If the attempts to find out why the honey bees have disappear fail it is possible that rising food prices will climb higher still.
Comment: "CCD Lip Balm"..... the mind boggles.
The cause of a mysterious flourish of yellow spots that plagued a Flintshire town remains a mystery, despite months of meetings and inquiries. And now there are fears the problem could be spreading.
In December last year, residents in Garthorpe Avenue, Connah's Quay, raised concerns after they noticed strange yellow spots appearing all over their cars, windows and washing.
Resident Dave Webster was so concerned at the effect that the strange spots could be having on his and his neighbours' health, he posted questionnaires through all the doors in his street, asking people to confirm whether they had experienced problems.
|The spots on a resident's car.
Florida's state tree is dying, and there's no cure.
A disease that's killing sabal palms was reported in Hillsborough County on Thursday, but University of Florida researchers who used DNA testing to confirm the deadly phytoplasma don't know how it is spread or how to stop it.
"It's a new disease, and there are no easy answers," said Hillsborough County forest extension agent Rob Northrop.
What they do know: The tall, slender trees that are the source of "swamp cabbage" - the edible hearts of palm - are turning brown and dying.
An enormous ice tunnel that forms and collapses every four to five years on a famed Argentine glacier has experienced a rare winter rupture.
The spectacular crash of ice into Lake Argentino usually occurs during the Southern Hemisphere's summer, September through May.
Heavy rains in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have left a three-year-old girl dead and affected 364,700 people in southern China, the Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken New Zealand's lower South Island, but no casualties or damage from the quake have been reported.
What was recorded as a magnitude 6 earthquake, considered strong by scientific standards, was hardly felt in Batanes when it struck Sunday night.
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Aceh waters on Monday at 11.44 am Western Indonesian Time (WIB), according to information of the national meteorological and geophysics office.
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Four people were injured by lightning at a Blue Angels air show at Pensacola Beach on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Gulf Breeze Hospital spokeswoman Candy McGuyre said 10 people were taken to the hospital from the show with various injuries, including four people injured by lightning. None of those injuries were considered life-threatening.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Violent thunderstorms brought rain bursts that modestly helped firefighting efforts Sunday, but the downpours also triggered mudslides that complicated California's unfolding wildfire disaster.