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Africa 'needs green revolution'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 02:20

Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.

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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 02:19

A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

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Wildlife loss link to child slavery

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 02:17

New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

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VIDEO: Call for end to 'throwaway society'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 20:57

MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill.

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Call for end to 'throwaway society'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 18:05

A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.

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Rosetta's comet seen in close-up

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 16:11

Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.

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Government to end nuclear waste veto

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 15:26

The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.

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A summer of discovery at local nature reserve

RSPB news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 14:15

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve is excited to invite families for a fantastic summer of events.

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Carbon concerns over wood burning

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 13:58

Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

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Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 13:33

Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes Government protection for Scotland's seabirds

RSPB news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 11:14

New legislation is first step towards saving iconic species

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Genetic clues to age of first period

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:09

The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.

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Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 04:09

Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

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VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:01

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration

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Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:21

A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.

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VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:12

Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

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Fur seals feel climate impacts

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 19:52

Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

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VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 18:40

Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes approval for two new wind projects

RSPB news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 17:06

Careful management of wildlife habitats is key

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EU sets 30% energy savings target

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:52

Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.

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