Thousands of distinctive pink and gray galahs have descended on the Queensland town of Boulia, seeking relief from drought. But their arrival is creating havoc for locals and the galahs have finally outstayed their welcome.
Newsy (May 22, 2014) A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related?
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AFP (Jan. 24, 2016) Indonesian bird breeding programme tries to turn the tide in a country where once-common species are being driven to the brink of extinction, as an obsession for bird-keeping and even avian singing ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 21, 2016) Bird nests equipped with cameras, sensors and a computer allow ornithologists and bird lovers in the Czech Republic to track the behavior of endangered species and local wildlife. Sharon Reich ... watch video
AP (Aug. 10, 2016) The Washington Post reports that conservationists have been left baffled by how to stop a microbial invasion that has slowly been covering the Jefferson Memorial, causing the 73-year-old white ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 9, 2012) They're every gardener's nightmare: giant snails the size of a man's hand that eat up everything in sight, leaving only a slimy trail. South Florida is battling an invasion of the African species, ... watch video
Sep. 26, 2016 Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In the animal kingdom colorful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study has studied the conspicuous wing coloration of two species of damselflies. Their results ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Compact towns with high population density can have social, environmental, and economic benefits. The supply of high-density urban housing has increased, but people continue to choose to live in ... read more
Dec. 22, 2014 Drought conditions are delaying nesting by two weeks or more for some Sonoran Desert bird species, such as Black-tailed Gnatcatchers and Verdins, new research has found. Despite recent rainfall, ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Scientists in Australia have used historic media to measure the decline in Queensland's pink snapper fishery, highlighting a drop of almost 90 percent in catch rates since the 19th ... read more