City life

Do City Birds Outlive Country Birds?

Researchers at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center have found four bird species living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region that survive longer than those living in rural settings. The study was led by the Migratory Bird Center using the Smithsonian’s… read more

How do you go to school?

Too many cars and motorbikes, traffic jams and air pollution, also  caused by parents bringing their children to school. “Elisa lives opposite her school. She does not need a car to come there, but she has to cross the street,… read more

As Humans Change Landscape, Brains of Some Animals..

A new study suggests that the brains of several small mammals, including those of the little brown bat, have grown bigger as humans have altered the animals’ living conditions. Evolutionary biologists have come to recognize humans as a tremendous evolutionary… read more

Plastic Bag Ban in LA

The Los Angeles City Council voted   June 18, 2013 to approve a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.  The ban will go into effect for large stores on January 1, 2014, and for smaller stores on July 1, 2014. Paper… read more

How to repel insects and pests naturally

Whether eating our plants, biting our children or just buzzing around our living rooms, insects can be unwelcome visitors. But they are the pollinators, silk producers and recyclers of the Earth, we need insects for our very survival. This is… read more