Brazil eyes cloning to bolster endangered species
15/11/2012 9:42 am
Scientists in Brazil will try cloning endangered animal species like the jaguar, a researcher said Wednesday.
Climate change: drought benchmark is flawed - study
15/11/2012 9:07 am
A scientific method used in a landmark UN report that said warming was intensifying global drought is badly flawed, a study published on Wednesday said.
Bulgaria to ban bear-hunting again
15/11/2012 9:04 am
Bulgaria's government tabled on Wednesday a bill in parliament reinstating a ban on hunting brown bears that had been eased in 2010 after a man was mauled to death.
Global CO2 emissions 'hit new record'
14/11/2012 9:55 am
Global carbon dioxide emissions hit a new record last year at 34 billion tonnes, with China still topping the list of greenhouse gas producers, a German-based private institute said Tuesday.
In sex in the city: Grasshoppers pump up the bass
14/11/2012 9:48 am
For city grasshoppers, noise just isn't cricket. Loud traffic drowns out the song the male grasshopper makes, rubbing a toothed file on his hind legs against a protruding vein on his front wings, to lure a mate.
Asia's mega-cities 'more vulnerable to disasters'
14/11/2012 9:23 am
Asia's cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters as they struggle with poor planning, population explosions and climate change, the Asian Development Bank warned on Tuesday.
Toxic nickel 'found in Finnish lake'
14/11/2012 9:07 am
Toxic levels of nickel have been found in a Finnish lake after waste water began to leak from a nearby mine, the government's environmental agency said on Tuesday.
China 'needs 4,960 planes by 2031': media
14/11/2012 8:46 am
China will need 4,960 commercial planes over the next 20 years, representing a value of $563 billion, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday, as air travel demand is expected to increase.
Australia's devils to get fresh start on new island
14/11/2012 8:46 am
A group of Tasmanian devils will be transferred to a small Australian island to start what is hoped will be a self-sustaining population, free from the facial tumour that has devastated their species.
Greenpeace warns of overfishing 'crisis' in Indian Ocean
13/11/2012 10:19 am
The environmental group Greenpeace on Monday said there was an "overfishing crisis" in the Indian Ocean and urged better monitoring of trawlers.