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

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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wakeup call?

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Lightning Strikes May Have Kick-Started Life on Earth | IE

Lightning Strikes May Have Kick-Started Life on Earth | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Understanding lightning strikes' role could have implications in the search for life beyond our planet. Read the whole story here.
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and we thought the spark created by rubbing 2 stickes together and starting a fire was a big deal...

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The Mantis Shrimp Will Change How You See (Literally) | IE

The Mantis Shrimp Will Change How You See (Literally) | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Mantis shrimp eyes may be coming to your smartphone! Check out why human eyesight is lacking.
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viewing the world through another set of eyes is not a bad thing to do...

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If You Live Here, Prepare for a Cicada Infestation Expert Warns

If You Live Here, Prepare for a Cicada Infestation Expert Warns | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The reemergence of cicadas that happens every 17 years is occurring in spring 2021 in 15 states, with Maryland as its epicenter.
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"You Can't Kill This Bug, Even If You Run Over It With Your Car." - YIKES!

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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.
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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.
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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).
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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. 
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"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.
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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.
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“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.
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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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First-Ever Plant to Recycle All Forms of Plastic Is In Construction | IE

First-Ever Plant to Recycle All Forms of Plastic Is In Construction | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The world’s first commercial-scale plant will be able to process 80,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. Learn all about it here.
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let's hope this is just the beginning...

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'Dancing' Ultraviolet Light Show Helps Plants Grow Faster | IE

'Dancing' Ultraviolet Light Show Helps Plants Grow Faster | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
In a blend of art and science, a Dutch designer has invented an ultraviolet light technology that helps plants grow faster. Read it here.
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the story is quite interesting - but the vide is stunning....

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Space Hurricane Observed for the First Time | IE

Space Hurricane Observed for the First Time | IE | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists discovered a twirling space hurricane in Earth's upper atmosphere. Read all about it here.
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certainly not your "normal" hurricane

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