‘ Who knows what we’ll find next ?’ Journey to the heart of Mozambique’s hidden forest

Since it was identified on Google Earth in 2005, the woodland of Mount Mabu has amazed scientists with its unique wildlife. Jeffrey Barbee joins explorer Professor Julian Bayliss on the first journey to its green heart The soggy boots of the team slide backwards in the black dirt as they struggle up towards the ridge…

7 various kinds of animals that you can eat with no factory farm involved

So you want to eat meat, eh? There’s a dilemma. Ever since the release of Michael Pollan’s seminal book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma, ” more people all over the world have been trying to decide if their lives could use more locally harvested food including meat. The existing meat production pipeline is flawed . Pollan and…

Bald eagles: scientists decry overturn of ban that would save American emblem

The national bird is threatened by toxic bullets that wind up in the animals it fees, but the Trump administration overturned a rule to stop it His head twisted virtually upside down and his body all but paralyzed, the bald eagle sat on its haunches, talons clenching, while two humans neared to put him in…

Shark fin soup: a dangerous delicacy for human beings and sharks alike

Hong Kongs shark fin trade is still robust, even devoted recent frightens over unsafe mercury levels. But public attitudes towards consumption are slowly changing Its early February two days before the Chinese New Year. I am in Hong Kong and there are shark fins everywhere, to suit all types of customer. You can buy them…

The country set to cash in on climate change

Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism investments possibilities are helping communities to adapt Asked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, Tnnes Kaka Berthelsens response is typical of many Greenlanders. We are more worried about the Maldives, he…

Set down the pug: This is why you shouldn’t buy flat-faced dogs

Image: Getty Images / Frank Rumpenhorst / mashable composite LONDON Veterinarians are urging people not to purchase certain breeds of dogs including pugs, bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and shih-tzus. Breeds such as these are called brachycephalic dogs, and a range of health problems are associated with their characteristic “flat faces”. SEE ALSO: Labradoodle Creator Regrets…

The giant rats that love avocado- and can diagnose deadly TB | Kate Lyons

A team in Tanzania have developed African pouched rats to make life-saving discoveries, sniffing out cases of tuberculosis missed by health clinics After scampering about a sleek glass and aluminium enclosure, a rat named Riziwan has made a crucial discovery. In just minutes, Riziwan has positively identified 13 people who may have tuberculosis. The discovery…