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Golf courses across U.S. step up to save monarch butterflies

Golf courses across U.S. step up to save monarch butterflies | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Monarchs in the Rough hopes to establish 500 butterfly habitats at various golf courses.
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you can help too - the right plants....

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San Antonio looking for places to add more trees

San Antonio looking for places to add more trees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A pool of money started by San Antonio more than 20 years ago to address the loss of trees that are cut down for new development has grown substantially in recent years, city officials say. Under a 1997 ordinance enforced by the Development Services Department, developers either preserve trees, replace them on-site or pay fees aimed at providing shade canopy where it is needed elsewhere in the city. Although amounts paid into the fund var
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we all know why trees are so important - really glad to see San Antonio looking for a way to plant more....

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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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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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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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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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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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This vineyard puts 800 happy ducks to work every day

This vineyard puts 800 happy ducks to work every day | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A wine estate employs hundreds of ducks as daily pest control specialists, to the delight of visitors.
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Good for the world - and always good to keep your ducks in a row  (OK - could not resist that)... I meant keeping your ducks happy is a good thing - I think

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Termites build castles for fungus and other weird things you don't know

Termites build castles for fungus and other weird things you don't know | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
We think of termites as pests, but some are responsible for creating elaborate above-ground mounds that are nothing short of fine art.
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must be bug day

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9 incredibly cute bugs

9 incredibly cute bugs | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Insects have varying levels of adorableness. Here are the cutest ones we could find.
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it's personal - bugs and cute do not belong in the same sentence!

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How To Grow Full Size Fruit In Small Spaces With Bonsai Trees

How To Grow Full Size Fruit In Small Spaces With Bonsai Trees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Bon sai is an art that has been practiced in Asia for many centuries. It isn’t genetically altered to make it smaller. Bonsai trees are grown from the same seeds as trees that grow to full size. They are grown in small containers and trimmed and trained so that they remain small and elegant. In this ancient technique, you typically grow the tree outdoors where it can experience the same growing conditions as a regular tree of the same species bearing full sized fruits in a fraction of the area...
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I have not seen things like this before - fruit on a bonsai....

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Backyard Birds: Meet Some Clever and Curious Jays

Backyard Birds: Meet Some Clever and Curious Jays | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Boisterous jays provide plenty of backyard bird-watching in winter. Here’s how to identify all the varieties and welcome them into your yard
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wish there were more around....

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'Unicorn' DNA has been collected and analyzed for the first time

'Unicorn' DNA has been collected and analyzed for the first time | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Elasmotherium sibiricum, the so-called 'Siberian unicorn,' is not as closely related to modern rhinos as once thought.
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this is NOT what i thought unicorns looked like...

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Tomatoes tasted much better 100 years ago. Can their flavor be restored?

Tomatoes tasted much better 100 years ago. Can their flavor be restored? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Florida and beyond analyze how tomato flavors have changed over time.
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probably because science "fixed" them....   heck, they tasted better 25 years ago  (I was not around 100 years ago!)

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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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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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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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10 Most Terrifying Creatures That Once Lived On The Earth

10 Most Terrifying Creatures That Once Lived On The Earth | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The animal kingdom has always surprised us with some pretty formidable creatures but these extinct animals are something out of our worst nightmares.
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I dunno - he looks kinda cute....

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Why one Vermont town is un-paving roads instead of repairing potholes

Why one Vermont town is un-paving roads instead of repairing potholes | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
With little money to repave aging asphalt, Montpelier embraces the countrified charm of dirt and gravel roads.
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interesting - but can is spread across the nation?

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Want to fight crime in the city? Plant a tree

Want to fight crime in the city? Plant a tree | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Urban green space doesn't just look good, new research shows it might also be an effective way to deter crime.
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i like trees...  interesting purpose

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Lawn care giant announces plan to phase out bee-harming pesticides

Lawn care giant announces plan to phase out bee-harming pesticides | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Ortho's decision to nix neonicotinoids is an important one.
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it would be about time!

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When Given Colored Construction Paper, Wasps Build Rainbow Colored Nests

When Given Colored Construction Paper, Wasps Build Rainbow Colored Nests | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
It's unnerving to discover a wasp's nest dangling outside your house, but perhaps it would be a tad less so with the help of biology student Mattia Menchetti who cleverly realized he could give colored construction paper to a colony of European paper wasps. By gradually providing diffe
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interesting decorating possibilities....

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10 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Rescue Dog - DogBuddy Blog

10 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Rescue Dog - DogBuddy Blog | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
If you've decided you're ready to become a pup parent, but are confused where to get a dog from, then we always recommend you save a rescue dog. Here's why.
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one little step in saving someone's world - just be sure you are a good parent.....

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