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What Makes An Ecosystem Endangered?

What Makes An Ecosystem Endangered? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
From Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: With many of the world's ecosystems threatened or endangered by human activities like logging and urbanization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published its criteria for a...
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If no farmland and no forests and no water and no fish - then what?
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A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary)

A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary) | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.

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How a Text-Powered Smart Grid Solution Is Improving Water Distribution in India

How a Text-Powered Smart Grid Solution Is Improving Water Distribution in India | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
For many people, especially in parts of Europe and North America, the answer to "When will I get my water next?" is as simple as, "When I turn on my tap." But for three billion others around the world, the answer is much more comp...

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As the bees go, so goes the world?

As the bees go, so goes the world? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
It is as simple as this - when the bees lose, we lose, and that is the road we are going down.

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Empty nests of the North: “Massive chick deaths” in seabird colonies; climate, oceanic changes blamed — Environmental Health News

Empty nests of the North: “Massive chick deaths” in seabird colonies; climate, oceanic changes blamed — Environmental Health News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
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Monarch butterflies plummet 90 percent, need protection

Monarch butterflies plummet 90 percent, need protection | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Monarch butterflies are dying off fast, with 90 percent gone in the last 20 years, and they urgently need endangered species protection, a coalition of environmental and health groups said Tuesday.

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VDGIF's largest-ever stream restoration project begins on Maury River near ... - WDBJ7

VDGIF's largest-ever stream restoration project begins on Maury River near ... - WDBJ7 | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
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More than 2,100 feet of the river will be restored and stabilized so sediment deposits and nutrient pollution will be decreased.

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ALERT launches campaign to save imperiled Thai forest

ALERT launches campaign to save imperiled Thai forest | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

ALERT is helping to spearhead an international campaign to oppose the Thailand government’s plan to dramatically enlarge a roadway through one of its most important natural areas. Big roads mean big impacts on wildlife (photo © WWF-Malaysia/Lau...


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Conserv-Action's curator insight, August 27, 2:36 AM

Photo Credit: WWF-Malaysia/Lau Ching Fong

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World's rarest bird needs new home

World's rarest bird needs new home | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

"The Madagascar pochard, the world's rarest bird, will not be able to thrive without a new wetland home.

This is according to a study revealing that 96% of the chicks are dying at two to three weeks old.

Conservationists say that human activity has driven the birds to one remaining wetland, but that that site has insufficient food for the ducks."

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Les captages d'eau potable menacés par les pollutions agricoles ?

Les captages d'eau potable menacés par les pollutions agricoles ? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Les organisations syndicales agricoles sont une fois de plus en émoi suite à l'annonce faite par Ségolène Royal le 23 juillet 2014 d'étendre fortement les zones jugées vulnérables aux nitrates dans...


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Ozone-Depleting Emissions Not Stopped By Montreal Protocol

Ozone-Depleting Emissions Not Stopped By Montreal Protocol | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
New research from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows that large quantities of a chemical responsible for depleting the ozone layer are still being emitted, even years after an international ban.

New measurements have revealed that despite t...
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Results of contamination study show Deadly DDT levels in St. Louis, Michigan, robins' eggs.

Results of contamination study show Deadly DDT levels in St. Louis, Michigan, robins' eggs. | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Michigan State University environmental toxicology professor Matt Zwiernik presented part two of the results from the 2013 dead bird collection in St. Louis to the Pine River Superfund Taskforce Wednesday.

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Free Range: California Town Celebrates Their Wild Chickens - Modern Farmer

Free Range: California Town Celebrates Their Wild Chickens - Modern Farmer | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because in Fair Oaks they have the right-of-way.
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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

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Why your toilet needs reinvention

Why your toilet needs reinvention | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Will the toilet as we know it ever be replaced? To find out, Lesley Evans Ogden explores the intriguing history and psychology of the modern loo.
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Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole — Environmental Health News

Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole — Environmental Health News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

The ice of Antarctica doesn’t faze birds. Nor does the heat of the tropics. They thrive in the desert, in swamps, on the open ocean, on sheer rock faces, on treeless tundra, atop airless mountaintops and burrowed into barren soil.

Some fly nonstop for days on end. With just the feathers on their backs, they crisscross the hemisphere, dodging hurricanes and predators along the way, pinpointing scarce food, tracking down safe resting places, arriving unerringly at a precise spot, year after year.

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Project to restore N.J.'s marshes uses new method: Spraying mud - Philly.com

Project to restore N.J.'s marshes uses new method: Spraying mud - Philly.com | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
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Though they may seem little more than smelly ooze, marshes provide valuable habitat, protect water quality, and serve as fish nurseries.

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Do dams destroy rivers?

Do dams destroy rivers? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates whether dams are killing the world’s great rivers
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Europe is burning our forests for "renewable" energy. Wait, what?

Europe is burning our forests for "renewable" energy. Wait, what? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

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Climate Change Is Here, Human-Caused And Could Be Irreversible, UN Says

Climate Change Is Here, Human-Caused And Could Be Irreversible, UN Says | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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The 1,300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health

The 1,300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Birds, the most watched nonhuman creatures on the planet, tip us off to threats to human health.

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Utah grapples with toxic water from oil and gas industry

Utah grapples with toxic water from oil and gas industry | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

A massive stream of wastewater tainted with hydrocarbons has been flowing into Utah from oil and gas mining on Colorado's West Slope.


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'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists

'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland, writes Robin McKie
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Necropsy: Plastic debris may have caused whale’s death

Necropsy: Plastic debris may have caused whale’s death | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Marine biologists have completed a necropsy of the 45-foot whale that died Thursday, shedding light onto what caused its demise.

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'Growth drives UK flooding problems'

'Growth drives UK flooding problems' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

"The study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas.

It says it is unclear if climate change is implicated in recent flooding.

But the Southampton University team urges government to continue spending on flood defences as more homes are likely to be vulnerable due to sea level rise and more intense rainfall.

The researchers admit their study is a fragment of a complex picture. They have not, for instance, been able to account for the benefits of flood defence spending."

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If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

As drought ravages surface water supplies, we're pumping groundwater to save us. And it will-for a while.

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