Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

Japan has said it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a UN court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.


Egypt blocks attempt to smuggle Jewish artefacts

2014-04-18 20:31

Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artefacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports.

Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

2014-04-18 10:03

There’s nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.

SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

2014-04-17 21:10

The mix of 143 million litres of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to officials in a US city who plan to flush away the whole lot.

Man in court for dehorning live rhino

2014-04-17 19:49

A Mozambican man accused of dehorning a white rhino while the animal was still alive has appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Study: Sharks are not living fossils

2014-04-17 19:49

Modern sharks are not "living fossil" replicas of their prehistoric ancestors, but have evolved significantly over millions of years to develop their hallmark design, a study says.

New discovery herbivores' earliest ancestor

2014-04-17 17:39

Palaeontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters' emergence on land, a study says.

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UK animal activist jailed for blackmail plot

2014-04-17 15:10

A UK animal rights activist was jailed for six years on Thursday for her part in a Europe-wide campaign of intimidation targeting a leading animal testing company.

China's soil pollution, a serious secret

2014-04-17 13:13

A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government says, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret.

Toyota to launch a hydrogen powered car

2014-04-17 12:36

Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the Prius, the first successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Now, the firm is trying to do the same with a technology that seems straight out of science fiction.

Researcher calls for relocation of San people

2014-04-17 09:30

Indigenous people are key to ensuring sustainable use of land in South Africa, especially as the country faces issues of climate change, a researcher has found.

Dominican Republic builds a beach during drought

2014-04-17 14:43

The Dominican Republic is being criticised for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.

Will Engen pay for Richards Bay spill?

2014-04-17 11:08

After the oil spill at Richards Bay nearly a week ago that saw 6 000l of oil being spilled into the port its still remains unclear whether Engen will face action.

Missing Burmese python found

2014-04-17 11:30

A 30kg, 3.8m Burmese python has been found lying outside her enclosure after causing anxiety when she disappeared a day ago.

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