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#ShockWildlifeTruths: PHASA backtracks and approves canned lion hunting

The Professional Hunters' Association of SA has "voted to allow the hunting of captive bred lions as a legitimate form of hunting".

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SANParks Kudu Awards 2017 honours conservation heroes

2017-11-24 08:41

SANParks' Kudu Awards takes place annually to honour and reward those people who are contributing positively to South African National Parks.

Xasa urges SADC ministers: 'Time to turn the tide on illegal wildlife trade'

2017-11-23 16:08

As the US toys with a decision to reverse a Zim-Zam hunting trophy ban, SADC ministers are discussing how to better manage the region’s natural resources and tourism potential.

Eskom’s latest work on energy policy plan rejects nuclear

2017-11-24 07:08

The findings of the latest work on the draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity by Eskom for the Department of Energy are proving to be somewhat problematic for Energy Minister David Mahlobo.

Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change

2017-11-23 14:06

A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope.

Raging debate: Does culling wolves curb poaching?

2017-11-23 12:19

A researcher in Norway has launched the latest salvo in a fierce, sometimes caustic debate on how legal hunting impacts the poaching of large predators.

Jamaica protects nearly 75K hectares, bans mining

2017-11-23 07:02

Jamaica's government says it will protect nearly 75 000ha in a northwest region dotted by mines that features forests, rivers and cultural sites.

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Cigar-shaped asteroid came from another solar system - study

2017-11-21 20:01

A rocky cigar-shaped object detected in space came from another solar system, astronomers say as they confirmed an unprecedented observation.

Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

2017-11-21 17:44

A Norwegian court has granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers.

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

2017-11-21 12:34

Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Professor receives $5M grant for grain research

2017-11-20 07:24

A Purdue University professor in the American state of Indiana has received a $5m grant to help develop hybrid grain seeds that will resist parasite weeds.

TransCanada sends more crews to pipeline leak

2017-11-19 21:15

TransCanada says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of an oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in the American state of South Dakota.

Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

2017-11-19 09:15

London's caffeine habit could soon provide an eco-friendly energy kick to its buses, including its iconic red double decker.

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state's herbicide ban

2017-11-18 22:15

A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban a herbicide that has drawn complaints from farmers across several US states.

Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna

2017-11-21 22:00

Officials say nations fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean have decided on a major expansion in the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna.

Poland says compliant with EU court order against ancient forest logging

2017-11-21 19:46

Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko on Tuesday insisted that Warsaw is already "100 percent" compliant with an EU injunction to stop logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests after the bloc's top court threatened heavy fines.

Russia confirms it had radioactive pollution 986 times that of norm

2017-11-21 09:23

Russia has confirmed "extremely high" levels of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country, confirming European reports about the contamination. Russia confirms radioactive pollution exceeded norm by 986 times

Earthquakes rattle Oklahoma town

2017-11-19 22:52

The US Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town and researchers have linked them to wastewater injection.

India passenger train kills 2 Asian elephants

2017-11-19 19:12

Two endangered Asian elephants have been hit and killed by a passenger train near the city of Gauhati in northeastern India.

Swimming with dolphins in VR to aid disabled

2017-11-19 17:05

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial.

Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

2017-11-18 21:39

Following an outcry, President Donald Trump says he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe.

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots'

2017-11-18 09:00

The diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons has issued the assurance that "robots are not taking over the world".

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