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Saiga calf in researchers armsSecrets of sudden death of 200,000 antelopes in Central Asia

In May 2015 the sudden death of more than 200,000 saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan baffled the world.

18 January 2018

On the way to plastic-free oceans Plastic cup floating in ocean

Four days since leaving port, Dr Katsiaryna Pabortsava reaches her destination. She's in the middle of the North Atlantic, thousands of miles from land, and she's looking for microplastics.

8 Jan 2018

Our changing Arctic Polar bear leaping gap in sea ice

The Barents Sea is a wild, dark, stormy old ocean. Who would want to be out there on a ship in January?

17 Nov 2017

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