientific research on captive animals The US has named chimpanzees a fully endangered species, extending greater protections...
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Jon A. Krosnick: Americans want action on climate change

Jon A. Krosnick: Americans want action on climate change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
While the GOP remains in the denial zone, Americans consistently support steps to slow global warming, the Stanford professor says.
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WILDFIRES: Drought fans fears of catastrophic fire - Press-Enterprise

WILDFIRES: Drought fans fears of catastrophic fire - Press-Enterprise | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
News: They come, they saw, they save | forest, trees, san, forests, fire, bernardino, california, dead, drought, national
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Of course, in many instances the Forest Service uses fire danger as an excuse to permit logging.  And it pays for the logging roads.

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Who Really Are the Predators?

Who Really Are the Predators? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
by Rosemary Lowe A quote from this article:  https://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/ranchers-mourn-wildlife-employees-killed-in-plane-crash/,  clearly indicates just how wide spread the massive slaughter of native carnivores is all...
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Suitable Days for Plant Growth Disappear under Projected Climate Change: Potential Human and Biotic Vulnerability

Suitable Days for Plant Growth Disappear under Projected Climate Change: Potential Human and Biotic Vulnerability | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
While ongoing climate change can increase the number of days above freezing, changes in other climatic conditions will lead to fewer days when plants can grow, which in turn will affect biodiversity and people.

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Delegates accused of ‘fiddling’ while the planet burns

Delegates accused of ‘fiddling’ while the planet burns | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Tame end to Bonn climate talks leaves critics fearing that hopes are fading of a binding agreement being signed to keep global warming in check.
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Chinese Workers In Zimbabwe Are Eating Endangered Tortoises, Pythons And Leopards

Chinese Workers In Zimbabwe Are Eating Endangered Tortoises, Pythons And Leopards | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
ENDANGERED #Zimbabwe WildLife eaten by Chinese Workers Racing Extinction http://t.co/91l6EwJWQo #SaveAfricanAnimals http://t.co/ujYB45B2q6
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Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change' | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet
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Palm oil companies exploit Indonesia's people and its corrupt politics

Palm oil companies exploit Indonesia's people and its corrupt politics | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Efforts to prevent deforestation, protect indigenous communities and help smallholders overlook the rich vein of criminality in the plantation sector
Throughout Indonesia, a vast archipelago draped across the equator, a human rights crisis simmers.
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Popular Global warming & Climate change videos

Global warming is on the political agenda this week with a pair of meetings in Germany, where world leaders pledged to act on climate change and negotiators .
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Study shows wildlife density data better predicts conservation success

Study shows wildlife density data better predicts conservation success | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A recent study published in the journal Conservation Biology makes a strong case for a new approach to conservation planning that uses much more robust data sets in order to better protect birds, plants, and animals.
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New fund helps groups buy land quickly to protect threatened wildlife

New fund helps groups buy land quickly to protect threatened wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
When an opportunity to acquire some crucial piece of habitat becomes available, conservationists don't always have the funds at their disposal to outbid other interested parties.
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