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Asian hornetUK's most wanted... coming soon to an ecosystem near you?

You've probably heard of the harlequin ladybird and you've certainly seen a grey squirrel, but what about others that might be on their way?

22 September 2017

Microplastics in the bellies of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean Sea star

Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.

18 Sep 2017

30 years of healing the ozone layer Earth's atmosphere from space

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The signing of the Montreal Protocol was a landmark political event. The treaty is the first in the history of the United Nations to achieve universal ratification. Environmental science made it happen.

11 Sep 2017

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