Saturday, April 26, 2014
While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it is not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places in the U.S. and Canada.
China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing unlimited fines against persistent polluters, a response to the country's environmental challenges and demands from the public for action.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
Three-toed sloths have a unique abdominal design — their innards fixed to their lower ribs to avoid squashing the lungs while hanging upside down, a study said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Fish are losing their survival instinct — even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators — as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said Monday.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Off a remote, glimmering beach backed by a lush tropical forest, Julia Tedesco skims the crystalline waters with mask and fins, looking for coral and fish life.
Canada -- Beyond a clear-cut in Quebec's far north — marked by a sign that reads “the road of destruction ends here” — aboriginal Canadians are fighting for an ancient forest and their traditional hunting rights.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Oil-rich Norway moved Friday to target its huge sovereign wealth fund's investments more closely at boosting green businesses, but environmentalists said the proposals were not strong enough.