Canada has discovered that local black bears are hunted for their genitals. Chinese traditional medicine, which sees potions made from bears’ genitals as a source of virility, appears to be behind the practice.
Piton de la Fournaise volcano is situated on the south-eastern side of Reunion, which is a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean. The 2.6-kilometre volcano is considered to be one of the most active on the planet and has erupted more than 150 times over the past 300 years.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has achieved the global target of doubling its tiger population four years ahead of schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday. The report also warned that tiger habitat corridors are often threatened by the development of linear infrastructure.
There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage as a result of the quake.
This July has been one of the hottest months ever registered in human history, with new temperature records hitting several European countries.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Earlier on Saturday, media reported that at least five people had been killed and 12 injured in the two earthquakes that occurred near the northern islands of the Philippines during the night.
A paleontology dig proved to be a major success for an undergrad college student after he uncovered the partial skull of a Triceratops that roamed during the Cretaceous period, the longest portion of the Mesozoic Era.
While the the mythical “Russian invasion”, widely debated by the Scandinavian press and politicians alike, has yet to materialise, Norway is already seriously fighting invaders from the East in its waters.
The assumption is that ash from a prehistoric volcano near present-day Sweden created soil for the first land vegetation to grow in.
The uniquely well-preserved find dating back to the Renaissance, the time of Christopher Columbus and Leonardo da Vinci, has been described by archaeologists as “a game changer”.
Recently-released satellite images show the Earth’s tectonic plates sliding against each other during the powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that caused a fissure within the Little Lake fault zone in Southern California’s Indian Wells Valley area on July 5.
Satellite images of the fires, raging across wide swathes of Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland and northern Russia, show the destruction of forests not thought to have burned this intensely for thousands of years.
Wine production in France may decrease by as much as 13% this year due to bad weather conditions affecting vineyards, the country’s farm ministry announced Friday.
A brutal heat wave is spreading across the eastern two-thirds of the US, bringing dangerously high temperatures to around 190 million Americans from Texas and Oklahoma northeastward to Maine.
New Delhi (Sputinik): The flood situation in several regions of India remains grim, as the national weather forecasting agency has warned of heavy rain in some parts of Southern India.
A brutal heat wave is expected to peak this weekend in the central and eastern US, including New York City, Washington, DC, and Chicago, and could even result in power outages as the demand on air conditioners increases.
The 16-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who has amassed a following of millions around the globe, has claimed that children have a better understanding of climate change than adults.
Following a Wednesday vote in the Ohio State Senate, it would appear the bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions and its two nuclear power reactors are on track remain open, preserve jobs and more than likely kill off the possibility of renewable energy as an option for the state.
A rough rescue attempt with a happy ending!
Iceland's forests, today nothing but a memory, were razed by Vikings to build homes and make way for grazing pastures. Today, the island nation is considered Europe's least forested, a situation it adamantly seeks to reverse.