Obuasi, GhanaKwaku Asare grabbed his machete and trekked through the bush to his cocoa farm—through winding pathways and hills, past ominous pits of muddy water, and underneath the low-hanging cano

The carbon footprint of some of the world’s biggest cities is 60 percent larger than previously estimated when all the products and services a city consumes are included, according to a new analysi

It's not every day—or even every decade—that a new species of conifer is found in the world's temperate forests.

This new species of pelican spider, Eriauchenius workmani, is the largest known at about one centimeter long—slightly larger than a grain of rice.

Trophy hunters, as well as poachers who “harvest” the big males—antelopes and deer with the largest horns and antlers, elephants with the longest tusks, or lions with the most impressive manes—are

As I pushed through thick, towering reeds in the Bangweulu Swamps of northern Zambia, my heart pounded in anticipation of what creature I might find in the clearing beyond. But it was empty.

Legalizing the ivory trade could more quickly make elephants extinct, a study released September 15 suggests.

A tiny subterranean spider (scientifically called Turinyphia cavernicola) — found only in three caves on a single island in the Azores, a mid-North Atlantic archipelago owned by Portugal — has been

Dock workers use cranes to off-load frozen tuna from a Chinese-owned cargo vessel at the General Santos Fish Port, in the Philippines.

On the foothills of the Andes in central Peru, a brilliantly colored frog lives out a fractured fairy tale.

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