On World Lion Day 2017, Africa’s Lions Face Crisis

(ZIMBABWE / WILDAID) Two years after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe put lions into world headlines, Africa's lions face a continuing crisis. Over the past two decades, the Af...

National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government says it's eliminating a policy that let national parks like the Grand Canyon ban the sale of bottled water. The National Parks Service announced...

Marine waste made in China threatens Penghu’s coastlines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- According to the foundation Citizens of the Sea the amount of marine waste on Penghu is alarming and scary.  In cooperation with Taiwan Kayak Association, Citizens of ...

Hong Kong’s litter finds its way to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong discovered that up to 40 percent of litter dropped on the streets of Hong Kong can find its way to...

A US back road is route to hope in Canada for many migrants

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. Wh...

Miami boy's death shows powerful opioid's chilling potential

MIAMI (AP) — A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities say...

In rare sight, lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Newly released photographs from a Tanzanian wildlife area show an incredibly rare sight: a leopard cub suckling on a lion believed to have given birth to a litter last month. ...

Canada expands safe injection sites as overdose deaths rise

MONTREAL (AP) — Canada is attacking its expanding opioid crisis with an unusual measure: It's giving addicts a safe place to shoot up. The government already has allowed seven "safe ...

Are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A renewed push by environmentalists to ban balloon launches around the globe has drawn the attention of a powerful industry group. The launches are often held to...

Venezuela calls countries "lap dogs" at OAS Mexico meeting

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister has called Peru and other countries "lap dogs of imperialism" at the Organization of American States general assembly being held in the Mexican resor...

Texas officer defends actions in videotaped December arrest

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Texas police officer says he regrets asking a mother why she didn't teach her son not to litter during the December arrest of the black woman and her two teenage daugh...

U.S.streamer apologizes for littering but accuses Taiwan news media of fake reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After widespread criticisms of his littering and offensive videos, Chris James Robb, an American streamer in Taiwan, who goes by the online handle "CJayride" apologiz...

Mountain lion kittens near LA die after mother abandons them

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and fem...

Skating streamer 'CJayride' slammed by netizens for littering live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American streamer who has recently been skateboarding around Taipei with live video feeds received scathing criticism online yesterday for a compilation video showing...

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. ...