Rhino poaching: 12 kingpins arrested

Twelve people believed to be the kingpins of a rhino poaching syndicate operating in Gauteng and North West have been arrested. This after a joint operation by law enforcement agencies.


SA scientists slam Swazi elephant export

2015-11-26 10:49

A group of top South African scientists has slammed the proposed sale of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland to American zoos as being deeply unethical and certain to cause the animals’ long-term physical and psychological stress.

SA judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

2015-11-26 12:22

A South African judge has lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

Amazing solar inventions!

2015-11-26 11:31

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.

SA's NatGeo Adventurer pioneering to establish Africa’s largest wildlife reserve

2015-11-26 08:20

South African Dr Steve Boyes is the only local contender in the NatGeo 2016 Adventurer of the year - here he shares his 120-day Okavango River adventure with us.

There is some 'Bad blood' between Taylor Swift and New Zealand

2015-11-26 08:34

Conservationists in New Zealand have accused US singer Taylor Swift of endangering a rare bird species while shooting a music video near Auckland.

Prince George the green prince?

2015-11-25 15:35

Prince Charles hopes his grandson's love of the outdoors will become a passion for the environment.

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Wolves return to Warsaw area

2015-11-25 22:04

Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.

Paris climate conference to start a day early: UN

2015-11-25 19:58

A UN conference to craft a climate rescue pact will start a day earlier than planned, the UN's climate forum says.

Flooding brings Qatar to near standstill

2015-11-25 17:57

Qatar has been hit by more than a year's worth of rain in several hours, while in neighbouring Saudi Arabia one person was killed during flooding.

2015 set to be hottest year on record - UN

2015-11-25 13:17

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

2015-11-25 10:41

When you combine environment, entrepreneurship and technology its pure genius. Meet the genius behind Eco-Fuel Africa, Sanga Moses.

Australia to use drones to track sharks from the air

2015-11-25 12:02

Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters has begun as the government admits there is “no easy way” to protect swimmers from the predators.

Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us

2015-11-25 08:38

Climate change doesn't just mean melting ice caps it has devastating effects on global weather.

Toxic Kenya dump concerns pope

2015-11-24 22:28

A toxic Kenyan dumpsite embodies the pope's environmental concern ahead of his Africa trip.

500 million children could suffer if climate deal fails

2015-11-24 17:58

The more than 500 million children living in flood-prone areas and 160 million children in drought zones will bear the brunt of climate change, Unicef says.

Report: 90% of disasters are weather-related

2015-11-24 14:23

A new report says 90% of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by flood, storms, heatwaves and other weather-related events – and these weather-spawned disasters are becoming more frequent.

World facing grave environmental crisis - pope

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has said the world is facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

China has a new organic farming army

2015-11-25 18:56

Shi Yan's approach to organic farming is helping to break the country's 'addiction to pesticides'.

Sandra has become a hurricane

2015-11-25 17:10

Sandra has become a hurricane in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is expected to strengthen even further.

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

2015-11-25 13:17

China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Mexico trains community jaguar watchers

2015-11-25 10:25

Mexico is training community animal watchers to document jaguars and other endangered species, a program aimed at involving rural and indigenous communities in conservation efforts.

Britain's Prince William honours Africa conservationists

2015-11-25 09:22

Britain's Prince William has honoured three conservationists for their work in Africa, including the director of one of the continent's oldest national parks who survived a gun attack.

Japan enters new space race

2015-11-25 08:23

A Japanese rocket has lifted off and successfully put the national space programme's first commercial satellite into orbit.

Cat rescues owner from venomous snake

2015-11-24 21:01

A woman who was attacked by a venomous snake when she went to water her rose garden has been saved by her cat, which rushed in and pounced on the snake.

Genetically engineered salmon faces upstream battle

2015-11-24 15:58

It is a controversial decision that got buried in all the talk of terrorism in the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

10 Tips for Greener Shopping

2015-11-21 09:30

Keeping the environment in mind when shopping is something we can all do to make our world healthier and safer.


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