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Whale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated'

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 06:15
Blue whales may be at a bigger risk than previously thought of getting entangled in fishing nets.
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Bolivia investigates death of 35 condors

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 19:53
The birds were found dead in southern Bolivia and there are fears they may have died from poisoning.
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MPs criticise government home insulation programme

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:13
The Green Homes Grant system is overwhelmed by calls, the Environmental Audit Committee says.
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Cumbria coal mine: Climate tsar urged to quit over 'reckless' plan

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:06
Alok Sharma should resign unless plans for a deep coal mine in Cumbria are dropped, Lib Dems say.
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The myth and reality of the super soldier

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 03:01
China has been accused of trying to create enhanced soldiers - but is this even possible?
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Artemis: Biden administration backs US Moon shot

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 15:26
The White House gives its backing to Nasa's effort to return to the Moon.
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'Smallest reptile on earth' discovered in Madagascar

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 14:55
The male Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon, was discovered on Madagascar and is the size of a seed.
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Denmark to build 'first energy island' in North Sea

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 23:27
The ambitious and costly artificial island will provide energy for three million households.
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Noise pollution 'drowns out ocean soundscape'

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 22:21
Overwhelming evidence shows noise pollution from human activity is damaging the ocean, scientists say.
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Images reveal length of Moon golf shot

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 13:37
Astronaut Alan Shepard famously claimed he hit his ball "miles and miles and miles" on the Moon in 1971 - 50 years on modern technology reveals how far he really hit it.
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What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 04:42
Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.
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Government 'painfully slow' on protecting environment

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 08:16
There are serious delays in tackling “critical” issues like air quality and wildlife loss, MPs say.
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Traffic noise impairs songbirds' abilities

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 06:48
A bird problem-solving experiment has revealed how traffic noise impairs the animals' abilities.
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Brexit: Millions of bees could be 'destroyed' over import rules

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 14:08
Beekeeper Patrick Murfet says the "monumentally stupid situation" could cost him nearly £100,000.
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Prosperity comes at 'devastating' cost to nature

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 11:39
Landmark review calls for fundamental change in our approach to economics to stem nature loss.
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Which face mask or covering is best to wear?

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 03:01
Germany and Austria have changed their advice about which face covering to wear in public spaces.
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Bottom trawling ban for key UK fishing sites

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 22:07
Two of the UK’s most sensitive fishing sites are set to receive better protection.
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Covid-19: Cambridge vaccine aims to 'take care of' variants

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 11:09
"It isn't the first... but it has a longer usability," says a scientist making a new Covid vaccine.
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Ancient Jersey teeth find hints at Neanderthal mixing

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 08:45
A re-study of the prehistoric find from 1910 suggests interbreeding between two human species.
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Groundbreaking biofuel rocket could be 'Uber for space'

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 08:26
Stardust 1.0 has become the first commercial launch of a rocket powered by bio-derived fuel.
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