The EPA recently announced its most aggressive plan ever to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States: 30% by 2030. Cutting the poisonous greenhouse gas is the first of three objectives outlined in Obama’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and forms part of what Obama calls “a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted.” According to The Nature Conservancy, if climate change continues at its current rate, a quarter of the earth's species could be extinct by the year 2015.
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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned.
To mark the sacrifices animals made for mankind, a ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) Hippopotamuses still live in central and southern Africa, but they are under threat there. Farming is destroying the habitat of these huge, semi-aquatic animals. Now wildlife conservation projects ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 8, 2012) As Europe's cold snap continues, some are sparing a thought not just for people affected by the freeze, but for animals too. Images of a center for abandoned animals in Celestynow, ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Feb. 4, 2013) Hippopotamuses still live in central and southern Africa, but they are under threat there. Farming is destroying the habitat of these huge, semi-aquatic animals. Now wildlife conservation projects ... watch video
AP (Apr. 22, 2015) A former police officer who has kept exotic animals at his Ohio home for more than three decades is fighting to get back the six tigers, leopard, cougar, liger and bear that were seized by the state ... watch video
AFP (July 24, 2015) The crisis in Greece is taking its toll on animals at Athens zoo, where food shortages are forcing the zoo's managers to find innovative ways to keep the animals alive and the centre open.
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Oct. 8, 2015 For tiny nematode worms of the species Caenorhabditis elegans -- males are rare and all but irrelevant in nature. That's because the vast majority of C. elegans individuals are self-fertilizing ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 Scientists have found a species of coral living in a dynamic reef system, which is able to protect itself from the impact of ocean acidification. Ocean acidification, caused ... read more
Oct. 9, 2015 Inside cells, communication between the nucleus, which harbors our precious genetic material, and the cytoplasm is mediated by the constant exchange of thousands of signaling ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Researchers have been able to watch the interior cells of a plant synthesize cellulose for the first time by tricking the cells into growing on the plant's surface, according ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 With their tiny forelimbs and long hindlimbs and feet, jerboas are oddly proportioned creatures that look something like a pint-size cross between a kangaroo and the common ... read more
Nov. 13, 2014 Thirteen top economists analyze the Obama Administration's main climate policy in a new article. The analysis studied specific cost-effective actions that could be further ... read more
May 14, 2014 As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth’s greenhouse gas problem. A greenhouse gas expert and ecology and environmental biology professor fears that ... read more
Dec. 20, 2013 While climate change negotiators struggle to agree on ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, they have paid inadequate attention to other greenhouse gases associated with livestock. One of the most ... read more
Aug. 3, 2011 Carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, but other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem. A new study shows that cutting emissions of those other gases ... read more