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Wales a haven for wildlife – but for how long?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elk, wolves, wild boar, lynx, brown bear and auroch once inhabited Wales but are now extinct From slugs to spiders and bees to bottlenose dolphins - Wales is proving a haven for many species.Its varied landscape and mild climate make Wales among Europe's "best wildlife-watching secrets", according to the Wildlife Trust.Those secrets include a spider only found in Welsh caves, a fly unique
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Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

[ad_1] Image caption The visualisation will render methane at a resolution of 2km per pixel A Canadian start-up, GHGSat, is promising to release a high-resolution map of methane in Earth's atmosphere by the year's end.The company has one spacecraft in orbit currently to monitor the trace gas. Another two are expected to go up in the next few months.Montreal-based GHGSat tracks oil and gas operations, alerting owners to any leaks
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Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption Tests are being carried out to determine whether the cookies are safe to eat Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment.Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven at the International Space Station (ISS) last month.Sealed in individual baking pouches, three of the cookies returned to Earth on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on
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Climate change: ‘We’re not perfect’, says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

[ad_1] Actor Marion Cotillard has travelled to Antarctica with Greenpeace to learn about how climate change, plastic waste and industrial fishing are damaging wildlife."As pristine as it looks, even a remote place like this one is impacted by harmful human activities," she said.Speaking to the Victoria Derbyshire programme during her trip, she explained what she's learned and talks about the "big" environmental issue facing the film industry.Watch the Victoria Derbyshire
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What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

[ad_1] US President Donald Trump's position on climate change has been in the spotlight again, after he criticised "prophets of doom" at the World Economic Forum in Davos.At the event, which had sustainability as its main theme, and activist Greta Thunberg as its star guest, Mr Trump dismissed "alarmists" who wanted to "control every aspect of our lives" - while also expressing the US's support for an initiative to plant
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Cut meat and dairy intake ‘by a fifth’, report urges

[ad_1] People should cut the amount of beef, lamb and dairy produce they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a report says.It says public bodies should lead the way by offering plant-based options with all meals.But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be needed.The report comes from the government’s official advisers, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Its chief executive
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Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears ‘environmental impact’ on wildlife

[ad_1] Image copyright Steve Everett Image caption RSPB Minsmere are worried about the environmental impact of a new nuclear power station A nature reserve says it is worried for the future of its wildlife if a new nuclear power station goes ahead. RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk, which neighbours the proposed Sizewell C plant, said it was concerned EDF energy may not be able to keep environmental promises. EDF has said
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Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over ‘approaching catastrophe’

[ad_1] Prince Charles warned business leaders they needed to make being eco-friendly more affordable to fight the "approaching catastrophe" of climate change. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he asked politicians and economic leaders what the point of extra wealth was "if you can do nothing except watch it burn". Charles used his speech to launch a new Sustainable Markets Initiative, a project that aims to encourage
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Earth’s oldest asteroid impact ‘may have ended ice age’

[ad_1] Image copyright INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Image caption An image of the Yarrabubba area taken from the International Space Station Scientists have identified the world's oldest asteroid crater in Australia, adding it may explain how the planet was lifted from an ice age.The asteroid hit Yarrabubba in Western Australia about 2.2 billion years ago - making the crater about half the age of Earth, researchers say.Their conclusion was reached by