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Up above London's bustling streets, once neglected rooftops are being converted into flourishing wild flower, fruit and vegetable gardens.
The Antarctic midge has the smallest insect genome sequenced to date, scientists discover.
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from its biggest nature park, in the latest move to combat the rise in illegal rhino hunting.
People are asked to stop throwing bread for ducks in a park after 47 mallards were found dead.
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.
Research carried out at the University of Aberdeen suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.
A life-size bronze statue is unveiled in the Highlands to honour one of the country's most popular dogs, the golden retriever.
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reminds the public to exercise "extreme caution" around dolphins after a report that a bottlenose dolphin "aggressively" pushed a man underwater off the County Cork coast
Thousands of people attend a festival showcasing feats of engineering and the creative industries in Coventry.
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.
A white peacock hatched from an egg bought by a Newstead Abbey employee on eBay is released in the grounds of the Nottinghamshire attraction.
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.
Actor Henry Cavill says he is humbled to help staff who do 'seemingly impossible' conservation work.
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.
Almost 100 crane chicks brought over from Germany have been released as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.