Thousands of cattle die under mysterious circumstances, Kansas

Thousands of cattle die under mysterious circumstances, Kansas

An estimated 2 000 head of cattle have died in Ulysses, Kansas over the past couple of days, and more than 10 000 across the entire state of Texas. While the deaths have been blamed on the heatwave, high humidity levels, and lack of nighttime cooling, many people are speculating this might not be the case.

South Africa experiencing the biggest locust infestation in decades

South Africa experiencing the biggest locust infestation in decades

The exceptionally wet rainy season in South Africa allowed rapid breeding of brown locusts and led to the biggest infestation the country has seen in decades. In December 2021, many parts of the country experienced the heaviest rains since records began in 1921.

Massive red tide fish kill cleanup in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida

Massive red tide fish kill cleanup in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida

Several beaches around St. Petersburg and Tampa are closed due to harmful algal bloom (red tide) after the passage of Hurricane "Elsa," Live Storms Media noted in their latest video report. The National Weather Service has issued a special beach hazards…

Locust swarms from Middle East may reach Turkey, expert warns

Locust swarms from Middle East may reach Turkey, expert warns

Swarms of locusts that invaded the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, may reach Turkey next if the country does not take action, an expert warned on April 30, 2021. As of May 3, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization…

Large swarms of locusts fly into southern Israel

Large swarms of locusts fly into southern Israel

Large swarms of locusts flew into southern Israel over the past weekend, April 24 and 25, 2021. Yellow insects flew into the areas surrounding Eilat, with some even coming from the sea. Their yellow color is an indication of their age as these bugs are mature and…

Immature locust swarms decline but still persisting in Kenya and Ethiopia

Immature locust swarms decline but still persisting in Kenya and Ethiopia

Immature swarms continue to decline in Kenya and Ethiopia due to the ongoing control operations, according to an update by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. However, swarms are persisting in the absence of rainfall….

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Ireland is facing a mysterious spate of dolphin and whale strandings as the numbers reach record high again. The number of strandings during the winter period in the country has increased significantly since 2011. In 2019, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)…

Locust plague persists in Ethiopia, threatening crops and livelihood

Locust plague persists in Ethiopia, threatening crops and livelihood

Crops and livelihoods in Ethiopia are at high risk as locust plague persists in the country, with the highest number of swarms reported in the northern and central region. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), immature swarms are currently…