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How beavers are reviving wetlands

Wetlands are being lost at a faster rate than forests, but in some regions beavers are part of the solution.

Avian flu spills over from birds to mammals in UK

Scientists will monitor the virus, but UK health chiefs say the risk to the public is very low.

Why have there been no named winter storms this year?

The UK hasn't seen a single named storm so far this autumn and winter. But why?

Horses and dogs sailed with Vikings to Britain, say scientists

A Viking leader probably chose his favourite animals to board a longboat to England, scientists say.

Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines

The tightening of regulations may lead to criminal records for those flouting them, a new policy says.

Sex and no sleep may be killing endangered quolls

New research has found that lack of rest could explain why males of the species mate themselves to death.

Newly discovered green comet comes close to Earth

The cosmic ball of ice and dust is about to make its closest approach to our planet.

Land use: Government has overpromised says Royal Society

The Royal Society calls for the delivery of a UK-wide land-use framework to clear up confusion.

Green comet approaching Earth for first time in 50,000 years

Scientists say the bright green comet will be visible in the night sky for almost a month.

Everyone to live 15 minutes from green space or water in England under plans

A blueprint is set out to restore nature in England after criticism over pollution and wildlife decline.

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