Nov 13, 2015

Monarch butterfly population may quadruple: Mexico

Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico could nearly quadruple in number this year thanks to actions taken by the United States, Mexico and Canada to protect the migratory species, authorities said Thursday. After years of sharp decline, the three countries agreed at a summit in ...

'Super coral' may be answer to bleaching

Nov 6, 2015

'Super coral' may be answer to bleaching

Scientists at a research center on Hawaii’s Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow “super coral” that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming. The quest to grow the hearty coral comes at ...

Nov 1, 2015

Drought pushes endangered California salmon to the brink

Chinook salmon were already endangered in California’s Sacramento River, but the record drought parching the western United States has brought the iconic fish even closer to extinction. Chinook, also known as king salmon, need very cold water for their eggs to develop. If everything ...

Oct 15, 2015

Australia approves India-backed Adani mine despite fears

Australia on Thursday approved a controversial India-backed project to build one of the world’s biggest coal mines despite conservationists’ fears it threatens the Great Barrier Reef and vulnerable species while worsening global climate change. The Queensland state project was approved subject to “36 of ...