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5 things to know about coal & climate change

2014-07-28 14:28

Here are 5 things to know about how US coal exports shift the global warming problem onto other countries.

Australia approves huge India-backed mine

2014-07-28 13:30

Australia has approved a massive coal mine that could provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians, angering environmentalists who warned it may threaten the Great Barrier Reef.

Koala survives terrifying ride clinging to car

2014-07-28 12:34

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive after surviving a terrifying 88km ride down an Australian freeway. The male was struck by a vehicle and latched onto the bottom of the car.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

Mobile app helps African farmers turn a profit

2014-07-28 09:58

A mobile app is helping farmers in Ghana increase crop yields and connect with industry players through an online communications medium that is easily accessible and cost-effective.

Greenpeace protest against Lego & Shell

2014-07-28 08:57

Greenpeace activists protested outside a Lego store in Chile, condemning a deal between the Toy Company and Shell that the environmental group says is 'polluting kids' imaginations.'

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

2014-07-28 07:25

The enduring popularity of 'little tiger' as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.

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Geneticists offer clues to better crops

2014-07-27 19:53

Scientists have laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.

Outcry saves rare US redwood from chopping

2014-07-25 20:04

A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

Footprints suggest T-Rex hunted in a pack

2014-07-25 14:31

Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilised footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs.

Virtual reality used to change stubborn farmers

2014-07-25 12:36

Australian researchers are using the online world of Second Life to teach sugar cane farmers about climate change and new technologies they can use to reduce water use and fertiliser run-off.

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

2014-07-25 22:18

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat.

'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought

2014-07-25 15:19

A major drought across the US has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists say.

Lucifer gets acupuncture

2014-07-25 13:11

Some vets are really brave. They are willing to treat all kinds of scary, veracious beasts; one vet in the UK however has gone further: Performing acupuncture on a lion.

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