| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:43 PM
SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005.
It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government submitted an “initial disclosure” of its chemical weapons stockpiles to international inspectors Friday, the first step under a deal to eliminate the illicit poison gas program.
Experts at the Organization...
| Jul 23, 2013
Few environmental conflicts are as fraught and intractable as whaling.
Under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986. But the agreement contains a loophole that has guaranteed continuing...
| Sep 4, 2013
Most days, they are easy to spot. Wearing brightly colored vests, the canvassers stand on Chicago sidewalks, quick to pose a question to passers-by:
Do you have a minute for children in the developing world?
What might not be as easy to see is that...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Pictures in the News from around the world....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Mount Vernon resident Cary Gray, a waiter at Dick’s Last Resort in the Power Plant, will start out Sunday on a year-long, 22,000-mile unicycle tour that will take him from Baltimore across the United States and down to South America.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:08 AM
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train ignited explosions and fires braced Monday for what authorities assured would be a rising death toll as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas more than...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:20 PM
"The East" is a provocative industrial espionage thriller that pits counterculture revolutionaries intent on exposing corporate villainy against the undercover intelligence specialists paid exceedingly well to keep their compromised clientele clean. By...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Lucy Lawless has been arrested, tried, sentenced — and still claims victory. You could hardly expect the chakram-wielding veteran of ......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A recent study published by a journal called Environmental Management has called for the end of grazing on public lands due to climate change. With funding from the Wyss Foundation, a radical environmentalist, foreign-based organization, researchers...