Apr 14, 2016

Taiwan fishing industry 'out of control': Greenpeace

Taiwan’s fishing industry was “out of control,” environment advocacy group Greenpeace said Thursday, with shark finning still rampant as well as labor and human rights abuses. Taiwan has one of the world’s biggest tuna fishing fleets and the new Greenpeace investigation is just the ...

Plants won't boost warming as much as feared

Mar 26, 2016

Plants won't boost warming as much as feared

Vegetation will release far less extra carbon dioxide in a warming world than previously assumed, giving humans a bit more room in the fight against climate change, scientists reported recently. Despite this good news, efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions must still be stepped up ...

Barrier Reef at greater risk than thought: study

Mar 26, 2016

Barrier Reef at greater risk than thought: study

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral bank, is at greater risk than previously thought of dissolving as climate change renders the oceans more acidic, researchers warned recently. A decline in aragonite — the mineral that corals use to build their skeletons — ...

South Africa revives 'extinct' zebra subspecies

Feb 27, 2016

South Africa revives 'extinct' zebra subspecies

In a spectacular valley less than two hours’ drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century. The animals roaming over a wide plain encased by jagged mountain ranges look ...

Feb 27, 2016

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

Some reef-dwelling fish are twice as likely to get gobbled up by predators in the presence of a noisy motorboat, according to a recently released study. The research, published in Nature Communications, adds to a growing body of evidence that noise pollution — on ...