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Climate report aims to blossom in Japan

March 25, 2014 - 8:56am
Can a big climate report blossom in Japan?
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UK's future climate to be all sorts

March 25, 2014 - 5:59am
UK's fickle forecasts to remain
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£310m invested in UK wind turbines

March 25, 2014 - 4:20am
Manufacturing giant Siemens and the UK's Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Why black boxes can't always provide the answers

March 25, 2014 - 3:56am
Why black boxes can't always provide the answers
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VIDEO: Fracking plans spark oil well warning

March 25, 2014 - 12:54am
The UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites before any expansion of shale gas "fracking", scientists have warned.
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Monster turtle fossils re-united

March 24, 2014 - 8:35pm
Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart finally allow scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.
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Orphan oil well warning for fracking

March 24, 2014 - 8:31pm
Plans to expand shale gas fracking in the UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore wells, scientists say.
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Dissent over key climate report

March 24, 2014 - 8:26pm
Senior researchers and government officials gather in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming.
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Learning from 'ghosts of megafauna'

March 24, 2014 - 4:58pm
Scientists assess the ecological consequences of a megafauna-depleted world and what, if anything, should be done about the loss of Earth's biggest animals.
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AUDIO: Deep sea mining 'worth £150bn' to UK

March 24, 2014 - 9:22am
Deep sea mining could provide the UK economy with a "great deal" of mineral resources and wealth, a marine biologist claims.
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Flower planting to halt bee decline

March 24, 2014 - 1:55am
Wildflowers are to be planted in Monmouthshire to increase pollination and help reduce the decline of bees.
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Rain could increase river pollution

March 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Wetter winters in the future could increase agricultural pollution in Britain's rivers, say scientists.
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Warmer springs boost tit survival

March 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
Warm spring weather boosts long-tailed tits' chances of surviving the winter, say scientists.
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Fenland flooded with hi-tech firms

March 23, 2014 - 6:17pm
Why Cambridge is the capital of start-ups
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Afghanistan's first spaceman returns home

March 23, 2014 - 3:47pm
From heroic spaceman to humble accountant
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Neither rare, nor earths

March 22, 2014 - 6:40pm
Cerium, promethium... the many and varied roles of the rare earths
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Doubt cast on evidence for wet Moon

March 22, 2014 - 8:50am
Scientists cast doubt on a major part of the case for the Moon having once held abundant water.
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How maths helped find another lost plane

March 21, 2014 - 6:25pm
How maths helped locate a lost plane at sea
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Here comes the flood

March 21, 2014 - 11:03am
Why concerns about climate change are nothing new
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Rosetta's instruments come alive

March 21, 2014 - 8:28am
After its near three-year, deep-space hibernation, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe begins testing its science payload.
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