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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

Image copyright Christina Mittermeier, Sealegacy Image caption The One Ocean Hub will work with local communities to empower fishers to be involved with more sustainable practices Britain’s new research agency has announced it will spend ¬£279m on new non-EU international collaborations. The bulk of the money will go towards projects with scientists in developing countries […]

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Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

Image copyright NASA Image caption The south of Greenland viewed from the International Space Station Greenland has gone through an “unprecedented” period of ice loss within the last two decades. The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland’s ice sheet from 2003-2013. The study in Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimeon Hill: “Our data goes all the way back to the ‘Discovery era’ of the 20s and 30s” A keystone prey species in the Southern Ocean is retreating towards the Antarctic because of climate change. Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that swarm in vast numbers and form […]

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Fossil shark named after 80s video game

Image copyright Velizar Simeonovski, Field Museum Image caption Artwork: Galagadon was a freshwater shark from the time of the dinosaurs A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside […]

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In pictures: ‘Super blood wolf moon’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The start of the total lunar eclipse seen in San Diego, California Stargazers have been scanning the skies for sightings of a highly unusual lunar eclipse, which began on Sunday night. During the spectacle, known as a “super blood wolf moon”, the moon appears to glow red while seeming brighter […]

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Skywatchers await ‘super blood wolf moon’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionElizabeth Rizzini explains the “super blood wolf moon” – and forecasts the weather for UK skywatchers on Monday Skywatchers are gearing up for a lunar eclipse, which some are referring to as a “super blood wolf moon”. During the spectacular event, the Earth’s natural satellite turns a […]