Thinking we might fool somebody, we began our February story about the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with “The most dangerous creature in the world is not what you think … [Read full article]
The asian tiger mosquito — Aedes albopictus or Stegomyia albopicta — is a species of large mosquito that is easily recognized by the distinct tiger-like stripes on its body. The … [Read full article]
Global levels of dengue infection are more than three times higher than previous estimates from the World Health Organization, according to new research just published in the journal Nature. The … [Read full article]
Previous studies of plant and animal migrations have offered indications that something — perhaps rising temperatures — was driving species northward and/or to higher altitudes. But these studies were isolated and doubts remained as to the true trigger of these movements and migrations. But now comes evidence from the largest-scale analysis to date that such northward, migratory expansions and accelerating movements up-slope are largely attributable to warming and climate change. The ecological impacts of these shifts are unknown at present.