Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

An unmanned NASA spacecraft travelling to a distant asteroid has veered toward Earth for a gravitational slingshot manoeuvre that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency says.


Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction - study

2017-09-22 10:09

Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction - but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers say.

Schwarzenegger debuts 'dream' electric Hummer

2017-09-21 20:31

'Kreisel Electric electrified my G-class last winter. And now a Hummer,' Politician and former action star Arnold Schwarzenegger presented his electric off-road Hummer.

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Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of Arctic sea ice

2017-09-20 07:06

An environmental activist wants the US Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider anchored rafts in the ocean to provide walruses with a platform to rest.

Zinke recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

2017-09-19 09:18

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size.

Rhino horn is smuggled in trinket form, conservationists say

2017-09-18 15:36

Conservationists say some criminal groups are processing rhino horns into powder and trinkets before smuggling it to Asia, a developing trend that could make it harder for law enforcement agencies to intercept trafficked horns.

US take aim at non-native swans

2017-09-17 22:26

The graceful mute swan, symbol of love and hero of storybooks, is targeted for destruction by wildlife managers in New York and other states.

To fight wildlife crime, follow the money

2017-09-17 17:39

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings.

Storm warning for Los Cabos

2017-09-16 17:17

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the resort-studded southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula due to Hurricane Norma, which is forecast to pass nearby in the coming days.

Widespread typhoon damage in Vietnam

2017-09-16 13:27

Shaken residents in central Vietnam are piecing their homes and businesses back together after a powerful typhoon hammered large swathes of coast and killed at least four people.

Bye bye Basi: World's oldest captive panda dies

2017-09-16 10:06

The world's oldest captive giant panda has died at the ripe old age of 37 - more than 100 in human years - her handlers have said as they gave "Basi" an emotional send-off.

UPDATE: Tracking cameras being used for missing lion pride

2017-09-15 15:06

Tracking cameras will be used on Saturday, 16 September, in an attempt to find the missing lion pride still on the loose in Fochville, West Rand.

Water Crisis: Cape Hotels forced to get innovative

2017-09-14 10:30

It's time to 'think out of the box' and come up with fresh ideas to help combat a “monumental problem, according to the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa.

Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

2017-09-20 11:46

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official has said.

Zoo's horn burning ceremony keeps traders in Czech

2017-09-19 07:03

The former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Richard Leakey has slammed South Africa’s rhino horn traders by calling for their public condemnation for gambling on the extinction of wild rhino populations and undermining species conservation efforts.

Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier Reef

2017-09-18 09:32

A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials have said, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species.

Fierce storm hits western Romania

2017-09-17 19:31

Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania.

Maria threatening storm-battered Caribbean

2017-09-17 15:19

Forecasters say that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the hurricane-battered Leeward islands of the Caribbean as a strengthening hurricane on Tuesday.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

2017-09-16 16:30

With wildlife trafficking escalating worldwide, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down financiers and hit crime rings where it hurts.

WATCH: Oil spill forces Greek authorities to close Athens beaches

2017-09-16 12:43

Greek health authorities have banned swimming along a long line of popular Athens beaches, following extensive sea pollution from the sinking of a small oil tanker.

WATCH: Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

2017-09-15 15:45

NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant.

Cassini readies for Saturn 'goodbye kiss'

2017-09-14 10:45

Nasa's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gaseous giant.

#ResponsibleTourism: How to play your part in Clean-up & Recycle SA Week

2017-09-14 09:02

With Clean-up & Recycle SA Week currently taking place and International Coastal Clean-Up Day on 16 September, how will you play a part in keeping Mzansi clean?

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