Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

21 maggio 2008

UN Experts Battle Fire Ants, Other Invasive Species
Le formiche conquisteranno il mondo (vedi anche formica nera africana)
BONN, Germany - To the unsuspecting observer, the red imported fire ant, less than one centimetre in length and reddish brown in colour, looks as harmless as any other ant.

Impronte di dinosauro in Yemen
LONDON - Scientists have discovered the tracks of a herd of 11 long-necked sauropods walking along a coastal mudflat in what is now the Republic of Yemen, the first discovery of dinosaur footprints on the Arabian peninsula.

US To Ban Slaughter Of Cattle Too Sick To Walk
Gli Stati Uniti vieteranno la macellazione di bestiame che non sia in grado di camminare o che sia in cattive condizioni di salute.
WASHINGTON - Cattle too sick or injured to walk will be banned from entering US slaughterhouses, the Agriculture Department said on Tuesday, a change that comes months after the largest meat recall in American history.


(May 11, 2008) Stephen Hawking in hunt for Africa's hidden talent
Professor Stephen Hawking, who has devoted his career to finding the origins of the universe, is to begin a new search – for Africa’s answer to Einstein.

Uganda: Black Ants a Threat to Bee Population, Honey Industry
A COMMON type of black ants has been singled out as the most devastating pest to bees in Uganda. The insects commonly called munyeera in Luganda, nginingini in Luo, attack beehives, suck out the honey and kill the bee pupae and eggs. They are too small to be counter-attacked by beehive guards. They make the bees flee the hives.

Namibia: Tsumkwe Conservancy Makes History
Na-Jaqna in Tsumkwe west has become the first conservancy to become a community forest. The community there recently voted overwhelmingly for the integrated management of the animals and forest resources in their area. New Era understands that many more will follow this model. Conservancies need to hold AGMs for their members to decide.

Namibia: Green Skyscraper for Capital
Windhoek will have its first 'green' and tallest skyscraper by mid-2010.

Kenya: Varsity Researchers Put Smiles On the Faces of Banana Farmers
Farmers have a reason to cheer after discovery of a banana variety which is more resistant to pests. Three scientists at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology led by Esther Kahangi have strengthened the popular tissue culture banana to resist devastating pest which have been a nightmare for farmers.