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Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members,...

Shark sightings a big catch for Cape tourism

A rise in shark sightings along the shores of Chatham, Massachusetts is driving a surge of eager vacationers to the beach town looking to catch a glimpse...

Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest

Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the...

California reviews fracking water disposal amid contamination concerns

California on Friday said it would review wells where oil drilling waste water from the process known...

San Diego Zoo welcomes new, rare rhino calf

An endangered black rhino baby is the newest resident at the San Diego Zoo. Sasha Salama reports.

World is getting warmer, says global climate report

The world is getting warmer, as greenhouse gases reach historic highs and Arctic sea ice melts, making 2013 one of the hottest years on record,...

Beef's environmental costs far outweigh poultry, pork

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a study out Monday....

Scientists unlock genetic blueprint of wheat

The genetic blueprint of wheat has been deciphered for the first time, a discovery that researchers said Thursday could lead to improved plant breeding and...

In Poland, hedgehogs find a saviour

Too weak to stand on his feet after swallowing poison for garden slugs, Smoky the hedgehog is fighting for his life. Thanks to a devoted Polish animal...