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.

Honeybee genome throws up survival clues

2014-08-25 19:40

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, say scientists who have teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome that they hope can be used to protect it.

French company delivers first synthetic malaria drug

2014-08-13 09:40

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has announced the delivery of the first anti-malaria drugs using a semi-synthetic version of their key ingredient to millions of patients in Africa.

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

2014-08-08 05:00

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the US are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a Lone Star tick.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.


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.

Locusts plague Madagascar capital

2014-08-29 05:00

A thick grey swarm of locusts has engulfed Madagascar's capital, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tyres in panic.

Edible insects give Thailand's farmers new hope

2014-08-25 15:06

Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in Thailand, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.

Drought may reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles

2014-08-11 14:33

Scientists say there's been a significant reduction in the amount of Nevada forest under assault from bark beetles and similar bugs, but they fear lingering drought will further weaken the trees.

Bees provide solution to Airbus' pollution problem

2014-07-31 13:20

Beehives are placed near an airport runway in Hamburg to measure pollution levels on behalf of aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus.

Nicotine pesticides phased out due to bee threat

2014-07-22 10:53

Federal wildlife refuges in the US will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.

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