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White-nose syndrome has killed up to 6.7 million bats - Pesticides Weaken Immune Systems

White-nose syndrome has killed up to  6.7 million bats - Pesticides Weaken Immune Systems | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it

Summit Citizen, January 18, 2013

▶  Outbreak may be the worst wildlife epidemic in North America's recorded history. Federal biologists this week upped their estimates of bat deaths from white-nose syndrome... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/18/white-nose-syndrome-has-killed-up-to-6-7-million-bats/

 

Treehugger, January 18, 2012
▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS: SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS DEAD FROM DISEASE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-estimate-67-million-bats-dead-fast-spreading-disease.html

 

Summit Voice, July 21, 2013
▶  PESTICIDES MAY BE AT THE ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf
                           ▶  SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT ▶ 

           BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                          http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

 

BATS AS EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL
Huffington Post Green, April 13, 2011
▶  BAT DISEASE, WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, MAY INCREASE, NOT DECREASE,  U.S. FARM PESTICIDE USE: STUDY -

A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.

Bats save American farmers at least $3.7 billion a year in pest-control costs by eating insects that feed on crops, a benefit that could be in jeopardy as a disease that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast spreads to the Midwest, the researchers said in a paper published in the April 1 edition of the journal Science. They and others fear the disease could eventually affect fruit- and vegetable-growing areas in the West as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bat-disease-pesticides_n_848556.html

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 

 

▶  IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://ow.ly/e5RYJ

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

 

▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS - EVEN PESKY ONES: PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

 

 

Science Daily, October 25, 2013
▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

 

 

▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

 

▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BATS AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

New York Times, January 23, 2012
▶  STUDY FINDS MERCURY MOVES UP FOOD CHAIN TO BIRDS AND BATS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/study-finds-mercury-in-more-northeastern-bird-species.html?_r=3&

 

▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/666xPN

 

                                                        WATCH

         ▶    "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH" ▶ 

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
▶  NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS PESTICIDE THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ▶    FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE ▶ 

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/

 

 

▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

 

▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

 

Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2013

▶  BATS AND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=9651

 

 

 

 

 


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Romance novel set on Santorini, Greece - TripFiction

Romance novel set on Santorini, Greece - TripFiction | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Anita Hughes is very good at bringing a romantic world to life where men are men and women are indulged and cosseted – a touch of 1950s glamour, set in present day, where cocktails and fashion are integral to the high flying society she brings to life in her novels. There is sumptuous food of the locality, robes galore and handsome men to keep your interest as she sets her story against a beautiful backdrop.

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Two thirds of the world’s vertebrate wildlife could be gone by 2020, report warns

Two thirds of the world’s vertebrate wildlife could be gone by 2020, report warns | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Much of the problem has to do with a fast-growing human population.
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Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

Don’t get stuck in your current ways of thinking.
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Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 8, 2016 12:38 PM

Children have it easy. Less to unlearn.

Getting rid of non serving beliefs is essential to grow ( and have fun)

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 8, 2016 3:31 PM
How easy is it to unlearn? I think the first step is recognising that you need to!
Ian Berry's curator insight, November 11, 2016 12:53 AM
Like the 3 phases of unlearning particularly - "First, you have to recognize that the old mental model is no longer relevant or effective."
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5 Daily Habits of 5 Incredibly Successful People (Including 2 Billionaires)

Mark Cuban, Venus Williams, Jack Welch, Kirk Hammett, and Roger Penske all do at least one thing consistently--and have the results to show for it.
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Anita's curator insight, November 9, 2016 4:40 PM
What is one thing you do that makes you successful in your life?
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All great points for leaders to focus on daily.

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Nations push to protect Antarctica's 'last ocean' - BBC News

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Campaigners believe a long-standing proposal to establish a vast marine protected area (MPA) in the waters around Antarctica will be accepted this week.
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Almost 100,000 Reindeer Starved to Death in Arctic Circle

Almost 100,000 Reindeer Starved to Death in Arctic Circle | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Almost 100,000 reindeer starved to death between 2006 and 2013 along the Arctic Circle in Russia. Scientists have linked this tragic event to unpredictable weather patterns caused by global warming. In 2006, 20,000 reindeer perished, and in 2013, 61,000 reindeer froze to death.
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8 Harsh Truths That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Success isn't always easy--but learning these lessons now will propel you to the top.
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What is the reality of becoming a successful entrepreneur?
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Your thoughts?

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Thesmophoria: An #Ancient #Greek #Thanksgiving Celebration | USA.

Thesmophoria: An #Ancient #Greek #Thanksgiving Celebration | USA. | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Thesmophoria: An Ancient Greek Thanksgiving Celebration
For thousands of years festivals for giving thanks have been taking place in many locations around the world. In ancient Greece when the underworld god Hades abducted the young maiden Persephone, her mother Demeter wouldn’t feed the world, and winter came upon the land. When Persephone was restored an elated Demeter gave the gift of agriculture to mankind.

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West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.
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Photo of World’s Most Endangered Porpoise Shows the Downside of Our Appetite for Fish

Photo of World’s Most Endangered Porpoise Shows the Downside of Our Appetite for Fish | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Renowned conservation photographer Paul Hilton recently highlighted the precarious status of vaquitas by sharing a picture of one of these endangered animals on his Instagram page.
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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

You need both to manage complexity.

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How high is your CQ?
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France bans all ivory and rhino horn trade

France bans all ivory and rhino horn trade | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
France issues a total ban on ivory and rhino horn trading regardless of when it was procured
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Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's larges
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A 23-Minute Morning Ritual That Will Transform Your Whole Day

A 23-Minute Morning Ritual That Will Transform Your Whole Day | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.
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Anita's curator insight, November 2, 2016 3:01 PM
Interesting ideas and good advice.
Deborah Ben's curator insight, November 13, 2016 9:28 AM
Interesting ideas and good advice.
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6 Sea Creatures Impacted by Marine Debris

6 Sea Creatures Impacted by Marine Debris | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Some of the common victims of marine debris include turtles, coral, dolphins, sharks, seabirds, and whales. Learn about the impacts of marine debris.
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5 Things 3-D Printing Is Still Missing

What must happen for 3-D printing to
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If a 3-D printer was accessible and affording, how would you use it?
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 30, 2017 2:18 PM
Affordability..maybe through CRA
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Please take the pledge not to purchase Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers and profiting off the blood of the innocent.

Please take the pledge not to purchase Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers and profiting off the blood of the innocent. | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Recently, I became aware that Under Armour supports and endorses individuals that kill animals for trophy through a social media site #uahunt. This site is where all trophy killers go to brag, post pictures of their latest victims, congratulate one another and share in the glory. As I scrolle
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Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it

The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

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Yet Another Important Underwater Ecosystem Could Soon Be Wiped Out

Yet Another Important Underwater Ecosystem Could Soon Be Wiped Out | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Another ocean ecosystem bites the dust.
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Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?
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Ready to unlock your "superpowers"?
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CSI for the Sea: How Scientists Use DNA to Spy on Whales and Find 'Extinct' Fish

CSI for the Sea: How Scientists Use DNA to Spy on Whales and Find 'Extinct' Fish | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
'Environmental DNA' can help scientists identify potentially thousands of species from a single liter of water.
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National Trails Calendar 2017

National Trails Calendar 2017 | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in England and Wales. There are 15 National Trails. Walkers can enjoy them all, cyclists and horse riders can enjoy the Pennine Bridleway and the South Downs Way, as well as sections of the other Trails. In total, England and Wales have around 2,500 miles of National Trail.
The England Coast Path will be the newest (and longest) National Trail when it is complete in 2020. The first few sections are now open and more will be opening over the next few months.
For the first time National Trails have produced a calendar and I am pleased to say that two of my photos have been included.
May is shown below and features Elegug Stacks on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. They are two pillars of limestone, a geographical feature caused naturally by the sea eroding weaknesses in the rock. They stand in the sea and are inaccessible from land – not least when the Ministry of Defence has closed off the nearby area to test tanks!
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way for 186 miles along the most breathtaking coastline in Britain. It covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.



September features the cliffs at Hunstanton on the Norfolk Coast Path. They show an amazing slice of Britain's history and originate from just after the Jurassic period. This makes them 100 million years old and some of the oldest rocks visible in East Anglia.
The path takes you through fantastic scenery including a Roman Road, the unique Brecks, low cliffs and extensive sandy beaches and dunes and offers something for everyone from a gentle stroll to a 93 mile.



The calendar can be purchased for only £7.99 from the National Trails Shop along with many other items which will make ideal gifts at anytime of year as well as for Christmas

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Carvings found in Maya tomb may hold secrets of the Snake Dynasty

Carvings found in Maya tomb may hold secrets of the Snake Dynasty | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered an unusually large tomb at the ancient Maya city of Xunantunich in western Belize, where they found the skeleton of a 20-30-year-old man and three hieroglyphic panels.

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Carvings found in Maya tomb may hold secrets of the Snake Dynasty
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The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
And how to fix them.
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Anita's curator insight, August 21, 2016 7:42 AM
Five practical ways to stay focused at work.
Bryan Worn's curator insight, August 22, 2016 4:56 AM

Some simple effective advice to regain focus (and control of your day)

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Coral reefs in East Pacific are 'isolated' from the rest of the ocean

Coral reefs in East Pacific are 'isolated' from the rest of the ocean | KNOWING............. | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Bristol have found that larvae produced by coral in the central Pacific are unable to cross the vast expanse of open ocean to reach those on the west coast of the US.
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