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Crowds flock to car-free Champs Elysees

BBC Nature news - Sun, 08/05/2016 - 18:42

Thousands of people have take advantage of a move by the authorities in Paris to close the famous Champs Elysees thoroughfare to traffic.

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Tributes paid to Attenborough at 90

BBC Nature news - Sun, 08/05/2016 - 16:24

Tributes are paid to renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as he turns 90.

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Tourists asked to fight wildlife trade

BBC Nature news - Sun, 08/05/2016 - 00:33

Conservationists have launched a global campaign asking the public to use a smartphone app to help tackle the illegal trade in wildlife.

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Fossils shed light on 'bizarre' reptile

BBC Nature news - Sat, 07/05/2016 - 00:05

Scientists say new fossils found in China are of a crocodile-like creature that was the first known plant-eating marine reptile.

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Global sleeping patterns revealed

BBC Nature news - Sat, 07/05/2016 - 00:02

The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.

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Hoy's sea eagles pass halfway mark

RSPB news - Fri, 06/05/2016 - 18:21

All's going well for Orkney's nesting sea eagles, according to the RSPB Scotland team watching over the birds on Hoy.

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VIDEO: 'Boaty' ship takes Attenborough's name

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/05/2016 - 15:37

The UK's new state-of-the-art polar research ship will be named after Sir David Attenborough, despite the title "Boaty McBoatface" previously topping a public vote.

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VIDEO: Celebrating Attenborough at 90

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/05/2016 - 11:32

A quick look at some of the best moments of the beloved broadcaster and naturalist.

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'Boaty' ship named after Attenborough

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/05/2016 - 11:32

The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite Boaty McBoatface previously topping a public vote.

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The hunt for natural antibacterials

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/05/2016 - 08:20

Welsh scientists are on the hunt for alternative antibacterials

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SpaceX records another rocket landing

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/05/2016 - 08:16

US company SpaceX makes another successful landing of a rocket booster after launching a satellite to orbit.

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Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:36

A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.

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MPs to review 'Boaty' naming process

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:09

MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.

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Shower gel plastic beads may face ban

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:57

The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.

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Wonderful Woodlands on the Eastern Moors

RSPB news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:38

From deciduous ancient oak groves to dense pine forests, colourful autumn woodlands to bright spring green glades: there's no doubt woodlands hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the British public.

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'Perfect storm' boosted Alberta fires

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:04

The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.

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RSPB to create million pound wildlife haven in Norfolk Broads

RSPB news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:17

Thanks to nearly £1 million funding from WREN (see note 1), the RSPB has purchased an area of land equivalent to around 100 football pitches in the Broads National Park, and has plans to transform it into a vital and vibrant new wetland home for vulnerable wildlife.

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Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:33

The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.

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Crocodile eyes are built for lurking

BBC Nature news - Wed, 04/05/2016 - 23:01

Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.

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Orkney schools give little terns a little help

RSPB news - Wed, 04/05/2016 - 18:49

On Wednesday 4 May, children from the Hope Community School and Burray Primary School completed a project helping little terns.

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