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LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 17:27

Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

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VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 16:21

Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.

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Don't kill birds with kindness this Christmas

RSPB news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:16

The RSPB is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

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RSPB thanks Lough Foyle farmers

RSPB news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:11

Thanks to the efforts of local farmers, Lough Foyle has been holding on to one of Northern Ireland's most important populations of breeding lapwing.

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Great year for Lough Beg's birds

RSPB news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:10

The number of threatened birds at Lough Beg outside Toomebridge has increased once again, thanks to the efforts of local farmers in partnership with the RSPB.

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Local organisations Pledge for Nature

RSPB news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:07

Our towns and cities are home to huge numbers of birds and other wildlife, from summer visitors like swifts and house martins to more familiar species like hedgehogs and robins.

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Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 13:27

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

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Nasa emails spanner into space

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:56

Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

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7ft marine reptile fossil beach find

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:27

An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 03:21

Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

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In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 02:51

How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill

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New record for deepest fish

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 02:01

Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

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VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 01:59

Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

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Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 01:26

Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

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Carbon mission returns global maps

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 23:36

Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

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Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas but avoid killer turkey fat

RSPB news - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 18:25

The RSPB is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

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Teesside company renews support of local nature reserve

RSPB news - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 17:21

North Tees-based company, SABIC UK Petrochemicals, have renewed their sponsorship of local RSPB nature reserve, Saltholme for the fifth year running, becoming the site's longest-serving corporate member on Teesside.

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Invitation to quote

RSPB news - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:44

The RSPB wish to promote the sustainable management of peatland, and other open habitats, on forestry land in Northern Ireland, and the further restoration of these habitats under forestry, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Forest Service.

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Badger cull fails to meet target

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:33

Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

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Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:24

Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

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