WWF urges closure of all tiger farms

The World Wildlife Fund has called on Asian states to close their tiger farms to boost efforts against the black-market trade in animal parts.


Spared lobster dies during trip to retirement

2016-07-28 12:19

Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement.

Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered

2016-07-28 08:09

A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia's forests about five million years ago, has been identified from a recently discovered fossil site, scientists say.

Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas

2016-07-27 21:52

Forty-seven entries from seven countries have been submitted for a $20m competition to capture and use greenhouse emissions from power plants.

NYPD bee squad ready for sting operations...

2016-07-27 19:16

A New York City police detective who works in counter-terrorism also protects New Yorkers in another way: by helping corral and relocate swarms of bees that occasionally descend on the city.

Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

2016-07-27 16:23

Ground controllers have bid a final farewell to robot lab Philae, cutting communications after a year-long silence with the tiny probe hurtling through space on the surface of a comet.

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Deadly anthrax outbreak in Russia

2016-07-27 17:41

Authorities are evacuating nomadic reindeer herders and quarantining a Siberian region after an outbreak of anthrax killed more than 1 000 of their animals.

Aircraft emissions proven to affect climate change, SA on track in greening practice

2016-07-27 13:30

US environmental regulators are moving to limit emissions from aircraft, ruling that jet engine exhaust is endangering human health by warming the planet.

Dinosaur fossil found in SA finally gives up its secrets

2016-07-27 07:11

A remarkable dinosaur discovery made by a South African palaeontologist in 2005 has finally revealed its secrets after being scanned with high-powered X-rays in France.

Rare white whale 'Migaloo' sighted off Australia

2016-07-26 18:52

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the Australian coast as he migrates towards warmer tropical waters to mate.

California fire drives people from 10 000 homes

2016-07-25 18:53

The Los Angeles County Fire Department says about 10 000 homes have been evacuated as crews protect mountain and canyon communities from a ferocious wildfire that's destroyed 18 houses.

Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip

2016-07-25 15:32

Solar Impulse 2 is approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.

Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

2016-07-24 20:51

Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant is stirring outrage because it requires demolishing 140ha of woodlands.

Tigers maul woman to death, injure another in China wildlife park

2016-07-24 10:36

Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media has reported.

Floods kill at least 154 across China

2016-07-23 17:46

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing.

Americans worry about 'super-human' technologies

2016-07-27 13:49

Futuristic technologies that promise to improve people's strength and smarts by editing genes, implanting brain chips or super-charging blood have raised more concern than enthusiasm among Americans, a poll shows.

Dolly's 'twins' alive and kicking - clone study

2016-07-26 21:38

Four genetically-identical copies of Dolly the famous cloned sheep, which suffered ill health and died prematurely in 2003, are going strong at the advanced age of nine, a study says.

Shark finning: US fishermen promise a fight

2016-07-26 20:04

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the US harvest of shark fins.

Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions

2016-07-26 17:04

Israel's National Museum is to display a 2 200-year-old Egyptian mummy that shows signs of some modern-day afflictions.

New Zealand aims to become rat free

2016-07-25 11:54

New Zealand has set itself an ambitious goal of completely wiping out rats by the year 2050.

Solar Impulse 2 on last leg of tour

2016-07-24 17:01

The first solar-powered plane to circle the world has taken off from Cairo for Abu Dhabi, on the final leg of its journey.

Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

2016-07-23 19:50

The Restore the Call program at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland plans to move 10 chicks to an area south of Boston this summer.

Russian balloonist claims new record

2016-07-23 12:48

An official says a Russian balloonist has claimed a new 11-day round the world record after passing over an Australian airfield.


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