After near extinction in the 1970s due to famine and disease, African wild dogs have been re-introduced in Gorongosa National Park as part of a carefully planned project to restore the species in a diverse ecosystem where it can thrive.
Lost or discarded fishing gear known as 'ghost nets' float unsupervised in today's oceans, and they're trapping fish and disturbing underwater ecosystems. Volunteer divers are working to retrieve an estimated 640,000 tons of gear from the ocean floor.
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is providing scientists with new insights on how volcanoes work and the patterns they follow. Scientists are now predicting volcanic activity, especially eruptions, more accurately, which will help nearby residences evacuate to safety earlier.
The International Mayors Climate Summit, being held at Boston University, is where officials will meet to discuss how their cities will adapt to climate change. Boston is working to develop new policies and structures that can stand sturdy against a changing environment.
Electronic waste – while a lucrative business for processing plants – releases harmful lead, mercury, cadmium, and other toxins into the environment. E-waste is a growing problem in Southeast Asia as China cracks down on its recycling and e-waste imports, the world's main dumping ground for e-waste for the past two decades.