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Zebra finch 'heat song' changes hatchling development

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 09:19

A study of Australian zebra finches makes the surprising discovery that singing to eggs can alter hatchling development.

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Water voles: National Trust releasing 100 in Yorkshire Dales

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 08:16

About 100 water voles are to be released into Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales.

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HMT Arfon: Sunken WWI mine trawler protected

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 00:19

The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One is given special protection by Historic England.

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Satellite images used to predict poverty

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 19:59

Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.

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Tourists flock to Kilauea Volcano lava streams

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 17:39

Tourists flock to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after lava from its Pu'u O'o vent reached the sea. Aerials - Lava Ocean Tours.

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A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 16:30

A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.

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Snail 'Swat teams'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 16:06

Australian researchers are investigating if the scent of giant sea snails could help repel millions of coral-eating starfish from the Great Barrier Reef.

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DNA traces origins of Iceman's ragtag wardrobe

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 14:07

A new analysis shows that Oetzi the Iceman's clothes came from at least five species of animal, including a hat of brown bear fur.

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Best conservation charity for families

RSPB news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 11:42

We aim to offer the best outdoor experience. If you agree, please vote for us in Family Traveller Magazine's awards.

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Another satellite tagged bird of prey disappears in the Monadhliath Mountains

RSPB news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 01:01

RSPB Scotland has announced that a young hen harrier has gone missing on a grouse moor in the Monadhliath Mountains.

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Satellite tagged Aberdeenshire raptor missing in Highlands

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 00:33

A satellite tag fitted to a hen harrier has stopped transmitting in the same mountains where eight tagged eagles "vanished", says RSPB Scotland.

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Star snapped before and after nova explosion

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 18:31

Astronomers capture rare images of a white dwarf - before, during and after it exploded as a "classical nova".

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Building new homes for swifts and communities

RSPB news - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 15:09

Swift numbers have almost halved in twenty years and new nesting boxes are needed to help numbers recover as they return to the UK to breed every summer

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New species of fossil dolphin found

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 13:58

Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago.

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'Industrial' farms should lose subsidies

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 07:01

In its vision for the future of post-Brexit agriculture the Campaign to Protect Rural England says too much money is given to large-scale farms.

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MSP encounters ancient tree in the heart of RSPB's Abernethy nature reserve

RSPB news - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 01:58

Douglas Ross MSP briefed on RSPB Scotland's 200-year vision for expansion of Caledonian pine forest

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Scientists claim pesticides are linked to bee decline

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 00:20

The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.

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Hornsea offshore wind farm decision devastating for iconic seabirds

RSPB news - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 16:31

The RSPB is deeply concerned that the Secretary of State's decision to approve the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm will lead to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of globally important seabirds.

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Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 16:01

The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.

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Culham Science Centre nuclear experts fear quarry dust

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 15:48

Scientists carrying out international nuclear fusion work are concerned dust from a planned quarry could affect their experiments.

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