Entries from July 2008

Alligator Snapping Turtle

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is a larger and slightly less aggressive relative of the Common Snapping Turtle. The epithet temminckii is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator_snapping_turtle

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Development: Before and After

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

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Black-footed Ferret

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Black-footed Ferret is an endangered mammal in North America, according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). They became extirpated in the wild in Canada in 1937, and were classified as endangered in the U.S. in 1967. The last known wild population was taken into captivity in the mid-1980s, a few years […]

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Ganges River Pollution

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ganges is a major river in the Indian subcontinent flowing east through the eponymous plains of northern India into Bangladesh. The 2,510 km (1,557 mi) river begins at the Gangotri Glacier in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the central Himalayas, and drains into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the […]

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Tags: Development · Pollution · Spills

22/8: The Jeffrey Luers Story

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

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IMAX Mountain Gorillas

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

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Vancouver Aquarium Beluga Birth

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

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Chernobyl Explosion

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Chernobyl disaster, or simply Chernobyl, was a nuclear reactor accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union. It was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and the only instance so far of level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale, resulting in a severe release of radioactivity into the […]

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Tags: Pollution · Spills

Baiji River Dolphin

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Baiji is a freshwater dolphin found only in the Yangtze River in China. Nicknamed “Goddess of the Yangtze” in China, the dolphin was also called Chinese River Dolphin, Yangtze River Dolphin, Whitefin Dolphin and Yangtze Dolphin. It is not to be confused with the Chinese White Dolphin. The 2007 IUCN Red List classifies the […]

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Delhi’s Deadly Pollution

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: Development · Pollution