In 1735 Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus published the first edition of Systema Naturae,...
Mastodon Genome Surrenders its Secrets
Newly extracted DNA from the tooth of a Mastodon has led to some fascinating insights into evolutionary history. Evolutionary biologist at the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany pieced together the first mastodon mitoch
The scientist, Professor Ian Wilmut, who led the team that created Dolly the sheep has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours. His knighthood was awarded for services to science. Professor Ian Wilmut and researchers from the <a href=”http:
Beijing Goes Big Brother on the Water Supply
The Chinese government has undertaken new measures to monitor Beijing’s water supply in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics. A Beijing area wastewater treatment plant The city has promised to protect the water supply and to install cutting-e
Join Environmental Graffiti At London Aware 08
We’re well aware that many of you aren’t in London, and that those of you that are, are used to interacting with EG through your computers while probably wearing pajamas or avoiding work–that’s fine, because that’s how weR
Canada at Bali: Oh, the Shame
I am a Canadian, and I am ashamed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is from Canada. How far has democracy fallen, when we have a majority of the population that favors action on averting the climate crisis, and a majority of our politicians doing noth
Victims of Russian Oil Spill Begin to Pile Up
Local wildlife has begun to feel the effects of the recent Russian oil spill as thousands of dead and dying birds and fish are washing up on shore. Several environmental groups have estimated the size of the oil spill to be around 2000 tons. Conti
Primates In Mortal Danger
25 of your closest relatives may disappear at any moment. A report commissioned by three leading conservationist charities lists 25 primate species living on the brink of extinction. Hunting and habitat loss are the main reasons for the decline.
World Record: Uruguayan Army Grills 12 Tons of Beef
Nearly 20,000 spectators were on hand to watch 1,250 volunteers grill twelve metric tons of beef in Montevideo Sunday. Moo.
80 Killed in Indonesian Landslides
On the third anniversary of the South Asian tsunami, Indonesia has been hit by extensive flooding, which has resulted in massive landslides in the central Java region. On Wednesday morning on the island of Java, the seasonal rains, along with high tide