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In the Deepest Ocean Trenches, Animals Eat Plastic

In the Deepest Ocean Trenches, Animals Eat Plastic | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Alan Jamieson remembers seeing it for the first time: a small, black fiber floating in a tube of liquid. It resembled a hair, but when Jamieson examined it under a microscope, he realized that the fiber was clearly synthetic—a piece of plastic. And worryingly, his student Lauren Brooks had pulled it from the gut of a small crustacean living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean.
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"The world produces an estimated 10 tons of plastic a second" - SCARY THOUGHT!

 

How long before there is no room - on the planet?
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Open season declared on escaped farmed Atlantic salmon

Open season declared on escaped farmed Atlantic salmon | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Washington State wildlife officials urge everyone to go fishing after 4,000 to 5,000 farmed Atlantic salmon escape into Puget Sound.
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ESCAPE! they are trying to round up as many as possible to protect the native species....

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Man avenges tree's death by planting more than 100 giants throughout city

Man avenges tree's death by planting more than 100 giants throughout city | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
An arborist in Redondo beach seeks revenge for the killing of his beloved pepper tree by planting more than 100 more.
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when defense does not work....   plant!

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Global warming is making Antarctica green again, and it's stunning

Global warming is making Antarctica green again, and it's stunning | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
“If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, Antarctica will head even further back in geologic time... perhaps the peninsula will even become forested again someday, like it was during the greenhouse climates of the Cretaceous and Eocene, when the continent was ice free.”
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what lies ahead...

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Humans may have inhabited U.S. 115,000 years earlier than previously thought

Humans may have inhabited U.S. 115,000 years earlier than previously thought | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Ancient mastodon bones and stone tools found in California suggest humans arrived in U.S. 130,000 years ago.
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well THAT changes things...

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Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying

Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The tragic findings also revealed that the rest of the reef is nearly all bleached.
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dying planet?

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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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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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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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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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Watch global warming spiral out of control in this new climate visualization

Watch global warming spiral out of control in this new climate visualization | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
An innovative new climate change visualization drives home that we are approaching runaway global warming.
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it is our world - are we listening?

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10 top ecotourism destinations for 2018

10 top ecotourism destinations for 2018 | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it

These places are accessible and have a lot to offer those who define themselves as 'explorers.'
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a different vacation option for explorers - and some stunning photos...

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Meet the cecropia moth, the largest moth in North America

Meet the cecropia moth, the largest moth in North America | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
If you think it looks cool, wait till you see its caterpillars.
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cute? maybe - but a bug is a bug is a bug...

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Huge subglacial lake discovered underneath Antarctica's ice

Huge subglacial lake discovered underneath Antarctica's ice | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The hidden lake could contain species that have been isolated for tens of millions of years.
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stunning beauty...

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Scientists identify 2,370 'irreplaceable' places

Scientists identify 2,370 'irreplaceable' places | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study calculates and ranks the 'irreplaceability' of protected habitats for endangered species.
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imagine - almost 2400 unique places - that cannot be replaced!

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Latest iceberg off Newfoundland coast leaves crowds awestruck

Latest iceberg off Newfoundland coast leaves crowds awestruck | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A massive iceberg off the Newfoundland coast at Ferryland draws crowds to 'iceberg alley' for an early iceberg season.
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one seriously big ice cube...

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135 Years of Global Warming in 30 seconds

www.climatecentral.org An amazing 30-second animation from our friends at NASA, depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1800.
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concerned?  maybe you should be.....  give this 30 seconds

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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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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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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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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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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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One group's strategy for saving sharks: buy a commercial fishing license

One group's strategy for saving sharks: buy a commercial fishing license | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
An unusual move.
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brilliant !!!

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