Bees are finding big meals in cities, according to a recent National Geographic article. “Foodie Bees: Insects Head Downtown for Dinner” explores recent research showing that urban hubs are attracting a lot of these small creatures.
From National Geographic, we learned of the fascinating Drongo bird. These birds have learned to imitate alarm calls to scare off animals with prey – – and then swoop in to steal it for themselves! And their techniques are evolving… Except when it’s lying. Because sometimes drongos, which are about the size of a scrub
This story from National Geographic offers good news for the past year; Nepal, home to endangered tigers, rhinos and elephants, reported 365 days with no poaching… And it’s not the first year like this. The story comes on the heels of news last year that the Western Black Rhino is now extinct. Nepal’s success story is one of
Southern California is suffering from a heatwave that is causing and exasperating wildfires in the area. Fire, however, aren’t as damaging to nature as they can be for us: On average, more than 100,000 wildfires, also called wildland fires or forest fires, clear 4 million to 5 million acres (1.6 million to 2 million hectares)
“From the oceans’ depths to the tallest mountain peaks, this planet had an amazing year, and National Geographic was there to document it all throughout 2013,” (Huffington Post Good News). Watch the short video here and share your favorite photos of explore.org’s 2013 from the live cams. Happy 2014!