Habitats

Are there actually MORE fireflies this year?

<b>After years of a seeming decline, reports of firefly flurries have lightning bug lovers delighted.</b><p>For years, those of us who have the pleasure of …

Nature

The Age of Biological Annihilation

A new study finds that the populations of thousands of vertebrates, many of which have yet to raise concern, are decreasing.Habitat loss and hunting …

Ecology

Why I'm bringing centuries-old 'ghost ponds' back to life

Over the past century half of the world’s ponds and wetlands have been destroyed, with many being filled in and turned into agricultural land. …

Ecology

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

Paris - The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.<p>More than 30% of animals with a …

Extinction

Prelude to mass extinction happening now, says study

Based on conservative estimates, a window of two to three decades are all we have to think of something that will have any significant effect to …

Ecology

You don’t need a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction

It’s simple. It’s us. The more people there are, the more habitats we destroy. Human civilisation can only survive if the population begins to shrink<p>• Paul R Ehrlich is a professor of population studies at Stanford University and the author of The Population Bomb (1968)<p>One should not need to be a …

Ecology

NASA prepares space travellers to explore new worlds

Fungi are growing in closed habitats, endangering human health.<p>Planning future space explorations, including long missions to Mars, will require …

Space Station

Insecticide found in same B.C. hummingbirds that are on the decline

Some species of North American hummingbirds are in severe decline and a British Columbia research scientist says one possible cause might be the same …

Bees

Plants & Animals

New model suggests their numbers could climb until 2050—before falling off a cliff<p>Evidence of intimidation in baboons adds to evidence in …

Bees

Tigers are the largest species of big cat in Asia. Relying...

Tigers are the largest species of big cat in Asia. Relying primarily on sight and sound rather than smell, they are solitary hunters who tend to …

Wildlife

Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

Ice-free areas of Antarctica -- home to more than 99 percent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals -- could expand by more than 17,000 …

Climate Change

Anti-poaching drive brings Siberia’s tigers back from brink

A WWF appeal aims to highlight the threat of habitat destruction and climate change on wild populations<p>In February, Pavel Fomenko was told that the body of a young female tiger had been discovered underneath a car parked outside the town of Luchegorsk, in eastern Russia. Fomenko – head of rare …

Wildlife

How to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden

Pollinator Week is going on now, so it's a perfect time to write about the important work of bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and others. You …

Bees

Explore the Five Biomes of the World

Our planet is an extraordinary mosaic of land, sea, weather, and life forms. No two places are identical in time or space and we live in a complex …

Nature

Silas Cork Ply Commercial - Habitat Skateboards

Skateboarding videos<p>Silas Cork Ply CommercialSilas Baxter-Neal in the hills of PDX with a Habitat Cork Ply prototype.<p>Posted by: Habitat …

Skateboarding

These revolutionary Eco Domes use air to construct the worlds greenest habitat so far

Domes represent a way of constructing buildings that inherit a lot of things long forgotten. They always resemble an attitude to go green, can be …

Construction

Koalas being trampled by livestock amid habitat loss, wildlife experts say

As koalas struggle with habitat loss, they face more attacks from cattle, horses and other livestock, wildlife experts say.

Animals

How one company wants to recycle used rockets into deep-space habitats

Why destroy when you can reuse?<p>As NASA works toward sending people into deep space, the agency is looking for new types of space habitats that astronauts can live in far from Earth. One company, Nanoracks, has a design idea in mind — but rather than build something completely new, the company has a …

Exploration

Eight views of Canada’s water woes

A comprehensive review of Canada’s freshwater ecosystems reveals rising threats from pollution, overuse, invasive species and climate change among other problems. Yet, the biggest threat of all may be a lack of information that hinders effective regulation, <b>Ivan Semeniuk</b> reports<p>With a mere 0.5 per …

Water

Asian Elephant

• Top<br>• Overview<i>t</i><br>• Why They Matter<i>t</i><br>• Threats<i>t</i><br>• What WWF is Doing<i>t</i><br>• How You Can Help<i>t</i><br>• Adopt an Elephant<i>h</i><p>Overview<p><i>EN</i><p>Endangered<p><i>a</i><p>40,000-50,000<p><i>b</i><p><i>Elephas maximus …

Wildlife

Beekeepers want people to stop weeding their dandelions

Association says dandelions important food source for bees, should be allowed to grow<p>The president of the P.E.I. Beekeepers Association is …

Bees

The AgroBox uses hydroponics to grow produce in shipping containers

L3<p>The L3 (Living Learning Lab) is a modular STE(Ag)M classroom designed to allow students to experiment, fail and succeed. From botany to controls …

Farming

Poachers exploiting scientific data to find endangered species, scientists warn

Rare and endangered animals, along with their habitats, are being threatened by poachers and photographers when details of their locations are …

Wildlife

Fighting hunters with honey

Rwanda's wildlife is under threat from hunters and habitat loss. One biologist is hoping honey and holidaymakers can make a difference.

Honey

Smithsonian Study shows relocated desert tortoises reproduce at lower rate

Four years after conservationists relocated 570 desert tortoises (<i>Gopherus agassizii</i>) in California from a threatened habitat to a new nearby …

Smithsonian

Artecology: new habitats for freshwater art and science

New life springing from an Artecology earth-cast pool. Image: Artecology<p>We’ve heard how aquatic habitat quality and connectivity is a key factor in …

Ecology

Chef Automate for application automation in cloud-native container-first - Open Source Insider

Open source Continuous Automation firm Chef has used its ChefConf 2017 event to announce new capabilities focused on the transition process to …

Automation

The vanishing animals that future generations will never see

Some of the world’s most exotic animals could be extinct within months, conservationists have warned, with future generations growing up in a world without many of the species that are alive today.<p>The WWF claims that some animals, such as the vaquita porpoise, could be wiped out in the next few …

Wildlife

Go Humans! We Inadvertently Created Artificial Protective Barrier Around Earth, NASA Says

Humans take a beating when it comes to the environment.Sure, we’re part of the natural order here on Planet Earth, but because we’re at the top of …

Conservative POV

Meet the spring hare, which isn't a hare at all

The spring hare looks like something that sprung out of an artist's imagination. Built similar to a kangaroo with long, powerful back legs, a long …

Lifestyle