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 2018-07-20 20:18 

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The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal...

The Trump administration wants to weaken the landmark protection law. What species are under threat?...

 2018-07-20 14:37 

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Arctic wild goose chase threatens chicks as temperatures rise...

Migrating geese race to warmer Arctic but are too worn out to lay their eggs early when they get there....

 2018-07-20 09:07 

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Wanted: Any name other than 'Spacey McSpaceFace'...

What should we call a six-wheeled robot going to the Red Planet to look for signs of life?...

 2018-07-19 23:15 

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Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'...

Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park....

 2018-07-19 20:22 

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Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?...

It sounds like the perfect solution, but critics say it failed their test....

 2018-07-19 12:01 

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Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years...

Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but scientists say this will cause more not less heating....

 2018-07-19 10:17 

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Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together...

Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship....

 2018-07-19 07:46 

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Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world...

The fossil of a prehistoric snake that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found entombed in amber....

 2018-07-18 23:31 

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Antarctic seabed gets protection after reporter's submarine trip...

Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection....

 2018-07-18 11:25 

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Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'...

The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found....

 2018-07-18 02:03 

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Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history...

Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet....

 2018-07-17 23:34 

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Are young people going cool on cars?...

More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?...

 2018-07-17 16:58 

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The sharks coming to UK waters...

Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm....

 2018-07-17 16:07 

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Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?...

While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe the population on one Welsh island is thriving....

 2018-07-17 14:08 

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The UK's history in space...

The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space....

 2018-07-16 20:16 

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UK to build record-breaking solar planes...

The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing....

 2018-07-16 05:48 

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Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'...

Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland....

 2018-07-15 16:18 

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Longleat prepares for arrival vulnerable Southern Koalas...

It's hoped a breeding programme will help maintain numbers of the vulnerable species....

 2018-07-15 00:58 

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Nation's botanical treasures to go on display...

From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants....

 2018-07-14 15:17 

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Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship...

Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him....

 2018-07-14 02:22 

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Sir David Attenborough polar ship set for launch...

The TV naturalist is about to send a 200m research vessel named after him into the River Mersey....

 2018-07-14 01:13 

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Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study...

Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare....

 2018-07-13 23:18 

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Sir David Attenborough polar ship: Here's an inside peak...

There's even space for a coffee shop, sauna and gym on the 200m vessel....

 2018-07-13 20:31 

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America's secret Cold War nuclear test films released...

Scientists declassify films showing atmospheric nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War....

 2018-07-13 13:42 

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Paddleboarders highlight plastic pollution on Mallorca trip...

Catherine Friend and Valerie Bisbal are the first people to circumnavigate Mallorca on paddleboards....

 2018-07-12 23:39 

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Brexit 'could damage UK environment'...

MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises...

 2018-07-12 15:44 

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Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed...

Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth....

 2018-07-12 13:42 

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Swarms of moon jellyfish like 'oil slick' off Ceredigion coast...

Dolphin spotters on a boat trip were surrounded by thousands of jellyfish near New Quay harbour....

 2018-07-12 00:00 

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Killing rats could save coral reefs...

Threatened coral reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats that have invaded tropical islands, scientists say....

 2018-07-11 23:58 

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Survey: Half of young people want electric cars...

Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows....

 2018-07-11 16:30 

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Sir David Attenborough: Getting UK polar ship ready for big day...

Watch the 10,000-tonne hull of Britain's new polar ship being moved into position for launch....

 2018-07-11 06:52 

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Were the Romans the first whale hunters?...

Whale bones unearthed at Roman ruins suggest whales were present around the shores of the Roman Empire....

 2018-07-10 23:59 

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How to build a real time machine...

Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible....

 2018-07-10 23:45 

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Major sewage pollution incidents increase...

Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says....

 2018-07-10 23:03 

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On board the flying lab testing UK wildfire smoke...

Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe....

 2018-07-10 12:27 

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Sir David Attenborough polar ship ready for launch...

The UK's new 200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey....

 2018-07-09 23:36 

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Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina...

Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions....

 2018-07-09 23:13 

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Elephant poaching: 'Sick' EU ivory sales 'cover up illegal trade'...

Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants....

 2018-07-09 23:08 

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Salisbury poisoning: What is Novichok?...

Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it....

 2018-07-09 22:26 

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Krill companies stop Antarctic fishing...

The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula....

 2018-07-09 14:11 

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Cliff jumping: Lucky escape for boys after Llanberis rock fall...

A boy who jumped off a cliff into water in Llanberis escaped injury when rocks fell in after him....

 2018-07-06 10:09 

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Foam pollution kills fish in River Great Ouse...

The pollution has now "diluted" and is no longer causing problems, says the Environment Agency....

 2018-07-06 00:14 

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UK engineers to design new Mars rover...

The robot vehicle would retrieve rocks that could be brought to Earth for detailed study....

 2018-07-06 00:10 

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Precious 'Gollum's toad' on brink of extinction...

A toad named after the character in Lord in the Rings joins a new list of species at risk of extinction....

 2018-07-05 13:28 

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Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves...

Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife....

 2018-07-05 01:37 

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Sentinel satellite exposes sulphur dioxide pollution...

Europe's Sentinel satellite tasked with tracking dirty air maps the major emissions of sulphur dioxide....

 2018-07-04 17:00 

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Embryo breakthrough 'can save northern white rhino'...

The loss of the endangered northern white rhino could be reversed by IVF, say scientists....

 2018-07-04 14:06 

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Internet cables can aid quake detection...

A new method using existing communications cables could make earthquakes easier to detect....

 2018-07-04 11:37 

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Asian hornet scientists in 'breakthrough' to stop spread...

Scientists used radio tags to track Asian hornets, allowing their nests to be detected quickly....

 2018-07-04 09:00 

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Lost history of brown bears in Britain revealed...

From fearsome predator to teddy bear: tracing the hidden history of brown bears in Britain....

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