Residents of towns in the Alaska Panhandle have begun picking up plastic bottles, chunks of foam insulation and floating buoys from Japan's 2011 tsunami now turning up across the Pacific Ocean.
Sandwiched between Hong Kong and Shenzhen -- two of the world's busiest metropolises -- lies a Cold War-era anomaly: a 26 square kilometer green zone that is home to isolated villages, fishponds and flocks of migratory birds.
Britain's Prince Charles endorsed a new administrative post devoted to climate change at a prominent African university on Saturday and urged conservationists and policy makers to study together the planet's sustainability.
Nepal's main political parties on Tuesday agreed to integrate up to 6,500 former Maoist rebels into the national army, ending years of negotiations.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added more populations of the Gopher tortoise to a growing list of species eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but limited resources will prevent the agency from doing more at this time.
CNN's David McKenzie finds out how one conservation group is using the community to preserve wildlife.
Vietnamese authorities are on alert for animal smugglers after four bags of deadly snakes were found on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, according to local press reports.
Conservationist John Davis talks about 'TrekEast,' his 5,000-mile journey up the east coast visiting the nations wildlands.
On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.
Rescuers try saving tens of thousands of Northern Rockhopper penguins after an oil spill in the south Atlantic.
The couple and their kids spend the holiday at an animal preserve in Africa
Rescuers towing a giant disabled freighter in frigid Alaskan waters were attempting to avoid bad weather on Sunday, a move that will delay its arrival in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the Coast Guard said.
Conservationists fight back against poachers using satellites. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
A new picture index is helping scientists monitor long-term trends in rare animal species around the world using strategically placed remote cameras.
One of the biggest dilemmas for conservationists is that preserving the environment often conflicts with the needs of the poorest communities who live there.
Wildlife researchers in Sri Lanka have photographed one of the world's most reclusive primates for the first time.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a conservationist who won a landmark victory in Poland.
Conservationist Eugene Rutagarama describes to CNN's David McKenzie his first experience with gorillas.
The world's eco-systems are at risk of "rapid degradation and collapse" according to a new United Nations report.
Conservationist and author Lawrence Anthony owns a game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, but his love for animals stretches Africa's borders.
Lawrence Anthony is an all-action conservationist. The 60-year-old South African grew up in small towns in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia and developed an affinity with nature from an early age.
When the news came, animal conservationist Susie Ellis was ecstatic. This wasn't just an extraordinary pregnancy, but hope for the survival of a vanishing species.
The Indonesian government is considering a controversial plan to place endangered tigers in private homes.
A male Sumatran tiger rears up against the bars of his cage, roaring. Even in captivity these creatures still remind us of their awesome power.
Anti-whaling activists are accusing a Japanese boat of destroying their vessel Wednesday by ramming into it during a skirmish in the Southern Ocean.
As we drive through central Sumatra, what looks like a scene from some apocalyptic movie where an unknown force has obliterated all life on earth unfolds before us.
CNN's Arwa Damon goes to the Indonesian island of Sumatra to look at some of the problems of palm oil production.
Last year's inaugural Prix Pictet photography award for environmental sustainability produced a stunning shortlist of photos.
The world's tropical forests are disappearing, and one reason is simple economics: People, companies and governments earn more by logging, mining or farming places such as the Amazon jungle than by conserving them.
In the rain forests of Central America grows the nutrient-rich Maya nut. The marble-sized seed can be prepared to taste like mashed potatoes, chocolate or coffee. To those who stumble upon the nuts on the ground, they're free for the taking.
CNN Hero Erika Vohman is improving the lives of women in Central America by teaching them about their native Maya nut.
Conservationists have found a new population of orangutans in a steep, mountainous corner of Indonesia -- a discovery that significantly adds to the number of the endangered red-haired primates.
Rivers are the arteries of our infrastructure. Flowing from highlands to the sea, they breathe life into ecosystems and communities.
The Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest species of freshwater dolphins, have been found in surprisingly large numbers deep in the waterlogged jungles of Bangladesh.
Juan Lopez reads meters with one eye and looks for snakes with the other. Lopez is a member of the "Python Patrol," a team of utility workers, wildlife officials, park rangers and police trying to keep Burmese pythons from gaining a foothold in the Florida Keys.
Burmese pythons are making a land grab and there's only one way to stop them. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
It's a country where tribal divisions and allegiances are deep-seated and has more than 700 native tongues, but with the help of conservation groups local communities and the government of Papua New Guinea have come together to create the country's first national conservation area.
The "small house movement" aims to reduce carbon footprints by reducing home size. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports
How much space do we need to live happily?
By creating reserves, researchers have given animals the safehouses they need to thrive. But as climate change encroaches on that territory, they'll need escape routes to survive
Nearly a fourth of the world's mammals are endangered, says an international conservation group IUCN. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
Flying penguins are unusual. Especially when they fly on a C-130 Hercules military plane.
Penguins rehabilitated with the help of the International Fund for Animal Welfare are released back into the sea.
A ferocious-looking denizen of the deep that can gobble up whole urchins and crabs in a few swift chomps needs protection, according to a petition filed with the federal government
Rare images of an African animal so elusive that it was once believed to be mythical have been released.
When you first meet Dara, you can't help but fall for him.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday all but killed a federal plan nearly seven decades in the making to build the world's largest water pump in the Mississippi Delta
A former bank building is transformed into an eco-friendly office that pushes a different kind of "green."
The British Royal Navy rejected claims Wednesday that one of its vessels using sonar could have caused 26 dolphins to fatally strand themselves in shallow water off the southwest coast of England.
Global warming is not a problem for the future. We're already feeling the catastrophic effects today. Question is, is it too late to do anything about it?
A group of environmentalists and the owners of a large stretch of wilderness have reached a deal that would set aside the largest parcel of land for conservation in California history
The shooting deaths of four mountain gorillas -- three females and an alpha male silverback -- are prompting a United Nations agency to send a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Once their enemy, Rwandan villagers now seek to protect their gorilla neighbors. ITN's Neil Connery reports.
Is the natural gas boom in Wyoming helping the economy at the expense of wildlife? CNN.com's Ashley Fantz reports
Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.
A lead scientist at the Nature Conservancy makes the case that, for lasting success, environmentalists need to protect and foster the diversity in their own ranks
In the shadow of the Beijing Olympics, New Delhi's preparations to stage the 2010 Commonwealth Games are floundering
Three conservation groups notified the federal government Wednesday they intend to sue to get polar bears listed as a threatened species due to global warming
A northern Indian state said Thursday it planned to use unemployed youths to sterilize monkeys to try to combat aggressive primates who have been raiding farms
At Hook, a Washington, D.C., seafood restaurant, there's no Chilean sea bass, bluefin tuna or grouper on the menu. You can't order asparagus in the fall, or strawberries in winter.
The civil war in Congo has cut off the rare silverback mountain gorilla from the conservationists who are trying to save it
The rainy season in Africa has led to the drowning of 10,000 wildebeest, one percent of the animals on the continent
Eagles under new threat
The bald eagle, America's national symbol, is flying high after spending three decades in recovery. On Thursday, the government took the eagle off the Endangered Species Act's "threatened" list.
Some say strict measures endanger ecosystems, but others say those concerns are excuses for pro-immigrant sentiment
The tortoise famously beat the hare, but now conservationists are turning to racing turtles in a bid to raise awareness and learn more about the plight of one of the planet's oldest species.
It sounded like a joke from the start -- an almost primeval joke. Come watch a 100-meter race on a grass track pitting the world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah, against one of Africa's fastest human beings.
Up to half of the world's magnolia species are in danger of extinction, according to a new study by conservationists.
Polar bears may be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act because of a loss of habitat that jeopardizes their survival, the Interior secretary said Wednesday.
With energy costs rising and poised to stay stratospheric, small companies are finding innovative ways -- beyond solar panels and ski hats -- to cut their electricity bills.
Here's some good news about energy conservation: Americans are a lot more efficient than we used to be.
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, the Australian naturalist killed by a stingray on Monday, was filmed removing a poisonous barb from his chest just before he died, according to news reports.
Tributes from around the world are flowing in for Steve Irwin, the enthusiastic Australian "Crocodile Hunter" who enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures.
"Doesn't it feel good to have this kind of commitment made by the company that you are part of? Don't you feel proud?"
It is a monument like no other -- 1,400 miles long and 100 miles wide.
For the first time in more than 40 years, scientists have spotted the elegant and endangered snow leopard on the southern slopes of Mount Everest.
Imagine returning from vacation with tales of excavating mummies in the Atacama Desert in Chile or tracing the history of the planet's fresh water back nearly 20,000 years in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.
Authorities struggled Saturday against adverse weather conditions to determine the extent of an oil spill from a Malaysia-flagged cargo vessel that foundered in frigid waters off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
From sea turtles to whales to dolphins and birds, hundreds of thousands of animals die each year because they become entangled in fishing gear.
Marking Earth Day, President Bush unveiled a wetlands protection plan on Thursday, but Democratic rival John Kerry questioned Bush's environmental credentials.
Imagine a new financial market--let's call it the Conservation Exchange. Here, global moguls and Miami retirees alike could invest in new commodities based on the day-to-day labor of trees, rivers,...
There are seven of us dragging our luggage through the airport in Rio de Janeiro, preparing to board the first of three planes that will eventually deposit us on a bumpy grass landing strip in the ...
In the largest judgment against an oil company for violating price controls during the 1970s, a Washington federal appeals court ruled that Exxon must pay the U.S. government $900 million for overc...