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'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 21:23

Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.

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Call to assure status of EU scientists in UK post-Brexit

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 15:51

The president of the Royal Society calls on the government to guarantee the residency of EU citizens in the UK.

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Climate change: UK backs world-leading climate target

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:55

The UK government has set a world-leading climate change target up to the early 2030s.

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Rosetta comet probe given termination date

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 10:24

The Rosetta probe will be crash-landed on Comet 67P on Friday 30 September, the European Space Agency has confirmed.

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Bird 'backpacks' to uncover NI swift secrets

RSPB news - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:14

A new project to find out where migrant birds forage in Northern Ireland has taken flight, thanks to a partnership between RSPB Northern Ireland, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Northern Ireland Swift Group.

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Bird 'backpacks' to uncover swift secrets

RSPB news - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 01:01

In a science first, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science is going to tag swifts in N Ireland with special GPS backpacks to understand more about their foraging habits

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Paul Nurse: 'Research needs free movement to thrive'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 23:55

Sir Paul Nurse says UK science will suffer unless any post-Brexit agreement allows the free movement of people.

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Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 22:04

Human disturbances are putting the Amazon rainforest at greater risk of fire, say researchers.

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Amazon fires: how we make rainforest more flammable

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 18:10

Human disturbances are making the Amazon rainforest 'more flammable' say researchers.

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Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 13:17

Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.

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Automated amphibian teaches us to walk

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 13:15

Scientists in Switzerland have created a robotic salamander that mimics the gait of the ancient amphibian in great detail.

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Nasa tests its most powerful booster yet

BBC Nature news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 20:05

Nasa has conducted a second round of test on a booster which is designed to send human beings deep into space.

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World class science 'will endure' in UK after Brexit

BBC Nature news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 19:29

The UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson, says that world class research will "endure" following the Brexit.

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Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber

BBC Nature news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 18:26

Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.

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Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 13:40

Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.

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Watch Tay Wildlife this summer

RSPB news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 11:57

Join RSPB Scotland and Leisure and Culture Dundee for wildlife watching on Saturday 2 July at Broughty Castle and Museum.

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Hope for Orkney's little terns thanks to school project

RSPB news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 11:50

Some of Orkney's rarest seabirds have eggs, after two local primary schools worked with RSPB Scotland to protect their home

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Night skies awarded star status

RSPB news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 11:45

Two RSPB reserves are the first in England to benefit from a special international award recognising the high quality of their starry night skies.

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Inside Porton Down

BBC Nature news - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 03:08

Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.

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Hen harriers breed at RSPB Geltsdale

RSPB news - Mon, 27/06/2016 - 12:07

A pair of rare hen harriers are breeding at RSPB Geltsdale, the nature conservation charity can reveal.

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