Australia: Attempt to Keep Loggerhead Sea Turtles Safe from Predators with GPS

Australia: Attempt to Keep Loggerhead Sea Turtles Safe from Predators with GPS

Managing wildlife populations is a tricky venture. You want to help endangered species fight for their survival  in order to build up their numbers, but you don’t want to disrupt an entire ecosystem. In Australia, on the Queensland coast at Wreck Rock Beach, loggerhead sea turtles are one of those endangered species whose nests are threatened by goannas, a kind of Australian monitor lizard. These pesky lizards have devoured thousands of eggs and hatchlings, so researchers are trying everything they can to reverse this. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia reports that there are more than 70 female loggerheads thatRead More

Tracking Water Tankers

Tracking Water Tankers

The government in Delhi, India, has decided to start tracking both public and private water tankers. The new tracking information will be made public, and will let the public know when water tankers are going to be available in addition to where those tankers are. In the past, reports that public water has been sold privately have caused a lot of resident concern, since water is a necessity that many people cannot access if those supplies have been sold to private sources. Why Tracking Water is Important Giving the public information about where water supplies currently are is vital toRead More

Tracking… Scallops?

Tracking… Scallops?

We write about wildlife tracking a lot on this blog because it’s important to preserve wildlife and to do things like spread the word about sustainable fishing. But we’ve never come across wildlife tracking news quite so bizarre before. Fishermen in Maine are trying to get a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to fund some 30 GPS tracking units that will be used to track scallops – kind of. What’s Really Being Tracked The GPS trackers won’t be attached to scallops per se, but they will be attached to the boats that fish for scallops. This way,Read More

BMW’s New 7 Series is On the Horizon

BMW’s New 7 Series is On the Horizon

In the past, the BMW 7 Series has been the model to showcase all new and upcoming standards that will appear on additional models in BMW’s lineup. For a few months now, BMW has been hinting at some of the things that the new 7 Series will have. In case you’ve missed those hints, here’s what you can look forward to if a new BMW is what you have in mind. The 7 Series Goes High Tech A lot of what BMW has been hinting at is definitely on the higher tech end of things. Some of those details includeRead More

More People Are Trading In Hybrids for SUVs, Report Notes

More People Are Trading In Hybrids for SUVs, Report Notes

A recent report put out by Edmunds (the auto research firm) finds that more and more hybrid and electric car drivers are trading in those eco-friendly options for traditional gas-guzzling SUVs. Approximately 18% more people are making this trade when compared to the number of people trading in eco-friendly options for SUVs last year. What is prompting this trade? It seems that there are a few things driving motorists towards traditional fuel cars. First, The Price Back when gas prices were really high, it made sense to purchase a car that was either a hybrid or electric model. It wouldRead More

The New Mercedes GLC Coupe Concept Car

The New Mercedes GLC Coupe Concept Car

It’s hard not to look at the new Mercedes concept car, the GLC coupe, and think of the BMW X4. The two cars are almost identical where shape and size are concerned, and there’s little doubt that Mercedes wants to scoop up some of the X4 market. The new car debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show last week. Here are the details. Slightly Shorter But Still Sleek The GLC Coupe Concept  is a bit shorter than the C-class, and it has a wheelbase that is also half an inch shorter. But there’s where the shortness stops. The GLC Coupe isRead More

Upcoming New Car Tech

Upcoming New Car Tech

Most of the new car tech we are writing about and reading about now has to do with self-driving cars. But there were some really interesting things being debuted at the New York Auto Show this week that didn’t include self-driving options. If you’re into upcoming car tech, here’s what you can look forward to from major manufacturers. Chevrolet Is Focusing On Teen Safety If you have a child that’s about to become a teen driver, you may want to set your sights on the Chevy Malibu. The newest version of the Malibu will come with teen safety features likeRead More

The Dangers of Following an In-Car GPS Map

The Dangers of Following an In-Car GPS Map

GPS navigation systems can be a godsend. If you’re trying to get somewhere you’ve never been, or you’re just trying to figure out how to find that place you have been to by car, a GPS system can help you get to your destination quickly. But there is an issue with following a navigation system blindly. You still have to use common sense, and understand that your GPS might not always be right. A Sad Case Recently, a woman in Chicago died after her husband followed a GPS navigation map that led him to try and cross a bridge thatRead More

Mini’s New Vision Concept Revealed

Mini’s New Vision Concept Revealed

As driving technology increases, car manufacturers are actively seeking ways to make driving safer and more informative while also appealing to the tech-crazed masses. Mini has just created a pair of strange-looking goggles (think Rocky-type goggles from Rocky and Bullwinkle, and you’ll be close to what these look like) that are meant to make driving simpler and more informative. But is that the case? Here’s a closer look at Mini’s new Augmented Vision Goggles. The Point Mini created the Augmented Vision Goggles with one mandate in mind: to make driving safer and simpler. When wearing the Goggles, drivers will beRead More

Tesla’s New All-Wheel Drive Option

Tesla’s New All-Wheel Drive Option

In order to appeal to a Northeast luxury market, Tesla has recently introduced an all-wheel drive car. The famed electric car manufacturer will sell the new 70-D Tesla Model S all-wheel drive version for $75,000 in most markets. The move has shocked some car enthusiasts, but it make sense when you consider all of the angles. Why the Northeast Matters Most of the luxury cars sold in the US are sold in the Northeast (New York, in particular). But those luxury models that are sold in this part of the US must be equipped to handle the particularly harsh wintersRead More