107341427 p07cz88g - What's killing Yosemite's trees?
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What's killing Yosemite's trees?

Ten years into a unique scientific project researchers have tracked dramatic changes to the forest. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our Facebook page Credited Source link

107356317 gettyimages 172309103 - Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?
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Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?

Image copyright Getty Images Over the next 31 years, we’re likely to be taking fewer flights, eating less meat, and using far less single-use plastic. That is, if the UK government is to achieve its target of cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – an ambitious plan that no other major nation has made. […]

107346115 mediaitem107346114 - Bowland hen harrier chicks give 'hope for future'
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Bowland hen harrier chicks give 'hope for future'

Image copyright RSPB Image caption Hen harrier chicks were discovered in four nests in the Bowland Estate The hatching of hen harrier chicks at nests on a private estate for the second year running “gives hope for the future”, the RSPB has said. The charity said it found the hatchlings in four nests on the […]

106557338 hi053523197 - Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target
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Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Image copyrightPA Image caption Extinction Rebellion staged 10 days of protests in London calling for action on climate changeGreenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May said reducing pollution would also benefit public […]

107334137 p07ctmsk - Baby long-eared owl Rusty learns to fly at botanic garden
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Baby long-eared owl Rusty learns to fly at botanic garden

A five-week-old long-eared owl has had a hoot learning to fly. Rusty was born in captivity so needed a little human help to spread his wings. Emma Hill, who co-owns the British Bird of Prey Centre at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, was happy to step up. A few test flights did not end […]

p07csdj6 - Why is so much of the US under water?
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Why is so much of the US under water?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMissouri farm in floodwatersFive hundred acres of Blake Hurst’s farm in Westboro, Missouri, are under water. “In the first round of flooding, we had over 150 acres under water,” Mr Hurst recalls. “A lot of it had been planted, so those crops are lost.” That was in […]

107339121 asianelephantcalfi - Chester Zoo elephant calf's EEHV survival 'momentous'
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Chester Zoo elephant calf's EEHV survival 'momentous'

Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption Prof Steinbach said Indali Hi Way’s recovery was “wonderful news” An Asian elephant’s “rare” recovery from a “lethal” virus has been hailed as a “momentous step” for the species. Two-year-old Indali Hi Way is believed to have made a full recovery from elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a Chester Zoo […]

107334799 p07ctnq3 - The solar-power charged electric cars making money
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The solar-power charged electric cars making money

Electric cars are being used to help power a small Portuguese island in the Atlantic. Porto Santo Island has begun testing a scheme in which the batteries in electric vehicles are charged by solar power during the day but at night return spare energy to the grid to power people’s homes. Some experts say this […]

106118745 3 - How to design a superfast car... in the real world
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How to design a superfast car… in the real world

Image copyright BLOODHOUND LSR Image caption World’s fastest car driver: Andy Green hopes to be running later this year A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle aims to show its potential by going progressively faster, […]

107324088 gettyimages 104717449 - Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'
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Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deforestation in Sumatra Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive new study. The number is based on actual extinctions rather than estimates, and is twice that of all bird, mammal and amphibian extinctions combined. Scientists say plant […]

107290626 ancientgrapeseeds - Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine
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Grape expectations: DNA reveals history of vintage wine

Image copyright L Bouby Image caption Archaeological grape seeds from France The French were probably sipping wine made from an identical grape to one used today back in medieval times. DNA from ancient grape seeds shows the grapevine behind a local vintage has been cultivated continuously for 900 years. Ancient grapes found at archaeological sites […]