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Wildlife halved over past four decades - WWF

Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3 000 vertebrate species has revealed.

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Humans causing climate change heat

2014-09-30 05:00

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia have been influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming.

First year fatties may be oversold

2014-09-29 21:04

College students may not become the much-dreaded "First Year Fatties" but they do gain weight during their years in school.

Poaching 'ringleader' in court

2014-09-29 16:17

A pilot, lawyer and other members of an alleged rhino-poaching ring have appeared in court.

Five more bodies found at Japan volcano

2014-09-29 15:20

Five more bodies have been found near the summit of a Japanese volcano, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

Ethiopia banks on seeds to boost food security

2014-09-29 14:14

Ethiopia has introduced a programme to improve food security that combines scientific knowledge with local know how, as new community-based seed banks and training centres try to help farmers.

Rooftop gardens brings new life to Manila

2014-09-29 09:58

Vegetable farms have started to grow on rooftops, in shanty towns and school grounds amid the cramped, concrete surroundings of metro Manila.

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Japan: Volcanic eruption has no impact on nuclear restart

2014-09-29 07:43

The deadly eruption of a volcano in Japan over the weekend won’t affect the restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor, which is in a separate volcanically active area, a spokesperson says.

Warning over hoodia 'diets'

2014-09-28 22:05

Consuming extracts of the succulent plant Hoodia gordonii is often punted as a safe way to lose weight, but a new study suggests it may not just shed fat but muscle tissue too.

More than 30 believed dead at Japanese volcano

2014-09-28 15:32

Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police say.

Drilled Arctic well strikes oil - Rosneft

2014-09-27 18:53

Russia's state-owned Rosneft says it had found oil in the Kara Sea off the north coast of Siberia in a joint drilling project with US oil giant ExxonMobil.

Scientists grapple with Ebola vaccine ethics

2014-09-29 06:05

Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait.

US scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak'

2014-09-28 18:45

Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.

Philippines 'breaks world tree-planting record'

2014-09-27 22:42

Philippine officials say they have set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation programme.

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