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'Little progress' on forest protection plan

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 15:12

Forest protection schemes make little progress

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Squirrel 'supermum' stuns wardens

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 13:21

A red squirrel at a conservation centre in Norfolk stuns wardens by producing her 48th kitten in six years.

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Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 01:01

The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.

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Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 19:18

A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.

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Scottish wildlife rescues up 18%

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 15:10

The Scottish SPCA's new national wildlife rescue centre released nearly 2,800 injured animals back into the wild in 2013.

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Seal cull abandoned amid protests

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:59

A major wild salmon producer says it is giving up the culling of seals after protests at a harbour in the north east of Scotland.

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Give wildlife-friendly farming a future

RSPB news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:56

Farmers across the country have been getting behind an RSPB NI campaign to urge the Stormont Executive to adequately fund agri schemes - initiatives which deliver for wildlife and their habitats.

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Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:03

Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.

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'World's fastest' lift to be built

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 13:50

Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.

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Malta criticised for mass bird shoot

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:51

A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.

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AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:13

Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

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Scotland's Big Nature Festival Returns

RSPB news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 10:26

Thousands of wildlife and nature lovers are expected to flock to the third annual Scottish Birdfair on the 10th and 11th May making it the biggest and best yet.

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What are the hazards facing a plane stowaway?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 01:28

How can a person endure clinging to a plane wheel?

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Flood defence assessment completed

BBC Nature news - Mon, 21/04/2014 - 10:25

For the first time in its history, the Environment Agency assesses the state of all flood defences in England following 'unprecedented' winter storms.

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Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 21/04/2014 - 00:05

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

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Last week for entries to the 'Big Picture' Photography competition

RSPB news - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 13:15

Entries have been pouring in for the 'Big Picture' photography competition celebrating the wildlife, landscape and the people of the Greater Thames Estuary

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VIDEO: Water voles fighting back in Sussex

BBC Nature news - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 08:49

The number of water voles has declined by a fifth in the UK since 2011, recent figures suggest. But in one small part of Sussex, the water vole is surviving as Roger Finn reports.

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Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner

BBC Nature news - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 00:26

The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

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SpaceX launches station cargo flight

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 23:06

US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.

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US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 21:20

The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

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