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Best National Geographic Photos of 2012 -- Photo Gallery -- National Geographic

Best National Geographic Photos of 2012 -- Photo Gallery -- National Geographic | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
National Geographic Editor in Chief Chris Johns picks his favorite photos published in 2012.
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Canadian First Nations Seek to Protect Forest Homeland

Canadian First Nations Seek to Protect Forest Homeland | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
By winning protection for their boreal forest, indigenous Canadians help slow global warming.
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Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not

Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
For low-lying islands, what's needed is less alarmism, more planning.
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Killing Canadian Wolves Violated Accepted Welfare Guidelines

Killing Canadian Wolves Violated Accepted Welfare Guidelines | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Scientists show why killing Canadian wolves should never have been allowed.
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Who's been affected by Australia's extreme heat? Everyone

Who's been affected by Australia's extreme heat? Everyone | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Australia has been hit by two years of heat: 2013 was the hottest ever recorded and 2014 wasn't far behind, taking third place. The country has also sweltered through several significant heatwaves, and, though you might not have noticed them so much, episodes of unusual winter warmth too.
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On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played

On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict-and so did eight million horses.
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Fear and caring are what's at the core of divisive wolf debate

Fear and caring are what's at the core of divisive wolf debate | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
To hunt or not hunt: Wolves can't be quantified as simply as men vs. women, hunters vs. anti-hunters, Democrats vs. Republicans or city vs. rural.
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Global Survey Says We're Eating Better, But Our Diet Is Still Unsustainable

Global Survey Says We're Eating Better, But Our Diet Is Still Unsustainable | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
More people are eating local and organic foods, but the planetary diet still is not sustainable.
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Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to a new study.
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Ocean acidification affects climate-relevant functions at the sea-surface microlayer

Ocean acidification affects climate-relevant functions at the sea-surface microlayer | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification might alter climate-relevant functions of the oceans' uppermost layer, according to a study by a group of marine scientists. Researchers observed a close coupling between biological processes in the seawater and the chemistry of the sea surface microlayer.
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New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry

New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Railroad companies want more time to retrofit cars in the U.S. and Canada.
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Ozone hole remains size of North America, Nasa data shows

Ozone hole remains size of North America, Nasa data shows | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Antarctic hole in protective layer of gas stands around same level as 2010, 2012 and 2013, but scientists say recovery is on track
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Photographing Giant Tortoises on an Island That Wants to Kill You

Photographing Giant Tortoises on an Island That Wants to Kill You | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
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Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. The study identified ocean hotspots for local fish extinction but also found that changing temperatures will drive more fish into the Arctic and Antarctic waters.
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Video: Adventurers and Drones Go Into the Volcano for Science

Video: Adventurers and Drones Go Into the Volcano for Science | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
"While I was perfectly aware of the danger, it was hard not to be mesmerized by the rare chance to experience the incredible energy of the Earth’s underlying forces," says Sam Cossman, who one mont...
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Nat Geo Photographers Win World Press Photo Awards

Nat Geo Photographers Win World Press Photo Awards | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Anand Varma, Peter Muller, Christian Ziegler, and Ami Vitale are among the photographers recognized by the World Press Awards.
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Flooding could become a daily problem in North Carolina by 2045, report says

Flooding could become a daily problem in North Carolina by 2045, report says | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
North Carolina's coast will see more frequent and more destructive floods at high tide over the next 30 years, several studies say - even on mild, sunny days - as rising sea levels shove the Atlantic Ocean higher onto our shores.
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Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate?

Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate? | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Arctic pollutants may damage males' penises, leaving them unable to reproduce.
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Saving the Colorado River Delta, One Habitat at a Time

Saving the Colorado River Delta, One Habitat at a Time | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A steady trickle of water is bringing wildlife back to a few parts of the Colorado River Delta.
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Logging destabilizes forest soil carbon over time

Logging destabilizes forest soil carbon over time | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Logging doesn't immediately jettison carbon stored in a forest's mineral soils into the atmosphere but triggers a gradual release that may contribute to climate change over decades, a new study finds.
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Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The climate connection to storms and droughts is less clear.
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Climate variability has an opposing impact on marine life and tree growth

Climate variability has an opposing impact on marine life and tree growth | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
The same climatic drivers that enhance upwelling of nutrient-rich ocean waters and support of marine productivity can result in lower precipitation on land and slower tree-growth. Tree-ring chronologies helped to explain how upwelling was happening during the past 600 years.
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15 Amazing Things You Won't Believe Actually Exist In Nature - Good Mood

15 Amazing Things You Won't Believe Actually Exist In Nature - Good Mood | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
It is unbelievable that we can actually find many unreal stuff like these 15 amazing things that you won’t believe they actually exist.
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After Two-Year Hiatus, U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Get License Renewals

After Two-Year Hiatus, U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Get License Renewals | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
After more than a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is once again renewing licenses for aging nuclear power plants. The independent federal agency gave a 20-year license renew...
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New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

New 'embryonic' subduction zone found | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.
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New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Who emits the most carbon? Who should cut the most? As the UN prepares to convene its climate summit, new studies look at some surprising numbers.
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