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How to turn dandelions into tyres

A small-scale trial found that dandelions delivered per-hectare rubber yields on a par with the best rubber-tree plantations in tropical Asia.

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SANParks sells 354 rhinos for R81m

SA National Parks has sold 354 rhinos for a total price of just over R81-million since January 2010.

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Penguins in urgent need of protection

They are one of people's favourite animals - yet the world's 18 penguin species are now at 'considerable risk', scientists warn.

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SANParks sells 354 rhinos for R81m
August 21 2014 at 08:22

SA National Parks has sold 354 rhinos for a total price of just over R81-million since January 2010.

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How to turn dandelions into tyres
August 21 2014 at 08:22

A small-scale trial found that dandelions delivered per-hectare rubber yields on a par with the best rubber-tree plantations in tropical Asia.

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Penguins in urgent need of protection
August 20 2014 at 14:08

They are one of people's favourite animals - yet the world's 18 penguin species are now at 'considerable risk', scientists warn.

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Earth’s budget for 2014 ‘already spent’
August 20 2014 at 08:55

In under eight months, humanity has used up its yearly quota of replenishable Earth resources, according to a report.

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Volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami
August 20 2014 at 08:56

The small, but growing, island appeared last year and quickly engulfed the already-existing island of Nishinoshima, south of Tokyo.

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Green Scorpions sharpen their sting
August 20 2014 at 08:55

Unit triples its manpower and gets a serious power boost.

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Elephant killings outpace births - study
August 19 2014 at 13:58

Researchers say Africa's elephant population is declining at a rate of about two percent annually.

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Turtles lay eggs under army guard
August 19 2014 at 09:21

The army has been deployed to protect them since 1992, fending off poachers who sell or eat the eggs.

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Red panda dies from brain disorder
August 19 2014 at 09:22

The female red panda had been euthanized at a conservation centre after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite.

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Kenya’s forests of the future
August 18 2014 at 14:04

After decades of degradation, a local project has found a way to preserve Kenya's forests and support the community.

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