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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2014, 09:40:47 AM »
Clues to animal extinctions found on the walls of Egyptian tombs
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/09/clues-animal-extinctions-found-walls-egyptian-tombs

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« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2014, 08:48:18 AM »
Japanese Ocean-Killers Slaughtering Dolphins, Again (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/japanese-ocean-killers-sl_b_5799288.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

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« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2014, 07:29:49 PM »
Giant Manta Ray Tangled In Fishing Line Approaches Divers As If To Ask For Help
https://www.thedodo.com/giant-manta-ray-tangled-in-fis-716792720.html?utm_source=HuffPo

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« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2014, 07:37:31 PM »
Rare colossal squid thawed for examination in New Zealand
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29222666

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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2014, 07:25:16 PM »
As Global Temperatures Rise, Beloved Bird Species Are Leaving for More Suitable Locales
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-yarnold/as-global-temperatures-ri_b_5836656.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

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« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2014, 06:16:00 PM »
Global Warming Might Push Back Fall Foliage Transformations
http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/global-warming-fall-leaves-20140922

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« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2014, 06:40:57 PM »
Jane Goodall On SeaWorld, Twitter, And The Power Of Viral Animal Videos
https://www.thedodo.com/jane-goodall-animals-746406144.html?utm_source=HuffPo

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« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2014, 12:42:19 AM »
Half of world's animals have disappeared since 1970


Really should be Top Story of the year, everywhere.
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« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2014, 09:50:35 AM »
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« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2014, 11:25:46 AM »
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Species decline is very evident in birds and amphibians but we have no way of tracking decline in insects, as there's no RSPI (as far as I know). My own hunch -- based on summer car windscreen kill -- is that this decline is even more precipitous. If this is true, then it would clearly also impact insect-eating birds too - many of the species which show the steepest decline in numbers.


Britain's migrating birds are drastically declining, RSPB says
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/16/britains-migrating-birds-are-declining-in-number

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« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2014, 07:05:38 PM »
UK is breaking EU's conservation laws on porpoises
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/uk-is-breaking-eus-conservation-laws-on-porpoise

In a flurry of other infringement case announcements, the UK was given two months to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the Aberthaw power plant in Wales, while Portugal was given a court referral for inadequate waste water treatment, with a request for a €4.5m (£3.5m) lump sum fine and daily €20,000 penalty until the country complies with EU laws.

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« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2014, 11:36:27 PM »
How Wolves Change Rivers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

2013 TED talk with George Monbiot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8rZzHkpyPkc

He is speaking of lions, hyena, etc...in London what...10.000 years ago, ouahou. I saw a documentary in Mongolia showing an hypopotamus carved on a stone, I didn't believe but now, it may be true...That does mean that the earth is much much more sensible to carbon and temperature than expected....
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« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2014, 06:45:46 PM »
Only Six Northern White Rhinos Left In The World After Death At Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/suni-white-rhino_n_6014426.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

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« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2014, 01:51:42 AM »
Looking through an old hard drive from my days at the UN, I found this neat illustration of life on and under the ice:
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« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2014, 10:58:59 PM »
Will that make them polar bares?
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« Reply #76 on: November 18, 2014, 10:38:09 AM »
Wildlife crime wanted list released
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30088961

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« Reply #77 on: November 18, 2014, 02:55:14 PM »

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« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2014, 03:18:27 PM »
Wildlife suffers as Svalbard melts

Norway’s Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has experienced the sharpest rise in average temperatures in all of Europe, according to a new climate study set to be published on Thursday. Now Svalbard’s once-frozen and remote islands can expect more rain even during the middle of winter, and more troubling consequences for its wildlife.
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« Reply #80 on: November 24, 2014, 06:14:12 AM »
A new innovation to save sea animals from ghost nets.

http://innovations.oceanhub.com/new-tracker-app-comes-to-marine-animals-rescue/

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« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2014, 07:00:14 PM »
Great show on how Killer Whales are expanding their range to the Arctic.  Very bad for Narwhales and Polar Bears.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/
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« Reply #83 on: November 29, 2014, 12:48:52 PM »
Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in The Netherlands
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/11/19/1412973111.abstract?sid=ec0dc06d-bea3-4560-bf42-f0dfa92d34fc

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« Reply #85 on: December 15, 2014, 10:23:11 AM »
Northern white rhino's death leaves just five left in the world
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/15/northern-white-rhinos-death-leaves-just-five-left-in-the-world

Earth Faces Sixth 'Great Extinction' With 41 Percent Of Amphibians Set To Go The Way Of The Dodo
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-e_n_6322920.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green
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« Reply #86 on: December 17, 2014, 09:40:30 AM »
Arctic ground squirrels unlock permafrost carbon
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30456869

These stupid squirrels...pfff

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« Reply #87 on: December 19, 2014, 10:44:34 AM »
Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled the day before
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30531060

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« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2015, 10:56:07 AM »
Unusual number of UK flowers bloom
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30754443

They say according to textbooks there should be between 20 and 30 species in flower. This year there were 368 in bloom.

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« Reply #90 on: January 12, 2015, 05:43:26 PM »
The First Secure Platform for Wildlife Crime Whistleblowers
https://wildleaks.org/

Same for fishes :
http://globalfishingwatch.org/
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« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2015, 09:56:51 AM »
A Wild Answer to Climate Change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vance-g-martin/a-wild-answer-to-climate-_b_6459012.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

The message is simple: wilderness is necessary -- the more the better

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« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2015, 09:14:23 PM »
Poisoning Tibet's rabbit relatives may be a bad move
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26797-poisoning-tibets-rabbit-relatives-may-be-a-bad-move.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.VLbNhvl3_tQ

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« Reply #94 on: January 15, 2015, 09:44:30 PM »
Arctic waters could hold secret to creating life-saving drugs.
"In the past, bacteria and fungi have been the main sources for new antibiotics," Jaspars explained. "In fact, about 70% of our antibiotics still come from nature, normally from sediment samples and soil samples from land. But now, by looking at the ocean, we hope to find new life forms which give us new chemistry that might be able to treat bacterial infections."

http://us.cnn.com/2015/01/15/health/antibiotic-arctic-bacteria-pharmasea/index.html
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« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2015, 10:19:11 AM »
Climate Change Messing with Mother Nature’s Timetable
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-change-nature-schedule-18525

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« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2015, 07:28:02 PM »
The article, of course, gets it exactly upside-down.

We are massively and furiously driving most of the rest of complex life over the brink of extinction at a rate conservatively 1000 times the background extinction rate.

Try to halt an extinction?

That puts us in some kind of 'reluctant hero' position as the savior who maybe just couldn't manage to save this one species.

But really we are the ones hording life off of the planet for good.
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« Reply #99 on: January 26, 2015, 03:26:47 AM »
Auk birds adapting to the loss of glaciers.  I first saw this re-posted on the Earth Sky website.
http://glacierhub.org/2015/01/22/little-auk-upends-arctic-climate-change-models/
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