/ Mar 24, 2017

Coral reefs in hot water: study

A spike in water temperature lasting only days bleached all the coral in a South China Sea atoll and killed 40 percent of the tiny organisms within weeks, researchers reported Thursday. The surge of 6 degrees Celsius (10.8 Fahrenheit) at Dongsha Atoll in June ...

Mar 19, 2017

Australia teen 'punches croc' in miracle escape

An Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics said Sunday, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in the head during a late night swim in a river. The 18-year-old, named in local media as Lee de Paauw, ...

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

/ Mar 17, 2017

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina — almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers said Thursday. Argentine and Brazilian scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments ...

Late-winter snowstorm may damage Washington's cherry blossoms

Mar 14, 2017

Late-winter snowstorm may damage Washington's cherry blossoms

As the northeastern United States braces for the biggest snowstorm of the winter, officials in Washington had other concerns — the fate of the city’s prized cherry blossoms, which draw hordes of tourists every year. “There is no risk for the trees themselves. They’ve ...

Rare jaguar sighted in mountains of Arizona

/ Mar 3, 2017

Rare jaguar sighted in mountains of Arizona

Wildlife officials say they have evidence of a rare jaguar sighting in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a photo Thursday from a trail camera that was taken in November and recently retrieved. It shows the endangered spotted cat wandering ...

Feb 25, 2017

Dakota Access oil pipeline could be operating within weeks

Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the ...