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Say Hello To Goatee The Incredibly Awesome Surfing Goat

She doesn't have the most orignal name, but Goatee the female goat certainly has a life unlike any of her four-legged counterparts.<p>She's the pet of …

Goats Standing On Things (VIDEO)

Goats are kind of trending right now. Like the piggies that sent a buzz around the animal world a couple months ago, goats are now all the rage. HuffPost even has a news page dedicated to the barnyard creatures.<p>Though before you go out and snag yourself a cute billy, you might want to consider a …

Baby Goat Challenges Rooster To Tiny Duel (VIDEO)

This fight between a rooster and a baby goat goes down much like a standoff between two drunk bros at a bar, but 10 billion times cuter.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

Cancer fighting purple tomatoes harvested in Leamington

A crop of genetically modified purple tomatoes designed to fight cancer has been grown and harvested in a greenhouse in Leamington, Ont.<p>The purple …

This Is What Our Grocery Shelves Would Look Like Without Bees

A Whole Foods store in Rhode Island made it crystal clear to customers how their favorite fruits and vegetables depend on bees.<p>Last winter’s so-called Beepocalypse ravaged U.S. bee colonies like nothing that had come before. The country’s beekeepers reported that 31.1% of their colonies perished in …

Honey bees in trouble? Blame farm chemicals, study says

Honey bees rented to out pollinate crops from apples to watermelons return to their hives with pollen containing an array of agricultural chemicals that make the insects more vulnerable to infection by a lethal parasite, according to a new study.<p>While other research has shown certain pesticides, …

Killer Hornets Leave 41 Dead In Central China

The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, but had killed 22 others in two adjacent cities in the province's south.<p>All told, more than 1,600 people have been injured, …

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Why the world’s bees are dying: They’re stressed out

Scientists have struggled for years to pinpoint the cause of the global crash in bee populations, an affliction known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Everything from pesticides to poor nutrition to automotive exhaust has been blamed for the apian apocalypse. But if British scientists are right, bees …

Ecology

Climate change affects bee population

In the last few years, a third of the bee population has been lost in Europe. According to the Croatia's National Beekeeper’s Association, there are 9,000 bee keepers with a bee population of nearly 500,000.<p>In Croatia, unseasonably warm weather is causing bees to come out of hibernation earlier in …

Pesticides poison honey bee larvae in the hive

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honey bee larvae in the hive, a new study reports.<p>The findings also show …

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Federal prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing.<p>The final decision was made by Attorney General Eric Holder and was announced Thursday.<p>"After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the …

Goats Wish You A Merry Xmas

Goats: they're weird! They yell just like people do. Plus, apparently they get into the spirit of the holidays. See: this video montage featuring …

GALLERY: The cutest baby animals EVER! From teeny-weeny orangutans to mini goats

View Gallery36 photos<p>1 / 36<p>1/36<p>The official Royal Wedding photos have been released 😍<p>Don't bother trying to be all macho - we know you guys love …

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Iowa Scientists Say Climate Change Threatens State Agriculture

The country's largest corn and soybean producer has been beset by extreme drought as well as extreme flooding in the past two years.<p>At the Iowa Climate Science Educators' Forum last week, a group of more than 150 scientists representing 36 colleges and universities around Iowa released a statement …

Climate Change

A dearth of agriculture graduates is threatening food sustainability

Agricultural evolution first occurred 10,000 years ago when plants were selected and grown as crops, and animals were domesticated. Further revolution of our food industry – from mechanisation in the early 18th century right through to genetic selection today – has been driven by technological …

Agriculture

Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

As the global population rises, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to feed everyone – particularly in dense urban environments. Innovation Design …