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Mid-Atlantic Dolphin Die-Off Leaves Scientists Puzzled

Dead dolphins have been washing up in alarming numbers on mid-Atlantic beaches since July as scientists struggle to find a cause for the largest such die-off in a quarter-century.<p>More than 160 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have turned up dead from New York to Virginia, says Charley Potter, a marine …

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Egyptian Churches Burned, Attacked As Religious Leaders Call On Prayers For Peace

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued Friday.<p>It's unclear how many churches have been affected during violence that has …

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California’s Sierra foothills and let honeybees swarm all over her body. …

Scotland Yard 'Assessing' New Information In Diana Death

Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.<p>The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a …

Penn State To Pay Multimillion-Dollar Settlement To Sandusky Victim

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Saturday that the young man known as "Victim 5," who took the stand at Sandusky's criminal trial and sentencing last year, settled for several million dollars.<p>Attorney Tom Kline confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Saturday, but would not specify …

Gibraltar: Spanish fishermen protest because they 'lose a lot of money everyday'

Spanish fishermen in some 30 fishing boats were protesting on Sunday near the disputed British territory of Gibraltar, against the building of an artificial reef that has also soured relations between Madrid and London.<p>The <b>Spanish fishing boats</b> accompanied by Spanish Guardia Civil vessels were met …

Russia Not Only Country With Anti-Gay Laws

Many other countries, from Iran to Cameroon, have harsh anti-gay laws.<p><b>A new Russian law that criminalizes "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors" has sparked growing calls from the global gay community and its supporters for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.</b><p>While …

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