More than 120 whales perish in mass stranding on Chatham Islands, New Zealand

More than 120 whales perish in mass stranding on Chatham Islands, New Zealand

A mass stranding on the Chatham Islands in New Zealand has resulted in the deaths of over 120 whales– 26 of which had to be euthanized, according to the Department of Conservation (DoC), which said it was notified of the event on Sunday, November 22, 2020. On…

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found that the mysterious deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds in the Western U.S. were primarily caused by a cold blast that killed off edible insects and induced hypothermia. Around…

Study finds herbivores at highest risk of extinction

Study finds herbivores at highest risk of extinction

A new study by Utah State University (USU) suggests that modern megaherbivores– plant-eaters that weigh more than 1 000 kg (2 200 lbs)– have the highest risk of going extinct among mammals, birds, and reptiles, just like what happened to their prehistoric…