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How Radical Enviros Made Africa’s Locust Problem Worse

Two weeks ago a Boeing 737 on final approach to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, flew into a massive cloud of locusts swarming above the airport. The insects were sucked into the plane’s engines and splattered across the windshield, blinding the pilots to the runway ahead….

9 quirky facts about the platypus

It’s possible to run out of adjectives when it comes to describing the platypus. This unique creature, endemic to Australia, has confounded scientists since its discovery. We still don’t know a great deal about the semi-aquatic animal, or the secrets…

Bizarre front-footed dinosaur tracks make it look like these behemoths did handstands

Sauropods were the largest animals to ever live on land. They were behemoths with long necks and equally long tails, and they needed four thick, pillar-like legs to support their massive frames. Or did they? Back in 2007, paleontologists unearthed…

This is how a woodpecker swap meet works

Tallahassee, Florida — Will McDearman stood on a chair, raised his voice and beseeched the hundred or so wildlife officials gathered in a nondescript auditorium to offer up every woodpecker they could find. “Are all the birds on the table?”…

Build Your Own Solutions to the Climate Crisis With the En-Roads Climate Simulator – EcoWatch

<h2>Frozen but Abundant</h2><p>Antarctica separated from South America 35 million years ago, and its climate started to change. It began to grow <a href=”https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html” target=”_blank”>ice sheets</a> – masses of glacial land ice covering thousands of square miles. As plate tectonics shifted…

Watch as much-needed rain pours through Western Australia

[embedded content] What was once burning, now has a glimmer of hope. Australia’s onslaught of bushfires have continued for months, killing millions of animals and dozens of people. As firefighters continue their efforts across the country, it’s Mother Nature’s turn…

9 interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively. Here are a…

Climate Change Basics: What is Driving Global Climate Change? – News On 6

Technology Sunday, January 26th 2020, 1:42 PM CST While this may seem scary, there are actual scientific reasons that this is happening. What is causing this temperature change? What else is happening besides global warming? What should you know going…