Josue Eduardo Rios

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Who Decides to Shut Down a City for a Snowstorm?

There's no hard-and-fast rule for when a city shuts down due to snow.<p><b>The first major North American snowstorm of 2014 is now behind us. Blankets of snow are on the ground, many offices are closed until Monday, and city governments are busy clearing the roads for the weekend.</b><p>Boston received more …

Lightning Can Shape a Mountain!

A bolt from the blue has many powers. But until now, no one suspected that it is a major sculptor of mountains.<p>Stefan Grab has long been familiar with the power of the lightning bolts that regularly strike the Drakensberg Mountains of southern Africa. Nineteen years ago, the geomorphologist was …

Building Blocks to Fight Climate Change

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of children’s toys will join the ranks of environmentally friendly companies. The LEGO Group announced in …

Titan's Lakes, Saturn Shakes, and a Nebula Bakes

20,000 Species Are Near Extinction: Is it Time to Rethink How We Decide Which to Save?

Last of the Last<p>Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not.<p>M. Sanjayan remembers debating grad school biology classmates about the fate of the California condor back in the 1990s, when the bird was on the brink of extinction.<p>Should the condor, which had almost been …

Leaders Make Commitment to Help Polar Bears

As polar bears trudged back onto their sea ice hunting grounds for the winter, an international gathering of arctic nations was working last week to …

Photo: Without Arctic Sea Ice, Thousands of Walruses Forced to Climb Ashore in Alaska

Rapid warming of the Arctic has resulted in a dramatic decline in the extent of sea ice. Once the ice disappears from the feeding areas in late …

Air Pollution Causes Cancer, World Health Organization Says

It has been known for a while that air pollution contributes to heart disease and respiratory ailments. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) …

Where Are Migratory Monarchs This Fall?

Nearly all Mexico-bound monarchs pass through Texas during fall, where Dave Hawkins took this photo several years ago in Anahuac National Wildlife …

Understanding the Plight of the Sumatran Rhino

<i>Dr. Barney Long leads WWF’s work on species conservation in Asia, focusing on tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans, as well as other lesser-known</i> …

We’re Living in the Tropics

Changing Planet<p><b>When it comes to climate change, we live on a tropical planet, we just don’t realize it</b><p>Finally, it seems, the world’s warmer climates – so often overlooked when it comes to the impact of climate change – shared the spotlight in a high-profile analysis of the earth’s steadily rising …

WWF develops a solar-powered boat for the Galápagos

Q: What carries passengers, can cruise as fast as seven knots, yet creates no air or noise pollution?<p>A: A solar-powered boat in the Galápagos.<p>This …

More than 1,100 Elephant Tusks Uncovered in Major Wildlife Crime Bust

Two tons of endangered species body parts—including 1,120 ivory tusks, 13 rhino horns and five leopard skins—were uncovered by Hong Kong customs on …

Celebrating a Marine Wonderland in the Philippines

<i>This August, the Tubbataha Reefs of the Philippines celebrates 25 years as a marine protected area. The area is vast, covering more than 38,400</i> …

White House Solar Installation Reinforces the Importance of a Renewable Energy Future

<b>WWF renewable energy expert Keya Chatterjee issued the following statement in response to today’s news that solar panels are being installed on the</b> …

Helping Communities Rebuild After Disaster

As communities rebuild from natural disasters, it’s important for them to seek ways to become stronger and more resilient. And environmental issues …

Two Indus River Dolphin Calves Rescued in Eastern Pakistan

Two stray Indus River dolphin calves trapped in a canal in eastern Pakistan were rescued by a joint team of WWF and the Sindh Wildlife Department and …