Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

/ Oct 13, 2017

Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in what conservationists Friday called a "catastrophic breeding failure." French scientists, supported by WWF, have been studying a colony of 18,000 ...

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo celebrates birth of western gorilla

Oct 10, 2017

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo celebrates birth of western gorilla

A western gorilla, considered a critically endangered species, has given birth at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, its operator said Tuesday. Momoko, 34, delivered her baby on Monday morning, the zoo said, adding that the mother and the baby are in good health. The newborn's sex remains ...

/ Oct 6, 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations. While Niue's landmass is only 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), its remote location about ...