Whether it's a scientific study in an online database or a simple cellphone photo of a species posted on Facebook, the surge of online data on rare animals and plants is inadvertently fueling a vast illegal trade.
This is the second time Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been attacked by wild elephants in the area. Earlier two Rohingya — an elderly person and a child — were killed by elephants as they were sleeping in a makeshift shelter.
Thousands of Spanish speakers in wine country are struggling to find emergency information in Spanish. We meet a bilingual environmental educator and radio host who has been bridging communities and helping people isolated by language.
El Niño is back. That could mean trouble for crops from Africa to Australia, drought relief for Brazil and California — and new record global temperatures as the Pacific Ocean warms up and brings the heat along with it.
The 8- to 10-foot-thick ice that once stretched way out to sea is all but gone. Increasingly powerful storms batter its exposed coastline. A lawsuit seeking damages from fossil fuel companies was refused by the Supreme Court. Now the residents of remote Kivalina, Alaska are now wondering how long they can hold out and if anyone is willing to help them.
Things are getting better as oil and toxins from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill dissipate in the Gulf of Mexico — but slowly. Scientists researching the area say no one can be sure when the "pervasive" chemicals will finally disappear.
Negotiators have agreed to a global phase-out of chemicals that run some air conditioners and refrigerators, but are also big contributors to global warming. That has countries and researchers scrambling to come up with clean and affordable alternatives.
Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties.