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US man jailed for fossil smuggling

Earth News - 4th June 2014
Fossils dealer Eric Prokopi is jailed for three months for smuggling dinosaur bones into the US including those of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus.

Koalas hug trees to lose heat

Earth News - 4th June 2014
Hugging trees helps koalas to keep cool, a study using thermal imaging cameras reveals.

VIDEO: Why koalas hug trees on hot days

Earth News - 4th June 2014
Hugging trees helps koalas to keep cool, a study using thermal imaging cameras reveals.

Honeybees 'read maps' to find home

Earth News - 3rd June 2014
Honeybees read "mental maps" to find their way home in a similar way to mammals and birds, new evidence shows.

Elephant work wins wildlife award

Earth News - 3rd June 2014
French sculptor Pascal Chesneau wins the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year award for Transparence Elephant.

Roadworks delayed by crayfish find

Earth News - 2nd June 2014
A major roadworks scheme is further delayed because of the discovery of what a wildlife trust calls an "incredible population" of rare native crayfish.

In the elephants' graveyard

Earth News - 2nd June 2014
As demand for ivory rises, rangers in Kenya are finding it increasingly difficult to protect elephants from poachers.

VIDEO: Orangutan dental checks aid conservation

Earth News - 30th May 2014
Researchers at Chester Zoo are checking their orangutans' teeth to aid in the conservation of these endangered animals.

Crickets muted by evolution, twice

Earth News - 29th May 2014
To help them hide from deadly flies, male crickets on two Hawaiian islands have separately evolved an inability to sing, biologists report.

Safari park elephant 'takes selfie'

Earth News - 29th May 2014
An elephant apparently takes a selfie on a visitor's phone after he drops it at a safari park.

Rare dragonflies return after decade

Earth News - 29th May 2014
A project to reintroduce a rare dragonfly to Cheshire has had "a successful start", a wildlife trust says.

VIDEO: Footage shows wasp's zinc drill

Earth News - 29th May 2014
Researchers capture detailed footage of a parasitic wasp that has evolved a zinc-tipped drill bit to bore into fruit and lay its eggs.

Wasp uses zinc-tip drill to lay eggs

Earth News - 29th May 2014
A parasitic wasp has evolved its own zinc-tipped drill bit to bore into fruit in order to lay its eggs, scientists reveal.

Cane toad relative hits Madagascar

Earth News - 29th May 2014
A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar and could cause ecological disaster, scientists warn.

Largest fossilised croc tooth found

Earth News - 28th May 2014
The fossilised tooth of a prehistoric crocodile is recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK.

AUDIO: Animals 'have platonic friendships'

Earth News - 28th May 2014
Animals with big brains such as elephants, horses, killer whales and some primates have close platonic friendships, according to the New Scientist.

Bats may be moved for development

Earth News - 28th May 2014
Bats and badgers living on the site of a proposed industrial development in Oxfordshire could be rehomed.

Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

Earth News - 27th May 2014
A huge area of peatland is discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville, scientists report.

The paintings 'made better with cats'

Earth News - 27th May 2014
Artist Svetlana Petrova speaks ahead of an exhibition of her work featuring famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra.

The strange profusion of portmanteau dog names

Earth News - 26th May 2014
The trend for cross-bred dogs and their funny names.