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Urban bees using plastic to build hives

Urban bees using plastic to build hives

  Once the snow melts, Canada’s bee population will be back in business — pollinating, making honey and keeping busy doing bee things. For at least two urban bee species, that means making nests out of plastic waste. A new study by a University of Guelph graduate and a U of G scientist reveals that […]

Nivel fara precedent de cesiu radioactiv intr-un put situat intre centrala Fukushima si Pacific

Nivel fara precedent de cesiu radioactiv intr-un put situat intre centrala Fukushima si Pacific

Compania care gestioneaza centrala accidentata Fukushima a anuntat ca a masurat joi un nivel de cesiu radioactiv fara precedent, pana in prezent, intr-un put situat intre reactoarele devastate si Oceanul Pacific, cu care se invecineaza. Concentratii de izotopi de cesiu 134 de 37.000 de bequereli la litrul de apa si de 93.000 de bequereli la […]

Coffee growing: More biodiversity, better harvest

Coffee growing: More biodiversity, better harvest

  Bees, birds and bats make a huge contribution to the high yields produced by coffee farmers around Mount Kilimanjaro – an example of how biodiversity can pay off. This effect has been described as result of a study now published in the „Proceedings of the Royal Society B“. It has been conducted by tropical […]