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Koalas are being released back into the wild after Australian bushfires

03.23.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Months after catastrophic bushfires burned large parts of Australia, there's a glimmer of good news in the midst of the globe's other current emergency. Koalas are slowly being released back into the wild following the unprecedented fires that devast... ...

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will sleep on cardboard beds

The 10,000+ athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will sleep on bed frames made of strong cardboard. According to the Athletes Village manager Takashi Kitajima, the frames can hold up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds).

"They are stronger than wooden beds," Kitajima said... "Of course, wood and cardboard would each break if you jumped on them."

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School apologizes after parents complain that “Santa Goes Green” Christmas concert was anti-oil

On Thursday, the Oxbow Prairie Horizons School in Saskatchewan, Canada staged their annual student Christmas concert. The show, "Santa Goes Green," ****** off parents in the town where oil is one of the major industries. Here's a description from the Santa Goes Green sheet music:

Melting ice caps, global warming, surfing reindeer! The North Pole ...

YouTubers fighting climate change celebrate 20 million trees planted

12.21.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The world is looking a little bit greener today. Team Trees took to Instagram on Friday with the news that donations received so far will fund the planting of 20 million new trees. The campaign launched back in late October with the ambitious goal of... ...

Cute “mouse-deer,” long lost to science, has been photographed again

This is a silver-backed chevrotain, aka "mouse-deer," from Vietnam. Until this and other camera trap photographs were taken in the last two years, no scientific evidence of the rabbit-sized animal had been collected in three decades. From Nature:

The animal was first described in 1910 from four specimens, but since then only one verifiable record ...

The ‘mouse deer’ lives

11.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

They're not a fictional species: Mouse deer still roam the Vietnamese woods.  In 2017 and 2018, biologists set camera traps in Vietnam's coastal forests to potentially spot the evasive species, not seen in 29 years. The plan worked. Researchers ... ...