Saturday, July 11, 2015
A court settlement has forced New York authorities to allow visits to a long-forbidden island cemetery where nearly a million still-born babies, homeless and impoverished people are interred.
Giant pandas are the new couch potatoes of the animal world, according to a study Thursday that found the bears are just as sluggish as slow-moving sloths.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
An efficient solution to a historic drought, or an environmentally risky pact with the devil? That's the question raised by California farmers who are irrigating their crops with waste water supplied by oil companies, in an arrangement slammed as dangerous by environmental campaigners.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Australia Thursday hailed a United Nations decision to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list as "tremendous," but activists warned more must be done to improve the marine park's health.
About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.
A blistering heat wave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.
The science of climate change divides the United States along political lines, but ideology matters little when it comes to views on space exploration, animal research and genetically modified food, a study said Thursday.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang made a long-awaited pledge to curb carbon emissions during a trip to France Tuesday in which a Chinese company also inked an US$18 billion (16.1 billion euros) deal with Airbus.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.