| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2011
JOHANNESBURG — From giant palm trees to mouse-sized lemurs, unique plants and animals are threatened on Madagascar as political deadlock drags on after a 2009 coup. The World Wildlife Fund conservation group drew attention to the Indian Ocean...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Lights blinked off in Chicago and around the world tonight to mark Earth Hour, an international effort to raise awareness about climate change.
From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time around the globe lights were turned off in landmarks, businesses and...
| Jun 19, 2011
Leather, tulle and silk may be the stuff of runway dreams, but when it comes to most U.S. apparel, cotton is king. Almost 75% of clothing sold in the U.S. contains at least some of the tufty fiber, according to the 2010 Cotton Inc. Retail Monitor, a...
| Jun 22, 2011
Jason Earles is taking on two more prominent roles on Disney television shows. The 34-year-old actor has moved from his supporting role as Hannah Montana's brother, Jackson Stewart, to play a mentor on his new Disney XD series, 'Kickin' It,' and co-host...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you’ve been hoping for an update on sustainable meat news, you're in luck because here it is:
In recent days and months an increasing number of food companies including Smithfield, McDonald’s, Bon Appetit Management and Hormel have...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Let's say you have a product that people automatically associate with you.
Except for one hiccup in the timeline, it's been on the market since before Capt. John Smith rowed a boat around the Chesapeake. And it's so popular that people will do crazy...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.
The state has spent...