Some fungi parasitize on other mushrooms, trees, plants, animals and humans. Some of them live in symbiosis with a host; others cause diseases of the skin or organs leading to death. Some species even manage the host's behavior. One such...
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses animal tissues, organs and bones to produce medicines for a wide range of health problems. The endangered rhinos are ones of many victims TCM. These majestic animals are killed for their horns, which are...
The population of bees is rapidly declining worldwide. In the United States alone, their number has dropped by about 30% over the past five years. This drop is so sharp that scientists even gave it a name, namely the...
Oceans infested with plastics are increasingly seen as an ecological disaster. During a two-year study in Indonesia, scientists found that giant manta and sharks consume dozens of pieces of plastic in an hour. Toxins have an impact on their...
Extinction is a phenomenon characterized by the death and extermination of given species of fauna or flora due to anthropogenic or natural factors prevailing in a given setup. The condition is synonymous with the endangered species that exist on...
Without whales, we would breathe 50% less oxygen and 40% more CO2. Marine biologists have recently discovered that the largest animals on earth, whales, especially grate whale species, strongly affect the absorption of huge CO2 amounts in their lives. One...
Cows from the basis of agriculture in most countries in the world, and farmers are constantly trying to develop new practices that would make their meat and milk as profitable as possible. A loathsome practice called fistulation is used...
Given the massive worldwide decline in pollinating insects, any idea that could support an increase in its population, especially bees, is welcome. The Dutch city of Utrecht came up with an original solution. The Netherlands is home to 358...
Nature is struggling with extinction of animal and plant species through all continents. The blame is mainly human factors causing the loss of natural habitats of fauna and flora. Biologists have reported unprecedented frog counts since the late 1970s....
It is no secret that bees belong to the rapidly disappearing and endangered species . The world fast food chain has made a marketing move in the form of “green help” to honey bees. Critics say the company is...
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