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Why are banned chemicals still killing killer whales?

Levels of toxic PCBs in some whale and dolphin species are now so high that it could mark the end for one of Europe’s top predators.

Top four ocean threats according to marine scientists

Overfishing, global warming, waste and contamination, and ocean acidification are at the forefront of scientists concerns.

New model can help predict flooding two days in advance

A new model can monitor underground water in real-time and will help to improve early flood warnings.

Plants could be unreliable for us as carbon sinks

A new technique reveals how the metabolism of terrestrial plants has increased– and can decrease – with rising atmospheric CO2 levels.

COP21 agreement is unclear and unrealistic: scientists

While world leaders are still patting themselves on the back over the new climate deal, scientists begin to voice their concerns.

COP21: Still far away from a two degree global warming limit

The world holds its breath as 150 world leaders attempt to negotiate a deal to limit global warming. What have they agreed on so far?

The valley at the end of the world – and the magical mysteries we found there

OPINION: Plant life in parts of the high Arctic are changing fast, possibly due to changing climate and local bird populations, but scientists are still putting the pieces of the puzzle together.

COP21: Are we ready for what climate change has in store?

Whatever happens after the COP21 meeting in Paris, climate will change. So how ready are we for what the future has in store?

Deadly virus discovered in Scandinavian geese

A virus that plagues wild geese in North America has now been detected in Scandinavia.

Half of Amazon Rainforests on the verge of extinction

Up to 57 per cent of all tree species in the Amazon Rainforest are on the verge of extinction, shows new research.

Algae: the future sustainable super crop

Research into algae makes it increasingly clear that these plants have huge potential for the sustainable production of everything from food to medicine.

Large animals have removed 80 per cent of forests

Without large animals such as elephants, deer, and bison, much of the world would quickly return to forest, shows new research.

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