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  1. More coral tree infestations feared

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joyce Man Insect pest may have been factor in Stanley tree collapse that killed woman At least four more old coral trees might be suffering from an infestation of an exotic insect species suspected to have contributed to the collapse of a coral tree that killed a young woman in Stanley two days ago. This emerged yesterday as the Leisure and Cultural Services ...

  2. Variety- the key to life

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Biodiversity is the variety of life. The greater the biodiversity, the greater the number of plant, insect and animal species. We need variety to have a healthy ecosystem. Scientists estimate ...

  3. Amazon disappearing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... siege Experts think that rainforests once covered 14 per cent of the planet's land surface. Now they only cover 6 per cent. Every day, more than 130 plant, animal and insect species ...

  4. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for wildlife, birds and insects. As Haiti's trees have disappeared, landslides have become a big problem, especially during the rainy season. Without its forests, Haiti will become even poorer. ...

  5. Into the wild

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... is an enthusiast who's turned his hobby into a business: the aptly named 24-year-old runs several shops specialising in pet insects, mainly beetles rather than crickets. 'It can be really ... says he learned about the pursuit two years ago and was hooked immediately. 'How often can we follow the entire life cycle of an insect?' The 32-year-old, who owns six pairs ...

  6. Hog heaven

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Pigs are popular farm animals because they are omnivores- animals that eat plants and meat. Because pigs eat plants, roots, flowers, fruit, mushrooms, insects, reptiles, small mammals ... for most of the year. But females live in big groups with their mothers, sisters, aunts, and their young. Babirusas like to eat_______________. But they will also eat insects, small mammals ...

  7. Alien invaders

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... is about 29 degrees Celsius. These insects eat everything from plants to fleas to cardboard. Although they are 5cm long with bright red-brown bodies, these cockroaches are difficult to spot. ... like to hunt them b. people had them as pets c. because they eat insects 5 Starlings are a... a. native species in the US b. native species of West Africa c. Native species of Europe 6 Camels ...

  8. Mainland help for rare sturgeon

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Conservation status: endangered Diet: insects, algae Sexual maturity: 10 years Behaviour: harmless Great barracuda Sphyraena barracuda Max size: 200cm Max weight: 50kg Environment: reef-associated, ...

  9. Feeding on leftovers

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... They are called burying beetles because they use corpses to feed their babies. As these insects are only 3cm long, they prefer small carrion like dead pigeons, mice, and rats. When they find a cadaver, ...

  10. The oldest trees in the world

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... have to be tough to live in the harsh climate. Their wooden trunks are very thick. This helps protect the tree against insect attacks. Also, older trees are covered in layers of dead tree bark. ...




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