Hydro power frenzy 'threatens Carpathian mountains'
21/05/2013 10:02 am
The frenzy to build hydropower stations across the Carpathian mountains poses an "imminent" threat to biodiversity in Eastern Europe, conservationist group WWF warned Monday.
Australian zoo says white rhino birth 'sign of hope'
21/05/2013 9:43 am
An Australian zoo said Tuesday the birth of a southern white rhinoceros was a "sign of hope" for the species given the escalation of poaching in Africa.
'Scissor-handed' creature named after Johnny Depp
17/05/2013 9:27 am
The science world has paid homage to Johnny Depp by giving his name to an extinct creepy-crawly with "scissor hand-like" claws reminiscent of one of the Hollywood actor's best-known roles.
Canada pushes development as it takes over Arctic Council
16/05/2013 10:10 am
Canada said Wednesday it will promote unprecedented industrial development in the far north as it takes over the helm of the Arctic Council, while activists called for a ban on oil drilling.
Apes and monkeys go way back: study
16/05/2013 9:00 am
Newly unearthed ape and monkey fossils prove that the cousin species lived side-by-side in Africa as long as 25 million years ago, a study said Wednesday.
Trout invasion behind Yellowstone elk decline: study
15/05/2013 9:24 am
Researchers trying to explain declining elk numbers in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) placed part of the blame Wednesday on a previously unlinked phenomenon -- a predatory trout invasion.
Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest
15/05/2013 8:25 am
Indonesia has extended a logging ban to protect rainforests despite fierce industry pressure, the government said Wednesday, but green groups slammed it as inadequate to safeguard threatened habitats.
Kenyan conservationist charged for ivory possession
14/05/2013 10:11 am
A top official in a Kenyan conservation group was Monday charged with illegal possession of 19 kilogrammes of elephant ivory worth more than $20,000.
Rubber boom fuelling SE Asia land grabs: report
14/05/2013 8:59 am
Vietnamese rubber firms bankrolled by an arm of the World Bank and Germany's Deutsche Bank are driving a land-grabbing crisis in Southeast Asia, activists said Monday.
British landfill transformed into nature reserve
13/05/2013 5:04 pm
A sprawling landfill site containing 50 years of rubbish from six London boroughs has been transformed into a 120-acre nature reserve for rare birds, bees and reptiles.