June 18, 2019

Road signs warning of hedgehogs coming to the UK

Courtesy of Britain's Department of Transport(LONDON) -- New signs are coming to protect drivers, hedgehogs and other small animals in the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport announced Monday, as hedgehog populations in rural areas have halved since 2000. "The new small mammal warning sign should help to reduce the number of people killed and injured," Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said in a statement, "as well as helping our precious small wild mammal population to flourish."..
June 18, 2019

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi given quick, secretive burial

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key and un-ceremonial burial in the early hours of Tuesday that stands in stark contrast to other leaders who were mourned by hundreds of thousands of people. When former Presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat died, Egypt's streets were packed with mourners and cranked up by loud cries and wails, with their funerals broadcast over and over again to mark their death anniversaries ev..
June 18, 2019

Conservationists: ‘Catastrophic’ elephant poaching at Niassa Reserve in Africa reduced to zero

WCS Mozambique (LONDON) -- One of Africa's largest protected wilderness areas has marked an entire year without finding a single elephant killed by poachers. The last time an elephant was recorded killed by a poacher in Mozambique's Niassa Reserve was May 17, 2018, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, a New York-based nonprofit that helps the Mozambican government manage the national reserve. “The success in Niassa shows that given the political will and proper funding, we..
June 18, 2019

US Navy hospital ship begins deployment to help Venezuela refugees

U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released(MIAMI) -- The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is beginning a five-month humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America to support medical systems, strained in part, by an increase in Venezuela refugees. It's the ship's second deployment of this kind in the last year. Vice President Mike Pence will send off the ship from Port Miami in Florida on Tuesday, alongside Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan ambassador to the United State..