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Americans are quietly preserving 56 million acres of private land

U.S. landowners voluntarily protect more land (and water) than all national parks in the lower 48 states, a new census shows.
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land is plentiful - but not endless....  

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California is cracking down on cow farts

California is cracking down on cow farts | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Cutting the cheese can be bad for the climate, so California is adopting new regulations to curb methane emissions from dairy cows and other livestock.
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The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.
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what to do now?

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Massive Spider That's The Size Of A Lap Dog

People Are Freaking Out Over This Massive Spider That's The Size Of A Lap Dog | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Her rescuers named her Charlotte.
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imagine waking up to to this on your bed... i wonder if they make good pets

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Here's why the new agreement on 'super greenhouse gases' is a huge deal

Here's why the new agreement on 'super greenhouse gases' is a huge deal | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The new agreement on HFCs could prevent a significant amount of global warming during most of our lifetimes.
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Each little bit helps....

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5 Reasons Tardigrades Will Outlast Us All

5 Reasons Tardigrades Will Outlast Us All | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Tardigrades are the ultimate survivors. They've overcome the vacuum of space and flirted with absolute zero. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now.
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cute - I guess

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You don't even want to know what's in your dust

There’s a party going on in your household dust, and it’s 9,000 microbes strong and may include phthalates, phenols and other chemicals, researchers find.
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imagine - the human race has survived!

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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The scariest thing about praying mantis is that their closet relatives are cockroaches and termites.

Praying mantis is the most kept insect as a pet.
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pet mantis? 

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Taking advantage of melting sea ice, luxury cruise ship sets sail for Northwest Passage

Taking advantage of melting sea ice, luxury cruise ship sets sail for Northwest Passage | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
History is being made on Tuesday in Arctic waters, as the largest vessel ever to attempt to transit the famed Northwest Passage is setting sail. 
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let's hope they don't broadcast the movie "Titanic" on closed circuit television during this cruise....  and, i hope the passage does not contribute to further melting of the ice.

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Researchers on the hunt for adorable rodent thought extinct for 113 years

The Santa Marta Toro, assumed for a century to be long gone, is now the subject of a new investigation.
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and they thought they could hide :-)

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Can a flower help cities reduce air pollution?

Researchers at Wageningen University in The Netherlands are testing a new approach to fighting smog in urban environments: Honeysuckle.
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a natural solution!

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The majestic tiger is in trouble, and it's up to us to help

The majestic tiger is in trouble, and it's up to us to help | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
We've joined forces with the International Fund for American Welfare to raise awareness for tigers everywhere.
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we should not lose them....

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These four major cities want to ban diesel vehicles

These four major cities want to ban diesel vehicles | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens all plan to do away with diesel cars by 2025.
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I did not know - but time to go....

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With Ice Growing at Both Poles, Global Warming Theories Implode

With Ice Growing at Both Poles, Global Warming Theories Implode | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
In the Southern Hemisphere, sea-ice levels just smashed through the previous record highs across Antarctica, where there is now more ice than at any point since records began. In the Arctic, where …
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and next?

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World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact
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catastrophic....

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NASA is growing a Martian garden to prepare for life on Mars

The space agency is using volcanic soil from Hawaii to try to understand what vegetables may thrive on the red planet.
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Martian salad anyone?

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Trash-devouring 'sharks' patrol the Port of Rotterdam

The car-sized aquatic drones gobble up trash, not chum.
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like a roomba for water - sorta.....

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5 solar-powered buildings that will forever change architecture

From Apple's Spaceship HQ to GE's Boston campus, these solar-integrated designs are raising the bar.
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like looking at the future....

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The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Experts say humanity’s impact on Earth now so profound that the Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear bomb tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken
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a new dawn....   where will it take us?

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13 natural remedies for the ant invasion

Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem.
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pesky critters !

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Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere

Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it

The evolution of the first land plants including mosses may explain a long-standing mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere became enriched with oxygen, according to an international study led by the University of Exeter.


Via NERC Press Office
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in the beginning...

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The research was funded by NERC, the Leverhulme Trust, a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, and the VILLUM Foundation.

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Grand Canyon: Proof that Nature Rocks! (35 Pics)

Grand Canyon: Proof that Nature Rocks! (35 Pics) | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
No matter how many times you gaze at the gorgeous Grand Canyon in Arizona, it will look slightly different depending upon the play of sunlight and shadows on the mutlicolored rock walls. Being 277 …
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stunning photos

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How to protect the world's largest living thing? Build it a border wall

Pando, the world's largest living thing, is dying. But conservationists have found an unexpected way to protect it.
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build the wall.......

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