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May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable
  Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.

Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge
  Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p charge for them was introduced, government data suggests.

Lettuce towers and office block farms - is this the future?
  Towers of lettuce and pak choi, or a three-storey farm in an office building - could this be the future of farming?

Hinkley Point: EDF's UK boss 'confident' of go ahead
  The boss of EDF in the UK says he is confident the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be built, despite the government delaying its approval.

New Yorkers flock to foul flower
  A rare, and extremely pungent. 'corpse flower' has bloomed in New York Botanical Garden.

Drop in little terns numbers concerns RSPB
  The RSPB is concerned after the number of little terns nesting in the UK's biggest colony dropped by almost half.

Plastic bag use plummets in England
  Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p levy on them was introduced, government data suggests.

Heavy lifting
  Andy Green looks at the logistics involved in getting the Bloodhound supersonic car to South Africa next year so that it can begin its assault on the world land speed record.

Lava pictures from 'smiling' Hawaiian Kilauea volcano eruption
  The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"

Civic pride 'can help sustain urban biodiversity'
  The establishment of community gardens in inner city areas can boost social and ecological wellbeing, suggest researchers.

Large Abelisaurus Dinosaur dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia
  One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur

Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal
  Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.

Have you ever seen one of these?
  It's a rare albino squirrel, living in a garden in Sussex.

Debate needed on 1.5C temperature target
  Scientists are calling for a "thoughtful debate" about the wisdom of global attempts to limit temperature rises under 1.5C.

English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call
  Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.

Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California
  People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.

Hinkley Point: New hitch for UK nuclear plant deal
  Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.

How a huge school of sharks 'flips the food pyramid'
  Ecologists discover a food web beneath the waves of French Polynesia that is both unusual and spectacular.

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot
  The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

PM wants positive outcome for science in Brexit talks
  The Prime Minister has said that she wants to ensure a positive outcome for science in negotiations to leave the European Union.

Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues
  The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.

ECan cracks down on Christchurch City's water use
  A three year investigation into Christchurch's water supply has found local authorities do not know how much water will be needed as the city grows.It comes at a time when the city's aquifers have hit record lows, and the councils...

MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'
  The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs
  A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot 'roars with heat'
  Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves - astronomers discover.

Time to say goodbye
  As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.

Claire Trevett: Rats! Labour caught in a trap of its own making
  In the same week Prime Minister John Key was setting out his plan for making rats, stoats and possums extinct in New Zealand, Labour was starting to grapple with a pest problem of its own: the male List MP.Key's goal was to make...

Raybon Kan: Our secret weapon in fight against predators
  The Government's decreed NZ will be predator-free by 2050. That means rats, possums and stoats. Should be do-able. All we need is for everyone to leave the country for a weekend, while DoC let off the pest bomb. Easy.These predators...

Chris de Freitas: No place for scare tactics
  Chris de Freitas is an associate professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. The column by University of Canterbury sociologist Jarrod Gilbert describing climate change "denial" as a crime, is alarming...

Clever koalas learn to cross the road safely
  Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.

Farewell to Philae as lander coms cut
  Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander

Farewell to Philae as lander comms cut
  Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander

X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton
  Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'
  An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.

Meet New Zealand's 'non-plastic Maori'
  Tina Ngata describes herself as "a non-plastic Maori".For the past three years, the Gisborne teacher has been attempting to lead a plastic-free life, to highlight the damage everyday items like grocery bags and takeaway coffee cups...

Waste mountain
  Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.

Warning sounds for vanishing glaciers
  The unusual warmth that dominated our climate last summer has had alarmingly apparent impacts on the South Island's postcard glaciers and mountain snowlines.Although it's unclear what further impact the balmier temperatures of the...

Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning
  A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce.

Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net
  Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.

How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?
  The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Royal Society head calls for 'underwriting' of research
  The president of the Royal Society has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.

Dolly the sheep's siblings 'healthy'
  Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.

White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia's Byron Bay
  A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.

Sri Lanka prime minister: Mangroves curb climate threat
  On World Mangrove Day, Sri Lanka's prime minister says mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make them vital in the fight to curb climate change.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip
  The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.

Dutch men confirmed as world's tallest
  When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a new study reveals.

Dutch men revealed as world's tallest
  When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.

In pictures
  Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.

New trials for delivering goods by drones
  The UK government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon, to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.

ACC poised to invest in Ruataniwha dam
  Government body ACC will invest in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, Hawke's Bay Today understands.Representatives of Hawke's Bay Regional Council and its investment arm Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) have...

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