Environmentalists are protesting Poland's plan to allow hunters to shoot bison, while authorities say it is necessary for the well-being of the oversized herd and will earn money for its upkeep.
Legend has it that a Roman empress first brought cats to Cyprus to do battle with poisonous snakes, but centuries later it's the island's financial crisis that has sparked a population boom.
Selling shark fins is now banned in Rhode Island.
After a dry autumn, snowfall is rebounding to normal levels at Western ski areas and in the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River.
An undated handout picture released by Chester Zoo on Thursday, Dec. 29 shows a rare Rothschild's giraffe calf, born on Boxing Day at Chester Zoo, in northwest England.
Amid population declines for many wildlife species in Africa, conservationists are sounding alarm bells for the cheetah, the fastest animal on land.
Gold, myrrh and a gift card: Troubling news for wise men as wild frankincense forests face extinction
In a tradition dating to Biblical times, men rise at dawn in the rugged Cal Madow mountains of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa to scale rocky outcrops in search of the prized sap of wild frankincense trees.
Thick, gray smog fell over Beijing on Tuesday, choking China's capital in a haze that spurred authorities to cancel flights and close some highways in emergency measures to cut down on air pollution.
Extreme cold conditions cause ice accretions to cover the St. Joseph lighthouse and pier, on the southeastern shoreline of Lake Michigan, in St. Joseph, Michigan, on Monday, Dec. 19.
A rainbow-headed snake, a tiny frog and a lizard with dragon-like horns are among more than 150 new species confirmed by scientists last year in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region, researchers said on Monday.