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Illegal logging killing Monarchs

2015-08-26 17:05

Illegal logging has more than tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds In central Mexico.

World's first ant map launched in Hong Kong

2015-08-06 19:02

The world's first ever ant map showing the distribution of the tiny industrious creatures around the globe has been launched by the University of Hong Kong.

Bumblebees dying due to climate change

2015-07-09 22:32

Bumblebees are struggling to adapt to global warming and are simply dying rather than migrating northward to cooler climes.

London museum deploys 'gay' moth sex controls

2015-06-17 17:54

London's Natural History Museum is trialling a quirky system using female moth pheromones to confuse males into homosexual activity in its battle to stop the damaging cloth-eating insects from breeding.

Mexico groups ask UN to list Monarch reserve as in danger

2015-04-15 16:57

Activists from Mexico, the US and Canada are asking the UN World Heritage Committee to include the Monarch butterfly wintering reserve on a list of sites considered in danger.

Thai snail slime; the best in the world

2015-02-12 12:52

A research team at a Thai university have found that Thai snail slime is the best in the world when it comes to producing cosmetics.

Termite mounds can halt desert's advance: study

2015-02-08 17:22

Termites, the pesky insects whose fondness for wood makes them the bane of home owners, help halt desertification in semi-arid areas and protect against the effects of climate change, a study has found.

Katie Melua finds spider living in her ear

2014-11-02 21:16

Katie Melua has revealed that a doctor removed a live spider from her ear, which had been living there for a week, after she complained about hearing shuffling noises. CHECK IT OUT...

Organic fertiliser helps Monarch Butterflies

2014-10-21 10:56

Using an organic fertiliser, a conservationist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, leads an award-winning project to reforest the sanctuary of monarch butterflies.

Hundreds of thousands of bees sting man to death

2014-10-09 17:31

A swarm estimated at hundreds of thousands of bees have attacked and killed a landscape gardener and seriously injured another outside a home in southern Arizona.

 

Asian tiger mosquitoes spotted in Paris

2015-08-20 12:27

Asian tiger mosquitoes, known to carry deadly diseases including dengue fever and chikungunya, were spotted in Paris for the second year running this summer, a local French health agency says.

Locusts threaten crops in southern Russia

2015-08-01 14:08

Swarms of locusts are threatening thousands of hectares of farmland in southern Russia, a report says, broadcasting striking images of what they claim to be the worst locust invasion in years.

British bees have visitors swarming into expo sculptural hive

2015-06-21 17:53

The World Expo in Milan is all abuzz about a giant aluminium hive that hums in harmony with 40 000 bees making honey 1 400 away in Nottingham, England.

Sixty percent of bee hives in US survived year

2015-05-13 20:42

More than 40% of bee hives in the US died in the past year a federal survey says.

Guam eyes nets to battle rhinoceros beetle

2015-02-24 18:25

Nets that have proven effective at catching invasive rhinoceros beetles are expected to arrive on Guam, a pest eradication expert says.

US to spend $3.2m to help monarch butterfly

2015-02-10 13:51

The federal government has pledged $3.2m to help save the monarch butterfly, the species has experienced a 90% decline in population, with the lowest recorded population occurring in 2013-2014.

Melting glaciers at US park threatens rare bug

2014-12-06 07:09

The expected disappearance of the famed glaciers at Montana's Glacier National Park could spell doom for a rare aquatic insect confined to high mountain streams that are warming due to climate change.

Refuge colonies created for bees

2014-10-30 14:42

An environmental group in Chile has started a campaign to save bees by establishing refuge reserves and promoting urban flower planting.

SA pins hopes on small Brazilian bug

2014-10-11 11:44

Researchers have released several small Brazilian bugs into the wild, marking the start of a campaign to halt the spread of an alien invasive plant infesting parts of SA.

Experts expect rebound in monarch butterflies

2014-10-02 22:29

Experts say deforestation in Mexico is down, as a result experts say a rebound is expected for monarch butterflies.

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