Authorities in France are investigating a series of horse killings that involve the mutilation of the animals’ bodies that resemble the untold number of cases of cattle mutilation that have plagued livestock owners in North America for decades. While it is still unclear as to who is behind the mutilations–or their motives
The country of Brazil is experiencing a record number of wildfires, up 83 percent over than last year, centered in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest and a crucial natural carbon sink in the fight against global warming. The fires are being attributed to rampant land clearing for agricultural and
Efforts to supply arid regions with water have been undertaken ever since humanity began spreading into the world’s deserts, with ingenious methods being invented throughout history to hydrate populations and their agriculture in deserts and mountains. This problem is becoming more acute as the Earth’s climate shifts: while there are regions that are experiencing increased flooding, there are corresponding locations that suffer more frequent droughts, meaning we need to find new ways of providing the people there with a ready source of water. One engineering team with Ohio State University are now studying new water collection methods, inspired by desert plants and animals, to develop a new generation of simple devices that can literally pull water out of thin air.