Katherine Tutrone

Invading Cicadas May Turn Into Sex-Crazed Zombies This Summer

Millions of cicadas are making a joyous debut after 17 years underground — except those whose butts and genitals have been eaten by a fungus.
Katherine Tutrone
6.27.20
Invasive species

Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control

The ants are blinding pets and torturing farmworkers: “It was like a whole piece of my body was getting lit on fire.”
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
5.26.20
Murder Hornets

Watch a ‘Murder Hornet’ Destroy an Entire Honeybee Hive

These homicidal hornets will make a "meatball" out of bees.
Katherine Tutrone
5.21.20
Coronavirus

Thongs vs. Scuba Gear: A Doctor Reviews DIY Coronavirus Face Masks

Turns out strapping a maxi pad to your face isn't a horrible option.
Oliver Noble
Katherine Tutrone
4.29.20
climate

These Botanists Are Searching for Endangered Plants With Drones — Then Scaling Cliffs to Save Them

Meet Hawaii's Indiana Joneses of rare plant conservation.
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
2.26.20
climate

It Rained Iguanas This Week, But Florida Knows What to Do

Pro tip: Check your car before turning on the heat.
Katherine Tutrone
1.23.20
climate change

The Scientist Hunting for Cave Crystals to Understand Climate Change

These 30,000-year-old crystals formed when permafrost melted in the last Ice Age.
Emma Fidel
Katherine Tutrone
Brittany Ross
12.7.19
Drugs

This Is a Story About Italian Coke Dealers, $22,000 in Hidden Drugs, and Feral Hogs

Police arrested four people after the invasive species ripped through packages of cocaine hidden in a forest in Italy.
Katherine Tutrone
11.13.19

Feral Hogs Are Tearing Up Texas. So People Are Shooting Them from Helicopters.

Did someone say 30 to 50 feral hogs? More like 6-9 million.
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
10.8.19
climate

This 14-Year-Old Climate Activist Is Giving Up School to Save the World

"World leaders have failed us," says 8th grader Alexandria Villaseñor.
Emma Fidel
Katherine Tutrone
8.15.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

These Storm Tourists Are Dropping Thousands of Dollars to Chase Tornadoes

“If a tornado was cheese, I wanna stick my cracker in it. It's like a weird little fetish."
Lee Doyle
Katherine Tutrone
7.13.19
Honeybee theft

Stealing beehives is now a thing. This detective is on the case.

Watch Deputy Rowdy Freeman arrest an alleged bee thief in California's almond-growing region.
Katherine Tutrone
Kathleen Caulderwood
2.28.19
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