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Ex-child soldier wins environment prize

BBC Nature news - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 04:50

An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.

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Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charity

BBC Nature news - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 00:50

Roadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.

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Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

BBC Nature news - Sun, 23/04/2017 - 15:58

Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

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Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

BBC Nature news - Sun, 23/04/2017 - 11:54

Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.

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March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

BBC Nature news - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 22:51

Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".

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Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

BBC Nature news - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 15:19

Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.

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The village that made itself hedgehog friendly

BBC Nature news - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 10:20

Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.

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Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 09:59

The Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.

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Amur leopards will be off-show to visitors at Scottish park

BBC Nature news - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 11:36

The Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.

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Circular runways

BBC Nature news - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 01:29

The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.

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Birth of last baby orca in captivity filmed at SeaWorld

BBC Nature news - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 00:43

Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

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What's made Canada's Slims River disappear?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 16:52

What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.

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Cut-back crew for ISS launch

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:30

Russia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.

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New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 11:31

Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

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Meet the man who watches volcanoes

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:13

Boris Behncke lives near Mount Etna and monitors the volcano.

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Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:05

The footprint made by a reptile that lived almost 250 million years ago has been found in the Pyrenees.

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'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:38

Scientists call for "amphibian arks" to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly infection.

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Restless mountains

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 22:31

European satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.

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'Gibraltar-sized' space rock passes Earth

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 17:09

A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth.

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Physicists observe 'negative mass'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 13:07

Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.

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