Heligoland, an island in the North Sea, is a paradise for birds. Not surprisingly it's also a popular destination for bird watchers -- especially at this time of year. Bird lovers can even book a bird watching tour.
On January 9 and 10, an environmental group organized Germany's sixth bird census. Hobby ornithologists are called upon to count the birds they see in their backyards - it's citizen science with a conservation twist.
Would you eat chicken grown from a capsule? An Israeli start-up is hoping to convince you, for the sake of the planet.
Drinking water, food, a place to rest: Wetlands provide valuable services to humans and animals. In Israel's north, a wetland exists that offers even more - it doubles as a huge openair laboratory. A journey in pictures.
Indian actor Tom Alter, a veteran of more than 300 films, has died aged 67. Born to parents who emigrated to India from the US, he was often typecast as an English-speaking foreigner, despite his mastery of Hindi.
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