'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

World / Offbeat Jun 8, 2019

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them. Jan Ardanowski made his tongue-in-cheek comment on the tails in ...

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

World / Science & Health Jun 1, 2019

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

World Apr 13, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil rainforest reserve may be opened to mining

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move that his predecessor attempted before backtracking due to an international outcry by environmentalists. The National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) occupies roughly ...