Hundreds of thousands of dead fish were left floating in a Chinese river after a chemical discharge, officials said Wednesday, the latest industrial accident to pollute the country's battered environment.
About 100,000 kilograms of fish were cleared from 40 kilometres of the Fu river in Wuhan, the capital of the central province of Hubei, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing "local government investigations".
Veterinary doctors treat an white-backed vulture, injured by a kite string, in India on Jan. 15, 2013. In Pakistan, vultures' numbers have dwindled because of the chemical-laden carcasses on which they feed. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
KARACHI, Pakistan — Cyrus Patel never thought he'd spend the majority of his professional life elbow-deep in dead animals. When he began studying veterinary medicine, he had visions of trudging through the African wilderness to treat endangered rhinoceroses.
"I got into animal medicine because I believed in wildlife conservation. I had always hoped to work with endangered species, I just never believed it'd be like this," Patel said by phone recently.
Amid the joy surrounding the National Zoo's newest tiny panda was the sad news that a second cub was stillborn.
Giant Panda Mei Xiang gave birth to the cubs on Friday at Washington DC's National Zoo.
The first cub was born alive at 4.83 ounces and is doing well.
Police were searching a northern Australia river for the body of a 24-year-old swimmer snatched by a crocodile during a birthday party along the banks of the Mary River on Aug. 24, 2013. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Police are searching a northern Australian river for the body of a swimmer snatched by a crocodile during a birthday party.