Nov 7, 2014

Man claims he allowed snake to 'eat' him for TV show

A young American naturalist, filmmaker and adventurer in the Amazon set off an Internet stir Thursday after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show. “I’m Paul Rosolie and I’m about to be the first person to ...

Invasive species threaten global biodiversity

Nov 6, 2014

Invasive species threaten global biodiversity

Until a few decades ago, there were no beavers in Patagonia. That changed when 20 pairs of the tree-chewing creature were introduced in the hope of creating a fur industry. Today, their numbers have exploded and they pose a serious threat to the South ...

Nov 5, 2014

Nearly 30 more dead dogs found in bizarre dumping case

Officials in Tochigi Prefecture said Wednesday the number of bodies in a bizarre dog dumping case had reached nearly 70 animals, days after police launched a criminal investigation. Authorities said they had found almost 30 more dead dogs, following the discovery last week of ...

Nov 3, 2014

Man apologizes for dead whale surfing stunt

An Australian man who climbed onto a dead whale as it floated offshore apologized on Monday for his “idiot” act. The man dived off a boat and climbed onto the humpback’s carcass as sharks circled and fed on it, south of Perth, western Australia, ...

Spanish shepherds guide thousands of sheep across Madrid

Nov 3, 2014

Spanish shepherds guide thousands of sheep across Madrid

Shepherds guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid’s streets on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, herding and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital’s traffic cut to permit the ...