Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of larger reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. But NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking a step back and getting a wider view, from about 7,000 meters above.
A woman pats a dolphin injured by a harpoon while others look on in Hualien on Thursday, June 9. The dolphin was found by visitors onboard a whale-watching boat off Hualien on Thursday morning. It died from its wounds later.
Poland's Environment Ministry says that global forestry experts are checking the condition of the ancient Bialowieza Forest where the ministry has begun extensive logging to stop the spread of a harmful beetle.
A sweet, sickly smell filled the air as Sherwood Robyn, a 12-year-old koala, was brought into a small examination room at Australia's first hospital for the furry marsupials.
Can a "pot in a bag" help fight climate change? Some Cameroonian housewives who think so are using the clever new fad to stew up their tasty rice and tomatoes.
An egret takes off over the banks of river Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, June 4. During this time of the year, hundreds of egrets build their nests in thickly populated trees along the Brahmaputra. World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues.
The Namibian government on Friday called for bids from trophy hunters to kill three endangered black rhinos, despite fierce global criticism over previous auctions.
El Nino's super warm water has turned what had been one of the world's most lush and isolated tropical marine reserve into a coral graveyard, federal scientists said Wednesday.
A Florida brewery has done something bold to try to help the environment: replacing the plastic six-pack rings that can harm sea life with edible ones.
A massive bug infestation and cut-down of pine trees in a national park in Honduras has stunned residents and sparked a warning from experts that a localized spike in temperatures will ensue.