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Our evolving humanity, calls to progressive and compassionate action for the blue jewel we live on
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Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why? Scientists have learned that opossums …
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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Climate Change’s Threat to the U.S. Navy

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Naval Station Norfolk, to learn from top officials about the risk of climate change. He finds out how sea level rise is
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Online Ivory in Japan Threatens African Elephants

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Poaching for ivory drives the slaughter of as many as 30,000 elephants yearly. However, Japan's largest online retailer, Rakuten, still allows the sale of legal ivory on its platform. These sales mean elephants will continue being poached for profit. 

 Tell Rakuten to stop selling ivory! Take action. http://bit.ly/stop-the-ivory-trade #japan #ivory #Rakuten
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Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future. [ Scientists [...]
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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system
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Biden Talks Trump, Faith And Fate In Front Of A Live 'Fresh Air' Audience

Biden Talks Trump, Faith And Fate In Front Of A Live 'Fresh Air' Audience | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Joe Biden became a senator at 30 and this is the first time in 44 years that he hasn't been in office. He talks with Terry Gross about patterns in U.S. politics and his hopes for the Trump presidency.
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Joe Biden speaks about Russia, and the racism Obama faced from politicians in Washington and how damaged and divided the government is. Click the "Listen Now" button.


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Stop BP from oil drilling near the Amazon Reef. Sign the petition

Stop BP from oil drilling near the Amazon Reef. Sign the petition | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Oil companies want to drill near an incredible coral reef in the Amazon. Here's how you can stop them.
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Help me save snow leopards!

Help me save snow leopards! | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Will you spring into action today to help a family in Spiti protect their livestock from predation, and thus prevent the human-wildlife conflicts that threaten the snow leopard’s future in many parts of its range?
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New Ocean Reserve, Largest in Africa, Protects Whales and Turtles

New Ocean Reserve, Largest in Africa, Protects Whales and Turtles | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Gabon’s announcement also restricts overfishing and may help with climate resilience.
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Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
President Trump followed through on his campaign-trail vow to exit the historic international agreement. But he said the U.S. would begin negotiations to possibly re-enter the pact or a similar deal.
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The Paris Agreement is bigger than politics

The Paris Agreement is bigger than politics | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Even among people who voted for President Trump, only 28 percent want the U.S. to leave the agreement.
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Barrier reef suffers huge coral loss - BBC News

Barrier reef suffers huge coral loss - BBC News | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Australia's Great Barrier Reef lost nearly a third of its corals in the past year, officials have said.
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Space industry CEO is ‘absolutely convinced’ that aliens have visited Earth

Space industry CEO is ‘absolutely convinced’ that aliens have visited Earth | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
On Sunday, Robert Bigelow — real estate mogul and founder of the space habitat company Bigelow Aerospace — did an interview with 60 Minutes, in which he touted the strengths of the commercia
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Can We Restore Our Climate? Science and Faith Say Yes

Can We Restore Our Climate? Science and Faith Say Yes | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Rabbi Arthur Waskow waters the roots of a 300 year old Beech tree, symbolizing our interconnection with all life and our commitment to seek justice on Earth. This was part of the closing ritual of our multireligious leaders gathering regarding climate justice and restoration at Pendle Hill Retreat Center, June 22-23, 2017.
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These experts say we have until 2020 to get climate change under control. And they’re the optimists

These experts say we have until 2020 to get climate change under control. And they’re the optimists | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The world needs to start carbon cuts on a dramatic scale to hold on to chance of limiting warming.
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Be Their Voice

Be Their Voice | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that the Havasupai horses and mules are on tribal land, you can still help to stop the abuse inflicted on them - through advocacy, action, and reponsible tourism.

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Josh Duhamel: Don't Buy Endangered Species Souvenirs

Many magnificent wild animals are being pushed to extinction by illegal trade. Protect our wildlife and say no to endangered species products.
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Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray | Hakai Magazine

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray | Hakai Magazine | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.
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118-Year-Old Painting Found in Antarctica 

118-Year-Old Painting Found in Antarctica  | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Fantastic news: the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has recovered a 118-year-old watercolor painting from famed polar explorer, Dr. Edward Wilson. The painting was almost perfectly preserved, but hidden among dust, mold, and penguin shit. Apparently, penguins can’t be bothered with fine art.
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Stop Namibia’s export of young elephants to Dubai Safari Park

Stop Namibia’s export of young elephants to Dubai Safari Park | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Right now, young elephants await being exported from Namibia to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates. Take action today to tell the Namibian and UAE government to stop this export!
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U.S. Opts Out of Signing G7 Pledge Supporting Paris Agreement

U.S. Opts Out of Signing G7 Pledge Supporting Paris Agreement | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. has refused to sign a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change.
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The current administration is a travesty for all. The worst.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up With Mexican President for Porpoises

Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up With Mexican President for Porpoises | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Mexico's president, its richest man and Leo DiCaprio have signed an agreement to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise and its ecosystem.
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Placation Will Cost Us the Planet

Placation Will Cost Us the Planet | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump's decision on the Paris agreement risks the health of our citizens and planet.
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Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in DRC

Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in DRC | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
Joël Meriko Ari and Gerome Bolimola Afokao discovered a group of men with a freshly slaughtered elephant carcass. The rangers leave behind 11 children
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Trump Poised to Pull U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

Trump Poised to Pull U.S. From Paris Climate Accord | Our Evolving Earth | Scoop.it
The decision, some observers say, would render the landmark agreement toothless, despite promises by China and others to live up to the deal anyway.
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