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Leading safari companies take bold stand against SA's lion bone trade agenda

Four safari companies active in SA has taken a bold stance again SA's Department of Environmental Affair's plan to export 800 lion skeletons to Asia.

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Spain to cull 17 000 ducks as bird flu hits

2017-02-24 07:30

More than 17 000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe has been detected at a farm.

Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

2017-02-23 22:45

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant says it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors.

Kelly Slater calls for Reunion shark cull

2017-02-23 21:30

One of the greatest surfers of all time, Kelly Slater, has sparked controversy by calling for a shark cull around the Indian Ocean island of Reunion after a bodyboarder was killed there.

Doris does damage as storm hits British Isles

2017-02-23 19:45

Storm Doris has slammed into the British Isles, causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations.

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at ISS

2017-02-23 17:29

An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts has arrived safely at the International Space Station.

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

2017-02-23 12:42

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

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Seven new Earth-like planets found

2017-02-22 20:09

The stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy opens up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System, researchers say.

Facebook post of calf video goes viral, 12 million views

2017-02-22 18:00

A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of a newborn calf has come under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to be slaughtered.

Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash

2017-02-22 16:45

Russia has successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the ISS after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December.

Scientists find new miniature frog species in India

2017-02-21 20:25

Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India.

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

2017-02-21 17:31

Gene editing, which has raised ethical concerns due to its capacity to alter human DNA, is being considered in the US as a tool for improving livestock, experts say.

British Museum training experts to save Mosul heritage

2017-02-20 21:00

Archaeologists are being trained by the British Museum to save what they can of Mosul's heritage in the wake of fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS.

Exoplanets 101: Looking for life beyond our Solar System

2017-02-22 22:24

Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1 are the most recent - and arguably the most spectacular - in a string of exoplanet discoveries going back 20 years.

SpaceX aborts approach to ISS, delivery delayed

2017-02-22 19:32

A navigation error has forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station.

From restaurants to reefs: Recycling discarded oyster shells

2017-02-21 21:02

If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving. You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline.

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

2017-02-21 19:34

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials say.

WATCH: Heathrow hit by gridlock delays due to climate change protest

2017-02-21 12:36

Protestors have blocked a tunnel leading into Heathrow Airport, bringing traffic to the UK airport to a standstill.

Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on drilling talks

2017-02-21 05:32

US environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River.

Cash-strapped Rio to privatise water utility

2017-02-20 20:17

Legislators for financially strapped Rio de Janeiro state have approved the privatisation of the public water utility despite a strike by workers and threats of protests.

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