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Study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes

Study documents heavy air pollution in Canadian area with cancer spikes | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Levels of contaminants higher than in some of the world's most polluted cities have been found downwind of Canada's largest oil, gas and tar sands processing zone, in a rural area where men suffer elevated rates of cancers linked to such chemicals.
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Who would have thought?

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What's the greatest science fiction action movie of all time?

What's the greatest science fiction action movie of all time? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Tons of science fiction movies feature crazy stunts, fight scenes, chases, and explosions. And plenty of action movies have some science-fictional ideas buried in their plot twists.
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I'll vote for the Fifth Element.

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Citizen Park Ranger Academy Logo

Citizen Park Ranger Academy Logo | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Graphite Pencil and colored pencil on paper. This was made for Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. They put it on a t-shirt to give to all participants of the Academy. Looks really awes...
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Jack London & Literature's Role In Environmental History

Jack London & Literature's Role In Environmental History | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Caleb Crain's book review of this biography will no doubt be of interest to any of our readers who follow Seth's work on the history of environmentalism.  Subscription to the New Yorker is required...
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Help Save the Tasmanian Devil

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Clock ticks for Madagascar's lemurs

Clock ticks for Madagascar's lemurs | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Immortalised in the hit cartoon "Madagascar", real-life lemurs face extinction within 20 years short of drastic action to tackle the poverty driving islanders to poach the primates and destroy their habitat.
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Wanna Sleep In A Library?

Wanna Sleep In A Library? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
That lady next to you on the plane can Kindle all she wants, but nothing beats picking up a real, weathered book upon arrival at your destination.
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Video: Policing the Amazon

Video: Policing the Amazon | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
With vast territory to cover across Peru, government authorities are working hard to fight the illegal timber trade that often goes on deep in the jungle. (Peru trades trees for development, via shady timber companies & illegal logging.
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SCIENCE FICTION – FREE – The Forever Gate – Part One | Free Kindle Books

SCIENCE FICTION – FREE – The Forever Gate – Part One | Free Kindle Books | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
RT @FreeKindleDaily: #FreeKindleBook #freebook #free SCIENCE FICTION - FREE - The Forever Gate - Part One - http://t.co/C702C7oBxX
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What's the best piece of optimistic science fiction? - io9

What's the best piece of optimistic science fiction? - io9 | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
What's the best piece of optimistic science fiction?
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My nominee is "The Witches of Karres" by James H. Schmitz.

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Massimo Luciani's comment, October 20, 2013 3:29 AM
The WWW trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer is optimistic.
Garry Rogers's comment, October 20, 2013 7:37 AM
Haven't read it, but I will put it on my Goodreads list to read. Thanks.
Massimo Luciani's comment, October 20, 2013 7:55 AM
You're welcome. :-)
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Astronomers have discovered a tilted solar system

Astronomers have discovered a tilted solar system | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered the first known example of a "tilted" solar system – that is, a star whose equator tilts steeply away from the plane in which its planets orbit.
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Links to Nature Conservation on the Web

Links to Nature Conservation on the Web | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
My updated list of links to nature conservation web resources. (Links to Nature Conservation on the Web http://t.co/0Bv9ChY53p via @Garry_Rogers)
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Rivers & Lakes | Freshwater Conservation | The Nature Conservancy

Rivers & Lakes | Freshwater Conservation | The Nature Conservancy | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Nature Conservancy works on-the-ground with people in 30 countries to secure the rivers and lakes that support our lives.
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The Future Fire editors' blog: Postcolonial SF/F Twit-fiction writing contest

The Future Fire editors' blog: Postcolonial SF/F Twit-fiction writing contest | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
RT @thefuturefire: Postcolonial SF/F #twitfic writing contest: sweet prizes for microfiction writing! http://t.co/qkhyF9JGy6
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<140-character microstory contest.  Nov. 6 deadline.

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Victory! Toronto Elephants Finally Go to Sanctuary

Victory! Toronto Elephants Finally Go to Sanctuary | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Toka, Thika, and Iringa —the three elephants from the Toronto Zoo—have finally arrived in California, two years after the Toronto City Council overwhelmingly agreed that the......
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The Great Migration of the Serengeti

The Great Migration of the Serengeti | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
I've seen it before on TV. Thousands of Wildebeest jumping into the river, lots of them to certain death. It's one of those things you know exists but somehow you think they do in a parallel world....
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In China, victory for wildlife conservation as citizens persuaded to give up shark fin soup

In China, victory for wildlife conservation as citizens persuaded to give up shark fin soup | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Campaign leads to plunge in demand for shark fin soup; conservationists hope to also wean Chinese off ivory.
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Stick with jade.

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Am I Benefiting from My Book Reviews?

Am I Benefiting from My Book Reviews? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Indie authors read a lot about the promotional value of reviews, but what about feedback value.
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7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books

7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.
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Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales

Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Peru has dramatically increased its sales of shark fins to Asia, triggering the slaughter of about 15,000 dolphins a year used as bait, officials said Friday.
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 115, Nathalie Sarraute

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 115, Nathalie Sarraute | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers. (“The idea of ‘women’s writing’ shocks me.
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Evolution is not a one-way road towards complexity

Evolution is not a one-way road towards complexity | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about mollusks, e.g. snails, slugs and mussels.
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Canadian Government Raids Gas Plant After It Kills 7,500 Birds

Canadian Government Raids Gas Plant After It Kills 7,500 Birds | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
In mid-September, around 7,50o migrating birds were killed when they flew into a gas flare at a natural gas facility in New Brunswick.
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Redirecting...

What if, all your life, you haven't really been who you thought you were? Science-fiction writers love to play... http://t.co/lpNr9iQU4Q
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Science Fiction and Mystery Writers

Science Fiction and Mystery Writers | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Science Fiction and Mystery Writers, by terrimain: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (Science Fiction and Mystery Writers is out!
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