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A new study found that one in three animal species in poor countries are being threatened by the world's appetite for coffee and timber.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a new species of gecko has been discovered in Papua New Guinea. Dressed in black and yellow stripes, biologists from the Papua New Guinea National Museum say the gecko resembles a bumblebee.
Scientists have made spectacular discoveries of more than a thousand new species on the island of New Guinea and its waters from 1998 to 2008, according to environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Scientists have discovered a new species of cave fish which has developed without eyes or pigmentation in Indonesiaâ€™s eastern Papua area.
CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Nov.
NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StinkyJournalism is pleased to present "Rebutting Jared Diamond's Savage Portrait: What tribal societies can tell us about justice and liberty," the other side of a now infamous story that led to a lawsuit against The New Yorker and bestselling author Jared Diamond.
PORTSMITH, Australia, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (IOC:POMSoX) today announced that drilling has commenced on the Antelope-2 appraisal well, located approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of the Antelope-1 well in Petroleum Prospecting License 237 in Papua New Guinea.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...
Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...
Cassowaries, Casuarius, are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Cassowaries are part of the ratite group of birds that include the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi. There are three species of Cassowary recognized today: The Southern Cassowary of Australia and New Guinea; the Dwarf Cassowary of New Guinea and New Britain; and the Northern Cassowary of New Guinea. Some nearby islands have small populations of these birds, but it...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.