Energy/Environment Habitat

  • Cover Story The whale savers

    A decades-long quest to save the north Atlantic right whale is helping revive a species that is a bellwether of the health of the oceans.

  • Popocatepetl volcano covers Mexico City in volcanic ash

    Popocatepetl volcano spewed a 2-mile-high cloud of ash over Mexico City over several days of eruptions. Volcanic dust from the Popocatepetl volcano has coated cars in Mexico City and thicker accumulations coated crops, homes, and sidewalks in towns closer to the volcano.

  • Badger cull in Britain sparks protest

    Badger cull started Tuesday in two pilot areas to try to halt spread of disease among cattle. Demonstrators are trying to block the badger cull, saying there are better solutions.

  • Colorado River: Is historic cut in water release the new normal?

    The US Bureau of Reclamation announced the cut Friday, from Lake Powell, because of drought conditions. While the move involving the Colorado River will be hard for people to detect at the faucet, it carries symbolic importance.

  • Sumatran tiger cubs born in Washington

    Sumatran tiger cubs born at The National Zoo in Washington, the zoo announced Thursday. The Sumatran tiger cubs won't be exhibited for several months, but fans can watch them on webcams.

  • Wood-rail bird spotted in US. Birders go nuts.

    Wood-rail bird is causing a stir in the birding world. The rare Rufous-necked wood-rail bird has never before been spotted in the US, but for the last two weeks one of the birds has been right at home among the cattails at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

October 24, 2014

Photos of the Day 10/24

A Nihang or a Sikh warrior, yawns while wearing a turban during a religious procession to mark the Bandi Chhorh Divas in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhorh Divas a day after Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment from the fort of Gwalior...

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