Ecology & Zoology

While Coronavirus Talk Dominates The US, Few Notice 25 Million Africans Being Devastated By Locusts

As desert locusts ravage African crops, EU-funded NGOs maneuver in the Kenyan parliament to leave farmers defenseless. C aught flat-footed by the emergency, the FAO struggles to purchase enough pesticides to avert catastrophe. Experts fear it may be too l ...

Article - James Njoroge - Feb 11 2020 - 12:34am

Mosquitoes: Females Need Blood, Males Need Nectar, Both Need Keen Noses

Mosquitoes rely on sense of smell to get what they need to survive. Females need blood to produce their eggs, so they find a host to bite and spots to lay eggs, while both males and females feed on nectar. Their dominant source of food is nectar from flow ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2020 - 10:00am

How Bird Flocks With Multiple Species Behave Like BTS And Other K-Pop Groups

Despite what you've heard, birds of a feather often don't flock together. In the real world, multiple bird species are often flying and feeding together. In the Amazon, 50 species may travel as a unit. But are birds in these mixed flocks cooperat ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2020 - 8:00am

What Endangered Means To Scientists And What It Means To Environmental Lawyers Are Much Different Things

You might know blue whales are an endangered species while pandas are not. Yet there are 25,000 blue whales and only 2,000 pandas.  There are 100,000 sea otters yet they are still classified as endangered. Who drew that line between endangered and not enda ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 19 2020 - 3:07pm