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Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Australian scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators Australian scientists revealed on Tuesday they are using micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline […]

Rare nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades

Rare nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades

Allonautilus scrobiculatus off the coast of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea. Credit: Peter Ward In early August, biologist Peter Ward returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn’t seen in over three decades. The University of Washington professor had seen what he considers one of the […]

Власти Гавайиев вновь открыли пляж на Вайкики-Бич после разлива сточных вод

Власти Гавайиев вновь открыли пляж на Вайкики-Бич после разлива сточных вод

Власти Гавайев на днях объявили об открытии всемирно известного пляжа на Вайкики-Бич, после того, как тестирование образцов воды, взятых возле побережья, показало значительное уменьшение уровня содержания бактерий, которые попали в воду из-за крупного разлива сточных вод, произошедшим ранее на прошлой неделе. По словам Кейта Каваоки, заместителя директора департамента здравоохранения Гавайев, его агентством было дано разрешение […]

Four-fifths of a banana is better than half

Four-fifths of a banana is better than half

Fractions and logical relationships are some of the things a wild macaque might think about while grooming and being groomed. Credit: Lauren Brent Fractions strike fear in the hearts of many grade schoolers – but a new study reveals that they don’t pose a problem for monkeys. Even as adults, many of us struggle to […]

Smaller of US panda twins on antibiotics; larger doing well

Smaller of US panda twins on antibiotics; larger doing well

This image released August 21, 2015 courtesy of the Smithsonian National Zoo shows the second of the two giant panda cubs being examined by veterinarians The smaller of the two giant panda cubs born over the weekend at the US’s Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is on antibiotics and being bottle-fed, zookeepers said Tuesday. The […]

Дождь в районе взрыва в Китае усугубил загрязнения цианидом натрия водные ресурсы и почву

Дождь в районе взрыва в Китае усугубил загрязнения цианидом натрия водные ресурсы и почву

Сильный ливень, который прошел на днях в районе китайской промышленной площадки, опустошенной огромным взрывом, усложнил усилия властей по очистке территории от высокотоксичного цианида натрия и усилил опасения обитателей по поводу дальнейшего загрязнения химическими веществами. По словам властей северного порта Тяньцзинь, в момент взрыва здесь находилось около 700 тонн высокотоксичного химического соединения, которые, попав в воду, […]

Peste doua treimi din populatia globului va trai in orase pana in 2050

Peste doua treimi din populatia globului va trai in orase pana in 2050

Mai mult de jumatate din populatia globului locuieste in orase, numarul fiind intr-o continua crestere, ceea ce ar putea afecta climatul. Astfel, cele mai importante orase din Romania si din lume au inceput sa-si construiasca cladiri eco-friendly, adaptate la mediul inconjurator. Nu mai este un secret faptul ca procentul celor care locuiesc in orase va […]

Researchers study tall larkspur toxicity in cattle

Researchers study tall larkspur toxicity in cattle

In the western foothills and mountain rangelands of the U.S., wild larkspurs (Delphinium spp.) are a major cause of cattle losses. For the most part, grazing cattle can self-regulate consumption of larkspurs and avoid toxicity problems. However, when cattle eat too much, too quickly, or they eat low amounts continuously, toxicity can occur. Symptoms of […]

Deforestation in Mexico butterfly reserve more than triples

Deforestation in Mexico butterfly reserve more than triples

In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, a kaleidoscope of Monarch butterflies hang from a tree branch, in the Piedra Herrada sanctuary, near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Illegal logging has almost tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds in central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements. Almost all of the loss occurred in San […]

Qatar hails veggie growing trial success

Qatar hails veggie growing trial success

A successful two-year trial of the Zulal Oasis hydroponics project, saw tomatoes grown in greenhouses without soil and using recycled irrigation water, by Hassad Food on farmland west of the capital, Doha Desert nation Qatar will use «cutting-edge technology» to grow up to 70 percent of its own vegetables by 2023—a four-fold increase, officials from […]

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