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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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NASA predicts global warming could dry Southwest America up

NASA predicts global warming could dry Southwest America up | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
America the beautiful’s amber waves of grain could dry up and blow away if carbon emissions aren’t curbed, scientists predict.
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Commentary: A salmon's incredible journey through Edmonds and how you can help - My Edmonds News

Commentary: A salmon's incredible journey through Edmonds and how you can help - My Edmonds News | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
In downtown Edmonds, many residents have creeks running through their yards. Trickling down from natural springs in the earth, they all lead to the Puget Sound. These creeks do much to improve the beauty of a homeowner’s property, but as Edmonds resident Jenny Anttila found out recently, they can prove valuable in other ways, too. Last fall, while clearing debris away from the rebar installed at the end of the stretch of Shellabarger Creek that runs through her yard on its way to the Edmonds Mar
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Millennium Trees in New Caledonia Facing Extinction

Millennium Trees in New Caledonia Facing Extinction | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A rare species of tree in New Caledonia, dubbed the "Millennium Tree" can live for over a thousand years, but now these trees face extinction.
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Wildlife: Southwest wolf population tops 100 for first time in modern era

Wildlife: Southwest wolf population tops 100 for first time in modern era | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Conservation biologists focusing on genetic health of packs
A Mexican gray wolf in the wilds of the Blue Range wolf recovery area. Photo courtesy of the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team.
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Global Warming

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Stable Sun Not Responsible for Global Warming
New analysis of solar observations dating back to 1610 indicate that the sun is no more active now than in most other times, debunking claims that it is responsible for global warming.
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Worst ‘Megadrought’ in 1,000 Years in U.S. Due to Global Warming

Worst ‘Megadrought’ in 1,000 Years in U.S. Due to Global Warming | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

The U.S. faces the worst drought in 1,000 years, “driven primarily” by man-made climate change.

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GR:  Archaeologists believe that drought changed societies in the past.   It seems likely that our population, farming, and other activities will shrink as fresh water declines.


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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE SUMMARY REPORT (the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity)

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE SUMMARY REPORT (the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity) | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Report on #health and #biodiversity demonstrates health benefits from protecting biodiversity http://t.co/DV1LRBF8ZI http://t.co/H81sgPTQRG
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Idaho sportsmen rally against the land grab at state capitol

Idaho sportsmen rally against the land grab at state capitol | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Two hundred fervently oppose Idaho gaining control of U.S. public lands-
Saying that Idaho could not manage the national forests and BLM lands of the federal government, sportsmen who came to Boise on Feb.
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Lemur lover speaks about Madagascar's biodiversity

Lemur lover speaks about Madagascar's biodiversity | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Anne Yoder, a professor of biology and evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, has worked hard over many years to give the lemurs of Madagascar an evolutionary history.
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iSpot: Crowdsourcing is effective for gathering biodiversity data - Science Codex

iSpot: Crowdsourcing is effective for gathering biodiversity data - Science Codex | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

"Launched in 2009, iSpot is a citizen science platform aimed at helping anyone, anywhere identify anything in nature.  To date, around 42,000 people have registered as iSpot users and over 390,000 observations have been made, leading to the identification of more than 24,000 species."

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Finding winners and losers in global land use

Finding winners and losers in global land use | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The United States added about 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010, which may seem like a great environmental gain.
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Wildlife

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Northwest Seabirds Pitted Against Endangered Fish Species Two sets of conservationists in the western United States are at odds over plans to kill 11,000 double-crested cormorants on Oregon’s East Sand Island to protect endangered juvenile salmon...
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Corporate encroachment reduces indigenous lands, biodiversity - U.N. - TRFN

Corporate encroachment reduces indigenous lands, biodiversity - U.N. - TRFN | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
ROME, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aboriginalpeople around the world faced growing displacement over the lastdecade as property values rose and large companies pushed ontotraditional territories...
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Science community calls on volunteers for local projects

Science community calls on volunteers for local projects | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
ATHENS — Greene Land Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties on Saturday invited residents to spend Valentine’s Day with nature by learning about the opportunities available in citizen science at the Willows at Brandow Point.
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Pennsylvania vs. climate change

Pennsylvania vs. climate change | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Slowly but surely, Lyme disease has reached near epidemic proportions in Pennsylvania. Twenty years ago, most of us never heard of Lyme disease. Now, most of us know someone who has had it and many of us have had it as well. Ticks not only are more abundant in Pennsylvania, but they also have migrated into Canada. It’s no coincidence that warmer winters have facilitated the spread of ticks to the North. Another noxious insect pest, the wooly adelgid, is decimating our state tree, the hemlock. Th
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Increased farming intensity prompts nutrient spillover

Increased farming intensity prompts nutrient spillover | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
FARMERS lose more nutrients into adjacent land as they increase farming intensity, research has found. A study measuring the spillover effects of farm...
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This week’s nuclear news

This week’s nuclear news | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Christina Macpherson’s websites & blogs
Climate change and war: twin threats that exacerbate each other.  Jet stream affected by global warming?
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Yet Another Empty Forest: Considering the Conservation Value of a Recently Established Tropical Nature Reserve

Yet Another Empty Forest: Considering the Conservation Value of a Recently Established Tropical Nature Reserve | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The primary approach used to conserve tropical biodiversity is in the establishment of protected areas.
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GR:  It isn't enough to set aside an area for wildlife.  The area must also be actively protected from hunters, collectors, and tourists.


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Madagascar’s New Shark Sanctuary Protects 19 Shark Species

Madagascar’s New Shark Sanctuary Protects 19 Shark Species | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, February 13, 2015 (ENS) - The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society has assisted the Government of Madagascar to create the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as part of a new law to safeguard the country’s...
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End Inhumane Testing on Rats and Mice

End Inhumane Testing on Rats and Mice | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Goal: End cruel rat and mice research labs by classifying these rodents as animals.
The Animal Welfare Act currently excludes protection of mice and rats by not classifying them as animals.
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Marine scientists studying biodiversity - The Manila Times

Marine scientists studying biodiversity
The Manila Times
LEGAZPI CITY: Foreign and Filipino marine scientists are closely studying the importance of biodiversity in Burias Pass, home of rare and endangered species in the world.
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Stop Testing All Unilever Products on Animals

Stop Testing All Unilever Products on Animals | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Target: Unilever CEO Paul Polman
Goal: Stop animal testing of all Unilever products.
Unilever claims that most of their products are not tested on animals but most is not all.
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Forest Service delays final decision on controversial Wolf Creek land trade and development scheme

Forest Service delays final decision on controversial Wolf Creek land trade and development scheme | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A proposed resort development near Wolf Creek Pass and the nearby ski area would irrevocably change the character of the area for the worse.
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Vietnam: Tragedy – Animals Asia News – Campaign Expands as 13 More Bile Bears Die in Halong Bay.

Vietnam:  Tragedy – Animals Asia News – Campaign Expands as 13 More Bile Bears Die in Halong Bay. | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
 
SAV Comment:  We cannot bring these bears back, but we can ALL sign the open letter via the link given below.  Please make sure you sign and pass on across the World – Thanks.
All photographs – Animals Asia.
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