New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
Cows are social creatures, and can become distressed when they are separated from their herd, or when they are taken away from their mothers too young. That’s why having individual voices may be particularly useful.
Unfortunately, animal die-offs of massive proportions are becoming more frequent. Global change — which includes human-caused changes in climate, land use, fire regimes and other things — may largely be to blame for the increased frequency and intensity of mass mortality events across all kinds of animals.
The University of Sydney ecologist Chris Dickman stunned people recently with his estimate that 480 million animals have been injured or killed in Australia's bushfires. A few weeks later, the fires have spread even farther, and he's updated the impact to include 1 billion animals.
A government program has created 800 full-time Indigenous rangers who patrol to make sure water sources are clean and restore resources damaged by intensive farming practices.
The battle for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific matters because each of the tiny island states has a vote at international forums like the United Nations, and they also control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean.
There’s little doubt #MeToo is having an impact on the public conversation in Australia — as it is in the US and other countries. And, the complexity and specificity of different women’s experiences, especially nonwhite women, is showing itself to be a critical part of that conversation — particularly in light of the country’s recent colonial past and current racial inequality.
In spite of recovery in the Antarctic, the forecast for the ozone is not as rosy near the equator and in the middle latitudes.
Do you love chocolate? This fact may bug you.
They're possibly the most misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom, but a recently published book is providing new insight into the fascinating world of flies.
Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples, waved rainbow flags and embraced on the floor of the chamber, after the overwhelming vote in favour of the bill.