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February 04, 2015

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5:34 PM | Seeing Past the Ugliness
I’ve spent much of my career restoring prairie, and I gain immense satisfaction from watching bare ground turn into beautiful prairie.  Following the lead of Bill Whitney and Prairie Plains Resource Institute, we have tried to harvest seed from as … Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Climate change divide is about group identity, not politics
Ninety-seven percent of scientific papers about climate change agree that it is human in origin. Yet the proportion of the US public that shares that belief is staggeringly low. According to one survey, it’s less than half. We were reminded just this past week that while some so-called “deniers” have come around to face the
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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves:shy by walterzone
lifeunderthewaves:shy by walterzone
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12:34 AM | Save the sashimi: rising mercury levels in Hawaiian ahi indicate a global problem
Tuna are some of the most popular fishes on Earth. Globally, more than 4.3 million tonnes of tuna are caught every year, valued at more than $5.5 billion dollars. Yellowfin tuna, the species most commonly labeled as ahi in sushi restaurants nationwide, is the preferred tuna in developed nations like the US and the UK, but the world's favorite sashimi may soon be stricken from the menu, as scientists have found that mercury levels in tuna are rising at a rate of 3.8% or […]
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12:00 AM | marinesci:swimming anemone evades leather star
marinesci:swimming anemone evades leather star

February 03, 2015

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7:19 PM | Benefits of Removing Livestock from Rangelands to Sequester Carbon
Evidence shows that livestock grazing reduces soil CO2. Moreover, domestic grazers remove plants that wildlife need, and they damage soil microorganisms that enrich and stabilize the soil and help block weed invasions. Continue reading →
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5:49 PM | David Duchovny Tackles Animal Rights, Veganism in New Book
Duchovny will be reading and signing his novel ‘Holy Cow’ at Barnes & Noble at the Grove on Feb. 18. For those outside of LA, though, the book will be available in bookstores nationwide on Feb. 3. Continue reading →
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5:45 PM | Conservationists v chainsaws: the RSPB’s battle to save an Indonesian rainforest
Despite ongoing losses to encroachment, Harapan still has a relatively large percentage of forest cover within its boundaries. Much of the surrounding forests have been completely decimated and replaced by palm plantations. Continue reading →
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4:31 PM | Eating Tilapia is Worse Than Eating Bacon – Dr Axe
There is more at stake here than human health. Animal farms concentrate animal wastes that pollute soils and nearby streams. In addition to nitrates, the wastes contain antibiotics and other drugs used to prevent disease and accelerate growth. Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Loss of pollinators could lead to a rise in disease
Amidst the buzz of concern about declining pollinator populations, it’s common to hear that bees and the like are responsible for somewhere around 30 to 40 percent of the food we eat. A study published last month in PLoS ONE provides the first rigorous test of such claims, finding that in some areas of the

February 02, 2015

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10:23 PM | Don’t Be That Guy: Reasons Not to Feed Wildlife
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7:25 PM | Using Nature’s Mycorrhizal Tool-Kit to compete with Weeds vs killing them with Glyphosate
Herbicides are destroying important portions of our ecosystems. Let’s ban them. Plants bred for resistance to herbicides encourage their use. Let’s ban them too. Continue reading →
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9:55 AM | Tawny Emperor and Comic Oakblue butterflies spotted in India after 100 years
Comic Oakblue (Arhopala comica)  and Tawny Emporer (Chitoria ulupi ulupi)Image Credit: Tshetsholo Naro/North East Network/JOTT Butterfly enthusiasts in India have enough reasons to cheer up. Recently published results of a butterfly survey in the far north east state of Nagaland reveal that two rare butterflies have been recorded from here after a long gap of 100
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