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Our Evolving Earth
Our evolving humanity, calls to progressive and compassionate action for the blue jewel we live on
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As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them

As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The monarch butterfly is in trouble, and now the U.S. government is stepping in with Canada and Mexico to save the iconic annual migration. 
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Why Is the Federal Government Killing Animals Every Year?

Why Is the Federal Government Killing Animals Every Year? | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The purpose of USDA Wildlife Services is supposedly to eliminate invasive species, but why are animals being snared, trapped, poisoned, or shot?
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Rockefeller family divesting $50 billion from fossil fuel investments

Rockefeller family divesting $50 billion from fossil fuel investments | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller family is putting its money where its mouth is:

Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and ...
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Doom Draws Nearer

Doom Draws Nearer | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
We need to leave at least 75% of the oil in the ground if we are to avoid disaster. One way to do this is to, at a certain point, outlaw drilling and extracting oil. That is unlikely, given the size of the oil and gas lobby in DC. Another way is to pass a carbon tax, which is our only hope. 
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Astronauts Just Found Sea Life in Outer Space. Seriously.

Astronauts Just Found Sea Life in Outer Space. Seriously. | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Russian astronauts, or cosmonauts, have discovered living organisms clinging to the exterior of their International Space Station.
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The Dolphin-Killing Season Is About to Begin in Japan; Here’s What You Can Do About It

The Dolphin-Killing Season Is About to Begin in Japan; Here’s What You Can Do About It | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Five years after ‘The Cove,’ activists are redoubling efforts to stop the slaughter.
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10 Things You Don't Know About Sharks

10 Things You Don't Know About Sharks | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
There are several hundred species of sharks, ranging in size from less than ten inches to over 50 feet. Learn shark facts about these amazing fish with a fierce reputation, but fascinating biology.
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NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was impossible because it goes against classical mechanics. But the fact is that the quantum vacuum plasma thruster works and scientists can't explain why.
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Park Rangers and Poachers in an Escalating War Over Rhinos

Park Rangers and Poachers in an Escalating War Over Rhinos | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
As both poachers and governments amp up their game in the rhino horn trade, who will come out on top?
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Amazon Watch - Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

Amazon Watch - Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
On July 17, Oliver Utne, a U.S. citizen residing in Ecuador with a valid visa, was abruptly questioned, detained, and forced to leave the country after being targeted by Ecuadorian immigration officials. Utne had been living in the country for several years and coordinating an innovative solar canoe project with the Achuar indigenous people.
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New Study Finally Links Oklahoma Quakes Directly to Fracking

New Study Finally Links Oklahoma Quakes Directly to Fracking | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Geologists say that they have confirmed what many have suspected for years: a swarm of earthquakes that rattled central Oklahoma was the direct result of fracking and wastewater injection.
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This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Elephant Rides and Circuses

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Elephant Rides and Circuses | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Following a few separate incidents with elephants that have gone wrong in recent weeks, newly released footage from Animal Defenders International offers more proof that we need shut down elephant rides and stop using big, exotic animals in circuses.
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Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods

Big River-Mendocino Old-Growth Redwoods | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Home of ancient giants faces logging and development
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Home of ancient giants faces logging and development

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Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it

Are you wearing the rainforest?

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List of companies that use the rain forest to produce our clothing

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No More Fireflies? 9 Ways We Can Help Before It's Too Late

No More Fireflies? 9 Ways We Can Help Before It's Too Late | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Fireflies may be Nature's most magical animals. You can be walking down a street at night, or sitting on your porch, or camping out, and there they are,
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Elephants, Tigers, & Bears, Oh My! | Raju was rescued one month ago and he is making friends and having fun.

Elephants, Tigers, & Bears, Oh My! | Raju was rescued one month ago and he is making friends and having fun. | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
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Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Construction of U.S. Military Airstrip in Japan That Would Destroy Habitat of Endangered Okinawa Dugongs | Earthjustice

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Construction of U.S. Military Airstrip in Japan That Would Destroy Habitat of Endangered Okinawa Dugongs | Earthjustice | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
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Shark Week is Making People Go Nuts Eating Threatened Sharks

Shark Week is Making People Go Nuts Eating Threatened Sharks | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Shark Week is awesome, isn't it? Yeah, it totally is (I assume, I've never seen it). You know what's less awesome? The fact that because of Shark Week, we are eating at least one species near to endangerment.
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Turns out that in the wake of the Discovery Channel's annual feature, restaurants are trying to sell as much shark meat as possible

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Science Theory Shows We Can Reprogram Our DNA to Heal Ourselves with Vibration

Science Theory Shows We Can Reprogram Our DNA to Heal Ourselves with Vibration | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have proven that 97 percent of human DNA programs or encodes proteins in our bodies. One of the research
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We're Eating Pangolins Off the Face of the Earth

We're Eating Pangolins Off the Face of the Earth | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
While we've been focused on the poaching crisis that's threatening the future for charismatic animals like elephants, rhinos and tigers, another species now faces the threat of extinction thanks to human appetites and could disappear before most people even hear of it.
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3rd Crater Found In Siberia. Earth's "Dragon Breath" Is Coming To Life.

3rd Crater Found In Siberia. Earth's "Dragon Breath" Is Coming To Life. | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The one thing we can predict with certainty about Global Warming is, we are in for many surprises as our climate convulses from it's relative stability of the recent past, to who knows what lies ...
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The Pre-Holocene Climate Is Returning — And It Won't Be Fun

The Pre-Holocene Climate Is Returning — And It Won't Be Fun | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Our planet has been witness to plenty of strange weather happenings recently, from devastating floods to the polar vortex. These events are providing a glimpse of what it was like during the pre-Holocene era — a time of volatility and destruction. But it could also be a demonstration of where climate change is taking us.
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Surfers, Celebrities & mermaid paddle out defend dolphins in Taiji Japan - YouTube

Less than 24 hours after professional surfer Dave Rastovich, professional Mermaid Hannah Fraser and supporters from around the globe led an international gro...
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