Buffalo Return to the Great Plains

Buffalo Return to the Great Plains

Prior to the 1800’s great herds of buffalo, estimated to be in the millions, roamed all over the Great Plains. They were a vital part of the region’s eco system as well as a boon to the native tribes that lived there. Finally, the mighty buffalo are returning to the Great Plains of Montana. The […]

Tortoises Face the Chop as Sanctuary Goes Bust [Video]

Tortoises Face the Chop as Sanctuary Goes Bust [Video]

  For a number of years, tortoises have been the apple of many a conservationist’s eye. Therefore, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to find that these very kind-natured people could actually inspire the death of hundreds of the shell-bound creatures. But, as their sanctuary goes bust, are these tortoises really facing the chop? […]

Mechanism for Accumulation of Mercury in Fish Discovered

Mechanism for Accumulation of Mercury in Fish Discovered

Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of Michigan have found the mechanism that causes certain fish species to exhibit higher levels of mercury than others. Researchers have known for years that predatory fish that feed at lower depths contain higher levels of the toxic metal; but the reason for this […]

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