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Scientists have had to tap the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway because of the chaos in Syria.
A group of Syrian refugees was recently moved from Austria, where they had hoped to stay, to Slovakia, where some residents and leaders have protested their arrival.
New footage reveals three Javan rhino calves, increasing the population of the critically endangered subspecies to 60.
"I’m very impatient with this haughty attitude toward Indian casinos," says author.
With big challenges and little support, volunteers are keeping an iconic part of New Orleans from crumbling.
That buzzing around town may not be a teen’s high-tech toy. Soon, it might be a commercial drone checking power lines.
South African farmers are trying to lift a ban on rhino horn trade. On World Rhino Day, a time line of a decades-long campaign against rhino poaching.
It comes twice a year and marks the first day of fall, but a lot of people don't understand this celestial alignment.
On World Rhino Day, we pay tribute to a threatened species.
After a long and controversial wait, the U.S. government decided not to place the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act.
The pope has decried our throwaway society and its impact on the poor. In Washington, D.C., one neighborhood has waged a three-decade fight over garbage.
They nap, groom themselves, and look for food. They're also adorable. But life isn’t all surf and sun for these endangered sea otters.
As summer reaches its official end, Venus puts on a show and a blood moon appears.
A close-up look at the people trying to rebuild their lives after being uprooted by violence in the Middle East.
Photographer Dave Yoder spent six months documenting the life of the pope and the Vatican for National Geographic.
The pontiff has emphatically urged immediate steps to combat climate change, calling it imperative to act to save God’s creation.
We might have a passenger pigeon again in ten years, says author.
Plain or patterned bellies can help snakes avoid predators.
Europe is not the only part of the world facing a refugee crisis.