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Paris Bloodshed May Be the Latest of Many ISIS Attacks Around the World

Paris Bloodshed May Be the Latest of Many ISIS Attacks Around the World | is our management of the environment a disaster? | Scoop.it
At least a dozen countries have had attacks since the Islamic State, or ISIS, began to pursue a global strategy in the summer of 2014.

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Chelsea Martines's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:41 PM
The Paris attacks from ISIS are now being discovered as linked to other attacks that ISIS has planned out. They have up until now according to the article, done 'lone wolf' attacks and now are changing to bigger and city kind of attacks across the globe. They are taking over much of the Middle East and Africa, in hopes to make that area chaotic enough to start more global conflict and another world war, accoring to the article. There have been studies and research in tracking ISIS and they have found that attacks in many other cities in the world have been inspired by ISIS as well.
Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:23 PM

These maps were very helpful in understanding the spread and threat of ISIS. It also helps the understanding of just what a wide range of places they have attacked is. They are capable of striking much of the world in the name of fundamentalism. However, the video of Muslim's chanting is one of those things that can kind of turn down the fear, especially of admitting refugees, that has gripped much of the world. We are as safe as we can be, but idea's are bulletproof and there's no end in sight to the elimination of Islamic Fundamentalism.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:55 AM

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained

"Stratfor Vice President of East Asia Analysis Rodger Baker talks about the economic and political aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement." http://arcg.is/1IeK3dT ;


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Marc Meynardi's comment, November 3, 2015 12:37 PM
Thank you for your comments, which insist on the mean that the TPP is not just a way to free business. The treaty negotiated with EU, just arrive when EU politician are very critisized. Population is on a way back to conservatism and populism. Such treaty does'nt appear to be a good solution and for sure, does'nt come at the right time.
Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, November 4, 2015 5:35 AM

TPP

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This is a very politically contentious partnership and would reshape economic geographies and even regions of the world.  From the 1500's to the 1980's, the Atlantic trade had the greatest volume of world trade, but the Pacific has surged past, and is showing no signs of being supplanted any time soon.  This Stratfor video is a quick introduction to the economics and politics of the TPP. 


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Camera trick reveals black leopard's invisible spots - Futurity

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Infrared cameras tricked into staying in "night mode" show that black leopards have spots. The discovery could help save the endangered animal.

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The black coloration known as melanism—the over development of dark-colored pigment in the skin and the opposite of albinism—makes it nearly impossible to identify individual animals. For this reason leopard populations in Peninsular Malaysia have been difficult to study.

Ecologists can now use the spots to identify different animals and begin to estimate the population size of the species.

“Because their uniformly black color prevented us from identifying individual animals and thereby estimating their population sizes, very little was known about leopards in Malaysia,” says Mark Rayan Darmaraj, who manages a WWF-Malaysia tiger conservation project.

The researchers tested the technique in the Kenyir wildlife corridor in north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia.

“We found we could accurately identify 94 percent of the animals. This will allow us to study and monitor this population over time, which is critical for its conservation,” Hedges says.

The researchers now hope to use their new method to study black leopards elsewhere.

“Some places in Peninsular Malaysia where I have used automatic cameras have lots of prey and forest cover but evidently very few leopards,” says Ahimsa Campos Arceiz.

Widespread poaching seems the most likely explanation: Leopard skins and body parts are increasingly showing up in wildlife trading markets in places such as on the Myanmar-China border.

 

Researchers from James Cook University contributed to the study, which is published in the Journal of Wildlife Management.

 

Source: University of Nottingham

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De curieuses créatures rencontrées en plein coeur de la jungle birmane

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En explorant les jungles de la Birmanie, des réalisateurs et scientifiques ont rencontré d’étranges nymphes d'insectes, semblables à des flocons de neige.

 


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Québec : Une plante unique au monde menacée sur nos rives

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Victorin's gentian is easily spotted on the banks during its flowering in August, with its beautiful purplish-blue flowers on erect stems of 10-50 cm. Each plant can count from 1 to 30 flowers.  The rarity is explained in part by its narrow ecological niche confined to the upper part of the coast and its mode of reproduction by seeds that move with hydrological conditions river. 

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New book on the return of wild species: Le Retour du sauvage

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Pierre Athanaze published a book about the problems and hopes of wild species recently returning to European landscapes.

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New French essay on the return, natural or planned, of wild species in European landscapes and the related human-wildlife conflicts, by Pierre Athanaze. Longterm member of the French Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (Conseil national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage CNCFS) and administrator of the National Office for Game and Wildlife Conservation (ONCFS), he founded the label « Réserves de vie sauvage » , in his function as president of the French Association for the Protection of Wild Animals (ASPAS).

 

Numerous are the species that, after having almost disappeared from the European territory, now return back – wolf, lynx, mosse, tarpan and bison, sturgeon and salmon are amongst them. These returns are sometimes of natural reason, but also results of reintroduction programmes, such as for the vulture, bear and sturgeon.
Either spontanous or or evoked, these returns have almost a levering character : not only that wilderness arouses fear and various fanatsms, it also questions traditional practices, especially in the agricultural and pastoral sectors. The co-habitation is thus difficult but necessary, and the return of the wild species can’t go without the restoration of wild spaces.


Finally, the return of the wild and diverse fauna gives hope to resolve certain problems of our times: biodiversity loss, climate change, economic crisis.

 

Le Retour du sauvage
Pierre Athanaze
Préface de Jacques Perrin

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Découvrez le site Ramsar de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

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La Baie joue un rôle essentiel pour la reproduction de certains poissons plats présents dans la Manche et la mer du Nord et représente l'une des plus importantes haltes migratoires pour les oiseaux. Elle abrite régulièrement plus de 20 000 oiseaux d'eau et jusqu'à 100 000 échassiers y hivernent. On y rencontre notamment le bécasseau variable, l'huîtrier-pie, le pluvier argenté… Les mammifères marins tels que le grand dauphin et le phoque veau-marin fréquentent également ces lieux.


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La Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

Désignation : 14 octobre 1994

Superficie : 45 000 ha

Localisation : Manche et Ile et Vilaine

La Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, située au fond du golfe normand-breton, à la frontière entre le Cotentin et la Bretagne, est un vaste espace réunissant des milieux naturels variés : îles rocheuses, falaises, dunes, prés salés, prairies humides.

 

Ce lieu connait des marées d'une amplitude tout à fait exceptionnelle qui peuvent atteindre 15 mètres lors des équinoxes. À marée basse, ce sont plusieurs dizaines de milliers d'hectares de grèves, de vasières et de bancs de sable qui sont découverts. Avec son estran de près de 250 km2, la baie du Mont Saint-Michel constitue l'un des plus beaux exemples de sédimentation actuels au monde.

La Baie joue un rôle essentiel pour la reproduction de certains poissons plats présents dans la Manche et la mer du Nord et représente l'une des plus importantes haltes migratoires pour les oiseaux. Elle abrite régulièrement plus de 20 000 oiseaux d'eau et jusqu'à 100 000 échassiers y hivernent. On y rencontre notamment le bécasseau variable, l'huîtrier-pie, le pluvier argenté… Les mammifères marins tels que le grand dauphin et le phoque veau-marin fréquentent également ces lieux.

 

C'est l'un des rares sites français pour l'obione pédonculée, une des plus remarquables espèces herbacées des prairies salées européennes. L'estran abrite aussi des massifs d'hermelles, formations originales dues à des vers « constructeurs » classées parmi les plus importantes d'Europe.

 

Il convient de préserver ces vastes étendues d'habitats naturels tant maritimes que terrestres soumis à une forte fréquentation touristique tant en période estivale que pour la pêche à pied.

Plus d'informations

Pour découvrir la Maison de la Baie

Pour découvrir l'écomusée de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

Pour aller plus loin

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Less Materialism May Be Good for Consumers And Environment ...

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“For decades, consumerism has been on a collision course with the environment, with consumer appetites draining the planet of natural resources and accelerating global warming. One view is that we need to change ...
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Are programs secretly using your Internet connection?

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The Charity Commission England and Wales - SHOCK - Cabinet Office Francis Maude MP Fraud Scandal

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Environment California's New Report: Lighting the Way

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Figure 2. Solar PV Technical Potential versus Annual Electricity Consumption by State30 – Courtesy Lighting the Way. Jordan Schneider and Rob Sargent wrote Environment California's new report Lighting the Way.
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08/11/2014: EPA Environmental Justice Workshop in Houston

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Are you ignorant about the world?

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The world is spinning so fast that it can be hard to keep track of everything going on. And most of us aren't doing a good job of it, writes Hans Rosling.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 9:47 AM

perception of place units 1 &3

John Puchein's curator insight, November 9, 2015 8:42 AM

Hans Rosling is a very important influence on Geography. He created Gapminder and continuously makes great Ted Talks.

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:18 AM

I believe that there are many people in the U.S. who do not pay attention to the news. Some are too poor to own a phone or television to keep up with what is going on in the world (although they can read the news paper, but you get my point). Others are too rich to care. And some base there opinions off of other peoples views and don't have an opinion of their own. Am I ignorant about the world? No, because I like to know what's happening world wide, especially if there are issues going on that can affect the survival of the human race, survival of the environment, and survival of my country.

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The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India

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The country’s future depends on keeping the holy river alive.

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Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:00 PM

The Ganges River is a place of religion for these people, they see it as a place where they can bathe for the forgiveness of sins and for ancestors alike. The only problem with this really is that it is a very dirty river, sewage and other sorts of waste, germs and disease are running through it. Unfortunately, the people are drinking from this river.  

Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:21 AM

The Ganges River is the most populated region in all of India. The river is sacred and is very holy to the people of India. The river is a religious river in which the people residing in the area use it as a symbolization or purification, life, bathing and drinking. The bigger issue for 'purification' is the fact that the river is very polluted and unsanitary. The pollution not only threatens the people because it could be used for drinking but it also affects the thousands of species, for example fish, that are in the river. The fish could be a source of food for the very overpopulated area but instead the very own people of India are damaging the river. One would think that a river so sacred would be protected and cleaned but it fails to meet these standards. Overall, regardless of the pollution, India still uses it for its religious beliefs and still declare it a holy river. 

Sarah Holloway's curator insight, February 16, 6:26 PM

This article touches on very serious religious and environmental issues connected to the Ganges River.  The Ganges is the sacred river of Hinduism and in part because the river valley is the most heavily populated region of India.  Simultaneously, this holy river is an incredibly polluted river as it's the watershed for a industrial region that struggles with significant sanitation problems; this is a great article on the environmental and cultural issues of development.

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Camera trick reveals black leopard's invisible spots - Futurity

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Infrared cameras tricked into staying in "night mode" show that black leopards have spots. The discovery could help save the endangered animal.

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Opposite of albinism

The black coloration known as melanism—the over development of dark-colored pigment in the skin and the opposite of albinism—makes it nearly impossible to identify individual animals. For this reason leopard populations in Peninsular Malaysia have been difficult to study.

Ecologists can now use the spots to identify different animals and begin to estimate the population size of the species.

“Because their uniformly black color prevented us from identifying individual animals and thereby estimating their population sizes, very little was known about leopards in Malaysia,” says Mark Rayan Darmaraj, who manages a WWF-Malaysia tiger conservation project.

The researchers tested the technique in the Kenyir wildlife corridor in north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia.

“We found we could accurately identify 94 percent of the animals. This will allow us to study and monitor this population over time, which is critical for its conservation,” Hedges says.

The researchers now hope to use their new method to study black leopards elsewhere.

“Some places in Peninsular Malaysia where I have used automatic cameras have lots of prey and forest cover but evidently very few leopards,” says Ahimsa Campos Arceiz.

Widespread poaching seems the most likely explanation: Leopard skins and body parts are increasingly showing up in wildlife trading markets in places such as on the Myanmar-China border.

 

Researchers from James Cook University contributed to the study, which is published in the Journal of Wildlife Management.

 

Source: University of Nottingham

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Londres va créer la plus grande réserve maritime du monde autour de Pitcairn - polynésie 1ère

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Le Royaume-Uni a annoncé aujourd’hui la création prochaine dans le sud de l'océan Pacifique de la plus grande réserve maritime au monde, abritant une faune-flore unique et foisonnante autour des îles Pitcairn, territoire de l'outremer britannique

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L'établissement de cette zone protégée, d'une superficie de 834.334 kilomètres carrés, trois fois et demie supérieure à celle du Royaume-Uni, est inscrite dans le budget 2015-2016 présenté mercredi par le gouvernement du Premier ministre conservateur David Cameron.
             
La réserve deviendra officielle après la signature d'un accord avec les organisations de protection de l'environnement et les autorités locales portant notamment sur la surveillance du braconnage maritime.
             
Cette réserve permettra de protéger les 1.249 espèces animales qui y vivent, selon un collectif d'organisations qui militent pour sa création et comprenant notamment le fonds américain Pew, la Société zoologique de Londres, l'association Greenpeace ou encore National Geographic.
             
La création de cette zone constituera une "étape considérable" pour la protection des océans, ont-ils déclaré dans un communiqué saluant l'initiative du gouvernement britannique.
             
Une exploration scientifique des îles Pitcairn en 2012 "avait révélé l'existence d'espèces complètement nouvelles, de même qu'une abondance de prédateurs comme les requins", a expliqué Enric Sala, un chercheur travaillant pour National Geographic, cité dans le communiqué.
             
"C'était comme voyager dans un nouveau monde peuplé de trésors cachés et inconnus, un monde qui sera maintenant protégé pour les générations à venir", a-t-il ajouté.[ ... ]
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Zoom dans la prairie. Petites cachettes, grandes découvertes

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"We are currently cook up a new exhibition on the theme of flower meadows."

 

(New exhibition - Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet)


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Festival de la Camargue et du Delta du Rhône

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Du 13 au 19 mai 2015, ne manquez pas le rendez-vous incontournable des amoureux des oiseaux et de la nature !


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Lord Smith on: Why the Environment Still Matters

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