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New government unit to take over Covid response

July 8, 2020 - 1:37am
There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.
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Coronavirus: 'The masks you throw away could end up killing a whale'

July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea.
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Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

July 7, 2020 - 5:53pm
Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
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Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

July 7, 2020 - 11:31am
Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.
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Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

July 7, 2020 - 11:10am
The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.
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Siberian Arctic sees record average temperatures

July 7, 2020 - 10:42am
The heat in June helped fan wildfires and released 59m tonnes of carbon dioxide, scientists say.
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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

July 7, 2020 - 9:54am
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.
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Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

July 7, 2020 - 1:23am
The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.
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Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

July 7, 2020 - 12:05am
Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

July 7, 2020 - 12:01am
His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (£137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

July 6, 2020 - 8:48pm
A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.
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What is bubonic plague?

July 6, 2020 - 11:25am
Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.
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Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

July 6, 2020 - 7:36am
Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.
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China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

July 6, 2020 - 4:10am
A rural herdsman tested positive for the infection, which can be treated with antibiotics.
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Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

July 5, 2020 - 3:38am
An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.
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UK government wins bid for OneWeb satellite firm

July 3, 2020 - 12:05pm
A government-backed group is set to pull broadband firm out of bankruptcy to help deliver sat-nav system.
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Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

July 3, 2020 - 9:33am
The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.
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Coronavirus: Testing sewage an 'easy win'

July 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
Wastewater analysis could provide localised Covid-19 test results much earlier than at present.
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Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again

July 2, 2020 - 12:57pm
The launch of Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance is delayed again to 30 July at the earliest.
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Amazon fires at 13-year high in June

July 2, 2020 - 11:52am
This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.
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