‘We buried him and kept walking’: children die as Somalis flee hunger

When her crops failed and her parched goats died, Hirsiyo Mohamed left her home in southwestern Somalia, carrying and coaxing three of her eight children on the long walk across a bare and dusty landscape in temperatures as high as 100 degrees. Along the way, her 3-1/2-year-old son, Adan, tugged at her robe, begging for … Read more

Hotter Kalahari desert may stop hornbills breeding by 2027

Written by Nicholas B. Pattinson Rapid climate change has the potential to strongly influence the physiology, behavior and breeding success of animals. Research is showing that increasing temperatures, for instance, are having negative effects on animals. These range from mass die-off events during heat waves to less obvious problems like difficulty finding food. For birds … Read more