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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Various Petitions: Please Keep On Supporting !

Various Petitions:  Please Keep On Supporting ! | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
We have some happy talk for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291ET6Py6H8
We are amazed to see such a fantastic  response to our petition appeal – in the first day we have achieved well in excess of 3,000 signatures for the animals of Serbia.
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China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
(AP)—Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China's State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003.
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Starving Sea Lion Pups and Liquified Starfish -- How We've Turned the Eastern Pacific into A Death Trap for Marine Species

Starving Sea Lion Pups and Liquified Starfish -- How We've Turned the Eastern Pacific into A Death Trap for Marine Species | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
As of late January, the news reports were coming in hot and heavy. Baby sea lions were dying in droves. More than 15,000 of the pups were already lost due to starvation. And with each passing week,...
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GR:  Warming ocean with falling oxygen level may explain this growing disaster.  Maps in evidence are included.

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Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution

Care About Global Climate Change? Then Fight Local Air Pollution | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The dirty fuels that cause particulate pollution are the same dirty fuels that cause global warming.

Via jean lievens
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Yes.  This is a fight we've been loosing for 40 years.  It's time to try harder.  Perhaps our President would help?

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Protected areas: biodiversity troves and carbon sinks under one canopy?

Protected areas: biodiversity troves and carbon sinks under one canopy? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Recent research conducted in the Kom-Mengamé forest of southern Cameroon shows that the two disciplines should converge on national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas, where they are likely to find both biodiversity and carbon storage...
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Shut Down Abusive Zoo and Ban Owners from Having Animals

Shut Down Abusive Zoo and Ban Owners from Having Animals | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Juan José Guerra Abud, Mexican Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources
Goal: Shut down the private zoo that abused more than 100 creatures and ban the owners from having animals.
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the Dangerous "Noble Savage" Myth

the Dangerous "Noble Savage" Myth | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Dave Foreman, formerly of Earth First! and now The Rewilding Institute, wrote in the glossary of his timely over-population book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, of the “Noble Savage Myth: J...
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China Bans Ivory Imports for 1 Year to Protect Elephants - US News

China Bans Ivory Imports for 1 Year to Protect Elephants - US News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants.
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EcoFarm - Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to... | Facebook

Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support stronger conservation of biodiversity in organic agriculture. Currently, there is a loophole for...
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Bigfoot Trail brings hikers into land of myth, biodiversity - Statesman Journal

Bigfoot Trail brings hikers into land of myth, biodiversity - Statesman Journal | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
If you're planning a search for Bigfoot, there's no better place to start than the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains of southwest Oregon and Northern California.
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Biodiversity: A boon for brain research - YouTube

How two unlikely microbes (that don't even have brains) led to the development of one of today's most promising brain research techniques--which is being use...
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Chinese Firms Must Act Decisively on Climate Change, Report Says

Chinese Firms Must Act Decisively on Climate Change, Report Says | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Chinese companies will need to cut direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their operations by up to 2.7% a year if China is to stay on track with the level of action required to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, says a new report...
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The report says China's power-generation sector must be fossil-fuel free in 13 years?  Is that likely?  Let's see where we are when we wave goodby to the 2-degree goal and squint ahead.

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Survivable IPCC projections are based on science fiction - the reality is much worse

Survivable IPCC projections are based on science fiction - the reality is much worse | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The IPCC's 'Representative Concentration Pathways' are based on fantasy technology that must draw massive volumes of CO2 out of the atmosphere late this century, writes Nick Breeze - an unjustified hope that conceals a very bleak future for Earth, and humanity.
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GR:  Important.  Even to non-specialists, there is glaring incongruity between potential disaster and promised political action.  Nick Breeze dissects the issue with interviews and data. 

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Gambling on Extinction: Exposing the global trade that threatens elephants and ... - CTV News

Gambling on Extinction: Exposing the global trade that threatens elephants and ... - CTV News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
This week, we turn the lens on the war between poachers and wildlife in Africa.
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Republican Senate environment chief uses snowball as prop in climate rant

Republican Senate environment chief uses snowball as prop in climate rant | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Senator James Inhofe, who has famously claimed global warming is a hoax, wields snowball on Senate floor to in stunt against climate change evidence James Inhofe, the US senator who famously claimed that global warming was “the greatest hoax ever...
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And when the campaign support shifts away from fossil fuel producers, he'll hold up a beaker of "melt water." 

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International Polar Bear Day - in pictures

International Polar Bear Day - in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Wildlife guide and presenter Paul Goldstein brings together his favourite polar bear photos from Spitsbergen, Norway, to celebrate Ursus maritimus Continue reading...
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Tracking the Ermine

Tracking the Ermine | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) is Colorado’s smallest native carnivore.  In summer, this diminutive weasel sports a chocolate brown coat with a light underbelly.  In winter, it transform...
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Checkerboard roundup wild horses now available at Rock Springs

Checkerboard roundup wild horses now available at Rock Springs | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
By Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation Carol Walker's blog is wildhoofbeats.com Carol's website is www.livingimagescjw.com Rock Springs Short Term Holding F...
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In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever...

In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever... | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.
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Bad Climate Outcomes -- Atmospheric Warming to Ramp up as PDO Swings Strongly Positive?

Bad Climate Outcomes -- Atmospheric Warming to Ramp up as PDO Swings Strongly Positive? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Last year, quietly and without much fanfare from the mainstream press, the Pacific Ocean underwent a powerful shift. A shift from a state in which cooler surface waters absorbed atmospheric heat, t...
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We thought this was coming.

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biodivcanada.ca - Home

biodivcanada.ca - Home | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
This is the website of the federal, provincial and territorial working group on biodiversity. It profiles biodiversity information, news and events.
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New European support to address climate and biodiversity challenges - Malta Independent Online

New European support to address climate and biodiversity challenges - Malta Independent Online | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Two new financial instruments that aim to encourage greater private sector involvement in schemes that contribute to the twin climate priorities of reducing energy use and conserving natural capital,
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Save America’s Great Arctic Wilderness

Save America’s Great Arctic Wilderness | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: U.S. Congress
Goal: Protect the precious Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling and exploitation.
*This petition is in collaboration with Care2, thereby allowing all signatures to appear in a single location.
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