Last week, the scientific journal Nature retracted two papers which claimed that skin cells could be turned into stem cells. Continue reading
The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal. Continue reading
While park rangers are fighting the battle with poachers on the ground in South Africa, over the past few years ad campaigns by conservation groups have also been hitting airwaves and websites in consumer countries to discourage the consumption of rhino horn. Continue reading
A 52-feet tall albino chimero coast redwood — a tree so rare it is believed to be one of less than 10 in the world — may end up under the axe in order to make way for a commuter train in Calif.
Nuclear fusion — the process that occurs in the heart of stars to fuel them — is now another step closer to being harnessed as a new source of energy. Continue reading
The panda twins born at the Atlanta Zoo July 15 have officially been named: Mei Lun and Mei Huan.
In case you missed it: Zookeepers caring for the rare white lion cub born in Belgrade, Serbia on Sept. 27 introduced her to the press this week.
Hellbender salamanders are as old as the dinosaurs, but scientists know very little about these ancient amphibians. Scientists need to know how many live in the Midwest and Appalachian regions of the United States and how healthy the population is, but finding and studying these animals is no easy feat. Continue reading
With an estimated 5,500 species in the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador has some of the largest biodiversity in the world. But Yasuni is also home to nearly 850 million barrels of crude oil, which Ecuador may choose to leave untapped if the world community compensates the nation to leave the oil permanently in the ground. Continue reading