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Meteorological gantryThe UK researchers seeking origins of China's smog

Research being conducted at a Beijing super-site is monitoring concentrations and varieties of airborne particles and volatile gases in the atmosphere and their potential impact on human health.

18 April 2017

Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders Devil ray leaping out of the sea

Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.

12 Apr 2017

Keeping back the floods resources available Diagram showing coastal flooding

Want to get to know your fluvial from your pluvial? Use our posters and postcards to get up to date with what causes flooding and what's being done to reduce its impact.

10 Apr 2017

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