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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. <br>From Walden Chapter 2 “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For”
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Visualizing Specific Impacts of Climate Change Could Change Behavior

Visualizing Specific Impacts of Climate Change Could Change Behavior | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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What the Surging Glaciers of Svalbard Tell Us About the Future of Rising Seas | Science

What the Surging Glaciers of Svalbard Tell Us About the Future of Rising Seas | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Scientists look to the Norwegian archipelago's fast-moving glaciers to better understand how other accelerating glaciers will behave
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Bees May Understand Zero, a Concept That Took Humans Millennia to Grasp | Science

Bees May Understand Zero, a Concept That Took Humans Millennia to Grasp | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

If the finding is true, they'd be the first invertebrates to join an elite club that includes primates, dolphins and parrots
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Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
National Geographic magazine has published some startling images of the global plastic pollution scourge.
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Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion? | Science

Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion? | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

As sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attire
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Can Bringing Back Mammoths Help Stop Climate Change? | Science

Can Bringing Back Mammoths Help Stop Climate Change? | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Scientists say creating hybrids of the extinct beasts could fix the Arctic tundra and stop greenhouse gas emissions
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Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic waste

Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic waste | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

They found the first ones in Japan. Hidden in the soil at a plastics recycling plant, researchers unearthed a microbe that had evolved to eat the soda bottles dominating its habitat, after you and I throw them away.
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Study Finds Microplastics in More than 90 Percent of Tested Water Bottles | Smart News

Study Finds Microplastics in More than 90 Percent of Tested Water Bottles | Smart News | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

But the effects of microplastics on human health are far from clear
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Manta Rays Use Tiny Fish to Help Them Stay Clean | Smithsonian

Manta Rays Use Tiny Fish to Help Them Stay Clean | Smithsonian | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Wrasse perform a vital cleaning function for other fish, by ridding their bodies of dead cells and parasites. Their biggest customers--literally and figuratively--are the massive manta rays.
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Marbled Crayfish That Can Clone Themselves Originated From One Mutant Ancestor

Marbled Crayfish That Can Clone Themselves Originated From One Mutant Ancestor | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
The marbled crayfish did not exist 25 years ago, but it now numbers in millions. Genome sequencing revealed that the species descended from a single mutant crayfish with an extra DNA.
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Praying Mantises Don Tiny Goggles to Help Us Understand 3-D Vision | Smart News

Praying Mantises Don Tiny Goggles to Help Us Understand 3-D Vision | Smart News | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Unlike humans and other animals, the insects rely on movement to judge distances to their prey
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Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet--It's Super Wood!

Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet--It's Super Wood! | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent  
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Climate Change Is Turning Green Sea Turtles Female. That's a Problem

Climate Change Is Turning Green Sea Turtles Female. That's a Problem | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Over 99 percent of turtle hatchlings in northern Australia are female due to increasing sand and sea temperatures
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Why Are Japan’s Cherry Blossom Trees Blooming in Fall? | Smart News

Why Are Japan’s Cherry Blossom Trees Blooming in Fall? | Smart News | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Two typhoons followed by warm weather may have triggered Japan’s iconic trees to blossom months ahead of schedule
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One - Animals Behaving Badly, Series 1, The Mating Game, Barbary macaque kidnaps baby

One - Animals Behaving Badly, Series 1, The Mating Game, Barbary macaque kidnaps baby | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
The surprising reason male Barbary macaques borrow babies in their troop.
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This NASA Satellite Can Map the Entire Planet's Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days | Innovation

This NASA Satellite Can Map the Entire Planet's Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days | Innovation | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

The speedy collection of this data will help with crop management and flood prediction
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Making Electricity Consumes a Lot of Water--What's the Best Way to Fix That?

Making Electricity Consumes a Lot of Water--What's the Best Way to Fix That? | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Water, Energy, Nexus, Cooling, Drought, Coal, Natural Gas, Combined-Cycle, Desalination, Desalinization, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy
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One-Third of the World’s Protected Areas Are Threatened by ‘Intense’ Human Pressure | Smart News

One-Third of the World’s Protected Areas Are Threatened by ‘Intense’ Human Pressure | Smart News | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

And that spells trouble for global biodiversity
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Sacred Sites Can Also Be Hotspots of Conservation | Science

Sacred Sites Can Also Be Hotspots of Conservation | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Protecting burial grounds, temples and churchyards can bolster wildlife and forests
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This punk turtle that breathes through its butt is now officially endangered

This punk turtle that breathes through its butt is now officially endangered | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

It's a punk rocker! It's a troll doll! Oh no, wait - it's just another remarkable species on the brink of extinction.
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Tens of Thousands of Sea Creatures Wash Up on UK Shores Following Freezing Weather | Smart News

Tens of Thousands of Sea Creatures Wash Up on UK Shores Following Freezing Weather | Smart News | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Piles of starfish, crab, mussels and lobsters collected along the North Sea coast
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Chile Announces Protections for Massive Swath of Ocean With Three New Marine Parks | Science

Chile Announces Protections for Massive Swath of Ocean With Three New Marine Parks | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

The almost 450,000 square miles encompass a stunning diversity of marine life, including hundreds of species found nowhere else
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A Winter Boom of Snowy Owls Masks a Host of Climate Threats | Science

A Winter Boom of Snowy Owls Masks a Host of Climate Threats | Science | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

Despite their seeming abundance, these far-flung raptors are in danger
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New Wave of Mini Satellites Could Boost Climate Research

New Wave of Mini Satellites Could Boost Climate Research | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it
Small, low-cost satellites may vastly improve future predictions of weather and climate change
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Extremely Rare (and Peculiar) Fish Found Off Coast of Tasmania

Extremely Rare (and Peculiar) Fish Found Off Coast of Tasmania | Environment Wildlife Conservation | Scoop.it

The new population could double the known numbers of these oddball creatures
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