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2014-01-16 16:21:20

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovateus Solar LLC, a worldwide installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, installed the solar systems at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to launch the first phase of the institution's clean-energy initiative. The solar firm was an integral part of an energy construction project headed by global energy management company Schneider Electric. The project consisted of the rooftop installation of 913 photovoltaic solar panels on...

2014-01-09 12:23:00

Shedd Takes Learning about Invasive Species and the Great Lakes Online CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shedd Aquarium, a leader in Great Lakes conservation and education, deepens its commitment to Great Lakes conservation, unveiling two new digital resources: a first-of-its-kind online STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum called Asian Carp Exploration and a series of video vignettes titled "High Stakes of the Great Lakes". Shedd...

Conservationists Reflect On Four Decades Of Endangered Species Act
2013-12-28 07:50:03

[ Watch the Video: Endangered Species Act Turns 40 ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the landmark piece of legislation designed to protect critically imperiled creatures from extinction in the US due to economic growth and development. According to National Geographic, the law has helped recover more than 30 species and prevented the extinction of 99 percent of all species it was designed to...

2013-10-20 16:20:15

Illinois Public, Private Leaders Unite to Bring Energy-Efficiency to the Top-Attended Aquarium in the Nation CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn and Shedd Aquarium today kicked off the first phase of the institution's clean-energy initiative with the installation of 913 photovoltaic solar panels on top of the aquarium's world-class marine mammal pavilion. In an event held on the roof of the Abbott Oceanarium, the Governor, along with Shedd...

Beluga Whale Import Request Draws Ire Of Animal Rights Activists
2012-10-10 12:45:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An Atlanta-based aquarium is drawing criticism from animal rights advocates for their plans to import 18 beluga whales captured off the eastern coast of Russia. The Georgia Aquarium--acting on behalf of several other marine life centers--has applied for a federal permit to import Arctic beluga whales, claiming that they need the creatures so that they can breed them in captivity, study them, and educate the public about the...

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2012-07-09 06:59:16

A baby male beluga whale, discovered by a pair of Alaskan fishermen after it got separated from its mother shortly after its birth, remains under 24-hour care as marine mammal specialists from throughout the country continue to help nurse the newborn back to health. Staff members at the Alaska SeaLife Center research and rehabilitation center in Seward, Alaska -- where the calf is currently recovering -- told Mark Thiessen of the Associated Press (AP) that the whale is doing well....

2011-11-10 14:30:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http:// http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Every year, over 20 million seahorses are taken from their habitats to be used for medicinal and commercial use. This past weekend, the John G. Shedd Aquarium hosted âœThe Husbandry, Management and...

2011-10-26 10:10:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover the Shedd Aquarium and its inhabitants, habitats and the new exhibit Jellies when you stay at the Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile. Now through the end of the year, the Chicago Gold Coast hotel is pleased to offer exclusive offers for families planning a visit to the Shedd Aquarium. Book your downtown Chicago hotel special for the Shedd Aquarium and enjoy: Overnight accommodations with nightly room rates starting from $129...

2011-08-30 10:27:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the National Aquarium can make even more of their experience thanks to the opening of the Harbor Market Kitchen, a newly renovated dining experience offering fresh, local and delicious fare that is in perfect harmony with the Aquarium's green business practices and conservation education mission. Using sustainable and local products including seasonal produce, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, humanely raised chicken,...

2011-04-14 14:28:00

Shedd Aquarium Explores the Mysteries of "Jellies" in a Limited-Time Special Exhibit Opening April 15 CHICAGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning April 15, Shedd Aquarium guests will be mesmerized by a new special exhibit showcasing pulsing, translucent sea jellies and their mystifying natural history. Jellies, sponsored by Walgreens, will immerse guests in an underwater world of rarely seen animals that survive -- and thrive -- without bones, blood, or brains. From...