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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.

Climate and intensive farming push European birds into decline

Bird populations in Europe both benefit and suffer from warmer temperatures, while many populations are in decline due to threats posed by intensive agriculture.

Giant-eyed fish discovered in Greenland

Discovery of a new species of fish confirms that the deep sea of the North Atlantic still hides many unexplored secrets.

Why some companies are becoming environmental activists

OPINION: After decades of activists campaigning against companies’ poor environmental records, are companies suddenly becoming environmental activists themselves?

This is how we motivate people to tackle climate change

Psychologists have a new way to make people act on climate change, regardless if they do not accept the underlying science.

Underground animal world crucial for life above ground

New study shows that subterranean bacteria, worms, and beetles play a critical role in climate and plant life above ground.

Udzungwa! Photos of a forgotten rainforest

In the past 35 years, scientists have discovered several new species in one of Africa's forgotten rainforests.

Wild horses could soon return to Europe

Scientists say we could have wild horse populations running free in just two decades.