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The cost of Trump’s Endangered Species Act proposal

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The rebound of bald eagle populations is one of the greatest conservation stories in American history The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law credited with keeping hundreds of species from going extinct. The change would eliminate automatic protections for threatened plant and animal […]

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Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?

A British company which makes what are called “Oxo-biodegradable” bags says they break down in the environment “like a leaf, only quicker”, and the technology is being widely used across Africa and the Middle East. So if they are that good, why are they facing a possible ban by the European Commission? Read more: Could […]

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Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together

Image copyright CAMMELL LAIRD/BASImage caption The 535-tonne superstructure is 40m long and 30m wide After its dramatic entry into the River Mersey at the weekend, the hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough has had its upper-decks added. Cammell Laird engineers lifted the six-deck superstructure into place using two giant cranes. The superstructure holds accommodation […]