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Halil
As many as 28,000 birds may have been killed by flying through concentrated sun rays at a solar power plant located in the Mojave Desert - http://www.redorbit.com/news...
As many as 28,000 birds may have been killed by flying through concentrated sun rays at a solar power plant located in the Mojave Desert
According to AP reporters Ellen Knickmeyer and John Locher, the birds have been nicknamed “streamers” due to plume of smoke that comes from the birds as they ignite in midair after flying through rays at the BrightSource Energy plant. - Halil from Bookmarklet
There is always a trade off for renewable energy sources. We can't keep relying on non-renewable energy forever, so that means trying to minimize the consequences of renewables, but there will always be some. - Jenny H. from Android
:-( - renzo
Jenny, is there no way of minimizing the impact with some kind of deterrent, be it visual and/or auditory? - Halil
Sepi ⌘ سپی
Eggy.TV » Best Stories On The Net » Magic is truly in nature. Take a look at these magical beaches with glow in the dark water to renew your faith in it! - http://eggy.tv/magic-i...
Eggy.TV » Best Stories On The Net » Magic is truly in nature. Take a look at these magical beaches with glow in the dark water to renew your faith in it!
Eggy.TV » Best Stories On The Net » Magic is truly in nature. Take a look at these magical beaches with glow in the dark water to renew your faith in it!
Twinkles on the beaches of Maldives. - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
Beautiful - Shirinooo
I have seen this effect before also on Cape San Blas a Florida gulf coast beach. Truly spectacular. - Eric Logan
Shirinooo joonam yes indeed || Eric, had no idea!! Florida has magnificent places, I should look into it ... it is truly spectacular. - Sepi ⌘ سپی
كاندوم ماهي؟ - بــ↑لا - پــ↓یین from BuddyFeed
بالا ... با رنگ نیان :-))) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Halil
The Secret Bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and Extinction | Science Blogs | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The Secret Bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and Extinction | Science Blogs | WIRED
I asked one of the bat scientists participating in the Southwestern Research Station bat census what would happen if White Nose Syndrome showed up in Arizona, a key migratory corridor for bats traveling to Central America. “Oh God,” he said. 
There was a long silence.
“It would be the end of the world.” - Halil from Bookmarklet
Koleksiyoner Ali
Koleksiyoner Ali
Koleksiyoner Ali
merhaba satılık baykuş arıyorum elinde olan bana bu numaradan ulaşırsa sevinirim 0535 593 7373 - Yasemin Van Buuren
nur topu gibi bir feyk hesap daha. Hayırlı olsun :) - Tarık
imabonehead
All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinct...
All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network
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"A few days ago customs officials in Vietnam raided a cargo ship from Sierra Leone and seized an astonishing 1.4 tons of dried pangolin scales. The grisly discovery came from the bodies of as many as 10,000 dead pangolins, the scaly anteaters of Africa and Asia that are being hunted into extinction for their meat and the supposed medicinal qualities of their scales. Experts estimate that more than one million wild pangolins have been caught, killed and traded in the past decade, making them the most heavily trafficked group of species in the world." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
:( - rönin
Sepi ⌘ سپی
Franz Josef Land - Gallery: Life Under the Arctic - http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014...
Franz Josef Land - Gallery: Life Under the Arctic
Franz Josef Land - Gallery: Life Under the Arctic
Franz Josef Land - Gallery: Life Under the Arctic
Searching for life in the frigid waters, expedition divers saw few fish but a lively selection of invertebrates, representing five different phyla. You won’t find any of these, brought up for closer examination, in your backyard pond. - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
فانتزی دوران بچگیم این بود، یک روز این موجودات کنترل دریاها رو بدست بگیرند : دی فکر کنم زاده شده از یکی از داستان های ایزاک اسیموف بود - SaSha from Android
هاهاها ساشا خیلی‌ خوب گفتی‌ ... من یاد ژول ورن میندازه :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Halil
World's Largest Aquatic Insect May Have Been Found, And It Will Haunt Your Dreams - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
World's Largest Aquatic Insect May Have Been Found, And It Will Haunt Your Dreams
This is probably a common insect in Australia. - Uli
Koleksiyoner Ali
Mustafa Kutlu: "Hayatı, yazıdan daha çok önemsiyorum. Bir ağacı anlatmak yerine, gölgesinde oturmak daha iyidir."
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Sepi ⌘ سپی
▶ HUMANITY IN ACTION! AMAZING SCENE AS 31 DOLPHINS LAND ON SHORE - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
▶ HUMANITY IN ACTION! AMAZING SCENE AS 31 DOLPHINS LAND ON SHORE - YouTube
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This is so heartwarming ... Humans are the most complex creatures!! Yet, there is so much love in this world ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
imabonehead
Newly Discovered Wasp Plugs Nest With Cork of Ant Corpses – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science - http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014...
Newly Discovered Wasp Plugs Nest With Cork of Ant Corpses – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science
"For specific hints, you need to travel to the forests of China. There, Michael Staab from the University of Freiburg has discovered a new species of wasp that protects its young by stuffing the entrance to its nests with ant cadavers. The practice reminded him of European ossuaries—buildings like the amazing Sedlec Ossuary that are piled high and deep with human skeletons. In honour of these sites, Staab named the insect Deuteragenia ossarium. It’s the bone-house wasp." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
imabonehead
BBC News - Deep dives of devil rays solve 'mystery' of warm brain - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Deep dives of devil rays solve 'mystery' of warm brain
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"A new study shows that devil rays plunge nearly 2km below the ocean surface, making some of the deepest and fastest dives ever observed in the sea." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Halil
Steatoda nobilis is a spider in the genus Steatoda, known in the United Kingdom as the noble false widow and often referred to as the false widow. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Steatoda nobilis is a spider in the genus Steatoda, known in the United Kingdom as the noble false widow and often referred to as the false widow.
Steatoda nobilis is a spider in the genus Steatoda, known in the United Kingdom as the noble false widow and often referred to as the false widow.
Arrived in England before 1879, perhaps through cargo sent to Torquay. In England it has a reputation as one of the few local spider species which is capable of inflicting a painful bite to humans, with most bites resulting in symptoms similar to a bee or wasp sting. - Halil from Bookmarklet
found in my sisters garden shed - Halil
Halil
Nature Studies: The drug that killed India’s birds of prey is coming to Europe – and we must stop it - There are 300 pairs of Spanish imperial eagle left. We can’t afford to lose any - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices...
So here’s a piece of worrying news for anyone concerned with wildlife conservation: these very birds of prey now face a poisoning threat from a veterinary drug which has already wiped out millions of vultures in India. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Nicķ
Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of ‘threatened’ species so it can build more oil pipelines - http://www.vancouversun.com/technol...
Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of ‘threatened’ species so it can build more oil pipelines
"The decision removes a major legal hurdle that the environmental group Ecojustice said stood in the way of the $7.9-billion Northern Gateway pipeline project that would bring 550,000 barrels of diluted bitumen crude from Alberta to Kitimat." - Nicķ from Bookmarklet
imabonehead
BBC News - Lost snake species rediscovered in Mexico - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Lost snake species rediscovered in Mexico
"A lost species of snake that eluded scientists for nearly 80 years has been rediscovered in Mexico, a US museum says." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Halil
Call for killing of birds deemed health hazard splits conservationists - http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2014...
Call for killing of birds deemed health hazard splits conservationists
A consultation by Natural England, the body that advises the government on the natural environment, has made the case for allowing people to destroy the birds‘ nests and remove their eggs, amid growing concerns that they threaten health and safety. - Halil from Bookmarklet
I bet we see an increase in bugs and mosquitoes now! Not sure what health and safety risks they pose, but we need birds to eat the mosquitoes etc. - Halil
That's right up there with our government putting a call out to hunt barred owls because they're threatening spotted owls. Or killing sea lions because they're eating endangered salmon. Never mind that humans are the reason that spotted owls and salmon are endangered to begin with. The stupidity with which people act out against nature is appalling at best. - Hookuh Tinypants
The article only really cites them as 'pests' to homeowners and farmers because they nest under roofs and eat crops and crop residue. Not really a health and safety problem, in my opinion. More of a nuisance issue. Sometimes when animals have sufficient populations and are lobbied as pests, the governing body will allow people to kill them indiscriminately. It is very common in the US with both birds and mammals. - Jenny H. from Android
Eivind
Why Octopus Arms Don’t Get Tangled – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science - http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014...
Why Octopus Arms Don’t Get Tangled – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science
Why Octopus Arms Don’t Get Tangled – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science
"To find out, octopus arm expert Benny Hochner teamed up with octopus sucker expert Frank Grasso." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
There's also some interesting stuff about octopuses' sense of self and embodied cognition and such in the article, but that part is still my favorite :) - Eivind
Aw Man, I wanna be a sucker expert! - Uli
It's not too late. You could team up with the octopus Frank Grosso :) - Eivind from Android
I'm amazed anyone would think an octopuses arms would get tangled but then people still trip over their own feet (like me ALL THE TIME) so yeah. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
This is more about figuring out the mechanisms behind it, the /why/, than confirming that they actually manage to function with all those arms flapping about :) - Eivind
Arpita Mukherjee
Are you causing the planet Earth to End ?
Arpita Mukherjee
Are you causing the planet Earth to End ? http://arpitamukherjee.experts...
Arpita Mukherjee
Halil
Electromagnetic noise could set European robin adrift - http://physicsworld.com/cws...
Electromagnetic noise could set European robin adrift
The internal magnetic compasses of migratory birds can be disrupted by weak, man-made electromagnetic interference, according to a new study carried out by researchers in Europe. The unexpected effect was seen in European robins, which were unable to orient themselves in the presence of broadband, radiofrequency noise believed to be caused by AM radio and electronic signals. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Halil
Clues to why whales are not recovering in numbers in the Antarctic - http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go...
Clues to why whales are not recovering in numbers in the Antarctic
From these bones the study revealed that there was much more genetic diversity in that region than there is today. This lets scientists and historians know that some knowledge about whale behaviours in that area has been lost forever with the decimation of whale populations as a result of whaling. - Halil from Bookmarklet
“The waters around South Georgia Island were productive feeding grounds for great whales before whaling,” he said. “Yet they have not returned here in any numbers, despite nearly 50 years of protection. That suggests the possibility that the local population was extirpated, resulting in the loss of some cultural knowledge about the habitat.” - Halil
آریــوبرزن
:| آیا میدانستید شمار کسانی که در این دایره زندگی میکنند از کسانی که بیرون آن هستند بیشتر است؟!‏
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چین: 1 میلیارد و 364 میلیون نفر / هند: 1 میلیارد و 243 میلیون نفر / اندونزی: 240 میلیون نفر / پاکستان: 186 میلیون نفر / بنگلادش: 152 میلیون نفر / ژاپن: 127 میلیون نفر / فیلیپین: 100 میلیون نفر / ویتنام: 89 میلیون نفر ...‏ همین 8 کشور به تنهایی از میان کشورهایی که در این دایره هستند بیش از 3 میلیارد و 600 میلیون نفر انسان را در خود جای داده اند که بیش از 80 درسد این مردمان نیز گرسنه و بی چیز اند - آریــوبرزن
باید دروغ باشه وگرنه وزن‌شون کون زمین رو پاره می‌کرد :) - artahermes
آرتا :)) - زاب پیشدادی
:) - artahermes
Halil
Halil
Changing behaviour to reduce consumption of illegal wildlife products in China - http://www.traffic.org/home...
Ideas discussed recognised the various ways in which public behaviour could be changed and a fully integrated approach was recommended that encompassed reducing consumer demand in concert with strengthened efforts to reduce the supply of goods into the market and protect species at source. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Meeting delegates identified key reasons why illegal wildlife goods are consumed, such as for corporate gift-giving, as health care tonics and treatments and as monetary investments. To address the drivers of such trade, mutual co-operation across a wide range of diverse sectors would be needed. - Halil
Koleksiyoner Ali
"From water droplets to insects to flower petals, photographer Miki Asai has a knack for shooting the big world of tiny things that can rarely be seen by the naked eye. Her jaw-dropping macro photos reflect her magnified worldview, personal passion, and curiosity—traits that we admire in a photographer..." - Koleksiyoner Ali
Halil
second plant is lungwort! - Halil from fftogo
first plant is called Honesty (Lunaria annua). - Halil
Koleksiyoner Ali
Hayvanlar için otoyollara ekolojik köprü yapılacak - http://t24.com.tr/haber...
Hayvanlar için otoyollara ekolojik köprü yapılacak - http://t24.com.tr/haber/hayvanlar-icin-otoyollara-ekolojik-kopru-yapilacak/256507
"Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar Genel Müdürlüğü, otoyollara ekolojik köprüler kurarak, yaban hayatı kaynaklı trafik kazalarının önüne geçmeyi planlıyor..." - Koleksiyoner Ali
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