A new and controversial wildlife sanctuary for the “conflict” Sumatran Tigers is the subject of a new BBC Natural World documentary “Tiger Island”.
NASA researchers are expressing concern about something they’ve never seen before: the melting of ice across nearly the entire surface of Greenland earlier this month.
An estimated 3 billion people in the developing world cook and heat their homes by burning wood, charcoal, or dung. Their simple stoves cause trendous amounts of air pollution. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Uganda on the introduction of more efficient stoves that also help protect women from sexual violence.
Beijing residents began drying out Monday after a weekend deluge that left dozens dead and tens of thousands more displaced. The government says it was the worst rainstorm in 60 years, but it may not have been a purely natural disaster.
Researchers say physical inactivity is to blame for 1 out of 10 deaths around the globe, about the same as deaths caused by smoking. And a new study finds levels of physical activity roughly track patterns of development–people in higher income countries are the least active.
Experts now say that nine out of 10 species of lemur should be on the ‘red list’ of endangered species. Some species are down to less than two dozen animals.
Angry about widespread deforestation in Southeast Asia linked to palm plantations, a French Ph.D student in geochemistry vows to go a year without consuming any palm oil, and faces the challenges.
An group of musicians from Madagascar are set to tour America to alert people about the deforestation on their island.
This week’s news about the disastrous deaths of thousands of young and still incubating leatherback turtles in Trinidad reads like something out of a dark comic novel, a gross parody of a cascade of bad decisions resulting in an epic disaster [...]
Scientists in Canada staged a rally on Tuesday against the policies of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Protesters say the government is slashing environmental research and weakening environmental protections. Much of the anger stems from the planned closure of an ecological field station in Western Ontario. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA has the story.
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Peter O’Neil of the Vancouver Sun about the growing frictions over environmental policy in Canada. The country’s new federal budget includes some big changes to environmental protections for things like fisheries, endangered species and national parks.
25 million acres Tanami Desert in Australia’s Northern Territory have been designated a protected area.
A government crew rolled over endangered leatherback turtle eggs with a bulldozer as they attempted to redirect a river that threatened the site.
Something shiny and new is winding its way through the streets of Jerusalem. It’s Israel’s first commuter light rail and it was designed to give Jerusalem’s public transportation a much needed upgrade. But it charges right through the city’s sensitive geopolitics – and it’s upsetting locals for all kinds of reasons.