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  • The GBR in black or white: coral bleaching or coal dust?

    Tue 5:50am
    The fight between industrial need, with Australia’s great 2 exports of coal and iron ore, and possibly the biggest natural wonder we have on Earth has been frantic. The culmination of the argument could come soon as stress grows on all parties concerned.
  • Climate Mitigation from Agriculture is Limited.

    May 17, 2016, 5:40 am
    Promises, promises. How will we cope with the mitigation measures so far in place?
  • Sea birds secret colony location policy!

    May 16, 2016, 4:59 am
    The worrying distribution of Atlantic puffin, the decrease in other seabird populations as their food supplies disappear, and the need for conservation as global warming bites – they all need studies like this to discover how our wildlife is coping with…
  • Diversity of camels conserved for 3000 years.

    May 10, 2016, 6:40 am
    The ideas surrounding the origins of domestic animals have recently been clarified, but the largest domestic, the camel, was an elusive prey, hiding in a small corner of the UAE. The discovery that these few wild ancestors contributed all of the domestic stock…
  • Battery Power helps renewable energy independents.

    May 4, 2016, 4:05 am
    The use of enormous batteries is changing the scene as renewable energy rapidly grows to take over 15% of UK power production by 2020. Much greater percentages are already in place in Scotland.
  • Indonesia acts on palm plantations and pollution

    May 2, 2016, 5:40 am
    The move to exploit rainforest and peatland with no motive other than profit is finally being stopped. Indonesia has needed to act on mining, forestry and agriculture for decades, and finally the ball is rolling.
  • Islands and their biodiversity

    A new theory on why we have such biodiverse islands, while some are literally desert has been long in coming, but it’s here.
  • How hot is the earth now?

    Apr 25, 2016, 8:05 am
    We worry now a lot more than before about the planet’s surface temperatures. Now the Arctic is defrosting and sea levels even affect your seaside holiday, perhaps it is too late. But given the unprecedented talking about carbon limitations and political…
  • Feed the birds, but what about vultures?

    Apr 22, 2016, 10:30 am
    We don’t know whether captive breeding or supplementary feeding should be the answer for what has been a successful programme for the bearded vulture or lammergeier. The answer is in this paper which tries to establish exactly how the future should be for…
  • Crow about the success of bird brains.

    Apr 20, 2016, 4:30 am
    How can we design experiments to test just how bright animals can be in relation to their own environment and even our own when we consider species that have associated with us and our strange contraptions throughout our short history of technology. The…
  • The Potential and Evolutionary Fireworks of Cross-Kingdom Genetic Transfers.

    Apr 16, 2016, 7:20 am
    Pine trees and insects have been together in their habitats for such a long time. However, their relationship is deepened by new research that show how an ancient swap has survived where other intriguing DNA changes have been lost. This story could run – for…
  • Echidnas rule the flames(forest fires)

    Apr 13, 2016, 9:20 am
    Animals react to fire in varying ways. Here, the sensible approach is used by the monotreme mammal, indicating one possible way in which we all survived total wipeout!!!
  • Dolphin calves born in the Mekong

    Apr 11, 2016, 4:40 am
    We have mentioned the state of the great river frequently, but the Mekong generally becomes more dammed and less likely to provide for its people and wildlife. However, good news cannot be ignored in this case and it is really cheering to hear of 3 calves born…
  • Great potential for reverse photosynthesis!

    Apr 7, 2016, 6:20 am
    When can he climate changers and the global de-warmers finally have their way and be able to replace the whole carbon footprints of nations? Well, there is hope in some of the latest renewable investments and this example of pure science that will soon be…
  • People and Deer: the diverse, diverting past.

    Apr 6, 2016, 10:45 am
    What stories are appearing from the genomes of various creatures that can be mixed up with our histories. Even the wild red deer contribute magnificently in this story!
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