When the farmers of Syria's Tartus province went off to war, their famed tomato vines were left to wither.
"This river will bury the living and the dead," sighed Enver Vasilaj, 93, standing by the Vjosa, one of Europe's last wild waterways, which runs uninterrupted from its source in northwest Greece to the Adriatic Sea.
The U.N. cultural agency on Friday placed nine new sites on its World Heritage List, including a medieval Armenian city located in northeast Turkey.
Having a range of different plant and animal species helps guarantee the health of the Earth, but a study Thursday suggested that biodiversity may be declining beyond safe levels.
A kayaker captured video of humpback whales feasting on fish in a bay with the San Francisco skyline as a backdrop.
As night falls over the lush plains of India's Kaziranga national park, a small group of lightly armed forest guards sets out on foot to protect the world's largest population of one-horned rhinos.
Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia's remote north have died, scientists said Monday, with climate change the likely cause.
A seagull takes off from a fountain in downtown Rome on Saturday, July 9.
Every night Tim Robinson sleeps in his boat, which floats atop a blanket of foul-smelling bright green slime.
In Jordan's newest retail and leisure hub, the typical high-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating and cooling, water recycling and hundreds of solar panels soaking up the sun's rays.