Endangered Alpine Parrot Intentionally Moved to the Mountains to Avoid People
Parrots are commonly associated with tropical islands, lush rainforests as well as the usual pirates. However, there is one species of parrot that defies all these associations: the kea. However, scientists have recently discovered that it may have actually lived in lower areas of the country.
Sri Lanka Faces 'Worst Maritime Disaster' After Ablaze Container Ship Caused Oil Spill
A major oil spill and debris from a burning container ship have covered Sri Lankan beaches off the west coast. Sri Lankan authorities said the container ship MV X-Press Pearl, registered with a shipping company all the way from Singapore, had already leaked of nitric acid out of its vessel just before it set sail in Sri Lankan waters.
Humans Responsible For Over a Third of Heat Deaths Due to Global Warming
Over one-third of the heat-related mortality rate between 1991 and 2018 globally were found to have attributed by human-made climate change, 37% of which were stimulated by human activities. A new study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) published in Nature Climate Change journal data of heat-related deaths from 732 locations all over the globe in 43 different countries.
Arizona's Meteor Crater Gives Experts Clues to Past Armageddons
The idea of an asteroid causing another extinction level event is remarkably slim. However, that does not mean it has never happened in the near countless years of Earth's existence.
Experts Discovered New Species Aptly Named ‘Chocolate’ Tree Frog
A rare tree frog was discovered in the lowland rainforests of New Guinea and its unique chocolate-colored feature surprised Queensland Museum scientists. Scientists confirmed that the likely new frog species was related to the common green tree frog of Australia known as Litoria mira.
Some Cactus Species on the Brink of Extinction Due to Illegal Traffickers
Chile is a hotbed of illegal cactus smuggling. And according to recent findings, this black market trade could result in numerous cactus species going into extinction.
Mysterious Sudden Death of 12 Stingrays Baffle Experts in ZooTampa
The zoo announced on a Facebook post on Friday morning the demise of all 12 dead stingrays of Tampa Zoo Touch Tank Exhibit.
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2021: Here Are the Most Vulnerable Areas
This week is going to mark the first week of summer in the US, but that also means the Atlantic is already building up for a storm. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent out forecasts stating that warming waters have been setting the stage for hurricanes.
Heat Wave Warning: Las Vegas Sees Scorching Temperature to Reach Triple Digits
Earlier forecasts have already declared summer-like heat in southeastern parts of the US. In the meantime, places like Las Vegas should expect the first triple-digit days in the coming week. Specifically,temperatures are expected to go beyond the 100 degree threshold on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.
In a Bold Leap, Chile Bans Single-Use Plastics in Supermarkets and Food Industries
Statistically, Chile's waste generation is beyond its GDP (Gross domestic product), more than other richer countries, according to Javiera Calisto, Legal Director of Oceana Chile. The new law not only aims regulation but recycling as well. Otherwise, as the U.N. reminder once said, "If you can't reuse it, refuse it."
The Lost Village of Curon: Town Emerges After 70 Years Underwater
Italy is known for a handful of cities with a strange closeness to water. Whether it is the Floating City of Venice or the underwater site of Baiae, tourists have come from all over to see these historical urban wonders. Back in April, the lost medieval town of Curon had resurfaced as the reservoir in Lake Resia underwent some major repairs.
Blind Birds Sweep Washington, Terrify DC Residents
Similar reports of sick blind, hurt, and dying birds have increased in the last 10 days among agencies and localities across the region and state.
Monkeys Capable of Picking Up New Accents to Communicate Better
Monkeys seemed to have developed a certain communication skill that allows them to adapt to their environment and blend in with neighbors.
Can Trees 'Talk' to Humans? Experts Unlock Their Communication Secrets
The idea of trees speaking to each other sounds like an idea flown straight from high fantasy. However, science has at least proven that trees can actually respond to stimulation and that idea is central to the theory that they can communicate.