World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Built more than 2 000 years ago, the Tower of the Winds is said to be the world's first weather station - and now, for the first time in nearly 200 years, it's has been reopened to the public.


Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

2016-08-26 11:51

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach - study

2016-08-25 21:35

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phase of the moon.

Thai farmers launch sting operation to stop elephant raids

2016-08-25 20:02

To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers in Thailand have put up electric fences, burst firecrackers and even changed crops, but to no avail. So they've decided on Plan Bee...

SANParks and Eden District stakeholders review weather protection plan

2016-08-25 19:00

After a devastating fire propelled by berg winds of up to 48km/h earlier in August along the Garden Route, authorities have agreed to review their safety plans.

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Stressed out Hawaiian dolphins might catch a break

2016-08-24 10:00

Swimming with spinner dolphins in Hawaii may soon be banned as dolphins are burning calories at a risky rate.

India cows get glow-in-the-dark horns to stop crashes

2016-08-23 21:05

Police in central India have been sticking glow-in-the-dark strips on the horns of stray cattle to prevent motorists from crashing into the animals as they wander across roads at night.

Last animals set to leave 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza

2016-08-23 19:18

A team of foreign veterinarians have begun taking measures to evacuate the last surviving animals from a zoo in the Gaza Strip that has been dubbed "the world's worst".

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

2016-08-22 09:08

For Russians it is a sure sign that summer has really come -- the annual, rolling switch-off of municipal hot water that hits homes across the vast country.

Scientists unravel mystery of osprey migration

2016-08-21 16:22

By putting tracking devices on ospreys, scientists are unravelling some of the mysteries behind the marathon migration of these fish-eating birds.

Is canned lion hunting's latest victim this young boy?

2016-08-19 07:41

A boy mauled to death at an establishment purporting to be a lion sanctuary is raising all manner of questions around canned lion hunting.

Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

2016-08-18 18:37

Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.

PICS: SA offers lifeline for tiger suffering in 'world's worst zoo'

2016-08-24 07:37

A tiger which has been rescued in Gaza from a zoo dubbed "the world's worst", will ultimately be heading to South Africa.

Activists to battle on after Japan whaling court victory

2016-08-23 21:05

Japanese whalers have celebrated what they have described as a court victory in the US to end years of high seas clashes with anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, which immediately vowed to fight on.

Cincinnati Zoo cans Twitter account amid Harambe histrionics

2016-08-23 17:15

The Twitter account of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla, has been taken down.

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets a second life online

2016-08-22 12:50

With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

Rare 1.2m T. rex skull found

2016-08-21 19:53

Palaeontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a nearly complete 1.2m-long skull.

WATCH: SA extreme adventurers set Vic Falls bungee record

2016-08-19 16:30

Kili cyclists bungee jump off Victoria Falls Bridge with Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles, in aid of charity.

'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs

2016-08-18 20:57

Much like parents who talk to a pregnant woman's belly, some birds sing to their eggs before they hatch, and the reason may be to prepare them for a warming world, researchers say.

Over-exploitation is the biggest threat to wildlife

2016-08-18 13:06

A comprehensive new review of the threats facing global biodiversity indicates that a popular approach to saving the planet’s wild animals from extinction may be fatally flawed.


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