Dunno how we missed this one, but last month a major re-check of American sentiment on climate change found that a whopping 74 percent — despite all the jokes and dissembling haunting the official dialogue on the topic — think that climate change is “affecting weather in the United States.”>> Read More
Vampire bats don’t actually suck your blood. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) they “peel back a small sliver of skin on their prey and use their long tongues to lap up the blood.” And they prey on livestock or wildlife, not humans.
I feel so much better!….But like so many other mammals, bats are threatened by encroachment on their habitat and loss of food sources caused by climate change and other factors….White-nose syndrome
Norway has announced plans to nearly double its carbon tax on the nation’s offshore petroleum sector to create a £1 billion fund to help combat the effects of climate change, including in developing nations. In a draft budget released this week, gov…>> Read More
Beekeepers in northeastern France say they have produced batches of unusually colored honey in recent months as a result of bees carrying unknown substances from a nearby plant processing waste from an M&M’S candy factory. Since August, beekeepers in…>> Read More
Just three decades after the invasive Burmese python became established in southern Florida, scientists believe there may now be tens of thousands of these giant snakes living across an 8,000-square-kilometer area.>> Read More
Tigers, extinct? It’s not only possible, it’s likely, especially in the many nations that have yet to take action on behalf of this majestic animal. But the tiger is just one in a long list of animals on the brink released by the Wildlife Conservation Society today. These animals, familiar to people the world over, include the intelligent and playful orangutan, the Mekong giant catfish, ancient Asian rhinos, Asian giant river turtles and Asian vultures.>> Read More