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Zoo looking into sitatunga debacle

The Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo is investigating how eight sitatunga antelope were brought to South Africa from a zoo in the Czech Republic.

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Water contamination getting worse: DA

2014-09-01 16:54

Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA says after conducting a probe into water quality in four provinces.

Kenyan rangers on frontline of poaching war

2014-09-01 14:37

As the late afternoon sun creeps towards the horizon and shadows lengthen on the sweeping plains dotted with rocky outcrops, Ol Jogi's armed rangers get set for another tough night on patrol.

Fracking pollutes drinking water: TKAG

2014-09-01 13:35

Government must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Renowned rock art in US, younger than believed

2014-09-01 12:16

Life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1 000 years more recently than what had long been believed, scientists say.

Thailand heading for a waste crisis

2014-09-01 10:42

A blaze at a rubbish dump home to six million tons of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis.

Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan

2014-09-01 08:34

The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season has begun in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official says.

No Arctic 'cold rush'

2014-08-31 21:15

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.

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Water 'ambassadors' to put a lid on leaks

2014-08-31 17:47

Water leakages will hopefully be a thing of the past for residents living around Mbombela after more than 30 unemployed young people were absorbed into the municipality’s water-monitoring programme.

California passes first US plastic bag ban

2014-08-30 20:26

California lawmakers have approved a measure that will make the state the first in the US to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

2014-08-29 20:56

For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

Scandal: A panda that faked her pregnancy

2014-08-29 14:04

Faking ones pregnancy could easily be described on a soap opera or some cheesy movie. But a giant panda at the Chengdu Giant Panda in China faked her own pregnancy to get special treatment.

SANParks official speaks out on rhino ‘sale’

2014-08-31 13:00

Confusion around the SANParks sale and removal of 260 rhinos has deepened after the man accused of making an unauthorised decision to sell the Kruger Park animals has spoken out in his defence.

Shell wants to drill in Arctic

2014-08-29 22:15

Royal Dutch Shell has submitted a new plan for drilling in the Arctic offshore Alaska, more than one year after halting its program following several embarrassing mishaps.

Museum to display 6 500-year-old human skeleton

2014-08-29 17:22

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

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