The new Centre for Bioinspiration at the San Diego Zoo plans to take biodiversity and biomimicry to an entirely new level. As Paula S. Brock and Larry G. Stambaugh explain, the idea is to create a hub of scientific knowledge and financial capital where early-stage ideas can be transformed into actual products and services within the next three to four years.Read more...
Lonesome George, the 100-year-old, world-famous Galapagos giant tortoise who became the symbol of the richly diverse Galapagos Islands, has died.Read more...
As the last-of-his-kind from Pinta Island, George was the ambassador for the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands and, in a sense, a living memorial of its destruction.
Ecoproductive regions in the Alps are well known for being important for agriculture, biodiversity and raw materials such as wood, but they also play a crucial role in carbon sequestration.
Urban development and climate change are now wreaking havoc on these regions, causing them to become carbon emitters instead of carbon absorbers, explains Carmen de Jong, Professor of Geography at the University of Savoy, France.
German and American scientists have discovered four new species of dwarf chameleons in Madagascar, the smallest of which reaches only 24 mm in length and is one of the smallest known reptile species in the world. However, the species are highly threatened by deforestation.Read more...
The Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany reports on the discovery of these tiny chameleons.
Global warming is having an effect on the dive behaviour and search for food of southern elephant seals, according to joint research conducted by scientists in Germany and biologists and oceanographers in South Africa.Read more...
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