Saturday, August 15, 2015
The El Nino weather phenomenon that began this year could be among the strongest in 65 years, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.
Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in mainland China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world's most populous country, a new study finds.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A seafood lunch in Hong Kong is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, but with threatened species on the menu and fishing practices that endanger marine life, campaigners want to change the city's appetite.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Residents of the remote Arctic settlement of Ny-Alesund never lock their homes -- happy to sacrifice privacy for the option of barging through the nearest door if a polar bear attacks.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Mad as a hornet, a bumblebee buzzes her wings in vain against the walls of the vial holding her captive. She alights briefly on the paper tab indicating her number, and then resumes scuttling around her plastic prison.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Technology to drain heat-trapping CO2 from the atmosphere may slow global warming, but will not reverse climate damage to the ocean on any meaningful timescale, according to research published Monday.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Not so long ago, skeleton staff wintering at the Ny-Alesund research center could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Australia's humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as "a symbol of hope."