Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife.
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It's time to do all we can to help save our beautiful planet,and all the wonderful creatures before its too late. We can make a difference if we act now before time runs out.
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Survival of wildlife species depends on its neighbour's genes

Survival of wildlife species depends on its neighbour's genes | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Melbourne have collected critical insights into wildlife species' survival that could help future conservation efforts globally.
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Photographer Spends 25 Years Trying To Document The Majestic Beauty Of Whales And Dolphins

Photographer Spends 25 Years Trying To Document The Majestic Beauty Of Whales And Dolphins | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Christopher Swann has spent over 25 years taking majestic photographs of whales and dolphins, and as you can see from these beautiful pictures, the British
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Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?

Could we set aside half the Earth for nature? | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?
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degrowth economy and ecology's comment, June 21, 2016 5:33 AM
what for? is protected areas for tha nature is The solution? Whereas less #anthropocen predator behaviors# towards nature, less consumerism and more social equity are needed
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Cherry Blossoms Flood the Inokashira Park Lake in Tokyo

Cherry Blossoms Flood the Inokashira Park Lake in Tokyo | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Every spring, photographer Danilo Dungo spends time at Inokashira Park in Tokyo, famous for its abundance of blooming cherry trees.
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Human sacrifice played a key role in shaping ancient societies

Human sacrifice played a key role in shaping ancient societies | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
A study led by the University of Auckland studied 93 traditional Austronesian cultures to find human sacrifices (one illustrated) legitimise class-based power distinctions.
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Glow-in-the-dark sharks and other stunning sea creatures

Glow-in-the-dark sharks and other stunning sea creatures | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Just a few meters below the waves, marine biologist and explorer-photographer David Gruber discovered something amazing -- a surprising new range of sea creatures that glow in many colors in the ocean's dim blue light. Join his journey in search of biofluorescent sharks, seahorses, sea turtles and more, and learn how these light-up creatures could illuminate a new understanding of our own brains.
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Bee crisis linked to virus spread by humans

Bee crisis linked to virus spread by humans | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it

A new study concludes humans have accidentally spread a virus and parasite that are obliterating bees.

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Ocean acidification impacting population demography, hindering adaptation potential

Ocean acidification impacting population demography, hindering adaptation potential | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification may be impacting upon the population dynamics of marine species and hindering their ability to genetically adapt to future climate change. These are the findings of a team of scientists, following an investigation into how the gastropod Hexaplex trunculus has responded to ocean acidification over multiple generations.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, January 30, 2016 2:55 PM

Those at the CO2-rich site were found to have a significantly lower mean shell length, and smaller, thinner shells than those at the two neutral sites. They also found significantly fewer females present in the Low pH site (32.26%), while the sex ratio in the control pH sites was around 50%.

 
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The EPA finally admitted that the world's most popular pesticide kills bees—20 years too late

The EPA finally admitted that the world's most popular pesticide kills bees—20 years too late | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it

The agency says it may place new restrictions on the chemical by year's end.

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Clouds, like blankets, trap heat and are melting the Greenland Ice Sheet

Clouds, like blankets, trap heat and are melting the Greenland Ice Sheet | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it

The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second largest ice sheet in the world and it's melting rapidly, likely driving almost a third of global sea level rise.

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Call for tougher wildlife crime penalties - BBC News

Call for tougher wildlife crime penalties - BBC News | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
People convicted of wildlife crime could be imprisoned for a year and fined £40,000 under proposals being considered by the Scottish government.
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Another surprise on sea-level rise: A big Greenland glacier is shrinking fast - MinnPost

Another surprise on sea-level rise: A big Greenland glacier is shrinking fast - MinnPost | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Antarctica's ice-sheet losses are measured in meters per year; this portion of Greenland is losing meters per day.
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Polar Bears Have a New Enemy as Italian Oil Giant Vows to Drill in Arctic

Polar Bears Have a New Enemy as Italian Oil Giant Vows to Drill in Arctic | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Just as Shell quits the Arctic, the Italian firm Eni is poised to begin its quest for Arctic oil.

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Heartbreaking news: the Bornean Orangutans are now on the very brink of extinction.

Heartbreaking news: the Bornean Orangutans are now on the very brink of extinction. | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
This may be our last chance to save them. Add your name and help sound the alarm on the orangutans’ urgent crisis - then pass this on >>
Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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If You Love Sharks, You Should Think Twice Before Buying Tuna

If You Love Sharks, You Should Think Twice Before Buying Tuna | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Shark finning is the slicing off of shark fins and throwing the mutilated animal, often still alive, back into the ocean to die a cruel death. Although

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13 Giant Sculptures Made Entirely Of Beach Waste To Make You Reconsider Plastic Use

13 Giant Sculptures Made Entirely Of Beach Waste To Make You Reconsider Plastic Use | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Let these amazing yet disturbing sculptures serve us as a reminder of society's overuse of plastics. All of them were created using plastic materials found in
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Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia.
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These Are the Oldest Trees on the Planet

These Are the Oldest Trees on the Planet | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Wired Classic: This gallery of the oldest trees on Earth from March 2010 is one of Wired's most popular of all time.
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Deadly superbugs from hospitals get stronger in the sewers and could end up in the Pacific Ocean

Deadly superbugs from hospitals get stronger in the sewers and could end up in the Pacific Ocean | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
The failure of sewage plants to eliminate lethal superbugs is one way they may be spreading from hospitals to the environment.

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21 reasons why forests are important

21 reasons why forests are important | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it

In case you're missing the forest for the trees, here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful.

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The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it

Photographer Beth Moon made a pilgrimage around the world to document the planet's most ancient trees.

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How bees naturally vaccinate their babies

How bees naturally vaccinate their babies | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it

When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice—they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. And now for the first time, scientists have discovered how ...

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As education grows so does the awareness of conserving biodiversity

As education grows so does the awareness of conserving biodiversity | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
In an interview with Diane Powers, founder of Madaworks, she explains how her organization is working to support Madagascar’s unique and expansive biodiversity through providing scholarships for girls in rural communities to further their education.

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Gene that makes bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics found in China

Gene that makes bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics found in China | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
ANTIBIOTIC THREAT: A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China.
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Best trees for FIERY color - The Register-Guard

Best trees for FIERY color - The Register-Guard | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever paused to admire the amazing hues of a red maple in the fall, or the variety, sizes and colors of trees along streets or in yards, you’re likely anticipating the arrival of fall color here in Lane County.
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Wildflowers serve as reservoir for controversial pesticides - Royal Society of Chemistry

Wildflowers serve as reservoir for controversial pesticides - Royal Society of Chemistry | Together we can make a difference to help our,environment,Oceans,Nature and wildlife. | Scoop.it
Crop pollen has levels of neonicotinoid insecticides 10 times lower than native species
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