Naturalist Jim Fowler was born today. He was part of the groundbreaking wildlife television show called "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" from 1963-1988.
World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.
Currently, Japan's whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."
Known as the Hudsonville-Standale Tornado, it was part of a large, deadly outbreak of 49 tornadoes that affected the Great Plains, parts of the South, and the upper Midwest.
Thousands of people, mostly women, broke into shops and began seizing food and other items before the militia arrived to stop them.
The new strategy aims to reduce the output of methane, which reportedly has 20 times the effect on global warming that other gases, like carbon dioxide, have.
"The excavation of Pompeii brought to light not just individual buildings and artifacts, but an urban fabric."
Strong winds have worsened matters, causing the oil to spread across a wider distance. This spill not only threatens birds and other large animals in the bay, but also seafood species like shrimp, blue crab and oysters.
Since the 1979 accident, there has been an ongoing controversy over whether the radiation released at Three Mile Island led to an increase of cancer and infant mortality in the surrounding areas.
The collision sent 170,000 gallons of oil into the body of water that connects the Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and deals with up to 80 vessels per day. The oil quickly spread into neighboring bodies of water.