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Expedition discovers untouched rainforest inside dormant African volcano

After finding a rainforest on top of a dead volcano on Google Earth, a expedition was launched earlier this year to scale Mount Lico and be the first humans to step into this untouched habitat.

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WATCH: Losing battle to clean up Mount Everest

2018-06-20 20:41

Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, has become a rubbish dump thanks to decades of commercial expeditions. Even though the Nepalese authorities have made efforts to prevent the pollution, the solution is far away as the number of climbers increases.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

2018-06-20 10:43

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials say.

Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'

2018-06-20 09:25

Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1 500 years, and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the mystery.

'The future we don't want is already happening' - climate change expert

2018-06-20 06:07

The future we don't want is already happening with more intense droughts, floods, heat waves, blackouts, food shortages and sea levels gradually rising, experts warn.

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WATCH: Lizard smacks leopard cub in the face with tail

2018-06-19 15:30

A monitor lizard tries to use the might of its tail to dissuade a leopard cub to leave it alone.

SA cryptocurrency launched for rhino horn trade and conservation

2018-06-14 11:11

Rhino Coin, launched in early June, attempts to give value to the legal rhino horn by converting it into an online cryptocurrency at a ratio of 1 coin to 1 gram of horn.

EU Parliament to phase out plastic water bottles

2018-06-14 05:53

The European Parliament has told its lawmakers and staff to set an example for EU citizens by no longer drinking water from plastic bottles by next year.

Global warming: Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

2018-06-13 22:24

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tons of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.

US company launches new solar-powered water production device in Cape Town

2018-06-13 05:30

The private sector has a pivotal role to play in dealing with drought and water challenges and US expertise can help, the US consul general in Cape Town has said.

Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

2018-06-19 15:19

It is important, now more than ever, that we continue to use satellites to monitor Antarctica in order to better prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead.

Plans for a refuge for pangolins in peril in SA

2018-06-19 12:41

The growing illegal industry has prompted plans in South Africa for a rehabilitation centre for sick or rescued pangolins as well as the deployment of sniffer dogs specially trained to detect the scales' pungent aroma.

Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels - study

2018-06-18 13:31

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.

Over 1 000 international delegates gather in Cape Town to find ways of adapting to global climate change

2018-06-18 06:34

Scientists, policy-makers, business leaders and members of civil society from 87 countries and 230 organisations are gathering to share ideas and try to find solutions through dialogue.

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

2018-06-15 08:00

From Kenya to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe to Nigeria, agents are seeking to slake China's insatiable appetite for a gelatin made from stewed donkey skins that purports to provide health benefits.

Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover, Opportunity

2018-06-14 09:27

A massive dust storm raging across Mars has overcome NASA's aging Opportunity rover, putting the unmanned, solar-powered vehicle into sleep mode and raising concerns about its survival, the US space agency says.

WATCH: How does a volcano explode?

2018-06-13 11:30

Did you know that more than 80% of the Earth’s surface has been created by volcanoes? Watch this to find out how a volcano explodes.

Counting birds on Dyer Island and other ways drones are used to help wildlife

2018-06-13 10:40

CapeNature is using drones to make their monthly bird count on Dyer Island easier, signalling how the technology could be used to help conserve wildlife.

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