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Chevron Suing The Victims Of Their Own Toxic Dumping

Chevron Suing The Victims Of Their Own Toxic Dumping | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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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 | 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 | 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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Book Giveaway: The Cloak Society: Villains Rising

Book Giveaway: The Cloak Society: Villains Rising | Garry Rogers | 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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The western black rhinoceros is extinct

The western black rhinoceros is extinct | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
It's a sad day for nature lovers, and really the entire planet. The western black rhinoceros is officially extinct. (THIS MAKES ME SO SAD! #DAMNPEOPLE #mothernature always wins..
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Sylvia Earle: How to protect the oceans (TED Prize winner!)

http://www.ted.com Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she mak... (RT @ESStewart: #SylviaEarle: How to protect the #oceans (TED Prize winner!
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Who cares?

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Fresh take on science fiction genre

Fresh take on science fiction genre | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
AFTER Eden is a young adult science fiction novel which is set in 2012 and centres on 15-year-old schoolgirl, Eden Anfield, writes Chlöe Smith. Eden falls for the mysterious Ryan Westland, who...
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Please Allow Jimmy Fallon To Advise You On What Books To Avoid Reading ... - Uproxx

Please Allow Jimmy Fallon To Advise You On What Books To Avoid Reading ... - Uproxx | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Please Allow Jimmy Fallon To Advise You On What Books To Avoid Reading ...
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Comment on Arizona Lizard Update–November, 2013 by Gator Woman

Comment on Arizona Lizard Update–November, 2013 by Gator Woman | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
I so love my little lizards, now that I know they eat termites, I love them even more~
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See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix' - Science Fiction

See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix' - Science Fiction | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix'
Science Fiction
Syfy's decidedly not-campy new series, 'Helix' will launch on January 10th, 2014. The series, headed by 'Battlestar Galactica' showrunner Ronald D.
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Are books better than films?

Are books better than films? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
TheBookAddictedGirl: 'Films can bring whole worlds to life before our eyes, make characters into living, breathing flesh and blood, but books let you LIVE everything' (RT @GuardianBooks: Are books better than films?
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Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, study suggests

Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, study suggests | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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Video: History of No Kill Animal Revolution

Video:  History of No Kill Animal Revolution | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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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 | 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 | 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 | Scoop.it
Chris Chase; actress turned to writing later in life
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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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BirdLife's post on Birding | Latest updates on Sulia

BirdLife's post on Birding | Latest updates on Sulia | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
... State of the World's Birds: what birds tell us about the health of the planet, and the impact of the BirdLife International Partnership.
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Rose Tremain: The art of not winning literary prizes

Rose Tremain: The art of not winning literary prizes | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
'Over a lifetime in writing, I've had numerous opportunities to perfect the art of not winning' (http://t.co/oOXjdCHZ8E man knows he will lose his previous contentment if he fails to achieve what...
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Inglorious tales all authors know.

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'Ender's Game' film reimagines epic science fiction adventure - The Daily Californian

'Ender's Game' film reimagines epic science fiction adventure - The Daily Californian | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
It seems obvious that a film featuring child soldiers, genocide and a white guy with Maori face tattoos would spark controversy.
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Urban planning for ecology: insights and opportunities | British Ecological Society

Urban planning for ecology: insights and opportunities | British Ecological Society | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
New blog post to accompany your mid morning coffee - urban planning & ecology: insights and opportunities. http://t.co/dpVvNCdbgW
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I wonder of Trantor was planned.

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An apology for writing fiction in English in Bangladesh « Dhaka Courier

An apology for writing fiction in English in Bangladesh « Dhaka Courier | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

William Faulkner claimed he was a failed poet, and theorized that a writer takes up novel writing in the final stage after having failed to write poetry and short story. He considered short story as ‘the most demanding form after poetry’.  This hypothesis, however, does not hold good to me. I never tried to write poetry, though there always is a spate of writing poetry in the alluvial soil of Bangladesh by people in their happy adolescence or at the age of puberty. I also beg to differ with Faulkner on his logic of the pecking order in regard to creative writing skills. Why I took to writing stories then was quite obvious. As a matter of fact, a strong passion for listening to stories was implanted in me in my childhood days while I was used to being lulled to sleep by ghost and horror stories told by my mother. She had to tell me a large number of stories throughout the year which exceeded even the number of the stories of the Arabian Nights. My mom, though a treasure trove of stories, was soon short, and had to improvise to slake my thirst. The typical errors and omissions of her promptly-woven stories would be spotted by me, but my interest never flagged. - See more at: http://www.dhakacourier.com.bd/?p=14399&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-apology-for-writing-fiction-in-english-in-bangladesh#sthash.Df8motYn.dpuf


Via Charles Tiayon
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Perhaps poetry and short stories are for those with innate tendencies toward minutia.

 

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William Faulkner claimed he was a failed poet, and theorized that a writer takes up novel writing in the final stage after having failed to write poetry and short story. He considered short story as ‘the most demanding form after poetry’.  This hypothesis, however, does not hold good to me. I never tried to write poetry, though there always is a spate of writing poetry in the alluvial soil of Bangladesh by people in their happy adolescence or at the age of puberty. I also beg to differ with Faulkner on his logic of the pecking order in regard to creative writing skills. Why I took to writing stories then was quite obvious. As a matter of fact, a strong passion for listening to stories was implanted in me in my childhood days while I was used to being lulled to sleep by ghost and horror stories told by my mother. She had to tell me a large number of stories throughout the year which exceeded even the number of the stories of the Arabian Nights. My mom, though a treasure trove of stories, was soon short, and had to improvise to slake my thirst. The typical errors and omissions of her promptly-woven stories would be spotted by me, but my interest never flagged. - See more at: http://www.dhakacourier.com.bd/?p=14399&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-apology-for-writing-fiction-in-english-in-bangladesh#sthash.Df8motYn.dpuf

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The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World

The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
These public spaces dedicated to printed and digital media prove that even the quietest of buildings can make a loud-and-clear design statement (Library Porn RT @IanMakay: Spectacular #Libraries Around the World
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Mind playgrounds.

 

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Twitter / WCS_Booklovers : WCS Book Awards - launched ...

Twitter / WCS_Booklovers : WCS Book Awards - launched ... | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
WCS Book Awards - launched this week - come in and read one of the books and give us a review ���� http://t.co/yHSqMhnu6O
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