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August 04, 2014

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5:41 PM | White House OKs Underwater Seismic Surveying
It is ludicrous that fossil fuel prospecting is given priority over marine life. Continue reading →
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4:53 PM | Where have all the big animals gone? Indian park devoid of many species, further threatened by forest loss
Namdapha National Park is part of the Indo-Myanmar biodiversity hotspot. However, locating many species in the park is becoming increasingly difficult, the region has lost thousands of hectares of forest in the past decade, and studies project the situation may simply worsen in the coming years.
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4:08 PM | US Fish and Wildlife Service Ending Neonic and GMO Use in Most National Wildlife Refuges
The US Fish and Wildlife Service will terminate use of Neonics and GMOs in most wildlife refuges by 2016. Let’s hope this is the start of a change across the US Department of the Interior, the largest manager of US public lands. It will be a struggle; Bayer, Monsanto, Syngenta, and the other large producers of pesticides and/or GMOs will oppose the change with millions of dollars spent on politicians and leaders of the Interior Department’s nine bureaus. Continue reading →
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11:49 AM | Emergence of Life in a Wetland
After many years of wanting to, we finally installed some solar-powered pumps and livestock water tanks in our family prairie.  (Thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Nebraska Game and Parks for providing cost-share money!)  Those two water … Continue reading →
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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Around by TommiKokkola Featherstar at...
lifeunderthewaves: Around by TommiKokkola Featherstar at Tubbataha reefs national park, Philippines
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7:00 AM | shelbysbutt: aanubis: ungrammaticholiday: yggdrasilly: christ...
shelbysbutt: aanubis: ungrammaticholiday: yggdrasilly: christmasblogger: Penguin falls down resulting in best sound ever [x] oh my god NOOOOOOO they all gasped like OHHH IM CRYING IM PHYSICALLY CRYING HE FALLS AND THERE ALL LIKE WHAAAAWHOA U OK BRO AND HE GETS UP LIKE *SIGH* YEAH ITS FINE
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6:13 AM | Wisconsin: A Sadist’s Paradise
Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:It’s not just wildlife that some in Wisconsin like to torture. There are many people in the United States and world that have a fluffy and distorted perception when it comes to the…
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4:55 AM | Hallmark is selling ivory….as a perfect 14th anniversary present
Hallmark is promoting IVORY as a 14th wedding anniversary gift on their website and posting this blatant falsehood: “Many pieces of beautiful jewelry showcase ivory shed naturally from animals. Look online for options. Continue reading →
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2:43 AM | Is There a Current or Imminent Global Food Shortage?
While environmental change may crimp food production, that has little to do with current food shortages, We're currently overproducing food crops and throwing them away on our habit of raising animal flesh in the cruelest and most efficient possible way, Globalization means that in the end, your food dollar competes with the food penny of the desperately poor. Your revealed preference in the marketplace is to eat large amounts of meat and dairy products and starve five poor people rather than […]
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2:19 AM | Why Killing Wildlife Is Very Bad For Our Health
More threats of diseases for humans as wildlife hosts die. Continue reading →
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2:13 AM | vambrace: VAMBRACE’S SUPER SQUID SQUAD SQUIVEAWAY!! You may...
vambrace: VAMBRACE’S SUPER SQUID SQUAD SQUIVEAWAY!! You may have seen these delightful squid pillows before and thought, “I sure would like one of those, but I have no money!” Well I have good news for you! You can win a FREE or DISCOUNTED squid! How you ask? Let me give you some details! WHAT: There are three prize packages available! GRAND PRIZE: One person will win the one-and-only Hodge Q. Podge (picture 1), made from the quilt I fashioned out of leftovers from […]
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2:13 AM | vambrace: Hey there! So, you may have seen these body pillows...
vambrace: Hey there! So, you may have seen these body pillows around. You may have thought, “Wow, I sure want one of those.” Well good news! I take commissions for these cuddly lil nuggets! THE SQUIDS: Each squid is handmade with love from fleece, cotton, and felt, and stuffed with hypoallergenic 100% polyester filling. SIZES: Two sizes are available: an 8-foot body pillow, and a 4-foot cuddle buddy or travel pillow. COLORS: I can find just about any color, within reason. I am […]
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1:25 AM | rhamphotheca: First Video of Living and Enormous Deep Sea...
rhamphotheca: First Video of Living and Enormous Deep Sea Crustacean Well, enormous for an Amphipod… by Sandrine Ceurstemont Living in one of the Earth’s deepest ocean trenches, the world’s largest species of amphipod has so far managed to avoid the videos of the paparazzi. But during an expedition to the Kermadec trench off the coast of New Zealand in April, Alan Jamieson from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and his colleagues filmed a living Alicella gigantean for the […]
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1:16 AM | Plant Trees, Save Lives
Of course, in the Southwest we can't plant more trees because the supply of water is dwindling. Over the past year, I've had to turn six large native cottonwood trees into wildlife woodpiles. Cottonwoods are phreatophytes whose roots draw on groundwater. If nearby wells withdraw so much groundwater that the water level sinks below the reach of the roots, the trees will die. The demand for groundwater where I live is growing along with the local population. More trees are dying and will […]

August 03, 2014

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11:17 PM | Looking for spiders
Winter isn’t the optimal time to be looking for creepy-crawlies in New Zealand.  Even though expectations were low, I still wanted to try fine-tuning my nocturnal photography macro-rig.  The problem seems to be finding some way to mount the small video light I have, along the central axis of the macro lens.  This time I [...]
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11:11 PM | http://planet3.org/2014/08/03/10182/
We are plagued by grumpy nostalgists — mystics on both wings who preach hostility to science & technology and yearn for the past. Our only route is forward. The answer to the problems generated by science is… more science. Open science, innovative, reciprocally critical & transparent, searching for positive sum games, able to detect potential errors. [more]
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11:10 PM | Following ‘Rim Fire,’ what should be done with the trees left behind?
Logging burned forests is a destructive process that reduces watershed values and slows recovery. Continue reading →
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10:27 PM | Tidepool sea anemones
Tidepool living has to be tough. Each day cycles through wet, cold and sheltered to dry, warm and exposed, then repeats. Last week I spent some time photographing and exploring tidepools during morning low tides. Amazing what’s there, and the closer you look, the more there is to … Continue reading →
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9:16 PM | Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests | BirdLife
RT @CommunityCEPF: Tanzanian conservationists propose ways of protecting #biodiversity in the @Data_EACF, http://t.co/8Glq2VUaqp @BirdLife_… Source: www.birdlife.orgFiled under: Nature Conservation
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9:16 PM | Commend Organizations for Rescuing Animals From Puppy Mill
Target: Quebec Agriculture Ministry and other organizations Goal: Praise organizations for rescuing animals from deplorable conditions at puppy mill Quebec agriculture officials have recently discovered one of the largest puppy mills in the… Source: forcechange.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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6:51 PM | 350 New Bird Species; More Than 25% Threatened
From Birdlife One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar More than 350 newly recognised bird species have been assessed by BirdLife International for the first time on behalf of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Source: … Continue reading →
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5:48 PM | Sign the Animal Bill of Rights
Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to show Congress that there is popular support for legislation that protects animals and recognizes that, like all sentient beings, animals are entitled to basic legal rights in our society. Continue reading →
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5:40 AM | North American waterfowl are newest casualty of California’s drought – The Sacramento Bee
“California wildlife officials are asking the public to help watch for sick waterfowl that may be suffering because of the drought. Avian botulism is more likely to spread when birds cluster in small pockets of water. Already, hundreds of dead … Continue reading →
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3:26 AM | Animal Cruelty No Contest Plea from CA Livestock Auction Owner
This conviction should serve as a warning to auctions across the state and the country that animal abuse will not be tolerated Continue reading →
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3:19 AM | New Lawsuit To Protect Richardson Grove Redwoods
News release from EPIC, WildCalifornia:  Following two previously successful federal and state court legal actions, conservation groups and local residents filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging Caltrans’ renewed approval of a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient … Continue reading →
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3:14 AM | Ban Cruel Wildlife Traps
Traps often catch household pets and other animals that were not the targets. Continue reading →
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3:09 AM | Gila National Forest Plan Allows 3,000 Miles for Off-road Vehicles
Off-road vehicles disturb wildlife and damage habitats. According to RoadFree.org, keeping wild areas free of roads is a remarkably cost-efficient way of protecting biodiversity. Source: garryrogers.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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3:09 AM | Washington Fish & Wildlife Rejects Nonlethal Wolf Management
Historical ties to special interests that harvest the land’s resources influence government wildlife agencies. The agencies are resisting the shift to preservation rather than harvest. Like the … Source: garryrogers.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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3:08 AM | California wake-up call: Extreme drought will lead to migration exit and real estate collapse – NaturalNews.com
Reblogged on WordPress.com Source: garryrogers.comFiled under: Nature Conservation

August 02, 2014

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3:35 PM | The American crocodile on the brink of extinction
Unfortunately, not every country where the American crocodile species is found has the ability or desire to fully protect the species from poaching. Continue reading →
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