Monday, February 9, 2015
Locals call it the “beret”: a grey layer of exhaust fumes that blots out Madrid's blue skies on still days. For asthma sufferer Conxi Grau, it feels more like a tight scarf.
U.N. climate negotiators gathered in Geneva were urged Sunday to show urgency and compromise in crafting a draft by next week for a global pact to be signed in December.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Termites, the pesky insects whose fondness for wood makes them the bane of homeowners, help halt desertification in semi-arid areas and protect against the effects of climate change, a study said Thursday.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs roam an “Arabian Ark” nature reserve on a desert Gulf island where species once facing extinction in the region are making a comeback.
The world's mightiest waterway, the Amazon River, is threatened by the most diminutive of foes — a tiny mussel invading from China.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
American meteorologists were in the hot seat last week for erroneously forecasting blizzards that shut down New York, but on Monday, it was groundhogs that clashed over the onset of spring.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The year 2014 was the hottest on record, part of a “warming trend” that appeared set to continue, the U.N.'s weather agency said Monday.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
It's cherry blossom season in Northern Taiwan. Yangmingshan (陽明山), reliably a favorite spot each year, is already playing host to crowds attracted by the sight of the first cream and pink blossoms.
For all the danger posed to Florida's Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there's one thing researchers don't want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory.