Oct 2, 2015

Baboons force Zimbabwe radio station off air

A radio station in Zimbabwe was temporarily forced off the air after a group of baboons raided a transmission tower and chewed through cables, a state daily reported Thursday. The Chronicle newspaper said the newly-launched YA FM went down during the breakfast show on ...

Sep 24, 2015

New study finds trees may be 'on strike' against global warming

Trees, crucial absorbers of climate-harming carbon dioxide gas, may finally be balking at an ever-earlier spring brought on by global warming, researchers said Wednesday. Over the past several decades, trees across central Europe have been steadily sprouting their spring leaves earlier in response to ...

Captive snake with no male companion gives birth – again

Sep 20, 2015

Captive snake with no male companion gives birth – again

For the second time in two years, a captive snake in southeast Missouri has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex. Officials at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center say a female yellow-bellied water snake ...

In warming Arctic, mosquitoes may multiply

Sep 16, 2015

In warming Arctic, mosquitoes may multiply

Rising temperatures in the Arctic may be good news for mosquitoes, which prosper with warmer weather. Researchers said on Tuesday that increasing temperatures are enabling Arctic mosquitoes to grow more quickly and emerge sooner from their pupal stage, greatly expanding their numbers and menacing ...