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Key Inmarsat rocket flight 'success'

BBC Nature news - 19 hours 25 min ago

A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat is declared a success.

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VIDEO: Nasa team 'living on Mars' for a year

BBC Nature news - 19 hours 29 min ago

A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

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Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins

BBC Nature news - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 04:57

A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

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Satellite image of IS destruction

BBC Nature news - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 03:24

A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.

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Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 19:05

A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.

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Has Defra shown badger culling works?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 18:04

Pallab Ghosh assesses the evidence for the decision to extend the cull of badgers to control TB in cattle.

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Badger cull extended into Dorset

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 13:12

The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.

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VIDEO: Knut died of autoimmune illness

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 02:48

Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.

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Two more red kites found illegally killed in North Scotland

RSPB news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 01:01

Two more red kites have been confirmed by Scottish Government testing to have been illegally killed in north Scotland.

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VIDEO: Monbiot butchers and eats a squirrel

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 23:56

The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot cooks dead squirrel in the Newsnight studio as he discusses the outraged reaction he got on social media after revealing he had cooked and eaten a "road kill" squirrel.

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Major breakthrough in fight to save Asian vultures from extinction

RSPB news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:34

A major step for the future of vultures in Asia was announced by the Indian Ministry of Health yesterday [26 August] when a ban of multi-dose vials of human formulations of diclofenac, which is responsible for the death of tens of millions of Asia's vultures, came into force with immediate effect.

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Government plans steep cuts in solar

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 14:42

The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.

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Knut polar bear death riddle solved

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 14:02

Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.

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RSPB NI Members' Day 2015

RSPB news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 13:18

This year's RSPB Northern Ireland Members' Day will be held at the recently refurbished Belfast Window on Wildlife (WOW) nature reserve.

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VIDEO: Check-ups for homeward-bound orangutans

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 11:16

Thailand has been carrying out health checks on 14 orangutans, in preparation for their repatriation to Indonesia.

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The washing away of Cajun culture

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 08:16

Why Cajun culture is being washed away

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Invasive bug 'could spread in UK'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 18:02

An invasive caterpillar that feeds on hedges is starting to spread from its established base in London across the UK.

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RSPB NI welcomes rural funding announcement

RSPB news - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:31

RSPB Northern Ireland has welcomed the announcement that the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) has been approved by the European Commission.

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Hawking: Black holes store information

BBC Nature news - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:06

Black holes preserve information about the things that fall into them, according to Prof Stephen Hawking.

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Threatened species thrive in the Antrim Hills

RSPB news - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:00

Threatened species are thriving in the Antrim Hills thanks to the hard work of local landowners, new figures from RSPB Northern Ireland have revealed.

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