Environment

The Hive Mind of Anthony Pasto

Anthony Pasto considers himself just a sales and marketing guy. In a former life Pasto ran a ball hockey league with a 100 staff members. These days his colleagues, almost all female, number in the millions - working away in 100 hives scattered across Southern...

Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Martha died at the ripe old age of 29, the last in a very long string of Passenger Pigeons. She was the namesake of Martha Washington – President George Washington’s wife – who herself had suffered an earlier extinction incident in the spring of 1802.

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

Though not native to North America, the diminutive honeybee has become an important aspect of this continent’s agriculture and biodiversity. And now this species is facing some serious threats. Apis mellifera is also known as the western honeybee and European...

ISON: The Exasperating Comet

ISON: The Exasperating Comet

We asked Robert Dick, our Astronomy Editor, for his take on Comet ISON, the bright light in the sky which seems to be exasperating night-sky watchers and failing to become “The Christmas Comet” / “Comet of the Century” that it was supposed to be.

Boreal Forest Facts

Boreal Forest Facts

Spreading over continents and covering many countries including Canada, the Boreal forest plays a significant role in the planet’s biodiversity and its climate.

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