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Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 20:32

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.

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Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 15:11

A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

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Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 13:17

One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.

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The moment a sea lion pulls a girl underwater

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 11:58

Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl underwater.

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All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 11:23

The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.

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Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 02:47

Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

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Reproductive rebels

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 00:17

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

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Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

BBC Nature news - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 17:33

The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

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Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

BBC Nature news - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 16:03

Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

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First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 18:23

A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.

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Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

BBC Nature news - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 16:20

Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade

BBC Nature news - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 01:23

A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.

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Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 15:51

Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.

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Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 12:29

The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.

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UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 11:25

Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.

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China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:27

The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

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2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:03

Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.

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Trump 'can't escape climate change' impacts says Fiji PM

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 16:17

Whether or not the US is involved in global talks, the US will also feel the impacts of climate change.

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Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 15:58

Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.

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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 02:50

Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.

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