Photos: Among World’s Most Endangered Animals

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 file photo a silverback mountain gorilla is seen in the Virunga National Park, near the Ugandan border in eastern Congo, The 175-nation U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, is based in Geneva and regulates nearly 35,000 species of animals and plants. Experts rank wildlife smuggling among the top aims of criminal networks, along with drugs and human trafficking. CITES says wildlife crime remains poorly studied but it says international estimates of the scale of illegal wildlife trade range from between $16 billion and $27 billion a year. Tiger parts, elephant ivory, rhino horn and exotic birds and reptiles are among the most trafficked items. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay, File)
Sumatran Orangutan – The Sumatran orangutan is the most endangered of the two orangutan species. Found only in the northern and western provinces of Sumatra, Indonesia, the species is fast losing its natural habitat to agriculture and human settlements. World Wildlife Fund has put together a top 10 list of endangered species to be on the look-out for in 2012. © Fletcher and Baylis / WWF-Indonesia
Mountain Gorilla – The mountain gorilla became known to science on 17 October 1902, and is a subspecies of eastern gorilla. © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna – Tuna is perhaps the most high profile victim of unregulated and uncontrolled overfishing. Bluefin tuna populations have declined alarmingly over the past few decades. © Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / WWF-Canon
Leatherback turtle – The leatherback turtle has survived for more than a hundred million years, but is now facing extinction. Recent estimates of numbers show that this species is declining precipitously throughout its range. World Wildlife Fund has put together a top 10 list of endangered species to be on the look-out for in 2012. © Carlos Drews / WWF-Canon
Tiger – Less than 3,200 remain in the wild, we have lost 97% of our wild tigers in just over a century. © Kevin Schafer / WWF-Canon
Snow Leopard – There are up to 6,000 snow leopards in the wild across 12 countries, but its numbers are gradually declining, with hunting and habitat loss just some of the reasons that it is endangered. Naturepl.com/ Andy Rouse / WWF-Canon
Vaquita – The vaquita is a very small porpoise that lives solely in the Gulf of California, Mexico. The species is critically endangered primarily as a result of entanglement in fishing nets. © WWF-US/Eugene Lee
Irrawaddy Dolphin – Some populations are close to extinction such as those in the Mekong River and Malampaya Sound in the Philippines. The main threats are from fisheries bycatch and habitat loss. © David Dove / WWF-Greater Mekong
Javan Rhino – The Javan rhino is probably the rarest large mammal on the planet, with no more than 50 left in the wild and none in captivity. © Greater Mekong / WWF-Canon
Asian Elephant – Sacred but exploited, the Asian elephant has been worshipped for centuries and is still used today for ceremonial and religious purposes. © David Lawson / WWF-U
In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Virunga National Park, a baby Grauer’s gorilla that had been poached from Kahuzi-Biega National Park is seen at the Senkwekwe Orphan Gorilla Center at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo. Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking, researchers said Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Virunga National Park, LuAnne Cadd, File)

We must try to save the endangered animals before they extinct.

A 7.4 Earthquake Hits Off El Salvador Coast: USGS

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean about 78 miles off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday night.

The earthquake struck 74 miles south of Usulutan, El Salvador, at a depth of 33 miles.

A tsunami warning was in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.

But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

There were no immediate reports of damage to coastal areas or to shipping.

Two Earthquakes On Wednesday

Yesterday, two earthquakes hit two different parts of the world.

The first earthquake hit Indonesia and it could be felt even in Malaysia.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first 8.6-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh province, followed by an 8.2 magnitude aftershock  two hours later.

According to CNN, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean but was lifted later.

Next, another eartquake hit Mexico.

The USGS said the first quake on Wednesday evening in the western state of Michoacan had a magnitude of 6.5 and was recorded at a depth of 12.4 miles.

It was followed by a second earthquake, of a magnitude of 6.9 and at a depth of 6.2 miles that hit somewhere near Baja California early Thursday morning.

Earthquake is a disaster but luckily both earthquakes did not caused any tsunami.

People walk through debris from Wednesday's strong earthquake at an office building in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra island, Indonesia, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out Wednesday as Indonesians rushed toward high ground after two strong earthquakes raised fears of a killer tsunami. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
A map of Indonesia's Sumatra locating the 8.6-magnitude quake. A tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island Wednesday, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast(AFP)

Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico – Photos

Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.

It is a Category 1 hurricane.

The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.

There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. 

The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.

A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.

Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.

It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.

Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.

The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.

This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.

A family prepares to leave Miramar beach after having a picnic before the arrival of Tropical Storm Beatriz in the Pacific resort city of Manzanillo, Mexico, Monday June 20, 2011. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz is expected to become a hurricane Monday night or early Tuesday, brushing over Mexico's southwestern coast later that day before heading back out to sea. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Cars swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz are pictured by the shore in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
People stand next to a car swept out to the shore after high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz broke inland in Acapulco June 20, 2011. Tropical Storm Beatriz drenched parts of Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rains on Monday and has strengthened into a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Stringer
A person walks past an upturned car by the shore after the vehicle was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer.
An upturned car is pictured by the shore after it was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Hurricane Paula Slammed Mexico And Cuba-Photos

Hurricane Paula hit Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

It was a category 2 hurricane but later weaken to a category 1 hurricane.

It was a tropical storm when it hit Havana, Cuba on Thursday.

Havana is the capital of Cuba.

Under pouring rain, man walks on a street during the passage of Hurricane Paula in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Paula roared off Mexico's top vacation resort of Cancun on Wednesday without immediate reports of major damage, and it was projected to veer into western Cuba. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
A man walks on the beach during the passage of Hurricane Paula in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)
A A woman walks in the rain along Havana’s seafront boulevard “El Malecon” October 14, 2010. Paula slams Cuba on Thursday as the small hurricane hugged the island’s northern coast, but it was expected to weaken as it moved eastward towards the Cuban capital Havana, REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa.
A man drives a motorcycle through wind and rain brought by Tropical Storm Paula in Las Palmas, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
A man crosses the street near the Capitol building during thunderstorms in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
Men ride on a horse drawn cart during the passing of Tropical Storm Paula in Las Palmas, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
A man wades through a flooded street during the passing of Tropical Storm Paula in Havana, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
Palm trees are swayed by strong winds and rains in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa.
Vehicles move along a road during a thunderstorm in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
People walk in a street during a thunderstorm in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan.Tropical Storm Paula brought winds and heavy rain to the Cuban capital on Thursday.

Mexico’s Deadly Landslides-Photos

Overall view of the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010, after a landslide occurred. A mudslide was due to heavy rains in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.

Very heavy rains caused the landslides.

On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.

On Wednesday  at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.

Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.

Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.

Go green to save the Earth!

People stand next to a damaged house after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
People remove mud after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
A woman walks past the damaged bridge that crosses the Macuilxochitl river near the town of Tlacolula, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. Rescue operations attempting to reach the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec have been delayed due to the condition of the bridge. (AP Photo/Agencia Quadratin)
Men inspect a vehicle buried under mud after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A man stands in front of damage left after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A rescue worker uses a zip-line to cross an overflowed river in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
Police and Mexican army personnel sift through the debris after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

Human-Made Disaster; People Were Killed Everywhere-Photos

People killed other people all over the world.

They use violence as a vehicle to get what they want.

This is a disaster.

We should stop hurting each other and stop destroying our Earth.

We should also stop cutting down trees and use them as weapons in fighting.

Listen to Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ and let us try to heal the world.

These are some of the latest violence in today’s Yahoo News.

The photos are also from Yahoo News.


Mexico

Lots and lots of people were killed in Mexican drug war.

Three people were killed in a car bomb by drug seller this week.

Car bomb exploded in Mexico.
Drug gang used car bomb to attack police.
COMMERCE-CA-JULY 12, 2010: Bundles of marijuana extracted from a rail car are laid alongside tracks at part of the Union Pacific rail yard in the City of Commerce on Monday, July 12, 2010. (Christina House / POOL PHOTO)
The remains of a vehicle are cordoned off in a street in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday July 16, 2010. Mexican investigators ran forensic tests to determine whether drug gangs used a car bomb in an attack on police patrol trucks that killed two officers and wounded nine people on Thursday. A car bomb would mark an unprecedented escalation of Mexico's drug war and confirm long-standing fears that the cartels are turning to explosives in their fight against security forces. (AP Photo)

Pakistan

A lot of people were killed in bomb attacks  and by guns all over Pakistan.

On Saturday 18 passengers were killed in northeastern Pakistan.

Family members a person injured by a bomb blast, bring him at a local hospital in Pakistani tribal of area of Jamrud, Friday, July 16, 2010. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market in an area along the Afghan border Friday, killing at least many people and wounding 15 others, a Pakistani official said.(AP photo/Qazi Rauf)
Pakistani hospital staff attend a person injured by a bomb blast, at a local hospital in Pakistani tribal of area of Jamrud, Friday, July 16, 2010. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market in an area along the Afghan border Friday, killing at least many people and wounding 15 others, a Pakistani official said.(AP photo/Qazi Rauf)
Violence in Pakistan.
Can we stop hurting each other?
A boy injured in a hospital in Pakistan.

Iraq

28 people were killed in a hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region.

The fire was at the ‘Hotel Soma’.

Some hotel guests jumped out from upper floors to save themselves.

More human-made disaster in Iraq.
Hotel Soma.
Fire in Hotel Soma.
Firemen trying to stop the fire
A view of fire damage at Soma Hotel in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya, 260 km (162 miles) northeast of Baghdad July 16, 2010. The fire, possibly triggered by a gas leak, killed 30 people, including foreigners, and injured at least 22 others, police said on Friday. REUTERS/Sherko Raouf

Please stop destroying our Earth.