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Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery

Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery By Mark KinverEnvironment reporter, BBC News A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland. During the voyage, they will collect data on weather conditions, wildlife, phytoplankton levels and microplastic. The eight-strong crew … Continue reading

Bats ‘fly by polarised light’

  Bats ‘fly by polarised light’ By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News   Bats use the pattern of polarised light in the evening sky to get their bearings, according to a new study. As well as having unusual echolocation skills and their own magnetic compass, bats are now the … Continue reading

Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery

    By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery     New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery. Ecologists say the shortage of wild animals means that in many countries … Continue reading

Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated

    By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Researchers say they have translated the meaning of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate. They say wild chimps communicate 19 specific messages to one another with a “lexicon” of 66 gestures. The scientists discovered this by following and filming communities … Continue reading

Web users join hunt for Hawaii tree invaders

  By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News US conservationists and a satellite imagery company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants. Species such as the Australian tree fern are using up vital water supplies within native forests on Hawaii, … Continue reading

Badgers: Ministers ‘wilfully’ ignoring science advice

    By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News A senior government adviser has described coalition plans to change the way the pilot badger culls are assessed as “an abuse” of the scientific method. Prof Timothy Coulson is concerned the government is considering a less reliable way of assessing humaneness … Continue reading

Young Humpback Whale Saved From Fishing Net

        This amazing whale rescue. Post by Best Stories. Follow @b4itstoolate Continue reading

Brazil’s logging sector is full of crooks – and the Amazon is paying the price

From Greenpeace.org Posted by Richardg – 7 May 2014 at 3:05pm The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing. Pará state is the largest timber producer and exporter in the … Continue reading

The Animals of Chernobyl

From The New York Times Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the animals and plants of Chernobyl, Ukraine. His findings are concerning, though predictable.  Mousseau has discovered that the area is taking longer to recover than thought, which is having a devastating effect on … Continue reading

Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Unesco has threatened to list the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage in Danger site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment. Reef authorities granted permission for the dumping in January as part of a project to create one of the world’s biggest coal ports. But scientists … Continue reading

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