| 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....
| Nov 9, 2012
South African court sentences foreign rhino horn smuggler to 40 years jail: A South African court Friday sentenced Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, to 40 years jail for his part in a Laos-based rhino smuggling syndicate which managed to take dozens of...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The following is from the March 5 City Council meeting. All council members were present.
Beautification Council member Joanne Sutch and President Ruben Flores presented a $2,500 check to the city for the renovation last year...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:49 AM
With the thawing of winter in many parts of the world, animals and humans alike are starting to wake up and get outside. As avid wildlife watchers, members of VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel website, compiled a list of the "Top 10 Places to See...
| Oct 8, 2013
At first glance, it may seem odd that "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush would executive produce a documentary about rhino poaching in Nepal. After all, the television personality is best known for reporting on celebrities. Also, he's admittedly bug...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
We've heard about the war on terrorism and the war against drugs, but there is another war that has gone on for decades — the war on poaching — and it's about time we give it just as much attention.
On Sept. 26 in New York City, the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Whether you dig sculpture or horticulture, don't miss the botanical eye candy presented by Qatar Airways at the Montreal Botanical Garden until Sept. 29.
Twenty countries, including the U.S., Canada, England, France and Uganda, have created 50 botanical...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:50 PM
On the elegant, manicured lawns of Ravinia, the Women's Board presented its annual black-tie gala July 27 with more than 800 guests in attendance. The evening featured renowned classical pianist Lang Lang, whose career was launched 14 years ago on the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The number of tigers living in the wild in Nepal has leapt. A new survey shows Royal Bengal tigers now number 198 -- that's 63% more than four years ago.
The country's efforts are part of a global program to pull tigers back from the brink of...