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Wind farm shares to be sold to locals

November 3, 2014 - 10:12am
People could be offered the chance to buy shares in local wind farms, solar farms and hydro power stations under new industry guidelines.
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VIDEO: UK strawberries still grow in November

November 3, 2014 - 8:21am
Ideal growing conditions means British fruit farmers are still harvesting strawberries into November.
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VIDEO: Where is England's Tree of the Year?

November 3, 2014 - 7:38am
The Woodland Trust asks for votes to choose England's first Tree of the Year to compete in a Europe-wide contest.
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Virgin Galactic descent 'feathers' activated early

November 3, 2014 - 5:16am
Safety board gives early details of fatal Virgin crash
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VIDEO: Slowing device 'deployed too early'

November 3, 2014 - 4:12am
A safety device on the Virgin Galactic spacecraft that crashed on Friday deployed early during the fatal test flight, US investigators say.
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Virgin defends space safety record

November 3, 2014 - 12:17am
Virgin Galactic insists safety has always been central to its operations, following the crash of its experimental spacecraft in the US on Friday.
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VIDEO: Fossil fuels 'must go by 2100' - IPCC

November 2, 2014 - 12:47pm
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100, if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.
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Fossil fuels must go by 2100 - IPCC

November 2, 2014 - 10:34am
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to scientists on a UN-backed panel.
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Virgin crash probe 'may take a year'

November 2, 2014 - 2:38am
The investigation into the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash in California could take about 12 months, the US transport safety chief says.
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Virgin crash investigation under way

November 1, 2014 - 9:47pm
US investigators begin an inquiry into why a Virgin Galactic space rocket crashed on a test flight, killing a pilot.
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Sound design for rhino breeding

November 1, 2014 - 7:49am
Researchers in the US investigate whether the hum and rumble of urban life is what makes rhinos reluctant to breed in captivity.
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Space project will go on - Branson

November 1, 2014 - 2:48am
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
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Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

October 31, 2014 - 8:33pm
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

October 31, 2014 - 8:24pm
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
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IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts

October 31, 2014 - 10:09am
Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past
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1D chimp criticised by animal rights

October 31, 2014 - 7:11am
Animal charity Peta takes out an advert in a US magazine complaining about One Direction's use of chimpanzees in the Steal My Girl video.
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VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper

October 31, 2014 - 6:23am
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
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Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'

October 31, 2014 - 6:22am
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
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Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'

October 30, 2014 - 8:00pm
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
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WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

October 30, 2014 - 7:10pm
World War Two tech to back up GPS
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