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A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.
Filmmakers capture spectacular defensive lightshow
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
One of nature's most dazzling underwater displays, bioluminescence, is captured as a form of self-defence by a film crew in Puerto Rico.
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.
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A crackdown on fish poaching across Wales has seen 139 people prosecuted in the first four months of the year, says Natural Resources Wales.
MSPs call on ministers to ban certain pesticides in a Holyrood debate on the plight of bees.
A "mammoth" that last walked on the Norfolk coast more than 700,000 years ago returns to the beach.
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.
A replica mammoth is walked along a beach in Norfolk retracing the steps of its extinct ancestors that roamed the area more than 700,000 years ago.
The only polar bear in Africa has died from heart and liver failure at Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa at the age of 30.
One of the world's rarest turtles hatches at Bristol Zoo Gardens.