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Paying tribute to the nation’s forests

[ad_1] Image copyright Forestry Commission Image caption The Forest of Dean: Part of the magical woodland landscape of Britain Britons are being urged to pay tribute to the nation's forests by writing a poem, letter or story.The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is leading the way with a newly commissioned poem, which explores relationships between trees and humanity.Forests have inspired generations of British writers, including Shakespeare, who used woodland settings
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Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA/JPL/Doug Ellison Image caption Oppy used one of its cameras to take this selfie on Mars The US space agency (Nasa) has called time on its Opportunity Mars rover.The six-wheeled robot last contacted Earth in June last year, just before it was enveloped in the darkness of a global dust storm. Engineers hoped Oppy would power back up when the skies cleared and sunlight hit its solar
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Nasa’s InSight mission: Mars ‘mole’ put on planet’s surface

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption On the surface: HP3 is on the left; the domed SEIS is on the right The US space agency's (Nasa) InSight mission has positioned the second of its surface instruments on Mars.Known as HP3, the heat-flow probe was picked up off the deck of the lander with a robot arm and placed next to the SEIS seismometer package, which was deployed in December.Together with
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Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals

[ad_1] Though pangolins are protected by international wildlife laws, they remain the most trafficked group of mammals in the world. To protect the rare giant pangolin sub-species, conservationists from Chester Zoo are conducting the first ever study of the species.They hope to gather vital data that will help with the long-term conservation of these secretive animals.Read more on this story. [ad_2] Source link
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Pangolins: Rare insight into world’s most trafficked mammal

[ad_1] Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption The rare giant pangolin is being studied to boost its survival chances The secret life of the world's most trafficked mammal, the pangolin, has been caught on camera in Africa.Footage gives a rare insight into the behaviour of the giant pangolin, the largest of all the scaly animals.Observed by remote-operated cameras, a baby take a ride on its mother's back, while an adult
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Green New Deal : Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey launching the Green New Deal Despite being labelled as a "socialist manifesto", the Green New Deal (GND) on climate change and jobs has sparked a lively debate in US politics. BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath looks at what's in the deal, and its likely impact.President Trump was quick to thrash the Democrat's new approach to tackling
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China and India help make planet leafier

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters, are making it leafier - for now, a report says.The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries.There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s – a 5% increase.Extra foliage helps slows climate change, but researchers