Tuesday, August 27, 2013
For decades, the vulnerable U.S. desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence.
Monday, August 26, 2013
When farmer Luiz Martins Neto first moved to Sao Felix do Xingu a quarter of a century ago, the area had virgin forest, gold and a reservation for the local indigenous people.
The dramatic coastline of Cornwall in southwest England is dotted with chimney stacks left over from its long-gone mining industry. But out to sea lies another legacy — thousands of tons of tin, waiting to be mined.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
European and Chinese researchers have built a model to predict the presence of arsenic groundwater contamination in China and elsewhere where millions are at risk, according to work published Thursday.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Human activity is almost certainly the cause of climate change and global sea levels could rise by several feet by the end of the century, according to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report leaked to media on Tuesday.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Ecuador will open up part of the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling after rich nations failed to back a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to explore in the area, President Rafael Correa said on Thursday.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Dwarf minke whales have been tagged and tracked in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in a world-first pilot study which hopes to solve the mystery of where they spend the summer.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The road to Graceland is not a pretty sight. At least not yet. Elvis Presley Boulevard leads hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to Graceland, the late rock `n' roll icon's Memphis mansion, and to the exhibits across the street. Tourists exit off Interstate 55 and cruise through a mile's worth of empty businesses, vacant lots, crooked utility poles, crumbling sidewalks, poor lighting and drab landscaping.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
At least 124 bottlenose dolphins have washed up along the Atlantic coast since July, a startling number of deaths that has prompted U.S. officials to launch an investigation.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Endangered green turtles are ingesting more man-made debris, including potentially lethal plastic products, than ever before, a new Australian study has shown.