Save the bees (and time and money) by creating a bee lawn

U.S. 05/28/19, 07:39

Flowering "bee lawns" that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add biodiversity to the landscape and need less maintenance. That makes them cost-effective, too.Bee lawns are turf grasses blended with low-growing perennials that bloom again after mowing. They're cared for ...

Illinois wildlife biologist aims to save prairie chickens

U.S. 05/19/19, 09:24

A wildlife biologist has taken prairie chickens from Kansas, which has a more robust population, and released them in Illinois in an effort to boost the population of the endangered birds.The birds once numbered in the millions across the state but there are now about 200 left, the Chicago Tribune ...

Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you

World 05/07/19, 09:30

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say.A massive United Nations report this week warned that nature is in trouble, estimated 1 million species are threatened with extinction if nothing ...

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species

Europe 05/06/19, 14:17

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.But it's not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations' first comprehensive report on biodiversity."We have reconfigured ...

United Nations to offer first report on global biodiversity

Europe 05/05/19, 23:02

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is.The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at the threat of extinction for Earth's plant and animal species and what it means for humanity.Report Chairman Robert Watson said last month ...

German state to accept environmentalists’ bee-saving plan

Europe 04/03/19, 11:01

The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue.In February, backers of the plan collected nearly 1.75 million signatures, over 18 percent of the region's electorate and enough to force a ...

Germany’s Greens flourish while mainstream rivals flounder

Europe 10/12/18, 03:47

While other mainstream political parties in Germany flounder in polls and struggle to answer a far-right challenge, the Greens have gained strength as a magnet for liberal-minded voters.Offering a compassionate approach to migration, a pro-European Union stance and an emphasis on fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity, the party appears ...

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