It's only natural that Honeybees get exposed from pesticides found in agricultural crops, especially those that live next to fields of these commercial produce. But, a Purdue University study recently published in the journal Nature Communications, has found that honeybee pollen contains a wider variety of pesticides that are also found from non-agricultural plants.
In fact, the authors of the study concluded that honeybees, even those that live next to corn and soybean fields, gather more pollens from non-agricultural plants and are exposed from more types of chemicals like urban pesticide.
"Although crop pollen was only a minor part of what they collected, bees in our study were exposed to a far wider range of chemicals than we expected," said entomology professor Christian Krupke, via a Purdue University news release. "The sheer numbers of pesticides we found in pollen samples were astonishing." more >>
The controversy surrounding the shooting of a gorilla in order to save a child's life at the Cincinnati Zoo is evidence of America's skewed perception of human life, megachurch Pastor Perry Noble argues.
Noble, who heads the 27,000-member NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, says in his blog post on Tuesday that he believes "Americans have officially lost our freakin' minds" over the uproar concerning the death of Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla who was shot at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio on Saturday after a 3-year-old toddler fell into the animal's enclosure.
Zoo officials have explained that they made the decision to shoot the gorilla because they feared for the boy's life. more >>
NFL star Benjamin Watson believes the Cincinnati Zoo made the right decision after zookeepers killed a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla in order to prevent the animal from killing a 4-year-old boy who fell into its pen on Saturday.
Outrage toward the Cincinnati Zoo has grown considerably since staff shot and killed wothe gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy somehow accessed the exhibit.
Although the 450-pound endangered gorilla dragged the small child through the mote of its pen, animal rights activists have called on the United States Department of Agriculture to punish the zoo for violating the Animal Welfare Act. more >>
A tragic accident took place in a veteran's charity event that brought a lot of sadness to the Adrian community.
It was reported that a 12-year-old girl recently died of a rodeo accident. Kalee Chandler unfortunately died when her horse, Sarrley, had a heart attack. The two just finished running the barrel-races when the horse had an attack that led to Chandler's death.
Sarrley had slammed into a fence, which pinned Chandler beneath her. The young girl was pronouced dead at the Kansas City Hospital leaving her community in grief. Chandler's barrel racing coach, Tracy Murray shared her sentiments on the young girl, as per CBS News. more >>
The Cincinnati Zoo just experienced the loss of one of their beloved animals after a tragic incident this weekend.
The zoo's 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead after it grabbed a child that fell into the enclosure. Reports stated that a 4-year-old boy climbed the railing of the Gorilla World exhibit. He made it through the wires and fell into the enclosure. Some of the passerbys took videos of the gorilla as it grabbed hold of the young boy.
The Chief of the Cincinnati Fire Department, Marc Monahan explained that some people witnessed the gorilla violently dragging the child. One of the Cincinnati Zoo employee shot the gorilla with a long rifle in order to save the child. After that, they got a hold of the child and was brought to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. It was reported that he received serious injuries. more >>
Darwin, Australia seems to be dealing with a problem of saltwater crocodiles that becoming more and more vicious and fearless as the days go by. A few days ago, two men who were vacationing from Bendigo, Victoria, went mud crabbing in Leaders Creek, Darwin. Their vacation ended in tragedy for one of the men, who drowned when a group of crocodiles attacked them on their boat, causing it to turn over. The other man, a 72-year old, made use of a spanner and spark plugs to fend off the attacking reptiles after he fell into the water, according to a report in BBC.
The man who died was said to be also in his 70s. Both men went mud crabbing on Tuesday morning. The survivor was rescued by other fishermen in the creek who heard his cries for help. Some professional crabbers found him hiding in the mangroves where he was able to climb up from the water when the tide changed. He was found three hours after their boat capsized.
The fishermen also managed to retrieve his friend's body and brought him to a boat ramp. After calling Careflight, an air ambulance service, the survivor was treated for "severe shock, dehydration and exposure" to the elements. He was released on Wednesday morning. more >>