Mar 20, 2018

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday ...

Mar 18, 2018

Tons of garbage cleaned up around Ecuador's Galapagos Islands

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tons of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia. The coastal garbage cleanup is aimed at studying "the possible arrival of invasive ...

Taiwanese protesters rally for 'nuclear-free homeland' by 2025

Mar 11, 2018

Taiwanese protesters rally for 'nuclear-free homeland' by 2025

Hundreds gathered at an anti-nuclear rally in Taiwan on Sunday to demand the government keep its pledge to abolish the use of atomic energy by 2025. Waving placards reading "Nuclear go Zero," and "Abolish Nuclear, save Taiwan," protesters rallied outside the presidential office in Taipei ...

Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Dec 25, 2017

Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Nepalese authorities have rescued the country's last known "dancing bears," officials said Sunday, ending the medieval tradition of abuse of the beasts for entertainment. The Himalayan nation banned performing bears back in 1973 but the illegal practice — a traditional occupation for some street performer ...

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