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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.

Greenland ice sheet losses double

Earth News - 20th August 2014
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.

Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

Earth News - 20th August 2014
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.

VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

Earth News - 19th August 2014
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

Drugs-bust primate given UK asylum

Earth News - 19th August 2014
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.

Fish filmed spitting 'fireworks'

Earth News - 19th August 2014
Filmmakers capture spectacular defensive lightshow

Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

Earth News - 19th August 2014
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.

Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

Earth News - 18th August 2014
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.