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August 07, 2014

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1:00 AM | Surfing Seal Will Make Your Day From IFLS Seals. Making me want...
Surfing Seal Will Make Your Day From IFLS Seals. Making me want to surf since 2014. 
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12:42 AM | Canadians Can’t Drink Their Water After 1.3 Billion Gallons of Mining Waste Flows into Rivers
A breach in a tailings pond from the open-pit Mount Polley copper and gold mine sent five million cubic meters (1.3 billion gallons) of slurry gushing into Hazeltine Creek in B.C. Continue reading →
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12:17 AM | NOAA: Ocean Acidification Rises, Shells Shrink
build-up of acid in waters prevents species developing their calcium shells. Alaska’s salmon stocks are also at risk as one of the main ingredients of a salmon diet are pteropods, small shell creatures. Continue reading →
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12:00 AM | thatfishkid: Day 4 of The Great Giant Sea Bass Count and we...
thatfishkid: Day 4 of The Great Giant Sea Bass Count and we found a pair of Giants at a new site for the summer! 

August 06, 2014

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11:05 PM | The Great Sunflower Project
we started this project as a way to gather information about our urban, suburban and rural bee populations and to give you the tools to learn about what is happening with the pollinators in your yard. Continue reading →
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10:39 PM | Yosemite: Wildlife threatened by shrinking snowpacks, drought, wildfires
The national park grapples with a hot, dry future.  Fires and reduced surface water are changing wildlife habitats.  Some species will not survive the changes. Source: america.aljazeera.comFiled under: Climate Change Tagged: Climate Change, Wildlife
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9:59 PM | Africa: U.S. Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking
U. S. leadership may not be enough. Animal parts are in such high demand in Asia that illegal trade will continue . Celebrity leadership is increasing and may be the only tool we have for changing cultural behavior. Continue reading →
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5:43 PM | Speak up for California’s Tricolored Blackbirds – Audubon California
Ask the Fish and Game Commission to protect our Tricolored Blackbirds Responding to an alarming drop in the rare bird’s numbers, the California Fish and Game Commission this Wednesday will consider an emergency listing of the Tricolored Blackbird under the … Continue reading →
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4:50 PM | Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret–Livestock Impacts
a very cogent and articulate argument against meat/dairy consumption. Continue reading →
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2:16 PM | Predator Derby Planned for Salmon, Idaho
The BLM is proposing to issue a special 5-year, December 15 to January 15, recreation use permit for a predator derby to take place on public lands. Up to 500 derby participants would have 3 days to kill gray wolves, coyotes, skunks, weasels, jackrabbits, raccoons, and starlings. Killers would receive points for the animals they deliver to a judging station. Please send comments to the BLM. Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | How safe is it to eat lionfish?
Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is one of the most common marine poisons in the world. There are more than fifty thousand cases reported each year, though the true number of poisonings has been estimated to be closer to five hundred thousand. Seventy percent of those who live in the Pacific islands may have been poisoned
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12:00 PM | Readers Write In: Are These Rattlesnakes (with Bonus Peruvian Snake Challenge)?
Hi David,       I have always loved animals and reptiles especially after going to a science fair where a local herpetologist brought all kinds of interesting snakes and such to show the students... Once moving to Virginia I became scared of copperheads because they can't rattle to warn you of their presence and I am an avid hiker. In living in this state a long time I never ran into any snakes
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9:10 AM | UK’s Deep Sea Mountain Life Filmed by Victoria Gill,...
UK’s Deep Sea Mountain Life Filmed by Victoria Gill, BBC Scientists have sent a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK’s three undersea mountains, known as seamounts. The Hebrides Terrace Seamount, off the west coast of Scotland, is higher than Ben Nevis, but its peak is 1,000m beneath the surface. Prof J Murray Roberts, from Heriot-Watt University, and his colleagues filmed more than 100 species on its slopes. They published their findings in the open access journal […]
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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Florescence by gabedeleon Tube Anemone...
lifeunderthewaves: Florescence by gabedeleon Tube Anemone appears to glow when highlighted by camera strobe.
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4:19 AM | Tell Seventh Generation to Stop Promoting Animal Testing
Animal testing does not protect human health or the environment from exposure to harmful chemicals. Continue reading →
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1:51 AM | Endangered Species Condoms
The world’s population now numbers more than 7 billion, and we add another 227,000 people to the planet every day. Continue reading →
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12:38 AM | Save Reservoir Animals from Intentional Water Drainage
Target: Mayor Percy Bland of Meridian, Mississippi Goal: Relocate fish and other animals that are dying because of the intentional draining of their native reservoir The city of Meridian, Mississippi has slowly begun to drain the water from a… “The … Continue reading →
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12:07 AM | Why the White House posted a video linking the California wildfires to climate change
Linking wildfire to climate change provides tangible evidence of the destructive results of climate change. Continue reading →
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12:00 AM | sciencealert: This prawn-like, deep-sea creature lives at a...
sciencealert: This prawn-like, deep-sea creature lives at a depth of 7 km and measures more than 25 cm in length. Read more and watch a video: http://bit.ly/1pL8Dbm

August 05, 2014

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5:37 PM | Sala Burning: Worst Fire in 40 Years Rages in Sweltering Sweden
Originally posted on robertscribbler:(Sala Fire on August 5, 2014 as seen in this LANCE-MODIS satellite shot. For reference the fire front in this shot is about ten miles wide, the smoke plume, two hundred miles long. Image source: LANCE-MODIS.)…
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5:15 PM | Water costs up 1,000% where half of US fruits, vegetables and nuts grow
The rising cost of vegetables and the crops fed to livestock may alter the diets of the expanded mass of poor people in the US. The real impact, however, is the drying of springs and ponds used by wildlife. Drought and human competition for water will shove many species farther toward extinction. Continue reading →
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4:48 PM | How Do You Evaluate Your Prairie?
The most challenging aspect of prairie management may be evaluating what’s happening on the land and what to do about it.  What should you focus on as you walk around a prairie?  Which plant species can tell you the most … Continue reading →
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4:02 PM | We’re Eating Pangolins Off the Face of the Earth
The single most important step to conserving these species is reducing the demand for their meat and scales in China and Vietnam. Continue reading →
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3:10 PM | England: 8/8/14 Is ‘World Cat Day’ – The BUAV Exposes Cats Born To Die In UK Labs – Watch the Footage, Please Sign the Petition – and Lots More.
There will be homes around the world where cats and kittens are lucky enough to spend their lives protected by the security of a loving family. Sadly, behind other closed doors – not of homes but of laboratories – there will also be many other cats and kittens suffering in silence. Continue reading →
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2:41 PM | How did Ebola Zaïre Get to Guinea?
The vicious Ebola outbreak that has already killed over 800 people this year was not a strain endemic to the region as initially believed. Instead the University of Edinburgh found that the strain is the same as the Ebola Zaïre found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly Zaïre. Does this mean the strain could have come from illegally-trafficked great apes instead of fruit bats as widely reported?
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1:00 PM | Just how far will urban sprawl spread?
We have been hearing for a while now about the continued explosive growth of cities around the world. According to the World Health Organization, 40 percent of the global population lived in an urban area in 1990, we crossed the 50 percent threshold by 2010, and we’ll be at 60 percent by 2030 and 70
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12:30 PM | BHL Update at the 2014 North American GBIF Meeting
The North American Regional Node Meeting of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) occurred in Ontario, Canada on July 21-22, 2014. The meeting, themed "Advancing Informatics, Engagement and Content," focused on progress updates and ongoing implementation tactics for the North American regional strategy. Discussions included the use of digital object identifiers (DOIs), collections and specimens in the GBIF context, organizational structure, and membership in both GBIF and the […]
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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Fish Photography by marinepix underwater,...
lifeunderthewaves: Fish Photography by marinepix underwater, diver, scuba, diving, fish, camera, photographer, bat, batfish, school, shoal, blue, animals, surface, silver, queuing, posing, hovering,nauticam, canon, 550D
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1:51 AM | Chinese Must Pay More for Tiger Penis, Rhino Horn, and Other Endangered Animal Products
Chinese traditional medicine and belief in deriving personal power by eating animal parts are driving forces behind poaching worldwide. Continue reading →
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12:42 AM | Divers pull fishing hook from jaws of 6ft shark
Two divers remove fish hooks from sharks. Continue reading →
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