Tag Archives: birds

Making the skies safer from birds

When an airplane collides with birds, the result can be devastating. The now-famous US Airways emergency landing on the Hudson River was set in motion when the plane struck a flock of Canadian geese. That incident enjoyed a rare happy ending — but now Dr.Yossi Leshem of Tel Aviv University\’s Department of Zoology has developed […] … learn more→

A night in Ghana’s tropical forest

Night comes quickly, a steady dimming of the light as crickets and frogs take over from the daytime chorus of birds and cicadas. I and my local guide, Kwesi, tuck into rice and fish cooked over a camping stove. On other occasions, I have accompanied hunters to the forest and eaten kusie (giant pouched rat) […] … learn more→