The fifth most threatened species in the world is not a bird or mammal, but the the cactus plant, which is found largely in the American Southwest, according to a study published Tuesday.
Thirty black-footed ferrets reintroduced to their natural habitat after years of its use as a chemical weapons manufacturer are part of a government effort to expand the species from 300 to 3,000.
These are the first US waters to be newly designated as sanctuaries in 15 years.
A man dressed as Chewbacca from the Star Wars series speaks on his cell phone as he arrives for New York Comic Con in Manhattan, Thursday. The event draws thousands of costumed fans, panels of pop culture luminaries and features a sprawling floor of vendors in a space equivalent to more than three football fields at the Jacob...