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Safeguarding the World's Most Irreplaceable Protected Areas | Environment News Service

Safeguarding the World's Most Irreplaceable Protected Areas | Environment News Service | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
GLAND, Switzerland, November 15, 2013 (ENS) - The world's most irreplaceable site for threatened species is Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Natural National Park, a fact that has emerged from new research identifying the protected areas...
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Safety in numbers? Not so for corals

Safety in numbers? Not so for corals | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range.
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Stand up and fight for wolf conservation!

Stand up and fight for wolf conservation! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Well folks, it’s time to stand and howl for what is right. This is our one opportunity to tell the Fish and Wildlife Service in person not to strip most gray wolves of their federal protection in the lower 48 states.
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Quantum Computing Takes a Gigantic Leap Forward

Quantum Computing Takes a Gigantic Leap Forward | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists have just held a qubit's memory state for 39 minutes. That might not sound like much, but it's 100 times longer than the previous record.
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Generating Topic Ideas in an Unusual Way

Generating Topic Ideas in an Unusual Way | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
I devour books which re-use words in an unusual way. When I discovered Douglas Adams’ “The Deeper Meaning of Liff,” I loved it. Douglas takes place names and gives them definitions, creating words ...
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Monsanto money buys WA election

Monsanto money buys WA election | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This is NOT what democracy looks like. In a replay of California’s narrowly defeated labeling initiative last fall, a handful of corporations effectively bought Washington state’s election
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Deforestation in Panama

Deforestation in Panama | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Deforestation in Panama. In January 2013 I spent several days hiking the cloud forest trails of the Chiriquí highlands with a Panamanian friend. Deep in one
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Golden Eagles Slow Decline at Migration Site

Golden Eagles Slow Decline at Migration Site | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The Montana Audubon Society reports that the number of golden eagles migrating along Montana’s Bridger Mountains has declined 35 to 40 percent over the last 20 years, according to an article in the...
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Such a big drop seems unlikely to be cyclic.

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Fire ant winged reproductives: male and female

Fire ant winged reproductives: male and female | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
While in Austin at the Entomological Society of America meetings, I had the chance to tour The University of Texas at Austin’s Brackenridge Field Laboratory.  Located on 82 acres of land bordering ...
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Thank You for the Blog of the Year Award

Thank You for the Blog of the Year Award | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
I have been honored with the Blog of the Year Award by dear Petrel41 of the wonderfully eclectic blog Dear Kitty, where Petrel41 blogs on such diverse topics as animals, peace and war, science, soc...
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You definitely earned this one Babsje.

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Committee approves bill on determining endangered species

HARRISBURG - Legislation to remove the historic authority of the state fish and game commissions to designate endangered species cleared its first hurdle Wednesday over the objections of outdoorsmen and environmentalists.
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Of course, state fish and game commissions aren't above politics either.

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Short Fiction Friday: Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2013

Short Fiction Friday: Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2013 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
REVIEW SUMMARY: This week's Short Fiction Friday features a review of the December 2013 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. MY RATING: BRIEF SUMMARY: Aliens visiting Earth, teenage rivalry, lingerie...
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Hundreds of rare primates seized in Indonesia

Hundreds of rare primates seized in Indonesia | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Hundreds of slow lorises have been seized on Indonesia's Java island as animal smugglers were about to send the protected primates to markets to be sold as pets, officials said on Friday.
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Get ready for a baby boom in China

Get ready for a baby boom in China | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Today, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the government would ease back on its "one child" policy, and also begin closing labor reeducation camps. This could transform Chinese society, and lead to some major population growth.
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More labor needed for continued economic growth.

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You Got Banged, Now It's Time To Get Nailed!

You Got Banged, Now It's Time To Get Nailed! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Gallery Books is proud to announce a new major book deal with USA Today bestselling author Alice Clayton for three full length books and one novella. The first title in the new Cocktail series, RUS...
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Last Predator

Last Predator | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
by Paul Salopek Near Surum, Saudi Arabia, 24°50'55" N, 37°27'38" E We walked out of the desert and hit a road. Next to the road was a tree, and in the tree hung a wolf. It had been strung up by its...
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Wisconsin wolf hunt begins amid warnings from conservationists, tribes | Al Jazeera America

Wisconsin wolf hunt begins amid warnings from conservationists, tribes | Al Jazeera America | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Gray wolf was delisted as an endangered species in 2011, but experts say decision was based on politics, not science
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Sea Level Rise and the Changing Face of the Chesapeake

Sea Level Rise and the Changing Face of the Chesapeake | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Maryland's Chesapeake Bay region holds the largest tidal marsh habitat on the Atlantic Coast, but is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise.
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Bat discovery in Michigan, USA

Bat discovery in Michigan, USA | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This video says about itself: BAT SENSE - by Nature Video This stunning slow motion footage shows how bats use echolocation to find water. We know how bats echolocate to hunt insects, but this is t...
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Good.  I had assumed they could do this.

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VSP - Vermonters for a Sustainable Population - Healthy Vermont Population, Overpopulation, Vermont Population Resources, Environment Resources for the State of Vermont people

VSP - Vermonters for a Sustainable Population - Healthy Vermont Population, Overpopulation, Vermont Population Resources, Environment Resources for the State of Vermont people | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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The report concludes that Vermont has gone beyond its sustainable population.  This is seen as a correctable problem!

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Arizona Snake Update--November, 2013

Arizona Snake Update--November, 2013 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Arizona snake species are essential elements in healthy ecosystems. Human impacts are tearing our ecosystems apart and eliminating snakes along with all other species.
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Wildlife difficulties in Arizona reflect worldwide trends. 

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review). | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Ask a politician a question nowadays and he’ll tell you what he’s focusing on and what he’s focusing on won’t be the subject of the question. It goes without saying that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy An...
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