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Scientists try to understand heatwave

June 26, 2015 - 7:55am
Scientists in India and Pakistan say higher temperatures were just one factor in the recent heatwaves and other causes such as air pressure, humidity and sea breezes played a role.
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VIDEO: Sir David tells Obama how to save planet

June 25, 2015 - 3:46pm
The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of President Obama.
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UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests'

June 25, 2015 - 7:00am
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.
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VIDEO: Lemurs 'could vanish from wild'

June 25, 2015 - 5:37am
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.
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Sat firm eyes huge rocket campaign

June 25, 2015 - 5:22am
The OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.
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Madagascar's lemurs cling to survival

June 25, 2015 - 5:08am
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.
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Face of bizarre sea creature revealed

June 24, 2015 - 7:05pm
One of nature's most bizarre animals - Hallucigenia - is finally revealed in its entirety after specimens in Canada reveal its missing face.
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'Hoff crab' gets formal scientific name

June 24, 2015 - 5:12pm
A hairy Antarctic crab that was dubbed "The Hoff" when it was first found in Antarctic waters gets a formal scientific description and name.
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VIDEO: Taking giraffes for a scientific walk

June 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
How zoo giraffes are helping veterinary scientists to find out if very long, spindly legs are a help or a hindrance for walking.
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Climate change: Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

June 24, 2015 - 11:19am
Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?
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Drastic action to save endangered tortoise

June 24, 2015 - 10:02am
In a desperate bid to save one of the world's most endangered animals, conservationists are taking the controversial step of defacing the last survivors.
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VIDEO: Hands on nature at Oxford museum

June 24, 2015 - 9:36am
Oxford University Museum of Natural History has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year.
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Netherlands ordered to cut emissions

June 24, 2015 - 6:20am
A court in the Netherlands orders the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a class action suit launched by activists.
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Ebola crisis 'harming malaria fight'

June 24, 2015 - 3:09am
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea that began early last year has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts.
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EU climate chief slams UK wind policy

June 24, 2015 - 2:54am
The EU's climate chief says the UK's scrapping of subsidies will make it harder to meet renewables targets and an official describes the move as "mind-boggling".
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VIDEO: Racehorses still getting quicker

June 24, 2015 - 2:12am
Racehorses are continuing to get quicker, a study of winning times spanning 165 years of racing indicates.
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Wild beaver gives birth in England

June 23, 2015 - 7:35pm
A female from the first wild beaver colony in England for hundreds of years has given birth to at least two young.
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Racehorses 'still getting quicker'

June 23, 2015 - 7:15pm
Racehorses are continuing to get quicker, a study of winning times spanning 165 years of racing indicates.
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The man who keeps finding new species of shark

June 23, 2015 - 5:10pm
The man who keeps discovering new species
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The medical conundrum of plane stowaways

June 23, 2015 - 5:07pm
How could someone survive at -56C with no oxygen?
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