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Platypus population ‘under severe stress' as waterways dry up amid bush fires

Platypus population ‘under severe stress' as waterways dry up amid bush fires

2 days ago   |   Metro

Platypus are struggling as their waterways dry up across Australia (Picture: Conservationists have been racing to save platypus in Australia after their dwindling waterways...
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‘All that is good in human nature is here': life and death in an NHS hospice

5 days ago   |   The Guardian

Is there a good way to approach the end of life? Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor, believes there is - and that we can all learn from her patients She's called Gemma...
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Of Cats and Elfins by Sylvia Townsend Warner review - charming fantasies

7 days ago   |   The Guardian

Nymphs and phoenixes feature in a collection of remarkable short pieces by the author of Lolly Willowes This collects several pieces of Warner's short fantasy fiction, from...
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Exciting new vacancy!

11 days ago   |   Milton Keynes Natural History Society

Peter our webmaster is standing down in March and we are keen to retain and further develop our wonderful website which is proving such an asset to the Society. If you have...
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Impossible foods unveils its latest plant-based creation: fake pork

15 days ago   |   Grist

This week is the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual Las Vegas event where futurist nerds gather to ogle at new electric cars , Star Wars-inspired home assistants...
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What if we let the oceans into our cities?

What if we let the oceans into our cities?

19 days ago   |   Grist

The way we build our houses, roads, and cities reflects the great necessity of an era. Want to keep yourself safe from medieval marauders in a violent feudal society? Build...
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What if we let the oceans into our cities?

What if we let the oceans into our cities?

19 days ago   |   Grist

The way we build our houses, roads, and cities reflects the great necessity of an era. Want to keep yourself safe from medieval marauders in a violent feudal society? Build...
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Convert half of UK farmland to nature, urges top scientist

23 days ago   |   The Guardian

New woodlands and wild places are needed to fight climate crisis and improve people's health Half of the nation's farmland needs to be transformed into woodlands and natural...
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A Look Back at the Cambridge Royal Year

A Look Back at the Cambridge Royal Year

26 days ago   |   Royal Central

As we do each year, we are taking a look back at the Cambridges' royal year from charity visits, official visits and more. Here is a highlight review of their year, and the...
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Big Oil spent $3.6 billion to clean up its image, and it kinda worked

Big Oil spent $3.6 billion to clean up its image, and it kinda worked

29 days ago   |   Grist

If you've ever seen an ad featuring ExxonMobil scientists handling beakers of green goo, the algae that will supposedly fuel the future, you've been the target of an oil...
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Young sea eagle takes up residence among Oxfordshire's red kites

Young sea eagle takes up residence among Oxfordshire's red kites

It is one of the country's top predators, with a 2.4-metre wingspan and a preference for plucking fish from the ocean. So a young sea eagle's choice of landlocked Oxfordshire... Read more ...

Breaking Down the Social Stigma of Invasive Species

Breaking Down the Social Stigma of Invasive Species

Harlequin Ladybird ©Peter Hassett at Preston Montford 4 August 2015 While climate change and habitat loss seem to keep making all the headlines when it comes to environmental... Read more ...

Wild photos from the Kansas-Kansas State brawl show how scary the fight was...

Wild photos from the Kansas-Kansas State brawl show how scary the fight was and why the punishments will likely be severe

A brawl broke out at Allen Fieldhouse towards the tail end of the Kansas Jayhawks blowout of in-state rival Kansas State. Kansas' Silvio De Sousa was at the center of the... Read more ...

Fertilizer is a major pollutant. Why doesn't the government regulate it as one?

Fertilizer is a major pollutant. Why doesn't the government regulate it as one?

This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity and The World. Everywhere Randy Souder looked, he saw mud. On his soggy fields. In the mechanized... Read more ...

HS2 is a vanity project that should be scrapped for good

HS2 is a vanity project that should be scrapped for good

It's hard to know where to start with the reasons why this vanity project should not go ahead (Picture: Kristian Buus/In Pictures via Getty Images) The case for building the... Read more ...

Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong?

Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong?

For more than six months, twin brothers Ronald and Donald Schweitzer have watched large amounts of salty wastewater bubble up from the ground in their wheat field. The “... Read more ...

Sawfly identification

Sawfly identification

Figwort Sawfly ©Ian Saunders in garden, Stoke Goldington 26 June 2018 Steven Falk has expanded his sawfly identification pages. Read more ...

Conservationists plan complete eradication of mink from East Anglia

Conservationists plan complete eradication of mink from East Anglia

Could this be the first step in the elimination of mink, a non-native species, from the UK? Read more ...

Light changes everything

Light changes everything

Nyakantingi Primary School Derrick studies at Nyakantingi primary school in Zambia. It's a rural school, miles away from the electricity grid - in an area that has been badly... Read more ...

LED SCALE-UP: Connected Lighting - Investing in the Future

LED SCALE-UP: Connected Lighting - Investing in the Future

On 11th December The Climate Group hosted a webinar titled ‘LED SCALE-UP: Connected Lighting - Investing in the Future', where we examined how cities can get LED programs off... Read more ...