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The Spooky Truth About Bats - Defenders Blog

The Spooky Truth About Bats - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Despite the myths surrounding bats, these animals are extremely important to our ecosystems, and even our economy. We help separate fact from fiction.
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Yes, even fish

Yes,  even fish | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Filed under: Animal Protection Tagged: veganism
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Blackfish

Blackfish | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Reblogged from mandamoonflower:
If you have ever wondered if it's wrong for us to keep intelligent animals for entertainment, then watch Blackfish. This needs to stop.
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Here’s to slaughterhouses with windows. Maybe that would change some minds. Maybe?

Here’s to slaughterhouses with windows. Maybe that would change some minds. Maybe? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Filed under: Animal Protection Tagged: animal slaughter
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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 67 - The Mexican Long-nosed Bat

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 67 -  The Mexican Long-nosed Bat | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
"Each species on our planet plays a role in the healthy functioning of natural ecosystems, on which humans depend" William H. Schlesinger The feeding habits of the Mexican long-nosed bat are direct...
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Does Climate Change Require Our 'Radical And Immediate De-growth'?

Does Climate Change Require Our 'Radical And Immediate De-growth'? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
From Naomi Klein: How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scie...
Garry Rogers's insight:

Climate will get nasty even with "de-growth."  De-growth could slow climate change and limit its ultimate severity.  De-growth might slow the sixth mass extinction. 

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The scary fight for GE labeling

The scary fight for GE labeling | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
This Halloween, voters in Washington state are finding their airwaves and mailboxes filled with more tricks than treats.
In the final days before next Tuesday's vote, pesticide corporations and Bi
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The CCC Strikes Back

The CCC Strikes Back | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Happy Halloween everyone!
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Letting Nature Do Her Thing: Passive Restoration | Patterns In Nature Blog

Letting Nature Do Her Thing: Passive Restoration | Patterns In Nature Blog | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The recovery of the deciduous forests in the eastern United States after the abandonment of agriculture is a classic example of successful passive restoration.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:50 PM

While passive restroation has its place, 'passive restoration' has too frequently been used in recent years to argue we should do dothing (i.e. the 'cheap' alternative) when questions of how to proceed in a restroation effort.  In addtion, the pace, diversity, and magnitude of degradation make the candidate sites where Passive Restoration might be a viable alternative fewer and fewer.

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Study: Americans willing to pay for monarch butterfly conservation

Study: Americans willing to pay for monarch butterfly conservation | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Changes in gardening habits could help protect a cherished species By Summit Voice FRISCO — Americans be willing to pony up for Monarch butterfly conservation, according to a new study that links c...
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"Sandworms of Dune" Review

"Sandworms of Dune" Review | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms...
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Joe the Revelator -- Anyone who hasn't at least heard of Douglas Adams or his fictional stories should immediately take a time-out to contemplate life, and how dull it's been up until now. Seriousl...
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Lone Star Green: Texas Prop 6 Would Waste Billions Getting The Water Equation Right

Lone Star Green: Texas Prop 6 Would Waste Billions Getting The Water Equation Right | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
For a plan that purports to thoughtfully guide Texas through a more crowded and thirsty future, the 2012 State Water Plan reads unsettlingly like a playbook from the last century: dams to divert al...
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Lynx and Snowshoe Hare: The Color of Survival - Defenders Blog

Lynx and Snowshoe Hare: The Color of Survival - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A changing climate is causing some snowshoe hares to change their coats too early or too late, making them easy prey for hungry predators.
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Best Illustrated Books - New York Times

Best Illustrated Books - New York Times | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Best Illustrated Books
New York Times
The 10 books whose images are displayed here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Awards for 2013.
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How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales?

How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Cetacean Inspiration:
Captivity supporters often argue that we cannot know what captive cetaceans are feeling because they can't speak to us. However, there are ways we can know whether an animal is experiencing stress.
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A message from the rescues

A message from the rescues | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Filed under: Animal Protection Tagged: Pet rescue
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What they really want and deserve

What they really want and deserve | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Free. At peace. Without pain. For their entire NATURAL lives. (by Greg)
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Is Halloween Good or Bad for Bats?

Is Halloween Good or Bad for Bats? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A press release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was titled, "Halloween Tradition Gives Bats a Bad Rap." True, all my Halloween decorations depict vampire bats flitting over bare...
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Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Title: Leviathan Wakes Author: James S. A. Corey Series: Expanse #1 Genre: Science Fiction Rating: 5/5 stars! The Overview: Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Be...
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How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales?

How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Captivity supporters often argue that we cannot know what captive cetaceans are feeling because they can't speak to us. However, there are ways we can know whether an animal is experiencing stress....
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Bookworms' Avenue: Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Bookworms' Avenue: Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Garry Rogers's insight:

A well-written review.

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Fate of the Jaguar: A Conversation with Panthera’s Dr. Howard Quigley

Fate of the Jaguar: A Conversation with Panthera’s Dr. Howard Quigley | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A good interview discussing the future of jaguar conservation with Dr. Howard Quigley Executive Director of jaguar and cougar programs of Panthera, the most renowned organization in the world dedic...
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Changing Public Attitudes towards Wildlife with Education and Outreach

Changing Public Attitudes towards Wildlife with Education and Outreach | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
I have had a love for frogs and salamanders since childhood and have made them the focus of the majority of my research. Being engaged in this field, most of the people I interact with have similar...
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Word Branch Publishing Releases New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Word Branch Publishing Releases New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Three much anticipated novels from Word Branch Publishing’s Science and Fantasy department are available for the 2014 holidays. Marble, NC, October 29, 2013 -- Authors Stacy Bender, John Opskar and...
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