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Deal reached at UN climate talks

BBC Nature news - Sun, 14/12/2014 - 21:32

UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.

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VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather

BBC Nature news - Sun, 14/12/2014 - 20:08

Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.

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Climate summit goes into overtime

BBC Nature news - Sat, 13/12/2014 - 06:12

Talks continue through the night at the key UN climate summit in Peru, with major divisions between rich and poor nations hampering progress.

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Even in colour, Comet 67P is grey

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 19:50

The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.

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Don't forget the fungi

RSPB news - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:05

The suggestion of a fungi hunt can sometimes crumple faces in horror. Let me take this opportunity to defend the poor, humble mushroom and convince you how awesome they really are.

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Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:53

Landing on a comet, laser fusion and a working tractor beam are among the physics breakthroughs of the year, as chosen by a leading magazine.

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Anti-pollution laws at risk in EU

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:25

The EU may scrap plans for legislation on air pollution and waste in a drive to boost the economy.

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VIDEO: Weather bomb: Why the new exotic name?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:02

Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language

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VIDEO: Palm-sized drone follows you round

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:02

Meet your personal drone - it weighs four grams

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Selfie-help for conservation areas

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 18:32

Images uploaded to social media websites hold valuable data that could be used to help protect or manage natural spaces, a study suggests.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes conviction of gamekeeper for illegally killing a goshawk

RSPB news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 17:32

RSPB Scotland welcomes conviction of gamekeeper for illegally killing a goshawk.

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RSPB dismayed at East Yorkshire offshore wind farm decision that poses high risk to birds

RSPB news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 17:04

A growing offshore wind industry is critical if the UK is to continue to cut its emissions and fight climate change, but the RSPB believes that consent of the Hornsea One offshore wind farm (100km from the East Yorkshire coast) is unsatisfactory for several reasons, but principally because of the high collision risk for seabirds using the area.

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Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 15:36

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

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Sandeel summit is first for Scotland

RSPB news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 15:19

RSPB lead groundbreaking talks at Scottish Seabird Centre to discuss how to recover vital ocean species

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Murmuration magic fills the winter sky

RSPB news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 15:06

Starling murmurations are set to darken the winter skies as part of an incredible not-to-be missed wildlife spectacle.

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Will Kerry strike gold in Lima?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 14:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry's appearance at the climate talks in Lima is being seen as evidence of America's new engagement with the UN process.

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Spider-style sensor for vibrations

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 12:39

By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.

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Murmuration magic fills the winter sky

RSPB news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 10:26

Dazzling starling murmurations are at there peak, so be sure not to miss this incredible wildlife spectacle.

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Water woes in Lima: A glimpse of our future?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 03:20

The Lima suburb where 10% of income goes on water

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Greenpeace sorry for Nazca stunt

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 03:17

Activists apologise for any "moral offence" that Greenpeace has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

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