Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is considering importing scrap metal to boost local businesses' competitiveness, environmentalists complained that the new policy will damage Taiwan's environment.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists Monday calling the area a “lost world.”
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A U.S. biologist has donated 4,000 insects he collected over 62 years to Costa Rica.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A long, hot summer looms for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as devastating wildfires near Sydney fuel opposition to his plans to repeal a carbon emissions tax, one of his basic campaign pledges in the election he won a month ago.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Immortalized in the hit cartoon “Madagascar,” real-life lemurs face extinction within 20 years short of drastic action to tackle the poverty driving islanders to poach the primates and destroy their habitat.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Peru has dramatically increased its sales of shark fins to Asia, triggering the slaughter of about 15,000 dolphins a year used as bait, officials said Friday.
Policymakers from some 100 nations meet in France next week to bolster efforts to have 10 percent of the world's marine and coastal areas under protection by 2020, conference organizers said Friday.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer agency said on Thursday.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a fish trap stuffed with squirming eels — not for the pot, but as part of a bold initiative to save the critically endangered species.