Welcome to our November issue of the Isla Earth
Radio Series e-Digest.
Crossword Puzzle. This month our
puzzle is all about creature features. Like,
what's the eight letter name of a poisonous
creature that devours beetles in sugar cane
To start the puzzle fun, click
|Batteries That Run On Sugar
We all know about the energy we get
a candy bar. But now sugar may soon power more
than just our bodies through an afternoon
|Fooling Bats Restores Rainforests
Fake fruit sometimes looks so real you have
to touch it to know if it's plastic or not. It
seems the Amazon leaf-nosed bats have the
same trouble. Which is a good thing for
conservation efforts in rainforests.
|Watts Up With CFLs?
Are they, or aren't they, environmentally
Because Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs)
contain mercury, which is toxic, we had to know.
|Mushrooms For Insulation
We like mushrooms in salads, on steaks, in
omlettes, and even as a replacement burger.
But how about a fungus for insulting your
home or office? It's a startup business that
it's owners hope will, well, mushroom.
In looking forward to more environmentally
products we can sometimes go to the past for the
solution. Old-fashioned? Maybe, but push mowers
have their advantages.
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Until now there has been no single,
resource on the status of North America's most
threatened birds and what people can do to help
protect them. Birder's Conservation
North American Birds at Risk by
Jeffrey V. Wells, is the only book of its
specifically to help birders and researchers
understand the threats while providing
protect birds and their habitats. Wells has
amounts of essential information into a
use volume-required reading for anyone who loves
birds and wants to ensure they are protected.
an indispensable resource for birdwatchers,
researchers, naturalists, and conservationists.
Reading it will inspire you to become an
of our birds and the habitats we share. --
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The Native Prairies Association of Texas is a
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restoration, and appreciation of native
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This organization protects prairies through
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The last of Texas' native bighorns were gone
early 1960's. Initial efforts at restocking
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small group of bighorn supporters formed the
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an intense lobbying effort to obtain support
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