Newly discovered margarita snail named for Jimmy Buffett is a delicious yellow — just don’t add salt

According to a recent study in the scientific journal PeerJ, a bright yellow snail unlike any other discovered species lives in the Florida Keys. It’s official name is Cayo margarita, which refers both to the type of small, low island where it lives and the bright yellow alcoholic drink that it so closely resembles....

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Powder keg storm Hurricane Idalia leaves a trail of destruction. Its fuse was lit by climate change

Earlier this week Idalia was merely a tropical storm, but unnaturally warmed water near America’s southeastern coast helped rear it into a record-breaking hurricane flooding Florida and Georgia. Experts agree that excessive heat from climate change, primarily caused by burning ossil fuels, contributed to this result, apparently super-charging the tropical storm....

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