Wednesday, January 27, 2016
After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The environmental group Greenpeace said it found hazardous residues in 36 of 40 pieces of outdoor gear made by well-known international brands including The North Face, Mammut and Patagonia.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Inside a traveling aquatic circus in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, whoops and cheers go up as a dolphin leaps out of a pool and slam-dunks a ball through a basketball net.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Nearly 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa last year, officials said Thursday, a slight decrease on 2014, but another year of carnage fueled by Asian-led demand for their horn.
Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record -- it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.
Hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean cities are being invited to vie for millions of U.S. dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as his charity extends an innovation competition to a new region.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson set feathers flying in the French parliament on Tuesday when she turned up to support a ban on force-feeding ducks and geese to make foie gras.
The global fisheries catch has been underestimated by more than half since 1950, with tens of millions of tonnes unreported every year, said a study Tuesday, warning that stocks may be running low.