12/31/2012 11:32 am ET

Green Stories Of 2012: Environmental News In Review (PHOTOS)

The year 2012 saw extreme weather ravage regions around the world, a frustrating presidential campaign, severe disease outbreaks, controversial energy developments and climate change in action.

From Hurricane Sandy to a lioness "befriending" an antelope, a vast array of environmental news was documented in photos and videos. Check out the slideshow below for some of the most memorable green stories of 2012.

2012 Green News