Why Giant Bugs Once Roamed The Earth →
Image credit: Ned M. Seidler, National Geographic Ker Than for National Geographic News; August 8, 2011 - Predatory dragonflies the size of modern seagulls ruled the air 300 million years ago, and it’s long been a mystery how these and other bugs grew so huge. The leading theory is that ancient bugs got big because they benefited from a surplus of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere....
Offshore Wind Farm Shelters Marine Life →
Discovery News, Tim Wall, August 8, 2011 - A North Sea wind farm may be beneficial to wildlife while producing clean energy for humans. The wind farm created new marine habitat as well as a sanctuary from shipping traffic, said researchers studying the offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee off the coast of the Netherlands. [full story]
Mysterious garden amphibian! Of mystery!
Found this handsome critter chilling in the garden next to the cucumbers, this evening. I’d never seen this type of frog, (I believe it to be a frog, rather than a toad, but I could be wrong), before, but then, I am terrible with the flora and fauna of my home region. Such colors on it, though! At any rate, I’d like to have it identified, if I may. Here is another, even less clear...