Monday, 13 September 2010 12:37 GMT
Air pollution measured in plane project
Biologist Matevz Lenarcic measured 'warmer' temperatures over North Pole
Saint- Nazaire – Arabstoday
Slovenian adventurer Matevz Lenarcic landed on Thursday in Western France after having flown over the North Pole in an ultra-light plane equipped to measure air pollution.
"Only yesterday (Wednesday) I flew almost 4,000 Read more...
Street view team charts live volcano
Galapagos Islands mark first street view images in Ecuador
San Francisco – Arabstoday
Google has followed in the footsteps of Charles Darwin to gather images of the beauty and biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands for the Internet titan's online maps.
A Google Maps team toting Read more...
Insects evolve to avoid human traps
German roaches now recognise sw
Washington - Arabstoday
Cockroaches will eat anything. Except sugar, that is.
Some of the common pests have evolved to learn how to detect and avoid a certain kind of glucose often used in bait traps, according to research published in the Read more...
Ice research station disintegrates
Exhibition vehicles evacuated 16 personnel
Moscow – Arabstoday
Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after the ice floe that hosts the floating laboratory began to disintegrate, officials said Thursday.
Natural Resources and Ecology Minister Sergei Donskoi Read more...
Chemical giants insist products are safe
Bees are dubbed as 'vital' to the EU economy
Brussels – Arabstoday
The European Commission said on Friday that it will ban pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops. The two year ban will start in December 2013.
The decision to Read more...
Whitley Conservation Awards:
Çağan Şekercioğlu received £50,000 grant
London - James Campbell
The annual Whitley Fund for Nature Awards took place in London, England, on Wednesday night.
The award ceremony, dubbed the "Green Oscars," marked the 20th anniversary of the organisation, which has benefited over 160 conservationists in Read More...
A Canadian researcher says he can't understand why the Canadian government has not declared bats, plagued by a decimating disease, an endangered species.
Mark Elderkin, an endangered species biologist for the wildlife division of the Nova Read More...
The majority of people on Earth will face severe water shortages within a generation or two if pollution and waste continues unabated, scientists warned at a conference in Bonn Friday.
"This handicap will be self-inflicted and Read More...
A British zoo worker mauled in a tiger attack has died of her injuries, police said Saturday.
Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked Friday Read More...
Chinese researchers say they've solved the genetic puzzle of what creates white tigers, seen today only in zoos.
Scientists at Peking University, writing Read More...
Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom controls 20 percent of all uranium reserves in the United States, the corporation’s chief, Sergei Kiriyenko told the State Duma on Wednesday.
Rosatom Read More...
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said that an international arbitration body that works for settlement of financial conflicts has ruled in favor of Turkey in the 10.1 Read More...
Scientists say they've found bacteria growing in the Canadian arctic at temperatures below freezing, nearly as cold as the surface of Mars.
Growing at just 5 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature Read More...
British researchers say they've solved the puzzle of why penguins can't fly: Their survival hinged on swimming underwater not soaring in the air.
A study of seabirds closely related to the Read More...
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday vowed to set and strictly observe an ecological "red line" amid the country's rapid urbanization in order to Read More...
International experts say they've created a Soil Atlas of Africa to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand soil's diversity and importance.
Despite its importance, Read More...
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the Middle Stone Age, sparked surges in cultural innovation in Read More...
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