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Climate change: Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands

August 10, 2020 - 8:10pm
Huge stocks of greenhouse gases tied up in peatlands could be released as the world warms.
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Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting

August 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
European spacecraft track in fine detail the thinning that's occurred at the continent's edge.
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Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find

August 10, 2020 - 1:06am
A metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard of Bronze Age artefacts during an expedition near Peebles.
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Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

August 10, 2020 - 12:33am
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?
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Whale migration: ‘Super rare’ whale encounter on the Great Barrier Reef

August 10, 2020 - 12:02am
A dive instructor has recorded his ‘special moment’ with a humpback whale.
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Angling Trust founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith dies aged 69

August 9, 2020 - 4:42pm
Environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith led efforts to establish a network of river trusts.
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MV Wakashio: Locals in Mauritius try to stop oil spill

August 9, 2020 - 12:41pm
MV Wakashio ran aground on coral reef on 25 July and is now leaking oil.
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Lockdown: Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies

August 8, 2020 - 4:07pm
People enhancing their gardens during lockdown may not realise some plants have insecticides.
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MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

August 8, 2020 - 12:48am
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.
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Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science

August 7, 2020 - 11:53pm
Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.
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Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

August 7, 2020 - 10:00am
New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.
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Climate change: UK peat emissions could cancel forest benefits

August 7, 2020 - 2:08am
UK peatland emissions could cancel out all carbon reductions from new and existing forests.
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E-skin recreates sense of touch

August 7, 2020 - 12:15am
BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
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'Paradise island' hosts untold botanical treasures

August 6, 2020 - 7:43am
The first checklist of plants found on the tropical island of New Guinea reveals incredible plant diversity.
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Beaver families win legal 'right to remain'

August 6, 2020 - 5:27am
Fifteen beaver families have been given a permanent home on the River Otter in East Devon.
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City growth favours animals 'more likely to carry disease'

August 5, 2020 - 5:11pm
Turning wild spaces into farmland or cities creates opportunities for diseases to cross into humans.
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SpaceX: Musk's 'Mars ship' prototype aces 150m test flight

August 5, 2020 - 2:29pm
A prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop".
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Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and how dangerous is it?

August 5, 2020 - 12:24pm
A huge store of ammonium nitrate has been blamed for a deadly explosion in Beirut, but what is the chemical.
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Climate change: Satellites find new colonies of Emperor penguins

August 5, 2020 - 1:26am
A search from space discovers new colonies of the Antarctic bird that has an uncertain future.
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Don't demolish old buildings, urge architects

August 5, 2020 - 12:52am
Knocking down defunct structures sends a wrecking ball through carbon targets, architects say.
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