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Philippines to fight invading species

MANILA (AFP) – Like some bad science-fiction movie, Philippine fishermen are encountering strange alien creatures: tough, speckled fish with sharp spines that tear and rip their nets. These suckermouth catfish from South America are just one of a growing number of foreign species that are spreading in local waterways and…

New species discovered in Amazon rainforest every three days: report

Spectacular species previously unknown to the outside world are being discovered in the Amazon rainforest at a rate of one every three days, environment group WWF said in a report published Tuesday. An anaconda as long as a limousine, a giant catfish that eats monkeys, a blue fanged spider and…

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