In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000."That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years."
Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.Organic food producers opposed the USDA's decision — some more fiercely than others.
The federal government has approved the first new drilling permit for a deep-water oil well in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil spill last April.The new permit, issued Monday, gives Noble Energy the go-ahead to finish drilling a new well about 70 miles southeast of Venice, La.
A federal panel investigating the cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and massive Gulf oil spill won't finish its final report by the one-year anniversary of the disaster as it had hoped.Delays in testing the blowout preventer that failed to stop the spill forced the joint U.S.
Scientists are trying to determine whether there's a link between last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill and a spike in dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Sixty-seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up on Gulf beaches over the past few weeks.