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Nepal government to ban vehicles older than 20 years

This is part of an effort to control air pollution in the country.

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Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary 'surgery'

2018-04-20 13:59

The hole appears to have been painstakingly carved into the animal's head, but whether it was an operation to save the cow or practice for surgery on humans, was not clear, a duo of anthropologists report in the journal Scientific Reports.

Gorongosa National Park sees return of nature's charismatic African Wild Dog

2018-04-20 11:30

The endangered African Wild Dogs has been reintroduced to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique after decades of absence.

California has worst US air pollution - report

2018-04-20 07:02

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report says, as US President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards.

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

2018-04-19 14:33

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report has revealed.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

2018-04-19 12:17

NASA blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337m satellite that aims to scan 85% of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

Americans waste 150 000 tons of food per day - study

2018-04-19 10:04

Americans waste nearly 150 000 tons of food per day, amounting to about 422g per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, says a study.

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#EcoTravels: How to live green this Earth Day

2018-04-17 15:54

Earth Day is a day dedicated to living in a way that creates least harm on the planet and all its inhabitants.

Poland to spend $8.8bn on clean heating to fight smog

2018-04-13 16:18

Poland's prime minister says the government intends to spend up to $8.8bn by 2028 on cleaner heating as it takes effort to fight smog.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: Captive cheetah breeding is reaching epidemic proportions in SA

2018-04-13 09:30

Cheetahs are being bred on demand in SA for cub petting, to become well-behaved ambassador species, or to be exported for “zoological” reasons or into the pet trade.

How Grace Mugabe poaching claims benefit Zimbabwe's new president

2018-04-13 10:11

If the allegations are true, Zimbabwe intends to prosecute Grace Mugabe for ivory and rhino horn smuggling. The Conversation looks at how the claims may benefit the country's new president.

Will humans' superiority be our downfall?

2018-04-12 14:20

Does humanity's intellectual dominance give us the right to do whatever we please with the millions of other species that have the unenviable plight of sharing the Earth with us, asks Robert Traydon.

Rivers worldwide threatened by pharma waste - studies

2018-04-12 12:22

River systems around world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drug waste harmful to the environment, researchers say.

Bat that helps make tequila gets off endangered species list

2018-04-19 07:05

Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered species list.

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

2018-04-16 21:18

The battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some momentum in southern Tanzania, where killings are declining and some populations are showing signs of recovery.

Fatou the gorilla celebrates 61st birthday at Berlin zoo

2018-04-13 21:46

Fatou the gorilla, believed to be one of the world's oldest, is celebrating her 61st birthday at Berlin's zoo, nearly six decades after she found her way to Germany from a French bar.

Rural North West school gets green electricity

2018-04-13 08:09

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is to launch a renewable energy system at a school in the North West province to demonstrate the reliability and scalability of renewable energy.

New Zealand puts brakes on search for oil in bid to go green

2018-04-12 20:53

Signaling its commitment to a clean energy future, New Zealand's government won't issue any more permits for offshore oil and gas exploration

Should SA invest in a hyperloop between Cape Town and Joburg?

2018-04-12 13:41

The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but back in the day when many countries were building underground rail-network systems South Africa clearly was not.

Meet the people making waves in the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards

2018-04-11 19:00

The 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards winners will be announced during WTM Africa at an awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

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