Category Archives: science

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'

The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.

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Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

Adult golden eagles are unable to shift the timing of their migration, a North American study shows

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Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

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Plastic planet

More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?

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The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72

Charlie Veron’s been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world’s coral species

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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Narwhals show a “costly” response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.

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Farthest monster black hole found

Astronomers discover the most distant “supermassive” black hole known to science.

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UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

Nations will resolve to end plastic pollution in our seas, but their agreement has no timetable.

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How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate

Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.

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Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a “necessary defence” against bird flu.

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