Experts Fear Ecological Disaster as Wild Pigs Are Rapidly Spreading Across Western Canada
With no nationally coordinated science-based containment plan in place and limited provincial resources, wild pigs are rapidly spreading throughout Western Canada. Feral pigs have been detected in prairies and have been sighted in 80 percent of Saskatchewan's 296 rural communities.
Debunked: Goat and Sheep Feces Allegedly in Demand in China for Popular Drink
Photographs showing a famous Chinese drink that had sheep and goat excrement as one of its primary ingredients were shared on social media in November 2021. A photo has also been circulating since at least 2019, accompanied with jokes about how goat excrement looks like the tapioca balls in boba tea.
Western US Faces Snow Drought That Could Lead to a Big Problem
The water infrastructure of western United States is constructed on a melting foundation, and experts are worried that the implications will be disastrous unless something is done about global warming. As per new models, the snow season in California might be nearly non-existent by the end of the century, affecting water delivery systems, flora and wildlife, rivers, and the wildfire season as well.
Severe Thunderstorms Ripped Across Southern United States, Prompting Tornado Warnings
Despite the fact that it's now December, the severe weather season has not yet passed for some residents in the southern United States. The threat of severe weather, more similar to spring than early December, will continue across some parts of the southern US Monday, according to AccuWeather forecasters.
Study Shows There is Hope For the Recovery of Tropical Forests After Deforestation
Deforestation is leading to the disappearance of tropical forests at an alarming rate, although they have the ability to recover naturally in abandoned areas. Differences in tropical forests seem to control how a forest naturally recovers from abandoned fields and cow pastures.
Viral Snake Photo on Instagram Led to Discovery of Previously Unknown Species From Himalayas
A research team from India found a previously undiscovered species of kukri snake after they were fascinated by a picture posted on Instagram. Researchers were able to identify that the snakes belonged to a species that had previously been unknown to science.
Piece of Mammoth Bone Found in Cave is the Oldest Known Decorated Jewelry in Eurasia
This little piece of mammoth ivory discovered in a cave in what is now Poland might prove to be significant in human history. It is the oldest known piece of ornated jewelry produced by Homo sapiens in all of Eurasia, according to a recent archaeological investigation of the object.
Improving Air Quality May Save Thousands of Lives in UK, Reveals WHO Study
Implementing air guidelines from WHO would have a great impact on health outcomes, according to studies. Improving the quality of the air human breathe provides a chance for our leaders to save lives and for everyone to have good health. Study shows that at least 177,300 premature deaths may have been stopped in 2019 if EU countries followed the revised WHO guidelines.
US Receives Its Lowest Early December Snow in 18 Years
According to statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS), just 6.0 percent of the contiguous United States is blanketed with snow as of Dec. 3. This is the least amount of snow covering for this time of year since 2003 when tracking of the statistics on contiguous U.S. snow coverage began. In 2020, that number was 16.9%, while in 2019, over half of the country was blanketed in snow, with 45.4 percent of the country covered.
Parts of Northeast Experiences Snow Amid Active Weather Pattern
While some portions of the Northeast will be unable to avoid winter precipitation due to an active weather pattern, snowfall will continue to spare other areas, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. Even in the northern tier, snowfall is expected to be light and on the order of a few inches or less by the end of the week.
Solar Storm Alert: Charged Particles From Sun May Sideswipe Earth This Week
Forecasters warned that a solar storm may take place this week as they get ready for a cloud of charged particles from the Sun to "sideswipe" the Earth. A plasma and magnetic field coronal mass ejection (CME) is out of the Sun and could strike anytime soon.
This 3D Printer Can Print Live Blobs Using Bioink Made From Bacterial Cells
The world has seen how 3D printing can alter industrial processes on Earth and beyond, but there's an emerging area of study looking at how it may be used to create living, biological structures. In a new study, according to the researchers, the programmable Escherichia coli bacterial cells may be 3D-printed into hydrogels in various forms that release various drugs or absorb toxins depending on how they're built.
Man Narrowly Escaped Death as Powerful Storm Hits Turkey
Video shared on social media shows powerful winds destroying roofs and signages, and also how a man narrowly escaped death when an airport ceiling fell. According to CNN, a violent storm hit dozens of regions in Turkey on Monday, killing at least six people, leaving some with injuries, and destroying multiple structures.
Denver Records Its First Delayed Snowfall Due to Prolonged Dry Spell
It has been 224 days (and counting) since Denver experienced a measurable amount of snow, breaking the record for the latest date for a first snowfall, which has stood since snowfall records started in 1882. The state's long-running drought, decreasing water supplies, and a population eager to hit the slopes are all affected by the prolonged dry spell.
Norwegian Wolf Now Classified as an Extinct Species
According to thorough investigations on their genetic composition, the wolves seen in Norway and Sweden today are Finnish. Humans caused the disappearance of Norway's actual wolf population in the wild around 1970. When the ice melted some 12,000 years ago, the wolf arrived in Norway, disappearing from the Norwegian landscape and possibly from Sweden by 1970.