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Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

Image copyright Getty Images The Prince of Wales is joining an Anglo-French government initiative to improve the condition of global soils. Ministers from both governments are meeting the prince to discuss how to improve soil health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farming. Typically the focus of cutting greenhouse gases has fallen on transport and […]

CO2 levels mark ‘new era’ in the world’s changing climate

CO2 levels mark ‘new era’ in the world’s changing climate

Image copyright NASA Image caption A depiction of the global sources of CO2 which are dominated by the US, China and Europe Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for “many generations”. The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first […]

Schiaparelli: Mars probe ‘crash site identified’

Schiaparelli: Mars probe ‘crash site identified’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Image caption The dark patch and white spot magnified on the right are likely the impact site and parachute The gouge in the ground probably made by Europe’s Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by a US satellite. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has […]

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Image copyright David Lawson Image caption Human wildlife conflict has been responsible for the greater number of snow leopards poached in recent years Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report. It’s estimated there are just 4,000 of these elegant […]

CO2 levels mark ‘new era’ in the world’s changing climate

CO2 levels mark ‘new era’ in the world’s changing climate

Image copyright NASA Image caption A depiction of the global sources of CO2 which are dominated by the US, China and Europe Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for “many generations”. The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first […]

Schiaparelli: Mars probe ‘crash site identified’

Schiaparelli: Mars probe ‘crash site identified’

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Image caption The dark patch and white spot magnified on the right are likely the impact site and parachute The gouge in the ground probably made by Europe’s Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by a US satellite. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has […]

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Image copyright David Lawson Image caption Human wildlife conflict has been responsible for the greater number of snow leopards poached in recent years Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report. It’s estimated there are just 4,000 of these elegant […]

UN Habitat III summit aims to shape future urban living

UN Habitat III summit aims to shape future urban living

Image copyright UN Habitat Image caption As urban areas continue to expand, most of the growth is unplanned and unregulated UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on city leaders to make “tough decisions” in order to provide safe and sustainable cities in the future. Mr Ban made his remarks in an address at the […]

Giant dinosaurs ‘crossed continents’

Giant dinosaurs ‘crossed continents’

Image copyright Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum Image caption Meet Savannasaurus: A new type of dinosaur Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have originated in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago. The dinosaurs were able to make the journey when a spell of warming […]

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Image copyright David Lawson Image caption Human wildlife conflict has been responsible for the greater number of snow leopards poached in recent years Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report. It’s estimated there are just 4,000 of these elegant […]