Agriculture

Bees kill 63 endangered penguins in South Africa

A swarm of bees has killed 63 endangered African penguins on a beach outside Cape Town, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds said. The protected birds were found dead in Simon’s Town, a small town near Cape Town home to a colony of penguins, and taken for post-mortems. “After tests, we found bee stings around the penguins’ eyes,” said the foundation’s David...

Spider-Webs Blanket Australian Landscape After Floods

Massive spider-webs stretching across trees and paddocks have formed near towns in Australia recently hit by floods. Residents in Victoria's Gippsland region say the gossamer-like veils appeared after days of heavy rain. In one area, a spider-web covered more than a kilometre along a road. Experts say the veils are created by a survival tactic known as "ballooning", where spiders throw out silk to climb to higher...

The Desert Healer – Man Spends Two Decades Creating Green Oasis in Middle of Cold Desert

Anand Dhawaj Negi, a retired bureaucrat turned desert farmer, spent over two decades of his life turning the cold wastes of northern India’s Himachal Pradesh into a vibrant oasis. In 1977, the Indian Government kickstarted an ambitious program to mitigate the adverse effects of desertification in the Asian country’s cold and hot deserts. A. D. Negi  worked in the financial department in charge of the...

Giant Sinkhole Appears Out Of Nowhere, Threatens To Swallow Mexican Home

Santa María Zacatepec, Mexico: A massive 60-meter sinkhole has popped up in a farmer’s land endangering a neighboring house. A farmer was shocked when he discovered a giant hole in their land, which, according to state governor Miguel Barbosa Huerta, is 60 meters (200 ft) wide, 20 meters (65 ft) deep, and expanding. The crater-like hole, which seems to have appeared out of nothing, has led...

POACHING DECREASES AT KASUNGU NATIONAL PARK

Cases of wildlife crimes at Kasungu National Park have decreased as traditional leaders around the area have strengthened the relationship between communities and wildlife officials in the protection of wildlife. Communities around Kasungu National Park led by Senior Chief Lukwa of the District and nine other chiefs have taken an initiative to enhance community ownership in conserving wildlife. They have since assured stakeholders at an interface...

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