Archive: 11/07/2012

New book inspires children to protect dugongs

Australia's children are being enlisted in the fight to save dugongs from the multiple threats of coastal development, climate change, and environmental pollution, thanks to the creative mind of marine biologist Dr Mariana ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Environment
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City heat from ancient mines

People living in Glasgow could get around 40% of the energy they need to heat their homes and businesses from tapping into the rocks and water in old abandoned mineshafts and other mine workings beneath the city.

dateJul 11, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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The moon is toxic

As our closest neighbor in space, a time-capsule of planetary evolution and the only world outside of Earth that humans have stepped foot on, the Moon is an obvious and ever-present location for future exploration by humans. ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Helping family is key for social birds

(Phys.org) -- Social birds that forgo breeding to help to raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin, a new study has found.

dateJul 11, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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