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The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, over-exploitation and poaching are all threatening a lifeline for local communities Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out
The Guardian | 5 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Curiosity Rover Decides, By Itself, What To Investigate On Mars sciencehabit writes: NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars in 2012, in part to analyze rocks to see whether the Red Planet was ever habitable (or inhabited). But now the robot has gone off script, picking out its own targets for analysis -- precisely as p
Slashdot | 5 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Flutter bye: the strange case of the disappearing urban butterfly Butterflies are vanishing from cities even faster than in the countryside from paving, pesticides or just plain heat. But some cities are luring them backThe purple plumes of railway-side buddleias are emptied of insects. A single white butterfly is danci
The Guardian | 5 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
TfL cycling data analysis: revolutionary or displacement activity? A data map of 25 London cycling corridors could be crucial for future superhighways, but critics say its a distraction from getting the job doneMike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, once said in God we trust; everyone else bring data. London has m
The Guardian | 6 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Vincent Fournier's best photograph: Boris the cosmonaut shows off his spacesuit After two hours of drinking vodka, General Boris suggested we just do the shoot at his houseStar City is a self-contained city for cosmonauts about an hour from Moscow. Astronauts still come from all over the world to get trained there. It might look date
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Cassava crisis: the deadly food that doubles as a vital Venezuelan crop It is a plant that millions depend on for survival. But another, identical variety can be lethal and desperate people turning to the black market cant tell them apartVenezuela has suffered food shortages for several years but things only seem to be gettin
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Tories aim to block full EU ban on bee-harming pesticides Move to block EU ban comes despite environment secretary Michael Gove saying, I dont want to water down EU protectionsConservative politicians are trying to stop a complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides, despite the new environment secretary Michael Go
The Guardian | 6 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why I left physics for economics I recently decided to abandon the rules which govern nature for the rules which govern people and markets: economics. Why would I do such a thing?I love physics. Brick-by-brick, you can build new theories from established ones and know that they will appl
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Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said Thursday. The animals were packed into plastic boxes and suitcases lo
Yahoo! News | 7 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why the coal lobby's reverse auction push might be an attempt to 'blow up' the debate Craig Kellys argument that a reverse auction would allow coal power plants to compete doesnt stack up The latest push by pro-coal lobbyists and some Coalition MPs for the clean energy target proposal to be dropped in favour of a reverse auction that could
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