Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low

SYDNEY — Sea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists said Wednesday, as they warned the frozen continent’s unpredictable...

Climate change and hurricanes: Do we need a smoking gun?

PARIS -- Many climate scientists are convinced that mega-storms Harvey and Irma -- which left scores dead and caused massive economic losses -- were...

Chile’s Easter Island declares huge marine protection zone

LA SERENA, CHILE — Indigenous people who live on Chile’s Easter Island far out in the Pacific have voted to create a vast marine...

Scientists expose true extent of cuckoo’s cunning

PARIS — The common cuckoo, notorious for evading parental duty by hiding her eggs in the nests of other brooding birds, is even more...

Sea Shepherd pulls plug on Japan whale hunt

SYDNEY – Activist group Sea Shepherd on Tuesday pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer...

Mexico helped push vaquita porpoise to brink of extinction – activists

MEXICO CITY – Mexican fishing authorities have boycotted the effort to save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise, environmentalists said Monday, calling them “accomplices”...

Fiona the baby hippo, or how animals go viral

WASHINGTON – First, Bao Bao and Bei Bei the pandas made a splash at the National Zoo in Washington. Then, April the Giraffe wowed...

‘Missing link’ bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

PARIS — An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilized remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago,...

Planting bamboo

In celebration of World Bamboo Day 2017, the ALC Foundation is organizing a bamboo planting trail dubbed as Camp Kawayan under its Kawayanihan project. The...

Coal plants might be even more toxic than we thought

By Eric Roston, Bloomberg SCIENTISTS studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that...

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