PICS: 9-ton whale carcass safely removed from Cape beach

A Southern Right 8.5m juvenile whale carcass has been removed after washing up near Saunders Rock along Cape Town's affluent Atlantic Seaboard.


Weather causes havoc in Spain, Portugal

2016-02-14 21:02

Rescue services are searching for two missing people after heavy rainfall and strong winds damaged buildings and blocked roads in northern Spain and Portugal.

Air pollution kills millions in China - report

2016-02-13 16:00

Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India, researchers say.

The 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice pic just cracks us up

2016-02-13 12:00

The People’s Choice Award recognizes outstanding competition entries as decided by the public. This year the public could vote for one of 25 photos pre-selected by the judges out of the 42 000 competition entries from almost 100 countries.

But why!? Chow-Chow pandas as a thing get animal anti-cruelty activists upset

2016-02-13 07:00

A recent trend in Asia has seen one woman turning her chow chow dogs into look-a-like Pandas by continuously dying the pets' hair - and then hiring them out for selfies.

Blame it on the Neanderthals...

2016-02-12 21:34

If you can't seem to quit smoking, or have a tendency to become depressed, you might be able to blame your Neanderthal heritage.

Earth says farewell to Philae

2016-02-12 19:16

Scientists have given up trying to contact robot lab Philae, stubbornly silent on the surface of a comet streaking through space - closing a captivating chapter in an historic quest.

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California residents live on the edge

2016-02-12 11:15

Crumbling ocean cliffs along the Northern California coast have forced dozens to move quickly and at a high cost.

WATCH: Pooch saves unsuspecting owner from deadly brown snake

2016-02-11 19:00

This Australian residents lazy afternoon is suddenly disturbed by the world's second most deadly snake - but his best friend was on hand to save the day.

Leopard shuts schools in Bangalore

2016-02-11 16:34

A reported leopard sighting close to where a big cat injured five people at the weekend has forced the closure of 130 schools in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

124 crocodiles suffocate in Mexico truck trip

2016-02-11 11:20

More than 120 crocodiles died from apparently suffocating and crushing each other while being transported across Mexico in a truck, authorities say.

Elephant rampages in Indian town

2016-02-10 17:50

A wild elephant has rampaged through a west Indian town, smashing homes and sending frightened residents running.

Climate change will slow transatlantic flights: study

2016-02-10 14:32

Winds bolstered by climate change will slow flights between North America and Europe, boosting fuel costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - which caused the problem in the first place, researchers say.

Climate change 'forcing species to move'

2016-02-10 13:08

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard, with every major type of species affected.

DRC nets 'big fish' in poaching network

2016-02-12 16:24

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have made three arrests as Kinshasa seeks to dismantle a major ivory trafficking syndicate.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Rhino poaching is a crisis of governance,' says wildlife expert

2016-02-12 12:00

Wildlife poaching has escalated into a crisis of authority and South Africa is not immune. That’s the message of a leading expert on wildlife trade, Christian Bonacic , who’s presently visiting South African parks.

Space-time ripple makes magic

2016-02-11 17:53

In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, international scientists say they have glimpsed gravitational waves, or ripples in space and time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.

US clean power plan delays stoke Paris treaty concern

2016-02-11 11:20

Could a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of the US's new clean-power rules be putting the first global treaty to limit the worst predicted impacts of climate change? Environmentalists and academic think so.

Faux Rhino Horn a bad idea, say conservation groups

2016-02-11 08:30

Alternative means of addressing Asia's appetite for Rhino horn are not the solution according to Conservation Group.

Navy solar project on Guam put on hold

2016-02-10 19:45

The US Navy's proposal to lease Guam property for a solar power project has been put on hold.

Aquila's orphaned rhino has a name

2016-02-10 14:24

Meet Osita, the name chosen for the rhino calf born and abandoned by its Mother on New Years eve at Aquila Private Game Reserve, just outside Cape Town.

PICS: Jumping donkey leaps to fame in Egyptian village

2016-02-10 11:40

A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species' well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command.


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