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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: Diagrammatic Wonders (alien sand art + planning invasions + and other more mysterious formulations) , Part I

Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: Diagrammatic Wonders (alien sand art + planning invasions + and other more mysterious formulations) , Part I | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
(Virgil Finlay’s cover for the April 1957 issue of Fantastic Universe, ed.
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Schoolfy

Schoolfy | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Time Saving Technology for Schools, teachers, and instructors (A fun writing prompt for Friday from http://t.co/Q5qquqbxYy | #teachers #grammar http://t.co/oyhZeTttqV)...
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Terrifying Movie Adaptations of Children's Books

Terrifying Movie Adaptations of Children's Books | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
What happens when you give creative adults who like horror too much time? You get Cracked Magazine's terrifying spin on classic children's tales. Thanks for the nightmares, guys. Images below are f...
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Sorry.  The Little Engine that Could got me.

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1-1957_04_fantasticuniverse_finlay1.jpeg (JPEG Image, 425 × 590 pixels) - Scaled (91%)

1-1957_04_fantasticuniverse_finlay1.jpeg (JPEG Image, 425 × 590 pixels) - Scaled (91%) | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Monkey flower see, monkey flower do: Model plant's legacy highlights gene-shuffling hotspots

Monkey flower see, monkey flower do: Model plant's legacy highlights gene-shuffling hotspots | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Genomic variation is a feature of all natural populations and is vitally important in order to survive changes in their environments.
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Mass walk-out hits COP 19 summit

Mass walk-out hits COP 19 summit | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Environment and development groups are protesting at slow speed and lack of ambition of Warsaw negotiations Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements have walked out of the UN climate talks on...
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The protests will escalate because the problems will.

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Inaction on climate change will increase civil unrest, warn leading groups

Inaction on climate change will increase civil unrest, warn leading groups | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Oxfam, ActionAid and Greenpeace among seven organisations jointly calling on governments to set emissions targets Leaders of seven of the world's largest development, environment and trade union groups have warned governments to expect rising...
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Some grassroots groups left the conference in protest.

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

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UNscientific studies have UNderlying problems for BigWind

UNscientific studies have UNderlying problems for BigWind | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Isn't it amazing the the Sierra club and other environmental groups support BigWind? Makes you wonder if there are shady deals occurring behind closed doors…. As for wind turbine impacts everyone a...
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Hmm--yes, isn't it.

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few thoughts on; Window by Jeanie Baker

few thoughts on; Window by Jeanie Baker | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
When I was a child,I remember looking at this incredible Picture book. It was truly 'cutting edge' at the time and took a completely new approach to making children's books. On the Jeanie Baker web...
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Locust research shows how the company you keep shapes what you learn

Locust research shows how the company you keep shapes what you learn | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of scientists has shown how the environment shapes learning and memory by training locusts like Pavlov's dog to associate different smells with reward or punishment.
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Interesting.

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We need younger hunters

We need younger hunters | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Without new hunters to carry on conservation traditions, wild game and habitat will suffer.
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And we need to arm them with cameras.

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Canada's refusal to protect polar bears scrutinised

Canada's refusal to protect polar bears scrutinised | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Allies and neighbours call for formal investigation into government's decision to offer only limited protection Canada's closest allies and neighbours have called for a formal investigation into the government's refusal to offer full protection to...
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Fences divide lion conservationists

Fences divide lion conservationists | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Some say enclosures offer protection, others maintain they are a menace.

Via Prof Brendan Godley
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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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