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WATCH | Two lionesses caught in flirtatious coupling

2020-01-22 04:45

The two lionesses in Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, were filmed exhibiting some strange behaviour, normally seen in male animals trying to show dominance.

Weather 'merry-go-round' poses new risks for fire-ravaged Australia

2020-01-21 13:19

A "merry-go-round" of extreme weather has been hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires that have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country.

Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires

2020-01-20 15:32

Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.

 
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PHILIPPINE VOLCANO |  A bird's eye view of mud-covered houses at the foot of Taal volcano as seen from a Philippine airforce helicopter during an aerial survey. (Ted Aljibe/AFP)

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Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

2020-01-19 08:22

Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country's persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters.

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WATCH | The wettest place on earth is getting drier

2020-01-16 18:45

Every drop of rain water trickling down Tyllod Khongwir's rusty tin roof and into her house is collected -- even though she lives in one of the wettest places on earth.

WATCH | Turtles or tourists? Seychelles could be on the brink of overtourism

2020-01-16 14:45

The Seychelles is confronting a tug-of-war over how to keep the economy - dependent on tourism - growing, while making sure their conservation areas remain protected.

Past decade hottest on record, 'much extreme weather' ahead: UN

2020-01-15 20:21

The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.

Two NWU astronomers part of star-studded team focusing on previously unknown star bursts

2020-01-14 11:09

Two astronomers from North West University are part of a star-studded research team from 15 countries that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind, providing a rare glimpse into how high-mass stars grow even larger.

WATCH | Discover SA's Marine Big 5 and where to find them

2020-01-09 04:45

You probably know the land-based Big 5 all too well - but meet the watery critters that you should definitely tick off your animal-watching bucket list.

3 graphics reveal the unimaginable scale of Australia's fires

2020-01-08 12:58

Australia is in the midst of its worst wildfire season in history. The resulting smoke plume from the current blazes stretches 1.3 billion acres.

WATCH | How to get face-to-face with SA's wild animals without getting out of your car

2020-01-06 14:45

One guide from Mala Mala Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa, wanted to get a closer, face-to-face experience with the animals - and decided to see how they would react to a GoPro.

WATCH | A flower that smells like rotting flesh + other weird plants and where to find them

2020-01-16 16:45

A rafflesia recently broke the record as the largest flower ever recorded, blooming in the forests of West Sumatra.

WATCH | The wettest place on earth is getting drier

2020-01-14 07:53

Every drop of rain water trickling down Tyllod Khongwir's rusty tin roof and into her house is collected -- even though she lives in one of the wettest places on earth.

MUST SEE: This baby pygmy hippo will melt your heart!

2020-01-11 21:50

Amid great expectation and dozens of visitors, workers at Santiago's Buin Zoo presented to the public ‘Bernardina', a baby pygmy hippo.

FEEL GOOD | The locals saving Africa's cute, tuxedoed penguins

2020-01-08 18:45

Seeing cute, tuxedoed penguins waddle along our coastline is something easily taken for granted - but they're severely endangered - making this release of 16 penguins rather special.

WATCH | Two giant sea lions lounging on yacht end up sinking it

2020-01-08 04:45

Two Steller sea lions are going viral after being caught red-handed hijacking a boat - and then sinking it.

Red skies are blanketing southeast Australia as hundreds of fires ravage the country

2020-01-06 16:30

Australia's devastating fires have reached an unprecedented peak in the first few days of January, according to officials.

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