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  • Nissan Electric recruit Margot Robbie

    Wed 5:40am
    The future of trucks and buses is the mundane work of Nissan Electric and other enterprising manufacturers. The glamour of a fast, light electric car is there to be exploited however, and who better than our Margot!
  • Auks transform Arctic ecosystems.

    Feb 15, 2017, 5:20 am
    The great auk was gobbled up by sailors. Now the importance of such species is highlighted in a study proving how the barren wastes are transformed into a “green” land where Inuits and Vikings found a haven.
  • Tiger, leopard and dhole share resources in India

    Feb 8, 2017, 5:28 am
    Tiger, leopard and dhole! Carnivores, large and small, govern resources across the whole spectrum of natural habitats, whether terrestrial or marine. Here they interact to give real meaning to the word ecology. Camera traps are proving invaluable for relieving…
  • Hedgehogs mirror wildlife problems around the world.

    Feb 6, 2017, 5:25 am
    Have we got the answer to urban living when we solve the huge losses of hedgehogs in suburban neighbourhoods? The adoption of wild roofs and city ecoscapes in general brings some species to the new city. We have forgotten some animals that might just help…
  • Lions cause tigers problems

    Jan 30, 2017, 4:50 am
    How does the fate of the desperately-threatened tiger subspecies become involved with their relative on another continent? The answer lies in the actions of the South African government, who continue to submit to pressure groups who breed lions and sell them…
  • Primates matter, and this is why!

    Mon 5:15am
    The apes and monkeys represent one of the most interesting and numerous mammalian orders. With the lemurs, lorises and marmosets to set the tone for diversity, the need is to maintain conservation efforts and increase the chances for survival. Too much human…
  • Intriguing leadership roles in orcas linked to evolution, even in humans

    Jan 12, 2017, 4:40 am
    We rarely come across research that leads to true connections with human evolution in other animals, but menopause is an almost unique event that has deep meaning for survival. With these whales, we have a link to one of our own particular characteristics that…
  • One positive change, but emissions give centuries of rising sea-levels

    Jan 10, 2017, 4:55 am
    When the politics of greenhouse gases finally unravel, it won’t be our children who come to conclusions about it. It will be more distant descendants who acclaim our restriction of CFCs, but what can they say about the current mess? We need climate…
  • Blue whales' calls give ID of new populations

    Jan 4, 2017, 5:36 am
    Whether we want to find rare populations of crickets, bats or whales, acoustic signs are worth recording. Instead of sometimes-impossible genetic ID, call signs give often-deeper analysis of how populations differ in so-called cultures. In the case of this…
  • Pollution or Conservation, Doñana’s Choice!

    Jan 3, 2017, 5:20 am
    When the likes of Cota Doñana are threatened, then all of these precious sites for conservation, from the Great Barrier Reef to all the rainforests worldwide need to be checked. Who is destroying these last places for endangered wildlife on earth? Tourism and…
  • The Casper octopus thrives in the deep sea, but exploiters are threatening

    Dec 20, 2016, 5:05 am
    How can we stop the powers-that-be jumping in the deep end? Action is already taken to restrict or warn of deep-sea “mining” of metals. Will this stop governments or corporations rushing in to make a quick profit?
  • Crow wing shape and its association with species distribution.

    Dec 14, 2016, 4:10 am
    It's a great group of animals to study when you have hundreds of different species in almost every habitat on earth. Here is a largely successful attempt to associate the crow wing shape with species dispersals and any consequent speciations.
  • Elephants help National Park, rare tigers, rhinos and the rest!

    Dec 12, 2016, 6:05 am
    The prevention of poaching and cooperation with local residents is becoming more and more critical to conservation. International politics maybe the most advertised conservation issue, but it’s the grass roots that can determine survival- or not. The…
  • The Polar Bear Future-what can we conserve?

    Dec 7, 2016, 4:40 am
    Quantification of the iconic polar bears’ fate is important as the ice melts ever more readily. Here is the real story we can expect as we struggle to conserve all the species we can, while the world warms inexorably.
  • Sharks and rays suffer (extinction) in the Mediterranean

    Dec 6, 2016, 5:40 am
    One great devil ray species (Mobula mobular) was doing well in the Mediterranean Sea last year, but it is still classed as endangered, whether in Gaza or migrating to the Tuscan Sea. As it isn’t a food item, this probably saves it from the fate of its…
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