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Clues to how birds migrate using Earth's magnetic field

Scientists think they may have pinpointed an elusive "living compass" behind birds' epic migrations.

Climate change: Set target to cut car use, minister told

Shifting to electric vehicles will still leave the UK with transport problems, a report says.

Wind turbines: How UK wants to become 'Saudi Arabia of wind'

With Britain's offshore wind power capacity growing at speed, we see how huge turbines are installed.

Signs of geological activity found on Venus

Scientists find evidence parts of Venus's rocky surface move around like bits of ocean pack ice.

Climate change: Stripes campaign 'started conversations'

Coloured graphics designed by a Reading academic represent changing temperatures over time

Unesco: Great Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger'

Canberra lashes out as the UN says the reef should join a list of World Heritage Sites "in danger".

How farmers and scientists are engineering your food

By manipulating genes scientists say they can create better-tasting produce, but is it necessary?

Gabon is first African country paid to protect its rainforest

It is the first African country to get money for reducing carbon emissions through forest protection.

Petrol lead still exists in London air 22 years after ban

Up to 40% of lead in airborne particles comes from the legacy of leaded petrol, researchers say.

Tasmanian devils devastate penguin population on Australian island

A conservation group says a project to protect the predators has dealt a "major blow" to seabirds.

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