North America

Northern white rhino dies in US, leaving only three alive

One of the world's last four remaining northern white rhinos has died in a zoo in the United States.

BBC News

23 November 2015

Piping plovers losing breeding habitat to wetland drainage

Piping plovers, a federally threatened species of shorebirds, are likely losing wetland breeding habitat in the Great Plains as a result of wetland drainage, climate change or both.

19 November 2015

Protect the environment: Eat these animals!

When the marine invasion started, the U.S. was taken by surprise -- and overrun.

19 November 2015

US and Cuba to sign agreement on marine conservation and research

The United States and Cuba are set to reach their first accord on environmental protection since announcing plans to re-establish diplomatic relations, linking up marine sanctuaries in both countri

18 November 2015

New Program Rates Bird-Smart Glass Products for Homeowners and Architects

Collisions with glass windows kill hundreds of millions of birds each year in the United States, but thanks to American Bird Conservancy's new Bird-Smart Glass Program, a list of 18 tested, proven

18 November 2015

Biotech bid to take shark off the menu and cut the fin trade

A new San Francisco startup is hoping to combat the trade in shark fins with biotechnology.

15 November 2015

Breeding flexibility helps migratory songbirds adjust to climate warming

Phenological mismatches, or a mistiming between creatures and the prey and plants they eat, is one of the biggest known impacts of climate change on ecological systems.

14 November 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates tusk for anti-poaching campaign

The all-action movie star and former California senator Arnold Schwarzenegger has lent his weight to a campaign against ivory poaching by blowing up an elephant tusk on camera.

13 November 2015

Symposium on the American Eel

From 23-25 October 2015, the Sargasso Sea Commission, together with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute of Dalhousie University, Ocean Tracking Network, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Center for Oceans and Coastal Law at the University of Maine School of Law, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute sponsored an interactive symposium in Portland, Maine on conservation of the American eel.

03 November 2015

Keep elephants in the wild where they belong

US wildlife officials are considering an application for a permit to import 18 elephants from the southern African nation of Swaziland to three American zoos.

02 November 2015