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27

Jul

How United is helping track tiny speciesThe airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

How United is helping track tiny species
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

24

Jul

World’s largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and ‘giant snake-like fangs’This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China’s Sichuan province.

World’s largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and ‘giant snake-like fangs’
This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China’s Sichuan province.

23

Jul

How to garden for bumblebeesCreating a bumblebee-friendly garden will help the struggling pollinators and be a boon for your blooms as well.

How to garden for bumblebees
Creating a bumblebee-friendly garden will help the struggling pollinators and be a boon for your blooms as well.

10

Jul

Can plants ‘hear’ themselves being eaten?New study shows that plants mount an immune response to the mere sound of a chomping insect.

Can plants ‘hear’ themselves being eaten?
New study shows that plants mount an immune response to the mere sound of a chomping insect.

09

Jul

Butterflies change travel plans as U.K. warmsBritish winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.

Butterflies change travel plans as U.K. warms
British winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.

05

Jul

How to attract fireflies to your backyardFireflies are like Mother Nature’s fairy lights, and who doesn’t want more of that? Here’s how to get your garden twinkling.

How to attract fireflies to your backyard
Fireflies are like Mother Nature’s fairy lights, and who doesn’t want more of that? Here’s how to get your garden twinkling.

03

Jul

Newfound wasp has actual ant skeletons in its closetScientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.

Newfound wasp has actual ant skeletons in its closet
Scientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.

02

Jul

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of scienceAustralian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of science
Australian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

24

Jun

treehugger:

Beautiful bee species in honor of Pollinator Week

See more here.

23

Jun

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterfliesThe president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterflies
The president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.