Getty Images Female ruby-throated hummingbird showing patience at a feeder.(Getty Images) Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News/SCNG Hummingbirds feed on grevillea flowers in the Center Circle garden at Descanso Garden in La Ca–ada Flintridge on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Rachel Young, director of horticulture and operations at Descanso Gardens, says the grevillea has been blooming nonstop. The Center Circle currently has plants from Australia and South Africa that tolerate heat and drought. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Getty Images Close up of a hummingbird coming into the feeder (Getty Images) Courtesy of Robert Feigelson A hummingbird feeds a hungry offspring. (Courtesy of Robert Feigelson) Getty Images Hummingbird feeders attract more than hummingbirds. Ants can find the sweet nectar irresistible. Courtesy of Patti Crotti A hummingbird chose an interesting spot -- a top a blue bird mobile -- to build her nest. (Courtesy of Patti Crotti) … [Read more...] about How to keep ants off the hummingbird feeder
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'Blue Planet had a profound impact on the psyche of recycling, boosting our plastics by 25%' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Eric Randall, director at Bryson Recycling, takes his work home with him. He says his 25 years at the recycling social enterprise has been more than just a job. It's a vocation. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/blue-planet-had-a-profound-impact-on-the-psyche-of-recycling-boosting-our-plastics-by-25-37421884.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37423984.ece/03783/AUTOCROP/h342/EricRandall12.jpg Email Eric Randall, director at Bryson Recycling, takes his work home with him. He says his 25 years at the recycling social enterprise has been more than just a job. It's a vocation. "I cycled to work this morning and I have solar panels on my roof," he says, reaffirming that commitment. A keen birdwatcher, Eric says he's always been interested in nature and the environment. And if he wasn't running the recycling enterprise … [Read more...] about ‘Blue Planet had a profound impact on the psyche of recycling, boosting our plastics by 25%’
The Denver Film Society announced the complete feature film lineup for the 41st Denver Film Festival, which runs October 31 - November 11.Previously announced films that will be featured this year at the festival include "The Front Runner" starring Hugh Jackman, "The Favourite" starring Emma Stone, "The Upside" starring Bryan Cranston and "Vox Lux" starring Natalie Portman. More recently, it was announced that "Roma," a film by Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") will have a presentation on November 10. "Roma" follows the life of Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family living in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. "Roma" will be shown in theaters and will be on Netflix in December. Arts & Entertainment Movies from Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston and Natalie Portman coming to Denver Film Festival Terry Terrones "Roma is a modern masterpiece,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “We are honored to present … [Read more...] about Full Denver Film Festival lineup announced
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem. ByRachel Nuwer Sept. 24, 2018 In 2003, enterprising criminals in Southeast Asia realized that they could exploit a loophole in South Africa’s hunting laws to move rhino horns legally across international borders. Normally, North Americans and Europeans account for the bulk of South Africa’s rhino hunting permits. But that year, ten Vietnamese “hunters” quietly applied as well. Hunters are allowed to transport legally obtained trophies across borders under various international and domestic laws. The Vietnamese hunters each returned home with the mounted horn, head or even whole body of a rhino. Word spread. Though Vietnam and other Asian … [Read more...] about How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins’
When 1,028 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2017–8,000% more than a decade earlier–most of their horns were smuggled into Vietnam and China, where some pieces of horn end up at parties, ground into a powder that hosts give to guests to mix into drinks in the mistaken belief that the horn prevents hangovers. Others are made into traditional medicine or carved into decorative objects and jewelry. China banned the sale of rhino horn 25 years ago, and poaching in Africa initially declined as Taiwan also stepped up enforcement. But as wealth grew in both China and Vietnam, the illegal horn became a status symbol. By 2011, horn was selling for $80,000 a kilogram, more than twice the price of gold. For the last several years, more than 1,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa alone; global poaching numbers are unknown, but the total population is now only around 30,000, and 4 out of 5 species are critically endangered. In Seattle, one startup is working on a … [Read more...] about Synthetic rhino horns are supposed to disrupt poaching. Will they work?