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  • Green turtles need help

    17 April 2014, 12:40 pm

    How to provide for indigenous and other peoples with a rare animal as a food source and sustain their diet? (As well as make sure we don’t have another extinction on our hands). A scientific approach is required in the Caribbean, where little seems to be…
  • Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate

    15 April 2014, 2:45 am

    Air pollution is rarely linked to water pollution, but the strong links will soon be obvious, just as the surface air movement is influenced by the ocean currents and the temperatures of both. While scientific models can tell us what is going to happen as the…
  • Jellies delicious for this fish

    14 April 2014, 2:45 am

    This little sea-bream is able to conveniently dispose of and control jellyfish populations, just as the big turtles can. The research involved has a lot of relevance to turtle conservation as well as the massive jellyfish blooms reported in Japan and other…
  • Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

    11 April 2014, 5:45 am

    The Sumatran problem where people and industry are always given priority over natural ecosystems is reaching a climax, as the last vestiges of tropical forest go under thee axe. apart from the smoke pollution hanging over the burning, the animal species…
  • Tiny Australian crayfish is brand new species

    9 April 2014, 3:55 am

    How can we make sure that tiny new species with newly-discovered populations are not predated by novel predators, run over by bulldozers or simply forgotten about during developments? The answer needs to be found from the Amazon to central Asia, Africa and…
  • Solar energy saves the earth?

    6 April 2014, 12:20 pm

    When will people, especially governments, believe those who are far better qualified than they are to judge the earth and its workings. When hell freezes over, perhaps? No, I'm sorry, it's when earth becomes hell, as it already has for the victims of…
  • Stork Renaissance

    4 April 2014, 2:35 am

    Stalking the fabulous stork in Britain has been a forlorn experience for a long time. Vagrants and margarine have been the only possibilities, but with a little help from their friends, 2 individuals have literally set up home on a Norfolk chimney and seem…
  • Solar electricity comes to your home-free!

    2 April 2014, 8:40 am

    When we see countries developing a large renewable energy capacity, the whole earth can celebrate that there will be no more carbon emissions from some sources at least. Now for the riddance of fracking, coal and all gas and oil based industries, before the…
  • Visual effects created by bower birds

    2 April 2014, 4:51 am

    Among the most intricate displays of courtship in any species, the bower birds have intrigued us for centuries. Finally, we may be getting close to a full understanding of how such glorious behaviours work and how they came about!
  • Good news for newts' DNA

    31 March 2014, 2:00 am

    Even the tiniest larva of the threatened Triturus cristatus, (great crested newt) can be detected with eDNA techniques. With this eye-opening research, the smallest invertebrates can be quickly assessed too, giving us great insight into current situations of…
  • Leatherback logging in the Atlantic

    27 March 2014, 6:10 am

    The study of marine turtles is linked with tagging of many other animals, but if we lose these leatherback giants of the seas, we will have lost a species that can relay how conditions millions of years ago influenced even bigger turtles and of course every…
  • Spider sociability

    26 March 2014, 6:00 am

    How did social behaviour evolve, and why do we see it in so many animals, no matter what level of taxonomy they are found? Spiders, sticklebacks and insects, birds, mammals and reptiles are all involved in complex social interaction.
  • Climate change and permafrost loss

    24 March 2014, 2:35 am

    How many tonnes of carbon does it take to sink a planet? New research is always enlightening us on how the warming of Earth will affect us. Trouble is, the news is always negative, there just isn’t much good coming our way, although we are checking out any…
  • International Day of Forests and the Tree

    21 March 2014, 6:19 am

    Ban Ki Moon’s message today is, 'As we deliberate on the post-2015 development agenda, let us acknowledge the vital role of forests and pledge to work together to protect and sustainably manage these vital ecosystems.'
  • Bats' flight changes

    19 March 2014, 7:53 am

    When we study insects and birds in the air, or other animals in water, the interest often lies in how they can change their locomotive effort in order to counteract wind or currents. The use of computer modelling can also add the extra benefit of prediction of…

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