Three rhinoceros calves, rescued during monsoon floods over the past two years at a famed wildlife preserve in India's northeast, were transported Friday to a zoo as part of a conservation program.
A Russian booster rocket has carried a European environmental satellite into orbit.
Naming World Heritage sites — places like the Egyptian pyramids or the Statue of Liberty that are given a special U.N. status and protection — is one of the many programs run by UNESCO.
News reports say an independent investigation into a Portuguese forest fire that killed 64 people has found that authorities failed to evacuate villages on time.
A volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns.
Thai authorities have arrested two Chinese citizens suspected of smuggling rhinoceros horns worth about $300,000 through Bangkok's main airport.
The 11,000 residents of a Vanuatu island who were evacuated from an erupting volcano will likely need to wait at least another two weeks before they can return home.
South Africa plans to send six black rhinos to a national park in Chad next year, restoring a critically endangered species that was last seen in the landlocked African country in the late 1980s.
India's Supreme Court has banned the sale of fireworks in New Delhi and nearby towns, 10 days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, in a move to curb the capital's deadly air pollution.
Police say at least 12 people have died after an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal.
Norwegian authorities say they won't try to provoke a landslide by pumping water onto a mountain where a major shift in the rock has been occurring.
The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local): 4:18 a.m.
Hurricane Nate gained force as it headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico early Saturday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths.
Indonesian authorities are urging people not to climb the active Mount Agung volcano on Bali after a video of a foreigner standing at the edge of its smoking crater circulated online.
A global conference organized by the European Union aimed at better protecting marine life has raised more than $7 billion.
The stadiums have been renovated, the publicity posters hung.
Norwegian authorities are trying to provoke a landslide by pumping water onto a mountain where a major shift in the rock has appeared threatening.
Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.
Turkey's state-run news agency says security forces have killed five suspected Kurdish militants in an operation close to a tourist resort near the Mediterranean coast.
The Latest on Tropical Storm Nate (all times local): 6:55 a.m.
A tropical depression developing off the coast of Nicaragua is expected to dump heavy rains on parts of Central America before strengthening into a hurricane that could touch Mexico and eventually reach the U.S. mainland, forecasters and officials said.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year's hurricane season "will be the new normal of a warming world."
A new tropical storm has formed off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico.
A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally.