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Protect dolphins, UK government urged

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 03:04
Campaigners are demanding better safeguards for the UK's marine mammals after the EU said it would take Britain to court over harbour porpoises.

On board plane flying through the jet stream

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:36
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.

Rosetta spacecraft's crash landing explained

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 14:04
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:39
A new database suggests a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes including orangutans, chimpanzees and gorilllas.

Strange reptile fossil puzzles scientists

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:48
A reptile that lived 200 million years ago is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.

EU Commission sues UK over harbour porpoise protection

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:39
The European Commission takes the UK to court for failure to allocate safe marine areas for harbour porpoises.

Young people urged for park-life views

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 04:56
A campaign is urging young people to share their thoughts and ideas via social media on the future of the UK's parks and open spaces.

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 03:00
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:53
A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys agreed

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:16
Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, has gained the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Grass food crops facing climate change challenge

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 05:28
Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.

Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:45
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

Why is this woman flying 4,500 miles?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:01
British conservationist Sacha Dench is on the first leg of an epic 4,500 mile paramotor flight following migrating swans.

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 14:40
Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:12
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

Materials programmed to shape shift

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:26
Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.

First 'three person baby' born using new method

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:13
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Chester Zoo releases footage of rare giant jumping rat

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:49
The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.

Why does the Europa water plume matter?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 04:21
Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon

CITES species body rejects process for ivory sales

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 01:05
Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.