Tag Archive | conservation

The 2012 Top 10 New Species List Celebrates Dive-bombing Wasps and Worms from Hell

What do dive-bombing wasps and devil’s worms have in common?  On May 23rd, the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE)  published its 5th annual list of new species discovered during the previous year. Based out of  Arizona State University, IISE’s scientists collaborate with a committee of taxonomists across the globe to describe and classify new […]

Recycling Wastewater from ‘Oil Sands’ Mining: Too Little Too Late

What is oil sands mining? Crude oil deposits lie beneath the earth among layers of rock, water,  and sand in the form of bitumen, a heavy, viscous type of crude oil that mixes with the geological strata like cold molasses.  Mining these oil sands deposits takes place in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta, Canada, […]