Environment

Tsunami warning for Solomon Islands lifted

A tsunami warning has cancelled the region surrounding the Solomon Islands. The alert followed a 7.6-magnitude earthquake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center dropped its alert for the Solomon Islands on Sunday, roughly two hours after it had originally issued a tsunami warning for the region, including Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. In a bulletin posted on its website, the center warned of dangerous sailing conditions even though the threat of a tsunami had […]

Act fast to curb global warming, or extract CO2 from air: U.N.

The study, drawing on the work of more than 1,000 experts, said a shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy such as wind, solar or nuclear power was affordable and would shave only about 0.06 percentage point a year off world economic growth. “We have a window of opportunity for the next decade, and maximum the next two decades” to act at moderate costs, said Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of a Berlin meeting of the Intergovernmental […]

Baby gorilla born via caesarian at San Diego Zoo goes for an outing with mom

(Reuters) — A baby gorilla who came down with pneumonia after being born in a rare Caesarean section at the San Diego Zoo has improved enough to be released from the hospital and taken on a brief outing with its mother. The baby gorilla, a girl, was delivered by C-section on March 13 after its 18-year-old mother, Imani, went into labor at the zoo but was unable to complete the delivery, according to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She and was treated for […]

Infographic: Earth Hour 2014

Saving the planet could be so much fun! Here are some of our suggestions to make observing the Earth Hour more enjoyable and exciting! Don’t forget to turn it off for Mother Earth! Let’s join Earth Hour from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, March 29.

9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014

On March 29 at 8:30 pm, WWF’s Earth Hour will begin. Started in 2007, Earth Hour is a symbolic act to get us thinking about our planet and our impact on it. But more than that, it’s also part of a simple idea to start an environmental resolution in 2014 — this is not only about one hour in the dark, it’s about creating a brighter future. Even though you’re switching off your lights and electronic appliances for the […]

Weird ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur lived alongside T. rex

By Will Dunham (Reuters) – If you’re a dinosaur with a nickname as funky as “the chicken from hell,” you had better be able to back it up. A dinosaur called Anzu wyliei that scientists identified on Wednesday from fossils found in North Dakota and South Dakota does just that. It had a head shaped like a bird’s, a toothless beak, an odd crest on its cranium, hands with big sharp claws, long legs for fast […]

Scientist wants to clone Italy’s rarest bear

With only 40 Marsican brown bears left in Italy, the species is on the brink of extinction. One scientist has a controversial plan to prevent its extinction – to clone it. And, he doesn’t want to stop there. In the beech forests of central Italy’s Abruzzo National Park, roughly 40 native Marsican brown bears are struggling against the threat of extinction. Since the 1980s, half of the Marsican brown bear population here has been lost […]

Winter Weather Packs Another Punch In Parts Of U.S

A new round of winter weather walloped the Philadelphia region on Tuesday (February 18). Area residents awoke to a fresh blanket of snow early in the morning and local media images from South Philly showed highways covered in white ahead of the morning commute. Further east, similar scenes were reported from Delaware Countyprompting concern that the new layer of snow was covering icy spots left behind by earlier snow storms. The snow has forced schools and businesses in […]

Entering the Realm of Blogging

By Nikki Veron Cruz AT this point, we are very much familiar with the terms “blogging”, “blogger”, and “blogs”. I would usually approach the concept of blogging with vague indifference simply because I feel that everyone now has the opportunity to claim that he is an online writer. Lately I have realized the infinite hub of useful, useless, insightful information that blogging sites cater on. Which led me to the elementary conclusion that yes, the […]

Crocodiles can climb trees – researchers

(Reuters) – Most people entering crocodile territory keep a wary eye out on water and land, but research suggests they need to look up. Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets. Researchers in the climbing study observed crocodiles in Australia, Africa and North America. The study documented crocodiles climbing as high […]