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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Maine Gardener: Leading the charge against invasive plants - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine Gardener: Leading the charge against invasive plants - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The state names biologist Nancy Olmstead to coordinate the battle.
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Game and Fish increases pronghorn population with killings of coyotes

Game and Fish increases pronghorn population with killings of coyotes | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
More than 800 coyotes were killed at the direction of the Arizona Game and Fish Department from 2012 to 2014 for the purpose of protecting pronghorn fawns in five areas
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GR:  The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) lets people kill Pronghorn Antelope for the money.  Antelope have declined drastically from their original range.  However, AZGFD continues to sell Antelope hunting licenses for $103 ($565 non-residents).

"Annual harvests since 1990 have varied between 500 and 700 bucks, with archers taking a proportionally larger percent of the harvest in recent years. Plagued by encroaching subdivisions, increasing highway construction, and other land-use changes, maintaining even the present number of antelope is dependent on citizen involvement and an aggressive translocation program. Approximately 10 percent of the antelope harvest is in areas having reintroduced herds."

The AZGFD can't do much about construction and land-use, but they could stop selling hunting licenses.  They might have to cut salaries and layoff a few of their wildlife-control staff.  But then they wouldn't have to kill the coyotes.

Even more appropriate in these times of rapidly disappearing wildlife, would be to stop all hunting and call on the people of Arizona to fund the 25% of the AZGFD budget that comes from hunting licenses.



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The Oregonian's misleading take on climate change - BlueOregon

The Oregonian's misleading take on climate change - BlueOregon | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
By Ronald A. Buel of Portland, Oregon. Ronald is a longtime progressive activist in Portland. This is the second column in a four-part series on climate change and Oregon transportation policy. Read the first one ...
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Wisdom of the Elders in Alaska Talk Climate Change, Culture, Resilience

Wisdom of the Elders in Alaska Talk Climate Change, Culture, Resilience | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
News about climate change appears almost daily, it seems. Yet for many readers, it’s abstract science they don’t connect to their busy lives.People of the Caribou: Alaska Natives discuss the ways in which climate change has affected their lives and livelihood.
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Nutrition, Biodiversity and Sustainable diets: Methods and Indicators for Sustainable Diets | Ngoding

Nutrition, Biodiversity and Sustainable diets: Methods and Indicators for Sustainable Diets | Ngoding | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Sustainable diets are those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future
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Human population regulation is necessary to sustain biodiversity.

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Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher

Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Newly released documents show the extent of the links between corporate interests and the published work of Wei-Hock Soon, a Smithsonian-affiliated scientist who has tried to debunk the consensus about global warming.
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Demand Transparency from Animal Shelter that Threw Away Donations

Demand Transparency from Animal Shelter that Threw Away Donations | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Dr. Aubrey Ross, Owner of Care Corporation
Goal: Commit to truly helping animals by utilizing volunteers and reporting the on-goings of the shelter.
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Radioactive isotopes blow around Europe still, from forest fires in Chernobyl areas

Radioactive isotopes blow around Europe still, from forest fires in Chernobyl areas | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Chernobyl Radiation Still Blows Across Europe http://www.earthweek.com/2015/ew150220/ew150220b.html Lingering fallout in the soil around Ukraine’s crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant is still spreading over parts of Europe when local wildfires...
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Protocol on conservation of Caspian biodiversity signed | Vestnik Kavkaza

Protocol on conservation of Caspian biodiversity signed | Vestnik Kavkaza | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
RT @UNEP_CEP: Protocol on conservation of Caspian biodiversity signed | Vestnik Kavkaza http://t.co/gNnfhCsj94
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Chilling reminders of climate change in the Arctic - environment - 18 February 2015 - New Scientist

Chilling reminders of climate change in the Arctic - environment - 18 February 2015 - New Scientist | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
We must not look away from the effects that global warming is having on the unique and fascinating Arctic ecosystems
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Working with Urban Communities

Working with Urban Communities | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Urban Wildlife Refuge Program Hub. Partner. Diversify. Educate. Support. Collaborate. Our goal - to create a connected conservation community.
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Speak For Wolves: Reforming Wildlife Management in America – Part 1

Speak For Wolves: Reforming Wildlife Management in America – Part 1 | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Howling For Justice:
Speak for Wolves is a project that aims to educate, inspire and organize citizens to work towards reforming wildlife management in America.
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What's Living Under These Elephant Seals?

What's Living Under These Elephant Seals? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Most people come to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to see elephant seals and penguins. Ginny Edgcomb came for the microbes.
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Amazing.  We know so very little about Earth's creatures. 

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David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade and halt extinction of the African elephant

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade and halt extinction of the African elephant | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough and a group of broadcasters, conservationists and MPs have called on the Chinese president to bring his country’s ivory trade to an end and save the African elephant from extinction.
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Paid Climate-Change Skeptic Even More Corrupt Than Previously Thought

Paid Climate-Change Skeptic Even More Corrupt Than Previously Thought | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon, a favorite scientist of climate-change deniers for his theory attributing global warming to variations in the sun's energy and not human activity, has accepted more than $1.2 million from the fossil-fuel industry in the last decade, the New York Times reports. He also failed to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his published papers.
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Australia-Bangladesh abandoned due to weather

Australia-Bangladesh abandoned due to weather | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The organisers of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 sincerely thank fans for their patience with the match between Australia and Bangladesh at the ‘Gabba in Brisbane today
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Wheat experts warn on global warming impacts

Wheat experts warn on global warming impacts | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A wheat field ripens under a summer sun. bberwyn photo
Extreme weather could cut global yields by 20 percent
Staff Report
FRISCO — Scientists in the biggest wheat-producing state in the U.S.
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Prudent reaction?  Reduce population.

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Biodiversity

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Heavy irony @greenpeace_de @miguelmcminn @GreenpeaceUK @santanderuk 14,000 different types of trees? Typo howler!? http://t.co/Nczf3ijEKR
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Protecting Biodiversity | Rainforest Alliance

Protecting Biodiversity | Rainforest Alliance | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
#Forests are home to almost two-thirds of the world's plants & animals! http://t.co/EcGfOofPmZ #biodiversity http://t.co/SaamsH63zp
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Wildlife

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Zimbabwe to Slaughter Elephants to Celebrate President’s Birthday President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 35 years, celebrated his 91st birthday on Saturday as supporters prepared a party at Victoria Falls at which two elephants are to...
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Modi bets on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops for India – Threatening India’s & Pakistan’s Food Safety & Biodiversity

Modi bets on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops for India – Threatening India’s & Pakistan’s Food Safety & Biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Modi bets on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops for India – Threatening India’s & Pakistan’s Food Safety & Biodiversity.
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Global warming: Where have all the sardines gone?

Global warming: Where have all the sardines gone? | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Sardines and other commercially important fish are moving north in response to global warming.
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“Don’t eat any animals under any circumstances;…

“Don’t eat any animals under any circumstances;… | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
…it is always wrong and misguided and thoughtless and cruel.”  –  Susie Duncan https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/7898756-where-is-jay-leno-when-we-need-him-three-stories Three Stories and a Great Quote from Susie Duncan 1) Unlikely...
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Climate change is more than an environmental issue | Ed Miliband

Climate change is more than an environmental issue | Ed Miliband | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Tackling global warming is not just a global responsibility, argues the leader of the Labour party, it’s an economic necessity for BritainThe general election means 2015 is a critical year for Britain.
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