Fish’s ‘Machine Gun’ Mating Call Could Deafen Dolphins

A species of Mexican fish called the Gulf Corvina boasts of an amazing sexual practice. These fish band together in gargantuan groups of gills and fins to form huge reproductive orgies that get so loud that it can deafen other sea animals. The mating call of these red-listed fish have been recorded for the first time… Continue reading “Fish’s ‘Machine Gun’ Mating Call Could Deafen Dolphins”

Eating more tomatoes and fruit can improve lung function, even in smokers: Report

Eating two tomatoes or at least three servings of fruit a day can help repair lung damage caused by smoking, according to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers observed natural declines in lung function over a 10-year period and found that people who ate more tomatoes and fresh… Continue reading “Eating more tomatoes and fruit can improve lung function, even in smokers: Report”

People invited to send messages to the moon

BEIJING – China is soliciting 20,000 messages to be sent into space by a relay satellite for the Chang’e 4 lunar probe, according to China’s Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Center. The relay satellite will be launched in the first half of 2018 and the Chang’e 4 lunar probe will follow in the latter half, according… Continue reading “People invited to send messages to the moon”

Ministry to ensure heat supply in north

Local officials in China’s northern regions have been asked to visit households before year’s end to ensure they have sufficient heat, according to a circular from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. The circular, released on Wednesday, also says that coal consumption should not be banned where there is no natural gas or where supplies… Continue reading “Ministry to ensure heat supply in north”

Arab nationals referred to judiciary for possession of falcons — RSCN

Seized falcons are seen at the RSCN (Photo courtesy of the RSCN) AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has seized and confiscated two falcons in the possession of Arab nationals in Azraq desert, east of the Kingdom, a conservationist said on Wednesday. The RSCN, Jordan’s wildlife conservation and nature protection NGO,… Continue reading “Arab nationals referred to judiciary for possession of falcons — RSCN”

The war on coal is a war on the environment and the poor

Former Vice President Al Gore should have used this month’s “24 Hours of Reality” internet broadcast to encourage the Trump administration to withdraw all carbon-dioxide emission rules on future power stations. Then the United States could replace its old, inefficient coal-fired power plants with modern, clean, efficient coal stations, just as they are doing in Europe,… Continue reading “The war on coal is a war on the environment and the poor”

NJDOT still has work to do on Pulaski Skyway to make a spring opening

The last piece of new bridge deck has finally been installed on the Pulaski Skyway, but there’s more work left to do before the 3.5 mile bridge between Newark and Jersey City can be reopened to two-way traffic this spring, state Department of Transportation officials said. The northbound Skyway was closed in April 2014 for a… Continue reading “NJDOT still has work to do on Pulaski Skyway to make a spring opening”

Drinking Beer Could Save Fish Populations

Drinking beer could actually help save the planet and feed some fish. Two businesses based in Westfield, New York, joined forces on a project that aims to convert distillery and brewery water waste and grains into fish feed. TimberFish Technologies and Five & 20 Spirits and Brewery’s initiative serves as perhaps an important new way to… Continue reading “Drinking Beer Could Save Fish Populations”

537,000 Farmers Receive Imputs Under E-Voucher

ABOUT 537, 000 farmers have started receiving inputs under E-voucher, representing 53 per cent of the 1 million farmers that are targeted to benefit in the 2017/18 farming season, E-governance Permanent Secretary Martin Mtonga has said. And Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa has said Ministry of Finance has released K50 billion to pay banks… Continue reading “537,000 Farmers Receive Imputs Under E-Voucher”

Mixing it up in fight for the climate

China’s green policies show benefits of private and public investment While the United Nations urged countries to use the world’s wealth to fight climate change, a Chinese senior official said Beijing has set a successful example in using fiscal investment to leverage huge amounts of capital to meet the targets of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and… Continue reading “Mixing it up in fight for the climate”