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ECO EVOLUTION TODAY - curated by Al Cannistra. A brief look into ecological and evolutionary dynamics, often the subject of opinionated debate. #SanAntonioONE    #ECOEvolutionToday   #AlCannistra
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California Vineyards Use Owls Instead of Pesticides

California Vineyards Use Owls Instead of Pesticides | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Winemakers must pay close attention to their soil, the rain, the heat, and the sunlight. But rodents like gophers and mice can wreak havoc on a vineyard. Rather than turning to rodenticides to deter pests, graduate students at Humboldt State University in California are testing a more natural approach by using owls.
Al Cannistra's insight:

perhaps - a wise decision...

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China's fresh moon rocks are younger than the Apollo samples and no one knows why | Space

China's fresh moon rocks are younger than the Apollo samples and no one knows why | Space | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
New analyses of moon rocks delivered to Earth by China's Chang'e 5 mission confirm that volcanism occurred later than previously known, but also deepen the mysteries surrounding that activity.
Al Cannistra's insight:

all rocks are not created equal...

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Is There Really a Climate Emergency? | PragerU

Is There Really a Climate Emergency? | PragerU | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The climate is the most complex system on Earth. Is it really possible to project with any precision what it will be like 20, 40, or even 100 years from now?…
Al Cannistra's insight:

might the "truth" not be in the best interest of those serving up the "news"?

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Ancient dog-size sea scorpion unearthed in China | Live Science

Ancient dog-size sea scorpion unearthed in China | Live Science | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
This is the first time that scientists have found a fossil of this type on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.
Al Cannistra's insight:

dog sized?  hmmm - if they are going THAT far back, we probably had bigger ones in Texas!

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evelyn leal's curator insight, October 20, 2:25 PM
Palaeontologists recently discovered the remains of this scorpion (Terropterus xiushanensis). This 3.3 foot-long sea scorpion prowled the seas of what is now China some 435 million years ago, using its giant, spiny arms to ensnare prey. So cool!!
Eli Lew's comment, October 22, 1:56 PM
Technology has come a along way if they were able to find evidence of a magnificent creature 435 million years ago. I wonder what kind of method they use to discover it. I think this relates to how animals at first lived in the water before evolving and adapting to land conditions.
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American bumblebee could be officially declared endangered | Live Science

American bumblebee could be officially declared endangered | Live Science | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
If the species is placed on the endangered species list, developers and farmers could incur legal liability for killing them.
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NOT good news...

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Park Crew Blankets the World’s Biggest Tree as Wildfires Approach

Park Crew Blankets the World’s Biggest Tree as Wildfires Approach | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The fires began on Thursday, September 9, and by Saturday, September 11 Sequoia National Park closed its Tulare County entrance.
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lets hope it is enough...

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Mycelium Savior: How Mushrooms Are Fighting Climate Change

Mycelium Savior: How Mushrooms Are Fighting Climate Change | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Mushrooms could provide clues to help scientists replace plastics with biodegradable alternatives. Learn how mycelium could revolutionize sustainability.
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the ultimate in recycling?

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Mother Gray Whale Lifts Her Calf Out Of The Water To Let Boaters Pet Her

Mother Gray Whale Lifts Her Calf Out Of The Water To Let Boaters Pet Her | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Click here to see the unbelievable whale encounter between a group of people on a small boat while out whale watching.
Al Cannistra's insight:

they have been part of the eco system for millennia... amazing video!

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New Carbon Removal Facility Will Capture 1 Million Tons Per Year

New Carbon Removal Facility Will Capture 1 Million Tons Per Year | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The facility will extract the equivalent carbon of 40 million trees annually from Scotland.
Al Cannistra's insight:

if it works, good for earth....   if it works, good new business investment opportunity...

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Innovative young Kenyan scientist is turning Nairobi's mountain of plastic waste into paving bric…

"Eye On Earth: The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is swimming in plastic. It produces 500 metric tonnes of plastic waste every day. Debora Patta meets a young Kenyan scientist dedicated to eradicating the pollution problem by turning plastic waste into paving bricks – both stronger and cheaper than conventional bricks."

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worth looking at...

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Genetically Engineered 'Supertrees' Capture More Carbon

Genetically Engineered 'Supertrees' Capture More Carbon | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
New, genetically engineered trees capture and store more carbon in order to combat the effects of climate change.
Al Cannistra's insight:

hopefully they get it right...

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A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall: "We're Going to Put the Trees Back"

A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall: "We're Going to Put the Trees Back" | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Dr. Goodall explores how tree planting efforts serve to both replenish our forests, as well as recruit more people into the movement to protect them.
Al Cannistra's insight:

short video with Jane Goodall - worth it.... the kids make a difference

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Deforestation Associated With Outbreaks of Disease | IE

Deforestation Associated With Outbreaks of Disease | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study has linked deforestation, forest conversion, and palm oil plantations to disease outbreaks. Read the whole story here.
Al Cannistra's insight:

wakeup call?

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Farewell to a Fish: Once Found Only in the San Marcos River, the San Marcos Gambusia Has Gone Extinct

Farewell to a Fish: Once Found Only in the San Marcos River, the San Marcos Gambusia Has Gone Extinct | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
“Philosophically, the gambusia has a right to exist,” says Thom Hardy, a professor at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University in San Marcos. “Who are we to make value judgements, to say it isn’t important because we can’t eat it?”

The fish’s extinction also highlights potentially harmful changes in the river system. On a more practical level, San Marcos gambusia ate the larvae of mosquitoes and other insects and, as part of a larger food web, were food for birds and other fish.
Al Cannistra's insight:

it is a thoughtful article, perhaps worth a couple minutes of your time...

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If You See a Zombie Tree, Call Officials Immediately —

If You See a Zombie Tree, Call Officials Immediately — | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Over the last year, experts have been warning about the signs of a zombie tree, which could fall without warning and do real damage.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Zombie trees?

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Rolls-Royce Just Flew a 747 Jumbo Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel –

Rolls-Royce Just Flew a 747 Jumbo Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel – | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce completed a successful test flight across Arizona in a Boeing 747 jumbo jet using 100 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Al Cannistra's insight:

make the planet a little safer longer...

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Polar bears could vanish by the end of the century, scientists predict | Live Science

Polar bears could vanish by the end of the century, scientists predict | Live Science | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
If the ice disappeared during the summer, many creatures that rely on it would be driven to extinction, scientists warn.
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sad...

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot is not only shrinking. Its winds are also speeding up. | Live Science

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is not only shrinking. Its winds are also speeding up. | Live Science | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A decade of Jovian storm-chasing paid off for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Al Cannistra's insight:

dang, must be climate change too

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Alarming New Research: Animals Are Rapidly 'Shapeshifting'

Alarming New Research: Animals Are Rapidly 'Shapeshifting' | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Animals are 'shapeshifting' in response to the warming climate! Not all of them can, which means climate change is putting too much pressure on them.
Al Cannistra's insight:

perhaps earth is destined to survive in spite of humanity....

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Ocean Cleanup Project's Biggest System Yet Explained

Ocean Cleanup Project's Biggest System Yet Explained | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The newly deployed Jenny is described as the initiative's first large-scale system, with a barrier that spans 2,640 feet (800 m).
Al Cannistra's insight:

monumental challenge facing mankind...

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Scientists Map Half a Billion Connections in a Tiny Piece of Mouse Brain

Scientists Map Half a Billion Connections in a Tiny Piece of Mouse Brain | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers have created the 3D wiring diagram of a cubic millimeter chunk of mouse brain the size of a grain of sand. 
Al Cannistra's insight:

"Mice brains are remarkably similar to our own." - so that is where we are in evolution...    kinda explains a lot these days...

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Pacific Northwest Ground Temperatures Hit 145 Degrees

Pacific Northwest Ground Temperatures Hit 145 Degrees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The air temperatures during the region's record heat wave were bad enough. The ground temperatures will make you want to curl into the fetal position.
Al Cannistra's insight:

maybe an update....   which cooks first, a chicken or an egg?

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NASA Tech Shows Earth Moving Like a Living Creature

NASA Tech Shows Earth Moving Like a Living Creature | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A 3D simulation of the Earth's atmosphere shows how everything is interconnected! And technology can help us understand our place in it.
Al Cannistra's insight:

“The Earth may not be alive, but it is fundamentally interconnected”

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Google Earth Shows Almost 40 Years of Climate Change | IE

Google Earth Shows Almost 40 Years of Climate Change | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The awe-inspiring 3D time-lapses provided by Google Earth are showcasing the grave effects of climate change.
Al Cannistra's insight:

probably not photoshopped...

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The 10 Hardest Fish to Catch in Freshwater

The 10 Hardest Fish to Catch in Freshwater | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
What are the hardest fish to catch in the world? Keep reading to learn about the 10 meanest fish in freshwater.
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dinner anyone?

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