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Conserving remnants of West African tropical forest

Conserving remnants of West African tropical forest

Nearly 80 percent of Upper Guinean forests, which once covered more than 103 million acres across Western Africa, have been cleared -— a victim of rapid population growth and agricultural expansion. The remaining forest sections are concentrated in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cфte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Using satellite imagery, a researcher will examine the effect of […]

Algae-eating native freshwater snails: ‘Little janitor’ merits attention in Florida springs health debate

Algae-eating native freshwater snails: ‘Little janitor’ merits attention in Florida springs health debate

The Elimia snail is an unheralded player in the health of North Central Florida springs, UF/IFAS researchers have found. Credit: Photograph courtesy of Chris Lukhaup.     A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida’s ailing freshwater springs, University […]

UnDa verde pentru biciclete la Sibiu

UnDa verde pentru biciclete la Sibiu

ibiul lanseaza joi proiectul UnDA Verde pentru biciclete, care isi propune sa descopere frumusetile zonelor pe bicicleta pe trasee gasite pe drumuri de tara sau drumuri forestiere. Proiectul isi propune protejarea mediului inconjurator folosind bicicleta ca mijloc de deplasare si promovarea turismului din judet. Au fost prezentate nu mai putin de patru noi trasee, foarte […]