Dutch want to grow human embryos for 'limited' research

The Dutch government has announced that it wants to allow growing human embryos "under strict and limited conditions" for scientific research, thereby giving hope to parents struggling to conceive.


Australia gets itself airbrushed from UN climate report

2016-05-27 22:42

Australia's government has intervened to have all references to the country removed from a UN report examining the impact of climate change on world heritage sites.

Spanish cave art trove found 300m underground

2016-05-27 20:55

Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art.

Killer hippos spread fear in Senegal

2016-05-27 18:59

Lying in hospital with bloodied bandages over the deep gashes in his legs, Senegalese fisherman Ali Fall recalls the moment a hippopotamus tried to kill him as he hauled in nets in a local river.

Kruger dealt severe blow as virus wipes out wild dog pack

2016-05-27 13:37

The Kruger National Park's endangered and vitally important wild dog population has suffered a significant setback with the death of an entire pack from a vicious strain of the canine distemper virus.

'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69

2016-05-27 13:25

Japanese animal lovers have been mourning the death of the country's oldest elephant, Hanako, who passed away "quietly" after spending most of her 69 years in captivity.

Trump would OK pipeline blocked by Obama

2016-05-27 09:30

Donald Trump says if he were elected US president he would support the Canadian Keystone oil pipeline project that was blocked by President Barack Obama on environmental grounds.

Mars emerging from Ice Age - study

2016-05-27 06:45

The Red Planet is emerging from an Ice Age, according to radar images of Mars' polar regions that are shedding new light on our neighbour's climate cycle, researchers say.

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Spanish police seize 74 African tusks

2016-05-26 23:15

Police in Spain have seized 74 African elephant tusks from a man who was allegedly trying to sell them with a fake permit.

Thailand closes dive sites

2016-05-26 22:01

Thailand has shut down 10 popular diving sites in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis, in a rare move to shun tourism profits to protect the environment.

Finding refuge: The untapped potential of Mozambique's Banhine and Zinave

2016-05-26 11:06

Mozambique's potential wildlife sanctuaries are facing significant pressures from poaching and human-wildlife conflict - dealing a blow to conservation if not addressed, suggests Dianne Tipping-Woods.

Poland starts logging primeval forest

2016-05-25 21:01

Poland has begun logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland, despite fierce protests.

Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

2016-05-25 19:00

A Japanese aquarium has hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.

Nigerian state declares emergency over 'tomato Ebola'

2016-05-24 23:07

A state government in northern Nigeria has declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swathes of tomato fields, threatening supplies of the country's leading staple food.

Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018

2016-05-26 22:28

Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed.

Tornadoes smash through the US Great Plains

2016-05-26 21:07

Violent thunderstorms have sweep through 'Tornado Alley' leaving one person dead and two critically injured.

Stoners planted seed for safer meds

2016-05-26 19:55

Swiss scientists have taken a leaf from the pothead recipe book to brew an e-cigarette cannabis liquid for medical use which they say is safer than a joint and better than a pill.

McDonald's to contain Arctic cod fishing

2016-05-25 22:00

Food giants McDonald's and Tesco have signed an agreement to not expand cod fishing into untouched parts of the Arctic.

Trump casts shadow over UN climate talks

2016-05-25 20:05

The talks in Germany to flesh out December's historic global climate deal are probably not at the top of Donald Trump's agenda this week.

India successfully tests small space shuttle

2016-05-25 15:20

India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft.


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