Wikinews interviews Paúl M. Velazco about new yellow-shouldered bat species

Scientists at Chicago’s Field Museum and New York’s American Museum of Natural History have discovered three new species of yellow-shouldered bats, genus Sturnira, in the Neotropics. Wednesday, an open-access journal ZooKeys published their paper on two of the new species, … Continue reading

Eastern Slovak village Buzica honored as European Stork Village

Eastern Slovak village Buzica, located southwest of Ko’ice on the Slovakian’Hungarian border, was awarded ‘European Stork Village’ by German environmental foundation EuroNatur. The mayor of Buzica, Jozef Moh’anský, received the award last Saturday. Moh’anský told the TASR news agency, “At … Continue reading

Ukrainian troops retake airfield from separatist militants

Yesterday, Ukrainian troops seized an airfield from pro-Russia separatists in the nation’s east. The attack comes after warnings from officials in Moscow not to interfere with the minority groups in regard to civil unrest. The acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov … Continue reading