Submitted by Safar Haddad on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 02:03
The U.S. Navy trained dolphins will help in efforts to save endangered vaquita porpoise. As per the latest data available, there are nearly three dozen endangered vaquita porpoise and the species faces high risk of extinction. Many international organizations have also been helping Mexican authorities in saving endangered vaquita porpoise. The U.S. Navy trained dolphins will be deployed in the Gulf of California. The U.S. Navy has been training dolphins and sea lions since 1960s in sniffing out mines and in navigation when lose in the open sea.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 04/16/2016 - 11:06
Every year during fall, the iconic orange, black and white winged monarch butterfly from the US and Canada embarks on a journey towards southern Mexico. The insect migrates more than 2,000 miles accurately in search of warm climate without using any GPS system for navigation. Experts say the butterfly has an internal compass that helps it in direction-finding.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 03/05/2016 - 13:21
Drilling operations are likely to begin at an impact crater located in the Gulf of Mexico. The crater was created after an asteroid stuck 66 million years ago and possibly resulted in the extinction of dinosaurs and several other forms of life on the planet. Dinosaurs existed 65 million years ago and dwelled on Earth for 35 million years.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:01
The Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego has discovered four deep-sea flatworm species in the coasts of California and Mexico. These new species are around four inches in length and are named Xenoturbella churro. The creatures were described by the researchers in a recent issue of the journal Nature.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:30
Overuse of common chemicals to get rid of bedbugs has led to bedbugs’ resistance, hence making them very less effective in protecting your sheets and mattresses, finds a new study by Virginia Tech and New Mexico State University.
Prof. Troy Anderson from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences said that chemicals that people are using are not working as effectively as designed therefore people are spending money on products that are not worth.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:01
On Tuesday, a showdown over the Mexican gray wolf left the federal government vowing to carry forward the plans of recovering the endangered species in spite of the state wildlife officials’ refusal to issue permits allowing for the release of wolves in New Mexico (NM).
During a packed meeting in Albuquerque,the New Mexico Game Commission denied the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s appeal.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:01
A new study has revealed that the worst drought ever has loomed over the US west coast and it may be attributable to mysterious Pacific Ocean ‘warm blob’. Researchers behind the study have revealed that the blob was found in the ocean and its temperature is two to seven degrees higher than the temperature of the surrounding water. As a result, marine ecosystem of the West Coast is being altered and other species have to find their ways to somewhere else.