Being Jane Goodall
Fifty Years at Gombe
In 1960 a spirited animal lover with no scientific training set up camp in Tanganyika’s Gombe Stream Game Reserve to observe chimpanzees. Today Jane Goodall’s name is synonymous with the protection of a beloved species. At Gombe—one of the longest, most detailed studies of any wild animal—revelations about chimps keep coming.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
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A colossal cane toad – measuring twice the length of a man's hand and weighing just under two pounds – was recently discovered in northern Australia. Just one lick of Toadzilla's dry, warty skin is potent enough to kill a snake in seconds.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty
Spread of Electricity Need Not Harm Climate, says UN Report
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
Published September 21, 2010
The United Nations’ goals for fighting extreme poverty—an effort being assessed at a summit this week in New York—will fall short unless nations also work to bring electricity and modern, safe cooking technology to the billions of “energy-poor” people around the globe, a new report says.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Lost" Fox Subspecies Found via Saliva Analysis
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Tarzan Chameleon Found in Tarzan Forest, Near Tarzanville
Discovered on Madagascar, the new species is probably extremely rare.
Photograph courtesy Frank Glaw
Published September 2, 2010
There's a new, scalier lord of the jungle: Tarzan the chameleon.
Five-inch-long (13-centimeter-long) Calumma tarzan was found recently in a tiny patch of forest on the vast Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, a new study says.
The new species' name has multiple roots. For one thing, the chameleon's habitat—in what locals call the Tarzan Forest—is near the village formerly known as Tarzanville (recently renamed Ambodimeloka).
Friday, September 03, 2010
Photograph courtesy Rebecca A. Pyles
Thursday, September 02, 2010
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