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China moon mission's next task: Getting samples back to earth

2019-01-16 13:23

After becoming the first country in the world to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, China is planning four more missions to get samples back before studying the feasibility of a lunar research base.

WATCH: Two cute lion cubs make adorable debut at Vladisovstok zoo

2019-01-16 12:33

A in the Russia’s Far East Vladivostok received two adorable white lion cubs. The rare cubs arrived from Belarus and now are nursed by the zoo’s workers. Due to the rarity of the white lions, the babies have weak immune system and fed every two hours.

WATCH: Hearts will break as you see an eagle take out a baby warthog

2019-01-16 10:30

A baby warthog ran its last run with the family when a martial eagle decided to make it its next meal in Kruger National Park.

WATCH: Antarctica is melting quicker and sea levels could rise even more because of it

2019-01-15 22:15

Antarctica's annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels meters higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists say.

Locals say ‘frack off’

2019-01-15 15:08

The application by Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration South Africa received a “resounding no” from residents, farmers and business owners for its application to deploy an...

 
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ROAD AHEAD:  An autorickshaw drives past a road enveloped in thick smog in New Delhi. (Manish Swarup, AP)

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Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

2019-01-16 06:09

An Australian state government has announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions.

Total lunar eclipse to produce rare 'Blood Moon'

2019-01-15 20:54

A rare total lunar eclipse, which will produce a rare 'Blood Moon', is expected on Monday next week - and will be partially visible in South Africa.

Hippo captured in Mbombela dies after it was darted

2019-01-15 17:02

A hippo bull that was darted in the early hours of Sunday morning along the R40 in Mbombela has died.

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WATCH: Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

2019-01-15 05:19

Polluted air shrouds Bangkok's business district as Thai authorities are set to deploy rain-making planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution.

Poland denies cull aimed at wiping out wild boar

2019-01-14 05:24

Polish authorities denied any plans to wipe out nearly all Poland's wild boar to stem an outbreak of disease threatening its pork industry as petitions against a mass cull drew hundreds of thousands of signatures.

Intelligent males may make female birds swoon - study

2019-01-11 14:47

Male birds are often the ones with the most vibrant feathers, or the most elaborate songs, but researchers said that what lady birds could really appreciate is a male who shows his intelligence.

WATCH: Giraffes become world's most gifted voyeurs as cheetah 'threesome' plays out

2019-01-09 06:30

An incredibly rare sighting - your chance of seeing a pangolin is better than to see this happening.

WATCH: Hundreds of thousands of fish die in Australia

2019-01-08 21:50

New South Wales authorities blame a mass death of fish along the Darling River in Menindee on a toxic algae bloom caused by changing weather conditions.

Fossil of prehistoric deer found in Argentina

2019-01-08 12:04

The well-preserved fossil of a prehistoric deer has been discovered just to the north of Buenos Aires, the La Matanza University has revealed.

Bluebottle blues: Over 3 000 people stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'

2019-01-07 14:12

Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities have said, forcing the closure of several beaches.

Hippo roaming streets of Mbombela finally darted

2019-01-14 13:31

An enormous hippo bull that had been spotted roaming the streets of Mbombela in Mpumalanga several times was finally caught and relocated.

With the environment in mind, a UK company says 40% of its new dog food consists of flies

2019-01-14 12:50

Worried that the beef in your beloved pup’s grub might contribute to environmental degradation? Don’t fret – flies could be the answer, a company claims.

Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

2019-01-12 12:35

Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile and unique type of trout in the Willamette River.

SA running out of time to implement green economy - minister

2019-01-10 19:17

There are only a few years left for SA to implement practical solutions for a green economy, says Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane.

NGO warns of looming disaster of globally endangered vultures

2019-01-08 07:47

VulPro, which works to safeguard Africa's vulture populations, says an environmental disaster is looming after it experienced an increased number of rehabilitation cases recently.

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