Sunday, May 24, 2015
California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.
2015/5/24, 1 Comment
Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tires, sunk deliberately to boost marine development.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water.
A world of diversity has been discovered in plankton, the tiny plants, viruses and embryonic fish that are a favorite food of whales and supply much of the planet's oxygen, researchers said Thursday.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday.
2015/5/22, 1 Comment
Despite 2 million years of munching almost exclusively on bamboo, the giant panda's gut has not adapted to eating the plant -- putting the creatures in an "evolutionary dilemma," scientists said.
2015/5/22, 1 Comment
The White House unveiled a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment.
European Union nations must step up efforts to protect vulnerable wildlife and habitats from the effects of human activity, with little improvement in conservation since 2007, a report said Wednesday.
The governor of California declared an emergency as crews scrambled to contain an oil slick and clean up popular beaches after a pipeline rupture dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, U.S. scientists said Thursday.