US & Canada
Bumblebees added to US endangered species list
Bumblebees, common to the central and eastern United States, are now formally listed as an endangered species.
It's a first for the US, where it's estimated the honey bee population has halved since the 1950s.
UN: Millions on verge of famine in Somalia
The United Nations has warned that millions of Somalis are on the verge of famine due to a severe drought. It says $825m in urgent funding is needed in order to avert disaster.
Rare wild antelope facing extinction in Mongolia
A rare species of wild antelope in Mongolia is facing extinction because of a highly contagious disease. Almost 4,000 saiga have already died and scientists expect the total to reach 10,000 within the next two months.