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April 23, 2014

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5:30 AM | Bat Wisdom
Bat Wisdom
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3:52 AM | loudbasstard: Loving our new up-cycled bamboo stands!...
loudbasstard: Loving our new up-cycled bamboo stands! #fortheloveofmusic www.loudbasstard.com fb: loudbasstardtm #loudbasstard #filipino #music #bamboo #wood #recycle #upcycle #cebu #cebuano #philippines #yahoo #travel #travels #manila #davao #giveproject #toms #phonestand #design #green #gopro #goodmorning #brand #global #eco #ecodesign #export #asia #america Love the basstard ethos
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3:37 AM | Watch Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark on Netflix Wednesday at 10 p.m., and tweet along with us!
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, the third installment of the amazing “Mega Shark vs.” series, is now on Netflix streaming! In 2009′s Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, a megaladon and a giant octopus were accidentally released by climate change, which led to a path of destruction around the world… until a scientific team involving Debbie Gibson […]
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12:59 AM | fordivers: Nudibranchs as you’ve never seen it before
fordivers: Nudibranchs as you’ve never seen it before

April 22, 2014

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6:37 PM | Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)
Sign the petition to urge your representatives and leaders in forest and wildlife management to act now to protect and connect wild places. See on org2.salsalabs.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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5:54 PM | Corr Syl vs. Alex Maypole
Science fiction reports possibilities.  The novel Corr Syl the Warrior introduces an Earth on which intelligence appeared long before humans. Corr Syl, Alex Maypole, and Rock, Paper, Scissors The m… See on garryrogers.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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5:40 PM | Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn
Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward… See on … Continue reading →
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5:16 PM | U. S. National Park Week: April 19–27
Celebrate National Park Week April 19th – 27th and discover the natural, historical, and cultural treasures in America’s 400+ national parks.Filed under: Nature Conservation Tagged: Nature Conservation
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3:30 PM | Illegal logging makes up 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's timber industry
Corruption, weak governance, and powerful timber barons are illegally stripping the forests of Papua New Guinea, according to a new report from the Chatham House. The policy institute finds that 70 percent of logging in Papua New Guinea is currently illegal, despite the fact that 99 percent of land is owned by local indigenous communities.
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1:00 PM | Twitter analysis shows climate skeptics shout loudest
An analysis of twitter responses to the IPCC report yields insights into who talks loudest, and to whom, about the major climate science report.
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11:58 AM | An Adjusted Aesthetic and Reflections on Portraying Change
I have long admired the work of Stephen Packard.  His book  The Tallgrass Prairie Restoration Handbook (co-authored with Cornelia Mutel), for example, is a classic among restoration practitioners.   More importantly, he observes, reflects, and shares his thoughts in ways that influence … Continue reading →
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6:46 AM | Ivory Crimes: Supply or Demand Shock?
One of the unsettled issues with the surge in elephant poaching seen after 2008/9 is explaining why it took off. The scale represents a break from the past.  It seems inexplicable in terms of what we understood the drivers of poaching were.  These were basically either affluence in consumer markets (like Asia) or poor governance in African countries.  Neither of these changed dramatically in the 2008/9 period. One popular theory advanced by some NGOs and conservationists is […]

April 21, 2014

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11:21 PM | Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 112 – The Polar Bear
“Global warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer a future threat, no longer a threat at all.  It’s our reality” Bill McKibben Global warming – Is it really a myth or an absolute reali… Garry Rogers:We might still … Continue reading →
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7:35 PM | A Study Break
Science fiction reports possibilities.  The novel Corr Syl the Warrior introduces an Earth on which intelligence appeared long before humans. A Study Break.  One morning as Corr sat at his table list… Here’s a story about the child Corr Syl. … Continue reading →
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4:28 PM | Small monkeys take over when big primates have been hunted out in the Amazon
The barbecued leg of a spider monkey might not be your idea of a sumptuous dinner, but to the Matsés or one of the fifteen tribes in voluntary isolation in Peru, it is the result of a successful hunt and a proud moment for the hunter's family. However, a spider monkey tends to have only a single infant once a year, which necessarily limits the number of adult monkeys available to subsistence hunters.
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4:15 PM | My five favorite responses to the Loch Ness Debunking.
I didn’t expect a throw-away post I made last Friday debunking an alleged image of the Loch Ness Monster to go viral, but this is the internet and these things happen. As you might expect, my inbox, social media accounts, and this website have been inundated with comments about that post, how wrong I must […]
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3:52 PM | Collecting organisms to save their species
 Dr.Prosanta Chakrabarty is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and an ichthyologist and evolutionary biologist. He is also Curator of Fishes at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science. You can learn more about him from his website www.prosanta.net and follow him on Twitter @LSU_FISH. A recent piece in Science (Minteer et al. 2014) titled “Avoiding (Re)extinction” advocated […]

April 20, 2014

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1:09 AM | Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up – Defenders of Wildlife Blog
California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in … Continue reading →
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12:59 AM | Protect Rare Bird Species from Extinction
Western yellow-billed cuckoos once lived in abundance in the Western United States. Due to the near-total destruction of their natural habitat, they now face possible extinction. Tell the government to save this species by granting it federal protection. See on … Continue reading →

April 19, 2014

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9:00 PM | Suzuki Proposes a War on Cars
David Suzuki notes "In railing against everything from bike lanes to transit spending, pundits and politicians often raise the spectre of a "war on cars." Of course, there is no war on cars — but there should be." [more]
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4:05 PM | Extended Version of Hayhoe Segment
from Years of Living Dangerously [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY1HweENTeU?list=PLmB1tUgTXBEroEQ2j55T42rXUHNrKv4cP&w=560&h=315]
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3:26 PM | Footdragging on Keystone
The State Department will delay its decision on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline until it has a clearer idea of how legal challenges to the pipeline’s route through Nebraska will be settled, State Department officials said Friday [more]
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3:14 PM | Economics and Ethics
The tension among purely economic (denumerable, rationalizable) behavior, ethical behavior, asserted or claimed behavior, and actual behavior, is more than a little interesting. An economist reflects on the question. [more]
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3:29 AM | Save the World by Not Working So Hard
Workers of the world, relax! [more]

April 18, 2014

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9:34 PM | http://planet3.org/2014/04/18/9887/
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6:11 PM | Behind of the scenes of Showtime's blockbuster series on climate change
For years climate change activists and environmentalists have been clamoring for a high-profile, high-impact TV series about climate change to make Americans more aware of an issue that will affect billions of people around the globe in coming decades. This week they finally got it when Showtime released the first episode of Years of Living Dangerously, a big-budget TV series featuring a number of Hollywood's biggest stars as reporters and corespondents.
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4:37 PM | Fun Science Friday – First Female Penis
Happy Fun Science Friday. You did not mistakenly read the title, today we bring you the discovery of the first female penis in the animal kingdom. Yoshizawa, from Hokkaido University in Japan, and his team of researchers documented this phenomenon of sexual role reversal in 4 species of rather unassuming insects in Brazil’s Peruaçu River Valley. […]
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4:04 PM | No, we didn’t find the Loch Ness Monster with Apple Maps
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a good debunking-random-monster-sighting post. The ready availability of global satellite image databases is a powerful tool for exploration and monitoring but has also led to a boom in pseudoscience “discoveries” by people not familiar with how these images are produced or just willing to suspend disbelief for their […]
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2:04 PM | Next big idea in forest conservation? Maps for the masses
Mark Mulligan makes maps for the masses. In his work on tropical forests, Mulligan uses GIS, modeling, remote sensing, and lab experiments to turn research into datasets and policy support systems, which are available online for use in development, decision-making, and education.
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12:00 PM | Which Shall Live and Which Shall Die? Conservation Triage for Birds
There’s a struggle at the core of wildlife conservation between our desire to help and our ability to help. It’s a mismatch between the seemingly unending flow of species from existence to extinction and the limited resources at our disposal for use in stopping that flow. On the one hand, we could try to spread
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