Jan 21, 2016

Carbon dioxide may 'intoxicate' fish: study

By midcentury, higher levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in ocean water could leave fish “intoxicated,” becoming lost at sea, a study said Wednesday. The oceans absorb about a third of the carbon dioxide released by humanity’s burning of coal, oil and gas — their ...

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: state media

Jan 21, 2016

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: state media

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover. The reptile, a critically endangered Swinhoe soft-shell turtle, occupies a ...

Jan 21, 2016

Sticks, dogs don't mix, British vets warn

British veterinarians on Wednesday warned against throwing sticks for dogs to chase, saying that thousands of pets every year impale themselves or get dangerous infections from biting into the wood. “Our message is that these injuries are severe and are preventable simply by using ...

Jan 15, 2016

Rare Cambodian elephant footage raises survival hopes

Rare footage of an elephant herd roaming through Cambodia’s biggest forest sanctuary signals the success of a 14-year conservation program and raises hopes for the endangered species’ survival, an environment group said Friday. The camera-trap footage, taken in the spectacular and remote Cardamom Mountains, ...

Jan 14, 2016

Croc rips off woman's arm in northwestern Australia

A crocodile ripped off a woman’s arm at a creek in a small northwestern Australian town on Wednesday, sparking a hunt to trap and kill the animal. The woman, aged in her 60s, was at Three Mile Creek in Wyndham, about 3,200 kilometers north ...