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Elegant water shrew spotted for first time in Indian Uttarakhand Elegant water shrew spotted for first time in Indian Uttarakhand

Smallest of amphibious mammals, the water shrew, has currently 13 known species in the world


Rare sighting of 'world's ugliest pig' reported from Indonesia Rare sighting of 'world's ugliest pig' reported from Indonesia

The number of endangered Javan warty pigs has plunged since the early 1980s due to hunting forest habitat loss


Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch' Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch'

A study of 100 reefs, published in Science Magazine, shows the interval between bleaching events in recent decades has shortened dramatically


Beijing records best air quality in five years in 2017 Beijing records best air quality in five years in 2017

The city met its targets with year-on-year "improvement of regional air quality and overall favourable meteorological conditions


Cold wave grips much of United States Cold wave grips much of United States

The wind chill was reported to be about 9 below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-23 degrees Celsius) on Sunday noon


Quarter of land will be drier under 2 C warming: study Quarter of land will be drier under 2 C warming: study

Jeong and a team used projections from several climate models, under different warming scenarios, to predict land drying patterns


Starfish making comeback after syndrome killed millions Starfish making comeback after syndrome killed millions

From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico


Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste

Officials deployed 700 cleaners and 35 trucks to remove roughly 100 tons of debris each day to a nearby landfill


The White House's famous magnolia tree to be cut back Iconic White House tree to be cut back

The "Jackson" magnolia was planted by President Andrew Jackson as a tribute to his recently deceased wife


Scientists discover first known hybrid bird species in the Amazon rainforest Scientists discover first known hybrid bird species in the Amazon rainforest

Hybrid species among vertebrates are exceedingly rare


Fukushima operator wins first safety approval since disaster Fukushima operator wins first safety approval since disaster

The Nuclear Regulation Authority handed its approval to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. following a month of public hearings


Environmental impact assessment report ready for KL-Singapore HSR Environmental impact assessment report ready for KL-Singapore HSR

The report will then be updated to incorporate feedback gathered from the public viewing


In South Africa, bees stop elephants from trampling trees In South Africa, bees stop elephants from trampling trees

The humble bee is helping to keep elephants from destroying trees and wiping out crops in their quest for food


Indonesia's Bali volcano spews thick smoke, ashes Indonesia's Bali volcano spews thick smoke, ashes

Indonesian authorities imposed highest alert status on the volcano which took into effect since Nov. 27


'World's ugliest pig' caught on camera 'World's ugliest pig' caught on camera

The pigs are losing habitat to deforestation for agricultural and urban development

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