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Genetics can play key role in saving trees

BBC Science & Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 07:08
Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests.

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

BBC Science & Environment - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 05:06
As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history

BBC Science & Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 17:50
British engineers test technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.

Distant star's vision of our Sun's future 'death'

BBC Science & Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:25
A newly discovered planet offers insights into the Sun's demise in 5-6 billion years.

Russian president warns over expansion of US space force

BBC Science & Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:56
The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study suggests

BBC Science & Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:42
In the 'largest study of its kind' researchers studied 70,000 bird specimens over a 40-year period.

Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing: 'Why I wanted to help'

BBC Science & Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 05:31
Nikki Henderson, who helped Greta Thunberg get to Madrid, reveals what happened on their 19-day journey.

How drones can help with counting seals

BBC Science & Environment - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 00:27
Rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland use drones to keep track of the growing grey seal population.

'Forgotten' elm tree set to make a comeback

BBC Science & Environment - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 17:39
The elm can be restored to its former glory despite Dutch elm disease, say experts.
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