Mount Everest has a plumbing problem. The current "biggest" threat to climbers on the world's tallest peak, the former head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association says, is the staggering amount of human excrement being left on its slopes -- with some estimates putting that number at more than 17,000 pounds for this season alone.
Conservationists and logistics experts in Iceland have celebrated the arrival of two beluga whales that previously lived at a sea park in China.
Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry in an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.
Britain and Italy are making a joint bid to host the U.N.'s global climate summit next year.
An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree — before trying to eat a surveillance camera.
The Japanese coast guard says its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off Japan's northern coast.
Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths.
Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska is kicking off a new centrist political party.
A Belgian man says an encrypted phone message sent by his missing son could hold a clue to the 18-year-old tourist's disappearance from an Australian coastal town.
The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas.
Liberal environmental activist and lawyer Zuzana Caputova has been inaugurated as the first female president of Slovakia.
One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.
The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week on Friday evening underscored a world in transition.
The leaders of southern European nations have gathered in Malta to build a united front on key economic and political issues ahead of next week's European Council meeting.
A baby dugong, a large ocean mammal, that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself.
Police have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wild animal trafficking cases.
Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, waves and rain Thursday and was forecast to bring dangerous weather even as it veered away from the western coast.
The Latest on Cyclone Vayu (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. Authorities say a very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast.