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A sinkhole swallows eight rare automobiles at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky, including two vehicles on loan.
"The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever" if poaching is allowed to eradicate endangered species, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
Will we ever learn flooding lessons?
Organised crime targets the wildlife trade
Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.
A dataset, described as the largest of it kind, assesses the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.
Mark Lowen visits an elephant orphanage in Kenya's Tsavo national park to see the effects of wildlife poaching.
The EU is set to approve a new type of genetically modified maize for cultivation despite huge opposition.
A seal is spotted on the banks of the River Wye in Monmouth after venturing 15 miles up the river which is swollen by the rain.
For the first time, scientists have placed tiny motors inside live human cells and steered them magnetically.
Illegal wildlife hunting is on the increase in Afghanistan, threatening several vulnerable species, campaigners say.
A research project started by conservationist Sir Peter Scott, recording the unique faces of migratory swans visiting Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, is celebrating its 50th year.
An Australian farmer is suing after his farm was allegedly contaminated by genetically modified crops blown over from his neighbour's farm.
Experts from around the world are gathering in London to discuss the 'global crisis' of the illegal international trade in wildlife.
Why Copenhagen Zoo ignored calls to save a young giraffe
A board member of the Environment Agency defends a controversial management plan that might have contributed to flooding of farms in the Somerset Levels.
Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg says as the Arctic ice recedes her country will not drill for gas or oil by the cap - but it does open the way for further economic development for the people living there.
How people living on the Somerset Levels have coped
Abalone boom proves lucrative for NZ fishermen
An owl that has become a tourist attraction in a town centre park is displaying "unique behaviour", experts say.