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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Guest commentary: How we can safely, ethically co-exist with wildlife

Guest commentary: How we can safely, ethically co-exist with wildlife | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
By Ben Nottingham Manager, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
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Without stopping the incursion of humans, the problems will not end.

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The Value Of Life

The Value Of Life | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Every once in a while I see this poster and it always stirs up emotions and questions about the value of life. Why is it a crime to harm certain species including ourselves, but a thought is never ...
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Tipping the Scales to End Poaching

Mark Twain once said,  " The LACK of money is the root of all evil." I guess that's why poaching is a multi-million dollar business. In countries such as Kenya, with a 40% unemployment rate,  it is...
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The Ecological Importance of California’s Rim Fire

The Ecological Importance of California’s Rim Fire | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Large, intense fires have always been a natural part of fire regimes in Sierra Nevada forests BY CHAD HANSON Since the Rim fire began in the central Sierra Nevada on August 17, there has been a ste...
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Careful monitoring of recovery trajectories is prudent in the time of warming climate and spreading weeds.

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November is Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Officially, it’s Manatee Awareness Month in the state of Florida, and the manatees are on the move.  Save the Manatee are calling for the public to rise to the occasion again, and help this dignifi...
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Arizona Mammals Update--November 2013

Arizona Mammals Update--November 2013 | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
More than half of Arizona mammals are at risk of extinction. Fourteen species are already extinct.
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Patterns In Nature Newsletter

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Priceless Panda's

Priceless Panda's | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A Panda Cub from Wolong, Sichuan, China Picture credit: Sheila Lau   What day is it? What day is it? Why of course, it is feel good Sunday! And the only posting allowed here on this day,  has ...
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Chevron Suing The Victims Of Their Own Toxic Dumping

Chevron Suing The Victims Of Their Own Toxic Dumping | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Reblogged from MisBehaved Woman:
Chevron is suing people whose family members have died due to cancer caused BY CHEVRON. 
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So don't mess with Chevron.

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Concerns over Ghana whale deaths mystery

Concerns over Ghana whale deaths mystery | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Decomposed whale carcasses have been washing up on beaches in Ghana’s oil-producing west, raising the ire of environmental groups worried the country’s growing petroleum industry may be killing marine life.
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Can't be.  Besides, we can't just switch energy sources or cut back on use overnight!

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Green isoprene closer to reality

Green isoprene closer to reality | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —With an eye toward maximizing isoprene production in bacteria, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University sought to understand isoprene regulation in Bacillus subtilis, a bacterium typically...
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Energy from bacteria.  Ah, human progress marches  on.

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Best Books - News - Bubblews

Best Books - News - Bubblews | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (Best Books - News - Bubblews http://t.co/tQsM1HgR7m #bubblews)
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Book Giveaway: The Cloak Society: Villains Rising

Book Giveaway: The Cloak Society: Villains Rising | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Harper Teen, I have a copy of The Cloak Society: Villains Rising by Jeramey Kraatz for two (2) lucky winners!
Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below.
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Apocalypse of Castor - What has man done to the environment?

Apocalypse of Castor - What has man done to the environment? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
THE APOCALYPSE OF CASTOR   It may be true that more of Earth is dry and barren now than in the years gone by. These ancient documents I'm sorting through for history worth passing on to you re...
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Excellent!

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TransCanada Has Already Had To Fix 125 Dents And Sags In Southern Keystone Pipeline

TransCanada Has Already Had To Fix 125 Dents And Sags In Southern Keystone Pipeline | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
These are patches on a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. Its not a design. CREDIT: PUBLIC CITIZEN Synthetic crude oil hasn’t yet entered the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, but a r...
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Psst, Mistah - You Want a 5-Star Review?

Psst, Mistah - You Want a 5-Star Review? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Thank God for Indie Publishing – it is my opinion that we are far better off with it than without it. Is there a wider range of quality – undoubtedly. There are authors who are amateur, don’t prope...
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Invasive Weed Treatment near Moab, UT

Invasive Weed Treatment near Moab, UT | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Last month the CSR Team, in conjunction with the Utah Fish and Wildlife and Utah State University, completed a Russian Knapweed (Rhaponticum repens) herbicide treatment project just outside of Moab...
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Herbicides often do more than just kill the target weed.  Though herbicides are cheaper, mechanical treatments are sometimes necessary to save biological soil crusts and to protect water quality.

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Updates: A New Classic SF Review Blog to add to your list

Updates: A New Classic SF Review Blog to add to your list | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
MPorcius, a frequent and well-read commentator on my site, has started transferring his numerous amazon reviews and writing new reviews of classic SF (a substantial portion is pre-1980s) to his blo...
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Save The Last Dance Book Tour » Conservation CO

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Save the Last Dance Book Tour for the American grouse

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Macaque Madness

Macaque Madness | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The face of an unwanted,  cast aside, wild animal, the Rhesus Macaque.
This image: Bob Gottschalk, a local who loves them
 
I first heard about this story over the weekend,  but did not have the  time to write.
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Free Morgan the Orca

Free Morgan the Orca | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
  Morgan is a young female orca who was taken from the wild in June 2010. She was dramatically underweight but otherwise not ill. She was captured by an ‘abusement’ park who had a permit to re...
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Essential part of the ocean and Earth ecosystem.  Imprisoning them just to see how they look is stupid.  Look at photographs and films.

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Video: History of No Kill Animal Revolution

Video:  History of No Kill Animal Revolution | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Igor Purlantov:
The No Kill Advocacy Center, in partnership with No Kill Nation and Sagacity Productions, is proud to announce the upcoming release of a feature-length documentary on the No Kill revolution in America.
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NO FUR EVER!

NO FUR EVER! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Reblogged from FUR OUT THE CLOSET:: Please join the anti-fur campaign by signing this petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-selling-animal-fur?share_id=XtfSMdgdNy&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition...
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Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality

Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The story of why we are all so different goes well beyond the endless mixing and matching of DNA through breeding.
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Replication can make rare traits common.

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Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life - Boston Globe

Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life - Boston Globe | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life
Boston Globe
Mrs. Chase never achieved stardom, but she found her voice writing about what she portrayed as her “I Love Lucy”-like pursuit of it.
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