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September 21, 2014

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4:25 PM | SeaWorld is spooky
Originally posted on Freedom For Cetaceans:“Seaworld logo” by http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/park-info/~/media/F0B290707CE1407ABAEBD40276745CDE.pdf. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia. Not only does Seaworld. capture and keep dolphins in captivity. But they are also planning to ‘spook people to-death’ Like they shorten the life…
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2:34 PM | Ploys to make fur ‘respectable’ for the youth
Originally posted on FUR OUT THE CLOSET::   Barbie dolls wearing fur (picture from One Green Planet) Only 58 % of 18 to 24-year-olds in a poll believed it WRONG to use fur! I  found this dismal statistic when reading Lorraine Fisher’s article in…
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8:40 AM | mystepstofashion: Prototype of the My Army Parachute Mini...
mystepstofashion: Prototype of the My Army Parachute Mini //SS15 My girl Jen is embarking on her adventure of a lifetime. Follow her first steps to designing and creating her own kick ass fashion line. Not only am I gonna be her biggest fan, but if we can think of a badass nudibranch latin name - she’ll name a dress after it!  Suggestions in the comments, if you will… 
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12:40 AM | Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival
BBC News, June 23, 2014-▶ UN:  WORLD’S FORESTS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN WELL-BEING – WORLD’S FOREST REPORT http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27963330 EcoInternet, August 04, 2014-▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/   Mongabay, -▶ IT’S NOT JUST EXTINCTION:  MEET … Continue reading →
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12:37 AM | Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized – Vancouver Film School
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his … Continue reading →

September 20, 2014

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8:19 PM | http://planet3.org/2014/09/20/10600/
Qu’on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j’y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre. -Richelieu
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4:54 PM | TransCanada Pipeline Stomps a Rural Texas Family into Sewage Nightmare
TransCanada made small Texas landholders feel like they were trespassing on their own property while destroying their house and damaging their health, according to a story in The Texas Observer [more]
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4:41 PM | Viral Picture of the Week: Why You Shouldn't Swim in Rivers
    This picture has been popping up a lot lately, sometimes the location is Alabama, sometimes it's Tennessee (and probably some other places that I have missed), but the message is typically the same: Can you believe what's in the lake! I'm never going swimming again!     Here's the thing: this is a Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon), a very common species on the East Coast of the United
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4:18 PM | Save Marine Wildlife from Deadly Nitrogen Runoff
Target: Shawn Johnson, Director of Veterinary Science at the Marine Mammal Center Goal: Save marine wildlife from biotoxins caused by nitrogen runoff on California coasts On the coast of California, fisheries are closing and wildlife animals are at… Source: forcechange.com … Continue reading →
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4:12 PM | Talking to Kids About Rhinos
The killing of our rhinos is a tragedy that most adults have a hard time coming to grips with. So how do you explain the crisis to kids? The following books are true stories based on the lives of two … Continue reading →
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4:10 PM | Animal Rights Come Before Religion, Insists Minister As Halal & Kosher Slaughter Is Banned In Denmark
The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat. The ban came into effect on Monday, and was defended by Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen’s announcemen… Source: … Continue reading →
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3:02 PM | Join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:Join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Join In Defense of Animals (IDA) and activists from more than 116 cities on six continents for the biggest international event ever held to save Earth’s…
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8:00 AM | standavis: Manta Ray Manta ray getting cleaned by beccachan
standavis: Manta Ray Manta ray getting cleaned by beccachan
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12:00 AM | Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines
Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site...

September 19, 2014

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10:59 PM | Should pollinator research focus on regions with malnutrition?
Pollination research has focused on places like California and New Jersey, but poverty-stricken areas will be hardest hit by pollinator declines.
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6:07 PM | Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
At Slate [more]
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5:08 PM | McPherson Takedown Resonates
McPherson takes on mt taking on McPherson at Radio Ecoshock. Fireworks ensue. [more]
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3:49 PM | Boisvert Critiques Klein
The Breakthrough site has a critique of Naomi Klein by Will Boisvert that makes some compelling points, the egregious "Bishop Hill"'s enthusiasm notwithstanding. [more]
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12:00 PM | Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (September 19th, 2014)
First of all, did you catch Jonathan Hakim's awesome four-part guest post series this week about python conservation in Bangladesh? You must. Start here. Rare mussels return to Alabama and Tennessee after long absence. Chinook Salmon spotted above Giles Canyon, Washington. First time seen in Upper Elwha River in over 100 years. A must read: what is wildlife really worth to
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8:00 AM | mothernaturenetwork: Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without...
mothernaturenetwork: Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or waterFuturistic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium. Cool!
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1:04 AM | World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise
Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline by Damian Carrington theguardian.com, Thursday 18 September 2014  Jump to comments (438) ? A crowded Oshodi market in Lagos,…

September 18, 2014

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9:49 PM | McKibben’s Pitch
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSuzNSHPv6c&w=560&h=315] There’s something to be said for making the pitch look like this. But really, the enemy is ourselves, isn’t it?
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9:42 PM | Peculiar Naomi Klein Interview
Whatever you may think of Naomi Klein, it's interesting to watch how much her interviewer wishes she were interviewing somebody else. [more]
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9:32 PM | Projected Changes in Storm Tracks
Robust GCM results analyzed by Lehmann et al offer a slew of interesting conclusions in a new analysis. There's little comfort for the American Southwest in the picture. [more]
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9:01 PM | Autumn Open Thread
Anything goes. Proposed topic: What next? What comes after the New York City march in pulling together a global grass roots policy consensus? I mean, we need one, don't we? [more]
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8:45 PM | How to Look for Otters
In the first of a new series of posts about “How to Look for Mammals”, I take a look at one of our semi aquatic species, the Eurasian otter. The Eurasian otter is distributed across Europe and into Eurasia, but … Continue reading →

Reid N, Hayden B, Lundy MG, Pietravalle S, McDonald RA & Montgomery WI (2013). National Otter Survey of Ireland 2010/12, Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 76. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland, Other:

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7:24 PM | 2014 – Hottest Year Ever? In the Running
Hiatus? What hiatus? August 2014 was the warmest August on record. Three of the last 12 months have been the warmest for that calendar month, but one of them (November) was in 2013.
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7:05 PM | A New Law of Ecocide Required
Originally posted on hares on the hill:In December 2015 we want at least one of the 122 countries who are signed up to the Treaty of Rome to table an amendment, a proposed addition, a 5th international crime to…
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6:44 PM | Photo of the Week – September 18, 2014
I’m writing this from The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in north-central Nebraska, where I’m attending a prescribed fire planning workshop.  The weather up here is beautiful, and the prairies are already wearing their autumn colors.  The most conspicuous color … Continue reading →
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3:59 PM | How to Look for Mammals
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to present a workshop at the National Biodiversity Data Centre on Saturday September 13th on the art of “Tracking Ireland’s Mammals”. This was the third year this workshop was held, and over the course … Continue reading →
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