As humans take over more and more of the planet, animals who normally travel over large areas are struggling to survive. One way of helping these animals is to create bridges and tunnels to help them cross dangerous roads.
Published in “Environment”
Today NFK looks at several strong storms around the world. Yesterday, Fiji was hit by Cyclone Yasa, a strong snowstorm in the US Northeast dumped heavy snow across a wide area, and massive snows in Japan left over 1,000 cars stuck on a highway.
Last Saturday marked exactly five years since the world's countries reached a historic agreement in Paris to fight the climate crisis. Though some progress has been made since then, the climate crisis is more serious now than ever before.
Under Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, more of the country's Amazon rainforest has been lost in the last year than in any of the last 12 years. The loss carries serious climate effects for the rest of the world.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…protesting lawmakers throw pig guts in Taiwan's parliament, an elephant is pulled out of a well with a crane in India, and a New Zealand city is forced to replace exploding parking sensors.
Last Friday, Tristan da Cunha, a tiny, remote island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean announced that it was creating one of the largest protected ocean areas in the world.
In late October, scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of Asian giant hornets found in the US. Now they're reporting that the nest held nearly 200 queens - insects capable of going out and starting even more nests.
Two surfers recently discovered a strange metal tube on a beach in Ireland. The tube was a time capsule that had been buried in ice near the North Pole. Because of rapidly melting Arctic ice, the time capsule was found after just two years.
A research project called Mineral has created robots that move around in farm fields, collecting information about how plants are growing. The project aims to use computers to help farmers grow more food in ways that are healthy for the environment.
Strong cyclones in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans have hit land, leaving a trail of damage behind. Vietnam and the Philippines are struggling to recover from Typhoon Molave. In the US, Louisiana and nearby states are still battling Hurricane Zeta.
In today's news roundup, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who may become the next Supreme Court justice, answers questions in the US Senate, Kyrgyzstan's president steps down, and Hong Kong's pink dolphins seem to be bouncing back.