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Bee viruses have been found in hoverflies for the first time, raising new concerns about disease threats.
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Blind people who use sound to navigate their environment adjust their clicks very similarly to bats, research reveals.
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The pups were separated from their mother during storms at the end of last year.
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Scientists investigate the microbes that survive in the South American desert on very little water.
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Farmers will receive money for "public goods", such as investment in sustainable food production.
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Climate change could drive most of the birds' global population from their current nesting islands.
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The frozen vault storing the world's precious seeds is about to reach the one million mark for donations.
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Vets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.
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US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.
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Nile conflict
24 Feb 2018 1:38:16
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.
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Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.
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The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.
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Satellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill
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Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.
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Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.
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A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.
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The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
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A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.
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Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.
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Campaigners have won a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.
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Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
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Belle was born with a broken leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
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Burn or bury
20 Feb 2018 1:55:49
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.
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The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.
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Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
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