Taiwan cow-tail fir’s removal from cultural heritage list contributes to research purposes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday (April 26) revoked the status of the Taiwan cow-tail fir as a tangible cultural heritage stipulated by Cultural Heritage Preserv...

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A big sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live in the Souther...

Scientists rediscover world's largest bee in Indonesia

The world's largest bee — roughly the size of a human thumb — has been spotted in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. The b...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Argentina's Senate rej...

World Cup has divisive legacy for Russia's environment

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — October Island was considered to some "a little corner of heaven" in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Then a World Cup stadium was built on the island. ...

The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekuni (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet r...

Crew with seeds, corals restore environment in Puerto Rico

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural w...

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part ...

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part ...

Oregon group files lawsuit to protect rare plant

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon conservationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service after it reauthorized livestock grazing on grasslands within Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. ...

Rare glowing viper sharks caught in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Off the coast of of Taiwan's Taitung County, scientists captured a rare species of shark, which was later identified as the seldom seen viper shark (Trigonognathus kabeyai)...

AP Explains: National monuments and why they're divisive

President Donald Trump signed proclamations Monday to significantly shrink two large national monuments in Utah after his administration reviewed sites nationwide. U.S. Interior Secr...

AP Explains-Trump-National Monuments story

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending boundary revisions for some national monuments but no eliminations. President Donald Trump ordered Zinke to conduct an unprecedented review of 27 mon...

'Secret garden' filled with rare species open after century

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A wild meadow hidden from public view for more than a century in California's Sierra Nevada is opening for tours after it was purchased by conservation groups. ...

Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing su...