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UN ‘95% sure’ humans cause warming

A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming since the 1950s. The report by the UN’s climate panel details the physical evidence…

UN ‘95% sure’ humans cause warming

A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming since the 1950s. The report by the UN’s climate panel details the physical evidence…

UN panel to deliver climate report

The latest update on the state of the world’s climate will be released on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden. Scientists and government officials from 195 countries have been meeting all week…

Europe’s key animals ‘recovering’

Some of Europe’s key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests. Conservationists say species such as bears, wolves, lynx, eagles and vultures have increased…

Zimbabwe elephants killed by cyanide

More than 80 elephants have been killed for their ivory by poachers who used cyanide to poison a water hole in Zimbabwe’s largest game park. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi confirmed…

Cooker reduces black carbon problem

It’s a wonder gadget. It safeguards eyes and lungs. It protects glaciers from melting. It saves forests. This miracle device is…a cooker. The organisation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves says the smoky…

Spiny rat discovered in Indonesia

Tufts of harsh, bristly hair and a white tail tip are among the defining features of a new rodent species discovered in Indonesia. The Spiny Boki Mekot Rat was found…

The Curiosity rover’s failure to detect methane on Mars is a blow to theories that the planet may still host some types of life, say mission scientists. Telescopes and satellites…

Bee flight inspires robot design

Scientists are studying the flight of the bumblebee in an effort to work out how the insects manage to remain steady in adverse weather conditions. Dr Sridhar Ravi, from Harvard…

Shy male birds keep closer ‘friends’

Shy male great tits have fewer ‘friends’ but build stronger bonds than bolder birds, researchers have found. Scientists have studied the birds in Oxfordshire for over 60 years and their…

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