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Jodrell Bank gains Unesco World Heritage status

Image copyright Loop Images Image caption The Lovell Telescope forms the centrepiece of the Jodrell Bank site Jodrell Bank Observatory has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. It has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race. The site in […]

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Nairobi’s park is at risk of further land loss

Conservationist Reinhard Bonke is driven by his Christian faith, which has taught him to be a “custodian of the Earth”. He explains how human development is threatening Nairobi’s National Park, the only safari park within a capital city anywhere in the world. You can find out more about the young Kenyans driven by their faith […]

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Badgers lead mammal roadkill list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The badger population in England and Wales is an estimated 485,000 More than 900 badgers have been reported as roadkill so far this year. Almost twice as many of the nocturnal animals have been counted compared with foxes and hedgehogs, which are next on the 2019 mammal roadkill list. […]

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Madrid low emission zone reinstated after protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters hold up placards at a march in Madrid’s city centre Fines for vehicles entering areas of central Madrid have been reinstated, five days after a low emission zone policy was suspended. The new conservative mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, had shelved the initiative known as Madrid Central. It was introduced […]

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LGBT+ scientists affected by discrimination

Image copyright Christopher Carpineti/Pride in STEM Image caption Pride in STEM marching in the London pride parade in 2018 A report has found that 28% of LGBT+ people working in the physical sciences have considered leaving their jobs due to discrimination. This number increases to nearly half for the transgender workforce. The research examined conditions […]

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'Football pitch' of Amazon forest lost every minute

An area of Amazon rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch is now being cleared every single minute, according to satellite data. The rate of losses has accelerated as Brazil’s new right-wing president favours development over conservation. The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the […]