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Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day

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.


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Hard-Working Honey Bees Sweeten The Economy

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…


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Brains Designed For Cooperation

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…


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Decline In Bee Pollination Confirmed

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…


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Dive With Sharks

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,…



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More than just Dinosaurs

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,…


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Dolphins Return to Renovated Seven Seas

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 —…


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Calgary Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

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…


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Gerry Swims Into Gladys’ Life

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…