Feds: Relax protections for woodpecker endangered since 1970

The red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird declared endangered in 1970 and surviving today in the scattered longleaf pine forests that remain in 11 U.S. states, has recovered enough to relax federal protecti...

Taiwan bird group changes name, reveals BirdLife's hawkish letters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a big flap over refusing to kowtow to the demands of an international bird conservation group and follow the dictates of China, the Taiwan Wild Bird Federation on Th...

Australian offers free coffee, chat from his kitchen window

It all started when Rick Everett walked out of his home in Sydney and put up a sign on his kitchen window that read: “Free coffee to combat the virus.” It was March, and the Australi...

Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities announced Wednesday that they will offer livestreams from the island nation's wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been...

Archaeologists unearth 27 coffins at Egypt's Saqqara pyramid

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed more than two dozen ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, an official said Monday. The sarcophagi have remained uno...

CIC-Zero Carbon Park Presents: "Art in Construction" Exhibition with 3D Virtual Tour

The Art of Innovative Construction Explore sustainable green living with Hong Kong artists HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 September 2020 - Construction Industry Council -- Zero Carbon Park...

Apprehensive Thais await major political rally in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — A two-day rally planned this weekend is jangling nerves in Bangkok, with apprehension about how far student demonstrators will go in pushing demands for reform of Thailand’s monarchy an...

World isn't meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, re...

Lego to ditch plastic bags for paper ones in its boxed sets

NEW YORK (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones. The Danish toymaker said it will start making the swit...

Tennessee convict pleads guilty in Holly Bobo murder case

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in the killing of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo more than nine years ago, but he is expected to be released soon as...

Molina honors Clemente; Cardinals split pair with Tigers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for a do...

Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park known for its population of jaguars, as firefighters, environmentalists and ranchers in the world’s largest tropical wetlands regi...

Video shows fight break out on Taiwan train over hamster in priority seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Sept. 5) showing a fight on a Taiwanese train that broke out between an elderly man and a young woman after she placed her hamster on a priorit...

LEADING OFF: MLB looks into GM's ejection, Brock mourned

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: BOXED OUT Major League Baseball is looking into the circumstances that led to Washington Nationals general m...

Pandemic turns summer into European tourism's leanest season

BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic ci...