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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

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Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

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Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

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Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey.  Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year's Tyler Prize ...

Gorilla population stages mild comeback in war-torn Congo

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Gorilla population stages mild comeback in war-torn Congo

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For the last decade and a half, gorilla populations in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been victimized by the fighting between warring militia factions. But in a surprise finding, resear...

Nepalese Sherpa Leads Climb to Clean Up Everest

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Nepalese Sherpa Leads Climb to Clean Up Everest

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A Nepalese mountaineer who has climbed Mount Everest more times than any other climber, is leading a new expedition to clean up trash left behind on the world's tallest peak. The Sherpa named Apa and a team of c...

Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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People who have a positive outlook on life and can put on a brave face during adversity are better able to bounce back from illness, a new study suggests. Research at Bangor University, examining how people respo...

Ellen Page – Vanishing of the Bees Screenings

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Ellen Page – Vanishing of the Bees Screenings

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The documentary film, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page of "Juno" fame, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the ho...