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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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Oceans could return to a picture of health in just one generation

Oceans could return to a picture of health in just one generation | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A major new review calls for urgent action to restore our ailing oceans.
Al Cannistra's insight:

imagine....

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We're taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change?

We're taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems facing all life on Earth right now is human-caused climate change, but there's a problem in how we relate to it: The scale and tempo are different from the human one.
Al Cannistra's insight:

"The bigger the animal, the slower the tempo of the heart,"

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Recognizing Eco-Anxiety — What It Is and Ways You Might Be Affected

Recognizing Eco-Anxiety — What It Is and Ways You Might Be Affected | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
While there's no clinical diagnosis for eco-anxiety, more and more people are feeling the emotional effects of climate change.

Whether it's fears about rising sea level, sadness about wildfires worldwide, or just a general sense of dis-ease about the future of our planet, you aren't alone. There are things you can do to cope.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Eco-Anxiety...

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Delphine ORFILA's curator insight, January 19, 12:09 PM
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New report catalogs growing climate risks

New report catalogs growing climate risks | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
From “wet bulb” heat waves that create deadly humidity to cascading economic effects of sea level rise, a new report catalogs some of the unanticipated consequences of runaway global warming.
Al Cannistra's insight:

eerie prediction…

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The sky-high scale of global plastic production —

The sky-high scale of global plastic production — | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
To even begin to understand the size of our plastic problem, we need a little help from ships, Shakespeare, and the Roman empire.
Al Cannistra's insight:

INCREDIBLY SCARY THOUGHT - "Recognizable analogies—it's the same mass as 1 billion elephants—result in similarly large and difficult-to-comprehend quantities. That's 2,500 times the number of elephants that actually exist."

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Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day

Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
To fight climate change and deforestation, Ethiopia is turning to trees in a big way.
Al Cannistra's insight:

The country is aiming for 4 billion by October....

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Cement production makes more CO2 than all the trucks in the world

Cement production makes more CO2 than all the trucks in the world | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
But nobody is buying greener cement because it costs more.
Al Cannistra's insight:

we know we need to reduce the use of plastic - now, cement too?

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Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years

Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Long committed to the environment, Costa Rica has often been praised for making inroads on sustainability, biodiversity and other protections. The most recent headline is that Costa Rica plans to get rid of fossil fuels by 2050.
Al Cannistra's insight:

imagine - doubling the forest - maybe we can learn something....

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Why we need to stop eating fish

Why we need to stop eating fish | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The recent UN biodiversity report states that overfishing is a bigger threat to the world's ocean than plastic or acidification.
Al Cannistra's insight:

it seems there are many calls for change - but are we listening?

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5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal

5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Earth's species are now vanishing at rates unprecedented in human history. That matters for more reasons than many people realize.
Al Cannistra's insight:

diversity at ALL levels - why it matters...

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Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains

Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
fireflies
Al Cannistra's insight:

fireflies - used to see them everywhere as a kid...   sadly, no more

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The extreme effects of plastic on the world's oceans

The extreme effects of plastic on the world's oceans | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
One of the greatest threats to the world's water is plastic.
Al Cannistra's insight:

shocking photos of a planet in trouble...

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the question:  how to fix it?

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Candace Seubert's curator insight, April 1, 2019 10:27 AM
I am all for ditching straws but we also have to realize that there are so many more sources of plastic that affect ocean life.  We need to continue making these kinds of steps in the future and not just come to a plateau because we stopped using plastic straws.
 
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Costa Rica poised to become world's first fossil fuel-free country

Costa Rica poised to become world's first fossil fuel-free country | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
President Carlos Alvarado is dedicated to leading his already progressive country into an even cleaner and greener future. (Photo: Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images)
And for this, Costa Rica, a country of 5 million, deserves all the accolades thrown at it. But abolishing fossil fuels in just three short years isn't as effortless as it might appear when you consider the one area in which the ultra-progressive country isn't light-years ahead: transportation.
Al Cannistra's insight:

one to watch - and follow...

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Greenhouse gases could fall to levels not seen since WWII

Greenhouse gases could fall to levels not seen since WWII | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers are predicting a massive drop in carbon emissions this year, levels last experienced around World War II.
Al Cannistra's insight:

a lesson to be learned - and do we listen?

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The economic cost of destroying nature is astronomical

The economic cost of destroying nature is astronomical | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Turns out, we use a lot of natural processes—bees to pollinate, rivers to irrigate crops, reefs to act as flood protection. When they’re gone, it’s going to get expensive.
Al Cannistra's insight:

why worry? it is only 83 billion - a year.....   the kids will figure it out

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'Turtle Journey' film reveals the crisis in our oceans

'Turtle Journey' film reveals the crisis in our oceans | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
It's time for swift and immediate action to protect marine life from further devastation.
Al Cannistra's insight:

turtles with a message....

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Scientists: Ocean Warming at the Rate of Five A-Bombs per Second

Scientists: Ocean Warming at the Rate of Five A-Bombs per Second | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
“The Hiroshima atom-bomb exploded with an energy of about 63,000,000,000,000 Joules,” author Lijing Cheng from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said in a press release. “The amount of heat we have put in the world’s oceans in the past 25 years equals to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom-bomb explosions.”
Al Cannistra's insight:

Five A-Bombs per Second – that is a pretty bold statement – and downright scary!

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Ethiopia breaks world record by planting 350 million trees in one day | Living

Ethiopia breaks world record by planting 350 million trees in one day | Living | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The east African nation setting an example with an ambitious tree-planting campaign.
Al Cannistra's insight:

they got it done - for themselves. for the planet, for the future....

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How Dutch bus stops are helping bees

How Dutch bus stops are helping bees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Bus stops in the Dutch city of Utrecht now have gardens specifically to help the bee population.
Al Cannistra's insight:

catch a bus - save a bee...  great city ideas for roof tops....

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Dallas is getting an urban park 11 times as large as Central Park

Dallas is getting an urban park 11 times as large as Central Park | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Since the early 2000s, the Texas city has been building a 10,000-acre nature district. The latest portion, which cost $250 million, will be complete by 2021.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Go Dallas! A way to keep the green...

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'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers

'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Hundreds of hikers battle altitude sickness and frostbite as they wait in line to summit Mount Everest.
Al Cannistra's insight:

where humans go - trash follows.....

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What is plant blindness?

What is plant blindness? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Plant blindess is the "inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment," which leads to "the inability to recognize the importance of plants."
Al Cannistra's insight:

are you guilty of plant blindness?

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What would Earth look like if all the ice melted?

What would Earth look like if all the ice melted? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
See what would happen to Earth if ice continues to melt at the current rate, pushing sea level rise along with it.
Al Cannistra's insight:

it it our destiny?

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Google is ending food waste by measuring it with LeanPath

Google is ending food waste by measuring it with LeanPath | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Five years ago, Google starting measuring the quantity and value of food being tossed at its facilities. It’s still got a long way to go, but it’s an object lesson in how focusing on a problem can bring solutions.
Al Cannistra's insight:

together we can do better....

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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.
Al Cannistra's insight:

"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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