Dec 5, 2014

Peru says Amazon deforestation on the rise

Destruction of the Peruvian Amazon is rising after expanding over more than 145,000 hectares (560 sq. miles) last year — an 80 percent jump from the start of the century, the government said on Tuesday. Forest is mainly being cleared for farming, said Gustavo ...

'Rewilded' bears pose a dilemma in Europe

Nov 17, 2014

'Rewilded' bears pose a dilemma in Europe

If Europeans go down to the woods today they might be in for a big surprise: bears. And in countries no longer used to big predators, it’s no picnic. Reintroduced in parts of Western Europe in “rewilding” programs — in the east they never ...

Nov 2, 2014

U.N. panel adopts landmark climate report

The United Nations’ expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the U.N.’s environment agency said offers “conclusive evidence” that humans are altering the Earth’s climate system. The document, which combines the findings of three earlier reports, was ...

Oct 5, 2014

Nations to assess biodiversity effort

Amid fresh warnings about the depletion of Earth’s treasure trove of species, governments will gather in South Korea this week to try to muster the funds and political will to protect what remains. Just a week after the conservation group WWF said wildlife numbers ...

Sep 27, 2014

Philippines claims to set world tree-planting record

Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation program. Official certification from Guinness World Records will still take weeks but government officers ...

Sep 26, 2014

Big fine for crashing drone in Yellowstone spring

A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The drone flown by Theodorus Van Vliet of the Netherlands crashed into the Grand Prismatic spring in August. Park ...