Category: Australia

Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing

Coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. But, for most of us, they are hidden from view. We are blind to how these ecosystems might be changing. Coral reefs face a number of threats – most of them are… Continue Reading “Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing”

Korean Jang Bogo Research Station Antarctica

Korea is becoming a significant player in Antarctic research and Jang Bogo, by Space Group (South Korea), will be one of the largest year-round bases on the continent when it opens in 2014. The station’s aerodynamic triple-arm design will provide resistance to the elements… Continue Reading “Korean Jang Bogo Research Station Antarctica”

Suriname History Legend

First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, other labor workers were brought in from India and colonial… Continue Reading “Suriname History Legend”

Jellyfish now officially known as the only Immortal Creature

The good news is that you can be immortal. The bad news is that you have to become a floating blob of jelly to do so. Scientists have discovered a jellyfish which can live forever. The Immortal Jellyfish known scientifically as Turritopsis dohrnii is… Continue Reading “Jellyfish now officially known as the only Immortal Creature”

Spiders use Earth’s Electric Field to Fly Hundreds of Miles

On October 31, 1832, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin walked onto the deck of the HMS Beagle and realized that the ship had been boarded by thousands of intruders. Tiny red spiders, each a millimeter wide, were everywhere. The ship was 60 miles… Continue Reading “Spiders use Earth’s Electric Field to Fly Hundreds of Miles”

World Animal Day since 1931

World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4th and is a day that unites all of us advocating for the improvement of animal rights and welfare standards. The day has become a platform to pool knowledge and start proactive discussions on issues… Continue Reading “World Animal Day since 1931”

Chinese Ships Dump Tons of Human Waste in Ocean

Multiple Chinese vessels dumping tons of human waste were spotted in the South China Sea, according to the US-based geo-spatial imagery company Simularity. The report posted images appearing to show ships over the past five years that were taken by satellites of the European… Continue Reading “Chinese Ships Dump Tons of Human Waste in Ocean”

Trophy Hunters Killed 1.7 Million Animals since 2010

The bloodthirsty “sport” of trophy hunting managed to kill one animal every three minutes over the past decades, according to a devastating new exposé of the industry. Over 1.7 million animals – including elephants, lions, and rhinos – have been slaughtered by trophy hunters,… Continue Reading “Trophy Hunters Killed 1.7 Million Animals since 2010”

Last decade Inflicted the worst Climate Crisis on record

Last decade was hottest in recent history as global warming accelerates, while 2019 was one of the three warmest years recorded since the Industrial Revolution. The rise in global temperatures is linked to the ongoing increase in emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon… Continue Reading “Last decade Inflicted the worst Climate Crisis on record”

Amazon Frogs destroy Australian Wildlife

Cane toads are native to South and Central America. They are extremely hardy animals and voracious predators of insects and other small prey. These qualities led to their introduction into Australia as a means of controlling pest beetles in the sugar cane industry in… Continue Reading “Amazon Frogs destroy Australian Wildlife”

Planet Earth Just Experienced second-Hottest Winter Ever Recorded

February 2020 was the second-hottest February ever recorded. And according to a Friday report by scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Northern Hemisphere winter months as a whole – December 2019 through February 2020 – were also the… Continue Reading “Planet Earth Just Experienced second-Hottest Winter Ever Recorded”

Smoke from Australian Wild Fires reaching Brazil

Smoke from devastating bush fires in Australia that have led to the death of over two dozen people has reached South America. According to the Brazilian Metsul Meteorologia company, smoke from the Australian fires is beginning to arrive in the northwest of Rio Grande… Continue Reading “Smoke from Australian Wild Fires reaching Brazil”