| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:22 AM
OSLO (Reuters) - Polar bear DNA has been isolated for the first time from footprints left in the snow on an Arctic island, a breakthrough that could help scientists better protect rare and endangered wild animals, experts said on Tuesday.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean.
But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar.
The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:55 AM
After 39 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he is abdicating in favor of his son, saying it was time to pass the crown on to another generation after a lifetime of service dedicated to his people.
“Loyal to the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The saola, an antelope-like endangered mammal, has been caught on camera for the first time in the 21st century. The animal, dubbed the “Asian Unicorn” because it is so rarely seen, was photographed in Vietnam’s Central Annamite...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit.
Activists and environmental...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio is once again putting his money where his mouth is, donating $3 million through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to help the World Wildlife Fund protect and nurture tigers in Nepal.
At the 2010 Global Tiger Summit, a goal was set the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said.
A proposal to ban fishing of...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Chicagoans are being urged to power down tonight in honor of Earth Hour, called one of the largest global environmental events.
Earth Hour calls on residents, businesses and governments to switch off non-essential lights and other electronic items for...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Bao Bao, the National Zoo's 7-month-old panda cub, would be allowed for the first time to go outside and play, the zoo announced Monday in a news release. "She may decide to stay inside the panda house," the zoo warned. "It may take several weeks."
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....