FER DE LANCE: Fer de Lance's are considered the most dangerous snake in Costa Rica and has a reputation for being aggressive. The species is agile, irritable, fast-moving, and has been known to eject venom over a distance of at least six feet.
Activists vowed to appeal a court decision Monday that issued seemingly light sentences over the infamous 1984 Bhopal gas leak, which killed 15,000 people. Opposition politicians threatened to stymie a key nuclear deal with the US.
Women dressed as 19th century horsewomen known as escaramuzas and a charro (c.) are seen before their performance during the anniversary of the inauguration of Lienzo La Nacional, in Mexico City on Sunday. The Lienzo La Nacional is where charros practice La Charreria, a type of a rodeo based on their working practices, which has been a national sport since 1933.
An Indian court convicted eight officials of Union Carbide India Ltd on Monday for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak that killed 15,000 people, in one of the world's worst industrial disasters. But activists say the sentence – up to two years in prison and $2,000 in fines – falls short of the crime.
Just trying to prevent similar human-caused natural disasters with more government rules doesn't get to the deeper need for humans to act even more morally in a complex, high-tech world.
The Dust Bowl. During the 1930s, a period of severe dust storms engulfed the American and Canadian prairie lands. The cause: a severe drought coupled with decades of land misuse that left topsoil susceptible to the wind. The so called "black blizzards" forced hundreds of thousands of people in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Minnesota to abandon their farms, exacerbating the dire economic conditions of the Great Depression. This image shows a dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas, on April 18, 1935.
A zookeeper holds the beak of a Caribbean flamingo at Chester Zoo in northern England on March 29. The zoo's 87 flamingos are being measured, weighed, and microchipped for the first time in a decade as part of a check-up.
The US Chemical Safety Board, citing seven instances where workers died purging gas lines, released urgent new recommendations just three days before the Middletown explosion in Connecticut Sunday that killed at least five people.
Using clever hoaxes, the two activists use their hilarious pranks to skewer corporate fat-cats.
Venezuela's fans cheer during their U-20 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the al-Salam Stadium in al-Obour, Egypt, on Thursday.