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Elephant wars for Kruger

Elephant wars for Kruger

Posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:20:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

After the International Tiger Day, more 'big game' is in trouble. The targeting of elephant in South Africa would bring matters there to a head, as a final solution must be found to this serious lack of conservation success for both rhino and elephant.

Elephant wars for Kruger

International Tiger Day 2014

International Tiger Day 2014

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:01 GMT by Julie Cook

International Tiger Day: The remaining 3,200 tigers from 6 sub-species are lucky to be free, but also suffer severely from human interference and frequent attack. It is our job above all to ensure that the distinct tigers are able to breed and reproduce the animals that can survive in their 6 distinct niches. Without help, I'm afraid there is no future whatsoever. The Far East is responsible for huge losses of tigers (elephants, bears, sharks and rhinos, too) and "breeding programs" have to be curtailed when they are obviously simply selling tiger parts. Awareness and ultimate protection will all contribute to a successful defense of these last of the really big cats.

International Tiger Day 2014

Backpacks and eco-clothing

Backpacks and eco-clothing

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:27:00 GMT by JW Dowey

What to wear on vacation? Just your cosy pullover, or will you have to splash out on that fantastic breathable mountain jacket that looks great in the pub. We don’t advertise anybody, so see what we suggest. Perhaps just a new underwater camera and you can splash around au naturel! You’ve got to get those fish pics this time!

Backpacks and eco-clothing

Ant eater lovers wanted

Ant eater lovers wanted

Posted Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Why must we hunt and make extinct those animals we know need conservation and, better than that, protection of all kinds? Bolivia hunts the giant ant eater and they’re extinct in Costa Rica and Uruguay. These habits of old have to die, or there will be nothing left in places where there should be a highly saleable diversity.

Ant eater lovers wanted

A fly in your ear!

A fly in your ear!

Posted Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The miracle of hearing has come to a tiny fly that couldn’t possibly find its prey without a totally unique method of locating crickets. Business needs to start creating a packaged system that can economically help our deaf and hard-of-hearing to hear the real world again.

A fly in your ear!

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Posted Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The disgraceful lack of control and study of the Alberta tar sands exploitation is leading to people's health problems. As the US considers its imports from Canada, it would be wise to consider just how neglectful the Canadians have been to their residents, air quality, water purity and forests.

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

Marmosets are marvelous !

Marmosets are marvelous !

Posted Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The study of human relatives goes far beyond the simian primates, but this species is the smallest and probably the most unique of all our closer relatives. It’s also American, which brings genomics into the New World for the first time as far as monkeys are concerned.

Marmosets are marvelous !

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

We have ideas and giant international conferences coming up, on how to combat global warming and specifically what we can do with greenhouse gases. It could be, though, that some of the jokers in the pack are simply sequestering while Rome burns. After all, their employment depends on maintaining the coal, oil, gas and even fracking industries. Maybe replacing these industries with renewable energy technologies would use different engineers and spoil the party for many profitable companies?

Old King Coal has a Texan hole?

Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Posted Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We need help to preserve the fantastic variation found in some areas of the world, alongside a full-blooded conservation effort for all plants and animals such as the widespread but unique Echidna here!

Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing

Cars for future fuels

Cars for future fuels

Posted Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:05:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

With Honda hot on their heels and GM competition, will Toyota succeed in bringing in the first popular fuel cell car. Well they seem to have plentiful resources and they did it before with hybrids!

Cars for future fuels

Ghosting human function: the robot future

Ghosting human function: the robot future

Posted Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:13:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We have always used aids to help our farming, security or surveillance. Now, as more uses appear for intelligent robotics, will we sit back and lose our fantastic disappearing skills completely, or can we maintain some of the humanity that existed throughout our long history of creativity?

Ghosting human function: the robot future

Organic foods have lots to give

Organic foods have lots to give

Posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:57:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Organic food is tremendously healthy, and now we can prove it. Forget the fertilizer and pesticide and let’s get scientific about improving the organic production of all crops.

Organic foods have lots to give

How techy is Eric?

How techy is Eric?

Posted Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We are all media people now, apart from those who have given up on the world. Now even they have been counted and placed in databases for a future with Big Brother- unless we are very careful with our freedoms. Our data should be free, but not too free, even Google’s recent experience with blocks proves that.

How techy is Eric?

Diet in mammals is complex

Diet in mammals is complex

Posted Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How could you classify the diets of mammals for so long without noting the need many species have for fruit, certain plants, or even a bit of animal material for a so-called herbivore? Carnivores need roughage in the same way the human diet has special requirements and herbivores can cheat by gaining essential minerals they would be unable to extract from plants.

Diet in mammals is complex

A titan of many varied businesses

A titan of many varied businesses

Posted Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:21:06 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The common substance, titanium oxide, has uses as the invaluable metal but is now rising in price as its new uses in technologies everywhere demand its presence. You can find it in foods (as additive E171), drugs, cosmetics, paint and even your jeans.

A titan of many varied businesses

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Medical research is advanced but we are obviously letting down those children who are born with a built-in disadvantage. Their mothers must be nurtured and educated to a high enough standard to ensure the child's nutritional state.

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Power, and less energy, to the people

Power, and less energy, to the people

Posted Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:35:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Have you ever wondered about modifying your home to make it less energy intensive? Or does the idea of building environmentally-friendly homes appeal to your government? Sustainable construction can be of anything you fancy in your property or possibly a new house on a piece of land you can acquire. You can easily make it more than a pipe-dream.

Power, and less energy, to the people

The end of elephants?

The end of elephants?

Posted Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Now for the final fight against greed and selfishness. When the elephants are extinct, as seems likely at the moment, that ivory price in China will rise even higher!

The end of elephants?

Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (CANWFZ) established 20 years after President Karimov’s initiative

Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (CANWFZ) established 20 years after President Karimov’s initiative

Posted Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

More news from Asia today.In what way do nuclear weapons affect our environmental aims? Perhaps we are all suffering from the results of previous testing. It remains to be seen exactly how important these moves towards a nuclear free world work out, after Chernobyl's disastrous aftermath and the possibilities of Fukushima's contamination of the Pacific.

Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (CANWFZ) established 20 years after President Karimov’s initiative

Latest on your blood

Latest on your blood

Posted Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:05:19 GMT by JW Dowey

The high level of profits from medical research and the possibilities of new sciences and technologies stretch our imagination, here in the office, at least. Now a distant and very ancient ancestor has very obviously given us, through simple breeding, a wonderful solution to survival at altitude. Who knows how climbers or even space travellers could benefit as we use our new knowledge?

Latest on your blood

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