Friday, April 27, 2007

Urban birds sing at night to be heard

oh this is sooo sad

Friday, April 20, 2007

Genes versus heat – a reptile sex trigger

"High temperatures can make an Australian lizard that is genetically male develop into a female. The finding throws new light on how sex is determined in reptiles...."
also see previous post about reptiles numbers dropping :) they might be related

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New doradid(fish) placed in new genus


Reptiles join amphibians in mysterious decline

Well, it seems to me a possible reason might be warmer climates. As far as I know reptiles develop their gender according to ambient temperature. However, they are capable of asexual reproduction as well so that might not be the whole story... read the article and leave your comments about why you think this might happen! Ha some guy might have the same ideas and get you an authorship in a science journal!(will link that article when i find it)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Earth Day 22nd April Sunday @ SBG 2 to 6pm

Saturday, April 14, 2007

This is planet Earth: Japan exhibit warns about future

"TOKYO (Reuters Life!) - Hanging from delicate metal wires in the atrium of Tokyo's main science museum, a 15-tonne simulation of planet Earth offers a shocking warning about the effects of global warming."

Careful Where You Plant That Tree

Seems like trees in tropics can reduce global warming but trees in temperate region don't. The irony of the matter is that its exactly at the tropics that massive deforestation is taking place. Maybe someday temperate countries will have to pay for tropical countries to keep their trees so that global warming is kept in check? Haha wild thoughts

Friday, April 13, 2007

Nations need to dramatically speed up the creation of marine protected areas

"Nations need to dramatically speed up the creation of marine protected areas if they are to meet international goals for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, scientists said today at a meeting here of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), an international nongovernmental group ."

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Firefly squid! Nice pics!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

One Of The World's Rarest Rabbits Spotted In Sumatra


Sunday, April 08, 2007

Coral Reef Collapse Spells Danger For Millions

Science Daily Island communities that depend on coral reef fisheries could face a hungry future, according to new research from the University of East Anglia, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), and Simon Fraser University in Canada, published in Current Biology.

The report on island coral reef fisheries reveals that over half (55%) of the 49 island countries reviewed were being exploited unsustainably. Fish landings are currently 64% higher than can be sustained. In order to support this level of exploitation, an additional 75,000 km2 of coral reef would be needed – an area 3.7 times greater than Australia's Great Barrier Reef. These figures will nearly triple by 2050, given current human population growth projections.


Friday, April 06, 2007

Warming climate creates mountains of mushrooms

"It is perhaps the most striking example of how global warming is turning up the heat on the world's wildlife. Across the UK, wild mushrooms are reproducing twice a year instead of the usual once,....."