A sign outside Sandra's cage explains that "orangutan" comes from the Malay expression for "person of the forest." But she remains in a concrete cell in Buenos Aires and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors.
Neighbours of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signalling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said.
In the popularity contest between Yellowstone's natural wonders and on-demand phone service, park administrators appear to have lost ground on a 2009 pledge to minimize cellphone access in backcountry areas.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s newly-revealed timeline for Mars missions may seem staggeringly ambitious, but a Canadian astronomy professor says getting people to the Red Planet in ten years may actually be achievable.
European police agency Europol says the threat from ransomware has now eclipsed other forms of online theft, a sign of how quickly the computer-scrambling software has found favour in the electronic underworld.
The pangolin is described as the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. The nocturnal, ant-eating animal got a much-needed boost Wednesday at a UN wildlife conference that approved a ban on trade in all eight species of Asian and African pangolins.
Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the national mammal.