WELLINGTON, New Zealand — During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark.
“Olive the Oiled Otter” made headlines in 2009 when she was found covered in oil and near death on Santa Cruz beach. Olive recovered fully and went on to deliver a healthy pup years later.
MOSCOW — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.
CHURCHILL, Man.—Manitoba’s tourism industry fears new national whale-watching rules could drive beluga boats out of business in Churchill and threaten the Hudson Bay community’s $7-million summer tourism season.
Ottawa has proposed new regulations requiring tour operators to come no closer than 100 metres to whales or other marine mammals in Canadian waterways.
HALIFAX—Another winter storm buried Nova Scotia yesterday as snowbanks across Atlantic Canada continue to grow—probably leaving some on the East Coast asking why us?
The meteorological explanation is pretty simple.
CHICAGO — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.
NEW YORK — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries at the centre of community battles over placement in the children’s stacks.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Another iconic bourbon brand in Kentucky has been targeted in a heist, but this time authorities say they have arrested a suspect caught with the stash of pricey whiskey in his backyard.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business anymore.
Celebrities may have cornered the market on unconventional baby names like Blue Ivy and North West, but a Swiss branding company is offering help to parents seeking unique monikers for newborns — for a significant price.
Erfolgswelle vows to create a brand-new first name — for US$31,000.