1. Bio Blitz Preliminary Footage


    from Kent Martin / Added

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    The first “Bio Blitz” on record happened in 1996 at an aquatic park in Washington, D.C. Since the first Bio Blitz the idea has spread around the world. Bio blitzes are intense periods of biological research in an attempt to record all the living organisms, including plants, animals, insects, fungi and mushrooms within a designated area. The bio blitzes organized by the New Brunswick Museum have taken the idea of a period of intensive study to a whole other level. Instead of one day, they last for two weeks, and include not only legends from the science community, but graduate students, artists and committed amateur naturalists. This work is essential for us to know where we are going on this earth. www.unceasingplay.ca

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    • Preserve Our Islands May 2009 Update


      from Dan Schueler / Added

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      Preserve Our Islands held a session at Chautauqua Elementary to update members of the Vashon/Maury Community on their fight against the Glacier Corporation. Glacier is trying to create the nation's largest sand and gravel strip-mine on Maury Island and POI is fighting them on several fronts.

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      • Siskiyou County Water Users Association presents Dr. Paul Houser, honored Whistleblower


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        02:30 Opening prayer and invocation by Susan Marshall 05:28 Constitutional Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceNEpwAdFF0 09:01 Protest letter, Siskiyou County Water Users Association: www.siskiyoucountywaterusers.com/news.html Pie N Politics: http://pienpolitics.com/?p=9804 10:36 FEATURED EVENT: Sheriff Lopey introduces Dr. Paul Houser Feb-2012 Dept of Interior letter: www.klamathbasincrisis.org/settlement/science/houserallegation022412.pdf Dr. Houser's website: http://prhouser.com/houser/ Klamath Basin in crisis: www.klamathbasincrisis.org/science/scientists/DrPaulHouser_toc.htm Constitutional Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hckriSCsd8

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        • Evolving Thinking on Conservation Policy


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          November 4, 2013: In the decades since the Endandered Species Act and framing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, advances in genomics, remote sensing, and global-scale climate models have advanced. Do legal frameworks for conservation efforts lag scientific understanding? How might bioscience can better inform conservation/biodiversity policy? These questions and more are discussed by John M. Fitzgerald formerly of the Society for Conservation Biology, Susan Haig of the U.S. Geological Survey, and Chris Meyer of the Smithsonian Institution. Moderated by NPR's Richard Harris, this installment in the Global Challenges Discussion Series was held at AAAS headquarters in downtown Washington, DC. #acsscicon #aaas

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          • Natural Resources and Conflict


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            On 30 April, 2010, Rachel Perks, former Country Director for Pact in the DRC, presented "A Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Conservation and Community-based Natural Resource Management in the Ituri-Epulu-Aru Landscape, DRC." This area in the northeastern Congo borders on some of the most densely populated and conflict-prone regions of Central Africa. It is also one of the largest intact tracts of lowland rainforest remaining in that area, and home to a diverse population of animals including elephants and okapi. Pact's program aims to build the capacity of conservation and development partners as they address the drivers of conflict through natural resource management work.

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            • Stories of Wolves-The Lobo returns


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              “Stories of Wolves” is about the recovery efforts for our Mexican Gray Wolves, the most endangered land mammal in all of North America. There only remain about 83 wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico. The film has many sub-plots because of the dynamic relationship of the wolves to the various communities who now share the wolves” habitat: the ranchers, the conservationists, the Native American cultures, and the other animals who depend upon the wolves’ presence to maintain a healthy ecological system. Just as much as it is a film about wolves, it is also about the people of New Mexico, Arizona and the Northern hemisphere and our stand in keeping our wolves with us on this planet. And ultimately it is about the vanishing wildness inside and outside of us... We all belong in the Web Of Life...

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              • Joel Sartore Presents Grounded: A Reflection on the Use of Life and Land


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                When Joel Sartore's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, this National Geographic photographer who had traveled the world for 18 years knew it was time to stay home. His wife's illness triggered a reconnection with family and with the reason Sartore takes pictures: to show people that wild places and Earth's creatures need and deserve protection.

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                • Webinar Challenges Permitting Wind Power (8/2010)


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                  The amount of electricity generated by renewable sources such as wind and solar power has grown tremendously. Obtaining the permits necessary to build these facilities and the accompanying transmission infrastructure has become more complicated and time-consuming. This presentation will describe the environmental requirements and permitting challenges that apply to wind and solar facilities in the United States and some of the recent enforcement actions by federal agencies. Watch the free Webinar with Melinda Taylor, the Executive Director of the University of Texas School of Law's Center for Global Energy about the permitting difficulties for wind and solar facilities.

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                  • Climate Change in Greenland - Arirang TV documentary featuring award-winning photojournalist Jenny E. Ross


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                    Greenland's natural environment and traditional way of life are being transformed by climate change. This documentary -- produced by Arirang TV for world-wide broadcast in association with the Copenhagen Climate Summit -- takes you to northwest Greenland, and to Siorapaluk, the northernmost settlement on Earth. Featuring the images and insights of renowned photographer Jenny E. Ross, the program shows you the majesty of the Arctic, the drama of melting glaciers and disappearing sea ice, and the poignant plight of the Inuit people as they struggle to preserve their traditional lifestyle in the face of climate change. In remote northwest Greenland, the sea remains unfrozen along the coast in late fall, at a time of year when it should be covered with ice. Glaciers are melting, and shedding huge quantities of ice and melt water into the ocean. The animals inhabiting the land and water are threatened by rising temperatures and loss of sea ice. Greenlanders who have survived for generations by hunting are now losing their prey and their traditional way of life. Indigenous arctic people are facing the stark reality of a warming climate and are trying to adapt. Until now, the Inuit who were born in Greenland, and know only their traditional culture based on hunting, have never thought of a different life, a different future. The sea, the ice, and the marine mammals here are everything to them. But now they must face the possibility of losing their ancient traditions and their prey along with the disappearing ice. They must find a way to cope. Eventually, if we do not take action to fight climate change, we will all be seriously affected and we will all have to cope with the devastating consequences of a dramatically warming planet.

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                    • 18A Biodiversity Lecture


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                      Lecture on biodiversity from Friedland and Relyea's Environmental Science for AP, chapter 18

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