Biology News
Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Youth gardening and ecology program marks 25 years - Virgin Islands Daily News


Virgin Islands Daily News
ST. THOMAS — The Junior Gardening and Ecology Academy Inc., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, a milestone that founder and CEO Mario Francis attributes to the group's passion for youth and commitment to healthy, self-sufficient living.

Biodiversity in crisis: How close to the brink is life on Earth? - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Biomes - Living Worlds

Espoo - Finland

Fact sheets, photos, and video clips on the climate, location, animal and plant adaptations, land formations, and human influences of seven major terrestrial biomes: tundra, taiga, temperate forest, grassland, chaparral, desert, and rainforest.

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World Biomes
United States

About the hierarchical organization of the world's environments.

The World's Biomes
United States

Introduction to aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra biomes. School class project.

Body Worlds
Germany

Body Worlds is the original anatomical exhibition series displaying authentic human bodies, willed by donors through the Institute for Plastination's Body Donor Program, and preserved using a process called plastination. Invented by Dr. von Hagens, plastination is a groundbreaking process in which real human specimens are preserved through the science of plastination. The specimens resulting from the revolutionary process are called plastinates.

Gunther von Hagen's Body Worlds
Germany

Learn about Body Worlds, the anatomical exhibition of real human bodies. Find the locations and dates for current and future exhibitions.

Germany

Max Planck scientists find evidence that sloths in the wild sleep a lot less than previously thought. [PDF]

The Living Edens
United States

A detailed look at one of the oldest deserts - the Namib Desert. Includes teacher's resources.

Living Amphibians
United States

Introduction to the taxonomy of Amphibia, including Salientia (frogs and toads), Caudata (salamanders and newts), and gymnophiona (caecilians).

Living With Elephants
France

A non-profit organization in Botswana which explores the relationship between the African Elephant and people, with an emphasis on research and educational programs aimed at reducing conflict between the two species.

United States

A discussion of Lithops, or flowering stones, as well as images. These plants mimic their natural surroundings to an astounding degree.

Living Free
United States

A nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by Emily Jo Beard.