Environment and nature

Environmental groups concerned about whale safety as Dungeness crab season launches

As Dungeness crab season finally launches, the Center for Biological Diversity¬†is appealing…

 

Beijing air pollution soars with fireworks smoke

Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings…

 

Israel to clear thousands of mines in desert

Israel's defense ministry says it will soon begin clearing thousands of mines…

 

33 whales shot in New Zealand after rescues failed

Conservation staff in New Zealand have put down 33 stranded whales after…

Britain ranks top risks posed by climate change

Coastlines, working patterns, and even the country's most famous meal are under…

Great white shark off Calif. beach prompts warning

A great white shark up to 18 feet long has been spotted…

RMC still treating 2 rooms for bedbugs

Rocky Mountain College officials say they are still working to eradicate bedbugs…

Court delays ruling on Honda hybrid suit

An unusual small claims lawsuit by a Honda hybrid owner took another…

SF supes ok environmental plan for America's Cup

The city's Board of Supervisors is upholding an environmental impact report for…

New Zealand whale stranding kills 36, threatens 40

A mass-stranding of whales on a New Zealand beach has left 36…

Public hearing set on plans to clean up SF lake

Plans to clean up one of San Francisco's last natural lakes are…

Storm shutdown of Calif. tram kept hikers on peak

Seventeen hikers spent a cold night stranded on an 8,516-foot mountain when…

Yosemite: Fewer people should climb Half Dome

Yosemite National Park officials say lowering the number of permits to Half…

Beijing releases pollution data; US figures higher

Caving to public pressure, Beijing environmental authorities started releasing more detailed air…

Renewable energy projects may soon provide power

Southern California Edison says the utility has resolved many of the issues…

Groups want pollution monitoring near CA freeways

Several groups are challenging an air monitoring plan, saying it doesn't do…