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Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness on how criminal networks disguise illegal wildlife products, a summit hears.
Mersea Island is the only place in the east of England where red squirrels are living wild.
Migratory birds may be spreading viruses that cause bird flu around the world, say scientists.
The American space agency's (Nasa) Dawn satellite returns its latest images of Ceres as it approaches orbit insertion on 6 March.
Chimpanzees can change their grunts to communicate with new companions, according to a study of captive animals moved from the Netherlands to Scotland.
Scientists working on Europe’s Planck satellite say the first stars lit up the Universe more than 100 million years later than was previously thought.
Ecuador announces a state of emergency in the Galapagos after a ship with hazardous materials ran aground, threatening the islands' ecosystem.
The New Horizons probe returns new pictures of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
On the trail of the world's most trafficked animal
Insurance for at-risk families costs other households too much, says report.
A group of around 300 manatees have gathered in warmer waters in the Crystal river in Florida to get away from the cold.
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on the likely future course of climate change, say scientists.
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.
The UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey probably caught Ebola by wearing a visor instead of goggles while treating patients, an investigation has concluded.
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.
A fossil of a rhino skull has been found on West Runton beach in Norfolk .
Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.
Does facial recognition technology work?
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.
Gluing together components of the world's fastest car