| Oct 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The World Wildlife Fund has released its latest Living Planet Index report, and it includes a rather startling statistic: "The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish across the globe is, on average, about half the size it was 40 years...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:51 PM
An estimated 35,000 walruses packed a stretch of shoreline in Alaska late last month, a phenomenon that's being chalked up to diminishing sea ice and alarmingly warm ocean temperatures.
The animals were spotted near Point Lay, Alaska, on the shores of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting opened with the 8th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards in Gotham Sunday night at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, honoring those with unparalleled work in philanthropy and service.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:36 AM
The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.
The conservation group's Living Planet Report, published...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Those who peddle so-called natural products frequently say they are looking to produce healthier and more environmentally sustainable products.
Those presenting their wares at this year's Natural Products Expo East – which serves as a preview...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Animal-rights group PETA wants to pay for advertising inside Orlando International Airport to attack SeaWorld's use of killer whales, but the airport won't clear it for takeoff.
The ad, depicting a killer whale chomping on the leg of SeaWorld's CEO,...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...