Ecology & Zoology

Science Could Save Africa $4 Trillion A Year- But Europeans Won't Let It

In the bizarre maze of modern cultural geopolitics, European progressives spend a lot of time rending garments about their history of colonialism, slavery, and exploitation while engaging in it- using financial blockades if former colonies do not comply. I ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 22 2021 - 1:01pm

How To Speak Cicada

(Inside Science)-- When you first hear it, a cicada chorus may sound like simple buzzing. But to a cicada, that cacophony is full of meaning.  There are three species in Brood X, the cohort of 17-year cicadas now emerging in much of the eastern U.S. Membe ...

Article - Inside Science - Jun 23 2021 - 5:31am

Beekeeper Survey Shows 6% Higher Losses Last Year Than The 39% Average

Honeybees die each year in great quantities and some years are worse than others. Since they are a big business, primarily as roving pollinators for crops that need them at a certain time (like almonds(1) there is always a concern about how to keep losses ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 23 2021 - 12:31pm

Beware Pests; There Is A New Carnivorous Plant Out There

Urban people may believe nature is balanced and peaceful and pristine but biologists know that nature really just wants to suck the nutrients from your dead corpse. Insects have more nature to worry about, in the form of the delicate stalk and pretty white ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2021 - 7:10pm

Citrus Canker Returns To Texas, This Time With An Asian Strain

Citrus canker, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri, was first identified in the United States near the Florida-Georgia border in 1910 and then raged across southern states.  It was considered eradicated in 1933, thanks to chemical intervention, but i ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 16 2021 - 1:11pm

Playful Waterbabies — Porpoise

These delightfully friendly and super smart fellows are Dall's porpoise. Porpoise are marine mammals who live in our world's oceans and breathe air at the surface, similar to humans. They have lungs, inhaling and exhaling through a blowhole at t ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 23 2021 - 2:10pm

Decapods: Warrior Crabs

Look how epic this little guy is! He is a crab — and if you asked him, the fiercest warrior that ever lived. While that may not be strictly true, crabs do have the heart of a warrior and will raise their claws, sometimes only millimetres into the air, to ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Aug 24 2021 - 3:05pm

Beekeeping Fad And The Stress Of Traveling Is Harmful To Bees

Are bees in peril or not? It's difficult to know, because the moment science declares one thing not an issue (example: neonicotinoid targeted pesticides), environmental groups move the goalposts and declare something else is the problem. When honey be ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 22 2021 - 11:45am