Glowing Vomit Attracts Female Crustaceans

Published on July 7th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

On your next date, you might not want to try vomiting bioluminescent mucus, but for male crustaceans called ostracods it works like a charm. The female ostracods like it, say some researchers. “When you’re there watching this display ... Read More



Possums Can Kill Thousands Of Ticks

Published on July 6th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

Sometimes possums are said to be ‘ugly’, ‘beady-eyed, or ‘scary’. They might also be perceived as vermin or having no purpose. However, some research has estimated that possums can kill thousands of ticks in a single ... Read More


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Clearcutting British Columbia’s Thousand-Year-Old Trees

Published on July 4th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. It has been a year since the Wilderness Committee drew our attention to the planned logging of old-growth trees in Vancouver Island’s central Walbran Valley. So far, the controversial heli-block 4424 has remained ... Read More

Oil Spills

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Halt Oil Trains In Washington & Oregon

Published on July 4th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. The oil train you see above may be one of the last to pass through Hood River, Oregon. Last month, a near-catastrophic derailment/fire occurred in the neighbouring town of Mosier. Though the ... Read More

Climate Change

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Coal To Solar: Retraining Our Energy Workforce

Published on June 25th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

As many celebrate the shuttering of coal-fired electricity generation facilities, a call for retraining this former energy workforce from coal to solar is opening the eyes of some. In a study published in Energy Economics, researchers ... Read More


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East Africa Off-Grid Connections Growing With Mobisol

Published on June 25th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

German off-grid solar provider Mobisol has now installed over 50,000 systems in East Africa. The company estimates a quarter of a million people now receive sustainable electricity from its solar solutions, which is an incredible landmark ... Read More


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Ontario Now Accepting Micro-FiT Incentive Applications

Published on June 24th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

Applications to the 2016 micro-FiT program in Ontario are now being accepted. As reported by pv-magazine, the Canadian province of Ontario would launch version 4.0 of its micro-FiT program, even though installation levels are significantly lower ... Read More


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El Salvador To Auction 170 MW Of Renewables

Published on June 17th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

El Salvador will conduct its second auction seeking to deploy 170 MW of renewable electricity. This follows an award of 100 MW of PV projects in its previous auction, even though no project are operational yet. ... Read More

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