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"A new paper to be published in the journal Zootaxa (April 6, 2015) describes 30 new insect species in a single genus, Megaselia, of the fly family Phoridae. Describing 30 species in a single paper is rare, but what's especially striking is that all these come from urban Los Angeles."

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A new paper Zootaxa describes 30 new insect species of the fly family Phoridae. Describing 30 species in a single paper is rare, but what's especially striking is that all these come from urban Los Angeles. The discoveries come from the BioSCAN project (Biodiversity Science: City and Nature) at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County. Local residents participate in the study by hosting sampling sites.
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amazing. a BioBlitz is good for urban areas too
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Researchers were surprised by what they found when they sandwiched a drop of water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.
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Israel denies report it obtained confidential US-Iran nuclear talks information and leaked it back to American legislators in effort to undermine deal
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Enjoying my morning coffee and listening to downy woodpecker sex on the roof... on the window... on the holly tree.  Spring is in the air.
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"An employee of Florida’s environmental protection department was forced to take a leave of absence and seek a mental health evaluation for violating governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on using the phrases “climate change” or “global #warming” under any circumstance, according to a complaint filed against the state."
In a complaint against the state, worker says he was accused of violating policy and instructed to get a mental health evaluation after mentioning climate change
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+Scot Waring I have to admit I've overseen the PEER link providing more background information.
I also agree that the state Florida is according to the political situation may not be an ecologists/biologists/scientists dream.
On the positive side is the climate change an accepted issue in most west European countries.
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Hey is that Ad-Rock?  Nah... that's my boy (biologically and metaphorically), McSquizzle.  Look for him at the Grammys soon.
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"As of today, a small minnow known as the Oregon chub becomes the 29th species to recover after being listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and the first fish to ever join those ranks. The Endangered Species Act, signed into law in 1973, is widely considered one of the most important pieces of U.S. environmental legislation ever enacted and has served as blueprint for wildlife protection laws worldwide."
e360 digest. Back from the Brink: Success Stories Of the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Now designated as recovered, the Oregon chub is the 29th species to be taken off the endangered list under the landmark U.S. Endangered Species Act. This e360 photo gallery highlights the 21 species endemic to ...
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This should be incredibly troubling for Florida's costal residents. It's so absurd it's almost unbelievable.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been fighting all month against claims by former state employees that his administration banned the use of "climate change."...
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More results to celebrate!
Well done Costa Rica, well done. The Cental American country has achieved a major clean energy milestone, meeting 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy for 75 straight days. googletag.cmd.push(function() else if ((widthWindow > =...
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"Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in #France must either be partially covered in plants or #solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of #energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer. They also retain #rainwater, thus helping reduce problems with runoff, while favouring #biodiversity and giving birds a place to nest in the urban jungle, ecologists say."
All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation
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+Scot Waring Yes I saw that. Paris the world most polluted city in the entire world during few days. That is not what you expect. And definitely what you described in your post may have a serious positive impact on air quality, biodiversity and people's values and practices. Hope it will work, that's where I'm more sceptical. France is know for being good at offering solutions and creating laws, but it is also famous for not enforcing them or retracting them too. Wait and see!
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My wife and I have rented from this location several times for business and family travel. The gentleman we deal with, Ahmad, has always been quick, professional, thorough, and polite in our dealings. Every time, we've received clean vehicles of the type we requested on-line. As a bonus, we usually don't have to wait long to get out with the keys (unlike our experiences at the airport location). On one occasion, Ahmad was even able to pull off a special, last-minute request for an AWD vehicle instead of the car we had reserved. If you live in town, this is probably the best rental place in terms of service, confidence, convenience, and price (in my experience).
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I was Invisible. I used to stop at this Brugger's at least once or twice week and always got good service & food. But lately I've been waiting in line for an inordinate amount of time for a bagel. Today was too much. My wife and I stood AT the counter for 5 or 6 mins. No one even acknowledged us. Everyone of the 6 people behind the counter were working the drive thru and, although they were literally standing in front of us, no one greeted us, told us "just a moment please", or anything. So we walked out. Corporate needs to send someone to help this place get it together.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Hostess was rude and a bit too passive-aggressive. Being our first time there, we were unsure about everything. She was clearly impatient and seemed annoyed that we were even there. The Olive Garden-caliber salads we ordered were a big letdown and the rest of the food was equally disappointing. The fish taco truck fare was by far a better deal.
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Jeff was super friendly and quickly patched up a slow leak on one of the tires on my car. In and out like that. Nice guy
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
The burgers were bland and over-priced, the service took far too long, and the server clearly wished to be somewhere else. The atmosphere was pretty bad too in that the eating area has many seats, but little to absorb the sound - making it difficult to have a face-to-face conversation. Apparently some classic rock was playing on the PA, but it was inaudible. It's LOUD in there! On the plus side: the pickle fries are good, but altogether neither of us found it worth returning to (or recommending).
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