Sunday, October 13, 2013
On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a fish trap stuffed with squirming eels — not for the pot, but as part of a bold initiative to save the critically endangered species.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Delegates from some 140 countries and territories Thursday signed a United Nations treaty to control mercury near the site of Japan's worst industrial poisoning, after Tokyo pledged US$2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tracking down polluters and reporting them to authorities in Taiwan may be less about fulfilling one's duty as a citizen than simply making money, according to the United Evening News.
The U.S. federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole.
The preservation of monuments in Syria and Mali pose some of the biggest challenges on a list of 67 global sites that need protection, a foundation warned Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Japanese town made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” will open a marine park where visitors can swim with dolphins, but its annual slaughter of the creatures will continue in a nearby bay, an official said Monday.
A U.N. conference to sign a historic treaty aimed at reining in the use and emission of mercury began Monday in Kumamoto, near Minamata, the site of Japan's worst-ever industrial poisoning.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
The United Nations has advice for city planners around the world: Move people closer together.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said Thursday.
Twenty-one Nobel laureates including South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu have written to European Union leaders urging them to implement a law that would label oil from tar sands as dirtier than other crudes.