Monday, February 3, 2014
Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem.
Australia said it had made “substantial” progress on UNESCO benchmarks for protection of the Great Barrier Reef Sunday in a report aimed at staving off a world heritage downgrade.
Niger's government and French nuclear giant Areva are engaged in tough talks on the future of uranium mining in the west African country, whose leaders want more money from the resource to help pay for development.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval, a serious blow to environmentalists' hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,100 miles (1,900 kilometers) from Canada through the heart of the U.S.
Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to 3 million cubic meters of dredge waste in park waters.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on Friday approved the dumping of up to three million cubic meters of dredge waste in park waters in a move blasted by environmentalists.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mexico's salamander-like axolotl may have disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining lakes.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
As the spooked elephant starts to run, the vet pulls the trigger. Just a few minutes later the huge beast slumps to the floor unconscious, ready for Ivory Coast's first elephant relocation.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The New Madrid fault zone in the United States' midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday.