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DNR: Dead swans at NW Indiana lake died from parasitic worms

May. 16, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Wild swans found dead last winter along a lake that straddles the Indiana-Illinois border succumbed to infections caused by parasitic worms, Indiana wildlife officials said. The mute swans were found dead along with Canada geese in late February and...

Michigan DNR: Mute swan deaths not due to poisoning

May. 08, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State officials have eliminated poisoning as the cause of death of some mute swans at a small suburban Detroit lake and put the blame on a disease caused by a parasite. Conservation officers have recovered eight of the birds since...

Food of the future? EU nations put mealworms on the menu

May. 04, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe. The European Union's 27 nations gave the greenlight Tuesday to a proposal to put the Tenebrio molitor beetle's larvae on the market as a “novel food.” ...

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

Apr. 15, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. “I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this little tongue come out...

Land trust's `challenge' aims to get Hoosiers back outdoors

Apr. 03, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TRAFALGAR, Ind. (AP) — The wind whistled through the bare branches of towering red and white oaks at Laura Hare Preserve at Blossom Hollow, carrying the scent of the forest and of the arrival of spring. From on top of a ridge, visitors to the Trafalgar area preserve...