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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Youth authors spark interest in writing, reading - San Antonio Express

Youth authors spark interest in writing, reading - San Antonio Express | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Youth authors spark interest in writing, reading San Antonio Express SAN ANTONIO — Youth author Brian Yansky says a lot of his space alien stories are driven by the imagination, and that's a big plus for the human race, which is conquered in 10...
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Ewan McGregor Bashes SeaWorld While Park Attendance Nose-Dives

Ewan McGregor Bashes SeaWorld While Park Attendance Nose-Dives | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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McGregor caught praise from PETA for going "salmon fishing in the Yemen" with fake fish, and now he's helping ocean animals of the larger variety.
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Arizona Grasshoppers and other Singing Insects

Arizona Grasshoppers and other Singing Insects | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Arizona Grasshoppers and other Singing Insects Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids are familiar to everyone, but there are few records of distribution and conservation status.  This report include...
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The Small Wooly Bat and the Carnivorous Plant

The Small Wooly Bat and the Carnivorous Plant | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s post described the carnivorous nepenthes plants which entice organisms into their slippery liquid-filled depths where the tiny creatures are killed and digested.  The plants however are...
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SciFi & Fantasy Reviews – SciFiChick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Trailer!

SciFi & Fantasy Reviews – SciFiChick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Trailer! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Good reviews.

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Rapid Adaptation to Climate Facilitates Range Expansion of an Invasive Plant

For invasive plants, local adaptation can evolve quickly during range expansion http://t.co/VEpBnxb3XS #ecology #evolution
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Another example of how invasive plants overcome the natives.

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What Else is Out There?

What Else is Out There? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Thanks to the World Wildlife Fund, 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest, including a truly bizarre looking monkey that apparently purrs like a cat ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in Science Fiction and Fantasy | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
One of the most common tropes in all fiction is that cats are evil. Throughout books, television, movies and comics, when they're not just pretending to be the monster, cats are attacking people, serving witches and bringing the scares.
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Evil, or just mean and bad?
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Picture Writing Prompts, Picture Writing Prompt.

Picture Writing Prompts, Picture Writing Prompt. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Picture Writing Prompt. (Photo: Picture Writing Prompt. http://t.co/yGZTf1vHi9)
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Public Access on Public Land - Should it be Regulated?

Public Access on Public Land - Should it be Regulated? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Public access to public lands has been and will be a heated discussion until the end of time. Determining the correct level of public access to any public land (quality or not), can be thought of f...
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Access should be regulated, but not prevented.  In the West, hikers, bikers, and OHVs scatter accross the land disrupting the lives of wild animals, introducing invasive species, and impacting soil microorganisms.  Fences and signs can restrict impacts to narrow corridors.

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Mass Species Extinction

Mass Species Extinction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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A reminder.

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Morgan’s Plight Continues

Morgan’s Plight Continues | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses - eco-business.com

Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses - eco-business.com | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
eco-business.com Experts: Yangtze ecology collapses eco-business.com The fish species in the upper branches of the Yangtze River have declined dramatically in recent years, imposing a severe warning on the river's ecological system which has been...
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Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over a four year period in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon, including a monkey that purrs like a cat.
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Candy Copeland's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:25 PM

I can hear everyone saying "I want one!". 

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Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait

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Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait
f you’ve heard about the drive hunts and slaughter, or transport for captivity, of thousands of dolphins each year in Taiji, Japan, you are probably (or hopefully) outraged.
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The oceans are sick and may be dying

The oceans are sick and may be dying | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
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Are Endangered Animals in Chinese Herbs?

Are Endangered Animals in Chinese Herbs? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Q: What non-botanical ingredients appear in the pills, capsules and powders called Chinese herbs? A: Species considered "vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered" include Asiatic black bear ...
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Watch the surviving clips of the BBC's Caves of Steel

Watch the surviving clips of the BBC's Caves of Steel | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Long before Almost Human, Isaac Asimov wrote the classic tale of a human detective paired with a robot partner, The Caves of Steel. And this novel was adapted by the BBC as a TV special, part of its Story Parade anthology series.
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Good books.

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Unraveling the New Climate Report

Unraveling the New Climate Report | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a 2,200 page report. Here’s what you need to know about it.
What Is This Report?
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Texts from William Blake is our new favorite thing

Texts from William Blake is our new favorite thing | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
William Blake was regarded as insane by his contemporaries, due in no small part to the same "cryptic flights of poetic fire" and "marvellous, ineffable pictures" that would later see him labeled a genius.
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Hunters Watch Out: PETA's Drones Are Flying

Hunters Watch Out: PETA's Drones Are Flying | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird … it's
a plane … it's a PETA Air
Angel!
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Drones for good!
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Bees underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did

Bees underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event that wiped out land dinosaurs and many flowering plants.
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Popcorn Activism - A Fun Way to Help Animals!

If I were rich, I’d pay to show the movie Vegucated (a documentary that follows three New Yorker’s who agree to go vegan for six weeks to learn what it’s all about) in theaters so people could see ...
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PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock in bid to influence theme park

PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock in bid to influence theme park | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spokesman David Perle said Tuesday his group purchased 80 shares for more than $2,200 in last week's initial public offering of SeaWorld stock.Read more...
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Gaining a voting majority would be great.

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These books will dress up Halloween for young readers - USA TODAY

These books will dress up Halloween for young readers - USA TODAY | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
These books will dress up Halloween for young readers
USA TODAY
For most young celebrants, Halloween (Oct. 31 for those who have yet to chose their costumes) consists of more treats than tricks.
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