The Saimaa ringed seal is under threat – only about 400 remain. Their pups are reared in nests the adults dig in snow drifts. But there’s been much less snowfall in recent years. Environmentalists are lending helping hands and shovels.
Deterring wolves with rubber shot, but not live rounds, has been authorized in Lower Austria, the region outlying Vienna. Wolves are protected in Austria, but their gradual return has led to livestock casualties.
Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Dubai and Australia's Sydney Opera House were among the places to join the blackout.
World landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building will go dark this weekend. Due to "Earth Hour" campaign to support the fight against climate change and highlight the dangers mankind poses to nature.
An increasing number of polar bears can't catch enough prey to fill their stomach, researchers found. As a result, many bears are losing weight — a development that could push the species closer to extinction.
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