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Deer hunt off about 20 percent following disease outbreak, wildlife official says

Deer hunt off about 20 percent following disease outbreak, wildlife official says | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The wildlife division the biologists from both the Southwest and Southeast Regions will be meeting this week to begin discussions about deer management.
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How to save the planet? Stop having children

How to save the planet? Stop having children | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Frankie Mullin: Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP
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The inconvenient solution to the rhino poaching crisis

The inconvenient solution to the rhino poaching crisis | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Daily, we read or hear of more rhino being poached to satisfy the seemingly insatiable demand from Asia for rhino horn. With countless articles and papers having been published on the subject - and the Internet abuzz with forums, including heated debates concerning possible solutions - current approaches seem to be failing. Evidence is in the numbers. Known poaching deaths in South Africa have risen sharply over the past three years: 668 rhinos in 2012, 1,004 last year, and 899 through the first
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Prozac may be harming bird populations, study suggests

Prozac may be harming bird populations, study suggests | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Starlings who fed same levels of antidepressant drug found in sewage earthworms suffered loss of libido and appetite
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Conservation project hopes to bring back New York's oysters

Conservation project hopes to bring back New York's oysters | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | 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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Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Listing African Lion As Threatened

Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Listing African Lion As Threatened | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing the African lion as threatened after a study showed the big cats were in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future. A listing as threa...
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In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world's electricity

In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world's electricity | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new report projects big growth for the wind industry. But only if we get real about climate change.
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Best places to see the red deer rut | Discover Wildlife

Best places to see the red deer rut | Discover Wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Seven best places to see the red deer rut in the UK.
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1st Battalion Welsh Guards help wage war on big game poachers in Kenya

1st Battalion Welsh Guards help wage war on big game poachers in Kenya | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
1st Battalion Welsh Guards have been training an anti-poaching team in Kenya to help them fight the growing threat posed by big game poachers.

The Guards used their experience of war torn countries and insurgents to pass on operational techniques.
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Coal-Rich Poland Ready To Block EU Climate Deal

Coal-Rich Poland Ready To Block EU Climate Deal | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an exa...
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Planting in your community or school | Plant trees | The Woodland Trust

Planting in your community or school | Plant trees | The Woodland Trust | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Japanese knotweed - could a tiny insect tame the monster?

Japanese knotweed - could a tiny insect tame the monster? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Since Japanese knotweed won a gold medal in 1847 as 'interesting new ornamental of the year', it has become far too much of a good thing, writes Kate Constantine. But could the oriental triffid be tamed following the UK introduction of a specialist pest from Japan's volcanic uplands?
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Deadly virus striking European amphibians

Deadly virus striking European amphibians | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Populations of frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts hit hard by virus
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A manifesto for solving the global food crisis

A manifesto for solving the global food crisis | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
To celebrate World Food Day, here are key ways of promoting more sustainable food systems from building grain reserves to taxing pollution
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Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change'

Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists warn the government’s strategy is likely to prove ineffectual as ‘unless Australia cuts back on carbon dioxide emissions we won’t have much of a Great Barrier Reef left’
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BP Spill Left Big Oily 'Bathtub Ring' On Seafloor

BP Spill Left Big Oily 'Bathtub Ring' On Seafloor | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessmen...
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Wildlife Conservation: Protected Areas the Best Bet for Elephants Caught Between Poaching and Human Encounters

Wildlife Conservation: Protected Areas the Best Bet for Elephants Caught Between Poaching and Human Encounters | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A study underscores the importance of protected areas in conserving flagship species like the Asian elephant.
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UK Government has 'the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world', say two leading wildlife charities

UK Government has 'the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world', say two leading wildlife charities | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has 'the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world in one stroke', according to experts from wildlife charities the RSPB and WWT.
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Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts

Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Greens and Labor push for bigger cuts after EU leaders committed to 40% by 2030.
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Sally Taylor's curator insight, October 25, 2:39 AM

New targets or old targets hashed?

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The world’s 10 greenest economies of 2014 may surprise you

The world’s 10 greenest economies of 2014 may surprise you | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A new report ranks countries by their green investments, and also compares performance to our perceptions.
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Ban the Primate Pet Trade!

Ban the Primate Pet Trade! | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
I just supported Ban the Primate Pet Trade! on @ThunderclapIt // @wildfutures
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Will Our Reliance On Cars Counteract Climate Change Mitigation Efforts?

Will Our Reliance On Cars Counteract Climate Change Mitigation Efforts? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
We are not saying that suburban life is bad and everyone should move to the city; it's that we need to work a little bit harder to reduce the environmental effects....
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EU leaders pull handbrake on clean energy

EU leaders pull handbrake on clean energy | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Brussels – Despite considerable opposition by some governments, in the early hours of Friday morning EU leaders agreed three targets for carbon emission reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency for 2030. But these targets are too low, slowing down efforts to boost renewable energy and keeping Europe hooked on polluting and expensive fuels, said Greenpeace.
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Baby hedgehog saved from the cold after skin condition leaves him with NO spikes

Baby hedgehog saved from the cold after skin condition leaves him with NO spikes | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Pumpkin the baby hedgehog wouldn't be able to defend himself in the wild and was unlikely to have survived the coming months
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Australia plans to ban import of Lion trophies from South Africa

Australia plans to ban import of Lion trophies from South Africa | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A permanent ban on the importation of lion parts, including trophies is planned by Australia. This was announced after South African conservationist. Ian
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Wind Power is Actually Cheaper Than Coal, Nuclear and Gas

Wind Power is Actually Cheaper Than Coal, Nuclear and Gas | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Once you consider the downstream consequences, coal becomes a lot more expensive
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