Wildlife Still Suffers Four Years After BP Oil Spill
WASHINGTON, April 08, 2014 (AFP) - Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said Tuesday.
Two-Legged Dog's Day at the Beach Video Inspires All, Goes Viral
The inspirational viral video of a 2-legged Boxer’s first trip to the beach is further proof that you can’t keep a good dog down.
Spain Town Hires Poo 'Detective' to Spy on Dog Owners
MADRID, April 02, 2014 (AFP) - Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday.
Forget Asteroids, Microbes Could (and Did!) Cause Mass Extinction on Earth
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Volcanoes and asteroids are sometimes blamed for wiping out nearly all life on Earth 252 million years ago, but US research Monday suggested a more small-time criminal: microbes.
Whaling Ban Applauded Despite Fears of Japan Sidestep
SYDNEY, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday applauded a court decision that Japan must halt its annual Antarctic whale hunt, but raised fears it could sidestep the order and begin whaling again under a new "scientific" guise.
Why Zebra Stripes? New Study Offers Weird Explanation
PARIS, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years.