Icelandic volcano eruption ends

Iceland officials say the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano that began in August has come to an end.


Man with 500kg of perlemoen crashes car after high speed chase

2015-02-27 18:43

A man has been arrested for alleged possession of 500kg of perlemoen in Claremont, Cape Town.

Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

2015-02-27 15:03

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.

New volcano island getting bigger in Japan

2015-02-27 13:29

Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing.

Alleged rhino poaching mastermind denied bail

2015-02-27 13:27

Bail has been denied to alleged rhino poaching mastermind Hugo Ras in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

Thousands of dead fish again wash up in Rio

2015-02-27 12:08

An 'unprecedented' thousands of dead fish have washed up in Rio's heavily polluted Guanabara Bay this week, deepening fears for the health of competitors at the 2016 Olympics.

Herb derivative could work against Ebola

2015-02-27 10:25

A small molecule derived from an Asian herb may help stop Ebola infection by preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body, researchers say.

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2 loose llamas run amok in the US, media goes wild

2015-02-27 08:54

Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community have been captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

NSPCA: Species hybridised to create 'oddities'

2015-02-26 19:04

The NSPCA says inbreeding of wild animals is actively being practised to create sought-after colour mutations and species are intentionally hybridised to create oddities.

Indian city bans gatherings over swine flu fears

2015-02-25 19:58

An Indian city has banned big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide.

Russia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends

2015-02-25 12:41

Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.

Brazil arrests 'Amazon's biggest deforester'

2015-02-25 08:27

Brazilian authorities say they have arrested the boss of a gang blamed for 20% of the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in recent years.

UN climate head resigns amid sex claims

2015-02-24 21:27

The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him.

19 manatees rescued from Florida drainpipe

2015-02-24 19:43

A herd of 19 manatees has been rescued in Florida after becoming trapped in a drainpipe while they searched for warm waters.

Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in SA

2015-02-24 14:09

In the South African bush, elephants are being trained in the art of 'bio-detection' to see if they can use their exceptional sense of smell to sniff out explosives, landmines and poachers.

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

2015-02-27 08:01

China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports with immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fuelled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.

Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

2015-02-26 12:06

Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.

Tiger cub spooked by fireworks jumps to its death

2015-02-26 08:51

A forestry officer says a tiger cub spooked by Chinese New Year fireworks jumped off a building to its death in eastern China.

Molewa enviro reprieve slammed

2015-02-25 16:58

Two environmental groups have condemned Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's decision to grant several companies, including Eskom, a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards.

Dutch artists make waves with 'dead animal' art

2015-02-25 10:36

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest 'dead animal art' project.

Who's your daddy? Hippo ancestry unveiled

2015-02-25 05:00

A great-great grandfather of the hippopotamus probably swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago, long before the arrival of the lion, rhino, zebra and giraffe.

Zim Parks visitors mess up

2015-02-24 20:34

Some visitors to the Zambezi River urinated on the river bank and left toilet paper behind, the Zambezi Society says.

Eskom gets reprieve from emission caps

2015-02-24 19:42

Several companies, including Eskom, have been granted a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards in terms of air quality laws.

Guam eyes nets to battle rhinoceros beetle

2015-02-24 18:25

Nets that have proven effective at catching invasive rhinoceros beetles are expected to arrive on Guam, a pest eradication expert says.

Fears over plastic-eating coral in Barrier Reef

2015-02-24 06:48

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life.


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