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Gulf Spill Photos: 9 Animal Victims—Plus 2 Survivors

Gulf Spill Photos: 9 Animal Victims—Plus 2 Survivors | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
From the pancake batfish to the manatee—see what what's happening to animals in the Gulf a year later.
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Releasing a rescued barn owl

Visit us on the Web at http://www.SanctuaryOne.org Sanctuary One is proud to serve the community as a safe release site for rescued wild barn owls. In this v...
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6 Steps to Conserve North America's Grasslands

6 Steps to Conserve North America's Grasslands | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
Ferruginous Hawk. Photo by Cliff WallisTrevor Herriot is a Regina writer and naturalist. He is currently working on a new book based on a three-day walk on a prairie road. His blog Grass Notes is at trevorherriot.blogspot.com.
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Plant Collecting on the Red Island: Madagascar

Plant Collecting on the Red Island: Madagascar | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
Over the next several weeks, botanist Lynn Gillespie and graduate student Warren Cardinal-McTeague will be exploring in Madagascar in the search for new species of climbing plants.
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Our recommendations for responsible renewable energy development in Ontario

Our recommendations for responsible renewable energy development in Ontario | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
Photo by Ted CheskeyThe Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is currently reviewing how the Province’s Crown Lands should be managed for renewable energy development including wind, solar and hydro.  Last week we submitted comments, with Ontario...
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3D Digital Atlas App Documents Human Effects on Natural World

3D Digital Atlas App Documents Human Effects on Natural World | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
A team of UK-based developers has created an interactive app that enables users to explore a trove of global data on several critical issues, including how human populations are impacting the natural world and View images Collins Mapping world...
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Plastic Waste Increasing on Remote Arctic Seabed, Cameras Reveal

Plastic Waste Increasing on Remote Arctic Seabed, Cameras Reveal | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
Deep-sea cameras deployed to monitor biodiversity on the Arctic seabed have documented a significant rise in the amount of plastic waste and other litter on the remote sea floors of the Far North, according to a new study.
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Rapid Thinning of Glaciers Seen After Collapse of Antarctic Ice Shelf

Rapid Thinning of Glaciers Seen After Collapse of Antarctic Ice Shelf | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
NASA has released satellite photos that vividly depict the precipitous thinning and retreat of two Antarctic glaciers following the disintegration of the Larsen B Ice Shelf.
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Acadian Flycatcher, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Learn how to identify Acadian Flycatcher, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. A denizen of mature deciduous forests and streamsides, the Acadian Flycatcher is usually first noticed by its explosive "peet-sah" call.
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How Fishing Gear is Killing Whales in the North Atlantic

How Fishing Gear is Killing Whales in the North Atlantic | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
Researchers have been documenting the deadly threat that fishing lines and ropes pose to large whales that become entangled in them.
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Solar Geoengineering Projects Could Be More Effective on Regional Scale

Solar Geoengineering Projects Could Be More Effective on Regional Scale | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
A new modeling study by several geoengineering experts suggests that injecting aerosols into the atmosphere to block more of the sun’s energy and reduce temperatures could be most effective when done on a region-by-region basis.
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French Panel Rejects Study That Linked GM Corn to Cancer in Rats

French Panel Rejects Study That Linked GM Corn to Cancer in Rats | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
An independent state panel in France has rejected the findings of a recent controversial study that linked genetically modified corn to cancer in rats, but the panel did recommend long-term research into the risks of genetically engineered food.
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Another omnibus bill further weakens nature protection

A second omnibus bill, C-45, was tabled yesterday by the federal government, picking up where last spring’s budget bill left off, furthering eliminating environmental protections, and removing hurdles for projects like Enbridge’s Northern Gateway...
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For Wolves on the Brink, A Hobbled Recovery Plan

For Wolves on the Brink, A Hobbled Recovery Plan | Grade 6: Biodiversity and human activities | Scoop.it
Few creatures in the United States have come as close to extinction as the Mexican wolf, which was wiped out in the U.S. by 1970.
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