Rally behind ferrets, narwhals and coyotes in honor of World Wildlife Day
March 2, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
The U.N. holiday's 2015 theme promotes getting serious about wildlife crime.
See the climate change poem that made the U.N. cry
September 24, 2014, 10:58 a.m. by Russell McLendon
A young poet from the Marshall Islands reportedly 'brought world leaders to tears' at the U.N. Climate Summit.
Locust swarms wreak havoc on Madagascar's farmlands
June 5, 2014, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
The island country is experiencing a harrowing infestation of the Malagasy migratory locust, which threatens the livelihoods of the more than 13 million people.
UN report: Climate change already taking a major toll on Earth
March 31, 2014, 3:46 p.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized how climate-related issues, like water and food shortages, are causing conflicts around the world.
United Nations to take aim at asteroid threat
February 17, 2014, 10:38 a.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
An early alert system and rapid space launches are two ways that the UN is coordinating with other agencies to deter asteroids from crashing into Earth.