Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Nature

Nature
A yellow-banded bumblebee is seen in a photo provided by York University

Genome Points to Inbreeding, Disease behind Bumblebee Decline – Research

(Reuters) Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline...
Handout photo of a dead whale shark being examined after being washed up along the shore of Sanibel Island

Scientists Seek New Ways to Combat Florida’s Growing ‘Red Tide’

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that...
Cattle stand in an enclosure at the Adventure Farm during preparations for Green Week international food fair in Berlin

Germany Confirms Aid for Animal Feed after Drought

BERLIN (Reuters)  Germany has confirmed it will relax some environmental conservation rules to help farmers overcome a sharp rise in animal feed prices after this...
A fire engine is parked near bruing trees in New South Wales

Waterbomber Pilot Killed Fighting Australian Wildfires

By Erin Cooper SYDNEY (Reuters) A helicopter pilot died on Friday when his aircraft crashed while waterbombing rare winter bushfires in Australia that have swept across...
A canal that feeds water from the northern to the southern basin of the Dead Sea can be seen at the Dead Sea

Israel Seeks Early Re-Tender of Mining Rights to Shore up Dead...

By Ari Rabinovitch EIN BOKEK, Israel (Reuters)  The Dead Sea is shrinking at the rate of about a meter a year, leaving behind deserted beaches and...
The El Portal Road to Yosemite Valley is closed as wildfire burns in Yosemite National Park

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Wildfires Sting California Park Tourism

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with...
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