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Displaying items by tag: Ecology

A team of Australian ecology researchers have found two species of Australian bees that have, for the first time, adapted their vision for night-time conditions, a research paper claims.

Published in Biology

Australian environmental researcher Professor Brian Walker has been internationally recognised for his scientific research.

Published in Science

Douglas Adams died 10 years ago today.  Goodness, it seems like it was just 42 days.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 06 October 2009 20:33

How to measure Happy Planet living

The New Economics Foundation says that people can be happy without sacrificing their economic well-being. The Happy Planet Index shows that people can live long and happy lives without degrading their country’s natural resources. The people of Costa Rica are a fine example!

Published in Health
Claiming to be the first eco-nightclub in the UK, the Club4Climate at Bar Surya in London generates its own electricity from the dance floor and plans to donate any surplus power to local residents.

Published in Climate
Thursday, 26 June 2008 19:14

ABC NewsRadio axes StarStuff program - why?

ABC NewsRadio, Australia’s only 24 hour continuous news service, has axed one of its longest running programs because it wants to divert funding elsewhere. The program? StarStuff, the only space, science, astronomy and cosmology show on Australian radio. What a shame!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Dell’s eponymous CEO, Michael Dell, has unveiled his smallest, ‘never before seen’ eco-PC – which comes with a curvy bamboo casing. Is it a Mac Mini competitor, a way to jump on the green bandwagon or the start of a whole new successful line of environmentally friendly PCs?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 28 February 2008 20:41

To 4-wheel drive or not on Australian beaches

According to Australian researcher Thomas Schlacher, sandy beaches that allow off-road driving have one-half the number and variety of animal species than beaches that do not allow 4WD vehicles.       
Published in Climate
Tuesday, 15 January 2008 06:21

IBM leads Eco-Patent Commons push

IBM is playing a pioneering role in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's program to open environmentally-responsible patents to the general community.

Published in Strategy
Scientists are studying just how harmful artificially produced chemicals within common consumer products are to human health. Such products usually contain a mixture of chemicals that together are rarely tested for safety; thus, could be harmful to consumers and nature.
Published in Health
Possible new species, at least within human knowledge, have been discovered in an area called a “lost world” because of its very nature: a pristine jungle within a remote mountainous area in the northern part of Papua, Indonesia.          
Published in Biology
Monday, 17 December 2007 19:20

The early-birders see the birds

The 108th annual Christmas Bird Count by the Audubon Society is underway across North America. The 108th CBC runs from Friday, December 14th, 2007, to Saturday, January 5th, 2008.      
Published in Climate




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