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Levels of toxic PCB chemicals found at 30 times ‘safe’ limits in stranded whales
Studies of cetaceans stranded in UK waters show high levels of toxins 20 years since global ban of most PCBs, say scientists

Karen McVeigh

28, Nov, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Young country diary: I couldn’t believe my eyes – a white deer | Rufus
South Wales: It lives in the woods and I’d like to see it up close, but it always jumps over the fence whenever we get near

25, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Hazel dormice becoming endangered in UK amid 70% decline, study says
Species now extinct in 20 counties in England due to loss of woodland scrub and milder winters

Patrick Barkham

10, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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There’s nothing ‘micro’ about the racism that NHS doctors face | Brief letters
Brief letters: Racist ‘microaggressions’ | Cruachan power station | Clipped wings | Sandwich spread | Rodent realisation

09, Nov, 2023 @5:57 PM

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Wild female chimps live long post-menopause life, study suggests
Scientists say it is first evidence of non-human primates living substantial post-reproductive life

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

26, Oct, 2023 @6:00 PM

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What goes meow and glows in the dark? A cat, obviously
The right kind of light can make our furry friends fluoresce, according to a new study. And the same goes for humans

25, Oct, 2023 @1:45 PM

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From ferret electricians to landmine-sniffing rats – meet the extraordinary animals that work for a living
Sometimes the right person for the job isn’t a person at all …

Emma Beddington

19, Oct, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘I got to know the wolf’: how Spain’s shepherds are learning to live with their old enemy
As wolf numbers surge, herders in the north of the country are relearning old ways to keep the apex predators at bay

Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita

19, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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How England’s churches are making an uneasy peace with the bats in their belfries
A £5m project is helping more than 100 historic churches deal with the damage caused by bat colonies

Patrick Greenfield

09, Oct, 2023 @10:32 AM

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Positively glowing: fluorescent mammals are far more common than earlier thought, study suggests
Scientists believe luminescent quality is widespread after finding 86% of species studied had fur that glowed in UV light

Donna Lu Science writer

04, Oct, 2023 @7:52 AM

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How Chinese water deer found a home in the English countryside
It is fortunate the shy species found a home in Britain as the animals are vanishing in their native China

Paul Brown

04, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: Snoozing seals and close encounters | Amy-Jane Beer
Great Ganilly, Isles of Scilly: We swim through a noodle-soup of seaweeds and see sleeping seals that are camouflaged perfectly until they move

Amy-Jane Beer

22, Aug, 2023 @4:30 AM

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