Earth’s coral reefs are in danger, but in Israel, there’s a rare glimmer of hope.
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Deep in the mountains of the Arabah Valley lies Petra. The vast city is carved into the pinkish sandstone near the Dead Sea and the Israel-Jordan border. In ancient times, Arab tribesmen dug tunnels to protect the area from flash floods. Today, flooding is still a life-threatening concern. Read More
Bees are creating a buzz. Honeybees, bumblebees, blue orchard bees—all are important for pollination. Folks at North Dakota State University want to help bees thrive. They’re paying special attention to the alfalfa leafcutter bee. The little bug has a big mission: multiplying alfalfa seeds. Read More
When a person has a serious injury, surgery, or blood disorder, a blood transfusion can sometimes save the patient’s health or life. The same is true for animals. So just like there are blood banks for people, there are blood banks for animals. Read More
Looking for a great eating place? Ask a local for the scoop. The same kind of insider food info helps animals too. According to a study in the journal Science, researchers say shared knowledge also shapes the spring migrations of moose and bighorn sheep. Read More
Yeasts, molds, and mushrooms don’t get the respect they deserve according to scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in England. To correct this injustice, they’re issuing a “State of the World’s Fungi” report—and hoping to generate support for the fungus among us. Read More