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Can eating meat be eco-friendly?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 03:51

Which is the best eco option - eating beef, chicken or mussels?

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Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 00:32

For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.

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VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:26

A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

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RSPB calls for agri-award entries

RSPB news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:41

If you are a wildlife-friendly farmer, or know someone who works hard to give nature a home on their land, time is running out to enter this year's Farming Life and Danske Bank awards.

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Rare orchid blossoms around Lough Neagh

RSPB news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:37

With its spirals of small white flowers resembling the braided hair of a beautiful maiden, the Irish Lady's Tresses orchid is one of Northern Ireland's most eye-catching and rarest plants.

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Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:20

A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.

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Pentagon researches hi-tech tank

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:31

The research arm of the US military is looking into designs for new, hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed.

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Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 03:44

A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.

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Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:23

Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.

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VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 22:01

Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.

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Rare birds attempt to nest in UK

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:44

Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.

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Iceland raises volcano alert level

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 20:06

The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.

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Elephant deaths reach tipping point

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 20:01

Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

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Frampton Marsh hosts first UK glossy ibis nesting attempt

RSPB news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:26

A pair of glossy ibises have brought a touch of the Mediterranean to our Frampton Marsh reserve this summer

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Vanishing canyon has 50 years left

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:20

A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.

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AUDIO: Jupiter and Venus light up morning sky

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:38

The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.

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How safe is eating meat?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 00:28

Dr Michael Mosley puts a high-meat diet to the test

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River turtle mothers 'talk' to young

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 00:02

Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.

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Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'

BBC Nature news - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 13:18

Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.

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'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 12:22

Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.

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See Michael's works

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD, November 1-11, 2012. SWLA annual exhibition

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