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New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 23:17

Researchers develop a new technique to give a more accurate advance forecast for summer weather.

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Interstellar object may hold 'alien' water

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 19:46

The first known interstellar asteroid may hold water from another star system in its interior, according to a study.

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Ofcom to investigate BBC climate change interview

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 19:20

It's the regulator's first investigation since taking over responsibility for BBC standards.

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Penguin tourism

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 16:17

Reports of a tourist flight over Antarctica highlight China's growing interest in the poles.

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UK plan to tackle plastic waste threat

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/12/2017 - 13:06

A four-point plan for tackling plastic waste has been outlined by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

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Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 22:28

The renowned scientist behind BBC Two's The Great Egg Race died on Friday, his family says.

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Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 19:41

Scientists install sensors at the Kennedy Space Center that would normally be used to monitor volcanoes.

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California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 01:36

Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite captures a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from wildfires.

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What's hiding in my dust?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 15:16

Scientists have found thousands of new species living in household dust.

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Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 09:33

A genetic study shows the decline of one of the rarest mammals on Earth began during the last Ice Age.

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Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 20:39

If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.

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Neonicotinoids at 'chronic levels' in UK rivers, study finds

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 19:27

Neonicotinoids have increasingly been linked to problems in bee populations.

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Star system has record eight exoplanets

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 19:27

Nasa finds a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.

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60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 13:37

Geologists made the discovery while exploring volcanic rocks near Broadford.

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Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 01:57

Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.

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How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 01:52

Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.

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Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 22:19

A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

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Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 15:23

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

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Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 02:50

The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.

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Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 00:10

New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby.

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