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Zoo trade in baby elephants banned internationally

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 08:42
The international wildlife regulator bans the capture and export of baby African elephants.

Could farmed insects be the perfect pet-food ingredient?

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 08:19
Insect-based foods may be better for pets than prime steak, according to the British Veterinary Association.

Amazon fires: Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 08:14
President Bolsonaro demands an apology from his French counterpart for calling him a liar.

Insect-based food 'better for pets than top steak'

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 04:00
The body representing UK vets says pet food diets based on insects are a 'fantastic opportunity'.

'Rosalind Franklin' Mars rover assembly completed

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 00:34
Engineers in Stevenage, UK, finish building a robot that will search for life on the Red Planet.

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:37
The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.

Pacific 'pumice raft' left 'no water visible'

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:02
Two sailors recall their encounter with a vast sea of floating volcanic rocks in the Pacific Ocean.

Could serenading mosquitoes help stop the spread of malaria?

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:23
That annoying buzz we all recognise from summer evenings is actually a love song for a mosquito.

Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don't mix, NOAA advises

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 02:30
President Donald Trump reportedly suggested bombing hurricanes before they made landfall.

Water scarcity: Five ways to avert a water crisis

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 16:13
In the coming decade, billions could face a critical shortage of water. Here's what we can do about it.

Sharks and rays to be given new international protections

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:26
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.

Seal sculpture made from Essex beach plastic rubbish

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:50
The plastic waste collected from one beach is "the tip of the iceberg", the artist says.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:02
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:24
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:06
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:10
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:37
How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

Nasa astronauts train in underwater space station

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:10
Nasa astronauts have been sampling the spacecraft experience at the Johnson Space Centre in Texas.

Gloucestershire man walks tortoise to the pub every day

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:26
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:21
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.