How “Unprecedented” International Cooperation Saved One Little Primate’s Life

Buddy is a Bengal slow loris, a type of endangered primate found in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Thailand. The largest type of loris, the Bengal is described by some as about the size of a bag of sugar. Only a few thousand are thought to remain in… Continue reading

100% of New U.S. Electricity Capacity Came From Renewables in 3 of the Last 10 Months

The bigger picture in 2014 shows a lot of natural gas being added, which gets talked up time and time again in the mass media, but solar power and wind power together have added more capacity this year than natural gas (or fossil fuels on the whole). Read more:… Continue reading

Fireflies: The Twinkle in Nature’s Eye

There are some 2,000 species of fireflies, many of them native to the tropics in South America and the Pacific Ocean. They’re all members of the family Lampyridae, which loosely translated means “shining fire.” Read more:

Perdue Farms Ditches Antibiotics for Its Chickens

Good news for chickens and meat eaters alike. Perdue Farms, one of the nation’s foremost poultry-producers, is drastically reducing the amount of antibiotics it uses to raise the chickens that wind up on your dinner plate. That may not seem like a big deal, but it is. Unfortunately, antibiotics have… Continue reading

The fashion designer taking his Xhosa heritage global

It is not every day that a designer showcasing at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg for the very first time gets a standing ovation. But that is exactly what happened to Laduma Ngxokolo, a young man from the Xhosa ethnic group, whose colourful range of knitwear had lit up… Continue reading

How This U.S. Bank is Helping Lead the Way for Renewable Energy

Since it was chartered by Congress in 1934, the Export-Import Bank of the United States has partnered with the private sector to boost U.S. exports in key industries, including clean energy. … n fiscal 2011 and 2012, Ex-Im provided $1.3 billion in support for renewable energy projects, helping to complete… Continue reading

New Bridge Could Help Mountain Lions Cross Dangerous Highway

Conservationists have been pointing to a major obstacle for them, which is the Ventura (101) Freeway. … officials from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that the agency will be seeking $2 million in grant funding to build a bridge over the freeway to help mountain lions cross safely… Continue reading

Mars Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving, and is not far from completing the first extraterrestrial marathon. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover. “Opportunity… Continue reading