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Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 23:53

The Obama administration bans offshore drilling in the Arctic but Donald Trump could rip up the ban.

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World's poorest countries to aim for 100% green energy

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 16:22

Representatives from 47 of the world's most disadvantaged nations have promised that they will generate all their future energy needs from renewables.

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Not so warped

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 16:20

From tractor beams to warp drive, sci-fi has inspired serious real-life research.

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Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 13:30

The asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs moved rock huge distances as it dug out a crater in what is now the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say.

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Peggy Whitson: Blast off to the ISS for oldest woman in space

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 03:49

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has lifted off into space for her third mission to the International Space Station.

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From lab to lobbying

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 02:21

UK scientists are coming up with strategies to deal with the prospect of leaving the EU.

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Peggy Whitson: Oldest woman in space blasts off to ISS

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 23:16

Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson, 56, breaks more records as she heads to the ISS for the third time.

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Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 22:27

Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech issue a united call for action on climate change.

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Genetic breakthrough: Crops use more sunlight to grow

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 20:55

A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

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How to make plants use more sunlight

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 20:41

A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

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Europe launches Galileo satellite quartet

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 18:29

With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extends its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.

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Ancient corn cob shows how maize conquered the world

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 18:16

Scientific analysis of one of the world's oldest cobs of corn shows how maize became one of our most popular cereals.

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'Roundest known space object' identified

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 14:50

Astronomers claim to have discovered the roundest object ever measured in nature.

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SpaceX aims to launch internet from space

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 14:50

Private rocket firm SpaceX applies for US government approval for a large network of internet satellites.

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UK signs up for Paris climate agreement

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 13:48

The UK government has signed a document ratifying the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change.

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Danes identify Aalborg bishop's 300-year-old poo

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 13:23

A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum is traced back to a 17th-Century bishop.

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RSPB hails 'remarkable' recovery of threatened cirl bunting

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 04:17

One of the UK's most endangered songbirds is no longer on the brink of extinction, the RSPB says.

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Mayan 'nesting doll pyramid' discovered in Mexico

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/11/2016 - 03:03

A third structure is found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.

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Pluto 'has slushy ocean' below surface

BBC Nature news - Wed, 16/11/2016 - 20:51

Pluto may harbour a slushy water ocean beneath its most prominent surface feature, known as the "heart".

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DNA secrets to life in the deep

BBC Nature news - Wed, 16/11/2016 - 20:11

Sampling DNA from seawater may be one way to check up on ocean life, according to research.

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