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Two rare Canada lynx shot dead in Maine

Two rare Canada lynx have been killed in the American state of Maine and officials are investigating while rewards have been offered to anyone with information.

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Smokies wildfire devastates city

2016-12-02 22:21

Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say nothing could have stopped the fast-moving and widespread fire that gutted Gatlinburg.

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

2016-12-02 21:30

Representatives from dozens of countries have began a meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss the creation of a $100m fund to protect and restore heritage sites threatened by extremism and conflict.

Poland suffering disastrous weather

2016-12-02 17:50

Technicians were working across Poland to restore power to around 180 000 households and to unblock roads and railway tracks after heavy snowfall and strong winds.

Outrage in Malibu over hunting permit for mountain lion

2016-12-02 13:57

Minutes from the ocean views of Malibu mansions, a rancher has obtained a rare permit to hunt a mountain lion killing livestock in the area.

Obama stays busy on environmental front in final weeks

2016-12-01 21:41

Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks.

Contact lost with unmanned ISS cargo ship: Russia

2016-12-01 20:13

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after launching, the Russian space agency has said, raising concerns over space travel safety.

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Dog nose inspires better explosives 'sniffer'

2016-12-01 18:43

Struck by the legendary sniffing skills of man's best friend, scientists in the US have fitted a dog-inspired plastic nose to an explosives detector, and it reportedly worked much better.

Space pioneer Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

2016-12-01 16:14

Buzz Aldrin, the 86-year-old retired US astronaut who was among the first men to walk on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons, the National Science Foundation says.

NY officer wounded probing illegal hunting

2016-11-30 23:00

Authorities say a New York state environmental conservation officer is in hospital with a gunshot wound after investigating reports of illegal hunting.

Black Death burial pit found in UK abbey

2016-12-01 10:09

An "extremely rare" mass grave containing 48 victims of the Black Death has been found at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital in England.

World mayors gather to plot Trump-era climate plan

2016-11-30 21:55

Mayors from scores of the world's biggest cities have gathered in Mexico to plot their strategy for fighting climate change in Trump-era.

California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

2016-11-30 07:06

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

Delhi's dilemma: What to do with its tons of waste?

2016-11-29 21:27

New Delhi has been in the news for its "toxic" pollution, but the Indian capital has also been struggling to deal with another crisis - what to do with its rubbish.

Wildlife cameras click Santa

2016-11-29 18:19

Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.

Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave

2016-11-29 12:02

The US Army Corps of Engineers has set a deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment where they've been protesting the Dakota Access pipeline.

Megacities key to reaching global climate goals

2016-12-01 15:55

The world's big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint nearly in half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis.

Trafficked chimp leaves Iraq for Kenya home

2016-12-01 09:45

A young chimpanzee smuggled across Syria to northern Iraq three years ago is on his way to a sanctuary at a private zoo in Kenya.

Trump's position on climate change now unclear

2016-12-01 07:15

Once sworn into office, Donald Trump will be in a strong position to dismantle some of President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

Death toll in storms sweeping US increases

2016-11-30 22:30

Possible tornadoes have swept parts of Alabama and Tennessee, killing five people and injuring more than a dozen.

Green groups pressure Spain over wetlands

2016-11-30 21:55

Environmentalists have piled pressure on Spain over its sprawling Donana wetlands, a Unesco World Heritage site.

SA's Wildest Places: Capturing pockets of beauty and natural heritage

2016-11-30 09:28

Scott Ramsay shares his remarkable journey to capture 30 of the country’s most important and beautiful protected areas, including all 19 national parks and 11 provincial reserves.

Don't sleep on it, going to bed mad makes it worse

2016-11-29 22:23

A good night's sleep may reinforce negative memories in the brain, researchers have said, lending scientific credence to the time-worn caution against going to bed angry.

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths

2016-11-29 19:55

Australian scientists say warming oceans this year have caused the biggest die-off of corals recorded to date on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

2016-11-29 16:54

A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra, but climate change is lurking.

#ProudlySA: Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

2016-11-29 10:55

South African Anti Poaching Unit, Black Mambas' story will hit the big screen as Hollywood greats produce elephant poaching drama.

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