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VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?
  Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies
  Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

Antarctic science archive unlocked
  Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Arctic's future dimmer every year
  The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.In the spring and summer of 2014, Earth's icy northern region lost more of its signature whiteness that reflects the sun's heat. It was replaced...

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'
  Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry
  Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
  A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

3D printer makes tool in space
  Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.

Nasa emails spanner into space
  Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

7ft marine reptile fossil beach find
  An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'
  Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up
  Bangladesh oil slick threatens world's largest mangrove forest

New record depth for deepest fish
  Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

New record for deepest fish
  Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish
  Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’
  Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

Carbon mission returns global maps
  Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

Warming? Blame it on beaver
  Rodents have been accused of causing everything from plague to electrical fires - now climate change can be added to the list.Two new studies have found that the Arctic ground squirrel and the beaver are contributing far more to...

Preserving access to the Hauraki Gulf
  When it was mooted, creating a single spatial plan for the entire Hauraki Gulf seemed a good idea to Cooks Beach resident Alison Henry.She now knows that it's not only a good idea - it's essential."It is easy to see the sun shining...

Badger cull fails to meet target
  Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

Bats 'showing signs of recovery'
  Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers
  New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket
  India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Autism link to air pollution raised
  A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee
  Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

'Ringing' rock arches recorded
  America's huge humming arches

'Vast store' of world's oldest water
  The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

UK using less energy, report finds
  People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.

Sea Shepherd claims it intercepted illegal fishing boat
  The Sea Shepherd group claims to have intercepted an illegal fishing vessel in the Southern Ocean.The anti-poaching group said the Nigerian-flagged Thunder was earlier issued with an Interpol Purple Notice following a joint effort...

Festival lights viewed from space
  Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.

Philae comet landing 'all a blur'
  An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.

Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip
  The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.

Ministers unveil science strategy
  The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.

Quantum thinking: Cats to computers
  An interactive journey through quantum theory

California's water woes quantified
  Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.

Yeti polar bear theory challenged
  A theory that the Himalayas' mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal is being challenged.

Squirrels are 'climate culprit'
  Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.

People don't work as hard on hot days
  The principal argument against taking strong action to curtail the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change has long been that it will be economically costly. By putting a price on carbon, goes the logic, people will spend...

Methane 'belches' detected on Mars
  Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.

VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel
  An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

The largest vessel the world has ever seen
  Enormous ship will collect and liquefy gas at sea

Experts race to save white rhino
  An international team of experts is engaged in a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

Cosmic bangs 'common on Earth'
  Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.

VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies
  One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.

Life from 'deepest drill' revealed
  Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore
  Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.

Denmark lays claim to North Pole
  Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.

Sea Change: Safe sea bed habitats the key to nurturing fish stocks
  I remember incredible wastage of kahawai, recalled one Great Barrier Island resident, of a more bountiful time in the Hauraki Gulf."People would head out from Matarangi to fish off the Barrier and waste them. Massive holes had to...

Climate Change: NZ's emission impossible
  Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says New Zealand faces "a big challenge" in making new commitments to cut emissions, following a global agreement in Peru at the weekend.Mr Groser said the Lima agreement, signed on Sunday night,...

Rare northern white rhino dies in US
  A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.

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