Animals

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Country diary: Dawn light gilds the fells as a lone ring ouzel sings
Great End, Cumbria: Disturbance, predation, grazing patterns and climate change all pose a threat to the ‘mountain blackbird’

Carey Davies

28, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Australian almond harvest in jeopardy as ‘Covid for bees’ strikes apiaries
Discovery of varroa mite at Newcastle port has led to NSW beehives being locked down with a potentially ‘devastating effect’ on crops

Natasha May

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Country diary: Reaching out to the starlings on the wire
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: They are angry and agitated. As they shout this to the world, they bring me out of my four walls

Josie George

27, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Frogs that lay eggs on land – new WA genus named after teacher whose lab was a campervan
Anstisia biological group named after Marion Anstis, who wrote an acclaimed book on amphibians after retiring as a music teacher

Donna Lu

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Country diary: Avian flu is devastating the seabirds of the Northern Isles
Birsay, Orkney: This catastrophe has global significance – at this time of year, Scotland hosts 46% of the world’s northern gannets

Cal Flyn

25, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Boom in UK dog fertility clinics raises welfare and ethics concerns
Experts worry about financial incentives for unnatural breeding methods without regulation

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @1:45 PM

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How to rewild a country: the story of Argentina
It began with a philanthropic couple buying a swamp but has become one of the world’s boldest experiments in restoring degraded habitats, bringing wildlife and landscapes back from the brink

Patrick Greenfield

24, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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It’s winter at our Tasmanian insta-farmlet where we have just four minutes of direct sunlight a week | First Dog on the Moon
The NBN only works when the sun is shining. Fortunately we are gripped by the entertaining return of our scandalous sheep romance

First Dog on the Moon

24, Jun, 2022 @6:33 AM

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Forget Me Not by Sophie Pavelle review – a fan letter to Britain’s unsung species
From overdressed hares to furious falcons … an impassioned study of wildlife under threat that still manages to inspire hope

Amy-Jane Beer

24, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Appetite for frogs’ legs in France and Belgium ‘driving species to extinction’
Conservationists say exploitation of amphibians leading to depletion of native species abroad

Arthur Neslen

23, Jun, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Spread of ‘free-range’ farming may raise risk of animal-borne pandemics – study
If we can’t dramatically cut meat consumption then intensive ‘factory farming’ may be comparatively less risky, say authors

John Vidal

23, Jun, 2022 @4:10 PM

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The return of the wolf: how much do they help rebuild ecosystems?
Researchers say the return of wolves to Yellowstone in the 1990s kickstarted big changes in habitats. But that narrative is increasingly being challenged

Phoebe Weston

23, Jun, 2022 @5:15 AM

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