The 'Lucifer Phenomenon' sweeping the world most affected Italy and the Balkans causing deaths and billions of Euros worth of crops
A rare western bumblebee species appears to be staging a comeback in the Pacific Northwest after experiencing dramatic population declines in the 1990s. Researchers are unsure what exactly caused the decline in the first place, but what remains even more of a mystery is why the bees have suddenly rebounded.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
The toothy apex predators, killer whales aka orcas, have a family side. A new calf was born off the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia a few years ago. All calves live their lives near mothers or grandmothers, in matrilineal pods.