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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024


How to keep your garden snake-free

We decided to dust off this older story which offers some great solutions.  In many parts of the world, the summer is also snake season, and now is the time to be wary. There are plenty of different kinds of snakes. Some are harmless and actually help out their hosts by providing free pest Read More...

Closeup of rattlesnake head and tail.

What is the difference between poisonous and venomous snakes?

Snakes are often associated with danger due to their sharp fangs and potentially lethal bite. Often when somebody sees any snake at all they jump for fear that it could be lethal. However, there isn't always a need for fear, as many snakes are just venomous and not poisonous. What does poisonous Read More...

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How to keep harmful snakes from slithering into your yard

Snakes—whether you’re fascinated or afraid of them, the fact of the matter is that at some point, a few of them will probably find their way into your yard. There are plenty of different kinds of snakes. Some are harmless and actually help out their hosts by providing free pest control, Read More...

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Snakes assist scientists in studying areas affected by nuclear disasters

In 2011, a 15-meter tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling at Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, damaging three nuclear reactors in the process. The accident was rated a seven, which is the highest level on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale. Now, a decade later, Read More...

Lifesaving apps protect humans

Lifesaving apps protect humans and snakes in India

As we try to tackle the climate crisis, people are becoming more and more conscious of the importance of protecting and conserving the world’s biodiversity—even wildlife that can harm or potentially kill us. However, when faced with a dangerous animal, what is the “best way” we can react? Read More...

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This Buddhist temple in Myanmar offers refuge to threatened snakes

Pythons, vipers, and cobras — these are some of the main occupants being offered a safe haven at a temple sanctuary in Myanmar’s city of Yangon. The host and caretaker is Buddhist monk Wilatha, who’s trying to play a part in saving scores of snakes that might otherwise be killed or sold on Read More...