Sunset over Washington's late peaking cherry blossoms [Photo]
April 9, 2013, 11:20 a.m. by Catie Leary
A colder than normal March delayed the beginning of the cherry blossom season in the nation's capital.
Waterlogged leopard rescued after plunging into urban well [Photos]
April 5, 2013, 11:40 a.m. by Catie Leary
The adult leopard is the second of its kind to be rescued in Guwahati this week, highlighting the ongoing conflict between native wildlife and rapid human encroachment on already shrinking habitats.
Ice scientist snaps stunning aerial view of Alaskan mountains
April 2, 2013, 11:26 a.m. by Catie Leary
Scientists fly between Alaska and Greenland to gather data for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne science mission to study Earth's polar ice.
Butterfly antics reign supreme at new museum exhibit [Photos]
March 26, 2013, 12:03 p.m. by Catie Leary
London's Natural History Museum is opening its seasonal butterfly house for visitors to observe the fascinating life-cycles of hundreds of live butterfly species from across the world.
Shanti the Asian elephant kicks up dust in new LEED-certified home [Photo]
March 21, 2013, 11:26 a.m. by Catie Leary
Endangered elephants at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are kicking back in their new state-of-the-art exhibit, which boasts LEED-Gold certification, four spacious outdoor living spaces and filtered bathing pools.
Spring snow delivers blue skies to Beijing [Photos]
March 20, 2013, 12:04 p.m. by Catie Leary
The spring snowfall dumped nearly half a foot of snow and dispersed much of the city's infamous air pollution.
Saving lives, catching waves at Aussie lifeguard competition [Photo]
March 16, 2013, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
The Victorian Surf Lifesaving Championships attracts thousands of a participants and spectators to Anglesea, Australia every year.
Tibetan mastiff puppies: As adorable as they are expensive [Photos]
March 12, 2013, 11:48 a.m. by Catie Leary
Considered a major status symbol in Asia, these massive, fluffy pooches are fiercely loyal and fetch prices as high as $750,000.
On tsunami anniversary, Japan struggles with energy vision [Photos]
March 11, 2013, 1:25 p.m. by Catie Leary
March 11 marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that displaced more than 30,000 and left more than 19,000 dead or missing.
Rescued border collies try their luck at Crufts dog show [Photo]
March 7, 2013, 11:30 a.m. by Catie Leary
Over 22,000 dogs and their owners are vying for a variety of accolades throughout the 4-day competition, including the coveted 'Best In Show' title.
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