| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Amid the tangle of towering steel, heavy cranes and overcast skies of Seattle's busy commercial shipyards, Shell Oil's massive Kulluk drilling rig is preparing to push off for the Arctic Ocean.
When it does, America's balance between energy needs and...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Los Angeles Zoo officials say the death of rare baby Sumatran tiger was "very unexpected," given that the mother has never lost a cub since 2005.
Zookeepers found the tiger cub dead Monday morning, apparently of head trauma. The cub was one of three baby...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Vietnam's rare Javan rhinoceros was declared extinct in that area after poachers killed the last remaining animal in the country for its horns, the World Wildlife Fund said.
"Vietnam must see this loss as another warning sign of its looming wave of...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Coke cans are getting a whitewash.
From November 1st through the end of February, Coca-Cola will release 1.4 billion white Coke cans in the U.S. and Canada, each showing polar bears against a field of white. The temporary redesign is part of a joint...
| 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,...