Environment

US, Alaska dropping remaining judicial action against Exxon for Valdez spill

On Wednesday, the US and Alaska state officials announced that they will no longer ask for an extra $92 million from Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay for environmental cleanup and restoration that stemmed from the huge Exxon Valdez oil spill roughly 30 years ago.

The state of Alaska and the US... read more

Major Global Players from some of most carbon-intensive sectors join calls to reduce Greenhouse Gases

Leading global players from some of the most carbon-intensive sectors like power, utilities, and industrial equipment have joined calls for the reduction of greenhouse gases. On Wednesday, a statement declared that 14 corporations have pushed for the United Nations Climate Change conference in... read more

Documentary Shows Struggling Life of Moose Calves

Last year when videographer Hugo Kitching arrived in Jasper, instead of casting call for lead role of his film, he spent several weeks with his in search of perfect subjects to fill the starring roles in his film called Moose.

Kitching said the search for his subjects was very difficult... read more

Image of Warring Foxes wins 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Don Gutoski, a Canadian amateur photographer, has been named the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 for his beautiful, but haunting picture 'Tale of two foxes'. It was a portrait showcasing the struggle for life in the subarctic climes of Cape Churchill, Canada.

On Tuesday night, the... read more

Woody Vines Affecting Tropical Forest’s Capacity to Store Carbon

As per latest research by Smithsonian researchers, woody vines or lianas are affecting tropical forest’s capacity to store carbon. They showed that vines slow down the tree growth of tropical forests and may even cause premature deaths.

Climate change, increased disturbance or more... read more

Holly Blue Butterfly returns to UK after years of Scarcity

According to the world’s largest annual insect count, a butterfly locked in a cyclical struggle with a parasitic wasp has made a strong comeback this summer after years of scarcity. The holly blue is the only blue butterfly that is regularly seen flying in gardens and city centers. In 2014, the... read more

Removal of wolves from Oregon’s endangered list is still under consideration till November

The process of removing wolves from the state endangered species list is still under consideration till November by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC). This news was spilled out in a meeting that took place on Friday, during which OFWC staff showed the recovery on the gray wolf's in... read more

This past week, grey whale was spotted in the waters off the English Bay. Now, federal fisheries officials have warned people in Vancouver that they should stay away from the whale. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said that beachgoers and boaters have been getting too close to it while trying to see the whale playing in the water.  Beachgoers have been getting too close to whale in order to get a glimpse of the marine mammal playing in the waters off English Bay. Knowing this, federal officials have

This past week, grey whale was spotted in the waters off the English Bay. Now, federal fisheries officials have warned people in Vancouver that they should stay away from the whale. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said that beachgoers and boaters have been getting too close to it while... read more

A Stranded Melon-headed Whale euthanized due to illness

A stranded melon-headed whale was seen near west Gulf Shores Tuesday morning that was only at a certain distance from the shore. Hundreds of people crowded the beach to see the event.

It was strange to see the whale at a certain distance from the shore as it is an off-shore species, said... read more

RAAF crews help Sea World Polar Bear to reach His New Home

RAAF crews stepped in to help Sea World polar bear Henry to reach his new home in Canada. The two-year-old polar bear travelled in a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft from the Gold Coast to Sydney before embarking on international flights while going to Cochrane Polar Habitat in Ontario.

The... read more

‘Great Places in America’ program comes up with new list

As part of National Community Planning Month, the American Planning Association recognizes streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that have ‘exceptional character, quality and planning’ in its annual ‘Great Places in America’ list. Balboa Park in San Diego has been designated as one of America... read more

Volkswagen could face corporate manslaughter charges in US

Volkswagen, errant car manufacturer, may face corporate manslaughter charges in the US if its deliberate rigging of vehicle emission tests is found linked to pollution deaths by road users there.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston has conducted a study, which has... read more

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