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Satellite image of IS destruction

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 17:20

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

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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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Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/08/2015 - 12:45

A rocket launches from Kazakhstan carrying the spacecraft needed by London-based Inmarsat to complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.

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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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Thousands of microbes in house dust

BBC Nature news - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 00:02

The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different types of fungi and bacteria, a study suggests.

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Aphantasia: A life without mental images

BBC Nature news - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 00:00

Scientists identify the condition aphantasia, in which people cannot create images in their head

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VIDEO: 'Dangerous' whale rescue takes two days

BBC Nature news - Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:48

A team of marine life rescuers spend two days in freezing Icelandic waters to free a whale that had become entangled in fishing gear.

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Moths for breakfast at RSPB Blacktoft Sands

RSPB news - Tue, 25/08/2015 - 12:45

Families and moth lovers are invited to RSPB Blacktoft Sands, near Goole, to discover which types of moth live and lurk at the reserve.

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