Burning Lungs- L.A. to India

A 2019 study from 2000-2018 found that individuals in metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, just by breathing the air in their city, had lung damage in the form of emphysema. Emphysema is a type of lung damage derived from smoking cigarettes, yet these individuals are afflicted merely by breathing the... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Fuel: Botflies hijack mosquitoes to lay maggots under your skin.

I wish today's creature and the title was a bad joke. Unfortunately this is no joke- The Human Botfly (Dermatobia hominis) slaps eggs onto a mosquito, when that mosquito bites you, those eggs are implanted under your skin. Over the next 5-12 weeks, a maggot grows under your skin causing painful leaking pustules until it... Continue Reading →

Parting with Honeybees is Such Sweet Sorrow

Traditionally speaking, when we hear about honeybees, we think about insects that sting. We also think about pollination and of course by proxy, honey. These associations may only be fleetingly considered, but when you take a moment to really think about how significant the act of pollination actually is, you realize these little critters are... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Fuel: The Bobbit Worm

Lurking in the watery depths lies a worm spun from pure nightmare fuel- the Bobbit worm. https://vimeo.com/73997797Filmed by Khaled Sultani- Check out their other videos! Eunice aphroditois Mrs. Scary-Face is a predator who feeds on anything she can catch, using her long sensory antennae to determine when prey is nearby. The jaws are held back... Continue Reading →

Our Silent Skies- 3.1 Billion Birds Lost

Birds of today must contend with new and dangerous challenges: air pollution, wind turbines, skyscrapers, airplanes, and unprecedented levels of habitat loss. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was a blaring alarm that reckless use of pesticides is killing our environment, and yet this alarm has been largely ignored. Since 1970, 3.2 billion birds have been lost. This... Continue Reading →

Our Silent Skies: 3.1 Billion Birds Lost

Birds of today must contend with new and dangerous challenges: air pollution, wind turbines, skyscrapers, airplanes, and unprecedented levels of habitat loss. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was a blaring alarm that reckless use of pesticides is killing our environment, and yet this alarm has been largely ignored. Since 1970, 3.1 billion birds have been lost. This... Continue Reading →

Green Jobs- Grow the Economy, Save the Earth

Last week we had climate strikes around the globe. These strikes represent a new wave of green activists that are determined to make a difference. Greta Thunberg led what is currently estimated to be around 4 million protestors to take to the streets in support of climate legislation and conservation. These protests have officially ended... Continue Reading →

Green Jobs: Grow the Economy, Save the Earth

Last week we had climate strikes around the globe. These strikes represent a new wave of green activists that are determined to make a difference. Greta Thunberg led what is currently estimated to be around 4 million protestors to take to the streets in support of climate legislation and conservation. These protests have officially ended... Continue Reading →

Amphibians Are Going Extinct, The Cure For Cancer May Die With Them

There is a constant clamor for the “cure for cancer” and other medical miracles. Although the cancer research industry falls back on plants and synthetic chemistry to find cures, some in the science world believe the very cures we seek may be found within frogs, toads, newts and salamanders. Hans Spemann, professor of zoology at... Continue Reading →

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