New orchids found in Philippine guerrilla zone

Five new orchid species have been discovered in remote Philippine mountains, protected from poaching because of an insurgency in the region, conservationists say.


Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

2016-06-24 15:41

Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

Pilot Piccard: Solar flight is dream come true

2016-06-23 21:52

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, 58, has just realised his dream of crossing the Atlantic ocean solo aboard the Solar Impulse 2 plane, with the Sun as his only source of power.

6-week-old anti-poaching pup a star

2016-06-23 20:52

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

Illegal fishing is a major threat to Africa’s blue economy

2016-06-23 18:32

The blue economy is mostly unknown, overlooked and underdeveloped in Africa but where does it currently stand and does it benefit African economies?, writes Adam Abdou Hassan.

Another first for Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-23 15:14

An experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

Cayman launches program to thin exploding numbers of iguanas

2016-06-23 11:46

A rising population of green iguanas on Grand Cayman has become so alarming that that the government has launched a pilot program to figure out how best to fight reptiles that began as escapees from the pet trade.

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Full moon poacher crackdown across SA nets 6 suspects

2016-06-23 10:34

One of the suspected criminals was shot and apprehended by officials, while the other jumped into the Nsikazi River and drowned. In total 6 poacher arrests have been made over this period.

NJ 'human' bear Pedals is back

2016-06-22 22:31

A New Jersey black bear that walks upright on its two hind legs and has become a social media darling, has emerged months after its last sighting.

Dutch inventor harnessing waves to clean up the seas

2016-06-22 19:46

The Dutch inventor behind a ground-breaking project to remove millions of ton of plastics floating in vast ocean "garbage patches", has unveiled the first prototype of his ambitious sea-cleaning device.

Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

2016-06-22 17:06

The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot has said as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world.

Mom, baby pangolins rescued from poachers in Zambia

2016-06-22 12:05

A mother and baby pangolin pair rescued last week from poachers in western Zambia are doing well, a conservation group is reporting.

Returned astronaut relishes loo luxury

2016-06-21 23:02

Using a normal toilet and appreciating weather - "any weather whatsoever" - are some of the small pleasures astronaut Tim Peake has enjoyed most since returning from the ISS.

Scientists moot 'green fracking' technique

2016-06-21 19:38

Adding CO2 instead of water to the cocktail used in fracking, could boost oil and gas extraction and help fight global warming at the same time, scientists say.

In Israeli desert, world's highest solar tower looks to future

2016-06-21 16:09

In the middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy.

PICS: Touchdown for the world's first cross-Atlantic flight without fuel

2016-06-23 10:47

After completing the world's first cross-Pacific flights in April, the Solar Impulse 2 has made world history again by completing a cross-Atlantic flight.

Dormant black hole 'awakens' to devour star

2016-06-23 08:40

Scientists have witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black hole.

Meet 3-million-year-old Lucy – she’ll tell you a lot about modern African heritage

2016-06-22 20:52

What does it mean to humanise the remains of our ape ancestors? What kinds of things are they made to say about the countries that display them? And what do they say about Africa as a place of scientific “discovery”?

Exotic pet trade sends US bird rescues soaring

2016-06-22 17:34

In a small animal hospital perched on Miami's sun-splashed harbuor, some of the most exotic creatures fly in and out of Carla Zepeda's life.

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

2016-06-22 16:13

India has successfully launched a rocket carrying 20 satellites, setting a new national record as its famously frugal space agency looks to grab a larger slice of the lucrative commercial space market.

Tesla seeks to bring SolarCity into its orbit

2016-06-22 12:18

Electric car maker Tesla Motors offers up to $2.8bn to buy SolarCity in bid to create one-stop shop for cleaner energy.

Out-of-the-box ploy to help end SA’s leopard skin trade

2016-06-22 11:00

There is some positive news to come out of the six-year-long mission to end the leopard skin trade in South Africa and halt the alarming decline in the ­leopard population.

US military vets to train SA wildlife rangers

2016-06-21 21:12

A group of American military veterans with experience in Iraq and Afghanistan plans to train rangers at some private wildlife areas in South Africa, where poachers have killed large numbers of rhino for their horns.

Peru finds 8 million seahorses bound for Asia

2016-06-21 17:55

Peruvian authorities have seized eight million seahorses smuggled on a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government says.

Sweet! Electrical trick may lead to less fat in chocolate

2016-06-21 10:32

Watt news: Sweet companies may someday be able to make chocolate with less fat if they expose it to an electrical field.

'The sun is about to rise and help us over the Atlantic' - Solar Impulse pilot

2016-06-21 08:39

What makes the #FutureIsClean cross-Atlantic journey extra spectacular is that it coincided with the longest day of the year, 20 June, as well as the full moon.


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