Top Posts & Pages
- The Butterfly Effect: How a Little (Climate) Change Can Lead to Chaos
- Deforestation Poses Threat to Sumatran Tiger Population
- Cattle-grazing: Can it really destroy ecosystems?
- Culture Causes Conservation- snow leopards protected by Buddhist monasteries
- After 52 years of war: A new opportunity to discover Colombia’s biodiversity
- More Than Just Earthworms: Decomposers and Their Contribution to Plant Biodiversity
- How important is soil depth in ecology?
- The ecological effects and implications of coral mining and natural disturbances
- A World and Winners and Losers: How Habitat Fragmentation Leads to Loss of Endemic Species
- Is the Clearing of Alien/Invasive Species in South Africa Cost-Effective?
Monthly Archives: October 2015
Humans have spent most of our time on Earth bending and twisting nature to fit our needs and wants. About 12000 year ago, we figured out that if we purposefully grow a few plants in large amounts, then we could … Continue reading
Let us imagine a young child who has grown bored of his pet turtles. The parents decide that the right thing to do is to release the turtles into the wild. In the child’s mind, the turtles go on to … Continue reading
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight patrols an inhospitable city and faces a daily struggle of survival just like the bats of the Western Ghats of India. These bats are also fighting for their lives against their loss of habitat to tea … Continue reading
Protecting endangered species is a tough job, and Gary Langham, the Chief Scientist of the National Audubon Society, believes that future climate change will it even tougher. In Science Friday’s Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds? podcast, Langham said that “climate … Continue reading
“Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinerus), male” by J. N. Stuart is licenses under CC 2.0 Everyone knows DC Comic’s infamous “Caped Crusader” Batman as one of America’s most beloved superheroes. Although he does not possess any supernatural powers like many other … Continue reading
A palette of cool, colorful hues light up the waters of Tatakoto Atoll, part of the Tuamotu island network, in French Polynesia. Until December 2008, the only giant clam to inhabit French Polynesia—Tridacna maxima—was abundant in all of its blue, … Continue reading
We have all experienced that most irksome of annoyances: unnecessary noise. That car alarm going off at 2am, the not-so-quiet chatter during a test, basically anything your upstairs neighbors do. But for none has background noise been so arduous as … Continue reading