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Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

BBC Nature news - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:00

'Ribbon of woodland' will be planted, but critics say other projects are destroying ancient forests.

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Pioneer astronaut John Young dies

BBC Nature news - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 02:51

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said.

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John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

BBC Nature news - Sat, 06/01/2018 - 20:51

He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes.

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Florida iguanas falling from trees

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 12:59

They're not dead, just chilling in cool temperatures in the US.

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'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 12:36

The UK throws away 2.5 billion non-recyclable coffee cups every year, MPs say.

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Trial of laser beams to scare sea eagles from lambs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 12:12

The beams will be shone on a hillside to see if they scare the birds away from sheep flocks.

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Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 11:33

On 5 January 1993 an oil tanker ran aground off Shetland spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil.

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Cardiff University scientists' drugs test breakthrough

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 07:38

After 10 years, a team at Cardiff University helps identify a process to speed up drug development.

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Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/01/2018 - 22:10

Repeat bouts of warmer seawater are posing a significant challenge to the world's tropical corals.

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Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/01/2018 - 16:35

Farmers are to receive payments for "public goods", such as planting meadows, instead of subsidies.

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Alaskan infant's DNA tells story of 'first Americans'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 20:34

The 11,500-year-old bones of a child unearthed in Alaska shed light on the peopling of the Americas.

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What a woman with a bionic hand can feel

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 19:33

Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.

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Fire reductions 'make methane numbers add up'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 13:34

Fewer fires globally may help explain the recent change in atmospheric methane, a study says.

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Taking your eyes off the motorway with VR

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 13:10

Fed up with motorway driving? Now you can switch to virtual reality thanks to a new driverless car from Renault.

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Weather: What to expect in 2018

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 01:43

More hurricanes? Rising temperatures? BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker looks ahead to the year.

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Whale people

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 01:35

A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska.

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AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 20:05

The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier.

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Solving a problem like waste recycling

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 16:41

The BBC's Dan Johnson visited a plant in Southwark to see how they're dealing with recycling build-up.

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The gene editing tech that uses 'molecular scissors'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 08:37

In 2012 a form of gene editing was discovered, it is called CRISPR Cas9. It uses "molecular scissors" to alter a very specific strand of DNA.

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Mussel power: Bid to save rare shellfish in Wales

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 07:54

Young freshwater pearl mussels are being grown at a fishery in Powys

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