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'Long struggle' warning on climate

BBC Nature news - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 12:42

America’s chief climate negotiator, Todd Stern, says the Paris summit will not solve climate change - just set nations on the right path.

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Seed index hope for African farmers

BBC Nature news - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 10:21

An initiative called the African Seed Access Index is launched to help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider variety of food crop seeds.

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The world is running out of burial space

BBC Nature news - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 02:11

The world is running out of burial space

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The fates of old ocean liners

BBC Nature news - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 01:12

Whither the world's ocean liners?

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VIDEO: Nasa films biggest solar flare of 2015

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 22:37

Nasa cameras have captured images of an X-class flare, the strongest category of Sun storm possible, and they are the first of its size in 2015.

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'Best evidence' for Ganymede ocean

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 18:49

The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.

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S Pacific volcano forms new island

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:35

A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.

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WoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:30

A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.

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VIDEO: Volcano eruption creates new island

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:57

Video footage has been released which show the volcano eruption off Tonga which led to the creation of new Pacific island.

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CAP rules jeopardise future of high nature value farming and crofting

RSPB news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:33

Recent Scottish Government decisions on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules and payments are likely to leave the fate of many farmers and crofters hanging in the balance.

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RSPB Scotland opposes calls from coal industry for new tax breaks and calls for a restoration fund to support coal communities

RSPB news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:27

RSPB Scotland is calling for the rejection of proposals to grant new tax breaks to support open cast coal extraction.

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'Giant lobster' ate like a whale

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:55

A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.

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Should the lynx be reintroduced to Britain?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:20

Is reintroducing the big cat to Britain a good idea?

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The Age of Man 'started in 1610'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 19:03

New dates for the start of the Anthropocene - the geological age of humans - have been proposed by scientists.

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VIDEO: Nasa tests enormous rocket booster

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 17:38

At a site in the Utah desert, US industry test-fires the booster that will lift the biggest rocket ever made - the Space Launch System - off the pad, to one day send humans to Mars.

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Cornwall takes off on space missions

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 17:01

Cornwall is set to become a training centre for space mission operators with a new course at Goonhilly earth satellite station.

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Fake birds used to boost seabird population

RSPB news - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:46

Fake birds are being placed on newly created habitat to boost numbers of breeding little terns at Langstone Harbour.

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Devon wild beavers cleared to remain

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 11:40

Devon's wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of a disease.

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Chameleons' colour switch revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 08:51

New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.

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First UK-farmed truffle harvested

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 22:05

The first truffle to have been cultivated on UK soil is harvested from a field in Leicestershire.

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