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Don’t lose your lid! (the green roof argument) 2.9.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Life is changing. Now we can have a garden on our roof, but the wildlife and energy-transforming possibilities are really building up. I doubt if you’ll like some of our ideas here, but there may be some way you can imagine a green roof being of benefit and fitting in to your local landscape.
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South Africa's ancient cycad plants under threat from poachers 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Experts warn that lucrative trade in endangered varieties of the worlds oldest seed plant could lead to extinction, after 24 rare cycads stolen from Cape Town botanical gardens

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Science Graphic of the Week: Where We Should and Shouldn’t Build Roads in the Future 29.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
Humans are going to pave over 15 million miles of new roads in the next 35 years. This map shows where those roads should and should not ...
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Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened 29.8.2014 AP Washington
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon spotted frog is being protected as a threatened species....
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NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species As Threatened Due To Climate Change, Fishing And Pollution 28.8.2014 Think Progres

The decision is a "result of the most extensive rulemaking ever undertaken by NOAA," according to the agency.

The post NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species As Threatened Due To Climate Change, Fishing And Pollution appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Planet of the Insects 28.8.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
We gaze at the beauty or stand aghast at the horror of different insects. You have to admire the way in which their tiny but numerous bodies challenge successfully against larger animals as well as to help the Angiosperms to achieve their own mastery of the plant world on land.
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You’ve got Face Mites 28.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
You’ve got Face Mites
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Every living thing in the Antarctic Ocean mapped 28.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
A new atlas draws on thousands of records reaching back to the 18th century and describes more than 9000 species, ranging from microbes to ...
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A glorious, comprehensive A to Z of living birds 26.8.2014 New Scientists HIV
The World of Birds by top ornithologist Jonathan Elphick gives a colourful and in-depth insight into the splendour and diversity of the avian ...
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CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal? 26.8.2014 Think Progres

The chart's estimate for bird deaths cause by solar energy was 28,000 a year, while the estimate for coal was closer to 8 million.

The post CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Protecting the Amazon Includes Defending Indigenous Rights 25.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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Emerging California solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: California
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays -- 'streamers,' for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 AP National
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair...
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Proposed bird habitat could hurt Arizona mine 16.8.2014 Durango Herald
TUCSON, Ariz. – Conservationists say a new proposal for protected habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo in southern Arizona could impede plans for a mine in that area. Already, the proposed Rosemont copper mine south of Tucson has faced seven years of delays. The mine was dealt another setback in May, when the U.S. Fish and...
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Meet LA's wildest night stalker - it wants fresh blood 14.8.2014 New Scientist: Living World
This ferocious feline isn't stalking the savannah, as you might expect: it's prowling Malibu Creek State Park, a stone's throw from Los ...
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On a Boat, Saving a Shark, Surrounded By Government Boats That Want It Dead 13.8.2014 Esquire
The Australian government has spent $20 million trying to kill almost every shark that will take its bait. It's wildly unpopular. Between 80 and 90 percent of Australians hate the law. Blair Ranford and Laura Boute are trying to stop it themselves.
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U.S. Denies Wolverine Protection From Climate Change Because ‘We Just Don’t Know’ 13.8.2014 Think Progres

While wolverines may currently be caught up in a partisan bureaucratic hubbub, the real long-term threat is that from human activities -- especially those that cause greenhouse gas emissions.

The post U.S. Denies Wolverine Protection From Climate Change Because ‘We Just Don’t Know’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened 13.8.2014 LA Times: Environment
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving mammal's alpine habitat, had been...
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