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WATCH: Pigs Kicked, Punched, and Spiked Like Footballs at Tyson Factory Farm

WATCH: Pigs Kicked, Punched, and Spiked Like Footballs at Tyson Factory Farm | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A shocking undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals exposes routine and sadistic animal abuse at a Tyson factory farm that supplies pork to Walmart. Workers kick, punch, throw and gouge the eyes of mother pigs and piglets.
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Caution, this is brutal.

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Aging erodes genetic control, but that's flexible

Aging erodes genetic control, but that's flexible | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Biologists at Brown University have found a way to measure the effects of aging by watching the ebb and flow of chromatin, a structure along strands of DNA that either silences or permits gene expression.
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UK to stop funding coal projects in developing countries

UK to stop funding coal projects in developing countries | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Taxpayers' money will not be spent on coal-fired power stations, Ed Davey announces at UN climate talks in Warsaw UK taxpayer money will no longer go to fund dirty coal-fired power stations in developing countries, the energy secretary Ed Davey...
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UN climate talks: the happenings and the ‘not-happenings’ - IUCN International

UN climate talks: the happenings and the ‘not-happenings’ - IUCN International | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
By Ali Raza Rizvi of IUCN’s Global Ecosystem Management Programme writing at at the UN climate change conference in Warsaw. Warsaw is cold and cloudy but the warm-hearted Polish people have made it bright, sunny, and so welcoming.
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Developing nations want to avoid the issue of the loss and damage suffered by non polluters.  Legitimate complaints will surely increase.

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Building Fences for Wood Bison - Defenders Blog

Building Fences for Wood Bison - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Our Alaska Program Director was among a group of volunteers building an enclosure for reintroduced wood bison, the largest land animal in North America.
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The Ground is Falling! The Ground is Falling! Why Florida is Sinking

The Ground is Falling! The Ground is Falling! Why Florida is Sinking | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Karst topography is the geological name given to an area of limestone bedrock featuring caves, sinkholes, and underground streams. In laymen terms, karst topography is anywhere the lower levels of ...
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:42 AM

From a relative sea level perspecitve (be is subsiding land or rising water), we should swap Florida for Baja.

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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 80 - The Malayan Sun Bear

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 80 - The Malayan Sun Bear | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
"It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anyth...
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Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Children’s Books, Children's Book Reviews, Children's Illustrators and RSS Wildlife News for children of all ages, Daily Endangered Species posts.
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Endangered wildlife species, Philippines and elsewhere

Endangered wildlife species, Philippines and elsewhere | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This video is called Philippine wildlife. By MIKAEL ANGELO FRANCISCO in the Philippines, November 18, 2013 8:57pm: Palawan as Earth's 4th most 'irreplaceable' area for endangered species Animals un...
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I take for granted that we have been raising this awareness (I assume everyone already knew about it) about the Taji Dolphin and whale Hunts every year...

I take for granted that we have been raising this awareness (I assume everyone already knew about it) about the Taji Dolphin and whale Hunts every year... | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
I think everyone knows about the Taji Dolphin and whale hunt, but look...we made it into the Huffington Post big time! It is because we document their moves every day. Click here to follow along at...
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Arizona Damselfly and Dragonfly Conservation Update

Arizona Damselfly and Dragonfly Conservation Update | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Arizona damselflies and dragonflies are imperiled because the moist habitats they require are being poisoned and drained.
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* A World of Children’s Books *

* A World of Children’s Books * | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
* A World of Children’s Books *, by Books Books Books: A place to find children books new and old (RT @InsideTheBook: Read A World of Children's Books ▸ stories via @TheBookbag @DoodlebugDoo @bookblogmomma http://t.co/KWfWmMvfyM...
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Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better - The Atlantic

Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better - The Atlantic | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better
The Atlantic
The Internet has ruined high-school writing. Write the line on the board five hundred times like Bart Simpson. Remember and internalize it.
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Fall Seeding in Colorado

Fall Seeding in Colorado | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The CSR Team just completed seeding native species across 40 acres outside of Parachute, Colorado. The site was treated for cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) last fall. Seeding natives not only provides...
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Any use of herbicide is harmful, but we have reached the point where we must decided between the least harmful alternative.  The CSR team knows this.

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$280m forests initiative launched at UN climate talks in Warsaw

$280m forests initiative launched at UN climate talks in Warsaw | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
UK, US and Norway to fund drive to save world's forests and encourage sustainable agriculture to cut deforestation A new $280m (£173m) initiative to help save the world's remaining forests was launched by the UK, the US and Norway at the United...
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Polluters list points the way to combating climate change | Damian Carrington

Polluters list points the way to combating climate change | Damian Carrington | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Just 90 companies are revealed as having produced two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions, clearing the smoke that envelops action on global warming And so the smoke clears: just 90 companies produced two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions...
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23 Turtles Make Teatown their Temporary Home

23 Turtles Make Teatown their Temporary Home | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The rescuers will carefully distribute the turtles among various ponds and lakes around the region.
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The Life and Times of a Kerala Fishing Town

The Life and Times of a Kerala Fishing Town | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
We’ve written previously about Keralalites’ love for fish. However, eating it is only half the story; how it enters into people’s lives is another part of it. Here we’ll share how daily life starts...
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Editor's Corner: 101.35

Editor's Corner: 101.35 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
In Remembrance of a Writer Past… Words. Words. I play with words, hoping that some combination, even a chance combination, will say what I want. ...Doris Lessing There come times when events beyond...
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Wolverines

Wolverines | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Wolverines are amazing mountain-scaling carnivores who desperately need your help to fight threats to their survival. These ferocious forest critters depend on snow cover to migrate, find mates and...
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My Friend, Edgar Allan Crow

My Friend, Edgar Allan Crow | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
I have a thing for crows. Whenever I hear their calls, I can’t help but smile to myself and wonder what they are saying. Most people take them for granted, perhaps because they’re so common, yet fe...
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Saving wetlands and their wildlife

Saving wetlands and their wildlife | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This video from the USA says about itself: (Recorded in 1989) A wacky and entertaining video featuring Bill Nye "The Science Guy" talking about the importance of wetlands. Produced by the Washingto...
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Dear Deer!

Dear Deer! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A White Tailed Deer Picture credit: Clay Heaton   As a dedicated animal protector  and especially a Deer lover, you had to know that this story would be here! The only thing that I find more d...
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Red squirrels under threat from humans and their pets, experts warn

Red squirrels under threat from humans and their pets, experts warn | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Traffic accidents, attacks by pets and a cat-related disease account for three in five deaths over the past 10 years Red squirrels are under growing threat from the human population and its pets in the mammals' few remaining British strongholds,...
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