pretty soon beccabeeee is going to be deleted - I’ve set up a new tumblr reserved just for my own photos and videos at www.naturedigitals.tumblr.com. I’ll be reblogging most of my own photos that were originally published on beccabeeee, as well as adding loads of new ones. See you on the other side! ;D
Gray Fox - Griffith Park (rare sighting)
Antibiotic from the Sea is Effective Against Anthrax
A new potential drug from a marine microorganism is effective against anthrax and various other Gram-positive bacteria, as reported by American scientists in the journal Angewandte Chemie. A chlorinated analogue kills off Gram-negative bacteria.
Anthrax is a dangerous infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis and transmitted by infected farm animals. For several years now, anthrax has also been feared as a biological weapon. Attacks with spore-containing letters caused five deaths in 2001. Infection with anthrax usually requires tedious treatment with various antibiotics. Infections caught through the respiratory system are especially dangerous, often requiring continuous intravenous antibiotics. The search for effective antibiotics is thus correspondingly important.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/antibiotic-sea-effective-against-anthrax
A shark guides migrating salmon into the shallows off Baxter Cliffs in Australia, April 1995.
Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic
The age of green is upon us. We have reached a point in our human evolution where science, math, and creative genius have discovered a way to suspend a living forest in mid air. The answer to city pollution is now Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale, the world’s first 27-story microclimate apartment towers currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Built to function as city air purifiers, these lush apartments will include over 900 trees, 5,000 bushes, and 11,000 plants throughout the tower balconies. Each perch of life will aid in reducing city noise, moderating atmospheric temperatures, absorbing CO2 emissions, and acting as an energy sustainer for seasonal weather shifts.
Read more: http://genyhub.com/page/the-vertical-forest#ixzz2Qg4ONZSa
This weekend I took part in a Bioblitz that recorded all the species possible at Tremough Campus and the nearby Reservoirs. I photographed the species found and the people taking part to raise awareness of the amazing biodiversity that can be found in these locations.
This Buzzard (Buteo Buteo) was one of many that gave us a show!