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Puffins thriving on Fidra after removal of 'grow-your-own toilet paper'

RSPB news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 19:05

Over 2000 puffins are thought to be nesting on the island of Fidra this spring, following years of work to remove an invasive plant.

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Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:06

Nepal's army begins work to drain rising waters in a lake near Everest, one the highest projects of its kind.

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Help the little terns!

RSPB news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 15:47

RSPB Scotland seeks help from crofters to protect rare seabird

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Monk held over tiger skin 'smuggling'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 13:29

A monk is detained for attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple accused of animal trafficking, Thai authorities say.

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First two Slovenian 'dragon eggs' hatch

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 12:25

Following a four-month wait, the clutch of eggs belonging to a curious Slovenian cave salamander has started to hatch.

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King Tut's knife 'made from meteorite'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 10:00

A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.

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MPs sound alarm on neglected soils

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/06/2016 - 02:32

MPs warn that continued soil degradation risks putting some of the UK’s most productive agricultural land beyond profitable use within a generation.

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VIDEO: Meet science's most famous insect

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 19:25

The scientific mystery behind one of British science's most famous insects has finally been solved.

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Pluto's 'beating heart' explained

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 18:35

The spectacular, flat landscape that dominates the left side of Pluto's icy "heart" can now be explained, say scientists.

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Textbook moth's dark secret revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 18:05

Scientists unravel details of the famous mutation that turned moths black during the industrial revolution.

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MSPs back fracking ban as SNP abstain

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 17:16

MSPs vote in favour of a Labour amendment calling for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland as SNP members abstain.

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Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 15:37

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.

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Forty dead tiger cubs at Thai temple

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:23

Forty dead tiger cubs are found in a freezer at a famous Thai Buddhist temple that is being closed amid accusations of trafficking and abuse.

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Northumberland first schools do a good tern

RSPB news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:14

Holy Island and Lowick First schools have been doing their bit for breeding shorebirds by helping make handcrafted model little terns as part of the Northumberland Little Tern project.

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UK's 'oldest' hand-written document found

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:01

Roman tablets discovered during excavations in London include the oldest hand-written document ever found in Britain, archaeologists say.

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Outrage as three pole traps found set on North Yorkshire grouse moor

RSPB news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:00

An individual has received a police caution after admitting responsibility for setting three pole traps on a grouse shooting estate inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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University responds to missed aurora

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:35

Aurora Borealis watchers switch from using detection equipment in England to kit in Scotland after missing spectacular displays in March.

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VIDEO: Peake: Spacewalk my finest moment

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 07:20

While Tim Peake has been in space he has handed out Brit Awards, run the London Marathon, and even done a spacewalk.

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Green energy surges to record levels

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 01:52

The world added far more renewable energy sources than fossil fuels in 2015, with developing countries overtaking richer nations on green spending.

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Engineering triumph

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 00:19

As Switzerland opens the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes assesses the huge challenge that engineers faced.

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