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Monarch Butterfly Mexico Migration Hits All-time Low

Posted February 3rd, 2014 at 7:54 pm (UTC-5)

One of nature’s most beautiful sights is when a monarch butterfly comes fluttering into view. Monarchs are the only known North American butterfly to migrate south for the winter, hibernating and returning in the spring as birds do. However, a new report finds the number of these butterflies hibernating in Mexico reached an all-time low […]

Satellite’s Space Trip Ends After 30 Years

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The longest operating Earth-observing satellite is about to be decommissioned by the US Geological Survey. The USGS has begun the task of lowering Landsat-5 from its operational orbit.  The first series of maneuvers in that effort is likely to take place within the next month. Landsat-5 was the fifth of seven satellites launched as part […]

New Species of World’s Only Venomous Primate Found

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 7:27 pm (UTC-5)

An endangered lemur-like primate with two tongues and a toxic bite has more branches on its family tree than originally thought. Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, Missouri researchers say they’ve identified three new species of the slow loris – the only venomous primate in the world – living on the Indonesian island of […]