A $13.8 bn railway project, linking Nairobi to Mombasa, will cut right through Nairobi National Park in Kenya. The Chinese-funded railway line is set to replace the colonial-era Lunatic Express, so-named
Electric cars may be better for the planet than we thought. In addition to their potential mitigating effect on climate change, their physical components are proving to be excellent homes for wildlife,
The secret to cheaper, more efficient solar power may lie in the unassuming wings of the butterfly. The Cabbage White butterfly folds its wings in a v-shape in order to heat up their flight muscles before
Nabire was a 31-year-old Northern White Rhino who called Czech Republic's Dvur Kralove Zoo home until her death, which was announced Tuesday. Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, which made it impossible
Sir Richard Branson is using Mick Fanning's recent brush with death via shark to call for greater protection for all sharks. He urged in a recent blog post that "the coverage of this highly unusual event
Located next to the regular stairwell, the pooch-friendly staircase has smaller steps and even a doggy balustrade. The short riser height and shallow incline translates to a much longer stairway, which
In Bangladesh, a new census shows that tiger populations in the Sundarbans mangrove forest are more endangered than ever. The study, which used hidden cameras to track and record tigers, provides a more
The US East Coast has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches, thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish - but the tiny, clear blobs are closer cousins to humans than to jellyfish. The
In a decision shrouded in secrecy that was opposed in a petition signed by over 500,000 people, the UK government has moved to suspend an EU ban on pesticides that have been shown to cause serious harm to
Deep in the Indonesian jungle, a giant chicken roosts atop a hill. But this huge bird doesn’t peck at the ground or lay eggs. The enormous chicken-shaped building was hatched by a Jakarta man who claims
Clover Stornetta Farms in Petaluma, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of some of their milk products due to possible contamination. The milk products may contain small pieces of food grade plastic.
Although loved and admired around the world, the rhinoceros is an animal in peril. One of the last and largest remaining megafauna, the rhino is a relic of a time when magnificent mammals ruled the world.