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US sets up honey bee loss task force

The White House has set up a taskforce to tackle the decline of honey bees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the agriculture department will lead the effort, which includes $8m (£4.7m) for new honey bee habitats. Bee populations saw a 23% decline last winter, a trend blamed on the … 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

Swarm ‘delivers on magnetic promise’

By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Vienna Europe’s Swarm mission to measure the Earth’s magnetic field in unprecedented detail is achieving impressive levels of performance, scientists say. Even though the trio of satellites were only launched in November, they are already sensing the global field to a precision that … Continue reading

Prehistoric North Sea ‘Atlantis’ hit by 5 metre tsunami

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website A prehistoric “Atlantis” in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit by a 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago. The wave was generated by a catastrophic subsea landslide off the coast of Norway. Analysis suggests the tsunami over-ran Doggerland, a … Continue reading

Orang-utan using sign language

Helping save the orang-utan. Palm oil is the greatest threat to the future of the orang-utan. Find out more about the orang-utan here. Also check out the Before It’s Too Late orangutan iPhone & iPad App here. 20% of revenue goes to save the orangutan. Continue reading

Mystery of ‘ocean quack sound’ solved

By Rebecca Morelle Global science correspondent, BBC News The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean has finally been solved, scientists report. The noise – nicknamed “the bio-duck” – appears in the winter and spring in the Southern Ocean. However, its source has baffled researchers for decades. … Continue reading

Croaking Frogs

Today is International Frog Day. The world’s frogs are under attack and are dying off at an incredible rate. Here’s our award winning documentary about what is happening to the frogs and those who are trying to save them from extinction – before it’s too late. Continue reading

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