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The Giant Panda is a mammal native to central-western and south-western China.
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Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.
Pesticides are endangering honey bee populations, with serious consequences for the environment, our food supply, and the economy. (cc) Jon Mitchell Beekeepers from across the United States gathered at a national conference this month, with environmental organizations at their side, to draw attention to the growing plight facing their industry – the decline of honey
Plain-tailed wrens cooperate to sing a synchronized duet. Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation The music starts. You take your lover in your arms. Your bodies begin to sway in time to the music. It all seems so natural. And it is. Without your conscious thought, billions of neurons in your brain are acting and reacting
A long-term U of T study indicatesa downward trend in pollination. (cc) Jack Wolf Widespread reports of a decline in the population of bees and other flower-visiting animals have aroused fear and speculation that pollination is also likely on the decline. A recent University of Toronto study provides the first long-term evidence of a downward
Explore underwater photography and watch experts feed the sharks in close quarters. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo After introducing ‘Shark Dives,’ ‘Cage Snorkelling Experiences,’ and ‘Glass-bottom Boat tours’ for close encounters with 33,000 aquatic animals, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is introducing a special package that will appeal to seasoned divers who can enrich their
Butterflies, along with other insect pollinators, are essential to agriculture. Jane Memmott, University of Bristol Nine projects worth a total of up to £10m from the Insect Pollinators Initiative were announced for National Insect Week, June 21st to 27th, 2010. These projects will explore the causes and consequences of threats to insect pollinators and ask
The Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery Martin Lipman, Canadian Museum of Nature The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history, unveiled its renewed historic public exhibitions site in downtown Ottawa on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity. The six-year, $216-million refit of the building was funded by the Government of Canada.
The Chicago Zoological Society is a leader in dolphin care and research and manages the Dolphin Conservation and Research Institute. The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, welcomed home its three dolphins — Tapeko, 28; Noelani, 6; and Allison, 4 — to their newly renovated Seven Seas exhibit. Joining them aboard a privately
A beautiful new addition to the Calgary Zoo. The newest addition to the Calgary Zoo’s giraffe herd made her entrance at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Experienced mother Mardi managed the delivery on her own and is now doting on her new calf in the privacy of the nursery. The adorable little
Gladys and Gerry Bristol Zoo’s biggest and ugliest fish has found companionship with the arrival of a new mate. Although the Zoo’s solitary giant gourami (Osphronemus goramy) lives in a huge tank with dozens of other tropical fish, she has not had a mate of her own for four years. Nicknamed Gladys by Zoo keepers,
How the Himalayas and surrounding mountains drive the South Asian monsoon is the subject of a new study. (cc) College of William & Mary Harvard climate scientists suggest that the Tibetan Plateau–thought to be the primary source of heat that drives the South Asian monsoon–may have far less of an effect than the Himalayas and