Animals

The Spotted Lanternfly Is Invading Pennsylvania, Threatening Fruit Growers

The insect poses a threat to the state's fruit growers - to the tune of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 19, 2018
The USDA Wants to “Modernize Swine Inspection.” What Does That Mean?

Amidst several years of increasingly common food safety scares, the USDA announced a proposal that... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 23, 2018
Invasive Parakeets Are Threatening Every Crop on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai†”and...

The rose-ringed parakeet was once a pampered pet. Now it's a plague.

Sara Novak
January 22, 2018
Geneticists Are Working on “Terminator” Male-Only Cattle

Genetically modified cattle are close to being a reality.

Dan Nosowitz
January 19, 2018
Honeybees Seem to Prefer Sugar Sources Laced With Pesticides

It's not just humans who want what's bad for them.

Dan Nosowitz
January 11, 2018
Aussie Teen Charged with Theft of 300 Sheep Worth $62K

Down Under, at least one teen is allegedly keeping alive the tradition of sheep duffing,... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
January 5, 2018
An Iowa Honeybee Yard Was Vandalized, but the Story Has a Happy(ish)...

A local success story for one beekeeping family.

Dan Nosowitz
January 4, 2018