Tuesday, December 1, 2015
About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.
Monday, November 30, 2015
They go to paddle between glistening icebergs or ski on blinding white ice, but a rising number of polar tourists get to see something else, too: the monumental changes wrought by global warming.
When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
The tall trees, animal cries and deep shadows would make you think you're in Brazil's Amazon jungle, in fact the leafy paradise Tome-Acu is the work of farmers.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Protesters joined a worldwide wave of marches Saturday demanding leaders craft a pact to avert a climate catastrophe when they gather in a still-shaken Paris.
A new batch of 1,000 "Pepper" robots jointly developed by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Corp. and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. sold out in just one minute after they were put on sale in Japan Saturday.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday that it is aiming to increase the number of customers that buy green power from the state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) and therefore will not raise the cost.
Broke, remote and deprived of jobs -- just 25 years ago, the border town of Guessing close to Hungary was one of the poorest in Austria, a forgotten frontier along the Iron Curtain trail.
Skirts made from bamboo chicken cages and billowy dresses crafted from mosquito nets -- a Thai teen is elevating everyday items of rural life to the catwalk to challenge entrenched prejudice among the Bangkok elite.