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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 68 - Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 68 - Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another” Mahatma Gandhi This tiny, adorable primate, small enough to hold in t...
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“DREAMING WALLY” and Where His Dreams Take Him; #18 BITS AND PIECES

“DREAMING WALLY” and Where His Dreams Take Him; #18 BITS AND PIECES | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
1.       “You have the same color eyes as I do” she said. 2.      He sat on a rock beside the desert road. He glowed as brilliant as if all the colors of the rainbow were on fire; but he had no hal...
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The Fly

The Fly | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The Fly by William Blake Little fly, Thy summer’s play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? For I dance And drink and sing, Till some blind...
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The Spooky Truth About Bats - Defenders Blog

The Spooky Truth About Bats - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Despite the myths surrounding bats, these animals are extremely important to our ecosystems, and even our economy. We help separate fact from fiction.
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Blackfish

Blackfish | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Reblogged from mandamoonflower:
If you have ever wondered if it's wrong for us to keep intelligent animals for entertainment, then watch Blackfish. This needs to stop.
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Here’s to slaughterhouses with windows. Maybe that would change some minds. Maybe?

Here’s to slaughterhouses with windows. Maybe that would change some minds. Maybe? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Filed under: Animal Protection Tagged: animal slaughter
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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 67 - The Mexican Long-nosed Bat

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 67 -  The Mexican Long-nosed Bat | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
"Each species on our planet plays a role in the healthy functioning of natural ecosystems, on which humans depend" William H. Schlesinger The feeding habits of the Mexican long-nosed bat are direct...
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Does Climate Change Require Our 'Radical And Immediate De-growth'?

Does Climate Change Require Our 'Radical And Immediate De-growth'? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
From Naomi Klein: How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scie...
Garry Rogers's insight:

Climate will get nasty even with "de-growth."  De-growth could slow climate change and limit its ultimate severity.  De-growth might slow the sixth mass extinction. 

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The scary fight for GE labeling

The scary fight for GE labeling | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This Halloween, voters in Washington state are finding their airwaves and mailboxes filled with more tricks than treats.
In the final days before next Tuesday's vote, pesticide corporations and Bi
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Letting Nature Do Her Thing: Passive Restoration | Patterns In Nature Blog

Letting Nature Do Her Thing: Passive Restoration | Patterns In Nature Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The recovery of the deciduous forests in the eastern United States after the abandonment of agriculture is a classic example of successful passive restoration.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:50 PM

While passive restroation has its place, 'passive restoration' has too frequently been used in recent years to argue we should do dothing (i.e. the 'cheap' alternative) when questions of how to proceed in a restroation effort.  In addtion, the pace, diversity, and magnitude of degradation make the candidate sites where Passive Restoration might be a viable alternative fewer and fewer.

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Right Whale Sighting: World's Rarest Whale Seen Near Victoria

Right Whale Sighting: World's Rarest Whale Seen Near Victoria | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Right Whale Sighting: World's Rarest Whale Seen Near Victoria Photo's from Wikipedia Considered the rarest whale population in the world, the North Pacific right whale is not often spotted. But for...
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Gambling with Civilization

Gambling with Civilization | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The future is uncertain, a reality acknowledged in the title of William Nordhaus’s new book, The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World.
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Bits and Pieces #4

Bits and Pieces #4 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Black-footed Ferrets Released in Colorado Thrilling wildlife news in Colorado this week - black-footed ferrets have been released into the wild on a private ranch near Pueblo. This is the first tim...
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Conservation in the Sagebrush Sea - Defenders Blog

Conservation in the Sagebrush Sea - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Hundreds of species in need of conservation rely on the Sagebrush Sea for survival - yet these lands are some of the most mismanaged in the U.S.
Garry Rogers's insight:

Protecting the grouse and its habitat will protect many other species.

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Lynx and Snowshoe Hare: The Color of Survival - Defenders Blog

Lynx and Snowshoe Hare: The Color of Survival - Defenders Blog | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A changing climate is causing some snowshoe hares to change their coats too early or too late, making them easy prey for hungry predators.
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Best Illustrated Books - New York Times

Best Illustrated Books - New York Times | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Best Illustrated Books
New York Times
The 10 books whose images are displayed here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Awards for 2013.
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How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales?

How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Cetacean Inspiration:
Captivity supporters often argue that we cannot know what captive cetaceans are feeling because they can't speak to us. However, there are ways we can know whether an animal is experiencing stress.
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Is Halloween Good or Bad for Bats?

Is Halloween Good or Bad for Bats? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A press release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was titled, "Halloween Tradition Gives Bats a Bad Rap." True, all my Halloween decorations depict vampire bats flitting over bare...
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Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Title: Leviathan Wakes Author: James S. A. Corey Series: Expanse #1 Genre: Science Fiction Rating: 5/5 stars! The Overview: Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Be...
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How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales?

How Do We Know That Captivity Is Stressful For Dolphins And Whales? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Captivity supporters often argue that we cannot know what captive cetaceans are feeling because they can't speak to us. However, there are ways we can know whether an animal is experiencing stress....
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