User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
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Green turtles need help 17.4.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
How to provide for indigenous and other peoples with a rare animal as a food source and sustain their diet? (As well as make sure we don’t have another extinction on our hands). A scientific approach is required in the Caribbean, where little seems to be going well in some countries, while others conserve their fauna and flora to make large profits from tourism.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Environmental News Network
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Climate Change News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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Invasive Lionfish On The Decline In Jamaica After National Campaign To Save Reefs 14.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans. Some four years after a national campaign got started to slash numbers of the candy-striped predator with a mane of venomous spines, Jamaica's National Environment and Planning Agency is reporting a 66 percent drop in sightings of lionfish in coastal waters with depths of 75 feet (23 meters). Dayne Buddo, a Jamaican marine ecologist who focuses on marine invaders at the Caribbean island's University of the West Indies, attributes much of the local decrease in sightings to a growing appetite for their fillets. He said Sunday that Jamaican fishermen are now selling lionfish briskly at markets. In contrast, a few years ago island fishermen "didn't want to mess" with the exotic fish with spines that can deliver a very painful sting. "After learning how to handle them, the fishermen ...
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Save sagebrush, and good things happen 12.4.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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Seeds of Intimacy -- The Jane Goodall Effect 12.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
At the 92nd Street Y , I got to interview Jane Goodall on stage about her new book Seeds of Hope . Honored to be asked, a bit anxious about my role, I started cramming well beforehand. I expected Seeds of Hope to be "interesting." I didn't expect it to create a powerful shift inside me. But it did. I began by jumping around in the book, mining for nuggets that I might incorporate into my questions for Jane. But I kept getting slowed down, caught by a thread that intrigued me, and then slowed down even more to scribble in margins and memorize what I wanted -- oh so badly -- to share. Here is just a taste... That plants communicate with each other through their root systems. Why didn't I know this? They can share information. When pea plants experience water shortage, they send a chemical message through their roots warning surrounding plants to begin preparing themselves to better withstand the drought. And they do. They help each other out. Established trees serve as "mother trees" for surrounding ...
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Organic Gardening: 10 Tips to Success 11.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Dianne Venetta for GalTime.com Organic gardening is the method of gardening that utilizes only materials derived from living things, ie. all natural plant foods and pesticides. Once you know the basic tenets of this practice, organic vegetable gardening is simple. And the payoff is enormous: no toxic chemicals, no waste, better for the environment as a whole, and not to mention a crop full of natural, delicious vegetables. Remember these 10 steps and you'll have a successful crop in no time! Soil. It all begins here. Amending your soil with organic material such as composted manure or yard and kitchen scrap compost will get your dirt off to a good start. The inclusion of organic material provides a solid basis of nutrients for your plants which helps to cut down on the need for commercially made fertilizers and improves soil structure making it easier for your plant to absorb the important minerals they need. Sandy soil will not hold its moisture well. Heavy clay soil may prove too dense for healthy ...
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What If House Republicans Cared About Climate Change? (VIDEO) 11.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Have you ever envisioned an alternate reality in which the majority of House Republicans not only accepted the reality of man-made climate change but also saw it as an urgent national priority? Now you can, thanks to this mashup from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.). Even though only one of 9,136 authors of recent peer-reviewed climate articles rejects the basic idea of man-made global warming, more than half of the House's Republican caucus have made public statements questioning the existence of climate change and its human origin as a result of burning fossil fuels. In a January vote on an anti-EPA bill, all 24 Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee rejected a Democrat's proposed amendment that would have declared that Congress accepts greenhouse gas emissions are causing climate ...
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Can cacti help San Joaquin Valley farmers survive a drought? 10.4.2014 From the Blogs
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In U.S. Southwest, Climate Change To Bring Bird, Reptile Shifts 10.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose — and lose big. The U.S. Geological Survey and researchers from the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona University released a report this week that takes a closer look at some of the effects climate change is likely to have on species such as the desert tortoise and the pinyon jay. The jay stands to lose nearly one-third of its breeding range, while other birds could lose as much as 80 percent by the end of the century. On the other hand, the tortoise is the only reptile studied that isn't projected to see a decrease in suitable habitat. The researchers wanted to provide a "crystal ball" for land managers in the Southwest so they could make more informed decisions as conditions become warmer and drier and vegetation changes, said lead author Charles van Riper, a USGS ecologist in Tucson. "Everybody wants silver bullets, but this shows there are no silver ...
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8 Pets That May Actually Be Illegal In Your State 9.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
At some point in our lives, the majority of us have known the joys of caring for a beloved pet, whether it was an adorably loyal Labrador or a Jackson’s chameleon with a face only a mother could love. Considering that 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet , it’s clear the nation loves its companion animals. However, you might be surprised to learn that some common critters are actually illegal to own in certain states. In many states, seemingly harmless animals are seen as a threat to native plants, wildlife or agriculture, or as a danger to public health. Hawaii, for instance, is one of the most restrictive states when it comes to letting plant and animal species into its borders. Due to its fragile ecosystem and in an effort to protect against the propagation of invasive species, the list of banned animals is quite lengthy. According to Janelle Saneishi, a public information officer for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, most of the state's illegal species would have no natural predators in ...
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2014 Arctic Sea Ice Peak Is 5th Lowest on Record 9.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite a late-season boost from the cold weather patterns similar to those that blasted England with terrific storms in February, Arctic sea ice is still on a long-term decline, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The Arctic ice cap expands every winter and shrinks every summer, in response to changing temperatures, sunlight and weather conditions. The sea ice hit its annual peak on March 21, covering 5.76 million square miles (14.91 million square kilometers), the NSIDC reported last week. That's the fifth-lowest maximum extent since satellite record keeping started in 1979. But until mid-March, researchers monitoring the icy blanket's annual growth thought the sea ice would be even smaller this year. This winter, the Arctic ice cover was hovering significantly below long-term averages through the beginning of March, the NSIDC said. But ice pack surged toward the Barents Sea north of Norway and the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia in mid-March, driven by strong winds. The surface ...
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An Ode to Seasons for Peter Matthiessen 6.4.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Subhankar Banerjee

(r to l): Peter Matthiessen, Jim Campbell and Tom Campion. Utukok River Upland, Western Arctic, Alaska. (Subhankar Banerjee, June 2006). Do you know about Peter Matthiessen?

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