Thursday, October 10, 2013
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.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
A celebrity panda, whose exploits were avidly followed in Thailand on a 24-hour television channel, left the kingdom Saturday in search of a mate in China, her zookeeper said.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
A U.N. panel said Friday it was more certain than ever that humans were the cause of global warming and predicted temperatures would rise another 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius (0.5-8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) this century.