Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city's sanitation department estimates 10 billion bags a year are tossed in the trash -- roughly 19,000 per minute.
The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?
Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches in recent months.
The "Paris Agreement," which has attracted global attention and concerns the fate of mankind, has been open for signatures from Earth Day, April 22. Following the agreement Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) (台灣永續能源研究基金會) conducted a public opinion poll, releasing its "2016 Survey on Taiwanese People's Attitudes toward Climate Change and Energy" results, according to a press release from the TAISE.
Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday.
Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are skeptical.
The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.
Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.1 Comment
It literally was a whale of a job.
Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.1 Comment