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Constant watch on mighty polar glaciers

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:12

The EU’s Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring six of the biggest glaciers on Earth in near real-time, to check for any changes in behaviour.

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Folk asked to scrieve o' their wunner for bonny meadows

RSPB news - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 10:10

Today sees the launch of a Doric Poetry Competition to celebrate meadows, their wildlife and what they mean to people.

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Seed clue to how birds outlived dinosaurs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 01:22

Modern birds owe their survival to ancestors who were able to peck on seeds after the meteor strike that wiped out the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

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Conservation 'failing Congo rainforests'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 01:17

Establishing new nature reserves with strict protection measures actually fails local communities and wildlife in the Congo Basin, a report says.

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Dali helps scientists crack our brain code

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 22:51

Scientists at Glasgow University establish a world first by cracking the communication code of our brains.

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Solar Impulse sets off for California

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 17:36

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, renews its effort to circumnavigate the globe, leaving Hawaii to fly across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco.

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Dargyfeiriad traffordd yr M4 i ddinistrio harddwch naturiol Gwastadeddau Gwent

RSPB news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 17:10

Mae RSPB Cymru yn annog y cyhoedd i godi llais cyn ei bod yn rhy hwyr, gan fod dargyfeiriad traffordd yr M4 yn bygwth torri trwy galon Gwastadeddau Gwent a gwneud difrod di droi nôl i un o leoedd naturiol pwysicaf y wlad

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M4 motorway diversion to destroy the natural beauty of the Gwent Levels

RSPB news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:32

M4 diversion would cut through four areas of Wales that are renowned for their outstanding natural beauty and importance for wildlife

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Satellite maps nuclear blast aftermath

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:44

The ground convulsion resulting from North Korea's underground nuclear bomb test in January has been mapped by Europe's Sentinel-1a radar satellite.

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Pressure grows for price on carbon

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 13:33

A group of world leaders and international finance chiefs has urged the world to rapidly expand the pricing of carbon pollution.

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M4 motorway diversion to destroy the natural beauty of the Gwent Levels

RSPB news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 12:26

RSPB Cymru is urging the public to make their voices heard before it's too late, as the M4 motorway diversion threatens to cut through the heart of the Gwent Levels and irreversibly damage one of the county's most important natural spaces

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Race to ratify the Paris climate deal

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 09:38

The first significant step to putting the Paris Climate Agreement into practice will take place at the UN on Friday when over 150 nations are expected to formally sign the deal.

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Chameleon's tongue gives up secrets

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 18:28

Scientists build a mathematical model that explains the secrets of the chameleon's extraordinary tongue.

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LHC can be 'biggest rain meter'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 16:53

The LHC is not just the world's most powerful particle accelerator, it could also be its biggest rain meter.

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Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at RSPB Saltholme

RSPB news - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 12:23

RSPB Saltholme is inviting people to come and celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day on 1 May - expected to be the biggest and best yet - by joining them for an early morning walk to watch the sunrise and hear nature's song.

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Concern over Brexit impact on science

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 10:55

The UK science community draws vital benefits from EU membership and could lose influence in the event of an exit, says a House of Lords report.

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Scientists sniff out vehicle emissions

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 07:03

Heidelberg researchers are following vehicles through city streets, sampling their exhaust plumes to get a real-world perspective on emissions.

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Volcano implicated in Maya upheaval

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 07:01

Scientists think they can now tie the disruption that hit Maya civilisation in the 6th Century to an eruption of the El Chichon volcano.

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VIDEO: When will China get to Mars?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 23:17

China is due to announce more details about a mission to Mars.

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Scientists set eyes on ice moon Europa

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 12:32

European scientists are meeting in Paris to consider their best option for exploring Europa, the moon of Jupiter widely regarded as the most likely place beyond Earth to support microbial life.

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