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Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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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

Wildlife | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
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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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
A wandering bear cub, spring flowers and a fighting gorilla feature in this week’s selection of images from the natural world Continue reading...
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Scientists measure bat populations in post-wildfire habitats

Scientists measure bat populations in post-wildfire habitats | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Two NAU researchers are learning more about how bats are faring in the post-wildfire Ponderosa pine forests, of which 3.2 million acres have been scorched during the past decade.
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Cambrian explosion and animal biodiversity - creation.com

Cambrian explosion and animal biodiversity - creation.com | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Review of The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity.
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A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say

A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The Southwest and central Plains will experience a dry weather shift 35 years from now, a NASA, Cornell and Columbia study said.
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The interactive map is sweet.

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Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.
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Just in case you haven't seen this.

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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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Protect the Pacific Fisher from Imminent Extinction

Protect the Pacific Fisher from Imminent Extinction | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service to list Pacific fishers under the Endangered Species Act.
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Climate Change Turns Famed Dog Sled Race to Mush

Climate Change Turns Famed Dog Sled Race to Mush | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Global warming hits another sport as a lack of snow forces the Itarod to move north.
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Why deforestation-free claims might not stop forest clearance

Why deforestation-free claims might not stop forest clearance | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of companies are going deforestation-free, but this may not be enough to stop forest clearance for palm oil, soy, pulp and paper
China and India perform badly in deforestation rankingSo here is the good news.
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Idaho legislature goes all out not to protect water quality

Idaho legislature goes all out not to protect water quality | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Big dairy and recreational dredge miners to benefit- Boise, Idaho. It looks like this year's Idaho legislature might outdo the previous in attacking water quality protections in the state. In the I...
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Surprisingly, a Voluntary Climate Treaty Could Actually Work

Surprisingly, a Voluntary Climate Treaty Could Actually Work | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The binding nature of international agreements like the 1997 Kyoto Protocol can do more harm than good by dissuading countries from joining.
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GR:  Okay, fine, but can countries control their profit-making corporations?  Must everyone on Earth be wearing a gas mask before control is achieved?

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