Taipei Times: ‘Frozen ark’ to preserve species. “Taiwanese researchers are contributing to a global initiative to identify, document and preserve the world’s species and biodiversity by developing cryobanking, DNA barcoding and online database programs, officials from the Forestry Bureau and the Academia Sinica’s Biodiversity Research Center told a news conference in Taipei on Thursday.”
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I believe that produce need not be held to commercial beauty standards. Here’s why. Produce at commercial supermarkets is usually plump, cartoon-ish, vibrantly colorful, and generally “seedless.” These kinds of standards create a very narrowly defined norm for the image of many fruits and vegetables. 428 more words
Cath Denholm, our Deputy Chair, shares reflections on this week’s British Ecological Society/UK Government Conservation Agencies’ Conference on nature for future generations.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was invited to attend the Nature for Future Generations conference (as the new SNH representative for the JNCC): But I enjoyed it greatly and came away with a lot of impressions. 489 more words
This is important community consultation & something we should all participate in even if we are not a golfer. As our area gets more developed, places like this & the Golf Club’s activities are going to become even more important for the community. 561 more words