The species of American bat that was devastated by the fungus is now listed as critically endangered

TRAVEL CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration declared northern long-eared bats endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species that was on the brink of extinction due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease. “White-nose syndrome is wiping out cave-dwelling bat species like the northern long-eared bat at an unprecedented rate,” said … Read more

The Wildlife Conference promotes the protection of sharks and turtles

Panama City (AFP) – An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for shark species targeted in the fin trade and dozens of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers have been decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, … Read more

Holiday shopping begins as inflationary sentiment drops

NEW YORK (AP) — While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty remains. The US labor market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation is slowing. But higher prices for food, rent, gasoline and other household costs have weighed on shoppers. As a result, many are reluctant to spend … Read more

Drought and rising sea levels have put Cuban agriculture at risk

By Megan Janitsky November 12, 2022 GMT Caribbean-droughts-economy-be688d051fc0c9f4bab6bd9c72d7c205 PATABANO, Cuba (AFP) – Jordan Diaz Gonzalez pulled weeds from his fields with a tractor until Cuba’s summer rainy season turned a deep red mud. Now it takes five farmers to take care of Diaz’s crop. This cuts Diaz’s profit margin and reduces the agricultural productivity … Read more

Griner was sent to the Russian penal colony to serve the sentence

Moscow (AFP) – American basketball star Britney Grenier He was sent to a criminal colony in Russia to serve her sentence for drug possession, her legal team said Wednesday. A Russian court has rejected an appeal against her nine-year prison sentence Last month. The eight-time All-Star position was indicted with WNBA member and two-time Olympic … Read more