The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press and Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
A new agreement lays the groundwork for the U.S. to impose import restrictions on Egyptian archaeological items to reduce the incentive to traffic antiquities.
By Sandy Petrykowski
UNESCO wants to expand its list of Word Heritage Sites to include ecosystems within the depths of the open ocean.
By Harry Zahn
Five new sites around the world, including the San Antonio Missions in Texas, were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, officials of the United Nation’s cultural and educational body announced during their annual meeting.
By Andrew Mach
By Rebecca Lee
Australia will widen curbs on shipping around the Great Barrier Reef in an effort to protect the endangered coral system, the government said Saturday.
By Laura Santhanam
Alongside the feverish push to deliver medical aid and supplies to earthquake-ravaged Kathmandu is another smaller, but nonetheless important effort: protecting Nepal’s most precious temples and monuments from further damage.
By Larisa Epatko
It’s no mystery that Nepal -- precariously perched atop two shifting geologic plates -- is vulnerable to earthquakes. For the past decade, Nepal was working on preparing for the next big one. But it couldn't get all of its systems…
By PBS NewsHour
Two days after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, suggested in a report that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef be listed as a “World Heritage in Danger” site, UNESCO has backed away from its…
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