Desalination plant brings relief to Gaza

International aid workers have opened a new desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, bringing some relief to a territory where 97% of the water is undrinkable


Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

2017-01-19 20:31

The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.

Extinction threatens 60% of primates

2017-01-19 18:23

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60% of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.

More snow falls across Mediterranean countries

2017-01-19 12:34

Much of southern Europe is experiencing its second round of snow in just under two weeks.

African 'fairy circles' explained

2017-01-18 22:31

Scientists may have solved the mystery of those odd 'fairy circles' that dot the Namib desert in simple geometric beauty, and it's more natural than supernatural.

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

2017-01-18 20:06

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change.

DoE appears to be sneaking key energy policy past public – Outa

2017-01-19 08:03

The Department of Energy appears to be sneaking its New Energy Efficiency Strategy past the public, advocacy group Outa has said, calling for an extension on the process.

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Baby elephant rescued near Indonesian palm oil plantation

2017-01-18 18:12

A baby elephant found terrified and malnourished near a palm oil plantation is being nursed back to health at a conservation centre on Indonesia's Sumatra island.

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

2017-01-18 11:31

An Ohio zoo says the country's oldest known gorilla, and the first in the world to be born in a zoo, has died.

More than 80 dolphins die off Florida coast

2017-01-18 07:03

More than 80 dolphins known as false killer whales have died off the southwest coast of Florida after getting stranded in shallow waters.

Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics

2017-01-17 14:21

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos have agreed to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

Last man to walk on the moon dies

2017-01-17 09:20

US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, has died, Nasa and his family have announced. He was 82.

This week's water supply

Here's how South Africa's water levels look this week

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

2017-01-16 20:06

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm

Paarl croc guide killed: This is why animal parks and interaction need to stop

2017-01-16 14:28

The death of a loved and respected guide at Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm in the Western Cape sent shock waves through South Africa. Could it have been avoided?

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since Sept blast

2017-01-14 22:05

SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

Slovenian dogs sent 'crazy' by road salting mix-up

2017-01-17 21:21

Dogs in a small Slovenian town went "crazy", according to a local newspaper, after salt from a dry-cured ham factory was mistakenly used to de-ice snowy roads.

Antarctic station moved to escape breaking ice shelf

2017-01-17 16:09

The British research station located on a floating ice shelf in Antarctica is being relocated and shut down over the winter because of fears it could float off if a crack in the ice causes an iceberg to break off.

Saudi to launch multi-billion renewable scheme

2017-01-17 14:21

Saudi Arabia is set to launch a renewable energy programme worth up to $50bn, as the world's largest oil exporter vies to diversify its economy.

Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale'

2017-01-16 21:24

A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts.

Wildlife Trafficking: The sordid Southern African-South East Asian connection

2017-01-16 11:19

The shadowy collusion of South Africa with Mozambique, Laos and Vietnam is satiating Asia’s great thirst for illegally trafficked wildlife.

US updating guidelines for handling wildlife pets

2017-01-15 06:59

Wildlife officials in the American state of Kansas are working on new guidelines for handling situations where a wild animal is being kept as a pet.

Storm batters Europe

2017-01-14 21:16

Dutch water management authorities have closed several locks to prevent flooding as a high tide, co-inciding with a storm over the North Sea, batters Europe.


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