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Illegal ivory crushed in New York

June 19, 2015 - 8:51pm
More than a ton of confiscated ivory is crushed in New York's Times Square to send a message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated.
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Volcanic eruptions glimpsed on Venus

June 19, 2015 - 10:11am
Scientists say they have the best evidence yet that there is hot lava spewing from the surface of Venus.
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Comet lander Philae renews contact

June 19, 2015 - 9:45am
Europe's Philae comet lander has been back in touch with Earth - its first contact since Sunday.
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VIDEO: 'Carpet of crabs' covers US beaches

June 19, 2015 - 12:03am
Hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs have been washing up on Southern California's beaches, after warm ocean currents carried them closer to the shoreline than usual.
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The women whom science forgot

June 18, 2015 - 5:58pm
The women scientists who failed to get credit
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VIDEO: Pope: Global warming 'mostly man-made'

June 18, 2015 - 3:56pm
The Pope issued his letter on the environment on Thursday. In it he said that climate change was mostly a man-made problem.
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Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

June 18, 2015 - 3:44pm
Scientists report that wild kangaroos tend to favour their left hands in common tasks - the first example of non-human, species-wide "handedness".
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Elephant poaching hotspots identified

June 18, 2015 - 2:54pm
Most illegally poached African elephant ivory can be traced back to just two areas of Africa, research shows.
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DNA reignites ancient skeleton row

June 18, 2015 - 11:16am
DNA tests show an ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native Americans - reigniting a debate over whether his bones should be returned to local tribes and reburied.
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VIDEO: Pygmy hippo calf takes first swim

June 18, 2015 - 9:47am
A pygmy hippopotamus calf has taken to the water for the first time with his mother at Melbourne Zoo.
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Climate-risk insurance reform urged

June 18, 2015 - 9:03am
Policymakers have a "once in a generation" opportunity to reform the insurance sector to help those at risk from climate change impacts, say researchers.
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Pope makes plea to save the planet

June 18, 2015 - 8:42am
Pope Francis has blamed human selfishness for global warming in his long-awaited encyclical calling for action on climate change.
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Early end for wind farm subsidies

June 18, 2015 - 5:52am
New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a UK government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.
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Happy memories 'perk up' stressed mice

June 18, 2015 - 5:28am
Neuroscientists find that artificially stimulating a positive memory can cause mice to snap out of depression-like behaviour.
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Building the face of a criminal from DNA

June 17, 2015 - 5:59pm
Scientists use genetic markers to build a criminal's face
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Bitterns booming again, say experts

June 17, 2015 - 5:01pm
One of the UK's most threatened birds - the bittern - is returning to England and Wales, according to conservationists.
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Escaped tiger kills man in Georgia

June 17, 2015 - 8:43am
A tiger that killed a man and wounded another after escaping from a flooded zoo in Georgia has been shot dead, the Georgian interior ministry says.
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Bioenergy 'can deliver cleaner future'

June 17, 2015 - 8:02am
A global bioenergy assessment concludes that biofuels could provide up to a third of the world's transport fuel needs by the middle of the century.
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Nutella spread 'damages environment'

June 17, 2015 - 4:11am
France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urges people to stop eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil and damages the environment.
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Controllers wait on Philae link

June 17, 2015 - 2:37am
No new signals have been picked up from the Philae comet lander since a brief radio contact on Sunday, but controllers say this is not surprising.
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