The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.
Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
The sustainability of African agriculture is critical to the continent’s food security and for maintaining agriculture’s contribution to Africa’s rural communities and national economies
Regulators are still licensing insecticides without properly assessing whether they harm the wildlife on which we rely.
The rice-eating fall armyworm has spread across Asia in a year and is now found in half the provinces of China.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
Possible causes of limb malformations in babies born in rural areas of France.
New research shows teaming fungi with 'friendly' viruses could create an environmentally sustaiable and efficient way to protect crops.
Research shows that managed honey bees may pose a threat to free roaming honey bee populations.
A tree-killing beetle has invaded South Africa. This is what should be done.
Meta-analysis studies have made it possible to sort through apparently contradictory research by looking at the bigger picture.
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they're in South Africa.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
Here's how to take the sting out of these harmful pesticides.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
An association isn't the same as causation – and as far as associations go, the one in this study was pretty weak.
Indigenous biocontrol agents could be used to curb the spread of invasive wasps across South Africa and into sub-Saharan Africa.
Upscaling the success of emerging mosquito control technologies relies on automating the rearing and release of millions of mosquitoes. Australia is to become the testing ground for a novel strategy.
Two new studies have linked controversial pesticides neonicotinoides to wild bee and butterfly declines.