Tea cozies have been around for centuries to keep a pot of tea warm. Nowadays you can put a sweater on a single cup of tea or coffee to help keep it warm. If bees are your business then the Honey Hive Mug Hugger is for you.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
In some scientific circles, it’s a foregone conclusion that bumblebees are heading for extinction. Pesticides in particular are one of the major causes for accelerating their demise. The downside if their extinction were to happen, the earth’s functioning ecosystem would collapse.
As much as it's been reported our world has entered the ‘sixth mass extinction,’ is it comforting to learn that scientists are experimenting with de-extinction? While the ethical issues may be of concern for some, such is the case with the scientific studies conducted by a Harvard team to create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryos in the next two years.
My blogs over the years have covered the perils and forecasts of the many endangered species on this planet. In my post, “Why We Should Be Concerned About The Sixth Mass Extinction?” I reported on the current ‘extinction event’ that is happening in our lifetimes. Think about that! There have only been five periods of heightened animal extinction since the dawn of time, and the most current one is happening right under our noses.
Remember the dinosaurs? Probably not . . . since it’s been 65 million years since they roamed the planet. An extinction event (also known as a mass extinction or biological crisis) is a widespread and rapid decrease in the biodiversity on Earth. When it happens, it occurs at an uneven rate. Based on fossil records, the rate of extinctions on Earth is about two to five species of animals every million years. Estimates of the number of major mass extinctions in the last 540 million years indicate there has been as many as five since the dawn of time.