| Mar 31, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Tonight is the sixth annual Earth Hour, an event the World Wildlife Fund created to promote awareness of global climate change. Participants are encouraged to turn lights out for an hour at 8:30 p.m.
Organizers are among those concerned fossil fuel...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors South Dakota landowners who demonstrate responsible...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Russell Train, an important American conservationist and former tax court judge who helped craft some of the nation's early and enduring environmental laws, has died. He was 92.
Train, who led the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, died Monday...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:04 AM
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 11th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This event for the...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:03 AM
A spokesman for Shell Alaska said late Monday night that divers found no signs that one of its drilling ships grounded while being adrift Saturday evening.
Curtis Smith said the underwater inspection done Monday showed "there was no contact with the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:37 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The public is getting its first glimpse of the San Diego Zoo's newborn giant panda cub, and all appears well.
The cub, born Sunday, became visible for scrutiny by a webcam in the panda den around 9 p.m. Monday when its mother, Bai Yun,...
| Oct 6, 2012
There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word.
Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:02 AM
SKOKIE, Ill.—The St. Marys Cement Inc. plant in Charlevoix recently received the Land Stewardship Award from the Portland Cement Association and “Cement Americas” magazine as part of the 2012 Cement Industry Energy & Environment Awards. ...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:56 PM
From high above the earth, an astronaut launched the latest report card on the health of the planet which once again paints an alarming image of over-consumption and exploitation.
In a recorded message, Andre Kuipers, an astronaut with the European Space...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:16 PM
You don't have to spend much time in Vietnam before you notice something unusual. You hear no birds singing, see no squirrels scrambling up trees or rats scurrying among the garbage. No dogs out for a walk.
In fact, you see almost no wild or...