In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test -- growing California flowers and grasslands with extra heat, carbon dioxide and nitrogen to mimic a not-so-distant, hotter future.
The world's largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo and are now critically endangered, officials said Sunday.
The fate of the world's remaining wild population of red wolves will be decided soon.1 Comment
"Some things, once lost cannot be returned. Is it worth destroying millions of years of natural environment and tribal village culture to build a hotel?" the film director Cheng Yu-chieh (鄭有傑) once remarked when asked about the costs of tourist developments on aboriginal land.
Atlanta's zoo says a 19-year-old giant panda has given birth to a set of twins.
The vast, dusty stretch of land in one of Southern California's wealthiest beachfront communities is littered with rusting pipes from once-thriving oil production.
A decade ago, there were just 115 western gray whales left in the world, and their feeding grounds near Russia's Sakhalin Island, north of Japan, were being drilled for oil.
The world edged closer to a 2020 goal to repair vast areas of damaged natural lands and forests, officials announced Saturday at the world's largest conservation meeting.
In this image, made available by the Norwegian Environment Agency, Monday, Aug. 29, shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer that were killed by lighting in Hardangervidda, central Norway on Friday, Aug. 26, in what wildlife officials say was a highly unusual massacre by nature.
U.S. federal officials are seeking a ban on swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins, saying the encounters popular with tourists are harming the nocturnal creatures' sleeping habits.