'Weird!' signal not from aliens

Astronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation that perhaps, finally, alien life had been found.


Extreme Weather: DEA working on SA adaption strategy for climate change

2017-07-20 09:45

DEA has concluded the Risk and Vulnerability Assessment to climate change in nine provinces and associated response plans.

'Peculiar' radio signals emerge from nearby star

2017-07-20 10:01

Some very "peculiar signals" have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: Proposed leopard hunting regulations need to be rethought

2017-07-19 09:39

The primary mandate is to protect these leopards so that we don’t open them up to a situation where they will be hunted and where they will perish.

Big cats worldwide threatened by SA lion bone trade

2017-07-18 12:26

South Africa’s proposed legalised export of 800 lion skeletons a year is stimulating demand for tiger parts and derivatives, and endangering wild tigers.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: 'Elephant poaching is on the rise'

2017-07-18 08:38

Without up to date poaching figures from the Department of Environmental Affairs, conservationists are being forced to do their own research.

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Bald eagles poisoned by lead

2017-07-16 22:30

Wildlife advocates say a growing number of bald eagles are being poisoned by ingesting lead from ammunition in animal carcasses left behind by hunters.

Beekeeper, wife hospitalised after colony attacks

2017-07-16 18:34

Officials say a New Jersey beekeeper and his wife were hospitalised after the man's colony became aggressive and swarmed part of the town where the hive was located.

Defence: Climate change a US security threat

2017-07-14 20:07

The House has approved a defence policy bill that declares climate change a threat to US national security and demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations.

Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale skeleton

2017-07-14 15:30

Britain's Natural History Museum has suspended a gigantic blue whale skeleton in its main entrance - drawing attention to vanishing species in an environment under strain

Indian environmental agency sets new rules to protect Ganges

2017-07-14 10:36

India's main environmental agency has banned the dumping of any kind of waste within 500 m of the most polluted parts of the Ganges, a river considered sacred by devout Hindus

At least 200 environmental activists slain in 2016

2017-07-13 23:00

A watchdog group says at least 200 land and environmental activists were slain in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and agricultural companies.

'Hope' the whale replaces 'Dippy' as London museum's skeleton star

2017-07-13 20:35

"Hope" the blue whale took over as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep its much-loved predecessor, "Dippy" the dinosaur.

Nasa releases new images of raging storm on Jupiter

2017-07-13 17:31

Nasa has released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot, snapped as an unmanned probe zipped by.

Trillion ton iceberg breaks off Antarctica

2017-07-12 15:59

An iceberg, one of the largest on record, has been set adrift after snapping off a West Antarctic ice shelf that is now at increased risk of collapse, scientists say.

Europe horse meat scam revealed

2017-07-16 20:29

Authorities have arrested at least 66 people in a European food scam which sold horse meat unfit for human consumption.

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

2017-07-16 14:40

French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on new friend Donald Trump might have changed the US president's mind on climate change

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

RARE PIC: Lion nurses leopard cub

2017-07-14 16:52

Newly released photographs from a Tanzanian wildlife area show an incredibly rare sight - a leopard cub suckling on a lion believed to have given birth to a litter last month.

UPDATE: Kruger escapes probed as shot lion carcasses to be used for research

2017-07-14 12:30

Concern has been raised about future escapes, as three Kruger lions were shot to death after escaping the park, the second escape in just over two months.

Cincinnati Zoo's baby hippo named honorary deputy sheriff

2017-07-14 10:17

A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo has been deputised. Hamilton County's sheriff and several deputies have presented Fiona and her team of caretakers with a certificate naming her honorary deputy sheriff.

Trump says 'something could happen' on Paris climate accord

2017-07-13 22:03

US President Donald Trump says that "something could happen" regarding the Paris climate accord following his decision to withdraw.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

2017-07-13 19:10

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.

Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos

2017-07-13 15:58

At least 27 hippos have been slaughtered in a touristy zone in western Niger by villagers who blame them for destroying crops and harming livestock.

Researchers: Happiness turns dairy cows into cash cows

2017-07-12 17:23

Wisconsin researchers are advising farmers on how to make their cows happier so they produce more milk.

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