Nature & Environment

PETA Models Shower Nude On Sunset To Protest Meat

PETA’s latest stunt is making a sudsy mess and captivating drivers on Hollywood Boulevard. Our cameras were rolling when a distracted motorist caught a glimpse of PETA’s naked beauties and plowed into the car in front of him.

Knut the polar bear may be stuffed, displayed in Berlin museum; taxidermists working on famous bear

Museum officials in Berlin are considering stuffing and displaying Knut, the celebrity polar bear, so that his loyal fans can continue to visit him.


Shocking Number Of Animals Dying At Kiev Zoo

An Indian elephant called Boy, the pride of the Kiev Zoo, collapsed and died in his enclosure. Around the same time, Maya the camel succumbed to a digestive illness and Theo the zebra died after crashing into a metal fence. And there's more, much ...

Necropsy being performed on celebrity polar bear

Veterinary experts performed a necropsy Monday on Berlin zoo's celebrity polar bear Knut to try to determine why he died suddenly over the weekend.


Knut walking through his enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin on June 17, 2010.

Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejected at birth, died on Saturday, a zoo official said.

U.S. Navy Detects Radiation 200 Miles From Japan Nuclear Plant

The U.S. Navy said Tuesday that very low levels of airborne radiation were detected at Yokosuka and Atsugi bases, about 200 miles to the north of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.


Wind to blow towards Pacific from quake-hit Japan plant

The wind near a quake-damaged nuclear complex in northeast Japan, which has released radiation into the atmosphere, will blow from the northwest and out into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, a weather official said.

Volcano erupts, sends ash two miles into sky

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says.


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Buildings shake as quake hits Japan, no damage reported

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.


World's sixth mass extinction may be underway: study

Richard Ingham and Laurent Banguet Yahoo! News 05.03.2011
World's sixth mass extinction may be underway: study

Mankind may have unleashed the sixth known mass extinction in Earth's history, according to a paper released by the science journal Nature.

Global warming means more snowstorms: scientists

Climate change is not only making the planet warmer, it is also making snowstorms stronger and more frequent, US scientists said on Tuesday.


Activists fight plan to deport Moscow's stray dogs

Scroungy and street smart, Moscow's 26,000 stray dogs roam the Russian capital, bedding down in subway stations and even learning to ride the trains. But some are aggressive, traveling in packs and attacking people.

Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years

Charles Q. Choi National Geographic 27.02.2011
Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years

Even a regional nuclear war could spark "unprecedented" global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models. Widespread famine and disease would likely follow, experts speculate.


Christchurch earthquake: 150 feared dead on New Zealand's 'darkest day' [PHOTO]

Paul Chapman, in Wellington, Bonnie Malkin and Andrew Hough Telegraph 23.02.2011
Christchurch earthquake: 150 feared dead on New Zealand's 'darkest day' [PHOTO]

More than 150 are feared dead after a major earthquake hit Christchurch, one of New Zealand's biggest cities, in what the prime minister described "New Zealand's darkest day".

Deadly quake rocks New Zealand, topples buildings [VIDEO]

A strong quake killed and trapped people beneath rubble and sparked fires and toppled buildings in New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch on Tuesday.


Thousands flee as Philippine volcano erupts

Thousands of people in the Philippines fled their homes as a volcano erupted on Monday, sending a spectacular column of ash high into the sky, residents said.

South Korea chaos after 'heaviest' snowfall in more than century

The heaviest snowfall in more than a century on South Korea's east coast is causing widespread chaos.


Icelandic volcano 'set to erupt'

Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano looks set to erupt and threatening to spew-out a pall of dust that would dwarf last year's event.

London museum goes wild with animal sex show

A museum in London is throwing caution to the wind for an exhibition on sex in the animal kingdom complete with copulating chimps and randy rabbits -- just in time for Valentine's Day.



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