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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Fish 'at risk' to trawlers revealed

August 5, 2015 - 8:17am
Lab-based experiments produce the first evidence of the characteristics of individual fish that leave them at greater risk of getting caught.
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War declared on athletics - Coe

August 5, 2015 - 8:01am
Allegations of widespread doping in athletics are "a declaration of war" on the sport, says IAAF vice-president Lord Coe.
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Ancient find baffles archaeologists

August 5, 2015 - 7:00am
Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.
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Loss of world's rarest ape charted

August 4, 2015 - 8:10pm
The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.
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Trouble in orbit: the growing problem of space junk

August 4, 2015 - 6:33pm
We need a solution to space junk
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VIDEO: 'Employ scientists - and back them'

August 4, 2015 - 5:06pm
Sir James Dyson offers the business advice he wishes he'd had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.
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Rock stacks reveal 'jumping' quakes

August 4, 2015 - 3:54pm
Scientists solve the riddle of why precariously balanced rocks near the San Andreas fault have never been toppled by earthquakes - revealing crucial interactions between faultlines.
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Bonobos' clue to speech evolution

August 4, 2015 - 5:59am
A study finds that wild bonobos use a single high-pitched call in a variety of contexts, showing a linguistic flexibility that was thought to be uniquely human.
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First 3D-printed pill approved in US

August 4, 2015 - 5:45am
In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given go-ahead for a 3D printed pill to go into production.
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Obama plan 'hope' for Paris deal

August 4, 2015 - 5:07am
The UK government welcomes President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gases and boost clean power.
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VIDEO: Obama's climate change 'political risk'

August 3, 2015 - 4:09pm
US President Barack Obama urges his country to take its "most important step" to tackle to climate change, as he outlines proposals to cut carbon emissions.
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VIDEO: Island volcano's spectacular lava show

August 3, 2015 - 3:15pm
Milton Nkosi takes a helicopter ride to witness the latest volcanic eruption by the Piton de la Fournaise, or 'Peak of the Furnace' on Reunion Island.
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Obama unveils clean energy plan

August 3, 2015 - 1:34pm
US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
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Ancient life form's complex sex life

August 3, 2015 - 10:01am
One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.
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Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

August 2, 2015 - 1:53pm
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
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Empire State hosts wildlife display

August 2, 2015 - 4:21am
Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.
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Poll to find UK's favourite insect

August 1, 2015 - 8:46pm
An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.
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Gunman injured by armadillo ricochet

August 1, 2015 - 8:57am
A man in East Texas is wounded after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted and hit him, the local sheriff says.
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VIDEO: 'Blue moon' as seen around the world

July 31, 2015 - 8:27pm
There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".
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US energy plan to boost renewables

July 31, 2015 - 8:51am
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.
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