1. Biodegradable Plastics May Not Be As Environmentally Friendly Once Thought

    For years we’ve been told that plastics harm the environment and that recycling was the best way to prevent unnecessary damage to the world we…

  2. At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico

    An explosion early Wednesday morning at a production platform run by the Mexican state-run oil company PEMEX in the Gulf of Mexico left at least…

  3. Wolves make great foster parents

    Wolves willingly foster cubs, a discovery that may help save rare wild wolf packs Wolves have a certain undeserved reputation; gnarly, bitey, good for hunting…

  4. Hawaiian beaches littered with trash from ocean garbage patch

    The large mass of garbage in the northern Pacific Ocean, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is causing plastic debris to scatter along the…

  5. Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has…

  6. Ecology ministry to launch Clean Ukraine program

    The Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry plans to launch the Clean Ukraine national program to recycle waste, an advisor to the Ecology and Natural Resources…

  7. Nature center raising red wolf pups, but they may have no place to go if North Carolina ends a reintroduction program

    Two breeding pairs of captive red wolves could have pups in April at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center in Chattanooga. It’s too early to…

  8. Trouble In Paradise–Too Much Plastic In Our Oceans

    WFDD’s Keri Brown talks with Justin Catanoso about the growing plastic pollution problem in North Carolina’s oceans. Catanoso explains why the problem has become a…

  9. Bees prefer road verges to farmers’ fields for gathering pollen, say experts

    The plight of the bumblebee is a major rural issue, with farmers and conservationists sometimes disagreeing over alleged declines. Philip Bowern reports. The threat to…

  10. BTN LiveBig: Nebraska ecology professor connects contagions to climate change

    When new and potentially catastrophic contagious diseases like West Nile Virus and swine flu periodically emerge, research scientists and medical practitioners alike scramble to figure…