A 34 year-old rhino named Suni, died from natural causes on Oct. 17, at a nature reserve in Kenya, leaving just six northern white rhinos remaining worldwide.
Without a source of sea ice on which to spend the winter, the mammals have been forced to come ashore seeking refuge, in record numbers, confused and stranded.
"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."
There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.
The environment is no longer a niche topic backed by a passionate minority, Achim Steiner said, but is clearly linked to economic and societal issues.
World Environment Day, launched by the conference, has been celebrated on June 5 each year since 1973.
The World Health Organization declared polio an international health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the disease.
The volcano, which began rumbling on Apr. 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly.
World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.
The natives of Easter Island were not responsible for the collapse of their population due to over exploitation of natural resources and the destruction of their rain forest.