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Brexit 'could damage UK environment'

Image copyright Reuters The environment is still at risk of damage after Brexit, according to a cross-party group of 74 MPs and peers. They say personal reassurances by Environment Secretary Michael Gove are of no value without new legislation. Mr Gove has promised that the environment will be maintained or enhanced after the UK leaves […]

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Killing rats could save coral reefs

Image copyright SPL Image caption Brown rat – an invasive predator that eats seabird eggs and chicks The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands […]

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Foam pollution kills fish in River Great Ouse

Image copyright Environment Agency Image caption The foam was spotted in the River Great Ouse in Brackley and travelled downstream o Buckingham More than 2,000 fish have died after pollution left a river looking like a bubble bath. The foam was first spotted in the River Great Ouse in Brackley, Northamptonshire on Friday, 29 June […]

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Fetch rover! Robot to retrieve Mars rocks

Image copyright Airbus Image caption The fetch rover would look something like this UK engineers will design a robot that can retrieve rock samples on Mars so they can be sent to Earth for study. The European Space Agency is issuing contracts to industry to spec the technology needed for what will be a complex […]