Monday, February 23, 2015
Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.
As the enormous lion prowls atop the roof of the safari vehicle, his pale pink tongue licking out from his massive jaws, delighted passengers snap pictures and reach out to touch him.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree — a symbol of prosperity — but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce.
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Younglin Organic Farm (永齡有機農場) is one of the few places in Taiwan to offer fresh organic produce grown without pesticides, providing visitors with dishes that are a healthy alternative to the heavy feasting of the Lunar New Year holiday.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署) called for low-carbon festivities to mark Chinese New Year, suggesting the use of recorded firecracker sound effects to replace real pyrotechnics.
Friday, February 20, 2015
The tiny hut sculpted out of mud at the edge of the sea is barely large enough for Bokul Mondol and his family to lie down. The water has taken everything else from them, and one day it almost certainly will take this, too.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
On recent February days in West Africa, Cape Verdeans are grabbing the chance to cool down as the island nation is buffeted by a rare unseasonal downpour.
Environmental scientists raised concern Monday at rising levels of gases that attack Earth's protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key U.N. treaty.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Wild ponies vanished from Czech soil thousands of years ago but are now making a comeback thanks to an imported herd that conservationists hope will rescue an unique ecosystem.
Another weekend, another major snow storm: The latest system to sweep the U.S. Northeast brought another 30 centimeters to Boston — on top of 1.8 meters that has fallen over the last month — and tested residents who say the winter is beginning to feel like one without end.