Scientists in South Africa also hope to improve safety education in the "lightning capital of the world."
Snowy owls — large, fluffy, white birds typically found in the Arctic and rarely seen south of the Great Lakes — have swooped down upon the eastern United States in greater numbers than at any time in at least 50 years, one bird expert says.
A Costa Rican agency last week issued a statement declaring a national crop emergency for bananas, one of Costa Rica's most important agricultural exports, over the proliferation of mealybugs and scale insects.
Dec 18, 2013; 2:10 PM ET Cloudier skies this afternoon across the western U.S. due to the return of onshore flow. Also, a cold front brings snow to the Plains.