Sunday, September 15, 2013
“Hatch,” a 10-year-old male Bengal tiger, has lived in a 20-by-16-foot (6-by-5-meter) cage with cement walls and nothing green in sight since he was traded to the Villa Dolores Zoo after spending his first three years in a circus. A similarly dismal cage next door is home to an unnamed female tiger. A poster says tigers “love water” and “bathe on hot days, swimming across rivers and lakes.”
Friday, September 13, 2013
The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑) yesterday issued a statement explaining allegations that it had underreported the number of storage tanks at its No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex (六輕) in Mailiao Township (麥寮).
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Monarch butterfly population is shrinking due to illegal logging in Mexican forests and herbicides used in Canada and the United States along its migration route, said a study out Monday.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
A study of a dozen of 2012's wildest weather events found that man-made global warming increased the likelihood of about half of them, including Superstorm Sandy's devastating surge and shrinking Arctic sea ice.
An article published by the Geopolitical Monitor, which describes itself as a Canadian intelligence publication and consultancy, lauded Taiwan's recycling reforms in a May article, saying that Canada could learn from Taiwan's example in terms of reducing waste, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Friday.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Asia-Pacific fishing nations and territories agreed on Thursday to cut catches of young bluefin tuna by 15 percent, with an agreement environmentalists said would not stop overfishing.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of dead fish were left floating in a Chinese river after a chemical discharge, officials said Wednesday, the latest industrial accident to pollute the country's battered environment.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Humanity has pushed the world's climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the U.N.'s group of climate scientists said on Monday.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
A huge canyon twice the size of the longest river in Britain and as deep as the Grand Canyon lies beneath the ice sheet in Greenland, scientists said Thursday.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
A measles-like virus that suppresses the immune system could be the reason an extraordinary number of bottlenose dolphins have died after becoming stranded along the U.S. East Coast, a panel of dolphin experts said on Tuesday.