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Gold rush threat to tropical forests

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 16:36

Rising demand for gold is leading to the loss of tropical forests in South America, scientists warn.

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Curiosity rover clobbers Mars rock

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 15:27

The American space agency's Curiosity rover smashes up the latest rock it was trying to drill on Mars.

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GM crops: What do new rules mean?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:40

What do the new rules mean?

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Flying bird weight riddle solved

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 09:35

Scientists at Stanford University in the US develop a device that can measure the weight of a flying bird.

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Wildlife crime prints 'breakthrough'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 01:02

Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime by recovering fingerprints from feathers.

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Politicians 'cowardly' over science

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 00:22

Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, says politicians often show a "total lack of leadership" in ignoring scientific findings.

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Climate needs low-energy urban areas

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 16:19

A global study of 274 cities helps shed light on energy consumption in urban areas and what can be done to make future urbanisation more energy efficient.

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Loft insulation 'aids bird decline'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 13:49

Homeowners insulating their lofts may be contributing to a decline in sparrows and house martins in the UK, according to the British Trust for Ornithology.

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EU changes rules on GM crop-growing

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 13:20

The EU gives states more decision-making powers on genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe.

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VIDEO: Detroit Motor Show: Go big or green?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 12:34

The lowering cost of fuel means that large trucks and SUVs have become more popular despite the abundance of green cars now available, as Samira Hussain reports.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes first UK prison sentence for raptor persecution

RSPB news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 11:37

George Mutch becomes the first gamekeeper in the UK imprisoned for raptor persecution.

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VIDEO: Marine conservation zones on the rise

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:19

The BBC's Danny Savage reports on plans to protect more offshore seabeds in England, which would see new areas given the status of 'marine conservation zone'.

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Computers 'good judge of character'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 02:57

Computers can be better at predicting our personality than friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers suggests.

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Regular naps are 'key to learning'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 02:54

Regular and lengthy naps are the key to memory and learning in early life, say scientists.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes prison sentence for convicted bird of prey killer

RSPB news - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:00

RSPB Scotland welcomes the custodial sentence awarded at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to the convicted bird of prey killer George Mutch

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VIDEO: Elephant goes on rampage in Thai park

BBC Nature news - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 16:27

An elephant in Thailand is caught on camera as it goes on the rampage in Thailand.

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SpaceX capsule docks with ISS

BBC Nature news - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 14:28

The privately built Dragon capsule has docked with the International Space Station carrying a much needed cargo of supplies.

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New species of marine reptile found

BBC Nature news - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 13:54

A new species of marine reptile that lived about 170 million years ago is identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.

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Rare shark birth captured on camera

BBC Nature news - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 12:23

Divers capture what they believe to be the first photograph ever taken of the live birth of an oceanic shark.

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In search of a personalised diet

BBC Nature news - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 03:18

Do obese people have slower metabolisms?

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