Environment

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in Florida

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Thousands of mosquitos that have been genetically modified are starting to be released into Florida as of this week in a coordinated effort to battle disease-spreading types of the flying...

Rhino Poacher trampled to death by Elephants in South Africa

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A presumed rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by a herd of elephants during mating season as he ran away from authorities together with 2 accused accomplices in South Africa's...

Drinking coffee in the U.S.? Worry about forests in Vietnam, study says

malavikavyawahare - MongaBay - Creative Commons The U.S.’s thirst for coffee drives forest loss in central Vietnam, while Germany’s craving for cocoa is doing the same in West Africa, a landmark study that tracks...

The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable

(MongaBay) - Glenn Scherer - MongaBay - Creative Commons  All life on Earth, and human civilization, are sustained by vital biogeochemical systems, which are in delicate balance. However, our species — due largely to rapid population...

Barn fire kills giraffes in suburban D.C. zoo

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A couple of giraffes died Monday due to a barn fire at a suburban zoo in Washington, D.C. Roer's Zoofari in Vienna, Virginia, grieved the fatality of a giraffe called Waffles...

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes near site of Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan

(The AEGIS Alliance) - TOKYO, JAPAN - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocked off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Saturday where one of the world's worst nuclear disasters happened nearly a decade ago. https://youtu.be/gHnF3MOkjNg The...

Hackers Tried to Poison a Florida City’s Water Supply

(The AEGIS Alliance) - OLDSMAR, FLORIDA - Officials are investigating after somebody hacked into and took control of the city water treatment facility's computer system and attempted to drastically increase the water’s sodium hydroxide content...

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder facing neglect charges over Flint water crisis

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is facing charges of two counts of willful neglect of duty due to the Flint water crisis, online court documents reveal. The crisis that started...
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