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August 10, 2014

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4:27 AM | Do you believe this?
Originally posted on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife: Subject: Wisconsin Church Promotes Animal Abuse Event Aug. 10 – please sign the petition against it by clicking here. Contact information to call or email the event coordinator and St. Source: girrlearth.comFiled … Continue reading →
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4:26 AM | Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing in Brazil
Target: Renan Calheiros, President of the Senate of Brazil Goal: Strengthen a legislative bill aimed at banning cosmetic testing on animals In June 2014, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted in support of a bill aimed at banning cosmetic testing on… Source: … Continue reading →
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1:19 AM | Red tide bloom moves in on Florida
Red tide approaches Florida. Continue reading →
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12:00 AM | Dayum. That’s efficiency, and I thought the one guy was...
Dayum. That’s efficiency, and I thought the one guy was going to make it.

August 09, 2014

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10:41 PM | A World Without Elephants? Blame China
The planet’s elephant population is plummeting, and they may go extinct within the next 20 years, thanks in large part to China’s lust for ivory. Source: www.thedailybeast.com GR:  If we can’t protect the elephant from ourselves, light fades for all … Continue reading →
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10:17 PM | Gangs raking in thousands from the rising tide of poaching
The fact that statistics on poaching and other wildlife crime, from badger-baiting to disruption of habitats, are not being collated by police forces is a major stumbling block to tackling the crimes Continue reading →
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8:00 AM | hannabalx: princeburrito: thelovelyseas: Great Hammerhead...
hannabalx: princeburrito: thelovelyseas: Great Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna mokarran, swims over the sandy flats offshore South Bimini, Bahamas, North Atlantic Ocean by Michael Patrick O’Neill hannabalx :’-)
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12:00 AM | for-science-sake: The Sea Angel (Gymnosomata) Is a group of sea...
for-science-sake: The Sea Angel (Gymnosomata) Is a group of sea slug that grow no larger than 5cm. These obscure little creatures are found in a wide range of habitats from polar to tropical regions of the sea. 

August 08, 2014

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11:17 PM | The Burning Question – Africa Geographic Magazine
AMERICA’S ONGOING DEBATE OVER THE TRADE IN IVORY Eery tusk costs a life. That was the ominous theme of a 30-second clip shown on a public-funded billboard in Manhattan’s Times Square. It was direct, bold and all too brief. For … Continue reading →
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10:39 PM | YOU can save these rhinos – Africa Geographic Blog
Rhinos Without Borders is on a mission to move rhinos to safe havens in Botswana in order to save them from the poaching crisis and they need your help! “Three down, seven to go. 100 rhinos will be relocated to … Continue reading →
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8:21 PM | Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (August 8th, 2014)
Have you "liked" Living Alongside Wildlife on Facebook yet? Please do so now and invite your friends. Great Read: Caviar's Last Stand: how the international caviar underground ended up in the Ozarks. There's no shortage of bad news about wildlife, but meanwhile have you noticed how much wildlife there is on the East Coast? On that note, the U.S. is busy removing dams, to the benefit
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3:17 PM | Wildfires: Reality vs Stasis
Grist reports another example of a fixed budget being overwhelmed by an accelerating problem: the US national firefighting budget is nearly spent, though the wildfire season is just getting going. [more]
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3:01 PM | Is Climate Change Already Increasing Population Migration Pressure?
A retired physicist claims that a root cause of recent refugee migration is anthropogenic climate change. [more]
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2:39 PM | China Will Install More Solar This Year Than The U.S. Ever Has
China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year. “According to new numbers released by the Chinese government, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year ending … Continue reading →
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2:35 PM | Drilling Company Owner Gets 28 Months In Prison For Dumping Fracking Waste Into River
‘ Drilling Company Owner Gets 28 Months In Prison For Dumping Fracking Waste Into River ‘ The owner of a small Ohio oil and gas drilling company who ordered his employees to dump tens of thousands of gallons of fracking … Continue reading →
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12:45 PM | Photo of the Week – August 8, 2014
I usually shoot more than one composition of a scene or creature.  It’s fun to experiment, and hard to know what I’ll like best when I am reviewing images on my computer later.  Of course, having multiple choices is both … Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | How Much Logging Can Tropical Forests Withstand?
It is universally agreed in conservation circles that when forests are razed to make room for roads or agriculture, the consequences for biodiversity are dire. But there are other forms of timber harvest, like selective logging, for which the consequences are either mixed or uncertain. In selective logging, only a certain amount of timber may
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9:26 AM | Not living in an office for the first (ish) time since I was 22, and the first full two day weekend...
Not living in an office for the first (ish) time since I was 22, and the first full two day weekend...
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8:00 AM | scientificillustration: On the recent Foraminifera of Great...
scientificillustration: On the recent Foraminifera of Great Britain By William Crawford Williamson by The Ernst Mayr Library on Flickr.
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4:26 AM | Fin-Body Ratios for Smooth Dogfish – Depends on How You Slice It
The 2010 Shark Conservation Act prohibits removal of fins at sea for all sharks landed in U.S. Waters, with a glaring exception for smooth dogfish, or smoothhound sharks.  In an effort to ensure that fishermen aren’t performing the cruel practice of throwing a still-living but finless shark overboard, a fin:body ratio of 12% for smooth […]
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2:29 AM | Ocean News: Mercury Levels Rising in Surface Waters, Penguin Species Threatened by Habitat Degradation, and More
“According to a new study, mercury levels in many of the world oceans’ surface waters have tripled due to human activity. Because mercury drains into the ocean from mines, coal-fired plants, and sewage, mercury levels are higher in surface waters … Continue reading →
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2:01 AM | Wisconsin’s Sad Wildlife Saga Continues
Wisconsin without respect for wildlife. Continue reading →
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1:32 AM | What REALLY Happens Under the Big Top: Why Circuses Should Be Banned Immediately
Training animals to perform acts that are sometimes painful or that they do not understand requires whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods and other tools. Continue reading →
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12:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Sailfish chasing sardines by alexanderdawson...
lifeunderthewaves: Sailfish chasing sardines by alexanderdawson Sardine run 2013 in South Africa onboard the ocean adventurer

August 07, 2014

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11:11 PM | Ivory Connections: Poaching and civil wars
As has been widely noted, elephant poaching in Africa has risen to very high levels- and once again is, threatening many populations of elephants.  The debate over the causes has not been entirely settled.  Some have advocated that this increase is a result of surging demand in East Asia (chiefly China).  As an explanation it [...]
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4:04 PM | Megalodon: the New Evidence is a fake documentary
So was last year’s “Megalodon: the monster shark lives.”  Both Shark Week specials claim to show evidence that Carcharocles megalodon, the largest predatory shark that ever lived, is still alive. In both cases, the evidence is 100% completely and totally fake. A disclaimer from “the monster shark lives” Video evidence is CGI, images are photoshopped, and […]
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3:53 PM | Fracking’s Unlikely Opponents: German Breweries
Brewers say that contaminated groundwater would ruin a centuries-old tradition and industry. Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Do landscape corridors help invasive species?
Landscape corridors are a popular way to expand wildlife habitat. But since these connectors allow native animals and plants to travel between habitat patches, it stands to reason that they might also help exotic species invade new territory. “[T]he same principles that support corridor establishment for threatened species… suggest that corridors could simultaneously jeopardize entire
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12:30 PM | BHL Africa Report from Internet Archive's Global Director
Since it's initial organization in 2012 and launch in 2013, BHL Africa has been hard at work developing a strategy, framework, and methodology for contributing the valuable biodiversity information held within the node's participating institutions to BHL. Significant progress occurred in April and June, 2014, with the arrival and subsequent installation of Internet Archive scanning machines at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.Robert Miller presenting at National Museums of KenyaRobert […]
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12:04 PM | The Dark Side of Academia
Dr. Chris Parsons has been involved in whale and dolphin research for over two decades and has been involved in research projects in every continent except Antarctica. Dr. Parsons is an Associate Professor at George Mason University as well as the undergraduate coordinator for their environmental science program. He’s a member of the scientific committee […]
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