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Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Cities are major players in the climate change game. More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions can be attributed to cities. A case study of Toronto demonstrates alternative strategies for how the city can implement a low carbon urban infrastructure plan by […]

New park protects 15,000 gorillas

New park protects 15,000 gorillas

The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that protects a core population of the 125,000 western lowland gorillas discovered by WCS in 2008. Called Ntokou-Pikounda National Park, the new protected area spans some 4,572 square kilometers (1,765 square miles) and contains an estimated 15,000 gorillas, 800 elephants, and 950 chimpanzees. The new […]

Cel mai eficient ucigas din SUA e… pisica

Cel mai eficient ucigas din SUA e… pisica

Ucid anual intre 1,4 miliarde de pasari si intre 6,9 miliarde de mamifere mici. Un studiu recent, efectuat de Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) le-a plasat pe primul loc in randul celor mai periculoase animale pentru fauna continentului. Este vorba de pisici. Potrivit cercetatorilor, care si-au publicat rezultatele studiului in revista Nature Communications, pisicile fara […]

Female deer take control during mating season

Female deer take control during mating season

According to a team of scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, UWE Hartpury, and University College Dublin, female fallow deer play an active role in selecting their mates, with a consistent proportion (on average 12 per cent) choosing to mate with multiple males each year. «Until now there has been limited understanding of female […]

Biologists use diag trees to help solve gypsy moth mystery

Biologists use diag trees to help solve gypsy moth mystery

Working beneath the towering oaks and maples on the University of Michigan’s central campus Diag, undergraduate researchers and their faculty adviser helped explain an observation that had puzzled insect ecologists who study voracious leaf-munching gypsy moth caterpillars. The caterpillars, which defoliate and sometimes kill stands of trees in the Upper Midwest and the Northeast, are […]

BP va plati 4,5 miliarde de dolari Statelor Unite in urma scurgerii de petrol din 2010

BP va plati 4,5 miliarde de dolari Statelor Unite in urma scurgerii de petrol din 2010

BP va plati 4,5 miliarde de dolari Statelor Unite in urma scurgerii de petrol din 2010 Un judecator american a aprobat marti acordul realizat intre BP si autoritatile americane, in care compania petroliera britanica se angajeaza sa plateasca peste 4,5 miliarde de dolari si sa isi recunoasca vinovatia pentru scurgerea de petrol care a afectat […]

New evidence highlights threat to Caribbean coral reef growth: Many Caribbean coral reefs are starting to erode

New evidence highlights threat to Caribbean coral reef growth: Many Caribbean coral reefs are starting to erode

Coral reefs build their structures by both producing and accumulating calcium carbonate, and this is essential for the maintenance and continued vertical growth capacity of reefs. An international research team has discovered that the amount of new carbonate being added by Caribbean coral reefs is now significantly below rates measured over recent geological timescales, and […]

Зловонное наводнение от фракинга нефтеносных пластов разрушает египетскую деревню

Зловонное наводнение от фракинга нефтеносных пластов разрушает египетскую деревню

Недавно в Египте был обнаружен ещё один яркий пример сомнительной безопасности фракинга – технологии гидравлического разрыва нефтяных и газовых пластов, который преподносится нефтяными компаниями как самый экологичный вид добычи топлива. Небольшая сельскохозяйственная община Fares, расположенная в 75-ти километрах у северу от Асуана, в настоящее время переживает страшную экологическую трагедию. После того, как в 2009 году […]

Climate change projected to alter Indiana bat maternity range

Climate change projected to alter Indiana bat maternity range

Research by U.S. Forest Service scientists forecasts profound changes over the next 50 years in the summer range of the endangered Indiana bat. In an article published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, Forest Service Southern Research Station researchers Susan Loeb and Eric Winters discuss the findings of one of the first studies designed to […]

Prezenta scazuta in Bulgaria, la referendumul privind oportunitatea construirii unei noi centrale nucleare

Prezenta scazuta in Bulgaria, la referendumul privind oportunitatea construirii unei noi centrale nucleare

Prezenta la referendumul national cu privire la oportunitatea construirii unei noi centrale nucleare in Bulgaria este relativ scazuta. Potrivit datelor Comisiei Electorale Centrale de la Sofia, pana la ora 13,00 au votat abia 9,34% dintre alegatori. Cel mai mare interes a fost manifestat in districtul Plevna (14,55% la ora 13,00). In acest district se afla […]

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