The first stop on the second voyage of the HMS Beagle was at St. Jago in the Cape Verde Islands. Darwin's first journal entry was made here. Darwin's focus on the island was mainly geological, writing about the slow formation of the islands over extremely long periods of time.
The EU offered up to $15 billion to aid developing countries cutting emissions and urged rich nations to contribute more.
The American bullfrog, named for its loud, deep mating call, eats insects, fish, birds, snakes, baby turtles, and other frogs. Bullfrogs are native to the eastern U.S., but they have been released west of the Rocky Mountains where they have devastated local populations of frogs and other small animals. The eight species in this slideshow are among the 18 species frogs from around the world on display at the exhibit 'Frogs: A Chorus of Colors,' which runs at the Museum of Science, Boston, from February 13 through May 25.
Venezuelan leader recognizes Georgia breakaway states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia as added bonus during Moscow visit.
Sanford went on the radio Tuesday to defend himself as part of an image-rebuilding tour. House Speaker Bobby Harrell had called for his resignation earlier in the day.
After years of political discontent, the French president is pumping up his poll numbers and winning trade deals.
Giant Panda 'Kai Kai' sits in his enclosure at the Giant Panda Forest exhibit at the River Safari, Nov. 28, 2012, in Singapore. Panda populations are threatened by poaching and a loss of habitat, as well as a low birth rate.
Less popular among Latin leaders, the Venezuelan president is on an 11-day trip to visit allies including Libya's Qaddafi and Iran's Ahmadinejad.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hailed today as an 'Independence Day' for Brazil. Why? A controversial new plan to would give the government a 30-percent minimum stake in all future offshore oil projects.