News tagged with herds

Mystery of monarch migration takes new turn

During the fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies living in eastern North America fly up to 1,500 miles to the volcanic forests of Mexico to spend the winter, while monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains fly to the ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Drought returns to Sahel, bringing hunger

(AP) -- For the third time in the past decade, drought has returned to the arid, western shoulder of Africa, bringing hunger to millions. Aid agencies are warning that if action is not taken now, the region known as the ...

dateJan 22, 2012 in Environment
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Bee-ware: bees keep African elephants at bay

No need for big muscles or high-tech contraptions when it comes to protecting African plantations from elephants: a British biologist has discovered that buzzing bees will keep the beasts at bay.

dateNov 22, 2011 in Ecology
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The scientists who stare at goats

Satellite technology is being used to track a herd of wild goats in an effort to understand where they roam and help protect our farmland and conservation areas. Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) loggers, experts from ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Ladybirds - wolves in sheep's clothing

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO research has revealed that the tremendous diversity of ladybird beetle species is linked to their ability to produce larvae which, with impunity, poach members of 'herds' of tiny, soft-bodied ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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