Sea lion found on farm 80km from sea

Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was found in the driveway of a cattle farm.


Earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued

2016-04-28 22:29

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu resulting in a tsunami warning being issued.

Climate change bad for African antelopes

2016-04-28 22:03

Climate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges.

Malaysian wildlife smugglers plead guilty

2016-04-28 20:28

Two Malaysian men have been sentenced to 6 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to smuggling wildlife parts into the United States.

Kenya readies to torch tusks

2016-04-28 18:17

Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild.

SpaceX aims for Mars

2016-04-28 17:05

SpaceX aims to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as early as 2018, the first step in the company's goal of colonising the red planet.

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Texas, surrounds in crosshairs of powerful tornadoes, hail

2016-04-26 23:04

Forecasters have moved North Texas squarely in the crosshairs of a large weather system capable of producing tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail placing at least 10 million people at moderate risk.

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

2016-04-26 19:59

A pair of gay vultures in a German zoo have adopted an egg abandoned by its mother and started to incubate it in a nest they built.

Live chick shredding end sought

2016-04-26 12:50

In a basement of Dresden University, German scientists are busy refining a technique that could save millions of fluffy chicks from being shredded to death moments after they hatch.

France fires up push for renewable energies

2016-04-25 21:02

France has announced it was raising its renewable energy goals and would become the first country to issue 'green bonds' to fund projects which benefit the environment.

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild

2016-04-25 18:54

Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warns.

Solar plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

2016-04-25 16:07

The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered plane around the world say the endeavour is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.

World Malaria Day: Let's reduce malaria deaths by 90% in 2030

2016-04-25 12:15

On World Malaria Day 2016 the United Nation pledged to work to reduce malaria deaths by 90% in 2030, by distributing medication to the 97 countries with on-going malaria transmission concerns.

Baltic Ferries dumping banned

2016-04-24 22:18

Ferries and ships will be banned from dumping toilet waste in the Baltic Sea, one of the world's most polluted bodies of water, the International Maritime Organization says.

Sea turtles fly from Seattle to San Diego

2016-04-24 20:01

Two sea turtles that landed sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego.

NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas

2016-04-24 17:09

New York City's mayor is pushing building owners to update heating and power systems to help meet his goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.

Brazil bike lane smashed by giant wave

2016-04-27 18:44

A Brazilian engineer says the bike lane that collapsed last week in Rio de Janeiro was built without taking into account strong waves.

Nothing fishy about trout skin sandals

2016-04-26 23:25

A French shoe manufacturer is urging fashionistas to take the plunge with what he claims is the world's first range of trout skin espadrille shoes.

The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

2016-04-25 23:02

Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown.

Crocodile attacks sleeping camper

2016-04-25 20:07

A 19-year-old on a family camping holiday in northern Australia had a lucky escape when he fought off a crocodile which bit into his foot as he slept.

Cederberg rock art trail upgraded + 5 things to make you pack your bags and go

2016-04-26 14:44

South Africa's rocky Cederberg Wilderness is an outdoor adventure's playground of note - and now there is even more reason to go...

Pope visits Rome park marking Earth Day

2016-04-24 23:03

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to one of Rome's main parks to participate in an Earth Day event.

Devastating drought in India

2016-04-24 21:20

A heat wave is searing western India with hundreds of millions of people affected by water shortages.

Nepal marks one year since huge quake

2016-04-24 19:04

Thousands of Nepalis have grieved for their loved ones killed in a massive earthquake a year ago, as protesting victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.


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