Saturday, March 30, 2013
After hugging an old tree on a New Taipei campus for over 35 hours, Green Party member Wang Chung-ming (王鐘銘) yesterday traded turns with two other volunteers in a bid to keep the tree from being pruned by the school.
Although the long-awaited spring rains finally arrived Thursday, the volume was hardly enough to refill the country's reservoirs, the Water Resource Agency (WRA) said.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Millions of people in Northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when — officially — spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
An Australian-led group of scientists has for the first time tracked down and tagged Antarctic blue whales by using acoustic technology to follow their songs, the government said Wednesday.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs convened a drought fighting meeting Tuesday to discuss possible measures that could be taken if the current dry spell persists.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is planning to “green” select cities and counties to mitigate Taiwan's dependence on nuclear energy.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife — clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction — is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new U.N. report says.
Scientists Tuesday made a rare live addition to the order of primates, unveiling two new species of mouse lemur — tiny, big-eyed animals that inhabit the forests of Madagascar.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Climate change is likely to make reef-building stony corals lose out to softer cousins in a damaging shift for many types of fish that use reefs as hideaways and nurseries for their young, a study showed.
Monday, March 25, 2013