Environmental Science

Priest tends to miners, sex workers deep in Peru's Amazon

Jan 18, 2018

Pope Francis is expected to travel deep into the Amazon to encourage Peruvians to protect the world's largest rainforest _ a message that a Spanish priest says is unlikely to resonate with the miners and sex workers he tends to in the forlorn outpost

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Jan 12, 2018

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats

Study blames pot farms for poisoning of threatened owls

Jan 11, 2018

A study says rat poison from pot farms in California forests appears to be poisoning threatened northern spotted owls

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

Jan 11, 2018

Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in the coming decades due to climate change

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

Jan 11, 2018

A quick study of the brutal American cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature

African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

Jan 10, 2018

Elephants, hippos, rhinos and other big African animals are collateral damage to constant African wars

Watchdog to investigate flood risks to Superfund sites

Jan 5, 2018

A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding and other natural disasters to the nation's most polluted places

Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in oceans

Jan 4, 2018

Two new studies show global warming is making oceans sicker, depleting oxygen and harming coral reefs

Study: Distance restrictions on orcas haven't hurt tourism

Dec 25, 2017

A study by a federal agency has found that restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry

Climate change predicted to drive more migrants to Europe

Dec 21, 2017

Scientists say climate change could dramatically increase the number of people seeking asylum in Europe

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