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Conservation concern for South America’s remarkable endemic dogs

Conservation concern for South America’s remarkable endemic dogs | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Last year the Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia volume titled Extinct Life appeared in print. I was asked to cover South American mammals, perhaps because they wanted me to write about borhyaenoids, toxodonts, litopterns, astrapotheres and so on (some of which have been covered on Tet Zoo in the past – I really need to get back to those animals some time soon).


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The island disappearing into the sea

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"The US state of Louisiana is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico as its fragile wetlands are eroded by rising sea levels.

Approximately 75 square kilometres are lost each year and the US Geological Survey has warned that the entire habitat - which represents 40% of all wetlands in the US - could be destroyed within 200 years.

The loss is partly down to natural evolutionary processes, but experts say human behaviour - including dredging for canals and the draining of the wetlands for development and agriculture - has made the region more vulnerable to storm surges.

Some communities still live on the remote network of islands deep in the bayous in south Louisiana. But now their livelihoods, and their very way of life, are under threat from the water.

BBC Pop Up spent time with two families living on Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish."

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, October 31, 6:36 AM

Tenemos el mismo problema en Yucatan con nuestra costa di Mangle medio destruido.  También, el mangle da una miel espectacular.

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Biogas, a Low-Tech Fuel With a Big Payoff

Biogas, a Low-Tech Fuel With a Big Payoff | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Whether at household operations or at industrial facilities, a centuries-old technology is increasingly being used to extract energy from crop waste, kitchen scraps and sewage.

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World is losing 2 000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

World is losing 2 000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Salt-spoiled soils worldwide: 20% of all irrigated lands — an area equal to size of France. Extensive costs include $27 billion+ in lost crop value/year. UNU study identifies ways to reverse damage, says every hectare needed to feed world’s fast-growing population.

Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2 000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN University's Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, published October 28.

Today an area the size of France is affected - about 62 million hectares (20%) of the world's irrigated lands, up from 45 million hectares in the early 1990s.

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Poor nations go for solar, wind at twice the rate of rich ones

Poor nations go for solar, wind at twice the rate of rich ones | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded.
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USDA to help Wisconsin honey bee farmers keep colonies healthy

USDA to help Wisconsin honey bee farmers keep colonies healthy | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's honey bee farmers will get federal assistance to keep their colonies healthy. The USDA plans to give out $4 million worth of financial and technical ...
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Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit - Circle of Blue WaterNews | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years. Photo courtesy Jan Arendtsz via Flickr Creative Commons Water restored to natural rivers will help support fields of Hawaii’s traditional and culturally important taro crop, like these on the island of Kauai.Click image to enlarge. By Codi Kozacek Circle of Blue Streams …
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Bougainville Voices Say ‘No’ to Mining | Inter Press Service

Bougainville Voices Say ‘No’ to Mining | Inter Press Service | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
SYDNEY, Oct 28 2014 (IPS) - The viability of reopening the controversial Panguna copper mine in the remote mountains of Central Bougainville, an autonomous region in the east of Papua New Guinea, has been the focus of discussions led by local political leaders and foreign mining interests over the past four years.

But a report by an Australian non-government organisation warns that the wounds left on local communities by the corporate mining project, “the environmental destruction associated with it” and the civil war that stretched from 1988 to 1997 are far from healed.

Its findings include widespread opposition in directly impacted villages to the mine’s revival in the near future.
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Yale Environment 360: In East Coast Marshes, Goats Take On a Notorious Invader

Yale Environment 360: In East Coast Marshes, Goats Take On a Notorious Invader | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Toxic herbicides, controlled burns, and even bulldozers have been the go-to solutions for taming a pernicious, invasive reed known as Phragmites australis. But recent research out of Duke University suggests another, less aggressive fix: goats.


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Why Big, Old, Fat, Fertile Female Fish Are Rockstars Of The Ocean

Why Big, Old, Fat, Fertile Female Fish Are Rockstars Of The Ocean | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The next time you catch a BOFFFF, maybe you should throw her back.

A growing collection of research shows that big, old, fat, fertile female fish -- what scientists call BOFFFFs -- are critically important to ocean fisheries because they’re...

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Ripping Yarns

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Only 0.01% of our seas are protected, and even the top conservation sites are up for grabs. A few days ago, I visited the Flamborough Head “no take zon

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Africa’s Vultures Threatened By An Assault on All Fronts

Africa’s Vultures Threatened By An Assault on All Fronts | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities.

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Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
"Habitat destruction by "slash-and-burn agriculture". Deforestation across West and Central Africa has severely reduced chimpanzee habitats. It is estimated that more than 80% of the region's original forest cover has been lost;Logging, oil and gas mining also pose a threat, especially through road building to access remote areas. This can degrade and and fragment chimp habitats;Poaching: Low population densities and slow reproductive rates mean that hunting can quickly wipe out local populations. Chimps are hunted for meat, the pet trade and even medicinal purposes. Farmers may also try to protect their crops and livelihoods by setting traps for animals that raid their land;Disease is a leading cause of death in chimpanzees. Because chimps are so similar to humans, they succumb to many diseases that afflict humans. And as the number of encounters between chimpanzees and humans increase, this increases the risk of transmission of diseases including common human respiratory infections. Ebola is also a major threat to wild chimpanzees and gorillas"
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Amazon rainforest is getting drier, confirms another study

Amazon rainforest is getting drier, confirms another study | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Parts of the Amazon rainforest are getting considerably less rain, leading trees to absorb less carbon, finds a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Judit Urquijo's curator insight, October 31, 7:59 AM

De preocupante se puede considerar el estudio recientemente publicado por el boletín de la National Academy of Sciences de EEUU, que afirma que desde el año 2000, la selva amazónica se ha reducido en un área de 5,4 millones de km2 a consecuencia del descenso en las precipitaciones


Los científicos que han conducido este estudio consideran que este efecto puede suponer una amenaza para el efecto de sumidero de carbono que ejerce esta zona. Si se cumplen los modelos climáticos que apuntan los estudios, este hecho podría acelerar el cambio climático en el planeta.


Un problema más que se une a los que ya registra esta parte del planeta y que se manifiestan en forma de minería ilegal, talas ilegales o construcción de infraestructuras, por citar algunas de las más relevantes. Por cierto, no dejéis de visitar esta web que recoge todos los proyectos de represamientos que existen o están previstos en la Amazonía.

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Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land

Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Tree and shrub-planting program has transformed degraded and deforested land across Africa, with Ethiopia planning to restore a further 15m hectares by 2030

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If we want to make climate action happen we need to hear about the solutions | Mal Chadwick

If we want to make climate action happen we need to hear about the solutions | Mal Chadwick | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Mal Chadwick: Reports show the biggest threat to progress on climate change is cynicism. That’s why 10:10’s #itshappening project showcases positive action happening around the world now

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Climate Change Caused by Ocean Currents, New Research Shows

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Greenhouse gasses may not be the sole culprit behind climate change, as according to a new study ocean currents also play a huge part in regulating our climate.

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Almost everything you've bought recently came to you via this dirty industry.

Almost everything you've bought recently came to you via this dirty industry. | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Ships will bring your iPhone from China—and a whole lot of "black carbon" too.
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USDA to Provide $4 million For Honey Bee Habitat | USDA Newsroom

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production.
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Conservation project hopes to bring back New York's oysters

Conservation project hopes to bring back New York's oysters | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Bronx River oyster restoration project aims to reintroduce the molluscs that purify waters and help provide storm defenses - but pollution levels will still make them hazardous to eat
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Reversing Course on Beavers

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Their dams were once obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, but beavers are getting new respect these days as a defense against the withering impacts of a warmer and drier climate.
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Curbing the Illegal Wildlife Trade Crucial to Preserving Biodiversity

Curbing the Illegal Wildlife Trade Crucial to Preserving Biodiversity | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade are a universal menace that has been causing severe threats including possible extinction of species, economic losses, as well as loss of livelihood across the world.

According to the recently released Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 (GBO-4), the latest progress report of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the current annual illegal wildlife trade stands at some 200 billion dollars annually.


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African lion deserves 'endangered species' protection

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Loss of habitat and prey are putting African lions in danger of extinction, and the majestic creatures need protection in order to save their species, the US government said Monday.

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Cold Winters in Europe, Asia Linked to Sea Ice Decline | Climate Central

Cold Winters in Europe, Asia Linked to Sea Ice Decline | Climate Central | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice decline has doubled the chances of an extreme cold winter over Europe and Asia.
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Waging War Against Global Food Waste

Waging War Against Global Food Waste | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food.

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hailey thornton's curator insight, November 6, 8:56 AM

what do we do when we have leftovers from our dinner. we throw it all away . if we just took the salvageable veggies that we can use to feed the animals that we end up eating . the landfills are being filled faster than we can get rid of what is in them .  we need to find alternative ways to get rid of our waste cause

we will be living in a land fill in the future if we dont

Rebecca McClure's curator insight, November 15, 11:13 PM

Year 9: Food Security

Alex Lewis's curator insight, November 21, 12:18 PM

I think this is a great idea, and the more we reduce our food waste, the better. We can use this food to feed the starving, which would solve two problems at once. Also, the idea of feeding the excess food to the pigs is a good idea. Not as good as conserving the food to give to the needy though.