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'Pirate of the seas' in big decline after bird flu

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 05:02
Sea-bird counts after avian flu show serious declines in three species, the charity RSPB says.
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Pesticide maker used 'weak' data on Parkinson's

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 04:57
A UK pesticide producer did not look at key health records in its Parkinson's study, legal papers show.
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Landslide inches from luxury homes in California

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 02:26
At least three homes in Dana Point, California are under threat after a portion of the cliff they're on gave way.
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Ban water bosses' bonuses now, say campaigners

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 15:17
Campaigners want water company executives to lose bonuses now if their firm causes environmental damage.
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Migrating species crucial to planet under threat

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 11:46
Human activity is leaving some migratory species like green turtles facing extinction, a UN report says.
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Dinosaur Island: 40 years of discoveries on Skye

Sat, 02/10/2024 - 12:15
In 1984 the presence of dinosaur fossils in Scotland was confirmed for the first time.
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Is Iceland entering a new volcanic era?

Sat, 02/10/2024 - 04:52
Scientists think eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula could continue for decades or even centuries.
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Wales farmer protests 'more or less inevitable'

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 01:55
A backlash against plans to reform agriculture in Wales is predicted by union leaders.
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Nuclear fusion leap brings clean power dream closer

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 17:30
Nuclear fusion still remains a long way off but brings the world one step closer to endless clean energy.
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Climbing Everest? You need to bring your poo back

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 13:43
As complaints of human waste pile up, new rules require climbers to properly dispose of their stools.
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World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full year

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 13:18
The last 12 months were the hottest on record, temporarily sending the world past a deeply symbolic mark.
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Government in court over chicken poo in River Wye

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 14:41
Campaign group River Action say the Environment Agency did not enforce rules to stop fertilisers and chicken manure getting in river.
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'Godfathers of wind' share engineering's QEPrize

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 03:50
A Dane and a Briton are lauded for their critical contributions to the development of wind power.
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AI unlocks ancient text owned by Caesar's family

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 21:49
Students win a prize for using AI to reveal the contents of 2000-year-old text for the first time.
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Lords urge action on electric car 'misinformation'

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 05:14
The Lords Climate Change Committee called on the government to push back against mistruths on range and cost.
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Unique flying reptile soared above Isle of Skye

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 04:46
The pterosaur soared over the heads of dinosaurs in Scotland 168-166 million years ago.
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New atom-smasher could spark physics revolution

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 03:41
Researchers want a new, much bigger supercollider but is it worth us paying the £12bn price tag?
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Antarctica mysteries to be mapped by robot plane

Sat, 02/03/2024 - 03:03
The British Antarctic Survey hope the new technology will change what we know about global warming.
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'Toy poodles' on the Moon: Japan lander gets to work

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 17:39
The reawakened craft has begun detailed analysis of the lunar surface including nearby rocks
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Mars crash ends Nasa helicopter Ingenuity's mission

Fri, 01/26/2024 - 01:37
The first vehicle to achieve powered flight on another planet suffers rotor damage three years into tour.
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