Sunday, December 21, 2014
Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.
After nearing extinction in Europe in the early 20th century because of hunting and shrinking habitats, large carnivores like the gray wolf, brown bear, lynx and wolverine are thriving once more.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Bangladesh's rapid development on the doorstep of the ecologically fragile Sundarbans mangrove forest means “environmental disasters” like this month's oil spill in the massive delta are increasingly likely, experts warn.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A warming planet may lead to swifter ice loss on Greenland's ice sheet, and faster sea level rise for the rest of the world than previously predicted, scientists said Monday.
Monday, December 15, 2014
U.N. members pressed ahead Sunday with a vision for a historic pact to defeat climate change by adopting a format for national pledges to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gases.
A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometers, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
U.N. climate talks spilled into an extra day Saturday as negotiators battled in Lima to end a standoff between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact.
Norway's much-criticized commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament's decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice.
The trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years and is now running “out of control,” animal protection advocates said Thursday.
Saturday, December 13, 2014