Friday, May 2, 2014
UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and three other nations have won this year's Goldman Prize, which is awarded annually for grass-roots activism.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers.
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.