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MPs call for major reform of flood risk management

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/11/2016 - 02:17

Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee.

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Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/11/2016 - 02:01

A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew embarks on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.

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Biggest telescope may switch location

BBC Nature news - Tue, 01/11/2016 - 22:06

One of the world's biggest telescope projects might be forced to move its location.

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Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes

BBC Nature news - Tue, 01/11/2016 - 20:40

There remains the potential for future quakes in Italy’s Apennines region, say scientists who have reviewed the latest satellite maps of the region.

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Thousands of baby turtles released into Peruvian Amazon

BBC Nature news - Tue, 01/11/2016 - 17:11

Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon as part of an effort to save them from extinction.

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Wetland archaeological sites at risk

BBC Nature news - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 22:23

Archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at risk of being degraded and lost to environmental change, say scientists.

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'Bionic' plants can detect explosives

BBC Nature news - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 18:52

Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector.

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Ladybird invasion

BBC Nature news - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 18:18

The last weekend of October sees ladybirds swarm public spaces, people's homes and ex-footballers.

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Vampires are more real than you think

BBC Nature news - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 13:40

The 'Prof of Goth' Nick Groom on the origin of the vampire

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Growth of city trees can cut air pollution, says report

BBC Nature news - Mon, 31/10/2016 - 10:39

Planting trees is a cost-effective way to tackle urban air pollution, which is a growing problem for many cities, a study suggests.

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World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

BBC Nature news - Fri, 28/10/2016 - 00:40

After years of international negotiations, Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area.

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Images reveal crashed Mars lander

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 17:21

The site where Europe's Mars lander crashed this month is revealed in new images.

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Gut instinct drives battery boost

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 13:02

Scientists have designed a new prototype battery that mimics the structure of the human intestines.

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Flying squirrel numbers soar in Helsinki

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 12:52

The furry rodents are thriving in the city's forests, researchers say.

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Dish to listen for ET around strange star

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 11:30

A $100m initiative to listen for radio signals from aliens is targeting a star with an unusual dimming pattern.

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King's favourite fish to make comeback in River Severn project

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 06:16

A scheme that aims to re-establish one of King Henry III's favourite fish in the River Severn is given nearly £20m in funding.

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Nations push to protect Antarctica's 'last ocean'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 01:08

Campaigners believe a long-standing proposal to establish a vast marine protected area (MPA) in the waters around Antarctica will be accepted this week.

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World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 27/10/2016 - 00:13

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, according to a biodiversity report.

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Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

BBC Nature news - Wed, 26/10/2016 - 23:48

Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.

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You are not watching a live feed from space

BBC Nature news - Wed, 26/10/2016 - 19:51

Misleading "live" video from the International Space Station stuns the internet.

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