Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency said 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday, August

Mobile apps to improve agriculture

FARMERS can now take full advantage of the onset of technology as mobile apps designed to improve agriculture have been developed by young Filipino information technology experts. The two Android mobile solutions were “FarmHelp” and “Krops,” both will be acquired by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as Secretary Manny Piñol believed that these two major

Stranded sea turtle returned to waters of San Fernando town

A 24-INCH sea turtle was found inside a private shipyard in one of the coastal barangays of San Fernando town, southern Cebu. The sea turtle, locally known as “pawikan” and believed to be around 60 to 70 years old, was found stranded in the muddy shores near the Philippine Trigon Shipyard in Sitio Suba, Barangay

1000th Whale Shark Identified in Philippine Waters

The 1000th whale shark has been identified in Philippine waters, making the Philippines the third largest known aggregation of whale sharks in the world and the biggest in South East Asia, according to the online library Wildbook for whale sharks. Whale sharks were identified by their unique spot pattern, and scientists all over the world

IUCN: Whale sharks are heading towards extinction

THE International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has announced that whale sharks are sliding towards extinction. The world’s largest fish is now listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (previously listed as Vulnerable) due to growing human pressures. In the ?Philippines,? whale sharks have been protected since 1998, but active

Triple sunrises, sunsets at this strange new world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times. Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What’s more, a year there lasts half