Bougainville residents overwhelmingly vote to become world's newest nation
December 12, 2019, 1:15 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Residents voted overwhelmingly to become independent from Papua New Guinea.
Why new buildings in NYC are about to become much safer for birds
December 11, 2019, 12:44 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Glass collisions kill up to 1 billion birds in the U.S. each year.
Visitors flock to see Lithuanian Christmas tree that resembles chess piece
December 3, 2019, 3:40 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The Vilnius Christmas tree was named the most beautiful in Europe.
Waterlogged Venice reels from highest tide in 50 years
November 13, 2019, 2:38 p.m. by Lindsey Reynolds
More than 85% of Venice is submerged as high tides swept into the city, with locals and tourists scrambling for safety.
Russia releases last belugas from overcrowded 'whale jail'
November 13, 2019, 2:05 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Initial reports of ice-encrusted enclosures, rotten food and animals sick with infections sparked an international outcry.
Meet the chevrotain, the small and secretive mouse deer
November 12, 2019, 11:18 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The mouse deer. Or the pig deer. Or the little goat. Whatever you call the chevrotain, this is a truly distinct looking (and tiny!) ungulate.
To protect endangered rhinos, U.S. Army veterans answer a new call to arms
November 8, 2019, 3:38 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Ex-soldiers are battling poachers and their own personal demons in South Africa.
People the world over prefer distractions over their own thoughts
November 8, 2019, 9:20 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
TV, internet, books — whatever it takes to keep those thoughts at bay.
Researchers find 'alarming' loss of insects in large-scale study in Germany
November 5, 2019, 3:25 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
insects in forests and grasslands have declined by about one-third in just the past decade.
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