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.

Under Trump, US to fall short of Paris climate targets

2017-11-11 17:00

A report released at UN negotiations in Bonn shows that the US will fail to meet its commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate treaty.

Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

2017-10-28 20:00

Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks have received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers say.

Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout'

2017-10-18 13:21

Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic national wildlife refuge.

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

2017-10-16 12:08

Australia and France kick off a fresh push to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of a landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.

Chile penguins win battle in war against mine

2017-10-13 08:17

They may be less than a metre tall, but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted - for now at least - a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's most depressed regions.

Review of Dakota Access oil pipeline to extend into spring

2017-10-08 10:00

The US Army Corps of Engineers says it likely will take until next April to finish the court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out

2017-09-28 20:01

The American Indian leader who spearheaded opposition to the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has been ousted as Standing Rock Sioux chair.

Pandas rebounding, but their habitat isn't

2017-09-25 21:05

China's fiercely protected giant panda had a smaller habitat in 2013 than when it was declared endangered more than 20 years earlier.

MTN and IBM harness smart collars to save rhinos

2017-09-19 21:02

Computer company IBM and mobile network MTN have collaborated to create smart collars that they hope will help stop the poaching of rhinos in South Africa.


Norway sued over new oil drilling licences

2017-11-12 09:38

Greenpeace and Norwegian environmental organisation Nature and Youth are challenging the Norwegian government in court for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil.

Seafood fans hope for return of Maine shrimp

2017-10-29 09:00

Seafood lovers may see the return of Maine shrimp to fish markets and restaurants in the US if interstate regulators decide the critter's population is strong enough.

Almost half threatened vertebrates are on islands

2017-10-26 21:34

Nearly half the world's vertebrates faced with extinction live on islands where it is easier to control the invasive species that may endanger their survival.

Tigers from war-torn Aleppo settle into Dutch home

2017-10-17 17:35

Two tigers rescued from Aleppo have arrived in their new temporary home in the Netherlands to recover from their ordeal in the conflict-torn Syrian city.

Not.used.article.abt.Bird-watching brings big bucks

2017-10-15 06:29

With more than 850 bird species, twitchers from around the world flock to SA to catch a glimpse of paradise. One of Soweto’s fundis tells us about the sport.

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

2017-10-08 22:15

As balconies bristle with tree branches, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

Antelope get new digs in New Orleans

2017-09-28 22:38

A tiny herd of African antelope has a new home on ranges in New Orleans and zookeepers hope they' will relax and reproduce.

New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

2017-09-25 22:30

Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium say they've developed a new model to provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good.

Shark fin bans might not help sharks

2017-09-25 16:16

A pair of scientists says efforts to ban shark fins in the US might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators.

Rhino horn is smuggled in trinket form, conservationists say

2017-09-18 15:36

Conservationists say some criminal groups are processing rhino horns into powder and trinkets before smuggling it to Asia, a developing trend that could make it harder for law enforcement agencies to intercept trafficked horns.

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