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VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

Earth News - 29th August 2014
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

Earth News - 29th August 2014
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

Rare antelope births 'fantastic'

Earth News - 28th August 2014
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.

Memories 'flipped' from bad to good

Earth News - 27th August 2014
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.

Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

Earth News - 27th August 2014
A pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career" when he is called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

Earth News - 27th August 2014
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.

Badger cull targets are announced

Earth News - 26th August 2014
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.

VIDEO: Rare duck needs new home

Earth News - 26th August 2014
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists

VIDEO: Aurora Australis filmed from space

Earth News - 26th August 2014
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, filmed from the International Space Station.

World's rarest bird needs new home

Earth News - 26th August 2014
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.

'Antarctic audit' for marine life

Earth News - 24th August 2014
New Antarctic atlas catalogues 9,000-plus species

VIDEO: Gibraltar banishes troublesome monkeys

Earth News - 22nd August 2014
Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive

Rare species found in marine study

Earth News - 22nd August 2014
Divers discover rare species of marine life such as stalked jellyfish and squat lobsters in a study of Somerset's Porlock Bay.

Stench of decay turns coral away

Earth News - 22nd August 2014
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.

VIDEO: Female anaconda has 'virgin birth'

Earth News - 21st August 2014
The arrival of three baby anacondas at West Midland Safari Park is heralded as a 'miraculous virgin birth' by staff.

Fence to stem human-elephant conflict

Earth News - 21st August 2014
How can trees prevent human-elephant conflict?

Earliest evidence of snail-eating

Earth News - 21st August 2014
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.

Osprey pair nest at nature reserve

Earth News - 21st August 2014
A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.

Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'

Earth News - 21st August 2014
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.

Spiders 'do better' in cities

Earth News - 20th August 2014
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.