The plight of the pangolin, decimated by commercial demand, calls to mind another African mammal: the elephant.
Currents in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California contain much of the ocean's plastic pollution, whose density was measured by the first-ever aerial survey, led by The Ocean Cleanup.
Amidst the gradually declining Alaskan oil industry, a small Texas-based company made a huge discovery in the waters north of the Arctic Circle.
Hurricane Matthew is forecast to hit Florida by Thursday. What has the state learned about emergency preparedness in the wake of hurricanes Wilma and Katrina in 2005?
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unexpectedly announced a carbon tax Monday. The tax, which goes into force in 2018, will apply to all provinces that have not implemented their own carbon pricing scheme by that time.
Once the EU submits the paperwork on Wednesday, the historic global climate accords will enter into force in 30 days.
Botswana, which has the world's largest elephant population and had previously supported limited trade in ivory, now seeks to provide elephants with the highest levels of protection.
Plans set in motion decades ago to save US species are seeing results, with more delistings from the 1973 Endangered Species Act under the Obama administration than under all previous administrations since the act's inauguration.
The last known living Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog was found dead in its enclosure at the Atlanta Botanical Garden last week, probably marking the end of the species.
India ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations on Sunday, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth. India accounts for about 4.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.