International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2019

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their skins and other parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The provisional decision, taken in a key committee of the Convention on International ...

'Superfilter' mussels may help beat water pollution

World / Science & Health Aug 18, 2019

'Superfilter' mussels may help beat water pollution

Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the vacuum cleaner of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with microplastics, pesticides and ...

Bear falls on patrol car in California

World / Offbeat Aug 10, 2019

Bear falls on patrol car in California

They probably don't train sheriffs for this: A patrol car was struck by a falling bear in Northern California. Authorities say a Humboldt County sheriff's deputy was driving on State Route 96 on Aug. 3, answering a report of a drug overdose in the community ...