Friday, June 12, 2015
Climatologists call it the "urban heat island" effect -- when a heat wave transforms a city into a furnace where citizens swelter, suffer or even die.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Gaza Strip, with a 40-kilometer (25-mile) Mediterranean coastline, was always known for its seafood until Israel restricted the fishing area.
A radical environmental group has agreed to pay US$2.55 million to Japanese whalers for breaching a U.S. court injunction to stay clear of their vessels in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
In a worrying development which could threaten food production, South Africa's traditionally tough honeybees -- which had been resistant to disease -- are now getting "sick of humans," with the population of the crucial pollinators collapsing, experts say.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new U.S. government federal study that rebuts doubters who've claimed that that heating trends have paused.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Climate change is a threat to international security, France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal warned Saturday -- adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions at a landmark Paris conference this year.
It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the northern Philippines, and young men in colorful tribal clothing pound ancient rhythms on brass gongs as wild boars squeal ahead of slaughter.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal breezes, piling up alongside buildings on city streets and clogging canals.
Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
The sudden deaths of tens of thousands of endangered antelopes in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan over the past two weeks have left scientists scrambling for answers and conservationists worried about the animal's future.