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Lack of dust makes China's air pollution much worse

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/05/2017 - 16:47

New research suggests that less dust means more dirty air in major Chinese population centres.

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Why does Belgium shine so brightly?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/05/2017 - 16:39

Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.

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Safeguarding Islam's ancient past

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/05/2017 - 11:19

A recent conference in Bahrain brought together experts in Islamic archaeology to discuss the lessons of the past and how to safeguard Muslim heritage for future generations.

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Arctic summit: Trump to make 'right decision for the US' on climate

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/05/2017 - 01:44

President Trump will make "the right decision for the US" as he reviews the climate change policy.

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Helicopter crew's shark warning to paddle-boarders

BBC Nature news - Fri, 12/05/2017 - 00:06

A sheriff's helicopter crew warns paddle-boarders they are swimming with sharks off the California coast.

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Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats - study

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/05/2017 - 16:17

Two big cats including the African lion are most at risk from extinction due to loss of prey, say scientists.

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Chomsky: Republicans 'dangerous' on climate

BBC Nature news - Thu, 11/05/2017 - 01:01

Noam Chomsky argues the Republican Party is the most dangerous organisation in human history.

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UN examines fossil fuel influence in climate talks process

BBC Nature news - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 12:24

Campaigners say there should be greater scrutiny of industry bodies that are involved in UN climate talks.

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'Fake females' to aid rare moth work in Cairngorms

BBC Nature news - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 10:22

Male Kentish glory moths are to be counted with the aid of bits of rubber coated in the scent of female moths.

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Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 04:33

The fossil of a hatchling dinosaur dubbed Baby Louie is recognised as a new species of feathered dinosaur.

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Baby brain scans reveal trillions of neural connections

BBC Nature news - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 03:51

Scientists release groundbreaking medical scans that reveal how the human brain develops.

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Buddha's birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

BBC Nature news - Wed, 10/05/2017 - 01:22

Data collected from air quality monitoring stations shows high levels of pollution at the site.

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Biomass crop acts as refuge for brown hare - scientists

BBC Nature news - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:04

An exotic grass planted as a biomass crop could be a valuable habitat for the brown hare, scientists say.

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Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

BBC Nature news - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:01

Yet more remains are presented of the extraordinary naledi people who appeared to cache their dead.

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Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

BBC Nature news - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 19:58

Delegates are wary of changing the Paris climate agreement just to keep the Americans on board.

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US Air Force's secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

BBC Nature news - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 19:30

After almost two years in orbit, the X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle has returned to Earth - but what has it been doing?

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Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discovered

BBC Nature news - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 19:20

The creature's shell made a 8.5m-long mark as it drifted along the seafloor 150 million years ago.

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X-37B space plane returns after two-year secret mission

BBC Nature news - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 19:19

What was the US Air Force's X-37B doing during its almost two years in orbit?

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Staying on course

BBC Nature news - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 14:00

Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.

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Trump shadow hangs over climate talks opening

BBC Nature news - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:18

Climate negotiators meet in Bonn amid concern that the US president could shun the Paris accord.

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