Environment and nature

April 23, 2014 - 12:35 AM

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

April 22, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

April 22, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Plans Call for Swimming Pool in NYC's East River

April 22, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials say thieves have stolen a stockpile of rhino horns from the offices of a provincial parks agency, dealing a setback to efforts to curb an escalation of rhino poaching in recent years.

April 22, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Zoo Launches 'Endangered Song' to Help Save Tigers

April 22, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

April 22, 2014 - 10:05 AM

230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find their daughters.

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