"If spiders disappeared, we would face famine," says Platnick, who studies arachnids.
FILE - This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb. Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water fo…
Raising beef for the American dinner table does more damage than pork.
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human-smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?”
Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors, most from Central America, were caught at the U.S. border from October to June.
A mural in Johannesburg calls for the halt to rhino poaching. About 560 rhinos have been poached in South Africa in 2014.
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.
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CARLSBAD, N.M. — The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s ongoing drought could complicate the state’s effort to combat global warming.
In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …
ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.
Many gardeners abandon plots in summer but there are advantages.
EPA's plan would expand the scope of Clean Water Act regulation.
The northern Mexican gartersnake has joined the ranks of federally protected species.
State Route 89A near the switchbacks north of Sedona was closed Sunday afternoon.
While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors’ post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand.
2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.
Create your own microclimate to extend growing season
Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.