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Monsanto Donates Money to Save the Same Butterflies They’re Killing

Written by on April 2, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Monsanto Donates Money to Save the Same Butterflies They’re Killing

Monsanto, the very company that scientists say has directly contributed to a 90% reduction in the monarch butterfly population, is now donating to ‘help save the butterflies.’

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Nature Lovers & Activists Prevail: California Marine Sanctuaries Double In Size

Written by on March 15, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Nature Lovers & Activists Prevail: California Marine Sanctuaries Double In Size

While the project had great support locally, it faced tough adversaries at the national level thanks to lobbying by the oil & gas industry, which would just love to drill nearby. But the defenders of nature prevailed, and the Obama administration finally gave the go-ahead to the expansion, which will also indirectly help protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to the south

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Brazil Arrests ‘Amazon’s Biggest Destroyer’

Written by on March 3, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Brazil Arrests ‘Amazon’s Biggest Destroyer’

Brazil accounts for nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest tropical forest. Just under 20 percent of the Brazilian Amazon has been cleared, mostly for cattle ranching. IBAMA says that Castanha’s gang was responsible for chopping down 15,000 hectares of forests over the past decade, causing $15 million in environmental damage and racking up another $30 million in fines. Castanha faces up to 46 years in prison for land grabbing, counterfeiting, illegal deforestation and money laundering.

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Could You Be a Wildlife Crimestopper?

Written by on March 2, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Could You Be a Wildlife Crimestopper?

The number of species going extinct is increasing fast, at a rate that cannot be attributed to natural causes and it is clear that there is a human foot pressing down heavily on the accelerator pedal.

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Murmurating Starlings Return to Israel + the Mathematics of Murmurations

Written by on February 3, 2015 in Wildlife with 4 Comments
Murmurating Starlings Return to Israel + the Mathematics of Murmurations

Thousands of murmurating starlings form beautiful moving dark clouds over southern Israel. Plus, SciShow’s Hank Green explains the biology and mathematics behind this beautiful phenomenon.

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Wild Dolphins Exchange Names When They Meet At Sea.

Written by on January 27, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Wild Dolphins Exchange Names When They Meet At Sea.

Dolphins make up new whistles that other dolphins then use to signal each whistle’s inventor. But what happens when dolphins meet for the first time? And what about wild dolphins–do they use “names”? Well, according to this study, the answer to both of those questions is a resounding “yes”! It turns out that when wild dolphins meet at sea, one of the first things they do is introduce themselves using their unique whistles!

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Are Mushrooms the Solution to the Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse?

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Are Mushrooms the Solution to the Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse?

Presenting at the recent Bioneers Annual Conference, Paul Stamets gave bombshell evidence that there is hope for bees, colony collapse, and our entire ecosystem. Washington State University recently completed a longevity stress test on bee populations that appears to confirm that the genes for the detoxification pathways in bees are turned on by beneficial fungi they collect from their environment. What’s more, it has been confirmed in previous testing that the red belted polypore mushroom degrades pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

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Why 90% Of Monarch Butterflies Disappeared

Written by on January 9, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Why 90% Of Monarch Butterflies Disappeared

Over the past few years, 90% of monarch butterflies have disappeared! What is causing this, and can it be reversed?

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How To Feed Wildlife For A Winter Living Healing Garden

Written by on December 22, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
How To Feed Wildlife For A Winter Living Healing Garden

All spaces can be transformed into life-giving places, breathing rooms for wildlife, spaces that nurture our health and wellbeing. f you want to feed wildlife effectively during the winter ensure you do it properly with the energy and resources that will continue until the end of winter.

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No Ocean, No Us: 3 Reasons We Should Care About the State of Our Oceans

Written by on December 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
No Ocean, No Us: 3 Reasons We Should Care About the State of Our Oceans

If you were to ask a group of people, any group, from any walk of life, if the ocean was “important” to them, they would overwhelmingly say something like “of course.” Which is fine, but then, upon looking at how the oceans are regarded as evidenced by our behaviors, a very different story begins to unfold.

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Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots

Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots

We must all become climate hawks, peace activists, conscious consumers, environmental conservationists, and advocates for renewable energy. But most important of all we must become advocates and campaigners for regenerative organic farming, ranching, and land use.

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The 6 Most Ingenious Things Humans Are Doing This Week

Written by on November 23, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
The 6 Most Ingenious Things Humans Are Doing This Week

The sheer number of people on the planet means exponentially more brainpower; so, as a species, we’re sparking many more ideas. Thanks to the digital revolution, people are busily batting ideas around the Internet, where they carom and entangle like subatomic particles.

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Scientists Find Out What’s Been Killing Millions Of Starfish

Written by on November 19, 2014 in Wildlife with 3 Comments
Scientists Find Out What’s Been Killing Millions Of Starfish

Scientists have found the cause of the biggest marine epidemic in history: the virus behind starfish wasting disease.

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Canaries in the Arctic: New Study Shows Stunning Polar Bear Decline

Written by on November 18, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Canaries in the Arctic: New Study Shows Stunning Polar Bear Decline

The dramatic drop in population, say conservationists, show that the impacts of climate change are happening now and pushing the bears towards the brink of extinction.

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Panda-monium: Giant Panda Frolics in Snow at the Toronto Zoo

Written by on November 18, 2014 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Panda-monium: Giant Panda Frolics in Snow at the Toronto Zoo

Da Mao, one of two giant pandas at Toronto Zoo, frolicked in the snow in his outdoor enclosure on November 17. Zoo cameras caught Da Mao ‘bear-bogganing.’ Perhaps he’s discovered a new winter sport?

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