Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark's fin, bird's nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.
A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on Sunday.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Rescuers involved in the search for 40 pilot whales still stranded in Florida said they will suspend their operations Sunday after failing to spot the animals via air and sea.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
NASA said Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope is the best bet for figuring out whether Comet ISON disintegrated during its brush with the sun last week.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
group tasked with protecting the welfare of animals in the film industry blasted as “misleading” Tuesday a report suggesting it turns a blind eye to abuse because it is too cozy with Hollywood.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A Pacific islander whose homeland is threatened by rising seas failed in an attempt to become the world's first climate change refugee Tuesday, with a New Zealand judge dismissing his case as “novel” but “unconvincing .”
China's commercial hub Shanghai began carbon emissions trading on Tuesday, as the nation which is the world's biggest carbon emitter expands a pilot scheme.
The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.