Saturday, September 5, 2015
The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.
Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals and raising questions about Russia's ability to protect its natural heritage.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Against a backdrop of rocky bluffs, a pod of orcas jumped out of the emerald waters of the Puget Sound, along the northwestern U.S. coast, before splashing their massive black-and-white bodies back into the water.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.
Most seabirds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists projected Monday that 99 percent will have done so by 2050. Plastics are pervasive in the world's waters due to pollution, and birds -- including albatrosses, penguins and gulls -- can mistake brightly colored bottle tops or other fragments for food.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
A hundred prominent artists, academics and public figures signed a combative climate change manifesto released Thursday calling for an end to "climate crimes" and the era of fossil fuels.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that 1 meter (3 feet) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
--Stretches of Waikiki's white sands and blue waters were deserted Tuesday after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a 1.9-million-liter sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district.