Elusive lion caught napping

The escape artist 3-year-old lion, which has been giving trackers the run-around for 24 days, is back at the Karoo National Park after being darted from a helicopter in the Nuweveld mountain range.


Pace of climate talks far too slow

2015-06-29 23:07

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations on climate change were moving too slowly and urged governments to quicken the pace ahead of the December conference.

Supreme Court rejects BP, Anadarko over Deepwater Horizon spill penalties

2015-06-29 22:15

The US Supreme Court has rejected bids by BP and Anadarko Petroleum to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Great Wall going, going

2015-06-29 21:52

Around a third of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities erode the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Drilling caused Indonesia mud volcano - study

2015-06-29 20:59

Geologists have reignited the debate about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano.

Pink salmon risk double dose of acidification

2015-06-29 20:05

Pink salmon in the Pacific Ocean face a double threat of acidification linked to greenhouse gas emissions since it slows their early growth in rivers and disrupts the chemistry of seawater.

Odenaalsrus faces spike in rabbit population

2015-06-29 19:42

The owners of an informal rabbit breeder in Odendaalsrus, Free State, gave all their rabbits away to locals when the NSPCA began clamping down on them.

Dead lions spark catfight

2015-06-29 19:09

Wildlife experts have voiced anger at the death of nine endangered lions in floods in western India.

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Iceland whaling season under way

2015-06-29 18:54

Icelandic whaling boats have left port to begin the 2015 whaling season, as more than 700 000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the hunt.

Spain, Portugal bake in heatwave

2015-06-29 16:55

Temperatures have soared above 40°C across Spain and Portugal prompting heat alerts, raising the risk of wildfires and drawing crowds to beaches and fountains.

String of cargo disasters pressures space industry

2015-06-29 15:54

The global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Scorching temperatures prompt Portugal to issue health alert

2015-06-29 15:21

Portuguese health authorities have issued a weather alert, advising the public to take extra care as temperatures are forecast to exceed 40°C in some southern parts of the country.

China's UN climate pledges expected

2015-06-29 14:16

China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a report says, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.

30 monkeys freed from Puerto Rico primate research center

2015-06-29 11:14

Authorities say more than two dozen monkeys have been set free in Puerto Rico after someone broke a lock on their enclosures at a primate research facility.

Brazil to open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary

2015-06-29 07:51

Brazil will soon open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary, and its three initial residents will be retired circus animals in need of a safe haven, a report says.

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear plant shuts down

2015-06-28 18:59

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.

White lion from Vegas act dies during surgery

2015-06-27 22:55

A white lion on loan from the Siegfried & Roy animal and magic act has died after undergoing a medical procedure at the Toledo Zoo.

Farmers lose out to Tanzania hydropower

2015-06-26 17:14

The Tanzanian government is planning to declare the water supplies of the Mtera and Kidatu hydropower facilities in the south of the country protected sites.

Court rules against Obama on mercury air pollution rule

2015-06-29 18:01

The US Supreme Court has invalidated a key Obama administration environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

Tall order to collar a giraffe

2015-06-29 15:54

It’s a tall order to equip a giraffe with a GPS collar. But that is exactly what lecturer Francois Deacon does as part of his research on the animals.

Solar Impulse plane heads for Hawaii

2015-06-29 15:54

Solar Impulse 2 has left Japan on the 120-hour Japan-Hawaii leg of its historic flight.

Police seeking man who let dog drive motorbike

2015-06-29 14:16

Police in Hanoi are looking for a man who let his dog steer his motorbike in a video clip going viral on state and social media, a traffic department official says.

Obama interviews Attenborough over climate change

2015-06-29 09:18

US President Barack Obama switched roles with British naturalist David Attenborough for an interview to ask him about the global effort required to combat climate change.

SA, Brazil, China, India in push for climate financing

2015-06-29 06:35

South Africa, Brazil, China and India have voiced disappointment over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.

Winds of change as Ethiopia harnesses green power

2015-06-28 15:30

The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia's highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent's largest wind farms.

Rwanda gets SA lions

2015-06-27 14:30

Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

Deformed mutt is crowned World's Ugliest Dog

2015-06-27 09:00

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

Wishing on a shooting star in Japan with man-made meteors

2015-06-26 15:11

Fancy a meteor shower racing across the night sky to mark your birthday? One Japanese start-up is hoping to deliver shooting stars on demand and choreograph the cosmos.


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