The recent death of the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth and the US’ lifting its trophy hunting ban on elephants and lions has provoked many conservationists to shine a light on another creeping tragedy: the “silent extinction” of giraffes.
A new report by an international team of scientists reveals that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers more area than the US state of Texas, making it 16 times larger than previously estimated.
A report on the extinction of birds in rural France was published on March 20. Researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle conducted parallel trials and have reached the same conclusion: “in last 17 years, populations of birds in farming areas have declined by one third.”
Photographer Oliver Wright, who also works for Swedish aurora tourism company Lights Over Lapland, captured stunning footage of bright, dancing lights illuminating the sky over Abisko, Sweden, earlier this month.
Hopes for saving Africa’s most critically endangered species now rest on cutting-edge IVF technology after having been hunted to the brink of extinction.
Throughout the ages, many variations of reptiles with two heads have been reported, but some of them happen to have other organs in pairs too.
The beachfront California city of Malibu unanimously voted to impose a ban starting June 1 that will require businesses in the city to supply straws, knives, forks spoons and stirrers made of biodegradable materials like wood, bamboo and paper, instead of plastic.
Even the most dedicated animal lovers may have their patience running thin when they see their possessions being snatched up and flown away by pesky birds.
Today many women (and even some men) use makeup. The extent of mascara use has grown to a level where its traces have been found in fish caught in the unspoiled Arctic waters, alarming ecologists.
The third nor’easter to plague New England in less than two weeks picked up momentum Tuesday morning and is expected to bring heavy snow and dangerous blizzard conditions to some areas.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor warned on Sunday about possible outbreak of Lassa fever in Ghana, according to a statement issued on its website.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The authorities of the Chinese capital of Beijing announced orange pollution alert for March 12-14 amid deteriorating air quality in the city, Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Monitoring Center (BMEMC) said in a statement.
Scientists have determined that chemical hazes and clouds are able to impact surface temperature and a planet’s ability to support life.
Video footage from Google Earth posted on the YouTube Channel UFOmania may prove that we’ve got company out there in the universe.
An Indonesian zoo notorious for its mistreatment of animals is being criticized by animal rights activists once again after a new video recently emerged showing one of its orangutans smoking a cigarette.
Thousands of flights have been cancelled at New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia airports as the northeastern US weathers yet another powerful winter storm Wednesday and Thursday.
The quaintly-shaped hotel with a 360-degree view of one of Norway's largest glaciers will become the first to use energy-efficient standards in the Arctic.
Nine nuclear incidents occurred in Belgium in 2017, data from the Federal Nuclear Control Agency, showed in January.
Tens of thousands of dead starfish have washed up onto British beaches after the region was hit with cold temperatures and whipping winds last week.
A driver in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains has managed to capture the fall of what researchers claimed was an extremely fast meteor, according to local media reports.
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