Baby sloth clings to mother after being born at London Zoo
Baby sloth clings to mother after being born at London Zoo
WA Police received a triple zero called at approximately 3.30pm
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) comet is visible with the naked eye from certain locations
More than 12 miles west from the Danish coast, the Siri oil rig sits squat amid the North Sea gloom, buffeted by two-metre high waves.
The small town has built three turbines on its river, insulated its municipal buildings and installed photovoltaic solar panels on the roofs of several buildings.
Households could be fined for using their wood-burning stoves without realising they are breaking rules, campaigners have warned.
The UK Health Security Agency have warned that a cold snap could have ‘serious consequences’ for health
The spread of the avian influenza virus on a mink farm in Spain has some scientists on edge.
THOUSANDS of outraged fans of the BBC's Autumnwatch have signed a petition calling for the programme to be saved saying "it's what we pay our licence fee for".
At a nuclear waste site in Normandy, robotic arms guided by technicians behind a protective shield manoeuvre a pipe that will turn radioactive chemicals into glass as France seeks to make safe the byproducts of its growing reliance on atomic power. The fuel-cooling pools in La Hague, on the country's northwestern tip, could be full by the end of the decade and state-owned Orano, which runs them, says the government needs to outline a long-term strategy to modernise its ageing facilities no later than 2025. While more nuclear energy can help France and other countries to reduce planet-warming emissions, environmental campaigners say it replaces one problem with another.
The Rover Skerne in Darlington has undergone an extensive clean-up by the Enviroment Agency.
A new but “extremely traditional” four-bedroom farmhouse planned for a scenic but remote Herefordshire spot has been approved.
Residents in a Black Country town are being terrorised by an aggressive OWL which is swooping from the sky and attacking pensioners, children and pets. The Canadian great-horned owl has been dive-bombing locals living in Sedgley, West Mids., leaving some people too afraid to leave their homes. The large bird was sighted across the region last September but is believed to be getting more vicious as it grows hungry or protects its territory looking for a mate. Liz Hodgkins, 74, was savaged by the owl's razor-sharp talons just before Christmas on her driveway and was left with deep cuts to her scalp. There have also been reports of a 13-year-old boy being hurt as well as small dogs being targeted in their owner's back gardens. Sighting of the 'psycho' bird, thought to be an illegal escaped pet, have increased in recent weeks as have the seemingly random attacks on members of the public. Great-horned owls can be 2ft tall with a 5ft wingspan. They feast on small and medium-sized mammals as prey - from rabbits, ducks, mice and voles. Grandmother-of-five Liz, of Sedgley, was left with a bloody head wound as she went to close her front garden gates in December. The retied lab technician said: "I live in a relatively big house and I was going down the drive to shut the gate. “The owl was in the tree and I waved to it and said hello. As I was walking back I felt this big hit on the back of the head. "I had my grandkids staying and they were worried about me when they saw all the blood. “I asked my neighbour and he said he’d been attacked while taking the dog out. They see it on their fence. “It looks a nasty thing really. One neighbour is soft on it and doesn’t want anything happening to it. Although it’s not a native bird. “I think it’s someone pet who had it illegally but you wouldn’t know. “To trap it you need a license. No one wants to get this owl, no one wants to catch this vicious owl. There's not really a plan for it. “He's been in the woods since October. The RSPB came and said he was probably hungry and that’s why he’s attacking now. “Whether in October he just didn’t come out much, but now he seems to be coming out all the time." Another resident Rachel Teague, 36, a mum-of-two, added: "It's become a bit of a psycho and people are actually pretty terrified of it. "It's crazy there's a Canadian owl causing havoc in the Black Country, we only usually get to see birds like this at Dudley Zoo. "We do hope somebody is able to catch it safely because it has become very aggressive and I do worry about my two little ones. "We don't want to villainise the poor thing, it is just displaying its natural behaviour. But it needs to be caught and nobody is doing anything about it." Other locals took to social media community pages to say they had been attacked and left with puncture wounds which left ‘blood everywhere’. One mum wrote on Facebook: "My son who is 13 got attacked by a bird of prey yesterday. He’s thinking it could of been a large Owl . "It was near the allotments. Thought I’d make people aware" Another added: "My friends have been attacked by it and are now scared to leave their house, they have little dogs and it went for one so be careful with your dogs." Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, in nearby Dudley, first reported a sighting of the owl back in September. They wrote on Facebook “"Please share. Has anybody or do any of you know of anybody in the local area (or possibly slightly further afield) who has lost an owl? "We have had reports of a spotted eagle owl in Dudley/Sedgley area. These are not native species and obviously an escaped pet. "We have trawled the various lost animal pages but can find no reference to this bird so far and keen to help find its home." One woman replied: “Unfortunately the owl attacked Jay and our neighbour and we are struggling with our dogs in our back garden, I do think it’s escaped. "There are now two neighbours in Turls Hill Road who have been physically attacked by this owl, one with scratches on her scalp. "Please be aware as people are also worried about their dogs. "Someone has a contact at a falconry so are now talking to them about it. As much as it's good to know the owl has survived the winter, this is worrying." Another added: "You can protect it by all means, nobody wants to harm it, but you need to understand the severity of the problem here. "We have a child that has puncture wounds, and the mother has said there was blood everywhere, also the other two people that were attacked, one was almost knocked to the floor as it is so powerful. "We all want to protect it, just the same as you do and being caught is the safest option for the owl and local people." Bird expert Barbara Royle, the owner of the International Bird Registry, believes the owl is becoming territorial due to the breeding season. She advised members of the public to avoid the big bird at all costs. Barbara said: "From its behaviour, we suspect it is now looking for a mate. It is protecting its territory because of its breeding condition. "With all of the publicity, I'm surprised someone hasn't come forward and I would suspect it has been let go on purpose."
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -France is leading a campaign for the European Union to recognise low-carbon hydrogen produced from nuclear power in its renewable energy rules, but some member states oppose the idea for fear of undermining efforts to quickly scale up wind and solar. Ministers from France, Poland, the Czech Republic and six other EU countries wrote to the European Commission this week urging it to open up EU renewable energy targets to include hydrogen produced from nuclear energy.
Dogs lead lives of loneliness. Grey parrots die years earlier than their natural lifespans. And it is hard to fathom the boredom of pet fish
STORY: Local media reported three fishermen were in the water after their boat capsized in rough seas 17 km south of the town of Albany on Wednesday (February 1). An emergency beacon had alerted rescuers who found the men - all wearing life jackets - clinging to the ice box.ABC reported the Albany Sea Rescue coordinator, Chris Johns, had said without the lifesaving device, the men may have died. One of them needed treatment for hypothermia.
Police said the family of the girl were ‘absolutely devastated by the news’
Half a million people have been left without power after a "significant" accident at an electricity substation in Odesa, southern Ukraine. The Black Sea port and its surrounding areas were plunged into darkness following a large-scale network failure, Ukraine's grid operator Ukrenergo reported. It said the failure involved equipment "repeatedly repaired" after Russia's attacks on the country's energy grid and warned residents should brace themselves for lengthy blackouts.
Light pollution is now so bad in London at night that it can power solar panels, experts have warned.
BBC show Autumnwatch has been cancelled after 17 years on our screens, with more money now being pumped into its sister programmes.