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The Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew: Boozy lifestyle

Shrew with a taste for the amber nectar

Binge-drinking Brits in Faliraki could learn from the pen-tailed tree shrew of Malaysia, which scientists have discovered can absorb large quantities of alcohol without showing any obvious signs of intoxication.

Inside Nature

Bigfoot: New evidence

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Hairs found in Indian jungle are of 'no known species' say scientists

UK's marine ecologists start to think big

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Sturgeon stroll to the Humber aims to raise sights on fish conservation

The number of puffins on the Farne Islands is down by one third in five years

Mystery of tumbling puffin population

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Numbers of puffins at England's largest colony, on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast, have mysteriously tumbled by a third in the past five years.

It is the increasingly rapid melting of the Arctic sea ice which is opening up the possibility of the once frozen wasteland providing a natural resources and minerals bonanza

Riches in the Arctic

Friday, 25 July 2008

New surveys show massive exploitable gas and oil reserves under the Arctic. As the ice melts, the pristine wilderness could become 'the new Houston'.

Just as you thought it was safe to head for the Med, jellyfish have invaded beaches from Sardinia to Spain

Invasion of the jellyfish

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Emergency services received 500 calls in a single day from bathers stung on the Côte d'Azur.

Jim Gallagher of Scottish Sea Farms and Andrew Mallison of M&S making an inspection

The salmon business: Can marine farming ever be eco friendly?

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Every day, a million Britons tuck into salmon, and demand is rising fast. Marine farming is the supermarkets' answer – but can it ever be eco-friendly? Martin Hickman reports

Cattle egret

Egrets? We've had a few

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Rapidly spreading bird breeds in UK for first time as temperatures rise to warmer temperatures

Protected areas could be at risk under the new proposals

Nuclear power plants could be built in protected areas

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

A new generation of nuclear power stations could be built in flood-risk or "environmentally protected" areas, under proposed rules set out by the Government today.

Spread of killer fungus threatens British trees

Monday, 21 July 2008

An aggressive new fungus-like plant disease spreading across Britain could destroy millions of garden shrubs, including historic ornamental plants, and transform the rural landscape.

Oysters for sale in Cancale, Brittany. Warmer seas may be to blame for the crisis

Mystery plague set to wipe out France's crop of baby oysters

Monday, 21 July 2008

Baby oysters are dying in their millions along the French coast from Normandy to the Mediterranean, puzzling scientists and plunging France's shellfish industry into crisis.

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