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US energy plan to boost renewables

BBC Nature news - 10 hours 31 min ago

President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.

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BIFFA Award fence boosts lapwing numbers at Northward Hill

RSPB news - 12 hours 44 min ago

The installation of an anti-predator fence has given lapwings a secure future at the RSPB's Northward Hill nature reserve.

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Earth magnetic shield is much older

BBC Nature news - 13 hours 25 min ago

Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.

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Golden Plover in trouble but siskin and warblers thrive across Scotland

RSPB news - 14 hours 3 sec ago

The latest Breeding Bird Survey report reveals Golden Plover and Kestrel are in trouble across Scotland, whilst warbler and Siskin populations are thriving.

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Big year ahead for James Webb telescope

BBC Nature news - 14 hours 58 min ago

It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Rare bee-eaters breed in Cumbria

RSPB news - 15 hours 54 min ago

Two pairs of rare bee-eaters have set up home and are raising chicks at a quarry in Cumbria.

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VIDEO: New science for James Webb Telescope

BBC Nature news - 19 hours 16 min ago

Mark Clampin from Nasa explains how the James Webb Space Telescope will help us to see even deeper into the Universe.

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Could plane debris be MH370?

BBC Nature news - 20 hours 20 min ago

The BBC examines whether an aeroplane part found in Reunion could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

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In pictures: Ecology photo prize

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 01:56

Spectacular image competition winners

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Wales surf wave generator starts up

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 01:06

The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

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RSPB chief executive challenges shooting industry to 'take responsibility for its impacts'

RSPB news - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 01:01

The RSPB's chief executive, Dr Mike Clarke, has called on those within the shooting industry to take responsibility for both the positive and negative impacts their industry has on the wider public interest, including biodiversity and the natural environment.

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AA joins protest at green changes

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 00:46

The AA joins green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate.

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Great robotic missions to explore space

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 20:58

Past space missions that have changed our understanding

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Comet yields 'rich array' of organics

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 19:08

The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds.

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VIDEO: The robot that jumps on water

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 19:06

Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water.

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Robot can leap from water's surface

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 19:03

Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water

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Aquariums 'deliver health benefits'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 17:54

People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.

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Obama wants world's fastest computer

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 17:37

President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.

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Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:00

The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.

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Shakespeare performed just 'As you like it'

RSPB news - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:41

RSPB Scotland nature reserve prepares to host an outdoor performance of one of Shakespeare's play.

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