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Today's #PhotoRetrospective2021 is for the month of March. March brought an abundance of #flowers to South #Georgia.

#photography
#NaturePhotography
March also brought some really interesting tree textures to my lens.

#PhotoRetrospective2021
#Photography
#Pentaxian
#trees
#Barkscapes
#Lichen
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1. The climate in 2100: The future is nearer than you think, and that is terrible news.

We are not good at imagining the future, which makes it harder to promote climate action.

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#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #future #environment #climate #IPCC Image
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2. Many of us fear for a future where climate change and the loss of nature make this planet a tough place to survive.

Long-term climate change projections, like from the IPCC, usually predict the situation in the year 2100. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-climate-…
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3. In the IPCC's 'middle of the road' scenario, temperatures will rise to 2.7C by the end of the century.

It assumes that CO2 emissions hover around current levels before starting to fall mid-century.

Is that realistic?

theplanet.substack.com/p/the-climate-…
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1. This is a Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis.

One of the over 2,400 Mantis species.

This starts an interesting thread with some great mantis videos.

Stay tuned.

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#insects #nature #wildlife #mantis #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos
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2. Mantises, like many nature related subjects, is something you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

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3/11. If you see an insect with a triangular head, bulging eyes, sitting upright with arms folded like in prayer, it is likely a ‘praying’ mantis.

Here is an example. It is not praying, but eating a bumblebee.

#bees #mantises #insectphotography

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Indian cities are not typically imagined to be biodiversity hotspots. Aspects of urban ecology often get missed in public conversations about the city.
In a series of illustrations, we explore the different dimensions of Bengaluru's lakes.
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@citizenmatters @sustainBLR Image
Illustrations: Labonie Roy
Text: @ByAditiTandon @priyankash96
Anchor: @kcmouli25
Watch this space. We will update 1 illustration per day.
#environment #cities #biodiversity #art #illustrations

Let's start at the very beginning...
When you read you begin with A-be-see!
Every artwork has elements of household and construction waste that the artist found in her neighbourhood in Bengaluru. Look closely and see if you can spot them!
Leave your responses as comments :)
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plant status

I never post plant status anymore because... well.... the balcony belongs to the plants now. it's completely overgrown, ...Image
I just... I still need to put up the long planters on the other side of the railing but I have no idea how I'm supposed to do that considering that between all the plants you can't fucking move Image
balcony carries 400 kg per square meter, so I am perfectly within the safety limits selfies of me grinning betw...Image
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On #InternationalWomensDay we'd like to pause and celebrate just a small slice of the enormous contributions to science women have made here at SFI.

Read the thread below for links to some of their own favorite research papers, and a few nominated by other SFI faculty members:
First off, these papers on #FoodWebs led by our VP for #Science, Jennifer Dunne:

[@royalsociety Proceedings B]
royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rs…

[@PLOSBiology]
doi.org/10.1371/journa…

...and this interview she did for @QuantaMagazine:
quantamagazine.org/with-food-webs…

#Ecology #Ecologist
Next, two papers on how humans navigate and process #information co-authored by SFI External Prof @DaniSBassett (@Penn):

[@NatureHumBehav]
nature.com/articles/s4156…
+ summary:
blog.seas.upenn.edu/studying-hunte…

[@nature]
nature.com/articles/s4156…
+ summary:
penntoday.upenn.edu/news/what-do-b…
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In a previous thread (read first: ), I outlined how the #WorldEconomicForum's #GreatReset & #BuildbackBetter plans also have a #diet part, called the #GreatFoodTransformation.

Let's now look at where it's coming from; planned way BEFORE #COVID19! Thread👇 Image
The #EAT foundation -calling itself 'a Davos for Food'- has designed a #GreatFoodTransformation compaign to put the world on a so-called #PlanetaryHealthDiet, which is a semi-vegetarian diet (vegan also allowed) looking like 👇 (note that one can have more sugar than beef?!) Image
The '#GreatFoodTransformation' not only echoes Davos' #GreatReset but also the '#GreatTransformation' proposed in 2011 by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU): wbgu.de/en/publication… Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/15/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/15/dai…
Post-COVID, should countries rethink their obsession with economic growth?

grist.org/politics/post-…

#EconomicGrowth #degrowth #environment #ClimateChange #PostPandemic
Should We Conserve Parasites? Apparently, Yes

wired.com/story/should-w…

#parasites #insects #biology #environment
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My undergraduate students @EvergreenStCol (#wundergrads!) are writing blog posts about our #NSFfunded research at #MountStHelens for the month leading up to the #40thAnniversary of the 1980 eruption! Follow along April 18-May 18th @MtStHelensNVM @Laurenjean21_ @mis_madeline_
Hello Ecology Enthusiasts!
To honor the 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption our team will be hosting a glimpse into the amazing work and research we’ve been able to be a part of on the beautiful landscape of MSH. Image
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It’s the time of year where I grade #HerpFall2019 field notebooks! Always fun to see how they remember things and express themselves.

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#herpetology #fieldwork
Some #HerpFall2019 students thought belastomatid #insects were “nightmare fuel” 😂

We caught a few of these aquatic predators in our minnow traps. They’ll absolutely eat #amphibians ImageImage
Whereas the #hognose #snake was a hit Image
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With #Halloween approaching, what haunts you? I often worry about how quickly #animals are going extinct, and especially #frogs. Here's some of the ways your support can help me prevent then from becoming #environmental ghosts: patreon.com/MyFrogCroaked #FridayFeeling #FrogFriday
Did you know? Many baby #frogs (tadpoles) act as “river lawn mowers” by grazing on algae and plant material that falls into rivers. Their presence helps protect clean water which people and #wildlife both depend on. #FrogFriday
Also, #frogs may help control the spread of human #diseases spread by #insects, like #malaria, dengue & Zika. The tadpoles of some frog species are carnivorous & kill mosquito eggs & larvae. Keeping frogs healthy can help keep people healthy too patreon.com/MyFrogCroaked #OneHealth
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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