Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

Where Has All The Honey Gone? Scientists Explain Declining Yields

"It’s a question that has bedeviled beekeepers across the US in recent years: where has all the honey gone? Scientists now say they have some answers as to why yields of honey have declined, pointing to environmental degradation that is affecting all sorts of bees, and insects more generally."

Source: Guardian, 01/09/2024

‘Zombie Deer Disease’ Epidemic Spreads In Yellowstone. Are Humans Next?

"When the mule deer buck died in October, it perished in a place most humans would consider the middle of nowhere, miles from the nearest road. But its last breaths were not taken in an isolated corner of American geography. It succumbed to a long-dreaded disease in the backcountry of Yellowstone national park, north-west Wyoming – the first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in the country’s most famous nature reserve."

Source: Guardian, 01/08/2024

Neither Pandemic Nor Politics Derailed Grantee’s Trophy Hunting Story

When freelancer Rachel Nuwer decided to tackle a controversial story about trophy hunting and wildlife conservation she confronted not only tricky logistics and demanding field work, but last-minute publication conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic. But with a grant and an understanding editor, she got her clip and a new commitment to continue covering similarly challenging topics. Nuwer shares her experience in the new FEJ StoryLog.

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"Seagrass Resurgence Offers Ray Of Hope For Florida’s Hard-Hit Manatees"

"The recovery of seagrass, the manatees’ favorite food, in Mosquito Lagoon means that an emergency hand-feeding program that has kept many of the starving aquatic animals alive over the last two winters can be discontinued, at least temporarily."

Source: Guardian, 01/05/2024


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