Category: Poison

The Ocean Race to collect data about the Global Environment

The forthcoming edition of The Ocean Race, which sets sail from Alicante, Spain, on the 15th January, is set to feature the most ambitious and comprehensive science program created by a sporting event. The round-the-world sailing race will measure microplastic pollution, gather information about… Continue Reading “The Ocean Race to collect data about the Global Environment”

Large Venomous Spiders are swarming part of Australia

Although there’s a whole trope about Australia being some scary place full of buff cows, stinging trees, and hawks that literally spread their own fires, we all know it’s actually a wonderful place to live. Even when parts of it are swarming with lethally… Continue Reading “Large Venomous Spiders are swarming part of Australia”

Giant African Snail

Giant African snail (GAS), giant African land snail, kalutara snail was first introduced to Hawaii in 1936; and later introduced to the continental USA in 1966. Imported as pets and for educational purposes; may also arrive accidentally in cargo. Agricultural and garden pest; attacks… Continue Reading “Giant African Snail”

Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA

About one billion pounds of conventional, synthetic pesticides are used each year in the United States to control weeds, insects, and other so-called pests. This number began rising in the mid-1990’s, with the advent of genetically modified foods, which are engineered in a lab… Continue Reading “Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA”

Amazon Frogs destroy Australian Wildlife

Cane toads are native to South and Central America. They are extremely hardy animals and voracious predators of insects and other small prey. These qualities led to their introduction into Australia as a means of controlling pest beetles in the sugar cane industry in… Continue Reading “Amazon Frogs destroy Australian Wildlife”

World’s largest ships emit as much pollution as 50 million cars

Ship pollution affects the health of communities in coastal and inland regions around the world, yet pollution from ships remains one of the least regulated parts of our global transportation system. According to a report by the UK’s Guardian newspaper, just one of the… Continue Reading “World’s largest ships emit as much pollution as 50 million cars”

Cockroaches will soon be Impossible to Kill with Chemical Pesticides

An ominous new study has found that Cockroaches will soon be impossible to kill with standard pesticides, as they can develop cross-resistance to poisons they’ve never encountered within a single generation. German cockroaches – the small, quick-scurrying type whose traces can be found in… Continue Reading “Cockroaches will soon be Impossible to Kill with Chemical Pesticides”