Pesticide linked to bee deaths could also kill birds

World / Science & Health Sep 13, 2019

Pesticide linked to bee deaths could also kill birds

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations. The researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are set to publish their research ...

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

World Aug 27, 2019

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

The regulator of global wildlife trade will impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after a final vote on the issue on Tuesday. Following a heated debate at a meeting of parties to the Convention on International Trade ...

'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 ...

Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest

World Aug 18, 2019

Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest

Luiz Pedreira walks with other hikers beneath the Atlantic Forest's thick canopy in Brazil, where an 8,000-km (5,000-mile) trail stretching the full length of the country is being opened up. He hopes that the creation of the trail, one of the world's longest, will raise ...

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

World / Science & Health Aug 7, 2019

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, extreme cold and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive ...