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Over the past few years, honeybees have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared from colonies that once thrived across the northern parts of the American and European continents. A mysterious malaise has struck down the fittest and most able bees, laying waste to billions and leaving empty hives starved of once industrious workers. But we are no nearer understanding the exact cause of this carnage.

2010-05-17

 mystery bee extinction colony pathogen pest honey
The local farmers call it a flood; an inundation that happens every 50 years. Others believe it to be an act of God, an inevitability. It isn't water flooding the precious farmland in north-eastern India, but rats. A once in a generation, gigantic plague of rats, that ruins crops and leaves people starving. A rat army so big, so mythical, that until now some scientists did not believe it was real...

2010-11-19

 rat India flood overpopulation Burma Myanmar plague pest