The 85,000 items, some dating to the 19th century, told the rich story of the Chinese migration to the United States: textiles, restaurant menus, handwritten letters, tickets for ship’s passage. Officials
(CNN) — No one should want the United States to return to the days of free-flowing industrial pollution, of dead waterways and poisoned birds, when science and society didn't fully understand how large-scale
One was an Oxford-educated wunderkind who handled the complicated math behind the transactions. The other was a beefy, 6-foot-2 New Zealander with an apparent fondness for Hawaiian shirts, who brought
Hans-Josef Fell describes himself as a “solar freak.” His entire home, in a small town in Northern Bavaria, runs on renewable energy: heating, cooling, and electricity. Fell installed his first solar in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and
At least 80% of the Blue Mountains world heritage area and more than 50% of the Gondwana world heritage rainforests have burned in Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis. The scale of the disaster is such
(CNN) — An ancient grove of pine trees whose ancestors are thought to have stood tall among dinosaurs some 200 million years ago has been saved from Australian bushfires in a covert firefighting mission.
“I thought we were going on an adventure.” Survivors of the death camp in Poland recall the growing realization that they were prisoners. “We opened and closed Auschwitz,” Edith Grosman says. Edith and
(CNN) — Some trees can live for centuries or even millennia but the secrets behind their long life spans have eluded scientists. However, new research has found that the ginkgo tree, which can live more
SAN JUAN, P.R. — After the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the federal government set aside nearly $2 billion to fix the electrical transmission lines in Puerto Rico, hoping to avert another epic blackout.
Deforestation and climate change could wipe out much of the island’s rainforests, a new model says—but society is not powerless to stop it. High in the canopies of Madagascar’s eastern rainforests live
The Solomon Islands is being stripped bare by foreign logging companies, in some cases acting illegally. A community takes action to preserve its future. It was mid-February 2018 when villagers in the
In three days before Christmas, thousands of the mammals died in 110-degree heat in one Melbourne park. The 30,000 gray-headed flying foxes in Yarra Bend Park, just outside the heart of Melbourne, Australia,
With poachers cashing in on the Chinese appetite for American ginseng, growers are arming up. Larry Harding left his 12-gauge shotgun propped by the door that September night. He feared that otherwise
A record-breaking expedition to three, little-explored Indonesian islands has revealed new species and subspecies of songbirds. Brilliantly colored, noisy, and active during the day, many birds are easy
Selflessness is not a uniquely human trait: Bats, rats, and now parrots will assist other members of their species, even strangers. African gray parrots will help other members of their species in need,
(CNN) — Van Zyl's golden mole is an extraordinary creature. It is more closely related to elephants than to the moles you might find in gardens and parks. It has no visible eyes or ears and it "swims"
(CNN) — Grasses, shrubs and mosses are growing and expanding around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region as the area continues to experience the consequences of global warming, researchers have