Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

[ad_1] Coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time, top reef scientists declared Monday, a result of warming ocean waters amid human-caused climate change. Coral reef bleaching across at least 53 countries, territories or local economies has been confirmed from February 2023 to now, scientists from the National Oceanic and … Read more

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

[ad_1] New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death. Politicians have long come up with creative ways to battle the rodents, but some lawmakers are now proposing city and … Read more

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

[ad_1] A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation’s largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains safe and … Read more

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

[ad_1] A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation’s largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains safe and … Read more

Dead whale in New Jersey had a fractured skull among numerous injuries, experts find

[ad_1] LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A post-mortem examination of a whale that washed ashore on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island found that the animal had sustained numerous blunt force injuries including a fractured skull and vertebrae. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Friday released observations from a necropsy done Thursday evening on the nearly … Read more

A new declaration in Mexico gives 19 cats roaming the presidential palace food and care fur-ever

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY — They prowl through palace gardens stalking pigeons and make cameos on televised press briefings. Some greet tourists at the doors, while others take a sneaky lick of ice cream from staff. Nineteen feral cats have free rein of Mexico‘s National Palace, long roaming the lush gardens and historic colonial halls of … Read more

An orca calf stranded in a Canadian lagoon will be airlifted out to reunite with pod

[ad_1] An orphaned Orca calf is shown in a lagoon near Zeballos, B.C., on Tuesday April 2, 2024. The two year-old Orca has been alone in the tidal lagoon near Little Espinosa Inlet since March 23, when its pregnant mother became trapped by the low tide and died on the rocky beach. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian … Read more

An orca calf stranded in a Canadian lagoon will be airlifted out to reunite with pod, rescuers say

[ad_1] An orphaned Orca calf is shown in a lagoon near Zeballos, B.C., on Tuesday April 2, 2024. The two year-old Orca has been alone in the tidal lagoon near Little Espinosa Inlet since March 23, when its pregnant mother became trapped by the low tide and died on the rocky beach. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian … Read more

Dredging of Puerto Rico’s biggest port begins despite warnings it may harm turtles and corals

[ad_1] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A $62 million project to dredge Puerto Rico’s biggest and most important seaport began Wednesday amid fierce opposition from environmentalists and a pending lawsuit. Crews with California-based Curtin Maritime will remove nearly 3 million cubic yards (76 million cubic feet) of marine floor to open the San Juan Bay … Read more

Wolf kills a calf in Colorado, 1st confirmed kill after the predator’s reintroduction

[ad_1] DENVER — A wolf has killed a calf in Colorado, wildlife officials said Wednesday, confirming the first livestock kill after 10 of the predators were controversially reintroduced in December to the aggrievement of the state’s rural residents. Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed after an investigation that the wounds of the calf killed Tuesday, and … Read more