Environment and Nature

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Home of the big cats

Monday, 6 January 2014

Where is the king of beasts’ ancestoral home?


Just 30 years to save the planet

Monday, 25 November 2013

The IPCC now knows exactly how close we are to tipping into dangerous climate change, writes James Mitchell Crow.


The resilient environmentalist

Monday, 28 October 2013

Bjørn Lomborg can still be an antagonistic provocateur. But current events are proving him right and his old enemies are being won over. By Keith Kloor.

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Mountain rescue for the pygmy possum

Monday, 14 October 2013

The marsupial’s future may be less threatened than scientists previously feared.

ocean trash

Tracking the ocean’s trash

Monday, 7 October 2013

Garbage route monitor may help protect seabirds from deadly floating plastic waste


Don’t bet on an end to warming

Monday, 9 September 2013

Slower rising global temperatures over the past decade do not mean an end to the crisis

Why did evolution choose monogamy?

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

New studies come to different conclusions over reasons for picking one mate

Tropical cyclones tipped to increase

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Global warming drives trend for more damaging storms

Shoulder is key to evolutionary success

Thursday, 27 June 2013

US researchers say the shoulder was the key part of a throwing mechanism that evolved about two million years ago, enabling our puny forebears to capture prey with a projectile weapon.

Female Hula painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer).

‘Living fossil’ extinct frogs found alive

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world’s conservation watchdog has been named a ‘living fossil’ after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel.


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